POD® HD PrO x EDit - Visualization and Image Analysis (VIA) lab

POD® HD PrO x EDit - Visualization and Image Analysis (VIA) lab
Rev B
POD HD Pro x Edit
В®
pilot’s guide
A guide to the features and functionality of the Line 6 POD HD Pro X Edit application.
Electrophonic Limited Edition
В©2013 Line 6, Inc.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Workflow............................................................................................1•1
What’s in it for Me? .........................................................................................1•1
Workflow Overview..........................................................................................1•1
Computer Connectivity....................................................................................1•2
POD HD Pro X Edit - Offline Mode.................................................................1•3
Dynamic DSP...................................................................................................1•4
Saving and Opening POD HD Pro X Preset Files..........................................1•4
POD HD Pro X - Looper Functions.................................................................1•6
GUI Overview...................................................................................... 2•1
Signal Flow View Features...............................................................................2•5
Menu Commands............................................................................................2•8
Editing FX & Amps.............................................................................. 3•1
Working with FX Edit Panels...........................................................................3•1
Working with Amp Edit Panels........................................................................3•4
Mixer View..........................................................................................4•1
Mixer/Utilities Options......................................................................................4•1
L6 LINK Audio & Control Options...................................................................4•2
Configuring Footswitch & Controller Assignments................................ 5•1
The Controllers & Footswitches Options........................................................5•1
The MIDI Assign Options.................................................................................5•5
Set Lists and Presets........................................................................... 6•1
Main Presets Panel..........................................................................................6•1
Set Lists View Panels.......................................................................................6•2
Line 6 Monkey & Additional Resources............................................... 7•1
Using Line 6 Monkey.......................................................................................7•1
Additional Resources.......................................................................................7•2
Line 6, POD, L6 LINK, Variax, James Tyler Variax, DT50, DT25, FBV, CustomTone and Line 6 Monkey
are trademarks of Line 6, Inc. All other product names, trademarks, and artists’ names are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.
Copyright В© 2013 Line 6, Inc.
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Workflow
Workflow
Welcome to the POD® HD Pro X Edit Pilot’s Guide. This guide contains details of the POD HD Pro
X Edit application’s features and functionality. All behaviors are the same on Mac® or Windows®,
unless otherwise noted. It is recommended that you also read the POD HD Pro X Pilot’s Guide
and POD HD Pro X Advanced Guide for details on using your device, available from http://line6.
com/support/manuals.
This Guide covers POD HD Pro X Edit software version 1.0 and POD HD Pro X hardware with Flash Memory
version 1.0 installed (or later versions). POD HD Pro X Edit is compatible with Mac OSВ® X 10.5 or later, and
WindowsВ® XP, Vista & 7 or later (all 32 bit and 64 bit versions). For the latest available software and Flash
Memory versions, please see “Using Line 6 Monkey” on page 7•1.
What’s in it for Me?
POD HD Pro X Edit is a simple, but powerful, Preset editor/librarian application. It allows you to
easily see and tweak all the individual Amp, Preamp & FX Models’ parameters within one attractive
Graphical User Interface (or “GUI”), to create, customize, manage and backup your Tone Presets
& Set Lists. You can also tap directly into the Line 6 CustomToneв„ў site to share your POD HD Pro
X Tones and download from the huge library of artist & user Presets!
In this chapter, we’ll focus on some of the common tasks you’ll perform with the POD® HD Edit
application.
Workflow Overview
Once the POD HD Pro X Edit application is launched, it automatically “receives” the complete
contents of all 8 Set Lists from your device’s internal memory, allowing you to view or customize
any Preset’s Amp & FX Model settings. While connected, communication between the application
and your POD HD Pro X device’s internal memory is instant - move any Block or adjust any
parameter within the application and the modified settings are heard on your device. Likewise,
adjustments made to your device’s controls are visually reflected in the software.
Two-way communication exists between your device & computer via the USB connection
This interactive communication allows you to tweak any individual Amp or FX Models’ settings
within the application GUI and instantly hear and preview the changes, before committing them to
the internal memory of your POD HD Pro X device.
TIP: It is also possible to use POD HD Pro X Edit simultaneously when using POD HD Pro X for (USB)computer
recording, or when using a L6 LINKв„ў connection to DT Series amplifiers! When using the L6 LINK connection,
USB audio is muted, however, you’ll still hear your tones through the DT Series amplifier and other POD HD Pro
X outputs.
1•1
Workflow
Changes made to your current Preset within the software are temporarily stored on your POD
HD Pro X - that is, they do not overwrite the device’s current Preset until you perform a save. You
can also move Presets to different Channel locations (in the same or different Set List) within the
application, to manage the contents of your device’s Set Lists/Presets order. Once you are done
with your Tone tweaking, you can “send” one or all the current Set Lists or Tone Presets from
the application to your device to save all settings into your device’s internal memory. You can
also choose to save Set Lists, Bundles and/or Presets to your computer’s hard drive to build an
unlimited library of Tones, which you can reload into the application, and to your POD HD Pro X,
at any time.
Computer Connectivity
To put POD HD Pro X Edit to work, connect your POD HD Pro X device to your computer’s USB
2.0 port to establish two-way communication. Exit any Line 6 applications that might be running,
and with your POD HD Pro X device powered on, launch POD HD Pro X Edit:
• On Mac®, go to Applications > Line 6 > POD HD Pro X Edit
• On Windows®, go to the Start button menu > Programs > Line 6 > POD HD Pro X Edit
Upon launch, the application will detect your POD HD Pro X and automatically retrieve and load
its saved Presets. This may take a few moments since the contents of all 8 Set Lists are being
transferred. The application’s progress screen will let you know when the Preset loading process
is complete. Your POD HD Pro X device’s “Sync in Progress” screen is also displayed during
this process. This screen appears whenever the Editor application has control of POD HD Pro X
parameters, to let you know that the device’s on-board controls are temporarily “locked-out” from
changing settings to safely allow the sync process to complete.
Edit application - Preset load progress screen
POD HD Pro X - LCD screen
If your POD HD Pro X device is not USB-connected and powered on, you’ll see the following alert
screen, warning you that no device was detected.
“No Device” alert
Click OK and you can either continue to run POD HD Pro X Edit in “Offline Mode” (see page 1•6),
or, connect/power on your device and the application will prompt you to retrieve the connected
device’s Presets.
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Workflow
Receive Presets prompt
If you disconnect or power off POD HD Pro X, you’ll see a flashing alert, as shown below, indicating
that the POD HD Pro X device connection was lost. Reconnect your device and you’ll be prompted
with the Receive Presets screen, as described above. Click “Yes” to retrieve all Presets from the
device’s internal memory, or “No” to continue working in the application without importing the
Presets.
Alert indicating no connected POD HD Pro X was detected
POD HD Pro X Edit - Offline Mode
In some cases, you might want to load one of your saved Set Lists or Bundles from your hard
drive, tweak, rename or reorder your Presets, and save the Set List/Bundle back to your computer
without committing it to your POD HD Pro X device... No problem! To do this, launch the POD HD
Pro X Edit application without your device connected. You see the pop-up alert telling you this will
launch the application in “Offline Mode” - click OK to proceed.
Offline Mode alert
Load your desired Preset/Set List/Bundle file using the File menu’s “Open” commands, edit to
taste and save the file back to your computer. At a later time, when you are ready to save the
Preset/Set List/Bundle to your device, connect your POD HD Pro X and then launch the application.
Open the saved file and use the Save Panel’s “Send” functions to save the desired items into your
device’s memory.
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Workflow
Dynamic DSP
As covered in the POD HD Pro X Advanced User Guide, the POD HD Pro X device offers a
vast number of HD Amp and FX Models of all types. Some Models require more Digital Signal
Processing (DSP) than others, so we’ve implemented a “Dynamic DSP” management system in
POD HD Pro X to allow you to mix and match any combinations of Models, and the device will
automatically bypass Models if the DSP limit is reached. You’ll be notified whenever this DSP limit
is reached by the following alert:
DSP Limit alert displayed momentarily in the SFV pane
Likewise, you’ll see a similar “DSP Limit Reached” alert displayed temporarily on your device’s
LCD screen. To alleviate the DSP load, you can toggle existing FX “Off” or set Blocks to “None.”
The HD Amps, Reverbs and Pitch type FX Models tend to be the heaviest DSP usage Models.
