Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
kingneptune117

PD HD500X - Difference between physical EQ knobs, and EQ stompbox fx?

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

 

Can someone explain the difference between the physical EQ knobs on the POD HD500X unit, and the digital EQ fx stomp boxes (such as the parametric EQ, graphic EQ, etc...)?  Are the phyiscal EQ knobs used purely to change the EQ of the amp, as if you had a real amp in front of you and turning the knobs on it?  If that is the case, why would anyone want to use the digital fx EQ's in their signal chain, when you can just use the physical knobs?

 

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, the physical EQ knobs equate the the knobs you would normally find on an amp.

 

There are a number of reasons why you would use digital FX EQ's depending on the effect.  For example, the EQ knobs for the amp are somewhat wide scoped in frequency range and vary from amp to amp.  In some cases you may want to accentuate or deaccentuate a certain specific and tighter range of frequencies within the frequency range than what's set by the amp, so you might appy one of the many, various parametric or graphic EQ FX at the end of the signal chain.  In another case you might want to change the tone when you kick into a lead, so you would adjust the EQ knobs on a boost or overdrive pedal to get that effect.

 

Basically the EQ settings on many of the FX are there for fine tuning, but they will all be subject to and affected by the base EQ set on the amp.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, the physical EQ knobs equate the the knobs you would normally find on an amp.

 

There are a number of reasons why you would use digital FX EQ's depending on the effect.  For example, the EQ knobs for the amp are somewhat wide scoped in frequency range and vary from amp to amp.  In some cases you may want to accentuate or deaccentuate a certain specific and tighter range of frequencies within the frequency range than what's set by the amp, so you might appy one of the many, various parametric or graphic EQ FX at the end of the signal chain.  In another case you might want to change the tone when you kick into a lead, so you would adjust the EQ knobs on a boost or overdrive pedal to get that effect.

 

Basically the EQ settings on many of the FX are there for fine tuning, but they will all be subject to and affected by the base EQ set on the amp.

 

Thanks for the reply, that is good information. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But remember, except for the master volume, the physical knobs are not a constant. 

Meaning - you use them to change the settings of a patch. But once you change the patch, the physical knob positions don't mean squat. 

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
Sign in to follow this  

×