POD® HD PRO X
POD HD PRO X
®
ADVANCED GUIDE
An in-depth exploration of the features & functionality of POD HD Pro X
Rev A
Electrophonic Limited Edition
©2013 Line 6, Inc.
Table of Contents
Overview............................................................................................. 1•1
Home Views.....................................................................................................1•1
Tuner Mode......................................................................................................1•4
Tap Tempo........................................................................................................1•5
Connections.....................................................................................................1•5
POD HD Edit Pro 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•8
Page 5, Setup: Digital Output Options...........................................................2•9
Page 6, MIDI/Tempo Options.......................................................................2•10
Page 7, Setup: Variax Options......................................................................2•11
Page 8, James Tyler Variax Tuning Options.................................................2•16
Page 9, Setup: L6 LINK Audio......................................................................2•17
Page 10, Setup: L6 LINK Control..................................................................2•18
Features & Functionality..................................................................... 3•1
FX Blocks..........................................................................................................3•1
Mixer Block.......................................................................................................3•4
Moving FX Blocks............................................................................................3•5
FX & Amp Block FBV Footswitch Assignment..............................................3•7
Dynamic DSP...................................................................................................3•8
Set Lists & Presets.............................................................................. 4•1
Working with Set Lists.....................................................................................4•1
Working with Presets.......................................................................................4•5
Saving Presets..................................................................................................4•6
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
Delay Models..................................................................................................7•10
Reverb Models...............................................................................................7•12
Volume/Pan & Wah Models...........................................................................7•14
Looper Mode....................................................................................... 8•1
Looper Controls & Performance View............................................................8•1
Looper Settings................................................................................................8•4
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•4
Windows® - Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices.....................................................9•10
Appendix A: Line 6 Monkey................................................................. A•1
Launch Line 6 Monkey................................................................................... A•1
Grab Those Updates...................................................................................... A•2
Line 6 Variax Updates..................................................................................... A•4
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 & Variax® Knob Controller Assignment........................ B•16
Variax Knobs as Controllers......................................................................... B•16
Amp & FX Block Footswitch Assignment................................................... B•18
Set List Select................................................................................................ B•22
Tap Tempo..................................................................................................... B•22
Tuner Mode................................................................................................... B•23
Appendix C: MIDI................................................................................ C•1
Controlling POD HD Pro X Functions via MIDI............................................. C•2
Bank & Program Change Messages............................................................. C•3
Using POD HD Pro X/FBV as a MIDI Controller........................................... C•5
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Copyright © 2013 Line 6, Inc.
Overview
Overview
Welcome to the POD® HD Pro X Advanced Guide. This guide contains in-depth details
of the POD HD Pro X features and functionality. Please be sure to also read through
your POD HD Pro X Pilot’s Handbook for basic info on POD HD Pro X 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.
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 using 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 a Line 6 FBV™ Controller’s footswitch
functions, if an FBV 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 FBV A, B, C & D footswitches.
You’ll see one of the following screens appear, dictated by the current POD HD Pro X
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 Pro X is in Looper Mode (Looper Mode is available when an FBV device
is connected), a 3rd variation of the screen displays the Looper functions that are
accessed by the FBV A, B, C & D 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 Pro X 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 Pro X 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 device. Tap rhythmically to set your
Tempo. Alternatively, you can set a numerical Tempo value within Setup (see
“Page 6, MIDI/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 6, MIDI/Tempo Options” on page 2•10). 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 Pro X 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 Pro X Edit Software
1•6
Be sure to visit line6.com/software to download the Line 6 POD® HD Pro X Edit
software - the free patch editor/librarian for Mac® and Windows® computers. Using
POD HD Pro X 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 Pro X Edit application
System Setup
System Setup
In this chapter, we’ll cover the options for configuring your POD® HD Pro X 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 Pro X.
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 Pro X 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 a connected Line 6 FBV
Controller’s A, B, C & D footswitches (also see “Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers”
on page B•1). You’ll see your POD HD Pro X 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 FBV footswitches recall the current Bank’s
Presets A-D.
• In “FS 5-8” Mode: The A, B, C & D FBV footswitches toggle the FS 5-8 assigned
Models On/Off.
• 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 (Looper Mode can
be accessed when an FBV device is connected), 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 button
(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 Pro X 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.
• The Variax and Variax Mag Input Source options are provided for Variax®
guitars when connected into the POD HD Pro X VARIAX Digital Input (VDI).
• With a James Tyler® Variax® (JTV), the “Variax” Input Source receives the
Model or Magnetic signal, depending on the JTV’s Model switch settings.* The
“Variax Mag” Input Source receives only the JTV’s Magnetic Pickup signal.
*Note: With a JTV in use, the “Variax” Input Source selection also recalls whether you were using
mags or models per preset, allowing you to pick up exactly where you left off – no need for
manual selection or input changes.
• If you own a first-generation Variax instrument, it is recommended to choose
the Variax Input Source option. Please also refer to your Variax documentation.
• 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.
System Setup
• 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.
• 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
230k
Color Drive
136k
Buzz Saw
230k
Facial Fuzz
22k
Jumbo Fuzz
90k
Fuzz Pi
22k
Octave Fuzz
230k
All Other Distortion Models
1M
2•5
System Setup
Amp & FX Model - Guitar Input Impedance Ratings
Model
Guitar Input Impedance (Ohms)
Dynamics FX
All Dynamics Models
2•6
1M
Modulation FX
Dual Phaser
230k
U-Vibe
90k
Analog Choruis
22k
All Other Modulation Models
1M
Filter FX
All Filter Models
1M
Pitch FX
All Pitch Models
1M
Delay FX
Multi Head
22k
Analog Echo
230k
Analog w/Mod
90k
All Other Delay Models
1M
Preamp & EQ FX
All Preamp & EQ Models
1M
Reverb FX
All Reverb Models
1M
Wah FX
Weeper
90k
All Other Wah Models
1M
Volume & Pan FX & FX Loop
All Volume and Pan Models
1M
FX Loop
1M
System Setup
About Source Input Signal Routing
It is important to note how POD HD Pro X 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.
• 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.
2•7
System Setup
Page 4, Setup: Output Options
The Mode setting on this page allows you to configure the type of signal fed to your
POD HD Pro X outputs to optimize for direct recording versus connecting to an external
amplifier.
2•8
Note that this Mode setting affects the signal fed to the POD HD Pro X Left & Right Balanced,
Unbalanced, Digital & Headphone outputs, as well as the signal fed to the USB Record Send &
L6 LINK™ output.
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.
• 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:
System Setup
• 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!
Page 5, Setup: Digital Output Options
These options are strictly for configuring the signal fed to the 24-bit digital outputs (S/
PDIF or AES/EBU). All settings are global. When connecting to another digital device, it is
best to clock the external device to follow POD HD Pro X (with POD HD Pro X as the
“master” device) to maintain proper synchronization - please see your digital device’s
documentation for its digital clock features.
Note: The AES/EBU - L6 LINK output is an XLR jack that can be used for either type of connection
(also see “Page 9, Setup: L6 LINK Audio” on page 2•17). The AES/EBU options in this
screen apply only the AES/EBU output and do not affect the L6 LINK audio signal when
connected to a Line 6 DT Series amplifier.
2•9
System Setup
• Digital Output (Knob 1): Selects the type of output mode signal.
2•10
• 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 or AES/EBU input, always
be sure to set both units to utilize the same sample rate.
• Digital Level (Knob 3): Increases the amplitude of the S/PDIF or AES/EBU signal:
0 dB to +12 dB.
• Digital Format (Knob 4): Choose between settings for the S/PDIF or AES/EBU
digital outputs.
Page 6, MIDI/Tempo Options
• MIDI Channel (Knob 1): Sets the “System” MIDI Channel that POD HD Pro X
utilizes for both receiving and sending MIDI communication via the MIDI DIN
Input/Output. Choose any individual Channel 1 - 16, or “Omni” for all Channels.*
This is a global setting.
*Note: The MIDI Channel selected here also affects the MIDI Channel settings utilized by L6 LINK
- see “Page 10, Setup: L6 LINK Control” on page 2•18.
• MIDI Out/Thru (Knob 2): Allows the MIDI Out DIN to be switched between a
MIDI Output versus MIDI Output + Thru.
System Setup
• 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 pressing rhythmically on the TAP button). This value is saved individually
per Preset.
Page 7, Setup: Variax Options
Setup Page 7 - No Variax connected
Setup Page 7 - James Tyler Variax connected
As illustrated above, Setup page 7 will display additional, model-specific options when
a Variax instrument is connected to the POD HD Pro X VARIAX (VDI) input. The specific
Variax family and firmware version are displayed at the top right of the screen when the
Variax is connected. Available options and behaviors displayed will differ depending
on the Variax type and model you have connected, as described in the following
sections. With any Variax connected to the VDI input, the Knob 1 option functionality
is as follows.
• Variax Control (Knob 1): Choose whether you want to assign all your Variax
settings on this Setup pg 7 screen on a per Preset basis or Globally.*
2•11
System Setup
2•12
• When set to “Preset,” all the parameter settings shown on the Variax Setup
screens (Setup pages 7 & 8) are saved and recalled individually per POD HD
Pro X preset. You’ll see additional options in the screen when you have a Variax
connected and choose “Preset.”
