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  1. I'm very happy with this https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/analyzer/id454225351?mt=8 The Analyzer is a combination of a sound pressure level (SPL) meter and a full range multiple bands frequency analyzer. It is mainly designed for audio professionals who need to evaluate different working environments (e.g. studios, live stages)... that’s why it’s perfect for anyone who’s in need of acoustical analysis!! It is easy to use and comes with amazing features only known from professional acoustic tools. Use the Analyzer for measuring stages, testing speakers, setting up your hi-fi system, evaluating sound mixing environments, analyzing your instrument... or for measuring the noise your neighbor makes with his new stereo! The Analyzer is pre-calibrated for all iDevices, but it includes a calibration function as well. It comes with a highly intuitive user interface with zoom gesture control, individual color settings, reticle zoom and many more exciting features. The Analyzer can store, load and export measurement data and supports iCloud storage. Combine the Analyzer with external microphones such as the MicW i436 or Microtech M372 for better measurement performance! Or use it with external USB audio hardware like the RME Fireface UCX or the Alesis IO dock, change the measurement scale to dB (FS) and use it as a studio Realtime Analyzer! ANALYZER FEATURES SPL Meter: - SPL measurement weighting functions: A B C Z - Industry standard response times: impulse, fast and slow - Meter switchable to dB FS for measuring with external USB interface - Pre-calibrated for all available iOS devices Realtime Audio Analyzer (RTA) audio engine: - Bandwidth selectable from 1 octave up to 1/1200 octave (depending on your iDevice) - FFT block size from 1024 to 65536 samples - 6 different FFT window functions - Leq measurement - Automatic peak detection - Signal generator: pink and white noise, sine - Manual and automatic calibration - Frequency response compensation for different mic characteristics of the built-in microphones RTA graphics: - Touch gesture zoom - Reticle with lens functionality - Bar or FFT line view - User definable graph colors - Create up to 14 snapshots with hold, Leq, or snapshot function - Workspace concept: store all current snapshots and color settings - Snapshot and workspace storage, load and export - iCloud support: move files between local and iCloud storage - Export to .csv oder .png files: share them via Mail, Dropbox, iTunes etc. - Import of .csv files AVAILABLE AS IN-APP PURCHASES: - Frequency response compensations for Mic-W i436 (with individually adjustable sensitivity), i266, i456, i825, i855, iShotgun and the Apple EarPods
  2. I'm thinking the Line-6 engineering team is too distracted by the new Helix. Based upon my history with prior Line-6 gear , I doubt we will see a Firehawk FX "Firmware 1.02" until October 2015 at the earliest
  3. Should you run into noise when connected via USB to your computer - I have developed a good bit of debug / solutions here http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=367.0 and more Audio Ground Loop debug / solutions here http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=2078.0
  4. Typical result of a Ground Loop. Diagnosing and Fixing Ground Loops to Prevent AC Hum/Buzz http://www.ebtechaudio.com/findloop.pdf http://www.glab.com.pl/tip_9_en Insert one of these between your last effect and the 1/4" input on the HD500 or Pyle PHE300 is $14 http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/555-16050?utm_source=Criteo&utm_medium=Retargeting&utm_term=555-16050&utm_campaign=criteo+retargeting&CA_6C15C=530004080000223021
  5. In September, post a pic of your 7 cable method multi-amp setup !
  6. If you ever get near an Antares ATG-1 - its worth checking out - excellent Acoustic 12 string emulation - works best with a Godin LGX-SA or other 13 pin guitars http://www.autotuneforguitar.com/products/atg-1.php
  7. Its not indicated on the Amazon sales link above. - but I ordered a set anyway, and after I opened the packaged there was a sticker on the HipShot cardboard box saying" now included UMP Mounting Plates I'll post a pic
  8. Myself - I use Roland EV-5 Expression pedals with all my Line-6 gear: M13, HD500X, Firehawk FX
  9. The FireHawk FX also uses an optical photocell expression pedal, and many observe that the Expression Pedal goes bananas when playing outdoors at Sunset. It occurs when The intense light angle is low it may accidentally trigger the Expression Pedal Photocell. (Reference) http://line6.com/support/topic/14682-fire-hawk-went-wrong-during-a-gig/?do=findComment&comment=106917
