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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. For me, both recording and POD HD Edit work on the latest El Capitan. However, Monkey can't determine firmware and USB versions.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. It's the end of May and still no updates for the manual. The question to Line 6 staff, will there be any?
  9. 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.
  10. 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 $$$, and making even $1 more would again make sense commercially.
  11. CM-30 is a Monitor, meaning it plays equally any sound that comes from your processor. You rely on POD to generate crunch/dist sound you like, and CM-30 just makes it louder. Before that I had a small practice amp, but found that it lacked low end. That was OK for guitar, but I didn't hear bass and kick drum from a backing track. And it was difficult to jam with a friend who plugged his bass into my POD, I couldn't hear him well. With CM-30 I have bass sound in place. Perfect for me. Again, I'm a bedroom (or kitchen) player ;)
  12. I use Roland Cube Monitor CM-30 and I am happy with it for many reasons. I play in a bedroom, by the way. Half of the time using headphones and half of the time using the monitor.
  13. When I just started, i had no amp. Later, with an amp and some distortion, I found that I don't mute strings I don't want to hear. I didn't hear them anyway :) So I had to relearn... Still have to. To learn sound good you need to play both with and without an amp (or with and without distortion).
  14. Hmm, Linux is not a real time OS, not sure if it is a right choice for the purpose
  15. Consider Roland CM-30. It has a built in stereo mixer (so you save some $$) 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.
  16. Hi everyone! I'm thinking about emulating a treble booster similar to Fryer (http://www.fryerguitars.com/pdf/Fryer_Brochure_web.pdf) - freq 3kHz, gain 31dB to 36dB. My only idea is to add two or three EQ effects before the amp, all set to the same frequency (and Q? seems about 55% for parametric), so they would add gain to required value. But what gain settings should I use to get 30+dB boost? In the meantime, I submitted an idea for the effect model: http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Add-treble-booster-model-to-POD-HD/717133-23508 Please vote if you like it. Thanks!
  17. Kopfschmerzen

    Next gen. HD

    Sure. After releasing Amplifi, firehawk and POD update with model packs it's time to update M-series ;)
  18. Kopfschmerzen

    Next gen. HD

    Yeah, that would be interesting... I find it curious, though, that people are happy that they added outdated, non-HD models. To me that means those models are good enough and I don't see much room for future improvement in sound. We are entering a new era when Line 6 concentrate on ease of use, rather then authenticity of sound. To me it's a good thing.
  19. I have an idea about usage of the Shift EQ. I'm not a pro, so I don't know if it will work... Probably, if you have 2 or more guitars in the mix, you could use Shift EQ to put one guitar more to the center of the spectrum, and shift another guitar to the edge(s) of the spectrum, so they won't fight for the same frequencies. I'd love to hear from pros about that, though :)
  20. There are effects you want to place before an amp (either in POD or with a real amp), and effects you want to use in the effects loop of a real amp - that is, between a preamp and a power amp section. In POD it would be after an amp. FX loop of an amp is like a hole in the chain between pre and PA where you can plug whatever you want. If you introduce FX loop block (a hole) in a POD chain, you split the chain in two parts so you can add external effects to that hole, or route parts of the chain before a real amp and in the FX loop (a hole) of the real amp.
  21. Just google something like 'guitar effects order' and read some lessons. E.g. this one: http://www.justinguitar.com/en/GG-050-EffectsPedalOrder.php
  22. That's why I won't buy JTV - guitars suppose to last forever, but with "modern technology" built in I might find it "not supported" one day...
  23. Hardware is only as good as algorithms fed into the chip.
  24. What is Acoustic? Is it an amp model for an acoustic guitar, or an acoustic emulator for an electric guitar?
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