Podxt/pro/live question

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Faze 2 Studios
Member Since: Aug 15, 2005

I have a podxt live, and a pod xt and i was wondering how many people on this site use them to record? How do you think they match up to actually micing a good amp? I love the soudns of my pod's but i really dont have much of a reference considereind that fact I only have one amp (fender deville)... and i havent had much sucess micing that amp, but i never have really put effort into trying to mic if correctly, jsut cuase.. my pod is easier....

so how do you guys think pod's match up to micing amps?


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Since: Aug 17, 2004

Jan 14, 2006 05:18 am

mmmm fender deville. I love fenders. Great tone.

IMO pod's sound like poo. But that said, I haven't taken the time to tweak the hell out of them to obtain a good sound. I have heard some half decent tones out of one, and I can understand why you would buy one, specially in a full house situation. But yea, amps for me.

I like the fact that its harder to get a good recorded tone from an amp. Not everyone can do it, and thats what appeals to me. And when you do get one, 10 bucks says its better than any emulation.

IMO IMO IMO (All you pod lovers)

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 14, 2006 07:19 am

I use a POD side by side with a AxeTrak mic box and it sound friggin great. Even without the AxeTrak it sounds great, the AxeTrak just adds some fullness to the sound. The POD is very, very usable, and used by many major recording artists...look at the concerts you go to if you can see the stage racks, there are PODs in lots of them.

Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002

Jan 14, 2006 07:26 am

I've found doubl tracking (playing the same part twice) helped a lot last time I recorded a POD..which was a while ago...

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 14, 2006 07:28 am

yeah, I just recorded my POD onto one track and the Axetrak onto another, the sound was awesome.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 14, 2006 07:15 pm

melty, I have used nothing but POD since version 1. I now use a fully loaded POD XT and love it. I do however get very deep into it as well. I use the Line 6 Editor to get into the guts of the thing and really tweak my own patches for it.

I do as dB does sometimes when I need that something extra, like feedback hang a mic in front of a Peavey speaker cab and mix the direct and live signals to seperate tracks. Then mix it in my DAW to taste.

As dB stated, look around and take notice of how many more major artists are using POD and the like both in studio and live. Their are more of them then most people realize.

The MusicMan
Since: Dec 09, 2003

Jan 15, 2006 01:59 am

The POD is serious! With all the possible combinations of amps and cabinets and tweakablilites, I don't know why people wouldn't add it to the arsenal. And don't forget those blank spot for the artist to xplore their creativity in mixing up a combo that's all their own. Well worth the investment and time.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 15, 2006 01:22 pm

As well the alternative's such as TonePort and the like which base themselves on the PC or laptop. Complete with mic pre modelers and stuff. Very impressive stuff comming from Line 6 indeed.

Since: Sep 09, 2004

Jan 16, 2006 12:48 pm

Meltdown - I bought a PODxt about 6-months ago, and I LOVE IT! It doesn't matter what type of song I'm recording, I can find the tone I'm looking for every time. Have you checked out the on-line TONE LIBRARY? How cool is that? If there's a well known guitar sound that you like, let's say Lenny Kravitz, just type his name in and a multitude of his settings are there for the pickin'. Then you can tweak to your own personal taste. Anyone who says they can't get a good tone out of the PODxt probably isn't using the Line 6 Editor, like Noize 2U points out. That's when it really gets fun. You can choose what mic you want to use, then choose the placement of the mic. All the cabs and effects! Definitely purchase the 3 model packs, only like $100 for all three. Also, there's a free download upgrade which enhances the sound quality from when you take it out of the box. It's on the Line 6 Monkey website and it's free. You have to do that first to really get the best out of your PODxt. Straight out of the box doesn't do it justice at all.

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