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  1. Yes, same with me. Of course, tone, features and handling are very important. But if problems arise I depend on a helpful customer care and support. And there is no software without bugs, so frequent updates are very important for a software based product. AFAIK Line 6 is the only company offering this complete package. And if the price/performance-ratio is right nothing can top this offer. This was decisive for me to buy a Pod Go.
  2. Same with me: I set ExpPedal 1 +2 to "Preset" (firmware version 1.30 and WIN10). In each saved preset I have set min vol to 70 (for backings) and max to 100 (for solos). But after powering up my PodGo volume always starts at 100%. The min vol 70 is not recognized by my PodGo neither. Obviously 1.30 only reads max vol. After switching my PodGo on I have to move the exp pedal once. After that PodGo starts with min vol saved in each preset. I really would prefer starting with min vol, too.
  3. If you visit Lincoln Brewster’s website and select„ POD Patches“ you will read: „To use Lincoln's POD Patch Library you will need a Line6 product compatible with a PODX3 or PODxt Live tone library. (PODxt, PODxt Live, PODxt PRO, POD X3, etc.).“ So you have to recreate his tone with your POD Go. Google „lincoln brewster pod go“ and you’ll get some YouTubes where guitarists try to do that. Maybe you’ll get inspired.
  4. You could buy PodFarm 2.5 wich you can use with any audio interface. PF2.5 is no longer necessarily connected with an UX audio interface. If I'm right L6 does no longer offer UX audio interfaces. But take into consideration that PodFarm will only be available in VST2 format. So you need a DAW which supports VST2 plugins even in the future. If you prefer a VST3 plugin from Line6 you could buy eg Helix Native.
  5. PodGo converts IR files to its internal format. Imported IRs have to be mono (see manual). I bought IRs from the L6 store in PodGo's hir format - but I can use hir files only in the PodGo as far as I know. If you want to use IRs in other devices or in a DAW you need wav files. Valhallir eg recommends 24 Bit – 48 KHz – 170 ms lenght suitable for PodGo. I use bought IRs with these parameters in my PodGo. I don’t know if PodGo automatically converts all the other formats and lengths for inernal use, too. That would depend on a try.
  6. Any sound is a matter of taste. And a matter of speaker frequencies. Difficult to suggest. What sounds good with my rig can sound less good with yours. For the start: here are some „analog“ tipps which might be an inspiration for your search: https://www.guitarworld.com/gear/how-get-true-country-guitar-sound. I would check out the Fender models trying out all the cab sims. Depending on your guitar's sound you can check them out. A lot of work I know but I had good results this way. I personally like and play the Archetype Clean (PRS Archon Clean Channel) which sounds really good with my PRS guitar. And a slight Minotaur distortion. I use the amp sim with a Divided By 13 cab IR from Vallahir. I bought a wav-file package directly from them - among other things including 62 RAW IRs which I all tried out. Yes,I did. Valhallir calls this package "V2 Rocky".
  7. Thanks for your advice. I use Cubase for la lot of years and it has all I need for a good sounding mixdown. I have 275 DAW active projects at the moment. Do you suggest to remake them all? Just to keep going with a software wich will soon be outdated regarding VST3? It’s the decision of L6 to devalue PodFarm to a stand alone app in the VST3 future.
  8. Dear silverhead thanks for your input, very appreciated. VST2 was introduced in 1999. PodFarm 2.5 was introduced in 2011 if I am right. The last improvement happened in 2015 (!). VST3 exists since 2008. L6 decided not to upgrade PodFarm to VST3. So we have to face the fact that PodFarm 2.5 will soon be outdated. Riding a dead horse doesn’t make sense to me. The better beats the good.
  9. Steinberg has announced to disontinue VST2 support by the end of 2023: VST 2 Discontinued – Steinberg Support POD Farm 2.5 is VST2 and will then no longer be compatible with Cubase. L6 support told me that there will be no VST3 version of PodFarm 2.5 in the future. So what is left to do for me as a Pod Farm 2.5 user? Forced to buy buy the expensive Helix plugin? Hope for a less expensive Pod Go plugin? Look for alternatives in the plugin market? The future will show what L6 will do for its Pod Farm users.
  10. Hello stevenah, unfortunately the volume of the several amp models varies. For that reason some amp models are useless for me, too. It's difficult to help you from far. Idea: please find my settings attached, maybe it helps. I adjusted the cab volume but I use IR which offers more volume options. The stock cabs are all on 0 db - try to increase it. If you save the position of the volume pedal please make sure you saved it in the right position. Günter POD Go Brit 2204.pdf
  11. There are no silly questions, as you know! I just started the installer twice and it worked. If it didn’t, I would have deinstalled the first 1.22 installation and tried to install Edit 1.22. If this would not work I would have deinstalled Pod Edit completely and tried to install Edit 1.22. If this would not work I would have deinstalled Pod Edit completely again and tried to install Edit 1.21.
