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  1. 3 points
    Nothing to worry about...If you overload it with signal, it will distort and sound bad...I do not see how any damage could occur for signal voltage connected properly...
  2. 2 points
    If the delay is in the chain like that inline(7), that will be more delay than dry.(6)..probably need to set mix to 30% because you have a dry line with the delay broken out and merged...I am guessing you only get two chains in the 1 dsp mode, so I suspect a like setting would be delay mix at 30%...The patches are not identical because the chaining is completely different with the delay broken out like that...seems to me only the mix would be affected by this chaining difference.
  3. 2 points
    No idea why that would happen, but...silly question...why not just leave it at the default?
  4. 2 points
    Instead of using hundreds of words to describe something cant be described, we only need to know few things to (try) to help; How are you listening the Helix. Speakers, monitors, headphones etc. Give us details about that. Describe EXACTLY your signal, from the start to the end. Routing and everything. Describe your Helix Global Settings for the signal. In and Outs, and FX Loops if being used Give people a reference, like a specific preset name you are using, something to put everyone on the same page. Dont do comparisons with other things, like plugins or other devices, this never helps and sometimes may sounds a flame starter, especially on a first ever post. If possible, keeps other stuff out of the equation (PCs, audio interfaces, pedals etc) This could be a good start. :)
  5. 2 points
    Welcome to how the majority of us use the Helix. 5% of the Helix still adds up to a lot of toys... if you actually owned that number of amps, cabs and pedals. The point is though, your 5% is likely very different from my 5%... there is something there for all of us. I don't believe there is a "new way of doing things" that needs to be learned, you just need to learn how the "traditional ways" are applied inside the Helix. Basic setups on a Helix... (followed by how it applies to an older setup) A few effects before an amp.... (typical pedal board into amp setup used by thousands of players) A few effects between the amp and cab ... (old school rack setup in the loop of an amp) A few effects after the cab... (studio style addition of effects, eq's and compressors) Parallel effects.... (just like some amps have parallel loops, and studios effects are often added in parallel) Combine any number of the above... I find that any old article on how a famous tone was achieved can usually be duplicated on a Helix quite easily... from the first pedal to the last studio effect added.
  6. 1 point
    but there are tricks for some effects. For example: If all you want is a volume change - assign the EXP pedal to the amp's volume knob instead of taking up a block with a volume pedal.
  7. 1 point
    Just an afterthought, but to be sure it's not a faulty Helix, make sure your Helix FW AND HX Edit are on v3.11, and maybe re-flash the FW for good measure.
  8. 1 point
    According to this chart it looks the same. https://benvesco.com/store/helix-dsp-allocations/
  9. 1 point
    As you are aware, the Helix sets the volume block to 'EXP 2' by default. My suggestion is that as a best practice, you leave it at the default unless you have an incredibly compelling reason not to use that setting. Fighting it is prone to user error and It seems to often lead to problems with assignments. It also means you can't go with the default assignment to 'EXP 1' for example when you add a Wah block. Why put yourself through those gyrations? It is also worth checking to make sure your global settings --> 'EXP Pedals' --> 'EXP 1/2/3 Pedal Position' is set correctly to your preferred behavior.
  10. 1 point
    I'm always amazed at the crazy things humans do. I would truly be amazed if someone did this mod to a Helix. Silly humans!
  11. 1 point
    Oh funny. I feel like a kid who’s tastes changed over 5 years with Helix. Like I didn’t used to like Brussel sprouts and now I do. I do wish I hadn’t sold the Powercab. I’d love to compare side by side. Totally agree with the guitar cab vibe. I just don’t remember HX Cabs sounding as good in PC+ FRFR mode as they do in the L2 reference/PA mode. The speaker models and LF Raw were cool in PC+ though. I guess you really can’t go wrong with either.
  12. 1 point
    Ditto to Wondo100. Not sure what th HF issue with the 212 is?
  13. 1 point
    I'd expect the XL to work the same as my regular Stomp. For the record, I'm using CC#71>4 (next footswitch mode) via DMC.micro. But it's just on the Micro's "secondary" page, it's not something I'd need often.
