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  1. 2 points
    Well, the Stomp is getting some pretty nice features with the 3.0 update. I don't think "fairness" has anything to do with it, though. I mean, the POD Go and the Stomp are just different products. There's stuff you can do on the Stomp that you can't do on the POD Go and vice versa. Most of the stuff you can do on the POD Go have to do with the fact that it has more footswitches, though. The Stomp is more powerful and flexible, even with 6 blocks. But, anyway, 3.0 will be out, and it will alleviate you concerns, I think. Interestingly, enough, though, I don't think Line 6's reasoning for adding this stuff to the Stomp has anything to with the POD Go. The reasons will become more clear moving forward.
  2. 2 points
    I’m afraid OS updates are a fact of life with modern laptop computers, and early adopters of amp and effects modeling devices. Frankly I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to update and retain the value of my digital investment that would otherwise be obsolete long before it has reached it useful life. Re: Windows and MacOS, generally MacOS is easier, faster and more reliable to update. But not if you’re crossing the 32 to 64 bit threshold. You can probably updated a 2013 MacBook Air to the latest OS, but you will probably have to loose all your current 32bit applications. That may or may not be a problem. It’s the price of modernization. I think its worth the effort.
  3. 1 point
    If you think you'll regularly need routing options and 2 amps at once etc, then Pod Go isn't the right tool - you need Helix, Helix LT, or Helix Stomp.
  4. 1 point
    I appreciate you're a newbie but I strongly urge you to read the manual. Whilst a lot in Pod Go is very intuitive, it's not entirely 'plug n play' and the manual is very helpful. P9 & of the manual - in edit view for the delay just press the knob far left under 'Time' and it will toggle between millisecond and note divisions:
  5. 1 point
    Hm, if there were gigs, I'd be tempted to try this thing out. Too bad there's still no gigs (and likely none to come in until open air is possible again, unless the dreaded C19 thing would magically dissapear). So maybe next year...
  6. 1 point
    Just to clarify, from the manual: 7/8. EFFECTS SEND/EFFECTS RETURN Signals are supplied to outboard effects or signal processing units by patching from the Effects Send (7) output into the outboard unit(s) and back into the Effects Return (8) input using shielded cables with 1/4" mono phone plugs. Only non-gain effects devices (chorus, reverb, delay, etc.) should be used in the effects loop. If footswitch is used, “Effects” must be selected (LED illuminated) for effects to work. That "Effects" switch is on the footswitch. AFAIK, if you're NOT using the PV footswitch, the FX Loop is always active, but bypassed if nothing is plugged into the loop.
  7. 1 point
    The Peavey 6505+ has a switchable FX loop.
  8. 1 point
    As a gigging player (well, not at the moment sadly due to Covid in the UK) I actually like that the Volume, wah and EQ are in every patch. I own two Vox Tonelabs and in these you have to manually set Wah in a patch. There are 11 options inc wah, compressor, distortions, uni-vibe in the pedal section. But you can only select one pedal per patch. The TLSE has two expression pedals so you can have one for Volume and one for wah/expression. The TLLE only has one expression pedal. The TLSE/LE had no EQ pedal option although the TLLE gave you EQ controls in one of its global Line-outs. Where Tonelab was good is that its static DSP meant you could always have: 1 amp, 1 cab, 1 reverb, 1 delay, 1 modulation, 1 pedal, noisegate, and volume expression control in every patch. The Zoom G5n that I had for while was a pain to use. It was advertised as offering up to 9 different amp/cabs/effects in a patch, but it's grossly misleading. If you wanted to assign volume control, wah, and add a noisegate, you had to do this per patch & each would use up one of its 9 slots. An amp model uses up 2 slots, a cab one, and certain effects and EQ's also took up two slots each. So you could use up your 9 slots very quickly. It was also a pig to tweak because of its long scrolling menus but it did have an extra screen to see the effects chain. So, if you chose one amp (2 slots), one cab, a noisegate, volume and wah control on the expression pedal, and added a simple EQ, that's 7 of your 9 slots gone leaving you room for just two effects! With the Pod Go, noisegate, volume pedal, wah, EQ and cab are all available globally in every patch without impacting on your 4 user slots - these alone would take up 5-6 of the 9 slots in the Zoom G5n (the Zoom G3n only gives 6 slots!). In Pod Go I can kick in a wah on every patch without having to program one in, and the cab is linked to the amp model so the cab doesn't take up a user block.
