POD® HD - Line 6
®
POD® HD
Advanced Guide
An in-depth exploration of the features &
functionality of POD HD.
Electrophonic Limited Edition
Table of Contents
Overview.................................................................................. 1•1
Home Views.................................................................................................... 1•1
Tuner Mode..................................................................................................... 1•4
Tap Tempo....................................................................................................... 1•5
Connections.................................................................................................... 1•5
POD HD Edit Software................................................................................... 1•6
System Setup.......................................................................... 2•1
Accessing System Setup.................................................................................. 2•1
Page 1, Setup:Utilities Options...................................................................... 2•2
Page 2, Setup:Utilities Options...................................................................... 2•3
Page 3, Setup: Input Options.......................................................................... 2•4
Page 4, Setup: Output Options....................................................................... 2•7
Page 5, Setup: S/PDIF Output Options.......................................................... 2•9
Page 6, Tempo Options................................................................................. 2•10
Features & Functionality........................................................ 3•1
FX Blocks........................................................................................................ 3•1
Mixer Block..................................................................................................... 3•3
Moving FX Blocks........................................................................................... 3•4
Tweak Knob Assignment................................................................................ 3•6
FX & Amp Block FS Assignment................................................................... 3•7
Dynamic DSP.................................................................................................. 3•8
Set Lists & Presets.................................................................. 4•1
Working with Set Lists.................................................................................... 4•1
Working with Presets...................................................................................... 4•4
Saving Presets.................................................................................................. 4•5
FX Edit Mode.......................................................................... 5•1
Accessing FX Edit Mode................................................................................. 5•1
Amp, Cab & Mic Models......................................................... 6•1
Amp Model Positioning.................................................................................. 6•1
Selecting Amp, Cab & Mic Models............................................................... 6•3
Editing Amp Parameters................................................................................. 6•6
Amp & Cab Edit Display................................................................................ 6•7
Amp/Preamp Models.................................................................................... 6•12
Cab Models.................................................................................................. 6•15
FX Models................................................................................ 7•1
Dynamics Models............................................................................................ 7•1
Distortion Models........................................................................................... 7•2
Modulation Models......................................................................................... 7•3
Filter Models................................................................................................... 7•5
Pitch Models................................................................................................... 7•6
Preamp+EQ Models........................................................................................ 7•9
Vintage Pre...................................................................................................... 7•9
Delay Models................................................................................................. 7•10
Reverb Models.............................................................................................. 7•11
Volume/Pan & Wah Models......................................................................... 7•13
Looper Mode........................................................................... 8•1
Looper Controls & Performance View........................................................... 8•1
Looper Settings............................................................................................... 8•5
USB Audio............................................................................... 9•1
The Line 6 USB Audio Driver....................................................................... 9•1
The Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices Panel......................................................... 9•3
Mac® - Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices.............................................................. 9•3
Windows® - Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices...................................................... 9•9
Appendix A: Line 6 Monkey.................................................. A•1
Launch Line 6 Monkey.................................................................................. A•1
Grab Those Updates...................................................................................... A•2
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers.......................................B•1
FBV MkII & FBV Series Controllers.............................................................. B•1
Setup Options for FBV.................................................................................... B•2
FBV Controller Devices - Footswitch & Pedal Mapping .............................. B•5
FBV Shortboard MkII..................................................................................... B•5
FBV Express MkII........................................................................................... B•8
FBV Longboard............................................................................................. B•10
FBV Shortboard............................................................................................ B•13
Expression Pedal Assignment....................................................................... B•16
Amp & FX Block Footswitch Assignment................................................... B•18
Set List Select............................................................................................... B•21
Tap Tempo..................................................................................................... B•22
Tuner Mode................................................................................................... B•22
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Overview
Overview
Welcome to the POD® HD Advanced Guide. This guide contains in-depth details of the
POD HD features and functionality. Please be sure to also read through your POD HD
Pilot’s Handbook for basic info on POD HD and this Guide will take it from there! In
this chapter, we’ll present an overview of the main screens and features to get you started.
This Guide covers POD HD with Flash Memory version 2.10 (or later) installed. Please use
Line 6 Monkey to check for and install the latest updates for your device - see “Appendix
A: Line 6 Monkey” on page A•1.
Home Views
SAVE
P R E S E TS
HOLD FOR SYSTEM & I/O
VIEW
The place to start is in one of the Home View screens. Press the VIEW button to
rotate through the available Home Views. While in any of these Home View
screens, you can turn the PRESETS knob and call up a Preset in the current
Setlist, or push the PRESETS knob to select from among other Set Lists!
Signal Flow View
The Signal Flow View displays all Amp & FX “Blocks” and their ordering for the current
Preset. As you’ll see in several of the following chapters, this is the screen where you’ll
“select” the desired Block to perform other actions, such as choose a new Amp or FX
Model, edit its parameters, move its position, and more.
Currently loaded Preset
location and title
Parallel Paths A (upper)
and B (lower) with Mixer
Block
Use the
and
Nav.
Pad buttons to select the
desired Block
FX Blocks within
FX Blocks within
Amp Blocks “Post” position
“Pre” position
Looper
The items within the Signal Flow View
The signal flow architecture of each Preset is comprised of 3 main sections where Amp &
FX Blocks can be positioned: Pre, Post and parallel Paths A & B.
1•1
Overview
At the bottom of the Signal Flow View screen, you’ll see up to four parameters that are
accessed using the Multi-function knobs 1-4.
1•2
Accessing parameters with the Multi-select Knobs
These parameters are specific to the currently selected Block and allow you to choose new
Models & edit parameters. Or, you can dive deeper in the Edit Mode and access additional
settings in other screens, as covered in the following chapters.
Big User View
This screen simply provides you with one BIG display of the currently loaded Preset
number - convenient for dark stages!
The Big User View
Overview
Performance View
This screen displays the functions available for your POD HD A, B, C & D buttons and
for Line 6 FBV™ Controller functions, if one is connected. This screen appears in three
different variations, depending on your device settings. The four options on the lower half
of the screen pertain to the A, B, C & D buttons (and to FBV footswitches A - D).
You’ll see one of the following screens appear, dictated by the current POD HD Setup - FS
MODE setting - Also see “Page 1, Setup:Utilities Options” on page 2•2 for details.
“ABCD” Mode
“FS 5-8” Mode
When POD HD is in Looper Mode, a 3rd variation of the screen displays the Looper
functions that are accessed by the A, B, C & D buttons and FBV footswitches. Also see
“Looper Controls & Performance View” on page 8•1.
The Performance View with Looper Mode active
1•3
Overview
Tuner Mode
1•4
To enter Tuner mode, press and hold the TAP button. A few options are available, adjusted
using the Multi-function knobs.
The Tuner screen
Note that the Tuner receives a signal only from the POD HD Input 1 source.
Pluck an individual string on your guitar and you’ll see the name of the note displayed.
When the graphic bar is to the left of center, your string is flat; when it is to the right, your
string is sharp. When the bar is within the center range, triangles will appear above and
below it, indicating your string is in tune.
• Reference (Knob 1): If you’d like to tune to a reference other than standard 440Hz,
select from 425 to 455Hz.
• Audio (Knob 2): Select Mute to silence POD HD output while tuning, or select
Bypass to hear your guitar dry.
Press the TAP switch, or any other button, to exit Tuner Mode.
Overview
Tap Tempo
Tap Tempo is the term we use to refer to the “System Tempo” value that is
accessed via the TAP button on your POD HD device. Tap rhythmically to set
your Tempo. Alternatively, you can set a numerical Tempo value within Setup
(see “Page 6, Tempo Options” on page 2•10). This setting is saved per Preset.
You’ll see the TAP switch blink to indicate your current Tap Tempo BPM (if your Tap LED
option is set to “On” - see “Page 2, Setup:Utilities Options” on page 2•3). Tempo-based
FX (Modulation, Filter & Delay FX) that offer a Tempo Sync parameter can optionally be
set to a note division of this Tap Tempo value.
Connections
Please refer to your POD HD Pilot’s Guide for descriptions of the Input & Output
connections. You’ll find more details on their specific uses within the following chapters
as well!
1•5
Overview
POD HD Edit Software
1•6
Be sure to visit line6.com/software to download the Line 6 POD® HD Edit software - the
free patch editor/librarian for Mac® and Windows® computers. Using POD HD Edit and
a USB connection you can easily create, audition, customize, backup/restore and save an
unlimited number of Tone Presets for your device.
The POD HD Edit application
System Setup
System Setup
In this chapter, we’ll cover the options for configuring your POD® HD system settings.
Note that some System Setup options are “global” settings (they persist always, regardless of
the current Preset) while others are saved individually per Preset, as noted in the following
sections. You’ll want to be sure to save your Preset after changing settings of the latter type
in order to retain them. To restore all global settings to their factory default value, hold
down the Nav. Pad - left arrow button while powering on POD HD.
Accessing System Setup
To access the System Setup options, press and hold the VIEW button. Here you can
configure several device functions, Input & Output settings and more.
SAVE
P R E S E TS
HOLD FOR SYSTEM & I/O
VIEW
Use the
Nav Pad buttons to navigate through the several Setup pages.
2•1
System Setup
Page 1, Setup:Utilities Options
2•2
The top portion of the screen lists the Flash Memory and USB Firmware versions currently
installed on your POD HD device. The lower portion of the screen offers four options,
adjustable using the Multi-function Knobs 1 - 4.
• Footswitch Mode (Knob 1): This option applies to your POD HD A, B, C & D.*
You’ll see your Performance View screen reflect the functions of these buttons
according to the mode selected here (see “Performance View” on page 1•3). This
setting is global.
• In “ABCD” Mode: The A, B, C & D buttons recall the current Bank’s Presets
A-D.
• In “FS 5-8” Mode: The A, B, C & D buttons toggle the Footswitch 5-8 assigned
Models On/Off.
*Note: This also applies to a connected Line 6 FBV™ Controller’s A, B, C & D footswitches
- please see “Setup Options for FBV” on page B•2.
• Amp Knobs Display (Knob 2): When set to “On,” allows the LCD screen to
momentarily display the actual Amp Tone Knob values whenever adjusting any
physical amp knob. This setting is global.
• Looper FS Display (Knob 3): When Looper Mode is active, this option determines
how and when the Looper screen is displayed (see page 8•1). This setting is global.
• All Views: When Looper Mode is On, the Looper screen is always displayed.
• Performance View: When Looper Mode is On, displays the Looper screen, or the
other Performance View (Signal Flow or Big User) screens, by toggling the VIEW
button. This option can be useful for referencing your Presets or adjusting Models
while Looping.
System Setup
• Trails (Knob 4): When set to “On,” allows the echo repeats and/or decay of Delay
and Reverb FX to continue when the Model is toggled Off. With the Trails option
“Off” the decay is muted instantly when toggling the Model Off. This setting is
saved per Preset. (Note that this feature does not provide a “spillover” of the FX
decay when changing Presets.)
Page 2, Setup:Utilities Options
The options at the bottom of the screen are as follows - all are global settings.
• LCD Contrast (Knob 1): Adjusts the screen’s contrast.
• Tap Tempo LED (Knob 2): Choose “On” to have the LED light for the TAP switch
(or connected FBV TAP footswitch) flash to indicate the current Tap Tempo value.
Choose “Off” to have it remain unlit.
• AC Frequency (Knob 3): All HD Amp Models include simulation of AC hum, typical
of the AC Vacuum Tube Heater component - an important part of the tonality of
a tube amplifier. Set the AC Rate to match that of the USA (60Hz) or UK (50Hz)
frequency for authenticity. (This setting may be subtle depending on the current
Amp Model settings, and may be more apparent when synchronizing this setting
with the AC rate of any tube amplifier that POD HD may be plugged into.)
• FBV Express (Knob 4): This option applies only to a connected Line 6 FBV
Controller. It should only be set to “On” specifically for a FBV Express MkII model
device. Please see “Setup Options for FBV” on page B•2.
2•3
System Setup
Page 3, Setup: Input Options
The Inputs Setup page allows you to select which of the device’s audio inputs are used as
the “source” – sort of like a built-in, programmable patchbay. There is also a control which
adjusts the Guitar input impedance.
2•4
• Input 1 and Input 2 Source (Knobs 1 & 2) - Select the physical input(s) that you
want to be the “source” which feeds into the signal path. Note that you can choose
different Sources to independently feed each signal path, or choose Same to feed a
common Source into both paths.
• Guitar In-Z - Select the input impedance of the Guitar input. This feature affects
tone and feel because your guitar pickups are being loaded as they would be by an
effect pedal or a tube amplifier.
Note: The Guitar In-Z setting affects the GUITAR IN input only. Please see the Impedance
Ratings table at the end of this section to reference the input impedance of each individual
model.
• The Auto option dynamically sets the input impedance to match the input
impedance of the very first Amp or FX model in your POD HD signal chain.
• Or, you can manually select from a variety of impedance values from low to high
(22k, 32k, 70k, 90k, 136k, 230k, 1M, or 3.5M). A lower value will typically result
in some high frequency attenuation, lower gain and overall “softer” feel. A higher
value provides full frequency response, higher gain and overall “tighter” feel.
• Inputs Setup - Determines whether the other 3 options in this Inputs screen are
applied per Preset, or globally.
• Preset - Recalling a preset will load the Input 1 Source, Input 2 Source and Guitar
In-Z parameter settings as last saved with the individual preset.
System Setup
• Global - Once the “Global” option is selected here, the other three Input options’
values on this Setup page (Input Sources 1 and 2, and Guitar In-Z) are utilized
globally, regardless of their values that are saved with each individual preset. The
Input values you choose on this Setup page are then retained independently for
the Inputs Setup - Global option. When you change the Inputs Setup back to
“Preset,” the Input options’ values saved with each individual preset are once
again utilized.
Note: Saving a preset while this option is set to “Global” will write the current global
Inputs and Guitar In-Z values to the individual, saved preset.
Amp & FX Model - Guitar Input Impedance Ratings
Model
Guitar Input Impedance
(Ohms)
Amps & Preamps
All Amp & Preamp Models
1M
Distortion FX
Screamer
Color Drive
Buzz Saw
Facial Fuzz
Jumbo Fuzz
Fuzz Pi
Octave Fuzz
All Other Distortion Models
230k
136k
230k
22k
90k
22k
230k
1M
Dynamics FX
All Dynamics Models
1M
Modulation FX
Dual Phaser
U-Vibe
Analog Choruis
All Other Modulation Models
230k
90k
22k
1M
2•5
System Setup
Amp & FX Model - Guitar Input Impedance Ratings
Model
Guitar Input Impedance
(Ohms)
Filter FX
2•6
All Filter Models
1M
Pitch FX
All Pitch Models
1M
Delay FX
Multi Head
Analog Echo
Analog w/Mod
All Other Delay Models
22k
230k
90k
1M
Preamp + EQ FX
All Preamp & EQ Models
1M
Reverb FX
All Reverb Models
1M
Wah FX
Weeper
All Other Wah Models
90k
1M
Volume & Pan FX
All Volume and Pan Models
1M
FX Loop
FX Loop
1M
About Source Input Signal Routing
It is important to note how POD HD actually routes Source Inputs 1 and 2 through Amp
& FX Blocks that are positioned “Pre” position. The following behaviors apply:
• In a configuration with no Amp or FX Blocks in Pre, Input 1 is fed only to Path A
and Input 2 only to Path B. Therefore, this is the best configuration if you want to
retain discrete Input Sources into Paths A & B.
System Setup
• Placing an Amp Block or an active mono FX Model in Pre results in a “summing”
of Input Sources 1 & 2, feeding the same, combined signal into these Pre-positioned Models, and thus into each Path A & B. You may need to adjust your instrument’s
volume level to avoid overloading your Pre-positioned Amp or FX Models.
