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  1. PerS

    Powercab HF Trim

    Hi rd2rk Don’t beat yourself up on this… to be honest, we don’t really know the correct answer. Except what we can make a qualified guess on it, but still, only Line6 have the answer… and I think they have had a lot of opportunities to “correct you” and let us know how we should interpret what’s in the manual and how we should expect the PC to behave. Page 10 - “Each speaker is comprised of a 12" low frequency driver, with a 1" high frequency compression driver mounted in a coaxial configuration.” Page 10 - “An added benefit is that these models provide a variety of speaker tones that can still be captured through a microphone at any placement, thanks to the coaxial speaker system design.” Page 10 - “Powercab 112 includes the first six speaker models in the list below, as well as HF OFF / Natural” Page 13 - “Intended to respond like a real guitar speaker for a traditional "amp-in-the-room" experience. This mode applies different tonal characteristics of the selected speaker model to the system's coaxial driver, with the following adjustable parameters.” “coaxial configuration”, “coaxial speaker system design”, “HF OFF/Natural”, “model to the system's coaxial driver”… hard to say what they mean. They use different way to describe things without declare it with a conclusion. The interpretation of it depends on “which glasses” you wear for the day… I have red yours and amsdenj conversations and my own conclusion is that we will not know until (1) Line6 come with an explanation and (2) come with an update (probably both HX and PC firmware/edit) that streamlines the operation and eg give better control over L6 Link. Preferably describe what behavior to expect and use the same “wording” for the same thing. Eg, for myself (have the PC+ 112) – I have not had much luck with the “amp in the room speakers” (no Cab in the preset, even tried the Neutral, but didn’t like it), and I did invest time on it in the beginning. Now I only use Flat/FRFR mode (3.50 update of the Cab’s really did it). A week ago, amsdenj proposed to use LF Raw without Cab’s in the preset. I tried this a couple of days ago and that was a very positive experience… (had only tried it with Cab’s in the preset before, both LF Flat and LF Raw, no success), thanks for that recommendation. Will do further testing, but looks like a winner :-) So rd2rk, don’t update all your post… I guess the statement in this everyone will be read and commented on it (maybe the TGP “future of Powercab” thread if necessary). With some lock even Line6 :-). If you or amsdenj makes a post I always read them, I learn something every time. And so do others. Take care //Per
  2. I could access it and make an upvote, but it's very slow... //Per
  3. Hi Silverhead Ah, in other words, my answer was too long and to detailed... :-) That’s a problem. I did some testing with MS cloud app on OneDrive and with my Android Excel app, didn’t work. Main problem is micros, there is some VB scrips in there. Some formulas didn’t look so happy either. Made a test against some other “compatible” apps with no luck. Have not tested any IOS apps but that’s no surprise. Thanks to clarify it to me, makes more sense now :-) //Per
  4. Hi @TLF2007 – Both the pdf and Excel versions are based on Ben Vesco’s data. Ben has done a great job on this. @MGW-Alberta – I probably interpret this wrong (English is not my native :-) “much of the functionality of the spreadsheet is unavailable in Numbers…”. Please correct me if I’m wrong. With that risk – Both the pdf and Excel version contain/based on the same numbers/data but in slightly different format. In Excel the focus is to calculate the DSP per Path, incl a dynamic check of the DSP/configurations roles (eg number of amps, CAB/IR configuration, number of Poly/looper devices). DSP are approximated in column “I”, found it handy as I could do “quick calc” before entering my choices. On top of the page you see how much DSP is used/left. Also have a quick view (red/green) that the config is inside the design guidelines. The pdf version is more of a summary of info that is available/have found in different places. To me it was important to have access to some info when dial in presets without having to open the manual or searching different sits/sources (in both documents I have listed my general sources, from where I have stolen most of the info). Is it complete… no, but cover most what I need, and include requests I got from other users. Feel free to add more requests… :-). So, a quick explanation of some of my abbreviations and remarks I use. “*” – Some effects have a mono input and a stereo output. Eg some legacy modulation effects. Described in some old POD effect manuals and in Ben Vesco’s DSP page. “**” – Marks devices where I haven’t been able to find the input impedance of the device from a reliable source. Some documents/info is old or is missing as its a