However, even among Models of the same type, DSP requirements vary - Simply trying a different
Amp, Reverb or Pitch FX Model may be enough to bring your Tone back below the DSP Limit.
Saving and Opening POD HD Pro X Preset Files
Note that there are two methods for “Saving” within the Line 6 POD HD Pro X Edit application.
The Save Panel allows you to “Send” one or all Presets from the application to your POD HD Pro
X device - see page 2•1.
The other way to “Save,” as covered here, is to create a copy of a Preset to any folder on your
computer as a POD HD Pro X Edit Preset (.pxe) file. This allows you to create a library of Presets
that can be reloaded onto your device anytime!
To Save a Preset to your Computer:
Double-click on a Preset within the application’s main Presets Panel or Set Lists View to
load it and then select “Save As” from the File menu. This launches the familiar Mac® or
Windows® file “Save As” window, where you can edit the file name and choose a destination
folder. By default, all .pxe files are saved to:
• Mac® - /Documents/Line 6/Tones/POD HD Pro X Edit folder
• Windows® - \My Documents\Line 6\Tones\POD HD Pro X Edit folder
It is also possible to drag any Preset directly from the main Presets Panel or Set Lists View and
drop it onto your Desktop, or into any folder on your computer to copy it there. Or, select multiple
Presets to drag and Save copies of each in one drop! (See the “Set Lists and Presets” on page 6•1
for more on copying & moving Presets.)
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Workflow
To Save a Bundle to your Computer:
POD HD Pro X Edit allows you to instantly save all the applications’ current Set Lists,
including all their Presets and current settings, into one consolidated “Bundle” (.pxb) file.
This is extremely handy for making a complete, consolidated backup of all your current
Set Lists & Presets, allowing you to load them all back to your device at any time! Just go
to the File menu and select “Save Bundle As” to launch a “Save As” dialog, where you can enter
a name and choose any folder to save the Bundle file.
By default, all .pxb files are saved to:
• Mac® - /Documents/Line 6/Tones/POD HD Pro X Edit/Bundles folder
• Windows® - \My Documents\Line 6\Tones\POD HD Pro X Edit\Bundles folder
Note that the Save Bundle feature always includes all Set Lists & Presets, regardless of any
Preset(s) that might be selected within the Set Lists or Presets Panel.
To Save a Set List to your Computer:
POD HD Pro X Edit allows you to instantly save the currently loaded Set List, including all
its Presets and their current settings, to a Set List (.pxs) file. This is extremely handy for
making a complete backup of all Presets in the current Set List, allowing you to load them
all back to your device at any time! Just go to the File menu and select “Save Set List As”
to launch a “Save As” dialog, where you can enter a name and choose any folder to save the file.
By default, all .pxs files are saved to:
• Mac® - /Documents/Line 6/Tones/POD HD Pro X Edit/Setlists folder
• Windows® - \My Documents\Line 6\Tones\POD HD Pro X Edit\Setlists folder
Note that the Save Set List feature always includes all the Set List’s 64 Presets, regardless of any
Preset(s) that might be selected within the Presets or Set List Panel.
To Open a Preset, Bundle or Set List File from your Computer
Opening any of these files loads the file Preset(s) into the editor application. Note that these are
loaded in the application as “edited” and the Preset title and settings on your connected POD HD
Pro X are not overwritten until you choose to “send” them to your device, as described below.
A newly opened Set List - all Presets appear as “unsaved” in application until Sent to POD HD Pro X
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Workflow
• To open a Preset - Select “Open” from the application’s File menu and browse to the
location where your Preset (.pxe) files are stored (the default Preset folder locations are
shown above). Selecting a Preset file loads its saved settings, replacing the currently
loaded Preset and its Channel location within the application.
• To open a Bundle - Select “Open Bundle” from the application’s File menu and browse
to the location where your Bundle (.pxb) files are stored (the default Bundle folder
locations are shown above). Selecting a Bundle file loads its full set of all 8 Set Lists
and their Presets, replacing all the currently loaded Presets within the application.
• To open a Set List - Select “Open Set List” from the application’s File menu and
browse to the location where your Set List (.pxs) files are stored (the default Set List
folder locations are shown above). Selecting a Set List file loads its full set 64 Presets,
replacing all Presets in the currently loaded Set List within the application.
• Alternatively, you can drag a Preset, Bundle or Set List file from any folder on your
computer and drop it directly in the POD HD Pro X Edit window to load the file’s settings.
(Dragging and dropping a Preset or Set List replaces the currently loaded Preset or Set
List in the application.)
• Use the Save Panel options (see page 2•1) to “Send” the desired Selected Presets/
Set List/All to your connected POD HD Pro X device’s internal memory. This action
permanently overwrites the respective Presets within your device’s internal memory.
Invalid Preset Alert
For POD HD Pro X Edit, we’ve built in detection for potentially corrupted Presets. When loading
Presets, a Set Lists or Bundle, if you are prompted with this “Invalid data found” alert, this means
that one or more of the Presets is possibly corrupted. For such Presets, they are “reset” and loaded
in the Edit application and on your device as empty, New Tone Presets as a safety mechanism.
The “Invalid data found” alert
POD HD Pro X - Looper Functions
The POD HD Pro X Looper functions are not accessible within the POD HD Pro X Edit application.
These features are still available via the device (via a connected FBVв„ў Controller) while using POD
HD Pro X Edit, however, there are no functions within the application’s GUI to specifically control
the Looper functions. The following behaviors apply:
• The Looper Block is not accessible within the Edit application, so you won’t see it in the
Signal Flow View of the software. Therefore, its “Pre” and “Post” position options are
accessible strictly from the POD HD Pro X-connected FBV device. (The Looper blocks
Pre/Post setting is a global one, so it is not saved per Preset.)
• If you set your POD HD Pro X device into an active Looper mode (Record, Overdub or
Play), the application simply remains showing the same currently loaded Preset.
• Double-clicking on a Preset within the Presets or Set Lists Panel loads the saved Preset
in the application and on the device. If the device is currently in Looper mode, it will
simply remain in this mode, and the saved Preset settings will be audibly loaded.
1•6
GUI Overview
GUI Overview
In this chapter, we’ll describe the sections of the POD® HD Pro X Edit application’s Graphical User
Interface (GUI). Here we’ve laid out descriptions for all the important things you need to know as
you start clicking around in there.
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The POD HD Pro X Edit main “GUI”
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Save Controls
The Save Controls allow you to “Send” and “Receive” Tone Presets or complete Set Lists between
the application and the POD HD Pro X device’s internal memory.
The Save controls
Using the SEND buttons overwrites the existing Preset/Set List data in your device’s internal
memory, effectively Saving the transferred items to your POD HD Pro X. Using the RECEIVE buttons
imports the last saved versions of the selected Presets or Set List into the application. Please see
the chapter “Set Lists and Presets” on page 6•1.
2•1
GUI Overview
2
Inputs Panel
Input Source selectors
• Input Sources: Choose the sources for Inputs 1 & 2. These options are the same as
those found in your POD HD Pro X Setup:Inputs screen and are saved individually per
Preset.
Note: When selecting the Variax Input Source for a James TylerВ® VariaxВ® guitar, the guitar signal (Model or
Magnetic pickup) is determined by the guitar’s on-board selector switch. This switch state is also saved and
recalled with the POD HD Pro X Preset. The Variax Mag Input Source receives strictly the Tyler Magnetic Pickup
signal. Additional Variax Digital Input (VDI) options are available in the Mixer screen - see “Variax Controls” on
page 4•1.
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Tap Tempo Options
Tap Tempo options
• Tap Tempo Options: Enter in a “Tap Tempo” value by clicking directly in the text box to
type in a specific BPM, or “tap” rhythmically on the TAP button with your mouse. Your
tempo-based FX can optionally be set to a note division of this Tap Tempo value (see
below).
About Tempo Sync
Tempo-based FX (Modulation, Pitch & Delays) each include their own, individual “Tempo Sync”
option to either follow the Tap Tempo BPM value, or to be set manually. Additionally, a “system”
Tempo Sync option is also available that allows you to choose whether the FX follow the Tap
Tempo as a per-Preset value or globally - see “Tap Tempo Options” on page 2•2.
2•2
GUI Overview
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Presets Panel
The main Presets Panel displays all 64 Channel locations (01A through 16D) that correspond to the
respective Set List’s Channel locations within your POD HD Pro X device’s internal memory.
