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  1. DI, here is what I would love to see DT-Helix integration-wise, based on my own usage. Thanks radatats for saving me the work of coming up with my own list, I'm going to shamelessly plagiarize yours. :) 1. DT recognizes Helix connected over L6 and turns off all internal amp and cab modeling. Definitely. I would very much prefer to use the Helix models over the DT's. 2. DT power section configures itself correctly for the Helix amp/preamp model. Power section means several things to me - Pentode/Triode, not necessarily. This is something I would do manually and I can't think of an amp that has triodes on the power stage. - Class A/AB switching,yes, match the Helix amp model... be prepared for massive volume changes, lol - Topology... I'm torn on this. On the HD, topology changes always resulted in a loud click on the output while the internal power amp circuit reconfigured.. not sure I want the same on the Helix, but I would still want the option to do it via instant CC, in case I decide I want it. Maybe make it optional in settings? 3. DT physical knobs to control the corresponding settings in Helix would be nice. - Yes, this would be nice to have, though not a showstopper. To those of us with lower backs that are not getting any younger, it is easier to reach down to the ampamp. versus reaching all the way to the floor. I know I can edit ia the expression pedal,but I just want to reach and turn, not to setup which knob I want to tweak one at a time. 4. Updated cab models in DT would be a huge bonus to use with DT transformer tapping. - Nice to have, I can still live with the Helix cabs and bypass the DT ones. 5. Helix editor section for custom DT power section configurations like HD Edit. - Yes, all DT integration should be mirrored to th4 Helix editor app. 6. Power section reconfigurable in snapshots. - Yes, with the same caveats as #2 above. The whole purpose of having snapshots is to eliminate the gap or noise between changes, the topology click would drive me up a wall. The HD has several options for daisy-chaining. I would think "most" people who actually daisy-chain would be interested in stereo only. (i.e one left, one right). The rest of the daisy-chaining options would be nice to have, but I think most would be willing to wait longer for that as long as they had stereo working.
  2. I have an FBV Shortboard MKII and I can bank up and down with ease. The extra buttons on the Shortboard will allow you to switch on the stomp, mod, delay, compressor and reverb, but not in the way you think: IIRC, the Function 1 button is tied to the comp, and the middle row of buttons are mapped sequentially (i.e. stomp to effect 1, even if it is not a stomp effect, modulation will be effect 2, delay will be effect 3 and reverb will always be reverb, this cannot be changed). In short, bearing in mind the small quirk I noted above, an FBV Shortboard MKII will allow you to bank up and down, select any of the 4 patches within the bank and turn effects on/off. If you can return the FBV express and get the Shortboard instead, I would highly recommend it. If price is an issue, check out eBay and Guitar Center, you can usually find them used for much less (I just scored a one-month old FBV 3 from "flea-bay" at 40% less that way). FBV3 will give you everything that the Shortboard will, along with nice colored rings around the effects so that you can see which one is the stomp, delay and mod. Also, being a much newer board, I would expect the FBV 3 to be supported much longer than the Shortboard. If Line 6 has not discontinued support for the Shortboard by now, I almost expect them to do so soon. --- Edits below --- I finally received my FBV 3 yesterday and I gave it a spin. It seems to support the same functionality on the AmpliFi, but I noticed the following differences when used with a Spider V: - Color rings around the foot switches show the effect that is controlled by each: yellow for comp, orange for stomp, green for delay, blue for mod and red for reverb. - The switches are mapped as follows: FS1 - Always comp (on both AmpliFi and Spider V) FS2 - Effect 1 FS3 - Effect 2 FS4 - Effect 3 FS5 - Always reverb Spider V 60 and up only: Function - One button looper (Rec -> Play -> Ovdub. Press and hold to erase). Not sure why AmpliFi does not support color coded footswitches, since it works perfectly well with the Spider V series amp. In short, if you have an AmpliFi, either the FBV 3 or the Shortboard MKII will work and offer the same functionality, but the shortboard, being older, will be cheaper. For Spider V, the FBV 3 offers more polish and, if the price is right, worth getting.
