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  1. Q: How do I get the POD Farm Plug-in? A: POD Farm is now a factory-enabled feature available free for POD X3, POD X3 Live, POD X3 Pro, TonePort DI, TonePort UX8, and all of the POD Studio computer interfaces. Use the Line 6 License Manager software to authorize your hardware with the POD Farm license. If you purchased the GearBox plug-in as an Add-on from the Line 6 Online Store, then you may obtain POD Farm plug-in functionality at no charge (additional models not included) by running the Line 6 License Manager program, then, authorizing the your licenses on your hardware. Q: I purchased the Gearbox plug-in. Am I entitled to a free upgrade to POD Farm? A: Yes. POD Farm is available as a free download to everyone who owns the GearBox Plug-In including TonePort DI owners. POD Farm Plug-In will also be available for free to POD X3, POD X3 Live and POD X3 Pro owners. Q: I received a free POD Farm plug in because I am an X3 owner. Is it possible for me to transfer the POD Farm plug in to another device? A: No, the free upgrade to POD Farm for X3 owners is a factory bit that is bound to the X3 and cannot be transfered out. Q: I received the Gearbox Plug-In as part of a promotion (Annual GPO Subscription Service). Am I entitled to a POD Farm Plug-in as well? A: No, the free POD Farm upgrade does not apply to free Gearbox Plug-In promotional events (such as GuitarPort Online). For more information, please see the link below: http://www.line6.com/podfarm/faq.html POD Farm 2 Info Below you can find the different POD Farm 2.0 upgrade scenarios based on when and how you purchased POD Farm version 1. As we now offer the POD Farm 2.5 software, we no longer have pricing for POD Farm 2 available. Please visit the Line 6 store for further information on POD Farm 2.5 pricing. http://line6.com/store/ Please Note: 1.) Anyone who received POD Farm version 1 as part of the Line 6 September 2009 free giveaway does NOT qualify for any of the offers below. 2.) Anyone who was "comped" a POD Farm license key (iLok or Line 6) does NOT qualify for any of the offers below. 3.) POD Farm 2 was a paid upgrade for current POD Farm owners. POD Farm 2 Stand Alone will not work unless you have purchased a license key. 4.) If eligible, log in to your Line 6 account and go to the Line 6 Online Store to redeem your special offer. Use Line 6 License Manager to authorize the assets to your hardware. 5.) The POD Farm (1/2) standalone software is not compatible with PODxt/POD X3 series or iLok authorization. These devices are only used to authorize the POD Farm plug-in within a DAW with the appropriate license. -------------------------------------------------------- Line 6 License Key Upgrade Options: 1. If you purchased a POD Farm 1 Line 6 license BEFORE October 1st, 2009 you qualify for a discounted purchase price for POD Farm version 2 Line 6 license for 30 DAYS AFTER POD Farm 2 initial release. 2. If you purchased a Line 6 device with the POD Farm 1 plug in bundled with it (POD Studio, POD X3, UX8, DI) and enabled your POD Farm plug in with the Line 6 Monkey software BEFORE October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a discounted purchase price for POD Farm version 2 Line 6 license for 30 DAYS AFTER POD Farm 2 initial release. 3. If you purchased a Line 6 device with the POD Farm 1 plug in bundled with it (POD Studio, POD X3, UX8, DI) and enabled your POD Farm plug in with the Line 6 Monkey software AFTER October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a FREE upgrade to POD Farm version 2. 4. If you purchased a POD Farm 1 Line 6 license key AFTER October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a FREE upgrade to POD Farm version 2. --------------------------------------------------------- Crossgrade Options from Line 6 License Key to iLok: 1. If you purchased a POD Farm 1 Line 6 license key (this excludes factory bits tied to POD Studio and POD X3 devices) a special "Crossgrade" price will be made available to you. -------------------------------------------------------- iLok (purchased from Line6.com Webstore or via Authorized Dealer- independent seller transactions not eligible!): 1. If you purchased and activated a POD Farm version 1 STANDARD iLok key BEFORE October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a discounted upgrade price to POD Farm version 2 Platinum for iLok. 2. If you purchased and activated a POD Farm version 1 PLATINUM iLok key BEFORE October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a discounted upgrade price to POD Farm version 2 PLATINUM for iLok. 3. If you purchased POD Farm version 1 STANDARD for iLok AFTER October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a FREE upgrade to POD Farm version 2STANDARD. 