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  2. Hello, all: I am the original owner of my Helix Floor. I’ll have to check my receipt, but I believed I purchased it in 2016 from Sweetwater. The expression pedal’s movement has become noisy and scratchy. I believe it is emanating from the heel. I watched an online video showing the repair, and I don’t feel comfortable doing it myself. For those that have paid for the repair, have you sent it back to Line 6 as opposed to taking it to a local non-authorized shop? thank you.
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  5. Kilrahi

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    Those are all good points, but to do the above there would be no need for an elaborate signal chain. All you would have to do is go: 1. Helix signal path without cab block plugged straight into Powercab. 2. Powercab with IR or cab block. 3. Output from Powercab to DAW w/DAW set to use Powercab as sound card. My confusion and replies stems from the question on how much complexity to have. If you like hearing the Powercab, awesome, but you don't have to sacrifice anything by doing so.
  6. I see your point. If Teemah! and it bass and treble cut establishes your base tone, then Scream808 in front would retain that tone while providing additional saturation with a mid hump that isn’t going to give a lot of bass mud and treble ice-pick into the Teemah!. I like that idea. The reason I put the Scream808 after Teemah! is because I actually want it to dominate the tone as it’s mid hump is an iconic sound that fits a lot of songs. The point is to think about what you’re trying to achieve, and to realize that the last pedal in a chain is going to have the biggest impact on tone, while the ones before it will have the most impact on saturation. But its actually a pretty complex interaction, so you might find the logic doesn’t always work and you have to try different things and trust your ears.
  7. amsdenj

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    Powercab for recording is a better idea than might first appear. If you’re using Helix, then its a fine audio interface, so is HX Stomp. But if you need an extra block with HX Stomp, you can use the speaker models or IRs in Powercab, and use it as an audio interface. But the real benefit is amp in the room for you, and your guitar, even though it’s not being recorded to the track. Having sound in the room that you and your guitar can interact with changes how you play, and how the guitar sustains and feels. So I like the idea of using Powercab in a recording session, even if its not being mic’d or used as an audio interface. What it does is establish a context in which to enhance the overall performance, and that’s often a lot more important than anything else.
  8. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    Next level: Guitar to Helix Guitar In Mic to Helix Mic In Take the 2i2 out of the chain. Take the Helix 1/4" outs to the Katana AUX In. Helix Big Knob controls level. Mixer Stereo Outs to Helix Returns 1 and 2 (bass, analog drums (mic'd w/submixer), drum machine, analog keyboards). Helix USB to Computer. Helix ASIO Driver in Sonar, Helix Driver in Windows Sound Panel. The attached Demo Helix preset has: Path 1 = Guitar In - TS, Twin, Trem, Delay, Reverb, Compressor - Sonar Track Input 1/2 Path 2 - Input from Mixer - Compressor - Sonar Track Input 3/4 Path 3 - Mic In - Delay, Reverb, Compressor - Sonar Track Input 5/6 Max Mixer.hlx
  9. Robindra_Neogi

    Helix sync modulation rates slower than 1/1

    I have been playing around with syncing my Helix with my DAW, I was disappointed that even at the slowest setting for modulation rates is the same as for the delays 1/1, that makes sense for delays but for things like phasers it would be good to make it sync over two bars or four bars, is there any way around this? any settings I have missed? so far all I can think of is to set lower BPMs in my DAW but that won't always be practical
  10. I now have a licence for the Toneport GX, many thanks Line 6. But I have purchased the full Pod Farm and need to restore the previous purchases. There is a word that you type in but I cant remember what it is or the process to restore previously purchased packages.
  11. soundog

    tube amp guy buys STOMP has no idea what modeling is. HELP!

    Helix has digitally "modeled" the effects that a real amp and its dials/knobs, and cabinets has on a clean guitar signal. So, when you plug your guitar into it, it "digitizes" the guitar signal, then applies the amp and cabinet modeling. So, things like EQ, distortion, and compression are applied to the guitar signal. Then the processed digital signal is converted back to "analog" guitar signal and it comes out the output, ready for sending to an amplified speaker. Nothing magical, really, just 1's and 0's. Same thing happens when using any Helix effects blocks.
  12. To try out the full range of amps/cabs (just for fun, right?), you could plug the 1/4" line outs (set to LINE in Globals) into your stereo. Step up from there would be studio monitors.
  13. arislaf

    Free patches for all amps

    Thank you Silverhead, your comments always make my mood go up.
  14. Dwf2008

    Helix and other equipment

    Thanks rd2rk. That is exactly the kind of input I was looking for. Sorry it took so long to get there. The mixer/recorder is a Yamaha MT2X that I inherited when a good friend died. Another reason I’m not going to get rid of it. I will try your connection scheme right now.
  15. gunpointmetal

    tube amp guy buys STOMP has no idea what modeling is. HELP!

