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The pilot's guide states that the usb port is for "future use."

Anyone know?..... editing, firmware updating..... how much "future" are we looking at?

Just curious.

 

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Good question!

 

I for one hope, at the bare minimum, it will be the ability to flash the fw, those BT flashes are brutal!!

 

An editor for PC/Mac would be awesome too.

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I was hoping for midi support, I can plug my zoom pedal to use for recording but it crashes amplitube sometimes and my irig hd works well but I still need an external speaker setup for monitoring. Being able to use my my new amplifi as a guitar input to my pc while using the amps speakers as a monitor at the same time would be amazing.

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midi support has nothing to do with audio or the type of recording you mention...

I think you either mis-typed that or misunderstand what midi is.

 

I was hoping for midi support, I can plug my zoom pedal to use for recording but it crashes amplitube sometimes and my irig hd works well but I still need an external speaker setup for monitoring. Being able to use my my new amplifi as a guitar input to my pc while using the amps speakers as a monitor at the same time would be amazing.

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midi support has nothing to do with audio or the type of recording you mention...

I think you either mis-typed that or misunderstand what midi is.

Got'cha in any case I want to be able to use it as computer interface to connect my guitar and monitor my recording

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midi support has nothing to do with audio or the type of recording you mention...

I think you either mis-typed that or misunderstand what midi is.

Are you sure though? While I'm handy with a computer and a guitar I'm fairly amateur when it comes to music tech. I've been reading up on midi though and I really don't feel like referring to music instrument digital interface as a connection for an instrument to a computer is wrong. That's what it's name implies and what it does. 

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Although there is a certain degree of logic in your assumption...

midi is digital information, and what you are wanting to record is audio information.

 

your thinking is fine... but they aren't the same.

 

 

Are you sure though? While I'm handy with a computer and a guitar I'm fairly amateur when it comes to music tech. I've been reading up on midi though and I really don't feel like referring to music instrument digital interface as a connection for an instrument to a computer is wrong. That's what it's name implies and what it does. 

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.. I really don't feel like referring to music instrument digital interface as a connection for an instrument to a computer is wrong.....

The word 'interface' has two meanings in this context. MIDI defines a software interface; it's a protocol defining the communications between a musical instrument and a computer. The communications involve digital information in the form of clearly defined commands and parameters; there is no audio information in MIDI.

 

The other meaning of interface involves the physical / hardware connection between a musical instrument and a computer. These connections and interfaces can transmit audio information. That is not MIDI.

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Think of MIDI as hardware commands, setting the volume, note duration, actual note command etc to a Keyboard/Drum Machine/MIDI Device where as the interface definition you are trying to apply is the transfer of pure Audio information between a PC and Musical Instrument or audio source.

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Having said all this, would it be possible to program midi commands thru the usb to change amp models and turn effects on and off for a live performance?

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At this point it is not known.

 

All all they are saying ATM is the USB port is for future use.

If they end up adding recording capability, (making it a USB audio interface), I think MIDI functionality would be logical.

 

But at this point, that is all speculation.

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What's taking so long to activate Amplifi's USB port? The $100 "Fender Mustang I" amp has a very functional USB port -- for recording and accessing its Fender Fuse editing software -- so we know it's doable. I hope Line 6 gets us Mustang-like usb soon. It just makes marketing sense to provide it as soon as possible -- a usb recording interface would be a huge plus to prospective buyers.

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I do like the ldea of a PC interface. I have a feeling that there are some goodies in the works and that the current Amplifis are just the beginning.

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I can't be certain what will become of the usb port...

I know some would be happy if it simply charged the iOS device...

I do know that they have plans for it, and that it won't be long before those plans are unveiled.

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I can't be certain what will become of the usb port...

I know some would be happy if it simply charged the iOS device...

I do know that they have plans for it, and that it won't be long before those plans are unveiled.

 

Very cryptic.  Why not just give us a hint?

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Not for me to say... I'm sure it will be officially announced, along with other exciting AmpliFi news when things are ready.

 

 

Very cryptic.  Why not just give us a hint?

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2016 Y AÚN NO SIRVE PARA NADA?  QUE ESPERAN PARA PODER SER USADO COMO INTERFACE....??

 

NO PUEDO CREER QUE LINE 6 NO PERMITA GRABAR CON EL PUERTO USB DE UN AMPLIFICADOR TAN "COMPLETO"

 

CUANDO SE PODRÃ USAR ESTE PUERTO?

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Google Translated:

2016 AND YET useless? They ARE WAITING TO BE ABLE TO BE USED AS INTERFACE .... ?? 
I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT LINE 6 NOT ALLOW RECORDING WITH USB PORT OF SUCH A "COMPLETE" AMPLIFY 
WHEN you WILL USE THIS PORT?

 

Yes, you can use the port to record via USB and update firmware.

 

Sí, se puede utilizar el puerto para grabar a través de USB y actualizar el firmware.

 

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Führe in the skys, Thats what IS the issue with Amplifi Amps :-(

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