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  1. MusicLaw

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    For all Fender Mustang amps and the Fender Mustang Floor, REMUDA 1.7.4 Full Version and REMUDA 1.7.4 Lite Version have been released. These are available from the Google Play App Store.

    Android Smartphones and Tablets must be capable of USB Host Mode and a USB On-The-Go (OTG) Adapter or Cable is needed.

    See the Help Doc in the App for more information and the summary of features described on the Google Play App Store page.
     
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  2. MusicLaw

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    The current Helix Firmware 2.12 was released January 9, 2017.
    Direct Link: http://line6.com/support/topic/18284-latest-helix-firmware-212—jan-9-2017/

    Apparently, it was never posted to the New Firmware Releases thread.

    Helix Firmware 2.12 was an interim bug fix release:

    Bug Fixes
    - In rare cases, engaging one particular footswitch on one particular factory preset could result in full scale noise - FIXED
    - In rare cases within certain presets, when Variax parameters are set per preset, the Variax Volume parameter could be inadvertently recalled at 0.0 - FIXED
    - General stability improvements
    - Other minor bug fixes and optimizations
    As with previous Line 6 Helix Firmware Releases, it is imperative that the installation instructions (in the link provided) be followed exactly step-by-step! [Note: The Helix Editor version remains at 2.11. The Helix Updater version remains at 1.10.]
     
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 7.02 Firmware Release



    Axe-Fx II Quantum Firmware Release Notes


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    7.02

    Improved Motor Drive algorithm. New algorithm more accurately models the compression of guitar loudspeakers by factoring in the reactive aspects of the compression.

    The Motor Drive simulation is available in both the Amp block and Cab block now. It is recommended to use the simulation in the Amp block when using an FRFR configuration as the Amp block simulation uses the speaker resonance information in the calculations whereas the Cabinet block uses fixed values. When using a conventional guitar cab, or a hybrid configuration with monitoring via a conventional guitar cab and speaker emulation to FOH, the Motor Drive in the Cabinet block can be used instead. The simulation in the Amp block also has the advantage of being independent of the block’s output Level control.

    Gain monitoring of the Motor Drive is available on the MIX page of the Cabinet Block and the PWR DYN page of the Amp block. In the case of the Amp block the monitoring is available when the Motor Drive parameter is selected. Note that typical guitar speakers have around 3-6 dB of compression when driven hard with American speakers being on the low end of that range and British speakers being on the high end. Some speakers can exhibit even more compression than this with compression amounts of 8 dB or more depending upon the magnetic materials used and the construction of the speaker motor.

    The thermal time constant of the virtual voice coil is adjustable using the “Motor Time Const” parameter. Typical guitar speakers are anywhere from 0.05 to 1.0 seconds depending upon the mass of the voice coil and the materials used.

    Improved Amp block output compressor. New algorithm is more musical and reacts faster to transients. If you are using this in your presets it is recommended to audition your presets and readjust as necessary. The Gain Reduction meter now shows the total gain including the makeup gain.

    Added Input Diffusion to Multitap block Band Delay, Quad Series, Plex Delay, Plex Detune and Plex Shift types.

    Fixed Optical and Pedal compressors output level dependent upon Ratio parameter of Studio type. If using these types in existing presets the presets should be auditioned to ensure the volume is correct.

    Fixed switching between Optical compressor types can cause brief level drop.[/QUOTE]
     
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  4. Digital Igloo

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    Helix Firmware 2.20 Release Notes (Released March 30, 2017)

    Helix v2.20.0 is a firmware update that includes new amps, cabs, effects, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

    IMPORTANT! YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.20!

    1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

    2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

    NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.

    3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.20), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).

