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  1. 2 points
    Only the EL84 power amp section is modeled.
  2. 1 point
    Hey there, HX Stomp newbie here. I recently bought a HX stomp and a Boss ES-5 effects switcher to upgrade my pedalboard. So far everything works pretty good, but i have one problem i can't solve. I use the ES-5 to send MIDI commands to the HX stomp. Every time i press a switch on the ES-5 it sends a program change (PC) to select a preset on the Stomp and also a Midi CC #69 (values 0-2) to select a snapshot of that preset. However, i only get to the wanted snapshot if the Stomp preset is already active. But if the stomp does indeed need to change the preset it seems to ignore the CC #69 and will always start with the snapshot that was last edited in HX edit or on the stomp itself. Does anyone know a solution for this? Could it be a bug? My firmware is at V 3.01.0. Thanks in advance.
  3. 1 point
    Hi, The problem was the USB cable. I used a different one and it was recognized by both Line 6 Updater, and HX. I have updated my Helix. Best, Nelson
  4. 1 point
    Thanks Phil for the answer. I didn't know that myself.
  5. 1 point
    That most important rule is to make sure your DAW is feeding your dry signal back to POD at exactly the same level it was originally recorded at. Try re-amp though an empty preset with no active blocks. The dry re-amp'd signal should be exactly the same volume as your original dry track. If it isn't, then your gain staging is messed up somewhere and that's the first thing you need to fix.
  6. 1 point
    Another fun USB anecdote. My "studio" Laptop has 10 USB devices connected to it: Helix Powercab Scarlett 18i20 Synth FCB1010 Korg nanoKontrol Akai APC mini Printer External HD Wireless mouse I was having a problem with USB ground noise (surprise!). The synth and the FCB1010 require 2 way communication, so they're connected by a pair of $5 eBay DIN to USB cables. the others are connected using whatever USB cables were in my BIG BOX of CABLES. I had the Helix and the Scarlett plugged into two of the three USB A ports on the laptop. I had a 7 port Amazon Basics Hub plugged into the third. The laptop also has a USB C port, into which I had a USB C Hub with a 3.0A and a 2.0A port. The external HD was on the 3.0 and I had the Akai, and at some point in the troubleshooting process, all the other devices other than the Helix and Scarlett, on the 2.0. I tried everything, swapping every device to every port, including a USB isolator which I applied to every device in turn (which made it worse!). I hadn't tried the Amazon Hub into the USB C Hub because A) I suspected the Power supply was noisy and causing the problem, and B) I was sure it would confuse the Windows USB driver. Last resort, I tried it. BINGO! No more noise. Fired up Reaper, everything worked as it should. Final kicker. The Helix is connected with a right angle adapter into a 10ft Amazon Basics USB extension. The Powercab is connected with a 6ft USB cable that came with my first M-Audio AI nearly 15 years ago, into another 10ft Amazon Basics USB extension. I've flashed the FW on both, no problem. Moral of the story - USB is wonderful, weird and unpredictable.
  7. 1 point
    That's very likely, haha! No, he's in a town 40 km away, so we don't see each other that often, let alone in these times. In fact, I have now installed TeamViewer on his MacBook in case he'd need remote Mac support. While that means I could remotely install HX Edit, sadly I don't have a 40 km USB cable handy to plug it in. :P
  8. 1 point
    Yep, always had this usb disconnect problem too. Been through all the possibilities, its not the cable or computer, thought it most likely to be dodgy helix USB port but strangely it only disconnects with helix edit. If you play audio tracks back through helix it stays connected. Must be something to do with helix edit software
  9. 1 point
    I'm having second thoughts about this. I was sure that I had it working at one time, and had tested it as mentioned above. Now I can't seem to make it work with ANY hardware! I've opened a support ticket. Will report back!
  10. 1 point
    Like using a looper, poly sustain is like playing a different instrument. You have to think differently, make different arrangements, and practice using poly sustain like you would to learn a new instrument. Also like the looper, the position of the block makes a big difference in how you use the poly sustain. If you want to change the guitar tone without impacting the sustained tone, you have to put the poly sustain towards the end of your signal chain, or at least after any effects you want to change after initiating a sustain. If you always want to switch from capturing a sustained chord to lead while sustaining, you can try putting more than one block or parameter min/max toggle on the same foot switch as the poly sustain. I haven't tried that, but I think it would work. You might also practice how you strum what you want sustained, and how long you wait for the transient attack to die out before you press the sustain button in order to capture a nice sustain tone. Long sustains might be easier with the footswitch configured for on/off. Shorter sustains that are changing a lot might be easier with momentary contact. If you have HX Effects of HX Stomp with Helix, then try offloading expensive blocks like poly sustain into an HX device in a Helix effects loop. I use HX Effects integrated with Helix for all my gigging, mostly because I like having the extra foot switches and the signal chain flexibility.
