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  1. 2 points
    Wow. Did all of you forget the part where I said I’ve been a loyal Line 6 user since the beginning? Within five minutes of getting that email introducing the helix, I was looking to place an order. I can’t control what people purchase. I was merely pointing out that the Helix is locked in with it’s hardware /DSP capabilities and can only advance to a certain extent. Some people may eventually want more bells and whistles. I am happy with the helix and I am excited about what 3.0 will bring us. But Line 6 will eventually introduce another Version of helix, in my opinion. And with their resources, I’m willing to bet that it is in development and it will surpass the competition. They are not going to upset thousands of people who spent $1600 or more. But they will certainly not be stagnant IF the market begins to demand features that their current model cannot provide. It’s not that important to me but wouldn’t it be nice if your buddy had a nice patch and you could slide in a flash drive, copy it, and install it on your unit in a matter of a minute or two? If you don’t care about Features like that, then you will help dictate the direction of the market.
  2. 2 points
    Not sure exactly what's going on here, but I can say what comes out of the USB stream is going to match what you hear in headphones, so the problem is probably not the Stomp. Do you have monitoring turned off in Garageband? You need to. If you don't, you'll hear the hardware signal from Stomp, doubled with the monitored signal from Garageband, separated by a small delay. If you're singing and listening to that, it will sound phasey/chorusey/weird.
  3. 2 points
    Some people can't understand why a product like Helix doesn't have a polyphonic coffee maker. GO FOR IT!
  4. 2 points
    Both the IR block and the output blocks offer way more than sufficient volume boosts to produce a healthy output. Add to this that you can always add a gain block or whatever. All FX blocks have additional output volume leveling, too.
  5. 2 points
    I can get a very similar sound out of a number of the amps. This is because this type of sound is as much about how you play the amp as it is about that amp itself. Take a small fender say and turn it up maybe almost full. (the Stoneage - which is actually an old Gibson I think - works too) Regularly that also meant turning all the tones up full too - use some common sense here - but you need to push the amp into more gain than you need. Then back off your guitar volume knob till you have the lower drive and clarity you hear here. The amp needs to have lots of gain in reserve. Use the bridge pickup on a humbucking guitar and turn the tone down till you still have enough top, but a more mellow overall tone. Now you will be in the ballpark. Santana is riding his volume knob for both clarity, sustain and subtleness. So he's playing the amp as much as the guitar. Believe he used SG's around then. The story is it's a Twin Reverb - but probably modified. (people recorded with bigger amps then to get extra sustain and controlled feedback) The Twin model in the Helix has way too much headroom for this type of sound - as do most twins - but something tweed should be OK. There is a certain hollowness in there - that might be about the speaker and micing too. One of his SG's had P90s.............that might make that difference. An EQ after the amp should let you tweak to a very close match - obviously a little reverb after all that too. Here he is doing it recently - a bit different - but using the same tricks. You'll notice his volume on the guitar is so low he actually sometimes is pretty much off!
  6. 1 point
    MEANWHILE... I tried powering both devices with the 1 spot. I put the Joyo ZPG before the Shure GLXD. No ripple noise / ground loop hum anymore. PERFECT :-)
  7. 1 point
    Hey Paul, I'm curious as to what exactly you’re asking about. Re-assign what buttons where, and what do you want them to do? Sadly, my ability is not mind reading.
  8. 1 point
    Quick update. Bought delay and reverb pedals. They worked flawlessly in amp's effects loop - plug and play. Just couldn't get helix lt to do the delay or reverb! I guess this 4C method is pretty iffy and does not play nice with all heads.
  9. 1 point
    OK, here's what SHOULD be an HXFX preset that I made in Native using HW Compatibility Mode. It demonstrates the Panning and Snapshot principles previously outlined. Deleting my previous (pre-coffee) presets. Snapshot1 is both paths, panned L/R. SS2 is PathA ON, PathB OFF. SS3 is PathA OFF, PathB ON. IRL, replace the Distortion and Delay Blocks with Loop1 and Loop2. Let me know if it works as required! C4TH hxfx.hlx
  10. 1 point
    Just read it. Sehr gut mein freund. Also mention that it's for the two bridge intonation screws and not the six piezo intonation screws.
  11. 1 point
    Thanks for your answer ! I started a new project and ensured that "I want to hear my instrument while recording" is unchecked. And the new recording was OK. From there, the other project started to work as expected too, and I tried to reproduce the issue by re-enabling audio feedback, but I was never able to do so: while I have experienced indeed the result you described when enabling audio feedback on garage band (chorusey voice), it was clearly different from what I have experienced when I wrote this thread. Maybe it was just a random bug, I don't know. Anyway, and while I don't know why, thanks to you it works :-) so thanks !
