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Everything posted by Rewolf48

  1. Yes and No - HD500 did allow you to do that but only when switching Patches and loosing all trails. Helix 2.0 allows you to do all of that in a single patch: Controllers to Variax Parameters — Controllers (including Snapshots) can now control/recall Variax parameters, so you can do cool stuff like toggle between two guitar models with a footswitch, control Variax’s tone knob with an expression pedal, assign a momentary footswitch to drop D, recall completely different tunings with each snapshot, and more. There’s nothing special to do; just assign a controller to Variax parameters like you would any other parameter
  2. I always copy the raw tracks into a date/session specific folder on my computer (named for example "Rehearsal 2016-07-06" - each track file is obviously named after the channel that it was recorded. Not sure why the date would matter if you are recording the inputs as they have to be mixed to give anything useful. The session folders are automatically incrementally numbered by the M20d so it is obvious in which order they were recorded and you have the option of naming them anyway. I have a Reaper project that is copied into the same folder and when opened the files in the current folder are automatically loaded and as we use the same M20d set-up each time with same mics and direct lines in, the new DAW session is pretty much in a good rough mix state immediately. Maintaining a real-time clock is an unnecessary complication on the M20d when it really isn't needed for anything.
  3. For "optimal quality"... it depends on what you mean by that really. If you want maximum resolution of the signal when it hits the speakers then L6 Link passes the digital signal at full resolution and the volume control on the HD500 controls the output level of the L2m amp stage - it doesn't digitally reduce the signal before it is passed over the link. If you want the ability to eq the signal using the Global EQ, (or the L2t if you had one of those) then you need to use an analogue link because it doesn't affect the L6 Link. I personally use L6 Link all the time because I haven't needed to EQ when using as a floor monitor, but if the speaker is in a back-line position then you might want Global EQ to be active.
  4. The patches are stored on the HD500x - the editor just shows you what is there and maintains a "being edited" buffer that you have to save. To "delete" a patch you save an empty patch to the same location
  5. Is your JTV Battery fully charged? I still have an HD500 which acts as interface and power supply for the JTV and have never had a problem, but when upgrading firmware it is possible that more power is needed than for normal operations - I wouldn't want to risk the power dropping low in the middle of an update. [to be absolutely clear about this - the JTV has a fixed Built In Operating System (BIOS) as well as the Firmware which means that it will always support a Firmware update and cannot be "bricked" through failed firmware updates]
  6. You do need to tweak the acoustic sound by having compression, eq and a little reverb before sending to PA, the similar to how a real microphone acoustic guitar would be treated - the HD500 can do this.
  7. Yes L2m is all you need L2t adds a Mixer panel with two channels including an Acoustic model (don't need this with JTV) and feedback suppression. L3m adds a second 10" speaker dedicated to lower frequencies (< 240Hz?) and an additional amplifier for it (total 1.4KW). This gives more power/volume as the lows and mids are now bi-amped into different speakers. This is mainly of use as powerful PA speakers as the L2m is more than loud enough to damage your hearing when close up. L3t adds the Mixer panel to the L3m
  8. The midi implementation is basically such that you can only do what the controls on the unit can actually do - so virtually press the switches. Doesn't help for this at all - Helix can do it but that doesn't help much either The only option that I can think of is to use a switch into Exp 2 that is 10k ohm in one position and closed circuit (o ohm) in the other - the HD500 will treat the switch positions as the extremes of the expression pedal movement so by associating the required parameters with Exp 2 you can switch from one state to the over virtually instantaneously.
  9. It might be down to the ribbon connections between the boards no longer making a good connection - I have had this problem with the Headphone socket that no amount of re-inserting and jiggling would change, and I had a similar problem with Stereo Pair inputs. If yours is new and still under warranty then you should open a support ticket and let Line 6 help you, but if like me you have a pre-owned unit that is out of warranty and are reasonably competent electrically (or know somebody who is) then carefully opening the unit up and removing and re-inserting the ribbon connectors to the boards may get it all working again (perhaps with some contact cleaner).
  10. I was just composing a serious reply to the original post when I realised that it was from 2014! I think Tuna sandwich and crisps (GB English) are much more likely than HD500 getting Audio to MIDI conversion.... but a third-party supplier should be used
  11. Are you sure about this? The Factal AxeFX and AX8 do not, neither do the Kemper profilers. None of my Rack gear has ever had a 1/8 stereo line in - the HD Pro has 1/4 L+R inputs although the HD500 did. Is there anything at all that costs more than say £500 that includes a stereo 1/8 socket?
  12. Yes. But why not plug the Laptop directly in the Helix using USB and set Helix USB channels 1/2 to be the default Audio Output device? The Laptop Audio output will be routed (mixed) with the Helix outputs directly as per the USB Routing diagram on post #5 above
  13. Are you in FS 5-8 mode the switches effects on and off rather than Patch select mode "ABCD" - it is another global setting?
