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  1. Join JRR Shop - last month they had a 50% off sale on USA Tyler Variax http://blowout.jrrshop.com/restricted/ http://www.jrrshop.com/line-6-jtv69s-usa-3-tone-sunburst
  2. I just ordered a Sonic Port VX older ipad 30 pin cable here: SonicPort VX uses the identical adapter cable as used with Line 6 Mobile keys https://www.globalfulfillment.net/gfsnet/line6/10Expand.aspx?ProductCode=98-035-0002 Mobile Keys/Sonic Port 30-pin iOS Cable Product Code: 98-035-0002 3ft locking iOS cable for your Mobile Keys or Sonic Port Family devices $24.99 http://www.fullcompass.com/product/457008.html Line 6 21-34-0230 3 Foot iOS Cable for Mobile Keys 25 and 49 OUR PART # 21-34-0230 Contact Line 6 direct If you need the SonicPort Lighning cable Part# 21-34-0240 (CABLE,LIGHTNING SONICPORT) $34.00 each + shipping Line 6, Inc. 26580 Agoura Road Calabasas, CA 91302-1921 Main Phone#: (818) 575-3600 Main Fax#: (818) 575-3601 Customer Service: 8am - 5pm M-F Pacific Time Press option 2 for Customer Service Our busiest hours are from 11am to 2pm.
  3. yes also the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 has excellent audio performance too - but mandates use of a Battery powered USB Hub other strategies for high quality 24 bit audio interfaces on modern iPad/ iPhones are described here: IPad/iPhone 24 bit Audio / MIDI + FTP and more on Battery power http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=10323.0
  4. Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 Owners manual http://line6.com/data/6/0a060b316ac34f0593cc41922/application/pdf/FBV%20MkII%20Series%20Controller%20Advanced%20User%20Guide%20-%20English%20(%20Rev%20B%20).pdf I found time to play with my Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 - with the goal of using this with my iPad / iPhone Rig and / or my Boss GP-10/MacMini Rig. The Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 is 100% USB powered, and of course the iPad+CCK does not provide enough power. Next I tried inserting a powered USB hub ( Pluggable 4 port with 2.5Amp supply) between iPad(+CCK) and the Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 I'm running IOS 7 and IOS 8 on multiple IOS devices ( iPad Air (IOS 7.5.2) and iPhone 6 Plus (IOS8.1.2) To no avail - all I got after 10 seconds was a pop up error message on iPad "The connected device, Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 is NOT compatible." and no MIDI data Then I tried using my old original 1st release iConnectMIDI black box - plugging Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 into the USb Host port on the front of the iConnectMIDI - Eurecka - I could see that the Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 was working and sending all its MIDI data to the iConnectMIDI's USB and MIDI Outputs. Next I tried feeding the Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 > ConnectMIDI USB Out > iPad+CCK - and had success with MIDI Data message from Line-6 FBV Shortboard MK2 into the iPad - where i can use this for MIDI control of Yonac ToneStack and IOS Synths patch changes when used with Tripleplay I can pre-program the FBV using its Line 6 FBV Control GUI configuration app on my Mac -and save this to the internal flash memory inside FBV Shortboard MKII Then power down and connect up to remote MIDI control my iPad/iPhone 24 bit audio / Fishman Tripleplay rig described here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=10323.0
  5. Plug in a separate 1/4" guitar cable to "turn on" the Variax. Be sure you have a fully charged battery Myself I read the Variax owners manual
  6. I'm happy we have so many options for the source of our DSP Guitar Modeling/Profiling tools.
  7. You just described what I've been doing for 20 years with a Godin 13 pin guitar and Roland VG-8, VG-88,VG-99, Boss GP-10
  8. Essentially you are saying you want Sweetwater to swap your current JTV-69 that has a great natural acoustic resonance and tone for a different JTV-69 that sounds more acoustically "dead and lifeless" with less volume when unplugged. I'd try a different set of strings first, like those Chinese 10 sets for $20 sold at www.Meritline.com
  9. Some are here http://www.snapagogo.com/user/album.php?id=830
  10. I prefer the tone of the 1/4" output ( vs VDI) too Since the VDI path is actually an AES/EBU "all digital" audio connection, there will be a different sound for those with ears keen enough to hear the distinction
  11. My Variax "trick for slide" ( and my main interest for DSP Alt Tuning - regardless if GR-55. VG-99 or Tyler Variax) is Tune the real guitar strings to an Open tuning - for George Harrison that would typically be Open G - And i would kick on a Compressor for Slide Solos. This allows me to play Open Tuned Slide guitar parts with much sustain - but when the Slide solo is over, I use the DSP Alt tuning to convert my Guitar's Natural String's Open G tuning back to a DSP generated "Standard EADGBe Tuning" - which allows me to play Rhythm Guitar in standard tuning.