• Placing a Stereo FX Model in Pre results in the left channel FX output being fed to
Path A and its right output to Path B.*
• The Mixer Block’s Volume and Pan options provide independent control for Path
A & B outputs before they are fed through any Blocks positioned “Post” the Mixer.
• By setting Input 2 to “Same,” this effectively routes your Input Source to both stereo
Paths A & B (which is how you can feed one guitar input into two Amp Models and/
or parallel FX, for example).
*Please also see “Model Types and Mono/Stereo Signal Routing” on page 3•5 for more
about how mono and stereo FX affect your signal chain.
Page 4, Setup: Output Options
The Mode setting on this page allows you to configure the type of signal fed to your
POD HD analog outputs to optimize for direct recording versus connecting to an external
amplifier.
Note that this Mode setting affects the signal fed to the POD HD Left & Right main outs,
Headphone outs and USB Record Send.
2•7
System Setup
Knob 1 selects the Output Mode. This is a global setting.
• Studio/Direct: Typically the best option when connecting “Direct” to a mixing
console or recording device. This signal includes “Studio” Cab Models, Mic Model
and an “AIR” convolution to best emulate a mic’ed amp within a room.
2•8
• Combo and Stack settings: Optimizes your tone for connecting to an external
amplifier. The signal includes “Live” Cab Models,with no Mic Model or “AIR”
convolution, with a special EQ curve added for each.
• Combo Front & Stack Front: For connecting into the front input of a typical
combo amp or amp head + external cab, respectively. When choosing either of
these Modes, you’ll see these additional options for further tone shaping:
• Lows (Knob 2): Attenuates the low frequencies.
• Focus (Knob 3): Increases the overall midrange.
• Highs (Knob 4): Attenuates the high frequencies.
• Combo Power Amp & Stack Power Amp: For connecting to the power amp of a
combo or head amp.
TIP: When using the Combo or Stack options and connecting into a tube amplifier, we also
recommend that you choose a Preamp Model from the Amp Model menu (rather than one
of the “Full” Amp Models). HD Preamp Models include no power amp emulation, making
them typically better suited for this connection. That said, there is no wrong choice! PODs
have always been about flexibility... Check out all the possibilities and decide which Models
work best for your tone!
System Setup
Page 5, Setup: S/PDIF Output Options
2•9
These options are strictly for configuring the signal fed to the S/PDIF OUT. Use this 24bit digital connection when connecting to the S/PDIF input of other devices, such as a
computer audio interface or digital mixing console. All settings are global.
Note: When connecting to another digital device, it is best to clock the external device to
follow POD HD (with POD HD as the “master” device) to maintain proper synchronization
- please see your digital device’s documentation for its digital clock features.
• S/PDIF Output (Knob 1): Selects the type of output mode signal.
• Match Outputs: Uses the setting as configured on the Setup:Outputs screen - see
page 2•8.
• Dry Input: Your Source Input signal with no Amp, Cab, Mic, “E.R.” or FX
processing applied. (Handy for recording a dry signal in your DAW, to which you
can add a Plug-In or “re-amp” later!)
• Sample Rate (Knob 2): Selects the sample rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz or 96kHz.
When connecting to another device’s S/PDIF input, always be sure to set both units
to utilize the same sample rate.
• S/P Level (Knob 3): Increases the amplitude of the S/PDIF signal: 0 dB.
System Setup
Page 6,Tempo Options
2•10
• Tempo Sync (Knob 3): The “Speed” or “Time” parameters of all tempo-based FX
(Modulation, Pitch & Delays) can optionally be set to a note value to follow the
(Knob 4) Tempo BPM value. This Tempo Sync option is a global setting that allows
you to choose whether the FX follow the Tap Tempo as a per-Preset value or globally.
• Preset: Tempo settings are saved and recalled on a per Preset basis.
• Global: Tempo information stored within any Preset is ignored. When saving a
Preset while this option is set to “Global,” the current tempo value will be saved
with the Preset.
• Tempo (Knob 4): Enter in a specific “Tap Tempo” for your current Preset (as opposed
to stomping rhythmically on the TAP button). This value is saved individually per
Preset.
Features & Functionality
Features & Functionality
Ready to dive deeper? In this chapter, we’ll go into more detail on the major features &
functionality offered on POD® HD.
FX Blocks
For each Preset there is always a total of 8 FX Blocks, each capable of loading any FX
Model. When in the Signal Flow View screen, select any FX Block and you’ll see options
at the bottom of the screen, adjustable using the Multi-Function Knobs 1-4.
The Signal Flow View with an FX Block selected
• Model Type (Knob 1): Select from among the FX Model categories.
• To load no effect in the selected Block, choose “None.” You’ll see the Block
then appear “Null,” as shown below. A Null FX Block can still be moved and
loaded with a new Model at any time. Setting unneeded FX Blocks to None is
a great way to minimize your tone’s DSP usage (see “Dynamic DSP” on page
3•8).
FX Blocks with the Model set to “None”
• FX Model (Knob 2): Choose the desired Model from the Model Type list.
3•1
Features & Functionality
• FX Parameters (Knob 3): Choose from up to 5 adjustable parameters. Alternatively,
double-press the ENTER button to access all the Model’s parameters in one screen see “FX Edit Mode” on page 5•1.
• Parameter Value (Knob 4): Adjusts the value for the currently selected parameter.
Each FX Block also offers the following features:
3•2
• On/Off: Toggle the FX Block “On” or “Off” by pressing the ENTER button once.
When Off, your signal flows through the FX Block unprocessed.
• Move FX Position: Each FX Block can be moved throughout the signal chain,
providing complete routing flexibility. Place any FX Model before the Amp (“Pre”),
after the Amp (“Post”), or within one of the parallel Paths A & B - see “Amp Model
Positioning” on page 6•1 for details.
• Saved Per Preset: All FX Block positions, their loaded FX Models and all FX
parameter values within the tone are saved with each Preset.
Amp Blocks
A single Amp Block can be placed in the “Pre” or “Post” signal flow positions, or within
parallel “Path A.” Or, two Amps can be used if positioned within Paths A & B, as shown
below. Much like FX Blocks, Amp Blocks can be toggled On/Off and include several
editable parameters. But there’s quite a bit more available for Amps as well, so please refer
to the dedicated chapter “Amp, Cab & Mic Models” on page 6•1 for details!
A Preset with two Amp Blocks
Features & Functionality
Mixer Block
The Mixer is permanently positioned at the end of the parallel Paths A & B and provides
individual Level and Pan controls for each Paths’ output before fed to the “Post” position.
When the Mixer is selected in the Signal Flow View, its four parameters are available at
the bottom of the screen, accessible using the Multi-function Knobs 1-4.
3•3
The Signal Flow View with the Mixer Block selected, showing its 4 parameters
• Volume A (Knob 1): Controls the volume level of the Path A output. 0 dB is unity
gain.
• Volume B (Knob 2): Controls the volume level of the Path B output. 0 dB is unity
gain.
• Pan A (Knob 3): Adjusts the left/right stereo balance of the Path A output.
• Pan B (Knob 4): Adjusts the left/right stereo balance of the Path B output.
Features & Functionality
Moving FX Blocks
Any of the 8 FX Blocks can be moved throughout your tone’s signal flow, providing
tremendous routing flexibility. To move any FX Block, start within the Signal Flow View
and select the FX Block to be moved. Press the MOVE button and you’ll see the selected
FX Block appear “raised” to indicate it is now moveable.
3•4
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
Pressing the Move button to reposition an FX Block
The FX Block can now be moved as follows:
• Use the
Nav. Pad buttons to move the FX Block to the desired position.
• Move the FX Block into either Path A or B, and place it before or after an Amp
Model within the path. Use the
Nav. Pad buttons to move the FX Block to
the opposite path. This allows you to run your effect in “parallel” and blend the
individual Path A & B outputs using the Mixer’s Level & Pan options!
• Once the FX Block is in the desired position, press the MOVE button again to drop
it into place.
• Amp Blocks can be moved into fixed positions within the Pre or Post signal path
areas, or within the Paths A & B - see “Amp Model Positioning” on page 6•1.
• The Looper can also be selected and moved either to the start (“Pre”) or end (“Post”)
of the signal flow - see “Looper Mode” on page 8•1.
Features & Functionality
Model Types and Mono/Stereo Signal Routing
It is important to note that some Models (all EQs, Wahs & Volume, and some Modulations,
Filters, Pitches and Delays) preserve a stereo output within the signal chain, while others
(all Dynamics, Distortions, all Amps & Preamps, and other various Models) are mono FX
and do not. The POD HD Inputs 1 & 2 are fed into the signal chain as stereo (see “Page
3, Setup: Input Options” on page 2•4). Therefore, wherever a mono FX or Amp Model
is inserted, the Left & Right channels of this stereo signal is “mono-ized” and heard as a
two-channel mono signal at the Model’s output. To follow are a few examples:
Ping Pong Delay
No mono-output FX or Amp follows Delay
• As shown above, if you place the Ping Pong Delay (a stereo-output FX Model) after
any other FX and/or Amp Models, you’ll hear its delay repeats bounce back and
forth between your Left and Right outputs.
Ping Pong Delay
A Distortion (mono) FX Model follows Delay
Ping Pong Delay
An Amp Model Follows Delay, within same Path
• If you place the Ping Pong Delay immediately before a mono FX Model (as shown
above, left) or Amp Model within the same Path (shown above, right), you’ll hear
its delays “mono-ized,” equally through both the Left and Right outputs.
• The above rules also apply within each of the parallel Paths A and B, since
these are each stereo signal paths as well. The Mixer Block offers Pan controls to
independently adjust the stereo balance of each of these Paths before they are fed
into the first “Post” FX (or Amp Block, if the Amp is placed here), immediately
following the Mixer.
• Please also see “Amp Model Positioning” on page 6•1 for additional signal flow
information.
3•5
Features & Functionality
Tweak Knob Assignment
The TWEAK knob on your POD HD utilizes its own “Controller,” allowing it to be assigned
to control just about any Amp or FX parameter (or multiple parameters, simultaneously).
To configure the TWEAK Controller assignment, select the desired Amp or FX Block,
then double-press the MOVE button to display the Controller Assign screen. These
settings are all saved per Preset.
3•6
The Controller Assign screen
• Parameter (Knob 1): Select the parameter for the current Model that you want to
control.* In our example, we’ll choose the Mix parameter for our Delay.
• Controller (Knob 2): Select the TWEAK Controller.*
• Minimum Value (Knob 3): Set the parameter value you’d like for the TWEAK
knob’s minimum value.
• Maximum Value (Knob 4): Set the parameter value you’d like for the TWEAK
knob’s maximum value.
*The EXP 1 & EXP 2 Controller options are used to create assignments for use with Line
6 FBV™ Expression Pedals - see “Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers” on page B•1.
Features & Functionality
FX & Amp Block FS Assignment
Any of the FX and Amp Blocks can also be configured with a “FS” (Footswitch)
assignment to remotely toggle the Block’s Model On/Off. This, of course, is of most use
with a connected FBV Controller device, so we’ve covered this information in “Amp &
FX Block Footswitch Assignment” on page B•18.
It is worth noting here that, when the Setup - FS MODE option (see “Page 1, Setup:Utilities
Options” on page 2•2) is set to “FS 5-8,” your POD HD A, B, C & D buttons will trigger
the FS 5-8 assigned Blocks. To create and edit FS assignments, select the desired FX or
Amp Block within the Signal Flow View, then hold the VIEW button. This displays the
FS ASSIGN screen. All assignments are saved per Preset.
The Footswitch Assign screen - use Knob 1 to create or edit a Block’s FS assignment
3•7
Features & Functionality
Dynamic DSP
3•8
We’ve offered up a whole lot of sound possibilities in POD HD, and it can take some
serious Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to run these goodies. Rather than limit your
creative potential with fewer Models or signal routing options, we chose to implement a
“Dynamic DSP” system, which dynamically assigns DSP resources to accommodate your
tone configurations. When creating a tone that utilizes several heavy-hitting DSP Models,
it is possible to surpass the amount of processing power available. In these cases, you’ll see
the DSP LIMIT REACHED indicator appear, and the current Model is bypassed to allow
your tone to remain active.
DSP Limit alert is
temporarily displayed
Currently selected Model
is automatically bypassed,
with DSP message shown
here
Signal Flow View - displaying DSP Limit alert
In the above example, trying to change the Model for a 2nd Amp placed our tone over
the DSP limit. Therefore, the DSP LIMIT REACHED message is shown temporarily, and
the Amp B Model we selected is automatically bypassed, as indicated by the DSP Over
message. When the DSP Limit is reached, you have a few options to free up DSP resources.
• Try using different Amp Models. Some of the HD Amp Models require more DSP
power than others, so try switching to a different Amp Model.
• Use only one Amp Model rather than two.
• Try toggling Amp and/or FX Models “Off” or set the Block’s Model to “None,” (see
“FX Blocks” on page 3•1). Some FX types, such as Pitch Shifters and Reverbs,
utilize DSP more heavily.
Note: Setting an Amp or FX Block to “None” more substantially reduces the Block’s DSP
usage than toggling its Model to “Off.”
• Once you’re happy with your customized tone, save it so that you can recall it later.
Set Lists & Presets
Set Lists & Presets
This chapter covers all you need to know about working with Set Lists and Presets to
manage your POD® HD Tones.
Be sure to also check out the free Line 6 POD HD Edit software. It can be used to create,
customize & manage an unlimited library of POD HD Set Lists & Presets right on your
Mac® or Windows® computer! See “POD HD Edit Software” on page 1•6.
Working with Set Lists
POD HD stores 64 Presets within each of its 8 Set Lists. The big idea here is that you can
load any one of these Set Lists to then gain access to any of its Preset locations - where you
can save your complete settings to, or load a Preset from.
Accessing Set Lists
Push the PRESETS knob to display the Set Lists screen.
SAVE
P R E S E TS
HOLD FOR SYSTEM & I/O
VIEW
The Set Lists screen
Load a Set List: Use the and
Nav. Pad buttons, or turn the PRESETS knob to
select any Set List, then press the ENTER button. This immediately loads the selected
Set List, making all its Presets available. Note that your previously loaded Preset is
automatically closed, and the Preset of the same Bank/Channel location number from
the new Set List is loaded.
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Set Lists & Presets
Rename a Set List: With the desired Set List selected, press the SAVE button to display
the Rename Set List screen.
SAVE
P R E S E TS
4•2
HOLD FOR SYSTEM & I/O
VIEW
To edit the Set List name, use Multi-function Knob 3 to select the desired character,
then use Knob 4 to edit the character. Once complete, press SAVE again to commit
your new name, and you’ll be returned to the Set Lists screen. Or, just press PRESETS
button to return to the Set Lists screen without committing any name changes.
Arranging Presets within Set Lists
While in the Set Lists screen, double-press the ENTER button to display the list of Presets
in the current Set List, where you can reference each Preset’s Bank/Channel location, load
a Preset, or rearrange the Presets into in any order you like.
The Set List - Presets screen
Set Lists & Presets
Load a Preset: Use the Nav. Pad buttons, or turn the PRESETS knob to select any
of the 64 locations, or use the
Nav. Pad buttons to navigate through the list one
Bank at a time. Press the ENTER button to immediately load the selected location’s
Preset.
Move a Preset: Here is an example where we’ll move the “HIWAY 100” Preset from
location 2A to location 2C.
ENTER
• Select location 2A for the “HIWAY 100” Preset, then press the MOVE button.
You’ll see the selected Preset appear “raised” to indicate it is now moveable:
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
• Use the Nav. Pad buttons or PRESETS knob to select the 2C destination location.
