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#21 ChristianArnold

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:40 PM

I sure wish they would at least allow music from itunes match to be streamed, I guess I'll just have to use two apps, one for music streaming and one for controlling the amp. At this point, I love a couple of tones and just want to jam along to a tons of stuff with those tones.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:21 AM

I sure wish they would at least allow music from itunes match to be streamed, I guess I'll just have to use two apps, one for music streaming and one for controlling the amp. At this point, I love a couple of tones and just want to jam along to a tons of stuff with those tones.

 

That what I do for music I play on Spotify.  I start Spotify, play a song via bluetooth through AMPLIFI, and then go to the AMPLIFI app to use  or adjust various tones I have saved in My Tones.  AE


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:21 AM

So... you can stream Spotify via Bluetooth through the AMPLIFI? I was looking at getting an iLOUD or a small Onkyo system with Bluetooth mainly for use on a large screened porch. Someone suggested the AMPLIFI, which I had already been thinking about but when I looked at the specs or something on the Line6 page I got the idea that I could only use Bluetooth to play songs that are loaded onto my IOS device. I understand if I cannot pull up tones for playing guitar if I use Spotify but being able to use it as a Bluetooth player with Spotify, playing online albums and Spotify radio is important to me. I want to be sure that I can actually do this with the AMPLIFI. Originally, I was thinking of getting an AMPLIFI 150 to play tunes  through and jam along with my Mark V combo.... but if it is limited to playing only what is physically on my device (iPhone 5) that will be a deal breaker.

I hope my question isn't too confusing... bottom line, can I stream Spotify albums and radio via Bluetooth through the AMPLIFI ?

 

Right now I am using Amplitude, MultiDaw, Audiobus, and some other stuff for a mobile solution. My main thing in checking this out is to use for something to wirelessly play Spotify while grilling and having a beer... playing guitar through it will be a plus of course but I have plenty of amps... and can use the APP for selected songs if I want to do that.

I used to use Toneport Online and loved it... I am a little confused about what it has become, but I'll figure it out.

At present I have a Flextone III Pus, an original POD (upgraded to POD II), and a Toneport UX-2 (which I don't think is supported by Customtone... not sure).


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#24 Triryche

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:50 AM

It should stream any audio from your Bluetooth device.

 

However, once you start the AMPLIFi Remote app, you can only stream from within the app.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:09 AM

Thanks Guru!

 

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:19 AM

I would make an effort to go to a store and check out the speaker system on this amp.  Although it is a 5 speaker system, the 75 watt only has an 8" speaker supporting bass.  I own this amp and have used it to mess around with the guitar tones that can be obtained from it, but when it came to listening to music, I thought it was a little weak.  It is made as a guitar amp, and for that, not a bad of one.  One option would be to buy the 150 watt version, but at $500 you could purchase a mighty fine wireless speaker instead.

 

I also had an issue with "turning off" the effects, so my music also had some tone settings which were not preferable.  Anybody know a simple way of turning them off?


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 05:09 PM

Thanks popejoy, I was thinking the same. I found a new product from Amphony. A model 300 Bluetooth receiver/amp, 20hz to 20khz and 40w per channel RMS, about the size of a deck of cards and has regular stereo speaker wire hookups for 70 bucks. I have speakers and can get more... I think it will fit my needs but I still may be interested in a AMPLIFI 150 later to help me learn licks and riffs. Though I don't see how it will compare with the old Toneport Online...


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

Thanks popejoy, I was thinking the same. I found a new product from Amphont. A model 300 Bluetooth receiver/amp, 20hz to 20khz and 40w per channel RMS, about the size of a deck of cards and has regular stereo speaker wire hookups for 70 bucks. I have speakers and can get more... I think it will fit my needs but I still may be interested in a AMPLIFI 150 later to help me learn licks and riffs. Though I don't see how it will compare with the old Toneport Online...

Check out these two videos. Hopefully this will help you understand the sound quality.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:30 AM

I also had an issue with "turning off" the effects, so my music also had some tone settings which were not preferable.  Anybody know a simple way of turning them off?

 

The effects in the AMPLIFi should not affect the music streaming via Bluetooth.


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#30 popejoy

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:30 AM

Thanks Guru ! Must just be my ears. ;)
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:27 AM

However, once you start the AMPLIFi Remote app, you can only stream from within the app.

 

Unfortunately, I returned my Amplifi because the occasional bluetooth dropouts were driving me crazy.  However, while I had it, the above was not true.   ALL of my music is in my personal cloud, so I used other DLNA software to play it - and it played via bluetooth.  I just couldn't stream it from within the remote app.  I had to start streaming from the DLNA app, then while it was playing I could switch to the Amplifi remote app and do whatever I wanted and my music kept playing.   Even better, I could stream music from my personal cloud through my android tablet connected to the Amplifi WHILE my iPad was also connected and editing/changing patches.   It was really quite slick...just not reliable.   In order to do it, I had to go into the remote app settings and enable the advanced routing so I could specify a different audio source.

 

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#32 Triryche

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:40 AM

That's good to know!

I guess it depends on what you are streaming from before launching the AMPLIFi remote app.

 

Hopefully they will iron out the drop out issues.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

Anyone have any issues with the amplif app overwriting the music settings on their iPhone?  I had iTunes match but v little on my iPhone. I found that if I changed the amplify app settings to "hide songs not on this device" it did the same within iTunes.  


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:52 AM

Anyone have any issues with the amplif app overwriting the music settings on their iPhone?  I had iTunes match but v little on my iPhone. I found that if I changed the amplify app settings to "hide songs not on this device" it did the same within iTunes.  


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