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  1. 1 point
    For home use a pair of studio monitors is a good option. I suggest a minimum 6" cone.
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    I tend to look at the the looper on the Helix more as a "Previewer". It lacks two critical requirements IMO - the ability to store loops and a longer loop time. It is great however as datacommando pointed out for throwing a few chords and leads on to roll through, preview, and dial in presets. At 120 seconds set to half-speed it has more than enough memory to pull this task off. It will also do for simple looping tasks of medium-short duration. For anything else you are going to want an external looper pedal. I have an old Digitech JamMan Solo that serves me well for my minimal looping requirements.
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    I got a Peavey Bandit 112 back in high school (probably around '95-'96 timeframe) that my brother now has and uses; still works!
  4. 1 point
    Just update to the latest. The latest is 2.92 now, btw.
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    IIRC - Digital Igloo said that the whole point of having SEND/RETURN inserts was to allow people to patch in external favourite stomp boxes or whatever. Apparently, the thinking behind this was anyone who was using specialist loopers (Boss RC-30) in their performance could easily hook up to the Helix/HXFX etc. There are so many looper pedals out there - why reinvent the wheel, especially if looping is your “big thing” you possibly already had some efficient hardware. The looper in the HX family of products is more of a novelty, certainly not what you expect or are asking for. The best thing I found to do with it is to place it as the first block in the signal chain and then record a short snippet of audio and then you can easily switch amps, cabs IRs, effects etc., with both hands free. For the sort of features you are asking for there are plenty of options available from TC Electronic (Ditto x4), Electro Harmonix (720 stereo), Pigtronix (Infinity 2), plus the ubiquitous Boss range. Although, now, as you have invested in the HX Effects, then Line 6 should give you all those extra features - free! I guess that you must have known that the looper didn’t do all that other stuff when you bought the HXFX. You did check - didn’t you?
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    The problem is the FX Loop block: It adds a small delay due to D/A and D/A conversion. This will delay the signal by a certain extend and Helix will not compensate for that in parallel paths. This could result in some phase cancellation issues. A "fix" - no, let's call it workaround - would be to add another FX Loop in PathB and just connect FX Send to FX Return with a patch cable. This would add the DAC conversions to this path as well, so that theoretically both paths should be in sync again.
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    I just started to use the Pod Go Edit software and boy does that make a huge difference... My thought process was better start with just the unit itself, learn how to use it as is, and once I'm fairly familiar with how to use it properly on its own, then move on the to the Pod Go Edit. But I think that was a mistake as honestly, editing patches with Go Edit is 10x better than directly on the unit... Just having the list of amps, cabs, etc., with pictures makes a huge difference, especially with amps where there's 100+ different ones and scrolling to find one takes forever! So suggestion for improving POD Go: Add an interface to show the effects/amps/cabs/etc., with pictures in a grid, for easy selection. Ex: If the amp select page was fullscreen and showed say 12 or 18 amps (2 or 3 rows of 6 amps) with the same pictures as Go Edit, and you could scroll through the next/previous 12 or 18 amps using the pages, man, that would be a HUGE plus for usability! As is, scrolling through 100+ amps or dozens and dozens of cabs, effects, etc., is PITA! Fullscreen page for setting up amps, effects, etc. If you could have 2-3 rows of parameters, and the page would select scroll from row to row, that would be a lot better than always showing the top chain, which you're not going to edit if you're editing a distortion, amp, cab, etc. Seeing more parameters in one page would be a an improvement! Improve the min/max values... It's quite a pain to setup... Maybe simpler system like pressing one of the footswitch while turning the knob would assign min, and pressing the knob would change the color and assign max? That way, it would be super simple to assign whatever value you wanted to whatever footswitch you wanted. But yeah, man, if you're not using Pod Go edit, you're making yourself a huge disfavor! It's so much faster and more enjoyable than fiddling on the unit itself! But I think that with better UI, editing on the Go could be a lot more enjoyable! #2 and #3 above would be nice to have, but the #1 is really essential IMHO to make editing on the unit itself a lot more practical!
  8. 1 point
    From a Google search: Q: How do I perform a factory reset on the Spider V series? A: Hold down the Home button to access the settings menu. Scroll down with the encoder to where it says Factory Reset. Scroll to the right and press the encoder knob to hit Yes.
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    That has been my experience also. I found that switch from 9's to 10's made the problem noticeable on both the E and A strings. I plan on trying 8's to see what that does. I would also add that in addition to the initial attack ghost note, I can also hear a pulsing over the main note as the string rings out. Different turnings exhibit a different speed to the pulse. edit to add I see you mention the same thing with the "waves".
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    Glad to hear that you got some answer, even though that means it might have to go out for repairs. I also filled out a support ticket and sent in some audio. I haven't heard back from them yet. In my case it seemed that it was not easy to capture the issue in a recording. You could hear the extraneous notes on some tunings but at a very slight volume, it wasn't as apparent as it was in the room. There may have been a number of dynamics going on, possibly some resonances in the guitar, or sympathetic vibrations caused by the altered tuned notes re-energizing the strings on the guitar causing a kind of feedback loop that made it seem more apparent accousticly that what you would expect. It suprisingly didn't nearly as apparent in the recordings, but it was there. It is a somewhat sporadic problem for me, sometimes it has been an issue, and sometimes hardly, or not noticable. I'll have to wait to see what they recommend in my case.
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