  14. 1 point
    Just very quickly, Guitar into Helix. in the Helix, you would then have your pre Spider amp Helix effects and this would then go to an effects send/return block set at instrument level. The effects send goes into the Spider's guitar input. You then take the direct outs of the Spider and go into the effects return in the Helix. In the Helix, that would then go to your post Spider Helix amp/effects. The Helix output then goes into the aux in. I've skipped all of the level adjusting you will have to do to get it right. Specifically focusing on the Spider's direct outs going into the Helix HX. You would probably have to have different effects return levels for different patches depending on what you want to do. And don't forget, there's things you can do with the parallel path the Helix HX is capable of. I anticipate you will come up against the DSP limit quickly if you do use that.This is just a starting point. It's the best way that I can see to get to what you want. The blend/balance between the Aux in and the Spider amp/effects that goes to the speaker outs will most likely be an issue but I'm not familiar with the Spider or how or even if, you can adjust that. Again this is just how to hook it up. The real work will come with the level/balance setting. Hope this makes sense. Good luck.
  15. 1 point
    I suspect that you may not understand what this function is for, or how it works. It's a quick way to adjust settings for time-based effects (delays, etc) when either playing along with a recording at any given tempo, or playing live with a drummer. All the tap tempo function does is measure the time between clicks of the footswitch, and display it. You're not scrolling through a bunch of preset values... it's simply displaying the tempo you've provided. Likewise, if you're in HX Edit, it's measuring the time between mouse-clicks when you place the cursor over the tempo value in the upper right corner. Whichever method you choose, if you click twice at an interval of 70 bpm, then that's what will be displayed. If you click it 100 times, it will continually update and display the average tempo from the input it's receiving. And yes, the more you click, you can expect the number to vary slightly...unless you possess android-like precision. Assuming that you've got any rhythm at all though, if you continue to click it'll eventually settle in at a relatively constant rate. However, if your timing is all over the map, and you constantly vary your tapping speed, then the number you see displayed will likewise be jumping all over the place, and the only way you'll get what you want is by chance. If you require 70 bpm and can't manage to tap at that speed consistently, then you have two options: 1) Highlight the tempo value in HX Edit, and type in the number you want, or 2) Dial it in with the knob on the device itself.
  16. 1 point
    1 - yes. Whatever works best for the FOH engineer. 2 - Line. Unlike most powered "FRFR"/PA speakers, FRFR112 has no mic preamp.
  17. 1 point
    Yeah, just place the looper block at the complete end of your chain! As any effect which is after the looper, as you said, will affect the looper block looping your recorded sound!
  18. 1 point
    As far as I know it doesn't work that way. Whenever I assign multiple blocks to one foot-switch they all toggle on and off together. I could be wrong but I think the most you might be able to do would be to use the "bypass" button to enable or disable one or more of those blocks (turn them on or off). That way, whichever blocks were off will toggle on and whichever blocks were on will toggle off. I did that on a couple of my presets when I first got going with Helix. I could have either this tone or than tone. Once I started using snapshots all that disappeared.
  19. 1 point
    Not really.... physically loading down a guitar will be more reactive than simply setting an EQ. I think it's great that this "purist" option is available in the Helix. There were generally two ways people ran their traditional pedal boards... whether they new it or not. if you always had a buffered pedal at the front of your chain then your guitar ALWAYS see's that impendence regardless of whether or not it was on/off. This was the way the Helix was setup for AUTO by default. If you have True Bypass pedals at the front of the chain... then the impedance is changing all the time, depending on the first pedal that is turned on. This is the new "option" available on the Helix and will make the purist crowd much happier.... FWIW... I run wireless so none of this effects me in any way. I just set my input Impedance to 1M to avoid any surprises along the way.
  20. 1 point
    I haven't had to touch a single footswitch on my Helix ever since I started using my Morningstar MC 8. Since it has two pages of footswitch assignments that gives me a total of 16 footswitches at my disposal for every preset. Pricey? Yeah, I suppose at $309, but worth every penny.
  21. 1 point
    Hi Joeydego, I recommend using the stock antennas for optimal performance as they were designed to be used specifically with the G50 digital wireless system. These can be found on our web-store here: https://shop.line6.com/accessories/wireless-accessories/relay-g50-antenna-pair.html Thanks!
  22. 1 point
    Tip: use the Helix backups instead of versioning each preset multiple times. I use one preset-per-song. I need to reorder them as needed when my band decides on the set order. I use another playlist folder to store "backups" of all my presets, just in case I accidentally do something stupid right before going onstage. I make a Helix backup after very single (often trivial) change. That's how I version my presets as well. If I realized that a month ago my preset sounded better than what I have right now, I: 1. retrieve that helix backup 2. restore my presets into another preset folder 3. copy and paste it from there. It's a lot easier than keeping a ton of old presets IMO. But to each his own.
