Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2011 9:22 AM (in response to scotty219)Re: RE: Spider IV edit connectivity
How many other USB ports do you have on your host computer?
What happens when you connect your FBV (Express? Shortboard?) MKII to a completely different USB port on the computer with no Line 6 software running yet.
Then, launch Monkey. What do you see for the device on the left?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2011 2:05 AM (in response to Kneehow)Re: RE: Spider IV edit connectivity
I have 3 ports and have now tried them all.
So to specify i'm using an express mkII.
Monkey detected the device when i use different usb port. Spider edit didn't let me open the software it stated "your device firmware does not meet the minimum firmware requirement. Please update your firmware using line 6 monkey and restart this aplication".
So i went onto Monkey and clicked on tje firmware update "flash memory" and after accepting the terms and conditions and making sure all other line 6 programs are closed i clicked yes. and an error appeared "Error opening MDID ports, make sure no other applications are using the MIDI ports connected to the spider IV."
Line 6 was the only programme open at the time so i'm not sure what the problem is.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2011 10:41 AM (in response to scotty219)Re: Spider IV edit connectivity
To record from your amp, take the DI/headphone output (this is a stereo signal) to the stereo line in of an audio interface connected to your computer. You can also run this line directly to your computer's built-in soundcard line in, but typically the soundcards that come with comptuers have terrible D-to-A converts so you will not get a good sound.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2011 10:34 AM (in response to scotty219)RE: Spider IV edit connectivity
If you are still having trouble connecting to your Spider IV amp, I would suggest to reference the video at the link below for a tutorial on connecting your Spider IV to your computer using a FBV controller: