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  1. I have tried the method several of you relayed for the HX Stomp, but it doesn't seem to work for HX Effects. I've contacted support as well as the guy from whom I purchased the HX Effects, and will post an update here for those interested.
    3 points
  2. The Helix uses component level modeling as well. The modeling teams for Line 6 and the Yamaha products are really two separate things. I believe most of the Yamaha development takes place in Japan with some in Europe. Pretty much all of the Line 6 engineering team is in California. There is a small contingent in Vancouver as well. But the way that Yamaha handles it subsidiaries is a pretty hands-off manner. There's been some cross-pollination, but that's kind of the exception, not the rule. I'd also add, though, that a lot of the dynamic perception you're talking about comes down to the playback system, perhaps even more than the modeling itself. So comparing a modeling amp to a standalone modeler isn't necessarily apples to apples.
    3 points
  3. There's no way to filter CCs at the HXFX end, BUT... Prophet 6 manual v1.0, page 12 - Globals - set Param Xmit to OFF. AFAICT that should block the P6 from SENDING CC#s, but still allow it to send PC#s. 5. Param Xmit: Off, CC, NR—Changes to the values of front panel controls are transmitted via MIDI as Continuous Controllers (CC) or Nonregistered Parameter Number (NR). Transmission of parameters can also be turned off. You could, for example, turn the filter cutoff frequence knob on the Prophet-6 and have it affect the cutoff frequency of another synthesizer. For a list of Prophet-6 CCs and NRPNs, see Appendix D. ----------------------------------------------------- If you're using Those to control something else in your MIDI Chain you may need to invest in something like a BOME Box to filter CCs on the HXFX MIDI Base Channel.
    3 points
  4. I'm thinking he might be referring to the Hi/Low EQ block which limits the high cut parameter to no lower than 1khz and the low cut to no higher than 1khz...for obvious reasons. Personally I can't even begin to imagine where one would need a high cut lower than 1khz. But who knows? Maybe someone has a use for a guitar tone that sounds like it's been wrapped in a soggy blanket? At any rate if you think this would be useful to a lot of people you can submit it on Helix IdeaScale and see if you can garner enough votes to compel L6 to do such a thing.
    2 points
  5. I can confirm that with the HX Stomp pressing the right encoder below the screen on startup displays the serial number (USN).
    2 points
  6. Don’t know what sound you are after/expect but generally speaking: A real amp consists of three parts – Preamp, Power amp and Speaker/s. That’s the signal chain and that’s the box DunedinDragon showed you above. Without deep diving the speakers are an “integrated” part of the power amp sound/response. That’s what Line6 emulates, with a microphone stuck into the speaker. If you remove the speaker, you remove part of the power amp/speaker/mic, you remove what is used to “eq/sound sculpture” the sound for that particular amp. You don’t remove the speaker in the real world. You change amp, speaker and/or mic to do that. What you can do is To replace the speaker with an EQ and sculpture the sound from there. Numerus of articles on that, search the forum for more info. You find a speaker that sounds decent to you and then place an EQ, one or more, on places in the signal chain. Depending on what I want. I sometimes place it before my amp block, between the power amp and speaker and/or after the speaker. Then tune to taste. In some cases it’s enough with just the preamp to reach the sound you want. Done that to get some nice jazz and blues tones, also for acoustic tone. Change amp, you might not like that particular AC30 Fawn. There are other AC30 alternatives in Helix, and speakers. Or a combo of the above. One thing for sure, at least for me, in my 10+ years I have been using modelers, I never liked the sound of a full amp without speakers (but what could I say, I play blues). The rest I’ve fixed with effect pedals and EQ’s. Yes, and when you turn up the gain the distortion level and some unwanted frequencies will appear that the speaker/s will filter out. If this filtering is not to taste you change amp, speaker/s and/or use an EQ to reach the sound goals. //Per
    2 points
  7. THIS is an actual AC30 Fawn which you are modeling. Notice the speaker cabinet is an integral part of the unit. Why would there be a question on this?
    2 points
  8. Thanks all, almost for sure will go with the Floor, good points made here all around.
    2 points
  9. Depends how clean are the FS... :) When the switch got a bit oxidated, or old, it start misfiring and throwing switch bouncing noise. (which means tap tempo being set randomly). I had this on both Helix floor and Helix control...
    2 points
  10. The tempo only changes if the Helix detects multiple consecutive taps. If you don’t tap the switch but just hold it until the tuner appears the tempo won’t change. Then when you tap to turn the tuner off, just tap once. Again, no tempo change.