  3. granetf, you can open a support ticket using the link below. I cannot guarantee that you will not have to call at some point, but it is possible that you can work through the issue using online tools. http://line6.com/sup...ickets/add.html There is also an EU support line where you might be able to find someone who speaks French. The EU support team can be reached at +49 (0) 4101 303 166, Mon-Thurs 9am – 5pm CET and Fri 9am – 4pm CET. granetf, vous pouvez ouvrir un ticket de support en utilisant le lien ci-dessous. Je ne peux pas garantir que vous ne serez pas avoir à appeler à un moment donné, il est possible que l'objectif que vous pouvez travailler à travers le problème en utilisant des outils en ligne. http://line6.com/sup...ickets/add.html Il y a aussi une ligne de soutien de l'UE où vous pourriez être en mesure de trouver quelqu'un qui parle français. L'équipe de soutien de l'UE peut être atteint au +49 (0) 4101 303 166 du lundi au jeudi 9 heures-17 heures CST et Sam 9am - 4pm.
  4. granetf, you can open a support ticket using the link below. I cannot guarantee that you will not have to call at some point, but it is possible that you can work through the issue using online tools. http://line6.com/support/tickets/add.html There is also an EU support line where you might be able to find someone who speaks French. The EU support team can be reached at +49 (0) 4101 303 166, Mon-Thurs 9am – 5pm CET and Fri 9am – 4pm CET. granetf, vous pouvez ouvrir un ticket de support en utilisant le lien ci-dessous. Je ne peux pas garantir que vous ne serez pas avoir à appeler à un moment donné, il est possible que l'objectif que vous pouvez travailler à travers le problème en utilisant des outils en ligne. http://line6.com/support/tickets/add.html Il y a aussi une ligne de soutien de l'UE où vous pourriez être en mesure de trouver quelqu'un qui parle français. L'équipe de soutien de l'UE peut être atteint au +49 (0) 4101 303 166 du lundi au jeudi 9 heures-17 heures CST et Sam 9am - 4pm.
  5. The only changes that I am aware that were made to the presets were related to tap tempo (I seem to remember something like that in the release notes). Was the Spider V new? If not, there might have been user created patches in it and the upgrade might have reverted it to factory defaults. I also did the upgrade and I did not notice any changes, but I made sure I did not reset to factory, as I already had some patches created that I wanted to keep.
  6. Post #4 on the thread below (by spcjak7221) has a link to the adapter that you need. http://line6.com/support/topic/23346-re-does-your-mobile-device-connect/ If you want to play MP3s from your tablet via USB, you also need to be on 5.0.1 or 6.0.1 (6.0.1 works best, I've read 5.0.1 is flaky), or you can run a male-to-male 1/8" cable from the tablet's headphone out to the Spider V's Aux In. I tried both and I prefer USB Audio, as the Aux In did not sound as good as USB to my ears. Also, make sure that the switch on the back of the Spider V points to the appropriate USB port (you want the one next to MAC/PC/ANDROID and use that USB port). So you need the OTG adapter to plug into the tablet. The USB-A side goes into the USB cable and the USB-B side goes into the Spider V. Once both cables are put together, it should look like the pic below.
  7. There is a "Synth Harmony" effect listed on the Model List below. Not sure this is what you are looking for, but I did not see any other harmonizer effects on the list. http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/spider-v/spider-v-series-model-list-r839
  8. The FAQ below shows the specs (including size and weight) for all Spider V models: Short answer, the 60 is just under 21 lbs and the 120 is under 30 lbs. http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/spider-v/spider-v-3060120240-faq-r834
  9. Also, +1 for removing old stale (unused) BT paired connections on your PC/device. I have had BT phones that had a horrible time reconnecting until I realized I had every single BT device I have ever owned on the paired list. I removed everything I did not use anymore and my BT connections became more stable. Not sure whether it was snake oil, placebo effect or whether BT was actively scanning for every single paired device on my list, but can't hurt to keep it clean.
  10. Hi LarrZZZ. A few things to check: a) IPAD must be one with a lightning connector (i.e IPAD 3 or lower does not work). It was not clear on the initial documentation but someone posted that Line 6 Customer support confirmed it has to be lightning connector. b) IOS version must be 9.0 or higher. That been said, I have seen reports of IOS 10 causing issues for some, so if you're on 10, try to see if you can borrow another IPAD/iPhone that is on IOS 9. c) The switch on the back of the AMP must point to the correct USB port. Looking at the Spider V from the back of the amp, slide it to the left (towards the aptly named "iPhone/iPod" USB port, *not* towards MAC/PC/ANDROID"). Also, you need to be logged in for your own patches to be backed up to Line 6 servers (so you do not lose them when switching devices).
