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  1. guitars69

    Spider V 240 HC built-in speaker options

    Can you verify if the Head is doing any EQ compensation for the 412 cabinet in the "On" mode? I mean, if you turn it on, does the head also apply an EQ curve to the speaker output that is meant to flatten out the L6 Spider V 412? Or does it only use a crossover for the cab and head? If it does apply EQ, I'm thinking maybe it would be best to get the matching Spider V cabinet, rather than use my Spider Valve v30 cab which will have a different EQ curve.
  2. My Toneport UX8 has died. I spent a fair amount of money fixing other issues with it recently, so I don't feel it's worth the investment to repair this problem too. So I just bought a Behringer U-Phoria UMC1820 to try out for recording instead. So far it's working well, and has surprisingly low latency options (haven't tested them all though). It's working well at 128 and 256 so far. However, with Pod Farm 2.0 Standalone, I have a few problems with this device: 1) I can only select 1 input channel in File > Preferences > Hardware > Input Channel. With the Toneport I believe I could select 2 inputs for say vocals and bass simultaneously, no? Is this expected behavior when using a non-L6 audio interface with the program - You can only process a single input, even if the interface has more? 2) Every time I restart Pod Farm 2.0 the Input Channel settings resets to Input 1, even though I'm trying to set it up on Input 2 as the default. Guess I'll just have to swap my physical settings since I record guitar most of the time, but that's kind of annoying. 3) Usually when I switch input channels, the output volume of the same patch becomes very loud (into heavy clipping) compared to the identical patch when loaded in Pod Farm VST. Switching presets, and switching back seems to reset it to the expected volume though. 2) Clicking ASIO Settings doesn't open the UMC control panel. Clicking the ASIO configuration in Reaper is able to open it just fine, so it seems to just be an issue with this.
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    Record amp output on iPhone instead of mic

    Never mind! If you have the phone set to output to the speakers (the little speaker icon in the upper right is blue), then it records through the mic. If you turn that off (so the icon is white), it records from USB instead. Unfortunately, you seem to have to turn this off BEFORE plugging in the USB apparently. I can’t seem to switch it off when it is plugged in. Interestingly I can turn it on though! Guess that’s an iPhone bug? Depending on the settings it may or may not play through the amp afterwards either. So: Open Voice Recorder Ensure the speaker icon is white (speaker phone is off) Plug in the USB cable Then record
  4. According to this Video, I should be able to record the DI output of the Spider V into my iPhone recorder app simply by being connected to the amp via USB. However, when I do so, the recorder records the mic input on my phone and not the amp output... I can blow on the phone and record that for example. I have the Spider App installed and successfully connect, so that’s working. Is there some setting somewhere that I need to use to switch the recorder app to use the USB input instead? Im using the latest iOS, on iPhone X.
  5. guitars69

    Spider V Speakers?

    Found the answer to my main question really:
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    Spider V Speakers?

    I'm about to pick up a Spider V 240HC on craigslist for cheap, and probably pair it with my spider valve cabinet (v30's). I understand the spider cabs have brighter speakers than the v30s in general. Some rumors are that they use G12P-80's (which seem to also be called Seventy-80s?), and there are some comparison videos on YT of the two. They're much brighter overall. Does anyone know what speakers are really in the Spider V's? Does anyone know if the spider is compensating for the speaker frequency response of their expected speakers, to try to make it "flat"? I'm curious how full range this will really be using the head with the V30 cab vs the regular V cab. I'm also considering picking up a Seismic Audio empty 212 cab or something, and putting in the same speakers - so I can have a smaller rig when I want. It's too bad L6 doesn't have a 212 extension cab for this. Maybe down the road.
  7. Hi Triryche, Thanks. I'm aware of these these. I'm just curious how the two options in the control panel actually differ. The ToneDirect slider appears to be connected to the latency for realtime listening. So I guess the ASIO settings section is for buffering during regular recording an playback only. Which means you could set it to like 4096, but use the ToneDirect slider to have low realtime latency. I did some testing with CEntrance's ASIO Latency Test Utility using the Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices panel slider. I found that when the slider is maximized ("Extra Large" position 6) the tool shows 512 as the minimum available buffer size. When slider is at positions 3, 4, and 5, the tool shows a minimum value of 256. As positions 1 and 2, it goes down to 128. Based on that, I'm guessing that maybe the slider does something like this? 128 (Extra Small) 192 256 384 448 512 (Extra Large) I'd be very curious for Line 6 to pipe up and provide specifics on this.
  8. I'm trying to understand the difference between the ASIO Settings section and the ToneDirect & USB Audio Streaming section a bit better. I've found that the ASIO settings don't seem to impact my latency for direct monitoring with PodFarm or say using Reaper to listen to Superior Drummer being played by an electronic drum kit through MIDI. So it seems the ToneDirect & USB Audio Streaming is solely responsible for that. What is the ASIO settings for then? Just playback? Does anyone have information about what the buffer sizes (or corresponding latency numbers) for each of the ToneDirect & USB Audio Streaming categories such as "Extra Small" or "Medium" are? My TonePorts inputs have recently gone bad. I'm contemplating having a repair shop work on it, but I'm torn between paying for repairs on and older device or moving to a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 or similar due to their proclaimed low latency. Any thoughts would be helpful.
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    HD Looper Can you disable auto overdub?