  12. 1 point
    I had a similar problem to this one time when I tried to hook up the muffler on my car to the transmission and then welded a connection from my transmission to the carburetor. Never could that that darn thing to work!!!!
  13. 1 point
    Found an Oceans 11 for $80 and got it. Not more worry about reverb!
  14. 1 point
    It's a purpose-built computer with the ability to have its software modified/updated. You paid for that hardware, I don't think you're out of line for expecting them to make use of it for you. I just had a funny thought. Like if you consider what Line6's motivation would be to spend resources improving a product that we've already paid for... I'm sure a small part of it is keeping its previous customers happy and hopefully having them be new customers. But I think the main reason would be to attract new customers. And I don't have a problem with that, I'm a capitalist through and through and they're a business. Get that paper. But the way things are going, I wonder if they ever considered a pay-to-play model with the updates. Like if you want a polyphonic pitch shifter you gotta convince the user-base to pony up for it. Like it's one thing to upvote something on IdeaScale but let's see who'll put their money where they're mouth is :D
  15. 1 point
    Fair enough. I mean, this is a discussion forum, not a university research paper. Why would I do all that research when I can just ask and get an answer? Impressed isn't the word I would use. It worked. It worked better than no polyphonic pitch shifter. OK, intellectual property concerns aside, they could have certainly developed a lower quality stop-gap shifter from the ground up while they work on the "world's greatest shifter". But ya, all this stuff is exciting news. I'm happy to be on the cusp of having a shifter rather than where I was 10+ years ago, wondering why people are saying the X3 couldn't handle an algorithm that had been around for years.
  16. 1 point
    very cool, that was fun to watch as someone who dropped into Helix Life sorta post birth pre-toddler stage.
  17. 1 point
  18. 1 point
    Depends on the SPECIFICS of your goal. Put it on a separate path? Turn the Loop Block ON. Save the snapshot. Go to another Snapshot. Turn the Loop Block OFF. Save Snapshot. Done.
  19. 1 point
    Thank you for your reply...I'll check it out.
  20. 1 point
    I wonder if it will as well allow for shifts as seamless as in Marco's video. In that case: Byebye, bottleneck!
  21. 1 point
    IRs are usually normalized so that they are (roughly) as loud as they can get. The AxeFx cab block default level is 0dB.
  22. 1 point
    Good question. The level setting you're seeing and referring to is the default level setting of the IR block which Line 6 designed to load your 3rd party IRs. It is set to -18db no matter which brand or type of IR you select. I assume the other modeling units (Kemper, AxeFX, etc) that provide IR support are set the same?
  23. 1 point
    This is Marco using the virtual capo effect on clean sounds.
  24. 1 point
    I think the AxeFx III is state of the art for this stuff atm.
  25. 1 point
    A month or so back DI suggested a "sleeper" feature in V3 that can/will only be available in the Helix, LT and Rack. I haven't seen the feature revealed yet... but may have missed it. My guess was disqualified pretty quickly (DSP balancing)... but do you know if your wish for Global Blocks was ever disqualified? If not... there might be hope. When you first brought this up a while back I wasn't sold on it. But over the last year or so I've certainly had that "aha" moment several times.... I would definitely make use of that feature.
  26. 1 point
    Start here: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=usb+type+b+standard+socket&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images
  27. 1 point
    Where have you been? Another planet? You really should get your sh!t together and before coming in here to gripe, check the facts. Quote: “To be fair I absolutely love everything about the helix with the exception of said pitching capabilities”. Just wait until you find out how much DSP it will need to do this. Shock - horror! Oh, yeah, using more than one question mark doesn’t add any more emphasis.
  28. 1 point
    This is it, folks... practically every block has a level control, and whether you choose to boost by 3 dB in the IR block, or output block, EQ block, etc etc, makes no difference. 3 dB is 3 dB no matter where it's coming from, and any perceived tonal change is simply due to the fact that you've made yourself louder.
  29. 1 point
    Yes, ideascale. Will do. Just was wondering if there was anyone out there interested in the same. At least I found two that aren't. ;-) Thanks for the info!
  30. 1 point
    I see there are options for acoustic and classical simulation presets for Helix.. any for the Pod Go yet?
