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  2. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    i just went into reaper and ur right. why was i thinking different? i think because everything was set for the focusrite. sorry man i made a mistake there
  3. MartinDorr

    Experiments With Helix Master Volume Settings

    I am curious what the Channel Volume values were before and after your adjustments. The Channel Volume knob is neither linear nor exponential, but seems to have a few regions were its effect is fairly fine grain to pretty corse when you make a 0.1 change. Maybe there is even more going on ...
  4. Yesterday
  5. xmacvicar

    Experiments With Helix Master Volume Settings

    Now that you are running the Helix much higher do you find that you turn down your FRFR speakers or is the reduction in Channel volume enough to make up for the extra big knob volume? I think if I turn my Helix up like that in my jam space my l3m speakers would have to be way below unity.
  6. Dwf2008

    Helix and other equipment

    The Zoom was on sale last month at Sweetwater for $100 off. You should be able to get at least that deal.
  7. codamedia

    frfr speakers

    When there is a sound tech and FOH capable of doing the job then I leave it to them and point everything back at me. If the PA is vocal only, or if the PA needs to be supplemented with some stage guitar tone then I will carefully direct something toward the front from behind me.
  8. phantomofalfred

    My FX100 will not respond.

    I had upgraded it when i purchased it . It was a guitar center floor model. 2.0 it seemed to work fine. now i cannot get my android to link with it at all. also, when i try to use line6 updater to update it, it is blank. It says choose device to update. but its a black screen with nothing to choose. no menu visible. this is getting really frustrating.
  9. steelstringer

    frfr speakers

    Depends on the situation, but both hopefully. In a live situation, it’s great to have two in front of you (definitely in front of any mics) pointing towards the crowd. Then, have 2 frfr pointing at you, most likely wedges on the floor.
  10. surfsup1955

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix looper bug!!!

    Yea no issue here either, in fact I usually set my loops playback and overdubs minus a half to a full db.. even then at times the playback is too loud for a lead part.
  11. mapletop

    frfr speakers

    was wondering which way you turn your frfr speakers behind you pointing out ,or back at you like a monitor?
  12. surfsup1955

    Helix overheat - is it unreliable now?

    Hmmm, not that I’d keep one running in the sun for long, but regardless, a cheap PC fan might be a nice and easy mod for these units? I’d definitely ask L6 support - but it’s probably fine after shutdown and reboot.
  13. surfsup1955

    my Helix - my pedal board

    Something I haven’t really spent much time doing - I did today. Starting with my morning coffee and ending up with my afternoon beers, I played the Helix through my lone surviving tube amp (having sold everything else this year). Guitar > Helix > Amp, and 2 nice cables. Man what fun! I don’t think I was ever concerned or aware if the Helix (as a unit) is true bypass - but it sure seems to be - or very darn close. So now I have some nice new “pedal board patches” for my old school buddies that still want an amp in the room. No big thing, it just started out with me plugging my Tele straight into my old MusicMan and it evolved from there.
  14. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    Comparing the Soundcraft and Zoom mixers: The Soundcraft is a more professional grade LIVE MIXER - better preamps, sliders/rotaries and effects, and the "Grouping" capability is handy for controlling overall levels of sub-mixes, such as when you're mixing a fully mic'd drum kit, a horn section, or multiple backup singers. But you're not doing that, and it's NOT a RECORDER. The Zoom is a RECORDER, and more convenient/portable than a computer for live recording*. It might not have as good pre-amps, sliders/rotaries or effects, but they're certainly good enough for your needs. The additional feature of being able to setup 5 custom monitor/headphone mixes is WAY more important in your scenario than the sub-mix capability. I understand your financial reasons for discounting the importance of a decent monitoring solution, but looking forward, the Zoom's features will serve you better than the Soundcraft. If everybody brings their own headphones, you don't NEED the expensive Yamaha (or whatever) monitors, you can start with just the mixer/recorder and get those later. Baby steps, YMMV, etc. * My setup, to accomplish pretty much the same thing as the Zoom, requires a computer, a midi controller for tactile control of DAW track functions, and the 18i20 for mixing, and I still only get the same 5 custom monitor mixes. And that requires a mouse to configure. I'm SERIOUSLY considering taking my 18i20 down to GC and seeing what they'll give me in trade for that Zoom!
  15. kmerrell8998

    HX Stomp 2.70 Download Issue

    Hi all …. I'm a brand newbie here. I received my HX Stomp today, and it has firmware 2.65.0 - so the first thing I wanted to do was to try to update it. I am running Windows 10 on everything I have. I have followed the instructions in the Stomp Instruction manual (and according to the video here). In no case can I get the Line 6 Updater to see the usb Stomp device. I notice in the instruction book that it says that I need to load the latest version of Updater (which of course I have), but it also says to "install the HX Stomp USB Driver for Windows". OK …. I plead ignorant …. where do I get the HX Stomp USB Driver for Windows? As of now I have tried 2 different computers and several USB ports on each machine with no luck. Any ideas? OK guys ….. update here ….. I fiddled with this for 2 or 3 hours, and the update to firmware ver. 2.71 was successful. The USB drivers that I was looking for were in the Line6 download list - duh! After I figured that out, the download / update worked just like it was supposed to. Sorry for the newbie kneejerk.
  16. bogieman

    Cloud error

    I figured it out. Just reloaded the Firehawk Remote app and the errors went away.
  17. rd2rk

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    I'm confused - Using one ASIO Driver at a time is a Windows thing, not DAW specific, unless I'm missing something? How do you use more that one ASIO Driver at a time in Reaper?
  18. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    I try to differentiate by saying "soundcard" when referring to the Windows Sound Panel setting (which gets streaming audio sources to your mix), and ASIO Driver when I mean the soundcard that your DAW uses, but it can be confusing. In solution 1 you're using the 2i2 for both streaming (Windows Sound Panel) and DAW (Sonar ASIO Driver). In Solution 2 you've physically removed the 2i2 from the setup, and you're using the Helix for both.
  19. Dwf2008