Note that as you select a new Bank/Channel location, the resulting Preset order
is displayed on the screen. For our example, “HIWAY 100” is inserted into 2C,
resulting in the Presets from the original location (2A) to the destination (2C) to
move up one slot:
“Hiway 100” moved from 2A to 2C
• Once you’ve placed the Preset over the desired channel location, press the MOVE
button again to “drop” it into the slot.
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Set Lists & Presets
• Repeat the above steps to rearrange any additional Presets as desired. To commit
all your changes, you must next press the PRESETS button - you’ll see the
“Saving” screen displayed to indicate this process.
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The Set List Saving screen
Working with Presets
Each of the 8 Set Lists within POD HD includes 64 Channel locations for holding Presets.
These Set Lists and Presets are all retained in your POD HD internal memory. Each Preset
includes all current FX & Amps in use, all their parameter settings, their position within
the signal flow, footswitch & pedal assignments, Mixer settings, as well as input & output
and other Setup options, as indicated throughout this Guide.
Accessing Presets
From any of the Home View screens, simply turn the PRESETS knob to increment through
the current Set List. The currently loaded Bank/Channel number and Preset name are
displayed at the top of the Home View screen. (Note that you’ll need to save your current
Preset before loading a different one if you wish to retain any changes made!)
SAVE
P R E S E TS
HOLD FOR SYSTEM & I/O
VIEW
Turn the PRESETS knob to increment through Presets
Alternatively, you can access Presets that reside within any Set List from within the Set
List - Preset screen (see page 4•1).
Set Lists & Presets
A, B, C & D Channel Buttons
To navigate through Banks & Presets, use the POD HD Bank Up
or Bank Down
A, B, C, D buttons to navigate Banks and load a Preset.* (Note that you’ll need to have
the Setup - FS Mode option set to “ABCD” - see “Page 1, Setup:Utilities Options” on page
2•2.)
* If you have a Line 6 FBV™ Controller connected, you can use its footswitches to do the
same - see “Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers” on page B•1.
• Press the Bank Up
or Bank Down
button and you’ll see the Queued Bank
screen displayed, with the current Bank/Channel flashing at the top:
The Queued Bank screen - the next Bank is queued
• Continue pressing the Bank Down or Bank Up button and you’ll see the previous/
next Bank’s A, B, C & D Channels & their Presets “queued,” as shown above. Then
press the A, B, C or D button to load the respective Preset from the queued Bank.
Saving Presets
To retain any customization you may have performed on your Preset, or if you want to
rename or move the current Preset, you can use the Save function. Whenever your current
Preset is in an “unsaved” state, you’ll see an asterisk appear in the Signal Flow View.
Asterisk indicating Preset is in an unsaved state
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Set Lists & Presets
Remember to always save your Preset before calling up a different Preset to retain any
changes you may have made!
Press the SAVE button to display the Save Preset screen.
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The Save Preset screen
Use the Multi-function Knobs 1-4 to choose your Save functions.
• Set List (Knob 1): Choose any one of the 8 Set Lists here in which you’d like to save
your Preset. By default, you’ll see your currently loaded Set List.
• Destination (Knob 2): Choose the specific Bank/Channel location within the
selected Set List to save your Preset. Note that this will permanently overwrite the
Preset within the destination location once you commit the save. Choose a location
that contains a “New Tone” to avoid overwriting customized Preset.
• Cursor & Character (Knobs 3 & 4): To rename your Preset, select a character with
Knob 3, then use Knob 4 to edit the selected character.
TIP! For speedy preset naming... The Nav. Disc buttons may be used to move the cursor left
& right. Pressing down clears the currently selected character. Pressing up cycles through
the first character of Upper Case, Lower Case, Numeric, and blank.
Once you’ve completed the above settings, press the SAVE button to commit. Or, to
cancel the save, press the PRESETS knob or VIEW button.
FX Edit Mode
FX Edit Mode
Within this chapter, we’ll cover the Edit Mode for FX, which provides access to all editable
parameters for the FX models. (For info on Amp Models, see “Editing Amp Parameters”
on page 6•6.) All changes made in the Edit Mode are saved per Preset.
Accessing FX Edit Mode
First press the VIEW button to display the Signal Flow View screen.
SAVE
P R E S E TS
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HOLD FOR SYSTEM & I/O
VIEW
The Signal Flow View - Modulation FX Block selected
Use the
Nav. Pad buttons to select the Block you wish to edit. In our example above,
we’ve selected the first Block, which currently has a Modulation Model loaded. While in
the Signal Flow View, you can edit a few options for the selected Block’s FX Model using
the Multi-select Knobs 1 - 4. However, by entering the Edit Mode screen, you’ll have
instant access to all parameters. Double-press the ENTER button to display Edit Mode.
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
The FX Edit Mode - Modulation:U-Vibe FX Model loaded
FX Edit Mode
Use the Multi-Function Knobs 1- 4 to access the respectively numbered options at the
bottom of the Edit Mode screen.
The Multi-Function Knobs
While the Edit Mode screen is displayed, these knobs access the following functions.
Knob 1 - Type
5•2
Select the type of FX Model you want to insert into this Block location. You’ll see the
selected Type displayed at the top of the screen, as well as a handy Model On/Off indicator
at the right.
• None: Choose “None” to remove any FX Model from the Block.
• FX: Choose from the list of FX types.
Knob 2 - Model
Choose the specific Model for the current FX Type. You’ll see the selected FX Model
displayed at the top of the screen.
FX Edit Mode
Knob 3 - Parameter
Use the Nav. Pad buttons to select from among the parameters that are displayed. The
“selected” parameter is indicated by the arrow at the left.
Knob 4 - Value
Set the value for the selected parameter.
As shown above, some parameters utilize numerical values, while others utilize a graphical
bar display.
TIP: Most FX parameters can optionally be assigned for Tweak knob or FBV™ Expression
Pedal control! See “Tweak Knob Assignment” on page 3•6.
5•3
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
This chapter provides details on selecting & editing the exemplary HD Guitar Amp &
Preamp Models, all of which have been newly developed by our amazing team of sound
engineers for POD® HD! Also covered here are details on Speaker Cabs, Mic Models and
putting Amp Models to use.
Amp Model Positioning
Each Preset includes the ability to run one or two Amp or Preamp Models. Much like
each FX Block, the Amp Block can be repositioned using the MOVE button (please see
“Moving FX Blocks” on page 3•4 ). Here we’ll cover the impact on your signal flow when
placing the Amp in different positions.
*Note: Looking for a Mic Preamp Model? You can find the Vintage Pre Model located
within the “Preamps+EQ” category of any FX Block. Having this Preamp Model within
the FX Blocks (rather than in the Amp Blocks) allows you the flexibility of using it with or
without the Amp models, and positioning it anywhere in the signal chain. See “Preamp+EQ
Models” on page 7•9 for more info.
Amps Within Paths A & B
You’ll find that a number of the Factory Presets within the “Dual Tones” Set List already
utilize this type of configuration. When moving the single Amp Model into the parallel
Paths A/B from the “Pre” position (before the Path A/B split) or “Post” position (after the
Mixer Block), a 2nd Amp B Block is automatically created in Path B. In this configuration,
the top amp is referred to as Amp A and the other Amp B.
Amp A
Amp B
Amp Models within Paths A & B
Behaviors for this configuration are:
• Each Amp Block can be individually set to a different Amp or Preamp Model,*
edited and enabled/disabled.
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Amp, Cab & Mic Models
*Note: Some Amp/Preamp Models utilize more DSP than others. You may find it necessary
to bypass or remove some FX Models to enable two simultaneous Amps - see “Dynamic
DSP” on page 3•8 for more info.
• The Amp Blocks cannot be moved within the A or B Paths, however, it is possible
to move any FX Blocks before or after the Amps within either Path.
• Specific behaviors apply for moving an Amp Block out of the parallel Paths A/B:
• Select Amp A, push the MOVE button, then the Nav. Pad button. This
removes Amp B from the tone and moves Amp A to the Post position, where it
is placed directly after the Mixer (and before any “Post” FX).
• Select Amp A, push the MOVE button, then press the Nav. Pad button. This
removes Amp B from the tone and moves Amp A to the Pre position, where it
is placed just before the Path A/B split (and after any “Pre” FX).
• For the above actions, pressing MOVE when Amp B is selected has no function.
6•2
Amp Block in Pre or Post Positions
Only a single Amp Block can be used within either of these positions.
Amp A
Amp in “Pre” position (before Path A & B)
With the Amp in Pre, as shown above, the single amp feeds both Paths A & B. You can
always move FX into either Path A or B, in which case they’ll behave as “Post Amp” FX,
yet be in parallel, with each Path’s output controlled by the Mixer’s A & B Level and Pan.
Note that when utilizing both Inputs 1 & 2 (or when using “SAME” for either of these
Input options) the two Input signals are combined to allow them to be fed into any Amp or
mono FX Model within the Pre position, which can result in a hot signal level. Reduce your
instruments’ volume as needed to avoid overloading your Pre Models.
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Amp A
Amp in “Post” position (after Path A & B)
With the Amp in Post as shown above, the parallel Paths A & B are fed into the input
of the Amp.* You can still move FX into either Path A or B, in which case they’ll be in
parallel, with each Path’s output individually controlled by the Mixer’s A & B Level and
Pan options to allow you to custom blend them before they hit the Amp.
*Note: All Amps & Preamps behave as “mono” Models, which impact the stereo output
of any FX Models positioned before them within the signal flow. For more info, please see
“Model Types and Mono/Stereo Signal Routing” on page 3•5.
Selecting Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Press the VIEW button to display the Signal Flow View and use the Nav. Pad to select
Amp A or Amp B.
The Signal Flow View - Amp B selected
Once an Amp Model is selected, you’ll see the 4 editable Amp options at the bottom of
the screen, accessible via the Multi-function knobs 1 - 4.
• Knob 1 - Selects the Amp or Preamp Model.
• Knob 2 - Selects the Cab Model.
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• Knob 3 - Selects the Mic Model.
• Knob 4 - When the current Preset includes two Amp models, this selects which
Amp (the Amp within Path A or B) is controlled by the Amp Tone knobs.
As you change the Amp Model (Knob 1), you’ll also see that default Cab and Mic models
are automatically selected for each Amp or Preamp (see “About Default Amp Settings”
on page 6•5). But you can use Knobs 3 & 4 to select any Cab and/or Mic you like. These
settings are saved per Preset.
Attention Bass Players: Try the Flip Top Bass Amp Model for some thump! Note that this
Model loads with a matching 1x15 Flip Top speaker cab, as well as a full set of Mic Model
options for stellar bass tones. (And yes, you can indeed select any other Cab with the Flip
Top Bass Amp Model, or choose the Flip Top Cab with any Guitar Amp Model!) See the
following sections for details about these models.
6•4
Amp and Preamp Models
We’ve included a complete set of “Preamp” versions of each Amp as well. Choose one of
these to obtain the tone of just the preamp stage of the amp - recommended when feeding
your POD HD output into an external amplifier.*
A Preamp Model is selected for Amp B
*Note that, whether an Amp or Preamp is selected, the additional application of Cab and
Mic Models is dependent upon the SETUP:OUTPUT settings. Please see “Page 4, Setup:
Output Options” on page 2•7.
The overall volume levels among the different Preamp Models varies - this is normal. The
Preamp sections of each of the classic amplifiers we modeled are indeed quite different,
and we’ve set the Preamps’ default values to best match the type of power amp into which
they are intended to feed. Tweak the DRIVE and VOLUME knobs to optimize the level
for your specific needs!
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Amp Block States
The Amp Blocks have 3 available states: On, Off (bypassed) or Disabled (sometimes
referred to as a “Null” state for the Block).
Amp Block “On”
Amp Block “Off”
Amp Block “Disabled” (Null Block)
About Default Amp Settings
Whenever you change to a different Amp or Preamp Model, predetermined Cab &
Mic models are automatically loaded, as well as Amp Tone Knob settings, designed to
complement the Amp type. As noted throughout this chapter, you can certainly switch to
a different Cab and/or Mic Model - just be sure to save your Preset to retain these changes.
Mic Models
To follow is a list of all Mic Models. Note that all Guitar Amp’s Cabs offer a selection of 8
Mics, and the 1x15 Flip Top Bass Cab offers its own selection of 8 Mic Models.
Mic Model Descriptions
Mic Name
Based On...*
Guitar Cab Mic Models
57 On Xs
Shure® SM57 Dynamic, On Axis
57 Off Xs
Shure® SM57 Dynamic, Off Axis
409 Dyn
Sennheiser® MD 409 Dynamic
421 Dyn
Sennheiser® MD 421 Dynamic
Coles 4038 Ribbon
4038 Rbn
121 Rbn
Royer® 121 Ribbon
67 Cond
Neumann® U67 Condenser
87 Cond
Neumann® U87 Condenser
All product names used in this manual are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied
during Line 6’s sound model development. Shure® is a registered trademark of Shure Incorporated, Sennheiser® is a registered trademark of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, Neumann® is a registered trademark of Georg Neumann GMBH, Royer® is a registered trademark
of Bulldog Audio, Inc. DBA Rover Labs. AKG® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. EV® is a registered trademark of Electro-Voice, Incorporated. Heil® is a registered trademark of Heil Sound Ltd.
*
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Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Mic Model Descriptions
Mic Name
Based On...*
Bass Cab Mic Models
57 On Xs
Shure® SM57 Dynamic, On Axis
421 Dyn
Sennheiser® MD 421 Dynamic
AKG® D12
AKG® D112
EV® RE20
Shure® SM7B
Heil® PR40
Neumann® U47
12 Dyn
112 Dyn
20 Dyn
7 Dyn
40 Dyn
47 Cond
Editing Amp Parameters
To toggle the selected Amp model On or Off
6•6
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
Press the ENTER - AMP ON/OFF button once. Toggling the Amp “Off” results
in bypassing the Amp, Cab and Mic processing.
To MOVE
adjust the Amp Tone
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
Turn any of the Amp Tone knobs to adjust the desired settings for the selected Amp.
SAVE
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
P RE SE TS
OR SYSTEM & I/O
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
VIEW
MOVE
The Amp Tone knobs
Whenever you adjust any of the Amp Tone knobs, you’ll see the “Momentary” AMP:
EDIT LCD screen temporarily displayed, showing the actual values of the Tone knobs for
both current Amp A & Amp B Models (depending on your Amp Knobs Display setting,
see “Page 1, Setup:Utilities Options” on page 2•2). Also see the next section for more
about the AMP: EDIT options.
All product names used in this manual are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied
during Line 6’s sound model development. Shure® is a registered trademark of Shure Incorporated, Sennheiser® is a registered trademark of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, Neumann® is a registered trademark of Georg Neumann GMBH, Royer® is a registered trademark
of Bulldog Audio, Inc. DBA Rover Labs. AKG® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. EV® is a registered trademark of Electro-Voice, Incorporated. Heil® is a registered trademark of Heil Sound Ltd.
*
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Amp & Cab Edit Display
Double-press the ENTER button to access the Amp & Cab Edit screens. You’ll see up to 5
pages of options here, allowing you to fine-tune Amp, Cab and Mic settings.* All settings
in these screens are saved per Preset.
*Note: When the selected Amp Model is a “full” Amp Model, you will see five Amp Edit
pages, with pages 2 & 3 offering additional “deep-editing” power amp-related functions,
and pages 4 & 5 offering deep-edit Cab functions, as described below. When the selected
Amp Model is a Preamp, you will see only three Amp Edit pages, which offer the same
options as the Amp/Cab Edit pages 1, 4 and 5 described below. Use the Nav. Disc left &
right arrow buttons to access all available pages.
