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  1. Still working with no issues! Although I'm using it on an HX Stomp now. But same power supply for any of them.
  2. Cool, thanks for the info. I'll follow your advice and see what happens.
  3. Not sure if it is just me, but I can't get an external footswitch (that was previously working for tap tempo) to set tap tempo. I can tell the footswitch is connected because if I hold the switch the tuner comes up. I set the footswitch in Global settings to be Tempo/Tuner, and have the delay time in the preset set to 1/4 Notes. Just cannot get the switch to actually change the delay time/tempo. Anyone else having this issue?
  4. Guess it's just my particular MB Pro. Fine for HX Edit, will do any future firmware updates via Windows laptop.
  5. MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) A1398 (EMC 2512) Mac OS Catalina Version 10.15.4
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. Confirmed with L6 tech support, this feature is not working in the current firmware. Glad I'm not losing my mind.
  18. 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.
  19. So I have dedicated EXP 2 on my HX to be a volume pedal, and set the Position to "Global". I want the position of the pedal to stay the same across all presets and snapshots. It isn't working. I can pull the volume pedal all the back (0% volume) on one preset, switch to another preset and the volume jumps to 100%, even thought the pedal is still all the way back. Am I not understanding the idea of a Global position? I did put in a support ticket but figured I'd ask the forum in case someone else has had the same issue. Thanks!
  20. Me too, sometimes really loud and of course, if reverb is on the patch you going back to, it sound especially noticeable.
  21. Thought I'd share this with the group. I was looking for a smaller footprint power supply to go on my pedal board to power the Helix HX. The Line 6 DC-3 is huge, and the orientation of the plug blades made it too space-sucking for my board. It took me a while, but I found a "normal" sized AC adapter, 9V, 3A, with a 2.5mm diameter center-negative plug. That was the tough part. I read in the FAQ section that some of the pedal board power bricks "could" work, but it seemed like an imperfect solution. The one I found, on FeeBay,meets all the power requirements and was $12.99. Now my DC-3 is a backup in case anything ever fails on the board. No relation to the seller, just a PSA for the Helix-minded. https://www.ebay.com/itm/191721888034
  22. Former Helix owner, now a Helix HX Effects owner. Both of your requests can be accomplished from the Signal Flow page. The way the HX and the Helix work is similar in a lot of ways, yet very different in how to accomplish things. Presets are actually snapshots. I have a volume pedal at the end of each signal flow, yet don't want (or need) a footswitch delegated to it. You chose "None" under footswitch assignment. The block stays in your flow but is always on or off, depending on how you set it up. And that is the same place you can have a single footswitch assigned to one or more blocks. Just use the "Switch" assignment and turn the 3rd small knob. Hope that helps.
  23. FINALLY got my Helix HX to change channels on my Splawn SuperSport. Never got my Helix Floor to work correctly. With a TRS cable plugged into the amp, and the tip cable (send cable if you call it send/return) into the Helix, I could get the channels to switch but with an awful hum. Nothing I did would make it go away. Using an Ebtech box was not the solution because by lifting the ground the switching stopped working. Sold the Helix Floor because I really missed the sound/feel of a real tube amp. Was hoping the HX switching would work, but same issue. Then I remembered I had bought a Voodoo Labs MIDI channel switcher years ago. After hours (and I mean hours) of fiddling around, I successfully got the HX to send a MIDI CC command to the switcher and it switches the channels correctly. And the LED on the switcher actually shows the correct channel (Red = Overdrive, Off = Clean). So I have preset (snapshot) for Clean, and another for Overdrive. The funny thing is my TC Electronics G-System (which still sounds awesome) had no problem switching channels on the Splawn or my Bogner Shiva. Anyway, now enjoying the HX in the effects loop. Cool little box, takes a bit more button-pushing to program than the Helix Floor, but still very cool.
  24. I think you mean Command Settings. I have tried all 3 settings for tip-to-sleeve, ring-to-sleeve, and both. No difference. What I am hearing sounds like a ground loop. It may be the way the jacks are wired in the amp. I have a HumX unit I can try lifting the ground with. Just wondering if there were any users out there doing channel switching on a Splawn.
  25. Not sure what you mean, there is no place to set any Ext Amp settings under Global Settings that I can see.
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