    I'm not super familiar with the AC15, but that amp doesn't have an FX loop, right? If that's the case, think of the "preamp" only amp models as glorified dirt boxes and try them out into the front end set pretty clean. Don't use cab modeling (at least until you're comfortable with how everything works) into a regular guitar amp/speaker set up. To get the most out of the cab/full amp model features something like a pair of studio monitors or a small powered PA speaker are the way to go for amplification. The most important thing to remember if you start messing around with amp/cab modeling is that a monitor/PA speaker is not meant to sound like your amp sitting in the room with you. It's supposed to sound like whatever amp model and cab model you've selected has been set-up and mic'ed in an isolation room at a studio and you're in the control room listening back. If you keep that in mind you might be pleasantly surprised with the quality of sounds you can get out of a "full modeling" rig. Edit: not sure what your budget actually is, but Alto/Headrush make a nice little monitor.
  16. Hankon6

    Internet /amp connection for backing tracks

    ffbrgst.......Can you elaborate in more detail ....I am bit thick sometimes!!!! It sounds as if you have a much easier way.... that I would appreciate VERY much!!! Thanks
  17. datacommando

    HX Stomp USB to Mac Audio Output?

    Once more I have to agree with everything you say and those very thoughts had also crossed my mind. Why put the audio through iMac speakers? It’s beyond me. Although I can sort of comprehend the reason for not connecting the Stomp to the Lavry unit - it would add extra stages of AD/DA unnecessary conversion. I like your Coke in a wine glass observation, but I’m going to mix a bunch of metaphors and say that after looking through the wrong end of the telescope, we have now taken a sledgehammer to crack a nut! Yep, it’s Friday and I need a beer - enjoy your weekend.
  18. Hi- Forgive me if this comes off as stupid. I bought the Stomp as a modulation device to replace my Mobius. I have been a Vox AC15 twin user for years and love the sound. However, I am intrigued by all of the Amps and Cab that are inside that wonderful box called STOMP. To start using it as a modeler. What does a bedroom guitarist that is more concerned with tone and having fun, than touring needs. Cab, power amp.....I have no clue. Would love some suggestions for a person putting his toe into the digital realm ( mid range budget!) Thanks Everyone!
  19. DunedinDragon

    Helix and other equipment

    Probably you're simply going to have to put up with some of the cable switching for the time being given what you're describing. You might be able to save a little bit of complexity by just connecting the Helix direct to the PC so you can play tracks from any source whether it's Cakewalk or YouTube. It does get a little more hairy if you're wanting to record the jam session in which case you're probably going to have to do some cable switching and use the 2i2, or you might just be better of in that case using the 8 track recorder to capture the session rather than Cakewalk. That's just going to be the situation until you can get over to a better system. Be patient...we've all been there at one time or another. If you think this is bad, you should see some of the crap we used to kludge together back in the 60's.
  20. Sonic-Imagery

    Bank/Preset Footswitch Lock

    I specifically use only one universal preset utilizing snapshots that I designed for live use with my cover band "The RISK". I'm currently in the process of integrating my Roland VG-99 within the preset to accommodate for acoustic modeling, alternate tunings and synth sounds, but I digress... My main question: Is there a way to lockdown the Bank Up/Down (or Preset) footswitches? You see, I tend to be a bit of a bumble foot and have on numerous occasions hit one of these and moved on to a totally different preset that I would not normally use. This does not fair well come solo time and instead of engaging my solo snapshot I end up on a funk rhythm preset, ha, ha. My temporary remedy has been to copy my main preset to all other preset locations. This works OK except for the fact that my snapshot default is my Roland (Clean) one. So, if i accidentally engage either preset up or down footswitches instead of, say, my Marshall (Crunch) snapshot, I'll still end up with my main preset but the Roland (Clean) snapshot would be engaged instead. Maybe I'll have to design a physical footswitch guard... Hoping that someone understands my particular dilemma and can provide for me an answer! Thanks & Peace Out! - JP
  21. blekenbleu


    This $17 power supply is advertised at Amazon for HD500 etc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0154WFJDG
  22. soundog

