USB 2.0 and S/PDIF jacks
22 amplifier models and
more than 100 effects
4-way Nav pad
these very difficult-to-model sounds speaks
volumes about how the POD has evolved.
But the extent to which you can tweak any
part of a given preset is the real leap forward.
When I thought the Univibe was a touch
slow, I scrolled over to the stompbox section
of the Signal Flow display and used the Nav
pad to kick up the HZ from 0.10 to 1.00.
The correction in speed left the speakers
sounding a bit bright, however, so I highlighted the amp and changed from an emulation of a 4x12 cab with Greenbacks to a 1x12
Celestion 12-H and switched the simulated
microphone on the Set List. Problem solved!
Creating your own presets is simple, and
the tweakability and customization possibili-
ties are virtually endless. You don’t have to be
a gear wizard to find a tone that’s suitable for
your project. In fact, most of the amp name-
sakes serve as a very accurate general refer-
ence point that you can tailor to your guitar
and output preferences. Even the weirder
presets (“Otherness” and “Haunted Toys” are
just two of the many I tried) are easy to use,
musical, and perfect for those interested in
prog rock or noise projects—especially when
used with the fantastic stereo output.