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  2. lungho

    Helix II

    Two musicians falling all over each other to access one pedal board? No thank you.
  3. ajb1965

    HX Effects Advice

    Hi, The HX effects integrates with existing stomp boxes very easily. It is limited with only 2 loops but you can get really creative. I did that for quite a while and here's how I had everything set up. The time based effects that I owned and always kept in my amps FX loop were plugged into the physical cable chain heading to and from my amps FX loop. They were all MIDI capable so I used MIDI CC and PC messages sent by the HX in Snapshots to change parameters etc per patch. I kept my 3 drives, fuzz, and compressor in front of the HX just like they were going in front of an amp. The few odd pedals that I wasn't always sure where I wanted them were chained together and placed in the HX's other send/receive loop so I could put them anywhere, even route them into my amps FX loop if I wanted to. If you want to get REAL creative, you can always get a MIDI capable loop switcher like a Boss ES5 or ES8 and place them into the HX loop and use MIDI to control it all. Bottom line is there are always options. Just be aware when you are using either of the HX loops you need to be mindful of the levels and make sure all your ins/outs are set accordingly for Inst or Line. Best of luck!
  4. Hi, I have the G10S and I love it. I'll never go back to cables! I'm considering an Ibanez AZ guitar and they have an input jack that's recessed fairly deep. I don't know if the G10 transmitter will fit and was wondering what solutions you fine folks have used when encountering a situation like this. As always, thanks for the "input" - Pun intended :)
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  6. Tried reburning firmware, didn't do a thing......Talked to local certified Line 6 repair facility; they have never heard of this problem. Tech said sounds like a board problem and not the piezo inserts (as I suspected) Could not give an estimate til I bring it in....they have had almost no James Tyler repairs.
  7. waylonmills

    Hx edit won't install

    I can double click on it to open it but it goes to an error screen by apple that says it can’t open the file because it can’t scan it for malicious content. And it says this soft ware need to be updated
  8. s_popov

    2.82 Update

    I asked because it sounded like Michalaase's issues were quite serious / gamebreaking. But i appreciate the help, Codamedia, and will follow your advice. :)
  9. SaschaFranck

    FR: "Global Blocks"

