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  1. I did the update to FW 1.20 Good news is after the firmware 1.20 update, (after 4 months of struggle) for the first time ever I finally have a working ASIO Driver I can finally set Firehawk to 16bits or 24bits @ 44.1khz or 48kHz - this never worked on my windows machine with prior firmware Despite asking weeks ago if any other Firehak FX owners have this working. http://line6.com/support/topic/15647-firehawk-fx-and-windows-usb-asio-audio-driver/ With Firehawk FX Firmware 1.20 the patch change time is much lower -but still not as fast as the HD500X And I still get a "bang" on specific patch to patch transitions. try yourself by following these steps ( These are factory patches after a system reset - and no "Cloud" patches) 1 ) Select factory patch# 09A Another Brick , 2 ) Strum a chord and let it ring out, 3 ) then hear the loud "Bang" as you select factory patch# 09B Own A Lonely Hrt or 1 ) Select Patch# 13A Streets no Name 2 ) Strum a chord and let it ring out, 3 ) Then hear the loud "Bang" as you select factory patch# 13B Hysteria Octave And this is new, I can report with FW 1.20 I am now experiencing the famous "A/D" Lights of death - with a Locked up silent Firehawk FX with no sound and only a steady "stuck" glowing Preset A & Preset D - occurs just random First time Ive seen this well known "bug" on my hardware http://line6.com/support/topic/13591-a-d-patch-lights-of-death/ Not happy to have wasted 4 months for a solution - and still find remaining bugs which means this Firehawk FX is not reliable enough to use at gigs in my trio. Rule #1 for Firehawk FX is mute your strings before changing patches. But the music style I play does not allow that
  2. One persons "very minimal " patch change lag is another persons eternity. and this reminds me of the old Marx Brothers line 1: Doc, it hurts when I do this... 2: Then don't do that. 3: Have you had this before? 1: Yes. 2: Well you've got it again. Ive since moved to a Vypyr Pro System for my live gig needs -that has instant patch changes and easy editing a patch mid song, while Line -6 spins a reality distortion field around the Firehawk FX patch change problems
  3. Firehawk FX is fixed at 48kHz clock rate
  4. I've been told by line-6 Workbench will not run on Firehawk FX, and no plans to make it occur. They will he too busy getting Workbench to work on their new focus, the Line-6 Helix (it does not work on Helix currently either)
  5. You do realize that musicians who create on Apple products represents only 0.001% of the installed user base for IOS products. Read many other Music apps that also do not work on IOS 9 here: http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=16203.0
  6. stevekc

    User Manuals!

    Helix Cheat Sheets http://line6.com/data/6/0a0643391bb055fca90096a38/application/pdf/Helix%20Cheat%20Sheet%20-%20English%20(%20Rev%20A%20).pdf - (In negative) to save Ink (Printable)
  7. Remember in "Line -6 speak ". , imminent release of Firehawk FX firmware means We will be lucky to see this by year end 2015, possibly not until spring 2016 (based upon being a Line -6 user for 17 years) at this hour, they still have much to do with implementing FW rev 1,10 features for their Helix flagship processor. Read the AMPLIFI forum for a reality check on waiting for firmware updates.
  8. Based upon the lack of replies , I guess very few Firehawk FX owners record on Windows using FireHawk FX as ASIO audio interface.
  9. stevekc

    iOS 9...?

