Good product when/if you can figure it out....
I am a very savy computer guy, and I have to say, I do not understand how the earlier reviewers of this pedal board can say it was easy to setup and learn! I suspect they work for Line 6!
Upon first use, the pedal board will switch patches easily but if you want to use the extended functions (like the looper function or control Amp & FX parameters), be prepared for hours of experimentation and pain.
First of all, the manual only contains 50% of what you need to know. You will be jumping all over the manaul to weed out the bits and pieces needed to configure the unit. It will drive you nuts when the manual tells you a function exists, but does not tell you how to access it or configure it! This happens throughout the manual.
Here are a few examples: The manaul constantly refers to FS1 thu FS8 (footswitch 1-8) but you will not find these identifier on the face of the unit! There are 13 footswitches on the unit and FS1 - FS8 are not contiguous and/or marked on the unit. After careful experimentation and using an obscure table in the appendix, I finally deduced which buttons are FS1 thru FS8!
Here is another example: in the manual, they refer to the 'Toe Switch' to change modes on the Expression Pedal. Not once in the manaul will you find the definition of a Toe Switch or where it is located. I assume it is part of the Expression Pedal, but I never figured it out. These are only two examples of the many ommissions in the manaul.
Next, It amazed me that there is no picture of the unit in the manaul with a legend showing button ids and functions. After a lot of digging, you will find deduce 50% of the information by reading and re-reading the manual, but this is un-acceptable. Most technical manuals will have tutorials on the use of the equipment. There are no tutorials in the manual.
Lastly, After 6 hours of painful experimentation, I finally figured out most of the pedalboard functionality. The only problem I could not resolve is how to engage the expression pedal EXP-1. I tried for two hours to get the expression pedal to contol my POD HD Pro WAH pedal. I never got it working. At this point, I am convinced that the expression pedal was DOA since I received the pedalboard in an open box. My one and only Line 6 support experience was akin to 'go away, don't bother us', so I am shipping the unit back to the Sweetwater and asking for another unit in an unopened Line 6 box.
On a positive note, I think Line 6 has an excellent engineering team and I am very impressed and happy with my POD HD Pro and the excellent software that came with the unit. It is obvious that Line 6 put very little effort into documentation of this pedalboard, but I will get another unit and try again.
To conclude, I will tell you that features of the pedal board ARE NOT intuitive. Imagine being told to stand on your head and spin with your left hand behind your back to engage a pedal board function. This is something you would never guess and you will not find in the manual. However, I do believe that at the end of this painful journey I will love and recommend the unit!
Good luck and happy hunting!