I find that with every digital amp modeller (like my Pod x3 live) I get a small mis-sound, presumably when the pick hits the string but I'm not 100% sure. It sound something like "chip chip chip". It gets worse the more I turn up gain. At 0:44 here it's pretty obvious:
Most people probably wouldn't notice, but once you hear it you can't unhear it :-).
I get it from my pod and ampkit on the phone. It got better when I switched to a pickup with higher output because I could turn the gain down. I've tried EQing it away but no avail.
Is this the pod fizz you guys keep talking about or something else?
I'm now considering getting a valve dist pedal (blackstar ht dual) and pairing it up with my x3 (and turning its amp modelling off/seriously turning down gain).
Any thoughts? Anyone using a valve pedal paired with a digital modeller?
Or maybe I should get a pod hd 500 or break the bank with an axefx? (traditional valve rig won't work with cutrrent living accomodations)
The chip sound is not because of the modeler. Happens to me no matter what I play through. I like the chip noise myself.