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  1. As I recall, that's the only way it has ever worked; one state is lit up, the other is dim/same colour. Interesting possible option, though I don't know if I'd want to give up any horsepower for that feature if it introduced any unintended lag anywhere else.
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    New Helix LT just got it August '19. It has Version 3.0

    Watching with great interest...
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    Helix Bug Reports

    I would implore Line 6 to do us the favor of resisting the temptation to use characters in the preset names which equate to illegal file-system characters. For instance, on the factory presets with names similar to; BAS:Whatever Something +/- Why * ... exporting those as individual files - at least on a PC's file system (I have no experience with Mac/other file systems) - will create failures/errors, because those characters cannot be used in file names - and the preset name is of course automatically used as the preset file's name. Before creating backups (wherein I do both setlist AND individual preset backups), I go into the factory setlists and re-name the ones with those types of characters (using a dash (-) instead of a colon (:) for instance, so that those individual files won't fail or cause an error/hang-up. I recommend to anyone who'll listen to make a habit of sticking to 'legal' characters for preset names. This of course is a non-issue for anyone who strictly works with setlist & full-state backups only - but if there's even a remote chance that you'll be exporting individual presets for other purposes, save yourself confusion and headaches by sticking to the 'legal' characters in your preset naming conventions.
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    Helix Bug Reports

    Ok - now I see it wasn't just my imagination. I have a preset which has followed along up through various firmware versions from 2.0 upward. Somewhere early on, this carefully crafted preset which, early on, had its parameters mangled in an update. I never did get it back to where it was meant to be - wasn't a huge deal, but... Once I'd put 2.81 in, I decided to test the waters by revisiting that preset in order to get it re-set to work how it originally did (it uses a couple of twin harmony blocks to create an oddball harmony section for a solo break). Got it back to where it was meant to be, saving its various states to the Snapshots and footswitch that control the parameters. Multiple tests. Moved away from the preset, then back to ensure it was saved as intended. All good. Shut down after noodling a while. Next day I went back to it; some of the assigned values were entirely different - in fact, max'd to the extremes both + and - (interval shift). I managed to convince myself that I'd somehow messed with it one time too many, and had unintentionally saved the preset in an unintended state... I was skeptical of this, but it had to be /something/... Though I don't know how I'd managed to botch it, AND recall it with expected results. When I checked it again last evening, it was still ok. But seeing other reports - like the above - of Snapshot values not saving properly, I've come back around to thinking I might not have been an error on my part after all.
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    Helix Bug Reports

    My pleasure. The other individual considered that 'solved' after that, having been able to get predictable and repeatable results, once getting used to the quicker press habit. Hopefully that works out the same for you. I look forward to hearing the result.
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    intermittent joystick since update

    ... you might find that pressing and releasing the joystick push function quicker makes it act predictably - it seems to ignore 'long' presses since v2.8x, and 'long' isn't all that long either.
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    Helix Bug Reports

    I was able to point someone else in the right direction with what I believe is the same behavior as you're seeing here - I believe that with the new options available for the joystick control, some internal parameters for the joystick controller functions have been adjusted. Specifically, the push straight in to select. It seems that v2.8x instructs that device to ignore any 'long' presses - and its idea of 'long' is still pretty short. But, if you tap it in and release relatively quickly, I believe you'll find the control function will work predictably. If you're willing to re-update, maybe give this a try.
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    2.81 Did we lose the 8 stomp Footswitches view???

    The start-up progress red bar - absolutely. Glad it's there. .... in the menus though, I preferred seeing the dots for some reason.
  9. For information's sake; seeing this thread, as I often do with reported oddities, I tried this signal path out to see what I could do. Helix Rack/Control running firmware 2.81 Top path, I created a signal chain of Wah (Vetta), Heir Apparent, noise gate, Fullerton Nrm, auto filter, Vintage DDL, Plateaux reverb ... only once I got the HX reverb in there did I start showing options started to be greyed out/unavailable. I added the auto filter last, just to press something else from another category in there. I suspect something else was afoot with the OP - that, or the 2.81 update addressed something critical to the oddity which the OP encountered.
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    2.81 Did we lose the 8 stomp Footswitches view???