• When set to “Global,” this provides complete manual control over all Variax
functions, regardless what Variax settings you may have saved within the POD
HD Pro X presets.
*Note: For a James Tyler Variax (JTV) this will also determine whether the guitar’s Mag/
Model switch selection (as heard through the “Variax” Input Source option) will be
recalled per Preset or Globally.
Also note that the Setup Pg 8 - JTV Tuning Options are not affected by this Variax
Control setting - the Tuning settings are saved per Preset.
James Tyler® Variax®
All James Tyler Variax Electric Guitars are supported. (Also see “Page 8, James Tyler
Variax Tuning Options” on page 2•16 for more options!)
• Variax Control (Knob 1): See page 2•11.
• Model (Knob 2): Selects the Variax Model & pickup position setting. Choose the
“Don’t Force” option if you prefer to not have the JTV local Model changed by the
Model value saved within the POD HD Pro X presets.
• Local Control (Knob 3): Determines whether the JTV Volume and Tone knobs,
and/or toggle switch are to remain active or be “locked.” When locked, the knob/
switch no longer controls the JTV guitar’s local functions for the Modeled output
of the guitar.*
James Tyler® is a registered trademark of James Tyler Guitars.
System Setup
*Note: When utilizing the Magnetic output mode on the JTV guitar, only the Volume knob is
“Locked” by any of the Local Control - Locked settings. For the Magnetic output, the Tone and
Pickup switch functions remain unlocked even when set to “Locked” via Knob 3. This feature
allows you to freely use the JTV Tone knob or Pickup selector switch when the JTV is in the
Magnetic pickup output mode, while keeping the Modeled settings still “locked” if you prefer
these Modeled settings to remain unchanged when you toggle back to Modeled output mode!
Also note that when any of these JTV controls are locked, changing the JTV guitar’s Model
Encoder knob automatically always resets all to unlocked.
• Setting the JTV Volume and/or Tone knobs to “Locked” can be desirable when
the knobs are assigned to remotely control any POD HD Pro X Amp or FX
parameters - see “Expression Pedal & Variax® Knob Controller Assignment” on
page B•18 for details.
• It can also be handy to “Lock” the JTV Pickup Toggle switch - for example,
when switching between Acoustic (Model) and Electric (Mag) tones, you can
lock the Acoustic Model controls so that tweaking knobs and switching pickups
when playing the Electric sound won’t affect the sound of the Acoustic when
you switch back.
• Tone (Knob 4): Allows the JTV Tone knob value to be saved with the current
preset, or applied Globally, per the Variax Control (Knob 1) setting.
Variax Electric
All first generation Variax Electric Guitars are supported.
2•13
System Setup
• Variax Control (Knob 1): See page 2•11.
• Model (Knob 2): Selects the Variax Model & pickup position setting. Choose the
“Don’t Force” option if you prefer to not have the Variax guitar’s model changed
by the Model value saved within the POD HD Pro X presets.
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• Local Control (Knob 3): This feature is not applicable for first generation Variax
instruments, therefore, no options are available.
• Tone (Knob 4): Allows the Variax guitar’s Tone knob value to be saved with the
current preset, if desired.
Variax Acoustic 700
For a Variax Acoustic Guitar, you’ll see two Setup pages, 7a and 7b, to accommodate
the additional controls. Multifunction Knobs 1, 2 & 3 are common controls, shown on
both Setup pages. Knob 4 is unique on each page.
• Variax Control (Knob 1): See page 2•11.
• Model (Knob 2 - pgs. 7a & b): Selects the Variax Acoustic Model. Choose the
“Don’t Force” option if you prefer to not have the JTV local Model changed by the
Model value saved within the POD HD Pro X presets.
• Local Control (Knob 3 - pgs. 7a & b): This feature is not applicable for Variax
Acoustic, therefore, no options are available.
• Mic Position (Knob 4 - pg 7a): Changing this value simulates changing the mic
position on the acoustic from closer to further from the soundhole.
• Comp (Knob 4 on pg 7b): Selects the amount of compression effect applied to
the Variax Acoustic tone.
System Setup
Variax Bass 700 & 705
For a Variax Bass, you’ll see three Setup pages, 7a, 7b & 7c to accommodate all the
controls on the Bass. Multifunction Knobs 1, 2 & 3 on all pages are common controls.
Knob 4 on each page is unique.
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• Variax Control (Knob 1 - pgs. 7a, b & c): See page 2•11.
• Model (Knob 2 - pgs. 7a, b & c): Selects the Variax Bass Guitar Model. Choose
the “Don’t Force” option if you prefer to not have the Variax Bass Model changed
by the Model value saved within any POD HD Pro X preset.
• Blend (Knob 4 - pg. 7a): Adjust this controls the balance between a neck and
bridge pickup tone on the Bass.
• Bass (Knob 4 - pg. 7b): Adjusts the amount of bass frequencies.
• Treble (Knob 4 - pg. 7c): Adjusts the amount of treble frequencies.
System Setup
Page 8, James Tyler Variax Tuning Options
The Page 8 Setup screen offers Tuning options for James Tyler Variax guitars.* These
allow you to configure and edit alternate tunings for your connected JTV guitar, which
can be saved right along with any POD HD Pro X preset!
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*Note: This tuning functionality is only available for James Tyler Variax family guitars. If no JTV (or
any first-generation Variax) is connected, this screen offers no accessible options.
• Variax Tuning (Knob 1): Choose “Don’t Force” if you do not want the POD HD
Pro X preset to affect the local tuning on your JTV guitar. Choose “Custom” to
create a tuning of your own, which can be saved with the current preset.
• String Select (Knob 3): Select the desired guitar string, 1 though 6, for which you
want to change the pitch.
• Note Offset (Knob 4): Choose the amount of half-steps, positive or negative, for
which you want to raise or lower the pitch of the selected string. The resulting note
will then be displayed on the tuning graphic at the top of the screen. For example,
in the screenshot above, we’ve altered the low E string down two half-steps to a
D note.*
*Note: The offset value will always be accurate - the note labels displayed assume the guitar is
tuned to standard pitch (E, A, D, G, B, E), with the A using a 440Hz reference pitch.
System Setup
Page 9, Setup: L6 LINK Audio
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These options configure the POD HD Pro X audio signal fed to up to four Line 6 DT
Series amplifiers and/or StageSource™ speakers using the L6 Link connection. The
settings to each of the 4 Amps are saved per Preset. Whenever one or more DT amps/
StageSource speakers are connected to the POD HD Pro X - L6 LINK output, you’ll
see each identified on the screen, such as the “DT50” appears as connected in the #1
Amp position in the above screenshot (note that these are indicators labels only and
not stored per Preset).
1 - 4 Amp Options - Select the specific POD HD audio signal you want fed to each
L6 LINK-connected DT amp/StageSource speaker. Note that the L6 LINK audio signal
fed to each amp is mono.
• Choose Left, Right or Left/Right (summed to mono) to send the main POD
HD output signal.
• Choose the output of one or two specific POD HD Amp Models - Amp Model
A, Amp Model B, or both Amp Model A/B.
• Choose Mute to silence any connected DT amp/StageSource speaker.
This is handy, for example, if you are L6 LINK-connected to both a DT amp
and StageSource speaker.* You can save some POD HD Presets with the
StageSource set to “Mute” to allow an electric guitar tone to be heard through
DT amp only - and other Presets with the DT amp set to “Mute” for an acoustic
tone to be heard from the StageSource speaker only. Even better, if you use a
Line 6 Variax guitar, these electric & acoustic guitar settings can be saved with
your POD HD Preset as well!
*Note: It is necessary to always place the StageSource speaker(s) last in the L6 LINK signal
chain (e.g. - POD HD Pro X > DT50 > StageSource L3). For more about using the L6 LINK
connection, DT Series amps & StageSource speakers, please see the additional documentation
available at http://line6.com/support/manuals/.
System Setup
Page 10, Setup: L6 LINK Control
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These options allow you to dictate how up to four connected Line 6 DT Series amplifiers
each “follow” the POD HD Pro X Amp Models & settings.* Parameters 1 - 4 correspond
to L6 LINK connected DT amplifiers 1 - 4, respectively.
• Each DT amplifier can be set independently to follow either the current Preset’s
Amp Model A or Amp Model B.
• The DT amplifier automatically configures its power amp Topology settings to
match the selected Amp Model A or B.
• The DT amp controls are also synced to the selected Amp Model A or B.
• Alternatively, you can select a MIDI Channel to set the DT amp’s MIDI
communication channel. This effectively sets the respective DT amp to utilize its
own internal Amp Model (rather than the POD HD Pro X Amp Model), and “syncs”
its front panel controls with other DT Series amps that are set to the same MIDI
Channel.
*Note: These L6 LINK Control settings are for DT Series amplifiers only and ignored by any
connected Line 6 StageSource speakers. StageSource speakers do not respond to MIDI CC
messages.
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 Pro X.
FX Blocks
For each Preset there is always a total of 8 FX Blocks, each capable of loading any FX
Model, (or the FX Loop - see next section). 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•7).
FX Blocks with the Model set to “None”
• FX Model (Knob 2): Choose the desired Model from the Model Type list.
