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  1. Thank you clay-man. I can affirm that there is no fret buzz, as you mentioned, due to the open harmonics.I backed off the pickups even more so that they are inside of the pickguard and still have the issue. For the most part the tracking in alt tunings is spot on, it is just these little things that bum me out. I think the solution I am going to go with is eventually physically tuning the guitar to Drop C. I just tried doing this and leaving the tuning knob to "Standard", it resolves both the warble and minor latency issues. Since I usually a Drop C guitarist, I might leave it there in the near future. Thanks for the feedback.
  2. I ended up recording some natural harmonics with the alternate tuning set to Drop C. Starting at the 6th string working my way to the 3rd string I am hitting the 12th, 7th, 5th, 4th, then 9th fret harmonics. https://www.dropbox.com/s/19xga02q2famm24/Helix%20Forum%20-%20Harmonics%20Issue.mp3?dl=0
  3. Thank you amsdenj. When I initially got the guitar I had the warble problems when I was playing fretted notes (i.e. not using pinch harmonics). So I lowered the pickups then which resolved that problem 99%. However, I have again the lowered the pickups, after reading your suggestion, so that the each pickup face is flush with the pickguard. This seems to have no effect on the pinch harmonic warble. Based on that I am guessing that it might have to do with either body resonance, or firmware not being able to detect the correct note in order to adjust the pitch. I tried some other tests with natural harmonics on the 6th-3rd strings: - 12th fret - Good - 7th fret - Good - 5th fret - Medium warble - 4th/9th fret - Very noticeable warble, sounds like two harmonics are playing a half step apart It kind of bums me out, because besides the minor latency and pinch harmonic warble, this an amazing guitar!!!
  4. First off, I have to say that I am super impressed with the Variax Standard. I actually bought the JTV-59 about a year ago and decided to return it based on the slight latency in alternate tunings and the inability to pinch harmonic. As someone who is into metal, pinch harmonics are kind of a big deal. Since then, I bought an open box version of the Variax Standard in order to give it another try. I am really glad that I did. I am kind of thinking about getting rid of some of my other guitars because I haven't played them in a week since I got this thing. To start, when I am in standard tuning (using the alt tuning knob) I have 0 latency and pinch harmonics work excellent. I even physically tuned the guitar down to Drop C (CGCFAD) and left the knob on standard tuning, again 0 latency and pinch harmonics work excellent. I tuned the guitar back to standard tuning and turn the alt tuning knob to Drop D, my custom Drop C preset, or even baritone and I get a little latency (still usable) and warbles when I pinch harmonic. It is most noticeable on the 5th and 6th string, but happens on other strings as well.
  5. I've been searching all day, but I cannot figure out how to switch patches via MIDI through FL Studio for the POD HD500X. I read an article (http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/03/08/rigged-within-the-ruins-guitarist-joe-cocchi/) where WithinTheRuins would trigger patch changes to their AxeFX via MIDI. What notes should be sent from an MIDI Out automation clip to trigger the change? Is there a specific port/channel that should be used? Has anyone done this through FL Studio? I have some understanding of how MIDI works, but obviously not enough. The advanced HD500X guide did not seem to document this functionality. Most of what was explained and shown online is HD500X sending MIDI out, not receiving MIDI in. I have seen people do this through ProTools and it looks pretty easy, I have had no luck trying it in FL Studio. Has anyone done this before? Thanks for any help!!
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