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  1. Q: Can I change presets via a MIDI Continuous Control (CC) in the Gearbox program? A: No, but you can control most of the other functions in gearbox by referring to the GearBox Continous Control (CC) MIDI list attached to this document. You will need to know how to program your external MIDI Control device control knob/swtich to the corresponding MIDI CC value for the parameter GearBox you wish to control. gearbox midi cc.pdf
  2. Q: Are the effects mono or stereo? A: The dry audio path and several effects are stereo, but many effects are mono - just like the original effects they were modeled after. Q: In which order should I connect multiple Studio Modelers? A: This is a matter of personal preference, but the general consensus is the Filter Pro first, then Mod Pro, with Echo Pro last. This configuration will allow you to use different Filter and Mod effects on different layers of a loop in the Echo Pro. Q: Can the Studio modelers perform spillover? A: To a certain extent you will be able to shift between programmed presets and maintain your signal. However there is a bit of time warp that is going to happen when switching between delays. It's kind of like changing the speeds on a multi-head delay unit. If you select a program from the delay select knob your signal will be interrupted. Q: Will the Studio Modelers respond to note division? A: Yes, all of the effects modelers have the ability to perform dotted and triplet quarter, eight and sixteenth notes. Q: Can I connect headphones to the studio modelers? A: It is possible to connect your headphones to the Studio Modelers 1/4 inch L/Stereo output. However, because this is a line level output intended for connection to an unbalanced input, there may not be enough volume level for a satisfying experience. We recommend using a mixer with a headphone amp for this type of application. Q: Can the studio modeler synch to a MIDI clock? A: Whether you are sync'd to MIDI clock or simply tapping in beats with the TAP button, a single press of the TAP button will set the running effect's "downbeat" (the time at which it starts moving). In other words, if you are using a tremolo effect and want to hear audio on the first beat, and nothing on the second beat, press the TAP button on the downbeat. Now, if you're locked to MIDI clock and want the computer to do it for you, simply send a single MIDI Continuous Controller #64 (Sustain Pedal) message to the Mod or Filter Pro on the downbeat and the units will start on their downbeat as well. Although the Studio Modelers will sync to external MIDI clock from your sequencer, drum machine, or what have you, as well as pass it along to other devices (providing the MIDI port is set to 'Thru'), they do not generate or transmit their own MIDI clock. Q: How can I control the Studio modelers? A: The Studio Modeler series are fully MIDI mappable and will accepts program change and continuous controller messages from any MIDI device. It is possible to connect and control a single or multiple Studio Modelers via MIDI. You can connect the MIDI Out of a POD, Flextone or other MIDI device to the MIDI In of the first Studio Modeler in the MIDI chain and control one or multiple units from the other MIDI device. The Line 6 EX-1 pedal will work with all of the Studio Modelers. allowing you to control your effects in real time. You can use this to morph from one set of parameters (toe-down) to another set (toe-up) within a given model.The expression pedal function can also be controlled on the Pro Modeler series by using a third party MIDI foot controller. You will need to program your expression pedal to send MIDI CC #4. Q: How do I synch to the bit rate in a recording program such as Protools? A: Bit depth and sample rate choice has to do with what your final media will be, i.e. CD, DVD, etc. Also, if you're working on a project with other people, it's good to have a game plan, for instance recording a project at 24 bit, 44.1khz, then dithering down to 16 bit for the final mix. Typically, this is a good way to go for CD projects (recording at 24 bit, 44.1khz) as you have a greater dynamic range for mixing with the 24 bits, and you don't have to do a sample rate conversion, as you already at 44.1 khz. If you choose a higher sample rate, try to choose a multiple of your final product, i.e. 88.2 khz for a 44.1 khz final product. Q: How can I go into bypass mode using MIDI? A: If you have setup a foot controller to send a bypass CC# or program change to the Studio Modeler, you will need to first engage the bypass by pressing on the footswitch once, and then dis-engage bypass by pressing the footswitch a second time. If you select a different program by using another footswitch, the Studio Modeler will also come out of bypass mode. You can also program and save a preset with your mix level set to 0%. Use this program as your bypass and then you will be able to access bypass and then proceed to another program without having to do a little dance on your foot controller. Q: Can I use a Line 6 FBV or floorboard to control the Studio Modelers? A: The Line 6 FBV or Floorboard will not work with the Echo Pro. However you can take advantage of the numerous MIDI mapping capabilities of the Studio Modelers used in conjunction with a third party MIDI foot controller. This would allow you to control program change, continuous controller parameter functions, tap tempo, and loop / sampler functions from your foot controller. Q: What are the dimensions of the Studio Modeler unit? A: Width: 19", Depth: 5.75", Height: 1.75", Weight: 6.2lb.
  3. Q: How do I turn on/off the Flextone's Noise Gate? A: On the original Flextone, just hold down the Tap Tempo button and rotate the Effects Select knob to Bypass to turn it off, or anything other than Bypass to turn it on. In firmware versions earlier than 1.4, the noise gate defaults to ON, 1.4 or later defaults to noise gate OFF. On the Flextone II, hold the tap tempo button and turn the REVERB button past 12 o'clock to turn the noise gate on, below 12 o'clock to turn it off.Q: Q: When I'm using the Flextone with the controller, why can't I turn on (insert effect name here)? A: Because the Flextone doesn't have as much raw processing power as the Vetta, it cannot run all of the different effects at the same time. You're limited to only one of the selections on the Effect Select knob per patch (Reverb is always available, though). If a patch is saved with, say, Delay/Flange 1 enabled, there's no way you can turn on a Rotary Speaker effect in that patch. You can, however, create an adjacent patch that is identical, except for the effects selection. Q: Do I need the Line6 Floor Board (Flextone I and II) or FBV controller (Flextone III) to access the 36 channels of the Flextone Series? A: Yes. The Line 6 controller will not only enable you to access all of the banks and channels in your Flextone amplifier, but the controller will also give you the ability to turn individual effects off and on, access the tuner and tap tempo functions, and includes a wah and volume pedal. Q: How do I find out the software version of my Flextone? A: In order to find out the software version of your Flextone, simply hold down the "C" button while you turn the amp on. If you continue to hold the "C" button down, you will notice that the "D" button will blink once or twice and then the "SAVE" button will blink a number of times. The number of times the "D" button blinks indicates the release number and the number of times the "SAVE" button blinks indicates the sub-release. For example, if the "D" button blinks once and the "SAVE" button blinks four times, this indicates software version 1.4. Q: How do I find out the stored settings in a particular Flextone Patch? A: To find out the stored settings in any given Flextone program, hold down the SAVE button while turning a knob. The Manual button will light until you reach the knobs stored setting, at which time the Manual light will turn off and the location of the knob will reflect it's stored setting. Hold down SAVE and TAP to view the secondary settings. Q: Can I download tones to my Flextone? A: If your amp is an original Flextone series, then Line 6 Edit software will not work, as there is no MIDI on these models. If it's a Flextone II or III series, you're in luck. You'll need a Mac or PC computer with a MIDI interface capable of handling large MIDI transfers. You can then download the tones from www.customtone.com to the amp, via the free Line 6 Edit software. Q: Will my Flextone II/III plus power a 4x12 cabinet? If so, about how many watts would this be? A:It's fine to connect a 4x12 cabinet to the Flextone II/III Plus, make sure the cab is set to "8 ohm mono ( Left only )" to protect your Flextone plus. The total watts connected in the manner will be about 50 watts per side 100 watts total. You can also use a Power amp and external cab with the Flextone II/III Plus by connecting from the XLR left mono line out to the power amp and on to the speaker cab. Q: What are the differences between Flextone models? A: The main differences between the Flextone, Flextone Plus and, Flextone XL lie mainly in the amplifiers' speaker configurations and wattage. The Classic Flextone comes with one 12 inch Celestion speaker along with one 75 watt amp to power it. The Flextone Plus also comes with one 12 inch Celestion speaker but has two 75 watt amps, one to power the existing speaker and one to power an extension cabinet through the Flextone's cabinet extension jack. Alone the amp will run at 75 watts. However, with the extension cabinet, the amp will run at 150 watts. The Flextone XL comes complete with two 12 inch Celestion speakers and two 75 watt power amps that put out a combined 150 watts of power. The original Flextone HD has two channels of 150 watts each into a 4 ohm load and 100 watts into 8 ohms, but lower impedance loads should be avoided . The amplifier will drive a 