  9. 1 point
    So it's a bare pickup with no onboard pre-amp right? If you can't hear but the tuner works, it means that the signal is coming to the pod go but you have to build a suitable preset for your acoustic instrument. First off if you enabled the pad on the input block for whatever reason, disable it. Then don't use cab or IR's (unless it's an acoustic IR). Then as for the amp block use a pre-amp block. You should hear something actually, probably you'll have to crank volumes really high (try also engaging the EQ first on the chain, with high volume level), but should work.
  10. 1 point
    Ah, ah - I spotted those 2 XLRs on the rear panel - good point.
  11. 1 point
    That could be a good definition of static DSP management, and there’s nothing wrong with preferring that. But here’s an analogy that perhaps illustrates the difference clearly. Consider the amount of available DSP in a device as a budget limit similar to having an amount of cash in your pocket. Imagine you have $10 to spend and that you are choosing between one of two stores to spend it in. Store #1 has what some might consider to be a very attractive policy. You can choose any 5 items in the store for $10. Anything - no restrictions. There are no prices associated with any item. Just pick any 5 you want. What’s implied of course is that no single item is worth more than $2. Otherwise they couldn’t have that policy or they’d lose money. So your $10 is ‘fully able to meet the offered features’. This is analogous to static DSP management. Store #2 has a different policy. It offers all the items that Store #1 offers, but it offers other items too. It also associates a price with each item. Many of the items in this store cost more than $2, and there is no limit to the number of items you can purchase. You just have to keep the total cost to no more than your $10 budget. If you want a couple of expensive items you may not be able to afford to get 5 items. This is analogous to dynamic DSP management. You might choose Store #1. I would choose Store #2. Nobody’s right or wrong - just different policies.
  12. 1 point
    For trainings with band in big room its enough. On live there is an output to PA.
  13. 1 point
    Hi Felix, I am slightly confused by your question, “Is it possible to use HX effects with Garageband?” If you are referring to “HX Effects”, the hardware unit - that particular piece of kit is not designed to act as a USB audio device in the way the HX Stomp does. You can discover this by reading through the user manuals for each, which have diagrams of various setups. Only the Stomp shows connecting to a computer as a USB interface. Although, theoretically you could use the HX Effect hardware to process your audio into a third party mixer/interface to record on your Mac. Also, bear in mind that the HX Stomp unit additionally contains all the amp and cab model and has the ability to load IR cab profiles. Later in your post you do mention HX Native, which a software and designed specifically to work as a VST/Audio Units plug in. It works in most DAWs available, including GarageBand. It has the same functionality as the full blown Helix Floor or Rack units - every amp, cab, and effect and possibly more, depending on your computers “muscle”. Download the HX Native Trial version - fully functional for 15 days. Check here for how to find HX Native when installed in GarageBand on your Mac. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  14. 1 point
    the delays go hard left then right then both so the center cab is always dry but the 3rd delay makes it seem like everything comes back to the middle and meets
  15. 1 point
    They won't remove previous effects. We have all those legacy ones, after all.
  16. 1 point
    Exactly...I'm curious how much will have have to be sacrificed to use polyphonic pitch shifting with my existing patches. There's a limit to how much re-engineering I'm willing to do just to drop a half step here and there. Also interested to see what sort of latency it produces, if any. The Drop is a nice pedal, but it does have a slight latency, albeit small and manageable... if the Helix improves on that substantially, then I might change my tune, so to speak. ;)
  17. 1 point
    Large Companies? Just how big do you think Line 6 is? Besides, your comment is completely upside down and backward regardless of the size of company.
