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  1. 10 points
    2.9 Model Updates: -Revv Purple (Ch3) -1x12 Fullerton and Grammatico Cabs -Red Llama Drive -Steve Vai Legendary Drive -Harmonic Antagonizer Fuzz -Rochester Comp (Billy Sheehan Compressor) -Small Stone Phaser -Split Dynamics (Path A/B Routing) Feature Updates: -Output Meters -Gain Reduction Meters -Clip Indicators -IR Attachment by Name -New Switch/Snap/Looper Layout Options -New Model Subcategory Shortcuts -Update from HX Edit -A/B Compare for HX Native Available “soon.”
  2. 4 points
    While there are definitely a few people here saying they shouldn't have meters, I think most people are saying that, since they're not available and people are still using the Helix to great effect, they're not necessary and there's no point in complaining about the lack of them or using that a justification for your displeasure with the tones you're getting. The discussion I thought was going was that adding meters won't make your tones better, they'll just make them metered. And I'll say again, I would use them if they were there, but there's nothing missing without them.
  3. 3 points
    Fantastic news! What a great addition to the Helix. This device and the firmware for the entire HX line just keeps getting better!
  4. 2 points
    In Reaper, turn OFF the Record Monitor feature for the track when you are recording.
  5. 2 points
    That'll be the day, lol...;)
  6. 2 points
    Yeah, it should be OK. Just make sure you have the inputs and outputs on the Space set to line level (you'd also want the outputs on the Stomp set to line level). If you leave things at instrument level, the Powercab wouldn't get very loud.
  7. 2 points
    I hear the same kinds of things from a buddy of mine that is a professional FOH/monitor engineer. He has to work jobs with all kinds of different equipment from TOL Midas and DigiCo digital boards all the way down to old Mackie analog desks with outboard gear for FX. He's mentioned many times how some of the guys that tour with small to mid level bands will often be exasperated and dumbfounded and constantly bitching when they have to use anything other than a digital board with a full-size display, compressors and EQs with visual feedback on every channel, etc... and it's funny to him because it's not like live audio only got good in the last 5-10 years where nice digital stuff was available to everyone. It's one thing to complain when something in front of your doesn't work, its an entirely other thing to complain about not being able to use something that ISN'T THERE and then blaming a thing that doesn't exist for the issues you're having.
  8. 2 points
    Sorry for the late reply, but I'm just reading this post. I noticed that you have the Texas Cali amp model in your preset with the bass set to zero. There was an issue of volume loss on a preset with the Texas Cali amp bass set to zero. I had this same thing happen to me when they first added the Texas Cali amps. I reported this bug to Line 6 support and they confirmed that it was a bug. I don't know if it has ever been fixed in another update. I kept adjusting the bass on my preset one step at a time and the bug went away after setting the bass to 0.8 or higher. Might be worth a try.
  9. 2 points
    At this point, shoulds and shouldn'ts, or needs/don't needs are wholly irrelevant. As are the "thousands" of requests. It could be millions, and it still wouldn't matter. We don't have meters. End of story. Can't use what ain't there... we could spend all day chanting supplications to the gods, or dancing over piles of chicken bones and goat's blood, and there still won't be any meters. So either we all make do, or move on to something else with colorful (and apparently reassuring) dancing lights. What's tedious is the repeated side-stepping of this objective reality, and the oft regurgitated assertion that the unit is somehow impossible to use effectively, absent a feature that it's never had. I don't have wings, so I can't fly. Whining about it won't make me able to flap my arms to Vegas.
  10. 2 points
    what patches you make for your studio monitors, generally will not translate to IEM's, AT ALL. unless you're an actual mixer using really expensive IEM's and you know them well. you seems to be very particular about your sound, yet your applying a one size fits all mentality. Not sure that is ever going to work for critical listening.... I do studio mixing, i have to balance my plugins with gain staging ALL the time. I see the Helix as the same amount of work, the final product is always worth it to me. if an essential variable changes, so do the settings, that's a cold hard fact. oh yeah, your audience gives no ducks about how you sound in reality.
  11. 2 points
    I'm not out to deny anybody anything...we all have our wish lists, and the OP is free to demand the moon if he likes. I am a realist, however... plus, he summed up his own opening salvo with one very concise thought: "...instead of being an amazing tool, it's another digital rig that just sounds really bad." Nuff said. He doesn't like it, and he's decided that the lack of metering is why. Moreover, he seems convinced that some additional dancing lights would transform Helix into something usable for him. OK...maybe it would, maybe it wouldn't...I have no idea. Belaboring the point accomplishes nothing, though. We don't have meters. Oh well. I owned a Saturn years ago. Hated it. It was a high performance lawnmower, with a $hitty plastic interior that started falling apart after less than 2 years... so as soon as it was feasible, I got rid of it. I could have sat around repeatedly saying to myself, "I'd like this thing a whole lot better if it were a Ferrari"... but what would that have accomplished? Either use the thing as is, or find something that makes you happy.