Set List selector
Edited Preset (indicated
in amber, italicized text,
with an asterisk at right)
Currently loaded Preset
(indicated by arrow at left)
Selected Preset
(indicated by highlight)
The Presets Panel
Within the Presets Panel, you can load a new Set List and/or Preset as well as perform all kinds
of functions with your Presets, including moving or copying them to different Channel locations,
using the Save Controls to “send” and “receive” Presets between your computer and device, and
more. Please see “Set Lists and Presets” on page 6•1 for all you need to know about working with
Presets.
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Signal Flow Panel
This panel is essentially the equivalent of the Signal Flow View screen on your POD HD Pro X
hardware. It provides a handy visual reference of the On/Off/Disabled state and signal flow position
of all Amp & FX Models for the loaded Preset.
“Pre” Position
Off
(Bypassed)
FX Model
Parallel Paths A & B
FX Block Amp B Amp B Mixer
in Path A
Block
“Post” Position
“Null” (Disabled)
FX Blocks
The Signal Flow Panel
• Pre Position: The area before the Path A & B split is referred to as the “Pre” Position.
Note that FX Blocks placed here are positioned “Pre” Amp Blocks. (An Amp Block can
also be placed in the Pre position area, but will always be at the end of the Pre section.)
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GUI Overview
• Parallel Paths A & B: The top signal path is Path A and the lower is Path B. It is
possible to move FX and/or an Amp Block into each of these paths, to create a “parallel”
configuration. We’ll cover the possibilities in other sections of this Guide, but here are
some pointers for Paths A & B:
• To utilize two Amps in your tone, it is necessary to move your Amp Block into Path
A, and an Amp B Block is automatically added to Path B, for which you can select
an Amp B Model.
• Any of the 8 FX Blocks can be moved into either Path A or B, and placed before of
after an Amp Block within the path.
• The POD HD Pro X Source Input 1 is fed through Path A, and Source Input 2 is fed
through Path B, unless a mono FX Model is inserted in the Pre position, which downmixes the two input sources to mono and feeds them both equally into Paths A and
B. (See the Input Selectors section on page 2•2.) Note that you can move all FX
and Amp Blocks out of these Paths completely, but the Paths always exist, and your
Source Inputs are always fed through them, and thus, through the Mixer Block.
• Use the Mixer Block to independently adjust the Level and Pan for Path A and B (also
see “Mixer/Utilities Options” on page 4•1).
• Post Position: The area to the right of the Mixer Block is referred to as the “Post”
Position. Note that FX Blocks placed here are positioned “post” Amp Blocks. (An Amp
Block can also be placed in the Post position area, but will always be at the start of the
Post section.)
See “Signal Flow View Features” on page 2•5 for details on all the functions available for this panel!
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Edit Panels
This area of the GUI offers a row of buttons to display each of the different Edit Panel Views - FX,
Amps, Mixer, Controllers and Set Lists. We’ve provided detailed info on each of these Views in
the following sections:
Edit Panel display selector buttons
The Edit Panel display - FX Edit Panel view selected
2•4
GUI Overview
• FX View: Provides full editing capabilities for each of the 8 FX Blocks - see “Working
with FX Edit Panels” on page 3•1.
• Amps View: Provides full editing capabilities for the 2 Amp Blocks, including Cab, Mic,
Line 6 DT Series amplifier parameters and more - see “Working with Amp Edit Panels”
on page 3•4.
• Mixer View: Provides editing of the Path A/B Mixer and Tempo Sync & FX Trails functions
- see “Mixer View” on page 4•1.
• Controllers View: Provides editing of the EXP Pedal, Variax Knob & Footswitch
Controller assignments for remote access to Amp & FX functions (via a connected Line
6 FBVв„ў Controller device or Line 6 Variax instrument), as well as MIDI control output
configuration - see “Configuring Footswitch & Controller Assignments” on page 5•1
• Set Lists View: The Set Lists “Librarian” screen provides access to the contents of all
8 Set Lists, for easy management of Set Lists and Presets - see “Set Lists and Presets”
on page 6•1.
Signal Flow View Features
Just like on your POD HD Pro X device, the Signal Flow View (SFV) is the primary screen for
referencing all the sonic elements of your current Preset. This SFV Panel remains in sync with
your connected device’s SFV “Home” screen - changes made via the hardware or software are
reflected in both.* Here within the software’s SFV panel, you can click directly on any FX or Amp
Block to move its Block, or access its parameters in the respective Edit Panels below. All changes
made within the Signal Flow panel are saved individually per Preset.
*Note: The Looper Block and other Looper functions are not displayed or accessible within the POD HD Pro X
Edit application - see “POD HD Pro X - Looper Functions” on page 1•6.
FX & Amps On/Off/Null States
All FX & Amp Models include an On/Off “LED” button (see “Working with FX Edit Panels” on page
3•1). The icon for the respective effect within the Signal Flow Panel dims to indicate its Off state:
FX Model On
FX Model Off
Amp Model On
Amp Model Off
“Null” Block Indicator
Whenever an FX or Amp Block is “empty” (its Model Type selector is set to “---”) the Block appears
in the SFV as a “Null” Block to indicate this disabled state.
Null FX Block
Null Amp Block
Note that Null Blocks can still be selected and moved, just like active FX and Amp Blocks. Once
you select a Model for the Block, the icon in the SFV changes to indicate the chosen Model.
2•5
GUI Overview
Model Position
The position you see the Models appear left to right in the Signal Flow Panel is precisely the order
your input signal flows through them. Just as in the “analog world,” the ordering of your FX can
change the sound you get from them - e.g. a Chorus or Phaser will sound different before versus
after a Distortion.* You can drag and drop any Block within the Signal Flow View panel to reposition
your FX and Amps as desired.
*Note: Some FX are stereo and others are mono (and all Amps & Preamps are mono), therefore, a stereo signal
is typically “mono-ized” at the output of a mono Block. Please see the POD HD Pro X Advanced Guide for
more about Model positioning and the signal flow - http://line6.com/support/manuals.
“Pre” position
Path A
Path B
The positions within the Signal Flow
“Post” position
Moving FX & Amp Blocks
Rearranging the order of the Amp & FX Models in your Tone is as simple as dragging and dropping
within the Signal Flow View panel!
As soon as you hover your mouse cursor over an FX Block, you’ll see its respective FX edit panel
below outlined - this allows you to know which Model your are accessing.
Arrow indicator appears when cursor is over an FX Block
Amber outline indicates the respective FX Block’s edit panel
2•6
GUI Overview
TIP: An FX Block containing the FX Loop can also be moved like any other FX Block, allowing you to place your
POD HD Pro X analog FX Loop’s Send/Return at any point in your signal chain - including in the parallel Paths
A or B!
As you click and drag a Block, you’ll see any potential “drop” location for the Block be indicated
by a vertical bar, as shown below. Simply release the mouse button to move the Block to this
indicated location.
Dragging an FX Block, from Post to Path A
Dragging an Amp Block, from Path A to Post
Any of the 8 FX Blocks can be moved to any position within the Pre, Post, Path A or Path B areas.
A few different rules apply for moving Amp Blocks:
TIP: We’ve also included the Vintage Pre, tube-voiced Mic Preamp, which is found within the Preamp+EQ
Model Menu of any FX Block. This Preamp model (or even multiple instances of it) can be positioned anywhere
in your signal path! The Vintage Pre is great by itself as a Mic Preamp, or in conjunction with Amp Models to add
some boost or tube warmth to an instrument.
• Only one Amp Block can exist in your Tone when placed in the Pre or Post SFV positions.
• An Amp Block in Pre position can be placed only at the end of the Pre section, after
any Pre FX.
Amp Model in the Pre position
• An Amp Block in the Post position can be placed only at the start of the Post section,
before any Post FX.
Amp Model in the Post position
• When moved into Path A, a 2nd (“Null”) Amp Block is automatically created in Path B,
for which you can choose an Amp/Preamp Model, if desired.
Dual Amps within Paths A & B - Amp B is in the “Null” (disabled) state
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GUI Overview
• The Amp Block in Path A (“Amp A”) can be moved left or right into either the Pre or Post
positions, as shown above. Once moved out of Path A, the Amp B block is automatically
removed from the signal flow. Amp A cannot be moved down into Path B.
• Amp Blocks cannot be moved to different positions within Path A or B (however, you
can move FX Blocks before or after Amps within these Paths). Amp B cannot be moved
at all from its Path B position.
