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  1. mazuwa


    Make sure the gate comes before the compressor. The compressor rises the signal up and gets over the threshold of the gate or something like this?
  2. Please do not discuss about tone interruption with me, but I simply use different patches.
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    What happens if you disable all or some of your fx and amps on your patch? And what about other presets, especially the "New Tone" Preset?
  4. mazuwa

    ASIO latency

    With real time vst plugins you must compromize between minimum sample buffer and security against cracks. What I do is minimizing the numbers of active DAW tracks and fx during recording for reducing CPU. I do not use same fixed values, it depends Finally I recommend to analyse (zoom in) the recorded test wavs to see if there are cracks inside. For playback and mixing only reasons I increase the sample buffer. Are you using dedicated music PCs? If not, unplug your LAN cable (don't deactivate LAN adapter for some softwares do need it), deactivate antivirus software and other music PC optimizations. If you want to measure the real latency of all components in sum you can download this RTL Utility and let the signal take your way of choice over your DAW and through the plugins. http://www.oblique-audio.com/free Attention: You need a loop e.g. from input 1 to output 1 and DO NOT FORGET to unplug your headphone and monitoring cables before that- or your ears are gonna die! Inside RTL Utility you can select the drivers, frequency, bit depth, inputs and outputs. Great to compare between different software, drivers and devices. With POD HD ASIO driver set direct monitoring level to zero and use DAW monitoring for measuring instead!
  5. Hi rd2rk, As far as I remember all of my custom tones usually come with that code. Because I wanted to help you I decided to open HD500 edit, open each of my presets, change the amp, upload to Customtone and read the number. But suddenly my new test presets appear with clear names instead of numbers. So what has changed? I guess normally I'm selecting the amps directly at the device, this time I did it with HD 500 EDIT which might add extra information. But maybe there is more behind it. I'm also thinking of presets that are based on an older firmware version and can be "repaired" by using HD 500 EDIT and changing the amp there. This does not give you the code. But you can download examples and see what amp is behind it. What I'm currently using: 458840: Plexy Lead 100 (Full amp) 458843: Flip Top (Full amp)
  6. Method 1 and 2 is what I am doing, method 3 I haven't tried yet, maybe somebody else can confirm who did so? 1st way: I own a tube mic preamp that can be connected over USB. If I want the POD as an output device and the USB Mic as input device, I change the active drivers inside my DAW. Usually I use the original POD ASIO driver, but otherwise I'm changing to ASIO4ALL driver, where I can handle several devices. I don't think you have to deinstall drivers, just do not connect them over USB at the same time when using the original drivers, as long as they are the real reason for your crashes. 2nd way: If you want to connect the POD as the only USB device, then you can use the AUX input as INPUT 1 for preamped line level mic sound coming from the tube mic preamp. 3rd way: Go and get a phantom power box and connect with the POD MIC input or just use a condenser mic alone.
  7. Your loose USB is the weak point. Sorry, but you must send it to a Line 6 service center for repair and explain. I wouldn't delay. Tell them about: a. your loose USB connection -> I guess the connection got loose again during update!!! b. about the failed USB firmware update -> You wish to get it returned with latest USB firmware and software version! SafeMode cannot help here. Loose USB connection bundled with interrupted USB firmware update? Repairing your loose USB connection is also important for future works. What else should I say for the future? Use HD500 edit to backup your SetLists/Bundles before? Or disable Norton real-time protection after downloading Monkey and before installing PC driver update? Sounds clever somehow. :(
  8. In another forum I read something like an ESN of all zeros means the device has either been tampered or assembled incorrectly.
  9. Yes, that's what I wanted to say. Now you have tried everything with confession. Let's see if they have more ideas, otherwise you should exchange the device. The metal bundle can be applied to all of the registered devices of your account. If you get a new HD500x, just register and you can use your metal pack. I wonder that Line 6 offers all the downloads (monkey with drivers, editor and firmware 2.62), but there is no USB 1.04 firmware offline installer? Of course, if you give back the whole device, which means the pack becomes useless, you should ask Line6. Good Luck!
  10. I know. I must admit I do not know if the USB update is part of the offline firmware update file. However, I would start anew if you want a last try. Disconnect USB. Deinstall Monkey. Reinstall Monkey and all drivers included. Reconnect USB. Use SAFE Mode. Open Monkey and update.
  11. If you could update it already once completely, then you might have a chance to get it fixed by yourself. Try to downlad the firmware from the download page. Install the latest Monkey again with unplugged POD, but do not open Monkey. Then you reconnect and try to do do a firmware update from the SAVE/Test MODE (unpower the device and reconnect while holding the round to RIGHT navigation button). Start Monkey and retry the firmware offline by selecting the downloaded file. Never connect you POD over an USB HUB.
  12. Do you have your HD500x new? Could you ever update before, or is it your 1st time? If it is a new device, I would bring the device to a service center or exchange your hardware in the shop.
  13. "making sure others are not highlighted etc.etc." Hi studiox19, The presets that are currently highlighted are the ones you will send / receive. The presets with the triangle on the left side is the one you are currently editing. As a result of this you might edit another patch as the one you are sending? Maybe the software is not as easy against mistakes. I always go for sure: 1. Before editing presets, save your complete Bundle and SetLists with unique file names (use date & time)! In cases of issues you can later highlight what you want to send back. 2. Double click the original preset (highlight and triangle) you want to edit on the editor and use File> SAVE AS. 3. Now Change your SetList and double click on the destination position (highlighted and triangle again). 4. File>OPEN the preset on the destination position saved before and start editing. 5. Your edited preset is still highlighted as the only one and finally can be sent by SEND.
  14. mazuwa

