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  1. Sending CC#69 with values 0 - 7 works for me to load individual Helix Native snapshots 1 - 8 from my external hardware controller (I'm in Cubase 9.5 on Mac). It sounds like you may be sending a MIDI CC toggle type message if a 2nd press of your footswitch is switching it to snapshot 8 every time (that is, if using a MIDI Toggle message, the 2nd press is sending a value of 127, and any value of 7 - 127 will recall snapshot 8. Therefore, you want to use a straight MIDI CC type message only).
  2. Hi Peter - If you are using Logic's File - Project Settings - Synchronization - MIDI tab - MIDI Clock options, they are not global. So my first guess would be that you need to go activate these settings in the 2nd project, and be sure to save the project with it active if you want to remain that way.
  3. Are you sure your EXP2 was not also assigned to control another block's parameter? Note that by default EXP2 is auto assigned when you insert a Volume block, so if you have a Volume block in your preset, then you might be adjusting the Volume at the same time with EXP2. I tried your steps and added only an Amp block + a stock cab + an IR (with Allure IR loaded in it), and then assigned EXP2 to the stock cabs Mic Model selection parameter. If I bypass the stock cab, I hear a brief "dropout" in my guitar signal whenever I adjust the EXP2 pedal as it loads a different Mic model for the bypassed stock cab (as expected I suppose) but I don't hear it affect the tone at all.
  4. Interesting - I never noticed this with my Helix on Windows 10, but I see the same 2 options only as well for 16 bit at 44100 or 96000Hz only. I do see 16 bit and 24 bit 44.1k and 48k options for other audio interfaces (including a few older Line 6 USB devices). But... I actually wonder if any of the common Windows apps (iTunes, Win Media Player, Groove Music, browser playback, etc.) are even utilizing 24 bit for playback. My guess is that these apps are just operating at 16 bit anyway, and possibly also just at 44,100 Hz via sample rate conversion regardless what your source music files actually are. (And in most cases, the source music files are likely 16 bit 44,100 Hz anyway if they are ripped from CD or MP3s, correct? Unless you are playing your own recorded music that was saved at higher rate WAV files.)
  5. Actually, I'm thinking this behavior may be intentional. If you consider another scenario where you are pasting the All Commands from the Cmd Ctr to another preset where the same footswitches might already include existing Bypass or Controller assignments and customized FS labels - I think in this case you might NOT want the Paste All action to replace the existing custom labels on those footswitches. So, in this scenario, I suppose you could consider the Paste All behavior as "correct" since it does not destroy any existing customized settings (it just adds the pasted Cmd Ctr assignments, and keeps the Bypass/Controller along with their existing customized labels on common footswitches).
  6. Ya know, this is really sounding more like the problems a few folks are having where a few presets do not import correctly after the update, is that maybe the problem is created when the preset (or bundle or setlist) is exported. If you have a number of custom presets that you definitely don't want to lose, it might be worth re-importing them again in 2.01 BEFORE you do a Reset and BEFORE you do the Helix app and flash update, and see if they actually import OK on 2.01. At least that would tell if the problem is happening from the export. If so, maybe then you could try exporting again and see if it's a random error or if maybe some preset configurations just don't export correctly for some reason. I have only seen this on one preset myself (it opened as totally empty, except for my saved title on 2.10), and it was not an important preset fortunately. But it was interesting that I went back to the 2.01 Helix app and flash version and that preset opened the same way with 2.01. So, that seems to point to the problem not being with the 2.10 update, but more likely the 2.01 export, and something to do with this particular preset configuration. The preset did have a split path, and I believe I had used both main paths. Unfortunately i cannot recall if I had Snapshots or other details about it though.
  7. My first guess is that you need to go into the Helix Global Settings - MIDI settings and turn the MIDI Thru off, to keep the incoming MIDI looping back into Cubase.
  8. Bryan - I think that if you change the "MIDI PC Send/Receive" option to "Off" (found in Global Settings - MIDI Tempo) this may solve the problem. With this off I believe no MIDI messages are sent out from Helix when changing presets.
  9. Something does not seem right there Glen. If I try the exact same AC30 settings as you mention in your initial post (before adding the +13dB boost), my guitar in - USB 1/2 record levels peaks at -6dB or so in the Cubase recorded track with a firm strum, which is right about where I'd want it. Are you sure you are not padding the input of your guitar into Helix, or some other block reducing the levels somewhere? I've never had to add anything near an additional +13dB boost beyond just my Amp/Cab block levels.
  10. TexLefty65

    macOS Sierra ?

    I've been using the Sierra Beta for a few weeks now (on a separate, bootable external hard disc) and I have not run into any problems at all with the Helix edit app. Logic Pro X is still fine with Helix for me too.