  23. 1 point
    Riff da divano #32 - Derek and the dominos (Eric Clapton) - Layla - Guitar cover - Free Line6 Helix patch Hi everybody, this is my Helix patch for “Layla” by Derek and the dominos (Eric Clapton) - you can download for free! Ciao a tutti, questa è la mia patch per il brano “Layla” dei Derek and the dominos (Eric Clapton) - potete scaricarla gratis! https://youtu.be/8uTLibNV5ko
  24. 1 point
    That's a True Bypass pedal, so if it's sitting next to the HXS on your board it shouldn't affect it when it's OFF.
  25. 1 point
    I love Johan Segeborn's vids. All those vintage amps, amazing chops and his relaxing Swedish diction :)
  26. 1 point
    Hi - this sounds more like an issue with Studio One and your operating system than the Helix. Try downloading a new version of HXEdit and install it to make sure the drivers are up todate, then check settings in Studio One and your computer. More information will be needed to provide more ideas. Google translate: Hola, esto parece más un problema con Studio One y su sistema operativo que con Helix. Intente descargar una nueva versión de HXEdit e instálela para asegurarse de que los controladores estén actualizados, luego verifique la configuración en Studio One y su computadora. Se necesitará más información para proporcionar más ideas.
  27. 1 point
    I own the same pedal (just in the high impedance volume pot version). You need a custom TRS to TS cable, cutting out the ring and only keeping sleeve and tip. TRS side plugged into Boss exp, and TS plugged to stomp. You also want a Y cable for the stomp EXP port (TRS to TS/TS), and plug the pedal in one of the two.
  28. 1 point
    Great story! If I showed up for an audition and heard Allan already playing I'd turn around and walk away too :-)
  29. 1 point
    OK One problem solved. I had to change the Ring Polarity to "inverted" under Global Settings > Preferences ...
  30. 1 point
    Helix Help – The Unofficial Guide Also, here's a sample of an extensive series of videos from Jason Sadites.
  31. 1 point
    Hi Scottbalcer14, I would recommend that the FRFR108's contour setting is set to FLAT. Connect POD Go to the speaker using the L/MONO main output.
  32. 1 point
    Hi, and thank you for helping OK. I see. It would be great if this could be done. At the beginning or at the end of the chain. Maybe "global blocks" would also be of help? Similar to the favorites, but always as a package. With two or more effects. Maybe a "feature request"? Then: You are right PerM. But unfortunately the expression pedal is only an expression pedal (Zoom FP02M by the way) and not a volume pedal. So it won't work. Regards Christoph
  33. 1 point
    This happened to me at a show last summer. Fortunately I had seen the behavior before with my X3 Live so I was able to react quickly.... but if someone wasn't aware of the potential issue I could see this being a real nightmare to troubleshoot during a gig.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Does anyone know if the AES/EBU cable also passes MIDI CC info? I'd like to avoid having to connect a 5 pin MIDI cable if I don't have to
  36. 1 point
    What is your signal chain and where do you have reverb in your chain? It should either be at the end of your chain after your amp, cab and any delay, or alternatively for a spring reverb, this can also sound good between the amp and cab. Check that your room reverb doesn't have decay set too high; the stock setting might be too high here and may need turning down.
  37. 1 point
    This is big news. I'm sure you lose some track count under Rosetta, but really, how many of us run enough simultaneous tracks and plugins to seriously stress Logic Pro on an M1 Mac anyway? My day job is tech support for one of the few remaining software companies that still provide a Mac option for Veterinary practice management. We are part-way through our final beta testing on M1, and it's going well. Even under Rosetta, the base model M1 MacBook Air is blindingly fast when it comes to processing medical records- faster than anything else I've ever seen, price no object. Compared to our past struggles after the release of Sierra, Mojave and Catalina, it's been very satisfying to reach compatibility with both a new OS and a completely new hardware platform only 6 months after the M1 release.
  38. 1 point
    Alesis and M-Audio are both owned by the same company, actually.... inMusic is not known for its stellar after-sale service...
