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  1. OMG, all this about the Kemper sounds wonderfully complicated. :rolleyes: After 3 years, I only like my HD500 for "Live Play"... not for "Recording"... I've never really been happy with it. And to balance 4 patches in it for live use... what a pita! :wacko: And don't get me started on the stupid lollipop EQ's and their use of percentages. :angry: I just bought a new Scuffham Amp Sim for recording and it's the cat's meow for me now. The Kemper sounds interesting but also complicated... all those amp choices and effects settings, patches, etc. take a long time to scroll through and try out and I've grown tired of wasting/taking time to do that with new gear. I want to spend my time writing and recording my music and would like something easier and simpler... much like just an amp with 6 or 7 knobs* on it to minimize my time screwing around to find "the tone". *I'm devolving. ;)
  2. Is this a quiz? Where's Regis Pfilbin? My final answer is a "Diezel".
  3. Rather than a 1000 word procedure, it'll be much quicker if you watch these in YouTube... here and here.
  4. Well with noise created from hum, ground loop, etc., there's no "silver bullet". My older Acer laptop had a 3 prong plug for the power supply and using a ground lift plug eliminated my noise (maybe that's where my loop was broken?). A ground lift plug can be bought for 1-3 dollars at a hardware store (Lowes, Fred Meyer, etc.) What they look like is on one side you can plug in the "3-prong" plug and on the side that goes into the wall there is only 2 prongs... the 2 blades. With my new laptop PC I have no noise issue. :D The only trouble I have is if I stand with my guitar pickups right in front of my monitors. :( Don't do that and I'm golden.
  5. I had hum issues which was solved by plugging my (laptop) PC into a ground lift plug... best find ever. ;) With the PC essentially the heart of all the processing when running an Audio Interface and a DAW this is an easy fix.
  6. Installing the gamut of HD500 software puts a driver on your PC to use. In my DAW (Studio One) I can select it, ASIO, Windows Audio or my FP10 A/I. I've never done it... cuz I always use the FP10 to plug my guitar into to record and monitor with my ref's.
  7. Thanks for posting back and letting us know. Good Info. ;)
  8. Have you followed the process per the manual? ;) You have to do certain steps with the USB cable unplugged and other steps with it plugged in. Reboot your Mac and ensure other programs drivers aren't banging heads with it. See these links for some sanity. http://line6.com/support/topic/9493-macbook-air-not-seeing-hd500-as-a-midi-device-using-usb/?hl=mac http://line6.com/support/topic/8487-pod-hd-compatibility-issues-with-macos/?hl=mac
  9. Sounds like it's bound for a repair center. :( or... try searching the forum and internet if there's another instance of this occurring.
  10. Hmm, I've had my 500 for nearly 3 years and my Looper has always worked. You do have to be right on with your timing when hitting the switches to start, end or over-dub. But I admit I can't understand ric1 comments. Have you read the manual, it's helpful to do so. ;)
  11. Hmm, I found two pages of "Malmsteen" presets in Customtone. You do have to be logged in to download them but you can 'view' them either way.
  12. :( Them thar some broken links my friend.
  13. Not sure exactly what you are asking. :wacko: Sounds like you want to control a lot of events. I'd suggest reading your 500X manual... specifically about the "midi commands". There are also many YouTube videos about the HD500/HD500X. ;)
  14. Don't tempt me... ;) I loved my Cry Baby but wore it out... which it what prompted be to get my first Line 6 product the "XT Live".
  15. Really... just like all the wonderful EQ's provided in percent rather than frequencies. :P I have adjusted the EXP range on many patches to fairly narrow to get a realistic "throw" like a real wah pedal. I think the wah's are pretty bad on the HD500... they were better and easier to setup on the XT Live... at least for me. ;) I know, I know... I should just get a really wah pedal. <_<
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