  11. To delete Tones - just like deleting things in other iOS apps, if you swipe left on any tone within your Tones list you'll get the DELETE button. I think it is expected that the app will allow you to create more than one Tone with the same name, but it should warn you before you do that. (I'm using the latest Mobile POD 2 version and iOS 9). If I choose Save As for a Tone and then don't edit the name to be different, I see it pop up a warning telling me it is a duplicate name, but will allow me to "save anyway" and create another Tone with the same name. You should have the chance to change the name if you want. If you just choose Save instead of Save As, then it looks to me like it overwrites the current Tone instead of creating a duplicate by the same name. Are you seeing something different? Hope that helps.
  12. Hi Guitarmaniac - I am curious, since I usually use a split path in most of my own presets, but I have not run into this problem (and don't want to !). I am using a Mac for the Helix editor and am on the latest 2.01 version for both the software and the firmware on my Helix (not the Rack). A few questions about your setup... Are you on Mac or Windows? Are you using the latest editor and firmware? Do have the Helix Rack or floor pedal version? Are you doing anything specific when you create the split? For example, most often I insert two IRs and drag one IR bock down to create a split path, and then often pan the "merge" block so that the IRs are panned left and right a bit. Are using specific FX in your split, or changing settings on the Split or Merge blocks? Thanks!
  13. I'd try moving your mouse to a completely different USB port on the computer if possible (assuming it is a USB mouse). I'd also see if there's a newer driver update for your video card. It could also be that a recent Windows update changed some things resulting in a problem. It sounds like your computer is struggling to display your mouse cursor and streaming video at the same time, so it seems related to video and/or video RAM - just a guess, but probably where I'd start troubleshooting!
  14. I've not tried it myself, but wouldn't this be possible now using MIDI? I saw the manual shows a set of MIDI CCs to control looper functions - CC 6, value 0-63 triggers looper Stop. I suppose you could get a simple external MIDI switcher with a few footswitches and dedicate it to controlling looper functions. I think I saw some guys posting here that do this now, which seems like a nice option since it frees up your Helix footswitches to do other things.
  15. Well, if the firmware update was successful (Helix powers up and all sounds correct) then I would first suspect a driver issue. With Helix not USB connected, try uninstalling the Line 6 Helix Driver, then download it and install again - or if you run the Line 6 Updater installer again, it also includes the Helix driver installation. Then try connecting Helix to USB again. Possibly also try a different USB 2 or 3 port on your PC too.
  16. I'm not sure I get the problem here. (Assuming you have no EXP 2 pedal or 'dummy plug' connected) if you want your Wah On/Off state to differ between snapshots, couldn't you simply NOT add a Volume block to your preset? Or, what if you remove the default Toe Switch assignment for the Wah and make a Bypass Assign to a FS 1- 10 for the Wah instead of the toe footswitch? In other words, if the issue is caused by the toe switch being 'shared' by the Wah and Vol, then wouldn't it resolve the problem by changing the default Bypass Assignment so that the Wah is not sharing the Toe Switch? Or is there a Snapshots problem with the pedal controlling the Position parameter of the Wah? And if this is the issue, again, couldn't this be remedied by just changing the pedal assignment so that it is only controlling the Wah and not the Wah - Position or any other parameter? Most Line 6 devices have always used this default behavior where the onboard pedal is 'shared' between Wah and Vol, and not shared when an EXP 2 pedal is connected, so it has always taken some similar planning to make sure your presets are configured accordingly for whether you have a 2nd pedal connected.
  17. Hmm, I just started working with Cubase 8.5 64 bit on Windows 10 with my Helix (driver 1.78) and all working great so far. Are you sure you've selected the "ASIO Helix" driver in Cubase's Device's > Device Setup? Maybe also try a different sample & bit rate for your project in Project > Project Setup (although 44.1, 48 and 96k at 24 or 32 bit all work fine for me so far)? Sometimes a particular USB port can be finicky on Windows PCs too, and might be sharing bandwidth with other devices. Maybe try connecting Helix to a different USB 2 or 3 port on the back of your PC. Hope that helps!
  18. I'm not a MIDI expert, but if I recall correctly, MIDI "Omni" is only a valid option for MIDI Input and not output (someone tell me if I am not correct about that though!) So, you can set the Helix Base channel (global setting) to Omni, but that means Helix will then listen and receive on any of the 16 channels, but it won't SEND any MIDI to all 16 channels. It looks like Helix just sends out only to MID Ch 1 if you have the global Base channel set to Omni and then the particular footswitch/pedal's Command Center MIDI Ch to Base, which seems to make sense. Are you getting you MIDI PC message sent out MIDI Ch 1 when you have the Base channel set to Omni? If you can connect your Helix MIDI Out cable to a computer and look in an app such as MIDI Monitor (on Mac) or MIDI Ox (Windows) and you'll be able to see exactly what Helix is sending.