    I agree with this thinking regarding the new bar vs. previous dot method of indicating further pages within a menu etc. I have become so accustomed to the dots that I'm having some difficulty acclimating to the red bar indicator. It seems a lot less obvious and intuitive to me if I'm being honest.
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    Yorkville NX25P

    I'm on record somewhere on the forum here talking about the incredible virtues of using the Yorkville YX10P with Helix - I've been doing so for a good while now, and they're outstanding. Though I haven't tried the NX25P, I'd like to think that my personal experiences with one of its related products might bode well for this one. And that price is crazy good.
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    Helix Bug Reports

    Further to my previous post regarding the IR switching fade-in/audible gap issue: Last evening I determined that I might do well to re-install fw 2.80 again: as I recall, the one thing that I didn't wipe was the IRs. I considered that there was a possible relocation or fragmentation causing the lag, so I did a full factory reset of all aspects, then went about putting in 2.80 again fresh. My installationS were fraught with just about every install process issue that has been reported here, things which oddly didn't happen during my initial 2.80 installation. The install failed (repeatedly), reporting the failure after having 'completed' the process (not a mid-point hang as some have been stuck at). In one instance it stalled at that half-way point, and refused to recover from that, despite various 'goosing' actions which previously worked. During re-import of my setlists (which I did individually, not as a full-state backup restore), the last one was plagued with the 'names not found' error. In one of those instances, I actually found that NONE of the presets had names - even the factory and template setlist presets (though I think the processing blocks etc were in place). That was a surprise to find after the fact. I almost want to think that this error circumstance might have been an error created by HX Edit - perhaps the large amount of memory handling in one-after-the-other fashion ultimately wasn't handled 'legally' for the OS. Ultimately I found that restarting everything fresh, and then finishing up with that one setlist, did get it in place (apparently) correctly. The kicker; no difference in IR loading/switching - when assigned to the Snapshot controller and changing the IR selection with different presets, the audible fade-in/gap was exactly the same, including when re-selecting that Snapshot. This occurred in the same fashion whether the Snapshot function was set to re-load or toggle between previous Snapshot. Simply going in and manually changing the IR causes the very same audible lag and bloom/fade-in. To reiterate; this is Helix Rack & Control, updated to firmware 2.80, hooked to an otherwise (knock on wood) well-functioning PC running Windows 7. This is the first firmware revision update to date with which I've encountered any issues. I've had it for just over 3 years and counting.
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    Helix Bug Reports

    That is most definitely the question. What's your hardware? I'm using Rack/Control. The original is using ... I've forgotten. I think it was Helix LT in the video... Another question; if you go to a preset which uses an active IR, and you position the 'cursor' over the IR, when changing to a different IR by scrolling with the encoder, do you hear an audible gap at that time? (I do - far more so than I did with 2.71) EDIT: further to this, my patch has none of the other known 'problem' aspects present like the LA Comp etc... it's a stripped down bare-bones patch. It didn't previously have Snapshots going for it, so I set those up specifically to test changing IRs with the Snapshot controller function. No other parameters or enable/bypass functions were happening with that patch for the test.
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    Helix Bug Reports

    I set up a patch to test this out using my Helix Rack & Control, running firmware 2.80. As with this video, I found the bloom/lag present. Here's more data for the bug report: The bloom audible gap happens even when the IR selected in the recalled Snapshot is the same one as the previous Snapshot. Removing Snapshot control of the IR selection instantly eliminates the gap. So, it would seem that having Snapshot control assigned to the IR selection causes a re-load of the IR when a Snapshot is called up. However, if the preset is set up so that an amp & cab are being alternated with an amp & IR combination, there's no gap when enabling the IR along with the other amp. So bypass state changing to enabled does not appear to introduce any type of audible gap. Just for information's sake.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Pre-release detailed instructions posted in Support - read up to get ready.
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    Helix Rack to Helix Control Ethercon Cable

