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  1. +1 from em also. With so many editor for PC in addition to IOS/Android, why not make a PC/MAC editor? It can even be web based...
  2. Do you use a external speakers or a soundbar? These cause significant delays, you are better off using speakers directly. I learned this from playing Rocksmith on my TV and XBOX, their forums go over this in detail, but basically the TV has to "process" the incoming sound and then send it out to any external speakers, so the TV's circuit board causes the lag. https://www.reddit.com/r/rocksmith/wiki/lag_guide https://support.ubisoft.com/en-Gb/Article/000063492/Lag-or-latency-between-strumming-the-guitar-and-hearing-the-sound Hope this helps. David
  3. Hello, I just got my HX effects and I am loving it thus far, but I am wondering where users can trade their favorites? I purchased the Pasadena pack from the store, but I am more interested in trading or looking at other users Favorites, aka the *.fav files you can download/upload from the software editor? I ask because I got great advice on using the auto-swell for the Van Halen Cathedral patch, I was struggling to get the other swells to work well, and I found the post here that said to use the Legacy swell and it worked great. I am looking for the settings people have used for the EVH Flanger and the EVH Phaser & Chorus? I saved my patch and posted it for the swell/Cathedral patch, I was hoping to get more patches and specific effect modeled after the EVH series? The Pasadena set is great, but it seems like it is tailored toward early EVH, like the Roth era, first 3 albums. This works great, but if I want to play songs from Diver Down or later, the Pasadena tones are not accurate enough for me? I wish Line 6 would sell more packs and list the specific albums (if it is not a copyright issue). The Pasadena collection could also have a footnote called Albums 1-3 if they could not list the names, such as VH1, VH2, W&CF, etc. I would like to see a Pasadena #2 pack (subtitled FW & DD), followed by a Pasadena 3 (again, 1984 thru 5150). Oh yeah, I am a Van Halen but, but I also like most other 80's rock. So, the question is what is the best forum here, or elsewhere, to trade *.fav files? Thanks, Dave
  4. howarddavidp

    Auto Swell

    I used the Legacy Auto-volume echo, and it worked good enough for me. I am setting up a patch to play Van Halen's Cathedral off their Diver Down album, and I used several swell pedal so I don't have to roll my volume knob. I plugged my favorite swell pedal in front of the HX so I could quickly A/B the pedal versus the HX effect, and I based my sound for swell of the TC Electronics Crescendo. For reference, I have the sensitivity set at 8 o'clock and the attack is set at 2:30 o'clock. I am going to attach my preset in case anyone want to try it out. IF you just want me settings: Time = 10ms, Feedbk = 12%, Depth = 100% Swell = 40%, Mix = 100%, Level = -1.0dB Trails ON (don't think this matters) I might make a YT vid to show this off, but it works well enough to get through the song. Enjoy! Dave Cathedral.hlx
  5. I just got both the 50 watt combo and the HX effects. I reset the HX to defaults, and the 5150 is basically new open box, so nothing much to change there. I went 4CM and got it working 1st try, I did not have to adjust any levels from line to instrument, etc. It all just worked with the factory HX settings, if that helps. Dave
  6. Same question, I have the 5150III 50 watt combo and I want to change the 3 channels via the HX effects... Thanks, Dave
  7. I just got both of these, the 50 watt combo and the HX Effects. Any update on how to do this? Do we use MIDI, because the amp's footswitch only uses a TS (and not a TRS) cable yet it has 4 switches. Thanks, David
  8. Necro'ing this thread. I own a Firehawk 1500 and it has been a great amp, I plan to keep using it, very versatile and sound great. I too noticed in 2021 that the L6 website does not even list firehawk in the list of products, but since I use my ipad to control tones I figured that was how you had to get tones. I just opened the app and used the search for Cloud tones, and that now seems to have been taken away? This worked last year if I remember, why would they take down the Cloud for products that are still being sold in Guitar center? Line 6 Firehawk FX Guitar Multi-Effects $399
