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AndreGM posted a topic in POD HDHello, I'm trying to fully integrate the PODHD500x with Ableton Live so that I can use the "Looper" device in Ableton, because I want the master clock to be Ableton so that my loops are always in sync and in the right Time Signature depending of what track I'm running. So to clear some info about my setup. I'm already sending and receiving MIDI from Ableton through the POD. At this moment I can send program changes from Ableton to switch presets and banks in the hardware. Also I can even control specific devices in the Hardware, like for example sending Midi to the POD to activate FX and Modulate the Expression pedals. So this chapter is working like a charm. What is missing though is a way to use the Looper in the POD to control Ableton Live's Looper. So at this point I'm already sending MIDI to Looper. The way I've managed to don't have the POD's Looper over Ableton's Looper was to turn the playback volume of Looper on the POD to 0. This way I can only listen the Looper from Ableton. Now the biggest problem arises from the button behaviour in the POD itself when the looper switch is Activated. Because the REC and Overdub (as also the the PLAY and STOP) use the same Switch (alternately) mapping it to Ableton creates a problem that involves having to press twice for the Switch to do it's defined midi function. So the way I have it set up is by using 6 Switches. a) Switch #1 (FS5) - REC a) Switch #2 (FS6) - PLAY a) Switch #3 (FS7) - OVERDUB a) Switch #4 (FS8) - STOP a) Switch #5 (FS1) - UNDO a) Switch #6 (FS2) - CLEAR But for this to work as a normal Midi Looper too this buttons need to have an option to work as momentary and only send one CC event. So my suggestion is to have an option in the Hardware itself to "Bypass the Looper's Switches functions" (making all the FS switches "MOMENTARY" OR "NOTE") so that If anyone wants to use the Looper function as a MIDI CC's it won't be limited because of the way the Switches Work in the POD. Let me know what you guys think of this :) Thank you Andregmendes.com
Hi Guys I'm a first time poster here, but have used Line 6 products for countless years. I've always found them to be great products and a great company. I first started off with a Flextone III, then progressed to the POD XT, Pod XT Pro, Variax 600, Pod HD500, Pod HD500X and most recently the James Tyler Variax. When I purchased my Pod HD500, I found that after a little while the switches started to become a little unresponsive. I was gigging this unit week in week out, and so when the HD500X came along I jumped ship knowing that it featured better switches. The HD500X had been solid until a couple of weeks ago where the tap tempo would randomly flash (without me touching it) then rapidly flash before kicking into tuner mode. This was incredibly frustrating, especially when performing or recording..... I called Line 6 and said that since I'm in Nuneaton, could I drop it off to their place in Rugby (20 mins away at most). I was told that it had to go back to the place of purchase (in Derby). I said that I needed it looking at as I have a ton of gigs and it provides my main income. I was happy to pay whatever it costed to get it fixed there and then, but they told me that they couldn't do this. I spoke to the shop where I purchased it, and they contacted Line 6 on the 22nd May to organise a return. They said as long as I had a returns number I could drop it over to save me a trip to Derby. I'm still waiting for a returns number...... I appreciate Line 6 are a busy company, but to put this in perspective, the drummer from my band cracked a Sabian cymbal on Monday nights gig. He called up Westside Distribution on Tuesday morning and had a replacement arrive the following day at the venue we were playing at. I realise I'm not a famous guitarist, and certainly don't deserve priority, but I use the pod 6 times a week in a professional capacity. I have over 250 gigs this year and use it at least twice a week for recording sessions for various clients and companies. I'm really happy with the tones I can get from a POD, I just wish the customer service could be a little better. Rant over Cheers Paul