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  1. The Kindle store is managed by Amazon, not Google. I do not think Line 6 is ignoring Kindle on purpose, they might just be at the mercy of Amazon here. Are you able to side-load APKs on the Kindle? I do not own one, so I am unable to test it myself.
  2. I have downloa I have downloaded Jam tracks to both my iPhone 6S and IPAD Pro 9.7" Did you create and login with your Line 6 account on the app? I think you have to before the online functionality is enabled. This is necessary to allow you to save your own tones to your account. If you are logged in with your L6 account, I would suggest to sign out and log back in. I have had issues with missing tones or no tones (rarely) and other online stuff not working and re-logging usually fixes it.
  3. Did you create and login with your Line 6 account on the app? I think you have to before the online functionality is enabled. This is necessary to allow you to save your own tones to your account. If you are logged in with your L6 account, I would suggest to sign out and log back in. I have had issues with missing tones or no tones (rarely) and re-logging usually fixes it.
  4. Glad you got it sorted out. Yes, it is always a gamble when you get anything from Flea-Bay, but it pays to read the fine print to make sure you can return DOA or otherwise defective goods without penalty (other than being out of pocket for S&H expenses).
  5. Maybe you already tried this... New patch cable? You did not say which FBV pedal you have, but I am assuming it is one that is tested by Line 6 to work with the AmpliFi (FBV3, Shortboard MKII or FBV Express MKII?). I am using a standard CAT5 ethernet cable between the amp and the FBV (3 or Shortboard MKII - I have both) on my AmpliFi 30 and I do not have any hum. If your cable has any of the internal wires loose or broken it will likely introduce hum (especially if it is a ground wire obviously, but I think it might potentially happen with any other wire). Make sure it's a straight patch cable, do not use a crossover cable or you could potentially fry the Amp, FBV pedal or both. If that doesn't work, the ground issue could be in the amp RJ-45 jack itself maybe? Tons of things could cause ground noise, like loose wire in the jack, cracked cold solder joint, damage to the jack itself or loose jack, etc.
  6. I am not familiar with the software but... if it has an option to select the ASIO driver, make sure that you select the Spider V ASIO driver. Some software (i.e Cubase LE8 that is available for free for the Spider V) sometimes install their own ASIO drivers that are laggy and latency-infested. Also, make sure that the Spider V ASIO driver is configured properly in "Control Panel > Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices"
  7. When you search the cloud are you searching for other people's tones or your own? I never had an issue with the app not finding community tones, but I have had issues several times with m,y own tones not loading (either nothing will load or new tones would not be visible).I usually fix this bny logging out and relogging in.
  8. There is a "Boost+EQ" effect that you can set post-amp. If you set everything except "Gain" to 50% it will be pretty much transparent. You can use "Gain" to set the amount of boost (in dB) that you want. You can then assign the effect block to a foot switch, to give you a solo boost.
  9. I can think of a few things to check: a) Are you using an OTG adapter? iPhone/iPad can connect directly, but Android needs the OTG adapter in order to connect correctly. b) Did you check the switch on the back of the amp? It should point to Mac/PC/Android, not to iPhone/iPad. c) Also, some Android devices have a pull down menu with a notification for the connected USB device. Check that it is set to USB Audio (or whatever equivalent option you have on your device), not to "charging".
  10. AFAIK, yes, you can only save to the cloud. I cannot even find a print function so that I could at least print a hard copy of the settings., but saving to the cloud has its benefits. I also have an AmpliFi 30 and a Firehawk FX100 and I can save my AmpliFi tones to the cloud and then load them into my SV60 or my FH (the other way around won't work without an update to the AmpliFi app to be able to read SV or FH tones).
  11. AmpliFi is not, AFAIK, an Airplay device. You can pair it via Bluetooth and it will play any music in your local iTunes library. You will need to have the AmpliFi paired to your iPhone/iPad before you can play music or make changes to tones via the AmpliFi Remote app. Once paired, you will be able to use the AmpliFi just like any other Bluetooth speaker and you should be able to stream music to it.
  12. You can have a wah/volume pedal if you attach an FBV3/Shortboard MKII/Express MKII board to the AmpliFi. If you only use the built-in pedal, then you can press hard toe-down to toggle between volume control/wah. If you have a board with an external expression pedal jack (FBV 3/SHortboard MKII), then you can attach an additional expression pedal and have one control volume and the other control the wah. You can also assign the expression pedal to one parameter within an effects block (according to the AmpliFi Remote Manual), but I have not tried it myself. If you are considering getting a pedal controller for the AmpliFi, I would recommend the FBV3 or Shortboard MKII over the Express MKII, as they offer full control of the AmpliFi (you can bank up and down and turn individual effects on/off), while the Express MKII only allows you to switch tones ABCD within the bank, but you cannot bank up and down or turn individual effects on/off.
  13. I had a few duplicates on my list before I cleaned it up. I *think* ("think" being the key word here) that the one at the bottom is the latest, based on my ears, but since there is no date/time (that I can see) attached to them, I can't guarantee this is the case. I have not been able to find much in the way of documentation for Spider V (other than the FAQ), but here is a link to some tone creation videos made for the AmpliFi that will get you close enough (just ignore anything to do with Bluetooth, as the Spider V does not support it)./ The app looks a bit different but the amp models and effects are pretty much the same between AmpliFi and Spider V http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifi-products/tone-creation/ The Spider V FAQ: http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/spider-v/spider-v-3060120240-faq-r834
  14. They do have meaning, though it is not always obvious. Some names are pretty much self-evident, like "Facial Fuzz" (Fuzz Face), but others are not as obvious. You will see musical instrument manufacturers do this across the board due to copyright rules. I just memorize the Line 6 names for amps/effects that I use the most and ignore the rest.
