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  2. codamedia

    hx effects

    I rarely see 4cm being used. I see it talked about on the forums ad nauseam... but in the wild it is used in about 1 in every 20 - 30 setups I see.... and the 20 - 30 setups that don't use it sill sound fine. I'm not against 4cm at all, I just wish people wouldn't get so hung up on it.
  3. ezut

    acoustic guitar amplifier with Helix

    So is frfr even better to double it?
  4. SaschaFranck

    Helix Bug Reports

    Fwiw #1: The patch is working fine as is (as long as it works). I just can't add anything anymore (at least not to path 1). Fwiw #2: Everything I use is mono, as long as possible (unfortunately the legacy FX come without mono versions). I will never play stereo again live - at least not in a typical band context (been there, stereo, dual amps, wet/dry/wet, 90s rack stuff, the whole enchillada). Talking about mono: I wish there was a globally valid mono switch on the output. I know there's the left/mono outs, but they don't help when you use headphones to work on your patches. And as soon as you add, say, a legacy verb at the end of the signal chain, well, it's stereo. Which is the reason why I have slapped my IR at the end of the signal chain in this patch. Fortunately I do believe in "one cab only" patches (even if I'm using dual amps), so the global mono thing may not become an issue too often.
  5. datacommando

    Helix Bug Reports

    I didn’t mean to preach and have no doubt that you are experienced using digital equipment. I understand that software and firmware need to be updated, but I wouldn’t want to use it in a live situation without fully testing it first, is what I meant.. As for your problem patch, it look like you have found the issue - you have run out of DSP power! The clue is that greyed out items aren’t available to use. You may be able to free up some processor power if you swap any stereo blocks to the mono versions, that will help. These toys are great, but it’s still possible to try and push them beyond the limits of their specifications.
  6. hurghanico

    SETTING UP POD HD500 FOR A LIVE SETUP

    As suggested in the downloadable advanced guide select the Studio/Direct output mode if you go direct to the FOH and use a flat response monitor/amp, or one of the other output modes depending on which guitar amp type you are connecting the device to and how. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  7. codamedia

    acoustic guitar amplifier with Helix

    IMO... many acoustic amps have pre-built "scoops" and "notches" in the EQ that I would avoid. I would lean toward a budget FRFR before going that route.... unless it's an incredible bargain so you can recoup your money if you don't like it.
  8. ezut

    Digital distortion

    Thanks I didn't know that.
  9. Try this: Reboot your Helix while holding down footswitches 10 & 11 which should rebuild your presets and update them to the latest firmware spec. Note: if this doesn’t fix it, then you need to supply more info. We need to know important stuff like: what hardware, what computer, what OS , what firmware, etc. It’s a big help. Hope this helps/makes sense
  10. SaschaFranck

    Helix Bug Reports

    See, I'm not exactly new to all this (in fact, I'm with modeling and other digital things for around 3 decades by now), so I am pretty aware about how things can fail. And I always have a backup solution with me anyway (in this case an Amplifirebox and a Zoom G3, quite a nice backup rig, fwiw). But regarding “never update to a new software/operating system/firmware before a gig” - well, there must be a first gig for the Helix (unless I would never use it on any gigs...). And I didn't exactly update it, just used it. Whatever, it seems to me that I may have to strip this very patch down a little. At least in path 1, I can only add a gain block, anything else is greyed out already. And it's close to that in path 2 as well.
  11. Has anybody tried doing this within the Helix itself... not just through HX Edit? Close HX Edit Open the patch in the Helix. Save it to a new setlist/location. . If it works on the Helix (consistently) then the problem will be narrowed down to HX Edit error, or a USB communication error. It becomes a limit to be aware of until it is resolved... but not a roadblock that keeps you from working.
  12. codamedia

    IR clarification

    That's why it is usually best to know the rules before breaking the rules. This falls under the "know the rules before you break them" category. An IR can capture EQ but it cannot capture gain. You wouldn't be able to get the sound of a high gain amp, distortion and all - but I suppose an IR could capture the set tone of a clean amp. I'm not sure there would be much advantage... as you would then need to add an EQ to operate as the tone stack.
  13. datacommando

    Helix Bug Reports

    Good to know that you have found a work around for this situation and I hope you make safety copy on your computer using HX Edit. Another piece of advice that is always appearing on these forums is “never update to a new software/operating system/firmware before a gig”. If you are taking your Helix out into the big wide world of live performance, then you need to be working with a tried and tested rig. Furthermore, it is advisable to have some sort of “fail safe” backup, like another Helix, or amp, cab and pedals. Remember, if it can go wrong - it will. Good luck.
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  15. SaschaFranck