• 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.
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Features & Functionality
• Parameter Value (Knob 4): Adjusts the value for the currently selected parameter.
Each FX Block also offers the following features:
• 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.
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• 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.
FX Loop
For any one of the 8 FX Blocks, you can load the FX Loop rather than an FX Model.
This allows you to position the POD HD Pro X hardware FX Loop anywhere you like
within the current signal path - even within one of the parallel Paths A or B!
The Signal Flow View with the FX Loop selected
Note that it is necessary to set one of the FX Blocks within your Preset to the “FX Loop” before
you’ll hear the signal fed through your SEND & RETURN device connections.
Access options for the FX Loop at the bottom of the Signal Flow View, or in the Edit
Mode screen. You can also toggle the FX Loop “On” or “Off” by pressing the ENTER
button once. The FX Loop’s position and all its parameter values are saved per Preset.
Please also see “FX Loop” on page 5•4.
Features & Functionality
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!
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Mixer Block
A Preset with two Amp Blocks
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.
The Signal Flow View with the Mixer Block selected, showing its 4 parameters
Features & Functionality
• 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.
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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.
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 & FX Loop, and some
Modulations, Filters, Pitches & 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 Pro X 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.
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Features & Functionality
• The FX Loop is capable of stereo, just like any stereo-output FX Model, provided
that you utilize both stereo pairs of the SEND & RETURN jacks. If you use only the
Left SEND or RETURN jack, the FX Loop signal is summed to mono.
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• 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.
FX & Amp Block FBV Footswitch Assignment
Any of the FX and Amp Blocks can also be configured with a “FS” (Footswitch)
assignment to utilize a connected Line 6 FBV™ Controller to remotely toggle the
Block’s Model On/Off. For details, please see “Amp & FX Block Footswitch Assignment”
on page B•21.
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 FBV device’s A, B, C & D footswitches
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
Features & Functionality
Dynamic DSP
We’ve offered up a whole lot of sound possibilities in POD HD Pro X 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 you can recall it later.
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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 Pro X Tones.
Be sure to also check out the free Line 6 POD HD Pro X Edit software. It can be used to create,
customize & manage an unlimited library of POD HD Pro X Set Lists & Presets right on your
Mac® or Windows® computer! See “POD HD Pro X Edit Software” on page 1•6.
Working with Set Lists
POD HD Pro X 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
DT Series Amp Owners... The “L6 LINK<->DT” Set List is filled with Presets specifically designed
for use with POD HD Pro X connected to a DT Series amp utilizing the L6 LINK connection.
Also, the Presets within this Set List that include “LVM” within their titles are designed for use with
your DT Series amp set to its “Low Power Mode.”
4•1
Set Lists & Presets
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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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
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.
Set Lists & Presets
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.
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The Set List - Presets screen
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
Set Lists & Presets
• 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:
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“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.
• 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.
The Set List Saving screen
Set Lists & Presets
Working with Presets
Each of the 8 Set Lists within POD HD Pro X includes 64 Channel locations for holding
Presets. These Set Lists and Presets are all retained in your POD HD Pro X 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•2).
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Set Lists & Presets
FBV™ Controller A, B, C & D Channel Footswitches
With the use of some Line 6 FBV Controller device models, you can utilize Bank Up
or Bank Down A, B, C, D footswitches to navigate POD HD Pro X Banks and Presets.
Please also see “Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers” on page B•1.
• Press the FBV Bank Up
or Bank Down footswitch and you’ll see the Queued
Bank screen displayed, with the current Bank/Channel flashing at the top:
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The Queued Bank screen - the next Bank is queued
• Continue pressing the Bank Down or Bank Up FBV footswitch 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 footswitch 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
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 and the FX Loop. (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, where you can
select the FX Block you wish to edit.
SAVE
P R E S E TS
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.
5•1
FX Edit Mode
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
The FX Edit Mode - Modulation:U-Vibe FX Model loaded
5•2
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
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.
• FX Loop: Not technically an FX Model, but the device’s FX Loop can be
inserted and its options edited much like one! See “FX Loop” on page 5•4.
FX Edit Mode
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.
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.
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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 and FX Loop parameters can optionally be assigned for FBV™ Expression Pedal
control! See “Expression Pedal & Variax® Knob Controller Assignment” on page B•18.
FX Edit Mode
FX Loop
The FX Loop can be inserted into any one FX Block.
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The FX Loop Edit Mode screen
Adjust the Parameter & Value settings the same as with any FX Model. These FX Loop
Edit Mode settings are saved per Preset.
• Send: Reduces the level fed out the FX Loop SEND output(s) to your external
devices.
Note: Use the LINE-STOMP switch on the back of POD® HD Pro X to choose between levels
for Rack FX versus Pedals. This Send parameter can then be used to further fine-tune the level
fed to your connected devices.
• Return: Adjusts the level of the signal received into the FX Loop RETURN
input(s).
• Mix: Blends the FX Loop signal that with the POD HD Pro X tone signal.
When set to 100%, the full POD HD Pro X signal is fed to the FX Loop
SEND outputs. When set to 0%, your input signal bypasses the FX Loop
completely, so that you’ll hear only your POD HD-processed signal. Be sure
to set the Mix to less than 100%, or toggle the FX Loop Block “Off,” if
you do not have a complete connection between the device’s SEND &
RETURN jacks, or you’ll hear only silence from the output of POD HD Pro
X!
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 Pro X! 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 already utilize this type of configuration.
When moving the single Amp Model into the parallel Paths A/B, 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.
6•1
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•7 for more info.
• The Amp Blocks cannot be moved within the A or B Paths. It is possible to
move any FX Blocks before or after the Amps within either Path, however.
• 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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Amp, Cab & Mic Models
• 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 Pro X output into an external amplifier, or when using the
L6 LINK™ connection.*
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•8.
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
4038 Rbn
Coles 4038 Ribbon
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.
*
6•5
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Mic Model Descriptions
Mic Name
Based On...*
121 Rbn
Royer® 121 Ribbon
67 Cond
Neumann® U67 Condenser
87 Cond
Neumann® U87 Condenser
Bass Cab Mic Models
6•6
57 On Xs
Shure® SM57 Dynamic, On Axis
421 Dyn
Sennheiser® MD 421 Dynamic
12 Dyn
AKG® D12
112 Dyn
AKG® D112
20 Dyn
EV® RE20
7 Dyn
Shure® SM7B
40 Dyn
Heil® PR40
47 Cond
Neumann® U47
Editing Amp Parameters
To toggle the selected Amp model On or Off
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 adjust
the Amp Tone
MOVE
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
Turn any of the Amp Tone knobs to adjust the desired settings for the selected Amp.
The Amp Tone knobs: DRIVE, VOLUME, BASS, MID, TREBLE and PRESENCE
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
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.
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 Multifunction Knobs 1-4 while this screen is displayed.
6•7
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.
6•8
Note that the VOLUME knob does not control the level at all for a “Null” Amp Block.
• 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).
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.
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.
6•11
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
When selected, no Amp Model is loaded
Blackface Double Normal
‘65 “Blackface” Fender® Twin Reverb®, Normal input
channel
Blackface Double Vibrato
‘65 “Blackface” Fender® Twin Reverb®, Vibrato input
channel
Hiway 100
Hiwatt® Custom 100
Super O
‘60s Supro® S6616
Gibtone 185
Gibson® EH-185
Tweed B-Man Normal
‘59 Fender® Tweed Bassman®, Normal input channel
Tweed B-Man Bright
‘59 Fender® Tweed Bassman®, Bright input channel
Blackface ‘Lux Normal
Fender® “Blackface” Deluxe Reverb®, Normal input
channel
Blackface ‘Lux Vibrato
Fender® “Blackface” Deluxe Reverb®, Vibrato input
channel
Divide 9/15
Divided By 13 9/15
PhD Motorway
Dr. Z® Route 66
Class A-15
‘61 “Fawn” Vox® AC-15
Class A-30 TB
Vox® AC-30 “Top Boost”
Brit J-45 Normal
‘65 Marshall® JTM-45 MkII, Normal input channel
Brit J-45 Bright
‘65 Marshall® JTM-45 MkII, Bright input channel
Plexi Lead 100 Normal
‘59 Marshall® “Plexi” Super Lead 100, Normal input
channel
Plexi Lead 100 Bright
‘59 Marshall® “Plexi” Super Lead 100, Bright input channel
* 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...*
Brit P-75 Normal
Park 75, Normal input channel
Brit P-75 Bright
Park 75, Bright input channel
Brit J-800
Marshall® JCM-800
Bomber Uber
2002 Bogner Uberschall
Treadplate
Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®
Angel F-Ball
Engl® Fireball 100
Line 6 Elektrik
A face-melting Line 6 original
Solo 100 Clean
‘93 Soldano® SLO 100, Normal channel, “Clean” mode
Solo 100 Crunch
‘93 Soldano® SLO 100, Normal channel, “Crunch” mode
Solo 100 OD
‘93 Soldano® SLO 100, Overdrive channel
Line 6 Doom
A Line 6 merging of a modded JCM800 preamp + Hiwatt®
power amp for maximum sludge
Line 6 Epic
A Line 6 creation offering epic sustain and distortion at
nearly all playing levels
Flip Top
Ampeg® B-15NF Portaflex® bass guitar amp
* 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
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
6•14
• 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 counterclockwise reduces the high-end frequencies.