16 ohm load, but will not be as loud as if it were driving an 8 ohm load. The Flextone II HD is 100 watts per side at 4, 8, or 16 (switchable) ohms. The software within the Flextones are basically the same in each model as well as each generation. The main change is with the tones. At Line 6, we try to recreate as close as possible, the tone we are modeling to the original amp. As the modeling software for the POD and POD XT has become more accurate, these same characteristics have been passed along to our series of Flextone amps. As well as tonal changes, we've also added some new modeling in the newer versions of the software. The original Flextone comes stock with 16 amp models while the Flextone II and III families come with 32. The Flextone II also has 36 user presets instead of 12, 15 mix and match Cabinet Models, MIDI In and Out and most knobs have a secondary function. Plus, the Flextone II Plus, XL and HD feature external speaker outs and XLR outputs that can be used to connect the amp directly to a mixer. See your user manual for more information. Q: Can I use a MIDI controller with my Flextone amp? A: The Flextone will respond to MIDI Program Change and MIDI Sysex messages when used with an external MIDI controller. For more details on how MIDI functions with your Flextone download the user manual. Q: What upgrades are available for my Flextone amplifier? A: Unfortunately, for Flextone I, II and II HD owners, Line 6 no longer has or produces EPROM upgrade chips. For Flextone III users, certain Flash Memory updates can be made via our Line 6 Monkey software with your computer through a USB to MIDI interface. After updating to 1.1, you may see different behavior in the effects on some Flextone III amps. Why only some? Flextone III had a minor change to its OTP (one time programmable) BIOS chip after several months in production (from version 1.00 to version 1.02. Nobody knows what happened to 1.01, and nobody likes to talk about it). This change affected the way some of the effects controls respond when an effect is loaded. None of the functionality was lost, and patches that you've stored are not changed. Flex III's behavior on recalling stored channels has not changed at all. How can I tell if my amp is going to change behavior or not? If you power up holding down the 'B' channel select button, the LED on the 'B' button will blink to indicate the major revision (in this case, it will blink once) and the LED on the 'D' button will blink to indicate the sub-release (in this case either it will blink twice or it won't blink at all). If this indicates that you have 1.00, your amp's behavior will not change from what it has been. If it indicates 1.02, it will change be as follows: The only change that you should see is that, on the affected (1.02 OTP) amps, when you first select an effect from edit mode (in other words, when you're first editing channel settings), its setting will reflect the current knob position, rather than an arbitrary default, and on two of the effects. You will also notice that the Tweak and 2nd Function controls are not reversed for the Chorus and Flanger effects. The changed control functions become Depth and Rate (Speed) instead of the previous Speed (Rate) and Depth/Feedback.
  4. Note: The Flextone (I) was released in 1997 and replaced by the Flextone II in 2000 and is now a Legacy Product. Application Q: What are the presets on my Flextone (I) amplifier? A: The Flextone ( I) preset chart in the manuals section. If you want to return the amplifier to factory specifications, please see the factory reset procedure at the bottom of this document. Q: Is there editing software that works with the Flextone (I) series? A: There is no editing software for the Flextone series, as there are no MIDI jacks on the original Flextone series. Q: How do I adjust the Delay Feedback on my Flextone HD? A: Adjusting the Delay Feedback is not possible on the Flextone HD. Setup/Connections Q: What are the models available for the Flextone (I)? Flextone (I): 60 Watt Mono 1 x 12" Combo Flextone (I) XL: 100 Watt Stereo 2 x 12" Combo Flextone (I) Duo: 100 Watt Stereo 2 x 10" Combo Flextone (I) Plus: 100 Watt Stereo 1 x 12" Combo Flextone (I) HD: 300 Watt Stereo Head Q: Does the Flextone (I) have a line out? A: The Flextone (I) has a headphone jack that doubles as a good direct out. To utilize it properly, you should use a stereo-to-dual mono insert cable and use it as a stereo out into 2 channels on your mixer/recorder. If you need XLR direct outs, you may want to check into a Flextone (I) Plus or XL. Q: Which Line 6 floor controller(s) can I use with the Flextone (I)? A: Either the FB4 or Floorboard will control the Flextone I, but we recommend the Line 6 floorboard. Please be aware that the Line 6 Floorboard and FB4 are no longer in production but may still be special ordered or found through used gear dealers. Q: Does the Flextone (I) have an effects loop? A: Yes, the Flextone I units have a stereo unbalanced effect loop (the Flextone 112 is a mono effect loop), located before the Master volume. Q: What is an effect loop used for? A: An effect loop is used for “line-level” input and output level devices. Many rack mount effect units are line level units, while most guitar effects are “instrument level” units meant to be run between the instrument and the amplifier. Q: Can I connect an external pre-amp (i.e. Line 6 POD unit) to the Flextone (I)? A: You can connect an external preamp into the front of the unit or the effects loop return of the Flextone I. Be sure to use a ¼” dummy jack in the instrument input to send the amplifier output to the speakers. Q: How should I connect my speaker cabinet(s) to the Flextone (I)? A: Please see the following document (or your manual) for more information on connecting cabinets to your Flextone I. Cabinet Connection and Ohm F.A.Q. Q: What brand of speakers were used in the Flextone (I)? A: Eminence brand speakers custom made for Line 6. Registration/Warranty Q: What is the warranty on the Flextone (I)? A: The warranty on the Flextone I is twelve months from the date of purchase. Q: How can I register my Flextone (I)? Product Registration F.A.Q. Troubleshooting/Service/Upgrades Q: My guitar's sustain is cut off after several seconds. Is there a way to stop this? A: This is likely because of the noise gate on the Flextone. To turn it off, hold the Tap Tempo button and turn the Reverb knob down. To turn it back on, hold Tap and turn the Reverb knob up. Q: How do I perform a factory reset on my Flextone (I)? A: the factory reset for a Flextone I is to hold the A B C D Buttons while powering the amp. Q: Can a Flextone (I) be upgraded to a Flextone II? A: Unfortunately not. We are always trying to make our amps better and add features that are requested by our users. When we decided that it was time to make some changes to the Flextone amp, we found that the most requested features were things like midi and XLR outputs. To make these additions we found that we had to make significant hardware and software changes. We had to change the whole layout of the amplifier, as you can see from all of the new connectors on the rear panel. Since the Flextone II software will not work in the Flextone I amp and replacing the chassis would approach the cost of a new amp, we aren't able to offer a practical upgrade path. Q: My amp seems to be malfunctioning. What can I do as an end user? Line 6 Amp Troubleshooting Q: Where can I get replacement knobs/speakers/logos for my Line 6 amplifier? A: Line 6 Store Q: Where can I download a Flextone (I) manual? A: Line 6 Manuals
  5. Note: The Flextone III was released in 2003 and discontinued in 2010. The Flextone III is now considered a Legacy Product. Q: Where can I find the original feature information on the Flextone III? A: Flextone III Product Info Application Q: What are the presets on my Flextone III amplifier? A: The Flextone III preset chart is in the manuals section. If you want to return the amplifier to factory specifications, please see the factory reset procedure at the bottom of this document. Q: What editing software works with the Flextone III? A: Line 6 Edit allows the deep editing of all 36 presets on the Flextone III series amplifier. Line 6 Edit FAQ Q: How can I transfer sysex information from a Flextone III? A: There are 3 special hidden functions on the Flextone III that will transmit a Sysex message that can be recorded by a MIDI application, or sent to another Flextone III amplifier. 1. Presets & Amp Setups - To transmit all of your custom presets and Amp Defaults: press and hold theTap Tempo, Comp & Mod Select buttons while powering up the amp. Connect the MIDI out of the source amp to the MIDI In of your computer or another amp. Press the Delay Select button to send the message. 2. The Whole Enchilada - To transmit the entire memory of the amplifier including your custom presets, amp setups, and DSP software, (the brains behind the operation): press and hold the Tap Tempo, Gate & Mod Select buttons while powering up the amp. Connect the MIDI out of the source amp to the MIDI In of your computer or another amp. Press the Mod Select button to send the message. 