Jump to content

Flashing the DT50 212 with POD 500HDX - USB to MIDI Cable adapter still needed?

Recommended Posts



I just purchased both a DT50 212 and the POD 500HDX and was wondering if I still needed the MIDI to USB adapter to flash/upgrade the DT50's firmware (if needed at present). If it is updated, then I would hold of until I need to update the amp again and then buy one. I just figured I could use the USB port on the POD to route any updates needed to the amp via that L6 digital connection.


If I do need an adapter, does anyone have any recommendations? I saw a simple interface from Newegg below:

Hosa Model USM-422 6 ft. Tracklink MIDI to USB Interface, MIDI I/O to USB Type A, 6 ft   $24.99

Thank You




Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

yes you still need midi to flash the DT amps... i highly recommend an m-audio UNO device...

you may get by with others... but this interface has proven to be the most reliable.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll second that. There have been issues with lesser quality cables being used. I myself use a pre-sonus studio one but this is for recording to PC and you don't have to spend that kind of money. The M-Audio UNO will work just fine.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now