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POD XT and external chorus and delay sounds horrible

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Hi guys. Just purchased the TC Nova delay as well as the TC Hall of Fame reverb pedals. Checked them in the store and sounded excellent. Now I just discovered when hooking the the pedals to my POD XT the sound is very bad. The sound as kind of distorted like it delivers way too much input. I don't get this? I usually run a Maxon OD808 in front of the POD XT and it sounds brilliant. I only use the "Balance" option in this pedal though, and not the overdrive.

 

Anyways my setup is this:

 

Guitar -> Maxon OD808 -> Hall of Fame Reverb -> Nova delay -> Pod XT

 

Also tried going guitar -> Hall of Fame -> Pod XT with same crappy result.

 

What am I missing here??

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Yes, thanks, I was recommended to do so, and it works a lot better. Still not 100% okay, but 90-95%, so I can live with that :)

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If you aren't already, using the stereo-in of the pedals will sound better also.

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If you aren't already, using the stereo-in of the pedals will sound better also.

 

Okay, awesome, I need to try this as well! Only the Hall of Fame pedal has this option though. But thanks again! 

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Yes it is, and yes you are right... I was am just confused, because the input says L (mono) and R. So is the R then considered to be stereo and the L mono? Sorry if it's a noob question...  :blink:

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You use just one cable with L(mono) for mono and 2 cables, L & R to preserve the stereo signal from your xt.

 

Of course depending on you models/effects you're using in the xt and what you are monitoring with will determine it is worth it.

 

What are you monitoring with?

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I mainly just use the amps/gain from the POD. No effects like delay, reverb, chorus etc. I am not sure about your question regarding what I am monitoring with? 

 

Regarding the stereo option: From my pedals I pass on the signal to my Mbox soundcard and that one only has 1 input for guitar jack, so would stereo all be possible?

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Well it depends on your specific soundcard.

 

Monitoring meaning speakers/headphones or amp.

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Well I use the POD as an amp and output to the Mbox and then again my speakers...

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The Mbox 3 (not the mini or the pro - the one in between those two models)

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