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  1. You said that you are connecting via Return 1 and 2? What if you connect to "Guitar In"? Do you get a signal then? Honestly, I've never used the Returns on my LT but I'd assume that your preset would have to have a loop in it or the Returns would need to be put somewhere in the signal chain. I'd assume if it was working before you have done this, but I figured I'd mention it.
  2. Saw this somewhere else on these forums: "If your Helix ends up in a bad state due to a failed firmware update, first perform a factory reset by holding footswitches 9+10 (Helix/LT) or encoders 5+6 (Rack) during boot up. Then reboot and enter update mode by holding down footswitches 6+12 (Helix/LT) Make sure to try this out on multiple computers in case of poor USB connections." Now, that post is from 2015, so it may no longer be an option. I just know some time back I had an issue updating and used the "update mode" switches to fix it. That said, I updated this time around using the updater and had zero issues. Edit: The page I got that info from was here: Looks like the original post was in 2015, but it must have been updated to add info for the STOMP and FX.
  3. I'm not familiar at all with the stomp, but I have the LT and after doing the update it changed my button assignments from snaps to presets. My guess is something similar happened on your stomp. In regards to the update itself, I'm happy with it. The update procedure was painless and quick on both LT and Native. I do have to agree with SaschaFranck in regards to the poly stuff. What little I played with definitely had "the warbles" and other artifacts. I don't use that sort of thing much so it really doesn't bother me. It's entirely possible that I don't know what I'm doing and don't know how to implement it. I also to agree with SaschaFranck also in regards to tuning. Half my guitars are in Eb, does that mean I can't use it? That doesn't make sense to me. But I'll reserve judgement until I educate myself better on the subject. So far its the new Horizon Drive is what has me most excited. I can see it replacing the TS 808 in alot of my existing patches. Oh, and a tuner in Native! That's also a big plus.
  4. If, by chance, the computer is a laptop unplug the laptop from power and allow it to run off the battery. If the noise goes away then it's likely a ground loop. This is a fairly common problem with this type of equipment. Unplugging your laptop isn't really a solution, just a trouble shooting step. There's a lot of information out there on dealing with ground loops. I had a similar issue, unfortunately I don't remember what I did to fix it. I believe I plugged one of the devices in the system to a different power outlet.
  5. I owned a JCM 900 years ago and from my recollection there really is nothing that you should have to do to use the FX return of the the amp. There is a level control for the loop, you might check that.
  6. Just a thought... I know when I'm changing parameters on the Helix itself, it's not uncommon for my arm or wrist to touch one of the capacitive buttons thus changing what I am currently trying to adjust. Are you certain that this isn't happening?
  7. Also check the Decay....bring it down. I had alot of issues with the gate until I brought the Decay down on the input gate.
  8. It would seem that the USB cable that comes with Helix(and LT) is sub par. Maybe they got a bad batch, not sure, but I know that I had various issues until I changed out the cable that came with my Helix. The first thing I wanted to do when I got my LT was upgrade the FW. It proved impossible on 3 computers but the 4th worked. Thinking back, I don't think the 4th computer was the key but rather the USB cable. Since then I've had zero issues.
  9. I don't have the HX effects pedal, but looking at pictures of it there appears to be a pair of arrows directly below the "action" button(which is the group of controls farthest right).
  10. The Ownhammer's usually have a "Quick Start" folder. Per their documentation, they recommend you start there. Personally, I'm a fan of the Rosen Digital IR's. They usually come in sets of 3-6 and I find most of them usable. Unfortunately their documentation doesn't go into great detail regarding specific IRs. I don't really need that info, but my inner "gear-geek" wants to know.
  11. Does anything show in in upper left corner when this occurs? I've had my LT for just under a year. Within the first month I experienced twice what you are describing. It would never boot up. In the upper left corner of the screen it read :-28 in red letters. I opened a ticket and Line 6 support instructed me to do a factory reset. Long story short, I've never experienced the issue again.
  12. I bought the Focusrite Scarlett Solo specifically to use with Native. The Solo is, of course, the entry level Focusrite model for $99. I've been very happy with it. I did a quick and dirty comparison with the LT and they are near identical but I would say the LT has a slight edge, but I would say the lay person wouldn't be able to tell the difference. There where a couple times I was even confused to which one I was using. Before the Focusrite I used the POD HD500 and an old M-Audio Mobile pre. The HD500 worked well, but I couldn't get the latency that I get with the Focusrite and I had problems with Win10 and it's drivers. When I upgrade my interface I will definitely consider the Clarett.
  13. I have the LT and luckily haven't had that sort of issue with the expression pedal. But I have seen others that have, so I don't believe it to be an isolated incident. I use an additional expression pedal for my wahs and pitch effects as those are the ones that are used more often(for me). I use the LT pedal mostly for controlling effects parameters(delay mix mostly). Here is another post discussing this:
  14. I'm using a modded crybaby. I replaced the pot in it and also spring loaded it. It's been working flawlessly for wah and pitch effects. The onboard pedal of my LT works fine unless I use the toe switch in it. When I do use the toe switch it seems to mis-calibrate and the forward pitch only goes to 97-98%. So I only use it to blend and mix certain effects.
  15. I ended up with the Focusrite Solo. It works great for me. I don't have an overly powerful computer by any means but I followed a couple optimization guides and I've got the latency down to where it's very usable. Up until a week ago I actually had to disable the network interface in Device Manager to get the low latency without pops and clicks. I read (yet) another article regarding PC audio it suggested trying drivers provided by the network chip set manufacturer (in this case Intel) vs those provided by the computer manufacturer (in this case Dell). I really didn't think it would make much difference but it really did. No more pops and clicks and I can keep the network enabled(as well as anti-virus). I can surf the web and even view youtube videos. I can basically still use the computer while using Native noise free. If I'm actually recording then I will go through the effort of disabling network and anti-virus. Most of what I use Native for, however, is just playing guitar and building tones. Just to have a platform setup and ready to go at home without having the setup the hardware Helix and my FRFR speaker.
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