  12. I have Windows 10 64 Bit 21H1 and had to install Pod Go Edit 1.22 twice. The first time Edit could not find my Pod Go (no devicve found). So I installed Edit 1.22 again and then it worked. Since then I was able to install Pod Go 1.22. If you ask for the reasons: no idea. Unfortunately. Versions 1.10 and 1.21 worked without any installation problems. Maybe it has to do with the programming of the drivers. All of my other non-L6-apps work without any problems with 21H1.
  13. Your WIN10 version is 1909 which is shortly before end of MS support. If I remember correctly Pod Go 1.21 istalles new drivers, too. With my WIN 10 20 H2 everything works fine. Maybe after updating your WIN10 to the latest version might solve your problem?
  14. Thanks to Voxmann55 and usedbyanr. I'm on WIN10 20H2 loaded with the lates updates. I miss this italic feature, it was very helpful editing presets. So from now on I have to always save before I exit the edit mode.
  15. In Pod Go Edit 1.11 the letters of the preset name changed into italic after a preset modification. „My“ Edit 1.21 doesn’t. Does anyone else notice this behaviour?
  16. In Germany the Zoom G6 will be available in May/June so the information available at the moment is rather poor. There is a short comparison between Zoom G6, Mooer G250 and Pod Go: ZOOM G6 VS MOOER GE 250 VS LINE6 POD GO - YouTube While the Pod Go costs 479 € the G6 will be offered at 399 € at the moment. Regarding the features I find the G6 interesting. In addition to what you mentioned for example: IRs Zoom G6 offers 70 factory IRs in addition to the 22 standard cab sims. You can add another 100 IRs of your own. Pod Go offers no factory IRs. You can download 2 hands full of Allure IRs for free offered by L6 for example or have to buy IRs in the L6 store. But these IRs are in a proprietary file format which only works with L6 products. At least the ones I bought. Looper Zoom G6 allows to save your loops on SD card. With Pod Go you can’t save your loops. Play Mode - this is my personal killer feature Zoom G6 allows to select the play mode generally. So you can change presets always in stomp box mode for example. Perfect for live gigs. With Pod Go you have to select the preset and can then change into stomp box mode. Rhythm Machine Zoom G6 offers 68 onboard rhythm patterns. Suitable for pacticing your guitar parts at different speeds at home DAW Steinberg Cubase LE Software included. Suitable for DAW beginners. I think we still have to wait some weeks for the first tests and sound comparisons. Another question is the quality of customer service and software (editor, firmware, drivers). We will see and learn.
  17. Question 1 I never owned a PodXT so I have no chance to campare . Maybe the web helps: Line 6 HX Stomp vs. Line 6 POD 2.0 - Audio Comparison (no talking) Have Line 6 REALLY improved the POD with the GO? | comparing all generations of POD products Surely you will find more information if you search for it. Question 2: This was already discussed in this forum. Just search for Hx Stomp or Pod Go? in the cummuity (Helix and Pod Go). Question 3: I think everybody has its own strategy. I was inspired by scolling through the factory presets at first. There I learned how the patches were set up by factory. I play in a band and need specific sounds which I create from scratch. Here is MY INDIVIDUAL WAY to create sounds: Find the basic sound = aamp model with factory cab. Find the suitable cab = factory cabs + IRs Find the suitabel reverb. Find the necessary FX: Distortion, Chorus, Delay, Solo Boost. I use the Kinky boost as solo boost which is placed behind the cab (gain = 0). This is the loudest tone. In addition I use the EXP pedal for solo volume: minimum 65/70% for rhythm, 100% for solo. This is less loud than the Kinky. The EXP pedal is placed after the Kinky Boost. I attached the signal chain of my standard rock preset as example. 1 presets contains all the mentioned components and I activate them as needed in stomp box mode I have 4 standard presets and 4 presets with special sounds = 8 presets for 90 songs which we play in the band. I would very much appreciate if other users would post their individual way to create their presets . Maybe that helps a little bit.
  18. Could you please discribe in detail which problems you have? This would help us to help you. Downlod (as you wrote)? Installation? Both?
  19. Pod Go’s headphone out is a 6,35 mm stereo port = the headphone out sends a stereo signal. So you can send a stereo signal into a 3,5 mm stereo plug. Or you have to split it into 2 mono plugs (y-cable). If you send a stereo signal into a mono plug you will only hear half of the sound. The result is rather weired. By the way: isn‘t the Sony WH1000-XM3 a cable free bluetooth headphone?
