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  1. 5 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.”
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    I recently installed the 15-day trial of Helix Native 1.82. It was working just fine with both Reaper v6.02 (x64) and Tracktion 7.2.1 (x64) for a couple of days. Now, if I try to bring up the Helix UI under either Reaper or Tracktion, the UI for the DAWs simply stop working and display "not responding" in the window title. Helix Native is still working. Projects previously created that use Helix still work and Helix is processing the signal. It's just when I try to bring up the UI for the Native plugin or try to add Helix to a new track that the UI becomes unresponsive. I suspect that Helix Native is trying to bring up the authorization/trial screen and failing to do so for some reason. I tried reinstalling Helix Native with no change in behavior. Any suggestions?
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    Your questions gave me ideas to try which helped narrow in to the problem. It was also helpful to create a MIDI CC command in the command center. Sending it with a snapshot change, I could then see the format of the command in Forscore. Thanks!
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    same here. Helix [granted, with some work] sounded great from day one, thus added functionality and customizability is very welcome
  5. 1 point
    Page 31 of the XR18 manual. PC#s 1-64 sent on MIDI Channel 1 recall Snapshots 1-64. You can set Instant Commands to load the required Snapshots on Preset load and Helix Snapshot change. I wrote the following to help someone with a different device, but just change "Ventris" to "XR18" and it all applies. ************************************************** In Global Settings>MIDI/Tempo, set "MIDI PC SEND" to OFF. This prevents Helix from sending it's default PC# when you load a Preset. In CommandCenter, assign "Instant Command 1 (IC1)" - the first lightning bolt - to the Ventris PC# (Program Changes/Presets) that you want to use for each Snapshot. Read the Ventris manual. They may be numbered 0-127 or 1-128. EDIT: Helix is numbered 0-127. When you load a Helix Preset, any and all commands assigned to ICs in the Snapshot that loads by default will automatically be sent. By default, Helix and most MIDI devices communicate on either MIDI Channel 1 or ALL channels (OMNI). Helix communicates on MIDI Channel 1 (BASE) by default. Set the Ventris to communicate on MIDI Channel 1 (unless you've changed the BASE channel in Global Settings>MIDI/Tempo). This way, if you add other MIDI devices later, you can set them to different channels and specify which device you're sending commands to by being specific about it in Command Center. When setting commands in Command Center, BASE is the default MIDI Channel. Leave Bank CC00/BankCC032 at their defaults. These are used to change BANKS in devices that have more than 128 presets. Here's the tricky part: Once you've assigned a PC# to an IC in a Snapshot, it will stay on the last called PC# until specifically changed by another Snapshot, then it'll stay there until changed again. If Snapshot 1 IC1 is assigned to PC#5, and you switch to Snapshot 2, Ventris will stay on Preset #5 UNLESS you assign IC1 to a different PC# in Snapshot 2. If SS2/IC1 is assigned to PC#79, and you move from SS1 to SS2 and then to SS3, SS3 will still be using PC#79.So if you want all Snapshots to be PC#5 except SS3, assign IC1 to PC#5 in ALL Snapshots EXCEPT SS3, and assign IC1 in Snapshot 3 to a different PC#. Remember that the Helix Preset will load with the Snapshot that was active when the Preset was last SAVED. If, in Global Settings>Preferences, you have Snapshot Edits set to Discard, don't forget to SAVE the Preset after each Snapshot Edit BEFORE moving to the next Snapshot. That said, check each Snapshot to be sure it does what you want. Hope that all makes sense.
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    Ok, might get longer, but as you've asked, yeah, out of everything I could think of, global blocks for me would be *by far* the most exciting/important thing I could wish for. Sure, it's mainly for the live playing crowd, so in case you're merely using the Helix for home fun or recording, this would likely not even be remotely as interesting. But once you're playing live, this will be sooo useful. From my experience, very few basic amp sounds plus some modifications will take you through pretty much any gig (I could elaborate but I don't think it's required for this thread). For these few sounds, it's just incredibly useful to have global control. I have already mentioned this elsewhere, but as an example: Clean sound not loud enough? No problem, turn up the clean channel volume. As easy as it gets with a multichannel analog amp. But once these clean sounds are spread over multiple patches, even such a simple task very quickly becomes completely (!) impossible. Select patch, turn clean amp up, save. Select next patch, turn clean amp up, save. Repeat for any number of patches using clean sounds. Along this, you would have to remember how much you turned things up. Ok, soundcheck is over (and you've already spent all soundcheck time on adjusting clean channel levels...), the show is on. During the first tune you notice that you turned the clean channel up too much - well, game over, you will *never* manage to re-do all these patch modifications during a gig. Again, with an analog amp, I'd have a chord ring out, turn around to my amp and turn the volume knob down a bit. Mission accomplished. If you want to overcome this with the Helix, so far your only option is to use as little patches as possible (in my case exactly one per gig). As a result, you have to stuff all kinds of things into these patches. Which makes controlling them tougher (running out of footswitches and snapshots, way more block navigation required should you want to tweak things, etc.). Plus, you're losing options. There might be just enough juice/blocks for the phaser but the flanger has to stay out - unless you could use another patch. Which would result in - well - see above. There's also some further things that would be a lot easier. Let's say you have just managed to come up with a patch list for a certain gig. You'd only be using two amps all throughout (same settings, too). Now, all of a sudden you may notice that your dirt amp would work a whole lot better with another cab/IR. As is, you would have to enter each patch, reassign the cab, resave. Just to find out the old IR was the better choice... I'm sure you get the idea. True. And we will possibly not know for a while. Yet, as said before, personally, I sort of wanted to know whether the sound quality was up to date (which, regardless of any other features, is still the most important thing). Which it seems to be. Given some other things are done well, I would not drool over a touchscreen, either. But then, Line 6 could just add one. In form of a mobile app. Sure, there's no bluetooth on the Helix, but it would work just fine via USB. I'm not even expecting a fullblown editor but a mixture of a controller and a librarian would be just great (especially in case there were global blocks, hah!). Further things I'd wish for: - External MIDI control that *doesn't* conflict with snapshots (this is really bad IMO). - User definable knob assignments. Just as what you can do with switches (which seems to get even better with 2.9). - Block presets (and user definable defaults along with them). I find myself turning the same parameters *all* the time when inserting new blocks. - Grouped blocks and presets for them. Defenitely not easy to realize, but given the amount of times I use the same combination of 1-2 drives, an amp and a certain IR, these would be immense time saviours. - Decent IR management. Well, let's see how things go with 2.9. - And most of all: Global blocks (did I mention them already?). Hm, you might be right, but the JCM stuff starting around 6:20 or so is pretty damn great IMO.
