Posts posted by Brazzy
That’s a tough situation man. I hope it works out for everyone involved.
I don’t have any solid advice cause the only experience I have is a relationship I thought was serious with a woman who was bipolar and lucky for me I dodged a knife to my head while sleeping on the floor not to mention a few other weird things leading up to that.
We always hope we know the person we love but sometimes no matter what we do we don’t.
Best Wishes to and yours.
Hey Carlos! I had my Spider Jam cranked up the other day. Still sounds good and I've had it since 2008.
I’m not sure what the problem may be but I don’t know how you’re using spdf to monitor.
Here’s something I read a while back.
8 hours ago, luckylours said:
Hey Brazzy, Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving for you !
I am from Switzerland so we do not celebrate thanksgiving ;)
I have changed power transformer and relays on mine. I like my DT amps , they are amazingly good !!!
Glad to hear you fixed it up.
You needed to replace your relays too?
I don’t know exactly what Line 6 did to my DT50 but I like it. As far as I know they did the transformer but maybe they had more to do. I’m just glad they fixed it.
I also dig the amp very much.
3 hours ago, BrenTravis said:
Hi everyone. I followed Brazzy's link today and my POD X3 Live is working with Gearbox on Windows 10. I really appreciate you posting the link. Thanks a lot Brazzy.
Glad it helped Man! My Pod X3 Pro is still going strong too.
Happy Thanksgiving to You and Everyone!
Keep on Rockin!
On 11/25/2020 at 1:12 AM, luckylours said:
Unfortunately not. But still interested Even if i am 5 five years late ;) which one Brazzy ?
this one ?
Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a while, lol, I think it’s the one. :)
Line 6 fixed it for me and since it’s been working really good.
When that happened to me I called them but a support ticket should get you a bunch more.
Here's something might help some.Quote
the following is a copy & paste of an old post about the 4CM topic made by a guy called Tyler on a different forum:
I've cracked the HD500 4CM!!!
Postby johnsontylerj » Wed May 02, 2012 8:23 pm
OK fellas - I've figured it out...It's way later than a month after the last post. (sorry about that)
Here's the Skinny, I've done tests now with signal generators to get consistent levels, and been very scientific about all this.
There are two main reasons for tone suck using the 4CM and an HD500 - and one of the reasons is a legitimate bug in the product - one is actually intentional.
First step in config - Input assignments = Input 1-Guitar, Input 2-Variax. This lowers the noise-floor of the pedal.
First - there is a 2.8dB difference between the Input Jack and the FX Send Jack (this is the bug). This has a huge impact on the tone. When you're using the HD500 as a pedal board before the Blackstar Preamp - the FX send switch needs to be set to "Stomp" - If it's set to "Line", you're unnaturally clipping the preamp in an unpleasant way because it's sending a signal that's 10dB LOUDER than the input signal...We all knew that.
The solution is to place the FX loop AFTER the mixer in your FX chain - so It goes: [Effects blocks]=>[Amp Model (Bypassed)]=>[Mixer]=>[FX LOOP]=>[Remaining Effects Blocks] Make Sense?
Then - you turn up BOTH A and B channels of the Mixer to "+3.0dB" and pan them both to "Center".
Now if you were to test the signal like I did, you would notice NEGLIGIBLE differences in the tone. The Gut Shimmer is back, right?
But wait - if your using a patch that has a fuzz face in it, or an analogue chorus (or a number of other FX)- and it's the first thing in the signal chain your thinking - "Why the hell is my tone still wrong - it sounds like someone turned the tone knob on my guitar down!!"
Well, this is the intentional part of the HD modelling...It's called Input Z. Line 6 is modelling the individual and authentic impedances of the pedals and Amps being modeled. Hence an analogue chorus with a 22K pot being first thing in the chain will KILL your tone. The fix is simple - either move the effect, or set the Input Z globally to 3.5M, or 1M - there's almost no difference between the two as far as the end result is concerned.
When you use these simple tweaks to setup 4CM you'll be VERY happy with the results. PM me if you have any other questions.
19 hours ago, Looselectron said:
REALLY! I played for two hours in the park on Saturday and Sunday. No issues!
I tried my Sonic Port with my iPhone 6s (iOS 12) again (been a little while) and I'm still getting random clicks. I was using Garageband and Mobile Pod "Inter app". I made sure the audio buffer size was 20ms to take some load off the CPU. I think it's a little too much for the chip in the phone to process. I'm no expert but I do have quite a bit of experience.
The recordings aren't in the rendered track though which is a plus but If I was monitoring with an amp or studio speakers the random clicks or noise produced with the phone will be heard. I wish the iPhone worked better cause I think the Mobile Pod and Garageband work pretty good together. If only that random noise wasn't there.
11 hours ago, gullable said:
Thanks Brazzy, I appreciate the helpful comment. I have already exhausted every setting I can access and still no reaction from the top 'rec, play, undo' buttons. I really think I have a glitch that is preventing the message from the buttons to the amp. I was hoping to bypass the top buttons by plugging in a foot pedal, but I'm not exactly sure which pedal to buy. None of the sites that offer the many pedals available are specific enough to say if it will work on the 'spider jam' and more specifically, whether it will have the 'rec, play, undo' features through the pedal. This has become very confusing and tiresome for me. Thinking maybe I'm just going in the wrong direction all together. I already have a full time job. I just wanna jam man! Any info on a simple, specific model of pedal that would for sure offer those features would be very helpful. rarellono mentioned the fvb short board pedal. It seems like a lot of pedal for what I'm trying to accomplish. Good god, this is like doing my taxes at this point.
