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  1. 4 points
    Yes. Three different modelers one for bass, one for acoustic guitar, one for electric guitar lead plus a BeatBuddy all going directly into the mixer, and we do it every single week when we perform. There's no problem with it as long as you understand the basic concepts of how to gain stage your channels on the mixing board which appears to be your main problem. Since you're dealing with an analog mixer you'll need to depress the PFL button on each channel when you want to gain stage it in order for the signal level for that channel to show up on your signal meter. While someone is playing normally, adjust the gain/trim knob on that channel until the level is reasonably below the unity mark at 0db. Turn off the PFL for that channel and do the next one. Once you're done turn off the PFL btton on all the channels so you can monitor the final output of the mixer based on the faders. If you're going to run your own mixing board I'd strongly suggest you watch some YouTube videos on gain staging a mixer to understand what you're doing.
  2. 2 points
    Instead of using hundreds of words to describe something cant be described, we only need to know few things to (try) to help; How are you listening the Helix. Speakers, monitors, headphones etc. Give us details about that. Describe EXACTLY your signal, from the start to the end. Routing and everything. Describe your Helix Global Settings for the signal. In and Outs, and FX Loops if being used Give people a reference, like a specific preset name you are using, something to put everyone on the same page. Dont do comparisons with other things, like plugins or other devices, this never helps and sometimes may sounds a flame starter, especially on a first ever post. If possible, keeps other stuff out of the equation (PCs, audio interfaces, pedals etc) This could be a good start. :)
  3. 2 points
    Welcome to how the majority of us use the Helix. 5% of the Helix still adds up to a lot of toys... if you actually owned that number of amps, cabs and pedals. The point is though, your 5% is likely very different from my 5%... there is something there for all of us. I don't believe there is a "new way of doing things" that needs to be learned, you just need to learn how the "traditional ways" are applied inside the Helix. Basic setups on a Helix... (followed by how it applies to an older setup) A few effects before an amp.... (typical pedal board into amp setup used by thousands of players) A few effects between the amp and cab ... (old school rack setup in the loop of an amp) A few effects after the cab... (studio style addition of effects, eq's and compressors) Parallel effects.... (just like some amps have parallel loops, and studios effects are often added in parallel) Combine any number of the above... I find that any old article on how a famous tone was achieved can usually be duplicated on a Helix quite easily... from the first pedal to the last studio effect added.
  4. 2 points
    Exactly, start with firmware/software, eliminate that as a possible cause then move on to hardware. Have to say though, I can't begin to count(a lot) how many users I have heard proclaim with 100% assurance and finality that they suspect or definitely have a hardware issue only to find out it is related to the update process not being executed properly or some other non-hardware related issue. In this case I agree though, looks like @Maxy71 did what he needed to do on the firmware/software side and this is quite possibly a hardware problem. Just pays to eliminate the stuff you can do yourself first that may save you a return/repair and downtime on your device. It would be interesting to know what percentage of devices returned for repair or even refund, are simply victims of a failed update. Grateful to everyone on this forum who shares their knowledge and experience. What a great resource! Oh, and thanks for the entertainment during the quarantine!
  5. 2 points
    No. You assign the BIG KNOB to a different output so that the output to the PC+ is always at UNITY (0db). Otherwise it affects the PC+ INPUT level. You assign an Expression Pedal to send MIDI CC#7, which will then control the PC+ OUTPUT level (the PC+ Level Knob). Unfortunately, you'll need to do this on a per preset basis. I build my presets starting from a template which includes that setting.
