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  1. Brad_Ames

    Are connection problems now sorted?

    Odd, after an update I don’t have any of those issues; I however do separate the amp from all of my electronics. I keep it away from my PC, and keep my phone and iPad in “Do Not Disturb†to avoid interference. Additionally I keep it away from antennas and stone walls (they can cause an issue with sending and receiving wireless signals), as well as placing the iPad on top of the amp, or the iPhone witching 6 feet and it has never disconnected. What kind of surroundings do you place your amp in? Are there any PCs near it, or WiFi Hubs, or routers? And I’m not sure if you have one, but does your area have a Metallic Roof? Those really wreak havoc on wireless tech.
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    New to Amplifi, bought a TT, need some help plz.

    Sure thing! 4 years ago it wasn’t so great but with the updates it’s working pretty good from what I see. Perfect for jam sessions.
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    Firmware update problem

    I’m looking to see if it’s a windows 10 issue though, mainly because over half my gear no longer works in windows thanks to its “creators update†and all the other ones. I suspect line 6 aren’t at fault here and it might just be windows.
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    New to Amplifi, bought a TT, need some help plz.

    AMPLIFi remote is basically a gearbox style software and you can use it while recording. It works fine as long as you don’t switch apps frequently and set the phone to do not disturb. It has a visual interface where you tap and select amps and pedals visually, it’s quite nice. Also you can stream music and backing tracks to jam out to on it under the music tab. Plug into your PC and use your headphones or external powered monitors and you’ve got a nice practice amp setup. Additionally I’d recommend downloading Audacity, it’s a free DAW that’s extremely easy to use and would let you record your own tracks and let you edit audio to learn songs as well (slow down the tempo, change keys, etc) and the process is actually pretty easy. Let me know if you have more questions.
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    Firmware update problem

    My AMPLIFi arrived today, had to update over BT took an hour. Usb still refuses to recognize. But the amp works fine. Much better than my initial try 4 years ago.
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    New to Amplifi, bought a TT, need some help plz.

    Helix is actually VST software, whereas the Amplifi remote controls the TT Directly; However you can use the TT as part of a DAW and load helix withing that. What sort of questions do you have in particular? All in all, PodFarm is more like the original Gearbox stuff that used to exist, Helix native is $400 but blows it all out of the water I believe it's also 30% right now.
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    Considering picking this up again

    Sweet. Looks like I’m playing this Saturday then!
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    Considering picking this up again

    The core of my question was since they had one on sale for $250 at my store, if I should pick one up. I had one 4 years ago when they came out, and wasn’t impressed because the app really didn’t work at all; and was seeing if anything had been improved. Looking for a bedroom amp woth decent sound, can’t use my 2x12 in the room.
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    Considering picking this up again

    Well, after being out of the loop for about four years I’ve decided to pick up another practice amp. My main amp is a boss katana 2 x 12, and I have a boss katana mini in my bedroom. I was looking at possibly getting a line 6 amplify 75 W as they are on sale for $250 at Sweetwater; how’s the environment for the amplifier remote been in the past four years since I haven’t used it since 2014, it or would I be better off going for a small one watt tube amp like a Marshall or black star? This is purely for bedroom jamming and recording as my katana is more than capable of doing several live shows. And I feel like I want more tonal possibilities out of my practice and then the katana mini. Don’t get me wrong it’s an excellent little beast however I just find myself wanting more possibilities.
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    Pedal board or a 500X?

    My intent is to plug it in via 6link or XLR (I hope my regular XLR cable is good enough x.x) and just play with it on my day off to get it sounding good, it's like that thing I always wanted, but instead of losing interest years after pursuing it when I finally got it, I want to spend more time with it and make it my own. Not really sound like other bands, but something interesting and fun! That being said. Death to all the God awful presets, only 2 are any good, the rest just....suuuuuck.
  11. Vox + POD = Never a good combo in my experience. Vox amps are just to Trebly and chimey for it. At least my AC4 was. And my Valvetronix. Anyway you'll love the DT. Even without a Pod it's one of the best sounding amps for the money I've ever played on. I've used Blackstar, Vox, a Marshall at 1 point, and Orange amps. The DT fits the tube and modelling role flawlessly for me. Even has some creamy distortion right out of the box. And It plays nice with my Telecaster, something many tube amps don't wanna do without noise. My replacement looks like it's been through hell XD but with the new tubes and speaker in it, it's going great! Just be careful in low power mode, the low E string on amps 1 and 3 sounds like farting if your using some high output pickups, I thought it was a defect but ever amp I've played in the DT line (3 or 4 total now) does it, has something to do with the mode itself. Regular buckers and singles are great though. Oh.....and it does metal, really REALLY well. Better than the mesa rectoverb line and with the Pod just can't be beat (except maybe by the Helix) Enjoy your new amp!
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    Pedal board or a 500X?

    Indeed. Just picked up my DT25 today after it was looked at (final inspection after I bought it to make sure everything is alright) now I just need an L6 Link cable
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    Pedal board or a 500X?

    Update on that HD500x. Works amazingly good even by itself. Sounds great too. Spent almost 4 hours to get 1 or 2 good patches working to find out they sound great into my speakers and laptop but complete lollipop through my guitar amp. Looks like I'm going to need to make separate patch banks for different things like Amp, Recording, and sort it by type of guitar (SS,HH,HSH) it's fun.
  14. Heyo! just throwing it out there that the Pocket POD is the worst of the POD line compared to features, 2.0 is the way to go for Kidney Beans. My HD500x works with my iPad through the Jam, so the older pods should too, as long as connected with the Jam 96k; I use it and it's neat! However if it's a money thing, why not go with BIAS FX and Pedal? They work wonders with garage band and are Hella Cheaper if it's a Money and Mobility issue. Though Pod 2.0 is a favourite of mine :D You said you just want effects right? BIAS fx,amp,and Pedal sound better for you I believe on sale they're normally $6 off sale $19 but that's still WAY cheaper than the POD line at about $300-500.