  18. 1 point
    Thanks ! I'll forward this to the user :)
  19. 1 point
    I would use it for rhythm sounds with just and amp and IR, so probable fine. Simple pitch works well for monophonic solo sounds with more effects.
  20. 1 point
    I am constantly baffled by people who buy into a relatively modern, high tech piece of equipment, and then expect it communicate with obsolete gear. Support for XP ended in 2009, Helix was released into the world June 11, 2015 - six years later! I know they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but seriously, you’re expecting backward compatibility for something 11 years out of date? Hope this makes sense
  21. 1 point
    Hi Fremen, There is a post here about this issue and it seems the fix is a reinstall of the firmware, and to follow the install instructions exactly. Something may have been accidentally overlooked during the remote install. Hope this helps/makes sense. link:
  22. 1 point
    Sorry, but that's just incredibly naive. No company and no product in the world is supported indefinitely because it becomes increasingly costly and steals significant resources from current LOYAL customers and current product improvements as time and technology move forward. And that's exactly as it should be. If that's your impression of what is "right", then why would you be hypocritical and suggest Windows 3.1 shouldn't be considered in the conversation?
  23. 1 point
    Q controls for low / high cut on the EQ blocks as well as the cab and IR block. Emphasizing the cut frequency using Q higher then 0.7 empowers one to get rid of rumble / sizzle / fizz of a miced amp sound but retaining the overall frequency balance. Making a sound sit in the mix is pretty straight forward with this. I use it in the AxeFx all the time.
  24. 1 point
    I did not drill the neck mounting holes myself. Not that I couldn’t, but there were other considerations. The necks from Warmoth do not have the frets leveled and dressed, only pressed in. I do know how to level, crown and dress frets, but I don’t have the tools for stainless steel. So I took the neck and guitar to my local trusted luthier and let him do it. That added quite a bit to the overall cost, but I don’t mind giving some business to these guys as they provide real value to me. The higher frets are for bending. You need the string to dig into your finger so it doesn’t tend so slip when you bend. You also want your finger lifted off the fretboard so you don’t get a lot of friction between your finger and the fretboard when using vibrato. And you want those silky smooth stainless steel frets to reduce the friction to almost nothing. I don’t mind a thick neck. Most of my other guitars have pretty big necks and that’s fine. So I opted to have the JTV-69S be a little thinner to provide a new option. Now since that is the guitar I tend to pick up 90% of the time to play, even though I have a Strat, Les Paul, and Tele that are “much better instruments” should say something. My only issue with my JTV-69S is that the sustain is weak. But the combination of a Variax, Helix and Powercab is such a nice, convenient, flexible combination, I tend to gravitate there pretty often.
  25. 1 point
    Many thanks for this. This solved it. Turned direct monitor off and now it works perfectly. Really not sure how I missed this, I missed have flicked the switch when pulling out my digital gear after a long absence and assumed the on setting was correct. Thanks again.
  26. 1 point
    Sounds like you have a defective unit. Either return it for a replacement or open a support ticket. If it's under warranty I'm sure that Line6 will replace it or fix it for you.
  27. 1 point
    Hopefully, lesson one will be, “How to install firmware updates without tantrums and tears”. Super Special Edition - “How to install FW Version 3.0“
  28. 1 point
    Ha, ha, ha - you’re a mere child. Get with it youngster. Meanwhile, get a friend with a better computer to do the updates and then do your edits on the hardware. Inconvenient and not very practical.
  29. 1 point
    " I would like to ask psarkissian if this is a known "issue" (you don't have to call it an issue as I am sure you are not allowed) so I can stop my search for the holy grail of intonation. " --- @ Smashcraaft,... Sorry for being so late, somehow missed this one, just spotted this post. Best as I recall there was a small number of early 59's. Machine creep or measuring a wrong reference point (I forget which), so the fret board fret placement was off just enough that it was outside of the intonation range. I dealt with all of those. Also changed to a longer coarse intonation screw to accommodate that. Your 59's are after that, so would be correct.