Amp Edit - Page 1
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
Page 1 of the Amp:Edit Screen - both Amps are On
• With both Amp Models On: You’ll see the screen’s respective controls update as
you adjust the Amp Tone knobs, as shown above. Note that the black “dots” around
each knob indicate its last-saved value. You can also still access the Amp, Cab &
Mic Model and Amp A/B selections via the Multi-function Knobs 1-4 while this
screen is displayed.
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Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Page 1 of the Amp:Edit Screen - Amp A Bypassed
• With an Amp Model Off: You’ll see only a VOL knob, as shown above for Amp A.
This is a separate parameter strictly for the Amp Model’s Bypass Volume. Use the
VOLUME knob on your device to adjust this, and its value is stored separately with
the Preset for whenever the Amp Block is Bypassed.
Note that the VOLUME knob does not control the level at all for a “Null” Amp Block.
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• Use the Multi-Function knobs 1 - 4 to adjust the options at the bottom of the screen:
• Knob 1: Select the desired Amp or Preamp Model.
• Knob 2: Select the desired Cab Model (also see the Page 4 options).
• Knob 3: Select the desired Mic Model (also see the Page 4 options).
• Knob 4: Choose between adjusting controls for Amp A or Amp B. (This option
is available on all AMP EDIT screens.)
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Amp Edit - Page 2
Page 2 offers three options that affect the power amp characteristics of your Amp Model.
Page 2 of the Amp:Edit Screen (not displayed for Preamp Models)
• Knob 1: Use this Master Volume to adjust the amount of power amp distortion. This
parameter is highly interactive with all other power amp parameters - the lower the
Master is set, the less effect the other controls will have.
• Knob 2: Setting the Sag to minimum offers a “tighter” responsiveness, and turning
clockwise provides more “touch” dynamics & sustain.
• Knob 3: Controls how much heater hum & AC ripple interacts with your tone. At
the maximum setting things get really freaky.
Amp Edit - Page 3
Page 3 offers two more options that affect the power amp characteristics.
Page 3 of the Amp:Edit Screen (not displayed for Preamp Models)
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Amp, Cab & Mic Models
• Knob 1: Changes the Bias of the power tubes. Set to minimum to achieve a very
“cold” Class AB biasing. At maximum the amp is operating in Class A.
• Knob 2: The Bias Excursion determines how the power amp tubes’ voicing reacts
when they are pushed hard. Set low for a tighter feel. Set high for more tube
compression. This parameter is highly reactive with the DRIVE & MASTER settings.
• Knob 3: Has no function on this page.
Amp Edit - Page 4
Here you’ll find Microphone and Speaker Cabinet options.
6•10
Page 4 of the AMP:EDIT Screen (appears as Page 2 for Preamp Models)
NOTE: If you selected “No Cab” for your Cab Model, these Mic and Early Reflections
settings will perform no function since no Speaker, Mic or Early Reflections processing is
applied.
• Knob 1: Sets the amount of “early reflections.” Higher values add more reflective
room sound to your Amp tone.
• Knob 2: Applies low frequency attenuation - helpful to tighten up the low end of
your tone.
• Knob 3: Selects the Mic type (see the Mic Model table on page 6•5).
Note: If you select the 1x15 Flip Top Bass Cab Model, you’ll see a unique set of Mic Models
in this list, best suited for Bass.
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Amp Edit - Page 5
Here you’ll find even further “deep-editing” parameters for the Speaker Cab, allowing you
to surgically refine the the feel and frequency response to your personal taste.
• Knob 1: Adjusts the overall level of the modeled speaker Resonance, which results
in a more “lively,” brighter response on higher settings. Increasing the Resonance
Level will cause the overall volume to increase as well.
• Knob 2: Adjusts the low frequency level of the modeled speaker resonance. Just as
the name implies, increasing the value on this knob adds more low end “Thump” to
the Cab tone.
• Knob 3: Adjusts the Decay time of the modeled speaker resonance. This control
provides the feel of a “tighter” speaker cone at lower values and a “looser” speaker
at higher values.
Note: The above three Cab parameters are interactive - As the Resonance Level is decreased
so are the effects of the Thump and Decay parameters. Thump and Decay are applied to
the modeled speaker resonance, therefore, if the Resonance Level is set to a minimum, the
effects of Thump and Decay parameters will not be audible.
Resonance Level, Thump, and Decay controls will only be audible when the POD is in
Studio/Direct output mode.
Press the HOME button, or double-press the ENTER button to exit the AMP:EDIT screen
when done. Be sure to save your Preset to retain customized Amp Model settings.
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Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Amp/Preamp Models
To follow is a table showing the classic amplifiers upon which all our HD Amp/Preamp
Models are based.* For more details, please also check out the POD HD Model Gallery,
available from http://line6.com/support/manuals/.
POD HD Amp/Preamp Models
Amp/Preamp Model
Based On...*
6•12
Amp Disabled
Blackface Double Normal
Blackface Double Vibrato
Hiway 100
Super O
Gibtone 185
Tweed B-Man Normal
Tweed B-Man Bright
Blackface ‘Lux Normal
Blackface ‘Lux Vibrato
Divide 9/15
PhD Motorway
Class A-15
Class A-30 TB
Brit J-45 Normal
Brit J-45 Bright
Plexi Lead 100 Normal
Plexi Lead 100 Bright
Brit P-75 Normal
Brit P-75 Bright
Brit J-800
Bomber Uber
Treadplate
Angel F-Ball
Line 6 Elektrik
When selected, no Amp Model is loaded
‘65 “Blackface” Fender® Twin Reverb®, Normal input channel
‘65 “Blackface” Fender® Twin Reverb®,Vibrato input channel
Hiwatt® Custom 100
‘60s Supro® S6616
Gibson® EH-185
‘59 Fender® Tweed Bassman®, Normal input channel
‘59 Fender® Tweed Bassman®, Bright input channel
Fender® “Blackface” Deluxe Reverb®, Normal input channel
Fender® “Blackface” Deluxe Reverb®,Vibrato input channel
Divided By 13 9/15
Dr. Z® Route 66
‘61 “Fawn” Vox® AC-15
Vox® AC-30 “Top Boost”
‘65 Marshall® JTM-45 MkII, Normal input channel
‘65 Marshall® JTM-45 MkII, Bright input channel
‘59 Marshall® “Plexi” Super Lead 100, Normal input channel
‘59 Marshall® “Plexi” Super Lead 100, Bright input channel
Park 75, Normal input channel
Park 75, Bright input channel
Marshall® JCM-800
2002 Bogner Uberschall
Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®
Engl® Fireball 100
A face-melting Line 6 original
* 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. Fender®, Twin Reverb®, Bassman® and Deluxe Reverb® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Vox® is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited. Marshall® is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Dr. Z®
is a registered trademark of Dr. Z Amps, Inc. Mesa/Boogie® and Dual Rectifier® are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie, Ltd. Engl® is a registered trademark of Beate Ausflug and Edmund Engl. Hiwatt® is a registered trademark of Hiwatt Equipment Limited Company,.
UK. Gibson® is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. Supro® is a registered trademark of Zinky Electronics. Soldano® is a registered trademark of Gremlin Inc. DBA Soldano Custom Amplilfication Corporation. Ampeg® and Portaflex® are registered trademarks
of St. Louis Music, Inc..
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
POD HD Amp/Preamp Models
Amp/Preamp Model
Based On...*
Solo 100 Clean
Solo 100 Crunch
Solo 100 OD
Line 6 Doom
Line 6 Epic
Flip Top
‘93 Soldano® SLO 100, Normal channel, “Clean” mode
‘93 Soldano® SLO 100, Normal channel, “Crunch” mode
‘93 Soldano® SLO 100, Overdrive channel
A Line 6 merging of a modded JCM800 preamp + Hiwatt®
power amp for maximum sludge
A Line 6 creation offering epic sustain and distortion at nearly
all playing levels
Ampeg® B-15NF Portaflex® bass guitar amp
Amp Control Labels
For some Amp Models, you’ll see slightly different labels for the Amp Tone knobs displayed
in the Amp:Edit screen. 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® only has a Drive and a Tone knob, so we mapped Tone
to the MID knob and invented Bass, Treble, and Presence controls:
Super O Amp:Edit screen
* 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. Fender®, Twin Reverb®, Bassman® and Deluxe Reverb® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Vox® is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited. Marshall® is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Dr. Z®
is a registered trademark of Dr. Z Amps, Inc. Mesa/Boogie® and Dual Rectifier® are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie, Ltd. Engl® is a registered trademark of Beate Ausflug and Edmund Engl. Hiwatt® is a registered trademark of Hiwatt Equipment Limited Company,.
UK. Gibson® is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. Supro® is a registered trademark of Zinky Electronics. Soldano® is a registered trademark of Gremlin Inc. DBA Soldano Custom Amplilfication Corporation. Ampeg® and Portaflex® are registered trademarks
of St. Louis Music, Inc..
6•13
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
• Divide 9/15: The Divided by 13 amp offers two interactive channels. The DRIVE
knob controls the “clean” channel, and the BASS knob is being used as the Drive
knob for the “dirty” channel. The MID & TREBLE knobs behave like the amp’s
Tone & Cut knobs.
Divide 9/15 Amp:Edit screen
• Class A-15 & Class A-30TB: Following the Vox® design, we’ve labeled the MID
knob as “Cut” for these two Amp Models - turning the knob counter-clockwise
reduces the high-end frequencies.
6•14
Class A-15 & Class A-30TB Amp:Edit screen
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Cab Models
To follow is a table showing the classic speaker cabinets upon which our Cab Models are
based.*
Cab Model
212 Blackface Double
412 Hiway
6x9 Super O
112 Field Coil
410 Tweed
112 BF ‘Lux
112 Celest 12-H
212 PhD Ported
112 Blue Bell
212 Silver Bell
412 Greenback 25
412 Blackback 30
412 Brit T-75
412 Uber
412 Tread V-30
412 XXL V-30
115 Flip Top
POD HD Cab Models
Based On...*
Fender® “Blackface” Twin Reverb® combo cabinet, 2x12 inch
Jensen® speakers
Hiwatt® cabinet, 4x12 inch Fane® 12287 50 watt speakers
Supro® S6616 combo cabinet, one “6x9” size speaker
Gibson® EH-185 combo cabinet, 1x12 Field Coil Speaker
‘59 Fender® Tweed Bassman® combo cabinet, 4x10 inch Jensen®
alnico speakers
Fender® “Blackface” Deluxe Reverb® combo cabinet , one 12 inch
Oxford 12K5-6 speaker
Divided By 13 9/15 combo cabinet, one 12 inch Celestion® G12H
Heritage (70th anniversary) speaker
Dr. Z®, Z Best cabinet, 2x12 inch Celestion® speakers (one G12H
Heritage and one Vintage 30)
‘61 “Fawn” Vox® AC-15 combo cabinet, one 12 inch Celestion®
Alnico Blue speaker
Vox® AC-30 “Top Boost,” 2x12 inch Celestion® Alnico Silver Bell
speakers
Marshall® cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® G12M “Greenback”
speakers
Marshall® cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® Rola G12H30W
“Blackback” speakers
Marshall® cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® G12T75 speakers
Bogner Uberschall cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® speakers (2 x
G12T75 and 2 x Vintage 30 speakers)
Mesa/Boogie® cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® Vintage 30 speakers
Engl® Pro cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® Vintage 30 speakers
Ampeg® Custom Design, CTS 15 inch speaker
* 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. Fender®, Twin Reverb®, Bassman® and Deluxe Reverb® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Vox® is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited. Marshall® is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Dr. Z® is
a registered trademark of Dr. Z Amps, Inc. Mesa/Boogie® and Dual Rectifier® are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie, Ltd. Engl® is a registered trademark of Beate Ausflug and Edmund Engl. Fane® is a trademark of Fane International. Gibson® is a registered trademark
of Gibson Guitar Corp. Supro® is a registered trademark of Zinky Electronics. Hiwatt® is a registered trademark of Hiwatt Equipment Limited Company, UK. Fane® is a trademark of Fane International. Ampeg® and Portaflex® are registered trademarks of St. Louis Music,
Inc. Celestion® is a registered trademark of Celestion International Ltd. Jensen® is a registered trademark of Jensen Loudspeakers and Audiovox Corporation.
6•15
FX Models
FX Models
POD® HD includes a plethora of amazing FX Models, primarily from the popular Line 6
M13 Stompbox Modeler! This chapter provides Reference Tables showing all POD HD
FX Models by category, as well as details on their parameters. FX Model parameters are all
accessible within the Edit Mode. Please see “FX Edit Mode” on page 5•1 for details on
Edit Mode features.
TIP: For more details about the POD HD FX Models, please also check out the POD HD
Model Gallery and M13 Advanced Guide documents, available from http://line6.com/
support/manuals/.
Dynamics Models
Model
Hard Gate
Noise Gate
Tube Comp
Red Comp
Blue Comp
Blue Comp Treb
Vetta Comp
Vetta Juice
Boost Comp
Dynamics FX Models - Parameter Reference Table
Parameters
Open Threshold Close Threshold Hold
Decay
Threshold
Decay
--Threshold
Level
--Sustain
Level
--Sustain
Sustain
Sensitivity
Amount
Drive
Level
Level
Level
Level
Bass
----Comp
----Treble
--------Output
Common Parameters
The following parameters are common to most Dynamics FX Models.
• Threshold: For compressor FX, lower values result in greater compression, along
with an automatic makeup gain stage dependent upon the Threshold setting.
• Sustain: Some compressors include Sustain, which is much the same as a Threshold
control, but functions in reverse - higher settings add more compression and thus
more sustain and squishy goodness.
• Level: Adjusts the overall volume - higher settings typically offer an output boost.
7•1
FX Models
Distortion Models
7•2
Distortion Model - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Tube Drive
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Screamer
Drive
Bass
Tone
Treble
Overdrive
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Classic Dist
Drive
Bass
Filter
Treble
Heavy Dist
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Color Drive
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Buzz Saw
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Facial Fuzz
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Jumbo Fuzz
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Fuzz Pi
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Jet Fuzz
Drive
Fdbk
Tone
Speed
Line 6 Drive
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Line 6 Distortion
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Sub Octave Fuzz
Drive
Bass
Sub
Treble
Octave Fuzz
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Common Parameters
The following parameters are common to most Distortion FX Models.
• Drive: Adjusts the amount of overdrive, distortion or fuzz.
• Bass: Adjusts Bass EQ level
• Mid: Adjusts the Midrange EQ level.
• Treble: Adjusts Treble EQ level.
• Output: Adjusts the overall volume level - higher settings offer an output boost.
FX Models
Modulation Models
Modulation Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Pattern Tremolo
Speed
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Panner
Speed
Depth
Shape
VolSens
Bias Tremolo
Speed
Level
Shape
VolSens
Opto Tremolo
Speed
Level
Shape
VolSens
Script Phase
Speed
---Panned Phaser
Speed
Depth
Pan
Pan Spd
Barberpole Phaser Speed
-Fdbk
Mode
Dual Phaser
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
LFO Shp
U-Vibe
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
VolSens
Phaser
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
Stages
Pitch Vibrato
Speed
Depth
Rise
VolSens
Dimension
Sw1
Sw2
Sw3
Sw4
Analog Chorus
Speed
Depth
Ch Vib
Tone
Tri Chorus
Speed
Depth
Depth2
Depth3
Analog Flanger
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
Manual
Jet Flanger
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
Manual
AC Flanger
Speed
Width
Regen
Manual
80A Flanger
Speed
Range
Enhance
Manual
Frequency Shifter
Freq
Mode
--Ring Modulator
Speed
Depth
Shape
AM/FM
Rotary Drum
Speed
Depth
Tone
Drive
Rotary Drm/Hrn
Speed
Depth
Horn Dep Drive
Step 4
Mix
Mix
Mix
-Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
-Even Odd
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
7•3
FX Models
Common Parameters
The following parameters are common to most Modulation FX Models.
