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    Ha ha, I'm not about to frag the dozens of hours spent hunched over my guitar A/B comparing the difference between treble = 3.2 vs treble = 3.6, either. But how dare you suggest that carrying on a philosophical debate over minutia elements of individual preset building preference having very little to no impact on anyone's actual enjoyment of their Helix isn't sensible? I must now retire to my bedchambers for the remainder of the night lest my dyspepsia become inflamed over this careless assault on Victorian manners. Good day, sir!
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    Silly boy. !!!INITIATE!!! is preset #127. Its a self-generating synth sound that should play noises when you hit some foot switches. If you don't like it, move it or delete it.
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    You also need to set the re-amp source. This is the part of the manual you want:
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    I had a JTV 59, having played fenders forever. Loved it for the sounds once I loaded a custom set, 2 years later got a standard as back-up, had to use it one night and kept using it and got another as the spare. Had some weird 'resonating' issues with both the 59 and the standards. Fixed them with, thick hairband behind the nut to stop sympathetic string resonance, a bit like heavy players use (could probably use something more elegant but it works and no one has noticed), and lowering the magnetic pickups to reduce interaction with the strings. I seem to recall having some issues making sure all my patches used the right inputs on the helix as well as forcing tunings and models to make sure they worked consistently/as expected. But that's now just part of my standard template/workflow. I don't use the mags (ever) but use pretty much every sound the variax has to offer along with custom tunings.
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    I will give this a try and let you know the result. Thanks for your response.
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    Same piezos but in different saddles, same Model patches.
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    The differenence between EQ and compression is that EQ is static while compression (can be) dynamic. By this I mean that when you use EQ to cut lows and highs (to give more mid focus for guitar), those EQ setting effect the guitar signal regardless of the volume. Quiet passages will get the same tone shaping as loud passages. But often, that’s not what we want for guitar. When the guitar is turned down, we want a more scooped tone with low and high end boosted to give a nice full rich clean tone. As we turn the guitar up, and add distortion, we need the opposite: low cut to reduce mud, high cut to keep the distortion from being too fizzy and ice-pick, and mid focused to help make the louder leads cut through the mix. Now this could be done with a multi-band compressor. You could set the threshold and ratio for the low and high bands to compress more as the guitar is louder, providing the desired mid focus. But this doesn’t work well in practice. Partly this is because there’s likely a fair amount of distortion in most people’s clean tone. This is needed to give better sustain, and add some high frequency content the electric guitar just doesn’t produce and the typical guitar speakers are challenged to reproduce. This is kind of what an exciter does. If you put the compressor before any of this distortion, then any dynamic tone shaping it might do will be partially lost by clipping that comes after the compressor. If you put the compressor after this distortion, then it doesn’t see the guitar’s dynamic range as much and therefore doesn’t have as much to work with, limiting its overall effect. So the solution might be, don’t try to do this automatically with a multi-band compressor, do it manually with multiple distortion pedals into a clean amp to give you the tone shaping and dynamics you need. Use the gain staging of one to three distortion pedals into the front end of a gained up amp, plus the volume control on your guitar, to get a really wide range of dynamics and tone that are completely under your control. Where I think a multi-band compressor might be really useful is for mostly clean tones that have a wide (clean) dynamic range. Think of a Strat into a Twin Reverb. You could use the multi-band compressor to tame some of the lows and highs as the guitar volume is turned up, hitting compressor harder and making a more mid-focused tone. But once distortion is introduced, this may not work that well.
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    I'd really like to have a block with a metronome.
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    I currently have presets with no snapshots, 4 snapshots and 8 snapshots. I am constantly switching the 'Preset Mode Switches' as I use the different presets. It would be nice to be able to have an option in the presets to enable the 'Preset Mode Switches' to the desired setting. Please consider. Thanks. Vic Loher
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    If L6 bought out something like HELIX Control - that worked like HC but had - say 18 stomps instead of the current 12 - AND.... could operate as a really god MIDI foot controller - with "on steroids" features - i'd consider switching to a HELIX rack instead. The more one gets into the benefits of scribble strips - particularly with the options of the Control Centre being able to control remote devices ( and apps in iOS ) the more one realises - at least I DO.. that I WANT MORE! GIMME MORE SCRIBBLE STRIPS!! :)
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    Option 2 prevent existing snapshots saving new block in ON state Currently if I add a *new* block - say Ganymede - the bypass-state for that block stays always ON for all snapshots, even if I turn the the bypass OFF for that reverb block before saving the preset. I'd prefer to be able to insert a Ganymede block & have that block be OFF for all snapshots by default. Up to now I have to laboriously go though each snapshot - one by one - turning off the block then saving that snapshot. https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Option-2-prevent-existing-snapshots-saving-new-block-in-ON-state/934538-23508?submitted=1#idea-tab-comments
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    Oh And another one from me. A bigger floor controller. Something like the big RJM floor board. With freely assignable pedals. So they can be whatever you want More snapshots just assign them More preset access just assign it More stomps... just assign it. Also giving it a couple of 9v outputs so you could run a couple of pedals without having to create a pedal board with dedicated power supply.
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    So some things to address an issue I had a bit of a battle with last night. - At least 12 instant messages. I trigger loops on a GCX switcher to change with my snapshot presets and I have 8 loops plus 4 channels on my amp each of which runs on it's own TRS jack. 6 instant messages just doesn't seem enough. - Being able to use CC Toggle commands in instant messages - Being able to apply CC Toggle commands and other commands to footswitches that are in snapshot mode (being able to apply a CC Toggle to a snapshot would mean I could trigger and amp channel change for each different snapshot based on a lit/dim state, meaning I don't have to give up 4 stomp slots to change amp channels. The midi in Helix is awesome, just feels like it needs more opportunities to utilise it's full power. Might there be an interesting joint-venture opportunity with Midi Solutions to create a Helix specific version of their Event Processor Plus (giving you the opportunity to trigger up to 32 different out going midi events with one incoming event)??
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    Thanks silverhead and ADBrown for your immediate and positive responses.
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    Hi, I ran into the same problem, I tried to go back to a previous driver release 7.2.3, and Gearbox (3.72) started to work again. I have not yet tested all the functionallity of GB but the connection issues and sync messages disapeared.
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