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  1. 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.
  2. My original POD has been in store for years due to my travelling Above the socket for the floorboard there is no writing. If I press MANUAL when turning on the POD is says POD 2.0 so I must have put in a new EPROM - inside it has a label "2.3" But I now realise I have made it not compatible with my floorboard :( 1) What pedal board will work with this original POD that has 2.3 EPROM upgrade? 2) Are there any original EPROMs anywhere? Thanks
  3. I own a JTV69US. I love this guitar but this monkey-business is ridiculous. I have version 1.82b. Using the supplied cable and tried a standard CAT5 cable. My guitar is plugged in. My volume is turned up. I'm USB plugged into the back of my Mac, not a hub or keyboard. Everytime I try to upgrade or rollback the flash I get the error message ... "Update Failed. (Code 80009000) Unknown MIDI Error. Make sure the cables are connected and try the update again." I've tried it 3 or 4 hundred times. Same error message. I own a 600 and 700 and have connected them many times (though there are usually some issues.) I've never been able to connect my JTV. HELP!
  4. Hi, Had PoD farm standard and now installed ilok platinum. When I remove the USB it shows platinum in the version and when I plug in the UX2 the version goes back to standard. Why? Any help? Please .
  5. Hi all, brand-new owner of a JTV-59. I am seriously impressed with this guitar; I currently own American Fender Strats, Teles, and a Gibson '59 Historic Reissue. I was considering a custom shop Tele, saw this on the wall, got curious, tried it and quickly fell in love. After all, two Teles is enough right? :) Anyway, I'm very happy with the tone of the magnetic pickups, the profile of the neck, the fit, and finish. As far as the modeling goes, it really depends on the actual model. Very happy with the Tele, and the acoustic tones are decent and wonderful to have. Most of the others are very good. Alternate tunings seem to struggle just a little with latency, but it's not too bad. Workbench is pretty awesome so far, but I have to play with it a little more to understand its full capabilities. But as I am exploring this guitar, I realize the technology has been around awhile - these guitars appear to have been introduced some time in 2011 right? It makes me think a technical refresh or new line is due to be released... which would disappoint me a little given I just bought this one. Consequently, what I am hoping is for Line 6 to keep the wonderful base guitars and release new guitars with upgraded internal technology that could be retrofitted to this pre-existing/older JTV line. I'm sure an upgrade wouldn't be cheap (a few hundred bucks anyway), but it would make sense given the approach we guitarists have to keeping our guitars! Thoughts, comments or insight? Thanks!
  6. sethaldridge

    Can't install USB Firmware 1.04

    I am running a POD HD500X and the Line 6 Monkey is telling me I have a USB Firmware update from v1.01 to 1.04. When I click Update Selection I get the following error: Update failed. 0xfd from Server - Internal Server Error Make sure the cables are still connected and try again. --- Both my computer and device are authorized and I can connect to my device successfully. Any thoughts?
  7. marcelopodxt

    Windows 10 and Pod X3

    Hello everyone, I'm here to ask if it is safe to upgrade to windows 10 and my X3 will work; I've read of people having trouble with W10 so, to this day, have all those problems been fixed? by the way, do I need to uninstall everything from line 6, upgrade and then install again the proper drivers and all? thank you! pod x3's still an awesome tool!
  8. As long as firmware updates involve doing global resets (9&10 footswitch reboot) which also clears out the IRs I have found I am presented with a bit of a problem. I export all my IRs at one time in a mass export before a firmware update to a fresh directory with nothing else in it, but when I use the Helix App and return to that directory to import them, they are stored in alphabetical order in the save directory in Windows. This means that when you go to do a mass import to reload them into the Helix after a global reset they appear by default in the import window in alphabetical order. This probably is not the order the IRs were loaded on your Helix. If you import them this way (alphabetical order) they will probably no longer correspond to the IRs you set up in your presets. This means your custom presets come up with the wrong IR loaded. The way to deal with this is when you open the IR import browse window in the Helix App, sort the IRs on date. Then select them all. This will allow you to import them all at one time in the same order you exported them (even though Windows may not display the time in milliseconds in the browse window, each successive IR saved in a mass export actually has a slightly later timestamp and Windows can sort on it). Perhaps other folks have a better solution but this one is working well for me. It would be great to have an "Export Setlist" in the IR section of the Helix App so this workaround wasn't necessary. However this method seems to work pretty well when you are dealing with a lot of IRs and don't want to have to re-import them one by one, and you also want them to go back into the same IR "slot"/position on the Helix that you exported from. Note: If the Helix app import browse window is not showing "Date" as one of the columns (this is the column you need to sort on), you can do the following. Right click on the directory with your IRs, choose "Properties", select the "Customize" tab, and then select "Documents" in the "Optimize this folder for" pulldown menu. This is the process for Windows 10, it should be similar in earlier Windows versions or even on the Mac.
  9. Nos402

    Optimal Helix Upgrade procedure?

