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Can I load custom impulses responses to pod HD500x?

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Hey everyone, I recently got a pod HD500X and after sitting with it for quite some time I was wondering if I can improve tones by loading custom IR's into the unit. I have been searching for information but not sure I have found the answer.

 

Is it possible to load custom IR's (as is the case with the mooer radar for example) or would the use of custom IR's only be possible with a dedicated unit such as the radar or 2 notes torpedo after the pod HD500X (from what I have gathered this seems to be the case but not 100% sure)? Thanks in advance!

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Gee. I don't know the answer to that question. 

Let me check my owner's manual(s) for you.

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Had a bit of spare time and don't have the manuals to hand. I know, I know, I could have looked them up and searched through but I thought a post here would be quicker as the forums are filled with much more experienced users who could help provide an informative answer. 

 

I knew I would run the risk of a sad case sitting at the ready for a new post who would spend more time writing an utterly useless response (within 8 minutes of it being posted) than being of any use what so ever. A simple 'yes you can load IR's' or 'no you can't' would have been less time and energy for you...and me (by in writing this) and would have been helpful. If you have nothing worth while saying then don't. Unless you are serious in your reply...in which case please accept my most sincerest of apologies and thanks! As I said mine are not to hand :-)

 

 

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Yeah, it is always easier to have others do it for you than it is doing it yourself. 

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Again thanks for a useless response

 

Hopefully you put this much effort into actually helping people =-D

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You would certainly know had you took the time to search the 10 years worth of posts available for the device. 

But, you know, we can't expect you to do something. 

 

For the record - 

I am a super nice guy. 

Just not to lazy lollipopers. 

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"We can't expect you to do something"? Is there a thread that can make sense of that sentence? Do you devise useless and discouraging posts with others or are you being a rascal and speaking for all forum users? 

 

What you could do is not be that person who snuffs people with (evidently) far less experience of line 6 gear and the forum, this being my first ever post. 

 

You seem it....thanks for all your super niceness, I'm convinced.

 

 

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Don't be discouraged. Keep asking questions,  and welcome to the forum.

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Hey, thanks a lot! :-D I will...but I better make sure I study these manuals first ha.

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I think it's always a good idea to read manuals. There's a lot of good info in there and I find one can usually answer their own questions quickly, especially as a novice, without having to post a question here and wait for someone else to respond.

 

On the other hand manuals generally just talk about what the product does - not what it doesn't do. I doubt that you'd discover directly in the manual that the HD500 does not handle IRs; you'd have to deduce that from the fact that IRs are never mentioned.

 

 

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Ye thanks, was just eager to get a good tone from it but didn't have the manuals handy unfortunately. 

 

TBH feel a bit underwhelmed with it so far. Feel like I am spending so much time dialling in a tone that I am not even practicing! Seen people using cab sims after it to improve the sound but by the same token I have played with others who have used it on its own (for metal) and they sounded really really good! Maybe need some more tweaking so I'll stick with it for now. 

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Pianoguyy is very helpful but can also be a lollipop.  He's like that to everyone so don't feel singled out.

 

Anyway, there are some aftermarket gadgets that will let you to CustomIRs with the PODHD but you have to be very careful not to overdrive them.  The PODHD will take quite a bit of time to get the tones you want.  Once you get over that learning curve of do's and don't's it'll pump out some very nice tones.  That was a big complaint about the PODHD was the presets were not very good.

 

Some "Do's" and "Don'ts" to be aware of:

1) Make Input 1 guitar and Input 2 something besides guitar, otherwise it doubles the input volume and overdrives everything.

2) Play with Input impedance.  Usually the default is fine but sometimes a lower Input Z helps with fizz.

3) Try different cabs and mics.

4) Start with a simple patch and EQ till it sounds good.  EQ is key.

 

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Nice one! I'll have a look at those setting as I have just been dialling in tones and not really focused on that side of things! 

 

I got it to gig with after hearing some really good tones from other heavier bands. I'm now concerned with what it will sound through different amps or through a PA (besides finding a tone to begin with) as I don't have a PA to test it out through but been reading about that being a good way to use it! Just looking for a good metal tone and for consistency. Who knows, I'll keep at it for now and thanks for the tips, appreciate it!

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16 minutes ago, joel_brown said:

 

Some "Do's" and "Don'ts" to be aware of:

1) Make Input 1 guitar and Input 2 something besides guitar, otherwise it doubles the input volume and overdrives everything.

 

 

I was under the impression that this was much less of an issue with the newest firmwares. Is that the case at all?

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I found what I was thinking of - it's not the newer firmware, but just some tests that were done to show that Input 1: Guitar/Input 2: Same is not the worst way to go.

 

Here's one discussion - by the end there was a comment to this effect:

https://line6.com/supportarchivenew/thread/74045?start=0&tstart=0

 

Later these two had a much more thorough discussion:

 

Not meaning to start a war or anything. I just remember using it a couple of years ago and following the initial recommendations (not using Input 2:same) and feeling like stuff didn't sound right. Then I saw the later posts and switched to Same. I had to rebuild patches, but it didn't take me that long and I felt that stuff sounded better. For the record, I am not using low output pickups - my main axe is a Flying V with a 500 in the bridge.

 

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