3. The Edit Buffer - To transmit the current state of the amp, press and hold theTap Tempo and any of the A, B, C or D buttons. Q: Can I transfer Flextone II presets to a Flextone III amp? A: No, the presets are not compatible between the Flextone II and Flextone III amps. Flextone II tones are only compatible with Flextone II, POD 2.0, and POD Pro devices. Flextone III tones are only compatible with Flextone III, HD147, and PODxt devices. Q: How can I control my Flextone III via MIDI? A:Please check the Appendix C on your Pilot's Handbook, you will have a list of MIDI program changes and their relation with the Flextone III channels. So channel 1A would recall program 1 on your MIDI device. You can either overwrite program 1 on your device with the effects you want to use with channel 1A or you can go to the preset you want to use and internally reassign that preset to MIDI program 1 (if your device offer that option). You can also set the Expression pedal on a MIDI controller to the MIDI CC# you wish to control - for example if you want to control the Delay Mix with it set the CC# to 34. Please see the top of this document to download the Flextone III manual. Q: How do I change the tuner's reference frequency on the Flextone III? ? A: The Flextone III's Tuner Reference Frequency cannot be changed - it's 440 all the way. Setup/Connections Q: Is there a direct out on the Flextone III? A: There are stereo XLR outputs on the back of the unit to route the cabinet modeling directly to a PA or mixing console. Q: Which Line 6 floor controller(s) can I use with the Flextone III? A: We recommend the Line 6 FBV Shortboard, but any of the FBV controllers will control the Flextone III. Q: Does the Flextone III have an effects loop? A: Yes, the Flextone III has a stereo unbalanced effect loop. Q: What is an effect loop used for? A: An effect loop is used for “line-level” input and output level devices. Many rack mount effect units are line level units, while most guitar effects are “instrument level” units meant to be run between the instrument and the amplifier. Q: Can I connect an external pre-amp (i.e. Line 6 POD unit) to the Flextone III? A: You can connect an external preamp into the or the effects loop return of the Flextone III. Be sure to use a ¼” dummy jack in the instrument input to send the output to the speakers. Q: How should I connect my speaker cabinet(s) to the Flextone III? Cabinet Connection and Ohm F.A.Q. Q: Can you change the cabinet models on the Flextone III? A: Like the Flextone II, the Flextone III allows you to choose whatever cabinet model you want to go with your chosen amp model. A 100 watt Marshall through a 6 in. Supro speaker you say? You can - you know, if you're into that sort of thing... Seriously though, depress the amp model selector and start a-twistin'. You'll see GREEN lights, indicating that the cab model is being edited. There are 15 cabinet models to choose from, with the smallest starting at "Line 6 Crunch". Turn the knob clockwise and you'll get increasingly larger cab models until you land on a big ol' Mesa Boogie 4X12 found under "Gib Explorer". Turn to "Line 6 Clean" to bypass the cabinet models. It's all spelled out in the manual on page 3*28. Cabinet models can also be chosen via MIDI Continuous Controller #71 using values of 0-15, if you're inclined that way. Q: Will my Flextone III Plus power a 4x12 cabinet? A: It's fine to connect a 4x12 cabinet to the Flextone III amplifier, please ensure the cabinet is set to "8 ohm mono ( Left only )" to protect your Flextone. Please follow the directions on the unit or the manual to ensure there will be no damage to your unit. Q: What are the FBV controller functions? (some functions will not apply on the shortboard): A: Flextone III units with Flash memory 1.10, BIOS 1.02 FX LOOP- toggles effects loop on/off. STOMP BOX 1: No function on the flextone STOMP BOX 2: No function on the flextone STOMP BOX 3: toggles Noise Gate on/off AMP 1: Toggles speaker emulation on/off AMP 2: No function on the flextone REVERB: Toggles Reverb on/off TREMOLO: Toggles Compressor on/off MODULATION: Toggles Modulation effects on/off DELAY: Toggles Delay on/off TAP TEMPO: Sets Tap Tempo and Tuner BANK UP; One bank up BANK DOWN: One bank down CHANNEL A/B/C/D: Selects the corresponding channel FAVORITE: Recalls a channel of choice that can be programmed (see the manual) Q: Can the FBV shortboard expression pedal be reassigned to a tweak function? A: Unfortunately no, the volume pedal on the FBV shortboard can not be reassigned. Specifications Q: What's the rated wattage of my Flextone III? A: The Flextone III plus (1x12) and XL (2x12) units both have a 150-watt stereo power amp (75-watts with the internal 1x12 and 150-watts when used with external cab). The original Flextone III (no longer in production) had a 75 watt power amp that only powered the internal speaker. Q: What are the speakers used in the Flextone III series? A: Line 6 speakers are custom built by Celestion to provide the flattest speaker response in combination with amp modeling. These speakers can be ordered directly the Line 6 Store. Registration/Warranty Q: What is the warranty on the Flextone III A: The warranty on the Flextone III is twelve months from the date of purchase. Q: How can I register my Flextone III? Product Registration F.A.Q. Troubleshooting/Service Q: How do I perform a factory reset on my Flextone III? A: The factory reset for a Flextone III is to hold the A and D Buttons while powering the amp. Q: How do I update the Flash on my Flextone III? A: See the following links before reflashing your Flextone III: Line 6 Monkey Installation and F.A.Q. MIDI: Functionality, Control, and Connectivity with Line 6 devices 1) Run Line 6 Monkey and connect to your Flextone III using the information provided in the links above. select the "Updates"tab, then select "Flash Memory", then "Update Selection". 2) If Monkey asks you to register, just click "Remind Me Later" 3) Monkey will ask if you want to continue, select "Yes" 4) Accept the software agreement, then select "OK" 5) Select your preference of how to deal with your current presets, then select "OK" 6) Select "Yes" to update the Flash on your Flextone III 7) Monkey will read the patches on your Flextone III 8) Monkey will then update the new flash memory to your Flextone III 9) Turn your amplifier off and on as instructed 10) Your unit is now updated. Q: My amp is locked up (i.e. most/all the lights are on) and it will not function correctly. Can I put the amp in a "safe mode" to reflash using Line 6 Monkey? A: Hold down A as you power up the amp to get into safe mode, then run the Monkey and reflash the firmware. Flextone III and Line 6 Edit Compressor Issues There is a known issue regarding the function of the compressor in Line 6 Edit with a Flextone III. A. The Comp button on the Amp and in Edit respond appropriately. B. The single Comp knob in Edit will control the Comp Amount or Gain (there is no Amp control for this) C. Holding down the Comp button on the Amp and turning Delay or Mod knob on the Amp controls the Comp Threshold and not the Amount (there is no control in Edit for this). Threshold is interactive with Drive and Tone controls - e.g.: If Drive and Bass controls are near maximum, you may need to adjust the Threshold to a higher level to avoid sounding too "squashed". This is where you'd use the Line 6 Edit control. Just to clear things up, you will not see Line 6 Edit's COMP knob move while you hold down COMP and turn the MOD button on the Flextone. You can use "Get Edit Buffer" before saving your tone. This will assure that adjustments made to the Comp Gain on the amp are retained in the Tone (though it isn't shown onscreen, the value that's set on the Amp is kept in the patch.) Q: It seems as if the effects on my Flextone III are behaving differently since I updated to the 1.1 software A: After updating to 1.1, you may see different behavior in the effects on some Flextone III amps. Why only some? Flextone III had a minor change to its OTP (one time programmable) BIOS chip after several months in production (from version 1.00 to version 1.02). This change affected the way some of the effects controls respond when an effect is loaded. None of the functionality was lost, and patches that you've stored are not changed. Flex III's behavior on recalling stored channels has not changed at all. How can I tell if my amp is going to change behavior or not? If you power up holding down the 'B' channel select button, the LED on the 'B' button will blink to indicate the major revision (in this case, it will blink once) and the LED on the 'D' button will blink to indicate the sub-release (in this case either it will blink twice or it won't blink at all). If this indicates that you have 1.00, your amp's behavior will not change from what it has been. If it indicates 1.02, it will change be as follows: On the affected (1.02 OTP) amps, when you first select an effect from edit mode (in other words, when you're first editing channel settings), its setting will reflect the current knob position, rather than an arbitrary default, and on two of the effects. You will also notice that the Tweak and 2nd Function controls are not reversed for the Chorus and Flanger effects. The changed control functions become Depth and Rate (Speed) instead of the previous Speed (Rate) and Depth/Feedback. Q: My amp seems to be malfunctioning. What can I do as an end user? Line 6 Amp Trouble Shooting Q: Where can I download a Flextone III manual? A: Line 6 Manuals
  6. Flextone III and HD 147 MIDI Sysex (Memory Dumps) There are 3 special hidden functions on the Flextone III that will transmit a Sysex message that can be recorded by a MIDI application, or sent to another Flextone III amplifier. 1. Presets & Amp Setups - To transmit all of your custom presets and Amp Defaults: press and hold theTap Tempo, Comp & Mod Select buttons while powering up the amp. Connect the MIDI out of the source amp to the MIDI In of your computer or another amp. (If you are connecting to another HD 147, you can power up the target amp normally.) Press the Delay Select button to send the message. 2. The Whole Enchilada - To transmit the entire memory of the amplifier including your custom presets, amp setups, and DSP software, (the brains behind the operation): press and hold the Tap Tempo, Gate & Mod Select buttons while powering up the amp. Connect the MIDI out of the source amp to the MIDI In of your computer or another amp. (If you are connecting to another HD 147, you can power up the target amp normally.) Press the Mod Select button to send the message. 3. The Edit Buffer - To transmit the current state of the amp, press and hold theTap Tempo and any of the A, B, C or D buttons.
