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  1. Hi Guys. I've bougt my new HELIX and moving my first steps to learn and use it! I am interested in using it with my Hughes and Kettner Grandmaister 36, in particular connecting Helix to amp's FX Loop return, so using my tube amp only as power amp. The question is not about other ways to connect… I know the 4CM, I know connection in front of amp…I know that everyone has his own preferences….but my necessity is to connect in the amp's fx loop return. OK… I've a simple question, becouse I've read tons of articles, posts, spent hours on YouTube videos… but without finding the answer :) If I connect from HELIX 1/4 mono out to amp's FX Loop return,.....what should I select in global settings INS/OUTS? Instrument or Line? Thanks for your attention and feedbacks!
  2. Any rumours or news about a FHFX upgrade to a newer model? Getting a little frustrated by the lack of updates and support from Line 6, so I’m hoping there may be a new model coming out between the pricier Helix and this one??
  3. Don't know why but ever since updating to 2.80 and playing around with the king of tone and other effects I've been thinking about what pedals would be great additions to the helix. At the moment, my number one pedal would be the Buggfx Daydream delay. Such an insane little pedal. Or maybe an emulation of the eventide h3000 with the band delays effect. Anyway, just curious what you guys want to see possibly come in future updates. Cheers.
  4. This document explains how to update the flash memory of the Spider Valve Mk II using the FBV Mk II and Line 6 Monkey on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX 10.4.11, 10.5.8 and 10.6.x. Before you get started, you will need to have your Spider Valve Mk II connected to the FBV Mk II (Express or Shortboard) using a CAT-5 cable, and you will need to have your FBV Mk II unit connected to an open USB port on the back of your computer (do not use a USB hub). Be sure that your computer is connected to the internet. 1) Run Line 6 Monkey and you will be asked which unit you want to work with. Highlight the Spider Valve Mk II unit and select 'OK'. 2) Highlight 'flash memory' (it will turn blue), then select 'update selection'. 3) Select 'Yes' to continue. 4) Select "I Accept" for the software agreement and select 'continue'. 5) Select 'Yes' to update the Flash memory. Do not run any other programs or disconnect the cables while performing the update. 6) Allow the unit to go through the update process. This can take 5-10 minutes. 7) Select 'OK' when the update is finished. 8) You will see a green check mark in front of flash memory to show it is now up to date. Note: If you are having difficulty getting the Spider Valve Mk II to update, you can start the amp in "boot mode" by powering the unit up while holding the "Manual" and "B" buttons.
  5. Deutsch Français Application Q: Where are the song settings for the Spider IV 30 that I saw on the box? A: The Spider IV 30 song settings are a PDF download at the following link: Spider IV Settings Q: What are the amp models on the Spider IV 30? A: There are a twelve total amp models on the Spider IV 30. There are two versions (red and green) of the following amp models: Clean, Twang, Blues, Crunch, Metal, and Insane. Clean Red: Crisp, amazing clean tones. Clean Green: Based on a 1973 Hiwatt custom 100 with extended tone control range and tightened up the low end. Twang Red: based on mid 60’s Fender amps. Twang Green: based on vintage tweed amps (i.e.’53 Fender tweed Deluxe, ’58 Fender tweed Bassman and a ’60 Gibson Explorer). Blues Red: Three helpings of ’65 Marshall JTM-45, one scoop of ’58 Fender Bassman, a schmeer of ’63 Fender Vibroverb, and a dash of Supro for good measure. Blues Green: Based on a fawn Vox AC-30 amplifier with an updated and expanded tone control circuit. Crunch Red: Based on a '68 Marshall Plexi 50 Watt head. Crunch Green: Based on a ‘68 Marshall Plexi 100 watt with a few added extras; the combination of a Variac and jumpered input channels. Metal Red: based on the Mesa Dual Rectifier with enhancements. Metal Green: An aggressive high gain Amp Model with a unique Mid control that will sweep though an entire spectrum of tone on one knob. Insane