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  2. This last edition of Line 6"s New Model Citizen blog further reinforces my belief that they really should create an amp model that allows us to configure with our own choices for the virtual preamp and power tubes. And yes, having separate preamp and power amp models would be even better. https://blog.line6.com/2021/10/14/dave-hunter-output-tube-types-setting-the-foundation-of-your-tone/?utm_source=Marketo&utm_medium=BlogEmail&utm_campaign=Blog_DaveHunter&mkt_tok=MTI2LUxCTi00MjgAAAGAR7c_NpoYaxlpN3mfETro_p1lX_d88NtNKHiQbh1QeL5_DHT9f95RkDsZo5xBTXVcMwhbBPxI4zpaPcluyzXBYGCamF6zzE_p58_XhS4JX7c
  3. Try your iOS settings for "long press". You might have something overriding the function for OnSong. It might be in the "Accessibility" area.
  4. Hi, Yes, that would probably be the best place - that way your backing track will not be affected or distorted by the amp section. Your HX Stomp is essentially working like a mixer then, simply blend in the backing audio. Possibly the only thing that could be added after the looper is a reverb, which would be used to place all the sounds into the same "sonic space", but if it's a fully produced backing track it is most likely unnecessary. Have fun experimenting.
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  6. I don’t think there’s any real difference from a noise perspective.
  7. Yes, that's about right! Thanks for the inputs. Actually I intend to use the aux-in on the RC-3 to play along with a backing track, rather than using USB. At least I'm not constrained having to USB. So assuming the FX loop is after all the effects, the backing track should not be affected too? Would that mean having to put the FX loop after the amp/cabs?
  8. Hi, Let's see if we can clarify a few points here. I have a Boss RC-30 Dual Looper (among others) that I can use with my Helix Floor, and as your HX Stomp is the little brother things should be very similar other than you will only have half the DSP that I have available. Therefore, you simply need to patch your RC-3 into the send and return sockets on the Stomp. You really should consider that stereo is the best way to take full advantage of both the units in conjunction with your headphones, although if this restricts your use, for example by running out fo DSP power, then use mono - there are no rules when it come to this stuff - use what works for you in any given situation. As for positioning the RC-3 in the signal chain, once again it's where ever you would like it, but bear in mind the the best place is probably at the end after all the other effects. That means that should you have the looper playing back a drum loop, you probably don't want that running onto a delay block - or maybe you do. As noted there are no rules - experiment. Any effects that you want to send into the Looper place them before the FX Loop block. Regarding streaming music to the Stomp, I guess you mean playing a backing track, or generally jamming along to, via USB from your computer? That's perfectly normal as any audio playing back into the Stomp on USB 1 & 2 bypasses all the internal processing and effects. The best thing to do is play around with the Stomp to see what works best for you. You aren't going to blow it up or electrocute yourself. Hope this helps/makes sense. EDIT: Here's a video of a guy patching in a Jam Man Looper to a HX Stomp.
  9. This isn’t true. You can put any of the blocks anywhere you want them in the chain.
  10. Hi forum! I'm new to Helix and plan to get a HX Stomp. I'd be using it as my amp-less home rig for practice etc, solely via headphones only. Setup: I intend to run the RC-3 in the FX loop of the stomp so that I can use the looper as well as utilizing the aux-in of the RC-3 to stream music to the Stomp I've a few qns regarding the above setup: 1) Is it correct? It should allow me to use the looper correctly, as well as streaming music to the stomp even when I'm not recording loops? 2) Where in the chain should I insert the FX loop? 3) Given that my only output is headphones, do I have to run a stereo FX loop or is mono ok? That will take up 2 blocks for stereo FX vs 1 block for mono FX. Is that right? Thanks for your time!
  11. No kidding, we can use the DC-3 with the POD GO? That seems to be built much better. Would it add noise?
  12. Original HX Stomp Hedgehog SD9 Vs Ibanez SD9. I keep comparing the actual pedals and amps to the ones modeled by Helix. Let's see what you think. There is a complete playlist with more comparisons. I hope it is useful. Greetings! https://youtu.be/5o5DXDmPSIo
  13. Did I post this in the wrong place? I tried again last night and still just get the cancel symbol when I try to drag either mixer block down to path B