Class A-15 & Class A-30TB 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. 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.
Amp, Cab & Mic Models
Cab Models
Here’s a table of the classic speaker cabinets upon which our Cab Models are based.*
Cab Model
POD HD Cab Models
Based On...*
No Cab
Choosing this option applies no Speaker, Mic or Early Reflections
processing to your Amp Model.
212 Blackface
Double
Fender® “Blackface” Twin Reverb® combo cab, 2x12 inch Jensen®
speakers
412 Hiway
Hiwatt® cabinet, 4x12 inch Fane® 12287 50 watt speakers
6x9 Super O
Supro® S6616 combo cabinet, one “6x9” size speaker
112 Field Coil
Gibson® EH-185 combo cabinet, 1x12 Field Coil Speaker
410 Tweed
‘59 Fender® Tweed Bassman® combo cabinet, 4x10 inch Jensen® alnico
speakers
112 BF ‘Lux
Fender® “Blackface” Deluxe Reverb® combo cabinet , one 12 inch Oxford
12K5-6 speaker
112 Celest 12-H
Divided By 13 9/15 combo cabinet, one 12 inch Celestion® G12H Heritage
(70th anniversary) speaker
212 PhD Ported
Dr. Z®, Z Best cabinet, 2x12 inch Celestion® speakers (one G12H Heritage
and one Vintage 30)
112 Blue Bell
‘61 “Fawn” Vox® AC-15 combo cabinet, one 12 inch Celestion® Alnico Blue
speaker
212 Silver Bell
Vox® AC-30 “Top Boost,” 2x12 inch Celestion® Alnico Silver Bell speakers
412 Greenback 25 Marshall® cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® G12M “Greenback” speakers
412 Blackback 30
Marshall® cab, 4x12 inch Celestion® Rola G12H30W “Blackback” speakers
412 Brit T-75
Marshall® cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® G12T75 speakers
412 Uber
Bogner Uberschall cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® speakers (2 x G12T75 and
2 x Vintage 30 speakers)
412 Tread V-30
Mesa/Boogie® cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® Vintage 30 speakers
412 XXL V-30
Engl® Pro cabinet, 4x12 inch Celestion® Vintage 30 speakers
115 Flip Top
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 Pro X 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 Pro X 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 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
Dynamics FX Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Noise Gate
Threshold
Decay
--
--
--
Hard Gate
Open Threshold
Close Threshold
Hold
Decay
--
Tube Comp
Threshold
Level
--
--
--
Red Comp
Sustain
Level
--
--
--
Blue Comp
Sustain
Level
--
--
--
Blue Comp Treb
Sustain
Level
--
--
--
Vetta Comp
Sensitivity
Level
--
--
--
Vetta Juice
Amount
Level
--
--
--
Boost Comp
Drive
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.
7•1
FX Models
• 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.
Distortion Models
Distortion Model - Parameter Reference Table
Model
7•2
Parameters
Tube Drive
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Screamer
Drive
Bass
Tone
Treble
Output
Overdrive
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Classic Dist
Drive
Bass
Filter
Treble
Output
Heavy Dist
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Color Drive
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Buzz Saw
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Facial Fuzz
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Jumbo Fuzz
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Fuzz Pi
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Jet Fuzz
Drive
Fdbk
Tone
Speed
Output
Line 6 Drive
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Line 6 Distortion
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Sub Octave Fuzz
Drive
Bass
Sub
Treble
Output
Octave Fuzz
Drive
Bass
Mid
Treble
Output
Common Parameters
The following parameters are common to most Distortion FX Models.
• Drive: Adjusts the amount of overdrive, distortion or fuzz.
FX Models
• 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.
Modulation Models
Modulation Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Pattern Tremolo
Speed
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Panner
Speed
Depth
Shape
VolSens
Mix
Bias Tremolo
Speed
Level
Shape
VolSens
Mix
Opto Tremolo
Speed
Level
Shape
VolSens
Mix
Script Phase
Speed
--
--
--
--
Panned Phaser
Speed
Depth
Pan
Pan Spd
Mix
Barberpole Phaser Speed
--
Fdbk
Mode
Mix
Dual Phaser
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
LFO Shp
Mix
U-Vibe
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
VolSens
Mix
Phaser
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
Stages
Mix
Pitch Vibrato
Speed
Depth
Rise
VolSens
Mix
Dimension
Sw1
Sw2
Sw3
Sw4
Mix
Analog Chorus
Speed
Depth
Ch Vib
Tone
Mix
Tri Chorus
Speed
Depth
Depth2
Depth3
Mix
Analog Flanger
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
Manual
Mix
Jet Flanger
Speed
Depth
Fdbk
Manual
Mix
AC Flanger
Speed
Width
Regen
Manual
--
7•3
FX Models
Modulation Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
80A Flanger
Speed
Range
Enhance
Manual
Even Odd
Frequency Shifter
Freq
Mode
--
--
Mix
Ring Modulator
Speed
Depth
Shape
AM/FM
Mix
Rotary Drum
Speed
Depth
Tone
Drive
Mix
Rotary Drm/Hrn
Speed
Depth
Horn Dep
Drive
Mix
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:
7•4
• 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!
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
Filter Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Voice Box
Speed
Start
End
Auto
Mix
V-Tron
Start
End
Speed
Mode
Mix
Q Filter
Freq
Q
Gain
Type
Mix
Vocoder
Mic
Input
--
Decay
Mix
Seeker
Speed
Freq
Q
Steps
Mix
Obi Wah
Speed
Freq
Q
Type
Mix
Tron Up
Freq
Q
Range
Type
Mix
Tron Down
Freq
Q
Range
Type
Mix
Throbber
Speed
Freq
Q
Wave
Mix
Slow Filter
Freq
Q
Speed
Mode
Mix
Spin Cycle
Speed
Freq
Q
VolSens
Mix
Comet Trails
Speed
Freq
Q
Gain
Mix
Octisynth
Speed
Freq
Q
Depth
Mix
Synth O Matic
Freq
Q
Wave
Pitch
Mix
Attack Synth
Freq
Wave
Speed
Pitch
Mix
Synth String
Speed
Freq
Attack
Pitch
Mix
Growler
Speed
Freq
Q
Pitch
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:
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FX Models
• 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)
• 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
Pitch Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Bass Octaver
Tone
Normal
Octave
--
--
Pitch Glide
Pitch
--
--
--
Mix
Smart Harmony
Key
Shift
Scale
--
Mix
Pitch FX Model Parameters
7•6
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
• 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 &
Variax® Knob Controller Assignment” on page B•18). 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 as
follows:
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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.
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Key
A
Ionian
Dorian
Phrygian
A Maj
G Maj
F Maj
B
B Maj
A Maj
C
C Maj
D
Mode
Lydian
Mixolydian
Aeolian
Locrian
E Maj
D Maj
C Maj
Bb Maj
G Maj
Gb Maj
E Maj
D 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
E Maj
D Maj
C Maj
B Maj
A Maj
G Maj
F Maj
F
F Maj
Eb Maj
Db Maj
C Maj
Bb Maj
Ab Maj
Gb Maj
G
G Maj
F Maj
Eb Maj
D Maj
C Maj
Bb Maj
Ab Maj
Smart Harmony Model - Scale Reference Table
FX Models
Preamp & EQ Models
Preamp+EQ Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Graphic EQ
80Hz
220Hz
480Hz
1.1kHz
2.2kHz
Parametric EQ
Lows
Highs
Freq
Q
Gain
Studio EQ
Low Freq
Low Gain
Hi Freq
Hi Gain
Gain
4 Band Shift EQ Low
Low Mid
Hi Mid
Hi
Shift
Mid Focus EQ
Hi Pass Freq
Hi Pass Q
Low Pass Freq
Low Pass Q
Gain
Vintage Pre
Gain
Output
Phase
Hi Pass Filter 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.
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
Delay Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
7•10
*
Parameters
Ping Pong
Time
Fdbk
Offset
Spread
Mix
Dynamic Dly
L Time
L Fdbk
R Time
R Fdbk
Mix
Stereo Delay
Time
Fdbk
Thresh
Ducking
Mix
Digital Delay
Time
Fdbk
Bass
Treble
Mix
Dig Dly W/Mod
Time
Fdbk
ModSpd
Depth
Mix
Reverse
Time
Fdbk
ModSpd
Depth
Mix
Lo Res Delay
Time
Fdbk
Tone
Res
Mix
Tube Echo
Time
Fdbk
Wow/Flt
Drive
Mix
Tube Echo Dry
Time
Fdbk
Wow/Flt
Drive
Mix
Tape Echo
Time
Fdbk
Bass
Treble
Mix
Tape Echo Dry
Time
Fdbk
Bass
Treble
Mix
Sweep Echo
Time
Fdbk
Swp Spd
Swp Dep
Mix
Sweep Echo Dry
Time
Fdbk
Swp Spd
Swp Dep
Mix
Echo Platter
Time
Fdbk
Wow/Flt
Drive
Mix
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FX Models
Delay Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameters
Echo Platter Dry
Time
Fdbk
Wow/Flt
Drive
Mix
Analog W/Mod
Time
Fdbk
ModSpd
Depth
Mix
Analog Echo
Time
Fdbk
Bass
Treble
Mix
Auto-Volume
Echo
Time
Fdbk
ModDep
Swell
Mix
Multi-Head
Time
Fdbk
Heads 1-2 Heads 3-4
Mix
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.