  11. 1 point
    Are you using the newer mac with the m1 chip?
  12. 1 point
    I am an amp model addict. I love the choices. I love the variety. I love the subtle difference. I also don't suffer from option paralysis. POD Go (and Helix) allow me to work quickly to find what I need and having another dozen options doesn't slow me down. My predictions for some future POD Go update: Every new amp model, eventually Acoustic sim (only about 10% DSP on helix) No poly pitch (50+% DSP on helix!) No 12-string sim (also 50% DSP) Ballistic fuzz might not make it @ElectroStrat, re: Cosmos Delay. That's based on the Roland RE-201 and is indeed a fantastic delay. Did you know Helix actually has two models of the RE-201? One is the Cosmos Echo which is the new HX model. The other is under the Legacy folder and is called Multi-Head and is the RE-201 model from the POD HD series. Fortunately for us, the Multi-Head model of the RE-201 is available on POD Go! It's a different sounding model but is still a quite good delay and can help capture that classic RE-201 sound. Try it out!
  13. 1 point
    Hello all, I'm getting back into guitar and got a Helix to help with motivation. I feel better about my playing when it sounds like the original, and having a large library of user-created tones so that I don't have to fiddle and struggle with tone design myself is a really nice feature. Of course, there are still some tones I'd really like to have and that I'll have to create myself. And I am just not good at recognizing what effects are needed or how they should be chained together. The one I'm specifically working on is for the lead guitar in Mark Knopfler's "Are We In Trouble Now," of which the guitar outro starting around 3:45 is the best example. I've added the obvious volume pedal, a compressor, the Soldano SLO 100 amp and Marshall 4x12 cab that Knopfler is said to have used at the time of this recording, and a mild delay. I've left most at default settings, and it seems somewhat close but missing the sweetness of the original tone. Anyone have pointers on how to improve this? Maybe a distortion effect rather than using the "Solo Lead Crunch" channel of the amp? I'm playing a PRS S2 Custom 24 with the neck humbucker selected and Tone set around midpoint. For reference, here is the song in question: https://open.spotify.com/track/3B1SoWeLyahoXawK11nqQR?si=dW9s8hUSR8ahNTlGjFw0QQ https://youtu.be/Ri_y_BjIrDs?t=222 Trouble Now.hlx
  14. 1 point
    Hi, (Big Knopfler fan, here) I downloaded your patch and made a few adjustments. Maybe it's is more what you're after. If you're not familiar with it already, I attached a picture of a setlist with all the amp settings per song from the 'On Every Street' tour.It helped me a lot in taming the SLO for Knopfler use ;-) I took the settings more or less from 'Brother In Arms' (slightly adapted considering the numbers on a SLO go to 11). Trouble Now.hlx
  15. -1 points
    Guys, this more of an open discussion on tone than question but it would be good to get some feedback especially from people who use helix for gigging. Like a lot of you I suspect, I'm always tinkering and analysing my metal and hard rock tones for authenticity as well as what sounds good to me just playing on my own. I've come to the conclusion that a lot of my distortion tones I liked that sounded rich or saturated on their own, actually do not sound good when you jam along with records and classic players. Whats doing it is the presence. I noticed most of the amps come with presence dialled in, which amplifies with IRs and gets even worse, so I started taking the presence right off with amp and cab tones and IR tones, there was a massive difference when playing alongside records. With the presence gone or just very low, my guitars now sit in the mix of real records so much better. When I play alongside Angus Young, my guitar tone now sounds really close to the real thing as ive realised the presence is just making these tones extra fizzy and totally unrealistic. I now realise most of these live artists and records have taken out these fizzy top end parameters and what you get is much better cut through. I know Scott on the helix channel always said to dial presence out of the tones because its nasty, and I have to agree. So if any of you guys are trying to get your guitars so sound more like the classic Rock records, I would suggest looking at this. Anyone else found the same benefit in their tones?
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