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  1. 3 points
    I’ve been a longtime line 6 user... from the dl4 when it first released, the m9, echo park, m13, pod hd, and now the helix lt i just wanted to say thank you... to everyone who built this unit... how crazy is it that we can have access to so many different amps and effects, constant FREE updates, and it sound so amazing?! It’s a joy whenever I power it on and strum a chord... I didn’t know where to email this, and didn’t want to open a support ticket just to say thanks... no one has to reply to this or anything like that... but it’s especially been great to have my helix during quarantine, and through this crazy year. It’s an amazing product and you guys should be proud.
  2. 2 points
    OK, here's what SHOULD be an HXFX preset that I made in Native using HW Compatibility Mode. It demonstrates the Panning and Snapshot principles previously outlined. Deleting my previous (pre-coffee) presets. Snapshot1 is both paths, panned L/R. SS2 is PathA ON, PathB OFF. SS3 is PathA OFF, PathB ON. IRL, replace the Distortion and Delay Blocks with Loop1 and Loop2. Let me know if it works as required! C4TH hxfx.hlx
  3. 2 points
    Not sure exactly what's going on here, but I can say what comes out of the USB stream is going to match what you hear in headphones, so the problem is probably not the Stomp. Do you have monitoring turned off in Garageband? You need to. If you don't, you'll hear the hardware signal from Stomp, doubled with the monitored signal from Garageband, separated by a small delay. If you're singing and listening to that, it will sound phasey/chorusey/weird.
  4. 2 points
    Some people can't understand why a product like Helix doesn't have a polyphonic coffee maker. GO FOR IT!
  5. 2 points
    I can get a very similar sound out of a number of the amps. This is because this type of sound is as much about how you play the amp as it is about that amp itself. Take a small fender say and turn it up maybe almost full. (the Stoneage - which is actually an old Gibson I think - works too) Regularly that also meant turning all the tones up full too - use some common sense here - but you need to push the amp into more gain than you need. Then back off your guitar volume knob till you have the lower drive and clarity you hear here. The amp needs to have lots of gain in reserve. Use the bridge pickup on a humbucking guitar and turn the tone down till you still have enough top, but a more mellow overall tone. Now you will be in the ballpark. Santana is riding his volume knob for both clarity, sustain and subtleness. So he's playing the amp as much as the guitar. Believe he used SG's around then. The story is it's a Twin Reverb - but probably modified. (people recorded with bigger amps then to get extra sustain and controlled feedback) The Twin model in the Helix has way too much headroom for this type of sound - as do most twins - but something tweed should be OK. There is a certain hollowness in there - that might be about the speaker and micing too. One of his SG's had P90s.............that might make that difference. An EQ after the amp should let you tweak to a very close match - obviously a little reverb after all that too. Here he is doing it recently - a bit different - but using the same tricks. You'll notice his volume on the guitar is so low he actually sometimes is pretty much off!
  6. 2 points
    You bought a top-shelf modeler. Do yourself a favor and get a decent set of flat response, studio quality headphones...what you have is deliberately designed to provide an appalling overabundance of bass, so that they appeal to teenagers listening to whatever currently passes for "music". Even if you get them to work with an adapter, you're gonna spend all your waking hours trying to get rid of low end mud.
  7. 1 point
    I'm also in the "if you're going to do it at all do it well" camp. Last thing we want is to spend the next three years and several firmware revisions waiting for it to work properly and well. Glitchy, poorly tracking polyphonic is no fun at all! Also, I love the virtual capo and pitch shifting stuff but where it really gets exciting for me is the potential for this to be used with synth patches.
  8. 1 point
    To communicate my observation as clear as possible: the only thing I had to adjust to replicate the behavior you described was to slightly adjust either the HX volume knob or the amps gain knob. I wish you a successful search!
  9. 1 point
    Yes, as long as you need your amp in 4cm, you're up against the limitations of only 2 FX loops.
  10. 1 point
    Fair enough. I mean, this is a discussion forum, not a university research paper. Why would I do all that research when I can just ask and get an answer? Impressed isn't the word I would use. It worked. It worked better than no polyphonic pitch shifter. OK, intellectual property concerns aside, they could have certainly developed a lower quality stop-gap shifter from the ground up while they work on the "world's greatest shifter". But ya, all this stuff is exciting news. I'm happy to be on the cusp of having a shifter rather than where I was 10+ years ago, wondering why people are saying the X3 couldn't handle an algorithm that had been around for years.