Menu Commands
To follow are descriptions of the application’s menu commands and their functions. The location of
some commands are different on MacВ® versus WindowsВ® systems, as noted below.
POD HD Pro X Edit (This menu is shown only on MacВ®)
• About POD HD Pro X Edit - Launches the About box, which includes info about your
connected hardware and software version.
• Quit POD HD Pro X Edit - Exits the application.
File (Also see “Saving and Opening POD HD Pro X Preset Files” on page 1•4.)
• Open - Allows you to load a saved POD HD Pro X Edit Preset (.pxe) file from any folder
on your computer.
• Save As - Allows you to save a copy of the loaded Preset as a POD HD Pro X Edit
Preset file (.pxe) to any folder on your computer.
• Open Bundle - Loads a saved POD HD Pro X Edit “Bundle” (.pxb) file from any folder
on your computer, replacing all Presets within the application.
• Save Bundle As - Allows you to save all current Preset settings as a POD HD Pro X Edit
“Bundle” (.pxb) file to any folder on your computer.
• Open Set List - Loads a saved POD HD Pro X Edit Set List (.pxs) file from any folder on
your computer, replacing the currently loaded Set List and all its Presets.
• Save Set List As - Allows you to save the currently loaded Set List, along with all its
Presets & their current settings, as a POD HD Pro X Edit Set List (.pxs) file to any folder
on your computer.
• Exit (Windows® only) - Exits the application.
Help
• POD HD Pro X Edit Help - Launches this PDF document you are now reading.
• Online Help - Takes you directly to the Line 6 Community site, the place to find additional
documentation, FAQs, User Forums, Technical Support, breaking news and more!
• CustomTone.com - Takes you to the Line 6 CustomTone site, where you can share
your Tone Presets with thousands of other Line 6 users, and download free Tones from
the huge library!
• About POD HD Pro X Edit (Windows® only) - Launches the About box, which includes
info about your software version and connected device.
2•8
Editing FX & Amps
Editing FX & Amps
This area of the GUI offers a row of buttons to display each of the different Edit Panel “Views” - FX,
Amps, Mixer, Controllers and Set Lists. In this chapter we’ll cover the FX and Amps Views.
Working with FX Edit Panels
Within the FX View, you’ll see an individual “Edit Panel” for each of the 8 FX Blocks. These panels
provide you easy access to select the desired FX Model (or the FX Loop) and all its individual
parameters for each Block, making deep editing easier than ever!
Edit Panel display selector buttons
The Edit Panel display - FX View selected
TIP: You can also easily switch to the FX View by clicking directly on any FX Block within the upper Signal Flow
View panel!
FX Panel Controls
You’ll see that the controls displayed within each Edit Panel are specific to the FX Model selected.
To follow are descriptions of the different FX Edit Panel controls.
On/Off LED switch
FX Model Type selector / Numerical Value display
Model-specific controls
FX Model menu / Bar Value display
• Knob controls - Click and drag any knob vertically to adjust its value. Or, click to
“select” a knob, then use your computer’s arrow keys or mouse wheel to adjust it.
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Editing FX & Amps
Also, simply hovering your mouse cursor over any knob allows it to be adjusted via
your mouse wheel. Most knob controls also include a numerical indicator/edit box that
provides access to the parameter value as well (see the following description).
• On/Off FX switch - At the left of each FX Panel, you’ll see a little “LED” On/Off control.
Click directly on this LED to toggle the Model between On or Off. You’ll see the LED
and all edit boxes dim to indicate the Model’s Off (bypassed) state. Note that you’ll also
see the Model’s icon within the Signal Flow View dim when Off - see “Signal Flow View
Features” on page 2•5. The panel’s knobs and text fields are not able to be edited
when toggled Off.
On
Off
• Model Type menu - Click the down arrow to select from the list of FX Model categories.
This list offers the same options for each FX Panel. Selecting “---” sets the FX Block to
the “Null” (disabled) mode, which is essentially an empty FX Block (and thus, a blank,
“Null” FX Panel) that utilizes no POD HD Pro X DSP resources.
The Model Type Menu
• FX Model menu - Click the down arrow to select from the list of Models within the
selected Model category. The FX Block’s icon displayed in the Signal Flow View will
dynamically change to illustrate the specific Model you select.
The Model Select menu
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Editing FX & Amps
• Numerical indicator/edit boxes - Some knob controls have an adjacent text box that
shows the numerical setting value. You can also click on the text box and drag up/down
to adjust its value, or double-click within any box to type in a specific numerical value.
Also, simply hovering your mouse cursor over any numerical edit box or knob allows it
to be adjusted via your mouse wheel.
Click and drag vertically
Double-click and type in a value
• Mix knob value indicators - For knobs that do not include an adjacent text box
(typically a few of the knobs at the far right of some panels), these controls utilize the
FX Type and Model Select boxes at the right of the panel to indicate their values. Just
rotate one of these knobs and you’ll see this in action, such as when turning the Mix
knob for most FX.
Numerical indicator display
Bar value display
Adjusting an FX Panel’s Mix knob
Tempo Sync Parameter
When a Modulation, Filter or Delay Model Type is selected, you’ll see a “Tempo Sync” control,
which offers a selection of “Off” or several note division options.
Note: The “system” Tempo Sync option within the Mixer View further allows you to choose whether the FX follow
the Tap Tempo as a per-Preset value or globally - see page 4•3.
Modulation FX - Tempo Sync & Speed
Delay FX - Tempo Sync & Time
• When set to Off: The “Speed” or “Time” option to its right can be used to manually
choose any desired rate for the effect’s modulation speed (Hz) or delay time (ms).
• When set to a note value: The Tempo Sync is active, meaning the effect’s speed or
time utilizes the current “Tap Tempo” value, divided by your selected note value.
• Stereo Delay FX Model: Note that the Stereo Delay includes two, independent Delay
Time parameters, therefore, you’ll see 2 Tempo Sync options (“Sync Left” and “Sync
Right”) in the FX Edit Panel for this Model so that you can set each Time independently!
The two, independent Tempo Sync options for the Stereo Delay FX Model
Trails Option
Note that the “Trails” On/Off setting found in the Mixer View (see page 4•3) allows
echo repeats and/or the decay of Delay and Reverb FX to continue when the Model
is toggled Off.
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Editing FX & Amps
Expression Pedal Controller Assigned Parameters
When an FX parameter is assigned to the EXP 1, EXP 2 pedal or Variax Volume or Tone knob
controllers, you’ll see this indicated within the FX Edit Panel (for parameters that include a numerical
value box). This serves as a reminder that this parameter is controlled via a connected Line 6 FBVв„ў
device’s Pedal. (Please also see “Expression Pedal Controller Assigned Parameters” on page 3•4.)
• For example, if the Pitch Glide Model’s “Pitch” parameter is assigned to Pedal EXP-1,
the Panel appears like this:
The Pitch parameter edit box shows the current EXP-1 Pedal assignment
• When a variable parameter is assigned to a controller, adjusting the respective Panel’s
knob (such as for the “Pitch” knob in our above example) does not send any info to the
device.
TIP: For Wah and Volume FX Models, if their “Position” parameter is not assigned to a controller, the Panel’s
Position knob can be used to dial in a fixed value - such as a “parked” Wah tone for the Wah!
Working with Amp Edit Panels
Select the AMPS button to display the Amp Edit Panels. Here you can access all options for
selecting Amp/Preamp, Cab & Mic Models & edit all their parameters. Here you can also access
the parameters that are sent to any L6 LINKв„ў connected DT Series amplifier!
Amp On/Off
Amp Model selector
E.R. control
Amp tone knobs
Amp Enable/Disable
Mic selector
Amp Model
controls
DT Amp
controls
Deep Edit parameters
Class switch
Pentode/Triode Mode switch
Topology Voicing selector
Cab selector
Above is an example of the Amps View for a Tone that includes one Amp Block. When only one
Amp Block exists, it is always “Amp A.” When the Tone includes two Amp Blocks, you’ll see an
additional “Amp B” edit panel - its controls are the same as described for Amp A, except where
noted below (see “Dual Amp Tones” on page 3•7).
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Editing FX & Amps
• Amp On/Off - When Off, all controls for the Amp, Cab & Mic Models are disabled, as
well as the DT Series amp settings. Additionally, the CH VOL knob changes to an active
BYP VOL (bypassed volume) knob, providing level adjustment for the signal fed through
the Amp Block.