    So, to perhaps make matters a little easier for the fine coders at Line6 (I actually don't know whether it'd make things easier...) and to probably achieve better transparency for the users, how about this idea: Instead of being able to "tag" each and everything as "global", there could be some kind of limitations to the concept. I could imagine that there could be something like "patch groups". It could work like this: You would start with one patch and assign it to such a group. Now, each and every other patch you'd add to this group would share: 1) The entire patch routing. 2) All blocks (and their settings of course) you would tag as "global" (or rather "group-wide"). Quite obviously, I don't have the slightest idea wether anything like that would work anyway, but it could adress a few issues that might arise with different solutions. 1) Within such a group there'd be no trouble with DSP allocation as the routing couldn't be changed. So there'd be no way that an amp from path 1 which you might've tagged as a global block would all of a sudden be used in path 2. I could even imagine that patch switching within such a group could be a little faster. And well, in case you've tagged a delay as a global block, even trail spillover might be possible (as the required DSP power would be constantly reserved for that very delay at the very same position in the signal chain and as no dramatic routing changes could blow things up). 2) No patches outside of these groups would be affected. There wouldn't be any blocks all of a suddden appearing as "global" in whatever additional lists or what not. So, as long as you wouldn't explicitely enter "group patch mode", you wouldn't even notice something has changed. 3) As the routing would be identical within any such a group, you would likely not try to achieve fundamentally different things between the group patches (aka "super serial vs. super parallel") but keep it down to some patches sharing the same basic architecture, just with the added bonus that you could add, say, more different FX than within a single patch while also being able to control everything as you would as well have a sufficient amount of switches (which is pretty much what SlavaBass was mentioning in his Ideascale submission). As an example, to illustrate things: My basic patch for such a group may look like: 2 amp and 2 cab blocks (in parallel paths I may switch between or whatever), 2 drives, a general purpose delay, a general purpose reverb and maybe a general purpose EQ. I would tag these as global, the routing would likely be some parallel thing for the amps. With these, I would be able to very quickly adjust the entire patch group to work in a whole amount of genres. For example, I can turn my current main patch (that I just used with great success on yesterdays first full stop Helix gig, fwiw) which is almost laid out like that from bar jazz to almost heavy rock in around a minute, just by changing some relevant parameters of the things mentioned. Which is mighty fine already, but I could *not* do any such a transformation *and* use multiple FX scenarios. With the approach described above, I would just use, say, 3-4 of these group patches and have one for the ultimate delay mayhem, another one for filter madness and yet another one for all the dirty fuzz I may ever need - while always being able to easily keep a snapshot (or two or three...) using the core sounds I just modified. Within one patch that isn't possible due to DSP and switching limitations, across multiple patches that isn't possible because adjusting 2 amps and 2 drives on 3-5 (or even more) patches just isn't doable during a soundcheck, let alone during a gig. Last but not least, let me illustrate it a bit more by comparing things to any of the half-analog, half-digital rigs I used during the last 2 (or even 3 - yuck, I'm old...). All of them were managed by some sort of loop switchers along with some MIDI-controlled FX units. But for example, the preamps and pedals have always been analog. So in case I needed a different flavour of my clean and clean-ish tones, I would just turn the appropriate knobs on one single preamp channel and call it a day - no need to adjust multiple patches at all. I'm sure you all have seen these kinda rigs in several rig rundowns - and there's good reasons why many of these folks still stick with them. One of them IMO being the very fact that you can control things globally with ease. I am very sorry for this longwinding post, but this very issue has been plaguing me ever since I started using programmable gear. It has as well been the reason why I ditched my (IMO very nice sounding) Triaxis preamp back in the days, in favour of a much larger and much more expensive rack containing a loop/channel switcher, a Soldano and a Boogie Studio preamp. Simply because I needed that kind of global access. And in a way, it's still the same with programmable stuff. Sure, with all it's DSP power, the Helix suits almost all my current live needs within one patch. But it's still just "almost" and IMO there's no reasons for that.
  10. Rocles

    Split input for 2 guitars into Helix

    My normal LT Setup is to run my Electric guitar into Return 2, and Acoustic into the main Multi input. This Patch is exactly that Setup, grab it if it helps https://line6.com/customtone/tone/4334585/
  11. codamedia

    2.82 Update

    This forum is littered with any/all potential issues.... the majority (but not all) were when people failed to follow the instructions. If you follow these instructions starting at "Updating to 2.82 from 2.71 or Earlier (READ ME!)" (that is about half way down the page) you will be fine. https://line6.com/support/page/kb/effects-controllers/helix/helixhx-282-release-notes-r928/ Here are two things that are often over-looked... When you update HX Edit to the latest version it will include all the drivers, and current updater that is required. When installing HX Edit there is an option to select / de-select some items... LEAVE THEM ALL SELECTED Do NOT open HX Edit when you attempt to update your Helix.
  12. yo! Brue, I just got my PC212 and I want to use let say the cream speaker. Now in my Helix do I have to bypass the speaker cab in the patch so the cream speaker in the PC212 will work and sound right.

  13. Peter

    Hx edit won't install

    Try rightklick > open > There should appear a "open" in the popup window
  14. mritt

    Split input for 2 guitars into Helix

    I didn't know you could plug an instrument into an FX return. Thanks for the info Kilrahi.
  15. rd2rk

