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How can you adjust all Smart-FX independently?
by tim_severance on 2010-07-23 12:32:31


  I am a proud owner of a Spider IV 120W amp and am just a bit confused on the Smart-FX controls.   It seems you cannot adjust "Auto" on the "Gain", "Auto", "Pitch" knob until "Gain" is maxed out.   Am I incorrect in thinking you could adjust Gain to 1/2 and then also adjust "Auto" to 1/2?   I don't see a way to adjust Auto until Gain is maxed, or to adjust Pitch until both Gain and Auto are both maxed out.



RE: How can you adjust all Smart-FX independently?
by Line6Tony on 2010-07-23 16:00:52

Congrats on your new purchase. Knob A picks Gain, Auto or Pitch. Unfortunately, you can't use more than one effect on the knob at a time.

RE: How can you adjust all Smart-FX independently?
by darealagentp on 2010-07-23 16:05:58


From the amp itself, you won't be able to do this. The only way you'd be able to make adjustments in a more "independent" manner as you suggested would require you to use an optional FBV Shortboard (or Express) MKII pedal to act as an interface between the Spider IV amp and a host computer.

We have a free software editor program called "Spider IV Edit" that you can download and use as a patch editor on your computer with the amp connected. It lets you make such adjustments "individually", bypassing the need to use the LCD screen and the controls on the amp.

You'll need to make sure your amp's firmware is updated in Monkey. But here's are 2 documents that can explain this more in detail for you:



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