    4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

    5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.20). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

    6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

    YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.20 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

    7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

    HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

    HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

    8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.20), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

    New Amps (6)
    • Line 6 Badonk, all new Line 6 original inspired by the original high gain Big Bottom model
    • Woody Blue, based on* the Acoustic® 360 bass amp
    • Del Sol 300, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass amp
    • Busy One Ch1, based on* channel 1 of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp
    • Busy One Ch2, based on* channel 2 of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp
    • Busy One Jump, based on* channel 1 and 2 (jumped) of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp
    New Hybrid Cabs (7)
    • 1x12 Cali IV, based on* the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV 12” cab
    • 1x12 Cali EXT, based on* the MESA/Boogie® 12” extension cab (EVM12L speaker)
    • 2x12 Match H30, based on* the Matchless® DC-30 cab (12” G12H30 speaker)
    • 2x12 Match G25, based on* the Matchless® DC-30 cab (12” Greenback 25 speaker)
    • 1x12 Del Sol, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass cab (12” speaker)
    • 1x18 Del Sol, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass cab (18” speaker)
    • 1x18 Woody Blue, based on* the Acoustic® 360 18” bass cab
    New Effects (9)
    • Distortion > Obsidian 7000 (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Darkglass Electronics® Microtubes B7K Ultra bass preamp/overdrive/EQ
    • Distortion > Clawthorn Drive (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Wounded Paw Battering Ram bass overdrive
    • Dynamics > 3-Band Comp (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original multiband compressor
    • Dynamics > Autoswell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Modulation > PlastiChorus (Mono, Stereo), based on* the modded Arion SCH-Z chorus
    • Delay > Vintage Swell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Delay > Adriatic Swell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Pitch/Synth > 3 Note Generator (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Pitch/Synth > 4 OSC Generator (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    NOTE: As 3 Note Generator and 4 OSC Generator make sound without any instrument connected, their blocks are turned off by default. Press BYPASS to turn them on.
    * All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.
     
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    New Features
    • Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > Receive MIDI Clock—Helix can now synchronize its time-based effects (such as delay and modulation) to incoming MIDI clock from external DAW software, drum machines, keyboard workstations, or other modelers. Select “Off” (Helix ignores MIDI clock), “MIDI” (Helix responds to clock received at its MIDI IN jack), “USB” (Helix responds to clock received via USB), or “Auto” (Helix uses its internal tempo generator until receiving clock from either MIDI or USB)
    • Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > Send MIDI Clock—Helix can now transmit MIDI clock to synchronize the tempo of external pedals, rack gear, and software. Select “Off” (Helix does not transmit clock), “MIDI” (Helix transmits clock from only the MIDI OUT jack), “USB” (Helix transmits clock only via USB), or “MIDI+USB” (Helix transmits clock from both MIDI and USB)
    • Variax Workbench HD Support—Variax can now communicate directly with Variax Workbench HD software (Mac/PC) through Helix via USB. IMPORTANT! Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > MIDI over USB must be set to “On.”
    • Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > MIDI PC Send/Receive has been split into two separate parameters—MIDI PC Receive and MIDI PC Send—and moved to Page 2. In addition, you may choose whether Helix sends or receives MIDI PC (program change) messages to/from MIDI, USB, both, or neither
    • Clear Bypass Assignment—Individual blocks’ bypass assignments can now be cleared. From the Bypass Assign screen, select the block whose bypass assignment(s) you wish to clear. Press ACTION and then Knob 1 (Clear Assignments).
    • Line 6 Allure Pack IRs—Line 6 has created a pack of five user impulse responses for use with Helix or any other modeler or software that supports them. Download the free Allure Pack here: www.line6.com/allure

