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  1. Hi funnbobby, I have a similar setup to you, I have an Amplifi 150 and POD HD500x. These days I mostly use the pod pedal for all my effects and amp modelling, and leave the amplifi as a foldback or FOH speaker depending on the situation. I created a patch for the Amplifi called FRFR (Full Range Frequency Response) which has all the effects off except reverb, which along with EQ I can control from the physical controls on the amp. I saved this patch to 1A so it automatically selects it when switched on. My signal chain is Guitar -> POD Guitar in -> POD headphones out -> Amplifi Guitar in. I used this setup in the pit band for a musical I played in, with the XLR outs on the POD going to the FOH mixing console and the Amplifi acting as my foldback. I had separate patches on my POD for my Strat, Maton and 12 string, each with their own inputs so no plugging and unplugging of cables was required. It worked perfectly for 15 shows and I continued to use the same setup for at home. With this setup you still have the functionality of the Amplifi if required, but you'll be primarily using the better effects processing and modelling from the pedalboard, in your case the Helix. Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer.
  2. Hi Ryder, The one firmware update should handle all the updates. Generally for any hardware if an update requires at least a certain version to update further it will tell you or the latest version just may not be available until you update to the latest version you can first. Remember to back up all your tones before the update and see how you go. Good luck! Riley.
  3. Hi, I have a Pod HD500x and Amplifi 150 that I use together with no issues. I set up a FRFR (full range frequency response) patch in slot 1A of the amplifi so it automatically selects it when I turn it on. The patch has only reverb that is defaulted to 0% mix. The reverb knob on the amp gives me the ability to adjust it as I need. The amp's EQ acts as a master EQ. I used this exact setup in the orchestra when I was playing guitar for a professional production of Mamma Mia and it worked perfectly. I had the out L and R on the pod going to the FOH mixer and the headphone port going to guitar in on the Amplifi. The setup was flawless and I now use it like this most of the time. For your situation (I assume you mean the HX Effects) you could set up patches with no effects but amp models you can adjust. That way you can use effects on the stomp box and amps are handled by the Amplifi. Should work well. So, to answer your question, yes you can use a Helix with Amplifi with no issues. Hope this is helpful! Riley.
  4. Hi Chuck, I also have the Amplifi 150 and Shortboard Mk II, and from what I can tell, only the 25 banks of 4 tones are stored on the amp, the rest are on the device or your L6 account. I came to this conclusion by switching to a new device and connecting to my amp. The onboard tones were the same and the other tones I loaded from my account. That's the conclusion I came to anyway. I hope this helps!
  5. Hey Penax, Is it only the controls on the amp that failed or have the EQ parameters in the app failed too? If it is only the physical knobs, it may just be a small fault with the board of potentiometers, or maybe the wires, otherwise it may be something software-related if the app doesn't work either. If the app works and the amp is out of warranty, try taking off the back and having a look. There is really sticky thermal paste and a heat sync so be careful not to get it all over your skin, but the whole dismantle process is very quick and easy. I hope it is just a loose wire or something that you can fix easily. Riley.
  6. Hi Jeff, It has been a common theme on this forum that iOS devices (especially older ones) don't work well with the Amplifi series. I have never used Apple device with my 150, so I'm not much help, but this is what I've heard a lot. I hope it works out for you.
  7. G'day Jergles, I use my Amplifi 150 for an FRFR system with my Pod HD500X with no issues, so I see no reason that the HX Stomp wouldn't work. I don't use the AUX in port though, I have had issues with getting it to work in stereo. I have set up a FRFR patch with all effects disabled except reverb, which I can control with the reverb control knob on the amp. I saved this in tone 1A so the system automatically starts working when the amp is turned on. My signal chain is guitar -> Pod HD500x Guitar in -> Headphones out (To combine L and R if using stereo effects) -> Amplifi Guitar in. System works flawlessly and is perfect for a foldback or small-medium sized gig. I set up the patch on a whim one day because I needed a foldback and didn't want to go out and buy a Yamaha DBR10 or similar. I was playing guitar for a professional production of Mamma Mia for about a month, and I had all my patches for my strat, acoustic and 12 string set up in my Pod pedal. I had my patches set up with different inputs so switching instruments was as simple as putting one down and picking another up. I had XLR out L and R going to front of house (I had a stereo chorus in play for a few songs, plus stereo effects sound nicer in general), and the Amplifi connected to the headphones out as a foldback. I could control my own level and reverb easily. Regarding the AUX in and issues with stereo, I now have a similar system set up as a studio in my university accommodation, but I have added a Yamaha MG10XU mixer to the mix (*badum tsss*) I use the headphones out on the POD with a 1/4 in TRS-2xTS to one of the stereo channels in the mixer, the the main out 1/4 in with a 2xTS to 3.5mm TRS connector in the Aux in port. I believe there is an issue with polarity however, because I can get one channel to work or the other, but never in true stereo. I have tried everything to no avail. I use headphones when mixing anyway so it isn't a real issue. Hope this is at least somewhat helpful for you, and I hope you find something that works for your setup. Riley
  8. Yes, Line 6 has a couple of issues, but all things considered, they are a great company creating great gear. I own an Amplifi 150, FBV Shortboard MkII, Pod HD500x and Relay G10 and Over the last 6 years on owning them I have had issues twice. (I blew up the power supply and mother board at a gig, I think it was a power surge, and I had this thread's issue which I fixed.) That is a hell of a lot better than Behringer's reputation. If you have this problem, try my accidental fix and let us know how it goes: Good luck with your amp!