  15. Post #4 on this thread has a link that shows the adapter that you need in order to get your Samsung S5 connected to the Spider V 30. Basically search for "OTG adapter". The OTG adapter plugs into the Samsung S5 and the other end of the adapter plugs into the USB cable. The free end of the USB cable plugs into the back of the Spider V. Make sure that the switch next to the USB port on the back of the amp points towards "PC/Android"
  16. I think the answer to the question is both yes and no... well, "it depends" :) If your backing tracks have metadata (the data that shows up in iTunes describing the song, album and band), then the short answer is yes, it should find tones for you based on that metadata. If the BT does not have metadata, then the AmpliFi app has nothing to search for. If I remember correctly, I saw something in the forums that the more metadata that you have, the more "like" tones that it will find for you. Now it doesn't mean that the tones will necessarily "match" the BT, especially if the BT is in a different "style" than the original song, Think of searching for "Boys of Summer" and finding tones that will match the original Don Henley version and also tones that match the Ataris cover or the John Mayer live version. So I would think if you BT has (or you can add through iTunes) the following info, you should be getting decent tone matches (decent defined here as "within the ballpark") - Song Name - Artist - Album - Guitarist (optional) So, using your own example, if your BT metadata has in it the info shown below, it will maximize the chances that you will get a suitable tone for it: Song Name: Comfortably Numb Artist: Pink Floyd Album: The Wall Guitarist: David Gilmour There is "some" control within the AmpliFi app for skip/rewind (there's a slider to jump anywhere within the song if you like) but I haven't found anything I can use to "slow down" the track... then again, you can also play your BT from any app that will read your iTunes library and there are apps there that will give you more control over speed, pitch, A/B looping, etc. It's just that the AmpliFi app itself requires that you also select the song from within the app (even if you plan to play it from a 3rd party app) just so that AmpliFi can find suitable tones for it. Once you have downloaded your tones, you don't need to keep using the AmpliFi app to play the track if you would prefer a 3rd party app instead, but you will still need the AmpliFi app to switch tones unless you have a compatible pedalboard, such as an FBV3 or a Shortboard MKII.
  17. No, the input block parameters are only visible when I switch patches, but once make my first snapshot change, the input block disappears again in the editor, though it is still visible on the Helix itself. After the input block disappears in the editor, if I switch to another patch, it comes back. It also comes back if I use the Helix's cursor to move one block to the right then back to the left (back to the input block), as if a refresh of the block would make it re-appear on the editor. I guess this could be a temp workaround until L6 releases a fix.
  18. I think I did too (or at least I remember odd behavior on that particular setting), it's just that it's been (soooo) long since the last FW update that I might've forgotten all about it. ;-) j/k L6 folks, I would very much rather wait an extra week or two for more thorough testing, than having to deal with weird issues
  19. It also seems that the global reset changes the "Per Preset" Variax Settings (2nd page of input block) back to "Global". If this is a glocal setting, it does not belong within the patch settings as this means there is a patch setting that gets overwritten when you do a global reset, *even after restoring the setlist*!. This setting belongs in the "Global Settings" Menu, under either "Preferences" or "Ins/Outs". What makes me think this is a global setting is that once I changed it on one patch and saved it, it also updated on all other patches. So I set that entry back to "Per Preset" on the first patch that I fixed, then checked the rest and most were where they should be, except for one, I think, that had the "Custom 1" entry changed to "Lester 1" for some reason. After I fixed the entry and resaved the patches, they all went back to turning Variax on/off per preset as I used to have it.
  20. Same here. Switching patches do not preserve the status of the Variax when last saved (on or off or even the model that was saved) and also, when switching snapshots, the input block in the editor disappears, but it is correct on the Helix.
  21. Did you try a factory reset? Sometimes, when updates fail, it might help. Follow the instructions on the thread below for Factory Reset and then try to update from your iMac again. I would stay away from updating through the app, as it is way slower and likely m,ore prone to failure than using your computer. Make sure that you have backued up all the tones you would like to keep using the Spider Remote app before the factory reset, as this will erase all tones back to defaults. http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/spider-v/spider-v-3060120240-faq-r834 Relevant section: Q: How do I perform a factory reset on the Spider V series? A: Hold down the Home button to access the settings menu. Scroll down with the encoder to where it says Factory Reset. Scroll to the right and press the encoder knob to hit Yes. That's the "idiot's guide" to Factory Reset, for updating the firmware, there if no "idiot's guide" other than to make sure the Spider V is recognized on your iMac and follow the prompts on Line 6 Updater. If that fails again, Factory Reset one more time and try another port on the iMac, preferably straight into the port and NOT through a USB hub. As a last resort, try another Mac or a PC, if you have one or can borrow one. If all that fails, it's time to give Line 6 Customer Support a call and they'll sort you out.
  22. I have also seen this issue reported on the forums. It happens when certain tone combinations (I think a "disabled amp" tone is one that comes to mind) is stored in Bank 1 Tone A (B1TA for short). If you reset to factory defaults and store your tones anywhere else *but* B1TA, you should be fine. Or you can move any of the existing presets (one that you want to keep, obviously) to B1TA and you should be fine. Methinks it's a firmware bug that needs to be addressed with a firmware update, in the meantime, there is no workaround other than to have a tone that the AmpliFi "likes" on B1TA . You can test this by setting up B1TA with the tone you like, then power off/ power back on and, if the lights start flashing, then you know the AmpliFi does not like your tone. Try other tones on B1TA until you can power off/power back on without the lights flashing and then you can setup the rest of the tones the way you want them. Hopefully, you won't have to Factory Reset the AmpliFi any more after that.
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