    Improvements/Changes
    • Optimized GUI engine speeds up navigation and model selection
    • Receive MIDI Clock and Send MIDI Clock have also been added to the Tempo panel shortcut. At any time, touch TAP to open the Tempo panel.
    • When slaved to external MIDI clock, TAP’s scribble strip text grays out and its switch LED ring flashes blue
    • Reverb > Plate, Room, Chamber, Hall, Echo, Tile, Cave, Ducking, and Octo have all been optimized to be less DSP-intensive
    • Pitch > Pitch Wham, Twin Harmony, Simple Pitch, Dual Pitch, and 3 OSC Synth have all been optimized to be less DSP-intensive
    • Non-selected Pedal Edit parameter switches now reflect dim block color
    • Inactive Looper function switches now appear as dim white
    • Additions to and improvements made to the existing factory preset bundle
    Bug Fixes
    • In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0% - FIXED
    • Certain Roland keyboards constantly spit out active sensing MIDI messages (with no way to disable them), which could affect Helix’s MIDI transmission - FIXED
    • The Channel Volume taper for the Archetype amp model was incorrect - FIXED
    • Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations
    Known Issues
    • If a Variax guitar is connected to Helix, MIDI channel 16 should never be used, as channel 16 is how Variax Workbench communicates with the guitar. This is by design. On a related note, Variax Workbench should never be used while MIDI tracks are armed or playing back in your DAW
    • In rare cases, Helix may freeze when very rapidly changing presets while receiving MIDI clock
    • Helix’s blue TAP LED flashes but tempo is not actually synced unless an audio device is selected in Ableton Live
    • Subtle stepping may be heard when adjusting the main VOLUME knob while audio is present
    • If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will engage Snapshot 2 in preset 8 Templates > 32D every day at 4:30 AM
     
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    AX8 V7.02 Public Beta

    The AX8 V7.02 Public Beta is available for immediate download. Please note, this is Beta firmware and as such may contain bugs or other unforeseen issues. As we always recommend, please backup your AX8 with Fractal Bot before installing any new firmware.

    AX8 V7.02 Public Beta

    Release Notes:

    AX8 V7.02 adds MOTOR DRIVE to the AMP block, as well as some effect block enhancements.

    Additions:
    • The improved Motor Drive simulation, developed for the AxeFX II Quantum V7.02, is available in the Amp block now. New algorithm more accurately models the compression of guitar loudspeakers by factoring in the reactive aspects of the compression. It is recommended to use the simulation in the Amp block when using an FRFR configuration as the Amp block simulation uses the speaker resonance information in the calculations. The simulation in the Amp block is independent of the block’s output Level control.
    • Gain monitoring of the Motor Drive is available on the PWR DYN page of the Amp block. Monitoring is available when the Motor Drive parameter is selected. Note that typical guitar speakers have around 3-6 dB of compression when driven hard with American speakers being on the low end of that range and British speakers being on the high end. Some speakers can exhibit even more compression than this with compression amounts of 8 dB or more depending upon the magnetic materials used and the construction of the speaker motor.
    • The thermal time constant of the virtual voice coil is adjustable using the “Motor Time Const” parameter. Typical guitar speakers are anywhere from 0.05 to 1.0 seconds depending upon the mass of the voice coil and the materials used.
    • Improved Amp block output compressor. New algorithm is more musical and reacts faster to transients. If you are using this in your presets it is recommended to audition your presets and readjust as necessary. The Gain Reduction meter now shows the total gain including the makeup gain.
    • Added Input Diffusion to Multitap block Band Delay, Quad Series, Plex Delay, Plex Detune and Plex Shift types.

    Fixes:
    • Fixed Optical and Pedal compressors output level dependent upon Ratio parameter of Studio type. If using these types in existing presets the presets should be auditioned to ensure the volume is correct.
    • Fixed switching between Optical compressor types can cause brief level drop.
     
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  8. nicolasrivera

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    AX8-Edit 1.8.2


    AX8-Edit 1.8.2 is now live on the website and auto-update.

    This release version of AX8-Edit supports the public beta of Quantum 7.02.

    http://www.fractalaudio.com/ax8-edit-software-editor.php

    Release Notes

    New Features
    1. Added support for firmware Quantum 7.02.
      • Added the new page "Spkr Drive" to the AMP block. This page contains the "Speaker Drive" parameter (moved from the Speaker page) and the new parameters "Motor Drive" and "Motor Time Const".
      • Added parameters "Input Diffusion" and "Diffusion Time" to the "Master" page of the MULTI-DELAY block's "Band Delay", "Quad Series", "Plex Delay", "Plex Detune", and "Plex Shift" types.
    Bug Fixes
    1. When switching presets while Grid Navigation Mode is enabled, Grid Navigation Mode will correctly respond to keyboard navigation.
     
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    Fractal Audio Systems FX8 5.03 Public Beta
    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fx8-v5-03-public-beta.126218/

    Release Notes:

    FX8 V5.03 is a minor enhancement release incorporating the Axe-FX Quantum V7.01 and V7.02 changes.

