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  1. 2 points
    Actually it's not totally true. You can use Path A full and 1/2 path B for your guitar and the other 1/2 half of path B for the mic (I assume the Mic Path will be Ok with not so many blocks)
  2. 2 points
    Good points all around. I'm curious now to check out the boomerang. PierM - Yeah, I was using BPM mode where you max out at 1 full measure, but now I realize you can have some delay blocks use BPM and others use time, which opens up the regular stereo delay to 4 seconds, or 8 seconds mono. I totally get that many users would prefer a dedicated looper, and I have some of those, but the HX is soooo close to allowing me to use less gear! My request is to allow users to set the delay time for the looper, before you start looping. It's a much simpler request than asking for full on midi-sync or anything like that. Alternately, just having a delay block that uses that long delay time, would work, you can freeze that with 100% Feedback. If Line 6 is listening, this simple request would really open up some possibilities. PierM - also - I would love to have an EDP!
  3. 2 points
    I found the article which I mentioned in my earlier post regarding compressors (and it was from HonestOpinion).
  4. 2 points
    Although there are some things I would have preferred be done with different hardware such as the joystick, in toto(not the dog) I cannot believe what a well built piece of equipment the Helix is. It is absolutely awe-inspiring from the quality of the case to the screen and scribble strips, even the rough pebble coating on the incredibly solid expression pedal. Almost everything about it feels robust and fantastic. What a remarkable piece of kit. It is a beast! As I posted before I only wish I could upgrade the components when the time comes because it is one truly impressive piece of gear that I would prefer never become obsolete. For anyone waiting I would say get off the fence and just get one!! I'm sure the "Double Helix", whenever it comes, and it could be years, will have more capability but with the build and quality of the Helix as it exists already the new Double Helix will be hard-pressed to deliver at the current price point as materials and manufacturing continue to get more expensive. This device has captured my intense interest, served me flawlessly for years of gigging, and cured my lifelong G.A.S.. I have said this before but I truly believe it has saved me bundles of cash over the years. My constant purchase and search for other equipment decreased dramatically after getting the Helix. In the long run it has saved me thousands, so if you are just looking at the economics of it you may be surprised at how your lowered net expenditures on other gear may end up more than justifying the purchase. Even if you decide to sell your LT for less than the purchase price when a new device comes out to displace it, you may well find that you have saved a lot of money on other gear you would have bought otherwise. In the interim you will definitely have missed out on just how much fun and creativity this device delivers, especially when integrated with a Variax and/or PowerCab, delivered with an intuitive interface that makes using it a pleasure. With a major firmware upgrade coming(3.0) it will soon have even more toys and functionality under the hood. I am not shy about critiquing things I think could be done better on the Helix but overall the experience has been overwhelmingly positive.
  5. 2 points
    Hi. The firmware, doesnt only destroy the battery life, but also make the charging process extremely unstable. I got the same red flashing crap for days, (no way to charge), then started charging again, then stopped again...etc etc. It's the firmware that injected a dumb communication code, with the goal to avoid full charging of the batteries. Believe me, as I had this on 2 G10 units, and tried to live with it for 4 weeks, but it will get worse with time. At some point, charging was impossible on both units. Open a ticket wont solve anything, as they will send you another one, with same problems. If I were living in the US, I would have started a class action against L6, but unfortunately Im in EU. For sure, what they did, isnt legal. Anyway, get rid of it, as soon as you can, and move to a different brand. Good luck.
  6. 2 points
    Are you sure it's the patch and not your pickups? What are you using?
  7. 2 points
    Mine works fine, but I'm pi$$ed anyway!!!!!! ;)
  8. 2 points
    The ones you create for yourself...
  9. 1 point
    Heads up. There is a new 1.93 version of Native out with bugfixes. Btw, the title of this topic should probably be changed to reflect the latest versions of HX Edit and Native.
