The Looper in the HD500 is mono. Kind of a shame for a device with so many stereo effects.
My quick fix was to grab a Boss RC-3 and put it in the FX loop. I also have a Digitech Timebender in the loop before the RC-3. Now it’s very easy to get full stereo ambient effects. If I get more into looping using this method, I may swap out the RC-3 for something a little more involved.
ps – the fx send from the HD500 is a stereo send if you use a TRS to 2 x TS cable.
Obviously the board (if you can call it that) is kind of messy right now –