Amp Off (bypassed)
BYP VOL becomes available
The Amp Panel with Amp Model bypassed
• Amp Model selector - Click on the Amp Model menu to select an Amp or Preamp
Model. Note that when selecting an Amp Model this way, the default settings for the
specific Amp are loaded.
• Amp tone knobs - Just as on your POD HD Pro X hardware, use the knobs here to
adjust the Amp’s gain & EQ. Note that some Amp Models include a few knobs that are
labeled differently than the POD HD Pro X physical Amp knobs. In the cases where
the classic amps we’ve modeled include special knob controls, we’ve emulated their
behaviors accordingly. These are listed as follows:
• Super O - The actual Supro®* amp we modeled has only a Drive and a Tone knob.
Therefore, in the Amp Panel we have a knob labeled “Tone” (which we mapped to
the POD HD Pro X device’s MID knob) and we invented Bass, Treble, and Presence
controls.
• Divide 9/15 - The Divided by 13 amp we modeled offers two interactive channels.
Therefore, in the Amp Panel we have a “Drive 1” knob (mapped to the device’s DRIVE
knob) which controls the “clean” channel level, and a “Drive 2” knob (mapped to
the device’s BASS knob) which controls the “dirty” channel level. Also, we’ve added
“Tone” & “Cut” knobs in the Amp Panel to emulate these original amp controls (which
are mapped to the device’s MID & TREBLE knobs, respectively).
• Class A-15 & Class A-30TB - Following the design of the Vox®* amps we modeled,
we’ve added a “Cut” knob in the Amp Panel (which is mapped to the device’s MID
knob).Turning the “Cut” knob counter-clockwise reduces the high end frequencies.
• Early Reflections (E.R.) control - Add the desired amount of reflective “room” sound
to your amp tone. This is the equivalent of the E.R. control found in the Amp-Edit
Mode, page 2 screen of your device.
• Mic selector - Choose from among the 8 different Microphone Models to use to mic
your Guitar Amp. If you have selected the 115 Flip Top Bass Cab, you’ll see a unique
set of Bass-freindly Mics here.
• Cab selector - Choose from among the list of speaker cabinets to use with your Amp.
Note that the 115 Flip Top is a Bass Amp Cab, but you can certainly try any Guitar Cab
with Flip Top Bass Amp, or vice-versa, for different tones.
* All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These product names and descriptions are provided for the sole purpose of identifying the specific
products that were studied during Line 6’s sound model development. Supro® is a registered trademark of Zinky Electronics. Vox® is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited.
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Editing FX & Amps
• Deep Edit Parameters (DEPs) - The set of knobs here provide even more tweaking
power amp and speaker characteristics. Click on the buttons to toggle between
accessing the Amp or Cab set of DEP knobs. When adjusting one of these knobs, its
value is displayed as shown below:
* Note: When a Preamp Model is in use, the Amp DEP knobs are not available within the Amp Edit panel (just as
they are not displayed in the hardware’s Amp Edit panel for a Preamp Model).
• Power Amp DEPs - The 5 knobs here relate to the power amp parameters (Master
Volume, Sag, Hum, Bias & Bias Excursion) found within the device’s Amp Edit screens
whenever a “Full” Amp Model is in use. Note that when adjusting one of the DEP
knobs, its value is displayed as shown below:
The DEP knob’s value is indicated numerically, and beneath the Amp Model or Cab Model while adjusting
• Speaker Cab DEPs - The 4 knobs here relate to the speaker cab parameters (Low
Frequency Cut, Resolution Level, Thump, & Decay) found within the device’s Cab
Edit screens.
•
Amp Enable/Disable switch - Clicking on this “X” button at the top right of each
Amp panel has the same result as choosing the “---” (no amp) option in the Amp
Model selector. It unloads the Amp/Cab/Mic Models and places the Amp Block in
a “Null” (disabled) state. You’ll see the Null Amp Block displayed in the Signal Flow
Panel to indicate this state as well. (To “Enable” the Amp Block again, choose the
desired Amp using the Amp Model selector.)
The respective “Null” Amp
Block shown within the SFV
The Amp Panel in the “Null” (disabled) state
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Editing FX & Amps
TIP: Any of the top row of Amp Tone Knobs can optionally be controlled remotely by using the EXP 1 or EXP
2 Pedal or Variax Knob Controllers! See “To Assign an FX or Amp Parameter to an FBV Pedal or Variax
Knob Controller” on page 5•3.
Dual Amp Tones
As mentioned above, when your tone includes 2 Amp Models, you’ll see an additional “Amp B”
edit panel displayed. Its controls adjust the Amp B parameters independently. See the above
descriptions for the Amp A controls - these function the same for the Amp B panel. A few specific
Amp B behaviors apply.
The Amp Edit View with a Dual Amp Tone loaded
• Removing Amp B: It is possible to remove Amp B from your Tone - For example, if
you move Amp A out of Path A to the Pre or Post positions, Amp B is automatically
removed. (It is not possible to move Amp B’s position.) When Amp B is removed, you’ll
see its Amp Edit Panel removed from the Amp Edit View as well.
• DT Series Amp Settings: The Amp A & B Models each have their own set of DT amp
settings - see next section.
DT Series Amplifier Controls
DT Controls
There are two sets of “DT” controls available within the Amp panel: one each for the Amp A Model
and Amp B Model. Each set of controls can be used to configure the DT Series amplifier’s tube
power amp Topology parameters for the selected Amp Model. These settings are saved with your
Preset, but only utilized when your POD HD Pro X is connected to one or more Line 6 DT Series
amplifiers via the L6 LINK connection.*
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Editing FX & Amps
*Note: These DT settings are strictly for the power amp Topology settings utilized by DT Series amps via the L6
LINK connection. The POD HD Pro X Amp/Preamp Models’ “Audio” & “Control” signals fed to each connected
DT Series amp is separately determined by settings made using the L6 LINK options within the Mixer View - see
“L6 LINK Audio & Control Options” on page 4•2.
• When choosing a new Amp/Preamp Model, we’ve already pre-configured default settings
for these 3 parameters to match those of each classic amplifier that we modeled. But
you can change these settings within the DT panels as desired to coax completely
different analog power amp Topology combinations from your DT Series amp!
• Class switch - Toggles the DT power amp to function in Class A or Class AB operation.
• Topology Voicing selector - Chooses the DT Negative Feedback Loop Topology
type (I, II, III or IV), as well as other power amp circuitry voicings.
• Mode switch - Selects the DT power tube mode between Triode or Pentode.
Please also see the additional POD HD - L6 LINK documentation available at http://line6.com/support/manuals/
for more details about these DT Series amplifier settings and L6 LINK connectivity.
Line 6 DT50в„ў Combo Amplifier
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Mixer View
Mixer View
In this chapter, we’ll cover the Mixer View, where you’ll find controls for the Mixer Block, Variax®
VDI Input, L6 LINKв„ў, and Tempo Sync & Trails options.
Mixer/Utilities Options
The Main Mix and Variax Input controls
Main Mix Controls
These controls at the left are the equivalent of the Mixer Block parameters available on your device
when selected within the device’s Signal Flow View (SFV) screen. These faders & knobs offer
independent Level and Pan control for the stereo signals from Path A and Path B, which are then
fed into any Models in the “Post” SFV position and out to the device’s outputs. These settings are
saved per Preset.
For additional details on PODВ® HD Pro X signal routing, please refer to the POD HD Pro X Advanced
Guide, available from the Line 6 Product Manuals page.
• Level Faders: Adjust the output level from Path A or Path B from “Mute” to +12dB. Just
drag the fader or numerical edit box below it with your mouse, or, once you click on the
fader, use your mouse wheel or computer arrow keys to adjust it. Alternatively, you can
double-click in the numerical box and type in a specific value.
• Pan Knobs: Adjust the knobs to Pan the Path A or Path B output signal. Use your
mouse, arrow keys on the knob or edit box as described above.
• If you have a dual Amp Tone configuration, try panning each Path opposite and
adjust the levels of each to taste for a huge stereo sound with two different amp
sounds. Also try moving different FX Models into each path for even more dramatic
stereo results!
Variax Controls
If you are using a Line 6 Variax instrument, connect it to the VARIAX VDI input on the back of POD
HD Pro X and select a “Variax” input option for at least one of your Source Inputs (see the Input
settings on page 2•2). The Variax options in this panel allow you to choose your specific Variax
instrument type and its control options. These options are the same as offered within the device’s
Setup: Variax screens.
