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  1. 5 points
    Hi, I am Fabrizio D'Alisera a saxophone player from Italy, maybe it sounds weird in a guitar forum, but I'm a user of the Line 6 HX FX. I am running a mic through a small preamp and then to the hx fx. I have always been a bebop oriented player, but lately I am experimenting nu things. I will get an expression pedal to use the unit to its full potential. What do you think? I have used a delay in the first part and a bitcrusher and a pitch shifter in the second one. Here's the link
  2. 4 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.”
  3. 2 points
    I’ve preordered mine. Very excited! Also ordered a TRS to XLR cable, which should eliminate the need for an XLR out.
  4. 2 points
    I use it with my bassoon. The flexible of the Helix makes it a good choice for us wind players.
  5. 2 points
    Fwiw, not that I'd ever buy another one, but in defense of my EB volume pedal, I gotta say that this is pretty much built to survive Armageddon. I'm now owning it since almost 30 years already and the only thing I had to do was to change the pot once like 3-4 years ago. I don't think that's too bad for a pedal that has been the only one to make it onto each and every pedal board I ever used. The string mechanism, while seemingly strange when you first become aware of it, is actually excellent and is likely responsible for a lot of the pedals longevity. In addition, there's a reason for it to work that way, namely that the pedal can make use of the full 270" the pot provides, something most other pedals don't. Now, all this is completely irrelevant with an expression pedal that can usually be calibrated inside whatever software, but for a pedal with audio flowing through it, built quality of all parts is quite important.
  6. 2 points
    This is about the cheapest available, and I mention this because I have 2 attached to my Helix Floor unit. They work just fine for me, but I’m a studio rat so they don’t have to go on the road. Hey, you could buy 10 of these instead of 1 Mission or any of the others. Upgrade to one of those later. https://www.thomann.de/gb/maudio_expression_pedal.htm or if you use Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-EX-P-Expression-Controller-Supported/dp/B000NLRWEI Hope this helps
  7. 2 points
    Rejoice! iOS 13.4 has fixed the sonic port lightning issue!
  8. 2 points
    FYI, the Helix / HX Stomp cannot get below 10ms on any setting regardless of computer. I own both and have measured with RTL. It *should* be lower based on the buffer size, but it's ~2x latency of my other audio device at the same sample rate/buffer (Presonus 22VSL). Yes, I am running the latest firmware.
  9. 2 points
    I hear ya! BUT...to be fair..... Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away....we plugged the amp into the wall, plugged the guitar into a CryBaby and a TS, popped a cassette into the Teac 4 track and pressed RECORD. It was a simpler time, for sure. These days there's so much tech available, for so little money, and so much to learn, it's hard for a beginner to know where to start. To make it worse, every mfr/vendor makes it sound like it's all plug'n'play. HAH! Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away....
  10. 2 points
    update 2: Figured it out. Finally... this whole time I was plugged into a USB 3 port. Apparently it worked fine with Win7 for years... not the case for Win10. Plugged into a USB2 port on the back of my PC and BAM... works like i should. Helix audio works. Chrome videos work. All is well again.
  11. 1 point
    Does anyone else think this is the best overdrive ever? Makes me want to go find a real one. How are you using yours?
  12. 1 point
    Hmmmm... same request, two usernames? I'm getting confused :) IMO... that's a beautiful tone. This is what I would do.... Strat Bridge Pickup (w/fresh strings.... you can hear that clearly at the end of the clip) Fender Twin Model (double normal) Bring the drive back to about 3 Highs around 3 Lows around 5 or 6 set the mids around 6 or 7 Insert the TILT EQ and set the TILT to DARK 60 (this simulates moving the mic closer to the edge of the speaker) (Optional)... Simple delay with a 400ms delay time, 2-3 repeats, keep the mix low, around 15%. For Reverb, just insert the '63 Spring and leave it as is. LA Studio Comp at the end of the chain... just inserting it will bring out the desired flavor, but I would also roll the gain back to about 5. The majority of the tone is how he picks, and his subtle use of the tremolo bar on the guitar! He's a master! Attached is a quick preset based on the settings I mention above. Keep in mind this was made in Native, with MY STRAT which is a '62 re-issue. You may have to adjust for your gear a little! EDIT TO ADD: Although I used a Fender Twin model for the amp, I am pretty sure Hank plays VOX amps... I'm just more comfortable dialing in the Fenders. Hank Marvin.hlx
  13. 1 point
    I had similar issues on the 100% end with my LT pedal. I have it auto-of at 97% and it would reach 100% but when I lift my foot it went to 95,96,92 etc....ultimately had to have it replaced. If it was consistent I could work around it, but it wasn't. No matter what I set the threshold to, it would always end up below that. Even had auto-off set to 91% and it would still fall back that far. Also check to make sure that there isn't dirt/hair/dust covering the optical sensor. I've read that can cause issues.