4. If you purchased POD Farm version 1 PLATINUM for iLok AFTER October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a FREE upgrade to POD Farm version 2PLATINUM for iLok. --------------------------------------------------------- Misc Upgrades: Q: I PURCHASED a POD Farm version 1 iLok key (Standard or Platinum) BEFORE POD Farm 2 was released but I didn't DEPOSIT it until AFTER POD Farm version 2 was released. Do I qualify for an upgrade? A: Yes. If you purchased an iLok key before the release of POD Farm version 2 but did not DEPOSIT it until after the version 2 release, you do qualify for a free upgrade to the same version of POD Farm 2. IE: Standard 1 will qualify to Standard 2 and Platinum 1 to Platinum 2. Q: What if I purchased a POD Studio, POD X3 or TonePort DI, or TonePort UX8 device after the release of POD Farm version 2? Do I qualify for a free upgrade to POD Farm version 2? A: Yes. When you connect your new device to Line 6 License Manager, the program will recognize the connection date and offer you a free upgrade to POD Farm version 2.5. The model set depends on what model set would have been offered to you with the included POD Farm 1 version. IE: UX1 and UX2 get standard version upgrade but UX8 and POD X3 devices get platinum version upgrades. Go to http://line6.com/store/, choose your device in the POD Farm 2 area and you will see a POD Farm 2 license at $0.00. Click Get Free Item, then use the Line 6 License Manager to Authorize your hardware.
  2. Line6Tony

    Spider Jam 2.09 Update Instructions

    Firmware v2.09 Release Notes: Eliminated slight delay when entering Record mode. Fixed problem with extended-ascii characters in file names. Fixed Undo issue for recordings loaded directly from SD-Card, where the last two overdubs would be erased instead of only the most recent one. v2.09 Firmware Update Instructions: After you download the v2.09 update to your computer, please click here for step by step instructions on how to install the update. (Instructions are for v2.07, but they are essentially the same for v2.09. Note: If you are updating from v2.07, you can skip Step 4 -- no need to power up your Spider Jam with the SD card inserted -- simply insert SD card with power on as described in Step 3, then proceed to Step 5). Note: SD Card must be no larger than 2 GB capacity! Spider Jam Advanced Guide: For in-depth info on features and functionality of the Spider Jam not included in the Pilot's Handbook, check out: Spider Jam Advanced Guide. WARNING: BACK UP YOUR FILES! The v2.09 update will erase all the internal recordings you have made. If you want to save them, use an SD card to create backups (via the TRANSFER ALL TO CARD command) then copy them from your SD card onto your PC for safe keeping (using an SD card reader). You can then reload your files using an SD card at any time after you have completed the update. The v2.09 update will erase all the custom guitar presets you have made. Here are the instructions on Saving and Loading the presets to and from the Spider Jam: STORING PRESETS Created a User Tone and Saved it to a user location. In the SETTINGS/TONE menu, please make sure RECORDINGS SET TONE is set to ON. Made a recording with that guitar tone and save the recording to the internal memory. Do this for every preset you would like to store. In the SAVE menu, select the TRANSFER ALL TO CARD option. All of your recordings and their associated tone will be saved to the SD card. [*]LOADING PRESETS To transfer them back into the amp, go to the SAVE menu and choose the TRANSFER ALL FROM CARD option. This will load the recordings and the associated presets back onto the Spider Jam. Now, when you load a recording that was transferred onto the Spider Jam from the SD Card, the preset that was stored with the recording will be loaded with the recording. It will show in the SETTINGS/TONE menu with an asterisk (*) next to the name. To store this preset back into the Spider Jam User presets, go to the SAVE menu and select SAVE GUITAR