  6. 2 points
    Check your cabling and try swapping cables out and check all connections. Might even try swapping out guitars, especially if one is active and has a battery. Looks like you are going direct but if you are miking amps you could have a problem with a defective "microphonic" amplifier tube introducing distortion as the amp's input level increases from the Stomp. Double check your mixer's channel settings especially the input trim/gain(not the faders) and make sure it is not set too high. Test it at a lower level. Are both channels EQ'd the same way with the same FX? Start troubleshooting by removing any EQ and FX from the guitars' channels and test them flat. Maybe something like a reverb or delay on your mixer is "running away" once things get cranking. Post EQ and FX could easily be at fault if the issue only exists in the PA. Make sure your mains are not overloading. Keep an eye on your meters if you have 'em. Are both players running either Line or Instrument level out to the board? The board may be responding differently and more prone to clipping if for example only one of the Stomp's outputs is set to "Line". Set them both to Instrument level. What do you hear in the mixer's headphones feed when you solo each channel during a "distortion" event? That might help you narrow things down to a single Stomp as the culprit if the issue is not cumulative. Make sure you don't have phantom power turned on in one of the channels. Just some of what I might do to try and hone in on the problem. Also, as always having adequate and clean power is critical. Some folks have reported problems with the Stomp when their power isn't dependable.
  7. 1 point
    1 - yes. Whatever works best for the FOH engineer. 2 - Line. Unlike most powered "FRFR"/PA speakers, FRFR112 has no mic preamp.
  8. 1 point
    Yeah, just place the looper block at the complete end of your chain! As any effect which is after the looper, as you said, will affect the looper block looping your recorded sound!
  9. 1 point
    As far as I know it doesn't work that way. Whenever I assign multiple blocks to one foot-switch they all toggle on and off together. I could be wrong but I think the most you might be able to do would be to use the "bypass" button to enable or disable one or more of those blocks (turn them on or off). That way, whichever blocks were off will toggle on and whichever blocks were on will toggle off. I did that on a couple of my presets when I first got going with Helix. I could have either this tone or than tone. Once I started using snapshots all that disappeared.
  10. 1 point
    Not really.... physically loading down a guitar will be more reactive than simply setting an EQ. I think it's great that this "purist" option is available in the Helix. There were generally two ways people ran their traditional pedal boards... whether they new it or not. if you always had a buffered pedal at the front of your chain then your guitar ALWAYS see's that impendence regardless of whether or not it was on/off. This was the way the Helix was setup for AUTO by default. If you have True Bypass pedals at the front of the chain... then the impedance is changing all the time, depending on the first pedal that is turned on. This is the new "option" available on the Helix and will make the purist crowd much happier.... FWIW... I run wireless so none of this effects me in any way. I just set my input Impedance to 1M to avoid any surprises along the way.
  11. 1 point
    I haven't had to touch a single footswitch on my Helix ever since I started using my Morningstar MC 8. Since it has two pages of footswitch assignments that gives me a total of 16 footswitches at my disposal for every preset. Pricey? Yeah, I suppose at $309, but worth every penny.
  12. 1 point
    Hi Joeydego, I recommend using the stock antennas for optimal performance as they were designed to be used specifically with the G50 digital wireless system. These can be found on our web-store here: https://shop.line6.com/accessories/wireless-accessories/relay-g50-antenna-pair.html Thanks!
  13. 1 point
    Riff da divano #32 - Derek and the dominos (Eric Clapton) - Layla - Guitar cover - Free Line6 Helix patch Hi everybody, this is my Helix patch for “Layla” by Derek and the dominos (Eric Clapton) - you can download for free! Ciao a tutti, questa è la mia patch per il brano “Layla” dei Derek and the dominos (Eric Clapton) - potete scaricarla gratis! https://youtu.be/8uTLibNV5ko
  14. 1 point
    That's a True Bypass pedal, so if it's sitting next to the HXS on your board it shouldn't affect it when it's OFF.
  15. 1 point
    I love Johan Segeborn's vids. All those vintage amps, amazing chops and his relaxing Swedish diction :)
  16. 1 point
    Hi - this sounds more like an issue with Studio One and your operating system than the Helix. Try downloading a new version of HXEdit and install it to make sure the drivers are up todate, then check settings in Studio One and your computer. More information will be needed to provide more ideas. Google translate: Hola, esto parece más un problema con Studio One y su sistema operativo que con Helix. Intente descargar una nueva versión de HXEdit e instálela para asegurarse de que los controladores estén actualizados, luego verifique la configuración en Studio One y su computadora. Se necesitará más información para proporcionar más ideas.
