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  3. Wow, thanks bro! I'll try it tomorrow, GOT is on, LOL!!
  4. From the 5150III manual: To set up and use MIDI for channel selection: 1. Press both channel SELECT buttons {E and I} simultaneously to enter MIDI "Learning Mode." The current amp channel LED will start to blink. 2. Send any desired Program Change message on any desired channel from your MIDI controller to the amp. The amp channel 1 LED will start to blink unless you have previously assigned that Program Change message to a different amp channel, in which case the previously assigned channel LED will start to blink. 3. Select the target amp channel (1, 2 or 3) using the channel SELECT buttons {E or I}. All three amp channel LEDs will briefly illuminate to indicate if the amp channel assignment has been changed for the Program Change message sent (if the amp channel assignment has not changed, which would be the case when assigning amp channel 1 to a Program Change message for the very first time, the three amp channel LEDs will not all illuminate briefly because the amp channel assignment has not changed from the default amp channel 1 assignment). If the Program Change message is currently assigned to amp channel 1 (default), you will have to press channel SELECT {E} twice to select amp channel 2. If the Program Change message is currently assigned to amp channel 2, you will have to press channel SELECT {E} twice to select amp channel 1. 4. Repeat steps 2–3 for each channel on the amp, if desired. You can also assign multiple Program Change messages to the same amp channel for more flexibility. You can use the Footswitch to temporarily change channels at any time during MIDI set up and it will have no effect on saving the amp channel assignments. All channel assignment changes must be made using the front panel channel SELECT buttons {E and I}. 5. Once you are done setting up MIDI Program Changes, press both channel SELECT buttons {E and I} simultaneously to exit "Learning Mode." The amp is now set up to switch to the target channels whenever the selected Program Change messages are sent on the selected MIDI channel. The default MIDI channel for the amp is channel 1. You can change the MIDI channel for the amp by sending a Program Change message from any other desired MIDI channel during Learning Mode. The amp will then only respond to Program Change messages and Control Change messages on that new MIDI channel. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There ya go. Go into Command Center, set the switches to the MIDI commands that you want to use, then follow the directions above. Of course, you'll have to set the switches in Command Center on EVERY preset in which you require this functionality. That's why a third box is a better idea, UNLESS the idea is to match a specific effects configuration for each channel, which just requires setting one Instant Command vs three stomps. Still have to do it for each preset, but easier and doesn't waste the stomp buttons.
  5. It's a 50W EVH 5150 III head and it does have a MIDI jack. Just got the HX Effects yesterday and was just wondering if anyone else has done anything similar with a 3 channel amp
  6. withnogenes

    Line 6 Updater/HX Edit doesn't See Helix.

    Hi! Turn HX Edit off. If it's on, the updater won't find your helix.
  7. If the amp has a midi input then probably. If it does not have a midi input then no. What is the amp?
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  9. Is it doable without using ANOTHER external box?
  10. Hello, There were a few youtube videos regarding creating helix patches that were really well done by a guy... Looks like he was using camtasia to screencast his Native interface. I seem to remember that they were about 40 minutes long and his trick was to add a slight amount of tremolo in his signal chain. However, I can't find his videos anymore. I think he was a Mexican guy? Does anyone know what I'm talking about. He did some really good stuff with impulse responses. Any help locating his videos would be appreciated.
  11. InvincibleNote

    Line 6 Updater/HX Edit doesn't See Helix.

    Hi I need help. I've uninstalled and reinstalled all helix drivers/apps without my helix connected. tried 3 USB Ports. My PC windows 10 recognizes the device under device manager (audio, video and game controllers. there is an exclamation point next to line 6 Helix icon. I have a Dell XPC 8920 Intel R Core TM i7-7700K CPU 4.20GHz 4.20GHz. Thanks for your support
  12. Just ran into this problem myself. It happens (so far) only when I have Stomp connected to HX Edit on my MacBook. Occasionally when I go to select a new preset in HX Edit - suddenly no sound will output. Although the Stomp appears to be working as normal - I can change menus, settings, etc. Just no sound. Only thing that “fixes” it is to turn the Stomp off and then back on. I’ve submitted a ticket with Line 6.
  13. Hey! I am helping a friend set his stomp up and he wants an external tap tempo switch. I was able to reassign button 3 and then use at TRS cable to set up the external switch but the tempo isn't responding. If I press hold, it goes to the tuner. otherwise, it goes from 0 to 8000ms if I press or let go. I have 3 switches I am trying, just in case: an MXR tap, a strymon mini and a boss Boss FS-5U (momentary) Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  14. toad_toad_toad

    Anybody have a Helix Native license for sale?

