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    The Fletcher-Munson curve describes how our ears perceive sound. At lower volumes we hear a drop-off of the highs and lows. If you create a preset at a low volume level, when you crank it up live it'll seem too bass-y or screechy. If you create presets with headphones, the headphones themselves will color the sound, and when you use the preset live it won't sound right. If you create your presets through the equipment you intend to use live, at a level around/over 85-90db, you should be good.
  2. Way too much latency with BT. Even the rather expensive Sennheiser HD185 digital RF had too much latency. Tried the Galaxy Audio AS-900 ($200.00), but they were cheap plastic crap, noisy, with dropouts a compressed sound and really awful earbuds. Maybe the top of the line Galaxy stuff ($600) is better, but the bottom of the pro spectrum starts around $700. Pro IEM systems are expensive because, well, they work!
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    What model EV speakers are you using? On the floor or on stands? Vertical or horizontal? How far apart? Room acoustics make a difference. How far you're standing from the speakers and typical volume levels (a smartphone SPL meter can help determine if Fletcher-Munson curve is a factor). There's lots of variables involved, more details would be helpful. EDIT: also make sure you don't have a mono block at the end of the chain
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    Your Update is only for OS X 10.10??

    Think you need to look again - if that were true all us PC folks would be in big trouble! Unless, of course, you're using Linux.........
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    Trouble Importing OwnHammer IRs into Helix LT/Helix Edit

    You might want to do a factory reset or update (if you're not on 2.71. Reason being that it's possible the previous owner modded the factory presets and replaced the stock cabs with the IRs. This way you'd KNOW that you're using the original presets, and if they sound like poo at least you'd know it's not something the previous owner did!
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    How do you uninstall Helix Mac driver?

    Did you try what I suggested?
  7. This has come up before. The general opinion seems to be that, while more is better, we'd prfer to see more of what the Helix is designed to be - an amp and effects modeler. But feel free to go to Ideascale, do a search BEFORE POSTING AS A NEW IDEA, Then vote for ALL the previously posted entries.
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    How do you uninstall Helix Mac driver?

    Not a MAC person, but.... Get the filename from L6 site. Search HD for it. Delete it. Reboot. Unless you can't do that in MAC World?
  9. In Windows, go to Control Center - Sound. Set the Default Playback device to the HX Stomp. Use your computer's volume control to set the level of the streaming signal into the Stomp.
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    Controlling HX effects from Kemper Remote

    Up front, I don't own either an HX FX (have Helix Floor) or a KPA. I am pretty good with MIDI, and had a look at the KPA 5.5 maual (I assume you have this), and here's what it looks like to me: Page MIDI 210 contains these directions, with links to the manual sections that describe the operations: "Transmitting MIDI Commands to Two External Devices in Performance Mode MIDI commands can be triggered and transmitted to external devices (maximum 2), whenever a Slot is loaded in Performance Mode. You can, for instance, use this to switch presets, or to control parameters, of effects devices by other manufacturers that are connected to the Profiler’s effects loop. • In the System Settings, navigate to page “Perform Mode: MIDI”, and use Soft Knobs 1 and 2 to assign a MIDI channel to each of the external devices. This page is only accessible in Performance Mode! • Use the Soft Buttons 1 and 2 to determine whether the corresponding external devices are connected to MIDI Out or MIDI Thru. • For your convenience, you could also assign meaningful names to those two external devices using the Soft Buttons 3 and 4. • Press “Edit, “Slot Settings”, “MIDI Settings”, and select the MIDI program change numbers associated with the Slot currently loaded. Repeat this step for every Slot you intend sending MIDI program changes from. ✓ As soon as you select MIDI Thru to transmit MIDI commands by Slot the Profiler will stop forwarding incoming MIDI data to MIDI Thru." ------------------------------------ Once you've assigned a MIDI Channel for the KPA to transmit to the HXFX on, you'll need to set the HXFX to that same channel. Each SLOT in the KPA can be assigned a MIDI Program Change # to send to the external device (your HXFX) on loading the slot. Assign the HXFX MIDI Program # that you want to call. It would be pointless for me to describe the specific steps required in the KPA, since I don't own one and can't test my directions for accuracy (you WILL have to RTM!), but it really seems to be that simple. This sentence: "✓ As soon as you select MIDI Thru to transmit MIDI commands by Slot the Profiler will stop forwarding incoming MIDI data to MIDI Thru." Just means that once you've selected "MIDI Thru to transmit MIDI commands by Slot" the KPA Remote won't send it's MIDI commands directly to the HXFX, it will load the KPA Slot and THAT action will send the PC# assigned to that slot to the HXFX. If you have other questions (after reading the related manual sections) such as "what do they mean by this?", I can have a look at that section of the manual to try and decipher it for you.
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    Possible Functions?

    PLEASE do a search first! This is already on there at least twice! VOTE for ONE, VOTE FOR ALL! But PLEASE don't request it again, it just dilutes the votes!
  12. Yep, that's the one that you use when you do the assignment I described in my first response. Using a small mixer (I use a Behringer Xenyx502 - $50) you can get all your levels matched nicely. As for the noise, what kind of noise? Hum? This is a well known problem. A hum eliminator like this might help: https://smile.amazon.com/Pyle-Eliminator-Destroyer-2-Channel-PHE300/dp/B00BARTW3I/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1OT8WO6PZCMET&keywords=hum+eliminator+audio&qid=1552663606&s=electronics&sprefix=hum+%2Caps%2C172&sr=1-3-catcorr Do a search here and on the Helix thread over at TGP (Gearpage) for "4cm hum". There could be other helpful suggestions.
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    Using Helix As PC Sound Input

    Just a guess as I don't use it this way, but in Windows, get to the Sound panel in Control Center. On the Recording Tab, set the Helix as the default. Then use a separate path in your preset with "Mic" as the input and USB 1/2 as output. Plug your mic into the Mic input. That should get it. Post back and let us know if it worked, I'm curious.
  14. What kind of computer are you using that doesn't have an audio out? Headphone out? You can only use the tiny little onboard speakers? If that's really the case, you need a new computer! You could try GLOBAL SETTINGS-INS/OUTS-USB 1/2 Destination - set it to XLR so that it's not coming out the 1/4" that you're using for the 4cm wiring.
  15. Windows Control Panel/Sound - set the default Playback Device to the computer's soundcard. Connect a 1/4" TS cable (any old guitar cable should work) from the Ext Amp 1/2 jack on the back of your Helix to the Footswitch jack on your Marshall. You may have to set the TS/ST/TRS setting in Command Center.