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FX Models
Reverb Models
Reverb Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
7•12
Parameters
Plate
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Room
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Chamber
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Hall
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Echo
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Tile
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Cave
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Ducking
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Octo
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Spring
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
‘63 Spring
Decay
PreDelay
Tone
Mix
Particle Verb
Dwell
Condition
Gain
Mix
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).
FX Models
Particle Verb
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.
Volume/Pan & Wah Models
The Volume/Pan and Wah sets of Models are primarily designed to be used with a Line 6
FBV™ Series Controller Expression Pedal. 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 & Variax® Knob Controller Assignment” on page B•18 for details.
Volume/Pan Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
Parameter
Volume
Volume Level
Pan
Pan L-R Balance
7•13
FX Models
Volume
Volume: Adjusts the signal level. 100% is unity gain. This parameter can be accessed
via the Multi-function knob at any time. With a Line 6 FBV Pedal assigned to control
the Volume, you’ll see this Volume parameter visually adjust with the pedal as well.
Pan
7•14
• 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:
FX Models
Before Path A & B split
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.
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
Pro X.
Placing a Mono Output FX Model after the Pan
Mono FX Model (EQ) positioned after Pan
7•15
FX Models
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.
Wah Models
Wah Models - Parameter Reference Table
Model
7•16
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:
• 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 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
POD® HD Pro X includes a full-featured Looper Mode, which is accessible with
the connection of a Line 6 FBV™ Foot Controller. The Looper Mode offers up to 48
seconds of mono recording time (in Half-Speed 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! Footswitch assignments for Looper functions vary
among the supported Line 6 FBV Controller models - please see “Appendix B: FBV
Foot Controllers” on page B•1 for the details.
Looper Controls & Performance View
When Looper Mode is active, an additional Looper screen is available as one of the
Performance View displays of POD HD Pro X. This screen shows 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.)
8•1
The Performance View, Looper screen
*Note: The “Pre/Post” Looper Block position option is accessible with most FBV Controller devices,
or the Looper Block can be moved like any FX Model Block within the Signal Flow View screen.
To follow are descriptions of the functions shown in the Looper screen.
Using the Looper
Use the Bank Up FBV footswitch to “undo” the last recorded overdub.
You can press this footswitch 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.
UNDO -
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!
•
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.
• 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.
•
8•2
When the Looper is set to PRE, the Pre/Post icon appears as “POST,”
to indicate that the 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!
•
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.
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!
Using the Looper
RECORD/OVERDUB - To record a Loop, press the RECORD FBV footswitch
and the Looper
will immediately start recording. You’ll see the Performance View display the following:
•
The Record function shows “DUB IN.” Pressing the RECORD FBV
footswitch will immediately put you into Overdub-Record mode.
•
•
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 FBV footswitch again to stop
the overdub recording.
The Play/Record function shows “STOP” to indicate that pressing
the PLAY/STOP FBV footswitch 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
FBV footswitch 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.
Press the PLAY/STOP FBV footswitch 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. The button remains lit whenever playback is active.
PLAY/STOP -
•
While playback is active, the Play/Stop icon appears as “STOP.”
1/2 SPEED - Press the 1/2 SPEED FBV footswitch to toggle the 1/2 Speed feature On/Off.
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•5.
8•3
Using the Looper
•
When 1/2 Speed is active, the Speed icon appears as “FULL.”
•
When 1/2 Speed is Off, the Speed icon appears as “1/2.”
REVERSE - Press the REVERSE FBV footswitch to toggle the Reverse Play feature On/Off.
All Loop playback is backwards when on.
•
When Reverse is active, the Reverse icon appears as “FWD.”
•
When Reverse is Off, the Reverse icon appears as “REV.”
Looper Settings
8•4
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
Using the Looper
• 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.
• Overdub (Knob 2) - 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.
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
24 Seconds maximum
1/2 Speed
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.
• If you change the setting to Full Speed, your recorded Loop is played back at
double speed, as well as pitched one octave higher.
8•5
USB Audio
USB Audio
In this chapter, we’ll cover the USB audio capabilities of POD® HD Pro X. With the
installation of the Line 6 USB audio driver, you can use POD HD Pro X as a high quality
audio interface for your Mac® or Windows® computer!
The Line 6 USB Audio Driver
Before you connect POD HD Pro X to your computer, it is recommended that you
download and install the free Line 6 POD HD Pro X 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 Pro X Edit installer,
as well as individual installers for the Driver & Line 6 Monkey, are also always available
from http://line6.com/software.
NOTE: The POD HD Pro X USB Device Driver requires Mac OS® X version 10.5 (Leopard®) or
later.
The Line 6 Software Downloads site - selecting the POD HD Pro X Edit software
Once installation is complete, just connect your device directly to a USB port on your
computer (not into a USB hub) and power on your POD HD Pro X. Note that POD HD
Pro X requires the use of a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
Also see the POD HD Pro X Edit Installer Guide and the POD HD Pro X Edit Pilot’s
Guide, available from http://line6.com/support/manuals.
9•1
USB Audio
Audio Routing
When using the POD HD Pro X 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 Pro X analog outputs.
Note that all USB audio is muted whenever a L6 LINK™ connection is active between POD HD
Pro X and a DT Series amplifier.
Mix of monitor signal + playback
audio fed to analog outputs
Playback audio
from computer
Record Send audio to
computer
9•2
USB audio routing provided by the Line 6 USB audio driver
The POD HD Pro X 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 Pro X signal. The level of the signal fed to the Send is
affected by your POD HD Pro X 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 Pro X 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•8 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®)
2
1
3
4
9•3
5
6
7
The Line 6 Audio-MIDI Settings window - Driver page
USB Audio
1 Device Selector: Select your POD HD Pro X 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 Pro X 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
8
9
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 Pro X 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 Pro X 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 Pro X 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.
A
B
D
E
9•6
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
B
Device List: Select your POD HD device in the list here to display its settings within
within this window.
the window.
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.
C
*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 Pro X 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.
2
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
The Line 6 Audio MIDI Devices - Driver tab (Windows® XP)
1 Device Selector - Select your POD HD Pro X 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.
9•9
USB Audio
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 Pro X 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
Pro X 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).
9•10
USB Audio
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 Pro X as the “Default” audio device if you
want all your Windows® multimedia programs to utilize it as their sound card device.
POD HD Pro X selected as the Default Playback Device
You can also click on the Properties button in the Sound dialog to access the default
format settings for the POD HD Pro X 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.)
9•11
USB Audio
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 Pro X
as its ASIO® audio device, the name of the software will appear here.
• 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.
9•12
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 Pro X 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
9
10
11
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 Pro X 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 Pro X, 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 Pro X USB device drivers. If
you have not yet installed the USB device drivers, you’ll need to do so to
utilize POD HD Pro X 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.
Attention Line 6 Variax® Owners: It is highly recommended that you also use Line 6 Monkey to
also get the latest updates for your Variax instrument! Please see “Line 6 Variax Updates” on
page A•4 for instructions.
Launch Line 6 Monkey
Connect POD HD Pro X 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.
A•1
Appendix A : Line 6 Monkey
Register Your Hardware
A•2
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.
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 Monkey walk you through the installation steps.
Line 6 Monkey - Update screen for POD HD Pro X
Appendix A: Line 6 Monkey
As an example, the screenshot on page A•2 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!
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 Pro X Edit - see “POD HD Pro X 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 Pro X 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 A : Line 6 Monkey
Line 6 Variax Updates
A•4
If you own any Line 6 Variax instrument, it is highly recommended that you check for
and install the latest available firmware update. This may be required for compatibility
with the newest POD HD Pro X firmware, as well as with the latest POD® HD Pro X
Edit and Variax® Workbench™ software applications.
Simply plug your Variax into the VARIAX input on the back of POD HD Pro X and then
launch Line 6 Monkey. You’ll be prompted to select from among the connected devices.
Select your Variax instrument in the window and click OK to proceed. The Line 6
Monkey Updates window will then appear, showing all available updates for your
Variax. If a Flash Update is available, you should select it and click on Update Selected
to install the latest version.
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to download and install the latest Variax
Workbench software - you’ll see this listed within the Line 6 Monkey Updates window
as well!
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Want hands-free access to your POD® HD Pro X 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 Pro X.
TIP: With a Line 6 FBV Series device connected, your POD HD Pro X setup is also capable of
being used as a MIDI Controller to control other MIDI devices! Please see “Appendix C: MIDI”
on page C•1 for details.
FBV MkII & FBV Series Controllers
The Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII Controller is the recommended FBV device to use
with POD HD Pro X - It is the latest model and offers easy access to vital POD HD Pro
X functions.
The FBV Shortboard MkII Controller
It is also possible to use several other FBV Controller models with POD HD Pro X:
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 Pro X powered Off, connect this cable between the FBV device’s TO
AMP jack and the POD HD Pro X FBV jack. If you have an optional Expression Pedal,
connect it to the EXP. PEDAL jack on your FBV now. Then Power On POD HD Pro X 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 Pro X 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 FBV Footswitch
Assignment” on page 3•6 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
Pro X.
