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  1. On many units I have used in the past, it was possible to simply config the ext input jacks so that you could use EITHER expression pedals or switches. I do a lot of simple looping and have always found the FB switches on L6 pretty unergonomic/loud (in really intimate settings), wrong position and just plain clunky (just talking about looping here btw). I went on the lookout for a comfortable height, quiet pedals so that I could use them for dedicated looping; the king of the heap was this Silent, low profile etc. So I simply removed the controller Now I dont want to go hacking the Helix and it would be such a hard thing to add a setup config to allow the exp jack 2 & 3 to function as jacks (yes I know I can use 10k resistors blah blah but why? It also changes the nature of mapped controllers so it doesnt really work unless its treated as 0/1) TO BE CLEAR: Im not using anything but the footswitches...ie Im not using the controller...Im just using the footswitches which are just a 3.5mm TS cable. Does anyone else not find the position/switches for looping loud/clunky? (although I realise the Helix is a lot better)?
  2. Sorry if wasnt clear. Previously on POD HD500/X So you had to use a separate midi to communicate with computer. Could anyone confirm that Helix has a working midi port via usb (the hd500 even had a usb/midi port appear on computer but you couldnt use it??? Great ux that one)
  3. Hi all im looking to upgrade as a number of things have improved but 1 thing that is important is USB compliant class = yes! Great, now can you actually now use midi commands from the fb or do u still have to :/ plug in an external midi as well? Ie midi into a host thanks
  4. Hi all im looking to upgrade as a number of things have improved but 1 thing that is important is USB compliant class = yes! Great, now can you actually now use midi commands from the fb or do u still have to :/ plug in an external midi as well? thanks
  5. Hi All I have been using a hd500 for many years...always good on electric and eq has been ok...other than painful UI I now have added classical for flamenco stuff and K&K trinity pick up...this goes into the line in Also added a nice Seagull acoustic with a custom mic mount using a Rode video micro which sounds quite decent and plugs into the mic input Now eq is really important for these sources. I originally spent 10 minutes on each just using a yamaha plug in Low and Hi Shefl and 1 parametric. Clean and silky but it needs to be in the HD...so I have been through them, cheat sheets, youtube tutorials and they just sound clanky and grainy...is there any way to get other eq into ie addons? Any tricks? Thanks and greets form Oz
  6. Thanks...yeah I guess it gets to a point of being too much trouble...would rather be playing...just debugging pure data atm for all the pedal board behaviours....much rather be playing. Im using Ossandust Uno eprom which he threw a couple of custom bits in for me...its pretty bullet proof really. Really miss having a rotary pedal...but cant find a decent industrial quadrature encoder that works with Livid card. A normal foot pedal is great for fx but gentle eg volume etc...anyway another story but getting late here...time for bed.
  7. Ok, I looked up the midi sync issues on other threads, have set it up (HD500) that way but it def does not work...its clocking out and I can see that in midiox...when I looked up the actual example, translated from spanish, the user had only theorised and never used it live. I am getting wierd tempo...around double the tempo on the HD500 but it is not consistent. ie 75 on Live = 150 on HD with tempo being sent to HD...any ideas? This also highlights a completely ridiculous scenario...with the Pod HD on the other system...how am I meant to get it to sync fx to Live? NO MIDI IN OR MIDI VIA USB...I dont usually swear but you know, this is complete rubbish; if one wants syncd rhythmic effects ie delay on the PODHD, how is that accomplished? Thats what Im talking about...a very narrow cultural outlook snookers users into corners...unless I am missing something very obvious? Did no one actually test this stuff in any scenario except the Line 6 r&d rooms? Yeh its negative rant because I just cannot believe it can be so bad. Someone suggested using software ie Pod Farm...hmm...guess what? NO HD and you CANT EVEN SELECT A PROG VIA PROGRAM CHANGE!!! Completely missing from the midi implementation. Booh line 6...just not accpetable. If there was a decent HD software solution, I would give these HW units away to the next door neighbours kids immediately. Cheers
  8. Just trying to manually port a couple of presets (from HD500 with damaged usb port to a HD bean)...does anyone know if there is a way to read the amp parameters more accurately ie as a percentage rather than the very coarse lcd display. FX read as percentage...so I hoping there might be some 'hidden' way to do that. Cheers
  9. Thanks Silverhead...BillBee...Gotcha...but wouldnt that mean that as a driver based midi port...it should be available? Anyway...moving on now as it doesnt play the game..with just about all the L6 bits, there is always a dead end. Ill just use a couple of amp models and route through guitar rig which has decent fx, great looper for stand alone and Live for the whole percussion rig. Clunky but hopefully works. I ported all the control code to Pure Data...its a great prog btw (once you learn the graphic concepts)
  10. Have you actually tried yourself? Thats the whole point...why Im here. Starting with QOI (Quality of Information) to research, you start with the manufacturers manual...right? So while the HD500 explicitly states no midi over usb...the HD manual, whilst it would really need remote control way more than the hd500..does not. So moving to tier 2, with quality responses as mentioned, I investigate product forums for valid info. Then AFTER this point, you move into to the sea of oblivion...where disinformation has claimed many a soul; not to mention a lot of time wasted but a few hidden gems. If you navigate a different way...good luck to you. I have been trying to sort this for many months...in the end, I actually gave up on L6 and face the fact that I will need to stick to 4 presets using external wiring of the ABCD switch, Im just peeling the PCB out of the bean and sticking it into the floor board which uses a steinberg UR44 for the io...FCB1010 which for a cheap product has a feature set that is embarassing to the MKII shortboard (although the inverse is true for quality). Bottom line is L6 has great tone...Ill just live with the bean buried in the stomach of the rig...if I had space...I would manage it another way.
  11. Joel_Brown...not specifying you...Im appreciative of the enthusiasm on the forum here; Im just trying to do a job, in minimum time, with comprehensive knowledge. Of the roughly 65 posts I have interacted with, nearly half of the responses have been bored peeps. "I think...I'm sure" etc dont help anyone...I have better things to do...like fixing my problem. Comprehensive knowledge is not a bad thing...and when I went to plug in the bean, saw the midi driver...it would have brought your knowledge into question. If you gave the all the details, I would then have the comprehensive knowledge, trust in what you are saying and no need to chase the wind. Guys like hurghanico, are absolutely amazing...they need to be paid. I have asked several questions...responded with a full knowledgeable answer+ and I walk away able to do the job instantly, Add to that, now I have that knowledge and can impart, accurately to the next person that needs it. Line 6 make great tone...no doubt, best value on the planet. The integration of that tone into the landscape of musicians in 2015-16, leaves a lot to be desired when every step I take in that area is a compromise. Midi implementation is intrinsic for any serious integration, period vs eg a half baked looper. Peace guys
  12. As on other related thread...its good to answer only if you actually know...otherwise it doesnt really help anyone. The midi does reg on windows as LINE 6 POD HD It DOESNT actually do anything Just for anyone in the future pondering....I ended up buying one anyway and looked for myself.
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