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  1. sinlimo

    Loud Hum with Helix Stomp

    Problem appears to be SOLVED! (in fairness, the "problem" was I didn't RTFM.) I HAD been powering the base unit with a 9V power adapter (yes, of sufficient power for the G70 base unit) However, per the manual, the preferable way to power the unit is via the 5V USB port. Powering the unit via the USB ONLY eliminated the hum. Kudos to deadlocked who got me looking in the right direction!
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    Loud Hum with Helix Stomp

    thanks again deadlocked. I too thought it would be odd if the USB ports didn't share the grounding of the overall strip. I'll try reversing the Helix Stomp power supply to see if that makes a difference. If that doesn't work, I'll at least test it with a USB going to a grounded PC. (and if you're still in MN, hope you're adversely affected by that deep freeze!)
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    Loud Hum with Helix Stomp

    well, that didn't help. I don't know if the USB ports are connected to the overall grounding of the power strip, but plugging in the Helix (via USB) to the USB port on the power strip made the hum even worse.
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    Loud Hum with Helix Stomp

    super helpful, thanks again deadlocked! Looking at Amazon, I see some grounded power strips that also provide USB power... that might work.
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    Loud Hum with Helix Stomp

    awesome, thanks deadlocked! Glad to know it isn't just me, and great information! Since I'm not the handiest with electronics, I'll check the specs/power on the adapter and see if there's an aftermarket adapter that's grounded that supplies the correct power.
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    Loud Hum with Helix Stomp

    My travel rig is a Helix Stomp into a Tech 21 Power Engine - sounds great. However, I recently added a Line 6 G70 wireless unit to the mix, and when I plug the Stomp and G70 power adapters into the same conditioned power strip, or even the same circuit in the room, I get a very loud hum/buzz through the Power Engine. I then disconnected the G70 and tried using a Ditto looper (powered by a One-Spot adapter) and got the same loud hum/buzz. However, using a Helix LT with the G70 or Ditto works/sounds fine, so the issue seems to be with the Helix power supply. Any ideas?
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    Helix Ideascale Community Submissions

    When I'm using the looper, I'd really like some sort of visual display showing how much time is left on the looper. With the Ditto and it's 5 minutes of looping time, I don't need to think about how much time is left, but with the Helix (LT and Stomp) there's only 60 seconds available (max) and it'd be nice as I'm recording a loop to see how much time I have left so I know how much of a phrase or idea I can put down.
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    STOMP Tap/Tuner - able to re-assign that button?

    awesome, thank you! I'll give that a shot tonight. If I do that, then how can I access the tuner?
  9. When in stomp mode, is there any way to assign a block to that third button (which is currently the tap/tuner button)? I'd like to run with a distortion block, chorus block, and looper block in stomp mode, but unless I can re-assign that third button, it ain't happening.
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    Well poop :(

    looks like the download site is working now...
  11. sinlimo

    Well poop :(

    sorry to hear about your wrists PiFromBRC! I went to get the latest Helix update just now and got the same message.
  12. fyi, POD X3 Live did the trick! :)
  13. thanks eenymason! I was thinking for about the same price as the USB interface, I could get a used Pod XT live or Pod X3. (I hardly ever see used USB interfaces for sale on ebay, reverb.com, or CL)
  14. I'm seeing a used pod xt live is about the same cost as the USB interface... any idea if I'd run into the same problems with a Pod XT Live as I do with the Helix LT?
  15. Hi, Now that my beloved Variax 500 is working again (thank you Line 6!!), I'm looking to connect it to Workbench and adjust some of the guitars and pickups. I no longer have the old USB interface, but i do have a Helix LT. Question - can a legacy item like the Variax use the Helix LT as an interface with the older Workbench (As I don't think the Workbench HD would work with my older guitar) thanks in advance!
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