    AHHHHHhhhhh That makes sense. I was using REC/OVERDUB to stop the recording because I thought the PLAY/STOP would stop the loop completely. In this case, it does what I wanted. Just tested it. Also good to know the UNDO would fix the overlap. Didn't think that through. Thanks so much!!! Bummer that the looper is mono though. Was just testing with my new Mimiq. Would have been cool to have double tracked rhythm backing and then switch over to mono leads. The loop just plays back mono if I turn the pedal off (it's running in the effects loop).
  10. guitars69

    HD Looper Can you disable auto overdub?

    I robio1206. I'm on the latest firmware. You stated "the left button immediately starts overdubbing". Yes, that's what I DON'T want. I want to press the record to start a loop, then press the record to stop the loop. Then I want to have to press the record button again to start recording an overdub. Instead, it immediately starts recording an overdub, and any accidental notes I played before ending the loop are layered onto the loop.
  11. In looper mode, when you stop recording, it immediately drops into overdub mode. If you don't stop playing the riff exactly when you hit the stop recording button, you'll over dub that first note. That causes volume of the first note of the loop to double. I'd prefer that you aren't dropped into overdub immediately, and instead have to press the rec/overdub button again to start recording a new layer. Is that configurable anywhere? I can't seem to find it.
  12. guitars69

    Dual Cabinet Phase Issues

    Done!
  13. guitars69

    Dual Cabinet Phase Issues

    Didn't find one on IdeaScale so I submitted this: http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/HD500-Automatic-and-Manual-Phase-Compensation-with-Dual-Path/864571-23508?submitted=1 Please spread the love!
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    Dual Cabinet Phase Issues

    I was aware of the polarity switch. That'd work for the example I provided, but probably not well for other combinations. I considered doing the work meambobbo has done. I'm really glad you just saved me several hours of work! lol Sounds like we need to convince L6 to add a phase rotation knob on the mixer for each channel for a proper solution.
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    Dual Cabinet Phase Issues

    About 2 weeks ago, I contacted L6 about an issue in Pod Farm 2. When using a dual channel preset with an identical amp, and selecting two different speaker cabinets, there are some phase issues with the cabinet sims. Some combinations are almost 180 degrees out of phase in fact. After talking to L6 about it, they thanked me for the info, but stated they wouldn't be updating Pod Farm 2 with anything to adjust this. As a result, you must record your dual tone as two tracks and use a phase correction plugin to rotate the phase for coherency in some cases, unless the phased sound is what you're going for. In Pod Farm 2 the Digital Delay only goes down to 20 ms, and the channel delay option in the mixer only affects the DI signal, not the signal with effects. So it has to be compensated for externally. An example of this is a patch with an Angel P-Ball (the amp shouldn't matter) with the 4x12 Line 6 cabinet and the 2x12 Class A-30 cabinet, both using a 57 On Axis. Pan them hard left and right. Record a stereo track, then look at the waveform and see that one is pretty much inverted in polarity vs the other. Summing them to mono leaves a very thin and comb filtered sound. A phase rotation plugin can bring back the bass properly. I just purchased a Pod HD500X, and am curious if the same issue applies here... Is there a way to compensate for this in the Pod? Thoughts?
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