Line 6 POD HD500X First Play
That’s right faithful readers and Line 6 fans, I have a lovely new POD HD500X that Line 6 have kindly loaned me to do some product reviews…
It only landed on my doorstep yesterday, and the first thing I wanted to try was to compare the more powerful POD HD500X to a POD HD500 or POD HD Bean (both the HD bean and HD500 have the same processing power and I have the HD bean to hand so that’s what I’ll use).
Above is a preset I created on the POD HD500X (above top picture). Then the lower of the 2 above pictures is as far as I got on the POD HD Bean. The next effect I tried to add on the HD bean was the 63 Spring Reverb, and I got the DSP over limit warning. Now I do appreciate that this isn’t a full test, it’s just me creating a preset in the order that I usually do it, and that’s as far as I got. For reference: I usually add amps, then delay(s) and then reverb. Perhaps adding the FX in another order would mean I can add more less DSP intensive FX to the POD HD bean preset before the DSP limit is reached (as the 63 Spring Reverb is well known to use a large amount of DSP processing resources), but that’s a test for another day.