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  2. Since you've already confirmed that the power supply itself works, and the base unit functions with USB power, then pretty much all you're left with is the power supply jack on the base unit... there will be a couple of solder joints behind there somewhere, connecting the jack to the rest of the guts... loose solder joints are certainly not unheard of. Before taking it apart though, I'd try another power supply just for giggles... it's the easiest and least invasive way to confirm the jack as the problem.
  3. rvroberts

    Helix connecting to studio monitors

    OK - well the Behringer umc204hd is a computer interface - but it does have other connections - one is designed for monitors, and you can run direct to the monitors so you don't get latency. That's super important. I assume you also are connected to a computer and use a DAW? If so, then as a home playing and working arrangement, it might be totally convenient to go through the Behringer. This is not necessary however - just maybe a good fit for your workflow. You can connect the Helix direct to the monitors and feed your computer through the USB connection on the Helix. Then the Helix becomes your interface rather than the Behringer. It's all about what else you want to connect and whether you do a lot of recording. Recording through the Helix is great for guitar and OK for a mic - but beyond that you start to run into more the consideration of which is the best interface for what you do. Definitely, the Helix is a guitar processor first and a computer interface second. Technically, when recording guitar the quality should favour the Helix as you are only converting your analogue signal to digital once (going through the Behringer will mean converting back to analogue and then having the Behringer reconvert to digital). But in the real world - you may not hear the difference - that's a test you have to try. Any way you go you will still need to be thinking EQ. Don't expect overdriven guitar sounds to work without high and low cuts etc. So my answer is that the best option is the one that works for you!
  4. Rocco_Crocco

    MRX EVH 5150 Pedal

    You can use the Panama preamp as a distortion block into your amp block of choice. I tied it before and it sounds killer. I never tried an actual 5150 pedal, but my understanding is it was made to sound like the drive channel (preamp) of the 5150. I'd be curious to hear the thoughts of anyone who has A/B'd the actual MXR pedal and the Panama preamp in Helix.
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  6. jakebake

    Helix connecting to studio monitors

    Hey Guys, I just purchased a Helix floor unit a few days ago and really liking it so far. A lot to learn. I was mostly using it through headphones, but I also have Yamaha HS8 Monitors and a behringer umc204hd interface. I'd like to just be able connect the helix to the interface and use the monitors through that, but if this isn't the best option should I just connect the monitors directly to the helix? I have he monitors right now connect via XLR from the monitors to 1/4 inch to the interface.
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  8. Lachdanan0121

    While waiting for the “Second Spring” to arrive...

    I only use one subscription route for plugins, and that is the East West Cloud Composer X, and only for the instruments/generators not the FX. I am locked into a year, but it is only $20 a month. Now, I won't run into much of the problems that you are talking about if I don't renew it after a year, as I will render to dry track consolidation of each part (in each song) so it all gets replaced by the dry wav files, that I can process later. Other than East West Cloud Composer X, I tend to feel the same way as you do. I own everything else. The thing is when I researched EW, all of their instruments go through a downloader/installer of their own, (all same one) and all use the same "Play" plugin to operate. Which actually makes this subscription model a great offer from them in particular. But I understand the reservations, all other software that I use I own, I don't subscribe.
  9. DunedinDragon

    Can not eliminate dry signal coming out of XLR output

    You're not hearing things, you're hearing what you're supposed to hear. Bypassing an amp doesn't break the signal chain any more than bypassing or turning off an effect. The signal is always constant unless you intentionally turn it off by lowering the volume to 0 either on an amp, a volume pedal, or a gain, or even an effect.
  10. It’s funny you mention that. My main pedalboard for years was based around two clean amps (in the Fender camp) and i knew I could hit them with an amp in the box pedal like a dirty little secret... to “Marshallize” them. Similarly I had a Wampler Black 57 pedal which I “Fenderize” or de-Marshall a Marshall. i haven’t gotten around to trying to use a Stomp like that.... none of the modelled pedals in the library are typically what I would associate with that... but it worked beautifully in the analog world. Of course.... yeah... why model the pedal when they’ve modeled the amps...but the limited amount of time I tried to replicate that with my amp and a stomp... I couldn’t get what my pedals did. Sean Meredith-Jones www.seanmeredithjones.com
  11. datacommando

    How does sending digital audio from Helix to USB-interface work?

