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  1. Random1643

    After update, how do you turn on classic mode?

    Thanks, gtrman100!
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    After update, how do you turn on classic mode?

    I manage my 120W for gigs with the Spider V software rather than front panel. In the software, there's an option in the Cab setting per preset where you can toggle between FRFR and Classic. Gotta say I have yet to figure out managing the sound of the Classic option.; it ain't giggable yet for me.
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    Version 2.0 of V Remote does not work for Windows

    Just to add my experience as a 2018 HP laptop running Windows 10 owner, I needed some help from Line 6 Support but once I got the right set of instructions was able to update to Firmware 2.0 with no problems. It runs fine. I love the option of using the Classic speaker mode. Great improvement!
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    Spider V MkII Update- new software for Spider V

    Okay, I heard back from Line 6 Support last week and they resolved my issues - which are described above in acoupla posts on this thread. My main mistake was just following the instructions laid out in the July 24 email sent out by Line 6 - which highlights the opportunity for "ALL-NEW PRESETS, CLASSIC MODE & MORE. Apparently, in order to get the promised all-new presets, in addition to the steps laid out on July 24, you also need to "..factory reset your device AFTER backing up any presets you wish to keep." Poking around the Spider V Forum I see the factory reset was also mentioned in an earlier Line 6 announcement but not mentioned in the steps laid out in the email. Still, I'm all squared away. My personal presets survived the update process, I've got the new batch of presets, I can run my electric through the Classic speaker mode. I sent Support a few more questions about Brave New Firmware 2.0 stuff I still don't understand, but my setup is now giggable.
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    Spider V MkII Update- new software for Spider V

    A new day so I tried this again. Booting up I now seem to have a Spider Remote-Enstein App. The presets in the app - NOT including the profiles I built and parked in <32A-D>; they're still there - are a mix of what I had pre-Updater, some presets from the new list (in Excel) posted recently by Line 6, and some presets that I've never seen before. An Acoustic Example: The old app had Tube Instruments Preamp, Line 6 Piezacoustic and Line 6 Variax Acoustic. The new list of presets put out by Line 6, the Excel file, for an acoustic example, includes Acoustic Sim, Piezo Pickup, Variax Acoustic, Tube Preamp, Ambient Acoustic, and Acoustic Blues. Post-Updater, the acoustic presets in my app now include Spider Acoustic, Acoustic Rhythm, Acoustic Chorus, Acoustic Pluck, Acoustic Acoustic APX, Ambient Aco, Dirty Aco Blu. I still have the old Line 6 Variax Acoustic cause it was part of one of my profiles parked in section <32>. So there are now more acoustic presets. Not all bad. I still need to go through tho and try each of one of them. I I'm gonna call Support Staff this week and just walk through the updated app. See what they can tell me. One plus, for sure. The "Classic" amp option is there now so I can select that vs FRFR with any preset (or instrument profile I create). I appreciate this cause for a lot of my gigs I start out playing a Gretsch Electromatic and I prefer to set that profile to Classic, and then I switch to an acoustic-electric guitar, and sometimes to an ac-el 5-string banjo. The profiles for the latter 2 instruments I can leave set for FRFR. The Classic amp is really LOUD so @ gigs I'll need to remember to turn the amp volume down when playing the Gretsch. Playing directly through the 12"
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    Spider V MkII Update- new software for Spider V

    Similar experience to 30sos' above. I've got a laptop with Windows 10 OS. I followed the instructions emailed by Line 6 on July 24 for the Spider V 2.0 firmware update. I downloaded the Line 6 Updater for the Spider 120 with no problems. The Updater tho is having no effect on the Spider Remote app which in every way I can see is the same as before. I then removed both the Spider Remote App and the Updater and re installed both. Same result except that I got a black screen at the <Select device to update> stage. All of this was interspersed with several laptop reboots.
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    Basic tutorial for Spider Remote app

