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  3. rick_hollis

    IR Block

    Hi all, Can somebody who owns a Helix or HX Effects check something for me before I buy an HX Effects, please? I jumped on to the Helix bandwagon a couple of years ago but sold it shortly after because I found a bug that had all the tech support guys stumped and I'm hoping it's fixed now in firmware updates, Line 6 are usually great with this. What I was trying to achieve was splitting my signal path so that I could send the same signal to 2 seperate stereo outputs, 1 with an IR block inserted going to Front Of House, the other going to my onstage cabs without the IR block. I found that when an IR block hosting 3rd party impulse responses was inserted after the FX, it collapsed the signal path to mono, defeating any stereo chorus, delays etc in the signal path before it. Does somebody have the time to set up a patch and insert the IR block with a 3rd party IR in at the end of the chain and check that it doesn't collapse to Mono? Thank you in advance and much appreciated. Cheers, Rick
  4. mikiiabuel

    HX Effects Expression Pedal Issue

    Yeah Same thing, I just recently bought an HX stomp for home use and did similar method. Both units worked out well with this method
  5. schuha_at

    Advice on live setup with Helix LT.

    This! I agree that a small mixer with vocal effects is a very good and inexpensive solution. Above all, it is versatile and quickly adaptable to different situations. At least a monitor mix should be possible to connect an active monitor box on larger stages. Thus the individual systems are independent and it doesn't matter if Helix, Headrush or other is used. You can concentrate on the requirements of the guitar. Helix has a rich interface for integration into a complete system.
  6. ascari82

    POD HD500 Foot switch FS3 broken

    Thank you very much for suggestions, will have a try and let you know!
  7. Berserker26

    Let's put the real name to the presets

    Nice one, I took your presets and just pasted the Presets 2 into Sheet 2 of the same file. Going to start using this.
  8. I am also struggling with this issue when using Firehawk with my amp. is there any way that I can just have the clean tone of my amp without any FX ? it sounds like there is no bypass button or pedal on the Firehawk so, as the question suggests , how do I set a ‘neutral’ or ‘dry’ patch ?
  9. gatgod77

    Helix Ideascale Community Submissions

    I find the input gate to be inadequate for high gain tones, I'd like to have the option to choose between the normal gate and the hard gate,the latter being better for high gain,at the input stage Also the tuner,I'd love to be able to access it with a long press of any button A combined overdrive/amp block would be handy. The ability to have a combined Amp/Cab block where you can split a signal from between the amp and cab and send that to an onstage amp Combined reverb/Delay block I would personally find these changes very useful.
  10. rjshama

    New HX Stomp Bricked after failed update

    I managed to get mine updated too. Here's what I had to do after I installed the USB drivers & the Line 6 Updater: 1) download the HDX firmware file into the local Line6 updater location: C:\program files (x86)\Line 6\Line 6 Updater 2) turn my computer speakers on so I could hear the actual connection over USB being made. I was expecting to see something change on the HX Stomp display and that doesn't happen. 3) power the Stomp on holding down the right page arrow button. You will here the sound your computer makes when it finds new hardware. 3) run the Line 6 updater and tell it to run in offline mode. If you have a USB connection to the Stomp it will ask you if you are updating an HX Effects or an HX Stomp 4) pick the HX Stomp 5) click the browse button and you should see the hdx file, run it and enjoy.
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  12. rvroberts

    Advice on live setup with Helix LT.

    There are just too many ways to do what you seem to want to do. These will be different depending whether you are working solo through your own sound system, or at a venue with a sound system and a mixer. You could work all this through the Helix - but balancing levels and other demands of live sound like feedback control would get very messy. You could use your computer as the hub for all this and use the Helix as an interface for your guitar (but probably not your Vocal) - but latency (in the computer not the Helix) would get to be a problem. I would always use a mixer. There are very good and cost effective mixers out there - some probably more aimed at DJs - that would give you the kind of control you need live. Then you can have a great vocal sound with it's own effects (most of these mixers have OK digital effects built in), your Helix sound easily adjusted for the room without need to fiddle with the Helix interface, and all your computer supplied content feed into it's own input. Depending on what you are trying to do, you might need Midi to keep say timed delays synced. Can you run all this through the Helix - well kind of yes, but not with the flexibility you need live. The Helix (and Headrush) is built round the idea of presets which is great for repeatability, but bad for the variables of a live gig. (not bad for guitar - but it does not have real mixing capabilities and that's what you are going to need.) The above setup does nothing to help you decide if you want a Helix or Headrush. Helix floor can take a Mic. It has the ability to pass through computer audio coming in on USB - which can all be adequate for say home practise - but nowhere near as controlable or practical as a small mixer. In a venue with a soundie, you'd just let him handle the vocal chores directly (assuming you aren't doing anything too effects oriented) and give him/her a stereo line out from your mixer. Where there is no soundie you just plug your mixer into the venue system or a powered speaker system and away you go. If your aim is to have one thing that does it all - neither Helix or Headrush is really it - that's my opinion - as I said - in theory - but not in practical real world I say - yes the Helix can be your hub. I think someone on this list is or was doing it all with the Helix - expect to hear from them for the other argument!
  13. codamedia