    2 points
  11. Sounds like noise floor to me, pulled from the Stomp converters. I see volume on the Stomp is at 50%, but gain channel on the amp sounds bloody high volum. This means you are pulling a lot of noise from the floor. Try turning HX Stomp volume knob to 100%, and turn down the amp channel volume.
    2 points
  12. No, there are just some settings you need to adjust. Your HX Stomp is quite capable of sending a good input level to your DAW. Note that the input level of the guitar’s dry signal is designed to be lower assuming subsequent reamping or plugin processing. I’d start by making sure the HX Stomp output level is high, although I’m not sure that affects the USB Send level. Try adjusting the track’s input level in your DAW before recording. Also try lowering the level of your computer’s output to balance the level of the Stomp.
    2 points
  13. PierM, sorry, I mentioned in my 4th post I had tried that and it didn't help. But, good news! I didn't wipe or toss my old hard drive. Windows 10 still boots and Helix Native works on it. I did the Export Bundle in Presets/IR as suggested in datacommando's last link. So back to the new hard drive. When I go to Preferences the Presets/IRs tab is grayed out so I can't access the Import Bundle function. The only things available is Show/hide name labels, Restore Factory settings and CLOSE. Restore Factory settings doesn't seem to do anything. I clicked on My Account and saw that "Sign In" was available, so I did that. A message came up: "This is the first time you have opened Helix Native. Factory presets are being installed to your library. etc..." So it's working! I then imported the bundle saved from the old hard drive and got my user presets back. Rebooted Windows a couple of times, all looks stable. Thank you datacommando for your patience and help. I updated the thread title for future searchers.
    2 points
  14. Great advice! Many thanks again for all the replies!
    1 point
  15. 1) All newbies think that the recording level is too low. Read this: What is the Ideal Level to Record Tracks into a DAW? (sweetwater.com) 2) When recording as you describe, use USB 1/2. That will record the same signal that you hear in the HP or on the Main Outs. Be certain that the Track Monitor Switch (or whatever they call it in Logic) is OFF to prevent hearing the delayed signal from the track. The recorded level may SEEM low, but that is to allow headroom for mixing/post processing. USB 5/6 will always be the dry, unprocessed signal. This is used to get a DRY track for re-amping, and the recorded level will seem VERY low. That is intentional to allow for re-amping and further mixing/post processing. USB 7/8 are the unprocessed signal from the L/R RETURNS. You can use these for a separate input from a synth, eDrum or mp3 player to record it on a separate track. From the manual (it's worth reading): Computer Input Source USB 1 and 2 Output of HX Stomp’s Path A (with all Path A processing) USB 3 and 4 Output of HX Stomp’s Path B (with all Path B processing) USB 5 and 6 HX Stomp’s Main L/MONO and RIGHT inputs (dry, no processing) USB 7 and 8 HX Stomp’s Return/Aux L/MONO and RIGHT inputs (dry, no processing)
    1 point
  16. I recently bought a used Stomp that had Velcro on the bottom... when I remove that the serial number went with it. The method you describe is what Line 6 support suggested to me and it worked 100%. I got my serial number, registered the used unit, and printed a new label for the bottom of the unit. I have no idea how to access the LCD TEST on an HX Stomp or a Helix, but I'm sure it will list the same information when it is found.
    1 point
  17. Yeah, but under 1Khz is low frequencies, so why they should put low freqs into the Highs? Im not sure I understand the point here... :)
    1 point
  18. Maybe, but that's also a useful tip. I'm sure circling back and mentioning how you resolved it will help others.
    1 point
  19. Yup! Pressing and holding the 3rd Encoder while power on the HX Stomp/XL displays the LCD Test Screen. This screen shows: LCD TEST Git commit: <value appears here> ESN: <value appears here> USN: <serial number string appears here> Sealed: <string here>
    1 point
  20. Thanks! I did try it, which is this: -switch off your HX Stomp XL -press and hold encoder 3 (the third knob the right under the display) -switch on your HX Stomp XL -you should see the serialnumber displayed Unfortunately, it only displayed the brand, the model, and the firmware version. I tried a bunch of combinations, but alas, no luck.
    1 point
  21. Use the "coarse" tuner -- it's great. I can't stand the default fine tuner. It's too fidgety. I actively use the coarse tuner throughout my 2.5 hour show :) good enough for me.
    1 point
  22. With 3.5 the IR blocks use significantly less DSP. If the presets use IRs you automatically get that benefit after updating to 3.5. If the presets use the (now legacy) cab block you can switch to the new cab block which also use significantly less DSP.