  11. The free software is Cubase LE8. After registering, you get a promo code and it will give you a link to the Steinberg, where you get the actual license key and the software download. It was pretty easy. Oh and make sure that you download the appropriate drivers from the Line 6 downloads section as this will give you the low-latency ASIO driver. The driver cannot be downloaded from Steinberg, you need to use the Line 6 driver.
  12. I registered mine using the link below and I got a link to the license and software download after successfully registering the Spider V 60. Maybe give it a try? http://line6.com/account/registergear/
  13. I kept googling like mad the past couple of days and I found out that USB Audio support was reportedly introduced in 5.0, but I read reports that it is flaky at best. For 4.4.2 (the "official" Samsung ROM for the Note 8) there is no official support, but some manufacturers included it on their own. I decided to skip it all and see if I could find a 6.0.1 ROM for the old Note 8 and I found CyanogenMod 13 (6.0.1). So I decided what the heck, if I brick it, I brick it, so I downloaded CM13, GAPPS stock 6.0.1 and TWRP 3.0.2-0 (for recovery)... flashed TWRP 3.0.2-0, booted into recovery, did a factory reset (mandatory when switching ROMs), flashed CM13, GAPPS stock 6.0.1, reboot it, let it all update and now I got USB audio working on the Note 8! Finally, I got an OTG cable with a charging port (basically a Y-cable with USB female on one end and both USB Micro male and female on the other side) and gave it a try, but no joy. I still get audio and the Spider connects to the Spider App on the Note 8, but still not charging. So I saved my IPAD for better purposes, going to permanently "gift" the Note 8 to my Spider V and just live with the battery not charging issue, as I can just recharge manually whenever I need. Maybe the Dragon X10 is just one of those devices where USB Audio is flaky on 5.0.1? Maybe you can find an update to 6.0.1 somewhere and see if that fixes your USB Audio issues.
  14. I kept googling like mad the past couple of days and I found out that USB Audio support was reportedly introduced in 5.0, but I read reports that it is flaky at best. For 4.4.2 (the "official" Samsung ROM for the Note 8) there is no official support, but some manufacturers included it on their own. I decided to skip it all and see if I could find a 6.0.1 ROM for the old Note 8 and I found CyanogenMod 13 (6.0.1). So I decided what the heck, if I brick it, I brick it, so I downloaded CM13, GAPPS stock 6.0.1 and TWRP 3.0.2-0 (for recovery)... flashed TWRP 3.0.2-0, booted into recovery, did a factory reset (mandatory when switching ROMs), flashed CM13, GAPPS stock 6.0.1, reboot it, let it all update and now I got USB audio working on the Note 8! Finally, I got an OTG cable with a charging port (basically a Y-cable with USB female on one end and both USB Micro male and female on the other side) and gave it a try, but no joy. I still get audio and the Spider connects to the Spider App on the Note 8, but still not charging. So I saved my IPAD for better purposes, going to permanently "gift" the Note 8 to my Spider V and just live with the battery not charging issue, as I can just recharge manually whenever I need.
  15. I unfortunately do not have an audio USB adapter around, so I am unable to test that, but I bet my Note 8 did not work because, as you say, USB audio is working as of Lollipop and my Note 8 is on 4.4.2 (KitKat). I also bet even if I downloaded a custom ROM (Cyanogen, maybe?) at 5.0 or 6.0 (if there is one), I would end up finding out the hard way that tehre is no hardware support for USB audio on such an old device :( Maybe it'll work using the headphone out and into the Spider V AUX in... old school, whatever works!
  16. spcjak7221, Did you try to play music from the tablet's music app? (since the Spider V app does not support playing from the app itself) I tried on my Samsung Note 8 and I couldn't play music... which negates my ability to play along with tracks stored on my tablet. This omission feels odd, since the IOS app (which also does not play music form the app itself) at least allows you to play from the Music app... Also, Does your tablet charge while using the OTG adapter? mine does not, but if I use my IPAD instead, I can see it charging. My old Note 8 that is just collecting dust, so I was hoping to dedicate to the Spider (as I obviously have better uses for my IPAD). If the Dragon Touch tablet, or (some other cheap one) charges and plays music through the Spider V, I am planning to get one myself and "gift it" to the Amp as a Xmas present lol.
