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MartinDorr last won the day on February 19 2015

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  1. Thanks for the replies. Sampled the DeLaune's presets and sample playing - very nice indeed. Looks like a worthwhile investment. Also saw some other contributions on that topic, but have not checked them out yet. Marketplace has grown quite a bit since I last checked! I could not fully download the wave file from Waymda (it's only 8.08KB) - I only hear a click similar to the first sound of a count in ... Will try the Helix preset file when I get home
  2. Looking for preset recommendations tailored specifically for the JTV Variax Acoustic guitar models. I understand the basic recipe (just a preamp or no amp at all and EQ, reverb, and a bit of compression to taste), but still interested in comparing with other players faves. If someone had a banjo preset I would not mind checking that one out too.
  3. A fair amount of what we think hearing is actually generated in our brains based on context and individual ‘knowledge’. That is not to say it’s real. There is ample evidence that placebos work to some degree for some people. I think there is no reason to believe our hearing ability is more real than feeling a recovery from sickness after taking a placebo.
  4. MartinDorr

    Clipping in 2.9

    It may not apply, but there is a bug fix in 2.91 for a merge path mixer issue introduced with 2.9 that raises the output signal level. For presets with parallel paths, the Mixer > Merge block would boost signals by 3dB—FIXED just another possibility for why there might be a different behavior going from 2.8x to 2.9
  5. I bought the BM-A01 Bluetooth MIDI adapter (currently unavailable at Amazon, but I believe there are lots of other choices) and plugged it into the MIDI in and out ports on the Helix. It comes with a tiny Startup procedure using an iPad/iPhone or android app to fire it up. Thereafter my iPad received MIDI messages from Helix. That’s all I tried and checked. Given the adapter gadget has both in and out port connectivity I ASSUME you will also be able to send MIDI messages to Helix (either from your BT LE capable device or from the for-mentioned BT Foot switches. YMMV though and assuming is clearly not knowing for sure. I would first check whether the foot switch you plan to select can be programmed to send the MIDI messages you need to control your target devices or apps. If the switch capability looks right order the switch and BT/MIDI adapter from a place you can return it to if it turns out it does not work.
  6. Have you considered Bluetooth LE foot Switches. You can use those to control iPad apps and with a fairly cheap BT to MIDI converter you can also control Helix. I have not fully investigated all the available foot switches, but the 4 button Blueboard from IK Multimedia (currently $100 at Amazon, but I have seen it cheaper in the past) and the AirTurn BT200S-2/4/6 series with 2/4/6 buttons ($80/110/130 at Amazon) come to mind. There are other choices, but not many and more expensive. The AirTurn web site has more specific details about the Button modes and various MIDI command/messages (besides premiered page turn modes) they support. I managed to control an iPad looper and drummer with the Helix looper buttons sending its MIDI messages to the iPad by putting the Helix looper on a no-output path. Obviously this is pretty restrictive, but proves the concept works, even w/o BT pedal.
  7. To me having the meters very fancy and always going is just a useless suck on DSP cycles. If you are interested in signal levels, turn them on to check. If not, I’ld rather not see (or see much of) them, but have a bit more headroom on DSP cycles and may be able to run another model block on occasion if things are tight. Just my 2 cents. That said I love to have the meters, even better ones with some level indications. But they are to check whether things are there when something is odd or not working. Once you’ve done your homework, I think there is really no need to see them bounce around all the time, and in some extra fancy fashion.
  8. Knowing your OS X version and laptop model / year would help to correlate to other user’s problem if there is a systemic underlying issue ...
  9. There are several reports of this issue and apparently Line 6 is already aware of it and working on a fix.
  10. Can’t talk about how or if this would work for Facebook/instagram live, but the Apple camera kit cable will get Helix’s USB output channels (via USB cable) into your iPad or iPhone. Works for me doing play alongs, looping app, mixing with a drummer app, and probably could made to work with what you want, but the latter is just my guess.
  11. This, but no matter how little Drive (and amp volume loss) you want to try, a tone neutral gain block (or 2) after the amp can always get you to a reasonable signal level for further processing. A setting of 0.5 Drive is not a signal or volume level problem on Helix, though you may not like the tone ;-) ...
  12. I might be wrong interpreting your audio signal flow, but aren’t you recording USB out, i.e., a signal that stills needs to run through your amps on playback to match what you are hearing in your headphones while recording. Maybe your recording path to your ears is exactly the same as your playback path, but there could be a few pitfalls the way you are monitoring and comparing.
  13. Don’t know from where rd2rk is accessing, but I have the same delays from PHX area in Arizona. There are times when it seems to respond normal, but mostly it is slow, and sometimes I even get server not reachable errors.
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