    1 point
  23. Yes.... either use the AMP+CAB block, or separate AMP & CAB blocks. Most players don't scrutinize a real amp the way they do a modeler. Artifacts like you describe exist on real amps as well... it's called crossover distortion. Place a mic on an amp, throw the headphones on and scrutinize the tone. You probably won't like what you hear at first. I recall a discussion about Van Halen not having that in his tones.... someone posted an isolated Van Halen track and SURPRISE, there it was. FWIW... the crossover distortion is part of the "power amp". If you run a pre-amp model into a Cabinet that will often go away, but you also lose a lot of character from the amp... especially on a VOX AC15 or AC30 model where the power amp is a huge part of the character.
    1 point
  24. @josehdx This is my setup. No microphones were used to reproduce my guitar sound. No 4-cable method was used. All the sounds are created by the Helix. Helix: Left XLR + Right XLR -> front of the house in stereo Helix: Left/Mono 1/4" -> power amp -> speaker .... to hear myself on stage and get feedback, and to feel the air move when I play guitar. I use the power amp + speaker as a personal monitor. I did not plug in the Fender Deluxe, I simply used it as a glorified speaker cabinet. Ironically, the "amp" portion of the combo amp was a backup, in case my (very portable) power amp should die.
    1 point
  25. Not sure I'm gonna watch the whole thing, but now - that's an intro! Sounds great, cool lineup, tight as a snare head. Kudos! Well done.
    1 point
  26. For me: Helix Floor has scribble strips, as mentioned already. They make it a lot easier to see in the dark, if you have an involved show. They are also a separate source of light on a dark stage as a bonus. Like I played one show where the stage light was completely out for about 10 seconds. I was able to navigate the stage thanks to having the Helix as my beacon of light :) Also, the Floor has a 10-stomp mode, that the LT does not have, plus more effects loops. Helix LT has a flimsier expression pedal. If you don't click the pedal in to switch between EXP 1/2, then the onboard pedal will last you just fine for years and years. LT has no scribble strips, but the performance view where the snapshot names are displayed on the screen is superior to the Helix Floor if you are playing outdoors. Scribble strips are more difficult to see if you are playing outdoors, compared to the "virtual" scribble strips that LT offers. If you don't plan on switching your sounds too much throughout your show, and you don't do all these dramatic dark stage moments where you emerge out of the fog and all that theatrics -- just get the LT. If you are worried about the expression pedal not being too robust, you can always get an external pedal and use that. Save yourself like 700 USD.
    1 point
  27. you'll forget about the money soon enough... the full floor has everything you mentioned.... adds future possibilities and a more robust build. worth it.
    1 point
  28. Hi, I didn’t upgrade - I went straight in for the “full fat” version right from the off, way back in November 2016. No regrets - used daily - it does all I require (studio based). If you have the cash, don’t think about it - do it!
    1 point
  29. In that case I strongly suspect it has nothing to do with Stomp but has to do with the amp.
    1 point
  30. Unfortunately no. You cant disable Tap Tempo on the Helix.
    1 point
  31. Guitar World has all you need to know. https://www.guitarworld.com/features/ernie-isley-that-lady-guitar-tone Hope this helps/makes sense.
    1 point
  32. Very cool to hear someone's into the Isley Brothers. According to Ernie himself in a 1981 interview for "That Lady", he used his Strat going into a Fender Twin, a Big Muff and a Maestro PS-1A phase pedal. There was a wah used on the clean rhythm track but not on the lead. The curious thing is even though you can find a guitar breakdown/lesson on almost every guitar oriented song ever written on YouTube I've never been able to find the "That Lady" solo done in that way.
    1 point
  33. Have to ask, are you comparing your mic'd up amp and pedal board through the monitors with the modelling? If not its an apples and oranges comparison. The amp in the room (with you) will always sound bigger, better, etc.....
    1 point
  34. Helix uses tactile microswitches, so you have to completely disassemble le unit, and spray a bit of deox just above the switch. This could help or not, depends if the problem is oxidation or end of life.
    1 point
  35. Man, thank you so much it really helped me, I so appreciate that, thank you so much
    1 point
  36. Hello there! So... 1- I created a support ticket for Line6's customer service. 2- They reached back after less than 24 hours! 3- They suggested that I should sign out from HX edit and then sign back in, so that the licences would be found...That didn't work. 4- Then I was aked if my pc was authorized...it was, but I deauthorized, then re-authorized and...BOOM !! I'm jamming with my new presets now! Thanks a lot for taking the time to help me!