  12. Correct! All Variax DSP Alt tuning changes are relative to the "real" pitch of your guitar strings
  13. Antares has been selling internal Luthier DSP kits for 3 years now Read latest real world Anares ATG-1 Foot pedal developments here - it will be shipping soon) http://www.autotuneforguitar.com/ http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=7286.0
  14. Compared to my Variax 500, I say the JTV has around a 20% improvement in dynamic response when playing the DSP Guitar models Compared to my Variax 500, I notice a bit more "lag" on JTV when moving the 5 -way on my JTV-69 -Model change is a bit slower. and for me the HD version 1.7 era Acoustics work best - with declining results with latest JTV firmware. Today I have used them all - and not to start any arguments but in 2015 I rank DSP Guitar Modeling Technology like this ( best to worst) 1) Antares ATG-1 ( or latest internal Luthier kit) ( will be released in a month) http://www.autotuneforguitar.com/ Ipad Control app 2) Boss GP-10 ( when used with 2014 Godin LGX-SA ( with latest RMC Piezo PUs ) http://www.rolandus.com/blog/2014/03/14/gp-10-guitar-processor/ 3) 2007 Roland VG-99 4) 2011 Line6-JTV-59 Variax with HD-2.1 Firmware ( except use FW 1.7 for the best Acoustic models) 5) 2011 Roland GR-55 6) 2004 Variax 700/500/600/300
  15. Although those steps might be a bit hard to accomplish - on his JTV-69 side mounted "Tuning Selector"
  16. Its working for me Details: http://line6.com/support/topic/9457-line-6-sonic-port-vx-for-ipad-2/ I successfully used it with my iPhone 6 Plus ( IOS 8.1.2), and iPad Air ( IOS 7.6.2) - I can use SonicPort VX to record 24 bit stereo using either of these IOS apps on my iPhone 6 plus. Yonac ToneStack ( Guitar Amp sim/Stereo FX/recorder) and Harmonic Dog MultiTrack DAW. Also for chraging the IOS device while using - You do need to use the 12 Watt iPad charger for connecting the "2nd" micro-USB Charge cable to the Sonic Port VX and have the Sonic Port VX charge the Lightning cable connected iPhone/ iPad .
  17. I switched to Yonac ToneStack for its lower latency, 24 bit stereo support and stereo FX and have no regrets using it as my #1 IOS Guitar Amp Sim/FX processor on iPhone 6 Plus (IOS 8.1.2) with SonicPort VX http://www.yonac.com/tonestack/
  18. Not worth it Bluetooth 4.0 remains a very high latency streaming audio solution - on order of 100 milliseconds ( on a good day) With any live drummer - You will play "behind the beat" if you use any Bluetooth speaker for live use. Not even IK Mulitimedia recommends Bluetooth for live performance with their iLoud Speaker http://forum.audiob.us/discussion/4112/how-to-choose-a-bluetooth-portable-speaker/p1
  19. Must enable "Background Audio" http://www.positivegrid.com/jamup-help/ Control PanelThe control panel can be accessed by tapping on the “gear†icon in the lower right section of the screen. Here you will be able to set up different features of the app to your liking. You can turn on background audio to allow the sound of the app to continue to play while you browse another app, change how the knobs respond to your touch (linear or rotary), as well as the latency settings. Here you will also find settings that will enable certain 3rd party controllers such as AirTurn pedals. Another great feature is choosing how the output is routed: left, right, or both channels. This is also where you login or set up an account for JamUp’s Tone Sharing feature.