  14. Anyone know where I can buy a replacement battery cover for a Pocket Pod in the UK?
  15. I think it would be best to set up all of your amp sims and EQs in your modeller and then run in to the Powercab in FRFR mode - the output to the PA will then replicate what is going to the PC i have just done this set up on my Helix & PC at rehearsal so will hopefully be trying the output from PC to PA at this weekend’s gig if you are using the speaker sims on the PC I believe you can still do some sculpting of the sound and then you will get the “speaker sim” sound coming out the PC for an “amp in the room” feel and the output to the PA will be the PC speaker sim + a mic sim to give a better sound for the PA
  16. Sorry to bump and old thread but I was having the same issue. 410H squealed to microphonic feedback with my Helix in 4CM. I tried balanced and unbalanced cables, plugging the Helix into anther wall socket away from the Marshall, activating ground lift, etc but it would work for a bit and then start to squeal into feedback that was ear splitting. I returned the amp to GC and have another on the way. Anyone have any ideas of what it could have been? I am worried the JVM loop won't be compatible with the 410h in 4cm which would mean I would have to replace my helix with pedals
  17. The Helix has an EQ model based on the classic Mesa Boogie 5-band, so it's really not a huge loss to not use the onboard equalizer, especially since you can have a different EQ per-preset by using the model. The only thing I really use the onboard EQ for anymore is that I have an "everything else" preset that I use for everything that I don't have a specific preset for, for which I have a basic EQ shape that I use but will tweak depending on the venue and my mood. It wasn't a deal breaker that my EQ wasn't properly switchable but I found the FS2-MIDI and it was within my budget so I bought it.
  18. Create 2 patches of the original then leave one as the original but tweak the other and then just switch between them to hear the differences. In theory you can do the same thing with snapshots ie use snapshot 1 as your reference tone and snapshot 2 for your changes. However, its more cumbersome because you have to add the snapshot assignment to every parameter you tweak in snapshot 2 which can be a nuisance, and if you forget then it will muck up your reference tone in snapshot 1.
  19. Actually I just found the video below. Seems you need a TRS splitter and you lose the ability to toggle the EQ in the mark v. But the channel switching works. That being the case it's not a big deal as I usually don't use the EQ on my clean sound and leave it always on on the lead channel.
  20. The amount of power and flexibility that comes with something like the Helix doesn't always lend itself to convenience, which is probably the main reason why the Pod Go exists, as it's specifically designed to be easy to use in comparison. I don't have any specific experience with either of these amps. I do seem to recall that Mesa Boogie amps seem to have more issues with external switching than most brands, although I can't speak to individual models. My amp is also a Boogie, a .50 Caliber Plus, and the channel switching works fine, but I get a weird problem where it only half disables the 5-band equalizer. I ended up getting this: https://amtelectronics.com/new/amt-fs-2midi/ It's the only 2-button footswitch I've found that sends and receives MIDI CC messages. It switches both switchable functions on my amp, I can control it with the Helix via MIDI and I can control some functions on the Helix with it via MIDI. It might be your only option if the Helix doesn't properly control your Boogie on its own.
  21. Ah thanks for that! It's unfortunate that there isn't a way to do it globally but it is what it is. As for the amps I'll be using: ENGL Fireball 25 Mesa/Boogie Mark v:25 From what I was able to read online, it seems the LT would support both amps. But if you know of any issues with these amps, please let me know before I pull the trigger! :)
  22. I am having this exact issue. When I try the updater it starts and says error.
  23. Yes, the Helix has an EXT AMP jack which can be used to control the switching on many amps, but be aware that it doesn't work on every amp. I would search this forum for your specific amp and see if anybody has mentioned anything about whether or not the Helix can switch it properly. Helix doesn't have a dedicated output that does that, but it has a number of available outputs and a very flexible way of routing signal to those outputs, although you would have to set each preset up manually to function the same way it does on the Pod Go.
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  25. Hi all, I have a POD Go which I really enjoy. However there is one thing I can't do with it which is changing channels on my external amp. As I understand it, I can do that with the Helix LT via a TRS cable in the Amp Ext output, happy days! Now there is one feature in the POD Go I really like: it has an output called Amp Out - regardless of which patch you're in and how it's been configured, this output taps the signal off right before the Cab block. So I can send this straight to my amp return all the while sending my "Main out" output to a recording device, without having to change my presets or disable the cab block manually. Is there an equivalent feature in the Helix LT? Thanks!
  26. You have to use the VDI cable into the Helix to change tunings and or change guitar models and power it without the battery. The 1/4" out will only transmit audio to amp or Helix not control or transfer stored commands to the Variax. + 1 on all the replies above
  27. Hello team. When I found a good preset template, for instance in custom tone, then I make some final customization.. at the end I would like to compare the differences between the original and the edited presets, is it possible to compare or to detect changes between two presets in pod edit? Thank you.
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