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tarz200tdi08/28/2012

tarz200tdi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent for the price"

Line 6 POD HD300
Everything has already been written.
The interface PC / Mac is very complementary, and greatly facilitates the editing.
The case is pretty solid. However, I put a little damper on the strength of the pedal switches, down sharply from a FBV shortboard the same brand for example (I've already replaced one in warranty, and I have another that starts to wane a bit).
My only regret about this model compared to its big brothers: the lack of an effects loop that would connect as a simple multi-effect plug in 4 cables in the loop of a tube amp.

UTILIZATION

This is a very logical Line 6 ... In absolute nothing complicated, but it is not immediate departure. So with my IQ oyster manual was helpful in the beginning.

Editing is pretty good, but with limits on chaining effect that did not top models.

Initially I used only the software, but with practice I publish more often on the POD.

SOUND QUALITY

Used with:
> Schecter Hellraiser C1
> Gibson SG Faded
> Fender Jazzmaster player classic

Output is in line headphones (marshall major) or Mac (iMac) or a Tech21 amp power engine.

> Line mode, I am particularly pleased. While it will never be worth a good tube amp, but it was still something very convincing. Again, things are not immediate. I found quite quickly cleans and crunch that suited me completely. for distortion sounds, it was longer. I understand some who say that the hi-gain oriented simus are bad ... Nevertheless I just say they are seeking a job to sound musical way (gain settings / volume, EQ, simus HP and mic are to handle sparingly ... interactions are sometimes bizarre).

> When this amp is less straightforward. I have long used the mode "preamp" for my sims to minimize, because they can not disengage completely, simus HP. Since then, with the last update that makes possible this release, I came back to "full", and it is more natural. After that, the limits in this mode probably take less POD itself to the full of power and speaker on which the fact out.

OVERALL OPINION

Used since July 2011. Before I was POD 2.0 + FBV controller.
the +:
> Sounds
> Interface pc / mac

the -:
> The strength of the switches and pedal
> The lack of effect loop

The value for money is good when it is found used in very good condition.
If it again I will. However, the day he let me go I go to one of his older brothers (400 or 500) to find a loop and leave me the possibility to use multi indeed simple.
Lloran11/06/2011

Lloran's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good product from Line 6"

Line 6 POD HD300
On the characteristics of the pod HD300 the basic principle of the machine is to provide a range of simulated amp and speakers most of the settings on each level of amplification and effects to add.

The pedal comes in the form of a box that looks sturdy (metal casing and solid buttons feet) and a switchable volume pedal and wah wah.

It is a product rather turned to live for musicians who do not have the space they deserve (or small bar scene or small apartment ...)

The idea is to simulate the amps and speakers, it will go on a public address broadcast live neutral plug the mixer.
Symmetrized outputs (2 XLR d / g for stereo effects) are here for.

There is an editor supplied with the pedal to play sounds on his search for mac or pc (USB connection, connection noon on the formula of the HD500)

UTILIZATION

The use of the pedals is relatively simple, at the foot of the buttons to press to change the 4 sounds per bank and 32 banks for a total of 128 sounds to be programmed.

Editing of effects can happen to a Mac or PC once you understand how the program works and the safeguarding

You can not really fully define a sound during a rehearsal or concert.
Change the volume or dose saturation, equalization or reverb used is relatively simple. Change the value of delay or chorus effect is more complicated in the heat of the moment.

You can also 'turn' modeling amplifier and speakers to go the direct effects (flat) and use the pod as a foot of luxury.

SOUND QUALITY

I did the test in the studio (live music) between the simulation pod and hd a Marshall JCM 800. It is clear that the result can not be entirely satisfactory but it's still really close.

The rest of the simulations is, I venture to speculate the same ilk.

A digital tone gives the opportunity to retune between every song.
The chorus is a digital digital chorus and other digital effects have defects of their qualities (cold but effective)
I never used the loop so I will not dwell here on this feature.

The adjustment effects through a step by step graduation and some purists may regret not being able to Backs values.

OVERALL OPINION

I changed the system against the effects BEHRINGER HD300 and I am totally delighted. We do covers of pop rock band and the ability to stick as close to its original, or away from it is perfect, the sound library available online (after registration at the site of Line 6) is breathtaking, and gives a good indication of sound construction for groups.

It is a compact and solid. Relatively light, at least much lighter than a Marshall JCM 800 Vox AC30 + PARK + 75 + a twin reverb and all the necessary effects for small scenes (and a considerable saving in space)

The other guitarist uses a DIGITECH RP500 is a good machine too.

In terms of money that is certainly what is the best currently out Line 6 updates the program from time to time with new amps and new settings.

I have no doubt that there will be better in some time and / or it will not satisfy anyone who needs more effect or seeking a special sound but it is sufficient for all musical applications of live band in small spaces.

Musically your
jerome.b04/07/2011

jerome.b's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good things ... and bad ..."

Line 6 POD HD300
many possibilities in terms of effects ...

UTILIZATION

the config is not very easy at the beginning I found.
there are things that I struggled to understand, but it may be because this is my first pedalboard
of this kind.
but I've had a week and I started to dip.
on the other hand have to be careful because in the live action, if it is wrong instead of changing the preset you press 2 buttons at the same time and it changes the bank ..
I think with the AC drive will become logic.

the manual is not super clear we must spend time on the machine.
the edition is fairly simple, yet effective and have it figure out where the effects .. careful when you search for live sound distortion, because the volume of physical effects distos not being at the effect selected, it can jump to the ears very strongly

SOUND QUALITY

I did my first live tonight with the pedals and my guitar Shecter (single and double coil)
I plug everything into the rc 50
I specified that I bought the pedal to avoid having to take my amp light heavy and bulky (Blackstar).
no surprises compared to what I had in me, it's good.

the presets are really awful at the base but, by simplifying everything (removing the effects on the simulations)
we can start properly set.

for its clear I find an entry for direct sound, it sure is square is not at all ashamed. I had already done a live PA without direct input simulator, and it is day and night.
although its missing a little bit of everything safe and roundness, but it's good.