  7. Note: The AX2 and Axsys amplifiers are discontinued and now listed as a Legacy Product. Application Q: Where can I get the presets for the AxSys amplifier? A: The Axsys presets are available in .JPG format and can be downloaded from the attached document at the botton of this document. Q: Which Line 6 controllers are compatable with the Axsys/AX2? A: The Line 6 Floorboard and the FB4. See the following link for more information: Line 6 Floorboard and FB4 F.A.Q. Q: Can the stomp box modelers be used with the AX2? Is there much duplication between the stomp boxes and the AX2 (ie, if they can be used together, am I opening up a whole new range of possibilities or just doubling up on functions I already have? A: Line 6 Stomp Boxes will work great with the AX2. The effects in the AX2 are completely different than the effects in the Stomp Boxes. The effects in the AX2 are for the most part just generic effects, where the effects in the Modelers are modeled after classic effect devices used by everyone from Hendrix to Van Halen. Q: How do I adjust my tuner reference frequency back to 440Hz? A: While in tuner mode, turn the MIDDLE knob on your amp or POD. This will allow you to select a tuning reference frequency anywhere from 436-445Hz. Q: How can I change the volume level of the tuner on my AX2/Axsys? A: While in tuner mode, simply turn the CHANNEL VOLUME knob to the desired level. This will set your tuner level without effecting the other channels of your AX2/Axsys. Q: It is possible to control the reverb level of the AX2 with the wah pedal of the Line6 floorboard? A: It is possible to control the reverb level of the AX2 with the wah pedal of the Line6 floorboard. There are several parameters of the AX2 User preset that must be adjusted properly for this to be implemented. Here are the settings: Reverb row / reverb level set to 0 Main row / Delay/reverb knob set to 90. Wah row / wah type set to 5.18. Wah row / wah depth set to 99. Increasing the Reverb row / reverb level setting will adjust the wah pedal minimum reverb level. Decreasing the Wah row / wah depth setting will adjust the wah pedal maximum reverb level. Q: How can I make my own personal patches? A: To make a custom set up of factory patches, simply call up the patch you want, hit "save" (the display will flash), then use the "Bank up/Down" and "Channel select" buttons to choose the location you want that patch to be in. (See pages 4*3, 5*10 and 9*1 in the AX2 manual) Q: What MIDI control functions can I access using the AX2? A: The AX2 Manual on Page 6.6 details the functions of the AX2 that may be assigned for continuous control by the Wah pedal. There is also an AX2 MIDI sysex document that details all of the functions that can be controlled using external MIDI controllers. Q: How can I get a good direct output from my AX2/Axsys? A: Unlike the Flextone, where the speaker compensation is done in the analog world, the AX2/Axsys cabinet emulation is done in the digital world. Because of this, when the speaker emualtion is on, it is going to be present in the direct outs as well as the speaker outs. For AX2/Axsys users, one solution can be to use a pair of analog boxes (like a Hughes & Kettner Red Box or a Digital Music Cab Tone Dual) to feed the PA in live situations and then use the AX2/Axsys compensated direct out for recording purposes only. There is another inexpensive and simple solution to the line out/speaker compensation issue. Many users find that when the speaker compensation is activated, the sound of the AX2/Axsys speaker is not objectionable but simply too dark (there needs to be more treble in the sound) while the amps direct out sounds great through the PA. It is possible to simply feed a little of the direct sound through your vocal monitor and then have some of the low end rolled off. You can achieve this by "Y'ing" the AX2/Axsys direct output into two mixer channel line inputs and using the second channel to EQ your personal monitor feed. This allows you to use the first mixer channel to send the full range AX2/Axsys direct sound through the main house sound system. Then, send the separately EQ'ed sound from the second mixer channel to your vocal monitor. The sound that comes through your vocal monitor is "tinny", but when it gets mixed in with the "bassy" sound of the AX2/Axsys speakers, the resulting sound is pretty well balanced. You may also find that there is also an added depth to the sound similar to running a bi-amped bass guitar rig. You can also apply this concept of Y'ing the direct out to connect to another amplifier other than your vocal monitor. You can use another combo amp or a "Hot Spot" type monitor. You may also find that adding external effects to the "monitor" feed gives you some extra sound processing possibilities. Q: It is possible to control the delay level of the AX2 with the wah pedal of the Line6 floorboard? A: There are several parameters of the AX2 User preset that must be adjusted properly for this to be implemented. Here are the settings: Delay row / delay level set to 0 Main row / Delay/reverb knob set to 90. Wah row / wah type set to 5.12. Wah row / wah depth set to 99. Increasing the Delay row / delay level setting will adjust the wah pedal minimum delay level. Decreasing the Wah row / wah depth setting will adjust the wah pedal maximum delay level. Set up Q: If I only run one speaker on the amp (AX2 212 upgrade) Will I still get the full stereo signal (i.e. the rhythm of the delay will be the same)? If I DI the AX with a mono cable into the PA will I also get stereo delay in a mono? A: You will get only 1/2 of the signal from the amp if you run one speaker. You will still get stereo out of the direct output. You will get mono out of the amp if you use a mono cable. It can be a complicated matter to run a direct output from an amplifier to a live sound system and simultaneously monitor that amplifier's internal speakers on stage. The issue of the cabinet emulation on the AX2 is somewhat more complex than it looks at first glance, since unlike the Flextone, where the speaker compensation is actually done in the analog world, on the AX2 it's done in the digital world and, because of hardware limitations, can't be both present (at the direct out) and not present (at the speakers) at the same time. To do so would require adding additional A/D conversion and a divergent data path, neither of which is a software solution, or an inexpensive, ungradable hardware change. The AX2 design was never intended to have both in simultaneous use. Was it a bad design decision? Maybe, but hindsight is always 20/20, and all of our products are being used in ways that transcend their original design, for good or ill. For AX2 users, one solution can be to use a pair of analog boxes (For example, I have a H&K Red Box and a Digital Music CabTone Dual-lok'd to the inside of my AX2 cabinet) to feed the PA in live situations and use the compensated direct out only for recording purposes. Not the most elegant solution, but a very usable and portable one. There is another cheap and simple solution to the line out/speaker compensation issue. Many users find that the sound of the AX2 speakers, when speaker compensation is activated, is not objectionable, but is simply too dark. There needs to be much more treble in the sound. The direct out sounds great through the PA. You can simply feed a little of the direct sound through your vocal monitor. Have the low end rolled off my personal monitor sound. (you can achieve this EQ setting by "Y'ing" the AX2 direct output into two mixer channel line inputs and using this second channel only to EQ your personal monitor feed). This allows you to use the first mixer channel to send the full range AX2 direct sound through the main house sound system and to other players' vocal monitors. Then, send the separately EQ'ed sound from the second mixer channel to your vocal monitor. The sound that comes through your vocal monitor is "tinny", but when it gets mixed in with the "bassy" sound of the AX2 speakers, the resulting sound is pretty well balanced. There is an added depth to the sound, similar to running a bi-amped bass guitar rig. We realize that this solution is not superior to having separate control of all AX2 amp outputs, but it works without having to spend the extra money on external speaker emulation devices. We hope this solution gives you one more option that may help you get a better monitor sound, in some situations. You may also be able to apply this concept of Y'ing the direct out to others amplifiers than your vocal monitor. You might be able to use another combo amp or a "Hot Spot" type monitor. You may also find that adding external effects to "monitor" feed gives some extra sound