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  12. 1 point
    Yes, ideascale. Will do. Just was wondering if there was anyone out there interested in the same. At least I found two that aren't. ;-) Thanks for the info!
  13. 1 point
    Nothing to do. The Split block splits the main stereo signal into two stereo signals. The Mixer block mixes the two stereo paths back into one stereo path. Since IRs are Mono, the two stereo paths are now one mix of two Mono paths, but post Mixer is still stereo until you add another Mono block. If you add a stereo block post mixer, you've got stereo. Control the level of IR1 vs IR2 either at the IR blocks or at the Mixer block. Control the placement in the stereo field at the Mixer block.
  14. 1 point
    This video Thomas Blug shares his take on several approaches on how to get the Santana tone:
  15. 1 point
    This is not up for debate in 2020. install the 64 bit system unless your computer cannot handle it.... which would be a very old computer. There is no benefit to running a 32 bit system any longer... it's time to move forward! 32 bit programs will run on 64 bit Operation systems. The only issue that can occur is if you have old (very, very old) devices (printers, scanners, audio interface, etc... etc...) that don't have 64 bit drivers.
  16. 1 point
    Been using my JTV59 / Helix / PC112+ for the last several gigs. Tried using PC112+ in FRFR mode and IRs in Helix. Didn't dig that much, but didn't spend a lot of time on it either. Thought about moving the IRs to the PC112+. Didn't get that far. Tried the PC112+ speaker emulations first. Fantastic! Finally feels like I am playing an actual amp, very happy with my sound on stage. Tried using XLR out of PC112+ to FOH, rather than XLR out of the Helix to FOH as I was doing prior. Was not as pleased with the XLR out of the PC112+ to FOH. I use a lot of 4x12 IRs in the Helix and the PC112+ is only emulating a 1x12 setup so I really wasn't too surprised there. Back to tapping the Helix directly to FOH. I also use the PC112+ in FRFR mode when using the JTV59 for any acoustic stuff. Sounds great on stage as well. So I am using the PC112+ for stage monitoring only, but I really dig it - and it can get plenty loud to keep up with the rest of the guys! My only issue is the loud volume spike that you can get if you are in the middle of hitting anything on the guitar and switch from FRFR mode to speaker. I have to make sure I am not sending any signal from my guitar to the PC112+ when switching. More than a bit of a problem, but I can work with it for now. Hopefully they address the issue soon, can't imagine I am the only one to run across this when playing live. Sold some more gear I wasn't using and scored a second PC112+. Haven't used the two together yet. One's at the practice pad, one's at home. Soon. Looking forward to checking out dual amp / dual speaker type setups. Oh yeah, and I only need to run one AES cable to the PC112+ from the Helix. Fabulous. Overall, very pleased!
  17. 1 point
    1) Acoustic - No experience 2) I think of it this way - with the IRs loaded on the PC+, you're hearing what the engineer in the Control Room hears - the sound of a mic'd cab in another room, at the end of the guitarist's signal chain. With the IR loaded on the Helix as the last block in the signal chain, you get the same thing. If you add stuff (EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, etc) AFTER the IR, YOU are now the Engineer in the Control Room, adding Post effects. If you want an "Amp In The Room" experience, use the PC+ Speaker Emulations. If you're trying to duplicate a recorded sound from a studio produced album, loading the IR on the Helix and adding Post Processing effects might be a better way to go. 3) LRS - No experience of the enhanced for PC+ IRs, but wasn't thrilled with the freebies. 4) As for which IR Mode to use, Flat is FRFR with the HF Driver; LF Flat is the Eminence Speaker w/o the HF Driver, EQ'd to be Flat; RAW is the Eminence in it's natural state - as if it was just another 112 cab w/o HF Driver or compensatory EQ. Use the one that sounds best in your application. I'm a simple guy, not obsessed with getting "that perfect tone". I use the Speaker Emulations, then record with an XLR from the PC+ to the AI (Scarlett 18i20) and into Reaper with whatever PC+ Mic sim sounds best in that particular scenario. I've also tried taking an additional XLR direct from the Helix (IRs on the PC+) and using Two Notes WOS and their cabs. Meh. Sounds good and all, but for my purposes (and lack of patience) I'm not sure it's worth the trouble. YMMV. Try it! For simple in the room jamming I also run another XLR from the Scarlett to my FRFR112 for a fuller sound in the room, and to get an approximation of what FOH might be putting out to an audience. I'll only be using the FRFR112 for the fuller sound until I get another PC+. Then I'll have STEREO! HMM...STEREO GOOD! 5) I have a number of templates, starting from the basic JS Template, for various applications. Templates are a great beginner's tool, saves lots of time when trying out things, but I have found that the more I use my Helix, the more I know what I like, and the more likely I am to just start from scratch. BTW - Your English is EXCELLENT! As a typical American, I only speak English, and American English at that! Be proud of yourself! ***See Edit in Point 2
