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  1. 1 hour ago, silverhead said:

    You’re not doing anything wrong. You need to manually download and install Helix Native v1.90 from the Downloads section of this website.

     

    It is not done automatically because HX Native is a separate purchase/product. Not all Helix owners have Native, and vice-versa.

     

    Thank you Sliverhead from an appreciative fellow Ontarion!

  2. Is there a separate procedure for updating Helix Native to 1.9?  I've successfully updated Helix Floor to 2.9 following the instructions but Helix Native is still at 1.8.  I don't see specific update information for Helix Native.  The update procedure states that it is for Floor and Native.  What am I doing wrong?

  3. Great review! I use patches from all of three patch builders for live use depending on what type of sound I’m looking for.  Generally like you I find that Glenn’s clean patches are amazing and very organic.  I use Fremen’s patches for higher gain sounds.  Britt’s patches work well for that mid-range focus that cuts through the mix. His mid-gain patches are excellent.  We are fortunate to have these three guys (and others) investing their time on creating great profiles for the Helix. 

  4. One thing to add though.

     

    I put my Helix in with expression pedal at the top not the way BSD512 has it - this lets me lower in and pull out just using one hand with fingers around the Expression pedal while the other hand holds the backpack down.

    This is exactly how I put my Helix into the backpack too. The Novation provides a good balance between protection and portability in my experience.

  5. I'm looking for just a crisp Fender Twin style clean tone that I can use as a starting-point for my patches.  I've played with all of the factory presets, and a LOT of the clean-tones I've found on the forum, and so far I haven't been able to find anything that just sounds like a regular old CLEAN Fender Twin.  They all seem to sound like 1 of 2 things: either just too squashed (they all sound like there's already some gain happening- if you just play a chord with any force, they already seem to start breaking up); OR they're those super ambient reverb-delay type clean tones (which don't get me wrong- those sound super cool and all, but I need just a good flat CLEAN tone).

     

    I play in a band that covers a LOT of different styles of music.  Right now I get about 90% of my tones on-stage from just my clean Divided by 13 JRT 9/15 (think SUPER clean like a Fender Twin) with an Analog Man King of Tone in front of it, all mic'd by an SM57 pretty close to the grill.  That's IT.  And that's basically what I'm looking to replicate with the Helix, but I haven't even been able to get CLOSE, yet.  Now, I know that's a "boutique" amp with a  "boutique" pedal in front of it, but really I'm just looking for ANYTHING that's super clean, and NOT squashed.  Like a clean tone where if you just strum an E-chord with some force, you can hear the fullness (headroom?) of the low AND high E-strings, without any breakup.  Again nothing wrong with some killer break-up, but that's just not what I'm going for, here.  I want it to be CLEAN as can be, until I put on a distortion pedal.

     

    I'm SURE the Helix is capable of this kind of clean tone, but apparently I'm too freaking dumb to make one myself!  Every "clean" tone I've downloaded seems to sound like a Fender Twin.... only with like a blanket over it.  Please- SOMEONE help me find a NOT-squasehd, BIG, crisp clean tone!

     

    Lastly- not sure how much this matters or not- but I'll be using this tone directly to/through the PA.  We play a lot of big rooms, and I need a clean tone big enough to fill the space.  That's where I've run into a lot of problems- a lot of the Helix clean tones sound okay until I have them going through the PA, at which point they seem to go from a little-squashed to "why aren't you just using an amp, you chump" squashed.  

     

    THANKS, everyone!

    I've been looking for a similar sound and found that using the Helix US Deluxe normal pre-amp with a third party IR did the trick.

     

    I recently bought some 3 Sigma IR's and found that their Fender 65 Twin IR opened up the sound and gave some clean high's w/o break-up compared to the built-in Deluxe cab. I haven't tried my Ownhammer IR's yet.

  6. In the app you can export all IRs in one operation. This creates individual wav files in a folder on your computer. However I am not sure that this operation retains the critical association between filenames and IR slot number in Helix so the operation may not be reversible. I suggest changing the filenames of your IRs before exporting to include the slot number as a prefix to the filename. That way you can manually import the individual IRs to the correct slot.