  10. 1 point
    The gear matters. Every pair of cans you throw on will sound different, I don't care how "flat" they claim to be. I have two pairs of AKGs...K701's that I love, and an old pair of K240's that I can't stand. The variety of outcomes is endless... and your example illustrates perfectly why it's utterly pointless to rely on someone else's recipe for success. With monitors, the results will much depend on the room you're in, too. If you've got hardwood floors and bare walls, then the highs will bounce around like a ping-pong ball. I'm in a room with carpet and a big fluffy couch...which unfortunately is where treble goes to die. And a room that's been properly acoustically treated will be different still... the same mix, through the same monitors, played in all 3 environments, will yield different results. Then there's closed-back vs. open-back headphones. The former tend to overemphasize the low end. The list of variables is as long as your arm, and the "secret sauce" will rarely, if ever, be transferable from one guy to the next. All you can ever do is learn how your gear behaves, and tweak accordingly.
  11. 1 point
    I really don´t get it. The "too much gain-phenomenon" no longer occurred the last days. Did the software reinstall help delayed?! I tried to summon the the disorder to get an information afer which time it happens...but nothing. I keep and use my stomp and don´t send it to the service center until it happens again. My dealer gives a bonus year of warranty, so in total I have three years. That's pretty nice and no need to hurry.
  12. 1 point
    Every time you change the output device, your tone is gonna change... and often that difference will be significant. Headphones and studio monitors are fundamentally different. Proximity is also part of the problem... if you dial in a sound with your monitors and then switch to headphones, the high end will always seem more prominent because they're right on top of your ears. High end frequencies diffuse quickly when there's a big air gap between your head and a pair of monitors, they get absorbed by lots of things in the environment the farther you get from the source... but if you stick your head right next to those same speakers, you'll hear unpleasant fizzy high end that way too. Unless you want to be in a constant state of tweaking back and forth, the only real solution is to tailor your patches for the output you intend to use... it means keeping different set lists for different scenarios. There no way around the initial grunt work.
  13. 1 point
    For home use a pair of studio monitors is a good option. I suggest a minimum 6" cone.
  14. 1 point
    OK, it’s been MONTHS since the bug-filled firmware update for the G10 was released. It hasn’t fixed anything on either unit. It has turned what was a reliable, simple to use wireless joy, into a nightmare of charging weirdness, 30 minutes to battery dying after a full charge, when I was getting 6 to 8 hours of battery life before the upgrade. I followed the Firmware instructions to the letter, I updated both the transmitter and the receiver, and now my G10 gear might as well be paperweights. Unless Line 6 gets its stuff together and gives us a bug-fix update for the unit, I will replace it with the Boss, or Shure or any brand other than a Line 6. I have recommended the G10 to several fellow musicians, but if you don’t do something about this I’m afraid there is nothing to do but bad mouth your product, whenever asked. I don’t know if this is a lack of support from the Calabasas Hdqtrs, or the owner, Yamaha, but this is just infuriating to have an “improvement” render one of my gear favorites into metal and plastic junk. If it was so important for us to ugrade, then show us some respect, Line 6, and FIX THE PROBLEM ASAP.
  15. 1 point
    Awesome!! Thanks for the info. Fixed my issue.
  16. 1 point
    I realize most of this thread is old. I just bought a used Helix Rack. It was on a very old firmware -- I think 1.0.65. I upgraded to 2.92, which presented problems of their own. Having worked through it, I had used the Rack for several days without issue. I left it on overnight, and it had dropped connection to the computer. When I rebooted, it had the -28 error in the upper lefthand of the screen. I tried rebooting. I tried all the reset modes, but only Update Mode worked. I was able to downgrade and upgrade fine, but every reboot had the error (went down to 1.9 and 2.8, and 2.90 and 2.91 and back to 2.92, and probably a couple of others). I called Line 6, and they tried running through some of the resets without luck. They finally opened an RMA and I am told replaced the DSP board. Glad it's repaired, back and working again.
  17. 1 point
    You don’t have to wait - download the demo version of Helix Native and load it into your DAW (or download a freebie demo version of something like Reaper). The demo is good for 15 days and has all the same amps, cabs and fx as the hardware. For the Lunatic amp, which was a variant of the old POD Insane model, you could try out the Line 6 Fatality which is also based on a seriously modified Mesa Rectifier. Also the Cali Rectifire is modelled from a Mesa/Boogie Dual Retifier. Read more about the various models from this link: https://helixhelp.com/models/ Hope this helps/makes sense
  18. 1 point
    I agree it can be confusing, but once you understand how it works, it also can be a benefit (not being limited to mono in between signal splits & merges). It'd be really nice if L6 added a feature that somehow indicates for each segment of the signal path whether it is stereo or mono, maybe by color-coding the path lines, or somehow displaying them differently for mono vs stereo (dashed vs. solid line? single line vs. double line?)