  7. 1 point
    It should... but I'll bet you twenty bucks that it won't. Instead, prepare for gripping about how the new meters are the wrong color, in the wrong place, not big enough and you can't see them if you're standing up and looking down at the unit, or they don't spit out the same number as some outboard meter and therefore aren't "accurate". It won't end here... it never does. Whining is eternal, lol.
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    Lol... Instead we'll be subjected to endless philosophical debates regarding what "soon" means, and whether or not "soon" has in fact already come and gone... can't wait! ;)
  9. 1 point
    I finally got it working with Forscore. In Forscore, send: Program Change: 1 0 5 20 // Channel 1 Setlist 6 Preset 20 Delay: 500 ms // Delay needed when changing from a "distant" patch Hex Codes: B0 45 02 // Snapshot 3 I should have realized 69 was decimal (doh!). Also, the leading zero is needed. I had tried 45 earlier but without the leading zero on the value.
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    This forum needs an icon for "trolls".
  11. 1 point
    I've only owned my Helix for a week, so bear with me if I'm missing something. My original intent was to use it for studio recording with my Variax Standard, and that's working out splendidly. I couldn't be happier. I also play solo gigs, but use a large variety of instruments (eg., acoustic guitar, variax guitar (with Boomerang looper), sax, blues harp, percussion, etc. ..... all with effects for spice). I use a Behringer XR12 mixer because its versatile and has nice built-in DSP effects. And its MIDI controllable while I'm playing (yeah, I'm the roadie and sound guy, too). After loving the vocal and guitar effects so much in the Helix, I decided to try setting up the Helix to possibly replace the XR mixer (with the Helix used more like a rack Helix, controlled entirely by MIDI faders, knobs, and a couple of small foot switches). I got pretty far, because I had enough inputs after including fx loop returns. But I quickly discovered that changing patches (to change instrument and vocal effects for different songs) would wipe out my current "mix balance". Thats because my setup included MIDI faders assigned to output block levels, and gain block levels (one for each instrument in the mix), and these would default to the settings saved in the patches, without using the current levels. So, I've resorted to trying a setup with the Helix AND the XR mixer, which will certainly work. But I like to minimalize my equipment count and weight, and don't through multiple A/D and D/A conversions. I wish I could do it all with the Helix. It seems I could if the Helix had some sort of option to buffer and pass gain settings between patches, especially when using identical gain or output blocks between the patches. In essence, the settings would be shared (or global) between patches. I could find no way to do this, but if it was achievable I think it would broaden the market. Yeah, I realize this usage does not fit the target audience, but huge secondary markets are a good thing! Or .., if someone has ideas that would allow me to do what I want, I'm all ears.
  12. 1 point
    Solved: It was the usb-cable I've used. It was way too long (over 5 meters I believe). With a 1 meter cable the result drasticly changed. Now I need to get a new USB cable, because I need about 1,5-2 Meters at least. Quality is quite important for me. Is there something I should be aware of buying a new cable?
  13. 0 points
    Alright so I saw the pod go was released. Currently I use an hx stomp and with the three footswitches I run a rhythm lead and ambient clean patches. I use a digitech whammy, Drop tune, tuner, and wireless as well. Now if I were to get this could I do the following: Get rid of my whammy and make the expression pedal my whammy/maybe use it as a volume pedal? ABCD would be rhythm, clean, lead, Lofi and then bank up or down to the same exact patches but with pitch shifters on it and also have the tuner be accessible? And can I use the same models? I use the badonk amp for rhythm and lead with a noise gate and 808 overdrive, and then reverb for lead. For clean I use legacy cave reverb and simple delay and eq. If I can have the whammy, pitch shift patch change, and tuner, I can basically get rid of my pedalboard except for wireless! But only if that’s possible, and I could pocket cash from selling my hx stomp. so any help on if I can do this or not is appreciated.
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