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  1. You're getting that message because you're not on v3.15. Click the ? in the lower left corner, then ABOUT. That will show you BOTH the Helix version AND the HX Edit version.
  2. Update to v3.15. It was created in that version.
  3. If you don't want the same PRE FX in both paths, add the first of your FOH FX and pull it down to create a Path 1B. Move the Split Block to first in the chain or pull it down so that both Paths 1A and 1B are set to Guitar Input. Route the Path 1B Output Block to Path 2A and create your FOH signal chain in Path 1B/2A. In this configuration the Output Block for Path 1A, the stage amp's signal chain, can be set to 1/4" and Volume Knob can be set to 1/4". This causes a consistent UNITY signal (0db) to be sent to FOH which, if your preset output levels are balanced, makes for a happy FOH guy (good thing!). You'll want to set the 1/4" to INST if going to your amp's Input, Line if going to the Power amp Return. Set XLR to MIC or LINE, whatever makes FOH happy. Here's a demo preset. calelitecoach.hlx
  4. rd2rk

    Helix LT - Purchase

    Fixed years ago. If you buy used and get an older one which then develops a problem with the Expression pedal, they'll fix it for you w/o charge. That said, the LT's expression pedal is not as robust as the one on the full-fat Floor model.
  5. rd2rk

    Helix LT - Purchase

    Eric Klein, Chief Product Design Architect, Yamaha Guitar Group / Line 6 / Ampeg (aka Digital Igloo) says no. Since no one believes him, he has a couple of standing bets going over on TGP. You can find all the details and get in on it here: Any Indication of a Line6 Helix II Coming Soon? | The Gear Page This question is posted somewhere at least once a week. As a general rule, you should buy NOW what you want to play NOW. Nobody on planet earth is guaranteed a tomorrow.
  6. Wrong. Your assumptions are, again, incorrect. Catalyst was NOT released to compete with Katana which is, after all, just another recent attempt to better Line6 amps released almost 30 years ago (AxSys - 1996). Line6 famously doesn't give a rat's patootie what the other guys do. The Catalyst was released as it's own thing. Because it wasn't designed to do what YOU want it to do does not constitute either a design flaw or a marketing fail on the part of L6.
  7. One of the many reasons that I switched to Helix was that I was tired of the popping noises made by the expensive FX I had in front of my expensive tube amps. Nothing is easy. C'est la vie! The interactions between digital and analog components and the infinite possible combinations and permutations of various digital and analog FX make the pursuit of simple and universally applicable solutions a fool's errand. FWIW - I use my Cat100 in conjunction with my Helix floor configured with a combination of Snapshots and MIDI. I have NONE of the problems that you continue to encounter. Of course, my looper needs are absolutely basic, and I just put the looper block (would work with a HW looper too) in a parallel path with a separate send to a proper mixer and separate power amp/speaker. Works for me!
  8. My KIA won't do 200mph. Seems like a major design flaw to me. KIA disagrees. They CLAIM it does EXACTLY what it was DESIGNED to do. It sounds like what you want to do is to have the Looper in the FX Loop, but after the initial input from which the Loop was created, have the Loop playback completely isolated from the signal path but playing back through the power amp? You're correct. that won't work. It's not a "major design flaw", the amp just wasn't designed for your application. You can make some of the people happy some of the time..... Return the amp and buy something that claims UP FRONT to do EXACTLY what YOU need it to do.
  9. If that's suddenly the case on all presets, it could be a bad switch. Open a support ticket.
  10. People performed with two channel amps using a two button FS to switch channels and engage (very limited) FX for DECADES, and still do. You have a device which does the same thing AND provides SIX of those amps (and MANY more FX) in one unit for a fraction of what traditional two channel amps cost, and you're stressed about having to push a button to switch to a different amp? I agree about the light on the amp dial, I'd have liked it brighter.
  11. Catalyst 60 $300 26lbs 17.5x20x10 Airstep Multi 4 FS $260 Airstep Lite +4FS $180 $740 Catalyst 100 $400 32lbs 19x22x10 MeloAudio MIDI Commander 8FS $150 $550 To switch Banks without MIDI - Hold MANUAL button, turn dial. Android or iPhone+cable(6.6ft <>$13)+app - touchscreen control of everything. Just sayin'.....
  12. It's not Global, but you can copy/paste between snapshots and/or presets. In CommandCenter, right-click a button or IC, select COPY ALL. Paste to all snapshots/presets as desired.
  13. Using Helix in an amp's FX loop for FX only is different from what is typically referred to as 4cm even though both methods use 4 cables. 4cm usually refers to putting the amp's preamp section in a Helix FX Loop. This allows you to place FX like OD/Dist before the amp's preamp and time based FX like delay/reverb after, between the amp's preamp and poweramp. Wire your rig like this: Guitar>LT Input>LT SEND(INSTRUMENT*)>Amp Input>Amp SEND>LT RETURN(LINE*)>LT L/Mono Out(LINE)>Amp RETURN Place your FX Loop Block AFTER FX that you want before your amp's preamp (before the FX Loop Block) and place other FX after. You can then place a Helix amp/preamp before the FX Loop Block (after works too, personal preference) and use the toggling method I described. *Since you can't set a single FX Loop to different Send/Return levels I usually use TWO Helix FX Loops - the SEND from Loop 1 set to INSTRUMENT (Global Settings>Ins/Outs) using Send 1 Block and the RETURN from Loop 2 set to LINE and using Return 2 Block. This usually provides the proper levels (INSTRUMENT for the amp input, LINE for the amp's SEND) and cuts down on noise from some amps' FX Loops. While you can try to manually balance the levels within the FX Loop Block itself, using the Global settings is much easier. When using this method, be sure to set the DRY THRU parameter of the FX Loop SEND Block to OFF (all the way left).
