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  1. I'd like to submit a suggestion to increase the snapshot count to 6 on the HX Effects. I think it can easily be done and here's how. Yes I know there are 4 pedals assigned to the 4 snapshots with the BANK or PRESET or SNAPSHOT up/down footswitches on the lefthand side. However, I noticed that the TAP/TUNER footswitch does nothing when tapped, only when held (tuner mode). Perhaps it can be programmed to enter 6 snapshot display by tapping the TAP/TUNER footswitch. Then to change banks/presets etc just tap the TAP/TUNER switch again to display it. 4 snapshots is a bit harder to work with as one snapshot I always have assigned as completely clean (no effects), usually for my high gain rhythm parts. Luckily most of my songs I can easily make due as most don't have much effects at all. But those that do often have either different effects or different effects settings on different parts of the song so having two more snapshots would be amazing. Rev.
  2. Just curious to hear if anyone here is using a Helix family effects unit in their older Mesa Rectifier effects loop that has been modded to series. The multi-watt I ordered had horrible phasing so I returned it. I used to own an older Triple Rec and had the loop modded to series and it worked perfectly with my prior Boss GT units. So if the older model with modded loop works without any audibly phasing or anything with a Helix/HX effects unit I would love to know as I would consider buying a used Rectifier. Rev.
  3. Well I am now happy as hell!!! I finally got amp channel switching working on my Bugera TriRec with the HX Effects. My dumbass never realized the Bugera footswitch has a midi in!! I'm very well versed with midi having used it for over 20 years. I was on the train and just thought to look at the Bugera manual. One thing I found that was interesting was the channel switches are non-latching. I was able to get stomp control working with a TRS cable with momentary switching but still was unable to get instant commands working for switching when changing snapshots. Anyhoo, when looking at the manual earlier I saw the midi in so I hooked up a midi cable, setup the midi channel and program change numbers and bingo! EVERYTHING switches flawlessly - channels, boost on/off, etc. Rev.
  4. So I spoke to a Mesa tech today. His answer was all the things I mentioned (effects send changing the amp volume if adjusted when the loop is disengaged and the bleed from the gain channels) are normal. His answer as to why I was getting phasing with the HX Effects was "Some units work better with some amps than others". Yeah. Well my HX Effects works flawlessly in the loop of my Bugera TriRec. Whatev's, it's already in FedEx's hands. Rev.
  5. Check the title of this thread... I said I set it to off and it doesn't turn them off when inactive. It only made the stomps fully off when inactive. So you're telling me that if you set a color for your Snapshot, say green on Snapshot 2, and you then activate Snapshot 1 on your unit the LED ring for Snapshot two fully turns off? Cause it doesn't on mine unless I leave the color set to automatic - and on automatic it assigns red to every snapshot. I can live with it being red on each Snapshot but *it would be nice* if I could set all my Snapshots that are clean channel to green and all those distorted to red and have the light fully off when inactive. Does seem like an oversight by Line 6. Rev.
  6. Have you tried using dual amps? That's what I do. Not sure if the stomp does dual, and if it does you'll run out of dsp pretty darn quick, but for Helix Native I use a Line 6 Epic amp alongside a Mesa Dual Rec. Sounds awesome. I'm using an Ownhammer IR that is a Mesa/Diezel V30 blend. Rev.
  7. I've turned off the LED ring in the global settings and it now makes inactive "stomps" no longer lit but for snapshots any one that I assign a color to manually still lights dim when inactive. I want it OFF! It can be confusing seeing a lit ring even though it's dim when it's not in use. Is there some way to fix this? When using automatic it sets all snapshot footswitches to Red but fully turns off the LED when a snapshotis not selected. So I'd imagine there has to be a way. Rev.
  8. So it seems I spent 15 minutes or so typing a reply and lost it. Well, not going to retype everything that was lost now, but point was yeah I had the old model as mentioned. I had it modded to series and it was fine. This new loop isn't truly series as Mesa touts it's only series on the clean channel, I've don't extensive testing that proves it. Either way this POS is on the way back to Sweetwater. Mesa really dropped the ball on this version. Rev.
  9. I've tried it both ways and it didn't make any difference. The manual seems to suggest channels won't switch unless footswitches are assigned but maybe that was an old firmware. It switches with just the instants on the Mesa, just with the Bugera I have to tap to a scene with no instant assigned then tap one with an assignment for the channel to change. But yes I tried assigning footswitches to EXT Amp extensively, I've tried every possibility I can imagine. I also just tried EXT AMP 2 and set the port to AMP in global preferences and NOTHING happens with the scenes set *exactly* the same way just set to EXT Amp 2 instead of 1. This is seriously bizarre behaviour. With two different amps now I cannot seem to make successful or consistent amp channel changes. Rev.