Red: Line 6’s “dialed in for shreddingâ€� version of the Mesa Dual Rectifier red channel. Insane Green: You get an obscene helping of distortion, while still retaining tonal definition and character. The tone settings list numerous songs can be used to dial sounds in as well. If you would like to return your unit to the original presets, please perform a factory reset (see below). Q: How do I use the tuner on the Spider IV 30? A: Press the Tuner button, and notice the volume is muted during tuning. The amp model LEDs will indicate when the string you are playing is in tune. The 'Crunch' and 'Metal' LEDs will both light up when the string is in tune. If the Clean or Crunch LED are lit, the string is flat. If Metal or Insane LEDs are lit, the string is sharp. Once all your strings are in tune, press any button to exit Tuner Mode. Q: How do I perform a factory reset on the Spider IV 30? A: The factory reset procedure for a Spider IV 30 is to hold down the 'A' button as you turn on the power and hold the button for 5-8 seconds. Q: Are there any videos I can view to learn about the Spider IV series? Spider IV movies Q: How is the Spider IV 30 different than the Spider III 30? A: THe Spider IV 30 amp models have been expanded (from 4 to 12) and re-voiced, and the back is now a "3/4" style. See the FBV controller information for added control features below. Setup/Connections Q: What are the inputs and outputs on the Spider IV 30? A: Guitars, Microphones, Basses, and Acoustic Guitars can be connected using the 1/4" instrument input. MP3/CD players can be connected using the 3.5 mm jack. Headphones can be connected using the stereo ¼" output. Q: Is there a 'direct out' on the Spider IV 30? What can this be connected to? A: The headphones jack (a stereo ¼" output) can also be used as a recording output or into a PA or stereo system. You can connect an external preamp into the CD input or the Mic input of the Spider IV 30. Q: Can the Spider IV 30 and the CD/MP3 input be used at the same time? Will I hear both of these devices through the headphones? A: Yes Q: Can I use an FBV controller with the Spider IV 30? A: Yes, the FBV2 and FBV Express (original or Mk II) are recommended for use with the Spider IV 30. The FBV Shortboard (Mk I or II) may work (but is not supported) and will allow access the 'bonus' 36 presets by being able to switch between banks 1-9. Be aware that while most end users will not have a problem with the Shortboard connections, slight voltage fluctuations from your wall outlet may cause the Spider IV 30 to power cycle itself if the FBV shortboard is connected. If this happens, simply remove the FBV shortboard. Q: Does the Spider IV 30 have an effects loop? A: There is no effect loop on the Spider IV 30 amplifier. Specifications Q: How do I power the Spider IV 30? A: The Spider IV 30 uses a standard IEC power cable to a wall outlet. Q: How can I get a cover for the Spider IV 30? A: The Spider IV 30 does not have a cover available from Line 6 at this time. Registration/Warranty Q: What is the warranty on the Spider IV 30? A: the warranty on the Spider IV 30 is twelve months from the date of purchase. Line 6 Warranty Information Q: How can I register my Spider IV 30? product registration F.A.Q. Troubleshooting/Service Q: My Spider IV 30 seems to be malfunctioning. What can I do as an end user? Line 6 Amp Troubleshooting Q: Where can I get a cover or replacement knobs for my Spider IV 30 amp? Line 6 Store Wo kann ich die Song Einstellungen finden, die ich auf der Box gesehen habe? Die Spider IV Song Einstellungen können Sie heir als PDF Datei finden: Spider IV Settings Welche Verstärkermodelle sind auf dem Spider IV 30? Auf dem Spider IV 30 sind insgesamt 12 Verstärkermodelle installiert. Für die folgenden Modelle gibt es jeweils zwei Versionen, eine Green und eine Red Version: Clean, Twang, Blues, Crunch, Metal und Insane. Clean Red: Tolle, knackig saubere Töne. Clean Green: Auf Basis eines Hiwatt custom 100W von 1973 mit erweiterter Tonreichweite. Twang Red: Auf Basis von Fender Verstärkern der 60er Jahre. Twang Green: Auf Basis verschiedener Vintage Tweed Verstärker, ein 53er Fender Tweed Delxue, ein 58er Fender Tweed Bassman und ein 60er Gibson Explorer. Blues Red: Auf Basis