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  2. So I'm matching output levels of some IR blocks I have (3Sigma guitar IRs). I'm comparing my dry guitar signal to the IR processed signal and setting the output block to help achieve matching signal level. I'm then renaming the IR files in the method of: PRS 1H 0.0db PRS 3H -3.0db Les Paul 5H +3.0db thus displaying the guitar type, pickup type/position, and where I determined the output level to match unity. I have renamed the files on my cpu....deleted the IR's from my library in Helix, and then tried to reimport them into the same slots...however, they are still displaying the file name as previous as a few minutes ago. Any idea why it wont update the display name? When going through and dropping one of these blocks in, it'd be nice to now where the output level should be on a consistent basis.
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  4. Just noticed the latest user manual download is 2.65. New amp models are in 2.8x but not in the manual. I know 2.9 is around the corner but l6, can you please post a supplement?
  5. I have the Boss SY300 in a effects loop of the helix. Can use the in and out any spot in the signal chain and mix it from full to zero. Snapshots to taste on each section of the song. Commands from midi per snapshots to switch presets on SY300 or switch SY300 on patch change. Tempo sync per midi etc. Pretty incredible.
  6. Yep .. this is kind of problem. But honestly, after long time of usage this guitar stays in corner 98% of time, onboard magnetic pickups has pure sound, tried to change them - no way .. And all Variax models sucks for my opinion, you intuitively want to jump onto magnetic .. except only acoustic models, they are the best if you need to record something quickly and not so important (without comparison with real things of course). So all time I use few of custom made guitars. Maybe those made in USA is physicallymuch better, but problems of technology they must have the same. Im from Ukraine, had the same problems, guitar came new, packed from factory, without nut screws, with some tape under it ... (lollipoplollipoplollipop) Korean assembly. Can you record small video to show your problem ?
  7. Thanks! Will call again tomorrow and get confirmation. Peace!
  8. Hi, I recently purchased a stomp. The first thing I did was choose the most heavily distorted channel preset on the Stomp and one-by-one connect each of my external pedals before and after the stomp to hear the difference. Going through this process each pedal showed a noticeable difference in how it interacted with the Stomp. So, given that, I arranged my pedals to give myself the most control with each one from clean to high gain. I will say that the sounds, although usable, are noticeably diminished even in their best placement. For most of them I can ignore this slight decrease in performance, but for the Flint, it really bothers me. If I put it after the Stomp, it washes everything out and if I put it before, the sound is much more clear, but not nearly as crisp as it is on its own. Right now I am going: Sonic Research Tuner -> Warden (compression) -> Distortion/Overdrive -> Flint -> Stomp -> Synth9 -> Enzo -> Ottobit -> Grand Orbiter -> Avalanche Run -> Ditto Stereo looper -> J48 Radial DI -> Interface
  9. You should call back to support and ask them to verify that for you. I'm surprised he didn't offer. If you have to assign it to a switch it won't count as a block unless you have something in a block that you want to turn on at the same time as you switch channels, but that would be better and more simply done by just having that block ON or OFF in the Snapshot.
  10. Thanks for the fast reply! Page 27 of the 2.50 manual Rev A. Under: Tips for Creative Snapshot Use. Just noticed that it is also stated as a "note" on page 36. Line 6 Tech Support guy (very nice guy) said he thought that was no longer the case. But... I need to be certain as it has a major impact on my pedal board setup. So if it has to be assigned to a switch (real bummer), will it count as one of the nine FX blocks? So theoretically I could have the amp channel control and another effect or two on the same switch? And then using snapshots, have that switch on or off, thus controlling my amp channels? So close!! Thanks again for the help!
  11. OK! I can now confirm the V 240 MKII Sounds way better than the V 120 MKII. the 240 has way more Bass and it's got a lot more Punch.
  12. Could be remembering this incorrectly but doesn't one of the amp models have a bug where the volume can go to zero? Can't recall which one it is. If this is only happening on certain presets all using the same amp model it could be related. Btw, if you haven't already try unplugging and re-plugging your VDI cable. Also make sure your volume pedal is engaged properly :-)
  13. I don't have an HXFX, but the manual I have is for version 2.50. It says: ************************************** Command Center: NOTE: The Value parameters of any instant MIDI CC, Bank/Prog, and MMC messages, plus the state (dim or lit) of any CC Toggle and Ext Amp messages are automatically recalled when selecting a snapshot. Snapshots: On the "Command Center" page, adjust the values of any Instant messages or press a footswitch assigned to CC Toggle or Ext Amp. Snapshots remember the values of any instant MIDI CC, Bank/Prog and MMC messages, plus the state (dim or lit) of any CC Toggle and Ext Amp messages. **************************************** If you have the 2.50 manual, what page did you see that on?
  14. SaschaFranck