  19. 1 point
    Another way to have minimal impact on the tonal character of the preset is to use one of the less over the top overdrives like the Teemah or an even simpler model like the 'Scream 808'. Crank up the volume on the overdrive with the drive turned down to zero,then slowly bring the drive up, leaving it on a relatively low setting. This method can deliver overdrive with minimal coloration to the tone.
  20. 1 point
    It’s all preference. You’ll probably notice the effect of lower impedance settings more with single coils than with humbuckers. If you use a low input Z with a fuzz pedal and single coils pickups, you’ll notice the tone starts to glassier and cleans up very nicely as you turn the guitar volume down. You don’t get that as much with humbuckers.
  21. 1 point
    "Also, when I change between patches there is no minimum volume present until I move the pedal down then back up even though the readout shows the minimum volume that I have programmed into the POD Go. Any ideas?" You need to think about how you want to use the expression pedal physically. Let's say you want the 30% to 100% range BUT you want the patch to OPEN at 30% when your Volume pedal is flat ie you want the lower volume but at the (normally) maximum pedal position. If you set the expression pedal in the way you've done (toe max, heel minimum) you've told it to be at 100% in the toe down position and 30% in heel down. Thus the volume pedal will always be in the max 100% position when you open it because the pedal starts off being set 'flat' and only as you rock back will the volume drop - because that's what you've told it to do. But you want the opposite. So, think in reverse and try it the other way - set the toe to minimum and the heel to max. So when you open the patch and the expression pedal is flat ie toe down, it will open at 30% and then as you rock back the volume will increase to 100% in the maximum heel down position.
  22. 1 point
    I always believed the edge of the cone produced a darker sound. I remember reading a long while ago an engineer from a top speaker company, I forget which, stating that the different parts of the cone sound much the same and that the loss of treble as you move the mic across the cone was due to phase cancellation from the different parts of the cone. So when in the middle kinda balanced and as you move to the side the same frequency arrives at increasingly different times from the left and right of the speaker. Due to proximity only shorter wavelengths higher frequencies are mostly affected.
  23. 1 point
    Lots of words here, and likely lots of subsequent discussion. But the quote above wraps it up for me. Thanks.
  24. 1 point
    Hi Hankon6, POD Go features an 'AMP OUT' that is meant to send directly to the input of your guitar amp. This output is designed to reflect the same output as the Main Outs, but it doesn't process any Cab/IR modeling; giving you the entire preset minus the cab. This works well on your amps cleanest preset. However, your amp is equipped with an Effects Loop, so you could send that signal directly to the 'Return' input, which bypasses your amps preamp. See below for a Real Panel view of POD Go for the 'Amp Out': For even more control of your sound, you can also run POD Go in 4-cable method with your Blackstar: Here is a link to the POD Go user manuals and cheat sheets for more info: https://line6.com/support/manuals/podgo
  25. 1 point
    Hi all With the current FW 2.0.1 :- => is there an option when using 3rd party IR's to have " no mic " selected ? or => can you only change from one Mic type to another Mic type ? Thanks, Ben
  26. 1 point
    Variax doesn't have the kind of functionality required to make that happen. It only sends audio from the guitar to the Helix, even over VDI.