eines 65er Marshall JTM-45, eines 58er Fender Bassman, eines 63er Fender Vibroverb sowie eines Supro. Blues Green: Auf Basis eines Vox AC-30 mit modifizierten Schaltkreisen. Crunch Red: Auf Basis eines 68er Marshall Plexi Topteils von 50W. Crunch Green: Auf Basis eines 68er Mashall Plexi 100W mit kleineren Extras. Metal Red: Auf Basis eines Mesa Dual Rectifiers mit Verbesserungen. Metal Green: Ein aggressiver High Gain Sound mit einzigartiger Mid Kontrolle. Insane Red: Line 6 Shred Version des roten Kanals eines Mesa Dual Rectifiers. Insane Green: Massig Verzerrung bei maximaler Definition. Wie benutze ich den Tuner des Spider IV 30? Drücken Sie den Tuner Knopf, der Verstärker sollte sich nun stumm stellen. An den Verstärkermodell LEDs können Sie dann erkennen ob die Saiten gestimmt sind. Wenn Crunch und Metal leuchten, dann ist die Saite gestimmt, leuchtet Clean oder Crunch dann ist Sie zu tief und wenn Metal oder Insane leuchten, dann ist Sie zu hoch. Wenn dann alle Saiten gestimmt sind können Sie irgendeinen Knopf drücken um den Tuner Modus zu verlassen. Wie kann ich das Gerät auf Werkseinstellungen zurückstellen? Halten Sie den A Knopf einfach für 5-8 Sekunden während des Startens des Verstärkers gedrückt. Gibt es Videos zur Spider IV Serie? Spider IV movies Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Spider IV 30 und Spider III 30? Der Spider IV 30 hat zusätzliche 8 Modelle und ist komplett neu gestimmt und der Verstärker ist nun im ¾“ Stil. Installation und Anschlüsse: Welche Ein- und Ausgänge gibt es? Gitarren, Mikrofone, Bässe und Akustikgitarren können Sie an den ¼“ Instrumenteingang anschließen, MP3 und CD Spieler an den 3.5mm Jack und Kopfhörer an den ¼“ Stereo Ausgang. Hat der Verstärker einen Direct Out? Der ¼“ Kopfhörerausgang kann als Ausgang für Aufnahmen verwendet werden oder an eine PA oder Stereoanlage angeschlossen werden. Einen externen Vorverstärker können Sie an den CD Eingang oder den Mikrofoneingang anschließen. Kann ich Instrument- sowie CD/MP3 Eingang gleichzeitig benutzen und das ganze auf meine Kopfhörer spielen? Ja. Kann ich einen FBV mit dem Spider IV 30 benutzen? Ja, FBV2 und FBV Express (original oder MkII) sind empfohlen. Das FBV Shortboard (MkI oder MkII) funktioniert eventuell und ist damit auch nicht unterstützt. Die meisten Benutzer haben mit dem Shortboard keine Probleme, Stromschwankungen können aber den Verstärker zum Abschalten bringen wenn das Shortboard angeschlossen ist. Wenn das passiert, trennen Sie das Shortboard einfach vom Verstärker. Hat der Spider IV 30 einen Effects Loop? Nein. Spezifikationen: Wie kann ich den Spider IV 30 mit Strom versorgen? Der Verstärker braucht ein ganz normales IEC Stromkabel. Woher bekomme ich eine Schutzhülle für den Verstärker? Line 6 stellt leider zurzeit keine Schutzhüllen für den Spider IV 30 her. Registrierung und Garantie: Wie lange habe ich Garantie auf den Verstärker? Die Garantie auf dem Verstärker beträgt 12 Monate ab Kaufdatum. Line 6 Garantieinformationen Wie kann ich mein Gerät registrieren? Produktregistrierung: F.A.Q. Fehlerbehebung und Service: Mein Spider IV hat Probleme, was kann ich tun? Line 6 Amp Troubleshooting Wo kann ich Ersatzteile für mein Spider IV 30 kaufen? Line 6 Store Ou puis-je trouver les configurations de chansons que j’ai vu sur la boîte ? Vous pouvez les trouver ici : Spider IV Settings Quels sont les modèles d’amplis sur mon Spider IV 30 ? Il y en a 12 modèles d’amplis en total. Les modèles suivantes ont deux versions (une version verte et une version rouge) : Clean, Twang, Blues, Crunch, Metal et Insane. Clean Red : Pour un ton brillant et clair. Clean Green : Basé sur un Hiwatt Custom 100 modifié de 1973. Twang Red : Basé sur les amplis Fender des années 60. Twang Green : Basé sur des amplis tweed vintage comme le Fender Tweed Deluxe de 1953, le Fender Tweed Bassman de 1958 et le Gibson Explorer de 1960. Blues Red : Une mixture de plusieurs amplis : le Marshall JTM-45 de 1965, un Fender Bassman de 1958, un Fender Vibroverb de 1963 et un Supro. Blues Green : Basé sur un Vox AC-30 avec circuit modifié. Crunch Red : Basé sur une tête ampli Marshall Plexi 50 Watt de 1968. Crunch Green : Basé sur un Marshall Plexi 100 Watt. Metal Red : Basé sur un Mesa Dual Rectifier