Line 6 POD HD500X includes more than 100 different types of effects, covering pretty much every conceivable sound a guitarist could want. They include various shades and colors of distortion, compression, flangers, chorus, wahs, EQs, delay, reverb, and even synths and ring modulators.
Rugged metal case and has 12 durable illuminated footswitches as well as a full-sized foot treadle for controlling volume, wah effects and assignable parameters or morphing between multiple amp and effect parameters. Eight of the footswitches are fully assignable, one pair is dedicated to scrolling up or down through presets, and the remaining two are dedicated to engaging the 48-second Looper function and Tap Tempo/Tuner functions.
HD AMPS AND INSPIRING EFFECTS
POD HD X multi-effects come complete with a sought-after collection of HD amps and guitar effects, and deliver the most stunningly detailed tones in their class. Create lush sonic soundscapes and inspire your playing with studio-quality effects. POD HD X multi-effects give you the building blocks to create any signal chain imaginable.
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.
STUNNING SOUND QUALITY.
POD HD 500X and HD Pro X have more processing power than any other multi-effect in their class. Dynamic DSP lets you stack the amps and effects you want—where you want them—to craft unique new guitar tones or re-create celebrated classics. POD HD X multi-effects give you the freedom to innovate, and the power to express your creativity.
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, it features dynamic DSP, so you have the freedom to stack the effects you want wherever you want them. And 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.
DYNAMIC DSP POWER
Whether you're tracking or performing, POD HD X multi-effects give you control and flexibility for studio and stage. Both POD HD500X and POD HD Pro X offer all the ins and outs you need to connect your stage equipment and record in the studio.
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.
Connect a James Tyler® Variax® guitar and DT amp or StageSource® speaker to form the Line 6 Dream Rig—the only system that can instantly become virtually any rig. With the press of a single POD HD500X footswitch, you can recall up to 512 totally different rigs—with changes to preamp type, power amp configuration, guitar type, polyphonic alt-tuning, effects chain and more.
With StageSource L2m, you’ve got a cutting-edge, full-range, flat-response guitar system that delivers consistent tone at any volume—from studio to rehearsal, to the gig.
Extensive collection of award-winning HD amps for authentic tone and feel
100+ studio and stomp effects—use up to eight simultaneously
Selectable speaker cabinets and mics
Dual signal paths
Multiple routing options
Dynamic DSP with more power for amps and effects
Stereo FX loop can be inserted anywhere in the signal chain
Professional-grade footswitches with bright LED rings for at-a-glance operation
Comprehensive I/O includes USB 2.0, MIDI, S/PDIF, balanced XLR outputs, integrated mic preamp and more
Variable input impedance
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
512 user-writable preset locations
Eight set list banks
Assignable expression pedal controls amp and effect parameters
Integrated 48-second looper with dedicated footswitch
Built-in chromatic tuner Tap tempo
Professional-grade construction with bent metal chassis, chrome roll bar and die-cast expression pedal