  12. 2 points
    I would love to have a metering block that I could insert wherever I wanted in the chain to monitor the level, when I felt the desire to. The Helix is not the same as a "pedalboard > amp"... it is "pedalboard > amp > cab > mic > post EQ/effects". When I mix live, I monitor meters When I record, I monitor meters Why wouldn't I want to monitor what is happening in the Helix? I've never understood the denial of a good tool! Monitoring a meter does NOT MEAN I am a slave to that meter! I look at a meter like I do a speedometer in a car. Sure, I can get a good feel of what is happening without looking, but every now and then it is nice to look down and take a snapshot of reality! Sometimes I'm doing 75 when I thought I was doing 60 - 65 :) As for "use your ears". Tone and metering are not directly related. Why not both? Why deny anyone of a tool they want, especially when you are not forced to use it if you don't want to. That's like denying someone the desire for a high gain amp they want.... just because you don't have any interest.
  13. 2 points
    The thing is that there are over 50,000 Helix/HX units in the wild currently, and many of those are being used on stages all the time... Some for real-deal world tours in arenas and such. Personally, I wouldn’t let this one bug dictate whether or not it’s worth using it or not, but it’s up to you...
  14. 1 point
    shortly after purchasing my helix i purchased a QSC K12 as it's always been my understanding that modelers sound best through these kinds of speakers. one day for sh!ts and grins i decided to see how my Helix sounded through the front of my Rivera Venus Deux, which is Rivera's "pedal" platform amplifier. i called up some of my favorite patches, turned off any IR's and/or cab sims and plugged it in to the Rivera. wow. just, wow. sounded absolutely incredible. even through the Rivera's single 12, there was more "oomph" and resonance than what i'd experienced w/the cab simulations through the QSC. to be fair, the Rivera is a hell of an amp and its enclosure is a bit larger than the average 1X12 combo, but still... after about 15 minutes i plugged back in to the QSC which left me even more floored as to how much better the Helix sounded through the Rivera. who knew? i suppose YMMV as they say, but for me it's a no-brainer. the QSC is now on CL. i would encourage any one who has a good tube amp with a nice sounding clean channel to try what i did before plopping down a good chunk of change on a FRFR. you may be very pleasantly surprised...or not, but it's worth a try before you buy.
  15. 1 point
    Thank you anyways! I will open a support-ticket now…
  16. 1 point
    Just updated my Mac to Catalina and, as mentioned here, my POD HD Edit app isn't 64-bit and won't run. Please provide an idea when Line 6 will make this available. Thanks.
  17. 1 point
    So if I got this right no manual exists for the spider remote app and the instructions for my V20 MKII are only marginal. I'm 72 yrs and I don't have another lifetime to learn all the features and would appreciate a help screen on the web site that is product and app specific. It appears to be a great product, but unless you are a professional or a bloody genius it becomes mind numbing!
  18. 1 point
    Sorry, but I cannot agree with this at all (and I also have a 'Korean JTV'). Some folks talk about second hand guitars here, others mention very dubious fabrications... My new JTV was - and still is - in a very good shape ;-) Check these mods out (problems with plinging strings) - if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJhdSczB-lI
  19. 1 point
    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.
  20. 1 point
    Why is there any indication that this is the case?
  21. 1 point
    What would work is block links instead of copy. In a patch, you would add a link to a block in another patch, not a copy. Then any changes to the target block would be see in all the blocks that like to it automatically. Helix doesn't support block links yet. Hopefully it will someday. In the absence of that, you have to redo the copy paste to propagate changes. That's a pain, but not that difficult with Helix Native and HX Edit open at the same time.
  22. 1 point
    This is interesting. I don’t quite understand the electronics, but your description makes sense. On par, yes, but with half the DSP. For me the price is irrelevant. What I’m looking for is compact, which is why I looked at this in the first place. The Helix are too big (for me). So I’m waiting for compact/modern/high DSP. See the Neural Quad Cortex coming out next year. Quad SHARC in a small package. Of course it’s even more expensive than the Helix. If Line6 could do something like that I would be all over it. Currently I’m going HX EFX into a Bias head, and I’m happy with that.
  23. 1 point
    I use my Variax JTV59 to test IRs. I have a preset that links the tone control to the IR number and I can whiz through all of the loaded IRs in no time. Of course, you would need a Variax instrument to do this ...