avec quelques augmentations. Metal Green : Un modèle à gain élevé très agressive et une contrôle des Mis très spéciale. Insane Red : La version Shred de Line 6 d’un Mesa Dual Rectifier en canal rouge. Insane Green : Beaucoup de distorsion mais avec toute la définition tonale. Comment puis-je utiliser le Tuner sur mon Spider IV 30 ? Poussez le bouton Tuner, l’ampli est muet maintenant. Les LEDs des modèles amplis vous montrent si une corde est accordée. Crunch et Metal s’allument si la corde est accorée. Si Clean ou Crunch sont allumé, la corde est plat et si Metal ou Insane sont allumé, la corde est forte. Poussez n’importe quel bouton pour fermez le mode Tuning. Comment puis-je réinitialiser l’appareil ? Maintenez enfoncé le bouton A pour 5 à 8 secondes tout en allumant le Spider. Y a-t-il des vidéos pour le Spider IV ? Spider IV movies Quelle est la différence entre Spider IV 30 et Spider III 30? Vous avec plus de modèles de 4 à maintenant 12 modèles. Et l’arrière est maintenant ¾. Installation et Connexion : Quels entrées et sorties est-ce que je peux trouver sur le Spider IV 30 ? Vous pouvez connecter Guitares, Microphones, Basses et Guitares Acoustiques au connecteur instrument 1/4" ; les lecteurs MP3 et CD au jack 3.5mm et les casques à la sortie stéréo 1/4". Y a-t-il un Direct Out ? Vous pouvez utiliser le jack de casques comme sortie d’enregistrement et connecter un préampli externe à la sortie Mic. Puis-je utiliser l’entrée instrument en même temps que l’entrée CD/MP3 ? Pui-je écouter tous ça avec mes casques ? Oui, pas de problème. Puis-je utiliser un contrôleur FBV avec mon Spider IV 30 ? Oui, le FBV2 et FBV Express (originale ou MkII) sont recommandés. Le FBV Shortboard (MkI et MkII) peut fonctionner mais n’est pas supporté. Y a-t-il un Effects Loop ? Non. Spécifications : Comment puis-je allumer le Spider IV 30 ? Avec un câble standard IEC. Est-ce que je peux acheter une couverture pour mon Spider IV 30 ? Line 6 ne produit pas des couvertures à ce moment. Régistration, garantie : Y a-t-il une garantie avec le Spider IV 30 ? Oui, une garantie de 1 année. Line 6 Warranty Information Comment puis-je enregistrer mon Spider IV 30 ? Registration des produits Line6 Dépannage et Service: J’ai des problèmes avec mon Spider IV 30, qu’est-ce que je fais ? Dépannage des amplis Line6 Puis-je acheter des remplacements ? Line 6 Store
  6. Line6Tony

    HX EFFECTS FAQ

    HX EFFECTS FAQ Ugh, I don't wanna READ. Can't I just watch some videos? Paul Hindmarsh's Intro Video (5:57): Learning 80% of HX Effects in less time than it takes to listen to Never Gonna Give You Up (3:23): FAQs are for unwashed plebeians; can I just have the full manual? HX Effects Cheat Sheet (PDF): https://line6.com/da... - English .pdf HX Effects Owner's Manual (PDF): https://line6.com/da... - English .pdf Is there preset compatibility between Helix and HX Effects? No preset compatibility between HX Effects and Helix Floor/Rack/LT/Native. Is this the new M13 or M9? Not really. HX Effects is much more powerful and flexible (and way deeper!) than M-Class processors. So then it's an effects-only version of Helix? Closer. HX Effects is designed for the guitarist and bassist who embraces traditional amp and pedalboard rigs. What effects does it have? HX Effects has all 117 effects models from Helix. In addition, we've included a Legacy library of 77 effects from M13, M9, M5, DL4, MM4, FM4, and DM4. It does not have any amp or cab blocks; however, it can load impulse responses (IRs) for parallel stage+FOH routings and acoustic guitar body resonance. Aww man, why couldn't you give us just one amp model block? This box ain't for you, my friend. It's for your bandmates who love their real amps and pedals (like many of those who work at Line 6!). Will HX Effects have the new reverbs (and Multi Pass delay) from the Helix 2.50 update? Update it to 2.50 and it will. As 2.50 wasn't finished when the first run of HX Effects was manufactured, initial shipping units may still be at 2.40. Download the latest version of Line 6 Updater here: www.line6.com/downloads How many effects can HX Effects run at once? Up to nine, DSP permitting. Can the effects be in any order? Yes. There's a special Signal Flow menu for moving blocks around and