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  1. 4 points
    Hey Line6, for the last couple of months there was quite some fuzz (pun intended) about when the update will finally arrive and why on earth you even dared to give us an ETA when you couldn't- bla bla bla I won't deny to have had similar feelings - you can't change your feelings, but how you act on them, you can... And I guess I speak for quite a few people when I say this anger and frustration about how things went down is just another proof of how much this community cares and how passionate we feel about these products; how we just couldn't wait to get these immense changes. And .. this is basically .. a good thing? I guess?! Anyways- My Helix is almost 2 years old now and over that time period I .. practically got a new Helix in features on top, without.. well, paying anything. You are certainly not in an easy business and the competition doesn't sleep, which makes the effort and love you put into seemingly minor details even more impressive. I don't know how many other companies drop a bombshell like that with so many quality of life changes for free- and I don't care. I cannot remember being that satisfied still with an investment that big after that much time. You work your butts off, and it shows. You guys are awesome! Without going into the whole sound debate, which I am heavily underqualified to take part in anyways, I truly believe the Line6 Helix Floor is objectively the most intuitive, most flexible, most fun to use and sexiest guitar processor out there. And you just made it even better- immensely better; .. yet again- Since this is not nearly said enough, nor thought enough I fear for all of that, I Thank You. louis PS: Exiciting times lie ahead of us, ladies and gentlemen :) - Hopefully I'll have my third Helix in 2 more years 8)
  2. 2 points
    The replies to this post raise an interesting point: the source of the distortion can have a big impact on tone and feel. I'll explain. There are three different configurations that have been describe in this post: Grammatico with master set high, Grammatico with master set lower, and some overdrive pedal into Grammatico. Let's look at what's different about these and why they might sound and feel different. Grammatico with master set high: In this case, its going to be the power amp that is distorting. Since Grammatico is using a tube rectifier and push-pull power amp, power amp distortion is going to generate a lot of odd order harmonics and exhibit quite a bit of sag. The only "tone control" on this distortion is the following Cab/IR model. This can sound brittle and harsh, and have sag that may negatively impact dynamics. But others might love the aggressive distortion that comes from odd order harmonics, and think the sag is providing the feel they've been missing. Grammatico with master set lower: this will cause the distortion to be created in the preamp section which will have more even order harmonics (preamp tubes distort asymmetrically) and no sag since the amp isn't actually being driven that hard. Some people like preamp distortion, others think it has no life. A lot depends on how loud the amp is. Louder is going to sound better. But preamp and power amp distortion will sound different even if the saturation and volume levels are the same. Preamp distortion will be a little less aggressive and harsh, and won't have much feel. Grammatico with overdrive pedal: in this case the amp is typically running close to clean and most of the distortion is coming from the pedal(s). This is the most flexible because you can use different pedals with different tone controls to control how much saturation there is, what harmonics make up the saturation, and have tone controls before and after the distortion to control the saturation voicing. This is why some people love pedals. They provide a lot more flexibility than preamp and power amp distortion. Which of these is better? There's no way to know, everyone's taste and needs are different, and different songs need different sounds. But what's key is that they are different and why. Knowing this might give you better control to determine what you like.
  3. 2 points
    What's with all the negative waves man? I understand the argument--in a market economy every commodity product becomes a race to the bottom. "Sell Grandma for a nickel of per unit cost, and sell your wife for a dime." Cheap crap that looks cool is what usually make the most money, but with the latest updates I think the Spider V is an exception. I bought my Spider V 60 used for 100 bucks. The store had two of them, and had marked them down, so I did not expect much. Much to my surprise I have received full support from Line 6 including a free Cubase download, and now the update to MK2. For my purposes it sounds quite good, but I don't play in stadiums, and I tend to use more of the clean and chime style presets. I never really expected the Spider V to sound just like a big vacuum tube class A stack amp. I guess if I had spent $500 for the V60 I might be a little disappointed. Wait a minute.... Forget all that. Please tell everyone you know that Spider V amps are crap. I want to score a used V240 with stereo chorus really cheap. Big time thanks to the line6 guys for listening to the customers and giving us this update.