    This. You nailed it flux1968. And get beyond the What to the How. What are the specific steps, the instructions that I as a Spider V Remote App User need to take to get basic sh*t done, like in my case create, save and backup unique amp/mic/cab/effect profiles (batches of settings) for each instrument I play at gigs. My geek kid eventually took a look at the software and showed me how to do this, but that was after weeks of finding nothing in the Knowledge & FAQs section - there is exactly 1 video on the Videos page that pertains to the Spider V amps but has nothing to with my questions, in the Spider V Forum days after I posted the same set of questions one kind respondent offered some interesting stuff but not what I'm asking about, and Customer Service was a couple of weeks of wasted time before I gave up - lots of What and zero How. Line 6 is just a puzzle to me. Love the product but after that it feels like we're kinda out here on our own. The steps BTW to creating "profiles" are very easy but not if you don't know how. I recently received an email from Line 6 inviting me, as a Spider V 120W amp owner, to download a "Major Spider V Firmware Update," Firmware 2.0. Sounds wonderful but given the last coupla months is it a threat or an opportunity?
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    Getting Spider V Remote App Set for the Next Gig

    Thanks, Joe. Per my orig post I'm already using, gigging with the Spider Remote app via Windows 10. Can you link your blank tone bank? Thanks.
  9. I've read much of the Spider V Subforum, searched all L6 forums and looked at some other online resources, and I still don't understand how to just organize and save the settings I want per instrument in the Spider Remote (SR) app for my next gig. (It's not helpful BTW that all y'all @ Line 6 chose to focus your rudimentary Pilot Guide instructions on using the front panel controls and that darn ROTARY KNOB while pushing owners/users towards the clearly more user-friendly, easier to see Spider Remote app - and then NOT providing clear instructions for the app.) I'm able to run the SR app on my laptop with Windows 10, and not on my Android phone, so for now am just gigging with the laptop. Here's my situation. I have the Spider V 120w amp. I gig solo and in a duo usually bringing 3 instruments to the venue; typically this is an electric semi-hollow, a modded Gretsch G5620, for songs in standard and drop tunings, a parlor with a soundhole humbucker for open tuning songs & lotsa slide, and a 5-string banjo also with a humbucker. I run these through a Bumper 4-way instrument selector then on to the Spider V 120. For each instrument, I want a "set and forget" profile established in the SR app. I may toggle an effect off or on, but I just want the profile per instrument all set to pull up and run with. So, for example, I played a gig on Saturday where I had this profile for the Gretsch: Amp: Line 6 Super Clean (had to mess with the EQ but this sounded pretty good for my purposes) Cab: Line 6 1X12 Mic: Straight in 57 Stomp: Screamer (with preferred settings and on/off) Mod: Opto Trem (with pref setttings and on/off) Comp (pref settings; leave on) Reverb: Standard Spring (pref settings; leave on) I can create this now from scratch each time, but what are the steps for taking this profile for the Gretsch, saving it and parking it somewhere in the SR app for easy retrieval at the gig? And then for the parlor with the humbucker, same question. I have a profile I like but how do I keep it? And easily retrieve it? And the same for the banjo....
  10. Thanks, Kilrahi, for your response. Yes, that exact sequence. The compatibility test was clear that my Android phone is not ok to run Host Mode. Not happy.
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    Line 6 provided a Steinberg/Cubase link and pass code when I registered my Spider V 120 on this site recently. I followed the link, was prompted by Steinberg to register/create an account but the site was impervious to any attempt to register/create an acct. I would've reached out to Steinberg about the issue, but one needs to be registered to contact support....Eyes Rolling. What's funny is that years ago I was offered free Cubase with a completely different product; at that time I experienced the 20th century version not accessing the technology. I'll do other things with my time rather than pursue this in 2019. A waste of time.
  12. I'm a recent Spider V 120 owner. The Spider Remote software works fine on my HP laptop w/ Windows 10 OS. I gigged with this setup yesterday and have another gig tomorrow where my plan is again use the Spider V and my laptop. I also have an Android Galaxy S7 cell phone and would LOVE, just LOVE and strongly PREFER to use the S7 to manage my amplifier at gigs, but the S7 did not pass the compatibility test and - altho I can download the app via Play Store - Spider Remote software does nothing to control the amp when plugged in.