processing possibilities. Q: Can the AX2/Axsys power an external speaker cabinet? A: Yes, an external cabinet can be connected to the AX2/Axsys by disconnecting the existing Axsys speakers and connecting the extension cabinet. The speaker outputs of the AX2/Axsys must be connected to an 8ohm or 16ohm load. Do not use a 4ohm load, as it will cause the amp to overheat. Q: How do I record with the AX2/Axsys line out? A: The LINE OUT/HEADPHONE jack of the AX2/Axsys is a stereo output so we suggest that you use a "Stereo TRS" (Tip/Ring/Sleeve) jack to take advantage of the stereo output. A TRS jack is basically a stereo jack much like the jack on the end of your stereo headphones. You can use a mono or guitar cable in the LINE OUT/HEADPHONE output but you will only get one side of the stereo field. Set the Master Volume at 2-1/2 or lower to get a line level output that won't overdrive your mixer input. Remember that you can unplug the AX2 speakers when recording so that you don't have to have the amp playing in the room. If you need to have the amp playing in the room at a higher volume than 2-1/2, you may need to use an external 20 dB pad to bring the level of the signal going to the mixer back down to a usable level. See page 5*15 in the AX2 manual for more details Q: Can I adjust the STEREO LINE OUT/HEADPHONE level of my AX2/Axsys? A: In order to have the desired AX2/Axsys stage volume but not overdrive the input of the mixer, an external 20dB pad can be placed between the LINEOUT of the AX2/Axsys and the input of the mixer. Most mixing consoles already have a 20dB pad built in, but if necessary, an inexpensive outboard unit can be purchased. Rolls manufactures one called the DB25 Matchbox. It doubles as a direct box and a pad and should work great in this situation. Specifications Q: Is the Aux input on the AX2 unbalanced mono or stereo? A: The Aux input of the AX2 is unbalanced mono. The mono sound will be sent to both sides of the stereo output. Troubleshooting Q: How do I reset the Axsys/AX2? A: The factory reset for the Axsys 212 or AX2 is to hold down the USER PRESET and the SAVE (or STORE SOUND) buttons. Q: I have been getting a loud noise when switching from preset 01 on channel "A"? A: Please try a hard reset of your AX2/Axsys. Q: I am receiving a "lo batt" error message. What should I do? A: This message is an indication that the battery is not going to be with us much longer. We use lithium batteries in the AX2/Axsys in order to store the user presets, a common replacement is the Panasonic BR2325-1HG. The current battery will need to be de-soldered and replaced with a new battery. If you are not confident in doing this replacement, it should be performed by an authorized Line 6 Service Center. Q: I'm having a hard time getting my clean sounds really clean on my AxSys/AX2. Is there something that I can try? A: Always remember that there are many different places where you can increase or decrease gain on the AX2/AxSys. If you've chosen to increase it in all (or even most) of these places, you could be causing clipping after the TubeTone modeling. One of the most likely places for this to happen is in the Graphic EQ. A quick test is to turn the EQ off and see if your sound cleans up. If it does, move your whole EQ curve down so that your highest frequency boosts are no higher than +6. A general troubleshooting procedure to find where you might be getting unwanted clipping is to turn off all the effects, make sure that the sound is clean, then turn the effects back on, one at a time, checking for clipping after turning on each one. Q: I just upgraded to AX2 and my presets are changing radically every time I touch a knob. What's going on? A: The AX2 defaults to an 'immediate' editing mode in which the sound will instantly reflect the knob settings (i.e. when you change a knob, the sound changes immediately). You're used to the older 'capture' mode editing of the AxSys 212, where you had to move a knob to the position of its stored setting before you could change the setting. You can put the AX2 into the older editing mode by holding down the Main Row Edit Select button while powering up the amp. This setting is stored with the other Global settings, and you'll never have to think about it again unless you do a reset of the amp. (See page 2-2 of the manual) Q: I turned up the Delay/Reverb level in the Main Row, but I don't hear any reverb or delay? A: Make sure that the Delay and/or Reverb is turned on in the FX On/Off Edit Row or at the Floor Board. Still nothing? Remember that the individual Delay and Reverb Level controls in their respective Edit Rows have to be turned up as well. Q: The Axsys amplifier may make a crashing noise when switching between two presets that have Reverb or Delay on them? A: The Axsys amplifier may make a crashing noise when switching between two presets that have Reverb or Delay on them. The Axsys may also make a crashing noise when switching from a preset that uses the Acoustic Simulator to a preset that uses a non-Acoustic Simulator amp model with Reverb or Delay. There are several things that can be done to eliminate or minimize this noise. If the presets that are selected do not have any Reverb or Delay on them, the noise will be eliminated. It is possible to have Reverb or Delay pre-programmed into a preset but have the effects turned off. Then, after the preset has been selected using the EFFECTS ON/OFF foot switch function to activate the Reverb or Delay. This will eliminate switching noises at the time of the preset change. It is also possible to program the presets to minimize any noises that may occur during switching. The "SPRING" reverb model is the most likely to cause noises. Using another reverb model such as "DARK HALL" will lower the level of the noise. Maintaining a similar "reverb level" on the presets that are selected will also help to minimize this switching noise. There are three parameters that adjust the "reverb level" on the Axsys. The REVERB ON/OFF setting in the FX ON/OFF row, the REVERB LEVEL setting in the REVERB row and the REVERB/DELAY setting in the MAIN row. Q: Why is it that when the Axsys receives "MIDI program change messages", it will remain in the PRESET BANK or USER BANK it is set to at the time that the message is received? A: The Axsys will receive "MIDI program changes" via its MIDI IN jack and then follow with the preset changes outlined on page 10.4 of the Axsys owners manual. When the Axsys receives a "MIDI program change message" it will remain in the PRESET BANK or USER BANK it is set to at the time that the message is received. The Axsys will need to receive a "MIDI bank change message" in order to scroll to a different BANK. To toggle between the USER and PRESET BANKs, the user must press the USER/PRESET button on the front panel of the Axsys. Many MIDI foot controllers proceed their program change commands with bank change information. This is especially common in Roland controllers. This function will need to be defeated for these controllers to work properly with a Line6 product. Q: My amp seems to be malfunctioning and I have done the factory reset and checked the amp trouble shooting document. What can I do as an end user? Line 6 Amp Trouble Shooting Q: When I change to my acoustic simulator sound from a distortion I get a loud sound? A: That noise that you're hearing is the sound of the Reverb and/or Delay trailing off from the electric guitar amp model and being amplified by the acoustic model at the time you're making the switch. The acoustic models have a lot more gain applied to them than the electric models. This is done so that the level between the acoustic modeler and the electric modeler are more closely matched. To avoid that frying pan sound, you may need to compromise the Reverb and/or Delay on the electric sound; basically turn it off. You can either program the electric sound with no Reverb or Delay, or you can turn the Reverb and/or Delay off via the Floor Board a few seconds before you switch to the acoustic sound. You may have to experiment to see how long it takes for the Reverb/Delay to "finish" before it's safe to switch to acoustic. The "discharging" time will be different for different lengths of Reverbs and Delays. Q: Can I still get the AXSys/AX2 EPROM upgrade? A: No, as the AXsys/AX2 EPROM is no longer readily available on the commercial market. Q: Can I still get the AXSys/AX2 Line 6 cover? A: The offical Line 6 AXsys/AX2 cover is longer being produced, but you can get a cover from a third party at the following link: Cases And Covers Q: Where can I get replacement knobs/speakers/logos for my AxSys/AX2 amp? A: Please check the Line 6 Store. Q: Where can I download an AxSys/AX2 manual? A: Line 6 Manuals.