  19. Hey Mark - I think "authentic" mode is intended to emulate the actual old echo and delay devices, such as when you move the echo time lever on an old tape Echoplex - you'd get that tape pitch-shift/warble, and some folks liked the effect of it. If you keep the global setting to Authentic and assign a Delay's Time parameter to an Exp pedal, you could possibly make use of that weird effect, if you're into that kinda thing :)
  20. datacommando - it really seems like this must be something with your Mac's USB port, or maybe your Helix. I'm using the new Beta driver here on OS X 10.11.4 on my 2014 MacBook Pro and it seems to be working great with Logic Pro X so far. I am getting audio input from all 8 Helix channels at any of the 4 supported sample rates. I don't do as much with MIDI, but I did configure the pedals in my Helix to send MIDI CCs and then used the "Learn" feature in Logic's Control Surfaces>Controller Assignments window and it works fine for me, so it is definitely receiving MIDI commands from Helix via USB. I don't believe this new Helix driver affects the MIDI functionality on Mac - I think I read that this is only for USB audio (not 100% sure though), and that MIDI is still handled by the OS? Also, I don't think Helix is intended to be a MIDI 5-pin to USB type of interface as it seems you are expecting. POD HDs and earlier Line 6 USB audio interfaces were the same in this respect as I recall - that is, the 5-pin MIDI is primarily for controlling Helix functions, and for sending Helix MIDI Out to other 5-pin MIDI devices. It will also route some of those controller 5-pin messages to/from USB I think, but it is not as full-featured as a dedicated USB MIDI interface (such as a MOTU MIDI Express or M-Audio MIDISport, for example) so I doubt it is what you'd want to use to connect the 5-Pin MIDI from a synth to capture all your performance functions into Logic for MIDI recording. Anyway, hope Line 6 can help you get things working there!
  21. It is not very obvious, but if you right click (or Ctrl + click) directly on the number at the right of any slider it allows you to type in your value directly.
  22. OK - you can also configure FS Assignments using the Helix editor app. If you have a lot of FS customizing you need to do, that would make it a lot faster and easier! If you are trying to configure some of your presets to have more variations (to avoid the alternative of creating an additional preset, for example) then you might want to check out configuring Controller Assignments too. This can be pretty useful, such as to set two different Mix levels or two different tempos for your Delay. Just assign a Controller to a footswitch and configure the Min & Max values that you want for each of the parameters. This way you can change a bunch of settings via FS without leaving the preset. You can do this stuff in the Helix app too.
  23. Well, I think a lot of what you are asking is pretty subjective, and as others have stated here, can really differ depending on what Helix models you might be using together and what gear you are plugging into. For example, I typically see Line 6's suggestion to use a Preamp model when going out of a POD HD or Helix into an external power amp, but often I found I like the sound of a "full" amp model better, with no speaker cab added. In some cases I even liked the sound better with a speaker cab model too. And of course FX models themselves can sometimes sound better before an amp model or after within the Helix chain. So, it seems like every time someone presents a "guideline" there are several folks chiming in saying it is "wrong" and that they like their way better. Anyway, the templates do offer some good setups, such as for 4CM or into a DT amp, etc. Also, regarding the splitting of a path adding gain... yes, I've measured it and adding a split path itself appears to add 3 dB of gain (not counting any gain you might further be adding by whatever models you insert into the added path of course). So, I suppose the answer to your question is to reduce the level by 3dB if you want to keep the level the same as it was before you added the extra path - but again, that is not to say that is "correct" since anytime you add or adjust any model in the chain you are changing the gain structure too. Just avoid the signal getting too hot on the output to avoid clipping and you should be fine. If it sounds good, it IS good, right? ;)
  24. Are you perhaps referring to Footswitch Assignments - such as the assigned footswitches you see in most presets that toggle an FX block On/Off? Note that those are different than Controller Assignments, which is a set of two (Min & Max) values you can assign to a FS or a range of values to a pedal. Only these Controller Assignments are removed when you use the Action button - Clear All Controllers function, and this works on my Helix (fw v.1.10). I don't believe there is an equivalent function to "Clear All FS Assignments" but that could be a handy feature to have! I think you need to manually go to Menu - FS Assign and set each current FS assignment's Footwitch knob to "None" if you want to clear the FS Assignment.
  25. Actually, there is a switch in the Mobile POD 2's Settings screen called "Run app in background". This is on by default, but if you turn it to Off, then whenever you close the app, it exits all the way. I think you need to also disconnect your audio interface too though when not using it - it looks like my iPhone always pings my interface every so often, which probably also drains the battery some, but apparently that's an iOS thing since it does that whether Mobile POD (or any music app) is running or not.
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