TONE to store the preset in the User location you desire. Note: If you are updating from v1.04, you should back up your recordings by connecting a recording device to your Spider Jam RCA Outputs/JM4 Stereo Line Out (tape or hard disk recorder, computer sound card, etc.) then record them as you would any other recorded material in real time. (Tip: Record them in WAV format at 44.1, 16 bit mono; that way you can reload them into your Spider Jam later). Instructions for updating (also attached): 1. If you haven't done so already, download the latest firmware to your computer desktop from the Line 6 website (log in with your Line 6 User Name) here: Spider Jam 2.09 Firmware. The downloaded file will be named "fw.bin", with no number. Please save this to your desktop to easily find the file once the file has been downloaded. Note: You will need to delete any previous Spider Jam updates from your desktop prior to saving the Spider Jam 2.09 firmware, as the both devices will not recognize any firmware with an extension or name alterations. 2. Copy the downloaded fw.bin file to a blank SD card via an SD card reader. When the copy is complete, put the downloaded fw.bin file in a safe place on your PC for future reference -- for example, put it in a new folder labeled 'Spider Jam Flash', noting the version number. 3. Insert your SD card into the Spider Jam SD card slot. Note: Spider Jam owners running v1.04 should press and hold the SAVE button while powering up the Spider Jam (release SAVE after Spider Jam powers up from the SD card). 4. Press the SAVE button to display the menu items in the LCD if they aren't already displayed. 5. Turn the wheel and navigate to FIRMWARE UPGRADE at the bottom of the menu list then press Right Arrow to display the upgrade screen. 6. Press Up Arrow for YES to proceed with the update -- the Spider Jam or JM4 Looper will update itself from the SD Card. When the update is complete, the Spider Jam will power cycle itself. Note: Do not turn off power in the middle of the update! 7. Verify the update was successful by previewing a few Songs and Drum tracks (scroll thru the list; each track will play for a few seconds when you select it). 8. After verifying the update was successful, press the SAVE button again to display the menu list. 9. Turn the wheel and navigate to FORMAT CARD then press Right Arrow to display the format screen. 10. Press Up Arrow for YES and the Spider Jam/JM4 Looper will format the SD Card, preparing it for normal operation. 11. When formatting is complete, you're all set. If you ever want to reinstall your firmware, go back to your computer and copy the 'fw.bin' file to your SD Card, then repeat the above steps from Step 2. 12. If you want to load your backed up .WAV files into your Spider Jam again, simply copy them from your computer into the "LINE6" folder on your SD card using your SD card reader, then load them into your Spider Jam using the IMPORT WAV FILE FROM CARD command (consult the Spider Jam Advanced Guide for info on the option of viewing and loading your files via the SD Recordings Browser). If there is no LINE6 folder on the SD Card root directory, please create one. Format Alert: If your SD Card is rejected by the Spider Jam as not being FAT16, you should format your card and start over. See Format Instructions below. (Also attached) Mac OSX: Format SD Card to FAT16 1. Insert card into Mac via SD card reader 2. Name it UNTITLED (Double click on the icon on your desktop to open the drive>Right Click or CTRL Click on the Drive title and select the Rename option) 3. Open Terminal (via Applications/Utilities) 4. Copy and paste the following in the Terminal window exactly as written here and press Enter on your keyboard. diskutil partitionDisk /Volumes/UNTITLED 1 MBRFormat "MS-DOS FAT16" "UNTITLED" 100% 5. The SD Card will be formatted to FAT16 6. To confirm, open Disk Utility app (via Applications/Utilities) 7. Select your SD card icon to the left in the Disk Utility window 8. Look at the text info in the lower part of the window; it should look like this (the information displayed below is for a 1GB SD Card so your capacity read out will look different if you are using a 2GB card): Mount Point: /Volumes/UNTITLED Capacity: 952.4 MB (998,710,272 Bytes) Format: MS-DOS (FAT16) Available: 951.4 MB (997,638,144 Bytes) Owners Enabled: No Used: 784 KB (802,816 Bytes) Number of Folders: 0 PC: (XP/Vista/7) Format SD Card to FAT16 1. Start Windows Explorer 2. Click on My Computer 3. Select/Highlight The SD-Card Reader/Drive that contains the SD-Card 4. Right Mouse Click and select Format from the pop-up menu 5. Make certain the File System displays: FAT (Default) and not FAT 32 6. File Allocation Unit Size = Default 7. Press Start to begin Format (follow on-screen instructions) Note: On WinXP system there are only the options for formatting FAT and FAT 32 On Vista system there are the options for: FAT, FAT 32, NTFS, and exFAT