• VDI (Variax Digital Interface) Input: Select your connected Variax instrument type here.
Once selected, you’ll see additional options for your specific Variax instrument type.
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Mixer View
• Variax Control: Choose “Preset” here to allow your the Variax options you select here
apply and save to the current Preset only. Or, choose “Global” to have these Variax
settings apply regardless of the current POD HD Pro X Preset in use.*
*Note: The Variax Control - “Global” setting does not apply to Variax Tuning options that appear for the James
Tyler Variax guitar.
• Local Control: (Available for James Tyler Variax guitars only) These options allow
you to “lock” the operation of the instrument’s Volume and/or Tone knobs and Pickup
selector switch for the Modeled output of your JTV.* When locked, they will not control
the guitar’s Modeled Volume/Tone/Pickup selection. It can be desirable to lock these
local controls if you assign them to function as Controllers for POD HD Pro X Amp or
Effects parameters. Please see “To Assign an FX or Amp Parameter to an FBV Pedal or
Variax Knob Controller” on page 5•3 for more information.
*Note: For the Magnetic output mode of the JTV guitar, only the Volume knob Lock functionally “locks out” the
local volume control. The Tone knob and Pickup selector switch will always function locally for the Magnetic
output, regardless of these Local Control - “locked” settings.
• Model: Select the Variax Guitar/Bass Model here. Or, set to “Don’t Force” if you prefer
to not have the Variax Model auto-selected by the POD HD Pro X Preset, as noted
above.
• Variax Tuning: (Available for James Tyler Variax guitars only) Choose “Don’t Force”
here to allow your JTV to utilize its local tuning, or select “Custom” if you want to create
an alternate tuning and have it saved and loaded per Preset.
• To create a Custom tuning, use the individual string selectors below and Offset menu
to change the specific tuning for each string.
• The Offset will change the pitch by the selected +/- semi-tone value relative to your
JTV string’s physical tuning. (The Offset feature assumes your guitar is physically
tuned to standard pitch (E, A, D, G, B, E), with an A = 440 Hz reference.)
• Tone Knob(s): You’ll see knobs corresponding to your Variax Guitar/Bass knobs here.
Set each to the desired setting for the Preset.
L6 LINK Audio & Control Options
The L6 LINK Audio & Control options for up to four DT Series amplifiers
These options are the equivalent of those found in the Setup - L6 LINK:Audio and L6 LINK:Control
screens of your POD HD Pro X device - changes made via the hardware or software are reflected
in both. All options here are saved per Preset. To follow is an overview for these settings.
Note: Use the DT options for each Amp Model within the Amps View panel to customize the power amp
Topology settings that the DT Series amplifier utilizes for each of the Preset’s Amp Models - see “DT Series
Amplifier Controls” on page 3•7.
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Mixer View
Amp 1 - Amp 4, Audio Options
The selection you make for each of these options determines the mono audio signal that
is fed to each DT Series amplifier:
• Choose the main output signal by selecting either Left, Right, or Left/Right (summed).
• Choose from the output point of one specific Amp Model by selecting either Amp
Model A or Amp Model B.
Amp 1 - Amp 4, Control Options
The selection you make for each of these options determines whether each connected
DT Series amplifier “follows” the POD HD Pro X Amp Models & settings and/or other
connected DT Series amps’ settings.
• Each DT Series can be set independently to follow either the current Preset’s Amp Model A or
Amp Model B.
• The DT Series amp automatically configures its power amp Topology settings to
match the selected Amp Model A or B.
• The DT Series amp controls are also synced to the selected Amp Model A or B.
• Alternatively, you can select one of the unused MIDI Channels to set the DT Series amp’s MIDI
communication channel. This effectively sets the respective DT Series amp to utilize its own
internal Amp Model (rather than the POD HD Pro X Amp Model), and “syncs” its front panel
controls with other DT Series amps that are set to the same MIDI Channel.
L6 LINK offers a great deal of flexibility and instructions differ depending upon the number of DT Series amplifiers
connected and the results you wish to achieve. Please see the additional DT Series amplifier and L6 LINK
documentation available from the Line 6 Product Manuals page for the full info!
Utilities Controls (Tempo Sync & Trails)
The Tempo Sync and Trails options
As described on page 3•3, Tempo-based FX each include their own, individual “Tempo Sync”
option to either follow the Tap Tempo BPM value, or to be set manually. Additionally, this “system”
Tempo Sync option here in the Mixer View allows you to choose whether the FX follow the Tap
Tempo as a per-Preset value or globally. This Tempo Sync option is the equivalent of the option
found in your device’s Setup:Tempo screen.
• Tempo Sync:
• When set to Preset: Tempo settings are saved and recalled on a per Preset basis.
• When set to Global: Tempo information stored within any Preset is ignored. When
saving a Preset while set to Global Tempo Sync, the Global tempo value is saved with
the Preset.
• Trails:
• When set to On: Allows echo repeats and/or the decay of Delay and Reverb FX to
continue when the Model is toggled Off.
• When set to Off: Silences any FX echo repeats/decay instantly when a Model is
toggled Off.
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Configuring Footswitches & Controllers
Configuring Footswitch & Controller Assignments
Most PODВ® HD Pro X Amp & FX parameter can be switched or controlled remotely with the addition
of a Line 6 FBV™ Foot Controller device to your setup!* In this chapter we’ll cover the Controllers
View Panel, where you can create and customize Pedal Controller & Footswitch assignments for
your POD HD Presets. Additionally, you can use the MIDI Assign functions to independently allow
a connected FBV device’s footswitches or Pedals to transmit MIDI control messages, turning your
POD HD Pro X/FBV rig into a handy MIDI Controller for your other MIDI gear!
*Note: For more info about Line 6 FBV Foot Controllers and their use with POD HD Pro X, please see the
POD HD Pro X Advanced Guide, available from the Products Manuals page.
The Controllers & Footswitches Options
The Controllers and Pedal Assignment options
These options allow you to configure FBV “On/Off” Footswitch and/or Pedal and Variax Knob
Controller assignments for any of the current Preset’s Amp or FX Model parameters. These options
are the equivalent of those found in your device’s Controller Assign screen. The Footswitches
pane provides a handy at-a-glance reference for the existing “FS1 - FS8” FBV footswitch
assignments, as well as the On/Off state of each. These FS1 - FS8 assignments are mapped to
specific footswitches on your FBV device (these mappings differ per FBV model - please refer
to the POD HD Pro X Advanced Guide for info). You can also click on the FS buttons in the pane
to remotely toggle these FS1 - FS8 assignments. To follow are instructions on how to use these
options.
To Assign an FX or Amp Model to a Footswitch
Start by loading a saved Preset, or customize one to add your desired Amp & FX Models. For this
example, we’ll assign our tone’s Dynamics-Boost Comp FX Model to FS1 so that it can be toggled
On/Off via this footswitch.
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Configuring Footswitches & Controllers
Note: POD HD Pro X - FBV footswitch assignments FS5 through FS8 can be configured to either “Pedalboard
Mode” (where they can be assigned to toggle Models On/Off) or “Presets Mode” (where they recall the current
Bank’s A, B, C or D Presets). This is configured within your POD device’s Setup:Utilities screen.
In the Controllers pane, initially you’ll see all the fields appear blank. This is the normal default
state until you select a Model to configure assignments for it.
The Controllers pane - initial “blank” default state
Click on the Models menu. Here you’ll see each of the Amp & FX Models that are loaded within
your current Tone. We’ll select the Boost Comp Model for our example.
The Controllers - Model menu, selecting the Boost Comp
Once a Model is selected, the next step is to click on the FS Assign menu. Here you can select
the footswitch to which you want to assign the Model. Choose from among FS1 - FS8, Toe
Switch, or None. (You can choose None for any Model that is currently assigned to remove its FS
assignment.) We’ll choose FS1 to toggle the Boost Comp with this footswitch...
The completed Model Assignment
appears in the respective FS slot
Assigning the Boost Comp Model to FS1
This completes the FS assignment. Click directly on the FS1 switch in the Footswitches pane, or
stomp on FS1-mapped footswitch on your FBV device to give it a try. Repeat the above steps to
assign other Amp or FX Model to other footswitches as desired.