  17. I had issues galore on that same day (well more like evening for me, US Central time), then I noticed when I went to the Line 6 web site that it was down for maintenance. I figured I'd try the next day after the site was back up and, after I logged out of the app and logged back in, all my tones were there again, so I'll chalk it to "site maintenance happens". If you still have tone loading issues, missing tones on your account or any other weird behavior, just go to settings on the app, logout, log back on and see if it helps.
  18. I have an AmpliFi 30 and a Spider V 60 and most are (I have only found a couple of tones that are not) compatible between both. They do not sound identical to me, but then I am comparing a 30W amp with tiny speakers to a 60W amp with a 10" speaker + tweeter, that been said, I have had no difficulty loading loading my tones from the older AmpliFi into the newer Spider V with only minor changes to the amp knobs and maybe re-level match the volume, as I have not had the need to change anything else within the patch. Oh and the compatibility seems to be from AmpliFi to Spider, as *all* of the tones from my AmpliFi that I have exported to the Spider V have loaded without issues, but a few of the tones that I exported from the Spider V back to the AmpliFi gave me a tone load error on the AmpliFi app. I remember the Spider V "Linc Dirty" tone was one, can't remember what the other one was. One feature I loved when moving tones back and forth between both amps is that both the AmpliFi and the Spider V apps load the same tone list, so if you create a tone on the AmpliFi and later think "Wouldn't it be great if I had this on the Spider V as well?" well, yes you can! If Line 6 is reading this: I think the compatibility issues that I am seeing moving tones from the Spider V to the AmpliFi might be due to a file format difference. I liked the Linc Dirty tone so much that I fired up both apps side by side and copied all settings by hand (thinking maybe there was some Spider stomp model that the AmpliFi did not have and I could maybe sub with another model) and I realized all models and parameters were available on the AmpliFi... hence why I do not understand why I couldn't just transfer the tone, so maybe some subtle file format difference? or... *gasp!* (cue ominous music) DRM maybe? :D
  19. Get the cheapest IPAD you can find that has a lightning connector. I have more time to play with both over the weekend and I found out that there are other differences between the AmpliFi and Spider V apps and also between the IOS vs Android versions even within the same app. The AmpliFi app (both IOS and Android) can play tracks from the app itself. The Spider App cannot play tracks from the app itself from either IOS or Android. To make matters worse, because the Spider V Android app requires that OTG cable malarkey, the Android device that you hook up to the Spider will NOT charge, so, even though you *can* edit patches and charge at the same time with an IOS device, you can only edit with an Android device, plus you get the pleasure of watching your battery levels plummet. No good trying to put your device to sleep in order to save battery, because every time you wake it up, it has to reconnect. And finally.. *drum roll*. The IOS Spider V app can play tracks from the music app and it will play through the amp, which sounds great because of the full range speakers but the Android app... silence. Play with the volume buttons, switch apps back and forth between Spider app and music app, run both at the same time, run only the music app... nothing. No music coming out of the amp, and I know it is connected via USB because the app is working... unreal. Sounds like this was a mad race to check a box on the marketing checklist by launch day IMNSHO.
  20. If the Samsung Note 7 debacle taught us anything is that... recalls are a last of the very last resort. No company is going to do a recall unless their products explode and are without even the slightest smidgeon of a doubt at risk of killing someone. I would, on the other hand, suggest that Line 6 start bundling an OTG adapter with the Spider V... to have a product that is advertised as working on Android devices but only if you buy an adapter that probably 95% of folks out there do not already have is crappy at best and only strengthens the appearance that Android users are treated as "second class". Imagine telling users who have a device that has 87% of the market (Android, sources below) that the Amp will NOT work out of the box with their device unless they get an "OTG" adapter (which I would guess the overwhelming majority of users will have NO CLUE what that means) whereas those with a device that has 12% of the market (IOS, sources below) get the kingly treatment that their devices will work right out of the box. My OTG cable came in a set of adapters that I bought for other purposes. It's just sheer luck that I had one around. if I divide the cost of the set by the number of pieces in it, the OTG adapter cost USD$1 or so. I bet line 6 can mass source them for less than half of that. C'mon, Line 6, a $1 adapter? and not included in the box? An exotic adapter most people probably do not have is something I would rather see included in the box vs a "generic" USB cable, which I would guess most folks like me already have an entire bin full of spares' worth. Sources: http://www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-os-market-share.jsp