    The Variac cable by Line 6 works perfectly in this scenario - I use exactly that, and it's been great for 2.5 years and onward *knock on wood*
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    HX Effects 2 effects - 1 button

    For that, simply tap (capacitive touch style, not click) the assigned footswitch until it shows the status you prefer when it's in the state you want to start with - it will alternate between the two reverbs, highlighting them. Once it's showing on/off the way you prefer, then re-save the patch.
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    Snapshot logic - "Snapshot safe" setting [SOLVED]

    I can see the potential usefulness of this, and I'd stand behind it as well. To make it as seamless as possible if this were added, it would make sense for any process blocks to be 'as they are now' by default (iow, subject to being Snapshot controlled). Then the user would have the option to enable the protected mode per block as required. That would make it relatively straightforward on the user side at least. I can't say for the programming side of course =]
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    Are any artists ACTUALLY using the Helix?

    ... Billy always keeps his up on top of his power amp etc - never been on the floor in any rig shots / rundowns that I've ever seen. Perhaps Billy's use inspired Bumblefoot to get onboard.
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    Helix Rack floor control gig bag?

    I do exactly as above; I converted the interior to make more room, and made a separator to protect the controller... then my expression pedals, cables, wireless, tools, etc. all travel in that same rolling suitcase with the extensible handle. Between that, my Helix rack residing in a Gator 3-space short depth enclosure with a carry handle, and my Mono double-electric gig bag, I can roll myself into and out of a situation in one trip each way without help.
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    Helix in for repairs after 13 months!

    It's too bad you didn't purchase L&M's own Performance Warranty - that can be done essentially by the anniversary of the purchase, and it puts the store's warranty service in place for another year. Warranty work for Line 6 gear is done in Canada by Yorkville Sound, which is closely associated with Long & McQuade - their repair time turn-arounds have been impressive based on the experiences of my good friend. They'll look after you. Please continue to update this thread to share how the rest of the process goes for you.
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    List of FRFR speakers mentioned in Helix forum

    Yorkville YX10P powered 10" PA style speaker, wedge or pole-mount. (I'm using a pair of these at home for stereo - translates well to FOH results when comparing against a PA made up of a super clean and crisp SoundCraft board into two older Mackie 12" mains). I recently got to compare one of these up against a Friedman 1-12 FRFR and was super impressed with how well it held its own. I also compared against an Alto TS210 and... the Alto sounded 'messy' in comparison. I did post about these speakers somewhere on the forum. At this point I've been using these for just over a year. Yorkville website product page for YX10P
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    Noise Gate(s) - Is there a difference

    I'll want to revisit this, but a while back I was experimenting, and found that I preferred using a gate block just before the amp, after drive bump blocks and such. For my experience, it seemed to be a bit more 'transparent' to my dynamics in that position than using the input gate at similar settings. I'd actually set up a test patch with a footswitch assignment that swapped them on/off to compare directly. Just a bit of extra input on the subject, since it came up.
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    Helix Bug Reports

    I've been reporting this bug in ongoing fashion. It goes way back, and was thought to be fixed, but has not. It seems to be either be mainly or exclusively to do with multiple assignments wherein amps are being switched. I've had other function switches which don't change amps, just other functions/parameters, and they don't seem to 'forget' their LED status. Each time there was a firmware update, I enjoyed putting it in, but loathed the fact that I'd have to go through all of my amp block-related function switches and fix their LED status every time (and I had at that point used a great many of them, especially since this predated the Snapshot feature). So, 'seconded' (I've honestly lost track of how many times I've brought this up or reiterated or supported it as I am right now).
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    Helix gator case

    The Helix rack unit is 3U I believe G90 is 1U Helix Control - I'm pretty certain - requires 2U sized drawer etc to fit. That's 6U total for your requirements without anything else.
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