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    POD HD500x into a Focusrite 2i2?

    Over the years HD500 ASIO driver had been failing on some of my laptops with BSOD, and the only way for me to fix it was to use ASIO4ALL driver instead of the original HD500 one. Try it first before spending money on anything.
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    Pod HD500x and Digitech Trio

    I got my Trio and finally put it to the FX loop in the beginning of the chain, because Trio doesn't bypass sound when it's turned off. I don't use it all the time, and I don't see a reason to have it turned on when I don't use it, so FX loop is a way to avoid replugging guitar cable. Trio's amp out goes to FX return, mixer out goes to the mixer.
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    POD HD 500, MAC OSX 10.11 EL CAPITAN

    For me, both recording and POD HD Edit work on the latest El Capitan. However, Monkey can't determine firmware and USB versions.
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    Powered monitor upgrade suggestions

    Try Roland CM-30. Perfect for bedroom. Has built in mixer. I use one with POD HD500. You can buy another one later and link them together if you want stereo.
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    Pod HD500x and Digitech Trio

    Interesting! I was thinking about plugging a guitar into Trio as it supposed to be, then send Amp out to POD's guitar in, and Mixer out to FX loop's return. No need for a preamp on path B in this case. I haven't got mine yet, though, so I'm theorizing.
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    Recording on MacBook

    Hi guys! Sorry if my question was covered earlier, I haven't found a right thread so I created a new one. I just bought a MacBook Pro (OSX Yosemite) and connected my POD HD500 to it. Everything works well, I'm able to record guitar, and recording plays back fine, at the same volume as it played during recording. The problem is, a waveform looks tiny in Reaper or GarageBand (see attached image). All settings are set by default. Do I do something wrong when I record, or do I need to 'zoom' the waveform somehow? Any advise or link is much appreciated.
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    Bad switch for tap tempo/tuner button HD300. Replacement?

    I would just solder a new switch in. Something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Momentary-Tactile-Switch-SPST-Push-Button-Miniature-Micro-PCB-Mounted-/251356012322?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item3a85fc5f22
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    Updated HD500 Docs for the new amp Models?

    It's the end of May and still no updates for the manual. The question to Line 6 staff, will there be any?
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    Good practice amp for hd500x

    I use CM-30 as a computer speaker also (thanks to the built in mixer) and I can't be happier. Sound quality is soooo much better... No matter what sound source, $200 speaker is always better than $20 speaker, for music it's just more important.
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    Model Pack Mix and Match, PLEASE LINE 6!!!!!!

    What you purchase for your money, basically, is not "amps". You purchase value. If you value only 1 amp model of a pack so much that you're happy to pay $50, you buy the whole pack and you're happy. If the whole pack is a toy that equals $10 value for you (regardless of how many amp models you want to use), you don't buy the pack for $50. Asking to separate packs, you actually ask Line 6 to sell you the same value for 5x less money. Line 6 decided to sell the new models only to those who value new stuff as $50 or more. It does make sense commercially, and Line 6 is a commercial organization, remember. They might consider a Christmas sale later in the year, though, when most amp-hungry users already paid their $$$, and making even $1 more would again make sense commercially.
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    Good practice amp for hd500x

    CM-30 is a Monitor, meaning it plays equally any sound that comes from your processor. You rely on POD to generate crunch/dist sound you like, and CM-30 just makes it louder. Before that I had a small practice amp, but found that it lacked low end. That was OK for guitar, but I didn't hear bass and kick drum from a backing track. And it was difficult to jam with a friend who plugged his bass into my POD, I couldn't hear him well. With CM-30 I have bass sound in place. Perfect for me. Again, I'm a bedroom (or kitchen) player ;)
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    Good practice amp for hd500x

    I use Roland Cube Monitor CM-30 and I am happy with it for many reasons. I play in a bedroom, by the way. Half of the time using headphones and half of the time using the monitor.
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    Stepping over the digital line in the sand

    When I just started, i had no amp. Later, with an amp and some distortion, I found that I don't mute strings I don't want to hear. I didn't hear them anyway :) So I had to relearn... Still have to. To learn sound good you need to play both with and without an amp (or with and without distortion).
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    mod duo + pod = axe territory

    Hmm, Linux is not a real time OS, not sure if it is a right choice for the purpose
  15. Consider Roland CM-30. It has a built in stereo mixer (so you save some $$) and it sounds great! And if you can't afford two of them for $400, buy one for $200 and add another one when/if you need stereo.