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  1. Yea, im not sure how much i buy any technical limitation nonsense, considering global eq was later added using hz and db. Of course, according to the helix hype vids, they were already working on helix while the pod hd was launched
  2. My pleasure and glad that it was helpful for you!
  3. meambobbo

    HD Metal Tones

    http://foobazaar.com/podhd/patches Mostly metal tones. check the modern metal and 7 string folders
  4. Yeah thats exactly it. I dont mess with that madness anymore and use input 2: same, so i can switch the gates off without changing tone (necessary to profile them in the kemper). I avoid input clipping via the pad switch. If input 2 is null (variax, aux), then nothing goes to amp B which means you only hear one cab/mic, not two blended together. So yeah itll be way different. I do keep amp volumes conservative to avoid clipping post amp eqs, then boost back up in a final mid focus eq.
  5. I used jzab's conversion utility to make files for all pod hd units, other than the 300 and 400, which cant accomodate how i make my patches.
  6. I dont have the new metal pack, though. I think its actually a boosted plexi iirc, that i used for that patch. Maybe its the standard jcm 800. Either way, yea, i think it gets the slash tone pretty well
  7. ^ youre welcome. Im just glad others are benefitting from my experience.
  8. I used to, but i just dont have time. Working on many things, but i figured revamping the setlist one last time was in order, as line 6 just released the helix, and the value of new patches will diminish as people move towards newer fancier things
  9. Everything is updated in the patches link. The ones that end with _N are the latest updates. The folders are by genre or by device, but its all the same patches. 3.5M and 1M should be negligible. I just wanted to avoid any high end attenuation. Really it probably doesnt matter.
  10. Fyi im using global input of inp 1 guitar, inp 2 same, imp 3.5M, and pad switch on
  11. modern metal: https://soundcloud.com/meambobbo/pod-modern-metal 7/8 string: https://soundcloud.com/meambobbo/pod-7s-patches clean: https://soundcloud.com/meambobbo/pod-clean-patches classic metal: https://soundcloud.com/meambobbo/pod-classic-metal-patches classic rock: https://soundcloud.com/meambobbo/pod-classic-rock-patches
  12. shred patches clippy: https://soundcloud.com/meambobbo/pod-shredprog-demo
  13. bump - entire setlist updated...for the last time. many of these came out REALLY good. Some of the new techniques I used will be incorporated into my guide, which is being converted to a wiki. If you are interested in taking a look, please PM me.
  14. Here's a summary of the changes I made since the last go round. - Many patches have less extreme boosting to thicken up the distortion tone - I found Q Filter settings of freq 70-85% and Gain and Mix around 50% were the best ways to dial in the djent. - If boosts necessary to get djenty left the tone thin, I'd use a Parametric EQ to thicken up the low mids. - I reset the Amp DEP's to around 50% almost completely across the board, with any tweaks staying within a small window of 40-60%. The only exception is Master Volume, and even here, I only boost it for the Plexi and JCM800, not the other models. I didn't follow my own advice in my guide in this respect before and it did lots of weird, artifacty things to the tone. If you're only listening to one aspect of things, it can initially seem like an extreme setting sounds great. But then you notice some notes behave completely different than others, and your attack gets this weird dynamics and compressed sound. Things are much more natural around 50%. - For my dual cab approach, I leveled the volumes between channels much more evenly, rather than giving more prominence to the bright cab. - I tried to use very similar if not identical EQ settings for both amps - different settings could reveal a kind of phasy, comb-filter type sound. Identical settings almost always sound most natural. - In addition to using more body from the darker cab, I generally made the amp EQ more balanced and less bright. - I found for Low Pass settings on the Mid Focus EQ, often I am using Q above 50% to add a resonant peak to the highs, then use frequency to place it exactly where the tone needs it. If a tone sounds dull, this is often a great way to make it cut through the mix, rather than just boosting treble across the board. You have control exactly where you want to stand out. I found this could be anywhere from 65% to 85% depending on the tone. - I got tired of playing games with Input 2 - I just set it to Same, flipped Pad on, and kept the Input Impedance at 3.5 M globally. - I tried to increase the volume as much as possible for all patches without clipping. Often this was as simple as boosting the Gain on the Mid-Focus EQ at the end of the chain.
  15. quick clip of the 7 string patches: Periphery, Chaosphere, Obzen, Scar Symmetry, Tesseract, and Veil of Maya. http://soundcloud.com/meambobbo/pod-hd-7s-new-demo I did rework a couple of the patches since originally posting the link - the edited patches are up and can be regrabbed from the original links. This is still a WIP, so bear with me. I'm actually still learning things, lol.