    Best EQ Setings

    Have you seen MeAmBobbo's guide? http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/eq#fizzy
  15. As long as you are not connected with HD Edit you can recognize any recent parameter change by the asterix on the left upper corner, directly underneath the patch number. (HD Edit will provocate an asterix just by sync).
  16. Hi pianoguyy, I am in the same situation. I have recently bought a 5 string bass, trying for tweakin' a good bass sound. Before I have been playing guitar for years. Now I have a preset I am pretty satisfied with for practising over headphones, because I am a home player where I cannot torture my neighbours. I onwn a Pod HD500, but I know you can load it into your HD500x, just by changing the file extension. I am playing alone or with mp3 files or youtube, and I think the sound is fitting well to my ears. This preset sounds almost clean, but has a little drive so it has got more power. No, you can simply switch between guitar and bass presets. I have very common global parameters, 1M input impedance over guitar input jack. Please let me explain my preset: All parameters work together as a whole, if you change one parameter, other parameters also might be changed. The values have been set as accurate for my bass guitar as the device can give. fx1: Preamp simulation for getting some pre-saturation and cutting low + high frequencies fx2: empty fx3: Tube compressor for increasing power, but still enough string sensity left AMP1: FlipFlop Bass model, amp + box modified, slightly overdriven AMP2: No amp, just parallel path, but EQ'ed (fx4) for working well together with the amp sim. fx5: Slight vibrato chorus sound to increase width fx6: Reverb tile: Very very little room fx7: Studio EQ, reducing mids for massive sound fx8: Parametric EQ for reducing specific mid frequency and supporting transparent clear sound Finally it is important to make further changes with your bass guitar. I have 2 passsive pickups and tone control. I hope you like it or it might help. http://line6.com/customtone/tone/624517/
  17. bjnette: "You should be able to hear thru the headphones." >>> If the hardware monitor is set on minimum volume, then even headphones will not make any noise when opening HD EDIT. The ASIO driver will make the device silent when you connect via USB if not taking care of the Harware Monitor Level.
  18. For live playing, just start the Line6 Audio - Midi Devices Tool which is part of the driver. Then change to tab INPUTS & RECORDING. Now turn the slider "Hardware Monitor Level" to the right. This will enable direct monitoring. In contrast to this, when you are working with a DAW software, you can use the RECORD SEND LEVEL slider instead. Now you can hear the sound when you have enabled the DAW integrated monitoring function, so you are able to let your guitar signal pass some virtual effects.
  19. As you can read here http://line6.com/support/topic/1644-are-presets-interchangeable-between-hd500500x-and-hd-pro/ which is significant for the whole X upgrade: Don't use Setlists, only use single preset files. In the Open menu you should change the file extension filter to All Files to be able to see your "old" HD Pro presets which you have saved before with HD Pro Edit inside the new HD Pro X Edit later. No really need to change the file extensions if you do it that way. But changing file extensions can make it easier, because you would save changing the open filter.
  20. How about a pedal calibration? http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2223
  21. I don't know. I think the reason for using a faster processor is because they run out of old processors and needed a fast and simple replacement. So the same might happen to HD Pro devices in the near future for they have the same processor. But as anybody can see Line6 came out with the official statement just a short time before release.
  22. If you take a look here you can read that there is no calibration process for pedal 2. It only reacts concerning its impedance. http://line6.com/support/thread/51878 So if the pedal is suited (I think so because it works with your X3 - just try it), all you can do is to edit the fx parameters e.g. MIN/MAX values for volume or whatever.
  23. Hi joeypinter, Let me explain the way on the device itself first: You can select and edit your preset as before. Then press the SAVE button for the first time. This brings you into the SAVE menu. Now with knob1 you can choose any of 8 possible banks, and with knob2 you can choose any of 64 presets to overwrite/replace. Knob 3+4 are made for changing the preset name that you want to save. You can also use the navigation wheel. If you save it to another place by pressing SAVE again, the saved preset carries this name (not the source preset). The source preset stays unchanged. After saving, the POD HD will jump to the new saved preset automatically. With HD Edit you can load, edit, rename, save, send and receive presets to any place that you have selected. It is also possible to do drag&drop here. There is no difference between a user preset and a factory preset. You can read and write them all the same way. In other words there are only user banks, but some already hold examples. I always advice that before changing the factory presets it is a good idea to save them with HD EDIT. Currently from 8 possible banks the first 5 ones hold the factory presets. So First use the USER named banks for your own ones. When they are all used, you can continue by replacing the factory presets with your own ones.
  24. My idea is that if it is because the crash the reason might be that the firmware also crashed. Save your patches. Then first try a global reset and then calibration. If it fails then reflash and reset and calibrate. But sometimes it is independent from the crash and the sensor is covered by dust. Maybe you can blow into the hole under the pedal stick.
  25. Interesting question. I always thought it would. But it is important to know that the usb signal runs through the Asio driver. So I set the Asio level to maximum as well before I decide to compensate my preset or master level. Furthermore even if the hd500 level is without unwanted clipping at the outputs, there is to question if this 0db level is perfect for your input. For the guitar is never the loudest device I always keep a distance of at least -6db to prevent unexpected clipping. Now I can adjust the input level. That is my way.
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