  20. I just took delivery of the new SonicPort VX I successfully used it with my iPhone 6 Plus ( IOS 8.1.2), and iPad Air ( IOS 7.6.2) - You do need to use the 12 Watt iPad charger for connecting the "2nd" micro-USB Charge cable to the Sonic Port VX and have the Sonic Port VX charge the Lightning cable connected iPhone/ iPad . I can use SonicPort VX to record 24 bit stereo using either of these IOS apps on my iPhone 6 plus. The Line6 Mobile POD app I have less use for, as the delay latency is a bit too high. Positive Grid BIAS sounds great, but also has higher latency than YonacToneStack. I used an IOS app called "AUD-1" and this allows you to judge and measure the IOS Audio Interface's round trip audio latency Using my iPhone 6 Plus, and the IOS app "AUD-1" ( which measures Audio latency on IOS devices ) with buffer set to 64 - Sonic Port VX reports a latency delay of 519 Sample and 11.8ms Latency Delay Time . This is the same high performance / low latency as my IK iRig Pro and Roland UA-22 Duo Capture EX - I only use 24 bit interfaces on my IOS devices The SonicPort VX is great! Compared to prior Line 6 Mobile Interfaces for Iphone - I'm having a far better time with the Sonic Port VX. It does a few unique things. There are two rear access ports for computer I/O cables * Proprietary Plug for Proprietary IOS Lightning cable or 30 pin Cable connection) * Micro USB port can connect to Macs/PCs using downloadable USB Audio Driver from Line-6. When the Sonic Port VX's Lightning cable is used to connect the Sonic Port VX to iPhone 6 Plus, or Ipad Air, the remaining Micro USB port can connect to any USB 2.1 Amp Power Adapter and charge the IOS device the Sonic Port VX is connected to. But note that the AC Power Connection does compromise the Noise Floor ( with additional 120 HZ Hum ) - luckily a large Portable Battery for USB power can be used for lower noise The SonicPort VX is about twice as big "in person" and larger than the older Sonic Port. The Sonic Port VX Audio latency is identical to the IK Multimedia iRig Pro. Using my iPhone 6 Plus, and the IOS app "AUD-1" ( which measures Audio latency on IOS devices ) with buffer set to 64 - Sonic Port VX reports a latency delay of 519 Sample and 11.8ms Latency Delay Time - I attribute the lower 11.8ms latency to the processing power of the iPhone 6 Plus (compared to member "Cell's 12.5 ms measurements with iPhone 5S) Line-6 Sonic Port VX has 24 bit Audio, low noise Instrument preamp, and Stereo 3.5mm Line Input, a pair of Balanced TRS 1/4" Outputs for driving powered PA cabs, and a clean stereo Headphone Amp with TRS 3.5mm headphone output jack. There are three internal condenser Mic capsules, and it makes good 24 bit recordings using various IOS apps. It works well with all IOS Guitar Amp Sims I tried ( Line-6 Mobile POD, Yonac ToneStack, Positive Grid BIAS/ Jamup Pro) My favorite IOS apps on my iPhone 6 plus to use with Sonic Port VX are Yonac ToneStack ( Guitar Amp sim/Stereo FX/recorder) and Harmonic Dog MultiTrack DAW. I got a new micro USB cable - and now I can successfully use the the Line6 Sonic Port VX as a USB Class Compliant Audio Interface "- which means I can swap out the UA-22 Duo Capture EX and use the Line6 Sonic Port VX with a a powered USB Hub for Mobile Fishman Tripleplay on IOS rig. But I love the UA-22 - as this provides a good backup and is easier to "restart" would power glitch occur mid set. The Scarlett 2i4 has a bit higher audio performance - but you must follow a specific order for powering up the Powered USB Hub First, and then connect the IOS device So far for Fishman Tripleplay use on iPad , follow the steps in the link here to use a battery powered USB HUB and a USB Class Compliant Audio Interface http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=10323.0
  21. Its possible your Tuning Selector is out of sync with the internal CPU http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/guitars/james-tyler-variax-guitars/james-tyler-variax-general-faq-r31 Factory Reset and Updating the Flash Memory Q: Why doesn't the Factory Reset procedure described in the manual work? A: The reset procedure described in the JTV manual was removed from the JTV guitars to make room in the memory for the Variax HD Acoustic models that were added in flash memory update v1.80. All JTV guitars with flash memory v1.80 and newer no longer have this factory reset procedure available. To perform a factory reset, re-install, rollback, or update the flash memory on the James Tyler Variax guitars, please use the following link: Variax Reflash and Software update F.A.Q. http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/guitars/james-tyler-variax-guitars/variax-reflash-and-software-update-instructions-r103
  22. I have played the 1st article of Antares Floor unit - it will be on Display during 2015 Winter NAMM - contact Antares for details Meanwhile the ATG-1 Floor pedal owners manual can be downloaded here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=13067.0 It has Breathtaking clarity, totally pro, highest dynamic range - no need for a "N.S." Noise Suppressor as required for many of the Roland Boss COSM Guitar Models . I can say I'm blown away with the ATG-1's detailed PU Modeling, Acoustic Guitar emulations, and many other features, real time controls - High dynamic Range and its incredibly pro build quality. The Expression pedal mechanism has nothing to wear out and built like a tank More details Coming as soon as I'm authorized to talk about it. While demoing the ATG-1, I got lost in composition ideas - to be able to change the pitch / tuning / added 4th or 5th, upper octave / lower octave - change the order of the 12 strings ( emulate the real Ricky electric 12 string and have Martin Acoustic guitar or a fingerstyle modes all with direct foot accessibility and / or Ipad control. with a Large clear Legible LCD display! I used my Godin xTSA with RMC Piezo, and the ATG-1's ability to go from vintage spank Strat to Dano Lipstick rockabilly, to Satriani Humbucker emulation -feeding ATG-1 output into my Kemper or the Guitar In on Boss GP-10,or a pair of real tube amps ( '66 Vox AC30 Top Boost and '66 Vibrolux Reverb) as a test for stereo with each string panned in a stereo field array - amazing. This will be a great product in 2015 . Look for news during 2015 Winter NAMM - they will have an example for demo at the Hall Leonard booth, and contact Antares for invite to the Antares demo room suite at the Marriott http://www.autotuneforguitar.com/
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