5•2
Configuring Footswitches & Controllers
Optionally, 2 or more Models can be assigned to the same, single footswitch. This can be a clever
way to toggle between two different FX Models. For example, say you have two different Distortion
Models loaded in the same Preset, and you’d only like to use one at a time, but want to toggle
between them to utilize their different sounds for different parts of your song performance...
• To create this configuration, go into the FX Edit Panel screen and toggle one Distortion
Model “On” and the Other “Off” to start. Then repeat the above steps, selecting each
Distortion Model and assigning each Model to the same Footswitch. When two or more
Models are assigned to the same footswitch, this FS is labeled as “Multi” to indicate
this multiple assignment:
A Footswitch with a multiple Models assigned
• Now when you stomp on this FBV footswitch, you’ll see (and hear) one Distortion Model
toggle Off, while the other simultaneously toggles On! This type of switch assignment is
exactly what we’ve done for any Factory Preset where you see both a Wah and Volume
Pedal FX, where we assigned both FX Models to the Toe Switch to allow you to toggle
between using either Wah or Volume via the FBV Pedal’s Toe Switch.
Note each Model can only be assigned to one footswitch maximum. That is, if you select a Model
that is currently assigned to a footswitch and select a different footswitch from the FS menu, the
assignment for the Model is removed from the previous FS and established on the new, selected
FS.
Be sure to save your Preset once your assignments are complete to retain your settings with the Preset!
To Assign an FX or Amp Parameter to an FBV Pedal or Variax Knob Controller
You can choose from among hundreds of Amp & FX Model parameters to be assigned to the POD
HD Pro X EXP 1 or EXP 2 Pedal Controllers!* Start by loading or customizing a Preset to include an
Amp or FX Model which includes a parameter you’d like to control with an FBV Pedal.
*Note: The on-board Pedal of all Line 6 FBV units can be switched between controlling EXP 1 or EXP 2.
Some FBV units offer two onboard pedals, or the option to connect a 2nd Expression Pedal. With this type
of 2-pedal FBV setup, one pedal automatically becomes dedicated to the EXP 1 assignment, and the other
to EXP 2.
• First, select the desired Model for which you’d like to control a parameter. Clicking
on the Controllers pane - Model menu shows the list of all loaded Models for the
current Preset. For this example, we’ll configure the Delay-Tube Echo FX Model’s Mix
parameter to be controlled by EXP 1.
Selecting the Tube Echo in the Model Menu
• Once a Model is selected, the next step is to click on the Parameter menu. Here you
can select any listed parameter for this Model - we’ll choose Mix.
5•3
Configuring Footswitches & Controllers
Selecting the Tube Echo’s Mix parameter
• Now, in the Controller menu, choose the EXP 1 or EXP 2 for the desired FBV Pedal
Controller, or one of the Variax knob options.* If you’ve selected a parameter in the
previous step that was already assigned to a controller, you can choose Off to remove
the existing assignment.
*TIP: If you are using a James Tyler Variax, choose one of the a Variax “locked” knob options within the Mixer Variax - Local Control section if you prefer that the knob then no longer also controls the guitar’s local Volume
or Tone for its Modeled output - see “Variax Controls” on page 4•1.
Choosing the EXP 1 Pedal Controller
• Finally, if you’d like to set the Min (“heel”) and/or Max (“toe”) values for the Pedal or
Knob range for this parameter, adjust the knobs here.
Adjusting the Min/Max Pedal range
• This completes the Controller assignment. The Controllers pane will now display your
settings. Note that the Controller assignment is specific to the Amp or FX Block’s Model
for which you created it. If you change the Block to a different Model, the assignment
is discarded.
The Controller pane showing our completed Pedal assignment
• Repeat the above steps to assign another Model’s Parameter to another Controller, if
desired. It is also possible to assign multiple parameters to one, common Controller,
with the result being that all parameters are controlled simultaneously with the one
Pedal or Variax Knob. There are no rules here, so get as wild as you like!
Note: When you add a Wah FX Model to your tone, the “Position” parameter for the Wah is automatically
assigned to EXP 1. Likewise, when adding a Volume or Pan FX Model, its Position parameter is automatically
assigned to EXP 2. This will result in multiple items assigned to these EXP Pedals if you already have
existing Pedal Controller assignments. For all Factory Presets that already include a Wah, Volume or Pan,
these are typically already assigned as well.
Be sure to save your Preset once your assignments are complete to retain your settings with the Preset!
5•4
Configuring Footswitches & Controllers
The MIDI Assign Options
The MIDI Assign options pane
These options are the equivalent of those found in the MIDI Assign screen of your POD HD Pro X
device - changes made via the hardware or software are reflected in both. You can configure any
of the device’s footswitches or Pedals to transmit MIDI Control messages to its MIDI OUT port.
This allows you to utilize POD HD Pro X with a connected Line 6 FBV Footcontroller as a MIDI
Controller for any connected MIDI hardware or software that responds to these message types
(MIDI CC, Bank or Program Change or Note On). All options here are saved per Preset. Note
that these MIDI assignments are completely independent of any assignments made in the upper
Controllers and Footswitches panes.
Creating & Editing a MIDI Assignment
To create a MIDI Assignment for any footswitch or Pedal (or to edit an existing assignment), first
use the Footswitch knob to choose the desired switch or Pedal - you’ll then be able to access its
available options. Once the desired switch/Pedal is selected, you’ll see the device’s MIDI Assign
LCD screen display and operate in sync when accessing any other parameters. To follow are
descriptions on the MIDI Assignment options, and some tips on how to use them.
Note: The number of switches and pedal controllers, as well as the manner in which these MIDI Assignments
are mapped, differ among the supported FBV models. More details about FBV - POD HD Pro X MIDI
Control functionality and MIDI message types can be found in the POD HD Pro X Advanced Guide.
• Footswitch: Select the desired footswitch or Pedal for which you want to create an
assignment, or to view or edit an existing assignment. Choose from FS1 through FS8,
LOOPER, TAP, EXP TOE (the “Toe Switch” of your on-board Pedal) footswitches, or
EXP1 or EXP2 Pedals.
• MIDI Channel: Next, choose the MIDI Channel on which the selected footswitch/Pedal
control will transmit its MIDI command.
• None: Sends no MIDI data. (Note that you won’t see other options in this panel
become editable until you select an option other than “None.”)
• Base: Sets a the control to follow the current “global” MIDI Channel, as set in the
device Setup - MIDI/Tempo screen. This is a handy feature to have any Presets’
MIDI Controls set to “Base” to dynamically follow the common Setup -MIDI Channel
value.
• 01 - 16: Choose the MIDI Channel on which to transmit the selected control’s
messages.
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Configuring Footswitches & Controllers
Note: The L6 LINK Control communication also utilizes the device’s same MIDI Channels, therefore, you’ll
want to set these MIDI Assign options and L6 LINK Control options to different MIDI Channels if you are to
be using both! Also see “L6 LINK Audio & Control Options” on page 4•2.
• Message: Once you’ve selected the desired MIDI Channel, use this knob to choose
the type of MIDI message sent by the selected control. Note that you’ll see different
Message types available depending on the “Footswitch” control you have selected:
• FS1 - FS8, LOOPER,TAP and EXP TOE footswitches can each be assigned to send
MIDI CC, CC Toggle, Program Change (fixed), Bank Change (fixed) or Note On
messages.
• The EXP1 and EXP2 pedal controls can be assigned to each send one MIDI CC with
a definable Value Range, which allows you to sweep a variable parameter on your
target device.
• CC #, Bank and Program: These knobs select further options, depending on the Message
Type selected with the previous knob.
• CC #: When the Message Type is “CC” or “CC Toggle,” this allows the choice of any
MIDI CC number from 000 to 127. If editing EXP1 or EXP2 controls, this knob sets the
Minimum CC value for the FBV Pedal. (Also see the following Value knob description.)
• Bank: When the Message Type is “Bank Change,” this allows the choice of fixed
Bank Value of 000 to 127. (Note that whenever a Bank Change is sent, a Program
Change value #001 is additionally sent to allow the receiving device to typically recall
the first patch within the selected Bank.)
• Program: When the Message Type is “Program Change,” this allows the choice of a
fixed Program Value of 000 to 127.
• Note: When the Message Type is “Note On,” this allows the choice of the specific
musical note value (C0 to G9)
• Value and Velocity: These knobs select further options, depending on the Message Type
settings.
• Value (CC): When the Message Type is “CC,” this sets the value for the CC that is
sent on every press of the switch control (000 - 127). When editing the EXP1 or EXP2
controls, this sets the Maximum Value for the FBV Pedal.