    So whenever I update my Helix it always recommends saving a bundle and then overwriting everything to make sure presets are all updated and such. Now if I just save a bundle, doesn't that save ALL the presets on the Helix? Therefore, if I update, and the import the bundle, aren't I just reloading all the OLD presets? What I've been doing to be safe is just exporting my 2 user setlists that I've created, then updating, then holding buttons 7 and 8 (bottom left 2 buttons) to overwrite the presets, then importing my 2 custom user setlists. Any feedback? Thanks!
  10. I loaded my custom presets from a Helix app v.1.02 backup, not a v.1.01 backup after yesterday's firmware upgrade to 1.04.1. Although the Release Notes for the new firmware specify the new version of the Helix app for the restore, they do not specify which version of the Helix app to do the backup with so I am not sure if this was ok. Could someone at Line6 please chime in and let me know if it was ok to restore my custom presets from a Helix app v.1.02 backup after the 1.04.2 firmware update . I would prefer not to spend days, weeks, tweaking my presets only to find out that something subtle went wrong with my restored custom presets because I was supposed to have reloaded them from a v.1.01 backup. Before I bother doing any more customizing of presets I need to know if I am going to have to reload them from the backup made by an earlier version of the Helix app. I really need this question answered to proceed happily down the upgrade road with my Helix. I have asked this question several times in several ways elsewhere, but alas, no response. I could open a trouble ticket but I think this detail would benefit everyone who is doing the update. So, what does a brother need to do to get a little help here? I know you guys are busy and I never expect a response directly from Line6 but you just issued a firmware update and inquiring minds want to know. Is a backup from either version of the Helix app ok as long as we use v.1.02 to do the restore, or, do we need a backup from a specific version of the Helix app? This detail could potentially impact many users. Please add some clarity here. Thanks!
  11. How long does the Reinitializing device takes. It has been stuck her for over two hovers. What to do?
  12. Hello! Upgrading my Amplifi fx100 to 2.10.00, first time (from 1.01.0). Installed Utility, plugged it in USB 3.0 port (Windows 7 64 bit). Launched in firmware update mode. Pressed Next in the update utility. Seeing "Update In Progress. Do not turn off or unplug your device at this time". Progress bar is empty and it's saying "Installing firmware update...". One hour passed with no changes. How to cancel/retry upgrade process without a risk of having entirely broken device?
  13. I bought a TonePort UX2 a while back that came with the hardware-dependent pod farm. I now want to get rid of the TonePort and buy a new, non-Line 6 audio interface, which means I will no longer be able to use Pod Farm. Is there a discount for upgrading from the hardware dependent version to Pod Farm 2.5 with hardware independence? Or will I have to pay the full price for this?
  14. Hi, Can anyone tell me if upgrading from a POD Studio GX to POD UX2 can be achieved with the minimum of hassle? I've created a shed load of Metal patches on the GX, and have also bought and installed the "Metal Pack", so I really don't want to lose any of of those. Will I have to de-licence the GX? Also .... does anyone use the POD UX2 in a "Live" setting? Lots of questions I know, but I would be grateful for help with any of them. Thanks in advance, David
  15. Some people have reported that after a JTV flash upgrade usually to v2.0 or v2.1, that the B and E strings have very low volume levels in comparison to the E,A,B,G strings on some models. Some have reported that a subsequent reflash or two fixed the problem, and others that they had to roll back to v1.9 to obtain models that had balanced string volumes, and finally some dived in to Workbench HD and tweaked the affected models to balance out the string sounds. I recently hit this issue when I upgraded to v2.1 and a subsequent reflash did not fix it, and as I had a gig coming up I had to roll back to v1.9 as a quick way to get back to balanced string volumes as I did not have the time to go in WB HD and manually adjust for the differences. I think It would be very useful to find out why this problem occurs and why it only affects some users and hopefully Line 6 can then fix the problem. So if we can gather plenty of useful data in this thread then we can pass it on to Line 6 to investigate. Please answer the following questions: if you have you ever had E and B strings at very low volume immediately following