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Rachmaninoff

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  1. Hey guys,

     

    I totally understand the patch editing in the HD500X. To change the params of the amp, I use those big knobs on the unit: Drive, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Volume. However, I feel much more comfortable using the 4 small knobs below the screen, the ones we use to edit everything else.

     

    The big knobs have 2 problems: 1) the start position of the knob is never the same of the parameter set. So when you move the big knob, you almost never can go back to the original value. 2) They are imprecise, it's hard to choose an specific numeric value.

     

    I remember in the old days of the great X3 Live, when editing the amp settings, I had the choice to use the big knobs, or the 4 small knobs below the screen.

     

    So I wonder: to edit the amp settings, is there any way to use the 4 small knobs on the HD500X?


  2. As a former Boss GT user myself, I say hell yes. The problem with Boss units is that they use the same COSM engine since the early 90's: the new units just have more processing power. And COSM totally sucks at high gain tones. I sold my GT-8 for a POD X3 Live years ago, and the difference was mind blowing.


  3. Just upgrade my win 7 to win 10

    I confirm POD HD edit (bean)  is working 100%

    But Line  6 monkey NOT

     

    Being an early adopter means you're likely to experience many glitches, since you're dealing with stuff that has not been 100% tested. So, if you like to have everything safely working, just don't upgrade too soon. That's a bit obvious if you stop to think.


  4. When using the HD500X editor, you can reorder the blocks at the top section, by just dragging them around. However, at the section below, where the effects are detailed, the blocks are not reordered, and you end up with a mess after a while.

     

    Here's what I'm talking about:

     

    l1dtX4Y.jpg

     

    Is there a way to keep everything in order, so the blocks are easier to spot?


  5. So I got a Boss GP-10 and I'm super happy about it: it sounds very good, it is small, I can bring it anywhere, it doesn't have that fizzy sound.

    (plus it has a synthesizer if needed). I suppose the GT-100 would be a better option for effects and amp modelling-only, and more footswitches.

     

    Boss is using the same COSM algorithms for decades, they only add more processing power to their units. I switched from my GT to the POD because the GT is capable of decent effects and clean amps, but COSM totally sucks at high gain amps. If you aren't into high gain amps, the GT may be for you, otherwise run away.


  6. One can only guess as to why this is and we may never know. Could it be, different personal involved (how/where the modeling equipment was set and the evolving of amp modeling at the time ie newer better equipment utilized over the development period.) 

     

    I also believe it's pretty much this.

     

     

    Most of us have worked out our own way to get matched levels amp to amp.

     

    This is an issue with pretty much all modelers of all manufacturers, as far as I can tell. You must find a way to match your volumes.


  7. How did you plan on using headphones in a live situation anyhow?

     

    I already do this with my X3 Live. The UNBALANCED OUTS can remain at max vol, while the PHONES stay controlled by the MASTER vol.

    I'm just baffled that the HD500X, which is "so advanced"... can't do this. <_<


  8. I use the UNBALANCED OUTPUT jacks to send my audio to the mixer, and I'd like to use the PHONES jack with headphones so I could hear myself.

     

    According to the manual, the MASTER vol controls all the levels: if I change the PHONES vol, the UNBALANCED OUTPUT vol will also be changed... is this the way it works? If so, the headphones are simply unusable in a live situation, since I have to redo my mixer level every time I change my MASTER vol!

     

    The X3 Live has a way to deal with this, can't the HD500X? Did Line6 remove this feature from a supposedly more advanced unit?!

     

    :o :o :o


  9. But now I saw a Report about the HD Technology based Firehawk FX - and found all my previous Models included. However the Firehawk FX doesn't meet my requirements regarding plugs and connections etc.

     

    Now my Question: Are there any plans for the HD 500X to offer a model pack with ALL previous X3 models - ideally with a Tone/Bundle migration utility from X3/Gearbox, which would convince me to wait.

     

    I dare to say no.

     

    Personally, I guess Line6 sees HD500X as the last one of its kind (a dead end), and the Firehawk being the new trend. As far as I could read on the forums, the Firehawk has some design issues; I imagine the future with a new model which will be an evolution of the Firehawk, equalling the HD500X in terms of connections, effectively becoming the new flagship model.

     

    I also own a X3L which sounds amazing, and I'm not buying an HD500X, nor a Firehawk. I bet there will be a new model soon, a better Firehawk + HD500X: a true monster.


  10. When I had an X3 live

     

    Well, I currently own an X3 Live, which I totally love, but I'm considering to buy a Firehawk and keep the X3L as a backup unit.

     

    Here's the thing: the X3L allows me to assign the Master Vol to the 1/4 outputs only, leaving the XLR outputs always at max vol -- this is very handy in live situations. The HD500X does not have this feature... does the Firehawk?


  11. mr Rachmaninoff, wasn't easier to continue playing the piano? ah ah :D ah ..

     

    Way too heavy to carry to gigs at night pubs!

     

     

    well, unfortunately the master volume controls at the same time all audio HD500X outputs levels, headphone included

     

    This truly sucks... it makes the HD500x basicaly useless to me then... maybe a future firmware update could contemplate this feature?


  12. Hi everyone,

     

    I own a X3 Live which is my gig companion for years, a true workhorse battered and proved. The years are passing, however, and I'm considering to leave it as a backup and purchase a newer unit. I have an eye on the HD500x, which seems to be overall good, except for one thing...

     

    On the X3L I use a headphone for stage monitoring, so I assign the master vol to control to XLR only, this way I have the 1/4 outs at full volume, and I can control the headphones volume with the master vol knob.

     

    I haven't seen any mention to this on the HD500x reference... can't it do this?

     

    Thanks in advance.

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