• Speed: Adjusts the modulation/oscillation/tremolo speed for the effect, with higher
settings providing faster rates. Note that the Speed can be adjusted to a Hz value or
Note Division:
• Choosing a Hz value provides a specific modulation speed in cycles per second.
• Choosing a Note Division value provides a time that is based on the current Tap
Tempo (see “Tap Tempo” on page 1•5).
• Depth: Adjusts the intensity of the modulation. Higher settings result in more
extreme pitch bending, wobble or throb, depending on the effect.
• Fdbk (Feedback): The amount of delayed signal that is fed back into the effect.
Higher settings can provide more dramatic textures.
• Mix: Sets the balance of the “Dry” and “Wet” signals. At 0% no effect is added to
your signal; at 100% you will hear the effected signal only. For Chorus, Flanger &
Phase FX, results are typically best with the Mix set between 0 to 50%. For Vibrato,
Tremolo and Rotary FX, try the Mix at 90 - 100%. Feel free to experiment!
7•4
Note that the Script Phase, Pattern Tremolo , AC Flanger & 80a Flanger do not offer a
Mix parameter. Their dry/wet balance is “fixed” just like the classic pedals that inspired
them!
FX Models
Filter Models
Model
Voice Box
V-Tron
Q Filter
Vocoder
Seeker
Obi Wah
Tron Up
Tron Down
Throbber
Slow Filter
Spin Cycle
Comet Trails
Octisynth
Synth O Matic
Attack Synth
Synth String
Growler
Filter Models - Parameter Reference Table
Parameters
Speed
Start
End
Auto
Start
End
Speed
Mode
Freq
Q
Gain
Type
Mic
Input
-Decay
Speed
Freq
Q
Steps
Speed
Freq
Q
Type
Freq
Q
Range
Type
Freq
Q
Range
Type
Speed
Freq
Q
Wave
Freq
Q
Speed
Mode
Speed
Freq
Q
VolSens
Speed
Freq
Q
Gain
Speed
Freq
Q
Depth
Freq
Q
Wave
Pitch
Freq
Wave
Speed
Pitch
Speed
Freq
Attack
Pitch
Speed
Freq
Q
Pitch
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Common Parameters
The following parameters are common to most Filter FX Models.
• Frequency: Selects the center frequency used by the effect.
• Q: Adjusts the frequency width of the filter in use.
• Speed: Adjusts the rate of the model’s modulation or oscillators, can be adjusted to
a Hz value or Note Division:
• Choosing a Hz value provides a specific modulation speed in cycles per second.
• Choosing a Note Division value provides a time that is based on the current Tap
Tempo (see “Tap Tempo” on page 1•5)
7•5
FX Models
• Mix: Sets the balance of the “Dry” and “Wet” signals. At 0% no effect is added to
your signal; at 100% you will hear the effected signal only. For most Filter FX, try the
100% setting to achieve the full weirdness factor.
Pitch Models
Model
Bass Octaver
Pitch Glide
Smart Harmony
Pitch Models - Parameter Reference Table
Parameters
Tone
Normal
Octave
-Pitch
---Key
Shift
Scale
--
-Mix
Mix
Pitch FX Model Parameters
Since these FX are a bit more complex, we’ve provided examples of each Pitch FX Model’s
Edit Mode screen and parameter descriptions.
Bass Octaver
7•6
• Tone: The overall tone of the effect.
• Normal: Controls the volume of the dry signal.
• Octave: Controls the volume of the processed, octave signal.
FX Models
Pitch Glide
This effect is best used by assigning a Line 6 FBV™ Pedal Controller to the Pitch parameter
to “wham” out some wild pitch-bending effects (see “Expression Pedal Assignment” on
page B•16). However, you can set a specified pitch to add a static harmony or octave
unison note that follows your playing.
• Pitch: Manually lets you select the Pitch of the note that is heard in unison with
your input signal.
• Mix: Controls the balance of wet & dry signals. Set to 100% if you wish to hear only
the pitched signal, or somewhere near 50% to hear both your input signal plus the
pitched signal.
Smart Harmony
Select a Scale, Key and Shift value and our DSP algorithms will do the rest, producing a
perfect harmony note along with your guitar riffs. The available parameters are:
7•7
FX Models
• Key: Select the Key you’ll be playing in.
• Shift: Determines the interval value for the desired harmony note.
• Scale: Select the Scale you’d like to use (see the following instructions and table).
• Mix: Sets the balance or your dry signal + harmony notes.
The Smart Harmony effect automatically detects your guitar’s single-note pitch and shifts
it to match a user-selected Key and Scale. A choice of Keys is provided - Consult the table
below to achieve other scalic modes.
• Choose your Key on the left, then your mode on the top.
• The cell where the two connect is the Key to choose to get to the mode you’d like.
For example, for C - Lydian, the Scale you want is G Major.
7•8
Key
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Mode
Lydian Mixolydian
Ionian
Dorian
Phrygian
A Maj
G Maj
F Maj
E Maj
D Maj
C Maj
Bb Maj
B Maj
A Maj
G Maj
Gb Maj
E Maj
D Maj
C Maj
C Maj
Bb Maj
Ab Maj
G Maj
F Maj
Eb Maj
Db Maj
D Maj
C Maj
Bb Maj
A Maj
G Maj
F Maj
Eb Maj
E Maj
D Maj
C Maj
B Maj
A Maj
G Maj
F Maj
F Maj
Eb Maj
Db Maj
C Maj
Bb Maj
Ab Maj
Gb Maj
G Maj
F Maj
Eb Maj
D Maj
C Maj
Bb Maj
Ab Maj
Smart Harmony Model - Scale Reference Table
Aeolian Locrian
FX Models
Preamp+EQ Models
EQ Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Graphic EQ
80Hz
220Hz
480Hz
1.1kHz
Parametric EQ Lows
Highs
Freq
Q
Studio EQ
Low Freq
Low Gain Hi Freq
Hi Gain
4 Band Shift EQ Low
Low Mid Hi Mid
Hi
Mid Focus EQ
Hi Pass Freq Hi Pass Q Low Pass Freq Low Pass Q
Vintage Pre
Gain
Output
Phase
Hi Pass Filter
2.2kHz
Gain
Gain
Shift
Gain
Lo Pass Filter
Common Parameters
The following parameters are common to EQ Models.
• Frequency (as well as Low, Mid, High): Selects the center frequency or range for the
particular EQ Band. (The Graphic EQ model includes “fixed” Bands where the gain
is adjustable for each.)
• Q: Adjusts the frequency width or shape of the frequency band filter.
• Gain: Adjust the output level of the particular Band. (The Gain parameters accessed
by Multi-function Knob #4 adjust the overall output level.)
Vintage Pre
This Model is a vintage-voiced, mono tube mic preamp based on* the Requisite® Y7
vintage Tube Mic Preamp, excellent for use with your Mic source input, Variax acoustic
guitar models, or even in conjunction with Bass or Guitar Amps, anywhere in the signal
path, to provide some nice tube warmth.
*
Requisite® is a registered trademark of Requisite Audio Engineering.
7•9
FX Models
• Gain: Dial in the amount of input gain - higher levels will add some tube distortion.
• Output: Determines the final output level, capable of a significant signal boost.
• Phase: Choose 0 for normal, or 180 to reverse the phase. (It can sometimes be
necessary to reverse the phase of one mic’ed signal when combined with another, to
correct for a resulting “hollow,” out-of-phase sound.)
• HPF: A High Pass Filter to reduce bass frequencies. Increase this Hz value to choose
where the low frequency reduction begins.
• LPF: A Low Pass Filter to reduce treble frequencies. Decrease this KHz value to
choose where the high frequency reduction begins.
Delay Models
7•10
Delay Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Ping Pong
Time
Fdbk
Offset
Spread
Dynamic Dly
L Time
L Fdbk
R Time
R Fdbk
Stereo Delay
Time
Fdbk
Thresh
Ducking
Digital Delay
Time
Fdbk
Bass
Treble
Dig Dly W/Mod
Time
Fdbk
ModSpd
Depth
Reverse
Time
Fdbk
ModSpd
Depth
Lo Res Delay
Time
Fdbk
Tone
Res
Tube Echo
Time
Fdbk
Wow/Flt
Drive
Tube Echo Dry
Time
Fdbk
Wow/Flt
Drive
Tape Echo
Time
Fdbk
Bass
Treble
Tape Echo Dry
Time
Fdbk
Bass
Treble
Sweep Echo
Time
Fdbk
Swp Spd
Swp Dep
Sweep Echo Dry
Time
Fdbk
Swp Spd
Swp Dep
Echo Platter
Time
Fdbk
Wow/Flt
Drive
Echo Platter Dry
Time
Fdbk
Wow/Flt
Drive
Analog W/Mod
Time
Fdbk
ModSpd
Depth
Analog Echo
Time
Fdbk
Bass
Treble
Auto-Volume Echo Time
Fdbk
ModDep
Swell
Multi-Head
Time
Fdbk
Heads 1-2 Heads 3-4
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
FX Models
Common Parameters
The following parameters are common to most Delay FX Models.
• Time: Adjusts the delay/repeat time, with higher settings providing longer delays.
Time can be adjusted to a MS value or Note Division:
• Choosing a MS value provides a specific time in milliseconds.
• Choosing a Note Division value provides a time that is based on the current Tap
Tempo (see “Tap Tempo” on page 1•5).
• Fdbk (Feedback): Sets the number of delayed repeats.
• Depth: Some delays include modulation. These will typically include a Depth
parameter to adjust the intensity of the pitch modulation applied to the repeats.
• ModSpd: Control the speed of the pitch modulation.
• Mix: Sets the balance of the “Dry” and “Wet” signals. At 0% no effect is added to
your signal; at 100% you will hear the delayed signal only.
Reverb Models
Reverb Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Plate
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Room
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Chamber
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Hall
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Echo
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Tile
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Cave
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Ducking
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Octo
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Spring
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
‘63 Spring
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Particle Verb
Dwell
Condition
Gain
7•11
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
Mix
FX Models
Common Parameters
The following parameters are common to all Reverb Models, with the exception of the
Particle Verb Model, which we’ve described separately.
• Decay: Sets the length of time the reverb effect sustains.
• Predelay: Configures the time before the reverb effect is heard.
• Tone: Adjusts the overall Tone of the wet reverb signal. Higher settings provide a
brighter, more reflective reverb quality.
• Mix: Sets the balance of the dry & wet signals, from 0% (dry signal only) to 100%
(wet reverb signal only).
Particle Verb
7•12
A new kind of reverb effect which turns your chords into a lush modulated pad in STABLE
mode. CRITICAL mode is similar, but with a slight rise in pitch. In HAZARD mode, all
stops are removed. The parameters for this model differ from the other Reverbs:
• Dwell: Essentially a decay parameter, which adjusts the length of time the reverb
tail lasts.
• Condition: Choose between STABLE, CRITICAL and HAZARD here for some
different reverb experiences!
• Gain: Sets overall output level of the effect.
FX Models
Volume/Pan & Wah Models
The Volume/Pan and Wah sets of Models are primarily designed to be used with an
FBV Controller Pedal.* However, you can also assign the TWEAK Controller to any of
these FX models’ “Position” parameters and manually work the effect - see “Tweak Knob
Assignment” on page 3•6.
*When you add any Wah or Volume Model to your tone, the EXP 1 and EXP 2 Controllers
are automatically assigned! Please see “Expression Pedal Assignment” on page B•16 for
more information.
Volume/Pan Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameter
Volume
Volume Level
Pan
Pan L-R Balance
Volume
Volume: Adjusts the signal level. 100% is unity gain. This parameter can be accessed via
the Multi-function knob at any time. With your TWEAK knob or FBV Pedal assigned to
control the Volume, you’ll see this Volume parameter visually adjust with the knob/pedal
as well.
7•13
FX Models
Pan
• Pan: Adjusts the signal balance sent to the left and right stereo channels. 0% sends
full left, 50% sends equally left & right, and 100% sends full right.
The audible effect heard when using the Pan can differ quite a bit depending on the
position in your signal chain and what types of FX follow it. Here are a few examples:
Before Path A & B split
7•14
Pan positioned before Path A & B split
When placed here, your guitar signal is panned left to Path A and right to Path B. This
can be a cool way to “blend” the sounds of two Amp models.
FX Models
After Path A & B Mixer
Pan positioned after Path A & B Mixer
In this position, the stereo left & right signals fed into the Pan is determined by your
Mixer Pan settings. The Pan effect then pans these signal to the left and right main
outputs. Obviously, you’ll only benefit from using the Pan in this post-Mixer position
when utilizing both the left and right outputs from POD HD.
Placing a Mono Output FX Model after the Pan
7•15
Mono FX Model (EQ) positioned after Pan
Just as with all stereo FX Models, when a mono FX Model is placed after the Pan, the
Pan Model’s output will become “mono-ized, as described in “Model Types and Mono/
Stereo Signal Routing” on page 3•5. Therefore, you’ll typically want to avoid placing
a mono FX Model later within the same signal path as the Pan Model.
FX Models
Wah Models
Wah Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Fassel
Position
Mix
Conductor
Position
Mix
Throaty
Position
Mix
Colorful
Position
Mix
Vetta Wah
Position
Mix
Chrome
Position
Mix
Chrome Custom
Position
Mix
Weeper
Position
Mix
Common Parameters
Each Wah offers the following two parameters:
7•16
• Position: This controls the “sweep” of the Wah. Any Wah Model is best used with
this parameter assigned to an FBV pedal, however, you can also access this parameter
with the Multi-function Knob, or assigned to your TWEAK knob, such as to dial in
a “parked” Wah tone.
• Mix: Sets the balance of the “Dry” and “Wet” signals. At 0% no Wah effect is added
to your signal; at 100% you will hear the Wah-effected signal only. Try lowering the
Mix to less than 100% for a more subtle effect!
Using the Looper
Looper Mode
The Looper in POD® HD offers you up to 48 seconds of mono recording time (in HalfSpeed Mode) or 24 seconds recording time (in Normal Mode), as well as the ability to
undo, record overdubs, playback Loops at half speed, in reverse, and more! Most Looper
functions are accessible from the buttons on your POD HD device. Or, connect a Line 6
FBV™ Foot Controller for full, hands-free Looping!
Footswitch assignments for the Looper vary among the supported Line 6 FBV Controller
models - please see “Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers” on page B•1 for the full info.
Looper Controls & Performance View
Hold the POD HD Bank Down button to toggle the Looper Mode On/Off - The button
remains lit when Looper Mode is active. When in Looper Mode, the Bank Up and A, B, C
& D buttons then provide access to the Looper functions, as indicated by the gold-colored
labels below each button.
Looper Mode functions for POD HD buttons
Additionally, the Looper screen of the Performance View displays the behavior of all
Looper functions.* You can think of these as “this is what will happen when the respective
button is pressed” indicators. Press the VIEW button to show this screen whenever you
use the Looper. (Also see the Looper - Performance View options , “Page 1, Setup:Utilities
Options” on page 2•2.)
The Performance View, Looper screen
8•1
Using the Looper
*Note: The “Play Once” and “Pre/Post” Looper Block position options are not accessible
via POD HD buttons. Play Once is accessible only with FBV Controller devices. The
Looper Block is moveable like any FX Model Block within the Signal Flow View screen.
To follow are descriptions of the functions shown in the Looper screen.
UNDO - Use the Bank Up button to “undo” the last recorded overdub. You can
press this button while actively in Overdub-Record mode, Loop Playback mode,
or while stopped and only the last recorded overdub is erased. This function will
not erase the originally recorded Loop.
