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Axe FX vs Pod HD part 2

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Ola Englund, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Ola Englund

    Ola Englund Only gay in the village

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    This time I used the song I did with the Fortin Natas

     
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    drew_drummer Dancefap

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    Hmm. Interesting. I prefered the PodHD this time round. It sounds more like a 'real amp' to me.
     
  3. wyllie

    wyllie ^^ Why-Lee^^

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    Decent tone with both units tbh. I'm seriously considering picking up one of those 500's...Seems like the ultimate in cheap/easy live rig.
     
  4. Fifth_Horseman

    Fifth_Horseman Watch out, it's sharp!

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    Thank you very much!

    So, that's with the POD HD cab emulation right?

    First I thought I liked the POD HD tone more, but the Axe Fx sound seemed less fatiguing over time.
    Main sound difference seems to still be because of the different cab emulation of the units.

    One thing is for sure, both of them don't hold a candle to the Fortin. :)
    Which was to be expected.

    In any case, I'm convinced the POD HD will definitely improve my practicing experience at home compared to the POD 2.3 I've used until now. And that is exactly what I am getting mine for.
    And sometime I'll probably also try how the FX hold up against my Boss GT10 in 4cm method.
     
  5. Rogueleader

    Rogueleader Bringer Of Rain

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    Are you getting any job offers due to these comparisons Ola?

    People on all manner of other gear sites are reposting this like five seconds after you put it up :lol: you're probably going to be responsible for a good deal of this units sales in the metal sector.
     
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    My ears say axe fx, my wallet says pod hd :lol:
     
  7. Ola Englund

    Ola Englund Only gay in the village

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    That's probably just me spamming the forums :D
     
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    Both sound good but the modeler's cab plays such a huge role it's difficult to really gauge it. Any chance you can do something with both through the same impulse?
     
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    Charlez Carlos Rosa

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    What cab and mic did you use on the POD HD?
     
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    I prefer the Fortin :D
    Axe-fx is a little darker that the pod
     
  11. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    AxeFX definitely winning on this for me, POD has this incredibly annoying fizz to it, the entire mix gets focused and wah-cocked when it switches over.
     
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    I think Axe-FX tone is better, but the POD is also very good. You don´t happen to have a PODxt/X3/POD Farm around to compare it with the HD, do you?
     
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    AxeFX by miles, pod sounds like shit IMO, the difference between hd and the old pod is a lot smaller than I expected
     
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    Benny H Degenerate

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    It's like this static 'air' that I almost always hear with the Line 6 stuff. It seems less prominent here, but it's still there.
     
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    It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be honestly, but the Axe FX does win out. I do think that they could be closer with a but more EQing, the axe was a lot darker. I do think the POD sounded rather harsh and brittle at times, but one of those presets sounded rather good imo.

    I'll go away now....


    (BITCH!)


    :lol:
     
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    I dunno this one is tough for me. While I agree the POD has a Fizz on top it kinda fits on certain models. The low end on the Axe is HUGE and gives it awesome depth. The Pod has a better crunch though. It would be interesting to hear them mixed.

    Its a tie for me really. I can decide.
     
  17. Ermz

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    I desperately want to EQ the nasal mids out of both, argh.

    You weren't using Ryan's impulses with the Axe, yeah? It sounds like it's stuck mid-flanger when it switches on, and then back to the POD, sounding like mid-wah.
     
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    Honestly, in the context of being double tracked and in a mix, they both sound pretty beast.
     
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    AxeFx by miles in this one...Fortin is better all around though...
     
  20. UtopianCrux

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    I was gonna say the same thing. I dunno that one can "counter"-EQ them both to a flat point where a fair A/B comparison can be made just on the amp/speaker simulation dynamics. The Axe-Fx seemed to have a better dig on the low notes, and a more plastic-y upper midrange... while the HD seemed to have really good upper note saturation and dynamic cut, but with some unwanted frequencies here-and-there. That all could be where the knobs were turned, and either might be moved towards perfection with a nice parametric EQ insert and a little freq carving at the DAW... who knows?

    I think were to a point of comparing something like the aforementioned Fortin and a 6505 here. Some will prefer the more expensive model, and some (like myself who still like a good ol' 5150/6505) might like the cheaper one a little better. :cool:
     

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