  24. 1 point
    My Boss GT-8 had that years ago. And I believe I requested the feature in IdeaScale. Yup, I did. https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Dynamics-Controlled-Crossfade/891439-23508
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    THIS may be the key to why I've never run into any of these weird problems. The only time I use HXEdit is just for file type operations (import, export, backup, restore, etc.) Otherwise I totally depend on the Helix editing interface. In the beginning I reasoned that if I might need to do something on my presets and didn't have HXEdit available at the time, I'd better know how to do it with just the Helix interface, and that's why my preset editing have always seemed to be bulletproof....well that and constantly saving my presets during any kind of editing.
  27. 1 point
    If, by chance, the computer is a laptop unplug the laptop from power and allow it to run off the battery. If the noise goes away then it's likely a ground loop. This is a fairly common problem with this type of equipment. Unplugging your laptop isn't really a solution, just a trouble shooting step. There's a lot of information out there on dealing with ground loops. I had a similar issue, unfortunately I don't remember what I did to fix it. I believe I plugged one of the devices in the system to a different power outlet.
  28. 1 point
    I have foam behind the nut right now, as well as a GruvGear Fret Wrap. I haven't tried anything with foam near the bridge yet....I'm taking it back to my local guitar shop where I bought it 2 days ago - they can take a look for me as well!
  29. 1 point
    I edited my earlier reply after you responded. Check it again for more info. I think you want to use Global Settings to define the behaviour when you press both the Up and Down switches simultaneously.
  30. 1 point
    I have owned and played several Tube Screamers in my lifetime... I have NEVER had two of them sound/react the same on the same settings. We will never experience the exact tube screamer Line 6 used for it's modeling (other than the model itself)... so direct 1-1 comparisons often mean nothing. (this applies to almost everything in the Helix) That said.... tube screamers (with a few setting tweaks) can be made to sound pretty much the same... and this video is proof once again that it can also be done with a "digital" tube screamer. The difference was no different that two different tube screamers... and in a blind test I would NEVER have known which was which.
  31. 1 point
    Brand new Helix. 2.82 and I am experiencing this exact same issue.
  32. 1 point
    Great news thanks for all the hard work :)
  33. 1 point
    Update - Problem solved, I opened a ticket, turns out my Variax needed to be re-flashed.
  34. 1 point
    Yep, we've all been playing with incredibly awful guitar tones since the Helix came out because we don't have meters. It's not a usable device right now, and it's also not reliable enough for gigging because one patch had a bug that had several easy workarounds.
  35. 1 point
    I can see losing a little confidence in something that has a (minor) flaw. However, extrapolating that minor and easily rectified flaw to a larger or more frequent and higher probability failure leaving you silent at a gig doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Also, it tends to indicate that you are not prepared to deal with any issue, like a bad cable or similar. No product is perfect, stuff happens. And you can extrapolate that statement to all aspects of life. Move on to another product if you must. I don't see a fan club here, I see people confirming the flaw and offering work-arounds so you can navigate it. If you do move on, be prepared to deal with different flaws from the different products or rigs you go to next, or you'll be jumping from modeler to modeler and spending a lot of time and money unnecessarily.
  36. 1 point
    If it sounds wrong, then compensate. It's hard to see how either a meter or a block input ideal range indicator replace ears. IMO this is a mountain out of a molehill.
  37. 1 point
    Every audio device on earth has a noise floor, and higher gain patches will have more noise than others. Add a noise gate if it bothers you. And not for nothing, but unless you're using very high impedance headphones, turning the volume up that high will be punishingly loud anyway... do your ears a favor and roll it back some. Lost frequencies don't come back.
  38. 1 point
    Nice feature when you think about it :) Seems to be, looks like this....
  39. 1 point
    When the user can't handle it a Ferrari doesn't look so good when it's wrapped around a tree either! Back to a musical comparison.... :) Take a beautiful JCM800 1/2 Stack, and give that same amp to three players. The first will make it sound like a basket of moquitos The next will make it sound like a muddy undefinable mess The next will get a glorious tone out of it It's not the tools....
  40. 1 point
    I am a bedroom player too and the LT does almost all the things the full Helix does. What’s missing is mostly connectivity to tie in more stomps, control amps, and getting more visual feedback on what is or can be controlled in your patch. The latter one would not miss in a typical bedroom playing scenario. If you need or want to use lots of external gear (you potentially already have) take a look at the differences in input/output options and decide whether the LT offers enough options for you. I use USB to connect audio and MIDI to a DAW running on a MAC or a looper and mixer on an iPad. The latter also supports playing backing tracks, and I have used the iPad to control the LT via BlueTooth using a fairly cheap BT to MIDI converter plugged in the LT MIDI ports. For sound I primarily use 5” studio monitors, but good studio headphones and my DT25 will do too without any unexpected issues (if you make reasonable adjustments, i.e., headphones tend to overemphasize effects and real guitar amps are obviously not full range amplification systems and have their own speakers - use preamp models w/o speakers as a start - but don’t let that limit your imagination. If you like a full amp model going through your guitar amp and speaker, just enjoy it). Enjoy the ride, no matter whether you pick an LT or a full Helix.