  4. 2 points
    I run a tip/sleeve CV signal into my EXP3 port all the time and have zero issues. I just measured it, and I get +3.23V open, 8mV closed, positive lead at the tip, negative lead at the sleeve. This is coming from an Electro Harmonix 8-Step Program, with the depth set to 5 for Helix compatibility. If the 8-Step is set wrong, and puts out the whole 5V signal, all that happens is that the parameter being controlled resets to minimum once the 3V threshold is exceeded and you need to sweep the control voltage to reset it. There are no ill effects that I've found. I also have a Korg SQ-1, but I don't bother with that as it sends 1V, 2V, 5V, or 8V depending on setting, none of which are really convenient for parameter control on the Helix. You'd need to see if your theremin has settings for maximum control voltage, and limit it to 3V to make it work properly. Otherwise you'd need some kind of external voltage limiter, or to simply stay outside of the range to the theremin where the CV would exceed 3V.
  5. 1 point
    This really isn't earth shattering, or important. But I was just wondering.... If the 2.8 update is meant to UNIFY everything, why is Helix Native only at 1.8 I do realize that Native came later than the floor/rack/LT.... but it's been around longer than the Stomp (and possibly even the Effects) yet both of those are at 2.8. It can't be because it's software... HX Edit is 2.8 I would think if you were going to unify everything, you would start by giving everything the same revision number so identifying different versions would be extremely obvious.
  6. 1 point
    Hi, I just bought a new FBV mkII but I see the pedal is only going to 90 instead of 127 and starts not at 0 either, but begins halfway... Is there a way to calibrate this? Or is the new pedal defective? Update: I've found out I can calibrate it ! :) FBV Express MkII Calibration Steps • Start with your FBV device not connected to any USB port or Line 6 device (and, therefore, powered “off”). • Press and hold down the “D” labeled footswitch while you “power on” your FBV (by connecting to your computer’s USB port, or Line 6 device with which you plan on using your FBV). Upon release of the D footswitch, the FBV Tuner’s numerical display will read “1”. • Press the on-board pedal forward fully and hold down pedal’s Toe Switch until the Tuner display changes to “2”. This should occur instantly. • While holding the pedal in the “heel” (minimum) position, press & release the D footswitch. The Tuner display will change to “3”. • Move the pedal to the toe (maximum) position, without clicking the Toe Switch. Allow the pedal to rest in the toe position (maximum) and press & release the D button. The 7 LEDs above the Tuner’s numerical display will light. • Move the pedal and verify that the LEDs above the Tuner’s numerical display sequentially turn off as the pedal moves to the minimum position, and all sequentially light up when the pedal is moved to the maximum position. • If your 7 LEDs do not light up as described, then try repeating these calibration steps. If your LEDs light up correctly, then calibration was successful - power off your FBV and power it back on and you are ready to go!
  7. 1 point
    I had the same issue... there is a fix if you don’t like that happening: Go to Global Settings>Preferences and set Tempo Pitch to "Transparent" instead of "Authentic". Sean Meredith-Jones www.seanmeredithjones.com
  8. 1 point
    Voted! I mentioned this over on TGP - call it the "What's In A Name" update or sumtin. Since (I assume) Updater handles other product lines we can live with 1.7 or whatever it is now - but really ALL Helix family should be on the same rev.
  9. 1 point
    I was going to reply and say that this is a very stupid unimportant thing to be worried about. Instead I just voted it up on ideascale. I figured, what the hell. There's not enough continuity on this planet.
  10. 1 point
    Not sure that it's truly worth a submission but I guess it can't hurt :) Done! https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Please-Unify-the-Revision-Numbers/960096-23508
  11. 1 point
    As I understand, there’s a bug that’s affecting this in the Preset Mode views that show snapshot, but it should still work in actual Snapshot Mode. Line 6 is aware of it and is planning to fix it in 2.80.1.
  12. 1 point
    It would be nice if we had a function to have a tuner always on in a scribble strip of the TAP or the pedal strip. just a simple one like in the G70 wireless. Pretty handy for live use when you feel one string is a little out of tune and you have no time to mute for tuning. fast and no dropout of guitar playing. wen in tune the scribble strip invert the b/w color
  13. 1 point
    As someone who came from the HD500x model where improvements were purchased as model packs I agree completely. I can't think of another product I've used that has had as much improvement for as prolonged a time - ever. As a member of this user community I'd love to see greater recognition of the work the Line 6 team does from the community.