  17. 1 point
    I own the same pedal (just in the high impedance volume pot version). You need a custom TRS to TS cable, cutting out the ring and only keeping sleeve and tip. TRS side plugged into Boss exp, and TS plugged to stomp. You also want a Y cable for the stomp EXP port (TRS to TS/TS), and plug the pedal in one of the two.
  18. 1 point
    Great story! If I showed up for an audition and heard Allan already playing I'd turn around and walk away too :-)
  19. 1 point
    OK One problem solved. I had to change the Ring Polarity to "inverted" under Global Settings > Preferences ...
  20. 1 point
    Helix Help – The Unofficial Guide Also, here's a sample of an extensive series of videos from Jason Sadites.
  21. 1 point
    Hi Scottbalcer14, I would recommend that the FRFR108's contour setting is set to FLAT. Connect POD Go to the speaker using the L/MONO main output.
  22. 1 point
    Hi, and thank you for helping OK. I see. It would be great if this could be done. At the beginning or at the end of the chain. Maybe "global blocks" would also be of help? Similar to the favorites, but always as a package. With two or more effects. Maybe a "feature request"? Then: You are right PerM. But unfortunately the expression pedal is only an expression pedal (Zoom FP02M by the way) and not a volume pedal. So it won't work. Regards Christoph
  23. 1 point
    This happened to me at a show last summer. Fortunately I had seen the behavior before with my X3 Live so I was able to react quickly.... but if someone wasn't aware of the potential issue I could see this being a real nightmare to troubleshoot during a gig.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    agreed. I had the HX Effects first as well so can speak to how scribble scripts work... performance view on LT is better IMO as well.
  26. 1 point
    It doesn't sound to me like you want to do much different with your setup than what most people do with any on stage direct monitor. The main difference being if you intend to go into the normal amp input of your bass SWR rig you'd probably want to split the output and send the bass rig output via 1/4" output at Instrument signal level to the SWR and then send the direct output through the XLR output at Mic signal level. However it's probably going to sound a bit off through the PA without any amp or cab models in the signal chain so you'd likely want to add those in after you branch off of the signal chain going to your on stage rig. There are any number of ways you could do this but the most common I think is to branch of with a send block for your 1/4" output to the rig and after that branch add your bass amp model and cabinet to the signal chain before sending through the regular output block to FOH. As stated previously there will likely be some pretty significant tonal differences between your on stage sound and your FOH sound, but those can be addressed in the amp and cab model blocks if you've got a decent FRFR speaker or maybe even headphones to monitor that signal and adjust it. The only other thing you would have to consider is the volume levels of the two outputs are going to be different. I'd suggest you configure the XLR output so that it is not affected by the Helix volume knob and sends to the PA at full volume. That way it will send the most robust signal to the PA where it can be gain staged appropriately at the mixer and it won't be affected by volume adjustments of the signal going to the bass rig on stage.
  27. 1 point
    There are a couple violin players in my area that use the HX Stomp.... As a multi instrumentalist I use my Helix LT for everything. Electrics, acoustics, mandolin, dobro, banjo, etc... etc... If I could play violin I'd most certainly feed it through the LT.
  28. 1 point
    Start by upgrading to 3.11. You SAID that's what started the problem, but it's obvious from your picture that you're still on 2.92. After upgrading to 3.11, if you still have the line, re-open the support ticket and tell them about it. It looks to me like you have a hardware failure.
  29. 1 point
    If it’s original music with your sound then “you do you” and don’t worry if it’s the sound others want. If you are trying to sound and play like a real bass and bass player, get one when it makes financial sense.
  30. 1 point
    Good post. Of course, Apple can break things and create incompatible platforms that move technology forward, but make all other companies that write software on that ecosystem scramble like hell. When Microsoft tried not many users really moved to the Surface X. But Apple can change the entire game in one fell swoop. I hope Line 6 really puts R&D into supporting M1 Macs going forward (and soon) because they WILL become the dominant platform in 2-3 years. Ken
  31. 1 point
    Many Thanks, I'll try your suggestions guys.