Your welcome. Any of the FBV Express boards will work with it. I hear ya about just wanting to jam. It took me a while to understand what's going on in all those buttons. lol.
On 9/21/2018 at 10:56 PM, Looselectron said:
Apparently they was. I just downloaded iOS12, and plugged in my Sonic Port VX. No clicks and pops so far!!!
Really? I'm going to try it after the update too.
Plug your guitar into the 'guitar input' then on the 'record select button' make sure it's set to "guitar". Press the 'drum' button and select a drum set use the arrow to select a song list or the drum list and select one but be careful to have you master volume down first. After you select a song or drum press play to play it and/or press record to record. If you press record and play your guitar it should be recording the drum or song and your guitar.
If you want to record your guitar through the AUX input you'll need to select AUX/Mic with the record select button then make sure you press the 'input' button twice to make adjust it's input. On the first press of the input button you should see level adjustments for the drums and songs. You should go through these menus to get familiar with them.
Hope this helps some.
18 hours ago, PDKTDK said:
Mine has been to line6 twice and they covered it. I actually bought a backup one (both DT50) after the first incident. I've recently started gigging again and am scared to death it will fail me. Keep in mind these amp have not had even 20 hours of use.
I wish they'd take them back and give me a solid state speaker replacement with L6 link. They're both like new... because I am afraid to use them.
I have just one and feel the same as you. I've been using it and it sounds great but man the cloud just seems to be looming.
On 8/15/2018 at 3:41 PM, bserrano14 said:
i ordered the one you have... hopefully it will work
It should work with the M Audio Uno. I've got one too.
On 8/2/2018 at 10:19 PM, Looselectron said:
Cool! How's the latency?
I didn't get any clicks/pops with the iRig HD 2, but it was noticeably longer than the Sonic Port VX with Tonestack (though not with Mobile Pod because it seems there's now way to do better than 2ms of latency...). This was my experience both using headphones and my Fostex monitors.
Sorry I thought I had good news but as I used the Mobile In again I noticed a fizz noise that seems to be like the click problem in respect to frequency. I can still record and render without the noise but it's as annoying as the first time.
As far as latency is concerned I felt it was pretty good.
Interesting, I tried my old Mobile In using an adapter cable with my iPhone 6s and I had no clicking. Latest iOS 11.4.1
6 hours ago, CarlosBluesman said:
So, why don´t you join us visiting Calabasas Line6 plant next month?
Let´s make a hit, man!
Thanks for the invite man unfortunately a trip out there is not in the cards for currently but it does sounds fun. I wish you fun trip and keep crankin out the cool vids. My thumbs up to ya.
On 7/17/2018 at 6:31 PM, CarlosBluesman said:
But, why nobody told me to make this upgrade?
And why there is new ones with green labels wrote 2.0?
Line 6 pos-selling procedures are very nazy. Doesn´t inform the costumer about the news concerning to the product proudly bought.
Well, thanks a lot, psarkissian! Hugs to Lando Karlrissian of Star Wars!
Hey Carlos that was a cool video you made there. You play like a pro man. Thumbs up to you. :) Also glad you updated your Spider Jam.
I've started using my sonic port with my iPhone (with latest IOS) again and even though I get an occasional click It's not coming through on the Garageband rendered recording. I went into 'song settings' in GB, went down to 'advanced' and switched '24 Bit Audio Resolution' to 'on'. Not sure if it helped the occasional click though.
I monitored with 32 ohm headphones from the sonic port but one time had the headphones plugged into the iPhone jack. Can't remember if the click was better or gone.
I wish I didn't hear any clicks at all.
I recorded the following using my guitar into HD500 > Sonic Port > Garageband. Then I used Audacity to adjust the volume level.
This one I plugged the guitar into the sonic port and used Mobile In amp models.
On 5/28/2018 at 2:46 PM, chrisblythenz said:
Thanks guys. I’m curious though, without DTedit is the only way to access the different preamps by using a midi controller? I have an HD500 so have the preamps in that anyway, so wondering what people who don’t have a Pod will do to access the new amps
There was an application created by a third party years ago and was sold in the Apple App Store which was for an iPhone or iPad and with the correct midi to iPad/iPhone adapter connected one could control the internal functions. I think it was called DTCustomizer but I'm not sure it's available to buy anymore.
Also there was an app called (I think) MIDI Memo and it could record all of the changes one made to all midi devices connected to the amp (like it's own network). After recording all of ones moves they could be played back and the musician could play in sync with the played back recording of 'the changes' he or she wouldn't even have to think about pressing any buttons (pedal buttons) unless a pause was in order.
There was also some midi controllers with pedal buttons made that could be programmed, I forget the name brand at the moment. You could do a google search and probably find the company.
I'm pretty sure there wasn't a second production of this amp. All them are probably from 08.
Incidentally I have a Spider Jam I bought new in 08 and it's still working good.
Yes you can use the CD/ MP3 jack, I also use the auxiliary in. FYI, I’ve got the HD500 not the Helix. Have fun.
2 hours ago, botard89 said:
Ok. I'll just have to check it out. For me it shouldn't have been worth the trouble to begin with. I need to learn when to turn down a problem but as I've invested in crap now I'd like to make it angolden turd at this point. I should've sank the money into something working and don't really want to discuss what I ended up paying for it. Hahaha. The speaker is still good for something though I suppose.
I hear Ya. You could use it as a speaker cabinet.
I would look carefully at the circuit board or anywhere else for a cold solder joint but the amp may be not be worth the trouble.
What a weird.. life...
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Following up, how are you doing in this situation OP? I hope ok.