    Additions:
    • Added Input Diffusion to Multitap block Band Delay, Quad Series, Plex Delay, Plex Detune and Plex Shift types.
    • Added two new “Optical” types to Compressor block. The Optical 1 type is based on classic optical tube compressors famed for their smooth sound. Use before the Amp block to smooth out your licks and increase sustain. Use after the Amp block for instant “Hit Record” sound. The Optical 2 type is similar to Optical 1 but uses a true RMS detector.
    • Added Input Level switch to Pedal and Optical types in Compressor block. Use “Instrument” when compressor is placed before Amp block. Use “Line” when compressor is placed after.
    • Added “Shimmer Drive” type to Drive block.

    Fixes:
    • Fixed Optical and Pedal compressors output level dependent upon Ratio parameter of Studio type. If using these types in existing presets the presets should be auditioned to ensure the volume is correct.
    • Fixed switching between Optical compressor types can cause brief level drop.
    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fx8-v5-03-public-beta.126218/
     
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.00
    Mark I/II:
    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/Quantum/8.0/AxeFx2_Quantum_8p00.zip

    XL:
    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/Quantum/8.0/AxeFx2_XL_Quantum_8p00.zip

    XL+:
    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/Quantum/8.0/AxeFx2_XLplus_Quantum_8p00.zip



    8.00 release notes:

    Improved amp modeling. Improves clarity and sounds more “open” especially for non-MV amp models or when the MV is turned up.

    The bias excursion values for most amp models have been updated based on new measurement techniques. Existing presets will automatically be updated to the new values.

    Based on user feedback the Amp block Speaker Drive now defaults to zero.

    Cab block Delay parameters now have 0.001 ms resolution.

    Increased gain of “Brit Brown” model by 12 dB.

    Added “5F1 Tweed EC” based on a Fender Eric Clapton Vibro-Champ.

    Fixed “quantization” noise when Amp block Transformer Drive parameter is set to its minimum value and a lot of gain is applied after the block. This specifically addresses the “Tube Pre” model as the default Transformer Drive is at the minimum.

    Fixed Amp block Preamp Hardness parameter not “sticking”.

    Fixed incorrect Modifier mapping in Advanced page of Amp block
     
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    Helix Firmware 2.21 Release Notes

    Helix v2.21.0 is a firmware update that includes new fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

    IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.21!

    1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

    2.
    Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 2.00, your current Helix application version should be 2.00.

    3.
    Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.20), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).

    4.
    If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

    5.
    Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.21). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

    6.
    If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

    YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.21 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

    7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

    HELIX FLOOR AND LT ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

    HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

    8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.20), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.


    Improvements/Changes
    • Additional optimizations to the GUI engine
    Bug Fixes
    • Pitch/Synth > 3 Note Generator and 4 OSC Generator’s behind-the-scenes Trails parameter was disabled, making it appear as if the Decay parameter was broken - FIXED
    • Distortion > Stereo > Clawthorn drive appeared slightly right of center - FIXED
    • Engaging/bypassing a block from a Stomp switch was slower than normal - FIXED
    • Turning the large Volume knob resulted in audible stepping while audio was active - FIXED
    • In rare cases, changing cab mic models while Helix is synced to incoming MIDI clock could result in brief UI lockup - FIXED
    • In rare cases, Helix could freeze when navigating the model list while receiving many tempo changes via MIDI clock - FIXED
    • In rare cases, pressing a Stomp mode footswitch could transmit a single MIDI Clock pulse - FIXED
    • In rare cases, Helix could freeze when accessing Global Settings while receiving MIDI Clock via USB - FIXED
    • In rare cases, multiple bypass assigned footswitches with custom names can have bypass states swapped upon preset import - FIXED
    • In rare cases, Helix can become unresponsive after copying specific block types onto another - FIXED
    • Helix Rack/Control only: If an expression pedal is connected to Helix Control with its position set to heel down, its Global Settings > Pedals > Polarity is set to “Inverted”, and its Global Settings > Pedal > Pedal Position is set to “Global”, an audible blip can occur on preset load - FIXED
    • Other bug fixes and optimizations
    Known Issues
    • If a Variax guitar is connected to Helix, MIDI channel 16 should never be used, as channel 16 is how Variax Workbench communicates with the guitar. This is by design. On a related note, Variax Workbench should never be used while MIDI tracks are armed or playing back in your DAW
    • If Helix is set to a preset with a Pitch/Synth > Generator block on before beginning the firmware update process, a short burst of audio may be heard after presets are rebuilt
    • If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will add nine additional steps to the update process, one of which involves a shot of cheap mezcal
     