  14. It is a little premature for that conclusion - it is not even 24 hours since he posted!
  15. Ouch. Nearly did that myself, but then I decided to use the original screws as they fitted through the holes anyway. In some circumstances such as simple track breaks with some care they can be repaired with conductive paint. I know it says 89, but I don't think it is significantly different (it might report itself as an 89 to workbench) but you can buy the replacement from here - just have a good look and perhaps call them before ordering:
  16. I don't want to contradict psarkissian, but what he said is partially correct. If using the 1/4 output from a JTV it is Models or Magnetics, unless the Model deliberately blends the Magnetic signal in (something you customise in Workbench). But with your Helix or an HD500 and using a VDI cable (ethercon) you can get the Models and Magetic signals as separate inputs into the FX unit and process these as you want - for example having an Acoustic Model going out of Left and a distorted Electric out of Right with an Expression pedal controlled cross-fade between them. Demo of this with an HD500:
  17. I suggest you contact toasterdude as he has done (had done) the only JTV transplants that I know about.
  18. The only store in the UK reporting any Floor units in stock is DV247 - even the official Yamaha Store (yep owned by Yamaha) is out of the Floor. The two big German retailers have them though
  19. It has got to be worth trying contact cleaner on the Pot - it might just be a build up of dirt confusing things
  20. I beg to differ, but it is not a direct path - it goes through a relay. If it didn't then you could never get just model (e.g. Acoustic) out of the Jack without having the Mags as well. What happens is that when modelling is switched off - including when there is no power - the relay goes into it's "off" position which gives you the magnetic pick-ups directly to the Jack socket. When powered the relay is switched to open that circuit and instead feed the magnetics/models from the active circuitry to the Jack. Either way the guitar works just like any other electric guitar when there is no power, so unlike the old Variax's there is always a fall-back
  21. I personally would just go L/R XLR directly into the Line input of each speaker and set the main volume to the centre indent (12 oclock) and controlling everything from the Kemper (not that I have one of those) - the main benefit of using the side input + L6 Link is to get EQ controls but the Kemper has that already so it is just adding in additional controls that are an extra risk for getting set to the wrong position. Having the speaker in monitor mode can definitely set the speakers into Mono as it is assumed that a monitor should include both sides of the mix - I have seen this myself and listened to it change as I put the speakers onto their sides, but you will be fine if you feed each speaker directly because each speaker is only getting the L or R signal anyway. I think that if you override the sensor triggered Monitor setting back to PA/Reference that it overrides the mono mix as well, so you can try that as well.
  22. We had a recorded rehearsal on Monday and the Bass Player is now happy with us using and recording through the mixer :) Even though he did have a drop-out again. :( This time we tracked it down to the XLR to 1/4 Jack lead he uses for his monitor (it is easier to set levels for the 1/4 Line input rather than the XLR Mic input) going intermittent - somehow my load testing of the rig on Sunday without fault while using his monitor and his lead had been lucky in not getting a problem, but replacing that lead with an XLR and reducing the level to the monitor and everything was fine ^_^ Don't you just love trying to solve intermittent audio problems?
  23. Mine is still OK. (nooo ... I didn't just tempt fate did I???) I have tracked the Bass Player (+ Singer) "it keeps going quiet on me" problem down to .... the Noise gate on his vox channel! I had been playing at mixing based on a recording and in order to cut as much spill from the drums out as possible I had fine tuned the noise gate to that session. I then forgot about it and in later rehearsals unless he sang as loud the channel was gated down to silence. Doh! The problem is the noise gate settings are buried down in channel deep tweak so it is not easy to spot. With respect to 4 - when it was having problems - for example on the Line Ins what I saw was Left Input of a Stereo pair got was low level white noise while the Right Input maintained the signal - as if it was not connected to anything. I didn't try tweaking the trim level and we haven't got a sound man, but it would come back by itself after a random period of time. Re-inserting the Jacks or swapping them didn't make any difference. In the UK since the Yamaha reorganisation we no longer have a Line 6 service centre (we used to have one), we instead have an Authorised Service provider that covers everything for Yamaha and I don't trust them to do decent analysis especially on an intermittent fault and I really don't trust them to give a responsive turn around time by which I mean a week or so. My suspicion is more like it will disappear at my cost for months and come back as faulty as when it went. Part of this opinion is based around a "B-Stock Officially Repaired" L2t that I bought from a UK dealer that didn't work with a fault that I found within minutes of opening the box (and most of that was plugging it in). Now if the UK Official Repair can claim that a speaker is "repaired" when it cuts out as soon as the Fan tries to start how can I trust them with anything like an intermittent fault on something as complex as the M20d? The months duration came from the estimate from the dealer to get that speaker repaired and the at my cost comes from the Line 6 response to my Service Ticket which was a blunt "No Original Receipt... No chance of Line 6 warranty or goodwill contribution" - I was going to be charged for the pleasure of shipping my M20d away for months in order to be charged for an investigation that would conclude there was nothing wrong with it. Unfortunately for anybody outside of the US "just send it to Line 6" isn't an option.
  24. Yes the Mic input with nothing plugged in can produce some noise especially if the Trim is set high. I know that the HD500 defaults to most of the inputs active, but you really want to reduce this down to just the input(s) you are actively using on each patch in order to keep the noise down
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