  18. 1 point
    Hi I'm not a Powercab user yet but I found thouse videos from Jason Sadites that explain this well (I use similar way to make Helix patches with good result). There is four videos but I think if you look at the first you get the feeling how to make/gainstage the patches and then look at the third you see how he apply this to the Powercab. First video, basic on the Helix Second video, a deeper dive Third video, how to do this on the Powercab Fourth video, another explanation of details with focus on why not unity gain or more what it meens in context with Helix. Hope it make sense Take care.. /Per
  19. 1 point
    Hi Kerry, Not happened to me, because I try to follow the basic idea that combining electrical equipment and liquid means danger of death. Things spattered by beer can be can become sticky as the residue dries. I would give the jack sockets a blast of “Servisol” electrical contact cleaner. Cotton buds can be used to probe and swab into the socket, other than that, spray on and leave to dry completely. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  20. 1 point
    I've downloaded plenty of patches so I know the Helix can communicate via USB. Likewise the signal from the Lightening port although that's to a 1/8" aux in when I use my Hartke combo..... I'm not gonna give up. I sold off most of my gear to go with a Helix. I love the versatility it offers. Just very frustrating....
  21. 1 point
    I do something similar with my Helix. I run isolated paths for my guitar and keyboard for live gigs. Running multiple paths alone does not put a significant load on DSP. It is only when you add effect and amp blocks that you start consuming bits of DSP. In my Helix presets, my guitar processing is configured with one amp block and around 10 effect blocks across three sub-path in series, although my only always-on effect is a compressor or an overdrive. I switch on the other effects as needed using the footswitches. Then my keyboard processing is configured with a volume pedal, a few effects, and sometimes an amp block across one sub-path, with the effect and amp blocks only enabled by footswitches. Both paths can be stereo, but my preference is to mix the final outputs down to mono. I have never run out of DSP. Helix (including LT) has three mono 1/4-inch analog inputs: guitar, return 1, and return 2 that you can use for your guitar, bass, and Moog. Each one can have an isolated processing path. Helix (including LT) has four analog outputs: left and right XLR and left and right 1/4-inch, each of which can be used by separate paths (or a mix of paths). For your configuration, you would probably use a pair of left/right outputs for your stereo guitar, and one left output for your mono bass and one right output for your mono Moog. My guitar and keyboard paths go to two separate XLR outputs for the PA. For my own on-stage monitoring, I mix them together when I bring a powered PA speaker, and I keep them separate when using a Powercab Plus (and use the digital output for my guitar path). There are a couple of things to note. Every one of your Helix presets needs to have multiple paths so that when you change presets all your sources have paths to the outputs. Once you get your first preset working the way you want, you can use it as a template and copy it as a starting point for new presets. When you select a preset, everything will change to the new preset. I keep the keyboard path in my presets almost identical, and only change the guitar effects and amp in each preset. In each of my presets, I use the exact same three footswitches for my three most commonly used functions: switching from compressor to overdrive, setting amp drive level low or high, and switching the guitar output from normal to high. All my other footswitches are used to turn effects on and off, which are different in each preset. The expression pedal is initially a volume pedal for my keyboard path, and pressing the toe switch enables the wah effect and changes the expression pedal into a wah pedal. You will enjoy having and almost endless selection of high-quality effect and amp models available for all your instruments while only having to use one multi-effect unit. The massive reduction in signal and power cables compared to a pedal board makes setup faster and the whole rig more reliable. Let us know how it works out for you.
  22. 1 point
    In brief: You need to use Command Center to assign the proper MIDI messages to the switches. CC#s 49-54 = FS1-FS6. Snapshot Changes are accomplished by setting the Instant Commands to Send the Snapshot MIDI - CC#69 with values of 0 (snapshot 1) to 3 (snapshot 4). In Snapshot 1, set IC 1 to CC#69 with Value 0. In Snapshot 2 set IC 1 to CC#69 with Value 1. etc. In Global Settings>MIDI/TapTempo you need to set USB MIDI, PC TX and PC RX to ON. Then, when you record, record both an Audio (Drums) and a MIDI track. Playback will send the proper MIDI signals back to the HXFX, in sync with the recorded Drum Track.