• Value (CC Toggle):When the Message Type is “CC Toggle,” you can select 000 or
127 to choose an “On” or “Off.” The control sends alternating messages per click.
• Velocity: Sets the Velocity value for the Note message (000 - 127).
• Note that no option is available if the Message Type is “Program Change” or “Bank
Change.”
• Min and Max: When either EXP1 or EXP2 is the current control selected in the Footswitch
field, these two knobs become available. Use the Min. to configure the minimum (heel
position) value of the FBV Pedal, and the Max. to configure the maximum (toe position)
value. Typically, you’ll want to set Min. to 000 and Max. to 127 to access the full range
of the parameter you are controlling.
Be sure to save your Preset once your MIDI Assignments are complete to retain your settings with the Preset!
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Set Lists and Presets
Set Lists and Presets
The Set Lists View is the place where you can access all PODВ® HD Pro X Set Lists, and all Presets
within them. In this chapter, we’ll cover all the possibilities for managing your Set Lists & Presets
using both the Set Lists View as well as the main Presets Panel.
The Set Lists View
Note: Changes to the Preset Panel & Set Lists contents are not committed to the internal memory of your device
until you “Send” your Preset(s) to the device, which you perform using the Save Controls (see page 2•1), or the
File menu’s Save As commands to save copies of any Preset, Set List or complete Bundle to your computer. It is
a good idea to perform a save of all Presets to create a full backup Bundle on your computer before editing and/
or reordering Presets - see “Saving and Opening POD HD Pro X Preset Files” on page 1•4.
Main Presets Panel
Although not part of the Set Lists View, the Presets Panel within the main GUI offers many features
for managing Presets, and it is helpful for you to take a look at this panel first. Start by selecting
any View button other than the Set Lists View to allow the main Presets Panel to be accessed.
The main Presets Panel always displays the Set List currently loaded in POD HD Pro X, and the
selector at the top allows you to choose any of the 8 Set Lists from your device’s internal memory.
You can select any of the current Set List’s 64 Preset locations (01A - 16D) to load its Preset, or
perform other actions.
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Set Lists and Presets
Set List selector
Edited Preset (indicated
in amber, italicized text,
with an asterisk at right)
Currently loaded Preset
(indicated by arrow at left)
Selected Preset
(indicated by highlight)
The main Presets Panel
The edited, currently loaded and selected Preset states are also indicated the same way within Set
Lists View. See the next section for actions that are possible within the main Presets Panel, as well
as within the Set Lists View panels.
Set Lists View Panels
When you want to do more than just manage the current Tones in the main Presets Panel, click on
the Set Lists button to display the full Set Lists View. The main Presets Panel at the left will become
disabled when the Set Lists View is displayed. Just as with the main Presets Panel, each Set List
panel within the Set Lists View provides access to each of its 64 Preset locations. To follow are the
actions possible within any Set List.
• Load a Preset: Double-click on any Preset to load its settings into the editor, or hit
“Enter” on your computer keyboard to load the currently selected Preset. If you select a
Preset within a different Set List Panel, this loads the new Set List as well.
• Select a Preset: Click once on any Preset to “select” it. Note that this does not load
the Preset, but rather allows you to perform actions on the Preset - such as to “Send”
or “Receive” Presets (see the Save Controls on page 2•1).
• Multi-Select Presets: It is also possible to select multiple Presets within the same panel:
• Press and hold your Shift key+click to select a contiguous number of Presets.
• Press and hold your Cmd key+click (Mac®) or Ctrl key+click (Windows®) on the
desired Presets to select a non-contiguous number of Presets.
Contiguous selection of multiple Presets Non-contiguous selection of multiple Presets
• It is not possible to drag multiple selected Presets within the same Set List Panel. But
you can drag multiple-selected Presets into a different Set List Panel to copy them
into the same respective Channel locations within the destination Set List.
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Set Lists and Presets
• “Insert” a Preset into a different Channel location: Click on a Preset and drag it up or
down within the same Set List Panel. Drop the Preset onto the desired Channel location
to move the Preset there.
Note: Since this “insert” action re-orders Presets in the application, all the moved Presets are now in different
Channel locations as compared to the Channel contents within your device’s internal memory and, therefore, are
marked as “unsaved” in the Presets Panel. Use the Send buttons in the Save Panel to save the new Channel
settings to your POD HD Pro X (see page 2•1).
• Drag and drop a Preset from one Set List Panel into any channel location within a
different Set List Panel and the Preset will be copied into the new location.
• “Swap” the Preset settings between two Channel locations: Click on a Preset to
select it, then hold your Shift key and click and drag the Preset to the new desired
Channel location - either within the same Set List Panel, or into a different Set List Panel.
• Copy & Paste a Preset to a new Channel location: Click on a Preset to select it.
Then hold your Option key (on MacВ®) or Ctrl key (on WindowsВ®) and click and drag the
Preset to the new desired Channel location. This replaces the Preset in the destination
location. (Note that it is not necessary to hold any modifier key when dragging a Preset
between two different Set List Panels to copy into the new location.)
• Save a Preset to your computer: There are a few ways to save a copy of the currently
loaded Preset to your computer:
• Use the File menu’s “Save As” commands (see page 1•4 for more about saving and
opening Preset, Bundle & Set List files).
• Drag a Preset (or multiple selected Presets) from any Set Lists Panel (or from the
main Presets Panel, when active) directly onto your Desktop, or into any folder on
your computer.
• To rename a Preset: Select the desired Preset, wait a second, then click again directly
on the Preset name. You’ll see the Preset’s name become highlighted. Type in your own
text and hit the Enter key. Be sure to do a Send or Save of the Preset to retain your
modified name.
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Line 6 Monkey & Additional Resources
Line 6 Monkey & Additional Resources
Line 6 Monkeyв„ў is the intelligent updater utility automatically installed with the PODВ® HD Pro X
Edit application, or available from line6.com/monkey. It is highly recommended that you run Line 6
Monkey often to be sure you have all your Line 6 products updated and registered.
Using Line 6 Monkey
With POD HD Pro X connected & powered on (see “Computer Connectivity” on page 1•2), quit all
other Line 6 and audio applications and launch Line 6 Monkey:
• On Mac®, go to Applications > Line 6 > Line 6 Monkey
• On Windows®, go to the Start button menu > Programs > Line 6 > Tools > Line 6
Monkey
If Monkey prompts you to register your POD HD Pro X, then please do so now - it may be required to
register to obtain some product updates. Follow the prompts through the quick online registration.
Return to Line 6 Monkey once you’ve completed the registration.
Monkey will then display your POD HD Pro X Driver and Device Firmware versions, available
applications and any available updates for your system.
The Line 6 Monkey Updates screen, with POD HD Pro X connected
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Line 6 Monkey & Additional Resources
As an example, in the above screenshot Monkey has detected that a newer Firmware - Flash
Memory version is available. In this scenario you can select the Flash Memory item and click
Update Selection. Be sure to read the prompts carefully and Monkey will assist you in performing
the update in minutes. It is especially important not to disturb the devices’ controls and cable
connections until the update fully completes!
FBVв„ў MkII and Variax Users: If you are using a Line 6 FBV MkII Controller and/or Line 6 VariaxВ® instrument, then
it is highly recommended to install any available updates for these as well.
- To update an FBV MkII, connect it directly to your computer’s USB port and use Line 6 Monkey as described
above.
- To update a Variax instrument, connect it into the VARIAX (VDI) input on the back of POD HD Pro X. Connect
POD HD Pro X to your computer’s USB port, launch Line 6 Monkey, and choose the Variax when prompted by
Monkey as the device to which you want to connect. Use Line 6 Monkey as described above.
Additional Resources
Hungry for more info? We’ve got plenty of helpful online resources, just a click away.
• Additional Help documentation covering POD HD Pro X devices, DT Series amps, FBV
Controllers and other related products is available from the Line 6 Support site:
Line 6 Product Manuals
• Visit the CustomTone™ site where you can share your POD HD Pro X Tones with the
world, and download free Tones created by Line 6 and other users just like you:
CustomTone
• Can’t get enough of that Line 6 Gear & accessories? Head on over to the Line 6 Store!
Line 6 Online Store
• Check out the Support page for access to helpful tips, videos, discussion forums, or to
contact Line 6 Technical Support:
Line 6 Support
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