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In this section you will find anwers to the most frequently ask questions about POD.
Q: How do I make your POD patches work?
First you need to be sure you are using the most recent version of SoundDiver. The version that comes on your POD CD will not work. You can get the updater in any of three places. Directly from Line 6, directly from Emagic, or from Dthraco. Secondly you need to unzip the files into your SoundDiver\Libraries directory. Then open or import them from the file menu within the program. As a general rule Windows machines will use the open command and Macs will use import.
Q: Will these patches work with my Flextone II or POD Pro?
Yes. All patches on my site are fully compatible with all POD, POD Pro and Flextone II series of preamps and amplifiers. All you need is your computer, the SoundDiver software, and a midi cord to go from your soundcard to your Line 6 unit. Tones of fun for everyone...
Q: Will your patches work with my AX2?
Yes! Thanks to Brian over at Patchwizard.com all POD patches are now fully compatible with the AX2 series. Download his handy-dandy patch converter program to convert all these wonderful slices of tone to a format your AX2 can understand. Then jam for hours and hours.
Q: Is there a list of front panel settings for POD patches available?
You can obtain manual settings for POD in several places on the web. Try AndyZ for Flextone and POD settings, Dthraco, and Soundz of the POD for the Guitar World Magazine patches in text format. In addition you can visite The Flextone Files as Flextone patches are easily converted to POD settings.
Q: What do I need to connect POD to my PC for deep editing?
If your PC has a soundcard with 15 pin joystick port then you have it made. All you need is a joystick to midi converter cable. It will have a 15 pin joystick plug at one end with a passthrough for joystick, and two long pigtails, one marked out, one marked in. This should run you between twenty and thirty dollars. Be sure to get the one with male ends and not female. If your computer doesn't have a soundcard then you need one of those first. You should be able to find a decent Yamaha based soundcard or other unit for under $30.
Q: How do I connect POD to my PC for recording?
The most direct way is to get a 1/8" male stereo to 2x1/4" female mono adapter. Then you can plug the left and right outs of POD directly into that using standard 1/4" patch cables. Plug the 1/8" end into your soundcard's Line In and not the Mic in.
Q: Will POD sound good through my _______ guitar amp?
The short answer is yes. The long answer follows. Evaluate the amp in question first. How does it sound? How is the low end? The highs? Mids? Does it get great clean tones? Distorted? POD will be able to sound good through any amp but will not overcome the deficiencies of the amp itself. If your amp gets great sparkling clean tones then POD will most likely be able to get fantastic shiny clean tones as well. If the amp only gets real thin bottomless distortions then POD most likely will not be able to give you a big fat bottomed cruncher through that amp. You will still be able to get great distortions but don't expect to get that James Hetfield Mesa sound out of that $40 practice amp you got for your birthday.
Q: What is the best way to run POD live?
Personally I think the best way to run POD live is direct to the board. I send the left signal to the board with POD's AIR switch in direct mode. The other channel goes to a power amp with a set of very accurate wedges for my personal monitors. This way I can maintain that feeling of moving air at my back while getting the advantages of going direct. This method works great for POD but would also work for any direct guitar situation.
Q: Where can I get a standalone MIDI pedal to operate POD's built in WAH?
Nothing of this type is available at this time. The closest you can get is toBuild Your Own. The only issue with this homegrown solution is that no circuitry is included for turning the WAH back off. Could be a problem. Someone could probably make a killing from POD users alone if they could design and market one of these with a toe down off switch (WAH turns on automatically when you move the pedal). But for now you will need either Line 6's Floorboard, an ART X-15, or one of the many MIDI footpedals that have 1-8 expression pedal inputs which are assignable.
Q: How on Earth do I make my X-15 work with POD?
Right out of the box the X-15 is setup perfectly for program changes. Step on a button and a patch will come up. Appendix C of your POD Pilot's Handbook gives a list of patches and their associated program change value. But if you want to use the effects on/off mode it will require a little more work on your part. First have your POD Pilot's Handbook and ART X-15 User Guide on hand for reference. To enter setup on the X-15 press 'mode' together with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 depending on what you want to edit. Press with 1 to edit the function of the left pedal and 2 for the right pedal. 3 will edit the function of the bypass button and 4 will edit the function of buttons 1-10. In all cases the up and down arrows on the X-15 are used to increment and decrement the values being edited. Appendix D of the POD Pilot's Handbook shows the values that POD uses for each of it's functions. You can create your own configuration with this chart. Alternatively you can see how I set up my X-15 here or check out Dthraco to see how he set up his.
Q: Why does the edit light on my POD seem to come on for no reason?
Q: Why does the delay come on spontaneously?
This seems to be caused by something called pot 'jitter'. Pots (potentiometers) are the inner electrical component to every knob control on POD. Here is how to eliminate the 'jitters'. Set the Drive, Bass, Middle, Treble, Channel Volume, Reverb, and Effect Tweak controls to zero. Set the Effects selector to Bypass and the Amp Model to POD Clean. Output level is a absolute global setting and should be set where it fits your gear best. Call up your patch using the up/down buttons and jam away. There should be no problem with jitter at these settings.
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