  9. I mistakenly posted the same question in the Firehawk forum, which seems like a similar interface. They have an unofficial tone/patch called BJ Clean 1, which has 4 "wildcard" blocks. So, you cannot make a NEW/blank tone with 4, but you can download BJ Clean 1 and modify it, then save, with 4 wildcard blocks. If we can convert Firehawk patches to Amplifi, then we can also have 4 assignable blocks. Any ideas guys? David
  10. I posted this same ask in the Firehawk section, I wanted the 4th FLEX block. On the Firehawk, which seems similar, you can unofficially get a patch that has 4 Flex blocks from an earlier firmware release, the edit and saves it yourself. If we can convert Firehawk patches, I can try and convert, which will get us 4 flexible blocks. The tone/patch is called "BJ Clean 1" under the Firehawk remote when you search the cloud for tones. David
  11. So I guess with Amplifi, we are limited to 3Flex blocks, or is there a patch for AMplifi like BJ Clean 1? Can we convert Firehawk patches to Amplifi? Thanks, David
  12. OK, I installed the Firehawk remote, and yes, there it was. I thought the patches between Firehawk and Amplifi were compatible? I was able to get the 4 Flex blocks, no problem. Has anyone made a 4 Flex block patch for Amplifi? Anyway to import this patch to Amplifi? I was thinking either the Firehawk 1500 or the Amplifi 150, but if Amplifi is limited to 3 blocks, this is another reason to get the Firehawk. The price difference is huge, but I would get a much better amp with the Firehawk. Thanks, David
  13. I tried again, watch here: https://youtu.be/qOO17Xhwcwk wtf am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help. David
  14. Do I have to be connected to search the cloud? I am not, but I can run the app and mess with tones. When I search the cloud, it does not find BJ clean 1, tried with and without quotes... Just to see if my iPad was the issue, I installed Amplifi Remote on my Android phone, and again, when I search, nothing comes up for BJ Clean 1. If I just search bj, I find the aAOrange tone, and I can find other tones, just no BL Clean 1?
  15. I am being 100% serious, if I can't find the 4 FX block patch, I am not going to buy this amp. I have searched the CLOUD from BJ Clan 1, in and out of quotes, to no avail. This is the only thing holding me back, I have been looking through the app, and I would want to do 4 flex blocks. Anyone know if another patch with 4? Or can someone upload another 4 block patch? Thanks, David I just voted for this, I was vote #21... :(
  16. This is THE $11 converter to use with your pedal board 9v power supply. I like this over other converters because: #1) My multi-power supply has 9v, 12v, and 18v power supplies. So, I can use any of them with this adapter, and it auto-adjusts the input voltage, so if I am not using or have an extra 12v or 18v, I can use that and save my 9v plugs for more common 9v pedals. #2) Some of these buck converters require you to turn a knob to adjust the input or output voltage. This one is plug-n-play. #3) It is rated as waterproof, so if someone spills a drink on it, no worries. #4) It has mounting holes, so I can mount it somewhere and it will not bounce around. #5) the positive and negative are colored, so I do not have to use my volt meter to figure this out when I wire up the 2.5mm end that plugs into my ISO power bar. The only negative, which applies to all of these converters, is that I will have to make 2 wire connections for the 2.5mm end. Not hard, some black electrical tape and I am good to go. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QTJWRFW/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2PMIWMSUTAYGS
  17. BOOYAH! I joined the Facebook VETTA group, they have ALL the files. I used MIDI-OX to SYSEX send 2.5 firmware. Instructions were great, took me about 15 minutes total, was SUPER easy! PS - I DID do all this with XP32, I was lucky and had a way to install the old OS. Used a UNO cable.