new device added, I have either marked it TBA (to be announced/answered) or I have tried to find the answer myself (marked **). TBA I can’t find an answer and in "**" I have dug it up from manufacturer, schematic, published info etc. “***” – It’s related to amps. In my first version of this I tried to add all default values of the knobs, not doable... So instead, I marked witch main nob that was missing, eg all “Brit” has "no" Master, meaning the Master in the amp should be default at 100%, in most cases. Use “CTRL + click” on slider and you get the default value. LMS – Stands for Legacy, Mono and Stereo and it will tell if the device is a legacy product and how it support mono/stereo and where they will be found on the Helix. Imp – Please find the explanation under “**” above. DSP – Its not the absolute load on the DSP. It’s the relative load available in a path when other jobs/loads that the DSP do is subtracted. So an empty preset is 100% and each device added occupies a part of that available power. Added to that, is the design roles, that is other resources used, eg memory being used. Eg reason why you cann't have two new double IR blocks even if the DSP load is much lower. Ben Vesco explain this on his page as a remarker and in the video at the bottom of the page - https://benvesco.com/store/helix-dsp-allocations/ In the 3.50 of the pdf versions, I added a column of markers due to the complexity with amps and old/new cab’s and mic’s. They have three “stages” – Legacy (L) (eg 57 Dynamic and 1x US Princess), New (N) (eg 906 Dynamic, 4x12 MOO)))N T75) or Updated (!) (eg 57 Dynamic and 1x US Princess). Eg 57 Dynamic and 1x US Princess exist both as legacy and updated, all with the same name. I made the marker red to visualize it better. In future updates I will remove “N” and “!” from corresponding device in this version (3.50) and add them to the ones that are new/updated in next release. The “L” will still be there and be added to those moving to legacy. On effects there is a “double marking” on legacy effects, both in LMS column and “L-N-!” column, “L” will be removed in LMS column. So your question was probably much simpler and I overdid it… didn’t I :-) //Per
  5. Hi SushiGradeFunk Short answer is no, I have not updated the DSP/Excel version to 3.5. Longer answer, I made some function updates, like being able to do reset per group of amps and effects, but I could not fix some other issues (like sort order and when clicking on a link under “Content” to land on the same spot in a section). When 3.50 came it added another problem, data structure. Suddenly there was a new dimension/relation, new cabs and IR blocks. I have not given up making the Excel version, but I will have to rethink a few things. Made an update in the PDF-version (based on Excel too) to be found here, on my Dropbox - https://www.dropbox.com/s/49wa0nkn08xsk9f/Line6 Helix-Model Summary%2C 3.50d.pdf?dl=0. It’s based on the changes in HX Edit 3.51, some name changes/corrections and a mic that was missing. I also changed the formatting to landscape and added DSP values for amps, cabs and effects. More pages but also more info… I had to redo the database to make this one but did that to be reused in the DSP/Excel version. So, I need to Transfer/redo the presentation layer and its logic… As you so kindly ask for it, I will try to make it happen :-). At this point no promise when, but soon… :-) In mean time, please try the PDF and let me know if its usable (maybe even enough, don’t need the DSP/Excel version… :-). //Per
  6. If above doesn't help try this - Take a full backup of the unit, do a factory reset (hold FS 9+10 and turn on the unit, Restores Global parameters, Presets and Setlists to factory default and clear all IRs (Factory restore), this will set Helix to Factory Default). Before restoring the backup, test a preset from Setlist 1 or make one yourself. If it works, try to restore the backup and hope it just were a computer glitch :-). Or at least you know there is something in your configuration. I would guess that support will recommend you reload the firmware as a second step. At least they did to me when I had a strange problem. //Per
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    Thanks for the reminder MusicLaw, I saw the post but forgot to do the upvotes. The May i did earlier. The November ideas now upvoted. //Per
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    @SaschaFranck. Ah, you wanted to be inspired... sorry for that. Saw several threads talking about Idescale being down/locked. Instead of answering all those threads, some old, I opened a new one. I was there to see if anyone had added something fun and maybe add my vote if it was useful. I’m actually very happy with my HX LT as is. Have fairly simple requirements, plays mostly blues... Most of what I voted for before is now available, e.g. signal metering/clipping indication, some overdrives etc. Some are still missing, e.g. Dumbel’ish, Catalyst amps, Acoustic amps, global blocks etc. HX v.3.50 was a big game changer for me with the new speaker, will live a long time on that update. PowerCab is a different story... what a mess, would like to see a total makeover there, from HX Edit integration to Global EQ... but that's a different forum. On TGP there is a “future of Powercab” thread that sum’s it up pretty well. Lucky I didn’t post an ideascale then, you could eat your pizza while it was still warm :-) //Per