POD HD Pro X Performance View Screens
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
B•3
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
B•4
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•21.)
When POD HD Pro X 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.
Note: The POD HD Pro X Looper Mode can only be accessed when a Line 6 FBV Shortboard
MkII or original FBV Longboard or Shortboard controller device is connected.
The Performance View with Looper Mode active
FBV Controller Devices - Footswitch & Pedal Mapping
Your FBV device’s Footswitches and Pedal(s) are already mapped to specific POD
HD Pro X 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 Pro X functions listed in these
tables.
FBV Shortboard MkII
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Shortboard MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
POD HD Pro X
FBV LCD Screen Footswitch
Description
Label
Function
LED
FUNCTION 1
Looper Mode
On/Off
No change
Lit when
mode
active
Toggles Looper
Mode On/Off
FUNCTION 2
Set List Select
Mode On/Off
Displays Set List
selection screen
Lit when
mode
active
Toggles Set List
Select Mode On/Off
Bank Up
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
No change
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
FS1 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS1”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS2 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS2”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS3 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS3”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS4 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS4”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
(Bank Mode)
Set List Select
(Set List Mode)
Bank Down
(Bank Mode)
Set List Select
(Set List Mode)
STOMP
MODULATION
DELAY
REVERB
B•5
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
B•6
FBV Shortboard MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
POD HD Pro X
FBV LCD Screen Footswitch
Description
Label
Function
LED
Selects
Preset A
A
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset A
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS5”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset B
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS6”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset C
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS7”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Selects Preset
D (ABCD
Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset D
of current Bank
FS8 On/Off
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS8”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Sets Tap
Tempo
No Change
Blinks at
tempo
Tap to set
tempo rate
Tuner Mode
On/Off
Displays Tuner
Blinks at
tempo
Hold to enter/
exit Tuner Mode
(ABCD Mode)
FS5 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects
Preset B
B
(ABCD Mode)
FS6 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects
Preset C
C
(ABCD Mode)
FS7 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
D
(FS 5-8 Mode)
TAP
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Shortboard MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
Footswitch
POD HD Pro X
FBV LCD Screen Footswitch
Description
Label
Function
LED
EXP 1/EXP 2
Pedal Mode
Pedal Toe
Switch
No change
(When no
Pedal 2 is
connected)
Toe Switch
EXP 1 =
WAH lit
EXP 2 =
VOL lit
No change
No change
Toggles to the
on-board Pedal
between EXP 1
and EXP 2 modes
Assignable as
a footswitch
Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
When POD HD Pro X 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
POD HD Pro X
Footswitch LED
Description
Label
Looper Function
Looper Mode
On/Off
Lit when
mode active
Toggles Looper Mode On/Off
Undo
Lit briefly,
while Undo
action occurs
Erases the most recent
recorded overdub
MODULATION
Play Once
Lit while playing
recorded loop
Plays the current recorded
Loop one time only
DELAY
Looper Pre/Post
Lit when Looper
is in Post position
Sets the position of the Looper
“Pre” or “Post” in the signal chain
Record/Overdub
Lit when
recording,
Immediately starts recording
- Or, if a loop is currently
playing, overdubs on top
of the current loop
FUNCTION 1
STOMP
A
Flashes when
overdubbing
B•7
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
B•8
FBV Shortboard MkII - Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
Footswitch
POD HD Pro X
Footswitch LED
Description
Label
Looper Function
Play/Stop
Lit when playing
Toggles the recorded
loop to play and stop
Full/Half Speed
Lit when half
speed
Toggles the loop playback
and recording between
full and half speed
Reverse/Forward
Lit when selected
Toggles loop playback
and recording between
normal and reverse
B
C
D
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 Pro
X EXP 1 and EXP 2 assignable controllers. Please see “Expression Pedal & Variax® Knob
Controller Assignment” on page B•18 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•23.)
EXP 1 and EXP 2 with Pedal 2 Connected
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
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Footswitch
Label
FBV Express MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
POD HD Pro X
7-Segment LED
Footswitch
Description
Function
Display
LED
Selects
Preset A
A
Displays “A”
to indicate
selected Preset
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset A
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset channel
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS5”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Displays “B”
to indicate
selected Preset
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset B
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset channel
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS6”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Displays “C”
to indicate
selected Preset
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset C
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset channel
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS7”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Selects Preset
D (ABCD
Mode)
Displays “D”
to indicate
selected Preset
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset D
of current Bank
FS8 On/Off
Displays current
Preset channel
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS8”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
(ABCD Mode)
FS5 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects
Preset B
B
(ABCD Mode)
FS6 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects
Preset C
C
(ABCD Mode)
FS7 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
D
(FS 5-8 Mode)
B•9
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
B•10
Footswitch
Label
FBV Express MkII - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
POD HD Pro X
7-Segment LED
Footswitch
Description
Function
Display
LED
Tuner On/Off
Displays current
note and flat or
sharp status
Remains lit
Press and hold
the currently lit
footswitch to
toggle the Tuner
Mode On/Off
Sets system
Tap Tempo
Dot flashes at
Tempo rate
Remains lit
“Tap” the currently
lit footswitch to
enter the device’s
Tap Tempo
EXP 1/EXP 2
Pedal Mode
No change
EXP 1 =
WAH lit
Toggles the Pedal
between EXP 1
and EXP 2 modes
Currently Lit
A, B, C or D
Pedal Toe
Switch
EXP 2 =
VOL lit
Toe Switch
No change
No change
Assignable
footswitch
Note: Access to the POD HD Pro X Looper Mode is not supported by the Line 6 FBV Shortboard
MkII device.
Pedal Controllers
FBV Express MkII devices include an “on-board” Pedal which provides access to both
the POD HD Pro X EXP 1 and EXP 2 assignable controllers. Please see “Expression
Pedal & Variax® Knob Controller Assignment” on page B•18 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•23.)
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
FBV Longboard
B•11
Footswitch
Label
FBV Longboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
POD HD Pro X
FBV LCD Screen Footswitch
Description
Function
LED
FX LOOP
Looper Mode
On/Off
No change
Lit when
mode
active
Toggles Looper
Mode On/Off
AMP 1
Set List Select
Mode On/Off
Displays Set List
selection screen
Lit when
mode
active
Toggles Set List
Select Mode On/Off
FS4 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS4”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS1 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS1”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS2 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS2”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS3 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS3”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Bank Down
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
No change
Queues previous
Bank
Displays Set
List selection
No change
Selects Set List
REVERB
TREMOLO
MODULATION
DELAY
BANK DOWN
(Bank Mode)
Set List Select
(Set List Mode)
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
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Footswitch
Label
FBV Longboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
POD HD Pro X
FBV LCD Screen Footswitch
Description
Function
LED
Bank Up
BANK UP
(Bank Mode)
Set List Select
(Set List Mode)
Selects
Preset A
CHANNEL A
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects
Preset B
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
Toggles the “FS5”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset B
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS6”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset C
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS7”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
(ABCD Mode)
FS6 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects
Preset C
CHANNEL C
No change
(ABCD Mode)
FS5 On/Off
CHANNEL B
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
(ABCD Mode)
FS7 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Footswitch
Label
CHANNEL D
FBV Longboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
POD HD Pro X
FBV LCD Screen Footswitch
Description
Function
LED
Selects Preset
D (ABCD
Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset D
of current Bank
FS8 On/Off
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS8”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Sets Tap
Tempo
No Change
Blinks at
tempo
Tap to set
tempo rate
Tuner Mode
On/Off
Displays Tuner
Blinks at
tempo
Hold to enter/
exit Tuner Mode
Toe Switch
No change
No change
Assignable as
a footswitch
(FS 5-8 Mode)
TAP TEMPO
Pedal 1
Toe Switch
Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
When POD HD Pro X 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
POD HD Pro X
Footswitch LED
Description
Label
Looper Function
Undo
Lit briefly,
while Undo
action occurs
Erases the most recent
recorded overdub
TREMOLO
Play Once
Lit while playing
recorded loop
Plays the current recorded
Loop one time only
MODULATION
Looper Pre/Post
Lit when Looper
is in Post position
Sets the position of the Looper
“Pre” or “Post” in the signal chain
REVERB
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Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
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FBV Longboard - Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
Footswitch
POD HD Pro X
Footswitch LED
Description
Label
Looper Function
Record/Overdub
CHANNEL A
Flashes when
overdubbing
CHANNEL D
Immediately starts recording
- Or, if a loop is currently
playing, overdubs on top
of the current loop
Play/Stop
Lit when playing
Toggles the recorded
loop to play and stop
Full/Half Speed
Lit when half
speed
Toggles the loop playback
and recording between
full and half speed
Reverse/Forward
Lit when selected
Toggles loop playback
and recording between
normal and reverse
CHANNEL B
CHANNEL C
Lit when
recording,
Pedal Controllers
FBV Longboard devices include two “on-board” Pedals, PEDAL 1 and PEDAL 2. These
pedals are permanently mapped to the POD HD Pro X EXP 1 and EXP 2 assignable
controllers, respectively. Please see “Expression Pedal & Variax® Knob Controller
Assignment” on page B•18 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•23.