    My late mother told me that there would be days like this, so that’s it guys- this is getting into borderline insanity. It’s all my own fault really. Anyone wanting to run a Teenage Engineering OP-1 Mini through a Helix and into an iPad, with a mic and a Live Looper app should have been a big clue! What’s worse is the title of the thread should have made me run away screaming. If some one asked you what not to feed a lactose intolerant cat, and you advised them what to avoid, don’t be surprised at the results when they go on to feed it milk! I’m outa here.
  12. cbrillow

    Amplifi 30 - will it feed back?

    Absolutely agree with phil_m on this. If you're accustomed to coaxing controlled feedback on a 'conventional' amp, you should be able to achieve it with this one, too. I'm sure you know all that variables -- type of guitar, pickups, gain & volume levels of the amplifier being used, and .... the positioning of you and the guitar relative to the speaker. If I were trying to tame this little beast, I'd probably put it up on a stool, where it would be easy to get close to the speaker with the guitar body.
  13. rsvette12

    Anybody have a Helix Native license for sale?

    You gift it to a person after being paid - once paid you login and under your purchase history you gift it to another person (you would gift it to the person who bought it meaning the person you gifted it to needs to tell you Their Line6 user name that they use to login into Their line6 account) then gift it to that name - thats it
  14. amsdenj

    While waiting for the “Second Spring” to arrive...

    Cerberus bass amp from Kaussa is fantastic. I would dearly love to have S-Gear amp models in Helix.
  15. gmtech12002

    G10, cross talking

    I guess what complicates our situation more is that the bases are unplugged all week long and then on Sunday morning we come in a plug in the bases and plug in the transmitters to charge while we tune and get setup, which in turn usually leads us to being ready all about the same time, guess we need to just get a routine figured out that lets us get setup at different times,
  16. Main board or the controls, some short or control failure. Log a Support Ticket in your account. Also check for the nearest authorized service center in your area that deals with our guitars. https://line6.com/find/service_center/ This is not a user repairable issue.
  17. Two reasons: Reason 1: I fiddle around with a lot of patches (haven't found my tone yet), preparing each patch for mic and op-1 is bothersome and 2. sometimes not possible, because I've used up all 4 paths. If I'm missing something here and theres a nice and convenient way to just plug it in and it works, please enlighten me :). Maybe there is a way to globally route AUX into master out without going through the whole patch, because I obviously don't want the OP-1 to get distorted, delay, reverb etc. Oh, theres a 3rd reason! When the Helix goes into the iPad via USB and Headphones in Helix' headphone out, I hear the guitar sound from the Helix AND the monitoring / incoming sound from the Quantiloop app. When I now disable the monitoring it is a real pain to get Quantiloops output volume to match the Helix volume. When the Helix is connected to the iPad, the volume rockers don't do anything (just like on macOS, so it's a Helix thing, I guess?) - the only way is to level audio from iPad seems to be Helix' global settings, which is no fun because the discrepancy between Helix "internal" volume and the iPad volume seems to depend on the situation (using spotify, youtube, remix hd live, garageband, anytune etc.) :'( Sorry if I wasn't clear; that's exactly what I meant. Going over USB keeps the signal digital, but when I want to use an audio interface for said reasons AND can't get the optical / SPDIF / AES/EBU / ADAT / xyzerioerjiklas way to work, then I'd have unnecessary D/A-A/D conversion, which I'd like to avoid. That's why I am asking Unfortunately I understand only roughly 20% of what you're saying there :D - When SPDIF and AES/EBU can only cover 2 signals, how does Focusrite get the remaining 6 inputs into the interface? (It says 10ins and 4outs) Do you mean a converter like this? Well that would certainly be annoying and overkill :D
  18. Some guys in another post recommended the following and it works: Build a custom guitar on the Variax, supposedly body type and pickups do not matter. Set Mags to 100% this forces the guitar to use the mags. With that and your special custom Variax model chosen on the "Preset Variax Model" parameter also under snapshot control, choose your custom model for that snapshot I tried using an acoustic model on 1 snapshot and my custom model using mags only on another snapshot and it works (just make sure you do the hold down and twist so the brackets [ ] show up like when switching other parameters in the same patch). Link: https://line6.com/support/topic/26116-snapshots-switching-between-variax-mags-and-models/
  19. daverogoza

