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  1. I agree. I also have the Helix floor and it works the "right way". The idea here is that you can have the BANK up and down buttons showing on the left, tap one of them to see the presets (in momentary mode so they are blinking), tap the preset you want to go to and have it switch back to snapshot mode for that selected preset.
  2. I am having this issue also. If I edit something like the bypass state of a block in a snapshot and save it in HX Edit, it doesn't seem to "stick" when I go to a different snapshot and then come back to the one I changed and saved. For this to work, it seems I have to save it on the unit itself. There must be a bug in the HX Edit software with regard to the HX Effects. I have also noticed how the preset name at the top doesn't change to italics when you have edited something in the preset. It does that with the regular Helix Floor and then when you save the preset, it changes back to regular text. The italics is a nice way to know that you have changed something in the preset and that it hasn't been saved yet. Maybe this is unique to the Helix, not sure.
  3. HD Edit certainly has some bugs that I wish Line 6 would actually fix. That being said, I don't think it's a matter of the tempo drifting. The BPM doesn't change and I'm not hitting the Tap Tempo switch. I don't have tempo set to global. The delay setting does seem fairly consistent when the HD500X is not attached to HD Edit. For all we know, this issue is related to the problem with the BPM setting not actually working within HD Edit. I always have to set the BPM on the HD500X itself.
  4. I frequently use a dotted 8th digital delay in my patches and have noticed at times, that it somehow stops working as a dotted 8th and becomes more like a 1/4 note delay. The setting in HD Edit and on the HD500X itself still shows the dotted 8th. I always dial in the BPM for the patch, so the timing of the dotted 8th delay is based off of that. I believe this usually happens when I have the HD500X connected to the computer via the USB cable although I seem to recall this also happening when running the HD500X on its own. In order to fix it, I end up changing the type of note delay to something like a 1/2 note, saving the patch, then switching it back to dotted 8th note and saving it again. Has anyone else noticed this happening? It's not a consistent thing, but it is somewhat disconcerting considering how much one may rely on a specific delay for a song.
  5. Thanks, I'll have to try out that Dr. Z amp.
  6. For that song, I typically use the Screamer Overdrive, a touch of Analog Chorus, dotted 8th digital delay, an AC30 amp, and a plate reverb, in that order. It's pretty simple to create your own patch for it. If you ever look up Daniel Carson's rig online, you'll see he uses some pretty straightforward stuff himself in terms of pedals and amps.
  7. Has anyone else noticed that when editing patches in the HD500X Edit software (and probably the HD500 Edit) and trying to set the BPM value, it doesn't "stick"? For example, let's say I have a patch for a particular song and want to set the BPM to 75. I select the BPM field, type in 75 and and then save that selected preset. Then, I double click some other preset to change to that one and then double click back on the preset I set to 75. I look at the BPM value and it's not 75. It goes back to whatever it was previous to setting it, say the default of 120. The workaround I have is to just hold the view button on the unit and go down to the 6th menu screen and manually set the BPM there for the patch, but that seems kind of dumb that I need to do that. What's the point of an editable BPM field in the software if it doesn't really work? Maybe I'm doing something wrong in terms of how to get it to apply? Not sure. Any thoughts on this?
  8. I can certainly try turning down the stereo and see if I can max out the Master Volume that way. That could be a better way to determine if the patches I'm creating sound good or not. When connecting to the mixer, I do set the Master Volume pot to maximum and let the sound guys adjust the input gain. When I first got the HD500X, I did try just using the Left XLR output and it sounded fine. The 1/4" output into the DI seemed a bit louder though, but that could just be a function of the different interface and the DI itself. I may try using both XLR outputs, although I won't really get stereo anyway since we don't run a stereo setup. We use Mackie DL1608 mixers (which use iPads for the mixer interface). The latest software update for the Master Fader iPad app is going to be able to combine inputs into one slider, which would be good if I end up using both XLR outputs into two inputs on the mixer. At any rate, the 1/4" out to DI is working pretty well for me at this point, although it does make more sense to just eliminate the DI, even if just for simplicity's sake.
  9. Well, I didn't want to use two inputs to the mixer and according to Line 6 the XLR outputs do not sum to mono. I don't want to worry about whether or not I am missing the Right side of the signal if I'm only plugged into the Left XLR output. I suppose I could pan both sides of the mixer to the Left and try that out too.
  10. Just curious, what level do you keep the Master Volume dial at then? Seems like you would need to keep it fairly low to keep it reasonable in the headphones. If you keep the dial at that same level at the church, isn't it kind of a weak signal to the mixer there? Do they have to crank up the gain pot on the mixer then? With my settings as I described, the gain on the mixer is probably at about 50%, although I haven't checked it myself in a while, so I am not completely sure.
  11. For those of you using the HD500(X) directly into a PA, I am just curious what kind of volume settings you are using. Here is what I have been doing. Just looking to see what the "best practice" would be for this and see if I am on the right track: I am using the Left(mono) 1/4" output into a direct box and then to the mixer. The direct box is set to "Instrument", which seems to be a louder signal than "Line". I turn up the Master Volume dial all the way on the HD500X unit. The volume level on my amps is typically set to around 60, give or take depending on the amount of drive being used and which amp it is. While creating patches, I make a practice of switching between a bunch of them to ensure that my volume levels are fairly consistent. I am also setting the L and R mixer settings to "Center" for all patches, which definitely increases the volume level compared to the default where they are panned fully left and right, respectively. I am not concerned about stereo since we are not running a stereo mixer anyway. One thing to note is that when I am creating the patches, I am using my speakers at home (headphone output) and have the Master Volume at about 1/3 since maxing it out would blow out the speakers and be way too loud for comfort. Basically, I am trying to pump a decent signal level to the mixer, have consistent volume levels between patches and not produce any clipping. So far, my method seems to work. I have tested things out over the PA and actually stood out in the seating area of the room (using a long enough cord) to listen to what it sounds like. I have not noticed any clipping problems over the PA. Let me know your thoughts on this and what methods you are using. Thanks.
  12. I haven't even heard of the Axe Fx, but I will check it out just to see what it is. My take on all this is that tone is tone. If I can make what I consider to be excellent tones from the HD500X, then that is all I need. Sure, I could get a physical amp and even then, it's going to be a matter of tweaking that until it sounds the way I want it. Even then, I am limited to that particular amp's sound. With the HD500X, I have tons of options to choose from and to me, it sounds amazing. It also serves the purpose I need, which is playing in a church where we aren't able to use a cranked up amp, mic'd onstage or even backstage. Not to mention, I like the clean look on stage of a simple, low profile, floor device.
  13. By the way, thanks again for this tip. It works. Got a chance to play around with multiple amps. Not sure I like the added complexity of dealing with two amps in a patch though. It does, however, create a lot of options for modifying your tones.
  14. sbeattie7

    Hd Pro X

    Speaking of the HD Pro X... what is the real advantage to this device? Yes, it's a rack mount, but then you need to buy a foot switch board to control it live. Seems like more expense for no extra return.
  15. I think you are asking the same thing I asked about the other day. I'm guessing you want to use something like a 1/4 or dotted 1/8 note and set the BPM value for the song? While editing the delay effect, change it to the note value you want instead of ms and then press and hold the View button. Use the down arrow on the navigator pad to get to screen 6/10 for MIDI/Tempo. Use dial 3 to set it to "preset" and then dial 4 to set the BPM value. It will save that value with the preset. For other presets you just press the View button again and change the BPM for that preset.
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