#1
Today is my birthday. I decided to order a Pod GX from Guitar Center and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how well they work? I saw mixed reviews on GC.com that ranged from people swearing by them to them being useful paperweights.

Does anyone own one? If so, how do you like it?

-Skittles



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#2
i have a UX1, basically the same, except a few more features.
basically, all you do is install the drivers for the UX1, then use it with whatever amp sim you want to use, if you can figure that out. then you plug in the ux1 (or GX in your case.) after the drivers have installed, and then plug in your guitar, set the input level from the GX, and then just kinda do whatever. i'm sure there will be a manual explaining how to set it up. don't ask me about recording it and whatever, i'm really bad at that stuff.
congratz on the purchase
#3
I know how to set it up. I am asking how you enjoy it. What do you like about it? What do you wish it had? Is it worth the purchase? Etc.



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#4
I've seen many people come on here because they have problems with their units, like they can't get the sound to work and stuff like that.
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#5
Oh. Well mine is brand new. So I shouldn't have any problems like that. If I do, I'll promptly bitch to the forum about it. It should be here by Friday. I hope, at least.



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#6
Well i got a GX too and your getting it with POD Farm I'm assuming? I think you really have to tweak your settings and use an EQ and a compressor etc to get a good, not frizzy, nasal tone, at least with the high gain stuff. Clean and dirty stuff actually sounds pretty good. The recording programs it comes with are really basic fyi
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#7
Yeah, it's coming with POD Farm. But I obtained Gearbox and Monkey by alternative means, so.. Yeah. I think I'll figure out a way to get some decent crunch. I play stuff like A Skylit Drive and Bullet For My Valentine.



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#8
Why would you ask if it's good AFTER you already bought it?

They are decent for the price. The stock version of POD Farm isn't very good, though. Download TSE's X50 beta here:

http://www.theserinaexperiment.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=86

With LePou's LeCab2:

http://lepouplugins.blogspot.com/2010/12/lecab2-vst-for-windows.html

And run these impulses through LeCab:

http://catharsis.supremepixels.com/impulses/ (for some reason, AVG says Ryan's site is a threat, but it's safe)

I've never been a huge fan of the free amp sims, but I'm EXTREMELY impressed with X50. I own POD Farm Platinum and Peavey Revalver MK III, and the X50 sounds nearly identical to the Peavey 6505 it models, not to mention, it doesn't use nearly as much CPU as POD Farm/Revalver. Peavey's own software can get nearly the same exact tone as the real thing, but X50 is a bit more aggressive, which I like.

Seriously, I'm not even kidding when I say X50 sounds badass.
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#9
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Why would you ask if it's good AFTER you already bought it?


Because I was going to buy it anyway. Whether I got good reviews or not

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And run these impulses through LeCab:

http://catharsis.supremepixels.com/impulses/ (for some reason, AVG says Ryan's site is a threat, but it's safe)


You should probably explain this a bit more for me, please.

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Seriously, I'm not even kidding when I say X50 sounds badass.


Downloading now. Just because you're not kidding.

Oh, and is it true that POD GX totally kills latency?



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#10
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Because I was going to buy it anyway. Whether I got good reviews or not



That doesn't seem like a very solid plan... good thing you weren't planning on buying a Behringer product or something

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You should probably explain this a bit more for me, please.

I'm not sure what DAW you're using, but if you don't have a good one, download Reaper. It's much better than the crippled version of Ableton Live that comes with the POD, is free, and honestly - Unless you like the workflow better of the more expensive DAWs out there, there's never any need to upgrade from it, because it does it all. To give you an idea - I own Pro Tools 9 and Presonus Studio One Pro and I still use Reaper as my main DAW, because it's much more simple to work with IMO.

An impulse, in the scope of this instance is basically your "virtual cabinet." The thing you should be downloading from that link is the "catharsis-awesometime-fredman.zip" My favorite one of them is the "s-preshigh" file, but you might prefer another.

What LeCab is, is a way to load these impulse responses to use in your DAW. Without getting into a lot of technical data, all you need to know is - Go to your effects on the track in your DAW (FX button on Reaper), load X50 (or whatever amp sim you want), load LeCab and make sure it's placed BELOW (after) X50. Load in the impulse you want on LeCab and you're done. Instant awesome toanz!

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Downloading now. Just because you're not kidding.



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Oh, and is it true that POD GX totally kills latency?

Sure, most decent interfaces have very low latency.
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#11
I'm going to be using Monkey from Line 6.

I've tried my friend's Behringer amp and cried at the totally horrible tone. So behringer = NO.

I'll have to re-read that massive wall when I get my GX.



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#12
Reaper is not free. There is a 30-day evaluation and the license is $225. I'm going to get Cakewalk Sonar 8.



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#13
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Reaper is not free. There is a 30-day evaluation and the license is $225. I'm going to get Cakewalk Sonar 8.

Reaper IS free.

You are not forced to buy the license after the "evaluation" period. Mine has been running on my laptop for 3 years.

Plus, the license is only $60, unless you're making more than $20,000 a year recording.
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#14
Ah. Well, this I wouldn't know. Anyway... How do you use Pod Farm with Reaper?



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#15
Mine died after a year.
Hope that doesn't happen to you.
M-audio > Line6
#16
If it dies, I'll save up for M-Audio. It's been here a few weeks, and I love it.



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#17
i use my UX-1 and pod farm purely for playing late at night, as my rh150g3 gets a bit anti social.

you get pod farm 2 for free now when you register.

In regards to that X50, is there any way to run it by itself? or does it need to be in a DAW program?
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#18
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i use my UX-1 and pod farm purely for playing late at night, as my rh150g3 gets a bit anti social.

you get pod farm 2 for free now when you register.

In regards to that X50, is there any way to run it by itself? or does it need to be in a DAW program?

Needs to be in a program.
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#19
I've had mine for four years now and I love it. I use it with guitar rig 4 and it sounds amazing. I get 4ms of latency which is undetectable. I highly recommend one.