Still no HD500 update?

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  1. tochiro

    tochiro Member

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    Hi,

    I've read a few weeks ago there is an update with a bass amp, etc. but where is it?

    Cheers
     
  2. olerabbit

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    You can get the latest firmware update V1.4 here: http://line6.com/software/
    You find this link on the new L6 website in the right upper corner <Support/Softwaredownloads>.
     
  3. travisvwright

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    He's looking for 2.0, it's not available yet and no one (who's talking) knows.
     
  4. olerabbit

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    If he is looking for a HD500 update as posted he can find V1.40 there. But still no update for HD300/400. L6 says:

    What's New?
    • Variable Input Impedance - This feature affects tone and feel because the guitar’s pickups are being “loaded” as they would be by an effect pedal or a tube amplifier. There are eight selectable options which can change the analog circuitry affecting the impedance of the Guitar Input. The options include seven discrete resistor values: 22k, 32k, 70k, 90k, 230k, 1M, 3.5M. There is also an Auto setting. When set to Auto the input impedance can automatically change depending on which amp or effect model is first in the signal chain of the current preset. Impedance settings are saved as part of each preset's input selection.
    • Preset or Global Input Selection – When set to Preset, recalling a preset automatically selects which of the device’s audio inputs are used as the “source” – sort of like a built-in, programmable patchbay. The saved input impedance value will also be recalled with each preset. When set to Global, the input selection and impedance value saved with each preset will be ignored as presets are recalled; allowing presets with a variety of saved input settings to be heard from a single source without having to manually reprogram each preset’s input settings one at a time.
    • Hard Gate – An advanced gate capable of extremely quick response. With controls for hold time, decay rate, and separate open/close thresholds, Hard Gate is ideal for any genre including Metal. It can even be abused to create erratic “sputter” and “splat” effects.
    • Enhanced MIDI Control – Offers control of POD HD500 and POD HD Pro from external standard MIDI controllers. A variety of functions including Footswitch 1-8, Tap Tempo, Tuner, Looper Controls, and Expression Pedals can all be accessed via MIDI. For more details please refer to the latest version of the Advanced User Guide.
    • New Presets – This firmware includes lots of new presets. Many of the pre-existing Set Lists have gotten new presets and reordered based on customer feedback. The “BASS/ACO/VOC” Set List includes presets which provide a starting point for bass, acoustic guitar, and vocal processing. The Set List titled “L6LINK <-> DT” provides a starting point for users connecting a POD HD500 to a DT Series amplifier. Note in this Set List presets 7A-D may not produce audio without a Variax connected and/or monitoring the FX Send output – these particular presets were created to illustrate just one of the approaches to getting amplified electric and direct (FOH) acoustic instruments from a single guitar and preset.


    Bug Fixes
    • Global Tempo Sync – Setting Tempo Sync (Setup Page 6) to Global does not function properly - FIXED
    • Tuner Mute – When Tuner is set to mute sound is still audible from FX loop send and digital outputs - FIXED
    • Tap Tempo MIDI – Rapidly sending MIDI assigned to Tap FS may drop messages - FIXED
    • Delay Model Signal Boost – Many delay models provide undesirable volume boost when enabled - FIXED
    • FX Loop – In a mono configuration the FX loop does not sum left/right signal properly – FIXED
    • Frequency Shifter – Frequency Shifter model skips 1Hz setting - FIXED
    • Multi-Head Delay – Presets do not recall correct delay time when Time is set to note value - FIXED
    Known Issues
    • POD HD500 Edit – The current version of POD HD500 Edit (v1.06) does not provide provisions to control Variable Input Impedance nor Global Input Selection parameters. These features are currently only accessible within the POD HD500 hardware GUI.
    • AC Frequency – When connected to a DT50 or DT25 amplifier, POD HD500 may have its AC Frequency parameter (Setup Page 2) automatically changed. Be sure to check this setting after turning on a connected DT series amplifier.
    • Set List Names – If during the update process new presets are optionally loaded to over-write the previous set, Set List names may not correlate to the new presets appropriately. This is because renaming Set Lists is not a part of the firmware update process. Set List names may be changed in the hardware using a variety of methods:
    • Manual - Set Lists may be renamed manually by simply highlighting a Set List name and pressing the Save button. Use the four encoders beneath the main display and press Save to complete.

      The presets in firmware v1.4.0 correlate to the following Set List names, as seen in the main display from left to right, top to bottom:

      BEST OF HD
      FX HEAVY
      SONGS / STYLE
      BASS/ACO/VOC
      L6LINK <-> DT
      USER 1
      USER 2
      USER 3
    • System Reset – Pressing (and holding down) the four-way navigation pad to the left while powering up will perform a Global Settings reset. This action will reset all settings to their factory default and requires a recalibration of the on-board expression pedal. Instructions for pedal calibration can be found here. Due to the pedal recalibration, it is generally recommended to update the Set List names using the manual method described above.
     
  5. travisvwright

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    Yes that update is 3 months old and not what we are waiting for.
     
  6. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    Must... Be... Patient...
     
  7. DRS

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    This is what we are waiting for
     
  8. Will Chen

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    Patience is a virtue, a watched pot never boils, all good things come to he who waits, etc...
     
  9. overunderdrive

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    no, actually having our cake and eating it too just won't do...

    we want our cake, sure, but we want it fed to us with a solid gold fork by naked Victoria's Secret models whilst chillin' in a hot tub, and washing it down with Dom Perignon.
     
  10. DRS

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    As good as the HD is, they left out some amps that should have been in: 100w Marshall "Plexi" (soon to be available), Tweed Deluxe, and Boogie MkIIc+ come immediately to mind. A SLO100 would also be nice. So there is still room to improve.
     
  11. Chris Martins

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    Somehow I have a feeling this will be adressed through models packs in the near future...
     
  12. Git-fiddle guy

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    I am enjoying my HD 500 a lot. I consider it a bonus that we are going to be getting a FREE update that will include some nice things! I'm just sayin
     
  13. MKB

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    I just REEEEEALLY hope the v2.0 paves the way for a global EQ. I need that on a near daily basis. The Plexi model will be nice.

    Perhaps the delay is due to the squeal bug and the imperative to fix it. They can't let that one go.
     
  14. Funky Monkey

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    I dunno...not everybody who uses the HD500 uses the Edit program- and not everybody who uses the Edit program has experienced the bug. I would think that it would be a better service to release the update regardless of where they are with the edit fix.
     
  15. coderKen

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    I think the big problem is that they have a notice up on the HD500's page about the 2.0 update bit it's not available for download....


    :waiting :bonk
     
  16. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    Well, they made a big announcement at NAMM, so they're not going to take it down, whether or not there's a delay. With the HD 500, from the time you hear about it till the time you see it, it's generally been about a month over the past year and a half it's been out.

    And every update has been worth waiting for.
     
  17. Ransome

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    What ever happened to "patience is a virtue" They provided no hard/fast date... it'll come out when it comes out... "Chinese Democracy" ;-)
     
  18. coderKen

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    True dat!
     
  19. rufedges

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    I said over three weeks ago, this is going to take weeks -to-months, insn't it? Confirmed.
     

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