routing them to parallel Path B, but for day-to-day operation, you just plug in and play. Could I throw this in the loop of my Helix to add additional DSP horsepower? I suppose you could, and with a single MIDI cable the presets would sync by default, but you probably won't need to, as the Legacy effects in Helix firmware 2.50 use notably less DSP. Could I throw this in the loop of my Kemper, Fractal, or Atomic modeler to add a ton of new and classic Line 6 effects? Hmmm, That's actually a pretty neat idea. Want a job? Hold up. Six stomp switches, nine blocks. Why the disparity? You can assign multiple blocks to the same switch and even toggle between them. Plus, you don't have to waste a footswitch on any wah, volume pedal, or FX Loop-as-4-Cable Method blocks. So HX Effects supports 4-Cable Method? There are two mono effects loops (or one stereo effects loop) for inserting your favorite pedals anywhere into HX Effects signal flow and/or connecting to your amp(s) via 4CM or 7CM. There are even templates to get you started. How do I swap footswitch assignments? Touch-hold two footswitches and press OK. Footswitch assignments can be made independent of effects order. I see only three edit knobs. Press for more parameters. Touch an effect switch for one second and parameters spill across the switches so you can see them all at once. What about some of the cooler Helix features like snapshots, Pedal Edit mode, and assigning controllers in 3 seconds? Yes. How many presets and snapshots are there? HX Effects has 128 preset locations, each of which has four snapshots. Does HX Effects have true bypass? Yes. Press MODE and TAP to bypass HX Effects completely, either via analog relays or DSP with reverb and delay trails. Does HX Effects have a looper? Yes. The same looper from Helix can be added as one of the nine available effects. Does HX Effects have amp control outputs? Yes. Each of the two expression pedal inputs can be globally switched to act as a dual amp control output. So a total of four amp controls can be accommodated. Or two amp controls and one expression pedal. Or two expression pedals. Or neither, if you're into the whole brevity thing. Can I use HX Effects to control other pedals? Absolutely, as well as Mac/PC/iOS* software over USB. Stomp mode switches or connected expression pedals can send a variety of MIDI messages and selecting a preset or snapshot can send up to six buffered commands. Just like its bigger brothers, HX Effects wants to be the command center of your guitar or bass rig. *iOS control requires the Apple Camera Connection Kit Can I customize the scribble strip labels and LED colors? I suppose since everyone else and their mom is doing it now , yeah. Is there a Mac/PC editor? The same HX Edit application works with Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, and HX Effects, but when HX Effects is connected, it appears as just a librarian and IR loader for now. Just update it to version 2.50. We expect to update HX Edit with full editing capabilities for HX Effects later this spring. Does HX Effects have an audio interface? No. It's designed for your pedalboard. It will send and receive MIDI data over USB, however. Can I power HX Effects from my DC pedalboard supply? Line 6 only officially supports operation with the included DC-3G. Using any power supply other than that supplied by Line 6 will void your warranty. Line 6 is not responsible for any damage incurred when using HX Effects with any third-party power supplies. HX Effects requires 2A bare minimum of clean DC. It uses a 2.5mm pin where most others use a 2.1mm pin. What's the meaning of life? Be excellent to each other. San Dimas High School Football rules. Dimensions/weight? Is it smaller than M9? 10.8"w x 7.9"d x 2.8"; 4.75lbs HX Effects is about 1/4" wider than M9 and maybe an inch deeper. It's as small as we could possibly make it. What's the price? HX Effects sells for $599.99 US MAP. When's it shipping? HX Effects is in select North American dealers now; we expect it to appear in Europe and the rest of the world in mid-to-late February. If you snag one now, remember to update it to 2.50! Line 6 is not responsible for any damage incurred when using HX Effects with any third-party power supplies.
