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    HX Stomp and Boss Katana 50 - sounds bad?

    Your biggest problem with the Katana 50 is that there's no FX Loop. To use the amps in the stomp with that amp you'll need to use the clean amp, and that's never going to sound right. As Kilrahi said, you're best off just using the Helix effects without the amps and cabs. Unless you really love that amp, your best bet is to try and sell it, or trade it for an FRFR type speaker.
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    Slight bug on moving IR one slot over?

    Maybe try a different pair of IRs, and/or a (new) simple amp to IRs preset?
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    Slight bug on moving IR one slot over?

    The audio is not the clean snap, but I tried with the solo and groove snaps, still no difference. The audio definitely sounds like a level difference, or like the mids just dropped out. Weird.
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    Slight bug on moving IR one slot over?

    I don't have the exact "E" and "F" versions, but using these: OH 412 ENG V30 421-05 OH 412 ENG V30 421-06 From the L6 folder (same as the 200ms non-L6), I don't hear any difference.
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    Slight bug on moving IR one slot over?

    If the IR in question is an OH, not L6, that'll make posting it less helpful. I tried a simple amp/IR setup (with OH IRs) and didn't notice a difference. Do include the full OH IR names, I may have them to try.
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    Slight bug on moving IR one slot over?

    It shouldn't. It would be helpful if you attached the preset itself.
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    Midi mapping switches in Ableton

    Rock On!
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    No mp3 player input in helix how to now??

    You can do the same on a MAC, I just don't know the procedure to do it.
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    No mp3 player input in helix how to now??

    With your computer, set the computer's soundcard to the Helix (Sound Panel in Windows). In Helix Globals-Ins/Outs set USB in 1/2 Destination to the Helix outputs that your speakers are connected to. With an MP3 player you're pretty much stuck with the Return Block method that Verne described (need 2 for stereo), which needs to be set up individually in every preset. The alternative method he mentioned wastes a whole processor, and isn't even stereo.
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    NEW HELIX OWNER 5/16/19

    Congratulations and welcome to the digital wonderland! Everything you NEED is in the Helix already. All you need to download is the updates (currently v2.71), and that's one download - the HX Edit DL contains the Editor, the drivers and the FW loader. I know you don't wanna hear it, BUT....when you DL the HX EDIT file, READ THE DIRECTIONS!!!! More that you don't wanna hear.....after you're all updated, READ THE MANUAL!!!!! When you look at the signal chain you'll see little space holder type boxes. Navigate to one. Select an amp+cab to start (RTM!). Do one in front of the amp. Select an Overdrive. Do one after the amp. Select a reverb. Confused? READ THE MANUAL! Highlight a device and use the knobs to adjust the settings. Use the PAGE button to see more. I keep harping on RTM because it really isn't rocket science, but there IS a learning curve. We're happy to help, but there's only a certain amount of hand-holding allowed. HAVE FUN!
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    Feature request: HX Rum

    I'm old. I wear a watch. But I also have a cell phone. It's clock is always accurate. A clock on the Helix, even with a battery that recharged when the Helix was plugged in, would require periodic checking and resetting. AND.... I may have been cranky that day :-) BUT....If it's a choice between a clock and a spigot for the HX beer I'm for the spigot!
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    HX Stomp and Audio Interface

    You got it!
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    Feature request: HX Rum

    He even posted it on ideascale. I think it was one of the very few I've ever down voted. I DID vote for the free pony.....
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    IR length discussion

    I misunderstood your first response - I thought you were saying that the IRs in the Helix folder were actually MADE FOR HELIX (2048/50ms), as opposed to "OK to USE with Helix, because Helix will fix it for you". My bad.
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    Stomp setup

    The rear panel says that the 1/4"/TRS input is balanced, so you might need a balanced 1/4" cable, though it shouldn't matter for cable runs under 20'. Try it with an XLR if you don't have a balanced 1/4". If it's still noisy, your problem is elsewhere.
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    IR length discussion