  14. 1 point
    In case you didn't know or were wondering, the original is based mostly on the MXR Distortion +. He talks about it here https://www.benadrian.com/pedals/kwb.html
  15. 1 point
    Uh-oh! Ok, by now I'd think of myself as a rather experienced Helix user (well, at least kinda), but this guy *completely* slipped my attention so far. And I really mean completely. Yeah sure, I went through all the drives but down the list they have a tendency to get less interesting for me (even if I love fuzzes, just not the Helix ones, at least not too much). But now I expored this fella for around an hour or so nonstop, slapping it into all kinds of patches - and what could I possibly say? Thanks a ton for bringing this up, what a fantastic drive! On a sidenote: Possibly goes to show how the L6s default values for quite some blocks aren't chosen too well (all you need to do to prove this is to chose any of the delays - which IMO are all *way* too loud for common use situations). I just compared the KWB settings I came up with to the default settings and it's a difference like night and day. From thick and juicy all the way to thin and absolutely unimpressive (at least IMO). Now, I'm using the Helix with the input pad on, and I do think the factory patches and defaults were made with it off, but out of interest I just switched it off and the KWB sounded even worse at its defaults. Anyway, thanks again for the heads up, this will find plenty of use and may even replace my current favourites (usually Teemah, Heir Apparent and Top Secret OD, plus some Dhyana here and there) in quite some patches.
  16. 1 point
    I'd like to know if this information about the overheating lithium ion batteries on G10 systems is true. I have seen it here:
  17. 1 point
    Pretty sophisticated. Could take a while to develop an effective spam filter to block these. Meantime we should all avoid clicking on the sneaky links.
  18. 1 point
    Regarding the bug related to corrupted presets when importing them, I think I found something reproducible. I exported 100+ presets from the Helix. Then, I imported the same 100+ presets into a different set list on the Helix. There were several presets that had corrupt preset names. To reset the situation, I copied a bunch of 'New Preset' presets and pasted over all the 100+ presets I just imported. Then, I imported about 20 presets at a time. By reducing the number of presets during an import operation, I was able to import without any issues. It appears the issue may be related to the number of presets being imported within a single operation. I hope this is useful. mike
  19. 1 point
    If you're taking a poll, count me as one who has not had these issues. I also use snapshots "intricately" on my HX Effects. But to be clear — I'm not sure what "Boot failure-whammy gets stuck" means. What seems to be the event that causes the problem?
  20. 1 point
    You can change parameters, but not blocks.
  21. 1 point
    I've just updated my Macbook to Mac OS Catalina and Line 6 Monkey and License Managers aren't working. They need to be updated to 64 bit. ASAP. Does anyone know if Line 6 is working on this?
  22. 1 point
    Thats a great idea and would be useful. I think it would require a re-write of code for HX Edit and/or Stomp ... not a trivial task.
  23. 1 point
    Have mine pre-ordered as well. April can’t get here soon enough...
  24. 1 point
    Thanks for the info! I have a couple L2's that don't change as well. I've been manually changing the setting on the back. Gonna follow your steps and see if that works.
  25. 1 point
    Just heard back from L6 on my support ticket. Unfortunately they have no suggestion of a fix other than updating firmware to v2.82, which I have already done. They say to take the Stomp back to the store/distributor. My 1 year warranty expired last month, so it looks like I am out of luck. I REALLY hope this bug only occurs when switching PRESETS, so that using Snapshots is a workaround of sorts. Still not ideal, though, as switching Presets in between songs that are played back to back, live, could leave you strumming in silence. Not to mention, having to test if you have sound after every Preset change is not very professional. Even then, if you do lose sound and have to power cycle the Stomp on stage, it takes a while to boot up. All this means I will have to replace my HX Stomp with something else, most likely Fractal FM3, or perhaps Neural DSP quad cortex. At least I can still use my Powercab Plus with those. However, my Mission SP1-L6 expression pedal is fairly Helix-specific, I think. If ANYBODY has found a fix for this bug, please take the time to update the thread. Thanks.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    Hey man, I am about to get sucked in this process. Just opened a support ticket and Ill bet I will go down this road my own. Instead of making music I spent now 3 hours trying to get my helix working again, without success. I cry myself into sleep now... UPDATE: Here is what I did with success: I change the long USB cable to a short one. Helix went in to Update Mode and I startet the latest update. It worked. If nothing works - get a shorter USB Cable. THANKS underwoodblog!