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  33. 1 point
    Each and everything you are describing are normal behaviors depending on how you defined the pedal, how you defined global aspects of the pedan and how you saved your preset. I could go into explaining all of it by I'd just be repeating everything that's in the manual. I suggest you read the manual.
  34. 1 point
    Hard to say for sure... but this is where I would start. On the Helix try the "Brit J45 Bright Model" to simulate the POD 2 "Brit Blues" amp with the bright switch engaged. For extra drive, put a simple "gain" block in front of the amp and turn it up a few notches. For the cabinet you will have to experiment. Don't forget that each mic choice and it's position also acts like an EQ for the cabinet. For the delay try a "simple delay"... start with 2ms 13% feedback and a 30% - 35% mix. The MIX on the Helix peaks 50/50 at 50%, not 100 like the older POD's did (IIRC)
  35. 1 point
    Another way to approach this is much the way you would during a soundcheck for a mixing board. For a soundcheck you don't play your quietest passage through your guitar or whisper into the mic. If that level of signal was the source the soundperson used to set your input gain/trim it would just cause the PA to overload/clip the second you went to play a loud distorted guitar passage or belted a vocal into the mic. Use your hottest/loudest snapshot with the boost on to set the level on your PC+. Then set the PC+ with as hot an input level as you can get away with without clipping, as the level to the PC+ is going to drop when you don't have a boost on and you don't want it to slip under the PC+'s usable input threshold. If the result is that the level for the unboosted snapshots is now too low then you will probably need to attenuate the boosted snapshot a bit and work out a compromise between your boosted snapshot's volume and unboosted snapshots. This compromise is often necessary to get ideal gain levels on a piece of equipment downstream like a PC+ or PA. As rd2rk advised using your Output block is a great way to add a more predictable volume boost. Alternately you can use a gain block somewhere close to the Output block. By putting it at the very end of your signal chain it won't kick something like a distortion block into hyperdrive or alter the tone significantly by changing the gain level into another block when all you want is some more volume. It is also critical to level your presets and snapshots up with each other as much as possible. You can use a db meter and most importantly your ears for this. The less variance between levels on your presets and snapshots the easier it will be to keep your PC+'s input level in its ideal range.
  36. 1 point
    HXS has TWO FX Loops, FX Loop L (TIP out of the TRS FX Send) and FX Loop R (RING). Assuming that you'd want the Delay AFTER your amp's preamp, make FX Loop L your 4cm loop, and place FX Loop R Block wherever you want it after the FX Loop L Block. Use an "INSERT" cable (1/4" TRS to dual 1/4" TS) to wire your two loops. If you MUST have a STEREO delay, sell your HXS and get the full fat Helix Floor or Rack, which have FOUR FX loops. That way you use one for 4cm and two for stereo FX.
  37. 1 point
    Does anyone know if the AES/EBU cable also passes MIDI CC info? I'd like to avoid having to connect a 5 pin MIDI cable if I don't have to
  38. 1 point
    What is your signal chain and where do you have reverb in your chain? It should either be at the end of your chain after your amp, cab and any delay, or alternatively for a spring reverb, this can also sound good between the amp and cab. Check that your room reverb doesn't have decay set too high; the stock setting might be too high here and may need turning down.
  39. 1 point
    This is big news. I'm sure you lose some track count under Rosetta, but really, how many of us run enough simultaneous tracks and plugins to seriously stress Logic Pro on an M1 Mac anyway? My day job is tech support for one of the few remaining software companies that still provide a Mac option for Veterinary practice management. We are part-way through our final beta testing on M1, and it's going well. Even under Rosetta, the base model M1 MacBook Air is blindingly fast when it comes to processing medical records- faster than anything else I've ever seen, price no object. Compared to our past struggles after the release of Sierra, Mojave and Catalina, it's been very satisfying to reach compatibility with both a new OS and a completely new hardware platform only 6 months after the M1 release.
