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HD500 recording as audio interface (USB), need tips

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Instead of my TASCAM US-2X2 audio interface (Sonar X3e), I will be using my POD HD500 this weekend to record an Satriani tone like instrumental. 

Last time, I worked on this same song with TASCAM, it left lot of hum. With clip gain, it becomes more obvious. So this time, I want to eliminate the middleman (TASCAM)..

What should I look for? Need tips..don't want to spend too much time experimenting... I have the tone I want, just want to record it (lot of power chords) without hum/noise...


Thanks in advance.

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Make sure that you properly set up your I/O preferences within Sonar, that way it notices in the outputs coming from the HD500. The hum and noise coming from your Tascam could have been multiple things (power supply, preamps, grounding..). The HD500 has a pretty clean signal path overall. I would also make sure...


-Setup outputs as studio/direct on the HD500 (page 4/10 in setup menu)

-Any excessive noise coming from the POD HD500 signal path, add a noise gate.



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