  23. 1 point
    High gain amps typically do not clean up very well when lowering the volume of the guitar, the best amps to go from distorted to clean in response to volume changes are instead the mid gain ones, like the Marshall JTM-45 or the Plexi, or others in the same category. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  24. 1 point
    I can't speak to the GX. For the UX2 there are 4 sends, L/R for each tone path. You may need to use the instrument input for the clean guitar signal. So inputs could be guitar and Line1.
  25. 1 point
    No - it has to be in your opinion. This has to be your decision. Opinions are like a$$holes - everybody has one!
  26. 1 point
    I think this video might be helpful. Rhett describes in detail how he dials in amps. Later in it he demonstrates matching an amp for different guitars:
  27. 1 point
    They’re proprietary in the sense that they’re DRM-protected. They’re like regular IR files in a DRM wrapper.
  28. 1 point
    A little late there bro, check the date on DI’s post. Somebody resurrected this thread a couple of days back. ;-)
  29. 1 point
    If you think you'll regularly need routing options and 2 amps at once etc, then Pod Go isn't the right tool - you need Helix, Helix LT, or Helix Stomp.
  30. 1 point
    Is your LT on top of your head? I can't picture how 3' cables would reach from the LT to the back of the PV if the Head is on a cab and the LT is on the floor. With the PV footswitch disconnected, do you still get hiss? There has to be a cabling problem, or something in the LT signal chain. Attach a copy of the preset you're using.
  31. 1 point
    The Peavey 6505+ has a switchable FX loop.
  32. 1 point
    That could be a good definition of static DSP management, and there’s nothing wrong with preferring that. But here’s an analogy that perhaps illustrates the difference clearly. Consider the amount of available DSP in a device as a budget limit similar to having an amount of cash in your pocket. Imagine you have $10 to spend and that you are choosing between one of two stores to spend it in. Store #1 has what some might consider to be a very attractive policy. You can choose any 5 items in the store for $10. Anything - no restrictions. There are no prices associated with any item. Just pick any 5 you want. What’s implied of course is that no single item is worth more than $2. Otherwise they couldn’t have that policy or they’d lose money. So your $10 is ‘fully able to meet the offered features’. This is analogous to static DSP management. Store #2 has a different policy. It offers all the items that Store #1 offers, but it offers other items too. It also associates a price with each item. Many of the items in this store cost more than $2, and there is no limit to the number of items you can purchase. You just have to keep the total cost to no more than your $10 budget. If you want a couple of expensive items you may not be able to afford to get 5 items. This is analogous to dynamic DSP management. You might choose Store #1. I would choose Store #2. Nobody’s right or wrong - just different policies.
  33. 1 point
    Q controls for low / high cut on the EQ blocks as well as the cab and IR block. Emphasizing the cut frequency using Q higher then 0.7 empowers one to get rid of rumble / sizzle / fizz of a miced amp sound but retaining the overall frequency balance. Making a sound sit in the mix is pretty straight forward with this. I use it in the AxeFx all the time.
  34. 1 point
    Hopefully, lesson one will be, “How to install firmware updates without tantrums and tears”. Super Special Edition - “How to install FW Version 3.0“
  35. 1 point
    First impression from listening: Bassman normal channel in the room. May be start with Tweed Blues Nrm, roll off some volume and tone on the guitar, Bass @ 4, Low Cut @ 200Hz and go from there. Edit: See my post below for detailed settings.
  36. 1 point
    One more test please.... Start by getting the Helix to "glitch" as you are describing through the interface/computer. Leave everything hooked up and plug in a set of headphones (to the Helix) Is it glitching through the headphones? If the headphones (Helix) are fine but the sound through the computer still glitches.... the problem is at the computer level. It is NOT the firmware on the Helix. If the headphones are glitching as well, then you may need to re-install the firmware again.
  37. 1 point
    First, you should download and install POD Go Edit. Hot Check for Updates and install the latest update. After you do that, you should do a factory reset. Hold down footswitches C & D while powering up, and that will reset everything. The factory presets should show up then.