  41. 1 point
    Assign the same footswitch you use to turn it off and on to your feedback level so it goes to 0 when you turn it off and goes to the level you want when you turn it on. I think that may solve the issue
  42. 1 point
    If you're using the same input/dry track, the hardware and Native will sound exactly the same. Using a different interface, all bets are off (although, you should still be able to get them reasonably close). For one thing, it sounds like you're input level into Native may still be too hot. The manual recommends the input level for Native be somewhere between -36 and -12dB. Really, most of the time it means that you want unity gain from your guitar through the interface (no gain or attenuation). The one exception would be if you have particularly hot pickups - you may want to attenuate the input. A better test of Native versus the hardware would be recording a dry track using the Stomp as an interface and then feeding that into the Native. That should sound exactly the same through the same preset.
  43. 1 point
    Did you follow the instructions and do the update by running the v2.82 HX Edit before running the updater? Running the updater should have wiped out all existing presets, leaving just the factory presets. At that point you should have been able to re-install your custom presets from your backup. You DID do a backup BEFORE the update, right?
  44. 1 point
    I stopped using my Dream Rig and switched to Positive Grid last year.last year, frustrated that they never added Helix L6 integration, and at the time PG sounded better to me. Now with the 2.8 update on the Helix, new tones and L6 link, I think I'm coming back.
  45. 1 point
    Before you and others jump on the op, we were told over and over again, that the new way of coding future Helix updates would really speed up future updates. I don't feel that a polite inquiry after five months (if it's really been that long) is out of line - especially given the announcement from line 6 about faster updates coming our way. Yes I know - we are not entitled to any updates ever again, yada yada yada; and many updates (and the news associated with them) is "Top-Secret" like area-51 stuff, but this discussion and question should not be mocked.
  46. 1 point
    I saw your post while trying to fix a similar problem. This worked for me: After I installed all the latest upgrades to the drivers and the editor, I restarted the system then followed these steps. 1. Open System Preferences in OS X Catalina 2. Select "Security and Privacy" 3. Select the "General" tab 4. Look at the bottom for an alert about system software prevented from loading 5. Select to allow software from Line 6 6. Open POD HD500 Editor 7. Connect the POD to the USB Done! I hope this helps!
  47. 1 point
    The feature I would like to see is «converting» of Amp+Cab/Amp/Preamp blocks I use the Helix with two DT50 but also direct out or with headphones for practice at home at night. I dial my tones mostly connected to the DT50, where I use preamp-blocks. When I'm satisfied with a preset, I make a copy for direct out/headphones. There I have to replace the preamp-block with an Amp or an Amp+Cab block. Switching the block resets all settings to default. That means, I have to manually write down the settings, change block and apply them again. I like so see the possibility to either a) change the block type between Amp/Preamp with all settings kept, or b) copy only the amp-settings and apply them to preamp-block and vice versa
  48. 1 point
    This is definitely a bug. The "Don't Force" option as has been pointed out exists in HX Edit but not on the Helix. Selecting the "Don't Force" option in HX Edit leaves the Helix on the "Custom ..." option. Yep, a bug that needs fixin'. "Bug Whack A Mole", everybody's least favorite game. For now at least I'm not going to create any Variax presets with "Don't Force" as the Helix will recall them as a Variax "Custom ..." model. Also I notice that clicking the controller knob down does not reset the model to the value at the far left(which used to be "Don't Force") as it does with other controller knobs; instead it retains the currently selected model. So that piece of functionality is broken as well. Probably part of the same bug.
  49. 1 point
    Solved: It was the usb-cable I've used. It was way too long (over 5 meters I believe). With a 1 meter cable the result drasticly changed. Now I need to get a new USB cable, because I need about 1,5-2 Meters at least. Quality is quite important for me. Is there something I should be aware of buying a new cable?
  50. 0 points
    Alright so I saw the pod go was released. Currently I use an hx stomp and with the three footswitches I run a rhythm lead and ambient clean patches. I use a digitech whammy, Drop tune, tuner, and wireless as well. Now if I were to get this could I do the following: Get rid of my whammy and make the expression pedal my whammy/maybe use it as a volume pedal? ABCD would be rhythm, clean, lead, Lofi and then bank up or down to the same exact patches but with pitch shifters on it and also have the tuner be accessible? And can I use the same models? I use the badonk amp for rhythm and lead with a noise gate and 808 overdrive, and then reverb for lead. For clean I use legacy cave reverb and simple delay and eq. If I can have the whammy, pitch shift patch change, and tuner, I can basically get rid of my pedalboard except for wireless! But only if that’s possible, and I could pocket cash from selling my hx stomp. so any help on if I can do this or not is appreciated.
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