PLAY ONCE - Pressing the FBV footswitch plays your recorded Loop (including overdubs,
if you’ve recorded any) for one cycle. Cool for triggering a pre-recorded phrase on demand!
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While playback is active, the Play/Stop icon appears as “STOP,” to indicate
that it can be pressed to stop playback immediately.
PRE/POST - The Looper Block can be moved to either a “Pre” or “Post” position within
the Signal Flow View, which dictates whether Amp & FX processing is added to your
guitar signal during the recording of your Loop, or only for the Loop’s playback.
8•2
• PRE: Your guitar signal is recorded unprocessed (i.e. - the Loop is recorded “pre”
Amp & FX processing). When played back, the Loop audio is mixed with incoming
guitar to feed the current Preset’s Amp & FX processing. If you change Presets or
tone settings while set to PRE, you’ll hear them applied to your Loop playback.
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When the Looper is set to PRE, the Pre/Post icon appears as “POST,”
to indicate thatthe Looper Block can be moved to the “POST” position.
• POST: Your guitar signal is recorded processed (i.e. - the Loop is recorded “post”
Amp & FX processing). When played back, the Loop audio is mixed with incoming
guitar AFTER the guitar signal has been processed through the Amp and FX. This
provides the ability select a new Preset which is applied only on your guitar input,
while the Loop plays back with the original recorded Preset tone!
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When the Looper is set to POST, the Pre/Post icon appears as “PRE,”
to indicate that the Looper Block can be moved to the “PRE” position.
Using the Looper
Note: If you record your Loop in POST mode and then switch to PRE for Loop playback,
this results in the current Amp+FX to be applied to the Loop playback (where the Loop was
already recorded with Amp+FX applied). Be aware that this can cause the Loop playback
to be significantly louder!
RECORD/OVERDUB - To record a Loop, press the RECORD (A) button and the Looper
will immediately start recording. The button will remain lit while recording is active.
You’ll see the Performance View display the following:
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The Record function shows “DUB IN.” Pressing the RECORD button will
immediately put you into Overdub-Record mode.
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If you press RECORD at this time, whatever you play will be recorded
on top of the original Loop recording, and you’ll see the Performance
View indicator show “DUB OUT.” Press the button again to stop the
overdub recording.
The Play/Record function shows “STOP” to indicate that pressing the
PLAY/STOP button will stop playback & recording.
Note: Once you have a Loop recorded, you can layer an overdub on top of your current
Loop at any time. Simply play back the Loop and step on the REC/OVERDUB switch press
the RECORD button while the Loop is playing. Your new live guitar will be recorded on
top of your previously recorded Loop. You can repeat this step and layer as many overdubs
as you like!
If you press RECORD while Loop playback is stopped, this will always record a new Loop,
and any previously recording will be discarded.
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Using the Looper
PLAY/STOP - Press the PLAY/STOP (B) button to toggle Play/Stop for your recorded
Loop. If you are actively recording a Loop, press this switch to stop recording and set your
Loop “out” point. Thebutton remains lit whenever playback is active.
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While playback is active, the Play/Stop icon appears as “STOP.”
1/2 SPEED - Press the 1/2 SPEED (C) button to toggle the 1/2 Speed feature On/Off. The
button remains lit whenever 1/2 Speed is active.
Note that you can use the 1/2 Speed option for recording as well as playback. Specific
behaviors apply to each - please see “1/2 Speed Operation” on page 8•6.
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When 1/2 Speed is active, the Speed icon appears as “FULL.”
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When 1/2 Speed is Off, the Speed icon appears as “1/2.”
REVERSE - Press the REVERSE (D) button to toggle the Reverse Play feature On/Off. All
8•4
Loop playback is backwards when on. The button remains lit whenever Reverse is active.
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When Reverse is active, the Reverse icon appears as “FWD.”
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When Reverse is Off, the Reverse icon appears as “REV.”
Using the Looper
Looper Settings
Press the VIEW button to display the Signal Flow View screen and select the Looper to
access several additional settings.
The Signal Flow View screen, Looper options
• Playback (Knob 1) - Use Multi-function Knob 1 to adjust the Looper playback
volume. You may find it useful to turn this down a bit so that your live guitar can be
slightly louder.
• 2 Overdub - Use Multi-function Knob 2 to determine the volume of your loop in
Overdub mode. For example, if your Overdub Level is set to 90%, each time your
loop begins a new overdub its volume will be reduced by 10%, sounding quieter and
quieter with each overdub pass.
• Hi Cut (Knob 3) & Lo Cut (Knob 4) - Use Multi-function Knobs 3 & 4 to adjust
these EQ options, to reduce the treble and bass of your Loop playback. It can be
helpful to reduce these to optimize the “mix” of your Loop playback with your live
guitar. These controls reduce the High and Low frequencies more as you raise their
values.
8•5
Using the Looper
1/2 Speed Operation
The Looper utilizes both the 1/2 Speed and Full Speed options for recording and playback.
These options directly affect the maximum Loop recording time.
POD HD Looper Record Time
Full Speed
1/2 Speed
24 Seconds maximum
48 Seconds maximum
Specific behaviors apply, as follows:
• Full Speed: When set to Full Speed before recording, the Looper provides up to 24
seconds max. recording time.
• Playback of the recorded Loop at the Full Speed setting is heard just as recorded.
• If you change the setting to 1/2 Speed, your recorded Loop is played back at half
speed, as well as pitched one octave lower.
• 1/2 Speed: When set to 1/2 Speed before recording, the Looper provides up to 48
seconds maximum recording time.
• Playback of the recorded Loop at the 1/2 Speed setting is heard just as recorded.
8•6
• If you change the setting to Full Speed, your recorded Loop is played back at
double speed, as well as pitched one octave higher.
USB Audio
USB Audio
In this chapter, we’ll cover the USB audio capabilities of POD® HD. With the installation
of the Line 6 USB audio driver, you can use POD HD as a high quality audio interface for
your Mac® or Windows® computer!
The Line 6 USB Audio Driver
Before you connect POD HD to your computer, it is recommended that you download
and install the free Line 6 POD HD Edit software. This installs the necessary Line 6 USB
Audio Driver, as well as the Line 6 Monkey update utility (also see “Appendix A: Line 6
Monkey” on page A•1). The latest POD HD Edit installer, as well as individual installers
for the Driver & Line 6 Monkey, are also always available from http://line6.com/software.
*NOTE: As of the POD HD USB Device Driver version 5.7.0, Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®)
is no longer supported. To use the POD HD USB connection with a Mac® running OS®
X 10.4, you’ll need to download and install the earlier POD HD Driver version 5.1.2,
available from http:line6.com/software/.
9•1
The Line 6 Software Downloads site - selecting the POD HD Edit software
Once installation is complete, just connect your device directly to a USB 2.0 port on your
computer (not into a USB hub) and power on your POD HD. Note that POD HD requires
the use of a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
Also see the POD HD Edit Installer Guide and the POD HD Edit Pilot’s Handbook,
available from http://line6.com/support/manuals.
USB Audio
Audio Routing
When using the POD HD USB connection, the audio driver manages several tasks. The
driver feeds the processed guitar signal out the USB Record Send to your computer and
receives playback audio from the computer. It also grabs the processed guitar signal before
routing it to the Record Send, to provide a low latency monitor signal, and then mixes the
monitor signal with the playback audio and feeds this combined signal to your POD HD
analog outputs.
Mix of monitor signal + playback
audio fed to analog outputs
Playback audio
from computer
Record Send audio
to computer
USB audio routing provided by the Line 6 USB audio driver
9•2
The POD HD Record Send
As shown above, the Record Send is the virtual “pipeline” that carries your POD HDprocessed, 24-bit digital signal across the USB connection, making it available to your
audio software as an input signal for recording.
The Record Send appears as an available audio input/recording device within your audio
software. Simply select this Send as the input for your audio track and you’ll be able
to record your POD HD signal. The level of the signal fed to the Send is affected by
your POD HD controls: Mixer block Volume A & B, Amp Model Drive & Volume, FX
Model Gain controls, Volume Pedal, etc., (but not the Master Volume knob). For the best
recording quality, watch the input meters provided in your software and adjust your level
to be at least halfway up, but never “clipping.”
USB Audio
Note that the type of audio signal fed to the Record Sends is controlled by the Output
Mode setting found in the POD HD Setup:Outputs screen. For most USB recording
situations, you’ll likely want to set this to “Studio/Direct.” Please see “Page 4, Setup:
Output Options” on page 2•7 for more info.
The Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices Panel
The Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices utility is the place where you configure various audio
driver settings. The options in the Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices dialog are slightly different
if you are on a Mac® versus a Windows® system. See the following descriptions that
match your setup: For Mac® see next section, or for Windows® see page 9•9.
Mac® - Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices
Launch the Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices utility from within the Mac®
System Preferences. This utility provides access to several driver options.
Line 6 Audio-MIDI Settings - Driver Options (Mac®)
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The Line 6 Audio-MIDI Settings window - Driver page
9•3
USB Audio
1 Device Selector: Select your POD HD here. If you have more than one supported Line
6 audio device connected, each will be selectable in this list.
2 Driver Version: Displays the current device’s installed driver version number.
3 ESN: Displays the current device’s unique Electronic Serial Number.
4 Driver/Inputs & Recording Selector: Choose between displaying the two pages of the
Driver Options window. (Also see “Inputs & Recording Page” on page 9•5.)
5 Run Audio MIDI Setup: Mac® Core Audio interface driver settings are configured in
the Mac OS® X Audio MIDI Setup utility. This button launches this dialog for you (see
“Mac® - Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices” on page 9•3).
6 Sample Rate Converter Active: You’ll see this indicator light up whenever the
device is operating at a sample rate other than its native 48kHz rate. In addition to 48kHz,
POD HD supports 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz and 96kHz rates by utilizing an internal sample rate
converter. Please check your specific software’s documentation for details on configuring
its audio sample rate.
7 USB Audio Streaming Buffer: Adjusts the buffer size for the audio responsiveness of
the Input Monitoring signal. Basically, the default setting should be fine for most systems,
but if getting audio dropouts or working with large CPU demands on your system, raise the
slider a notch or two to the right until it alleviates the problem.
9•4
USB Audio
Inputs & Recording Page
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The Line 6 Audio-MIDI Settings window - Inputs & Recording page
8 Record Sends List: Displayed here are the Record Sends for the current Line 6 device
that will be available to your audio software. For POD HD you’ll see the one, stereo “1-2
Main Out” Record Send.
9 Hardware Monitor Level: This slider independently controls the volume of your
processed guitar tone output for monitoring (the signal fed to the device’s main outputs).
It does not affect the level of the signal fed to your computer via the Record Send. This
allows you to balance your guitar’s monitor level against the playback audio from your
computer, such as when recording in DAW software.
If using POD HD as the audio interface for recording into a DAW application, then
your DAW may also offer its own “software monitoring” function. You may want to
use the DAW’s software monitoring in some scenarios, such as if you want to hear your
guitar signal processed with plug-ins on the DAW track. When utilizing DAW software
monitoring, you’ll want to set this slider’s level to minimum to allow you to hear only the
DAW software monitoring signal.
9•5
USB Audio
Mac OS® X Audio MIDI Setup Utility
POD HD utilizes the Mac® Core Audio driver type, making it a compatible audio interface
for practically any Mac® audio/multimedia software. As with most Core Audio devices,
some settings are found in the Audio Devices page of the Mac® Audio MIDI Setup dialog.
Note that there are two screens of settings for this window: Input and Output. You’ll see
similar options in both these screens, but their settings pertain to the selected device’s
Input and Output drivers, respectively.
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B
D
E
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C
The Audio MIDI Setup utility, Input screen (Mac OS® X 10.6 and later*)
*Note: The Audio MIDI Setup utility window within Mac OS® X version 10.5 has a
slightly different layout, but offers the same options and functionality as described here.
USB Audio
A Input - Output Screen Selector Use these buttons to view the respective options
within this window.
B Device List: Select your POD HD device in the list here to display its settings within
the window.
C Default Audio Device Options: With your POD HD device selected in the Device
List, click on the little gear button here to configure POD HD to be the default input
and/or output audio device for your Mac® applications.* When you select any of these
options, you’ll see the respective icon appear to the right of POD HD in the above Device
List to indicate it is set as the default device for this action.
*Note that most DAW applications (such as GarageBand, Logic, Ableton Live, etc.) allow
you to select their audio input/output device within their own Preferences, independently
of the settings you make here.
• Use this device for sound input: Select this option if you want your Mac® applications
to use POD HD as the default input device for audio recording.
• Use this device for sound output: Select this option if you want your Mac®
applications to use POD HD as the default output device, such as for iTunes® music
playback.
• Play alerts and sound effects through this device: This option sets all the system
dings and beep alerts play through the selected device. You probably do NOT want
to select this, unless you like hearing these Mac® alerts blaring at high volume along
with your POD HD guitar and audio playback for some reason!
D Format: These options show you the Sample Rate* and Bit Depth at which POD HD
is operating for recording (when viewing the Input screen) and playback (when viewing
the Output screen). The Bit Depth for POD HD is fixed at 24 bit.
*It is recommended that you do not use the Sample Rate selectors in this window to set your
sample rate when your audio software is running. Typically, your audio software will offer a
sample rate option within its own “Preferences” settings, which is where you should change
the rate.
9•7
USB Audio
E Volume sliders: These sliders offer level adjustment for the selected device.
• When viewing the Audio Device - Input screen (as shown above) the sliders control
the level of the Record Send signal fed to your recording software. These sliders can
be used to fine tune your DAW software’s recording level. Note that these sliders
offer a max level of +18dB, which can apply a boost to your input signal if needed.
• When viewing the Audio Device - Output screen (as shown in the following
screenshot) the sliders control the stereo level for your software’s audio playback fed
to POD HD. These sliders can be used to independently adjust the USB playback
audio versus your guitar input signal.
9•8
The Audio MIDI Setup utility, Output screen (Mac OS® X 10.6 and later)
USB Audio
Windows® - Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices
The following settings are the same for Windows® XP, Windows Vista® or Windows® 7,
unless otherwise noted.
Launch the Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices from within the Windows® Control Panel. On
Windows® systems, POD HD offers both a DirectSound and ASIO® recording driver
for maximum compatibility with audio & multimedia software applications. It is always
recommended that you select the ASIO® audio driver within your audio software, if
supported, since this offers higher performance. When prompted for ASIO® driver
settings, this dialog is where you will make them.
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The Line 6 Audio MIDI Devices - Driver tab (Windows® XP)
1 Device Selector - Select your POD HD here. If you have more than one supported
Line 6 audio device connected, each will be selectable in this list.
2 Driver Version - Displays the current device’s installed driver version number.
USB Audio
3 ESN - Displays the current device’s unique Electronic Serial Number.
4 Driver/Inputs & Recording Selector - Choose between displaying the two tabs of the
Driver Options window. (Also see “Inputs & Recording Page” on page 9•13.)
5 Driver Operation (Windows® XP only) - These options are only applicable for when
an application utilizes the POD HD device via the Windows® DirectSound® driver. They
will be non-selectable when in use via the ASIO® driver.
• Driver operating at: Displays the actual Sample Rate & Bit Depth the driver is
operating at when in use by an audio application. If not in use, “inactive” is displayed.
• Default Sample Rate & Bit Depth: Use this option to set the default sample rate
& bit depth that (non-ASIO®) applications will use when using POD HD as the
audio interface.
• Lock Driver Format: When checked, this forces the DirectSound® driver to always
operate at the Sample Rate and Bit Depth settings entered in the two fields above (as
opposed to following the sample rate requested by a Windows® audio application).