    MDM, had to look it up https://www.maas360.com/zf/?id=706&K=mdm&A=gsearch&s=HS&ch=PPC&C=GS_US_NonBrand_MDM_Phrase&gclid=Cj0KEQjwj_SvBRC7k4DfkLHiuMABEiQAvPOaqQh3TesHwBnW_InqNZnjnuwAiTO1czXqxWA01KDhPUwaAps88P8HAQ Bummer an employer forces you to update to bleeding edge OS during 1st week of release. Seems non productive
  10. Thanks - Tried all that - and the Firehawk USB Recording works fantastic with my ipad - I blame the USB Audio Driver I'll try ASIO4ALL Just asking for a sanity check - if any other Foirhawk owners are successful recording on Windows using Firehawk FX as yoru audio interface - "What Setting are you using and what DAW? Ive tried Reaper , Sony Vegas, Sound Forge, ( not talking about random pops and clicks) - nothing subtle about it.) All I get is major distortion
  11. I have FireHawk FX and latest Windows USB ASIO Audio Driver 1.76 FireHawk FX works great as an IOS Audio Interface with iPad Air +CCK or ipHone 6 Plus + CCK (Apple USB Camera Connection Adapter) But its a different story on Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 I can not record into any DAW or Monitor any Sound with terrible distortion It appears the FireHawk FX's Windows USB ASIO Audio Driver is fixed at 48kHz but all I get is distortion. Can others Windows users report their FireHawk FX ASIO Driver experiences? Is it working for you? I'm using Windows 8.1 64 bit Pro on Acer R7, 12GB RAM connected to USB 2.0 port. All my other USB interfaces ( Focusrite Scarlett, Steinberg UR44, HD500X, GT-100, are flawless ) - Firehawk FX is the exception
  12. Perhaps you never tried a GT-100 with Version 2 firmware? https://youtu.be/7vO0FFaYScY But then the opposite direction is this NEW WIKI for Fractal AX-8 http://wiki.fractalaudio.com/axefx2/index.php?title=AX8:_amp_modeling_and_multi-fx_pedalboard
  13. Actually the M13 has the "HD" FX - they even stated that the HD500 employs "M13 Class FX" - ??? I count 4 x 3 = 12
  14. While the Fractal AX-8 will be here soon http://wiki.fractalaudio.com/axefx2/index.php?title=AX8:_amp_modeling_and_multi-fx_pedalboard
  15. Maybe this Sonoma Wireworks GuitarJack Stage + iPad http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GtrJackStage?adpos=3t1&creative=83049425281&device=m&matchtype=b&network=g&gclid=CjwKEAjwyemvBRDFpN3E5_bs9BQSJAA5n8L2IojhZjTlBEDCaIH0jRLo6g8s1GV50B9_yzKEJ-J5iBoC_k7w_wcB https://youtu.be/h14gcG_-QEE
  16. Be sure you are using the files specific to your HD500 , and be sure you are using Workbench - (not Workbench HD) I would use Line-6 Monkey to get you sorted out
  17. Not all USB is equal The big deal about Helix and Firehawk FX USB is these are "USB CLASS COMPLIANT" which means these work as 24bit @ 48K Audio interfaces for iPhone/ iPad and Linux with Jack Audio. No need for a special audio driver Helix even supports 8 inputs / 8 outputs on iPad HD500X does not do that.
  18. Pre-curser to Firehawk FX Remote control 6 years ago Line-6 and Daddario had iPhone remote control for Variax and Vetta Demo of the new MIDI Mobilizer and Planet Waves Rig Remote Application featured at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2009
  19. I own lots of gear - including lots of Line-6 Ive had a Firehawk FX since June 2015 Compare HD500X vs Firehawk http://line6.com/pod-vs-firehawk/ I have current Firehawk FX Firmware 1.10 - which added: New Live Edit mode—adjust nearly all amp, cab, and effects parameters without a mobile device (or even taking your hands off the guitar) New one-button looper (20 seconds) New channel volume from stepped encoder Improved Bluetooth performance Removed artifacts when switching patches; we're still working on making it faster Volume pedal now behaves properly when switching patches 1st thing I did was install the ASIO Driver on one of Windows 7 machines, install the Line-6 updater 1.03 app, launched and updated the Firehawk FX to Firmware 1.10. Ive been using my Audio Technica ATH-M50X headphones, and JTV-69 Guitar, and Installed the Firehawk Remote IOS app on my iPhone 6 Plus - the patch change delay is not bad - much faster patch to patch changes compared to Roland GR-55) and zero audio dropouts when changing patches while streaming music backing tracks over bluetooth into the Firehawk. (The FireHawk's Audio over Bluetooth wireless transfer exhibits the lowest latency I have ever experienced for a Bluetooth Connection!) The LCD Display is very crisp and legible from all off axis viewing angles, and I really like that there is a dedicated Reverb knob and FX Tweak knob, without need to dive into menus if working without the Firehawk Remote Editor running an iPhone/iPad. Many factory Preset