POD HD Pro Guitar Multi Effects
22 HD amp models.
Line 6 has more experience with modeling technology than any other guitar company in the business. Our collection â which includes some of... Read More
POD HD Pro Guitar Multi Effects
22 HD amp models.
Line 6 has more experience with modeling technology than any other guitar company in the business. Our collection â which includes some of the finest vintage, modern and boutique tone machines ever created â has never sounded so good. Play with tones inspired by* heritage amps from FenderÂ®, VoxÂ®, MarshallÂ® and HiwattÂ®, refined boutique creations by Dr ZÂ®, BognerÂ® and Divided By 13Â®, and many more. PODÂ® HD Pro delivers 22 HD amp models in stunning HD quality.
Alternatively, you can disable power amp models by selecting the preamp only from any of the 22 amp models to drive your tube ampâs power section. POD HD Pro has flexibility fit for any scenario, and can be optimized to run through a DT-series amplifier, a PA and anything else.
100+ M-class effects.
Line 6 stompbox modelers including the M9Â®, M13Â® and DL4â¢ set the standards for accuracy and authenticity in effects, establishing a new category known simply as âM-class.â PODÂ® HD Pro includes a whopping collection of more than 100 M-class effects, including an incredible selection of classic delays, reverbs, modulators, pitch effects, overdrives, filters and more.
To make the most of this collection you can chain together up to eight simultaneous effects, tweak the parameters of each to taste, and create parallel paths (two independent tones) each with its own amp and effects signal chain, from one or two input sources. Use this breathtaking power to craft classic sounds from the annals of tone, or design new soundscapes that are entirely your own.
16 new speaker cab models.
A speaker cabâs interaction with an amp plays a tremendous part in the shaping of a tone. For POD HD Pro, we developed 16 new cab models that present the tones 16 speaker cabinets with stunning weight and authority, including the tuning of each cabâs acoustic resonance and the speakersâ frequency response and interaction with the amplifier. Our cab models deliver every detail of this most crucial link in your sound chain.
8 new mic models.
In the studio, the decision to mic your speaker cab with a condenser, ribbon or dynamic mic is as crucial a tone choice as where you set your gain and tone knobs. For POD HD Pro, we totally rebuilt our mic models â with reference to eight great examples of essential recording mics â to present more sonic detail and realism than ever before.
Countless legendary artists have achieved signature tones by routing their signal through two rigs simultaneously. POD HD Pro makes this a breeze for you to achieve on stage and in the studio. Create two independent amp and effects chains and either pan them left-right, blend them in mono or route one to the 1/4-inch out and one to the XLR to process them differently â whatever gets your tone on.
Intuitive user interface.
If youâve come to expect that great power comes with great complexity, POD HD Pro flips that maxim on its head. Never before has a multi-effect with so many capabilities been so simple to use. The rack unitâs user interface has clear, uncomplicated controls that are familiar to all guitarists. Small adjustments and deep programmability are achieved with speed and ease.
More than a software editor/librarian.
To make the most of a powerful tool like POD HD Pro, you need an impressive editing tool. POD HD Pro Edit goes way beyond the standard editor/librarian software to give you a full test bed for experimenting with sounds and fine-tuning every aspect of your tone, with separate sections for Effects, Amps, Mixer and Set Lists. POD HD Pro is a free download from line6.com.
Set Lists and preset locations.
Need a vast array of different tones available at the tap of a switch? No problem â POD HD Pro is ready to oblige. The unitâs preset memory includes 512 independent locations, so you can tweak and assign factory presets or craft radical new tones of your own, and save them to be summoned up instantly. Do you play in a band (or bands)? Organize your tones into Set Lists so the next tone you need is always on deck. Save up to eight Set Lists of 64 presets each.
Once you have crafted your own superb custom POD HD Pro tones, why not share them with the world? At CustomTone.com you can not only share your POD HD Pro presets with other Line 6 users but you can download theirs, too â and itâs all totally free.
Full analog and digital I/O.
A comprehensive feature set is nothing without the connectivity to make it all work seamlessly in whatever environment the gig demands. To that end, the POD HD Pro rack multi-effect is equipped with all conceivable digital and analog I/O options. The front panel includes a 1/4-inch guitar input with pad and an XLR mic input with pad, high-pass filter, 48V phantom power and level control. The back panel provides stereo 1/4-inch and balanced XLR outputs with a 1/4-inch Dry Out for unprocessed guitar signal; MIDI in and out/thru; S/PDIF in and out and AES/EBU in and out for 24-bit digital connections. (The AES/EBU out doubles as the powerful L6 LINKâ¢ connection.) Thereâs also a Variaxâ¢ VDI input for connection to Variax modeling guitars, a USB jack and much more. And of course thereâs a 1/4-inch stereo headphones jack for silent jamming.
Integration on stage and in the studio.
Whether you use your POD HD Pro live or in the studio, or both, youâll find a range of thoughtful and creative I/O options to help you maximize your rig. Bring favorite old analog stompboxes or stereo rack effects into the chain with the stereo FX Send/Returns with Line/Stomp level switch. Hook up an optional Line 6 FBVâ¢ foot controller for optimum on-the-fly flexibility. Go straight to into your favorite DAW for recording or processing via the dedicated USB output or AES/EBU in/out.
L6 LINKâ¢ and DT-series amplifiers.
In addition to doubling as an AES/EBU digital out, the L6 LINK XLR jack lets you directly connect to the DT series of Line 6 amplifiers, which are the perfect partners for POD HD Pro. On their own, DT amplifiers are like four boutique amps in one. But when DT amps and POD HD Pro connect, they seamless integrate to become a boutique amp factory. The selection of a POD PHD Pro preset automatically optimizes the analog components to best suit that tone. And thatâs just the beginningâ¦
Flexible signal routing.