  8. Pedal Inputs The pedal inputs on the UX2 and KB37 are for momentary switches only (like the keyboard sustain pedal used with a synthesizer or digital piano). They're used to step up and down through presets or to control start/stop and other MIDI Machine Control functions (MMC) audio recording application Transport Controls. Other parameters can be controlled within the software, but to do that you need an external MIDI source (like a programmable MIDI foot controller plugged into your computer's MIDI interface). GearBox Wah Control In GearBox under Edit/Preferences/Midi tab select your midi interface ports IN and OUT. Set your midi controller pedal to CC# (continues controller number) to CC# 4. This should engage the wah function in GearBox.
  9. Application Q: What are the presets on my HD147 amplifier? A: The HD147 user presets are available from the manual download section. Q: What editing software works with the HD147? A: Line 6 Edit, which is a free download at www.line6.com/software. Q: How can I control my HD147 via MIDI? A: Please check the Appendix C on your Pilot's Handbook, you will have a list of MIDI program changes and their relation with the HD147 channels. So channel 1A would recall program 1 on your MIDI device. You can either overwrite program 1 on your device with the effects you want to use with channel 1A or you can go to the preset you want to use and internally reassign that preset to MIDI program 1 (if your device offer that option). You can also set the Expression pedal on a MIDI controller to the MIDI CC# you wish to control - for example if you want to control the Delay Mix with it set the CC# to 34. Please see the bottom of this document to download the HD147 manual. Setup/Connections Q: Is there a direct out on the HD147? A: There are stereo XLR outputs on the back of the unit to route the cabinet modeling directly to a PA or mixing console. Q: Which Line 6 floor controller(s) can I use with the HD147? A: We recommend the Line 6 FBV Shortboard , but any of the FBV series controllers will control the HD147. Q: Does the HD147 have an effects loop? A: Yes, the HD147 has a stereo unbalanced effect loop. Q: What is an effect loop used for? A: An effect loop is used for “line-level” input and output level devices. Many rack mount effect units are line level units, while most guitar effects are “instrument level” units meant to be run between the instrument and the amplifier. Q: Can I connect an external pre-amp (i.e. Line 6 POD unit) to the HD147? A: You can connect an external preamp into the or the effects loop return of the HD147. Be sure to use a ¼” dummy jack in the instrument input to send the head output to the speakers. Q: How should I connect my speaker cabinet(s) to the HD147? A:Please see the following document more more information on connecting cabinets to your HD147. Cabinet Connection and Ohm F.A.Q. Specifications Q: What's the rated wattage of my HD-147? A: The HD-147 is rated at 150w/channel RMS. 147 decibels is the level of loudness at which your head explodes. What we're trying to say is that this puppy is loud. Q: How many watts are my two 16 ohm cabs going to pull per side with my HD-147? A: A solid state amp without an impedance switch puts out more power with a lower speaker load. However, we do have an impedance switch in the back of the amp. The purpose of the switch is to make sure the amp puts out the same amount of power as long as it sees the correct load. So for your set up, you would plug one cab into one of the RIGHT jacks and the other into one the LEFT jack. Set the impedance switch to 16 ohms. Your amp should put out 150 watts per side. Registration/Warranty Q: What is the warranty on the HD147? A: the warranty on the HD147 is twelve months from the date of purchase. Q: How can I register my HD147? A: Registration Troubleshooting/Service Q: How do I perform a factory reset on my HD147? A: The reset for a HD147 is to hold the A and D Buttons while powering the amp. Q: My amp seems to be malfunctioning. What can I do as an end user? Line 6 Amp Trouble Shooting Q: Where can I get replacement knobs/speakers/logos for my HD147 amp? A: Line 6 Store Q: Where can I download a HD147 manual? A: Line 6 Manuals
  10. Deutsch Français Q: How do I access the tuner? Spider Tuner FAQs Q: How do I save the Artist/Song presets from the Spider III/IV into the user banks so I can access those presets from my FBV series controller? A: Hold the desired Channel button (A B C D) for two seconds, then use the four-way arrow selector to choose the bank (number) and location (A, B, C or D) where you want to save the preset to. Select the channel button again, and you will see a rapid flash on the channel light to show the preset has been saved. Q: How do I operate the "boost" on the Spider series amplifier? Spider I, II, and III: The Spider Distortion Boost is activated by holding down the “tap tempo” button while rotating the “drive” control above the 12 o'clock position. The B light will illuminate to indicate that the boost is active. Spider IV: The boost feature can be edited by pressing the presets encoder, then using the right/left function on the four-way arrow selector to select “boost”. You can then activate the feature, increase or decrease the amount of boost (up to 8 db), and select “pre” and/or “post”. This can be activated from the FBV Shortboard MK II by the “fucntion 1” button, and the Effect Loop button the FBV Shortboard (Mk I). Q: How do I operate the Noise Gate on the Spider series amplifier? Spider III: Press and hold Tap as you turn the Reverb knob up past twelve o’clock, and you turn on a built-in Noise Gate, which helps to cut down on hiss and noise. When you do this, the Channel D LED comes on to indicate that the Gate is on. Spider IV: The Noise Gate feature can be edited by pressing the “presets” encoder, then using the right/left function on the four-way arrow selector to select “gate”. You can then choose from “Off”, “Gate”, “Noise Reduction”, or “Gate + Noise Reduction”. Use the up/down arrows to select Threshold and Decay, which are adjustable with the Presets encoder. Q: Is there a way to control the amount of effect mix repeats the delay effect makes? Spider I, II, and III: we decided to remove some of the editing capabilities and make it as simple as possible. In addition, we wanted to make it as affordable as possible, and removing some of the edit features was one of the ways that we were able to keep the cost lower. This being the case, you cannot change the delay feedback rate on the Spider. Spider IV: The delay repeats (feedback) can be edited by pressing the presets encoder, turning to “FX3”, the using the up/down arrows to “FdBk”. You can then increase or decrease the amount of feedback by turning the preset encoder, as well as the delay time and mix. Q: Every time I switch to a certain amp model the delay comes on - how can I stop this? Spider I, II, and III: When you select an Amp Model, the Spider automatically sets its tone controls and effects to match that Amp Model. You can disable the auto-FX selection (but not tone control auto-selection), by powering up Spider with the Channel D/Insane button held. Be aware that the auto-selection is re-enabled next time you power up. If you absolutely never want to hear a particular effect (such as delay), you can turn the SmartFX knob to 'Off', then press and hold a channel button until it blinks, and you've saved a new version of the sound, without any effects. Spider IV: The Auto effect feature can be enabled by pressing the presets encoder, then using the right/left function on the four-way arrow selector to select “autoFX”. You can then activate the feature, as well as turn