  30. 1 point
    Thanks for your insight! It forced me to put together my practice rig in my studio setup to actually practice at band volumes and it did make a difference in sorting out how everything is interacting with one another. I bought an LS-2 to put both my helix rig and my pedalboard rig against one another and that should help me fine tune the way I'd like to in order to finally be happy with my presets on helix. Thanks, I went ahead and set up my guitar rigs for comparison, and I think I'm going to maybe take out some sub frequencies and maybe just a little bit of the highs. So far, I think I've resolved my issues with getting the helix to work the way I'd want it. It just took some "re-learning" the effects and realizing that the helix was modeling specific vintage versions of some pedals I have, so it won't be the exact same of settings. Thanks everyone!
  31. 1 point
    This happened because you didn't follow the directions. Uninstall HX Edit. Perform a Factory Reset on your Helix. Install HX Edit v2.92. READ AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS! The FW update is now done from HX Edit, NOT the updater!. If you didn't back up your presets before you started, they might be gone. Computers 101 - Back up EARLY and OFTEN!
  32. 1 point
    First impression from listening: Bassman normal channel in the room. May be start with Tweed Blues Nrm, roll off some volume and tone on the guitar, Bass @ 4, Low Cut @ 200Hz and go from there. Edit: See my post below for detailed settings.
  33. 1 point
    Did you notice the Dual Pitch effect? He only hs two effects on at the same time at beginning of 1:04. One is a Red Squeeze compressor I believe. He keeps adding effects as he plays. Perhaps that has something to do with the tone he's getting. You can see the settings of the first page of the Dual Pitch effect.
  34. 1 point
    "It's Me, It's Me, It's Earnest T". Well, not really it's me GD. Thanks guys for all of the support through the years. Glenn DeLaune Website | Youtube Channel | Facebook | Line 6 Marketplace
  35. 1 point
    One more test please.... Start by getting the Helix to "glitch" as you are describing through the interface/computer. Leave everything hooked up and plug in a set of headphones (to the Helix) Is it glitching through the headphones? If the headphones (Helix) are fine but the sound through the computer still glitches.... the problem is at the computer level. It is NOT the firmware on the Helix. If the headphones are glitching as well, then you may need to re-install the firmware again.
  36. 1 point
    @MotherGo0se I guess it is up to Line 6 if they want to put any maintenance work into the drivers, but I do tend to agree with you that the drivers could be more robust. While Line 6 still sell the HD series as a current product, rather than a discontinued item in legacy support, it would seem reasonable to harden the drivers against the conditions that cause the errors that result in blue screens on Windows. I've had a bit of recent success with getting mine from unusably-frequent-BSODs to a stable setup. I posted about it a few days ago. That post contained a link to the Line 6 USB audio trouble shooting guide that might be useful if you haven't seen it. We can't control whether or not Line 6 can or will make any updates, but if we want to use our Pod HDs we can see what we can do to lessen the chance of BSODs with the current drivers. If you want to DM me what you've tried already we can swap notes. My approach was to remove potential sources of stutter so that the driver stack has less to deal with and therefore the error conditions occur less. DM 5 BSOD-free sessions and counting...
  37. 1 point
    @spaceatl answered in your other thread when he explained: "You need to put a dummy plug in the guitar input of the Flextone to turn the power amp mute off. I have a 3XL...FYI, the flextone powers up with the FX Loop enabled...shortboard isn't needed...However, it is still a good idea to save the flextone patch with the loop on in case you bump a patch button."
  38. 1 point
    First, you should download and install POD Go Edit. Hot Check for Updates and install the latest update. After you do that, you should do a factory reset. Hold down footswitches C & D while powering up, and that will reset everything. The factory presets should show up then.
  39. 1 point
    Here’s mine just want to swap out the Ibanez for a nano Russian big muff and want to get a wiretap or the new ditto plus as a way to save ideas. I’m playing mostly in the bedroom these days so liking to headphone amp and using the B7K model as my “amp”
  40. 1 point
    Personally, I'm looking forward to the two additional blocks. It will make it so much easier to transfer patches back and forth between my Stomp and my LT.