    Well, DUH, I get that the "HELIX" folder means that the contents are "Made for Helix". That should, therefore, mean that the IRs therein are already at 2048 (50ms), and you can CHOOSE to further truncate them within Helix to 1024 to save on DSP. However, the Ownhammer readme says: "These files are no different than those in the Wav-200ms\48000-Hz Mpt folders outside of being placed here for organizational convenience." That would indicate that they ARE NOT actually "Made for Helix" , since the Helix manual says: ".....WAV type IRs of up to 2,048 samples are natively supported.......The imported IR is automatically shortened (or lengthened) to 2,048 samples. You may optionally choose a 1,024-sample version from the model list to save DSP, which fades out the IR halfway through." I also read somewhere that the algorithms from various mfrs that are used for that truncation are not always as efficient/accurate(?) as they could be, so it COULD make a difference? Whether or not humans could hear the difference is another matter. So, clear as mud!
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    IR length discussion

    Great video! Yep, 1024 (18.5ms) sounds fine to me. One more techie question I don't have to care about anymore. Only.... when an IR company has "L6/Helix" length IRs, what, EXACTLY, does that mean? 1024/18.5ms? 2048/50ms?
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    recording....

    You'll likely want to use the Helix with headphones. There's an extensive discussion (or three) on here somewhere concerning best phones to use with Helix. The Reaper free trial is open-ended, so no, it hasn't expired, though if you've got the $65, Reaper gets minor updates almost weekly, so nice to support them.
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    Feature request: HX Rum

    With a little USB spigot.....
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    recording....

    You use the Helix ASIO driver in your DAW, and set Helix as your computer's soundcard to get streaming audio (YouTube, Spotify,etc) to play through Helix.
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    recording....

    This. Reaper also runs on OSX. While it has an unlimited trial period, it's NOT freeware. But when you get ready to buy in, $65 is still the best deal around.
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    HD500 as Controller for HX Stomp?

    When you're controlling the HXS with the HD500 you're using MIDI. Appendix B in the HD500 manual tells you how to assign MIDI commands to the HD500's buttons and pedals. The MIDI section of the HXS manual tells you WHAT to assign to those buttons/pedals to control the HXS functions. Dividing the labor between the two gives you the best of both worlds. No reason I can see why you can't also use the external footswitch too! For instance, you might want to use the HXS to select presets and Snapshots, and have the HD configured to send CCs to bypass effects and control the wah and volume (See my previous post for why you might not want to use the HD to select presets on the HXS). Or, use the HXS for selecting Banks/Presets, and use 3 of the HD pedals for Snapshots and 5 for Bypass functions, as well as the Exp pedal for wah/volume. Lots of possibilities.
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    What the hell just happened ???

    If you NEVER use the factory setlists, back them up (just in case you want them back without doing a reset), then write over them with a blank setlist. Now you have that many more presets available!
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    HD500 as Controller for HX Stomp?

    Yes. 1) yes 2) yes, with caveats. Any footswitches set as Stomps (sending TOGGLING CCs) on the HD will send their default values when you select a Preset. If the HXS preset called has an effect ON and another OFF, you'll need to be sure that when you call it (send PC#) from the HD, that the HD preset sends ON (127) for the effect that wants to be ON , and OFF (0) for the effect that wants to be OFF.
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    Midi mapping switches in Ableton

    You're right, I missed that. The MIDI Channel you set in the Global area is equivalent to the Base Channel on Helix. Like Helix, each button/message can be on a different Channel, set in the Switches area. Hoping for improvements in 2.8. There's a number of problems that I know they're aware of (I made sure of it), but MIDI might not be a focus area for this update. I'm thinking from what you said that you want to manually start/stop clips, vs just starting a scene and hoping everything goes according to plan..... Triggering clips in Ableton is not difficult, but figuring out the logistics of doing it with the resources you have available (controller buttons) is the difficult part. If contemplation doesn't get it, attach a sample preset and a text file explaining what's going on, and I'll contemplate it too!
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