  21. I made changes to my post on the thread that you quoted. I had originally stated that none of my Android devices worked with my Spider V 60 but as another user helpfully pointed out, I needed an "OTG" adapter. So the two Samsung devices that I have are now working with Spider V... that been said... Both apps (AmpliFi and Spider remote) offer similar functionality, but with critical differences IMHO that prevent me from declaring a clear winner. On one hand, I like the layout on the AmpliFi app much better than the layout on the Spider app. On Amplifi, the signal chain is cleaner and more intuitive, on Spider, it looks like the effects blocks were just thrown one below the other for no good reason other than to have the effects chain on the left and the tones list on the right (in all fairness to Line 6, that might very well have been the main reason behind the change in layout). On the other hand, the Spider app is a LOT faster, maybe due to the physical connection , which is faster at USB speeds, vs the much slower Bluetooth connection on the Amplifi. Since the Spider has a more complete feature set (it actually allows you to edit everything without the need for the app at all), and it begs to be connected to an FBV series pedal, it would be downright maddening if it took 5 seconds to load every time you switched patches like it does on the Amplifi app. Now if Line 6 would update the AmpliFi app to make use of a USB cable in addition to BT then I would be a happy camper! Oh Who am I kidding? if that happened, I would be begging Line 6 then to make the AmpliFi app work with the Spider V as well :)
  22. I saw a post here somewhere that there was a way to run the android app on a PC using an emulator. Can't remember where the post was, but I googled and found the following list of Android emulators for Windows. Note that this does NOT give you a PC editor per se or a wired connection (you still need to connect the PC to the AMpliFi via BT) but it does allow you to run the Android AmpliFi Remote app on a PC screen. I am not a MAC guy and probably the worst person to ask MAC questions to, but I would be surprised if an Android emulator for MAC was difficult to find. Like I said, it is not a full Blown PC/MAC editor, but it is a workaround for those who would prefer a larger screen and maybe mouse input rather than taps... I tried both the Android and IOS apps and I would KILL for mouse control as the sliders never stay where I want them to. http://windowsreport.com/best-android-emulators-windows-10/
  23. Spider V has both IOS and Android apps. You have to connect via a lightning cable for IOS and USB for Android. You do not do Bluetooth on Spider V and I don't see any way that it could be supported, so you have to physically connect your phone/tablet to the Spider V and make sure that the switch on the back is set to the correct USB port that you are using. Doenload an app called "Spider Remote" from either App store/Play store. On the play store I saw two unrelated spider remote apps, so make sure you download the Line 6 one. I have both the Spider V and the AmpliFi 30 and I can tell you that the Spider remote all is tons faster than the AmpliFi one (must be that slow Bluetooth). Tones load in a fraction of a second versus close to 5 seconds on the AmpliFi. I could only test the IOS app via my IPAD, as none of my Android devices would work. The Android app seems to be very unreasonably picky about the hardware and software support and it does not tell you when you launch it whether it will work... it just doesn't in my case. If you have a IOS device, give it a try, it will most likely work. There is a (short) compatibility list thread (below) where you can check if your device is compatible or add your device to the list if it is not already listed. http://line6.com/support/topic/23346-re-does-your-mobile-device-connect/
  24. Samsung Note 4, T-Mobile, unlocked, Android 5.0.1 Samsung Note 8, Wi-Fi, Android 4.4.2 OnePlus 3, unlocked, Android 6.0.1 App loads on all three of them The USB host diagnostics checker reports on all three of them OS support: Yes 3rd party apps: Full Both Samsung Note devices are MicroUSB and the OnePlus 3 is USB-C EDIT: Both Samsung devices do work. I needed an OTG adapter like the one spcjak7221 on post #4 below listed. I happened to have one forgotten in a box. I edited this post to reflect that the Samsung devices work (I had stated before that they did not). I was using a "normal" USB adapter similar to the ones shown on post #4 below which did not work, as spcjak7221 correctly stated. I cannot test the OnePlus3 device right now as I do not have an OTG adapter suitable for USB-C or a dongle that would allow my existing MicroUSB OTG adapter to work, but when I get one, I will update this compatibility list. Thanks to spcjak7221 for the clarification.
  25. I think you are right. I have an Amplifi 30 and a Spider V 60 and both seem to match 95-98% of the models. The Amplifi seems to be, in turn, an updated version of the POD X3 models. I used to have a Pod X3 but I sold it years ago to get an HD500, but weeks ago I found the manual and looked at the models and they seem to be similar for the most part. http://line6.com/support/topic/10189-fx100-vs-pod-x3/
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