We take zillions of flights and travel everywhere, and you want to take your sound with you. Depending on the location, when you rent gear, you can’t be sure what you're going to get. You might get there and the amp is just beat to hell. With POD HD, your tone is with you wherever you go. It’s consistent everywhere. Nine times out of ten, I’m using a POD direct to a PA system, direct to the monitor system, and that’s about it. I'm using a POD direct to the PAFor traveling, it’s so convenient. I just put POD HD Pro in a four-space rack with a Relay G90 wireless. So everything I'm recording with, everything that I use to travel around the world, is in compact enough to just carry onto a plane. Another great thing about POD HD and G90 is that they’re 220/240 ready as well. All you do is change the plug. I don't really need converters or anything else.more
One of these guys straight out to the board has been my live sound for the last few years. Mine is loaded with the HD Metal amp pack, which elevates it from "above average" to "really quite good" as far as some high gain sounds go, particularly the 5150 model included. I'm not really an obsessive tone tweaker, I generally find a few sounds I like and stick with them. Before the new amps came out, my heavy sound was based on the Rectifier model, which was not quite as full sounding but suited industrial-tinged music well. I never quite got the crunch sounds where I wanted them, but the clean tones were solid, as are the onboard effects. Can't extol the virtues of these boxes enough in the modern age; it beats hauling around a pile of amps!