  18. Hello, I have had my own website for years, and I am willing to make a page and host all the Line6 files for everyone. I recently purchased a used Vetta II HD head, and it works fine. I even tried the Variax input, that also works great. My amp came with Firmware 2.11, and I want to upgrade to the latest IF I can then use Spider Edit. Now, Monkey sees the amp when I connect to the UNO-2-USB device, it detects it on it's own. However, I do not get the firmware update, and I have read here why this happens. If updating my firmware will allow me to use the editor, then I will do it. If I risk losing stability, I might just not update. I really want to be able to create and trade patches. I work in IT, so I have updated firmware many times, on anything from video cards, SCSI controllers, and motherboards. I have multiple UPS devices, so I can keep the PC and the AMP on their own speerate 1500 UPS while the updates happens. I would not try to update during a rain or wind storm. The problem I have is Monkey sees the Vetta Head with the UNO, but Line6 edit see it too, but then times out and I cannot use the editor. My domain is easy to remember: www.davelikesbeer.com Thanks for help, whoever can help me. David
  19. Wow Lentz, If you are rant posting at 6:10am, you MUST be pissed :) I have tried VERY hard to be a loyal Line6 customer aka fan aka supporter. I own PLENTY of their stuff. Thing is, I am a home musician, who infrequently jams with some friends. If I tried to use this gear for gigs, I am scared what might happen with ZERO support from this company. I like their products, at least how they market them. From the ads and writings, it seems like they have some great stuff. I reality, however, it seems there is a disconnect between their support vs helping people. It seems like they just hire some guys and tell them to answer the phone and emails and ACT like they are doing support when at the end of the day, they achieve nothing, the customers are pissed, and it leaves a bad taste in peoples mouth. Heck, I have even defended Line6 on other forums, but now I am starting to see it. I hope the rest of my Line6 gears does not break BEFORE I sell it. And while selling used Line6 gears does not hurt them directly, if we sell it cheap enough, others will also get pissed and see the quality of their products and lack of support. Heck, giving it away would do more damage because it would spread the word faster...They will learn when they either have to sell out or go bankrupt.... Line6 - keep working on NEW products, that is the only way you will make any money. We know because you do NOT support your existing stuff, and are all to happy to move products people pay good money for to LEGACY-status so you can not support it. When is the next HELIX coming out, so you can stop support the one in Guitar Centers today? Upset Dave
  20. I am having the same issue. I have the M Audio and a Roland UM ONE. Both work fine with my Valve MK2. I tried Windows 10 x64, then Windows 7 x64. Finally broken down and install XP32, used the UNO driver, and version 3.0.6 back to 3.0.0. The problem with 2.x is it needs JAVA 1.5 (aka 5.0 JRE). I found and downloaded this, but it did not help, the app would not even launch. Updated to newer JAVA, it will not launch (version 3, not 2). Monkey see the Vetta head, and it seems like Edit almost does, but it takes forever. I think this is some timeout issue, and when you launch Edit, it times out before talking to the Vetta. I still like my head, but dang, I wanted to swap tones. Considering this is still a popular amp, it is a shame Line6 does this to their customers. Now I see why there is so much hate on other gear pages about this company. If their stuff is not broke, it sounds good. Once you have a problem, you're screwed, they won;t help you unless you have the latest gear they sell. That is not a way to build loyal customers Line6... Upset Dave
  21. Hey Prestige87, Are you on the East Coast? I jut got a used Vetta II HD head, and I am having the same problem. My Spider Valve MK2 works fine. I have the M Audio UNO with their drivers, from their site, and it does not work. What is worst, I also have the FBV shortboard, and I should be able to connect through that as well, and that also does not work. What is funny is that Monkey sees the Vetta head, and even allowed me to register it. So I know the cable is working, as well as USB and the PC can see the Vetta, just not their edit software. I tried with Windows 10 x64 and Windows 7 x64, I am going to install XP32 and see if that is better? Has anyone ever got the Vetta Edit 3.0.6 version to work? Thanks, David