  31. 1 point
    Nothing to do. The Split block splits the main stereo signal into two stereo signals. The Mixer block mixes the two stereo paths back into one stereo path. Since IRs are Mono, the two stereo paths are now one mix of two Mono paths, but post Mixer is still stereo until you add another Mono block. If you add a stereo block post mixer, you've got stereo. Control the level of IR1 vs IR2 either at the IR blocks or at the Mixer block. Control the placement in the stereo field at the Mixer block.
  32. 1 point
    Great. Sounds like it is worth giving "10&11" a try. Take care...
  33. 1 point
    This video Thomas Blug shares his take on several approaches on how to get the Santana tone:
  34. 1 point
    This is not up for debate in 2020. install the 64 bit system unless your computer cannot handle it.... which would be a very old computer. There is no benefit to running a 32 bit system any longer... it's time to move forward! 32 bit programs will run on 64 bit Operation systems. The only issue that can occur is if you have old (very, very old) devices (printers, scanners, audio interface, etc... etc...) that don't have 64 bit drivers.
  35. 1 point
    Thanks! Decided to give it a shot, got one on its way!
  36. 1 point
    Been using my JTV59 / Helix / PC112+ for the last several gigs. Tried using PC112+ in FRFR mode and IRs in Helix. Didn't dig that much, but didn't spend a lot of time on it either. Thought about moving the IRs to the PC112+. Didn't get that far. Tried the PC112+ speaker emulations first. Fantastic! Finally feels like I am playing an actual amp, very happy with my sound on stage. Tried using XLR out of PC112+ to FOH, rather than XLR out of the Helix to FOH as I was doing prior. Was not as pleased with the XLR out of the PC112+ to FOH. I use a lot of 4x12 IRs in the Helix and the PC112+ is only emulating a 1x12 setup so I really wasn't too surprised there. Back to tapping the Helix directly to FOH. I also use the PC112+ in FRFR mode when using the JTV59 for any acoustic stuff. Sounds great on stage as well. So I am using the PC112+ for stage monitoring only, but I really dig it - and it can get plenty loud to keep up with the rest of the guys! My only issue is the loud volume spike that you can get if you are in the middle of hitting anything on the guitar and switch from FRFR mode to speaker. I have to make sure I am not sending any signal from my guitar to the PC112+ when switching. More than a bit of a problem, but I can work with it for now. Hopefully they address the issue soon, can't imagine I am the only one to run across this when playing live. Sold some more gear I wasn't using and scored a second PC112+. Haven't used the two together yet. One's at the practice pad, one's at home. Soon. Looking forward to checking out dual amp / dual speaker type setups. Oh yeah, and I only need to run one AES cable to the PC112+ from the Helix. Fabulous. Overall, very pleased!
  37. 1 point
    @ grdGo33 Line 6 offers a free Allure IR pack: https://de.line6.com/allure/. Besides this I tried some free IRs, too, but was rather disappointed. To my ears it's a questrion of matching frequencies. Most of the IRs that I tested did not harmonize with the PodGo's amp models soundwise. From 10 free IRs I tested only 1 was an improvement of sound - but only with 2 of POD Go's amp models.
  38. 1 point
    If you set up levels via USB in your DAW (recommended) and the signal stays below 0dBFS the analog outputs will not distort even with cranked volume knob. -Unless you use Global EQ to further boost frequencies. If you want headroom (for Global EQ or just to be save) lower ýour preset level at least by the max amount of boost that you want to be able to add. It may well cause distortion on following devices though. Comparing analog vs digital output levels: A USB signal level of about -14dBFS will be about +4dBu (aka studio gear level) given Output is set to Line Level and volume knob is cranked. Vice versa a USB signal level of 0dBFS (full) will produce +4dBu on the outs when the volume knob is set @ about 11 o'clock. Switching Output Level from Line to Inst decreases the signal by 7dB. Leveling on the HX stomp device: The output indicator (symbol of output block getting black/green/red) works at exactly +12dB relative to max USB level. Why? -Ask the bug living in it. At least I cannot come up with an explanation why it does that (v2.92). If you want to use the output indicator back off volume to less than half, add a 12dB boost (best in the output block), check if the indicator turned red and level your preset until that it doesn't, then undo the 12dB boost. If you want say 6dB headroom (for Global EQ or just to be save) do that procedure with 12dB+6dB =18bB. If it doesn't get red your presets are ready for USB recording and a cranked volume knob will not distort the analog outputs.