  14. 1 point
    Hey y'all, I've been building an iOS control template for my Helix, and wanted the ability to set the key of the harmonizer from my iPad. To do that, I needed to map the available keys to MIDI CC values. I did some experimentation and some quick math in Excel and came up with these values: Key MIDI Value C = 39 C#/Db = 51 D = 63 D#/Eb = 75 E = 86 F = 98 F#/Gb = 110 G = 121 G#/Ab = 127 A = 4 A#/Bb = 16 B = 27 These are tested and work. Hoping this saves somebody a bit of time and aggravation.
  15. 1 point
    Seems to be working again. Thanks guys!
  16. 1 point
    Check in the Global Settings———>Preferences Check that Joystick Encoder it’s set to Model. This is the original behavior. If it’s set to Selection, it is moving Left/Right while rotating, but you can still select Models if you rotate while pushing.
  17. 1 point
    I’m re-resurrecting this semi-necro thread, for which I am semi-apologetic, but I have to change my vote. Previously I stated that I left the pad off even though I liked it in some applications, because it is not selectable per-preset. My position has changed. These days I leave the input pad on all the time because I find that it actually makes my input signal hit the amp more like I think it should. Lemmee ‘splain. I do a lot of squeaky clean playing and have been consistently surprised at how far back I’m having to dial master and drive levels to keep amps like the Twin Reverb and Deluxe Reverb from breaking up. These are amps I’m familiar with and I have some idea of how my guitars hit them, and they just seem to break up way too early. With the input pad on though, suddenly things are more in line. To me it plays more like having turned an input boost off than turning a pad on, if that makes sense. Yes, if you build a patch with the pad off and then turn it on, then everything sounds wimpy and anemic. But if you build it from the ground up with it on, then everything is there. More-so even, because you don’t have to choke the amp to keep it clean. IMHO, YMMV, etc, etc...
  18. 1 point
    I've noticed that XLR output level drops to Mic level even though I've set it to Line level in the global settings. This happens each time I power off and on again. I then have to manually change to mic and back to line level to fix it.
  19. 1 point
    I dont get people its like you go to a great all you can eat restaurant and complain that a certain dish isnt there.How much more do you so called, I dont mean to criticize, people want?Do you guys use all of these amps when you gig? Or are you a stay at home guy who just wants to play in a music store amp section.Every amp for every type of music is in the helix since I bought it everything else is a very nice addition.I need to spend 3500 4000 for the type of amps and effects I want to use the helix gives it all to me at a quarter of the price.
  20. 1 point
    Don't you mean 'not really what I am waiting for'? Not sure how you can extrapolate to 'most people'. I happen to prefer the Grammatico and am certainly not waiting for another high-gain amp/channel.
  21. 1 point
    Do you happen to have your cell phone in your pocket? I get this sort of clicking when I leave my phone in my pocket, and it's close to my guitar's input jack - not specifically with the Spider V, but just in general.
  22. 1 point
    Only workaround I have right now is to hit the toe switch again before going to a different snap. Never had to do it before.
  23. 1 point
    I finally found a solution -- I CAN'T BELIEVE!!!!!!!! I had to disable the Gatekeeper. http://osxdaily.com/2016/09/27/allow-apps-from-anywhere-macos-gatekeeper/ Here are the instructions on how to do it. After some research and many failed tries, I succeeded after I did these steps: - Open Terminal from Applications > Utilities > Terminal - Run the following command: sudo spctl --master-disable It may ask for your user password. - Open Security & Privacy panel and you will be able to see this new option Anywhere. Enable it! (unlock the padlock will be needed to make this change). - Now, If you had previously installed the Line6 driver, it must be uninstalled. - Install the driver again -- I've installed directly from the driver file, without using Line 6 Monkey, don't know if it will work. - When prompt, restart your computer. Open up the Security & Privacy panel again and *crossed fingers* you'll be able to see this message: - Click Allow and that's it :) After those steps I could open POD HD500x Edit and BOOM, it's connected I hope this works for those who are having the same problem!
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  25. 1 point
    phil_m, Your reply does not deserve a return comment. But thank you for reading.
  26. -1 points
    I would happily give up all three of the Grammatico models to have the Revv red AND purple channels. The Revv Generator is already a legend, but let's be real, Grammatico is a niche amp. I'm sure it's a great amp, but not really what most people are waiting for.
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