  7. I couldn't find any other topics about this so I figured I'd make a new post. Does anyone know if there's a way to control the Firehawk FX pedal board with a Windows laptop like the iOS app does? I love the iOS app but I'd prefer it if I could make the screen bigger like my laptop's screen.
  8. Hi, i found a picture of Petruccis preset for axe-fx (see attached file). Now, i have the following questions: How to achieve a similar signal chain in Helix native? What effects does he use? What could be the settings? I hope someone could help me. Thank you and best regards, alemas
  9. See enclosed spreadsheet for the list. Mobile POD Amp Models List.xlsx
  10. I have this firehawk fx, it was working fine... But suddenly, the master volume knob stopped working. I can change the master volume from the phone using the app but the knob is not working. I need a solution.
  11. Hi fellas 1st post here so please be gentle. I have recently joined a band after a few years out and am using a FHFX. The question I have is, Is there a way to have 2 identical patches but with different volumes that I can put next to each other so I have a rhythm patch and a lead patch? Thanks in advance
  12. We guitarists have grown up with stomp boxes and FX of various types. The oldest among us remember the day when reverb and tremolo were the only thing available. The idea of overdriving an amp was not even dreamed of (I'm admitting my age). When Electric Ladyland came out people had simply never heard sounds like that. Period. No modulation or time distortion. We had absolutely no concept of how they heck they did this. Frankly, for rock musicians at the time the world stopped on a dime. Holy ___! What was that? One can't describe the experience of turning out the lights, stretching out between the stereo speakers and listening for the very first time to And the Gods Made Love - the manual flanging and the Echoplex - nobody had any idea how they did this. After Woodstock I heard about the UniVibe and got one, repairing it over and over until it died. Later, when the very first Tascam Portastudio came out (another stunning advance) I figured out how to gently tweak the speed up and down when recording a second track to achieve the flanging and it was mind-blowing (manually hitting the phase right on a cymbal hit was like a drug). I recorded a track with a plastic recorder (flute), manually bending notes by rolling the finger tips. Flanging that track beat the pants off of the flute part on If Six Was Nine (young musicians need to hear that song). No stomp box could duplicate that. But now with modern gear such as Helix you can time-mod a loop and play on top of it to get the effect live without a stomp box simulation. As for overdrive, in the early 80's I had my 50W Marshall half-stack modded with a master in order to create overdrive at club volumes and when I received my Boogie MkII it was truly fantastic. Today we are used to all this stuff and I would imagine that there are around 500 stomp boxes to choose from. Helix, its predecessors, and its competitors can offer a ton of stomp FX in a single package, plus modeling, which has redefined the world of live and recorded music. Frankly, the idea of paying $1,500 for such a great device is a bargain. A few years back I saw a posting looking for a guitarist that stated that the applicant "must have a real amp". It sounded funny at the time, but that was when I thought that making two trips to haul my gear to a rehearsal was normal. Now, as long as you have a Helix and a FRFR that can push some air, that's all that really matters. It makes me think that I could make a mint by creating a fake Marshall half-stack that weighs 20 pounds and has a shelf for mounting a FRFR inside. I apologize for using a forum for airing such thoughts, but young musicians are used to being in a world of great FX and in which guitarists didn't grow up learning the licks from Gimme Shelter and thinking they were guitar heroes, but learning the licks of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. (There are way too many gunslingers these days and too few artists.) Perhaps the budding guitar gods of today might not realize that musicians born before 1957 were here when there was not anything whatsoever orbiting the earth but the moon, when the coolest gizmo in town was a 2.5 inch square portable AM radio with a wrist strap, and where the only sound you could get from an amp was a clean one with no breakup whatsoever. The Helix, along with its competitors, is a godsend and it's nice to be living in a world where older musicians do not have to retire simply because their backs are shot from years of loading and unloading a a couple of hundred pounds of gear three to five times a week. (The Boogie combo was heavy enough, not to mention the Marshall, plus my rack, Strat and Paul.) A Helix, a L3t and a guitar case will do it for me, all on one lightweight hand truck – plus it keeps me in the game.