  27. 1 point
    Microsoft owns Skype now. They paid 8.5 billion for it so by golly they're gonna push it on ya. I think it installs itself as part of the Windows 10 install although the latest update seems to have made it more noticeable. I believe it comes preinstalled on a lot of Android devices too. https://www.reddit.com/r/skype/comments/ht5dl1/skype_just_installed_itself_on_my_windows_10_pc/ https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disable-skype-on-startup/
  28. 1 point
    Hi, I have a G10t transmitter. Is there any way I could use a G10S base/receiver with it? If so, what would be part number for the G10S base (receiver only)? Thanks. Edit - looks like they are compatible and receiver can be purchased separately -> https://shop.line6.com/relay-g10s-receiver.html
  29. 1 point
    Wanted to repost this link I posted above as it will actually walk you step by step through how to resolve this issue if it is a "disk 0" problem. Actually a fairly painless way to resolve this. Of course there are other reasons it may not be working but this one is easy to check for. Here are the relevant parts of the fix provided by Camelot_One's excellent troubleshooting. "And this is really easy to check: open a command prompt as Administrator and type the following commands: DiskPart List Disk You should get a list of the drives in your system. Look on the left for the Disk number and make sure the list starts at Disk 0. It doesn't have to be the drive your OS is on, it just needs to show up as Disk 0 and show a status of Online. When my Storage Spaces drives are detected first, my drive numbers start at 1 or above, Drive 0 isn't listed at all, and HX Edit/Native won't work. I am able to consistently reproduce both the problem and the fix by shifting the bios drive detection order. I think what is happening is that the software does some sort of quick hardware detection at startup, and gets hung up if Disk 0 isn't online. (The emulated Storage Space drive will show up as a separate, higher Disk number) I suspect the same problem might occur when the first disk is part of a RAID. So if DiskPart doesn't show a Disk 0 with a status of Online, go into the bios and try to re-order your drives. On my ASRock Z390, I was able to do this by just disabling both SATA controllers, restarting, then turning them back on. That shifted the NVME drives to the front of the line, with the SATA storage spaces drives at the end. (Note: this is the drive detection order, NOT the boot order) You could also try changing the physical port your drives are connected to. Or if all of your drives are part of a storage space or RAID, you could try adding another drive to the mix."
  30. 1 point
    As MusicLaw said one option may be these modern automotive booster/jumpers with small light and powerful rechargeable lithium batteries. There are a ton of them available on Amazon. Also as he already pointed out many of them have the required USB ports that can provide 9v to a portable device rather than the 12v used for jumping a dead car battery. You will want to order a USB to barrel type connector with the correct polarity for the HX Stomp unless you get lucky enough to find a charger where it is included. The adapters are under $10 on Amazon. Here's one that lists its ability to provide 3 amps at 9v from the USB port. The HX Stomp should only pull as many amps as it requires. Many of the batteries that provide at least 2 amps may be listed as having "fast charging" for the USB ports. This generally means they provide at least 2 amps. I would look around for the best price though and get one with as high a "mAh" rating as possible as this will determine how long the battery will last on a single charge and potentially how consistent the current is as the battery starts to run out of steam. Many of them come with both a DC power supply(cigarette lighter socket) for your car and AC power supply for home for recharging the battery. If that is important to you check for both power supply types to be included. https://www.amazon.com/Battery-FLYLINKTECH-15000mAh-Capacity-Portable/dp/B085G97YQ5/ref=sr_1_16?dchild=1&keywords=9v+battery+booster&qid=1594841720&sr=8-16
  31. 1 point
    I can't answer that question but I did reach out to the author. Anyone dig up any other effects or have ones to share?
  32. 1 point
    Hey just wanted to say thank you for all of the advice here. I finally got a chance to sit down with this again and I think I finally got it!!! The key was remembering to "arm" both tracks in Ableton. So appreciative of the time y'all took to help out!
  33. 1 point
    Not sure how much help I'll be, but I'll give it a go. I don't have a Katana, but just read about it a bit and checked out some images. It looks like it is engineered for other external modelers (such as Helix) and should be plug and play just using the Power Amp in. I wouldn't personally try to mess with 4CM, probably not worth the effort and cables. https://www.boss.info/us/products/katana-50_mk2/ Amplify Your External Gear The Katana-50 MkII rocks as a standalone amp, but it also excels as a powered cabinet for a favorite preamp, modeler, or multi-effects unit. Connecting to the rear-panel Power Amp In jack bypasses Katana MkII's preamp and effects, letting you tap straight into the Tube Logic power section, complete with grab-and-go Power Control. And with BOSS Tone Studio, the input can be easily optimized for your particular gear with a high-pass filter and adjustable gain. So with other modeling amplifiers I have with similar logic of plugging into power amp in or effects return to bypass the internal modeling (Line 6 Spider Valve MKii and Positive Grid Bias Head), I just use Helix full amp models (not just preamps), turn the cabs off on the Helix presets, take a 1/4" cable from Helix left/mono out to the amp's power amp in/effects return and done. Great sound usually. I don't know anything about the Katana's Tube Logic Power section tech and the coloring/effect that may have. But generally, the less coloring by the amp, the better/controllable/predictable the results with a modeler. Maybe someone with a Katana will chime in. They do look like cool amps.