    Tip: Make a Mute Button for Multiple Paths

    It's really nice to see you here Craig... I look forward to seeing what kind of creative solutions you'll come up with and share with the group.
  14. craiganderton

    Tip: Make a Mute Button for Multiple Paths

    Thanks, seems like a good group of folks here! Helix was love at first sight for me, so I've been working with it a lot.
  15. markyglam

    SPIDER JAM 75W ALL TIME CLIPPING (NO CHIP OVERHEATING)

    Million thanks for your reply and support my dear friend. I've been using the amp for more than 4 years with a 110 to 220 v (300w) power transformer without any problem.- Always wanted to replace the original internal 110 w transformer to don't have to use both. but I was afraid of doing damage to the amplifier being not an official service here in mi country.- Do you think it can be a transformer problem??? Do you know some transformer datasheet to know if i can replace it for a new one with the same values??? I attach a picture of the converter and the internal transformer.- Million thanks again
  16. ClausHIllerup

    low cut settings..

    I would be very grateful to receive a template from you... but I will give your recommendations a go right now :-)
  17. arislaf

    JTV-69S Review

    You should be proud. As a wiseman said, <<The uglier woman in the world is always better than your hand>> Not proud about it, but for me no woman at all at the moment :P
  18. gordiegords

    Advice on live setup with Helix LT.

    Hello all, thanks for anyone reading this, I'm looking for advice so i'll get straight to the point. I would like to play live music, which is basically, a guitar, mic, Native instruments Maschine, a macbook, and a multi effects pedal. Im looking at either the Helix LT/floor or Headrush Pedalboard/gigboard. my setup is essentialy using maschine as an instument.playing pads etc, using some kind of software to load backing music, guitar into which ever effects unit i buy and vocals into the interface, the vocals isnt a massive deal if that cant happen as i'm sure i could just use the venue mic system. Where i'm a little stuck is the interface side of things, would i be correct in thinking that the Helix also doubles as an audio interface? i have read that the Helix floor also has a mic input, so lets say i use the Helix floor, as an audio interface is it good enough to handle a guitar, mic, maschine and backing track. Any advice on this i would be grateful as i'm just starting out with this project so i'm hoping that the more i discuss it the more it will come together. Thanks for any help. Gordie.
  19. themetallikid

    low cut settings..

    For the Pre/Post Eq's, I will generally keep them the same. My reasoning for that is to set a solid foundation at the beginning, and send a solid spectrum of frequencies to the board on the output. For my 'lead' boosts, I use a combination of EQ/Drive blocks before most my amps. Which drive block changes based on the amp I'm using and how it interacts with the amp feel wise. I have another Parametric EQ setup (leaving the low/high cuts alone this time) and I usually boost somewhere between 800hz-1.5khz to help push the mids before the amp, which are then carried forward throughout the sound. I may boost the mids on the amp a bit more as well, but usually just slamming the front end of the amp with a mid boost into a drive is good enough for rock patches. So typically my chain is: Path A: PEQ - (Drive - Wah) - [PEQ - Drive] - AMP in this line the (Drive - Wah) combo are auto engaged with the EXP Pedal and the [PEQ - Drive] are my lead boost Path B: Speaker IR's - Reverb/Delay - PEQ - Compressor (Sadites LA Comp Style) - Volume - Output Theres some splitting of the IR's into parallel paths and only one of them gets the Reverb which then joins back before the PEQ in the chain. If I remember correctly. I could do that same boost in the 'pre-eq' block, but I haven't experimented to know if I get the same response. I'm sure I would as there usually isn't a lot between the 2 EQ blocks really, except my drive/wah combination.
  20. datacommando

    System requirements doubt - Helix Native

    Hi, Well, I would go with “base”. Under the thread named “ Helix Native FAQ” there is this section: System Requirements Q: What are the supported Mac/PC System and Hardware Requirements and which Digital Audio Workstations are Helix Native be compatible with? Mac Computers: · Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11 & macOS 10.12 · 64-bit AAX Native, Audio Units (AU), VST3 host DAW software · Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz Minimum Hardware Requirements · Dual-Core 2.0GHz processor or faster · 4GB of RAM · 100MB of free disk space · Internet connection required for license authorization (and for trial version) Windows Computers: · Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, & Windows 10 (64-bit only) · 64-bit AAX Native, VST3 or VST2 host DAW software · Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz Minimum Hardware Requirements · Dual-Core 2.0GHz processor or faster · 4GB of RAM · 100MB of free disk space · Internet connection required for license authorization (and for trial version) Everybody loves a hot rodder wanting to try something new, but deviate from the published requirements and you’re on your own. There are no guarantees! A few weeks back there was a guy on here with a similar idea of using a mini pc and HX Native instead of using a branded laptop. I guess some people think it’s possible to create a very cheap version of a full blown Helix by sticking the Line 6 software brain into a small transportable PC. I don’t think so. Have a trawl through the posts on here for the one with the guy wanting to put Native on a Stick or a NUC.
  21. reginaldStjohn

    Tip: Make a Mute Button for Multiple Paths

    Good to see you here Craig. I also follow you at the Cakewalk and Presonus forums
  22. ClausHIllerup

    low cut settings..

