How to Calibrate a PODxt Live Line 6

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Line 6's "POD xt Live" is a both a tone generator and a multi-effects pedal board for guitars. The POD xt Live can model up to 66 different amps and cabs. You can use the POD xt Live for both live and studio recording. But before you begin using the pedal board to model amps and cabs, you first want to calibrate the POD xt Live to the type of equipment you're connecting it to.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect your Line 6 PODxt Live to a power outlet via the unit's power adaptor. Plug the barrel connector end of the adaptor into the power port on the back of the PODxt Live. Plug the transformer end of the cable into a power outlet.

  2. 2

    Use a 1/4-inch to 1/4-inch guitar cable to connect your guitar to the PODxt Live. Plug one end of the cable into your guitar's 1/4 audio output. Plug the opposite end of the cable into the "Input 8" port on the PODxt Live.

  3. 3

    Use another 1/4-inch to 1/4-inch guitar cable to connect the PODxt Live to a mixer, amplifier or soundcard. Plug one end of the cable into the one of the "Output to Amp/Line" ports on the back of the PODxt Live. Plug the opposite end of the cable into an input on your output device.

  4. 4

    Turn on the PODxt Live by flipping the "Power" switch located at the back of the unit.

  5. 5

    Press the "Output Mode/System" button, located below the PODxt Live's LCD screen. Press the button under the screen that corresponds with the onscreen "DEST" option.

  6. 6

    Turn the "Effects" knob to select and onscreen option, and to specify what type of connection you're establishing. If your PODxt Live is connected to a PA, mixer or soundcard, select the "Studio Direct" option.

  7. 7

    Select one of the "Front" options, like "4X12 FRONT," for example, if you're connecting into a combo stack. Select one of the "PowerAmp" options if you're connecting it to a poweramp.

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