  13. Hi Guys, Just wondering.. Does anyone have any advanced settings advice on what deep tweaks have worked for them with the deep effects parameters on the M20d regarding the reverbs and delays, and have made their effects sparkle a lot more in a live situation? The standard fx sound ok, not great though to my ears. Just wondered. We're a 3-piece live cover/pub band with 3 vocalists. Thanks very much.
  14. Hi there, Does anybody know what kind of DAC and/or amp is behind the headphone out jack on the Firehawk FX? When I connect the Firehawk to my computer via USB and play AIFF for FLAC files from iTunes, the music has much more clarity, instrument separation, and clean power than just plugging headphones straight into my iMac headphone jack. Jamming with my favorite songs is a very high sound quality experience. I use Sennheiser HD598 headphones, so that helps. Because the result it similar to using a dedicated USB DAC/headphone amp combo, I just wondered what's in the Firehawk that makes it sound so good. Anybody know? Or is that a trade secret?
  15. Hi guys, I'm having a strange problem with my HD400. The thing is it randomly turns up or down any of the FX1, FX2, FX3 knobs of the "Smart FX" controls and the reverb knob too. It can be seen in the screen when it happens. I'm not quite sure what causes it, but I suspect that it has to do with the footswitches. Maybe hitting them a little harder than necessary causes this failure. Does anyone knows if it can be solved or fixed?
  16. Does anybody could give me an piece of advice for a signalchain that effects that the sound with POD and 4CM is the same like the sound when I plug the guitar straight into the amp? Actually I'm trying with that chain. Noise Gate (Decay-20/th-35) ->Studio EQ (+12db Gain) -> Fx-Loop (0db/0db/100%) -> Mixer (Pan to center, B is muted and A at 0 db) Though the sound level is nearly perfect, I miss a little bass and dynamics. Any ideas? Greetz
  17. Firehawk Effects Blocks Basics In the Firehawk Remote editor, there are 12 effects blocks that you can turn on and off, and assign different models and parameters to. Some of them can be dragged to different locations, some can't. Of these twelve blocks, only five of them can be assigned as: · Drives and Dynamics · Mods · Delays · Filters, Synths and Pitch A quick way to tell which three can be assigned these effects types is that they have a border around them: Notice Stomp, Synth and Mod all are bordered. However, Reverb is selected, so its border is brighter. Here's how to change the effect type of those three blocks: 1. Select one of the three blocks by touching it. In this example, we'll select Stomp. 2. The effect will then show the effect type (in this case, "stomp"), the effect name ("Facial Fuzz"), and a power button to the right to turn the effect on or off. Touch the effect type to change it. 3. You'll then see a "Type" button. Touch it. 4. The block types then appear. Choose one. 5. The block has been changed. There is no restriction on the number of similar effect types or effects assigned to these three blocks. Three stomps, each with a Fuzz Pi on it? Go for it! Just don't forget to save your tone (cloud icon, then disc icon).
  18. I have a Spider IV 120 and a FBV Shortboard MKII. The FBV is connected to my computer via USB and I'm using the Line 6 FBV Control software. I want to assign the built in expression pedal that is typically controlling volume on my Spider or the external expression pedal "PEDAL 2" to whatever it is that controls the "FX3" "Mix" parameter on the Spider. In other words, I want to control the level of the mix parameter on the delay effect via one of those continuous controllers. I see things in the list like "002 - Breath Control" and "080 General Control 8", but which one of those things controls that delay mix parameter, and where do I look that up for the Spider IV 120? See attached screenshot. Thanks in advance for any help you offer!