the tap light on/off and set the timer for the display backlight. Q: Why does the tap tempo light always blink? Can I turn the tap tempo light off? Spider I, II, and III 75-150: The tap tempo light shows the tempo of the delay, even if the delay is not active. There is no way to disable the tap tempo light on the Spider I, II, or III Series amplifiers. Spider IV 75-150: The tap tempo light is assignable to the modulation and delay effects, and shows the tempo of the assigned effect. The tap feature can be enabled by pressing the presets encoder, then using the right/left function on the four-way arrow selector to select your effect, then using the up/down arrow to locate “tap”. The tap feature can be enabled or disabled by turning the “presets” encoder, then using the right/left function on the four-way arrow selector to select”setup”. You can then use the up/down arrows to locate “Taplite”, and de-activate the tap light feature by turning the preset encoder. Q: Can I connect my Spider series combo amp (i.e. 15, 30, 75, 120) to an external speaker cabinet? A: No, as there is no external speaker jack to power an external cabinet. The Spider series 150 combo amplifier does have two 8 ohm external speaker outputs that will mute the internal speakers when engaged. See the following link for more cabinet connection information: Line 6 Head and Cabinet Connections Q: How can I record direct the Spider series amp signal directly into a computer? A: You can use the headphone jack as a direct line out to record your Spider series amplifier into any line input on your computer's sound card or audio interface. For sound card connection, you will need a cable with one male stereo 1/4" jack on one end-to plug into the headphone jack of the Spider, and a male 1/8" stereo mini jack-like (the kind on Ipod type headphones) to plug into the sound card. This will work for most computer sound cards, as they often have 1/8" stereo mini inputs and outputs. If you have an audio interface or a professional sound card that have multiple 1/4" inputs, you will need a cable with one male 1/4" TRS (stereo) jack on one end, and two male 1/4" mono jacks on the other end (commonly known as an “insert cable”) to create a stereo image. Take care in setting the output level on your amp: adjust the master volume to get the cleanest and most noise-free sound when the volume control on the toolbar of your computer is on full, with the volume control on your computer speakers set to normal, reasonable listening levels. If you set the output level on your amp too high, the sound will be undesirably distorted. Set it too low and the sound will be noisy. All you need then is some sort of recording software, of which there are many options available. Q: Is there a way to use the POD-Style Out (headphone) jack without disabling the speakers? A: There is no supported way to run both the speakers and the headphone jack at the same time. Q: Can I use an external effects pedal or processor with a Spider series amplifier? A: Effects pedals will almost always work well in front of the Spider series amplifiers. Just be certain that the output level of the external effect is not set too high as it could overload the input of the Spider. Most rack-mount processors are designed for line level use and often don't sound quite right when connected to the front of an amplifier. Q: Can I use a MIDI controller with a Spider amp? A: The Spider series amplifiers do not have MIDI In or Out connections, but the Spider Valve Mark II does have MIDI jacks. We recommend that you use the correct Line 6 controller with your Spider series amplifier. Q: Do any of the Spider Series amplifiers have an effects loop? A: The Spider series (I, II, III, IV) amplifiers are not equipped with an effects loop, but the Spider Valve (I or II) series does have an effect loop. Q: Can I edit/backup my Spider sounds on my computer? A: The Spider IV series amplifier can be edited with the Spider IV Edit Software. The previous Spider series (I, II, III) tone editing must be done on the face of the unit, as there is no computer editor for the earlier Spider series. See the following link for more information on the Spider Edit software: Spider IV Edit (v1.02) FAQs Q: Which controller will work with my Spider series amp? Controller compatibility chart Q: Where can I get replacement knobs/speakers/logos for my Spider amplifier? Line 6 Store Wie kann ich auf den Tuner zugreifen? Spider Tuner FAQs Wie kann ich die Artist/Song Presets auf dem Spider II/IV in eine Bank abspichern, sodass ich es per FBV Controller ansteuern kann? Halten Sie dazu denn Knopf des gewünschten Kanals für 2 Sekunden gedrückt und benutzen Sie dann den 4-Weg Schalter um Bank und Position auszuwählen. Drücken Sie dann den Kanalknopf noch einmal. Das LED des Kanals soltle blinken, wenn dies passiert wurde das Preset gespeichert. Wie funktioniert der Boost auf meinem Spider Verstärker? Spider I, II und III: Halten Sie den Tap/Tempo Knopf gedrückt während Sie den Drive Knopf hinten gegen drehen. Das B Licht wird dann angehen um anzuzeigen, dass Boost eingeschaltet ist. Spider IV: Drücken Sie Presets und benutzen Sie dann die rechts und links Pfeile um Boost auszuwählen. Hier können Sie Boost dann aktivieren, Boost erhöhen oder verringern (bis zu 8db) sowie Pre oder Post auswählen. Diese Funktion kann aktiviert werden vom FBV Shortboard MkII aus. Drücken Sie dazu den Function 1 Knopf. Beim FBV Shortboard MkI müssen Sie den Effect Loop Knopf drücken. Wie bediene ich Noise Gate? Spider III: Halten Sie Tap gedrückt während Sie den Reverb Knopf hinten gegen drehen. Dies schaltet das Nosie Gate ein um Rauschen und Zischen zu unterdrücken. Außerdem schlatet sich das Kanal D Licht ein um Ihnen anzuzeigen, dass Noise Gate eingeschaltet ist. Spider IV: Noise Gate kann auf dem Spider IV bearbeitet werden. Drücken Sie den Presets Knopf und wählen Sie dann mit den rechts links Pfeilen Gate aus. Hier können Sie sich dann zwischen Off, Gate, Noise Reduction oder Gate + Noise Reduction entscheiden. Benutzen Sie dann die rauf runter Pfeile um Threshold oder Decay auszuwählen. Diese beiden Einstellungen können Sie dann auch bearbeiten anhand des Preset Knopfes. Gibt es einen Weg, die Menge des Repeats des Effect Mixes, der vom Delay Effekt erzeugt wird zu kontrollieren? Spider I, II und III: Um die Geräte so eifnach wie möglich zu halten, haben wir verschiedene Bearbeitungseinstellungen entfernt. Sie können leider die Delay Feedback Rate nicht einstellen. Spider IV: Drücken Sie den Preset Knopf. Drehen Sie dann aux FX3 und anhand der rauf runter Pfeile wählen Sie FdBk aus. Hier können Sie die Rate, Zeit des Delays und Mix dann selbst einstellen. Wiese blinkt das Tap Tempo Licht? Kann ich es abschalten? Spider I, II und III: Das Licht zeigt das Tempo des Delays an, auch wenn dieser nicht aktiv ist. Sie können dies leider nicht abschalten. Spider IV 75-150: Das Tap Tempo Licht können Sie manuell der Modulation und dem Delay Effekt zuweisen. Es zeigt dann das Tempo des zugewiesenen Effekts an. Drücken Sie dazu den Presets Knopf, benutzen Sie dann die rechts links Pfeile um Ihren Effekt auszuwählen und dann die rauf runter Pfeile um Tap zu finden. Tap kann hier mit dem Presets Knopf an oder ausgeschaltet werden und per rechts links Pfeile können Sie dann Setup auswählen. Benutzen Sie denn die rauf runter Pfeile um Taplite zu finden. Mit dem Preset Knopf können Sie jetzt das Licht an oder ausschalten. Kann ich mein Spider Combo an eine externe Box anschließen? Nein, es sind keine Ausgangsjacks vorhanden, um Boxen anzuschließen. Das Spider 150 Combo hat zwei 8 Ohm Ausgänge, die die internen Lautsprecher stumm stellen, wenn angeschlossen. Line 6 Head and