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    So, then you had time to think about suggestions for new fun stuff to add :-) Link it and I vote for it, if its fun... //Per
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    Hi I happend to enter Ideascale a moment ago and it looks like it's up and working. At least I could upvote and there was two new post in Helix forum from someone in the last days. Hope it still works so you can submit some fun stuff ;-) //Per
  11. Looks like it's (ideascale) write protected/read-only. I was logged in... Marry Christmas every one /Per
  12. I think you have the main part of the answer above, but I add my 2 cents… if it’s the consensus of the forum I don’t know, is there one? Maybe Line6 Support can give a more comprehensive answer about how good the uninstaller is. My experience of uninstalling software in general is that they all leave things behind, Line6 is no exception. To deal with that you can use an uninstaller app, like Revo. As you want to reduce the number of app’s, just uninstall it when done. Or, keep it to have the possibility to uninstall more apps at a later time. PierM’s suggestion of Revo is a good one, heard a lot of good things about it but never tried it myself. Would recommend uninstalling all the apps on your pic (as it looks like an old revision of sw has not been uninstalled…) and then reinstalling the once you want to keep. The way I would do it (without uninstaller software) -> Unplug the USB cable -> Reboot the PC (will release software/drivers before uninstalling, less leftovers) -> Uninstall all the one in the pic -> Reboot the PC (fresh PC) -> Re install apps you want to keep -> Reboot PC -> Reconnect the USB-cable, ready to go. With the uninstaller software you can probably uninstall/install it all without the rebooting as the software can clean up even locked files. Anyway, you need to unplug the USB cable to HX to do a “safe” reinstallation. I use a cleaning/optimization software for Windows to do the clean-up on regular basis/abt once a month or if I make any larger/important software changes. It cleans out leftovers and keeps my PC snappy, and it does not change my audio optimization changes (like not allowing PC to go to sleep, no power management on USB/network cards/ports, CPU priorities etc.) (it need some config to do this good). As you want to reduce the number of app’s I don’t go into details. Let me know if it’s of interest, I can describe what I do. Hope I didn’t get to far from your intention with your post… //Per
  13. Thanks, MusicLaw. I'm just glad it might be of use for someone else but me. And it gives me an opportunity to practice/expand my Excel skills. Was natural when I was working, part of my job. Retired for two years now so doing this and some other small projects gives me an opportunity to practice my skills. And to practice my conversing English :-) I think I found the reason why you had to be logged in to be able to view/download files on the Line6 forum (Regarding the conversation on TGP )... If I upload the file to the library on the Line6 forum, there will be a link in the post and other user need to login to download. If I add an external link, like now to my dropbox, then I think you can access the link and download without logging in. Another thing was that I couldn't delete files from the folder in my profile without first removing them from the threads they were posted in. This must have happened after some update of the forum, worked before... //Per
  14. So, I have tried to correct some errors in the document and also incorporated Ben Vesco’s DSP update (what an incredible work...) for v3.50>>. And what I can see at this point it’s all there. If you find anything suspicious don’t hesitate to let me know. So, use it and have fun. I can’t delete the old files on the forum and the map is full… Download link via my Dropbox - https://www.dropbox.com/s/iavpjym4mxvr9s2/Line6%20Helix-Model%20Summary%2C%203.50c.pdf?dl=0 //Per
  15. Thanks @bontarou, I’m glad you do. Oh, and that’s good news. Checked yesterday as I was making the last changes/correction. I will look at what he published and import it into the Cheat Sheet. Thanks for the hands-up. And when on the subject – If Ben/Malhavok sees this please contact me via L6 account. Tried to find a way to reach out but only found it via Facebook and there I’m not. Or if someone has his contact info... //Per
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