  40. 1 point
    Alesis and M-Audio are both owned by the same company, actually.... inMusic is not known for its stellar after-sale service...
  41. 1 point
    You know, it's ridiculous that given the dependency on software these days for creating music that those software vendors can't be more responsive and plan ahead a little better for upgrades. It's not like Apple just randomly puts out new OS versions every year and everyone is surprised. This industry, including Line6, needs to get much further ahead of the curve. Working in IT myself I thoroughly understand the need to keep up with these new releases given that security and better ways of protecting data are just as important than getting the latest consumer features. It's irresponsible to continue to be so far behind all the time. Given Line6's stature, you would assume they are partnering with Apple and getting insights into roadmaps, etc. through the Developer program. Hopefully this industry will get their act together as we all move further and further into the digital world. It's ripe for disruption for agile companies that can build a better mousetrap and deliver updates much more quickly <end soap box>
  42. 1 point
    Let me join the ever growing chorus. I updated mine and can get one hour out of it at best. Any word from Line 6 as to resolution? If not, I would just prefer to return and refund. As it is, it is useless. Thanks for posting.
  43. 1 point
    Hi, I had exactly the same problem with my FS7 foot switch. But I think I've just fixed the issue. Apart from setting the EXP/FS to FS4 and FS5, I changed the 'TIP POLARITY' to 'Inverted' and the 'RING POLARITY' to 'Inverted'. They were both previously set to 'Normal'. Just to clarify, this is in 'Global Setting' under 'Preferences'. As far as the foot switch, it seems to work if the polarity is set to l or ll. And of course it's set to Momentary. Now my FS7 is working fine. Hope that helps!
  44. 1 point
    The ones you create for yourself...
  45. 1 point
    (...again:) Thank you. Searched (again) for this link lately ;)
  46. 1 point
    I agree that It would be better if they were set to be more responsive. You really have to whizz them around to get them to move fast and then you completely lose all accuracy. For example, on a model of a phase 90 it's annoying to have to literally turn the knob about 7 times to get from the slowest to the fastest setting when on the pedal itself that would be covered by about 280 degrees of movement. It would be great if they could be tuned to be more appropriately sensitive so that less turning of the knob does much more than it does presently. You really have to whip those knobs around quite a few times to get from minimum to maximum settings. Surely it would be possible make it so that one complete turn goes from min to max without losing the minute control that you get from moving the knobs slowly.
  47. 1 point
    Hi, I have good news. We could patch the line6usb drivers and make my pod hd500x capture and playback in linux with kernel above or equal 4.9. I'm writing a guide on how to do it, when ready I will let you know. With a small change I believe it could work with pod hd pro, but I don't have one to test it.
  48. 1 point
    Hi, having been driven crazy for a few days the setup below go my system working FIRST MAKE SURE POD FARM IS NOT RUNNING Then open line6 audio midi devices from start menu. select Inputs and recording Tab >> Select Source (Example Inst. & Mic1.) Select Driver Tab >> Click on <Sound control panel> and set to Dvd Quality as per earlier posts. Click <Apply> then <Ok> to close Audio midi devices control panel. Now start POD Farm you should now have the ability to select Instrument / Mic1 for tone A or if set to Dual for BOTH. Everything should be working ok from them on. Oh also had really bad crackling audio and found setting buffers to EXTRA SMALL fixed it, was not expecting that had been making them bigger and bigger with no effect. hope it helps someone. Regards Damian
  49. -1 points
    Septicide - how about posting a "HOW TO" guide? Hopefully, you could do it without all the vituperous foul mouth sexist language? In the kind of non-technical terms that would allow those of us who'd rather spend our time playing music than learning the technical details of 15 different Linux distros to get it done on whatever audio (and don't forget MIDI) hardware we happen to own? My Windows pro allows me to run Linux side by side with Windows, and many of us would try it. My guess is that you won't because you're all talk and mostly full of lollipop.
  50. -1 points
    This flowchart really explains it better than I ever could...
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