  34. 1 point
    Based on this thread.... he's actually using POD GO, not a Helix. He came to this forum because the other one was really quiet. Can't say I blame him :) https://line6.com/support/topic/56650-sound-quality-frfr-vs-headphones/ Simple test..... Make sure your global EQ on the POD GO is OFF.... When going to your FRFR, use the normal outputs, NOT the amp out. Start with an empty preset... completely empty. Add a Fender Deluxe Vibrato Channel (probably labelled "US Deluxe VIB") amp and default cab for that amp Add a spring reverb If that doesn't sound like a classic clean Fender tone, something is wrong in your setup, or with the unit!
  35. 1 point
    The whole phantom power thing with the XLR outs is because of anti-pop circuitry, not because of the quality of the jacks. Phantom power won’t damage anything. The signal will just be attenuated.
  36. 1 point
    I've got a 'Crazy Horse' pedal that I absolutely love but that blue LED is insanely bright. I ended up taping over it.
  37. 1 point
    Hi, glad it was useful. 1)Yes for the clock source. When I use the Helix I switch the clock source from my interface to the Helix. My 8i6 can change, the Helix cannot. It is always set as a Master clock source. It works without messing with it but I figure it may keep digital issues from arising. 2)I only use the Helix usb to run HX Edit. That way I can manipulate all the sounds from Helix and the routing on the patches via my computer and not actually touching the hardware. I don't have my computer recognize the Helix as an audio interface, just my 8i6. I was terribly disappointed in the Helix as an interface as its latency is just terribly high even at super low sample rates. My 8i6 is like a third of its latency so I prefer to use it for everything. Actually pretty happy with it for 300 bucks. I even use it for just noodling on the guitar as I have all my studio monitors and headphones connected to the 8i6. I can play through the helix much like a mixing board I suppose. Ultimately using the Helix more like a piece of studio gear wired in as an insert.
  38. 1 point
    Really, Alexander, you know that Line 6 staff do not monitor these threads! See second black banner at the top of this forum “Why is Line 6 not responding???” Furthermore, as noted by “rd2rk” in an earlier reply, this is not the first time you have made a big deal out of this topic. If latency is an issue for you, simply post asking for a solution on IdeaScale where it will be seen and possibly submitted for consideration. Nuff said!
  39. 1 point
    Yeah, I remember the controversy, but I found it, still on a forum thread.
  40. 1 point
    I have the Headrush FRFR-108 and it works great at low volume and IMHO is an excellent choice for home use although it can go to the stage if needed. One of many excellent options available for modeling. Inexpensive, light, compact, and sounds great.
  41. 1 point
    You can use the HX Stomp alone with headphones and don't need your amp.
  42. 1 point
    Gents, I had the exact same problem and saw your post yesterday. While waiting for someone to reply, I ended up resolving it myself. I can't say this is the ONLY solution, but I was able to connect my Helix and eventually get past with the update mode through Line 6 Updater. Unlike doing it through HX Edit, Line 6 Updater recognized my Helix without any "connection interrupted" messages, and I let it run through the update successfully. I think it's a bit silly that Line6 website makes a big deal out of people needing to follow the instructions carefully - yet I haven't seen any official post on this simple troubleshooting to save people's time and frustration. I hope this works for you, too.
  43. 1 point
    Would it be possible to browse custom tones by sorting them by tags, like genre or type, without having to search? I feel like having to guess key words really limits the ability to share original patches with the Spider V Community. For instance, I would like to try to find off the wall and weird experimental / ambient like patches. If i type in ambient, only the people who uploaded their contribution using that tag, would i only then get a match. If someone chose the word trippy, and I typed in groovy instead, we don't have a match. I just think the ability to browse the tones vs having to search for them, hoping luck is on your side. Great amp otherwise, my only gripe is the wireless g10 dongle squealing when it gets plugged into any of my active guitars. (I read the active setups trick the dongle into thinking it is charging? Who knows, that is for another thread.) Thanks in advance!!