Tones are quite usable for a gig. When no Tablet or iPhone / iPad is available, the latest FireHawk FX firmware 1.10 added a "Live Edit" mode - which allows adjusting all FX parameters in stand alone mode using the Expression pedal / data wheel. Firehawk FX Factory presets PDF http://line6.com/data/6/0a06438916a4755651e331a025/application/pdf/Firehawk FX Factory Presets - English ( Rev A ).pdf Its very lean on I/O compared to HD500/HD500X, (Missing the L6 Link, 3.5mm TRS Aux Input, No Mic Input) - but having access to the nice Firehawk Remote Editor on my iPhone or ipad makes for a fast / easy setup / teardown and minimal cables. Re patch change time, It changes patches faster than the GR-55, but see more details below - one thing to say its a joy the Firehawk FX does NOT mute the backing audio tracks on every Patch change if you are streaming them via Bluetooth or USB from your iphone /ipad ( many examples of competing gear employs a "mute circuit" on the final output that mutes All audio for 150-200 milliseconds on every patch change while the DSP loads new patch data, and that can ruin a "one man band" live gig/ For creating tones and learning songs, I already I prefer Firehawk over my HD500. Firehawk is whisper quiet, excellent dynamic range - no Hum, even when I used the Normal Mag Single coil PUs on my JTV-69, and I'm in a rather noisy EMF environment in an industrial building. The Tone Matching tool actually works rather well, I was surprised that when I played arcane tunes in my iTunes library, the Line-6 Firehawk Tone match tool would suggest 6 or 8 patches from the cloud, and in seconds I was in the ball park for playing along with the tune. On my Firehawk FX - some patches do take a bit longer (but never more than 250milliseconds) and occasionally I hear a momentary burst jump in volume, which is tolerable for some, and not for others http://line6.com/support/topic/13511-time-between-preset-swtiching-unbearable/ But know this about Line-6 Firehawk FX * No compatibility with Line-6 Monkey * Its clear the Firehawk is just a AMPLIFI FX100 with a bit more switches and Variax VDI input. * No compatibility with Variax Workbench HD * No MIDI control over USB * No PC /Mac Editor * USB Audio is USB Class Compliant I have much easier time using Firehawk FX as Audio interface on my iPad+CCK - but very different experience with the Windows ASIO Driver that is fixed at 48kHz - and I had to give up due to noise and distortion from the ASIO Driver and not use Firehawk FX with Reaper or Sony Vegas or Protools. Might improve if I try ASIO4ALL. * If changing preset to preset , if both presets include delay, but the new preset has a much shorter delay time, there is a noticeable high volume "Chirp" during patch changes that occur only if you are playing guitar during the patch change. My typical worst case Firehawk FX Patch change noise occurs under these conditions 1 ) Select the factory preset "03C Move Like Jagger" 2) Strum a chord and let ring, and while the chord is still ringing, select factory preset "03D Tighten Up" 3) I always get a very loud high volume burst of chip noise duration 80 milliseconds = maybe I can pretend I'm Steve Stevens doing Rebel Yell laser gun sound FX blasts on patch changes. Same very loud burst of noise during patch change also occurs frequently on other presets too like changing from "04C Day Tripper" to "04D 4 What Its Worth" Line 6 says they will have another firmware update to address the chirp on patch change - but not expecting it until December 2015. My work around for bird chirps on patch change is just be sure to stop playing guitar and mute all strings before changing presets at the gig
  20. I also can not read the HD500X LCD on a brightly lit stage here is one solution - connect HD500X MIDI Out to MIDI in on this http://www.moltenvoltage.com/products/SIMI_Modular_MIDI_Display_Module_by_Molten_Voltage.html SIMIâ„¢ ("See Me") is a simple-to-use Modular MIDI PedalBoard Display that features 16 Large Bright Red Alphanumeric LEDs.
  21. FWIW - the Roland EV-5 with TRS cable connection to HD500X works immediately and smoothly Many "poo-poo" the EV-5 - but mines been flawless for 19 years ( got it for my 1996 Boss GT-5) and Dweezil loves them
  22. http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/line6-helix.1586637/page-389 My gut says Helix is already here in USA - but wont be available until another round of final firmware consolidation / optimization is completed to improve the Helix patch switching time to make it faster- or is close enough for rock & roll Line-6 Digital Igloo wrote>
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