    HX Stomp and MIDI - some insights

    .... for being controlled yes, but not for controlling (other than pc#). :-(
  23. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    Since you've once again failed to provide useful details (what MODEL Yamaha recorder - IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!) I'm making assumptions, but, assuming that you've described your needs completely and don't move the goal posts again, here goes nothing - Run EVERYTHING - mics, Helix ANALOG Outs (1/4 or XLR), guitar amp line outs/headphone out/mics, drum mics - EVERYTHING - into the "mixer". Use the PAN controls on the "mixer" to determine what gets recorded to which of the 2 available tracks. Take the stereo outs from the "mixer" into the 2i2. Connect your Katana AUX input to the 2i2 outputs. Take the USB from the 2i2 into Sonar (2i2 is your soundcard - forget using the Helix for this. It's too complicated to explain without writing a book). Use the MONITOR button on the Sonar tracks to determine what you hear thru the speakers. Record and playback with Sonar. In Windows Sound Panel, select the 2i2 as the Windows soundcard. That'll get you streaming from YT, Amazon, Spotify, mars, whatever, through the 2i2 alongside the output from Sonar. No cables to move, quality playback through the Katana. Done! I'm sorry if my tone seems negative. The only one here who truly "gets it" has offered excellent and very expensive solutions that you won't be able to even consider for at least a year. This solution is workable with your existing equipment, experience and knowledge level. Good Luck and Have Fun!
  24. One question more. Do I need to set out put to line or instrument? I read some old forum where was mentioned that single rectifier's effects loop is line level. "I spoke with Boogie on the phone today and wanted to post the answer incase anyone hits this thread through a search in the future. The loop is line level." http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21239 Do I need to change the 1/4 out to line or the fx loop block (amp) to line or just leave to instrument? is there any difference? Confused..
  25. Dwf2008

    Helix and other equipment

    Dragon - You seem to be the only one who gets it. Thanks. The DBR 12s or maybe the 10s are my current target. I was shopping for speakers when I decided to buy the Helix instead. I am puzzled as to why everyone is so intent on telling me to get monitors, get monitors. My original question had nothing to do with sound quality. I can deal with that later. One of the problems with a forum post like this is its difficult to get the whole story out without writing a book, and that’s difficult when you are typing on a tablet one finger at a time late at night half asleep lying in bed. In actuality I have a lot of stuff plugged into the katana. Its a K50 btw, (I mentioned that in the original post for the guy who took me to task for not identifying it). BUT I currently never have more than two inputs going at the same time, maybe a backing track and my guitar through the helix. That is in fact what the katana was designed to do, ie play a clean signal thru the aux in from a phone or tablet while the guitarist plays thru both the preamp and power amp sections. And it sounds just fine. The other players are connected to their own separate amps and are not plugged into my system. Now, my original question was about connections, not sound quality. Here is the scenario. The pc is playing a backing track which has been loaded into cakewalk. I am playing the guitar thru the helix. The others are playing thru their own amps. Then someone asks to listen to the original recording on youtube or itunes. Then someone says ok lets try it with a different rhythm from the drum machine. So you see what I really need (at the moment) is a way to utilize all this stuff without rearranging cables all the time. Sorry if that wasn't clear in the original post, but I think it was. For the guys who want me to dump the 2i2, well, it was a Christmas from my wife just this last Christmas. So no, I’m not going to sell it anytime soon. The “mixer” is actually a Yamaha 8 track recorder that is more than 25 years old and probably worth $25 if that. So no, thats not gonna be sold either. The katana is 2 years old and worth maybe $100 as a trade in but I use it as a pa for parties at church. So no its not going either. I really don't mind suggestions that I cant use, but it is a bit hard to shoulder the negativity when they don't hit the mark. Just my rant. Thanks for listening.
  26. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp USB to Mac Audio Output?

    Interesting. Kind of like sipping Coke out of a wine glass (to be clear - in my analogy Coke is the premium product). I wonder if it would be better/possible to change the point of reference then. Use the Lavry as the central hub. I see many Lavry DAC's have USB inputs and XLR inputs. Could the OP connect the Stomp's main left/mono output via a 1/4 TRS to XLR cable into the DAC's XLR input, and then connect the Macbook via USB, and listen through the DAC's headphone jack? Either way though, he talks about shunting the sound through the Mac's speakers, which is like taking a premium drink like Coke but waiting to take a swig of it until someone else has turned it into high grade p1ss. I may have gone off the deep end with this reply. It's Friday and I'm done.
  27. datacommando

    HX Stomp USB to Mac Audio Output?

    Hi Kilrahi, You know, that was my initial thoughts exactly - why not just use the HX Stomp for this job? Simple enough! Then I saw the one thing that makes all this other stuff relevant. Lavry DAC – that's some serious and expensive piece of equipment. Have a look at some of the spec on this thing. http://www.lavryengineering.com/products/da11.html "rwhitney" doesn't say what relevance to the set up is, or why it's been used, but it must matter because as you say you can jam along to YouTube by plugging in a set of cans.
  28. I am using the same Y cable as you though it took me two times to decide the one I wanted activated when switching the channel and I place my hum eliminator at the final stage - the footswitch jack on the amp. I do not have any hum. I am using instrument. One caveat is all my equipment runs into a single well grounded circuit via a power conditioner as well; in addition I always have a three light receptacle tester with me.
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