5 Driver Operation (Windows Vista® & Windows® 7)
On Windows® Vista & Windows® 7 you will see a Sound Control Panel button - click
this to launch the Windows® Sound panel. Within the Sound panel’s Playback and
Recording tabs you can designate POD HD as the “Default” audio device if you want all
your Windows® multimedia programs to utilize it as their sound card device.
9•10
USB Audio
POD HD selected as the Default Playback Device
9•11
USB Audio
You can also click on the Properties button in the Sound dialog to access the default
format settings for the POD HD Sample Rate and Bit Depth when used with Windows®
multimedia applications. (Note that if you are using an audio application that is set to
utilize the ASIO® driver for your Line 6 device, then ASIO® communicates directly with
the device, and these “default format” settings do not apply.)
The Window Vista/7 Control Panel>Sounds>Properties - Advanced tab
6 ASIO® Driver Settings
• ASIO® Client: If you are running audio software that is using POD HD as its ASIO®
audio device, the name of the software will appear here.
9•12
• Buffer Size: The ASIO® buffer size in use, which will affect the “responsiveness”
and “latency” of the DAW software. The lower the setting, the faster the response,
but with the trade-off of higher processor usage and the risk of audio dropouts. Raise
the value if you are getting inconsistent playback or recording in the audio software.
256 is generally a good setting to start with.
• Bit Depth: The ASIO® bit depth in use. It is recommended to use 24-bit here.
7 Sample Rate Converter Active - You’ll see this indicator light up whenever the
device is operating at a sample rate other than its native 48kHz rate. In addition to 48kHz,
POD HD supports 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz and 96kHz rates by utilizing an internal sample rate
converter.
8 USB Audio Streaming Buffer - This slider adjusts the buffer size for the audio
responsiveness of the Input Monitoring signal. Basically, the default setting should be fine
for most systems, but if getting audio dropouts or working with large CPU demands on
your system, raise the slider a notch or two to the right until it alleviates the problem.
USB Audio
Inputs & Recording Page
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The Line 6 Audio MIDI Devices - Inputs & Recording tab
9 Record Sends List: Displayed here are the Record Sends for the current Line 6 device
that will be available to your audio software. For POD HD you’ll see the one, stereo “1-2
Main Out” Record Send.
10 Hardware Monitor Level: This slider independently controls the volume of your
processed Source Input tone output for monitoring (the signal fed to the device’s main
outputs). It does not affect the level of the signal fed to your computer via the Record
Send. This allows you to balance your guitar’s monitor level against the playback audio
from your computer, such as when recording in DAW software.
Your DAW software may also offer its own “software monitoring” function. You may want
to use the DAW’s software monitoring in some scenarios, such as if you want to hear your
guitar signal processed with plug-ins on the DAW track. When utilizing DAW software
monitoring, you’ll want to set this Hardware Monitor slider to minimum to allow you to
hear only the DAW software monitoring signal.
11 Record Send Level: This slider independently controls the level of the POD signal
fed to your computer via the Record Send. This directly affects the signal level that is
recorded into your DAW tracks. Note that you can also check the +18dB checkbox here
if you need to boost the signal fed to your DAW.
9•13
Appendix A: Line 6 Monkey
Appendix A: Line 6 Monkey
Line 6 Monkey™ is the free, intelligent updater software that can be used
to keep your POD® HD, Line 6 FBV™ MkII Controller, and related Line 6
products, up to date. Line 6 Monkey is installed on your Mac® or Windows®
computer along with the POD HD USB device drivers. If you have not yet
installed the USB device drivers, you’ll need to do so to utilize POD HD with
your computer - see “USB Audio” on page 9•1. It’s highly recommended to
run Line 6 Monkey periodically to check for the latest updates.
Launch Line 6 Monkey
Connect POD HD to your computer’s USB 2.0 port and power on your device. To launch
Line 6 Monkey:
• On Mac®, go to /Applications/Line 6/Line 6 Monkey.
• On Windows®, go to Start menu\Programs\Line 6\Tools\Line 6 Monkey.
The following instructions are the same on Mac® or Windows®, unless otherwise noted.
Login Account
You’ll need to Login so that Line 6 Monkey can communicate with Line 6 and provide you
with exactly what you need. It’s just a few clicks, and it’s free! If you have not yet created
an account, click the New User button and you’ll be walked right through the steps.
Register Your Hardware
If you have not already done so, you’ll be prompted to Register your connected Line 6
hardware. It’s a painless process really, so click that Register button now.
A•1
Appendix A : Line 6 Monkey
A•2
FBV MkII Users: If you are using a Line 6 FBV MkII Controller then it is recommended
to install any available updates for it as well. Just connect your FBV MkII directly to your
computer’s USB port and use Line 6 Monkey as described above.
Grab Those Updates
If you see any items where a newer version is available, then you should click on that item
and let the little Monkey fellow walk you through the installation steps.
Line 6 Monkey - Update screen for POD HD
As an example, the above screenshot shows Monkey has detected that a newer Firmware Flash Memory version is available than is currently installed in our device. 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!
Appendix A: Line 6 Monkey
Flash Memory Updates and Presets
Flash Memory updates typically include a complete set of Factory Presets, which may be a
revised set that differs from the set of Presets stored in the memory of your device. You’ll
be prompted during the update whether to keep your current Presets. Selecting “No” will
result in your device’s Presets being permanently overwritten.
The prompt during a Flash Memory update to keep your current Presets
TIP! You can save the full set of your device’s Presets as a “Bundle” file to your computer in
one easy step using POD HD Edit - see “POD HD Edit Software” on page 1•6.
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
Once a Flash Memory update is complete, it is recommended that you power
on POD HD while holding down the Nav. Pad - left arrow button. This
performs a “reset” of all global settings to their factory defaults. This reset
also updates your device’s Set List titles with those included in the new
Flash Memory version (if they differ).
A•3
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Want hands-free access to your POD® HD Presets, Amps, FX and parameters? By
connecting one of the supported Line 6 FBV™ Controller devices you’ll get just that!
Here we’ll cover the use and many benefits of using an FBV Controller with POD HD.
FBV MkII & FBV Series Controllers
The Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII Controller is the recommended FBV device to use with
POD HD - It is the latest model and offers easy access to vital POD HD functions.
The FBV Shortboard MkII Controller
It is also possible to use several other FBV Controller models with POD HD: FBV Express
MkII, FBV Longboard and FBV Shortboard. Additionally, the Line 6 EX1 Expression
Pedal can be used with FBV Shortboard MkII or FBV Shortboard to optionally add a
2nd Pedal controller. For more about these products, please visit http://line6.com/
footcontrollers/fbvshortboardmkii.html.
Are you up to date? If you are using a Line 6 FBV MkII Series Controller, you can connect
it directly to your computer’s USB port and then launch Line 6 Monkey to check for and
install the latest updates - see “Appendix A: Line 6 Monkey” on page A•1.
B•1
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Getting Connected
B•2
All FBV devices come with an “RJ-45” cable. Note that this cable is indeed
a standard “Category 5” computer network cable. So, in case you lost yours,
simply run down to any electronics or computer store and ask for a cable of
this type.
With POD HD powered Off, connect this cable between the FBV device’s TO AMP jack
and the POD HD FBV PEDAL jack. If you have an optional Expression Pedal, connect
it to the EXP. PEDAL jack on your FBV now. Then Power On POD HD - You’ll see your
FBV light up, and you’re ready for action!
NOTE: If you have not done so already, it is recommended that you calibrate the Pedal
for your FBV device. Please see the Pilot’s Handbook that came with your FBV device,
or you can download it, or the FBV Advanced Guide, from http://line6.com/support/
manuals/.
Setup Options for FBV
There are several Setup options that affect POD HD behaviors when an FBV device is
connected. Hold the VIEW button to enter Setup to access the following options. (Also
see “Accessing System Setup” on page 2•1 for info on other Setup options.)
Setup Page 1
• Footswitch Mode (Knob 1): Configures the function of your FBV A, B, C & D
footswitches. This setting is global. See “FX & Amp Block FS Assignment” on page
3•7 for info on how to configure these assignments per Preset.
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
• ABCD: Toggles the current Bank’s Presets A through D.
• FS 5-8: Toggles the Amp or FX Block to which you have assigned FS5 through
FS8 On/Off.
Note that the Performance View screens offer handy visual references for the current
Preset’s ABCD and FS assignments - see next section.
• Looper FS Display (Knob 3): Determines how and when the Looper Mode screen
is displayed (see page 1•3, as well as the following “Performance View” section).
Setup Page 2
• FBV Express (Knob 4): This option should only be set to “On” specifically for an
FBV Express MkII model controller, to allow it to function correctly with POD HD.
B•3
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
POD HD Performance View Screens
B•4
The Performance View screens offer visual references for the Presets and/or Amp & FX
Blocks that your FBV footswitches are assigned to control.
ABCD assignment for FS5-FS8
FX assignment for FS1-FS8
Please reference the Footswitch Mapping table on the following pages for your specific
FBV model device to determine which FBV footswitches relate to each of the 8 footswitch
assignments. (We cover how to edit & create these footswitch assignments on page B•18.)
When POD HD is in Looper Mode, a 3rd variation of the Performance View screen
displays the Looper functions that are accessed by FBV footswitches. Also see “Looper
Controls & Performance View” on page 8•1.
The Performance View with Looper Mode active
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Controller Devices - Footswitch & Pedal Mapping
Your FBV device’s Footswitches and Pedal(s) are already mapped to specific POD HD
functions. These mappings are slightly different for each FBV Controller type - Please
reference the following table that matches your specific FBV model. See the following
sections for more details on the POD HD functions listed in these tables.
FBV Shortboard MkII
FBV Shortboard MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
Label
FUNCTION 1
FUNCTION 2
STOMP
MODULATION
POD HD
Function
Looper Mode
On/Off
Set List Select
Mode On/Off
Bank Up
(Bank Mode)
Set List Select
(Set List Mode)
Bank Down
(Bank Mode)
Set List Select
(Set List Mode)
FS1 On/Off
FS2 On/Off
FBV LCD Screen
Footswitch
LED
Lit when
mode active
Lit when
mode active
No change
Toggles Looper Mode
On/Off
Toggles Set List Select
Mode On/Off
Queues next Bank
Displays Set List
selection
No change
Selects Set List
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
No change
Queues previous Bank
Displays Set List
selection
No change
Selects Set List
No change
Lit when
Block active
No change
Lit when
Block active
Toggles the “FS1”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Toggles the “FS2”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
No change
Displays Set List
selection screen
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
Description
B•5
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Shortboard MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
B•6
Footswitch
Label
POD HD
Function
FS3 On/Off
No change
FS4 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block active
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
A
Selects Preset A
(ABCD Mode)
FS5 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
B
Selects Preset B
(ABCD Mode)
FS6 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
C
Selects Preset C
(ABCD Mode)
FS7 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
D
Selects Preset D
(ABCD Mode)
FS8 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Lit when
Block active
Sets Tap Tempo
No Change
Tuner Mode On/
Off
EXP 1/EXP 2
Pedal Mode
(When no Pedal
2 is connected)
Toe Switch
Displays Tuner
Blinks at
tempo
Blinks at
tempo
EXP 1 =
WAH lit
EXP 2 =
VOL lit
No change
DELAY
REVERB
TAP
Pedal Toe
Switch
FBV LCD Screen
No change
No change
Footswitch
LED
Lit when
Block active
Description
Toggles the “FS3”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Toggles the “FS4”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset A of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS5”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset B of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS6”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset C of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS7”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset D of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS8”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Tap to set tempo rate
Hold to enter/exit
Tuner Mode
Toggles to the onboard Pedal between
EXP 1 and EXP 2
modes
Assignable as a
footswitch
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
When POD HD is placed in Looper Mode, several FBV footswitches change their mappings
to perform the following Looper functions. Please also see “Looper Mode” on page 8•1.
FBV Shortboard MkII - Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
Footswitch
Label
POD HD Looper Footswitch LED
Function
Looper Mode On/ Lit when mode
FUNCTION 1
Off
active
Undo
Lit briefly, while
STOMP
Undo action
occurs
Play Once
Lit while playing
MODULATION
recorded loop
Looper Pre/Post
Lit when Looper is
DELAY
in Post position
Record/Overdub
Lit when recording,
A
Flashes when
overdubbing
Play/Stop
Lit when playing
B
C
D
Full/Half Speed
Lit when half speed
Reverse/Forward
Lit when selected
Description
Toggles Looper Mode On/Off
Erases the most recent recorded
overdub
Plays the current recorded Loop
one time only
Sets the position of the Looper
“Pre” or “Post” in the signal chain
Immediately starts recording - Or, if
a loop is currently playing, overdubs
on top of the current loop
Toggles the recorded loop to play
and stop
Toggles the loop playback and
recording between full and half
speed
Toggles loop playback and recording
between normal and reverse
Pedal Controllers
FBV Shortboard MkII devices include an “on-board” Expression Pedal, as well as an
optional jack to include a 2nd Expression Pedal. These pedals access the POD HD EXP 1
and EXP 2 assignable controllers. Please see “Expression Pedal Assignment” on page B•16
for how to assign these controllers to Amp & FX parameters to customize your Presets.
When no additional Pedal is connected to the FBV EXP. PEDAL input, the on-board
Pedal‘s “Toe Switch” will toggle between the control of EXP 1 and EXP 2. The red WAH
and green VOL LEDs on FBV illuminate to indicate the current Pedal Mode, respectively.
(It is also possible to manually assign other functions to the Toe Switch - see “Using the
EXP Pedal Toe Switch” on page B•20.)
B•7
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
EXP 1 and EXP 2 with Pedal 2 Connected
B•8
When a 2nd Expression Pedal (such as a Line 6 EX-1 Expression Pedal) is connected, the
on-board Pedal remains mapped to only EXP 1, and Pedal 2 to only EXP 2. Whenever a
Pedal 2 is connected, you’ll see the EXP 1 & EXP 2 LEDs both lit.
FBV Express MkII
FBV Express MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
Label
A
POD HD
Function
Selects Preset A
(ABCD Mode)
FS5 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects Preset B
(ABCD Mode)
B
FS6 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects Preset C
(ABCD Mode)
C
FS7 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
7-Segment LED
Display
Displays “A” to
indicate selected
Preset
Displays current
Preset channel
Footswitch
LED
Lit when
selected
Displays “B” to
indicate selected
Preset
Displays current
Preset channel
Lit when
selected
Displays “C” to
indicate selected
Preset
Displays current
Preset channel
Lit when
selected
Lit when
Block active
Lit when
Block active
Lit when
Block active
Description
Loads Preset A of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS5”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset B of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS6”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset C of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS7”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Express MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
Label
D
Tempo
Indicator
Pedal Toe
Switch
POD HD
Function
Selects Preset D
(ABCD Mode)
7-Segment LED
Display
Displays “D” to
indicate selected
Preset
Displays current
Preset channel
Footswitch
LED
Lit when
selected
Indicates current
Tempo rate
EXP 1/EXP 2
Pedal Mode
Dot flashes at
Tempo rate
No change
N/A
Toe Switch
No change
FS8 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Lit when
Block active
EXP 1 =
WAH lit
EXP 2 =
VOL lit
No change
Description
Loads Preset D of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS8”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
This is an indicator
LED only
Toggles the Pedal
between EXP 1 and
EXP 2 modes
Assignable footswitch
Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
When POD HD is placed in Looper Mode, the FBV footswitches change their mappings
to perform the following Looper functions. Please also see “Looper Mode” on page 8•1.