    That would be so great, thanks a lot:-), and one more thing: Do you differ in your cutting settings when you set up rhythm vs. solo/lead ?
  23. themetallikid

    low cut settings..

    Yes, I have the Pre EQ as the first block in my chain as it will help 'clean up' the signal's low end for further processing by the blocks down the line. I think I read that the Parametric EQ has the steepest slopes on the low/hi cuts.....which means if you set it to 120hz, it rolls off pretty quickly <120hz. WHere as some of the other style EQ's have a more gradual rolloff, so there is more of the frequencies you are trying to cut out. For the Pre Eq portion I leave the parametric frequencies alone, other than the Low Cut one. in the preset I will again add in the bass to just short of being too much, then in the Post EQ Parametric block, I will add my 120hz spike that I like for some good chunky/percussive palm mutes, and then adjust the low cut there as well....that can range anywhere from 80-200 hz as well. Depends on the amp, but usually I end up around 100-120. It just helps retain the low cut you set earlier in the preset, but allows the amp's bass parameter to do what it should be doing, and then retaming the muddy bass stuff before being pushed out......if that makes sense. I know it sounds counter intuitive, but don't be afraid to (in my case, yours may differ) raise that low cut....as long as it counds good. I have some presets where I do my 120hz spike thing, but have the low cut up closer to 200hz. Bonus trick: this is where the 'looper trick' really helps. Put the looper in the front of your chain, and record something you intend to play through that preset/snapshot.....then as its playing back what you recorded you can edit the preset without having to play, edit, play edit, play edit, etc.....easier to really fine tune the cuts in the EQ's so you can hear them real time with the recorded playing. Once I'm there with that, I'll stop the looper and play and listen to make sure I didn't dial out any sort of 'feel' from the preset. I'm not at home right now, but if you want, I can shoot you a preset I have that's just sort of a template so you can see what I'm explaining.....if not, that's ok too. :)
  24. josander

    Helix No-Boot w/ ":-28" Problem

    Hi folks, the same happened for me today. First, the HELIX froze, then I tried to start it twice and got the ":-28" two times. Now on the Helix are running at the fourth attempt. This has never happened for me before.
  25. ClausHIllerup

    low cut settings..

    Thanks,- I seem to be a novice in EQ... Do you just use the high/low cut block in the Pre? and when its pre - is it the very first block you use? Pre Wah, comp or OD/Distortion?
  26. craiganderton

    Tip: Make a Mute Button for Multiple Paths

    In the process of creating my preset pack of 128 multiband presets for Helix, several of the presets used four bands, so it became a problem to tweak one band in isolation. I couldn't figure out a way to have a "solo" button for a path/band, so the next best thing was to be able to mute the other bands. Referring to the screen shot of a 4-band preset, I added a Volume block in each path (outlined in orange), and set the gain parameter to -120. Enabling the Volume block would then mute the sound; bypassing it removed the mute. The Volume block has a very low CPU hit, so after developing the presets I often left the mute button in anyway. This allowed creating Snapshots that had only some bands, which were musically useful as well as the main preset. I thought the mute button concept was a helpful diagnostic tool, and worth sharing in the forum. If you find this kind of thing useful, I'd be happy to post some more tips.
  27. snipedoguk

    Relay G10 USB input poor design

    Hello all, I have been offering a power supply socket upgrade service in the UK for the past year or so. It consists of adding a standard "Boss" type power socket directly below the existing mini USB socket, and installing a small voltage regulator board inside the receiver which drops the standard 9 volt pedal supply voltage to the 5 volts the receiver requires. If the USB socket was working before the mod, it will still work after it, but I am not including repair to the USB socket if it is broken, the sockets are poor quality, and do not tolerate the solder iron heating well enough ) I have modified around 14 G10s this way, all were successful. Drop me aline if you'd like to know more. I am only doing this for UK customers at the moment, but could consider shipping overseas repairs if the demand is sufficient. Update, the mod is essentially identical to that posted by a2dconverterguy earlier in this thread, but available in the UK. Steve Coates www.redtapemusic.biz
  28. Thank you very much - that explains it! I'll have to copy individual blocks.
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