  38. 1 point
    Helix reverbs are just fine. Try actually spending time with the new ones. A Klon is to a reverb as an amoeba is to a sperm whale. It's all about the maths, and how much DSP you want to commit to that GREAT reverb that most other people will think sux because it doesn't sound like the one that THEY think sounds best. Welcome to virtual reality!
  39. 1 point
    I have the same problem. Toneport UX1, MacBook Pro 2012, Catalina. Logic will play for a few seconds then start skipping repeatedly. Looks like I'm getting a new interface...
  40. 1 point
    I cannot launch the License Manager in order to follow your directions.
  41. 1 point
    I had the same missing file message when trying to run the edit software on my PC laptop. The Visual C++ files on your computer need to be updated or reinstalled if you're getting the error message. This video on how to do that did the trick for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyDozY5wSd4 The process was painless.
  42. 1 point
    Well, we ARE talking about the Stomp here. I have one for my desk. For serious performance, I have no problem getting guitar and bass out of my Floor, with the Stomp for backup. If I MUST use kitchen sink presets, I can always use the Stomp for bass. But I get what you're saying. I wish my KIA was a Ferrari. :-) Horses for courses.
  43. 1 point
    I do not think it's a server problem. This is a software problem that does not detect my network configuration on windows 7 and windows 8.1 Spider V Remote works correctly on Mac OS X, Windows 10 and iPad (iOS) I opened a trouble ticket with the support Line 6, but their answer is that the problem comes from my computer and not the software because I am the only one to have reported this malfunction
  44. 1 point
    I actually mentioned this several times yesterday on several threads but it is easy for it to get lost in the abundance of information and topics. Seems like we still need to find a better way to consolidate update notes in the future but I can't think of a great way to do that given that there was a sticky thread at the top asking people not to open new update instruction threads and it still quite predictably happened(including the topic I started to announce the new release was out). The firmware release instructions should probably be updated now to specifically include this as part of step #3. It will still be helpful to the many people who have not upgraded yet. I understand why people were hesitant to hit the "OK" button without explicit instructions to do so either on the screen or in the release notes. For many of us who have been through many updates it seemed intuitive which may be why it was left out but I think it would be better to state it. Ideally it would just happen automatically when the software freezes as part of the normal process required to get to the new "Core" firmware. Just guessing but this step may not be required for the next update as long as you are updating from 2.8(Core).
  45. 1 point
    The problem here is an outdated java version. without it edit won't start
  46. 1 point
    Hey guys, Today I have a new Helix tone based on The Haunted and Ola Englund. I did a truncated version of Preachers of Death, mainly because the song is difficult and I'm not that great a guitar player. I used Ownhammers newest offering, the 412 MRBW GNR M25 MMMC Let me tell you, this IR pack offers ENDLESS possibilities. The Chain: My PRS Tremonti SE with Fishman Fluence Moderns - Line 6 Helix Rack using the OH 412 MRBW GNR SP2-04 - Universal Apollo Twin - Presonus Studio One 4
  47. 1 point
    Basically there are 3 blocks that are "wild cards" and can be of any Type of non-fixed effect. The fixed effects are, Gate, Compressor,Amp/Cab, Reverb, Wah, Vol, an Eq. So if you wanted, you could run 3 delays.
  48. 1 point
    I recently started using the Sennheiser wireless headphones. I use the Helix as a playback device for my laptop PC via USB so I can also hear and play along with any click, loop, or demo tracks for the songs in our set list for a respective event. Since I also run my guitars into the Helix via a Relay 50 wireless, I'm completely untethered, enabling me to stand and practice while the Helix and related expression pedals are is on the floor so I can also rehearse any foot control work for a respective song. The USB connection also enables me to be connected to the Helix editor to make changes to the preset for a particular song (e.g., snapshots, controller assignments, parameter tweaks, etc.). The best part is being able to play without disturbing my family. The worst part is being so engrossed in playing that your first indication that someone wants to ask you a question is when your feel an unexpected tap on your shoulder and jump 10' into the air in initial response.
  49. 0 points
    Yes, the onboard pedal is optical. Direct sunlight can mess with its operation.
  50. 0 points
    It's the result of using very cheap components. Unfortunately not exactly something new in Line 6 land. I have a Native Instruments Rig Control II that I used live for a whole number of events, a Zoom G3 that I still more or less constantly use (as an FX device for acoustic gigs), always powered through USB, and a Boss GT-10 that has seen a lot of traveling, being used as an interface for on the road via USB. None of their Type A USB sockets ever broke. But I've seen plenty of HX Stomp users reporting this by now.
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