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  1. You need to install the windows driver for Firehawk first then connect the USB to the device. go to line 6 downloads and choose the firehawk fx and drivers and then go button.
  2. @dboomer, Actually such things DO exist, but they are not cheap. They are called digital repeaters, digital re-clockers, and digital distribution amps (each is different, but all of them can help with the problem of driving digital signal over extended cable lengths. Just search "AES/EBU distribution" Google Shopping to see a number of different ones. @kjellarne, AES/EBU spec cables should be good over 100 meters. The specification says 150m, so just by a longer cable! https://tech.ebu.ch/docs/other/aes-ebu-eg.pdf Please note Three 50m cables strung together are not the same as a single 150m cable. Each connector adds "discontinuity and mismatch" which degrades the digital signal, so make each single cable as long as possible and use the fewest connectors along the way. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EBU100 Enjoy LIfe! B)
  3. @BucF16, I see this is an older thread, but I wanted to respond to you as an Electronics Engineer with over 30 years of design and test experience in every major area of electronic signaling. Your original assertion is simply wrong. " analog signals are actually much more complex than digital signals" they are no more or less complex, they are simply different and each has its own requirements to optimally carry information (in this case sound information). I say this not to put you down in any way. Your experience in analog degradation vs digital degradation is real and correct, but what you are missing is the underlying mechanisms of each. What you are see with analog sound is signal amplification and in digital data stream is signal regeneration. In the first case the original signal and any noise collected along the way is simply amplified (made bigger) when it gets to the destination by the destination amplifier. In the second case the original signal is detected (picked out) from any noise collected along the way and re-created (regenerated) as it appeared at the source, the noise collected along the way is simply discarded. That is why digital signal seems to just work and then suddenly stop working instead of degrading gradually like analog signal. It has to do with the noise collected along the way getting so large it simply degrades the original digital information to where it can no longer be regenerated. There is a very narrow band where the noise is just high enough in a digital system and some parts of the original signal can be recreated and some parts cannot. We hear that as stuttering or broken up audio. To answer your question about cables. The AES/EBU cable is built in a way to give a digital signal the best chance of going the farthest distance without collecting so much noise along the way as to cause the digital signal fail reconstruction. A standard mic cable is built differently and will not carry the signal as far. That is part of what some folks are talking about with the 110 Ohm impedance comments. So IF you mic cable works on L6 Link without an issue, keep using it! But if you find the sound experiencing digital breakup or there are L6 link controls failing then go to the real AES/EBU cable. FYI the Hosa AES/EBU cables at Sweetwater are reasonably priced. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EBU025 Enjoy life! B)
  4. The Pilot guide is also called the User Manual. go to this link http://line6.com/support/manuals/pocketpod/
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