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  2. Ok, within helix everything is normal for levels, but when I look at the levels for the track and master they clip. Now obviously all I would have to do here is just nudge the track's slider down a bit, but I'm curious here. Shouldn't I be getting the same levels on both inputs (reaper and helix) and then the same for both again on the outputs? I mean the difference seems to be a 6db difference approx. between what reaper is seeing on both ends and what helix is showing on either end. I'm sure there's something I'm missing to normalize the two but uh? Reaper (latest update within any given month) Windows 10 (latest updates) Focusrite 2i2 (2nd Gen) Set just before going orange (keeping some headroom obviously and set to Instrument on the switch, using latest Driver update)
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  4. I recently purchased a HX Effects. Watched the videos, downloaded both Line 6 upater and HX edit. Also the drivers for the unit. Installed most current versions of both. When I go to update the unit, I start the program just fine - Turn on the unit and the program crashes. On both programs! if I have the unit booted up before opening either program they blink open and crash immediately. I am happy with the 2.51 but would love to take advantage of HX effects and the new features installed in 2.81. Any assistance is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
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  6. HonestOpinion

    Helix with Fryer Treble booster into AC30S1

    Do you have the Mix parameter in the FX loop set to 100%? If not than some dry signal(unaffected by your pedal board) from the Helix will be sent directly to the Helix's outputs bypassing your pedal board which could potentially thin out the sound. Try playing with the Send and Return levels. Another thing I would try is bypassing the input block's noise gate if it is engaged. It can kill the sustain if is set too aggressively.
  7. Experiment. Mix and match body styles, pickups, boost the output, etc. One size definitely does not fit all...
  8. HonestOpinion

    Volume loss with Wah engaged

    You mention you are engaging your "solo preset", not snapshot. I prefer snapshots for this sort of thing so that is probably the first thing I would try. Find a preset you like and set up the snapshot for the lead the way you want. If you prefer to use a separate preset for soloing that's fine too. If I had to guess I would say there is something in your solo preset that is different from the one you are switching from (other than the fact the wah and delay are not on). There is no inherent reason the sound should get thin when you engage a wah and/or delay. I would copy a preset you like over as a template for your 'solo' preset and then add the wah and delay. Check the Mix parameter in particular on your delay if it does not sound the way you want. How are you routing the delay via a parallel path or inline? Where is your wah block located in your signal path? It is often the first or one of the first blocks. Try moving it around. Bypass the wah and delay one at a time on your solo preset and see if the thin tone and volume loss goes away. Does the wah sound thin in all expression pedal positions? You might want to try experimenting with a different wah to see if there is one you like better.
  9. Interesting, I'll try that. haven't used W HD yet to upload tones. Advice? :-)
  10. Try using Workbench HD to change the body model to Masonic Plank.
  11. ManuuDinosaur

    podhd500x hook up

    Yes of course it's good. I'm using it live and at home. Just check if your amp got serial or parallel fx loop. If it's parallel you can't do it :D . (If you don't know if serial or not, just put a 1/4" cable into the return jack and try to play. If the amp is quiet it's serial. ) Then you have to check the settings on your pod with the switches on the back and near your expression pedal.
  12. fenderbenderlax

    Using same FX loop in two independent paths

    Interesting idea...I will try that..I guess what you are suggesting is to start with path 1a) magnetic and path 1b) modeled pull path 1b into the main line and run the FX loop after...I will try that and report back...thanks guys
  13. fenderbenderlax

    Using same FX loop in two independent paths

    thanks Phil...makes complete sense...I guess I will have to use a modeled distortion then for one of the paths...
  14. tecboy696

    Rockman / Rockmount through POD HD Pro X

    Yes, we want to play at the same time. 1 Will use the effects generated by the POD, and the other would use exterior GT100 for signal processing into Line in 2 (Back) of POD. Could you elaborate on the 2 signal chains left and right? How to accomplish that in the POD? Thanks in advance tec
  15. PlayAMRadio

    HX Effects expression button

    Yes, I looked at the MIDI Baby, thanks. He doesn't want power at the front of the stage as that's regularly an issue. The Commander gets it's power via MIDI (I made him a MIDI cable that injects power at the rack). It only sends Preset changes 1-10 which is fine for him. I don't know if he has any patches that use more than 6 blocks, maybe I'll try to get him to convert to a Stomp as I know the footswitch thing works on that. Thanks all!
  16. Hey all! I LOVE the JTV-69S but find even with the humbucker models, the sound is much thinner than an actual humbucker (I have other hum guitars). I bought the JTV-69S because it promised best of both worlds. What does one do to make the models "fatter", or are there preferred models I can download within the Line6 single-coil community that model the humbucker models? :-) Thanks and rock on!
  17. phil_m