    1 point
  37. Hi, The Apogee Gio Support page states that:- GiO is not compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina. I would imagine that Apogee now regard the Gio as a Legacy product, even though it isn't listed a such. AFAIK, It was released to specifically work with Mac OS 10.5.7 and Logic Pro 9 both of which arrived 2009. I guess you're out of luck with getting the Gio to work on your new Ventura Mac. Although, they are still available to buy new on Amazon in the UK - Caveat emptor! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apogee-GiO-Studio-quality-interface-controller/dp/B002XG4ZXM
    1 point
  38. If anyone is still looking for a fix -> I managed to solve this (after some Windows 11 updates, my Pod Go was no longer detected as an output device for my laptop and the Driver Manager was saying that the Pod Go driver was not working properly, even though the app Pod Go edit was properly working, it was just that the device was not available as an output device for the laptop). Reinstalling the drivers and Pod Go edit did NOT fix the issue, but I found that it was caused by Windows Memory Integrity as the driver was not compatible with this feature, so disabling the Memory Integrity feature in Windows Security -> Core Isolation settings, then uninstalling & reinstalling the Pod Go edit (as well for the drivers that come with the Pod Go edit package) followed by a restart fixed the issue. Hopefully Line 6 will release an update so that the drivers are no longer in conflict with Window Security features ...
    1 point
  39. it is a shame, that Line 6 doesn‘t offer a Line 6 Monkey for actual Mac OS. It‘s a greater shame, that Line 6 doesn‘t offer a factory reset Bundle for Variax, which could easily be installed by someone who has just bought a Variax guitar with Workbenche HD. I suffered from this tragody, but I found someone who solved the problem. I bought a tweaked bundle from Chad Huskey and installed it on my Variax with the workbench HD. This bundle is much better then the Variax Standard. First of all Chad worked on the different volume levels, which are now much more same leveled than the original. Chad did a great job and there are a lot of additional sound optimizations. As a bonus he added a special Helix-Sound for the Variax . More on Variax and Helix, open Youtube and search for Chad . Greetings from Claus, Germany, Schwarzwald
    1 point
  40. You can control many things with the same expression pedal. Then in each snapshot you can bypass things, or set the mix parameter of blocks to 0%. That's what I do -- in one preset I control the following things with the same EXP 2: wah, filter, vibrato, freeze, delay. The wah has auto-engagmenet when you put it past 5%. But I only use the wah in one snapshot -- in others it's mixed at 0% effectively bypassing it. I set this up before the (rather buggy) 3.15 toe down / heel down functionality. So in short, you can control many many things with the same exp pedal, it's just a matter of bypassing things / mixing things out.
    1 point
  41. USB hubs have been a problem since Line 6 first went USB on the XT line....All modelers that act as interfaces and have edit ability employ both Bulk Mode (editing) and Streaming Mode (audio) simultaneously. There is an inherent problem with the USB IEEE Leader Follower specification in that Streaming mode allows for an "acceptable" number of dropped packets. Bulk mode is what is used for data transfers like copying files and device presets and that mode must move the data perfectly. Because Streaming is a real-time mode and Bulk is not, when Bulk mode hits a critical condition where it must interupt Streaming mode, the stream will drop some packets and sometimes, bulk mode will get errors. These are low level hardware errors that happen all the time and are corrected. hubs add another layer of interrupts for the other devices in the hub and the hub itself. This is dictated by the spec... It is so much better now that it was years ago, but I don't think hubs will ever be good for streaming audio devices...But then, not all hubs are created equal. So one hub could work where another won't. I have seen it happen with computer MB so many times...New board comes out and there are bugs in the modes and you have to update the BIOS to fix it...Sometimes a shop will develop a driver using a flawed chipset and workaround the issue....then the chipset is updated and workaround breaks the driver....but yeah, hubs are mostly bad results for Line 6 stuff.
    1 point
  42. Unfortunately hubs are a problem. and from personal experience not all hubs are created equal. I recently bought a reasonably expensive hub. It lets me make all the connections I want to make. But it turns out I can’t get 4K monitor support ( although it is supposed to work) so I bought a midrange USB-c to HDMI cable and that works 100%. My point is that usb hubs are just a minefield of pain- there are lots of YouTube videos on it. So all you can do is buy a USB-c to Helix USB and hope it works- some here might have a common brand to point you at? Otherwise, you are stuck with trial and error as all the cables say they work and many don’t!!