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    AX8 Quantum v8.00 Public Beta

    Based on the amp modeling from the Axe-FX Quantum 8.0 release. Please note, that this is BETA firmware, and as such, may contain bugs or other unforeseen consequences. Please, as always, backup your AX8 with Fractal-Bot before proceeding with this upgrade.

    Release Notes:

    AX8 V8.00 implements the new Amp Modeling improvements and fixes introduced by the Axe-FX Quantum 8.0.

    Additions:
    • Improved amp modeling. Improves clarity and sounds more “open” especially for non-MV amp models or when the MV is turned up.
    • The bias excursion values for most amp models have been updated based on new measurement techniques. Existing presets will automatically be updated to the new values.
    • Based on user feedback the Amp block Speaker Drive now defaults to zero.
    • Increased gain of “Brit Brown” model by 12 dB.
    • Added “5F1 Tweed EC” based on a Fender Eric Clapton Vibro-Champ.
    Fixes:
    • Fixed “quantization” noise when Amp block Transformer Drive parameter is set to its minimum value and a lot of gain is applied after the block. This specifically addresses the “Tube Pre” model as the default Transformer Drive is at the minimum.
    • Fixed Amp block Preamp Hardness parameter not “sticking”.
     
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    Firehawk 1500 Amp

    Flash Memory

    Version 1.30.00
    Released 5/1/17

    Works with:
    Firehawk 1500


    Firehawk 1500 Flash Memory 1.30 is a free update that includes new fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations.

    IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING ANY NEW SOFTWARE!

    1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.

    2. Back up any presets using the Firehawk Remote App before performing the update.

    New Features
    • Block Bypass, Expression controllers, and Looper functions can now be triggered by incoming MIDI CCs (MIDI DIN only). Please see the following KB article for more information: http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/firehawk-1500/firehawk-1500-and-midi-cc-r860
    • XLR output volume can now be adjusted from Live Edit Mode. This was implemented to avoid clipping the ADC prematurely. It is set to -15dB by default, to provide adequate headroom for mid to high gain tones.
    To edit the XLR output volume:

    1. Press the preset knob to enter Live Edit Mode.

    2. Scroll left to "Etc:ReAmp/MIDI/Main" and press the preset knob.

    3. Scroll right to "Etc:XLR Out"

    4. Turn the Main (Big) Knob to set the value.

    Bug Fixes
    • Various bug fixes and improvements


    OS: Mac OS X, Windows 7, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, iOS 8, Windows 10, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
    ( 1.08 MB ) GET DOWNLOAD
     
  14. MusicLaw

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    Helix Editor 2.21 Released May 2, 2016

    Helix Editor 2.21 Release Notes (May 2, 2017)

    Helix v2.21.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

    IMPORTANT! IF YOU’VE ALREADY INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS INSTALL HELIX EDIT 2.21. IGNORE EVERYTHING ELSE BELOW.

    IF YOU HAVE NOT YET INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!

    1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

    2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

    NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.

    3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.21), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).

