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Windows Vista - Installing Line 6 Software

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These step-by-step instructions show how to install the necessary software to your Windows Vista computer and properly connect your Line 6 device. This document will also provide a great deal of information in terms of compatibility with your computer/audio hardware & software. Click on the hyperlinks to provide more information if you have questions on how to complete a step.

1: Create a Line 6 user account:

Creating a Line 6 Account

2: Register your Line 6 device(s):

Product Registration F.A.Q.

Registering and Activating Line 6 Devices

3: Complete a support profile to provide Line 6 with a snapshot of your computer and overall setup:

Create a support file

This document assumes you have a reliable internet connection. Please see the following link if you have dial-up or satellite internet service:

Unsupported Internet Connections: Satellite and Dial-up

4: See the following links MIDI and USB connectivity BEFORE installating your software or connecting your device:

USB Connectivity with Line 6 Devices

MIDI: Functionality, Control, and Connectivity with Line 6 devices

5: Optimize your computer to work with Line 6 gear by using the following information:

Computer System Audio Optimization

Microsoft Vista, 7, and 8 Tweaks and Optimizations: Video

Downloading, Installing Software & Connecting Your Line 6 Device

6: See the following link for the hardware/sofware compatability chart to determine which software your device needs:

Line 6 Software/Hardware Compatibility Chart

Gearbox Installations: Please go the following link to download/install the Gearbox software installer, which also includes the Line 6 monkey intelligent updater and recent drivers for your Line 6 product.

Gearbox installation Download

GearBox 3.72 Release Notes & Known Issues

POD Farm Installations: Please go the following link to download/install the POD Farm software installer, which also includes the Line 6 monkey intelligent updater and recent drivers for your Line 6 product.

POD Farm 1.12 installation Download

POD Farm 1.12: Release Notes and Known Issues

POD Farm 2 Installations: Please go the following link to download/install the POD Farm 2.0 software installer, which also includes the Line 6 monkey intelligent updater and recent drivers for your Line 6 product. Please note that this is a paid upgrade that requires a license for many Line 6 products.

POD Farm 2.5 installation Download

POD Farm 2.5 Setup

POD Farm 2.0 Upgrade Paths

7: See the following link for downloading and using Line 6 Monkey to install the drivers. The Line 6 Edit, Vyzex, Spider Edit, and Spider Valve Edit software programs require Line 6 Monkey to be downloaded separately and have the drivers manually installed.

Line 6 Monkey Installation and F.A.Q.

8. Connect your Line 6 device and go through the driver installation described below:

Windows USB Device Driver Installation

Video Tutorial: Installing Line 6 Drivers & Monkey to a Windows Vista System

9. If you unit has a USB port and you plan to use your Line 6 device as a sound card, see the following links for sound card configuration and connection:

Setting up your Line 6 device as the External Sound Card on Windows Vista: Video Tutorial

Assigning your Line 6 Device as a Sound Card on your Windows Vista Computer: Screen Shot Tutorial

See the following links for more information on Line 6 Edit, Workbench, Vyzex, Spider Edit and Spider Valve Edit software:

Line 6 Edit FAQs

Video Tutorial: Downloading and Syncing Tones from Custom Tone with Line 6 Edit

Java Errors with Line 6 Edit and Workbench

Variax Workbench FAQs and v1.72 Release Notes/Known Issues

Vyzex Editor Support

Spider Edit FAQs

Spider Valve Edit FAQs


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