  3. Line6Tony

    POD X3 upgrades and Compatibility

    Q: Can I upgrade my XT device to an X3? A: Here is the list of model packs included on the X3, model packs that are included on XT devices are listed after the model pack: Power Pack(included on the Pod XT series) FX Junkie (included on the Pod XT Live) Collector Classic Metal Shop Bass Expansion (included on the Bass Pod XT) Please note that the FX Junkie, Collector Classic, and Metal Shop model packs can be purchased as a Triple Pack for a savings of ~$50. Q: How can I upgrade the hardware on my XT series unit? A: The other differences such as the effects loop, XLR input, etc. are hardware improvements that cannot be upgraded. Q: Does Line 6 offer a trade-in program for my XT unit for an X3 unit? A: We recommend seeing your local Line 6 dealer regarding the possibility of trading your XT unit for an X3 if you are interested in obtaining an X3 at a lower price. Q: When will Gearbox and the Gearbox plug-in be available for the Pod X3 series? A: We released a compatible version of Gearbox on February 29th, 2008. Q: Is the POD X3 series compatible with Riffworks? A: Yes, you must download and install Riffworks Line 6 Edition version 2.22 or better from the downloads page.
  4. 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.
  5. Line 6 no longer offers EPROM upgrades. Technology life cycle has made it not viable to buy the blank EPROMs through normal commercial channels any longer. We had small quantities of the EPROM for AXsys/AX2 Flextone II, POD Pro, Bass POD Pro, POD2 (original), and Bass POD to begin with, and we have run out completely. Q: What is a Line 6 EPROM Upgrade? A: An EPROM upgrade is a newer version of the firmware (flash memory) for a Line 6 unit that does not have USB capability to upgrade via the internet. Q: What are the latest versions of the Line 6 EPROM upgradeable units? A: The latest versions of EPROM are: POD: V2.3 The Pod 2.3 firmware upgrade includes recoded cabinet models as well as a few amp models. In addition, we added some test routines and addressed a minor bug or two. You should notice a little more detail, clarity, and presence in your tone because of these enhancements. The newer FBV version of the POD 2.0 will show 2.54 when checking EPROM, but these units are not upgradeable via EPROM chip. POD Pro: V1.3 Bass Pod: V1.5 Bass Pod Pro: V1.4 Flextone II: V2.4 Flextone II HD: V1.3 Q: How do I find the current version of the POD EPROM? A: To find the current version of software installed in your POD, press and hold the MANUAL button while turning on the POD. The display will first read "POD" and then the software version will follow. Continue to hold the button until the preset shows up and you will be sure to see the complete version. Upon normal power up, it will only show version 2.0. Q: How can I check the version of software on a Flextone II or III? A: Hold down the C button as you power up. The D channel will flash and then the SAVE channel will flash. The number of D flashes = X The number of Save flashes = .X So if the D flashes twice and the SAVE button flashes twice, your version is 2.2. Q: Is there a way to upgrade a POD to a Bass POD ("BOD") or Vice versa? A: Unfortunately, there is no upgrade path between the Pod and Bass Pod. Q: How do I install a new EPROM upgrade chip in the POD/POD 2.0? A: To install the Pod EPROM, take the four screws out of the back of the pod to expose the main PC board, it would be the largest chip on the board. Remove the chip with a flat screwdriver and replace with the new one. There is a notch on the socket on the PC board, line up the notch on the chip with the notch on the socket. For more information on Firmware and EPROM please use the following links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPROM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firmware