  44. 1 point
    VINTAGE – Based on* the ubiquitous Celestion Vintage 30 which, despite its name, is commonly used and beloved for "modern" tones. GREEN – Based on* the Celestion Greenback speaker, typically paired with vintage Marshall® Plexi amplifiers for a signature classic rock tone. CREAM – Based on* the Celestion G12M-65, a higher powered version of the ceramic C12N with a brighter top end� JARVIS – Based on* the Jensen® P12Q, often paired with Fender® amps for great rich, full clean tones� BAYOU – Based on* the Eminence Patriot Series Swamp Thang™, which provides big aggressive bottom end with classic American tone, perfect for blues and jazz� ESSEX – Based on* the Blue Bell speakers often paired with Vox® amplifiers and Class A style amps for a "chimey" tone. HF OFF/ Natural – This is the natural sound and feel of the speaker in the Powercab with the high-frequency compression driver disabled and no EQ of any kind applied DINO – Based on* the Eminence Cannabis Rex™� Uniquely constructed with a hemp-based speaker cone material, the Cannabis Rex is described as having a smoky, smooth high-end definition, and boasts a full, clean tonality, with lots of body and sparkle LECTO – Based on* the Electro-Voice® EVM 12L. Designed for professionally precise, fully overdriven, punchy tones and brilliant cleans. They are a signature component of the classic Mesa/Boogie® sound� HERALD – Based on* the Celestion G12H(55) Heritage� Featuring a heavier magnet than the original G12M Greenback, this speaker replicates the sound of the original G12H� BROWN – Based on* the Celestion G12 EVH®. While the Greenback 20 played an essential role in the sound of Eddie Van Halen's unmistakable sound, this speaker was the based on the 60s version Greenback and used in his signature amplifier. SHADE – Based on* the Mesa/Boogie Black Shadow C90� Custom made for Mesa/Boogie by Celestion in the UK, this speaker provides a tight and controlled low end, aggressive midrange attack, and strong high-bass / low-mid punch� They are a feature in many Mesa/Boogie amps� JETSON – Based on* the Jensen C12K� The C12K is often paired with Fender® amps for great for a heavy mid and solid, straight forward, slightly darker tone� Can also present bold and heavy overdriven tones� Google is your friend use it
  45. 1 point
    Thank you @Sandra51, I order on second hand / used and am fairly sure there won't be a cheat sheet. Many many thanks. First post on this forum!
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  47. 1 point
    This doesn't answer your question, but I'm running my vocals through path B on my HX using two methods. When we provide the PA, I use the channel insert on the PA and route it through the HX, using the Mic preamp on the mixer. When using a house PA, I use a separate Mic preamp (ART Tube Mic Preamp, which sounds great btw). Works great both ways!
  48. 1 point
    aqui les dejo este si les gusta me dicen y les mando mas, saludos Guitarra Acust.svl6p
  49. 1 point
    I use reverb (old school) on almost every patch, and delay is used on leads and such. I have no bias against those that dont and im against reverb racism and delay deplorables. :P
  50. 1 point
    Glad to hear that you got some answer, even though that means it might have to go out for repairs. I also filled out a support ticket and sent in some audio. I haven't heard back from them yet. In my case it seemed that it was not easy to capture the issue in a recording. You could hear the extraneous notes on some tunings but at a very slight volume, it wasn't as apparent as it was in the room. There may have been a number of dynamics going on, possibly some resonances in the guitar, or sympathetic vibrations caused by the altered tuned notes re-energizing the strings on the guitar causing a kind of feedback loop that made it seem more apparent accousticly that what you would expect. It suprisingly didn't nearly as apparent in the recordings, but it was there. It is a somewhat sporadic problem for me, sometimes it has been an issue, and sometimes hardly, or not noticable. I'll have to wait to see what they recommend in my case.
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