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  1. Guess it's just my particular MB Pro. Fine for HX Edit, will do any future firmware updates via Windows laptop.
  2. MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) A1398 (EMC 2512) Mac OS Catalina Version 10.15.4
  3. Hey, who knows, but the 2.9 editor works fine on this MacBook. Used the same cable with the PC so I know it isn't that. The issue was with the firmware updater. Maybe it is the MacBook, can't say. I'll be curious to see if anyone else using OS X has this issue over the coming weeks.
  4. There are no buttons 9 + 10 on the HX Effects... I did attempt to do a factory reset on both units, which did not work. What did work is to run the Updater from the Windows PC. Mac OS did not work, there is obviously a problem there. I was able to get both the Stomp and Effects updated to 2.9, and then reloaded my backup from the Mac. Not sure what I would have done if I did not have a Windows machine.
  5. Yes, I followed the Line 6 instructions to the letter. And I am not a computer newbie. Once the units bricked, the instruction is to use the Line 6 updater, which also failed. I originally tried on a Mac laptop, now trying on a Dell laptop.
  6. It's a good thing there aren't any gigs in the near future. I've got 2 bricked HX units, a Stomp and an Effects. Attempted the 2.9 firmware update on both, both units failed and now won't boot. Opened a support ticket and tried what they told me to (power up holding down the > button) and then try to manually load the firmware. Both units failed again. I should have waited until the rest of the world worked out the bugs. So beware out there.
  7. I am using a Pigtronix Infinity Looper Remote (2 momentary switches) on my Stomp, one for Bypass and the other for Tap Tempo. Set to FS 4 and FS 5. Once I got it set up correctly in the Preferences section I just had to make sure the delay setting on the patch I want Tap Tempo is set correctly (not to milliseconds but to note values).
  8. So the power draw is one issue, the other being the standard jack size for most pedals is 2.1mm and the HX and Stomp use a 2.5mm, center negative. Some of the pedal power supply vendors either supply a 2.5mm or offer it as an add-on. I am powering my HX with a Cioks DC7 and a parallel cable that combines 2 of the 9V/600mA jacks to provide 9V/1200mA to the HX. Works fine. You need to combine the outlets for amperage, not voltage. 2 different cables. Cioks did an excellent video on the power draw of some of the Line 6 pedals that helped me decide how to get rid of that annoying Line 6 wall wart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DccNM_5NJts
  9. I just finished this small pedalboard and thought it might be of interest to some here. First, the board itself is from Temple Audio, and I love their design. I bought the DUO24 "kit" (comes with power module, 4-way input/output module, and a carry bag). The pedals get attached with a modular mounting system that locks the pedal onto the board, but can be moved very easily. They have a pedalboard builder on their website which helped with pedal placement. Anyway, I have been going back and forth between the amp models in the Stomp and the the models in the Iridium. Granted, there are only really 3 models in the Iridium (plus cab IR's), so if you "need" more than that, this might not be the pedal for you. I am running out of the pedalboard into the effects return of a Quilter 101 Mini Head, and then into a 2 x 10 pine cabinet with WGS speakers. The amp models in the Iridium sound (and feel) way more realistic to my ears. So the Stomp is being used for effects only. The cab IR's in the Iridium are shut off since I am going into a guitar cabinet. The Iridium can store 300 presets via MIDI, and you can load your own cabinet IR's. Cool little rig!
  10. robberns

    HX FX 4CM INFO

    I also use the HX FX in the effects loop of my Bogner Shiva. Couple of stupid questions, just to make sure you have things connected correctly. Did you follow the 4CM drawing showing what cables go from the HX to the amp in, FX loop send, FX loop return, etc...? It is not intuitive, so make sure you follow what Line 6 shows. In your FX chain in the HX, is the Loop Send/Return turned on (lit up)? Make sure you are using Loop 1 if you are taking the Send/Return cables from Loop 1 (since there are 2 loops). Do you have an Expression volume pedal at the end of the loop? That got me messed up at one point. Maybe describe how you have the 4-cables connected (from what to what) and that may help us figure out what is going on.
  11. So I have confirmed, this behavior happens even after a hard reset of the factory presets. If I try to add an IR block, the unit freezes, and won't reboot. Gets stuck in the boot screen. Have to do another hard reset. Support ticket opened, will ship unit back. One of the scribble strip screens has 2 vertical lines in it anyway, so that needs to be dealt with. Thanks for everyone's comments.
  12. Did some experimenting, and I can get the unit to lock up if I put an IR block in the chain, even if there aren't any IR's loaded into the unit.
  13. Weird issue with my Helix Effects. Running current firmware, everything behaving as it should. Then I select a preset I wrote quite a while ago, haven't used it in a while. Preset selects, and the unit hangs. Can't do anything. Power off, power back on, and the unit hangs right after the firmware booting screen. Stuck in that boot screen. Had to do a full reset, reload the factory patches. Unit behaves as normal. Load in the last backup I did of my presets, select that preset again to see what happens and... unit bricks again. Finally wrote over that preset with one I know is good, and things back to normal. I can't imagine what I would have done if I was on a gig. Anyone else experience this before?
  14. Confirmed with L6 tech support, this feature is not working in the current firmware. Glad I'm not losing my mind.
  15. Yeah, I thought that was what should happen. I'm using a Mission EP-11 that I modified for TS wiring. It works fine as an expression pedal for any parameter I ask it to. And yes, I am setting EXP2, which is dedicated to volume. And running current firmware BTW.
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