    Helix 2.9

    Yeah, for bass players that'd be extra cool. Wouldn't mind some synth-ish things for my guitar musings, though. Or at least something along the lines of EHX' POG/HOG series, which I find to be quite wicked.
  15. BlueD

    Helix 2.9

    Correct up to the SY-1000 I believe that has the 13 pin connector for a midi pickup. The type of synthesis done by the SY-300 / 1 whatever that's called, would be a game changer especially for players like me doing both electronic music and funk (with a bass).
  16. SaschaFranck

    Helix 2.9

    Well, not via MIDI at least (as Phil already explained). Basically, they're nothing else but FX pedals as in that they're working straight with the guitar signal and manipulating it - but there's no conversion happening. Either method has its pros and cons. Anything converted to MIDI will more or less automatically result in things not exactly being guitar-like anymore. Slurs, glides, scratches, dead notes and what not, they all won't work as there's a) no sufficient detector/converter in those Hex pickup driven systems for such signals and b) no sufficient parameter set covering them in MIDI land (let alone on any target sound module). As a result, you will have to adjust your playing quite a bit (which usually is also required to make sure the conversion is working well without glitches) On the upside, you can use any "normal" synth and also do nifty things, such as individual string transpositions or such as sending each string to a different sound. The "native" conversion (as happening in EHX/Boss pedals) doesn't allow for the latter, but on the upside, you don't need to adjust your playing style and even your slides and such will be transformed into whatever it might be. There's also a kind of hybrid approach, such as used in the Variax guitars but also in Rolands VG series and now as well in their SY-1000. For that, the signal is grabbed by a Hex pickup - hence each string is processed separately, which allows for individual string tunings but also offers vastly improved "native/direct" synthesis (without going the MIDI route). In the Variax guitars, the Hex pickup is used for individual string tuning and guitar/pickup modeling. I think it'd be cool if Line 6 did something like the synth-ish stuff with their Variaxes, but I'm afraid it's pretty much a niche thing, so I wouldn't think it's likely to happen.
  17. phil_m

    Helix 2.9

    There's no MIDI involved in any of the pitch shifting/harmonization or synth stuff on the Helix. The pitch shifters aren't doing any sort of pitch detection. They're just shifting the pitch by an interval. The harmony effects do have pitch detection. They're detecting the incoming pitch and output a harmonized one. There's no MIDI required for any of this. Same goes for the Boss/EHX effects as well. Boss did have monophonic pitch to MIDI conversion on the GT-100, but that's the only product of theirs that does that, I believe. Even the newer SY product don't do note ti MIDI.
  18. Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100 & HX Effects. When using channel select from HX with effects in effects loop or 4CM there is a very loud hum. Unusable in this state. Using the marshall footswitch with 4CM is fine. Have verified global settings and HX effects input settings as welll as loop settings on amp. When using modulation effects the hum is in time with the modulation. It's as if the amp switching is tied in with effects loop. Any tips?
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  20. khiryos

    Helix 2.9

    Isn't it the same aspect? I mean, do internal bloc synths in the Helix already commit an audio-to-midi translation before sending these MIDI information to the synth? I thought it worked this way (this is why I would like to simply send these information out of the MIDI/USB port of the unit). If not, how does it work? And how do the pedals like the Boss/EHX ones work?
  21. I agree, if you are on a budget then any of the Behringer XR* mixers will provide an inexpensive digital mixer with an excellent complement of built-in effects and EQ as well as recording capabilities. The nice thing about the XR line is that they are in essence a combination mixer and snake. One less thing to purchase. The SoundCraft UI16 is also really inexpensive and a great mixer if you don't require too many inputs. Lots of other choices for digital mixers though depending on your budget. There are any number of traditional powered PA speakers and monitors to choose. Some bands prefer IEMs or a very compact monitoring solution like the "HotSpot" where each band member gets one. The Hotspot monitors are relatively inexpensive, very small and light, and sit on a mic stand. An alternative to typical FOH speakers and monitors if most of your gigs are small to small-medium sized and depending on how the band sets up on stage, is to buy two faux line-array column speakers as you mentioned(every manufacturer seems to offer these now, e.g. Bose, Fender, Turbosound, Mackie, Behringer, JBL, etc.). Just park a couple of them behind/beside you and be done with it. They can provide FOH and monitoring(some do a better job for monitoring than others depending on the speaker dispersion) and make transport and setup a breeze. If you find you need additional monitoring later you have the option to add them.
  22. Line6Tony

