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Everything posted by scottyo78

  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. <_<
  16. This has been discussed endlessly... Search for similar posts. You could hook your POD to a straight power amp, guitar amp, etc. You'll have to decide that yourself and when you do ensure your POD is set to the correct "output" mode (read the manual). The secret in getting the amp that "matches" is the one that sounds the best to you. ;)
  17. "IT" is the method I outlined in my last post. Read up (and search YouTube) on "Re-Amping" with the POD. I don't ReAmp, I use mine "in-line" for 'real-time' guitar processing with the XLR's out to my A/I which is Firewired to my PC. Read your Roland V manual. It may not have your exact scenario but you should be able to extrapolate what you need from the ones that they do show. "Arm" is when the track is "enabled" to record. In my DAW, Studio One (S1), I arm and monitor at the same time. I used to use the the 788... I've since sold it and solely use S1 on my PC.
  18. How do you record your guitar with your Roland-V? When you have that scenario setup, you can hear your guitar as you play/record it... right? I'd assume the only difference is when the specific track in use on your Roland is either set for "monitor" (record) or listen/mix. Your Roland manual should clearly explain this whether it's how I just mentioned or via USB? :huh: I believe the Roland's are more advanced that what I use to use (Tascam 788).
  19. Creating busses in Sonar seems like it would work. and... I run my POD into an input in my PreSonus audio interface so I'd presume you could just run your POD's out (XLR or Line?) into an input on your Roland V. It comes down to what sounds best.
  20. Another thing to try... Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) is riddled with issues that cause many problems with DAW's. Try updating to 10.10 (Yosemite) and see if that helps.
  21. Through the built-in effects loop. Routing: From the "out" of the HD, into your pedals, then the output of your last pedal to the "in" of the HD. You'll then want to add the "Effects Loop" effect so you can adjust it's input and output and move it around in the overall chain. Reading your manual should clearly explain this.
  22. Well I can attest as well as many owners of the HD500 on this forum, that good tones can be made. Granted, many of the internal presets aren't really a good example of "tone" but of a certain effect or mix of effects. This unit isn't learned on a whim, take some time to read the manual. Also you can read this info post by a very savvy user: http://www.foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/quickGuide#inputSettings
  23. The "amount" of stereo and chorus effect can be different by where it's placed in your effect chain. Typically modulation, delay and echo effects are placed after the Amp in the HD units. So move it around and see what pleases your ear the most. ;)
  24. Wow, sorry to hear of your maladies. There is hope, it can be done. ;) I've used the POD LIVE XT and now the HD500 with my power block many times and I've never had issues. Like you, I also plug from the HD500 outs into the back (R & L) of the P/B and control the volume with my 'master' volume on the HD500. My cabinet is a Peavey 4 - 12" with Celestions. It's not dull or too bright but just right. I've downloaded many presets from CustomTone and although they may not sound great, they should give you a 'starting point' to tweak to your desire. Also, I always keep both of my PODs output selected to "Output PA". At church I run into a PA via the left out XLR, at home (or gigs) into my P/B and into my audio interface for recording.
  25. Rather than fish/search for you... There are many past, good threads on this. To get started, "gain staging" and "output setup" is what you want to search for. Get that info, bring us the wicked witch of the west's broomstick and then re-post if needed. ;)
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