FBV Shortboard
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Footswitch
Label
FX LOOP
FBV Shortboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
POD HD Pro X
FBV LCD Screen Footswitch
Description
Function
LED
Looper Mode
On/Off
No change
Lit when
mode
active
Toggles Looper
Mode On/Off
Bank Up
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
No change
Queues next Bank
Displays queued
Bank, flashing
No change
Queues previous
Bank
FS1 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS1”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS2 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS2”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS3 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS3”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
FS4 On/Off
No change
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS4”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Selects
Preset A
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset A
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS5”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
BANK
(Bank Mode)
BANK
Bank Down
(Bank Mode)
STOMP
MODULATION
DELAY
REVERB
CHANNEL A
(ABCD Mode)
FS5 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
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Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
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Footswitch
Label
FBV Shortboard - Footswitch & Pedal Mappings
POD HD Pro X
FBV LCD Screen Footswitch
Description
Function
LED
Selects
Preset B
CHANNEL B
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset B
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS6”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset C
of current Bank
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS7”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Selects Preset
D (ABCD
Mode)
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
selected
Loads Preset D
of current Bank
FS8 On/Off
Displays current
Preset name
Lit when
Block
active
Toggles the “FS8”
assigned Amp/
FX Block
Sets Tap
Tempo
No Change
Blinks at
tempo
Tap to set
tempo rate
Tuner Mode
On/Off
Displays Tuner
Blinks at
tempo
Hold to enter/
exit Tuner Mode
EXP 1/EXP 2
Pedal Mode
No change
EXP 1 =
WAH lit
Toggles to the
on-board Pedal
between EXP 1
and EXP 2 modes
(ABCD Mode)
FS6 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
Selects
Preset C
CHANNEL C
(ABCD Mode)
FS7 On/Off
(FS 5-8 Mode)
CHANNEL D
(FS 5-8 Mode)
TAP
Pedal Toe
Switch
(When no
Pedal 2 is
connected)
Toe Switch
EXP 2 =
VOL lit
No change
No change
Assignable as
a footswitch
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Looper Mode Footswitch Mappings
When POD HD Pro X 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
POD HD Pro X
Footswitch LED
Description
Label
Looper Function
Looper Mode
On/Off
Lit when
mode active
Toggles Looper Mode On/Off
Undo
Lit briefly,
while Undo
action occurs
Erases the most recent
recorded overdub
MODULATION
Play Once
Lit while playing
recorded loop
Plays the current recorded
Loop one time only
DELAY
Looper Pre/Post
Lit when Looper
is in Post position
Sets the position of the Looper
“Pre” or “Post” in the signal chain
Record/Overdub
Lit when
recording,
Immediately starts recording
- Or, if a loop is currently
playing, overdubs on top
of the current loop
FX LOOP
STOMP
CHANNEL A
CHANNEL B
CHANNEL C
CHANNEL D
Flashes when
overdubbing
Play/Stop
Lit when playing
Toggles the recorded
loop to play and stop
Full/Half Speed
Lit when half
speed
Toggles the loop playback
and recording between
full and half speed
Reverse/Forward
Lit when selected
Toggles loop playback
and recording between
normal and reverse
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Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Pedal Controllers
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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 Pro X
EXP 1 and EXP 2 assignable controllers. Please see “Expression Pedal & Variax® Knob
Controller Assignment” on page B•18 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•23.)
EXP 1 and EXP 2 with Pedal 2 Connected
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 & Variax® Knob Controller Assignment
As shown in the preceding tables, FBV devices’ Pedals are designed to access the
POD HD Pro X 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
Pro X parameters.
Variax Knobs as Controllers
It is also possible to assign the Volume and/or Tone knob of any Line 6 Variax guitar to
control any POD HD Pro X Amp or FX parameter. Note that when assigning a Variax
knob to remotely control a POD parameter, you might find it preferable to “Lock”the
knob’s Local Control option, so that it does not simultaneously affect the Variax
guitar’s Volume or Tone - please see “Page 7, Setup: Variax Options” on page 2•11 for
instructions.
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
Controlling Amp & FX Parameters
Configuring the Expression Pedal and Variax Knob controller assignments is done
within the Controller Assign screen. In the Signal Flow View, select the Amp or FX
Block for which you’d like to create a controller assignment, then double-press the
MOVE button. For our example, we’ll select our Delay FX block in the Signal Flow View
and configure it to be controlled via the EXP-1 Pedal:
Tip! Expression Pedal and Knob Controllers are capable of driving up to 50+ POD HD parameters
simultaneously, making it possible to morph between sounds with a single Exp. Pedal or Knob
move. Simply repeat the following steps to assign a common Controller to multiple parameters
within the same Preset.
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.
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 controller assignment options.
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Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
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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 controller that you want to assign to the parameter.
Choose Off to have no assignment, or choose EXP 1, EXP 2, Variax Vol or Variax
Tone.
• 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.
To create a controller assignment to an FX Loop parameter, simply select the FX Loop
Block within the Signal Flow View and go to the Controller Assign screen, as described
above.
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
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The Controller Assign options for the FX Loop
Amp & FX Block Footswitch Assignment
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•3. 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
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
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The Footswitch Assign screen, with a Delay FX Model selected
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.
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
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Indicates no Blocks assigned to the footswitch
Using the EXP Pedal Toe Switch
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.
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
• Click the EXP TOE SWITCH switch so that the red EXP 1 LED is lit.
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• 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.”
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 “Set Lists & Presets” on 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 Pro X.
The Set Lists screen
Appendix B: FBV Foot Controllers
• 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.
Tap Tempo
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, MIDI/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
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Appendix C: MIDI
Appendix C: MIDI
This Appendix covers the MIDI features available for your POD® HD Pro X device.
POD HD Pro X will respond to incoming MIDI messages for remote access of its
assignable Footswitch & Pedal Controllers, and for loading Banks & Presets. POD HD
Pro X also outputs Bank & Program Change messages when navigating Set Lists and
Presets. POD HD Pro X additionally includes the ability to function as MIDI Controller
device, capable of sending customized MIDI commands to other MIDI devices. This
functionality is, of course, most useful if you also have a Line 6 FBV™ Series Controller
connected, since this effectively turns your FBV device into a full-featured MIDI Foot
Controller!
POD HD Pro X can be used to send MIDI CC messages to any Line 6 DT Series amplifier to
access many “hidden” parameters and create even more tones! Please see the DT Series
MIDI Implementation Guide, as well as other Line 6 MIDI guides, available at http://line6.
com/support/manuals/.
MIDI Input & Out/Thru
The MIDI INPUT and MIDI OUT/THRU DIN ports are the connections to use for all
MIDI communication. (POD HD Pro X does not include USB over MIDI functionality.)
To send MIDI communication to another device, connect a standard 5-Pin MIDI cable
from the MIDI OUT/THRU to the MIDI Input of your external device. To receive MIDI
communication, connect a MIDI cable from the POD HD Pro X MIDI IN to the device
MIDI Out.
INPUT
MIDI
OUT/THRU
The POD HD Pro X MIDI INPUT & OUT/THRU DIN connectors
POD HD Pro X MIDI Setup options
To set the MIDI Channel for sending & receiving MIDI messages, use the POD HD Pro
X SETUP:MIDI/Tempo - MIDI Channel option. It is also possible to receive MIDI data
on this MIDI Channel and to pass it “thru” the POD HD Pro X MIDI OUT/THRU to other
MIDI devices. To do so, be sure to set the MIDI Out/Thru option on this same Setup
page to “Thru.” See “Page 6, MIDI/Tempo Options” on page 2•10.
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Appendix C: MIDI
Controlling POD HD Pro X Functions via MIDI
POD HD Pro X Footswitch & Pedal assignments, Looper functions and more can be
can controlled remotely via a MIDI Controller device connected to the POD HD Pro X
MIDI IN port. The following reference table shows the necessary MIDI CC settings to
configure your MIDI Controller device to access these POD functions.
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POD HD Pro X - MIDI Control Reference
MIDI CC #
Value
Function
Pedal & Footswitch Assignments
001
0 - 127
EXP-1 Pedal Assignment
002
0 - 127
EXP-2 Pedal Assignment
051
0 - 127
Toggles FS1 Assignment On/Off
052
0 - 127
Toggles FS2 Assignment On/Off
053
0 - 127
Toggles FS3 Assignment On/Off
054
0 - 127
Toggles FS4 Assignment On/Off
055
0 - 127
Toggles FS5 Assignment On/Off
056
0 - 127
Toggles FS6 Assignment On/Off
057
0 - 127
Toggles FS7 Assignment On/Off
058
0 - 127
Toggles FS8 Assignment On/Off
059
0 - 127
Toggles EXP Toe Switch Assignment On/
Off
Looper Controls
060
0-63 = Overdub, 64-127 =
Record
Looper Record/Overdub Switch
061
0-63 = Stop, 64-127 = Play
Looper Play/Stop Switch
062
64-127 = Play Once
Looper Play Once Switch
Appendix C: MIDI
POD HD Pro X - MIDI Control Reference
MIDI CC #
Value
Function
063
64-127 = Undo
Looper Undo Switch
065
0-63 = Forward 64-127 = Reverse Looper Forward/Reverse Switch
067
0-63 = Pre 64-127 = Post
Looper Pre/Post Position Switch
068
0-63 = Full 64-127 = Half
Looper Full/Half Speed Switch
099
0-63 = Off 64-127 = On
Looper Mode On/Off
Additional Controls
064
64-127 = Tap
Tap Tempo - Enter Tap Tempo
069
0-63 = Off 64-127 = On
Tuner Mode On/Off
Bank & Program Change Messages
POD HD Pro X will respond to incoming MIDI Bank & Program Change messages as
follows.