  16. unfortunately not yet - i'll try to get some up this week. but for reference, I'm mainly using a EBMM JP6 with CrunchLab and Liquifire pickups. This is the first version, I swapped the stock pickups out - probably a subtle difference from the models that come shipped with them. Very nice for metal and hard rock (modern), but still quite balanced and can be very sweet. For the "7S..." (7-string) patches, I used my Ibanez RGA8 which is outfitted with D-Activators. These are definitely a bit more mid-spiky compared to the CrunchLab/Liquifire, but the guitar tone is overall pretty dark, and I'm typically going after a more aggressive chug-a-chug, quack-quack djent kid sound. Although it's an 8 string, I mostly use it like a 7. It's has a 27" scale, and I use 10 gauge strings tuned standard half-step down (F-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb). I just retrofitted my old Yamaha Pacifica with a SD SSL-5 in the bridge and Fender Texas Specials for the middle and neck, and I'm using this for dialing in the single coil tones. However, I didn't upload any of those yet - they aren't radically different from my old patches, anyway.
  17. ok, i reworked my entire setlist (mostly) for the last time. I can't get any better than this, and even if I can, it's not worth the effort. There are a few turds still in here, but 95% of them are satisfying to my ear. I hope you fellas enjoy. Consult the rig list and legend files to see what the naming conventions mean, and try them on top of the albums they are designed to emulate where appropriate - I think they fit the mix quite well. http://www.foobazaar.com/podhd/patches/ http://www.foobazaar.com/podhd/patches/patches.zip http://www.foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/TOTAL_MEAMBOBBO.zip feel free to PM me with questions (or use the contact form on my site), and I hope these patches breathe new life into your Pods!!! These are currently only available for HD500. I think you can just change the extension and they'll work for the 500x. I didn't buy the metal pack, but if you find a patch you like, I'd try to copy it in Edit, then reapply similar cab/mic settings when you change amps - I'm thinking the 5150 would sound pretty rad for many of these. @DeanDinosaur, I haven't forgotten ab the Kemper challenge, but I have more productive things to work on for a bit longer. We WILL eventually do it, and we'll get the Helix involved too!
  18. Great work as usual. Ill try to get these up on my guide soon, but as you mentioned, the param values track actual values closely. Not as essential compared to the other eqs
  19. U may want to wait... i am porting my guide to a wiki. Should be done soon :-)
  20. Using a screamer as a volume boost isnt tone neutral. The screamer will cut some high end and lots of low end, generally used to "tighten up" flubby low end with high gain. You can use a neutral setting studio or parametric eq instead - boosting gain is a clean boost. Afaik, the block letter 5150 is only different from the non block letter by having a different brand of power tubes, but an identical circuit to later 5150 and 6505 amps. Should have plenty gain on tap. Can you post a clip? Thats the only way we can know what youre experiencing. Also what kind of guitar/pickups, whats your pad setting, whats input 1/2 set to, and where is the amp block placed in the signal chain?
  21. I hope to eventually get the guide to the point where I don't have to control the content - those knowledgeable about the subject would be able to do so. I don't have a Variax or DT-series amp, and I don't use the FX loop on the Pod really at all. So I don't feel I should be writing guides about things I only have second-hand knowledge of. But I do agree that it would be great to fit these things in there. Stay tuned.
  22. @jandrio, sort of... its not exactly centered around tone, although that is included. Hopefully ill be done in summer. Fyi, i did make a number of classic rock patches that are available in the zip and in the patch section of my site. They didnt require as much advanced tweaking to get where i wanted them compared to hogh gain stuff, but i still think i squeezed all the tone i could into them. Try em out. Maybe youll find something you like
  23. Its my pleasure. I actually have something much bigger in the works, which is why I've been so silent for so long. I'm not concerned about this gear or that. We are all one big guitar, and further musician, community.
  24. Big thanks to Joel Fairman for taking the time to do this. I got tired of updating the Word (.docx) and PDF versions of my Tone Guide every time there was a change, so to update it, I would simply copy paste the HTML pages. Thus, the links all pointed to the web rather than to locations internal to the document. Joel fixed all these links as well as added all the graphics and charts that were only available on the web. This makes the printed guide more complete, as well as making the downloadable files easier to work with. He also organized the patches a little differently. And now everything - guide and patches are all available as a single zip or 7z file. The links are on the front page of the tone guide site: http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/ And here's the direct link for zip: http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/TOTAL_MEAMBOBBO.zip and 7z: http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/TOTAL_MEAMBOBBO.7z
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