  14. If you BYPASS the A/B Split, signal is routed to BOTH paths. If you control the Bypass state of the split by saving the SS with the Split Block in the desired state you can still use a Stomp to BYPASS or activate the Split. While you can control the BYPASS state of a block using Snapshots OR a Stomp OR both, you cannot control a PARAMETER of a block using both. A PARAMETER of a block ("Route To" in this case) can be controlled with EITHER a Stomp OR a Snapshot, but not both. This rule is consistent across Helix platforms. You want to toggle the ROUTE TO parameter of the Split regardless of which Snapshot you're in while also controlling it per Snapshot, and that isn't going to work.
  15. Easiest way: In Global Settings>Preferences set Snapshot Edits to RECALL. Open CommandCenter. In SS1 set ALL switches the way you want them. Use the Snapshot Dropdown within CommandCenter to switch to SS2. Set ALL switches in SS2 the way you want them. Repeat for all Snapshots. SAVE preset. If, in regular performance usage, you don't want on-the-fly snapshot edits to be recalled, just change the Global setting after each major CommandCenter editing session. If you don't want to have to remember to change the Global Setting, just SAVE the preset after editing each Snapshot.
  16. At the bottom of the reply window. Very handy! Not a lot of storage space allowed though, I'm constantly having to go in and delete pictures from old posts!
  17. I've got a couple of different presets I've been using, including a W/D/W that I use with my PC212. The combination of Helix and Catalyst is really awesome. FWIW - today I've driven my neighbor crazy by playing for like 3 hours using the Derailed Ingrid into the Cat poweramp. Sounds GREAT!
  18. I know what momentary vs latching switches are. I just didn't know that the HX FX modes worked that way. I just had a look at the HX FX manual and now I see what you're talking about with momentary/latching modes. The HX FX works very differently from either the Helix or the HX Stomp in that respect.. Learn something new every day!
  19. Oops! OK, here it is saved in HXFX format in Native. SS1 is NO DELAYS - all you're getting is the direct signal thru Path A. SS2 is just the TIME DELAY. SS3 is just the NOTE DELAY. SS4 is BOTH DELAYS. Again, the FX in Path A are just there to prove that there's no signal from Path A when Path B is selected. You may have to mod the I/O blocks, I don't actually have an HXFX to test it on. HXFX AB.hlx
  20. OR you COULD just attach the preset right here...
  21. You can either: Assign a FS to both the preamp block and the FX Loop block and save the preset with one on and the other off. This will cause the blocks to toggle, swapping your amp's preamp for the HX preamp. OR You could use snapshots, saving your snapshots with whichever preamp you want on or off in that snapshot.
  22. ??????? ????????????????????? It sounds like you're making up terms for stuff. Where in the manual did you find this?
  23. Assuming that your verb/delay are simple guitar pedals, they're designed to go between the guitar and an amp input. The output from your HXS to the pedals should therefore be set to INSTRUMENT. Likewise, as the pedals are designed to go into the front of an amp, the Apollo's Input should be set to INSTRUMENT. A better way to wire your board would be to use 4cm, with the pedals in the loop. The SEND/RETURN on the HXS would then be set to INSTRUMENT, and you could set the HXS Output (to your board's output) to INSTRUMENT or LINE, whichever the Apollo likes better. This also allows you to put the IR/CAB of your HXS either before or after the Loop, which may make a difference. You can also, by using two Loops, run your delay/verb in parallel, which also can make a BIG difference depending on your FX settings.
  24. Demo preset attached. This demos several techniques. SS1 is NO DELAYS - all you're getting is the direct signal thru Path A. SS2 is just the TIME DELAY. SS3 is just the NOTE DELAY. SS4 is BOTH DELAYS. SS5 is the clean signal on Path A and BOTH delays on Path B set to 100% mix. Notes: The "Route To" parameter of the A/B split, the MIX parameters of the delays, the A and B Levels in the MIX Block and the Output Level (Output Block) are all set to be controlled by Snapshots. The delays are set to their default MIX settings of 40% in SS1-4. In SS5 the Delay MIX parameters are at 100%. All of those parameters can be tuned to your specific requirements, and any other delay parameters that you'd like to be controlled by snapshots can be added. Also note the Output Level settings. when using both paths of a split the output level is 3db higher than when using only one path. Thus, SS1-4 are set 3db higher than SS5. It's called "pan law". Google it if you want to know more. Finally, the distortion in Path A is there solely as a quick way for you to PROVE that there's no signal passing through Path A in SS2-4. Keep in mind that this is purely a demo preset. Use any or all of these techniques as needed. A_B Split.hlx
  25. Switching modes shouldn't have any effect on anything to do with MIDI.
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