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  1. Greetings all ! Just purchased Line6 Helix native for the Windows path and am running it within Presonus Studio1- 3. Great plugin, great platform too! It is my strong preference to keep any DAW as far away from the internet as humanly possible!!!! Personally, I don't like firewalls but I use the best virus protection in the world bar none! Its called a "Disabled Ethernet" port.. The problem I think I see with this approach is, it looks to me like each time I fire up my recording app in my DAW, it wants to go to line6 (i think) and make sure I purchased and registered helix native.. Presonus S1 by default works the same way but there are ways to start up the app and keep the network dead. Any way to do this at Line6 helix native? have a great day!
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    Helix sending out MIDI tap tempo.

    Hello All, Wondering if anyone has some insight on this: I have a line6 Helix floor unit running the latest OS and I want the MIDI out of Helix to go into the MIDI IN of my computer running an app called "Ableton Live". For those unfamiliar with the app, it just plays wave files and warps audio that conforms to a MIDI tempo.. So the theory I'd like to test is to have some sort of "tap tempo" button on my helix that would send the MIDI code of that tap to the computer as it figures out the tempo of my song and plays that wave file. I don't believe (at least by default) that the tap tempo button on the helix sends any kind of MIDI information. So my guess is I'd have to set up another control button but have no idea what I would need to do to pull this off.. anyone have an idea? thanks! Joe
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    Impulse Response supporting.

    Hey, thanks to you both for the information.. You saved me some wasted time trying to make these reverb IR's work. I actually tried a few... And got absolutely nothing... I do like the acoustic IR comments too.. And I do play acoustic (2 of them) and can stand some improvements on that.. I am going to research who but if you have any recommendations of web sites of things that you like, please let me know. I also like personal recommendations over media hype.. For electrics, I found OWNHAMMER.com which I like very much.. have a great day!
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    Impulse Response supporting.

    Hello all, I am a huge Helix fan, great device! Got a question regarding impulse response files and what it can support to the HELIX. For example, I have bought many across the internet and for amp and speaker cabinet responses, you can slide it into your helix and -- -- there great.. But as I read on the topic of impulse responses on the internet (not necessarily referring to the helix), it's mentioned a lot regarding reverb. In other words, there are folks out there that take a sample of a Hall, Cathedral, Church, whatever that they regard as "the greatest thing since sliced bread" and put those impulse response - Reverb sound finger print into a file.... So... you now have a reverb impulse file and many software plugins can use those in DAWs. My question is, CAN THE HELIX USE THESE REVERB FILES and .... Poof! its like you are playing in your virtual sample of THAT ROOM? I've looked at the documentation regarding this subject and unless I am missing it, its not there making me think the impulse response is STRICTLY going to recreate that AMP-SPEAKER-MIC combination and nothing else.. regards! joe
  5. Thanks Uber Guru, this does help a lot.. wasn't quite sure how the variax stuff is working.. I am very new to it. I finally (and recently) got a guitar that sounds and feels the way I want. It rare for me to find those 2 qualities in 1 instrument. This was a long journey for me to get where I am at today. I will not compromise now that I have what I got. And there is no body real estate for any additional electronics for variax either if I had gutted out another variax guitar. The only thing I really wanted to gain here was some good acoustic guitar stuff on occasions.. So... I believe you are right on target, this is unfortunately not for me.
  6. Hi Folks, I want to ask a few questions to anyone out there that might be a variax guru. (and that is not me). I own a warmoth guitar that also has a graphtech piezo (midi) system that terminates into the typical 13 pin connector. I also own a pod HD500. I am very interested in exploring the world of variax but I absolutely refuse to change my guitar. I love what I have and it must work with variax or I will not go there. So here are my questions.. Can variax interface to this graphtech bridge hex piezo pickup system I have? If so, is it just a conversion cable that I need? Variax looks almost like a RJ48 or ethernet type connector in some kind of cylindar case. Graphtech interface is a 13pin connector. Next question, can my pod HD500 do all this sound modeling or is there some kind of other dedicated piece of hardware that I need to interface to? Thanks much if you can help me.. Joe
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    Fs Controllers And What They Control

    Hey Guys, I want to thank you all for the solutions.. I finally got this thing working the way I want.. Special thanks to "Iknowathingortwo".. you really do know a thing or 2... thanks and have a great day! Joe
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    Fs Controllers And What They Control

    Thanks, but that is exactly what i am trying to find and cant.. I don't understand how to delink that controller to only control 1 effect. I've tried various things on the PC as well as the HD and I cant seem to get rid of the MULTI ..
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    Fs Controllers And What They Control

    Hello all, Got a HD 500 and I like to occasionally set up some of those FS buttons to turn on or off certain effects. So I kind of know how to assign those FS buttons.. (I also use LINE 6 POD HD500 edit on my PC). The problem I am having is some of the FS buttons are set to "MULTI" while its toggeling multiple effects on and off.. I don't want this, I only want the FS to control ONE effect. I can't seem to figure out how to get this off of MULTI.. Anyone know? joe