  39. 1 point
    You know, it's ridiculous that given the dependency on software these days for creating music that those software vendors can't be more responsive and plan ahead a little better for upgrades. It's not like Apple just randomly puts out new OS versions every year and everyone is surprised. This industry, including Line6, needs to get much further ahead of the curve. Working in IT myself I thoroughly understand the need to keep up with these new releases given that security and better ways of protecting data are just as important than getting the latest consumer features. It's irresponsible to continue to be so far behind all the time. Given Line6's stature, you would assume they are partnering with Apple and getting insights into roadmaps, etc. through the Developer program. Hopefully this industry will get their act together as we all move further and further into the digital world. It's ripe for disruption for agile companies that can build a better mousetrap and deliver updates much more quickly <end soap box>
  40. 1 point
    I just did a pickup swap from the stock pickup to a Bare Knuckle Black Hawk. What an awesome upgrade! I felt the original was too thin sounding with not enough mids and body. I also felt the highs to be brittle or have too much "plink" in the attack. The Black Hawk is an awesome upgrade with a little more output. It balances well across the strings and smooths out with a roll back of the volume and tone knobs. 8.6K ohm impedance pickup with plenty of gain without sounding too dark. Anyway, see the picks below if you are interested in changing out the pickup. Its an easy job for anyone with a little soldering experience. Pickup height is 2.5 mm.
  41. 1 point
    Let me join the ever growing chorus. I updated mine and can get one hour out of it at best. Any word from Line 6 as to resolution? If not, I would just prefer to return and refund. As it is, it is useless. Thanks for posting.
  42. 1 point
    Hi, I had exactly the same problem with my FS7 foot switch. But I think I've just fixed the issue. Apart from setting the EXP/FS to FS4 and FS5, I changed the 'TIP POLARITY' to 'Inverted' and the 'RING POLARITY' to 'Inverted'. They were both previously set to 'Normal'. Just to clarify, this is in 'Global Setting' under 'Preferences'. As far as the foot switch, it seems to work if the polarity is set to l or ll. And of course it's set to Momentary. Now my FS7 is working fine. Hope that helps!
  43. 1 point
    The ones you create for yourself...
  44. 1 point
    Love it man! It may take all my remaining years on earth but someday I’ll fabricate a front dress plate or two for an old 500. Visual stimuli has always been important for live stage but even more so in our graphic image rich modern world we live. Doing live country gig on Variax 500 recently I knew there'd be good natured ribbing by some old duffers so I dressed 501 up/down a bit. The nickname "Wilford" (as in Brimley) was immediately thrown out and kinda stuck... Biggest surprise was how many fair ladies in the room loved it!
  45. 1 point
    I agree that It would be better if they were set to be more responsive. You really have to whizz them around to get them to move fast and then you completely lose all accuracy. For example, on a model of a phase 90 it's annoying to have to literally turn the knob about 7 times to get from the slowest to the fastest setting when on the pedal itself that would be covered by about 280 degrees of movement. It would be great if they could be tuned to be more appropriately sensitive so that less turning of the knob does much more than it does presently. You really have to whip those knobs around quite a few times to get from minimum to maximum settings. Surely it would be possible make it so that one complete turn goes from min to max without losing the minute control that you get from moving the knobs slowly.
  46. 1 point
    Hi, I have good news. We could patch the line6usb drivers and make my pod hd500x capture and playback in linux with kernel above or equal 4.9. I'm writing a guide on how to do it, when ready I will let you know. With a small change I believe it could work with pod hd pro, but I don't have one to test it.
  47. 1 point
    Hi, having been driven crazy for a few days the setup below go my system working FIRST MAKE SURE POD FARM IS NOT RUNNING Then open line6 audio midi devices from start menu. select Inputs and recording Tab >> Select Source (Example Inst. & Mic1.) Select Driver Tab >> Click on <Sound control panel> and set to Dvd Quality as per earlier posts. Click <Apply> then <Ok> to close Audio midi devices control panel. Now start POD Farm you should now have the ability to select Instrument / Mic1 for tone A or if set to Dual for BOTH. Everything should be working ok from them on. Oh also had really bad crackling audio and found setting buffers to EXTRA SMALL fixed it, was not expecting that had been making them bigger and bigger with no effect. hope it helps someone. Regards Damian
  48. -1 points
    Septicide - how about posting a "HOW TO" guide? Hopefully, you could do it without all the vituperous foul mouth sexist language? In the kind of non-technical terms that would allow those of us who'd rather spend our time playing music than learning the technical details of 15 different Linux distros to get it done on whatever audio (and don't forget MIDI) hardware we happen to own? My Windows pro allows me to run Linux side by side with Windows, and many of us would try it. My guess is that you won't because you're all talk and mostly full of lollipop.
  49. -1 points
    This thread is hysterical...guy keeps posting, but he's talking to himself, lol.
  50. -1 points
    This flowchart really explains it better than I ever could...
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