    ReAmping with SPDIF

    There's two Helix presets involved. The recording preset, and the re-amping preset. RECORD - EFFECTED PATH RECORD - CLEAN PATH The EFFECTED PATH is panned hard left and is carried on S/PDIF 1. The CLEAN PATH is panned hard right and is carried on S/PDIF 2. In your DAW, set one track to record S/PDIF 1 (EFFECTED TRACK). S/PDIF 1 is what Reaper calls Helix S/PDIF 1. Create a second track to record S/PDIF 2. S/PDIF 2 is what Reaper calls Helix S/PDIF 2. Send the OUTPUT to S/PDIF 1/2 (whatever channel #s your DAW uses for that, Reaper uses 11/12, as the Focusrite Analog Outputs are numbered 1-10). Set up a third track to record the re-amped signal, taking it's INPUT from S/PDIF 1/2. In your Routing SW, MUTE the incoming S/PDIF to prevent feedback. RECORD ACTIVATE tracks 1 and 2. You might want to turn off track monitoring on the CLEAN track. Load the Helix preset you want to record, set up as above with EFFECTED and CLEAN paths. Record your piece. RE-AMP Now load the HX RE-AMPING preset. Deactivate RECORD on the two recorded tracks. MUTE the EFFECTED track. Turn off track monitoring on the CLEAN track so you only hear the re-amped track RECORD ACTIVATE the re-amping track. In your routing SW, UN-MUTE the S/PDIF Outputs. Record. This SHOULD send the CLEAN track out of your DAW, into Helix S/PDIF 1/2 IN, through the re-amping preset and back out Helix S/PDIF OUT to the RE-AMPING track. The trick, as I mentioned, is in the routing SW, muting the S/PDIF Channel fro Helix to DAW while recording to prevent feedback, and un-muting it to allow the signal to flow from DAW to Helix and back to the DAW. Obviously, you'll have to figure out what your NI SW calls the Focusrite/Reaper equivalents. I've attached sample Helix presets to help with the Screenshots. Hope this gets you there. Hope I didn't leave anything out, lots of steps! Did I mention how much simpler this all is with Helix NATIVE? :-) re-amping.hlx recording.hlx
  16. cruisinon2

    Guns n Roses AFD patch give away

    Generally speaking, rich folks can afford whatever that want... in triplicate, lol. ;)
  17. waylonmills

    Hx edit won't install

    When i try to open the hx edit installer, my mac says apple won't open it because it can't scan it for malicious software. any suggestions? help please
  18. hideout

    2.82 Update

    The only issue I had was some errors when selecting Snapshots but that’s about it. Just be sure you follow the instructions to the letter. Go Slowly and Pay Attention!
  19. I’m convinced it’s a software issue because if you roll back it’s not there! If enough of us complain maybe they would do something about it?
  20. mrkphpps

    Quick question about updating firmware from 2.7

    Just updated from 2.54 - all went to plan...
  21. soundog

    Native Demo constantly freezing Logic Pro.

    This forum of full of other folks with the same problem. I understand companies trying to devise copy protection schemes when pirating is so common, but in this case Line 6 obviously did a bad job. So, for you #1 comment, I and many others totally agree. And, for #2, (in my experience) after you authorize the plug-in, it the darned thing stops calling home.
  22. Yes, you won’t get stereo unless you use two amps. 1. When using a DT you are using the power amp in the DT so you can use preamp models from the pod. However, use your ears and just use what sounds good to you. 2. I tend to use combo/stack power amp (emulating going in the fx loop) but again, see what sounds best to you. 3. Have fun!
  23. s_popov

    Quick question about updating firmware from 2.7

    Good to know. I usually read instructions carefully. :) Thanks!
  24. s_popov

    2.82 Update

    What were your issues? I'm about to update my Helix LT from 2.7 to 2.82, and would like to know about every potential issue.
  25. silverhead

    Quick question about updating firmware from 2.7

    Nothing special to keep in mind - just follow the instructions carefully. You can update directly to the latest version.
  26. hurghanico

    POD HD 500X can't connect to Edit?

    Check the last 2 announcements at the top of this page which are about issues you might have and solutions to make the POD working with Mac computers. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  27. I wanted to wait it out until the new firmware is tried and tested, so i have not updated yet. I'm still on v2.7 on my Helix LT. Is there anything special to keep in mind when i update to the latest release, or is it enough just to stick to the instructions? Can i update directly to the latest, or do i need to do intermediary updates?
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