    Sorry for late response, but I messaged you!
  15. I just found this thread, and I wonder too if someone has gotten it to work on a surface book.
  16. MLSoundLab

    IR length discussion

    The educational side is exactly what this is about and it's a great time to be a guitar geek when reaching "professionals" is relatively easy. There's one thing I think we need to discuss that I'm a little bit afraid of talking about but here goes: much of the IR length being good/bad has to do with the quality of the IR itself. Bare with me - I'm not hear to bash other IR producers but rather talk about the tests that I've made and the findings. A full length IR f.ex. 500ms in this example contains raw data of a mic up in a room. Now let's say that the room is in many ways no ideal for miking cabs and there are many reflections and almost like a really loud reverb in it... this would happen if you shoot IR's in a small room with no treatment. This kind of an IR will most likely sound better when you're only hearing that 20-40ms instead of the full 500ms. This does support what Pete said that it's better to control the tail of the IR with a reverb. However the situation with IR's that f.ex. I make is that my room is built to be the perfect size for a cabinet and treatment has been added where needed but not so much that the "air can't move naturally". So I pay a lot of attention to make that tail very nice. Remember that the highest quality reverb plugins are IR based reverbs like Waves IR-1. This is what we're essentially talking about here - you're cutting away that super realistic room sound and replacing it with a reverb effect that will not be the same quality. Yes we're talking about a very small thing here. Still I believe that the only way to get to the next level of modeling is to do multiple small enhancements everywhere you can and in the end the enhancement will be much bigger.
  17. My last idea would be to install in compatibility mode with Windows 7. So unless any more experienced members can chime in, it might have to be a support ticket with line6 directly. From what i see, for whatever reason, some just can't get it working on Windows 10. I personally just keep my machine Windows 7, the drivers are pretty stable.
  18. Thanks @Gaz_Ham, I have of course tried that in different ways. I have verified that the issue is hardware related as it works on another (older) laptop I have that runs Windows 10. So, the question now becomes, how can I enable the UX1 to use on a Surface book?
  19. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp flaw, no sound sometimes

    I've had the same thing happen twice in 6 months.
  20. sorin_sb13

    HX Stomp and Boss Katana 50 - sounds bad?

    Usually guitar processor run better in return of an amp. Katana 50 being without FX loop, try to use the acoustic mode with your stomp. May have surprises. Také care with the gain. Around 9oclock.
  21. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp FAQ

    Supposedly it gets better with 2.8 update, but yeah, 6 blocks is a big problem. Helix presets don't specify how many blocks are used, so what would the Stomp do if it tries to download one with more? There's no way that can work.
  22. jmp22684

    NEW HELIX OWNER 5/16/19

    Woah.... why haven't I hear of this.... omg, omg, omg! So.... now to get this under my wife's radar
  23. datacommando

    MixIR is really awesome....

    Hi, I don't know if you will find this any easier to use and or understand, but it's free for both Windows and Mac. Just have to register with a name and email address - not a problem. https://lancasteraudio.com/pulse/ Hope this helps.
  24. hideout

    oops.... I bought an Axe FX III.... but...

    I too had a Variax - the 1st gen and while I'm sure they've improved, because of the piezo pickups there are going to have to be some compromises in tone. My Variax sounded like it was already plugged into an amp no matter what you plugged it into. There was so so much missing in the high end. I'm sure they've had to lop off quite a lot of the highs that a piezo pickup actually captures to get rid of that pingy-ness that's inherent in all of them. Not sure if they can ever do anything about that. It also didn't really interact with an amp's input impedance, likely because of the active electronics, and that gave it sort of a dead non-reactive feel. I had that thing for a few years and it was very very convenient indeed but on that instrument, everything sounded really close... but no cigar. I had deluded myself into being content with what it was giving me until that one fateful day when I picked up a "regular" electric guitar (a Strat). That day made me realize just how much it - and I, was missing. The acoustic sounds were pretty stellar though and that was really 80% of my reason for buying it. I'll probably check out a Variax again in the future... but it will be with very skeptical ears.
  25. boris_plotnikov

    Helix Bug Reports

    1. I use HX Stomp for several month (about 20 gigs and a lot of practice) and twice I get strange flaw. I turn HX stomp on and no sound at all with any preset, while analog bypass sounds goes as usual. I reboot HX and it starts working ok. Not a big problem, but I'd like not to have it and I hope it'll not be more frequent. Does anyone else have the same issues? Firmware 2.71 2. I use Ipad via camera connection kit and usb cable to control changing presets and controlling effects using Touch OSC. I use PC commands to choose presets most of the time and it workds, but If I send commands too fast (random touches) or sometimes just use CC's to control, ipad stop working as controller and Line6 stops getting midi commands (ipad app show midi send). Unplugging and plugging it back helps. iOS version 8.1
  26. themetallikid

    MixIR is really awesome....

    I tried using that program and I'm sure its me being stoopud, but it seems beyond my level of comprehension how to load the IR's and everything. I'm generally not unable to learn, but the program does way more than I need it to I'm sure and its not very intuitive......
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