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  1. Interesting... Actually not sure if it's a bug, or a feature - certainly not what I expected either - so I created this ideascale entry so Line 6 either fixes or gives us at least a setting, please vote:
  2. Please vote:
  3. OK, done - please vote :)
  4. With the HD500x if you set a special tuning (e.g., drop D) witihin a preset, when you go back to a preset for which you haven't specified a special tuning it would go back to standard. Helix (firmware 1.02.1) doesn't do that - it "remembers" the drop D tuning (the one that was set by Helix when I changed to the drop D preset) and carries it across to the other preset, the one that has a "don't force". Would be good to perhaps makes this a global setting, just like for the pedal position.
  5. Yes please, dIgloo do I need to submit an idea scale entry?
  6. Got it from Music Express in Brisbane, AFAIK it was the first one available in town.
  7. Sorry, it's not fixed as of 1.01.2, but I found a workaround until the new firmware is released: If you plugin the VDI *after* the Helix is done booting, then the model change work. If you boot Helix *with* the VDI already plugged in, then no model change.
  8. Yes... very annoying.... I found a workaround, if you plugin the VDI *after* the Helix is done booting, then the patch changes work. Now if you boot Helix *with* the VDI already plugged in, then no model change :( Try it, until they release a new firmware (I have 1.01.2) that seems to do the job :)
  9. Same issue here, the only way through was to press FS7/FS8 on reboot to reset all presets, including the ones that I hadn't save :( @Plastalmonus: I'm in Brisbane and I got my Helix last Friday - had pre-ordered 3 months ago though :)
  10. The HD500 did this well, if you had your volume pedal all the way down and switched to another preset, the volume (assuming EXP1 is assigned to volume) would be 0, as expected. Helix "forgets" EXP1 and EXP2 positions, and resets to whichever volume (AKA positions) were as of the last save. Is there a way around this?
  11. I was finally able to set the "sync source" to "S/PDIF" on my Saffire, clicks are gone. Thanks :)
  12. Confirming it's fixed after 1.02, however one unexpected behavior is that if you set a custom tuning for one preset, it "carries over" the other presets by default, instead of reverting back to the standard tuning like the HD500x does. So if I have patch in drop D, and switch to another preset that has a "Don't Force" it will stay in drop D, instead of going back to E. The only workaround I found is to set every single preset to "Custom" and set a standard tuning, but that's a pain.
  13. I have a focusrite saffire, you can only change the sync source when you use an ADAT slave, not S/PDIF
  14. When using the S/PDIF interface and you have a fairly loud distorded patch, there is a periodic (about every second or so) faint click in the background. This doesn't happen with the analog or the headphone OUTs.
  15. Setting the "Lock Variax Controls" to "Tone" or "Volume" then using the pickup selector resets the tone control to "Un-locked" In the manual it says: Turning the Variax model knob resets all to "Un-locked" It does NOT say this: Changing the Variax pickup resets all to "Un-locked" I expect that when I use the pickup selector the tone or volume control stay locked.
  16. Setting the "Variax Tuning" to "Custom" and one of the "Variax String" next page doesn't change the tuning on a JTV-89F, I'm guessing that's related?
  17. Hi, Do you have any update on this project? Did it work in the end? I would very much like to find wire my JTV89 like Ibanez does, i.e., position 2 = neck pickup in parallel and position 4 = bridge & neck single in series. Do you (or does anyone) know if that's possible without using a custom made PCB for the switch?
  18. Axe FX 2 goes up to 8000 samples (170 ms) for UltraRes IRs.
  19. I found this in another forum, list of which "real" amps each model corresponds to: WhoWatt 100 - HIWATT DR-103Soup Pro - Supro S6616 Stone Age 185 - Gibson EH-185 Tweed Blues Nrm - Bassman Normal Tweed Blues Brt - Bassman Bright US Small Tweed - Tweed Deluxe US Deluxe Nrm - Deluxe Reverb Normal US Deluxe Vib - Deluxe Reverb Vibrato US Double Nrm - Twin Reverb Normal US Double Vib - Twin Reverb Vibrato Mail Order Twin - Silvertone 1484? Divided Duo - Divided by 13 9/15 Interstate Zed - Dr. Z Route 66 Jazz Rivet 120 - Roland Jazz Chorus Essex A-15 - Vox AC-15 Essex A-30 - Vox AC-30 A-30 Fawn Nrm - Vox AC-30 Fawn Normal A-30 Fawn Brt - Vox AC-30 Fawn Bright Mandarin 80 - Orange OR80 Brit J-45 Nrm - Marshall JTM-45 Normal Brit J-45 Brt - Marshall JTM-45 Bright Brit Plexi Nrm - Marshall Superlead 100 Normal? Brit Plexi Brt - Marshall Superlead 100 Bright? Brit Plexi Jump - Marshall Superlead 100 Jumpered? Brit P-75 Nrm - Park 75 Brit P-75 Brt - Park 75 Brit J-800 - Marshall JCM 800 German Mahadeva - Bogner Shiva German Ubersonic - Bogner Uberschall Cali Rectifire - Mesa Dual Recto ANGL Meteor - ENGL Fireball Solo Lead Clean - Soldano SL0100 Solo Lead Crunch - Soldano SL0100 Solo Lead OD - Soldano SL0100 PV Panama - Peavey 5150 Line 6 Elektrik - n/a Line 6 Doom - n/a Line 6 Epic - n/a Tuck n' Go - Ampeg B-15 Portaflex (?) SV Beast Nrm - Ampeg SVT SV Beast Brt - Ampeg SVT Cali Bass - Some sorta mesa bass amp I guess, but IDK which? Cali 400 Ch1 - Mesa Bass 400+ or SWR SM 400 (but that's single channel)? Cali 400 Ch2 - G Cougar 800 - G&K 800RB
  20. xavierb

    Helix FAQ

    How's initial startup sync (for the software edit) improved? The HD500x editor takes about a minute to start, and Helix has a lot more patches to sync. Is the USB controller USB2 or USB3?
  21. xavierb

    Helix FAQ

    No sure where you live but I'm in Australia... IIRC I got those: It says it's 7mm but I think that's the height and the sides were 6mm which AFAIK is pretty much standard, if you search for "tactile switch" on ebay you should get something similar you can use. I'd recommend opening your HD500 first and measure the old switches, just in case yours are slightly different.
  22. xavierb

    Helix FAQ

    Similar issue here... Half my HD500x switches were no longer "clicking" after a year of use. So much for "Pro-grade footswitches" hey, anyway... this is what I did to fix the problem myself:
  23. xavierb

    Helix FAQ

    What about latency on a Mac/PC as an audio interface... The HD500x is slow, IIRC way over 10ms which is about the limit for being able to use it with monitoring FX.
  24. xavierb

    Helix FAQ

    Is it possible to make a selection of switches "exclusive", e.g., I would like to setup 3 switches like so: one that is assigned to chorus, the next to phaser and the last to flanger. Now, when I select any of those 3 switches the other 2 would switch off. If this is possible, then it's nearly as good as the Axe FX scenes since (IIRC) each Helix switch can control up to 8 parameters.
  25. Yep 2.62 still does it... I know I can change the patch to change the pickup, but that's not what I want to do (I switch pickups quite a bit while playing) and it's a also big "waste" of patches IMO. Let's hope someone from Line 6 sees this and gets it fixed, and that Helix doesn't have the same problem.
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