Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to justinmcnally966)Re: PLEASE HELP POD HD 500
The best advice I can give is to use an FRFR stage monitor - not a guitar amp. Try a keyboard amp or a true stage monitor. I think you will remain frustrated as long as you try to use a guitar amp purely as a monitor. That's not what it is designed to do; it's meant to colour the sound.... and as you've discovered it's very difficult to make it not do what it's designed to do.
Here is a recent thread with some suggestions:
... but that's just my $0.02......
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to justinmcnally966)Re: PLEASE HELP POD HD 500
when you use that type of speaker do you set the pod to studio/direct or something else because i do want go direct to the board as well ...if i understand you right that speaker will be used as a stage monitor right
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 4:12 PM (in response to justinmcnally966)Re: PLEASE HELP POD HD 500
Yes - you keep the Pod output set at studio/direct. An FRFR (Full Range Flat Response) speaker/monitor will accurately reproduce the sound that is being sent to the board. The definition of FRFR says it: it is deisgned to NOT cut/boost certain frequencies, nor add/remove any tonal characteristics. What it receives is what you hear, other than the amplification and the unavoidable minimal colouring that is proivided by the cab/speaker; it is designed to NOT process the incoming signal.
A guitar amp, on the other hand, is specifically designed to take a dry and completely unprocessed input signal - and process it!