  39. 1 point
    Uhm, seriously? For me, pretty often it's like playing a different amp. <insert Ellington quote here>
  40. 1 point
    yes have a look at this: https://youtu.be/FoA6ploU3XY
  41. 1 point
    1) Acoustic - No experience 2) I think of it this way - with the IRs loaded on the PC+, you're hearing what the engineer in the Control Room hears - the sound of a mic'd cab in another room, at the end of the guitarist's signal chain. With the IR loaded on the Helix as the last block in the signal chain, you get the same thing. If you add stuff (EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, etc) AFTER the IR, YOU are now the Engineer in the Control Room, adding Post effects. If you want an "Amp In The Room" experience, use the PC+ Speaker Emulations. If you're trying to duplicate a recorded sound from a studio produced album, loading the IR on the Helix and adding Post Processing effects might be a better way to go. 3) LRS - No experience of the enhanced for PC+ IRs, but wasn't thrilled with the freebies. 4) As for which IR Mode to use, Flat is FRFR with the HF Driver; LF Flat is the Eminence Speaker w/o the HF Driver, EQ'd to be Flat; RAW is the Eminence in it's natural state - as if it was just another 112 cab w/o HF Driver or compensatory EQ. Use the one that sounds best in your application. I'm a simple guy, not obsessed with getting "that perfect tone". I use the Speaker Emulations, then record with an XLR from the PC+ to the AI (Scarlett 18i20) and into Reaper with whatever PC+ Mic sim sounds best in that particular scenario. I've also tried taking an additional XLR direct from the Helix (IRs on the PC+) and using Two Notes WOS and their cabs. Meh. Sounds good and all, but for my purposes (and lack of patience) I'm not sure it's worth the trouble. YMMV. Try it! For simple in the room jamming I also run another XLR from the Scarlett to my FRFR112 for a fuller sound in the room, and to get an approximation of what FOH might be putting out to an audience. I'll only be using the FRFR112 for the fuller sound until I get another PC+. Then I'll have STEREO! HMM...STEREO GOOD! 5) I have a number of templates, starting from the basic JS Template, for various applications. Templates are a great beginner's tool, saves lots of time when trying out things, but I have found that the more I use my Helix, the more I know what I like, and the more likely I am to just start from scratch. BTW - Your English is EXCELLENT! As a typical American, I only speak English, and American English at that! Be proud of yourself! ***See Edit in Point 2
  42. 1 point
    Delays do that by default: Try a Tube Echo with 100% drive and listen whether the dry signal is colored. Hint: It's not. Investigate the delay models. Maybe start with Vintage Digital and Lo Res. For reverb or delay/reverb combos use the suggested split strategy.
  43. 1 point
    Yes. See attached example preset. Pay particular attention to the panning in the Split and Mix Blocks. Seckinse.hlx
  44. 1 point
    IR block at 0dB? Using any "normal" IR (which usually are normalized to 0dB), that's an incredibly high boost. With most of the IRs I'm using, at -18dB things are roughly perceived as loud as with the IR block on bypass. I just checked with some Ownhammers I have (those once given away as a freebie), and it's pretty much like that with them. Whatever, I think it's the wisest idea to keep the volume more or less the same with and without IR block.
  45. 1 point
    High gain amps typically do not clean up very well when lowering the volume of the guitar, the best amps to go from distorted to clean in response to volume changes are instead the mid gain ones, like the Marshall JTM-45 or the Plexi, or others in the same category. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  46. 1 point
    I have the same problem. Toneport UX1, MacBook Pro 2012, Catalina. Logic will play for a few seconds then start skipping repeatedly. Looks like I'm getting a new interface...
  47. 1 point
    I had the same missing file message when trying to run the edit software on my PC laptop. The Visual C++ files on your computer need to be updated or reinstalled if you're getting the error message. This video on how to do that did the trick for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyDozY5wSd4 The process was painless.
  48. 1 point
    No, YOU CAN, but MIdi controllers typically have an inbuilt program that allows for it. It's not an actual stomp command. What they're really doing is saying something akin to: "Change to Present Stomp Preset + 1" or "Change to Present Stomp Preset -1". It's not actually a specific Stomp command. That's standard for most midi devices.
  49. 0 points
    The 3.0 update will have many goodies, I'm sure. But, unless Line 6 comes up with a "sidecar" device of some sort, it will always have the same hardware - which is beginning to be surpassed by the competition. I'm talking about stuff like USB flash drive support, wifi support, touch screen, etc. Line 6 knows this so I predict a "Helix Plus" in a year or so (they're smart - they're probably developing it now). So, to prevent people from jumping ship (Neural Quad-Core?), I think 3.0 will be good. I sure hope so - I've been a loyal Line 6 customer since the beginning.
  50. 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.
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