a flash upgrade? (a) what flash version were you upgrading from and to? ( B) what model JTV were you updating? © were you updating directly via JTV dongle or indirectly through an HD500 or HD500X or other device? (d) how did you fix the problem? (i) reflash firmware? How many times? (ii) tweaked string volumes global and models in Wokbench HD? (iii) roll back to v1.9 or another fw level? (e) have you ever experienced this problem on a fw release earlier than v2.0 and if so, what level was it? (f) which models had the problem? My answers: (a) v1.9 to v2.1 ( B) JTV59 © updated via HD500 (d) attempted 2 reflashes, but then rolled back to v1.9 (e) no (f) T-MOD positions 1,3,5 and SPANK 1 though 5 Thanks in advance for your help and answers.
  16. Yesterday I tried to upgrade G50 with V75. So I needed to change its mode to 'Lodder on' mode. And I had had exprience to upgrade V70 beltpack which is very simillar too. But I always failed into that mode. What I did was that I turned off with pressing value button and pressing several times select button. It's version is "1.02" and I read a artical on line6 site that you recommed it's version should be higher than 1.03. Is it correct and if that should I need to return to dealer or line6 office for upgrading? Best regards,
  17. I just purchased an upgrade license for my pod farm 2 standard to pod farm 2 platinum. I cannot figure out how to add it to my Ilok I used the line 6 license manager to save the license to my PC, but Pod Farm 2 still doesn't show the platinum tones.. Help anyone?
  18. Hello I have few questions. 1) I bought UX2 and i get with this POD Farm 2.5. I want to buy Platinum version, do i have to buy normal Platinum version or platinum version upgrade from Standard 2.5 to Platinum 2.5 ? 2) And do i have to registrate my POD Farm 2.5 that i get with UX2 (i already registrated UX2) ? 3) Its Metal shop and other packs included in platinum version ? 4) Its possible to send me only registration number for platinum version on my email after purchase ? Jirka R.
  19. my gear: Spidervalve HD100 MK2 FBV longbard (formerly FBX) Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit desktop Intel Core i5 CPU M-Audio 1x1 MidiSport M-Audio DELTA Audiophile 2496 tried to install the SPIDER FX INFUSION v2.0 getting the error in object, first through 1x1 Midisport then through Delta 2496; once again even via my 32 bit Windows XP laptop. nothing came out in any case... any news? could anybody help? thanx.
  20. I purchased the home studio bundle from Guitar Center that has the mac mini and comes with basic protools, garageband, ableton, etc. It also is supposed to come with podfarm 2.5 near as I can tell from all the literature that came with the bundle, but only has podfarm 2. What can I do at this point? Customer service? Ongoing issue? Or STFU and pay to download 2.5? I am VERY computer-illiterate...I can press record, and play around until I get good tones, but that's essentially what I know.
  21. Below you can find the different POD Farm 2.0 upgrade scenarios based on when and how you purchased POD Farm version 1. For pricing details, please click on the link to the online store below. 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 is a paid upgrade for current POD Farm owners. POD Farm Stand Alone will not work unless you have purchased a license key. 4.) If eligible, run the Line 6 License Manager or log in to your Line 6 account and go to the Line 6 Online Store to redeem your special offer. 5.) The POD Farm (1/2) standalone software is not compatible with 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 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 AFTER October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a FREE upgrade to POD Farm version 2. --------------------------------------------------------- iLok (purchased from Line6.com web store or via Authorized Dealer- independent seller transactions not eligible!): 1. If you purchased and activated a POD Farm version 1 STANDARD for iLok BEFORE October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a discounted upgrade price to POD Farm version 2 Standard for iLok for 30 DAYS AFTER POD Farm 2 initial release. 2. If you purchased and activated a POD Farm version 1 PLATINUM for iLok BEFORE October 1st, 2009, you qualify for a discounted upgrade price to POD Farm version 2 PLATINUM for iLok for 30 DAYS AFTER POD Farm 2 initial release. 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 2 STANDARD for iLok. 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 2 PLATINUM 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 new POD Studio, POD X3, 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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