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  2. fflbrgst

    Internet /amp connection for backing tracks

    You don't need to extract the audio from a video stream to send the audio to your amp, just set the amp as your audio device in the Win settings, play the video/stream.
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  4. I am new to line6 and have not used an effects processor before. I am a working musician and have recently bought a spider IV and am now thinking of buy in a firehawk FX. I have mainly played acoustic all my career and do not know much about effects or digital amps. Do i need to use the 4 cable method for connecting it to my spider or is there an easier way ? Sorry if this seems like a dumb question,
  5. You absolute legend been trying to solve this for weeks and this fixed it straight away.
  6. datacommando

    Helix and other equipment

    I really do despair! The main thing that contributors on this thread have told you is - get some decent monitors or FRFR speakers to use with your Helix otherwise it will sound like a sack of $hit. Big problem - you didn’t like any that you checked out! Did you listen to them - properly, or did you just not like the colour. One more time, get some monitors and no, PA speakers are not the same. Loud yes, but not the same! Furthermore, if you don’t intend to dispose of any of your current gear, even the unnecessary items - well, this band thing is gonna be a long time coming! A year? Yeah, right! Also, how come nobody else in this band is contributing to the equipment pool? That could speed things up a bit!
  7. datacommando

    HX Stomp USB to Mac Audio Output?

    Well, yes, it always is disappointing when something doesn’t work exactly as you expected. Since my last post, I have realised that my Helix functions the same way (becomes the sound card) even though my previous “screen shots” would indicate otherwise. I will delete those images because they may lead to even more confusion. As previously mentioned my Helix is hooked up to my studio iMac and is in everyday use which leads to familiarity breeding contempt. Yes, I can use my iMac internal speakers with Helix connected via USB, but not powered up. Doh! There is also a general purpose MacBookPro around the place and when using that it is possible to switch between internal and external speakers, it will even use wireless to play through a couple of satellite set top boxes to the TV speakers, so I know that it’s possible to swap between speaker systems straight out of the Mac. We spend so much time using this technology that sometimes the edges become blurred. What I really should have pointed you towards was using the Aggregate Device” option on your Mac which allows the use of more than one device. Have a look at this video and see if it helps you to achieve what you need.
  8. DunedinDragon

    Helix and other equipment

    Yeah, that's much more appropriate for what you're wanting to accomplish. I've owned a couple of Zoom products over the years and they're pretty decent. Another consideration you might want to look at in that same (or even less) price range that's one of the most popular solutions for what you want to do are the Behringer X Air series mixers if you don't mind using a tablet or pc as your physical mixing board rather than a hardware mixing board. In live performance this allows you to leave the main wireless unit on stage and then manage your mix wirelessly from a tablet either on stage or out in the audience. These are probably the most popular and widely selling units in this space. The XR18 which is an 18 channel unit which is the one reviewed in the attached link, prices in at 499.99. A little less for the units with fewer channels. Of course you'd need a tablet (android or ios) or Mac or PC if you don't have one. Behringer XR18 Product Walkthrough Video Personally, if I were in your situation I'd probably opt for standard PA type speakers maybe like the QSC CP12 or Yamaha DBR12's simply because they'd work better with a jam session than would studio monitors, plus be a viable solution if you wanted to play live.
  9. Tp02885000009

    how to save a customized tone

    For all those struggling with saving your sounds on the amp whilst using the foot controller, please take heed. The below comments are your solution. For example if you have a spider iv 15 and using the fbv mkii footswitch, you need to hold down the button on the amp above the corresponding channel to save the settings, NOT on the footpedal. This will include your chorus/flanged sounds and reverb/delay sounds. Took me a while to figure it out but got there. Such joy, very happy now
  10. Love my new HX Stomp, well done L6 ! However... manual uses very confusing terminology in USB audio section....not clear/ intuitive at all...(to my simple brain...) I want to input HX stomp processed guitar to (Reason 9.5) and hear it + simultaneous playback of Reason song. Can any one tell me (in simple terms)step by step, what settings I need to make to achieve this? I've tried all permutations I can think of----> guitar sounds great as usual, but very poor/corrupted playback of RSN tracks. Control panel choices in Reason are : 8 channel in . ...8 channels out (check/uncheck boxes) Audio track input selection mono/stereo HS stomp 1-8 Thanks. D
  11. stgasser1

    'Operation Timed Out' Issues

    I have the same issue. 1/4 cable plugged in.
  12. fremen

    Fremen's Helix presets

    That IR is from valhallir.at, and as such, my deal with them is that I can only distribute it with my presets pack
  13. I really wish they hadn't given up on 10.8.5 all us protools hd studios and locked out of helix. Spending 10000 to upgrade studio is not an option.
  14. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    yeh i really want to record what the powercab is doing. i have to split every patch i make at the end of the chain (so it takes up both bottom rows), with one output with a IR to USB 1/2. and the 2nd output goes to DIGITAL which is the powercab. im not sure what to do
  15. rwhitney

    HX Stomp USB to Mac Audio Output?

    It's disappointing for sure.
  16. Kilrahi

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    There's no advantage that the Powercab has over the Helix. They're the same can modeling. I'd go Helix direct. Only use Powercab for performances. Now, with that preamble, if you really just feel better recording the powercab than choose it direct. As long as your Helix is connected to the Powercab right, it'll all be part of the chain.
  17. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp with black boxes display bug

    So time to open up a support ticket. Clearly something is wrong.
  18. OK, here are the answers: "What Are You Going to Do?" uses Roland COSM amp models, and "When You're So Close to Me" uses PodXT amp models.
  19. aaron__aardvark

    Test your ears! PodXT or Roland COSM? New March 27th!

    OK, here are the answers: "What Are You Going to Do?" uses Roland COSM amp models, and "When You're So Close to Me" uses PodXT amp models.
  20. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    hi guys i got myself a powercab plus to go with my helix floor. its really great. but i have a problem because i use ableton live on a pc, means i can only choose 1 soundcard. Either the helix or the powercab. what i really want is to record the powercab, but use the helix for playback of abelton because thats where my monitors are plugged in. (into the xlr's of helix) thx in advance for ur help guys.
  21. One question more. Do I need to set out put to line or instrument?
  22. MichaelMcManus

    variax lefthanded

    I’ve got a lefty Variax if you’re interested.
  23. I have an HD147 and was thinking about picking up a used HD500X. Are you tweaking patches for this setup? How do you have the HD147 setup?
  24. Hankon6

    Internet /amp connection for backing tracks

    Could you yell me Exactly the type of USB cable and the type of connections on it. Also, do you connect one side of the cable to the usb connection at the amp and where does the other end connect to on the PC? And will this produce the audio to the amp? The audio should only be heaerd in the plugged in headphone...is that right?
  25. cruisinon2

    Musings on Helix after 2 years of use (non gigging guitarist)

    An acoustic problem can't be solved with more/different gear if the real issue is a lack of understanding about what's going on. Acoustic physics and the Fletcher-Munson curve don't change based on what kind of rig you have. The room you're standing in doesn't care if you have a Marshall stack or a Helix, and your brain will interpret the relative loudness of different frequency ranges the same way every time, no matter what the source of that sound is. And there's only so many things to adjust. If you're hearing mud, there's too much bass...pull it back. If it's screeching at you like nails on a chalkboard, trim the highs. If it sounds full and balanced by itself but disappears in a mix, your problem is a lack if midrange.
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