#1
Hey guys,
I recently purchased a Pod X3 Live from eBay and im still waiting for the package to arrive.
Any way I have a question that has been bothering me for time now.
The X3 Live comes with a USB out so that you can get your tones easily though Pod Farm and also to record.
So my questions is, is it worth buying a Mic and a Audio Interface for recording instead of direct recording?

Lest make this a little bit easier to understand... 2 Ways:
A - Guitar -> X3 Live -> PC (Using USB) or,
B - Guitar -> X3 Live -> Monitors -> Mic them up -> Audio Interface -> PC

Is it really worth spending like 300$ on this? What is the difference? I already have monitors so both ways the outputs will be monitors

I also have another question, If I go either way do I need to connect the Monitors to the PC or to the X3?

Thanks for the help!
#2
The whole point of a pod is to go direct in. So no. No mic. And connect the monitors to the pc so that you can hear the drums, bass, etc when recording.
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#3
1. Try for yourself and do what you like better.

2. I assume you have to connect your monitors to the POD, since that's the way you do it with my UX2.
#4
In that situation, there really isn't much point. If you were recording a £1500 valve amp it would be a different issue, but if you're recording through the X3 anyway you can just use a cab impulse vst and probably get equal or better results.
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So wait. Your asking if you should DI your guitar, then mic up your speakers and record them with a mic?

The answer is no, you shouldn't do that.
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So wait. Your asking if you should DI your guitar, then mic up your speakers and record them with a mic?

The answer is no, you shouldn't do that.

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Doing that would achieve pretty much nothing. If you mic up a decent guitar amp, then use the POD as an interface you could get some good sounds
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