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  1. Apparently there are some people that have a WHOLE lot more time to dink and play around with their Helix than I do. When I fire up my Helix I have stuff I need to get ready or I'm practicing/performing. If I'm not doing anything you'll find me napping on the couch...and if so, don't bother me!!!!
  2. I suspect that what you're experiencing is the exact same effect you would have were you to disable the amp+cab block. That wouldn't block the signal chain, it would simply remove it from the signal chain. Adding channel volume would be the equivalent of enabling the amp+cab block. I would also imagine that's by design since you don't want to stop the flow of the entire signal chain with whatever blocks might be in it either before or after the amp+cab block. It could also be that the signal might continue to pass through and still be processed by the cab block so in effect it would the same as having a separate amp and cab block and then disabling the amp block only. I don't personally see what you did as being any more useful than disabling the amp block would be.
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    OH IR help

    Did you unzip the downloaded files from Ownhammer before trying to import them?
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    HX Stomp or / vs Helix

    I think it really comes down to one thing which has already been alluded to. Most of us that go for the full Helix floor or LT do so because it's the centerpiece of our rig. This was never an addition to an existing rig, it was a complete overhaul for many of us. And that's what we wanted. But that's because we wanted and/or needed something like that to address the wide range of things we wanted it to solve for us over the long term. If that's not in your game plan it's probably not right for you.
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    HX Edit question

    Have you pushed in the dial on that parameter when you turn it so that it's bracketed? That's what designates that the change is associated with the current snapshot. Then you save that snapshot. You may want to re-read the manual on snapshots so you understand the concepts.
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    Helix direct from XLRs to studio monitors

    You probably wouldn't believe what a common "gothcha" this line level/mic level thing is not only for studio monitors, but mixing boards, FRFR speakers, 4CM...the list is almost endless.
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    HX Edit question

    Once again no luck on that one. It's been an often asked for capability, but so far no luck. Just remember that although HX Edit runs as a software program, it's only capabilities other than operations with the computer storage devices, are only what the Helix itself provides. I personally use a small Alesis mixing board with signal meters that I hook up to when dialing in my tones on the Helix.
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    HX Edit question

    You'll have to do the same thing as the second question which is copy each element individually into your second path. When you copy/paste an entire preset, you're copying the preset as it exists including path.
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    Getting the Best sound from the Helix in Live situation

    Here's the phantom power blocker I've used with my Helix for the last 3 1/2 years. Sescom Phantom Power Blocker I've never noticed any coloration from this or from any DI box, so that shouldn't be a worry. I've used various powered speakers with my Helix all of which have worked quite well. The one I use most is a Yamaha DXR12, but I've also used the EV ZLX-12P, as well as a QSC CP8. In all cases I go 1/4" out to the powered speaker via the L/Mono 1/4" out at line level, and then XLR out to the mixing board. In my case I use the settings in the global ins/outs to disconnect the Helix master volume knob from affecting the XLR out, and send it to the board at Mic level. That way I don't affect the board level if I need to make any adjustments to the stage volume.
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    Possible Functions?

    There's only one way to find out if it's awesome enough to get added to the Helix, and that's NOT to post it here. You post it in IdeaScale and let Helix users vote on it. If it gets enough votes it could show up in a future update. https://line6.ideascale.com/a/index
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    Sending HX Stomp Back (No Command Center!)

    A little bit of "due diligence" before buying pays off in less aggravation.
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    Helix copying tones within a snapshot

    This is one of the considerations you have to take into account depending on the type of music you play and where and how you play. For example, if I want a Rolling Stones kind of sound, I generally wouldn't want to mix that in the same preset with a Jimi Hendrix sound. You could, and separate them with snapshots, but you'd quickly run out of DSP memory space once you decided to add in a Queen sound, or a Hank Williams sound. The point being you need to have a strategy in your head as to how you're going to use presets, and how you'll use snapshots within those presets. There's lots of different strategies people use depending on their needs.
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    How do you set your volumes?

    I personally use a CP8 myself, but it's normally in smaller venues where I don't need to turn up too much. It's got plenty of sound and can easily fill most rooms if it's mounted on a stand behind me, but it does tend to hit the limiter fairly quickly if you feed it too much signal. I normalize all my patches with the Helix master volume knob at around 11 o'clock which is pretty much the max signal I want to send to my monitor whether it's the CP8 or the Yamaha DXR12 in larger setups. I rarely find I need to turn up and most of the time I ended up turning it down a bit. I keep both my CP8 and my DXR12 set at noon or unity and never change that as that really does invite the limiter to kick in. From what I can tell I'm pretty safe turning up the CP8 to around 2 o'clock, but I try not to press it. I also configure my global ins/outs so that I feed my stage monitors a line level signal and have the XLR L/Mono not affected by the Helix master volume and send it to the board at Mic level, which is what most boards are used to working with. That sends the XLR L/Mono to the FOH as if the Helix volume knob is turned full up, but since it's a Mic level signal it's pretty easy for the soundman to gain stage it appropriately and any adjustments I make on stage to my monitors via the Helix volume knob won't affect the soundman's signal level.
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    Helix copying tones within a snapshot

    I'm not sure what you mean by copying tones, but you can copy an entire preset that has snapshots defined in it to a different location and then work on it there. Snapshots are preset dependent meaning they work specifically on the blocks defined within a specific preset. You can't take a snapshot and have it magically understand how to work in a preset that has different amps, effects, and so forth. To copy a preset containing snapshots simple hit the Save button and then at the bottom of the screen you can use the knobs to dial in a different location for the preset.
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    Snapshots Changes

    I think it may be the way you're describing it that's throwing our understanding off. When you change something such as a setting like amp volume or gain, you have to make sure to designate that parameter will be controlled within the snapshot. To do that you need to press the knob in and turn it so that the value is surrounded by brackets. Once you've made the changes save it to the snapshot you're working on. Go to the next snapshot and change the parameters (the ones with the brackets) and save that to the next snapshot. Now when you go from snapshot to snapshot those parameters will change appropriately. You may want to review the following video so you can get a full understanding of how this works: Jason Sadites explains how to use snapshots
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