Line 6 Pod HD Update - feature request

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  1. alp

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    Dear Line 6,

    Please make Cab Models available when Amp Models are disabled. Adding a Neutral "Power Amp" model with a single volume knob, like the one on the Pod Farm would also work. I've used that feature a lot on Pod Farm when i wanted to use my other preamps, or my amps' effects send out for recordings with great results. With the new coming global 3 band parametric EQ with high and low pass filters, this feature may become very handy. I am guessing that Cab & Mic portion is separated from amps by design so i think it wouldn't take so much effort to add this feature.

    I am going to post this also on line6.ideascale.com, i am just waiting a confirmation for my sign in from moderators. I will be very happy to see this feature on my Pod HD500x if it's possible. This could make things a lot easier for me and i am sure other users would also appreciate it.

    In case you are listening, thanks..

    Best regards,

    Alp
     
  2. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Silver Supporting Member

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    That was my very first dissapointment when i first tried it... i dont think they will change this, i have asked it many years ago.
     
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    Oddly enough, I don't seem to remember hearing this request before. Send me the IdeaScale link and I'll vote it up. Cheers! :)
     
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    HD can't do this? I know out can turn amps off in the Pod X3 and just use the cabs. Interesting.
     
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    The Neutral Power Amp with just a volume control would be good for Acoustic patches with no Cabinet as well.
     
  6. alp

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    Thanks for your interest Digital Igloo. It's great to be able to contact you guys on these boards. I submitted this request on ideascale, here is the link:
    http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/POD-HD-Cab-Models-without-Amp-Models/706856-23508

    Thanks a lot :aok

    This sounds interesting, i'll give this a try as soon as possible. Thanks a lot Ringleader42. :beer
     
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  8. alp

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    Ringleader42, i tried your suggestion, it is quite usable. However, even with the channel volume maxed, there is a significant volume drop as you adjust preamp gain to keep things clean. I also tried full amp model of Flip Top (pre + power), it is louder but still not as loud as the signal fed into amp model.

    Despite the transparency and volume drop issues, as i tried to adjust amp eq as flat as possible, HD500x's cab models sounded good with my external analog preamps, very good sounds can be achieved this way. But i still think a flat power amp model would be more easier to keep signal strong and clear.

    Thanks a lot for the advice. I had some good sounds this evening with a new approach on this unit . :aok
     
  9. alp

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    Highly appreciated, thanks :)
     

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