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  1. DunedinDragon

    Odd ground noise?

    Then you probably need to open up a ticket on your unit with Line 6 support. The only other thing you might try is getting a HumX and see if that makes a difference as that would isolate the unit from any AC wiring issues. But it's sounding to me like you're better off with a new unit calling Line 6 support at this point.
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    Odd ground noise?

    Try a different guitar. I suspect you may have a wiring issue on your guitar or badly insulated pickups.
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    In ear and helix

    Now THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^ makes a lot of sense. I often end up forgetting that a fair number of people running their own mixing boards don't even understand the most fundamental aspects of gain staging the channel inputs, which is Mixing 101. It never even occurred to me because that's such a basic aspect of dialing in a mixing board I forget the chaos that can create if you don't do it. This is a VERY likely candidate for something like what's happening to the OP.
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    Helix (etc) offline patch library manager

    If you're really serious about this I'd encourage you to look into the vast area of version control systems already out there. They seem to do most if not all and more of the same things you want this to do.
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    Helix LT Freezing Up and Rogue Effects Blocks

    Are you absolutely sure you didn't accidently hit the mode button and it's waiting for further input on which mode?
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    In ear and helix

    Quite honestly I seriously doubt that. Typically there's no real reason to make make a lot of EQ adjustments on a soundboard for aux or monitor outputs. At least not any that would make the kind of difference that would account for the difference between a monitor and an in ear. The first suspect would the the bandwidth of the transmission going to the beltpack, then the in ears themselves. But the in ears should be able to be easily checked by simply plugging them directly into any recorded music source to see how they respond.
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    name, store, recall of multiple Global EQ's in Helix

    I guess I'm not sure I'm getting the drift here. In the last 4 years I've never had to touch my global EQ. I leave that to the sound crew if something needs to be adapted for the acoustics of the room. That's because whatever acoustic differences are affecting me, they're equally affecting every other channel on the mixing board so that type of global adjustments should be done solely on the master FOH outputs for the room. What am I missing here? In fact, in most cases nowadays with digital mixers, they have a way to save their presets for each band in a given room.
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    Amp & Cab Block defaults vs. other cabs

    I rarely use stock cabs myself, but when I do I generally use the default cab for that amp as a starting point, but I always use a dual cab so I can mix dual microphones and distances. That may vary however depending on which guitar I'm using and the style of the song. But I generally start with the default. That's why it's just so much simpler for me to use an IR because there's a LOT less tweaking of values to get the sound I want.
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    Choppy notes for certain amp models

    I don't really use either of those amp models that much, but I have used them in the past. My experience was much the same with the Peavey, but it was easily resolved with using a nice mic combination of a 409 dynamic and 121 ribbon mic as well as some tweaking of the sag and bias to give it a more natural sound. I also kind of remember cutting down the drive parameter quite a bit compared to what it would normally be on the real amp in order to get better articulation into the sound. I didn't use if for long as some of the newer models tended to be MUCH better and easier to dial in. I think most people who were fans of the Peavey have tended to adopt the Badonk as a better replacement.
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    helix parallel routing

    Oddly enough, after 3 1/2 years and over 200 presets It hasn't been much of a drawback to me. In fact, I can't even remember a situation in which I thought I could use such a thing. However, it does you no good to post it here. Post it to Ideascale and the users will vote on it. That's the only place Line6 will look for things to incorporate into future releases.
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    How many people would like to see a medium size Helix?

    The question is, how much would you be willing to pay for it? By the time you get the full Helix processing capabilities and a few more footswitches you're probably within a couple of hundred dollars of a LT. And certainly adding footswitches will automatically make it a bigger footprint.
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    Transferring data problem

    I think you're looking in the wrong place. It's not saying blocked because of your USB connection, it's probably saying blocked because of file access rights on your computer or maybe you're trying to import the wrong file type such as a ZIP file.
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    Helix sounds nothing like my current non line 6 setup. Help plz

    I've hesitated to get involved in this conversation because in reading the original post it's clear to me that the OP is interested in one unique sound which he's been able to cobble together with a set of gear and wants to replicate on a Helix. My first reaction to such a thing is, "what's the point?". Don't get me wrong. I have absolutely no doubt given a recording from the OP's setup any number of people familiar with the Helix would be able to replicate it. If I can replicate the totally unique and original sounds of people like Joe Walsh or Brian May or Chet Atkins or Mark Knopfler, I doubt I'll get stumped by something the OP came up with. But that's really not the point here. The point here is, why would I invest in a Helix rig if all I was going to do was come up with one single sound? That seems like an awfully expensive way to do one very specialized thing. Of course it bears mentioning that the unique sound the OP came up with won't be the same once it gets recorded or played in a live environment. It will only be the same when he's standing in the same room with his rig, and of course that sound will vary considerably depending on where he's standing relative to his output device. If you want to hear fizz, place your ears directly over the cap of your speakers, you'll hear plenty of it. Once it's recorded, or presented to an audience in a live environment it will be much more like the Helix version because that's what the Helix does. And to set matters straight, I don't think there's any particularly great learning curve associated with the Helix. In fact I think the presentation of the options is pretty easy to understand compared to most other modelers. The learning curve for a lot of people has to do more with how to capture and present your sound either on a recording or in a live environment..unless, of course, you want to make a career out of playing in your bedroom. For that you need to understand a LOT more fundamentals such as the type of pickups and style of guitar (hollow body, semi hollow, solid body, acoustic) being used and their effect on your input into the signal chain, the differences in the designed behaviors of different amplifiers, the the differences in different types of speakers, mics, and mic placements and mixes necessary to capture and present the sound, as well as how to gain stage that signal chain appropriately so that the amp and effect models act and respond predictably. None of these things are unique to the Helix and have been a part of music production for about 5 or 6 decades. It's just that many people have chosen to be oblivious to it.
  14. DunedinDragon

    Experiments With Helix Master Volume Settings

    I'm not sure what the point would be of an output level control. You already control your output level with the master volume. If you disconnect the XLR from the master volume it sends the signal at full volume (ideally to a mixing board). The mixing board then controls the level of the incoming signal to match it with all the other signals coming in on other channels. It's not your responsibility to gain stage the mixing board signal. That's what the mixing board does best. The idea of being able to control one output such as the 1/4" outs via the master volume separate from the output to the mixer is simply to allow you to have control over your on stage level of volume without affecting the signal volume going to the mixer.
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    HELP! Brand New User to Line 6 Helix LT | Can't Update

    I think you'll have to be more explicit about "the update keeps failing". What exactly happens?
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