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  1. duncann

    Bank Up/Down reversal

    It will be in the next update, in spring sometime.
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    Roland has figured it out

    I'm waiting for the day someone invents self-healing strings.
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    Amplification Survey Re: PowerCab & Helix

    I took it, but was pointless for my situation, same as DunedInDragon. But it looks like an interesting product nonetheless.
  4. duncann

    looking for some help with reverb switching

    One way would be to simply assign the mix parameter of the reverb to a switch, specifying the min and max values. The switch can be momentary or latching, the LED red, and the scribble strip can even be labeled "more reverb". With the reverb block selected, hit the menu button on the device and then controller assign. From there it should be apparent. To customize the color and scribble strip bring up the command center. I find it easier to do on HX edit: right-click on the parameter you want to assign to a switch, then go to the bypass/controller assign tab.
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    Updating the Helix

    The lack of excitement during a firmware update, as suggested by cruisinon2, can be decreased by executing it during the threat of a power outage.
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    What will Line 6 drop at Winter NAMM 2019?

    Yay! They added a swap for up and down. Thanks Helix team.
  7. duncann

    Snapshot logic - "Snapshot safe" setting

    It looks like per block snapsnot omission is coming, among other cool things:
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    Help with multitrack recording

    There is no global option for what you want to do and there will be a pause when switching presets. Any particular reason why you're not using snapshots? Using them would remove the pause and effectively provide the global option you're looking for.
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    Does Line6 even test software?

    Ha! Are you kidding? I could never duplicate that. To make matters worse, the entire thing was run through a reverse delay, with 100% mix and a 2 second time. So that means I had no idea what was going to come out of the speakers, regardless of what I was actually playing on the guitar.
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    Does Line6 even test software?

    Depends on what you mean by improvisation. Everything starts off as improvisation, but all of it eventually goes through a heavy refining process (note by note), some deviating heavily from the first musical thought and some staying very close to the original with perhaps only some style or specific phrasing added. So I suppose that's not really true improvisation, which I frankly suck terribly at. The only thing I ever improvised on the spot and never changed is Entropy (made with the HD).
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    Does Line6 even test software?

    There are some things I still like better about the HD. For example, seeing as how the clarity of HD isn't as great as HX, it's more forgiving as far as lack of technical playing ability and can even go so far as to assist in obstructing minor musical deficiencies ... or is that an excuse for poor writing and tone making and blaming it on the pitiable HD :) In any event, thanks to the HD, it's one component in the evolution of striving to become a better guitarist. You're on to something with the last part of your post. In making revisions to the original, the first point of unquantifiable emotional content, or in the pathos, which can be hard to remember the more time passes (probably doesn't help that less is available these days - time, not memory), and adding new layers of emotion, something is bound to be lost. The goal is to always try and improve the original though. Perhaps that's easier said than done and it's actually easier, unfortunately, to realize a degree of failure. Hope not. Something to think about...
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    Does Line6 even test software?

    Thanks for making me aware of a more recent version, not that I use it anymore though. I wonder what it is they fixed?
  13. duncann

    How to get HD500 "Mid Focus EQ" in Helix?

    The Kinky Boost seems magical for getting that extra gain, smoothness, sustain, and warmth all in exactly the right proportions.
  14. Not against having more amps or choices, if a particular amp actually adds something unique. If it's an amp that's more or less just a variation of something already there, it wastes development resources that could be spent more effectively on something else. There's already too much repetition for amps in Helix. A choice in name only isn't really a choice, just noise.
  15. Wandering outside the scope of Helix's amp measure, and staying there at the same time, I'm curious to know why many people find it difficult to be satisfied with what's currently right in front of them, to a rational degree?