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    New guy here. Any recommendations on budget small-ish speakers for a home setup? My HD500X will be here next week, and I want to run it into some speakers in my home office. I just play at home, not live, so that's what I'm planning to do. The signals going into the speakers will be my guitar from the HD500X, and my computer or iPod. Some options I've checked that look promising are the Mackie CR4 and Edifier R1700BT. Or, there's the passive route with the Polk T15 and a small amp. Any advice? I'd like to just do this once and be done.....for a bit, anyway.
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    Hey guys, I recently posted a video I did with my ESP LTD SC-20 and the Helix Badonk amp model. I got quite a few requests for a tone tutorial so I figured I'd make another one for you guys. Hope you enjoy:
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    @spikey @tenorkeith Okay, I've had some more time and have hacked on some pleasing template presets that were good starter points worth editing. I've concluded that Axe 3 is indeed really nice sounding and super bad@$$. STILL not getting rid of the Helix twins no matter what, though. I may end up putting in a setlist on one of the Helices for controlling the very few presets I'll have to build to gig with since I can use 2 amp blocks with 4 channels (different or the same amp models) each (and multiple cabs). 99% of my gigs will probably be done with one or two presets. I do that now with Helix as well. For those that are insane enough like me and Spikey to own more than one modeler at a time, you can't go wrong at ALL with the Axe FX III. You also can't go wrong by sticking with your Helix. :D
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    I am updating this thread... just in case anyone else encounters this problem, or anything that may be related. Line 6 has verified this problem and confirmed it is a bug that will be fixed in a future update.
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    Found the problem folks.No big deal.....In preferences... security & privacy/general you have to allow..enable the HD editor/driver & you're good to go. Yamaha in Melbourne sorted me.Thanks guys.
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    Greetings. Helix owner 2wks now. Have made several presets from scratch for both guitar and bass. Spent most of setup playing with SD 59er pickups, which I would have called "vintage, medium-output" humbuckers. I've finally plugged in my P90s and another "medium-output HB" guitar, and they're dramatically lower. I'd like to configure the input levels for guitar changes, preferably by bumping the lower guitars up a tad for the sake of my drives. BUT, I may need to pad input and incorporate some sort of gain block or boost. These are my symptoms. I found during initial setup that my 59ers made practically every amp model dirty out-of-box and most of the drives really gnarly. I presumed this was intentional because guitar players like breakup, but I've been kind of fighting with it. I had to run my bass (only active pickups I own) through AUX, and even then every bass amp came out dirty except A360. I read on helixhelp.com (unofficial, but good) just today to turn on Global Pad and leave it. I wouldn't have thought to pad passive pickups out-of-box in a million years. So now I have presets configured around my 59ers that my other guitars won't breakup at all and feel like I need to go fix everything. I clearly "did it wrong" in some way, 'cause the lighter pickups sound awesome even in their cleanness. I need to do SOMETHING LIKE "global pad, then either a gain block or a Kinky Boost for the quieter guitars". I configure 4 snaps/ 4 stomps and change guitars maybe twice a set, so I'd rather not consume a footswitch for this. What are the common ways to normalize input, both for my too-driven issue and for different pickup types? Thanks, y'all.
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    I talked with Line6 Tech Support today. This is a "known" issue. As the person above suggested, it's a setting somewhere. I'm not going to go through the steps to fix it because I don't know them myself. I was in my car dropping off my daughter when we were going through the fix. lol. My bad, no worries. I'm hoping I get it fixed tonight. Good luck.
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    Line 6 don't make the parts so you just need to order a compatible part, any decent tech will be able to get the parts and fix it or just do some googling and grab the soldering iron.
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    Facebook as a whole is compromised. Thanks for the file!
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    Helix Floor bass player here. I was using a normal bass amp + bass cabs and didn't like that the range of sounds was limited by those two elements in my chain. I tried using a laptop and Amplitube for a while, but it was too unstable - the application crashing in the middle of a gig is something you don't want to experience twice. I was also using a Boss GT-10B multieffect at that time and I liked the idea of having a single unit that I just have to hook up and go. An Axe FX was too expensive and seemed like overkill since I don't want to model any real amps as accurately as possible, but just have a "good" sound and enough options to customize it. Units like the Avid Eleven focused too much on guitars. I thought about building my own rack with a Mesa Triaxis. but the FX and MIDI switching efforts would have made that project huge. I liked the idea of something like a Triaxis though since I work a lot with overdriven and distorted sounds. I also tinker a lot with my instrument. The Helix seemed a natural choice for me: My band needed a PA anyways, the Helix can simulate any cabinet I can think of (via IR) so I'm not limited to a single tone anymore. I can simulate guitar amps and bass amps, mix them, EQ them and switch them all with a single button. And I can take that entire collection of amps and setups home and spend hours finding the perfect gain setting instead of annoying my bandmates with it. So much for myself. Now, I would generally recommend a Helix in two cases: 1. If you don't want to carry and maintain (tube amps!) a real amp. Depending on where you gig you may still have to carry a PA and/or monitor. In a large enough place you won't need that either, instead you'd have a single unit. The FOH guy is also happy because he can right away get a clean DI signal. 2. If you want versatility. If you regularly switch between a vintage Ampeg rig, a modern Mesa into a 4x10 and an overdriven Marshall, this is the right tool for the job. Also if you have FX pedals or rackmount units that you want to keep using by taking advantage of the Helix' FX loops. If you are more happy with an actual amp for whatever reason and/or you don't need that much variety, I would recommend getting something smaller instead to save money. A Helix might also not be ideal for those who really dislike too many options, buttons, knobs etc. - If you prefer a tone knob over a 10-band EQ, the Helix could become annoying. Another aspect is the bass pod you mentioned. I did not have one, but the Helix definitely sounds better than my GT-10B. I would assume it's an upgrade to the bass pod as well. You've already mentioned in your post that you don't have any pedals that could go into the FX loop and that you prefer to not use your own amp, but I thought I'd still list those things for the sake of a complete opinion. I cannot offer any advice on Floor vs. LT though. I got mine when there was no LT available yet, and I would still prefer it for versatility. [Edit] What I forgot: The Helix didn't have many bass amps when it came out, but their number has been constantly increasing. And that's the big difference to most other multi FX and ampsims, at least when I made my decision for the Helix. So don't be tempted to think that the Helix is a guitar unit and also has a bit of bass stuff thrown in because someone at marketing said "it's necessary". I use it exclusively for bass and never felt like I'm not the target audience for this unit. It's something I'd like to give Line6 big credit for, it's one of the few products made for creative bassists.
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    Hi, there! You have to connect Line 6 Sonic Port (no mic version) to MAC or PC by the USB adapter like this: Or you can modify your own 30 pin cable by adding USB connector. Here is solution: https://www.thomann.de/de/line6_sonic_port.htm#bewertung
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