    You were correct! I have only used 5-6 of the IR's so it wasn't too much work matching them with the patches after updating the firmware. I will re-label them next time.

     

    As for the editor - Wow! It looks and works great. Keep up the good work Line 6.

  7. You can select them all by clicking on the first, hold down the "shift" key and clicking on the last. Then push "export". However, if you're having the same problem with the Helix app (1.04 or 1.10) and Mac OS X 10.11.4 as I do, the Helix app will freeze before the export is ready. So I did them 1 by 1 instead. I've understood that this is a problem of OS X 10.11.4 (at least). Somehow, I can record perfectly through the USB interface and also the Line 6 updater works fine, but the Helix app cuts out every time (sometimes no connection, sometimes the connection is lost after a while). Either directly in a USB slot or through a (powered) USB hub, it makes no difference.

     

     

     

     

    It does work under Windows 10 though ... :(

    Thanks EdwinV. Worked perfectly without the Helix freezing. I have OS XEl Capitan 10.11.3.

  8. You can select them all by clicking on the first, hold down the "shift" key and clicking on the last. Then push "export". However, if you're having the same problem with the Helix app (1.04 or 1.10) and Mac OS X 10.11.4 as I do, the Helix app will freeze before the export is ready. So I did them 1 by 1 instead. I've understood that this is a problem of OS X 10.11.4 (at least). Somehow, I can record perfectly through the USB interface and also the Line 6 updater works fine, but the Helix app cuts out every time (sometimes no connection, sometimes the connection is lost after a while). Either directly in a USB slot or through a (powered) USB hub, it makes no difference.

     

     

     

     

    It does work under Windows 10 though ... :(

    Thanks. This helps a lot. I will try this later.

  9. In the app you can export all IRs in one operation. This creates individual wav files in a folder on your computer. However I am not sure that this operation retains the critical association between filenames and IR slot number in Helix so the operation may not be reversible. I suggest changing the filenames of your IRs before exporting to include the slot number as a prefix to the filename. That way you can manually import the individual IRs to the correct slot.

    Thanks. I will try this.

  10. I have had my Helix for about a month now. It is fabulous!

     

    I was thinking of investing in an FRFR speaker and realized that I had an AER 60 acoustic amp that is very clean sounding and has frequency specs of 20Hz-20kHz similar to the range of the FRFR speaker specs that many have mentioned in this thread.

     

    It is only 60 watts but the Helix sounds rich and realistic through it in my music room - better than through my desk-tops or through headphones. I turn off all EQ's and effects on the amp and use the gain and master for levels. I can input via the 1/4 inch or XLR inputs.

     

    For playing live I intend to connect the Helix through FOH so I think I can use my AER 60 as a personal monitor either behind or in front of me. I'm hoping that the patches that I make while monitoring through the AER will be close to what the audience hears FOH.

     

    Does this sound reasonable? I haven't tested the Helix through professional FRFR's but to my ears it rocks through the AER 60 amp.

  11. I bought my JTV59 the first year it came out and immediately had problems with the 3-way switch (this was a common problem on the early models). I do not gig but play at home most days. When using the mags I had to twist and toggle the switch to get the middle pick-up to work. I suffered this for a few weeks until the modelling stopped working so I returned the guitar to the dealer.

     

    The problems were fixed and the guitar was fine for a few years until this summer the toggle 3-way switch problem started again plus the input jack became temperamental and I would often have to fiddle with the cable to get a proper connection.

     

    Since the warranty had expired I decided to allow a guitar tech at a store in Markham, Ontario, Canada to take a look at it. He installed a new input jack ordered from LIne 6 and fixed wiring problems in the 3-way unit. It cost me $80.

     

    Since then the guitar has been fine. Apart from the issues cited above I love this guitar. The flexibility is excellent, the sounds are amazing and the playability great.

  12. I have exactly the same problem with the toggle switch on my JTV59. It was a problem with the first few production batches of the JTV59. I purchased it in 2010 and had to send it to back to Line 6 after a week to get it fixed and to re-set the model selector and alternative tuning.

     

    I hardly use the mags so I have not bothered about getting the switch repaired again especially since the 3-way switch works fine when the modelling is engaged.

     

    When did you purchase your guitar?

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