For the distos cons, I do not know about others but I really find it hard to find one that is ringing, and I spent time ...
in the end I plug my distortion pedals on Xotic and it changes everything, it's a config that works
but the base is supposed to walk and so here I am disappointed
I'll still try to tamper with AC to see if we can do better.

the effect is rather realistic, but it's true that we have no choice in the total coupling.
Anyway for those who want to base effects without mixtures is quite amazing enough.
the effects a bit weird I like it, the seeker for example
Delays are good, the chorus also (I have not toured yet)



OVERALL OPINION

I've had one week
I had a bean and 7 years ago, but I had not played on sound system.

what I like most is that for the price, which is not huge, I come to what I want
that is to say, be able to live without an amp with a sound not bad at all. of course we need a return if it is screwed in this case.
basically I was missing a good delay, expression pedal, a way to play sound,
and already there's 3 things that separate coutées would have made me the same price as the pedal, so I'm happy

looper looks good
the concept of returning to the preset mode by pressing to activate and deactivate the effects foot is pretty handy, but I had trouble understanding

the price / quality ratio is pretty good

I have not yet tested in live studio recording so ...

I am very disappointed cons of distortion and crunch (is it Enough '?), it looks like the metal box ...

but quite happy with my purchase

good night
Jumikael01/29/2011

Jumikael's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" For this price you can not find better. A good choice."

Line 6 POD HD300
Characteristics have been well summarized so I added nothing, except that I use on mac intel, and that the software runs fine. Better!
Considering the price, it's hard to ask for more, I appreciate enormously the addition of metal case, even if the appearance itself is a bit cold.
Also be noted that the adapter has a part that pops out to accommodate taken around the world! Owl that:)

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is very simple, you can access everything very easily.
Editing sounds is relatively easy, although the small screen ... small. From my mac is already obvious.
The manual that came with it is incomplete, it must take one on the site of line 6: https://fr.line6.com/support/manuals/

SOUND QUALITY

Then move on to the interesting part:
already, why did I buy this multi-effect / amp simulator?
I need money, and I sold the equipment that I loved, many pedals tailor shops, a small tube amp that I liked, but I did not want to deprive me of everything from stroke with sub one of my pedals (a tad more) I bought the HD300, on the advice of a seller (which in retrospect was a little kerchief of me because he told me There was no difference with the other hd on the use of effects).
Having had quite a pod already, I can say that this one is above the level of modeling, undeniably. However you can use two channels of amp and effects I find x3 allowed to do things quite nice. And then I feel sorry not being able to grind all the sounds.
Second point that annoys me: unlike the HD500 (and maybe the 400), we can not put 2 distos a row (like a fuzz overdrive then). Big regret it.
The positives: The sounds that I could create (especially with the vintage amp simulation) have a real nice grain well, there is dynamic, it's simple to use, and effects rendering is really nice (I was even surprised by the simulation of the Big Muff is quite usable).
The looper is the most intuitive I have ever had to try (I already had a digitech home), and at this price with everything else is the icing on the cake.
His level, I am a success but not a "revolution." Either. Bravo anyway Line 6.


OVERALL OPINION

I use it since yesterday and I already triturated. I know quite well what kind of products in this price range. And indeed, if we blunder at value for money, it is extraordinary!
That, in view of all functions, very affordable and complete. If I had the under, and saw what I hoped to do, I would have taken 500. But as is, it is already very well although I'm sure he'll have to wait for updates to the product is nickel.
richardman12/01/2010

richardman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A real evolution modeling"

Line 6 POD HD300
16 amps, 80 effects, sufficient to cover all styles.
Connectors already very full for current use.
The sound editing is done either directly from the pedal, or through software on PCs.

UTILIZATION

Usage is relatively simple, instructions are provided in French for a first approach to the device, it does not address in detail the settings "expert" but somehow the issue is much more practice using the software, it is visual and quick.

SOUND QUALITY

I have several points of comparison on models with a pocket pod that I used for 2 years was very convincing but I must admit that this is far to replace my amp tube effects pedal, I had not bought it anyway. I decided to crank HD version always use at home, play quietly and connection to PC.
First tests, the factory presets uninteresting and overly loaded with effects.
Then create some sounds for me to make my own idea, and good surprise, a good dynamic nuances play out well on the ropes.
A little crush on the Gibson 185, Dr. Z, and the bassman, a little disappointed by the blackface and some distos. In fact I would have preferred more choice in distos instead of some effects are difficult to place. a little too flat for the spring reverb which is in the FX1 instead of being with others that also réverb.Dommage Wha is not directly controlled by switch (v / Wha), moreover for once Wha proposed are really good.


OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a week, I will publish my opinion to supplement with a little more perspective, I am satisfied with this purchase to use as I did. the price is very correct with respect to comprehensive product, for cons I will not use as pedal by on my amp, I tried, I keep my pedals ....
Try to see if sound is convincing.
(Try before: Vox ToneLab, and pocket pod Korg AX3G)