  9. Hi Hosukgun, What I have done with my Amplifi to use with my other effects processor board is replace the 1A tone with a custom tone I created called FRFR (Full Range Frequency Response). In the tone I have turned off all effects and amps except reverb (which is on but set to 0 by default). This gives me the ability to use all my pedal board's effects with no Amplifi tones interfering with the sound, and I can simplify reverb simply by turning the knob on my amp to the level ideal to the situation I'm in. I used this setup when I was a guitarist in the orchestra for Mamma Mia in January and February this year and it worked flawlessly. I believe a similar setup may work for you, however I am not sure what the latency for the Neural DSP plugin will be like with the Amplifi. I am interested to see how it works out for you because I have been tossing up getting some plugins for a while, to use with my line 6 gear. Hopefully this helps for you! Riley.
  10. Hi rng52465, have you updated your Amplifi devices' firmware to the latest version? Usually after an Android or IOS update the amp needs more information about how to work with the new operating system and Line 6 releases that in the form of a firmware update. If you haven't yet, try updating the Amplifis through the Amplifi Updater utility on Mac or PC. If that doesn't work, try a factory reset by starting the amp with the volume knob and tone selector button pressed down and continue to hold until the master knob lights up. If none of that works, I am not sure how to help you sorry. I don't use any Apple products at all and from everything I have read, iPads and iPhones don't work as well with the Amplifi series as Android typically does, however I have had trouble with cheaper Android tablets and my Amplifi 150 before. I hope it all works out for you! Riley.
  11. Fantastic to hear! I'm glad you got it working without much trouble. What a steal for $100! Feel free to upvote if you like, lots of people have this problem and this seems to be the only easy fix.
  12. Hi WeWereDinosaurs, What a shame! I am sorry you have had trouble. All I can suggest is to try a factory reset by booting the unit while holding down the volume and tone buttons until all the volume lights light up and try again. If that doesn't work, try updating using Line 6 Updater on a PC if you can. Hopefully one of these works. Also, what device are you using with the Bluetooth? If I remember correctly, some devices (especially iPhones and iPads I think) don't work very well with the bluetooth on the Amplifi series amps and end up dropping out a lot when they aren't within a metre or less of each other. I know that my Amplifi 150 was very unreliable with Bluetooth (even with my Samsung devices and when they were in contact with each other) in certain spaces with lots of wireless signals flying around, such as in the Performing Arts Centre, so I had to make sure all my patches were sorted either prior to the audio and light techs booting up their systems, or take the amp away if anything needed changing. I just wish that I could plug in my computer and do any changes on a dedicated Amplifi Edit program, similar to POD HD500x edit and Helix Edit, but Line 6 says they have no plan to release such an app for the Amplifi series. If there are a lot of wireless signals travelling where you're trying to update, you may be getting some interference from one of them causing the connection to drop. Hopefully some of this is helpful! Riley.
  13. Great to hear that my random attempt at fixing it has worked for so many people! Feel free to upvote the original solution to help more unfortunate people solve the problem without forking out fortunes. Happy playing! Riley.
  14. Hi again, I have stopped having any problems at all with my Amplifi 150. It works a dream and is perfect for both practice and gigging. One thing I have noticed is that if I am in a venue with lots of data transfer wirelessly, (for lights, stage control, communications, lapel mics, etc.) the Amplifi doesn't work well with the app. depending on the unique Bluetooth frequency of your particular Amplifi and the signals around it, it may be a signal frequency (i.e. a particular wifi network) that may interfere and cause issues. Another thing I noticed is the terrible range on the bluetooth control. It really is quite abysmal at times and causes problems. Now, however, I refrain from using the app unless I am making tones, and do everything via my FBV Shortboard MKii where possible. I have come to the conclusion that the Amplifi and app combination is really designed for practicing, and if you want to gig with the amp, it is nearly essential to have the bluetooth switched off and a control pedal to switch tones if required. I love my Amplifi and it does exactly what I want it to when I follow these "rules".
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