Q: What is Spider Edit?
A: Spider Edit is offered as a free software editor for all Spider IV (75, 120, 150, 150HD) amplifiers owners. Spider Edit required USB connection to a computer using a Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII or FBV Express MkII Series Controller device and CAT-5 connection to a Spider IV amplifier.
Q: Do I need to have version 1.52 (or later) firmware installed on my Spider IV amplifier to use Spider Edit?
A: Yes, firmware version 1.52 is necessary to interface with Spider Edit.
Q: Where can I download Spider Edit?
Q: How Can I get the Spider Edit Manual?
A: You can select the F1 key when using the Spider Edit program.
Q: Can I share Spider IV tones using Customtone?
A: Yes, here is the direct link to the Spider IV customtone sharing site:
Q: Can I edit the artist, song or style-based presets using Spider Edit?
A: Spider Edit can only see the User bank, so you will need to store song presets in the user bank area before making edits.
Q: Why am I seeing an asterisk in the patch title when I change a parameter in a preset?
A: An asterisk will show preset that has been edited, and will need to be saved either on the computer or the amp to make the change permanent.
Q: What is the file extension for files that will load into Spider Edit?
A: Spider Edit will be able to accept the .s4e(single patch) and .s4b (bundles) file extensions .
Q: Can I use the FBV Mk II to control the Spider IV when I am using the FBV contoller to interface with Spider Edit?
A: The FBV controller cannot function as an amp controller when being used as an interface for Spider Edit.
Q: Can I import multiple tone patches at once?
A: You can import single tone patches or bundles at once, but not multiple single patches simultaniously.
Q: Can I change the global (Auto FX, MIDI, Loop routing, etc.) parameters in Spider Edit?
A: Global parameters can be changed on the amp, but cannot be controlled by the editor.
Q: Are there any know issues with Spider IV Edit v1.02?
A: There are some late breaking known issues with Spider IV Edit v1.02. We are aware of them and working on fixes.
* The graphic representation of Pre/Post in the Signal Flow window at the top of Spider IV Edit v.1.02 can occasionally be out of sync with the preset currently loaded and may appear dimmed. The Pre/Post position is accurate in the Edit panes and the Spider IV amp, and can be 're-synced' with the Signal Flow window by toggling the Pre/Post switch.
* If when clicking and dragging a preset in the Presets pane, the Preset is 'dropped' outside of the Presets window, the scroll bar may begin to behave erratically. Completing another click and drag to a 'legal' location, i.e. your computer's desktop or another location in the Presets window restores the scroll bar to its proper function.