    Helix and other equipment

    The ASIO driver was/is installed. Perhaps I misunderstood. When you said set it as the soundcard, did you mean just within cakewalk? Because that’s how I had it originally.
  20. Grison

    HX Fx Latching vs. Momentary Switching

    I've got the same issue. I do need a momentary switch and hope Line 6 is taking care of this topic.
  21. HoundCat

    Line 6 Updater not working for me

    This is a long standing issue I've written off as likely not important enough to resolve. My Line 6 gear is probably too old for the updater (Pod XT Live and Tone Port UX2 being the newest, and a couple others - Bass Pod & Floor Board). I just check from time to time to see if a resolution or workaround has been identified, and here were are with workaround steps for the Helix, but I've tried this on several systems from WinXP up through Win10 using base versions, upgrading incrementally all the way to the latest drivers and programs as well as to try the same on clean systems installing only the newest available, installing the very minimum with drivers and programs dating back to the same dates as the Updater version(s) and no method has provided more than a black window with and Account menu, About menu, and white text "Select device to update." Since the particular version I'm looking at right now is identified through the About menu as, Line 6 Updater 1.16 - using Qt(c) Software under the GNU LGPL version 2.1 (Feb. 1999) license and uses libusb, it may be interesting to explore a bit deeper in Linux (it works as an audio input output device without further intervention, but doesn't have Linux software that can utilize the firmware which makes these devices more than just boxes with extra ports - we love our Line 6 equipment modeling, but it still might be fun to poke around a bit. I haven't had any issues related to the inability to use the Line 6 Updater aside from the Updater issue itself - everything else from the earliest supported software for each device has functioned properly from RiffWorks, GearBox, Pod Farm, Line 6 Edit, Ableton Live, etc. My advice if it's not crucial to update your firmware: don't stress it and check back here from time to time to see if there has been any progress or if the Updater is retired or replaced (of course unless I'm just not finding a resolution) Sometimes it's okay to follow the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" path, especially when just about everything works as well as my Line 6 products has been for years now. Rock on!
  22. rd2rk

    HX stomp USB noise

    Make sure both devices and the computer are connected through an EMI filtered power strip, to the same house circuit. One that doesn't share with appliances, fluorescent or rheostat controlled lights. If that doesn't do it, try different USB cables. According to Frank Richotte (L6 boss, over on TGP) the Helix is very sensitive to USB cable quality.
  23. hi used this mixer for the 2nd time at gig.ive watched the videos on youtube.at the begining we had the mains.during the night the mains werent working.we had to turn the monitors around to the crowd to have sound going out.im sure its something i must have done turned the mains off some how.anybody have any ideas?
  24. MaestroTr

    POD HD 500X blue screen of death issue!

    I solved this problem , I have Amplifi fx100 , when i connect my line6 to pc i took System_exception_error , i solved this close GHUB program from logitech , someone said solve same problem close Nvidia Experience program close and install driver.
  25. DunedinDragon

    Experiments With Helix Master Volume Settings

    As a quick follow-up on this effort I wanted to mention something that I've seen much more consistently ever since I increased the Helix volume level. I previously mentioned there appeared to be more dynamics in play within the converted patches and now that I've done a few more it's very clear that's the case. Because I measure the signal levels coming out of the 1/4" output as well as through the XLR outputs it's very clear to me that the range of touch dynamics is MUCH more prominent than what I originally thought. It's most evident with cleaner patches, and particularly prominent when finger picking on my hollow body gretsch. But it's also quite a bit more prominent even on heavier rock style patches with a pick on a Les Paul, both in terms of how the pick is used, but also where on the strings the picking is done (toward the neck or toward the bridge). I'm not sure I can explain it but the measurements I've taken are very much different between my old patches at the lower Helix volume and the newer patches at the higher volume, as well as subjectively to my ears. I can only guess that it may have to do with the way the amp circuit is modeled to respond at higher channel volumes versus lower channel volumes, but who knows? It could also have to do with the bit depth as has been postulated by some. The amps I've seen this on are the Placater, the Fender Deluxe, the Marshall JTM-45, and the Vox AC-30. For myself this is a big benefit as I do a lot with dynamics in my playing, but YMMV....
  26. phil_m

    HX stomp USB noise

    It’s just a ground loop. It’s quite common when you multiple ground paths running between two pieces of equipment.
  27. litesnsirens

    Ear Pain after switching to Digital

    I agree with some of the other posts here. You shouldn’t need to buy anything else or change your set up at all just do a little more tweaking. I can get the helix to sound great at gig level and home level but those aren’t necessarily the same thing. I’ll vote for turning it down to a reasonable volume and then tweaking... I don’t know how much you mess with the hi cut and low cut on the cabs but I find that extremely useful as well if you’re using the stock cabs try adjusting the mic distance. These are simulations of mic’d cabs and even if you had the mic 12” (vs 1 - 3”) from the cone or edge no one actually listens to their amp with their ear that close to the speaker, it’s a totally different sound.. It’s too bad they didn’t have a mic setting of 6 to 8 feet (adjustable) to simulate where a guitar player is actually standing when listening to their amp. I think that blended with a close mic’d cab might help get that amp in the room sound through FRFR. I have a power cab but I really just use it between gigs when I don’t want to bother setting up my PA speakers in my house. I use the PA speakers for tweaking tones, the power cab is just for quick easy home practice. I like it, but honestly you should be able to do just as well with the L3Ms.
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