  22. Hello, OK, I can't do what I thought I could. The Spider Valve Mk2 will only allow pairs of 8-Ohm or 16-Oms, no 4-Ohm pairs. You can go single with 4, 8, or 16-Ohms it seems. So, I have a straight cab that is 16-Ohm, and my Line6 Spider2 slant cab is either 4-Ohm Mono, or using 2 plugs it will do a pair of 8-Ohms stereo. But, I think I have an idea: I can rewire the Slant cab from the spider 2 to series-parallel to get it to do 16-ohm mono. I researched and it seems it has 4 x 16-Ohm speakers, so doing a re-wire to series-parallel will get me to 16-ohm in a single 1/4" input. This sound right? I wish there was a plug that would allow me to switch between an 8-Ohm pair for practice at home on the 1/2 stack, the allow me to switch to the series-parallel wiring to run a full 16-ohm stack when I go practice with the band. Anyone know of this? But sicne I can run a single 16-Ohm out from the Spider Valve Mk2 head, I will just run it as mono on the 1/2 stack, then switch to the 16-Ohm pair output to go full stack? The straight cab is a Peavey with 4 x 12" 16-Ohm speakers, and I guess they are already in the series-parallel wiring, so now I just have to do the same with the top slant cab? So, the back of the amp has 3 output combos, being: Output=A : Single 16-Ohm output <--- will use this with rewired L6 Slant in Series-Parallel Output=B : Single 8-Ohm OR 16-Ohm pair <--- Will use this to go full stack with Rewired L6 slant and Peavey Output=C : Single 4-Ohm OR 8-Ohm pair <--- Using this now with non-rewired L6 Slant as 8-Ohm stereo pair Thanks, Dave
  23. Hello, I am curious as to the official "generations" of the Line6 modeling effects? I would assume that the original POD or the AX amps would be around Generation #1, and that the Firehawk would be the latest generation, whatever version we are on? Anyone care to elaborate on this who knows Line6 products? Thanks, David PS_ I will get the list started: AXsys212 - Generation1 POD v1 - Generation1 POD v2 - Gen2 POD Pro - Gen2 Spider2 amps - Gen2 POD XT - X-series (Gen3?) POD X3 - X-series (Gen3?) Spider3 amps - Gen3 POD HD - HD Series (Gen4?) Vetta 1 - ? Vetta 2 - X-series (Gen3?) Spyder Valve Mk 1 - ? Spyder Valve Mk 2 - ? AmpliFi Amps / FX100/ TT - Gen3? Firehawk - Gen4 Spider 4 amps - Gen4 Helix - Latest Gen5? Variax Guitars - Gen3? I tried to updates, please let me know of corrections needed.
  24. Thank you for your reply. Even thought it was kinda-generic. I say this because I don't think Peavey ever released a cabinet with multiple speakers of different ohms, it is a 4x12 with all speakers of 16 ohms. It seems like I will use the 4ohm out with left and right going to top and bottom cabs. When I practice at home, I will switch to 8 ohms stereo and plug both outputs to the Line6 cab. Thanks for the clarity, should get the amp today or tomorrow. Dave
  25. Hello, So, it was time to upgrade. I had a Spider2-150 for what seems like a decade. I wanted to do more with my amp and get tube distortion, possibly even sell my Peavey 6505 now that I have a tube from Line6. So, my questions: #1 - I kept my 4x12 Spider2 slant cabinet. It looks like I can set the amp to 8 ohms stereo and use the existing Line6 cab just like I did with the Spider2? I run 2 speaker cables (1/4) from the left and right outs on the amp to the left and right 8 ohm in's on the cabinet? This seem correct? I think the cabinet is rated at 320 watts, and the output of the valve is rated 240w, so I should not blow anything up? #2 - So, if I want to go FULL STACK, I could put the amp output to 4ohms, and run 1 cable to the Line6 slant cab as 4ohm mono and use the left-mono plug. I also have a Peavey 5150 cab with 4 x 16ohm speakers in that. I think that cab has, or can be wired as 4 ohm input by running the speakers in parallel? Basically, I would split the input signal 4 ways, one + and one - to each speaker so that the 4 ohm signal is sent to each of the speakers? Does this sound correct? Or, does the 4ohm incoming to the cabinet get broken down to 1 ohm per speaker? I always though if you put 4 speakers in parallel, then the speakers would each run at 25% of the rated ohm; if you ran 2 in parallel, then 50%, etc? If it works like I remember (been years since I had to rewire any cabinets), then I can practice with my slant, and switch to full when I go to jam with friends. Replies appreciated, the 5150 cab has celestions (the British ones), I also think the line6 cab has Celestions as well, but some special Line6 variant of their speakers. Replies appreciated. Dave
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