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Ivan Milenkovic
post Dec 25 2008, 07:45 PM
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QUOTE (Papakautis @ Dec 24 2008, 11:46 PM) *
Hello guys, I've got a Toneport GX and some spare money... would you recommend me to get a POD? I must admit that I'm not 100% content with the sound I get from the Gearbox program I got with the Toneport... but then I don't know that much about recording
I would appriciate any help and information about the differences smile.gif


I will agree with Fran on this one. POD and Toneport have the same sounds. The only difference is that POD has some added sounds that comes free with it. For these amp models and effects you will have to pay to upgrade gearbox a bit. As from recently, Line 6 has stopped calling the Toneport "Toneport" and changed the name into "POD Studio". I think this tells you that these things are the same basically.

I use Toneport/Gearbox for all my work currently and it serves me well. It took me some time to really get to know the device - around 7-8 months. After that I could dial in anything I wanted cause I know how the components will behave. I suggest you spend some time with the unit, and tweak the presets as much as you can. You will find some good ones as time passes by. Also, a bit recording practice will not harm you as well. All these things are needed if you wanna get a good sound, so practice and use the units and you will get to know them.

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post Dec 25 2008, 08:36 PM
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As I have used POD 2.0 for about 3 years both on stage and in studio, I think I am able to review this amazing kidney shaped red box.

POD 2.0 is really worth your money, especially at entry and intermediate levels. Amp simulation is very well performed, and cabin simulation is worth trying. %60 of times, I even didnt had to connect it to a amp on stage, just some little eq adjustement and you are good to go. When you connect it to a amp I seriously recommend it to be connected to the effect return of amp or power amp in if its applicable. You just have to turn off the amp simulation.

It needs to be remembered that the real power and flexiblity of POD comes with a MIDI connection to a computer, as thru Line Edit software you can adjust a lot deeper controls than you could with the built-in pannel on the top, and I think this seriously reduces effect trimming precision flaws. And also you can reach a lot amp models easier than you can normally. This is a really important functionnality improvement.

You can also use it next to your analog pedals, even better they can be connected before your POD, and then you can connect your POD to your computer or to your mixer thus, removing the need of amp-cab-mic trio. The real flaw I see in this product is the lack of a built in foot controller, thus requiring you to buy the line6 foot switches or a midi controller pedal. But versus this flaw they released the FLOOR POD, virtually the same product but with built-in foot switch.

I sold this only after buying PODxtPro for my rack system. But I was happy until then.

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post Dec 25 2008, 11:28 PM
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For distorted tones the POD 2.0 sucks IMO.


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post Dec 26 2008, 01:01 AM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Dec 25 2008, 05:28 PM) *
For distorted tones the POD 2.0 sucks IMO.


I will agree that the heavy distorted tones still sound a little "tame" to me. I actually purchased a Metal Muff and feed it into the Pod to get the sound I am looking for. I like VERY harsh distortion when playing metal though.


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post Dec 26 2008, 01:36 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Dec 26 2008, 02:01 AM) *
I will agree that the heavy distorted tones still sound a little "tame" to me. I actually purchased a Metal Muff and feed it into the Pod to get the sound I am looking for. I like VERY harsh distortion when playing metal though.



Even a Boss OD-2 can feed it quite well, I used to use an OD-3 for near infinite sustain and or feedback effects...


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Floor Pod 2.0 Amp Simulation System
Pod Xt Pro Rack Amp Simulation System
Digitech TSR 12 Rack Effect and Studio Reverb
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post Dec 26 2008, 11:22 AM
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I used an Ibanez ds-7 distortion pedal as well...worked great too and cheaper than other pedals!


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