    4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

    5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.21). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

    6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

    YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.21 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

    7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

    HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

    HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

    8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.21), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

    Bug Fixes
    - In rare cases, the editor could free when creating a mono or stereo Delay > Pitch Echo block - FIXED
    - In rare cases, the editor could free when creating a mono or stereo Pitch/Synth > Simple Pitch or Dual Pitch block - FIXED
    - In rare cases, Helix could freeze when accessing Global Settings while receiving MIDI Clock via USB - FIXED
    - In rare cases, Helix can become unresponsive after copying specific block types onto another - FIXED
    - A customized footswitch with multiple assignments could have its bypass states swapped after exporting the preset and then importing again - FIXED
    - The forward slash character [/] could not be added to custom labels - FIXED
    - Presets with many controller assignments may could occasionally not update the editor UI with those assignments - FIXED
    - Other bug fixes and optimizations​
     
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    and for Windows users:

    Line 6 Driver2 Version 1.86
    (Released 5/2/17)


    This driver enables the HD Work Bench to work with/through the Helix. They started with Driver 1.85, this is version 1.86, the description says clears up some conflict between HD WB and the Helix Editor. The general recommendation was to not use Helix Editor and HD WB at the same time. Appears this clears that up:

    BUG FIXES:
    - In rare cases, certain actions performed in Workbench HD can cause Helix Editor to disconnect from Helix device - FIXED
    - other bug fixes and optimizations


    The above is excerpted from: http://line6.com/support/topic/27207-latest-helix-editor-221—may-2-2017/
     
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    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 8.02 Firmware Release

    Mark I/II:
    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/Quantum/8.0/AxeFx2_Quantum_8p02.zip

    XL:
    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/Quantum/8.0/AxeFx2_XL_Quantum_8p02.zip

    XL+:
    www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/firmware-presets/axe-fx-2/Quantum/8.0/AxeFx2_XLplus_Quantum_8p02.zip


    Release Notes:
    *******************************************************************************

    8.02

    Added (at Kirk Hammett’s request) modifier capability to the output compression parameter (“COMP”) in the Amp block (previously named “OUTPUT COMP”).

    Added five new factory cabs (XL and XL+ only). These custom mixes represent a small sample of the world-class IRs now available from Celestion. The full IR packages can be purchased at their new website: www.celestionplus.com

    Fixed bug where presets that use a User Cab(s) and were saved under earlier firmware versions might have the incorrect User Cab(s) assigned when recalled on later firmware.
     
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  20. ALOfYRSnfWhres

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    BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1 Ver.1.0.1 for Windows
    BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1 for Windows is again available for download (May 26, 2017).

    BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1 for Windows was made unavailable because the program failed to install correctly in some computer environments, but the installation program was revised and has been verified to work correctly.
    We apologize sincerely for any inconvenience caused by the long wait.
    Please refer to the "Using BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1" for detailed information in the [ Owner's Manuals ]. When you use BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1

    When you use BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1, please install a driver for your product in advance.
    GT-1 Driver Ver.1.0.0 for Windows 10
    GT-1 Driver Ver.1.0.0 for Windows
    Update history
    [ Ver.1.0.1 ] MAR 2017
    Bug Fixes
    The following bugs were fixed.
    • Unintended patch data sometimes being sent during a patch-selection operation was corrected.
    • Some keyboard operations failing to work properly was corrected.
    • Other modification to the behavior of the user interface were made.
    DOWNLOAD AND EXPAND THE ARCHIVE FILE
    Download the file named "bts_gt1_w101.zip".
    It is an archive file in zip format, please double click on the file to expand. After expanding the file, "BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT1.exe" will be appeared.
    HOW TO INSTALL
    * When installing BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1 for Windows, keep the computer connected to the Internet.
    * BOSS TONE STUDIO uses Adobe Air. If an Adobe Air-related screen appears during installation, click [ Yes ] to continue installation, or go to https://get.adobe.com/air/ to install or update.

    If You're Already Using BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1
    Before you install the new version, you must first uninstall the version of BOSS TONE STUDIO that you're currently using.
    * Uninstalling the program does not delete live sets saved in the Library.

    - Uninstallation Procedure
    1. Click the Windows [Start] button.
    2. Click to select [Control Panel] - [Uninstall a program] or [Control Panel] - [Programs and functions].
    3. In the list, click "BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1" and then click the [Uninstall] button.