    1 point
  43. Lockdown fever hit me hard when three days into the 5 weeks (so far) I realised I was a long way from my music gear. I searched around and found a shiny new JTV 59, a POD HD500X, a StageSource L2M and this afternoon my DT25 will arrive to complete the Dream Rig (yeah, I'm 8 years late to the party). All that was missing was a battery on the JTV. The dealer let me know it was missing and the price was lowered accordingly. After reading all the useful threads on here I ordered a Line6 battery from Thommen (and a week later a spare from Andertons) but I still wanted a couple more as they are a useful size for some LED camera lights I run. I searched the web for JTV Variax compatible batteries and bought two from different suppliers. One will simply not charge on the Variax charger and when charged elsewhere will not be recognised by the Variax. The other has charged happily from a third party charger AND the Variax recognises it. I'm using a third party charger as my Variax one just lights up with a constant red LED on power up without a battery so I have a new one on order. Both batteries are branded Cameron Sino. The one that works has the model number CS-AML710BL (part no 180-7100) It is rated at 2200mAh and is 16.28Wh just like the Line 6 battery, although the case is quite different in its detailing. The one that doesn't work in the Variax is Model No: CS-LNE100SL (Part no: BA12) It is rated at 2600mAh and 19.24Wh. I'll be keeping both as light/camera batteries and using on as a crisis spare but as far as possible using my approved batteries when every I'm not running the POD. The battery that did work came from batteryupgrade.co.uk. Thommen and Andertons.co.uk are currently ( May 1st, 2020) both showing Line6 batteries in stock. Obviously I can't guarantee the performance or safety of these batteries but the Variax seems happy to accept it. Sorry my first post is such a long waffling one. Lockdown.....
    1 point
  44. I had this same issue with my 3 computers at home, finally could fix it selecting manually the drivers instead of letting Windows doing it automatic: update driver->browse my computer->Let me pick from a list, and manually selected the right Line6 driver. Did this in all the 3 computers and working, hope this helps.
    1 point
  45. For the outputs, XLR and Line out If I’m outputting to a console, will it be mic or line? If both are connected to the same type of speaker, (all knobs same), will XLR and Line out have the same levels? Also am I correct in saying that I don’t need a DI box?
    1 point
  46. Have you set the USB in 1/2 Destination to XLR in the Global Settings Ins/Outs? It defaults to 1/4"
    1 point
  47. http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/One-Tap-press-to-reset-mod-FX-cycle/824525-23508 One press on the Tap switch restarts the modulation fx cycle without changing the tempo itself. Works on POD HD and I've been missing it since upgrading to Helix as our drummer uses click and I have the same tempo saved in my (per song) Helix presets but need to sync the start of the mod cycle (tremolo, flanger...) with the drums...
    1 point
  48. I have just added a new Idea regarding the import and Export of Impulse Responses: http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Impulse-Responses-IR-Import-Export-automatic-Number/806973-23508 Please vote if you like the idea - thanks! Here's the Idea: Import and export Impulse Responses is not very convinient at this point. So I thought of a way that could make this process a little more user friendly without changing the whole workflow. 1) First off all the impulse responses internal should be saved with the whole name. Even if it is cut on the display, the whole name should be save internal (even only in editor or the device itself), so that on export the whole name is there again. 2) If a Impulse response is imported the internal name should be extended with the slot number as prefix. Again this would not be visible. So the internal name for a IR on slot number 1 would be like: 001-Original-cab-name Visible name on display would be: Original-cab-name If now the IRs are exported for a backup all IRs would be sorted autmatically as they are prefixed with the slot number. On the import the editor would recognize on which slot the IR was by reading out the first letters (001-) and import it in the right slot. This would even work if we have empty slots between the IRs because the program recognize the number on import. Another advantage would be that we could easily prepare our IRs in a folder and sort them by simple adding the slot number to the name as a prefix. So on Import the IRs are imported in the slot we like as we have added the prefix. Hope it is understandable - Thanks for voting
    1 point
  49. I have added two Ideas to the Scale: 1) Posibility to choose if the Amp+Cab are inserted as one Block or two separate blocks: http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Amp+Cab-insert-as-separate-blocks/804050-23508 2) Helix Editor: Show how often an IR is in use: http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Helix-Editor-Show-the-number-how-often-an-IR-is-used/804054-23508
    1 point
  50. The Helix app (running on Mac OSX El Cap) consistently freezes and shows either "Helix device not connected" or "service is not online"
    1 point
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