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About SeaRefractor

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  1. If Samsung does release an eventual Android Pie for the S7, hopefully that will bring host mode goodness. Still some articles being released that while it might be less likely, it's still possible Pie is coming to the S7.
  2. SeaRefractor

    Internet /amp connection for backing tracks

    Sorry, was away from the Interweb for a bit. While you are all set with the 3.5mm cable and may not need this detail, I'm updating for others that may read this thread. For a PC and Android, the cable is USB "B". These can be had pretty cheap online for around $6.00, I have a nice gold plated one from Amazon Basics that works well for me. For iOS, the cable is USB to lighting. There is also a switch on the back of the amp that needs to be moved to the correct setting.
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    Internet /amp connection for backing tracks

    Glad Line 6 has USB available on the Spider V besides the 3.5mm AUX connection. USB allows for a lot more flexibility in the long term if you also may be using the PC as a digital audio workstation (DAW). Besides playing backing tracks from your PC or Macintosh, you can record the Amp without adding the cost of microphones and so on to record your guitar and effects. Despite an 3.5mm audio jack on my Samsung S9, I use USB with the little Samsung adapter that was included with my smartphone to do backing tracks during travel where I don't want to lug a laptop or PC along as well. I use the excellent Android app "Audio Evolution Mobile Studio" as my DAW when on the road. But you can record by USB on the phone with pretty much any audio capture application. Same with iPhones.
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    I want to loop with my Spider V 120W

    This is a user forum and while I do occasionally see Line 6 replies, I've never seen future plans outside planned firmware release notes. Line 6 does have a mechanism for us to let them know what features we desire. That's their Ideascale forum to post ideas and have different users up or down vote those requests. If technically possible and sufficient votes are present, you'll see them become reality eventually. http://line6.ideascale.com/ I'd actually submitted the same request, you can up vote it here: https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Spider-V-looper-support-with-FBV-Express-MKII-by-using-A+B/940720-23508#idea-tab-comments Only 4 votes, so more MKII Express owners need to get in and vote, that's no where near the levels of the completed ideas.
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    Impossible to record in Win 10

    I've been pretty busy and haven't yet returned home to my DAW, but did want to list out the following: 1. You need the Line 6 Spider V serial driver. Make sure it's up to date from the Line 6 downloads. 2. When setting up Cubase, you need to have the amp plugged in and turned on. That's when you'll succeed in selecting the amp using the following detail: https://steinberg.help/cubase_elements_le_ai/v9.5/en/cubase_nuendo/topics/setting_up/setting_up_audio_driver_selecting_t.html I find that Cubase checks the presence of the ASIO driver when the application starts. It's not present if the amp is not already "ON". If I make that mistake, I have to "reselect" using the VST audio system in Cubase 10 in order to be able to record. I suspect many, like myself prior to determining this, had the sequence of starting their computer, starting Cubase and then turning on the amp. You need to be sure the amp is on prior to Cubase.
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    Psyched for the Spider V 240 HC

    No worries on the production in my opinion. The Spider IV was out for 6 years prior to the Spider V and the V 240 HC was released later than the V 240.
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    I want to loop with my Spider V 120W

    FBV 3, or the FBV Shortboard MKII are the only two methods beyond pressing the looper button on the front of the amp. The method of operation is pretty close to the same. In other words, if you find a Shortboard MKII at a very good 2nd hand price, definitely pick it up.
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    Impossible to record in Win 10

    I use Cubase 10 Elements with my Spider V 120. I'm not in front of my DAW at this time, but when I have the opportunity I'll put together a quick list on how I have it configured. Yes, I'm using the latest edition of Windows 10 along with a Lenovo IdeaCenter ( 27" AIO setup with maxed out memory and storage)
  9. Calibration? https://line6.com/support/page/kb/effects-controllers/fbv-mki-mkii-controllers/video-tutorial-how-to-calibrate-an-fbv-mkii-shortboard-pedal-r190/ If you've tried calibrating multiple times then it's time to contact Line 6 support https://line6.com/support/tickets/
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    Now with the custom tone site you can download and upload tones from the cloud. https://line6.com/customtone/browse/spiderv/
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    Spider V Blank Tone and Fresh Start Banks for Download.

    Is it just me or did Line 6 forget to notify us that there is now a custom tone "web" access for Mac/PC presets that map to the tone cloud? https://line6.com/customtone/browse/spiderv/
  12. I'm suprised this hasn't been advertised well, but you can now download from the following and when checking seems to be the tone cloud. https://line6.com/customtone/browse/spiderv/ You can then save these to a folder and use the IMPORT feature.
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    Spider V remote version (win 10) does not work!

    I didn't even know that the Custom tone supported the Spider V yet. I'll give this a try and let you know if I run into any issues myself. This may actually solve the concern of accessing the "tone cloud" from the Spider Remote PC application if these are links to all the same tone cloud presets. UPDATE: I'm able to save the file and then IMPORT or LOAD/SAVE. Also, it is the files from the tone cloud. Not sure if this is the key, but I do have the Version 1.91 Line 6 Driver2 (serial driver) installed along with the Spider Remote. This is current at this time, but please always check to see if there is a newer version.
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    Spider V Blank Tone and Fresh Start Banks for Download.

  15. By pressing the looper button on the front of the amplifier. The Express MKII doesn't control the Spider V 60-240HC looper function.