    1. Copy the "bts_gt1_w101" folder to the drive of your computer.
    2. Double click the BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1.exe just downloaded to start installation.
    3. Follow the instructions in the dialogue boxes to proceed.
    4. When the "Installation has been completed." message appears, click [close] to finish.
    STARTING THE APPLICATION
    1. Turn on GT-1.
    2. Connect GT-1 and computer with USB cable.
    3. Double click the BOSS TONE STUDIO for GT-1 icon.
    4. Selection screen of connecting device will appear for the first time you run the software. (After the second time running, the device will be chosen automatically.)
    5. Select GT-1 and click [ OK ].
    * The device can be changed from the SETTING. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    OS
    Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 10
    Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8.1
    Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo or faster
    RAM
    1GB or more
    Resolution
    XGA ( 1024 x 768 ) or more

    * Internet connectivity is required for using functions of TONE CENTRAL and downloading updated version of TONE STUDIO. (Please note that you might be charged for packet fee depends on your connectivity service.)
    * This software has been found to work on typical computers that meet the above requirements, but we do not guarantee that it will operate on all such computers. Please be aware that differences in design or conditions of use may produce differences in the processing power of otherwise similar computers.
    Roland Software License Agreement In no event shall Roland Corporation be liable to end-users for any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to financial damages for any loss of profits or information arising from the use of, or inability to use this updater. The foregoing provision is effective even if Roland Corporation has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This is a legal agreement between you (an individual or a corporation) and Roland Corporation (herein referred to as "Roland") regarding the usage of this software product (herein referred to as "SOFTWARE"). Please read carefully the terms of this License Agreement before installing or using the SOFTWARE. By installing, copying, or starting the use of the SOFTWARE, you hereby consent to the terms of this License Agreement. 1. GRANT OF LICENSE Roland grants you the following non-exclusive rights to use the SOFTWARE in accordance with the terms of this License Agreement. (a) You may only use the SOFTWARE on a specific single computer at one time. Use of the SOFTWARE shall include loading the SOFTWARE into temporary memory (i.e., RAM) or installing the SOFTWARE into storage media (i.e., hard disk) of the computer on which you will use the SOFTWARE. (b) You may make one copy of the SOFTWARE for backup purposes only (on floppy disk, magneto optical disk, DAT or the similar media), but you are prohibited to make any other copy. 2. COPYRIGHT The SOFTWARE and its copyrights are the property of Roland and are protected by all international copyright laws and treaties. Therefore, you must treat the SOFTWARE like any other copyrighted material (i.e., a book or a CD). All rights that are not provided for herein are reserved by Roland. 3. OTHER RESTRICTIONS (a) You shall not modify, change, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE and the copyright notice and copyrighted logo. Unauthorized copying, uploading to another network, distributing, modifying and/or attaching this software to other media or any other sales item is expressly forbidden. (b) You shall not loan, rent, lease, sublicense or transfer the SOFTWARE, either in whole or in part, to any third party. But you may permanently transfer the SOFTWARE and accompanying printed materials provided you retain no copies of the Software and recipient agrees to the terms of this License Agreement. If the SOFTWARE has been updated or upgraded, any transfer of the SOFTWARE must include the most recent update and all prior versions. (c) If this SOFTWARE contains multiple templates of media (such as floppy disks and CD-ROM) and these media contain the same software, you may use only the one form of media that is appropriate for your computer. You shall not use the remaining form(s) of media on another computer. (d) You may not use the Software from multiple locations of a multi-user or networked system at any time. 4. NO WARRANTY Roland makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, with respect to any of the software, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 5. NO LIABILITY Roland can not reply to inquiries regarding this system software updater. Please read the instructions completely, and please note that you should use the SOFTWARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. In no event shall Roland be liable to end-users for any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to financial damages for any loss of profits or information arising from the use of, or inability to use this product. The foregoing provision is effective even if Roland has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Even if the SOFTWARE has any material, verifiable, and reproducible program errors, Roland shall have no liability to modify such errors. 6. TERMINATION OF THE LICENSE Roland reserves the right to terminate this License Agreement if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this License Agreement. Upon such termination, you shall immediately stop using the SOFTWARE. 7. GENERAL (a) Any provision of this Agreement which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without affecting, impairing or invalidating the remaining provisions hereof. (b) This License Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of State of California without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright (C) 2017 Roland Corporation. All rights reserved.

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