Ever since guitar effects pedals first became a thing, guitar as an instrument changed completely. No longer were you limited to just one type of sound. On the contrary, with effects pedals,
Effects 100+, use up to eight simultaneously Other Essentials Selectable speaker cabinets and mics Signal Dual Signal Paths Routing Multiple Routing Options DSP Dynamic DSP with more power for amps and effects FX Looping Stereo FX loop can be inserted anywhere in the signal chain Footswitch Professional-grade footswitches with bright LED rings for at-a-glance operation I/O USB 2.0, MIDI, S/PDIF, balanced XLR outputs, integrated mic preamp and more Impedance Variable input impedance Connectivity L6 LINK™ connection for integration and control of DT-series amplifiers and StageSource® series loudspeakers, VDI connection for integration and control of James Tyler® Variax® guitars User Presets 512 user-writable preset locations Banks Eight set list banks Expression Pedal Assignable expression pedal controls amp and effect parameters Looper Integrated 48-second looper with dedicated footswitch Tuner Built-in Chromatic Tuner Tap/Tempo Yes Construction Professional-grade construction with bent metal chassis, chrome roll bar and die-cast expression pedal Software Downloadable POD® HD500X software editor/patch librarian.
More Power to Create
The POD HD500X is the ultimate tone palette, whether you want to re-create classics or go somewhere new with the ability to recall up to 512 totally different rigs-with changes to preamp type, power amp configuration, guitar type, polyphonic alt-tuning, effects chain and more. And thanks to HD technology, POD HD500X provides the depth, character and touch nuance to inspire your creativity in the studio or on stage. So if you've never experienced the flagship of the POD family, now's the time to check out POD HD500X.
World-Class HD Amps
From vintage classics to modern powerhouses, each HD amp delivers incredible sonic depth, character and touch nuance to inspire your playing-and that's just the beginning. Customize the tone and dynamic response of each HD amp with an extensive set of deep parameters including Sag, Bias, Bias Excursion, Hum and more.
100+ Studio and Stomp Effects
POD HD500X gives you over 100 studio and boutique stomp effects, so you can take your sound in any direction. Emulate classic signal chains with distortions, delays, mods, filters, reverbs and more, or discover entirely new sounds by mixing and matching up to eight simultaneous effects. You also get pro-grade, assignable footswitches and a built-in, die-cast expression pedal to control your effects in real time.
More Processing Power, More Creativity
With unparalleled flexibility and more processing power than anything in its class, POD HD500X is built for tone creation. To start, POD features dynamic DSP, so you have the freedom to stack the effects you want wherever you want them. Compared to its predecessor, POD HD500X lets you add even more effects to your signal chain. You can also mix and match HD amps, cabinets, mics and effects in virtually endless combinations. With 512 presets, you've got plenty of options for recalling your tones.
Sculpt Sounds with Dual Signal Paths
Legendary guitar tones are often created with more than one signal path. POD HD500X lets you create these complex, rich tones without the setup headaches of traditional dual-amp rigs. You can route your guitar through two completely independent paths-each with its own HD amp and effects chain, of course-or process two signals at once using the 1/4" guitar, 1/4" auxiliary or XLR mic inputs. So whether you want to configure elaborate signal chains for more traditional stereo amp setups, or create unique soundscapes, you've picked the right tool.
Assignable Footswitches and Rugged Construction
With POD HD500X, you get professional-grade footswitches with bright LED rings for at-a-glance operation. You can use them to enable or bypass amps and effects, or to select presets directly. If you want to get more creative, you can assign multiple amp and effects parameters to the expression pedal and morph between sounds-controlling up to 52 parameters in real time. The footswitches also control the built-in 48-second looper-an instrument unto itself. The bent-metal chassis and rugged construction make POD HD500X ideal for any stage.
Flexible I/O for Recording with Any DAW
POD HD500X provides all the connections you need for studio, stage and anywhere in between. You can plug in a mic to record vocals or acoustic instruments, track with your favorite HD amps, use the stereo FX loop to connect stompboxes and outboard effects, and much more. Connect to your computer via USB for multi-channel, studio-quality recording with your favorite DAW software-or tap into POD HD Edit, the free editor/librarian software that makes it easy to tweak and organize all your tones.
Command Center for Your Guitar Experience
It doesn't matter if you use a guitar amp, go straight to the PA or take advantage of a next-gen full-range guitar rig-POD HD500X is the ideal command center for any guitar setup. It's a fully assignable MIDI controller, so you can use the footswitches and expression pedal to control all kinds of external hardware and software-and it gets even better when you use POD HD500X with other Line 6 gear.
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Line 6 produce digital modeling guitars, amplifiers (amplifier modeling) and related electronic equipment. The company was launched from Fast-Forward Designs, where pro audio products were developed. Legend says the company only had 5 phone lines, and the guitar products were developed in secret, so any call on "Line 6" was a secret call about the guitar or amp products. Their current product lines include electric guitar online and acoustic guitar online, bass guitar online, and you can buy guitar amplifier online with the Line 6 brand. You can also buy pro audio online as they produce USB audio interfaces and guitar/bass wireless systems. With a long history of ingenuity and passion for innovation, Line 6 has changed the industry.