    Can not eliminate dry signal coming out of XLR output

    Hmmm. I was under the impression that turning that bypassing the amp would give you 0 sound, so i figured i was doing something very wrong. But what you're saying makes more sense. If I take the amps and activate them, then turn the volume on them completely down I get no sound. So I guess I'm just hearing things? Maybe I just need to tweak the sounds out a bit more. Thank You!
  20. phil_m

    Can not eliminate dry signal coming out of XLR output

    Well, bypassing the amp block will still allow signal to pass through. Are you saying, though, that you're hearing a dry signal even with the amp block on?
  21. I've read multiple threads about this, and have not found a fix. I'm trying to set my helix up for live performance, but i can not for the life of me eliminate the dry signal. when i turn an amp off in a chain, i still have dry signal coming through. This is the case with all of the patches, factory presets, and ones I try to do myself. I have a feeling it's some global setting I have set wrong. I've attached a pic of a simple routing that i'm using and still receiving dry signal. Thanks, hope to be doing more contributing and less bitching in the future!
  22. soundog

    While waiting for the “Second Spring” to arrive...

    That Beetronics thing was like bees in my brain ... I'm still trying to get them out. I've tried a lot of plug-in amp/cab sw emulations. My faves to date are the newer amps from Kazrog and S-Gear. Maybe Mecuriall if heavier stuff is your thing. I love the clean, crunch and lead tones in S-Gear, and their included effects (reverb, chorus, flanger, etc). Try demos. I think Scuffham will be coming out with an update this summer, and its free if you bought S-Gear within 1-year of the release. S-Gears on sale now for $99. I can find dial in usable tones on S-Gear quicker than Native because their are fewer options, which is often a very good thing indeed. when you're working on tracks. Another bonus is that the presets are excellent as starting points. Re bass guitar, I've also looked far and wide and the best amp/cab emulations for bass I've found (which surprised me) are the UAD plug-ins. I settled on the B15-N.
  23. Hello from France ( so sorry for my english ! ) I have a second hand JTV 89F, enjoying it since about 6 months but suddenly, the modeled sounds doesn't work at all ! I can hear a little "scratch" when turning the model button "switching from one model to another" but then complete silence... The same with VDI or Jack. The pickups works perfectly throuh the VDI cable. I can connect it to my PC, I could upgrade the firmware ( which doesn't solved the problem ), it also connect to Workbench HD, everything work ( also the lights under the buttons, etc... ) but no sounds come out of my guitar... Do you have any ideas ? Thank you so much ! Nico
  24. litesnsirens

    Helix floor footswitch failing ?

    I had my helix in recently and had a footswitch trespassed replaced...I suppose if this is going to be an ongoing problem I should learn to fix it myself.
  25. Ultradb

    While waiting for the “Second Spring” to arrive...

    I highly recommend amp sims from Mercurial Audio https://mercuriall.com/cms/ They have an interesting technology based on Neural Networks, they feel very very good. ALso, they have cabinet simulator it also emulates dynamics and response that real cab has, it also feels very good to play. Check 'em out
  26. datacommando

    While waiting for the “Second Spring” to arrive...

    Only just spotted your comment about legacy reverbs. Well, if memory serves, those are the reverbs that lived in the old Line 6 “M” units and I think most work in stereo. It’s worth bearing in mind that if you need a stereo ‘verb to be mono just add a mono FX block behind it and it collapses the signal to mono. Use some thing that’s not using any processor power, like a mono gain block.
  27. rucmas

    FRFR vs FX Return

    since your here using a Helix..... Amp in the room sound is generally a one trick pony, unless you've got a financial firm backing you and a road crew to load up all them amps. Amp in the room sound to me just means I like it really loud and includes the noises dishes and loose drywall and snares make. Humans can be tricked by this. Happens all the time. If you're a mixer of audio, load up a compressor plug in and turn it off and on while doing nothing with dials, if its louder when it goes on, you may have been tricked by dome default loudness war.
  28. jws1982

    Helix floor footswitch failing ?

    I solder in new ones when they start failing. If you can’t solder, find someone local who can. Those 6mm switches are commonplace. Anyone who’s good at soldering will know what they are and how to properly replace them. Pulling the helix apart is relatively easy as well.
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