  19. This may sound like a silly quiestion to the die hard Line 6'ers, but will any of the amp models or fx ever be updated in the Amplifi FX100? Or are they permanently implanted on a chip. Just wonder if I need to start thinking about upgrading to the Firehawk since it has the HD line of fx.
  20. I originally planned on using setlists for different, um, sets. And then I’d select different banks for different songs, 16 banks is plenty for my sets. Then, within a song, a can select ABCD patches for different parts of the song – clean, crunch, lead, and maybe a high-gain lead or something. Then I also have FX 1, 2, 3 & 4 when I need something special for each of the 4 ABCD sounds. Sounds like a plan. I decided to save one of the 1,2,3,4 slots by relying on amp models for my distortion, like selecting between Soldano clean, crunch, and high gain. That way, I select ABCD for the type of distortion and use 1234 for delay, chorus, tremolo, and some other effect (compression, noise gate, reverb are always on – no need for a 1234 switch on those). The problem I’m finding is it takes 15msec for a new ABCD patch to load in (I measured it). This is too long. I can’t always anticipate the timing to punch it in, or I don’t have that much time. The audio is muted during this 15msec and you hear it when I switch between, say, clean rhythm to scorching lead. So, now I’m thinking about going back to 1-8 FX buttons and just bank selecting between songs. But then I’m stuck with a single amp model, which is workable I suppose by using more of the FX buttons to switch in different distortion FX, but not as flexible. So my question for the group is: what is your strategy in using setlists, banks, ABCD patches, and 1234 switches. How do you use them? Are you stuck with a single amp model for a given song? How do you overcome the 15msec audio mute when switching ABCD patches? When do you use ABCD patches and when do you use 1234 FX switches? Thanks for any insight you can provide me.
  21. I was able to do this in the past, but have obviously forgotten some key element. I have a straight-through stomp-box configuration with no amp models. The signal chain is: Tube Compressor -> Conductor -> Chorus -> Distortion (several) I've had this in place for a while, but noticed that while I can activate the Conductor using the toe switch, moving the pedal does not do anything. This may have been something new in firmware -- I've updated that more recently than this patch. The L6 factory presets still work fine with the pedal and effect. Any help on what I may have done wrong is appreciated. The Conductor is set at 100% mix and the controller uses the toe switch to activate and the pedal position to control the effect 0-100%. Thanks!
  22. Hi, i want to be able to use my POD just for effects and use the sound of my tube amp. So, i make a patch with amp and cab disabled, Where abouts do i insert the FX loop block, if i want a compressor, tube screamer and noise gate for example before my tube amp, and reverb, delay etc.. after my amp? What setting would these be? Studio/Direct, Combo Pwr Amp etc...? Will i need to adjust the mixer levels? Is there anything else i should know? Any problems i might come across or any tips that could help me? Thanks
  23. Hi there, I am desperately trying to find an answer, but I don't find anything in the forum. Please excuse if there is an explanation already somewhere - So, I am using the Edit software for my HD500X, which is great. - I have a sound with three foot-switches assigned to an FX (FS1-FS3) - FS4 is still unassigned - I went to the tap "FX" and added an effect I like - Now I want this effect to be assigned to FS4 --> See image attached I cannot find any solution. If I go to "Controllers" I don't find this effect but I find the unassigned FS4... Very grateful for your help, thanks
  24. Hello! I've been searching around the internet for some answers but struggling to find anything at all. Is the POD HD500X limited to 8 FX blocks? I'm wanting to use quite a few modulation effects to get some really weird sounds but I want to potentially use more than 8 effects. Has anyone got any insight on this? Cheers, Ant
  25. I've noticed a strange issue when controlling my Tweak assigned parameter with the FX button on my Firehawk. What happens is, for reasons unknown, the parameter value range of the knob (all the way to the left to all the way to the right) will change from going between 0-100 to something like 0-xx So far on one stomp box I only got a range from 0-56. On another my range was 0-44. I noticed that when this happens, the white LED on the volume knob does no reflect the actual position that the FX knob is in. So far I have to reboot my Firehawk FX to get the correct 0-100 range back. Is there something I can do to avoid coming across this in the future or is there a fix somehow? Thanks -CM
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