  20. Hi, honestly I had to read your post repeatedly to hopefully get an idea of what you might intend to do. So let me at first clarify your needs bevor we consider any solution - if possible. You want to have your amp as the main tone = sound created by your amp’s preamp and poweramp? You want to use the Pod Go’s FX. There are PRE-FX = effects to sent into the front input of your amp = before pre/poweramp(eg Wah, distortion, EQ, Boost). And there are POST-FX = FX normally sent into the FX loop of your amp = after pre/poweramp (eg Reverb, Delay, Modulation, EQ, Boost). - do you need both: Pre and Post? - if you need Post-FX: does your amp have an effects loop? The main problem as I understood it: you want to create 2 parallel signal chains: - one chain with a IR as a cab sim to be sent into your mixer (a Behringer X32 I guess). If your amp is to make the tone: from where do you send this signal? From your amp's speaker out into your X32? - another chain parallely to be fed into your real cabinet - without IR of course: do you want to use your real cab as a monitor? Lots of questions ...
  21. If you really want to start with downloading thrid party presets it depends on the style of music you play. But take into consideration the the offered presets are attuned to the rig of the preset creator and may sound different with your rig. And the quality varys as some of them are overloaded with FX - to my taste. If you like what you get, ok. If not you nevertheless have to learn how to use your Pod Go to make chnages to these presets. Try to uninstall V1.10 and try to install V1.11. If you want to get to know your Pod Go try to create your own patches from scrat. Start with an amp model of your taste and select the cab sim matching your preferred style of music and sound. There are interesting YT videos showing how other Pod Go users create their patches. For example: Creating 4 Presets for the Line 6 Pod Go - YouTube Line 6 POD GO - My New Presets!! Ambient Leads & Nice and Cleans Just my 2 ct.
  22. Yes, this should work in theory – because I didn’t try it out by myself. In this way the full signal flow goes from Main Out/Left into the mixer at instrument level instead of line level. So the signal flow before Cab/IR is sent to Pod GO's Amp Out. Do you want to use your bass amp like a monitor ? No need for any FX block after Cab/IR, right? If you create a patch with a amp model and send it to your bass amp’s input you send an amp model into your bass amp’s preamp. So you create a „double amp“: POD Go’s amp model into the real deal. If your bass amp has a FX Loop connect Amp Out with the bass amp’s FX return to bypass your Bass Amp’s preamp stage. In this cas you use POD GO's preamp/amp model as your main amp. Otherwise activate a FX Loop block in POD Go’s signal chain before the amp model and connect POD GO’s FX Send with your bass amp’s input.
  23. Hey Tony, POD Go is available in my country since June 2020, Helix since Oct 2015 and Helix LT sinc April 2017. So I am not astonished that there are much more presets available for Helix than for POD Go. POD Go is based on the Helix sounds, too. L6 states on their hompage: „Professional-quality amp, cab, and effect models drawn from the celebrated HX™ family of effects processors ensure best-in-class tone. Third-party speaker cab impulse responses (IRs) can also be loaded, providing nearly unlimited additional options when crafting tones.“ For me POD Go is „reduced to the max“ especially for band players like me. Easy to use and gig worthy. Sound was one big reason for me to buy one amongst other things of course. I don’t know exactly what you are expecting but let me make an example for Gary Moore. I saw a YT video by Jason Sadites where he dialed in a Gary Moore sound with Helix. He used a JTM 45 with Greenbacks and a Minotaur distortion adjusting the EQ to his personal rig. POD Go offers all the components, too. So you should succeed in dialing in a suitable sound with POD Go, too. I have to admit that I have never bought custom presets neither eg from famous Glenn Delaune. I have my personal rig with its own frequency spectrum. In addition 6 pick up selections on my guitar. I therefore dial in sounds by myself trying to match the sound target as good as possible regarding the restrictions of my rig. My buying decicion was not dependent on the number of artist presets offered in custom tone. To my opinion this is not a qualified argument for or against any musical product. Just my 2 cents.
  24. Hello Andreas, I also go direct into our PA with my POD Go. I experienced the same result just like you did. I am no sound engineer but I guess the reason might be the different frequency spectrums between home studio and PA. You have headphones vs ears, headphone out jack vs PA mixer/speakers. As well as the sound differs with different guitars. At the beginning I created sounds monitored with headphones directly on the POD Go. Just like you did. I was surprised what I heard in the real band situation. Really something else - haha. Now I create my sounds directly conneted to our PA. Doing this the sound is great. Alternatively I pre-create sounds at the desktop and finalize them connected to the PA. I experienced the same „issue“ with Impolse Resposes. I succeeded in creating really good sounding amp sounds using IRs. But it was difficult for me to find a stock distortion which sounded great as well.with this combination. Maybe the frequencies of POD Go’s stock distortion models are primarily designed for the frequency range of the stock amp models.
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