  10. Thanks for the suggestions, really appreciate it. Unfortunately I tried them with no success on the Bugera. It still requires I first select a Snapshot without an amp switch command set to actually make the changes happen. If I go from Scene 1 on Green Channel to Scene 2 Red channel nothing happens unless I first stomp on Scene 3 with nothing assigned then stomp on Scene 2 and it changes. Seriously bizarre but it seems like the Bugera is constantly holding onto the channel until it gets some kind of "let go" command. I've tried the footswitch amp channel changing set to both momentary and latch and no difference. With the Mesa everything actually switched and I was very excited then noticed that it would sometimes change to the wrong channel as mentioned before. Tap through a few scenes and all is looking good then next thing you know you tap Scene 2 and now it's on the clean channel instead of Red Modern! That absolutely cannot happen in a live setting. Hell not even for rehearsal. Rev.
  11. I've had a channel switching problem that I originally put down to my Bugera TriRec. Figured it's a cheap amp and that must be the problem. However, I recently bought a Mesa Triple Rec and I used to own one in the past. In that past instance I used it with a Boss GT-10. With the Boss GT-10 it worked flawlessly to have patch changes switch to the appropriate channel - say clean channel or Channel 3 distorted. With the HX Effects I can't get it to work properly and consistently with either the Bugera nor the Mesa. I'm considering picking up a GT1000 tomorrow just to test and see if I have a defective HX Effects. So here's what it's doing on each amp. I am using a Hosa TRS to Dual Mono ( Tip & Ring both wired to tips) cable. With the Bugera I can get the channels to change no problem so long as I select a scene with no amp switching enabled first. So, let me make this easy. If I have Scene 1 set to clean channel and Scene 2 set to gain channel 2 if I change from scene 1 to scene 2 the amp channel *does not* change. However, if I am on Scene 1 clean channel and then tap Scene 3 (no amp channel changes programmed) THEN hit Scene 2 the amp channel switches! It's like the amp is holding onto the channel until there's a "CLEAR, nothing selected" hit first via another scene. So, I can switch amp channels between presets but each time I must first tap a scene with no amp channel info programmed for it to work. Obviously that is impossible to work with live. Next: tried the Mesa multi-watt Triple Rec (which is getting returned due to effects loop phasing issues). With the Mesa it switches automatically with each scene change however the results sometime randomly change. So for example I will setup Scene 1 as clean, Scene two Vintage channel, Scene 3, Modern. Switch between them and eventually one channel switches to something it's not assigned to via tip/ring. So I'll switch between them a couple of times all ok then all of a sudden when I go from say Vintage channel 2 to Moder Channel 3 this time I get clean channel instead of Modern Channel 3! I fell like I'm cursed the past 48 hours. Btw, I'm using Instances to do the switching, using the most recent firmware, and also see glitches there. I'll program in an instance switch setting in a scene like Ext Amp 1 Tip and save the preset and go back to that scene and it will say Ext Amp None WTF!!!??? Rev.
  12. How were you using the HX Effects, 4-cable method? I started thinking if using 4-cable would resolve this issue since the signal from the get go would be latent with the HX's internal dsp latency. In other words, right now I have analog signal (no latency) going into the front of the amp, then the HX effects in the loop adds a tiny bit of processing latency which mixed back with the slight bit of analog bleed through causes the phasing. So by putting the entire signal through the HX from the start there shouldn't be any difference in timing between the signals. I could give that a try tonight or tomorrow morning. But if that doesn't work the amp is shipping back tomorrow. Rev.
  13. I received a new multiwatt Mesa Triple Rectifier from Sweetwater yesterday and could not believe it when I put the HX Effects in its effects loop (with a completely blank patch, no effects) and got substantial phasing. The new effects loop on the multiwatt's are touted as series. I did some testing and found that only the clean channel is true 100% wet series. The gain channels (2 & 3) still pass a small amount of sound even if I put a distortion model on the HX and turn the level all the way down. What's odd is I've owned a Triple Rec in the past for many years. I had its effects loop modded to series and never had this issue with that older model and a Boss GT-10. Has anyone else experienced this when putting the HX in a newer Rectifier loop? I've tested connecting a patch cable directly from send to return and that is fine as is my ISP Decimator II G-string (which goes to the front of the amp and also in the loop), however that pedal is analog. I'm guessing the slight digital delay mixed with dry signal is obviously what is causing this. At this point I am planning to send the amp back tomorrow. I need a true 100% wet series loop that doesn't exhibit phasing issues. Interestingly enough I have a Buger TriRec and that has a parallel loop but goes almost full wet and it doesn't experience this at all with the HX in the loop. Rev.
  14. OK, so this was totally user error - ME! I didn't set the Ext Amp2 to Tip. Derp. Yeah so it switches now. Still only switches to the channel, not back when disengaged but that appears to be cause of the design of my Bugera TriRec amp's external switching jacks. I'm almost 100% certain if I take a stereo to dual mono 1/4" cable and set the Ext Amp2 to T+R and connect the mono ends to channels 1 & 3 it should switch between the two. Cause the ring will still be wired to the tip of the second mono cable yes?
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