  41. 1 point
    ^^^^^This! Also you say you downloaded HX Edit. Probably already did this but make sure you install it too. HX Edit has the Windows drivers in the install package which allow your device to be recognized. Just check all the boxes when you install it. If this doesn't work, start trying other USB ports or even a different USB cable.
  42. 1 point
    All Variax electrics ship with 10 gauge, D'Addario XL-110 strings.
  43. 1 point
    The problem here is an outdated java version. without it edit won't start
  44. 1 point
    This is so great and useful ... thanks for sharing it with the community. Can't wait to dig into it.
  45. 1 point
    This has been posted many times here before Sag Controls power amp sag or compression 0% tight, 50% normal, 100% more touch for dynamic sustain. Lower Sag values offer a "tighter" responsiveness for metal and djent playing; higher values provide more touch dynamics & sustain for blues and classic rock riffs. High Bias (closer to class A) reduces the effect of the Sag control. Sag doesn’t exist in class A amplifiers since the average plate current doesn’t change. Sag is caused by the amplifiers power supply being unable to meet the demand when the map is pushed hard with high Master. When the power sags, the amp output drops and then recovers, creating a unique compression effect with some additional, but temporary distortion when you pick hard. Unlike compressors before the amp, sag compression occurs even when the amp is already very distorted. Large sag gives more compression, better sustain, and can accentuate pick attack. But the amp will appear somewhat less responsive especially at the low end and can get muddy. Hum Controls how much heater hum interacts with your tone. Tube amplifiers generally used low voltage AC in the tube heaters, and sometimes this could add some hum into the signal. At higher settings, things get freaky. Higher levels cause some intermodulation distortion as the heater hum mixes with the signal. Generally left at 0 unless you are looking for a specific effect. Ripple Controls how much AC ripple in the power supply interacts with your tone. The power supply of a tube amp is filtered with large capacitors. If the amp is driven hard, these capacitors can’t provide sufficient filtering and some AC ripple is introduced into the signal. This is similar to hum but is on the plate of the tube instead of the heater and has a different shape. At higher settings, things get freaky. Also generally left at 0 unless you are looking for a specific effect. Bias Changes the Bias of the power tubes. Lower values achieve a "colder" Class AB biasing. At maximum, the amp is operating in Class A. Higher or “hot" bias will increase the warmth, reduce headroom, distort earlier or at a lower Master setting, and (in a tube amp) decrease the tube life. Lower or “cold" bias will make the sound less sweet, but will tighten it up and make it more dynamic. Bias X Determines how the power amp tubes' voicing reacts when pushed hard, controlling how much the bias changes when the amp is driven hard. Bias X is a bit like Sag, except it controls change in a tube’s operating point due to change in the tube bias when the amp is driven hard. Set low for a tighter feel. Set high for more tube compression. This parameter is highly reactive with the Drive and Master settings.
  46. 1 point
    Basically there are 3 blocks that are "wild cards" and can be of any Type of non-fixed effect. The fixed effects are, Gate, Compressor,Amp/Cab, Reverb, Wah, Vol, an Eq. So if you wanted, you could run 3 delays.
  47. 0 points
    Yes, the onboard pedal is optical. Direct sunlight can mess with its operation.
  48. 0 points
    It's the result of using very cheap components. Unfortunately not exactly something new in Line 6 land. I have a Native Instruments Rig Control II that I used live for a whole number of events, a Zoom G3 that I still more or less constantly use (as an FX device for acoustic gigs), always powered through USB, and a Boss GT-10 that has seen a lot of traveling, being used as an interface for on the road via USB. None of their Type A USB sockets ever broke. But I've seen plenty of HX Stomp users reporting this by now.
  49. 0 points
    Thanks a lot for the response. Yes, it does seem a visit is inevitable and I shall do that pronto. I luckily had a backup that was made a couple of weeks before this happened. Hopefully, that should not require much tweaking as long as the unit itself is able to be fixed. Once again, thanks. Appreciate it much. If I get it resolved, I shall put the updates here so it can help others who might see/face this issue. Rgds.
  50. -1 points
    Wow!!!!! Amazing what magic happens when you follow the update instructions, huh???
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