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  1. I followed all of qwerty42's advice but was still getting record errors. I know I've had recent Windows updates......actually I see now that I had the microphone (the built-in microphone on the laptop) disabled because I wasn't using it... I'm going to re-enable that and see what works now. The windows updates don't seem to have affected the microphone privacy settings. 9999 Unanticipated host error: this means means "something is wrong". And appears to most often be due to either: A lost connection to a USB audio device. Recent Windows / Mac update requiring that user gives permission for Audacity to access the microphone.
  2. Some people like to use the output block on a preset basis so that all of their presets in a given set or performance are volume balanced rather than doing what I've been doing and changing the volume there on a snapshot basis.... the only problem with the amp channel gain exclusively is that in some of the early fender models there just isn't enough gain available with that control in certain circumstances
  3. Yes I never had this issue before at lower wet effects levels. Due to Covid, we're recording our parts at home and not playing live so I've found you need or can get away with considerably more reverb. That's when the glitch raised it's ugly head. It's also possible I changed the reverb decay parameter on a snapshot basis, not realizing the risk..
  4. I ran into some reverb or delay artifacts when switching snapshots. ( half way through the 20 second clip below ). On another forum the advice was that it's ok to use the output block to set overall patch volume, but do not use that on a snapshot basis ( instead, change snapshot levels prior to any time-based effects ). Changing levels per snapshot in the output block has been a standard practice for me, especially if amp channel gain couldn't get it done. I don't recall if delay or reverb tails were on but at the moment of the artifact I had a fair amount of delay and Glitz reverb running, going from a slightly higher gain passage to a milder passage when snapshots were switched. It was also suggested that delay feedback/mix and reverb decay should not get adjusted snapshot to snapshot. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1svJDxpEzmKiRnRH7jaW-5NII4-KB9K93/view?usp=sharing
  5. Have you found the problem in Mono? Any idea if it's related to sampling rate differences between sonic port and garageband? I have a friend with the same problem. It started last week when he got a new Ipad. It's been updated to the very latest IOS but on his Gen 4 he didn't have the problem of pitch variations. Like his guitar was going out of tune every ten seconds for a bit.
  6. I'm trying to help a friend who has been recording electric guitar successfully with Sonic Port and Garageband on his older Ipad. He bought a new Ipad last week, made sure IOS was updated to the latest, but now when he records he gets pitch effects. Sounds like the notes he's playing occasionally go out of tune. I noticed Sonic Port runs at 48 khz sampling rate but Garage band is 41 I believe. Could this be the problem and how can he fix it?? The old Ipad is off on Ebay now. https://line6.com/sonicport-audio-interface/specs/
  7. shut it down and it resumed preset rebuilds upon restart. Restored global settings from backup, all done
  8. Following the 2.91 instructions exactly. Right now it seems stopped on rebuilding preset 679 (Firmware Version 2.91.0) I haven't clicked in HX edit to return yet.
  9. Martin door that's intriguing... I hadn't considered that option ...now keep in mind I'm sending midi signals from something external like the Bluetooth device you mentioned to the Helix... I have zero need to send anything in the way of midi from the helix.... all I want to do is flip between 5 snapshots and if I can additionally toggle the tuner off and on that would be icing on the cake.
  10. No action taken yet on this update. As far as restoring a pre-update backup after the fact, I've never done that and never noticed anything out of order. I guess this depends on what if anything you've done in global settings?
  11. For the time being I've given up on hardware devices and looking into an Ipad app . In my price range, there is very little information available on specific uses. Both the DMC.micro and Midi Baby 3 had drawbacks for what I want to do. An Ipad app of course means I can't operate it with my foot but won't cost much to test. I already have the Apple camera adapter to connect the Ipad to the Helix.
  12. At the moment I have narrowed it down to the midi baby 3 and the DMC micro, both in my price range at about 100 to $150.......There is a nice web-based editor for the midi baby to assist in programming but it has no LED display so I'm thinking the only way you're going to know which preset or snapshot you're on is by matching the Helix LED color to the color currently selected by one of the switches on the midi baby........The DMC.micro has a display but no user-friendly editor that I've been able to find
  13. I keep the Helix and a laptop ( for HX edit etc ) on a desk, and at home, need to keep it that way. If it went on the floor it would have to stay there -- just not practical here. A midi pedal could easily be picked up and placed in a drawer when not in use. What makes the choice more difficult is that this midi need may go away in six months, so I don't want to drop a lot of money on it.
  14. Lots of options. I'm taking another look at the Apple midi pad 2 app. Unfortunately my old Ipad probably won't update to IOS 10 which is required. Midi pad Upsides: cheap and no new hardware...connects to Helix with the Apple camera adapter kit. One of the downsides is you're having to mount the Ipad somewhere like on a music stand. If I have to get a newer Ipad then that is also a downside, especially when I don't have any other need for an Ipad. The one I have was given to me and I just use it to control my IEM mix at church. There is a reality though --- many products in the audio world just assume Apple. There are often workarounds or alternatives for those in the Android/Windows world. I'm not sure if it's just that many musos are big on Apple or if it is a more stable operating environment to program for ( or both ) It's also true that you can't expect any product to be update-able forever. Hardware and operating systems just age out. https://apps.apple.com/app/id896879399#?platform=ipad
  15. I only need four commands, five if I decide to program in the CC68 toggle tuner command. If this DMC.micro could be set up so program numbers 1-5 move through four snapshots plus the tuner, that would be 98% of a done deal for me.
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