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  1. This sounds interesting and worth a try. Exactly how do go into the security permissions. I've never done that! Thanks so much! Hopeful
  2. Yes...I got it to work fine on a friend's computer with El Capitan.....apparently it is just my computer! Some weird conflict that is unsolvable by Apple. I'm SOL! Jim
  3. Funny. My Amplifi is the exact opposite! Each I turn it on the default volume is way too low! Jim
  4. Similar issue: I just went through a lengthy chat on line with Apple Support to find out why my Mac with El Capitan (10.11.4) cannot find or see my Amplifi 75 via USB. They went directly to Line 6's tech info and quoted a paragraph stating that only Mac OS up to Yosemite (10.10) is supported!! This is after about 4 or 5 tickets to Line 6 asking for the same help. No one from Line 6 could actually tell me straight out that El Capitan is not supported for recording via USB!! If this is not the case, I need to find out if any of you have had the same problem or can deny that this problem exists because you are using El Capitan on a Mac connected to your amp via USB! If this problem is real, when will Line 6 admit it and release an update so newer computers can see the amp! [bTW: I am running the latest firmware and app on the Line 6 side and I tested the connection on an older Mac computer running System 10.8 which worked perfectly fine!] Any suggestions? Thx! Jim
  5. I just went through a lengthy chat on line with Apple Support to find out why my Mac with El Capitan (10.11.4) cannot find or see my Amplifi 75 via USB. They went directly to Line 6's tech info and quoted a paragraph stating that only Mac OS up to Yosemite (10.10) is supported!! This is after about 4 or 5 tickets to Line 6 asking for the same help. No one from Line 6 could actually tell me straight out that El Capitan is not supported for recording via USB!! If this is not the case, I need to find out if any of you have had the same problem or can deny that this problem exists because you are using El Capitan on a Mac connected to your amp via USB! If this problem is real, when will Line 6 admit it and release an update so newer computers can see the amp! [bTW: I am running the latest firmware and app on the Line 6 side and I tested the connection on an older Mac computer running System 10.8 which worked perfectly fine!] Any suggestions? Thx! Jim
  6. Hi. The answer is "no" to both q's. I'll have to take the amp to a Mac repair guy. If it works fine on their test computers than I guess the problem is my Mac. Likewise if their Macs can't see the Amplifi via USB than its on to Line 6 for a repair or replace!! Thx. Jim
  7. Hi TriYou seem to know a lot about this product. Any clue as to why my Mac with El Capitan OS cannot seem to see the amp? I have the latest updates on the firmware and app. All other features including BT work fine. Is there a simple test that I can try? Thx! Jim
  8. Hi Klonny...I've got the latest firmware on the Amplifi and I'm using a Mac with El Capitan OS, but the Mac does not see the amp. I've tried several different usb cables and all the various usb ports on the Mac and still nothing. Is there a simple test I can run to see if the problem is with the computer or the Amplifi? Thanks. p.s.all the usb ports work fine with other devices like printers and such. Jim
  9. I'm using El Capitan it's the newest OS they make! I've tried 2 cables, both work fine on other devices and I've tried connecting to 3 different USB ports on the computer itself! Nothing. Line 6 asked the same questions but no real solution!Jim
  10. The problem is my Mac does not recognize any new audio interface when I hook up the Amplifi. So what should I do?Jim
  11. Hi Gkf9. There are several clean tones built into the Amplifi factory presets. I start with those. I'll try to upload some of my stuff to the Cloud later or early next week when I have time. Thanks! Jim
  12. As long as we're on this topic. What are people using and liking for DAW audio powered speakers to listen to their mixes, etc. something that can direct to computer or use an Apogee type of set up. I'm in the market to improve my audio interface and also have something FRFR to use with Amplifi when I want it. Thx.
  13. Another suggestion came to me: I like to develop tones on my own organically. So, I work like I would the old school way. That is If you had a tube amp and some pedals to stomp on. First I work with a totally clean amp sound. Then I copy it and save it with a new name. Then I add those mods, or delays to taste. Then I save again. So I'm working with that nice clean tone and adding a stomp or other effect to it, then each time saving with a slightly new name. Examples: Clean SuperClean Clean Crunch Crunch Flange Crunch Trem Crunch Chorus Crunch DL Crunch DDL SuperClean DL Etc.
  14. HiI strongly recommend going for the cleanest time possible before playing around with settings. The factory presets include several good clean tones. I especially like the Acoustic Rhythm and Fingerstyle presets. But there are others. When you want to tweak, look at the amp, cab settings. Some are better than others. I tend to go for the Fender amps and cabs, but play around with that to suit your taste. I then look at the EQ settings and try to balance hi's and lo frequencies to match the amp better. Also look at the "Comp. " is it in or off. This can give you added depth. I usually turn off or reduce the delay and reverb mix. They are set way too high on most of those presets. Have fun! Jim
  15. I've owned the 75 for about a month and have had zero connection issues with iPhone or iPad. Many of the factory presets were worthless to me. About a third were great once I tweaked a bit. The amazing discovery that totally changed my opinion of it was using a stereo Jack out of the headphone out to my computers audio speaker set up. I took that cable out of the computer and used a stereo 1/4 in. Adapter into the Amplifi. Wow! The sound and tones were 1000% improved! We're not talking recording studio quality but drastically improved! I'm going to invest in a Yamaha HS5 or 7! I have banks 1-14 totally filled with good usable preset tones! Having a ball with this thing. Got it brand new on Reverb.com for $280!! Jim
  16. I think the solution is you should have purchased the Firehawk FX or Firehawk 1500. These have incredible output choices and will do all of the above without any 3rd party mods and more!! Just sayin'Jim
  17. I see your point and you probably should stick with the Mustang III. Very nice amp for the price. I only use the Amplifi to practice at home and jam with my playlist. Not for gigging! Jim
  18. Not sure what you mean by "Third Party Ap?" The Ap is a free download and it is a proprietary line 6 software companion to the amp series. It is nearly identical to the Firehawk software. I've used both and currently own the Amplifi 75. Also remember that 100 Watts of digital power is probably equivalent to 15 watts in a real tube amp. Another really nice digital solution is the Spyder series of modeling amps, esp the Spyder IV. They all work with the FBV foot pedal or short boards. I owned the Spyder IV 120W that thing could easily blast out a medium size conference hall!! You can get one used for $300! Jim
  19. Is your android device paired to the amp?
  20. jdebiase

    I love my TT

    The Amplifi is cool but you are going to be pleasantly surprised by the HD amps and effects in the Helix! It's like comparing a brand new computer with DOS pre Windows 95! Just sayin! Jim
  21. Have you used Garage Band on a desktop Mac using USB from the Amplifi to the computer? Is this even possible? Will the Mac see the amp and allow you to record direct into Garage Band? The help file for Garage Band references using a microphone in several places instead of a line in connection. Just wondering Jim
  22. I've been looking at the Yamaha HS series for near field studio monitors to attach to my computer to listen to music, playback options and for use with the Amplifi. Thanks! Jim
  23. What about the Amplifi's big brother the Firehawk FX or Firehawk 1500? I had the FH FX for a while before selling it because it would not work with a standard Fender amp as an output device. I would have needed a StageSource or other FRFR type of powered system to get it to work. Really the same issues occur with pod 500, Helix etc. then they came out a month later with the FH 1500! Oh well!I'm interested in a nice quality DAW stereo speaker system I could plug into a computer, play music or to use with the Amplifi. Are you selling anything like that? Jim
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