Cabinet Connections Wie kann ich das Ausgangssignal meines Verstärkers direkt in den Computer spielen? Sie können den Kopfhörerausgang als Line Out benutzen und an einen Stereo In Ihres Computers anschliessen, wie z.B. eine Soundkarte oder eine Audio Schnittstelle. Für die meisten Soundkarten brauchen Sie ein Kabel mit ¼“ männlich für an den Verstärker zu 1/8“ männlichen für an den Computer. Dies wird für die meisten Computer funktionieren, da der größte Teil der Soundkarten einen 1/8“ Eingang haben. Wenn Sie eine Audio Schnittstelle oder eine professionelle Soudkarte haben, die mehrere ¼“ Eingänge haben, dann brauchen Sie ein 1/4“ x2 mono zu ¼“ x1 stereo um Stereo Audio zu erhalten. Achten Sieaber bitte auf das Ausgangslevel des Verstärkers, Sie können so den Master Volume einstellen denn wenn dieser zu hoch eingestellt ist, dann wird der Sound verzerrt und wenn er zu niedrig ist, dann wird der Sound rauschen. Zu guter Letzt brauchen Sie dann noch eine Aufnahmesoftware. Kann ich den Kopfhörerausgang auch benutzen ohne die Lautsprecher abzuschalten? Nein, beides kann nicht gleichzeitig laufen. Kann ich ein externes Effekt Pedal oder einen Przessor benutzen? Effekt Pedale werden fast immer funktionieren, achten Sie einfach auf den Ausgang des Pedals, da dieser den Verstärker überladen kann. Die meisten Rack Prozessoren sind für Line Level entworfen und hören sich daher nicht richtig an, wenn man sie an den Verstärker anschließt. Kann ich einen MIDI Controller mit dem Spider Verstärker benutzen? Die Spider Verstärker haben weder MIDI Ein- noch Ausgang. Der Spider Valve Mark II jedoch hat einen. Wir empfehlen die Nutzung eines Line 6 Pedals. Haben die Spider Verstärker einen Effects Loop? Nein, nur die Spide Valve MkI sowie MkII haben einen. Kann ich Sounds, die auf meinem Spider sind auf meinem Computer abspeichern oder bearbeiten? Den Spider IV Verstärker können Sie anhand der Spider IV Edit Software bearbeitet werden. Bei allen anderen Spider wird die Tonbearbeitung direkt vorne am Verstärker durchgeführt, da diese keine Edit Software haben. Weitere Informationen: Spider IV Edit (v1.02) FAQs Welcher Controller funktioniert mit dem Spider Verstärker? Controller Kompatibilität Wo kann ich Ersatzteile für den Verstärker kaufen? Line 6 Store Comment puis-je accéder le Tuner? Spider Tuner FAQs Comment est-ce qu’on enregistre les presets Artist/Song sur le Spider II et IV dans une banque pour l’accéder avec un contrôleur FBV? Maintenez enfoncé le bouton du canal désiré pour deux secondes. Sélectez banque et position avec le contrôleur à quatre voies. Tapez le bouton du canal encore une fois et si la lumière du canal clignote, le preset a été enregistré. Comment fonctionne Boost sur mon ampli Spider ? Spider I, II et III : Maintenez enfoncé le bouton Top/Tempo et tournez Drive au maximum, si la lumière B s’allume, Boost est active. Spider IV : Poussez l’encodeur Presets et utilisez les flèches gauche et droite pour sélecter Boost. Maintenant vous pouvez activer Boost, augmenter et diminuer la quantité du Boost (jusqu’à 8db) et sélecter Pre et Post. Boost peut être activé avec le bouton Function 1 sur le FBV Shortboard MkII et avec le bouton Effects Loop pour le FBV Shortboard MkI. Comment est-ce que Noise Gate fonctionne ? Spider III : Maintenez enfoncé Tap et tournez Reverb au maximum. Cet allumera le Noise Gate. Si vous faites ça, le LED du canal D s’allume. Spider IV : Tapez l’encodeur Presets et utilisez les flèches gauche et droite pour sélecter Gate. Maintenant, vous pouvez choisir Off, Gate, Noise Reduction ou Gate + Noise Reduction. Utilisez les flèches haut et bas pour sélecter Threshold et Decay que vous pouvez ajuster avec l’encodeur Presets. Y a-t-il la possibilité de contrôler des répétitions de l’Effect Mix qui sont produits par l’effet Delay ? Spider I, II et III : Nous avons essayé de garder ces modèles aussi simple que possible. Ce n’est pas possible de changer cette fréquence. Spider IV : Poussez l’encodeur Presets, choisissez FX3 et utilisez les flèches pour choisir FdBk. Ici vous pouvez augmenter et diminuer cette fréquence en tournant le bouton Preset. Le delay se lance automatiquement si j’utilise un preset spécifique, comme puis-je arrêter ca ? Spider I, II et III : Vous pouvez désactiver auto-FX en allumant le Spider et maintenant enfoncé canal D/Insane en même temps. Si vous rallumez l’appareil, auto-FX ce lance aussi. Si vous voulez désactiver cette fonction en permanence, vous pouvez éteindre le bouton SmartFX et maintenir le bouton d’un canal jusqu’à ce qu’il clignote. Spider IV : Poussez Presets et utilisez les flèches gauche/droite pour choisir autoFX. Pourquoi est-ce que la lumière Tap Tempo clignote toujours ? Spider I, II et III 75-150 : Cette lumière vous montre la vitesse du delay même s’il n’est pas active. Vous ne pouvez pas le désactiver. Spider IV 75-150 : Vous pouvez assigner cette lumière aux effets. Elle montre la vitesse de l’effet. Poussez Presets et choisissez votre effet. Et trouvez Tap. Vous pouvez désactiver et activer Top ici avec l’encodeur Preset. Utilisez les flèches gauche/droite pour choisir Setup. Maintenant vous pouvez aussi chercher pour Taplite et désactiver la lumière en tournant l’encodeur Preset. Puis-je connecter mon ampli Spider combo (15, 30, 75, 120) à un baffle externe ? Non, parce qu’il y en a aucun jack pour un baffle externe. La combo Spider 150 a deux sorties pour un haut-parleur externe avec 8 ohms. Cette option assourdie les haut-parleurs intégrés. Line 6 Head and Cabinet Connections Comment puis-je enregistrer le signal de l’ampli Spider directement dans mon ordinateur? Vous pouvez utiliser le jack de casques comme Line Out pour enregistrer votre ampli Spider dans n’importe quelle entrée Line de votre ordinateur pour une connexion, vous avez besoin d’un câble 1/4’’ mâle stéréo à jack 1/8’’ mâle stéréo pour connecter à la carte son du ordinateur. Ça fonctionne avec la plupart des cartes sons parce qu’une plupart de ces cartes ont une entrée 1/8’’. Si vous avez une interface audio ou carte son professionnelle avec plusieurs entrée 1/4", vous avez besoin d’un câble 1/4" stéréo à 2x 1/4’’ mono pour recevoir du audio stéréo. Faites attention au niveau de sortie de l’ampli pour recevoir du audio propre et sans bruit. Si vous mettez le niveau de sortie de l’ampli trop fort, le son sera déformé. Mettez le niveau trop faible et le son sera bruyant. La dernière chose que vous avez besoin est un logiciel d’enregistrement audio pour l’ordinateur. Y a-t-il la possibilité d’utiliser une sortie jack sans désactiver les haut-parleurs ? Malheureusement pas. Puis-je utiliser un pédale effet ou processeur externe avec l’ampli Spider ? Les pédales effets fonctionneront presque toujours bien avec les amplis Spider mais ne mettez le niveau de pédale trop fort pour ne pas surcharger l’entrée de l’ampli. Les processeurs en rack souvent ne sonnent pas bien dans un ampli. Puis-je utiliser un contrôleur MIDI avec un ampli Spider ? Les amplis Spider n’ont aucune connexion MIDI. Seulement le Spider Valve Mark II a des connecteurs MIDI. Nous recommandons d’utiliser le contrôleur correct de Line 6 avec les amplis Spider. Ont-ils on Effects Loop ? Non, les amplis Spider I, II, III et IV n’ont pas de Effects Loop mais les amplis Spider Valve ont un Loop. Puis-je éditer ou sauvegarder mes sons sur mon ordinateur ? Vous pouvez faire tous ca sur le Spider IV avec le logiciel Spider IV Edit. Vous devez éditer les sons des autres amplis directement sur l’ampli. Spider IV Edit (v1.02) FAQs Quels contrôleurs fonctionnent avec mon Spider? Compatibilité avec des contrôleurs Ou puis-je acheter des remplacements ? Line 6 Store
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