    HX Effects expression button

    The HX Effects doesn't have an input for a regular momentary or latching footswitch. There are some companies that make an "expression switch" so that you could essentially turn one of the expression inputs into a switch. I think you'd be better off doing this with MIDI, though. Something like the Disaster Area Designs MIDI Baby would be cool. The only problem is you'd have to worry about powering it. Another thing I should mention is that the HX Effects won't power the Voodoo Lab Commander pedal, and I don't think it has a separate power input. The Commander isn't really a MIDI controller at all. It's really a remote for the Voodoo Lab Pedal Switcher.
  18. rd2rk

    HX Effects expression button

    The Commander is a Loop Switcher. While it will send MIDI PC messages, changing the preset to get a distortion pedal is overkill, and will result in a momentary audio drop while the preset changes. Ideally, you'd want the HX FX out front, but if it's too big, something like this is about the same size as the Commander, and in addition to using single Stomps AND Snapshots, would also allow for using Expression pedals for Wah, Volume, etc. too. https://smile.amazon.com/Controller,MeloAudio-Multi-Effects-Controller-Switches,2-Expression/dp/B07HH27RVN/ref=sr_1_34?crid=3G2NA4SWE6M1W&keywords=midi+controller&qid=1568922197&s=musical-instruments&sprefix=midi%2Caps%2C179&sr=1-34
  19. Kilrahi

    HX Effects expression button

    Unlike the HX Stomp, I don't believe the HX Effects allows for this type of control. You can only use those for expression pedals or to change the channels of an amp. Your best bet would be to buy a small midi controller (like the DMC Micro for $130). You can double check my assumptions here, but I think I'm right on this one: https://line6.com/data/6/0a020a3d3f4a5a6a1897ecdf6/application/pdf/HX Effects 2.50 Owners Manual - English .pdf
  20. I don’t know the Katana amp but an experienced guess is their ACOUSTIC setting is probably voiced for under saddle acoustic guitar sensors/pickups. Fishman, Takamine, Ovation, LR Baggs, etc. Probably won’t sound very good with an acoustic Variax model though. Too bad Line6 never got the wisdom of modeling industry accepted acoustic pickup sounds. Models of a plugged in Tak or Ovation would’ve been a useful thing for those of us stuck with only electric amp on many gigs. The prime criteria for Variax acoustic amplification or recording work imho is to use similar stuff as we do for vocals. Essentially a microphone on instrument but without all the feedback. My Helix presets for acoustic amount to very little in the chain. Definitely no amps or speaker models. Comp, verb, EQ, maybe delay/chorus, that’s about it. For conventional amp backlines one of the most important tools for my Variax gig box is the old XPS power supply A/B XLR output box. 1/4” sent to electric guitar stage amp while the XLR goes to a full range monitor and FOH.
  21. PlayAMRadio

    HX Effects expression button

    I am currently building an HX effects into a rack for someone. They will be using 4 cable at the amp. For the most part the drive will be coming from the amp but, they were asking if they could have 1 boost in front of the amp that they could click off/on from the front of stage. All that will currently be at the front of stage is a Voodoo Lab Commander. This will only have MIDI to the HX Effects. I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find a switch that can be run to the expression jack that can be assigned to an effect. I've so far tested a regular switch and a hard switch, both TS/TRS and nothing seems to work. I see that Mission has a pedal that has a toe switch (not sure if that's Helix/Stomp only) but, I don't need an expression pedal. Thanks to anyone that can point me in the right direction of a product or the how-to (switch type, cable type, etc.)!
  22. paul32

    Spider V Remote no internet access detected

    Just a follow up. I took the time, and just updated to Windows 10, and everything works great now.
  23. pianoguyy

    Rockman / Rockmount through POD HD Pro X

    assuming you mean 2 at the same time, like 2 guitars in one band using 1 pod.... you'll need 2 signal chains with one coming out of the left. one coming out of the right. if you mean something else, that is still the best option but other options may become available
  24. ezut

    Preset mode

    thanks
  25. ezut

    Preset mode

    23/5000 They succeeded. This helped. It is possible to do a Global Reset without erasing user presets by holding down FS 5&6 while powering up your Helix. Thank you.
  26. Peter

    Preset mode

    Then I think a complete reset(9+10) is the only way :( (then you lose your presets!) ... You can try to hit the Bank Up and Down buttons together to enter preset mode (quickly, don't hold them down). But I think, this is not the problem here.
  27. ezut

    Preset mode

    I have already tried to restore the global. but that didn't change the situation.
  28. Peter

    Preset mode

    Not, when you only do the globals reset. ...but it's always better to have an backup ;)
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