Using updated modeling technologies, Line 6's PODHD modeling processor pedalboards have achieved a breakthrough in design and implementation. These PODs feature a previously unachievable sensitivity for a more realistic interaction with the 16 built-in HD amp models and add 100 plus modern and vintage-styled M-class effects, onboard looper 128 user presets and a comprehensive digital and analog I/O.
Line 6 mixed 15 years of amp modeling experience with 3 years of research to push past the limits of their previous amp modeling technology. After accumulating 16 sought after amplifiers and restoring them to peak condition with the help of LA's top tube amp experts, Line 6's POD HD Pedalboards use 10-times more amplifier information than before, including single-ended class A tube stages, class AB push/pull interactions, power supply behavior, and more. The result is unprecedented, warmth, feel, sustain, and articulation to provide you with all the amp tones you've been searching for.
Free v2.0 Update
Free v2.0 update from Line 6 dramatically expands the POD HD Desktop sonic palette! Get two brand-new HD amp models based on* the legendary Marshall ""Plexi"" 1959 Super Lead 100-watt head. Experience the world's first HD bass amp model based on* the immortal Ampeg B-15NF Portaflex (with eight incredible mic options), and warm up any guitar, bass, or vocal track with a new, vintage-voiced tube mic preamp that you can drop into any point in your signal chain. Get all the new HD amp models plus expanded deep-edit parameters and more - totally free!
HD amp modeling: sound and feel like never before
HD amp models defy the accepted standard. They feel, behave, and interact with previously unachievable realism.
Creating these new HD amp models was no small feat. Line 6 mixed 15 years of amp modeling experience with 3 years of new research and development to build an entirely new amp modeling technology from the ground up. During that time, we hunted down 16 incredible amplifiers and—with the help of LA's top tube amp experts—restored each one back to peak condition. The new modeling technology uses 10 times more amplifier information than before, including single-ended class A tube stages, class AB push/pull interactions, power supply behavior, and more. The result is a high-quality warmth, feel, sustain, and articulation for you to fall in love with.
Tube amp fanatics have long enthused that their favorite stacks and combos aren't merely ""amps,"" but instruments themselves, with playability equal to that of the guitar plugged into them. New HD modeling takes the POD HD experience to that same exalted level, capturing the genuine playability that great guitarists demand.
Your amp collection—now in HD
On the POD HD500's menu is a collection of freshly modeled amps, many of which are brand-new to POD, and all of which are essential for performing guitarists who require a wide variety of tones in one streamlined, multi-FX-sized package.
POD HD500 includes 16 HD amp models based on:
•Fender Twin Reverb
•Hiwatt Custom 100 (DR103)
•Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb
•Divided by 13 JRT 9/15
•Dr. Z Route 66
•Vox AC-30 (Top Boost)
•Marshall J-45 MkII
•Marshall JCM-800 (2204)
•Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
•ENGL Fireball 100
100+ M-class FX
Made famous by Line 6 M13 and M9 Stompbox Modelers, M-class FX have found their way into the hearts of many musicians. POD HD500 features a whopping 100+ M-class effects to craft your sound. With this wide tonal palette to play with, you can sound like anyone under the sun, or no one but you. You can also use up to 8 FX at once.
•19 delays (including cool tube and solid-state tape echoes)
•23 modulations (including both blackface-style opto and brownface bias-modulating tremolo, phasers, choruses, and rotary speakers)
•17 distortions (classic stompbox distortion, to vintage fuzz, to thick metal chunk)
•12 compressors and EQs (including stomp comps and studio tube compression)
•26 filters (including wahs and several exclusive custom filters)
•12 reverbs (from surfy springs, to studio plates, to cutting-edge digital room sounds)
The power of this collection is truly mind-boggling. In addition to these classic sounds themselves, POD HD500 functions as a fully featured looping, pitch shifting, and harmonizing machine. Ready to start creating? This rig could keep you going for a lifetime.
Unprecedented flexibility—stunning simplicity
Beyond the mere depth of the amp and FX models, POD HD500 offers flexibility to mix and match amps and pedals in multiple pre-set rigs, attainable at the stomp of a switch.
Scale from an instantly routable signal chain up to the flexibility of a MIDI switching system and beyond, (even compiling several rigs within the POD HD500's memory, storing a full rig per ""slot"" with total flexibility and direct access).
The engineer's behind POD HD500 made it easy to access its deep programmability. Smart FX make it a snap to quickly dial in your tone, and the free, easy-to-use editor/librarian software supports your deepest, darkest tonal explorations. POD HD500 was designed by guitarists for guitarists.
Comprehensive connectivity for live and studio use
Put simply, POD HD500 connects to just about anything and everything—analog or digital, balanced or unbalanced, for amplification or recording.
A snapshot of the back panel shows 1/4"" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo), USB, MIDI in and out/thru, S/PDIF out, FX loop (mono/stereo), guitar, and mic aux ins with mic level, Variax connection, expression pedal input and a L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers.
Edit and organize and all your sounds via computer with the included editor/librarian software (works on Mac and PC).
Built like a tank
POD HD500's cutting-edge technology is kept safe within a ""bulletproof"" bent sheet metal housing with heavy-duty metal footswitches and expression pedal. No injection-molded plastic boxes here—POD HD500 is ready to lap up years of road and stage abuse and keep you playing.
Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi Effects Processor Features:
- HD amp models that feel, behave, and interact with previously unachievable realism for an entirely new playing experience
- 16 HD amp models based on the most sought-after guitar tones: California cleans, classic crunch, vibey boutique warmth, modern high-gain, and more
- 100+ effects including delays, modulations, distortions, compressors, EQs, filters, and reverbs; Up to 8 simultaneous FX; Tap tempo
- 512 user-writable preset locations
- 48-second looper with dedicated footswitches for Undo, Play Once, Pre/Post, Rec/Overdub, Play/Stop, Half Speed, and Reverse
- Built-in tuner with signal mute
- 1/4"" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo); MIDI in, out/thru; S/PDIF out; USB; L6 LINK; FX loop (mono/stereo); 1/4"" aux in; XLR mic in with mic level; 1/4"" headphone output; Variax VDI connection; External expression pedal input
- Free editor/librarian software
- Bent sheet metal chassis, metal footswitches and expression pedal.