FBV Express MkII - Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
Footswitch
Label
A
B
C
D
POD HD Looper Footswitch LED
Function
Record/Overdub
Lit when recording,
Flashes when
overdubbing
Play/Stop
Lit when playing
Full/Half Speed
Lit when half speed
Reverse/Forward
Lit when selected
Description
Immediately starts recording - Or, if
a loop is currently playing, overdubs
on top of the current loop
Toggles the recorded loop to play
and stop
Toggles the loop playback and
recording between full and half
speed
Toggles loop playback and recording
between normal and reverse
B•9
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Pedal Controllers
B•10
FBV Express MkII devices include an “on-board” Pedal which provides access to both
the POD HD EXP 1 and EXP 2 assignable controllers. Please see “Expression Pedal
Assignment” on page B•16 for how to assign these controllers to Amp & FX parameters
to customize your Presets.
The Pedal‘s “Toe Switch” will toggle between the control of EXP 1 and EXP 2. The
red WAH and green VOL LEDs on FBV illuminate to indicate the current Pedal Mode,
respectively. (It is also possible to manually assign other functions to the Toe Switch - see
“Using the EXP Pedal Toe Switch” on page B•20.)
FBV Longboard
FBV Longboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
Label
FX LOOP
AMP 1
REVERB
TREMOLO
MODULATION
DELAY
POD HD
Function
Looper Mode
On/Off
Set List Select
Mode On/Off
FS4 On/Off
FBV LCD Screen
No change
Displays Set List
selection screen
No change
Footswitch
LED
Lit when
mode active
Lit when
mode active
Lit when
Block active
FS1 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block active
FS2 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block active
FS3 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block active
Description
Toggles Looper Mode
On/Off
Toggles Set List Select
Mode On/Off
Toggles the “FS4”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Toggles the “FS1”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Toggles the “FS2”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Toggles the “FS3”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Longboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
Label
Footswitch
LED
No change
Queues previous Bank
Displays Set List
selection
No change
Selects Set List
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
No change
Queues next Bank
Displays Set List
selection
No change
Selects Set List
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset A of
current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
CHANNEL B
Selects Preset B
(ABCD Mode)
FS6 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Toggles the “FS5”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset B of
current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
CHANNEL C
Selects Preset C
(ABCD Mode)
FS7 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
CHANNEL D
Selects Preset D
(ABCD Mode)
FS8 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Lit when
Block active
Sets Tap Tempo
No Change
Tuner Mode On/
Off
Toe Switch
Displays Tuner
Blinks at
tempo
Blinks at
tempo
No change
BANK DOWN
BANK UP
CHANNEL A
TAP TEMPO
Pedal 1
Toe Switch
POD HD
Function
Bank Down
(Bank Mode)
Set List Select
(Set List Mode)
Bank Up
(Bank Mode)
Set List Select
(Set List Mode)
Selects Preset A
(ABCD Mode)
FS5 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
FBV LCD Screen
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
No change
Description
Toggles the “FS6”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset C of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS7”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset D of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS8”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Tap to set tempo rate
Hold to enter/exit
Tuner Mode
Assignable as a
footswitch
B•11
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
B•12
When POD HD is placed in Looper Mode, several FBV footswitches change their mappings
to perform the following Looper functions. Please also see “Looper Mode” on page 8•1.
FBV Longboard - Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
Footswitch
Label
POD HD Looper Footswitch LED
Function
Undo
Lit briefly, while
REVERB
Undo action
occurs
Play Once
Lit while playing
TREMOLO
recorded loop
Looper Pre/Post
Lit when Looper is
MODULATION
in Post position
Record/Overdub
Lit when recording,
CHANNEL A
Flashes when
overdubbing
Play/Stop
Lit when playing
CHANNEL B
CHANNEL C
CHANNEL D
Full/Half Speed
Lit when half speed
Reverse/Forward
Lit when selected
Description
Erases the most recent recorded
overdub
Plays the current recorded Loop
one time only
Sets the position of the Looper
“Pre” or “Post” in the signal chain
Immediately starts recording - Or, if
a loop is currently playing, overdubs
on top of the current loop
Toggles the recorded loop to play
and stop
Toggles the loop playback and
recording between full and half
speed
Toggles loop playback and recording
between normal and reverse
Pedal Controllers
FBV Longboard devices include two “on-board” Pedals, PEDAL 1 and PEDAL 2. These
pedals are permanently mapped to the POD HD EXP 1 and EXP 2 assignable controllers,
respectively. Please see “Expression Pedal Assignment” on page B•16 for how to assign
these controllers to Amp & FX parameters to customize your Presets.
It is possible to manually assign the PEDAL 1 Toe Switch to toggle Amp or FX Blocks On/
Off - see “Using the EXP Pedal Toe Switch” on page B•20.
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Shortboard
B•13
FBV Shortboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
Label
FX LOOP
BANK
BANK
STOMP
MODULATION
DELAY
REVERB
CHANNEL A
POD HD
Function
Looper Mode
On/Off
Bank Up
(Bank Mode)
FBV LCD Screen
No change
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
Footswitch
LED
Lit when
mode active
No change
Description
Toggles Looper Mode
On/Off
Queues next Bank
Bank Down
(Bank Mode)
FS1 On/Off
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
No change
Queues previous Bank
No change
Lit when
Block active
FS2 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block active
FS3 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block active
FS4 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block active
Selects Preset A
(ABCD Mode)
FS5 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Toggles the “FS1”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Toggles the “FS2”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Toggles the “FS3”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Toggles the “FS4”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset A of
current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
Toggles the “FS5”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Shortboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
B•14
Footswitch
Label
Displays current
Preset name
Footswitch
LED
Lit when
selected
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
CHANNEL C
Selects Preset C
(ABCD Mode)
FS7 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block active
CHANNEL D
Selects Preset D
(ABCD Mode)
FS8 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Lit when
Block active
Sets Tap Tempo
No Change
Tuner Mode On/
Off
EXP 1/EXP 2
Pedal Mode
(When no Pedal
2 is connected)
Toe Switch
Displays Tuner
Blinks at
tempo
Blinks at
tempo
EXP 1 =
WAH lit
EXP 2 =
VOL lit
No change
CHANNEL B
TAP
Pedal Toe
Switch
POD HD
Function
Selects Preset B
(ABCD Mode)
FS6 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
FBV LCD Screen
No change
No change
Description
Loads Preset B of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS6”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset C of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS7”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Loads Preset D of
current Bank
Toggles the “FS8”
assigned Amp/FX
Block
Tap to set tempo rate
Hold to enter/exit
Tuner Mode
Toggles to the onboard Pedal between
EXP 1 and EXP 2
modes
Assignable as a
footswitch
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
When POD HD is placed in Looper Mode, several FBV footswitches change their mappings
to perform the following Looper functions. Please also see “Looper Mode” on page 8•1.
FBV Shortboard - Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
Footswitch
Label
POD HD Looper Footswitch LED
Function
Looper
Mode On/ Lit when mode
FX LOOP
Off
active
Undo
Lit briefly, while
STOMP
Undo action
occurs
Play Once
Lit while playing
MODULATION
recorded loop
Looper
Pre/Post
Lit when Looper is
DELAY
in Post position
Record/Overdub
Lit when recording,
CHANNEL A
Flashes when
overdubbing
Play/Stop
Lit when playing
CHANNEL B
CHANNEL C
CHANNEL D
Full/Half Speed
Lit when half speed
Reverse/Forward
Lit when selected
Description
Toggles Looper Mode On/Off
Erases the most recent recorded
overdub
Plays the current recorded Loop
one time only
Sets the position of the Looper
“Pre” or “Post” in the signal chain
Immediately starts recording - Or, if
a loop is currently playing, overdubs
on top of the current loop
Toggles the recorded loop to play
and stop
Toggles the loop playback and
recording between full and half
speed
Toggles loop playback and recording
between normal and reverse
Pedal Controllers
FBV Shortboard devices include an “on-board” Pedal, as well as an optional jack on the
back to include a 2nd Expression Pedal. These pedals access the POD HD EXP 1 and EXP
2 assignable controllers. Please see “Expression Pedal Assignment” on page B•16 for how
to assign these controllers to Amp & FX parameters to customize your Presets.
When no additional Pedal is connected to the FBV EXP. PEDAL input, the on-board
Pedal‘s “Toe Switch” will toggle between the control of EXP 1 and EXP 2. The red WAH
and green VOL LEDs on FBV illuminate to indicate the current Pedal Mode, respectively.
(It is also possible to manually assign other functions to the Toe Switch - see “Using the
EXP Pedal Toe Switch” on page B•20.)
B•15
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
EXP 1 and EXP 2 with Pedal 2 Connected
B•16
When a 2nd Expression Pedal (such as a Line 6 EX-1 Expression Pedal) is connected to
FBV Shortboard, the on-board Pedal remains mapped to only EXP 1, and Pedal 2 to only
EXP 2. Whenever a Pedal 2 is connected, you’ll see the EXP 1 & EXP 2 LEDs both lit.
Expression Pedal Assignment
As shown in the preceding tables, FBV devices’ Pedals are designed to access the POD HD
EXP 1 and EXP 2 controllers, which can be assigned to virtually any Amp or FX Model
parameter. To follow are the steps to assign these controllers to POD HD parameters.
Controlling Amp & FX Parameters
Configuring the EXP 1 & EXP 2 assignments is done within the Controller Assign screen.
These settings are all saved per Preset. From the Signal Flow View screen, select the Amp
or FX Block for which you’d like to create a Pedal assignment, then double-press the
MOVE button. For our example, we’ll select our Delay FX block in the Signal Flow View:
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
Note: When a Controller is assigned to any FX Model parameter, manually editing this
parameter’s value will result in changing the Controller’s MIN or MAX value. For example,
if the EXP-1 Pedal Controller is assigned to a Wah FX Model’s Position parameter, select
the Wah Model, go to its Edit View screen, and select the Position parameter. If you turn
multifunction knob #4 when the Pedal is near the “heel” position, the MIN value is
adjusted. If you turn the knob when the Pedal is near the “Toe” position, the MAX value
is adjusted.
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
The Controller Assign screen is then displayed specifically for the selected Model. In our
example, it is the Digital Delay W/Modulation. Use the Multi-function Knobs 1-4 to
configure the Pedal assignment options.
The Controller Assign screen
• Parameter (Knob 1): Select the parameter for the current Model that you want to
control.* For our example, we’ll choose the Mix parameter.
• Controller (Knob 2): Select the Pedal Mode that you want to assign to the parameter.
Choose Off to have no Pedal assignment, or choose EXP 1 or EXP 2. (Note that you
can alternatively choose TWEAK here to have the parameter assigned to your POD
HD TWEAK knob, instead of an FBV Pedal!)
• Min. Value (Knob 3): Set the desired parameter value for the Pedal’s “heel” position.
• Max. Value (Knob 4): Set the parameter value you’d like for the Pedal’s “toe” position.
* Note that 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 assignments. For all Factory
Presets that already include a Wah, Volume or Pan, these are typically already assigned as
well. Be sure to remove any unwanted Model’s EXP assignment for your Preset.
B•17
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Amp & FX Block Footswitch Assignment
B•18
FBV footswitches, as well as the on-board Pedal’s “Toe Switch,” can be configured to
toggle any of the Amp or FX Blocks On/Off. You can reference the current Preset’s FX
footswitch assignments within the Performance View screen, as covered on page B•4.
These settings are saved per Preset.
Assigning an FX or Amp Block to a Footswitch
From the Signal Flow View, select the FX or Amp Block that you want assigned to one of
your footswitches. As an example, we’ll select the Delay FX Block. Then Press and hold
the ENTER button to display the Footswitch Assign screen.
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
Select the desired Amp or FX block, then press and hold the ENTER button
The Footswitch Assign screen, with a Delay FX Model selected
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Use Multi-function Knob 1 to select the footswitch to which you want this FX Block
assigned - choose FS1 through FS8, the EXP Toe Switch, or None to remove the Block’s
assignment. The following behaviors apply:
• If a footswitch already has an Amp or FX Block assigned: The existing Block remains
assigned, and selecting this footswitch additionally assigns your new Block. When
referencing the Performance View, you’ll see the footswitch display a “Multi” graphic
to indicate this. You can configure 2 or more parameters to the same footswitch to
toggle them On/Off simultaneously - or, have one toggle On while another Toggles
Off!
Indicates multiple Blocks assigned to a footswitch
TIP: To reference current footswitch assignments, when in the Footswitch Assign screen,
use the
Nav. Pad buttons to select each Block, and look at the Knob 1 setting for each
at the bottom of the screen.
• When a footswitch has no Block assigned: You’ll see the N/A graphic displayed in
the Performance View for the respective footswitch.
Indicates no Blocks assigned to the footswitch
B•19
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Using the EXP Pedal Toe Switch
B•20
As noted above, when adding a Wah or Volume/Pan Model to your tone, their Position
parameters are automatically assigned to the EXP 1 and EXP 2 controllers. Most Factory
Presets already include this Wah/Volume switching pre-configured for you. But the Toe
Switch assignment is not set automatically for newly added Amp or FX Models, so here is
how to set this up manually.
• With the Wah Model selected, go to the FS Assign screen and assign its FX Block to
the EXP TOE SWITCH, following the instructions above. This allows the Wah to
be toggled On/Off via the pedal Toe Switch.
Assigning an FX Block to the on-board pedal’s “Toe Switch”
Further, if you have a different FX parameter (such as the Volume - Position) being
controlled by the opposite EXP Pedal Mode, you’ll likely find it useful to have the Toe
Switch toggle both these FX Blocks On/Off alternately, so that only the desired Model
is active while being controlled. For example, say you have a Preset where the Wah is
controlled by EXP 1, and the Volume by EXP 2:
Note: If you have a “Pedal 2” connected to your FBV (or if using an FBV Longboard) you
may not want to use the following configuration, since the Wah and Volume are already
controlled by your two Pedals individually.
• Click the EXP TOE SWITCH switch so that the red EXP 1 LED is lit.
• In the Signal Flow View, select the Volume FX block and toggle it “Off” using the
ENTER button. You should now see the Wah “On” and the Volume “Off.”
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
B•21
Wah in “On” Volume is “Off”
• Repeat the previous Footswitch Assign steps for both the Wah and the Volume,
assigning each to the EXP TOE SWITCH.
• Now whenever you click the EXP TOE SWITCH to EXP 1 for this Preset, the
Volume is switched “Off” and the Wah is switch “On” and is controlled by the Pedal
- and vice versa when switching to EXP 2.
• Be sure to save to retain these settings with your Preset!
Set List Select
For FBV Shortboard MKII & FBV Longboard devices, you can access the Set Lists screen
and load a different Preset (also see page 4•1). To do this from your FBV:
• Press FUNCTION 2 (Shortboard MkII) or AMP 1 (Longboard) and you’ll see the
Set Lists screen displayed on your POD HD.
The Set Lists screen
• Press the BANK UP and BANK DOWN footswitches to select the desired Set List.
Note that your FBV LCD screen displays the name of the selected Set List.
• Press FUNCTION 2 / AMP 1 once again to load the selected Set List. You’ll see that
the same numbered Preset from the previous Set List is automatically loaded from
the new Set List.
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Tap Tempo
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For all FBV devices, you can stomp rhythmically on the TAP footswitch to set your
Tap Tempo. Alternatively, you can set a numerical Tempo value within Setup (see
“Page 6, Tempo Options” on page 2•10).
You’ll see the LED on the TAP switch blink to indicate your current Tap Tempo BPM.
Tempo-based FX (Modulation, Filter & Delay FX) that offer a Tempo Sync parameter can
optionally be set to a note division of this Tap Tempo value.
Tuner Mode
For all FBV devices, to enter Tuner mode, press and hold the TAP button. See “Tuner
Mode” on page 1•4 for details.
The Tuner screen
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
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