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  1. The only benefit to going through another AD/DA conversion stage is that you can use your own studio interface to monitor through. Even if you don't hear a difference when tracking, a conversion step is a conversion step, and may resurface farther down the mixing process as unwanted noise or loss of quality. Of course, it depends on what processing you end up doing to the Pod tracks, including EQ, compression, etc through to mastering. Play it safe. Track through the Pod's USB, and then switch back to your other interface for post. The good thing about studio is that you can take extra time to do it right, instead of going for quick and (potentially)dirty for the sake of time.
  2. I've considered cutting the traces on the pcb to swap the looper switch with the expression toe switch. I never use my toe switch, so having the looper switch routed there would be no issue. It would involve a dremel/file, four scraps of wire, and some solder. Zero visible mods to the casing, completely reversible.
  3. Too bad they haven't released a full feature set, unless I'm missing that page.
  4. I keep a 250K JR in the loop. No impedance worries that way. I don't think either would really be ideal as an expression pedal.
  5. You could use either MIDI controlled pedals, or a Source Audio Neuro hub, and connect all pedals/Source hub via MIDI CC attached to different footswitches. Then have all the pedals bypassed/engaged via MIDI commands. You could put one in front of the Pod, one in the loop, and a third after the outputs. All separate, with fx blocks in between them, and separately controlled.
  6. Well, Fishman has been doing that already with their Aura preamps.
  7. I found that the eqs tend to have a harsh bump when using the expression pedal to change parameters. I've had better luck setting the expression pedal to adjust the amp eq. The curve is much smoother that way.
  8. I use the Hot Hand 3, from Source Audio. It has DIP switches to give the proper CV. The receiver is small enough that I mounted mine next the the onboard expression pedal with velcro. The transmitter is mounted directly to my violin, and I adjust delay feedback and drive gain by tilting my violin up and down. It works very well, and it takes up almost no extra space. Just one small wall wart, and the receiver itself, which is smaller than a few 9v batteries.
  9. Are you plugging the cable from the HD500's Out/Through jack into the M5's In jack?
  10. The PC value should be set to (M5 preset-1). For example, if you want preset 1 on the M5, send PC000, 001 for preset 2, 002 for preset 3, and so on.
  11. What channel is the M5 receiving on? I think MIDI tempo sync ignores channel settings, and broadcasts to all channels. That could be why tempo gets through.
  12. Any headphone output is going to be unbalanced, unless you have spent a lot of money on an actual headphone amplifier. It uses TRS, but the left and right channels share a common ground, which is why there are three conductors in a TRS jack.
  13. You may have to make sure that one chain is panned hard left, and the other hard right. Again, this is theoretical coming from me.
  14. You can use a pan pedal in front of the dual path, I think. I haven't tried it myself, but the theory is that you put your "wet fx" in one path, and leave the other path clean. Use the panner to fade from one path to the other.
  15. I have almost all of my patches configured this way. It is easy, but a lot of work. You can set up to 50 parameters to exp1 or 2, so for example, I have delay and reverb mix assigned to exp1. Also various EQ settings, compression settings, phaser rate, etc.
  16. Makes you wonder why MIDI over USB was never a feature. I wonder if this is something that can be fixed with firmware.
  17. I control almost all of my in-the-fx loop pedals with MIDI from the HD500. Tempo, PC commands, and some expression control. Works great. You can't, however, send more than one command at a time without extra MIDI hardware. Only one PC or CC at a time.
  18. I am. I use MIDI control for preset change and tempo sync.
  19. All amps should have a high-pass filter in the DEP. Start at 20Hz, and roll it up until the rumble disappears. You can use the Mid-focus EQ as a bandpass filter, or you can just use the global EQ to pass off the high fizz. Alternatively, set a noise gate early in the chain.
  20. Just assign the fx blocks to whichever effects you want, and hold down the "Move" button to bring up the MIDI assignments. Probably PC commands need to be assigned to switch your amp, or else CC toggle. Make sure the correct MIDI channel is set for your amp. These need to be set for each patch individually, so you can set custom configs for each one. I use mine to control a Whammy, M5, and Source EQ. Only one command can be sent per switch, so you can't do multiple commands without additional hardware.
  21. Yes. I do the same thing with my MIDI-controlled pedals.
  22. I don't remember if this was posted elsewhere, but I had to scrap the whole "no external interface" bit, and Mainstage as well, as a result. The Tone Direct structure of the interface in the Pod means that while you can hear everything from the Pod itself, you will not hear DAW-based effects unless you use a standalone interface from the Pod's audio output. This adds latency, more stuff to carry around, which was what I wanted to avoid. I still have Mainstage when I want to travel light, but I won't be using it live.
  23. I play electric violin, so I don't know how these amps compare to each other for guitar, but I hope somebody can help me out. I've determined that from all reports, the acoustic model will be useless to me. I've used the Hiway for quite some time, and I love it. Beautiful clean tone, no matter how hard I play. I have played through a JC 120 in the past, but too long ago for me to remember exactly how it behaved. Only that it was one of the better amps I had plugged into, having tried various Fender and Marshall combos, which didn't ring my bell. I am also curious about the Orange model, but that would just be a bonus. So, who can tell me how these two models compare to each other? I'm looking primarily for flat response, tons of headroom, with controlled low end.
  24. Here's a link to upvote my ideascale suggestion for switchable linear/log taper on the expression pedal. Clicking the link will upvote, FYI.
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