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    Any way to control the footswitch lights from MIDI

    You have to use an FX as a dummy that can be on/off to get some feedback from the led. I used the POD to switch effects from a TC G-Major (POD only in front of amp, G-Major in the amplifiers fx-loop). It took some time to set up, but it worked very well.
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    Helix Rack Mini aka HX Studio

    I use the HX Stomp in my "studio" (on my desk), but have it directly in front of me if i use it, so that I can turn the knobs. Put in a rack it would be to far away for me. But that is just me.
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    Helix Native vs Helix Floor?

    I would always prefer hardware vs software. Just plug the guitar in and jam along. And I like knobs and switches, not clicking around with the mouse. But I would get/keep both, Helix and Native, just for editing later on the computer.
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    Helix with poweramp and 2x12

    I can only answer from a HD500 perspective. A lot depends on the poweramp, with a tube poweramp I would use the Helix preamps, with a neutral poweramp I would use the full amp models. The 2x12 can only sound like it does, a closed 2x12 will never sound like an open 1x12. How loud do you play? Will the tube poweramp be cranked? I would use the full amp models with a neutral poweramp, no cabinet modelling (because you use a real cabinet), line level from Helix into the poweramp. I was never satisfied with my HD500 through a digital poweramp and a 4x12, and then I bought a used DT50 head :-)
  5. I just wanted to share my happiness with my "old" gear. For recording I prefer the HX Stomp, but live and loud, I do not miss anything playing through an HD500 / DT50 combo. This thing still rocks!
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    POD HD 500X Live Setup Tips?

    crossthestyx, if you are still not happy with your tone through the guitar cabinet, maybe get a used DT25 or DT50. They are a perfect match. Sure, you may even consider a regular tube amp, and the DT50 is a heavy beast to lug around, but if you like to have the flexibility of the POD, for me these are the two best solutions: POD with FRFR (and don't get a cheap one) POD with DT25/DT50 I haven't tried a POD through the new Powercabs from Line 6.
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    help picking Hd500

    i would not buy the Firehawk. Less good amp models and no MIDI! The POD 500 is a very flexible MIDI Controller
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    help picking Hd500

    Better get a new HX Stomp! :-)
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    Anyone using Mooer Radar Speaker Simulator with their HD?

    You could just test the free Wall of Sounds software from Two Notes with your POD and check if the difference in sound is worth the price for an IR Loader. I use a Torpedo C.A.B. with my POD and like it :-)
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    Optimum DT25/HD400 setup...do you agree?

    Solution: That's it!. I set input 1 to Guitar and Input 2 to Same and set the mixer pans for channel A & B to center and the POD now sounds much better through the DT25. https://line6.com/support/topic/6524-dt25-with-podhd500x-sounds-better-with-amps-bypassed/
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    another 4cm question/thread

    that helped me a lot: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/pod-hd500-4cm-succeeded.1254163/
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    POD HD with IRs from HX Effects?

    Has anybody tried to use the HX Effects IRs with the POD HD series? I am just thinking about that...
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    pod HD500x in front of an amp (no effects loop)

    I used the POD HD500 in front of my amp, for wahwah, compression, chorus, boost.... It is possible, but you have to get the levels right. I used it with these settings: studio direct, all FX in path A, mixer at 0 db, pan in the middle, path B muted, master volume at 100%. It also is a very flexible midi-controller, if your amp can handle midi.
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    HD Pro X EXTREME frustration

    I was never really satisfied with my POD HD, since I bought a used DT50. Now it rocks! :-)
  15. POD HD500 or HDPro with DT50. If you play different styles, best solution, and if you buy used also cheap. I would prefer the HD Pro, standing on the DT50, for ergonomical reasons.
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    Line 6: seems they're missing a huge marketing segment.

    There is still the POD HD, what is wrong with it? No need for a Helix.
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    Newbie Needs to Hook up Pod HD Pro X

    yes, and yes. you are on the right track. Studio Direct, and use the full amp models with cab simulation.
  18. ...are the possibilities. I bought my tube amp 12 years ago, three channels, once dialed in the only button I use is the mastervolume. With Pod HD I am always change settings, amp, fx,... because I can. What I am trying to say: I don't need more amps! :-)
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    Decision help - HD PRO X or HD 500X

    my advice would be, from my experience: if you love your Marshall Amp, keep it, do NOT get a POD, use analog FX or something like TC G-System. I use my POD HD500 only as MIDI-Controller because this bad boy is a tone-sucker. In my opinion the POD HDs are not made to work with a tube amplifier, it is always a compromise. If you want to have the flexibility of a digital guitar rig, buy a POD and a FRFR System. I unplugged everything from my tube amp last week at band rehearsal (POD HD in front, G-Major in FX Loop) and it was like night and day.
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    Hd500x volume level

    I play a three channel tube amp, and also have to level the different channels... so, why all the complaining about the Pod?
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    Will new firmware bring new effects and amps at no cost?

    I don't understand this discussion. I would not buy a 1500 Euro product, if I don't like the sounds it can produce without any updates. So, try it out, buy it or not. We can not just hope Line 6 will give us the amps we are missing. For me this is like buying a new car and expecting to get a reload of gas every three months...
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    Re amp sims....my first post

    Their are thousands of ways with the pod.... I would try to plug into the FX Return of your Marshall, and use the Marshall just as poweramp. I had a Valvestat 8080 years ago, and I think the ampsimulations in the POD are as good as the preamp in your VS100. The 4CM is a tonesucker, I would not recommend it. Statr with the Blackface, the Soldanos and the new Marshall, I like them most in the POD. It takes time to handle the POD :-) And read this guide, lot of really helpful information http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/
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    HD500x + Mesa Triple Rec

    4cm is a tonesucker, and using a Mesa Triple Rec just as poweramp sounds like wasting money. I would use the POD in front, as wahwah, booster, noisegate,... and for midi-control if needed. Put something like a used TC G-Major in the Mesas loop and you are done.
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    HD500x right for me?

    and if you plan to buy a POD HD, maybe the HD Desktop (used?) would be best, because it is much easier to turn knobs without going on your knees everytime.
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    HD500x right for me?

    the thing is: you have to find the amp/modeler/whatever device that makes you smile. Don't buy something new every few years. No, forget that, even if you found your dream-rig, G.A.S. won't stop :-) But invest in your most desired amp and you will be happy. A really good amp does not get weak as other devices hit the market. I bought a really nice amp (Carvin V3) and speaker years ago, and until today it is my most loved device. Just plug a guitar in and it feels and sounds great. But I also play a POD HD through a guitar cabinet with the band, just for the convenience to have every possible sound on board. The POD also works as midi-controller for my amp and multi-fx, so it was a good investment. Analog devices are the quickest way to find your sound. So as others have said, I would get a nice amp, maybe a used one. The small Laney amps, like Cub 12, sound really good and take pedals really well.