To make the most of its enormous I/O flexibility, the POD HD Pro rack multi-effect offers easy and flexible signal routing. Follow its extremely user-friendly interface to assign individual or multiple inputs according to your connection requirements on stage and in the studio, and to route the signal through your amp and effects models in any order you desire.
Connect your POD HD Pro to an FBV MkII Shortboardâ¢ foot controller to get the most from the whopping 48 seconds of looping capability. Create anything from on-the-fly live backing loops to outrageous sonic layers in the studio. You can record your loop dry, then audition it with selected effects during playback, then overdub further parts, or even hit 1/2 Speed to slow your loop and drop its pitch an octave down.
Versatile output modes.
In addition to its flexible signal routing, POD HD Pro lets you select the required mode to match a variety of output connections. Choose Studio/Direct mode for recording or âDI to PA,â or choose from several Combo, Stack and Power Amp modes for connection to an external amplifier. Each mode is configured to maximize the tone and output level of the POD HD Pro with the outboard gear to which it is connected.
Rock-solid build quality.
Housed in a rugged all-metal chassis with equally sturdy metal faceplate, the POD HD Pro is built to take the knocks of the stage and studio alike. Its full-width, 2U design is perfect for mounting POD HD Pro right alongside your other first-call rack processors in the studio, while itâs also robust enough to survive the abuses of live use with a smile.
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The reason I bought this amp is because I needed simplicity. I had a huge pedal board and a 2 channel amp and it was just a silly tap dance to get from my distorted sound to a clean sound, because I had to hit my noise supressor, my tubescreamer, my effects loop, and finally my channel switch. It was silly. I'd also been interested in an Axe FX, but like most people in the world, that was just way out of my price range. After a lot of research, I ended up here. This little box does a LOT and it does it very well. One thing I have to say though: when you turn it on, the stock patches are trash. They are horrible and are not at all a good representation of what this guy can do, and to be honest, they scared me because I thought I had made a bad buy. But, after some tweaking, I had some very awesome patches at my disposal for my 6 string and all the way to my 8 string. The design is very good. The front panel is easy to understand after just a few minutes, and making a patch is as easy as changing into a different pair of clothing. The quality of the sound is very very good on distorted patches. My only qualm with this rack, and really the only problem with it at all, is that I cannot get the clean sound I hear in my head. They all sound dull and a lot of the time I end up not using an amp sim or cab sim at all. If you are going to try to make a clean tone, the EQ's work wonders. Nothing about the amp feels overtly cheap, and it has all of the Ins/outs you'll ever need. All in all, I did what I wanted: I simplified my rig without sacrificing tonal quality. Now, with the push of a pedal I can go from a wonderful djenty tone, to a clean sound with lush delay and 'verb. I really recommend it to everyone for recording or combined with a power amp.
I bought the Pod HDPro and FBV short board based on the recommendation of a friend who uses the HD500 version. I chose the HDPro instead of the HD500 because it's a rack-mount unit. My playing is almost exclusively in a home recording environment. While I'm not a "tone-chaser", I have spent many hours exploring the HDPro sounds and I'm sure I haven't scratched the surface yet. I believe it's possible to build ANY guitar sound you wish to hear. It comes preloaded with tons of factory presets to discover and tweek and since this is backward compatible with the lesser HD models, there are a bunch of user presets to download on the Line 6 website. Also, YouTube has many videos with a lot of ideas for more. While it may be a flaw to some that the HDPro has no VST plugin capabilities for DAW's, I think of it as a feature. I can record my pre-processed guitar parts while no longer using processor, HDD and RAM resources for that purpose. Also, the HDPro has a "dry" signal output for what I assume is a re-amping capability. If you have ever considered an amp modeler/effects platform for your guitar arsenal, I highly recommend you give this a look before choosing which one to go with.
My entire band uses these direct into the p.a. and it sounds amazing. We use 8 string guitars and are tuned very low and the HD Pro handles the low tuning as well as still being clear and audible on the lowest string. I have ran an Axe FX next to the HD Pro and Line 6 destroys the Fractal system any day. It has more body and presence like an actual tube amp would produce and is clearer through a p.a. system. The Axe FX sounds good through a cab but is to thin and transparent when being used direct. If you want the best tone possible when going direct get the HD Pro, Its priced right and super flexible.
I have a Pod x3 and I totaly love it's diversity for guitar and bass, and its ability to drive my power amp. And when I saw the new HD Pro I was thinking "SWEET!!!" so I went out and snatched one up. Needless to say I was heartbrokenly disappointed in it. This units sound quality is about the same as a Pod X3, but only has half the effects and half the output power, and does a very poor job driving my power amp. Not worth the money investment.
Folks, The good news is that tonally and functionally I've found the HD Pro, after a few weeks of hard exploration to live up to every glowing review that I have read on the internet. As a previous owner of an X3, comparatively the HD marks a huge advancement in aural quality. I'm only writing this review to make sure folks are aware of the following: While the HD provides a huge jump in tonal quality, it does not currently (and the folks at Line6 have been somewhat vague about if it ever will), support the ability for the tones/amps to be leveraged as a plugin (Pod Farm2) in your DAW. If you plan on using this device in your home studio and currently incorporate re-amping into your recording workflow, it may be well worth your time/money to consider 'downgrading' to the X3 or UX/GX devices. If you always record your guitars 'live' then hands down, even with the reduced number of amp models, the HD pro is vastly superior. This may be a well known fact, but wanted to put this out there for folks that may not have read through some of the forums and are used the the prior versions DAW capabilities. I do not claim to be an expert, and these are only my experiences, your 'mileage may vary' and Google is your friend... Peace.