    Helix Bug Reports

    Guilty as charged (and fwiw, I'm absolutely a*** about anything related to computer backups) - but seriously, when you work on the unit itself, there's no way to really back up things. And you usually don't copy a patch before you add some stuff to it. That's just not the way you work on hardware units. In case I want to add a block, say, during soundcheck, I just want to do that. And I haven't even once in my life owned a piece of digital music equipment that didn't allow for this. Fwiw, could pretty much be that the patch corruption was caused HX Edit. I have now been able to reload the patch (straight after a reboot, directly on the Helix), copied it to another setlist, then started HX Edit and overwrote the potentially offending patches with an empty one. Apparently I can now load the copied patch in HX Edit fine. Fingers crossed and all that...
  16. USERLINE62K19

    SETTING UP POD HD500 FOR A LIVE SETUP

    Hi, Can anyone suggest me which combination of output option should i select while performing live onstage ? Thanks .
  17. datacommando

    Helix Bug Reports

    Another good rule in computing is: “always work on a copy” - you did make a backup, didn’t you?
  18. SaschaFranck

    Helix Bug Reports

    That would be now. At least when using the patch in question. I've spent quite some work on this very patch. At least I'd like to know what went wrong - but so far it seems I can't even access the patch in any way anymore.
  19. SaschaFranck

    Helix Bug Reports

    Fwiw, managed to reload the patch straight on the Helix, resaved it, worked as well. Fired HX Edit back up, worked. Selected the patch - poof! And now I can't select it on the Helix anymore, either. Has been the patch I created for the first serious gig with the Helix tomorrow. Take a guess about how comfortable I feel right now...
  20. datacommando

    Helix Bug Reports

    True, I also have lots of multi FX and digital outboard, but some computers/systems crash more or less often than others and who knows why? It’s the nature of the technology, I would guess. You have posted that your Helix suffered a random “Freeze” event. That’s not such a big issue and a restart should fix that. The time to worry is if your unit starts to freeze on a regular basis. If that happens it should be reported as a serious bug. You don’t want to have that happen during a gig. If it happens while editing then I would regard that as acceptable because you’re inside the units brain poking around with the zeros and ones. As for what causes a “badly formatted preset”, your guess is as good as mine. There could be millions of reasons why. In the early days of computing there was an acronym “GIGO”.
  21. SaschaFranck

    Helix Bug Reports

    I know it is a computer. But none of the MFX units I owned (or still own) ever did that. And they're computers every bit as much. And what is causing a "badly formatted preset"? I'd really prefer avoiding to create any of these...
  22. datacommando

    Helix Bug Reports

    Well, if your Helix freezes, simply restart - that would be normal for anything digital, because sometimes they just get stuck. The “Failed to load preset” message could be due to a badly formatted preset or a simple glitch. Helix is a computer.
  23. SaschaFranck

    Helix Bug Reports

    Oh, ok, thanks! Doesn't make much sense to me to artificially limit a digital delay because of the analog role model, though.
  24. datacommando

    Helix Bug Reports

    Hi Sascha, Have a look at this thread from way back and see if you are experiencing the same “problem”. It maybe just the limitation set by the model. https://line6.com/support/topic/31876-250-elephant-man-delay-time-issue/ Hope this helps/makes sense.
  25. SaschaFranck

    Helix Bug Reports

    Got this a few minutes ago. HX Edit frozen in, Helix frozen in. Had to restart both.
  26. BBD_123

    Digital distortion

    Best to use the amp block Channel Volume. The Master Vol controls the amp's power stage and for amps that don't have a master volume IRL it should always be set to 10 and left alone, or you mess up the tone. The Channel Volume sets the output level for the block as a whole without affecting the modeled power stage at all.
  27. bassbene

    Steve Harris Bass Tone

    When it comes to Steve Harris sounds, you have to check first: - P Bass (no way around it) - Flatwound Strings - Dig in like hell (or attack the strings more "vertical" so that they snap against the frets, the famous typewriter style) That's what 90% of his sound is about. On the helix side I would start off with a clean amp, like the GK Cougar, the Aguilar or perhaps the WhoWhat100. Since you are obviously not Steve Harris, it might be a good idea to also add a fair amount of compression, since you might not be able to control the hard picking as good as he can. This might even out the most nasty spikes that can occur when digging in hard. Customtone has several patches for a Harris sound, but none of them is compatible with the Effects or Stomp :/
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