  28. 1 point
    Check out the Aeros Loop Studio. I just bought one, and it's fantastic. https://singularsound.com/product/aeros-loop-studio/
  29. 1 point
    Doubt this is limited to just the Helix but the current state of IR management is just terrible. , In the years since the Helix has been out IR management has received some minimal improvements in that at least a full backup will restore your IRs to the correct slots. Even this did not used to be possible. Not the first to say it but we need to be able to store the IR with the preset when it is exported or backed up. Yes I know this will marginally increase the size of the backups/exports . Store the IR either in the preset itself or in an attached folder with the IRs with pointers from the presets. The IR folder approach would reduce redundancy in the preset backups. Adding a feature to be able to designate whether a preset should have the IR stored with it or be "global" would be great too. That way if you wanted to change the IR in a slot it would be reflected in any preset using that slot that had the global flag. Now on to the second major issue, truncation of IR names. Routinely my IR names get truncated and lose any meaningful description. This requires manual renaming of the IRs. Are you kidding? Device manufacturers and IR producers have to get on the same page and come up with an adequate naming length standard. That standard then needs to be self-enforced by IR creators to make sure the IR names are not too long. Device makers need to ensure that their hardware and software provide the agreed upon length in their displays and onscreen in their computer apps. Scroll the names if you need to but show the whole name. The current situation is ridiculous. The character limit on IR names on for example the editor for the PowerCab+ is insanely short. It's more than eight but it reminds me of eight character filename limits from the bad old days or the devices I have owned, ooooold devices, which failed to provide a large enough namespace in their displays. I can't believe in 2020 it is still ok to hack a meaningful name in half. I just ran into this trying to load up a bunch of IRs from Celestion (not exactly an off-brand IR maker). At this rate we're going to have manned interstellar travel before we gain the ability to see our IR's entire names. Hope this gets addressed by the whole industry and soon. Amateur hour!
  30. 1 point
    Can't tell you why it works that way. The solution is to put your Boost pedal AFTER the stomp, or in the FX Loop after the Stomp's amp. Or, just use a Stomp button or Snapshot to boost the Output Block Level.
  31. 1 point
    That's a nice compact setup, not feasible for my situation, but I can see why it works for you
  32. 1 point
    No. Helix presets are not compatible with the Firehawk.
  33. 1 point
    Download and install with all options the latest version of HX Edit. That installs the latest drivers and Updater version. Close HX Edit before running the updater. Do save yourself a lot of grief by reading the directions.
  34. 1 point
    Idk maybe intermediate to advance. I like to play allot rhythm. Specially funk. yes last time I tried some strats with some amps and that strat tone was there! It’s noticeable when playing one simple chord
  35. 1 point
    Problem solved: for some reason Global EQ was on!
  36. 1 point
    Are you taking the time to tweak the overdrives after you insert them, or are you judging them solely by the default setting? IMO.... I find the majority of the overdrives I insert are set too aggressively by default, either too loud, too much drive, or both. As soon as I tweak them in the manner I would tweak the real pedals I find them "often" remarkably close to the originals. Also... have you created your basic amp/cab tone prior to using the overdrives? You need to start with a good tone (ie: a tone you like) before adding anything to it. Although I don't own a Fractal and have no experience with one, I do see a trend of users suggesting the Fractal presets sound better than the Helix presets. If you are relying on presets, then that "may" be what you are experiencing.
  37. 1 point
    You'll never find an answer in here, no. This is a user forum..."official" people rarely show up to say anything at all. Besides, turning to a salesperson for the truth is like trying to find a pearl in a pig's ear....
  38. 1 point
    For the latest updates on the updates, you need to be over at the Helix 2.9 thread on TGP (The Gear Page). This forum is for us mushrooms.
  39. 1 point
    Actually... providing he has left enough headroom at the power amp that is the best place for a boost. Placing a boost anywhere else in the chain effects EVERYTHING down chain including the power amp... having it at the very end only effects the overall volume.... (again)... providing he has left enough headroom available.