  10. Is the helix Expression Pedal Optcal photocell -like the FireHawk FX ?
  11. Archived here http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=11934.0
  12. Sparingly apply Caig De-Oxit to mantain working noisefree switch contacts http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DeoxIT?adpos=1o1&creative=54989263441&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CLHetNOzyMYCFQkIaQodE5MO3A
  13. This is normal - and I know the TonePros advocates might think this is a bad design, in my case with my modified JTV-59 with Bigsby (see avator on left) - this JTV-59 Bridge post "slop" is beneficial for keeping my guitar in tune when using the Bigsby tremolo, the Bridge "pivots" like a Gretsch with Bigsby.
  14. I took delivery of these Hipshot tuners http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ABLI0IC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 they come with the new UMP (Universal Mounting Plate ) - not bad for $52
  15. Below video 100% matches the patch change delay time of my Firehawk FX when bluetooth connected with iPhone 6 plus http://youtu.be/BPMsMXYq2n0
  16. Noble effort! I have found its worth reading old docs for other effects to learn how effects work, and strategies for live use. http://www.foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/ http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=88.0 FWIW -I'm administrator for an Independent "not affiliated with any company" multi-fx forum with ability to host many docs and user to user patch sharing. I already host the nets largest repository of Variax Workbench patches http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=138.0 The Firehawk FX area is here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=198.0
  17. I bet if you call them they could order what you prefer http://www.sporthitech.com/ (855) 823-8894
  18. http://www.sporthitech.com/ http://www.sporthitech.com/brands/Hipshot.html
  19. Simple test - next time you remove strings, grab the string binding post on the Korean JTV-69 locking Tuner and twist it back and forth, there exists 5 to 7 degrees of loose backlash. No Backlash on the Hipshot = more stability and ability to return to pitch during / after heavy whammy bar use
  20. The parent company = INMUSIC owns Alesis, Alto, Numark, Akai, M-Audio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InMusic_Brands The Alto TS112A have 800 watts ( 400 RMS) Total The Alesis Alpha 112A started life as an improved version - same cab ( just different brand badge) have 1000 watts ( 500 RMS) total and a larger HF Horn more details here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=12481.0 Agreed - but here in USA, I can buy four Alesis 112A cabs for the price of one Stagesource L2t http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SSL2T?adpos=1o2&creative=55686218521&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CLmghOCwt8YCFQMbaQods3cJSg And run two for PA FOH mains and two for stage monitors - been doing that for many gigs -indoors. outdoors over a year and the Alesis Alpha 112A still work like new. I use Alto TS112A padded covers during transport http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/928368-REG/alto_spkrcvr12_slip_on_padded_speaker.html Alesis Alpha 112A are only 31 pounds - saves my back Owners Manual http://alesis.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/25/5493293bfa0d4f599875af6eddd8ea08/file/alpha112_quickstartguide_v1.2.pdf "What is a DSP doing in my Powered PA Cab?" Its performing a time aligned brickwall filter for each path of the Powered Bi-Amp Speaker Cab, and solves the classic issue of passive crossovers of having a "frequency hole" right in the middle of your audio frequency spectrum right at the woofer / HF Tweeter crossover point - which often is right in the middle of your Guitar Frequency spectrum See example below Classic passive Crossover DSP Active Crossover ( Firtec = DSP)
  21. IMHO - After these mods: Locking IEC AC Inlet ( and a X3 Live style protective bar for the LCD/Knobs) and Neutrik USB Connectors would I classify the Helix as "Tour Grade" http://www.neutrik.com/en/multimedia/multimedia-connectors/usb/ Product Guide - Section Data Connectors http://www.neutrik.com/en/multimedia/usb/nausb-w http://www.neutrik.com/en/multimedia/usb/nkusb Need to hang out at the POD HD Forum more or play gigs where Dancers jump on stage and walk on your gear POD HD500X Dead? http://line6.com/support/topic/14558-hd500x-dead/?hl=usb
  22. Id like A/B them with Line-6 StageSource powered cabs. Can't find a dealer with Line-6 inventory I bought a pair of EV ELX112P but they stay home while the Alpha 112A's I rely on for all my gigs. Great sound , go plenty loud and light. I use Alto TS112A padded covers during transport.
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