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  1. ADBrown

    Patches

    Each preset will have noise gate, wah, volume pedal, compressor, EQ, reverb and 3 open spots to assign the effects of your choice. The Spider Remote app is free to download for computer or smart device, if you would like to check it out the features and browse the amps/effects. Here are a few screenshots from the app:
  2. Spider V comes bundled with Cubase LE recording software. Just register your amp in your Line 6 account and you will be sent a link to download Cubase LE. To record with Spider V; connect the amp to your computer via USB, make sure the selector switch on the back of the amp is set to the correct USB port. If you are using a PC you will need to download the correct drivers from line6.com/software. Once your Spider V is connected to your computer, open your recording software and select Spider V as your input and output in the audio settings.
  3. No, the remote app only works with Spider V amplifiers.
  4. Classic mode will turn off the cab and mic model. You will be playing through the amp model and using the physical cab. I like to think of FR vs Classic as Recorded tone vs Amp in the Room. In FR mode you have an amp model + cab model + mic model. Whenever you are listening to a record you are hearing the recorded tone of that amp, which means you're hearing the amp, microphone, and anything post that. In classic mode you are using the physical cab instead of a modeled cab, so there is no microphone model. This is closer to the sound of sitting in the room with your favorite amp, rather than hearing one played back on a record or mic'd up and played back through studio monitors.
  5. I would look at the 10 band EQ and see if every one of the frequencies is being used to shape the sound. If only a couple of areas are EQ'd then you can translate that to Spider V's PEQ. In an instance where more than 4 bands are being EQ'd it will likely involve some guesswork and going by ear. Try to visualize the EQ curve created by the 10 band EQ and then try and and recreate it the best you can in Spider V.
  6. Currently HX Stomp is limited to 6 blocks. Once firmware 3.0 drops HX Stomp will have 8 blocks.
  7. I also highly recommend Jason Sadites's videos/YouTube channel. Very in depth look into how to build a tone, and he creates excellent tones as well.
  8. It is not possible to add more riffs. Spider V comes loaded with 4 demo riffs in various styles. The volume of the demo riff cannot be changed. The overall volume is controlled by the amp model, start by turning down the volume on the amp model. To change from demo riff to a metronome or drum beat: Use the rotary scroll knob to select icon on the left portion of the screen, then press the rotary scroll knob to switch between demo riff, metronome, and drum tracks.
  9. I recommend trying a factory restart first. Hold the Home button to open the menu and scroll until you find Factory Reset, select Factory Reset. You will need to back up any presets you wish to keep before performing a factory reset. If the factory reset does not work try reinstalling the firmware. In rare instances, after an update, Spider V well default the volume pedal to 0% in presets. You can test/fix this with an FBV expression pedal. If you do not have an FBV floorboard controller, press the EDIT button on Spider V and then scroll until you find the Volume pedal. Make sure the Max is set to 100%. You can also turn the volume pedal on and off from this page. If these tips don't solve your issue, please open a ticket with customer support https://line6.com/support/tickets/
  10. 1. I would guess he started in that known low range (150-250Hz) and came up with 195Hz or 176Hz based on using his ear or perhaps thinking about the application of each amp model. For instance, a Mesa Amp is often used for metal/hard rock, perhaps in a drop tuning, usually playing chugging low notes on the guitar. For that style of playing it makes sense to accentuate lower bass frequencies. A Twin is usually cleaner, so for most situations, the bass probably doesn't need to be as deep or boosted as a high gain amp. He also may have played the amp models through an EQ analyzer, and decided what to boost or cut based on that visual readout. 2. I like to keep my frequencies in order of Lo, Lo mid, high mid, high, but these can cross over each other. It's no issue if they do. A hypothetical scenario could be that you boost the low mids and find improvement in tone, but also need to cut something below it to eliminate muddiness. Hope this helps!
  11. Spider V 20: Hold down FX2 and FX3 buttons while powering on, then press and release 'save' while the amp is turned on.
  12. No, I should have phrased "best judged by ear" as "use your ears to judge what sounds best" - instead of going strictly by numbers. You will still need to have knowledge of what frequencies contribute to what type of sound, which is why I posted the reference chart. It's a combination of applied knowledge and using your ears. For example; if you hear your tone has a loose low end, you may want to try cutting frequencies on the low end to tighten the sound. You could use a piece of software to get a visual representation of EQ changes made to a preset, but ultimately you are still using your ears. Hope this helps!
  13. The EQ is applied to the whole preset and settings will vary between presets. EQ can help shape a tone by either boosting or cutting certain frequencies. For example EQ shaping might help add life to a flatter sound, tame muddy bass, or tame piercing highs Determining which frequencies to cut or boost and by how much will vary, and is best judged by ear - though some background knowledge will certainly come in handy. Here's a chart you can use as starting point for reference. Check out the presets that do use EQ and experiment with turning the EQ on and off to hear how it affects the tone.
  14. If you are looking to keep things simple and stick with the presets you've already created in Helix, your best bet is a PA style or FRFR speaker. FRFR = full range flat response. FRFR is great for modeling units like Helix. There are quite a few on the market. Line 6 makes it's own FRFR solution, the PowerCab series. PowerCabs can provide a full range for use with Helix. Powercab also has built in speaker models to give you more of the "amp in the room feel". Essentially speaker modeling lets you disable the cab model in Helix and run an amp model straight into Powercab's physical cab and speaker(s). Powercab + models can also be controlled by Helix via an L6 Link cable. I would look into some FRFR options. Adding an analog amp is a possibility, but IMO the setup can get more complex with 4 cable method. You may want to check out the facebook group "Line 6 Helix Family User Group OFFICIAL and ORIGINAL" - there's near 30k members, who all hang out and talk Helix and are very helpful. They will definitely share their thoughts on different FRFR speakers and more.
  15. The headphone out can be configured to a line out. Press and hold the home button and set the phones mode to "line". This will send line level signal out of the headphone jack, it will not be affected by the master volume. You will likely need an adaptor to go from the 1/8" headphone jack on Spider V to your focusrite.
  16. As gtrman100 pointed out, no need to buy a Spider V Mk2. You can update your Spider V to the latest firmware and your amp will be a Mk2 as well.
  17. You can use the same remote app to control both Spider V120 and 30. (Just not at the same time). You can also use the app to transfer your presets from Spider V120 to a Spider V30
  18. Hi all, for anyone who is interested, Line 6 recently did a livestream lesson on Spider V Mk2 amplifiers. The video also dives into the app a bit.
  19. With larger Spider V amps you can connect an FBV 3 floorboard to control effects with footswitches and an expression pedal. Spider V 20 does not have FBV support.
  20. I've attached the older 1.05 firmware to this post. You can use the Line 6 updater and the local file option to roll back. a39_1_05.0.svu
  21. You can rollback to 1.01 using the Line 6 updater application line6.com/software Line 6 updater should recognize your Spider V when connected to a computer via USB. Click through the prompts to update the amp, you can manually select an older firmware from the list of available firmwares.
  22. Does the volume pedal effect work when using the expression pedal? The expression pedal switches between volume and wah by pressing down on the toe until you feel a click.
  23. ADBrown

    HX Stomp Dual Amp

    Just checked on my Stomp to confirm, yes this is possible.
  24. The amp and effect models are all the same with the latest firmware. The latest firmware added redesigned presets and classic speaker mode.
  25. The headphone out can be configured to a line out. Press and hold the home button and use the rotary knob to scroll until you find the setting to change the headphone out from phones to line out.
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