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  1. 1ft of wire is 1ns, so it's close. Only the next letter in the alphabet and a factor of a million. I would say close enough for rock-n-roll. ;)
  2. Whatever the problem is with the PC program, it's still there after updating to version 1.02. :( When trying to save an empty preset the program crashes with a Windows error message that the Helix program has stopped working, so still no possibility to backup presets, set lists or bundles. I did get the 1.04.1 firmware installed correctly, so now I need to check if the BSOD is gone with this update. It would have been nice to have the possibility to back up presets though. :mellow:
  3. SWoRd

    FW 1.04 info

    Yes, you are right. It's just for tweaking an existing preset, so you need to put it on the table for building presets from scratch. I do think it's nice though that you can tweak parameters without bending down. :)
  4. SWoRd

    FW 1.04 info

    I hear you on the stability issues. Getting it stable is the most important thing update. :) Regarding the back pains ... does the foot editing mode where you can edit parameters with the switches and pedal not work for you? I found it rather nice to use instead of bending down, and you can trim with your feet while you play.
  5. It's certainly worth a try, although loosing an unused patch to a power on reset wouldn't be a major issue for me. It would be an acceptable work around until they can iron out the bugs in this thing. :)
  6. Thinking about the consequences of the dreaded BSOD this new feature could be a very welcome addition: If you always remember to switch to an unused preset before turning the power off, you might get away with just resetting the unused preset every time you get a BSOD? That would indeed be a manageble work-around to mitigate the consequences of a reset.
  7. Great news with an update. :) I'm hoping that these two items will remove my regularly appearing Black Screen Of Death: I also hope that the updated Helix application will now allow me to back up presets on the PC. This would make the Helix usable for me at band practice. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed on this. I've had a string of bad luck incidents with my floor boards lately. :( First the Helix didn't work reliably out of the box (regular BSOD and no ability to back up presets in the PC app) Then the previous saturday my HD500 died on me when setting up for a gig. It writes Update Flash in the display and won't boot. I've tried to update the flash 5 times with Monkey reporting update success, but it always boots with the same "Update Flash" message and freezes. With four hours to go before the gig I had to bring out my old X3-live board and recreate the 24 patches I use, which was a bit too exciting for me. I've played the last two gigs (this saturday and previous saturday) with the X3-live, and I survived but it wasn't fun with all these last minute changes. :( I'm updating tonight ... whish me luck. :) Soren PS: If my X3-live blows then I'm down to my very old XT-live, and I absolutely don't want to go there. :mellow:
  8. You could measure the voltage of the amp switch input and then use that voltage as the off signal and 0V as the on signal. A switch shorting the input would place 0V in the input, and an open switch would not alter the voltage from the amp switching input. The potential problem is that a switch is very low impedance and the CV output might not be able to drive the amp switching input if it's too low impedance. If the CV output is done with an op-amp it's very easy to protect it from overload by either placing a resister in the output or choosing an op-amp with built in current limit, so it would be foolish of Line 6 not to have protected the CV output from damage, but it's your call if you want to try it out. I don't think your Helix will be harmed, but on the other hand I'm not going to buy you a new one if it does. :D
  9. PeteF, Thank you for the tip. 😊 I will try to find another PC to see if that will fix the problem.
  10. I did uninstall both the Helix program and the updater, but I did not delete any folders manually. I will try that.
  11. Thank you for the tip. :) I did uninstall both the Helix program and the Updater before I installed the new versions (I also tried that several times with the previous versions), but I did not uninstall the driver. When installing the new versions I chose to install both program, driver and updater. After installation I checked the device manager for yellow exclamation marks without finding any. When displaying properties on the "Line 6 Helix" driver it says that this unit is working correctly. Do you recommend that I'm uninstalling both the Helix program and the Updater and then remove the "Line 6 Helix" driver manually before reinstalling the new software? I also have the Line 6 software for my HD500 installed which is working correctly. Could that be causing any problems?
  12. If I were you I would be patient a little longer. I just updated both the PC program and the firmware and did a complete factory reset, but I still can't backup (Export) any patch, setlist or bundle. Windows simply shuts down the program saying that a problem has caused the program to stop working properly. It displays the patches correctly and I can rename a patch on the PC and it shows up correctly on the Helix, so the communication between the Helix and the PC program seems to be ok. It simply won't save anything without crashing, and it crashes before anything gets saved to the disk. I do hope the BSOD problem is a thing of the past with firmware 1.03.0, but I'm definitely not gigging this board until it's been stable at home for quite some time, and then I would still like to be able to back up my presets and bring a PC to the venue ... just in case.
  13. The only problem is that many of us can't backup our presets! I just updated to PC version 1.01 and then updated the firmware to version 1.03.0 after having uninstalled the previous software. After doing a factory reset including global settings and IR (holding footswitch 9+10), the first thing I tried was to save the preset 01A "UD Double Nrm" in the FACTORY1 setlist by pressing Export. I still get this error message from Windows that directly translated from danish says: "Helix has stopped working" "A problem has caused the program to stop working properly. Windows will close the program and tell you if there is a solution." ... and there is one button to press that says "Close the program". I'm using Windows 7 home edition and obviously something is still not working, so the only thing I can hope for is that the BSOD is now a thing of the past. It would be a nice precaution though to be able to backup the presets. My confidence in this thing is currently not at a high level. :( ... hoping for the best though.
  14. SWoRd

    Crank it up!

    We do it the same way ... EQ the room on the mixer since it's not only the guitar that is affected.
  15. Sounds very promising. :) I can't wait to get my unit working properly without that black screen so I can use it. I have the same experience with a JTV-69 doing both accoustic and electric patches ... much less tweaking than on the HD500.
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