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  3. somebodyelse

    Volume drop connecting Helix to PC Plus via L6 Link

    No, it's not an anomaly. The difference between a digital signal and an analogue signal is like the difference between sending an email and making a phone call.
  4. DunedinDragon

    frfr speakers

    I always place mine in more of a traditional backline arrangement on a half-height pole behind me (roughly chest high) and a bit to my right or left and pointed in such a way as to get good coverage across the stage for the other members of the band. This is the same whether the instruments go through the PA or not. The only thing that changes if the instruments aren't going through the PA is my Helix volume gets turned up a bit to get the sound out into the audience.
  5. DunedinDragon

    Experiments With Helix Master Volume Settings

    It depends on the amp model as they're all different. For some like the Fender Twin model they channel volume was up around 9 or even 9.3 and went down to around 5.5 or 6. For the Placater it went down from around 7 to 7.5 to between 4 or 5. All of them seemed to respond in a more linear fashion relative to the increase in the Helix volume.
  6. DunedinDragon

    Experiments With Helix Master Volume Settings

    There's really no need to do that. By turning up the Helix volume and lowering the amp model channel volume I end up at the same output signal level as I had before, so there's no change necessary on the speaker volume.
  7. somebodyelse

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    I'd just stick with Reaper.
  8. spikey

    Ear Pain after switching to Digital

    One thing I love about the Power Cab + is that you can turn it all the way down, and it will still send (one of the 6 or 7) speaker simulated tones out to your studio monitors, FoH, another FRFR, etc. !
  9. rd2rk

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    I suspected as much. I'm relieved ! I thought I was losing it!
  10. xmacvicar

    Ear Pain after switching to Digital

    I'm torn on a power cab. Especially since I have a pair of L3M. I can't try one as there are none around me. Would really love to know if it's worth having.
  11. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    i think i know why i thought Reaper did 2 soundcards at once. when i used to use reaper i was on a mac. with the Aggregate Soundcards
  12. I have a brand new HX Stomp and while I love it, it has shut down on me randomly on 3 different occasions over two rehearsals in the last two days. I've only had this thing for a week now. Any idea why this is happening? It's more than a little disconcerting and causes me not to want to trust it for live performance (which is why I bought it). Help!
  13. glideman

    frfr speakers

    Either tilted behind/beside me or on a rack/stand beside me.
  14. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    i just went into reaper and ur right. why was i thinking different? i think because everything was set for the focusrite. sorry man i made a mistake there
  15. MartinDorr

    Experiments With Helix Master Volume Settings

    I am curious what the Channel Volume values were before and after your adjustments. The Channel Volume knob is neither linear nor exponential, but seems to have a few regions were its effect is fairly fine grain to pretty corse when you make a 0.1 change. Maybe there is even more going on ...
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  17. xmacvicar

    Experiments With Helix Master Volume Settings

    Now that you are running the Helix much higher do you find that you turn down your FRFR speakers or is the reduction in Channel volume enough to make up for the extra big knob volume? I think if I turn my Helix up like that in my jam space my l3m speakers would have to be way below unity.
  18. Dwf2008

    Helix and other equipment

    The Zoom was on sale last month at Sweetwater for $100 off. You should be able to get at least that deal.
  19. codamedia

    frfr speakers

    When there is a sound tech and FOH capable of doing the job then I leave it to them and point everything back at me. If the PA is vocal only, or if the PA needs to be supplemented with some stage guitar tone then I will carefully direct something toward the front from behind me.
  20. phantomofalfred

    My FX100 will not respond.

    I had upgraded it when i purchased it . It was a guitar center floor model. 2.0 it seemed to work fine. now i cannot get my android to link with it at all. also, when i try to use line6 updater to update it, it is blank. It says choose device to update. but its a black screen with nothing to choose. no menu visible. this is getting really frustrating.
  21. steelstringer

    frfr speakers

    In a full band situation, it’s nice to have 1 frfr pointing at you, most likely a wedge on the floor (your tone mixed with the other instruments/vocals ). Then, one on a pole behind you with your tone only. This works for me, but there will be other options that work as well.
  22. surfsup1955

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix looper bug!!!

    Yea no issue here either, in fact I usually set my loops playback and overdubs minus a half to a full db.. even then at times the playback is too loud for a lead part.
  23. mapletop

    frfr speakers

    was wondering which way you turn your frfr speakers behind you pointing out ,or back at you like a monitor?
  24. surfsup1955

    Helix overheat - is it unreliable now?

    Hmmm, not that I’d keep one running in the sun for long, but regardless, a cheap PC fan might be a nice and easy mod for these units? I’d definitely ask L6 support - but it’s probably fine after shutdown and reboot.
  25. surfsup1955

    my Helix - my pedal board

    Something I haven’t really spent much time doing - I did today. Starting with my morning coffee and ending up with my afternoon beers, I played the Helix through my lone surviving tube amp (having sold everything else this year). Guitar > Helix > Amp, and 2 nice cables. Man what fun! I don’t think I was ever concerned or aware if the Helix (as a unit) is true bypass - but it sure seems to be - or very darn close. So now I have some nice new “pedal board patches” for my old school buddies that still want an amp in the room. No big thing, it just started out with me plugging my Tele straight into my old MusicMan and it evolved from there.
  26. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    Comparing the Soundcraft and Zoom mixers: The Soundcraft is a more professional grade LIVE MIXER - better preamps, sliders/rotaries and effects, and the "Grouping" capability is handy for controlling overall levels of sub-mixes, such as when you're mixing a fully mic'd drum kit, a horn section, or multiple backup singers. But you're not doing that, and it's NOT a RECORDER. The Zoom is a RECORDER, and more convenient/portable than a computer for live recording*. It might not have as good pre-amps, sliders/rotaries or effects, but they're certainly good enough for your needs. The additional feature of being able to setup 5 custom monitor/headphone mixes is WAY more important in your scenario than the sub-mix capability. I understand your financial reasons for discounting the importance of a decent monitoring solution, but looking forward, the Zoom's features will serve you better than the Soundcraft. If everybody brings their own headphones, you don't NEED the expensive Yamaha (or whatever) monitors, you can start with just the mixer/recorder and get those later. Baby steps, YMMV, etc. * My setup, to accomplish pretty much the same thing as the Zoom, requires a computer, a midi controller for tactile control of DAW track functions, and the 18i20 for mixing, and I still only get the same 5 custom monitor mixes. And that requires a mouse to configure. I'm SERIOUSLY considering taking my 18i20 down to GC and seeing what they'll give me in trade for that Zoom!
  27. kmerrell8998

    HX Stomp 2.70 Download Issue

    Hi all …. I'm a brand newbie here. I received my HX Stomp today, and it has firmware 2.65.0 - so the first thing I wanted to do was to try to update it. I am running Windows 10 on everything I have. I have followed the instructions in the Stomp Instruction manual (and according to the video here). In no case can I get the Line 6 Updater to see the usb Stomp device. I notice in the instruction book that it says that I need to load the latest version of Updater (which of course I have), but it also says to "install the HX Stomp USB Driver for Windows". OK …. I plead ignorant …. where do I get the HX Stomp USB Driver for Windows? As of now I have tried 2 different computers and several USB ports on each machine with no luck. Any ideas? OK guys ….. update here ….. I fiddled with this for 2 or 3 hours, and the update to firmware ver. 2.71 was successful. The USB drivers that I was looking for were in the Line6 download list - duh! After I figured that out, the download / update worked just like it was supposed to. Sorry for the newbie kneejerk.
  28. bogieman

    Cloud error

    I figured it out. Just reloaded the Firehawk Remote app and the errors went away.
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