    POD Go FAQ

    What’s the deal with POD Go? POD Go is Line 6’s all new next generation POD, built to toss into your backpack or carry-on and take anywhere. Oh, and it’s incredibly easy to use—might be the easiest POD since the original POD in 1999. How much can you run simultaneously? Each preset in POD Go includes the following blocks: Input with Noise Gate Amp or Preamp (all HX models) Hybrid Cab from Helix—OR—1x Impulse Response (up to 128 user IRs can be loaded into POD Go via the Mac/PC editor) Preset EQ (any HX type) Wah (any HX type) Up to 4 additional effects (any HX type), with the following caveats: Three HX effects models have been omitted due to their size (Tone Sovereign, Clawthorn Drive, and Cosmos Echo) All Distortions, Dynamics, and Pitch/Synth blocks are mono only All other effects are stereo only Volume Pedal FX Loop (mono or stereo) Output with Volume and Pan The FX Loop and Preset EQ blocks are automatically assigned to stomp switches, and adding any additional effects automatically assigns them to the remaining stomp switches. Press and hold any two stomp switches to swap them. If it has nearly all models from HX and Helix products, why call this a POD at all? The original POD set the standard for ease-of-use in digital guitar and bass products. We wanted POD Go to be ridiculously easy-to-use, which meant purposefully omitting some power user features one would expect to find in HX or Helix-branded products. And not putting the best modeling possible in a box just because it happens to be less expensive—or have a different name—is weak sauce. What about some of the cooler Helix features like Snapshots, color switch rings, block copy/paste, 3-second footswitch assignment, 3-second controller assignment, multichannel USB audio, and re-amping? POD Go has all of these. So can you use this on professional gigs? Of course. The main outputs on POD Go are balanced/unbalanced and with TRS 1/4” to XLR M cables, can feed the front-of-house mixer—in stereo—without additional DI boxes. Then the 1/4” AMP OUT can be sent to your amp onstage (either echoing the Main Outs or tapped off before the Cab/IR block). The routable stereo send/return jacks can be used for 4-Cable Method. Is there a Mac/PC editor? Yes. POD Go Edit should be available by the time POD Go ships. Does POD Go have an audio interface? Yes. POD Go has a 24-bit/96kHz, 4-in/4-out audio/MIDI interface with re-amping built in. Why didn’t you put VDI, L6 LINK, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, MIDI, parallel paths, dual DSPs, cap-sense switches, scribble strips, blah blah blah?! Because POD shouldn’t cost what Helix costs. Dimensions/weight? Is it smaller than POD HD500X? 14.1”w x 9.1”d x 3.5”h; 5.2lbs It’s way smaller and lighter than POD HD500X. Fits inside pretty much any backpack or carry-on. What’s the price? POD Go sells for $449.99 US street. When is POD Go shipping? April.
  23. I have been dealing with support on this issue from the 2.80 update. They have now accepted there are issues with the momentary function and hope to have this fixed in the next few updates. So sit tight and it will get fixed.
  24. SaschaFranck

    Helix 2.9

    Well, there's Jam Origin already, doing just that, converting polyphonic guitar signals into MIDI without the need for a dedicated pickup. Obviously, certain things possible with a Hex pickup driven setup won't happen (mainly individual string transposition and different strings triggering different synth sounds), but otherwise there shouldn't be an intrinsic problem for L6 to not be able to pull something like that off. Personally, I'd be a lot more interested in "direct synthesis", such as happening on the Boss SY-300 or on the various EHX pedals. But I'm sure this would come at plenty of CPU cost.
  25. I've seen the freeze in action ,but i don't think there's a way to achieve that . The drones in the Helix work really well for that type of thing, you can even change key.
  26. I see the same issue and have submitted a ticket. I find that when I use a preset that has a preset variax model (i.e. guitar model) forced, all other presets lose the "Don't force" option for the preset variax model. This makes all other presets select a guitar model and ignore the current setting on the variax itself (i.e. the select knob). I believe this is true for the Volume and Tone settings too... i.e. the "Don't Force" option is no longer present. I will verify that next time I sit down with the Helix. If I disconnect the variax VDI cable, the "Don't force" option comes back for the presets. As soon as I re-connect the Variax, the option goes away. I also see that the Helix ignores Variax controls if I connect the Variax after powering up the Helix. If I power up with the Variax connected, the Helix responds to the Variax controls. My current plan is to always have the Variax connected at power up of the Helix and configure every preset to use a specific guitar with forced volume, Tone, and tuning. Hopefully Line6 will fix the issues with "don't Force" options.
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