• Load Set List: from your MIDI controller device, send a Bank Change CC0
(Bank MSB), CC32 (LSB) message with a value of 0 (for Setlist 1), 1 (for Setlist
2), etc., followed by a Program Change message (Value 0-63 for Preset 01A
- 16D) for the desired Preset within the Set List. The Set List and Preset are
loaded on POD HD Pro X.
• Load a Preset within the current Set List: Send a Program Change
message (Value 0-63 for Preset 01A - 16D) for the desired Preset within the
current Set List.
When using the POD HD Pro X hardware options for navigating Presets (the PRESETS
knob, 4-Way Nav. Disc, and FBV footswitches A, B, C, D*) the device will automatically
transmit MIDI a Program Change message corresponding to the selected Preset.
These messages are transmitted to the MIDI OUT/THRU DIN. It is also possible to
configure Footswitches to send Bank and Program Change messages - see the next
section.
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Appendix C: MIDI
*Note that you’ll need to set your “Footswitch Mode” Setup option to “ABCD” for this specific
Preset data to be sent when pressing the FBV FS5 - FS8 footswitches to change the Preset on
POD HD Pro X - see “Page 1, Setup:Utilities Options” on page 2•2.
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This feature allows you to use POD HD Pro X to control external devices by sending
the following MIDI Bank & Program Change commands. Also note that if you connect
to another Line 6 POD HD Pro X or POD HD500X, the connected device will follow the
Setlist & Preset loading behavior of the initial POD HD Pro X!
The following describes the automatic MIDI messages sent when these POD HD Pro
X/FBV controls are accessed when using specific gestures.
SAVE
P R E S E TS
HOLD FOR SYSTEM & I/O
VIEW
PRESETS Knob
ENTER Button
4-Way Nav. Disc
Arrow Buttons
ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
POD HD Pro X Controls that transmit Bank & Program Changes
• Turning the PRESETS Knob: Internally on POD HD Pro X, turning clockwise
and counter-clockwise increments & decrements through Presets in the
current Set List. These actions also send the following MIDI messages:
• Clockwise turn: Transmits a Program Change - Increment message.
• Counter - clockwise turn: Transmits a Program Change - Decrement
message.
• Press FBV Footswitches A, B, C & D: Internally this selects the respective
Preset within the current Bank. These switches also transmit MIDI Program
Change - Fixed messages, with Values from 0 to 64. The specific value is
determined by the current Bank (e.g. - for Bank 1 these four footswitches
send Values 0 - 3, for Bank 2 they send Values 4 - 7, etc.)
Appendix C: MIDI
• Press PRESETS Knob > Press Nav. Disc Arrow Button > Press Enter
Button: Internally, this sequence calls up the Set Lists screen, selects a Set
List (1 - 8) and loads the Set List. This sequence also transmits a MIDI Bank
Change - Fixed message, with a Value of 0 through 7, respectively, when
selecting Set List 1 - 8.
Using POD HD Pro X/FBV as a MIDI Controller
Note: Please refer to “FBV Controller Devices - Footswitch & Pedal Mapping” on page
B•4 the see how your specific FBV device’s switches & pedals are mapped to the various
POD HD Pro X assignable controllers (FS 1-8, EXP 1, EXP 2, TOE SWITCH, etc.)
You can configure any number of your POD HD Pro X Presets to include customized
MIDI Control assignments for most FBV footswitches and Pedal controls. This allows
you to use POD HD Pro X and FBV to remotely control other hardware or software,
such as Line 6 M13, M9, POD® Farm 2 Plug-In, another POD HD Pro X or HD500
device, or any other Line 6 or 3rd party products that respond to external MIDI control!
Note: Footswitches FS5 - FS8 will only transmit your configured MIDI assignments when their
Setup option is set to the FS5 - FS8 “Pedalboard Mode” - see ““Page 1, Setup:Utilities
Options” on page 2•2. Also, when POD HD Pro X is actively in Looper Mode, fixed MIDI
CCs are transmitted from some footswitches - see “Looper Mode Footswitch Behaviors”
on page C•8.
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Appendix C: MIDI
The MIDI ASSIGN Screen
The MIDI ASSIGN screen is where you configure custom MIDI commands. To access
the MIDI ASSIGN screen, start on the Home View page and press and hold the MOVE
button. All settings in this screen are saved per Preset.
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ENTER
AMP & FX ON / OFF
DBL PRESS TO ASSIGN CTL
MOVE
Press and hold the MOVE button to display the MIDI ASSIGN screen
Use the
and
Nav. Disc buttons to select the desired FBV footswitch or Exp
Pedal control. The selected control is indicated by the down arrow (such as FS2 in
the above screen). Once selected, the control’s MIDI options can be edited using the
Multi-function Knobs 1-4. Each respective control in the screen indicates if it has an
active MIDI assignment:
FS1 with MIDI Assignment
FS1 with no MIDI Assignment
• MIDI Channel (Knob 1): Select the MIDI Channel on which the selected
control will transmit its MIDI command.
• None: Send no MIDI data. (Note that you won’t see Knob 2 - 4 options appear
until you select an option other than “None.”)
• 01 - 16: Choose the MIDI Channel on which to transmit the selected control’s
messages.
• Base: Sets the control to follow the current “system” MIDI Channel, as set in
the device Setup (see “Page 6, MIDI/Tempo Options” on page 2•10). This is a
handy feature to have any Presets’ MIDI Controls set to “Base” to dynamically
follow the common Setup -MIDI Channel value.
Appendix C: MIDI
• Message Type (Knob 2):
selected control.
Select the type of MIDI message sent by the
• FS1 - FS8, LOOPER, TAP and EXP TOE SWITCH footswitches can each be
assigned to send MIDI CC, CC Toggle, Program Change (fixed), Bank Change
(fixed) or Note On messages.
• The EXP1 and EXP2 pedal controls can be assigned to each send one MIDI CC
with a definable Value Range, which allows you to sweep a variable parameter
on your target device.
• CC/Program/Bank # (Knob 3): Selects further options, depending on the
Message Type selected (Knob 2).
• CC #: When the Message Type is “CC” or “CC Toggle,” this allows the choice
of any MIDI CC number from 000 to 127. If editing EXP1 or EXP2 controls, this
knob sets the Minimum CC value for the pedal. (Also see the Knob 4 Value
description.)
• Program #: When the Message Type is “Program Change,” this allows the
choice of a fixed Program Value of 000 to 127.
• Bank #: When the Message Type is “Bank Change,” this allows the choice of
fixed Bank Value of 000 to 127. Note that an additional Program Change #001
message is automatically sent as well, which typically results in selecting the
first patch within the selected Bank on your receiving device.
• Note: When the Message Type is “Note On,” this allows the choice of the
specific musical note value (C0 to G9)
• Value/Velocity (Knob 4): Selects further options, depending on the Knob 2
and Knob 3 settings.
• Value (CC): When the Message Type is “CC,” this sets the value for the CC that
is sent on every press of the switch control (000 - 127). When editing the EXP1
or EXP2 controls, this sets the Maximum Value for the pedal.
• Value (CC Toggle):When the Message Type is “CC Toggle,” you can select 000
or 127 to choose an “On” or “Off.” The control sends alternating messages per
click - Perfect got “MIDI Mute” messages!
• Note that no Knob 4 option is displayed if the Message Type is “Program
Change” or “Bank Change.”
• Velocity: Sets the Velocity value for the Note message (000 - 127).
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Appendix C: MIDI
Looper Mode Footswitch Behaviors
When the POD HD Pro X Looper Mode is active, pressing the connected FBV Looper
footswitch functions automatically transmits the following MIDI CC messages. These
are global MIDI CC assignments and cannot be edited.
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Note: These assignments are also the same MIDI CC messages that POD HD Pro X and POD
HD500X devices respond to for these Looper Mode functions. Therefore, if you are sending
MIDI Out from your POD HD Pro X to the MIDI In of another POD HD Pro X or POD HD500X
device, its Looper functions can be switched simultaneously!
Looper Mode Footswitches - MIDI CC Transmit Reference
Footswitch
MIDI CC #
Value
FS1 (Undo)
063
127
FS2 (Play Once)
062
127
FS3 (Pre/Post)
067
Toggle: Pre = 0-63, Post = 64-127
FS5 (Rec/Overdub)
060
Toggle: Overdub = 0-63, Record = 64-127
FS6 (Play/Stop)
061
Toggle: Stop= 0-63, Play = 64-127
FS7 (1/2 Speed)
068
Toggle: Full = 0-63, Half = 64-127
FS8 (Reverse)
065
Toggle: Forward = 0-63, Reverse = 64-127
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