  40. 1 point
    Since I'm not a Stomp user I can't answer your question directly... but I can answer this one... Line 6 uses ideascale for submitting features requests, they don't really monitor these user forums. https://line6.ideascale.com/ (you need to create an account) Before adding this request, do a search to see if someone already did add it. in that case you just need to upvote it. there is no sense in splitting the ideas and watering down votes.
  41. 1 point
    It is my understanding that there are essentially two power amp circuits (I think that might be true for the whole circuit, from input, which get's split, to output) each one assigned to one speaker. So if one speaker's amp were to malfunction, the other one would still work. So each return is for each speaker respectively. I've tested it by plugging just one thing at a time to each input. Only one speaker at a time has audio when you do that. According to my recollection.
  42. 1 point
    When I was looking into this I came across the older version, and wasn't sure if the Returns were actually stereo? The manual for that older model isn't clear on it.
  43. 1 point
    May I say that problems such as this would be another proof of why global blocks would just be incredibly nice to have? With a gain block set to "global", all this would be just a piece of cake. However, while I haven't tried myself yet, in case you don't need the external EXP pedal option for anything else, you could just hook a footswitch up there. The EXP position can be set to global, so the Helix would remember it's position even when switching patches. Assign a volume block to it in all patches (a pretty trivial task) or use a "relative volume tweak" on the output block (again on all patches, not as trivial as the volume block, though) and bob should be your uncle. I will try myself later on to see whether that works.
  44. 1 point
    I didn't. That comment was misleading. I just meant that I have set up multi-processors like this in 4CM before and have made them do many of the things I wanted. I recall setting up some volume boost method in the HD500, but it was not global on that either. I never used the HD500 in 4CM in my main band, but intend to replace my current board with the Helix and run 4CM.
  45. 1 point
    I think this is not possible, only with FBV-3 pedal or front amp.
  46. 1 point
    The only concerns as far as I know are in relation to other software that is not 64bit. That was the notice that you can read in this forum (last banner under your heading). So it's not about Helix compatibility as much as other software you might use with your Helix - that will need updating if it's 32bit or just getting old. As I type this Lungho links to the same article to which I was referring.
  47. 1 point
    I think the update to Line6 Monkey is the last important item on my computer that needs updating - please fix LIne6, you are trailing behind everyone else it seems.
  48. 1 point
    SUCCESS!! So I was having the same frustrating SPINNING WHEEL issue while using Logic Pro as many others... but I made one change that seems to have fixed the problem! I just turned off my internet connection (WiFi) then tried opening the plugin in Logic, but this time instead of it causing the constant spinning wheel, it prompted me for my account login info (...because of no internet connection). But this time where I had previously been connecting over my home Wi-Fi... I instead connected to my iPhone via PERSONAL HOTSPOT... typed in my password and it loaded right up! And after that first successful attempt I now seem to be able to use my home Wi-Fi without any issues and everything seems to be working as it should! DANG....FINALLY!!!
  49. 1 point
    FWIW: when the wah is turned on the vol goes to max (as the switch is going from vol to wah), to keep that from happening an external exp pedal ''exp2'' should be used if the vol jump is too much. Hopefully a pedal recalibration will do the trick. -Bill Via our Guru Silverhead: Re: POD X3 Live Wah by silverhead on 2009-11-04 18:56:30.9560 It's not in the manual - here's the snip from a FAQ document: Q: How do I calibrate the Expression pedal on the POD X3 Live? A: 1. Go to test mode by holding down 'Right' on the directional pad when you power up. 2. Highlight Pedal Cal. 3. Press the INPUTS button. 4. Set the pedal to the heel position. 5. Press the A footswitch to get data on pwm duty cycles. 6. Set the pedal to the toe position. 7. Press the B footswitch to get data on pwm duty cycles. 8. Press the C footswitch for automatic selection of the best duty cycle. 9. Move the pedal to get smooth 0-255 Scaled Values. 10. Press the D footswitch to save the settings. Hope this helps!
  50. 0 points
    Je n'ai pas de hub, j'ai essayé plusieurs câbles et j'ai essayé tous les ports usb et il n'y a que Helix Edit d'ouvert, bref, les solutions qui me sont apportées ici ne correspondent pas à mon problème puisque vous me donnez tous des solutions de débutants en informatique, je pense que le souci est plus important, cordialement, je vais fermer la discussion.
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