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VinceSoliveri

Noticable Hiss/distortion/clipping Problems On Clean Patches

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For the longest time I have had huge problems with my Pod HD 500. I am constantly hearing excess and un-needed noise whenever I am playing on a clean patch (and I can only assume it is happening on distorted patches although you can't hear it). No matter what amp model I'm using, the noise is persistent. I always thought maybe the pickups on my guitar are too hot, but as a raise or lower the pickups, the problem still occurs, even if I enable the PAD switch. I do not believe the pod is clipping for I have the volume knob at about 60% and the mixer volumes (VOLUME A & VOLUME B) set at -5 db. I have all the latest updates and I honestly do not know what to do. I have recorded an example the sounds I am hearing so it can give a clearer indication of what I mean. I will post the link. I recorded a direct signal with a clean patch from the Pod to my interface.Then I recorded the same riff, but with everything on the signal chain disabled. Lastly I recorded my guitar directly into my interface. 

When it is the completely dry signal from my guitar, i do not hear any additional noise so I can only assume its my Pod.

 

Please help. I am getting awfully fed up with this issue.

 

Thanks

 

Here is the recording: 

http://puu.sh/3rr3I

 

 

Clean problems.mp3

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Check your Inputs. Try assigninf Input 1 = Guitar and Input 2 = (any unused input; something other than Same).

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I had this same issue a couple years ago after a flash memory update. You may try reflashing and see if it goes away. It worked for me. Good luck!

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May be it depends on my pc speakers, but I can't hear any disturbing noise. some fx add a very little distortion to the sound, some add a little noise. If you use the standard setup for input: All inputs at 1 and 2 you can get some clipping. Best is use input1 as "guitar" and input2 as "Variax" (only input1 goes to the tuner, and the "Variax" is digital, hence less noise).

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If you Mic as an active input but unused you should look at the trim knob as this can introduce hiss if turned up.  Basically the approach is that unlike the demo presets where everything is active, your presets that you actually use should only have the minimum inputs active to reduce noise

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VinceSoliveri,

  As confirmation, I listened to your 'clean problems' file on good speakers. The hiss is most definately there, and seems to get worse with each note that you add. Hopefully a solution will show up in these replies!

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