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  1. ^^^^. For me if I had to add a a foot switch and or volume pedal I might as well bring my helix. Stomp is my helix backup.
  2. Yes only between banks. Unless you bend over and change the mode by hand then back to snapshot mode. I’m always in snapshot mode when I use my stomp at small clubs with limited space. Otherwise my helix is on the floor. So I set mine up like this.. bank 17a would be in snapshot mode with a b c being clean crunch. Lead. Then 18a. Another preset if needed with snapshot a b c on it. It’s a two step process to get to next bank. You simultaneously step on a and b to go down one bank or b and c to go up one bank. Then choose your preset and it automatically goes back to snapshot mode for that preset. This unit is only my backup if my helix goes on the fritz or the stage is so small and limited on room. If your playing in a band we’re you need seamless ways to get to other banks and or presets fast this is not for you IMO. Go get a helix.
  3. Not sure why the flat frfr stuff is bad for you. It’s designed to go with the helix amp and cab blocks. You might need to retweak everything to make it sound good in that mode on the pc+. if you run your cab sim on your helix and your cab sim on your pc it might sound horrible. Or not? I run my cab sim off on the helix and cab sim creamback ready live IR on the PC+ Sounds awesome.
  4. Unfortunately, I don’t think the PC or Pc + have a factory reset. Cmon line6. But you can reinstall firmware that should reset everything and also erase what you have. So, if there is something you need to save, use save to disc via your edit software.
  5. Most factory presets are way over mixed, etc. try disable your cab block in your helix and using one of the speaker sims in the PC+. Or better yet go get an IR from ready live.
  6. You could run your l6 link into the first PC+ then thru to your 2nd. The channels will split and give you what you are looking for either full stereo or just slight variations of tone each channel or path. The tough part is playing out. Your at the mercy of the house sound tech/person. Each channel would have to be set up like you want. The house PA system may not be as good as your home stuff so all that trouble of tone setup would go down the drain. Plus shlepping all that xtra gear would be a hassle.
  7. If I’m at small bars clubs and I don’t plug into foh, I just go with the preset speaker combo that worked during rehearsal with my band. If on bigger stages or I do run foh, I step off stage with wireless to see which mic I think might sound best in my preset and any other minor tweaks needed thru house PA system. Remember mics in the preset only work when you use the xlr out to foh. They don’t work when your just listening to yourself playing thru the Pc. I’ll turn my pc volume completely off to just here house pa tone for tweaking. I always use my PC as my monitor tilted towards me if using foh. Or backline if used not hooked up to foh. Oh, if you use ir’s there is no mic selection for xlr out. Or at least the one I have. Amp sound tone is pretty much same as tone coming out xlr. One last thing, I used to run my setup thru an atomic clr neo. For me the Powercab is better.
  8. I use the Powercab plus only for my acoustic stuff. I run my acoustic thru a Fishman aura Di. And some other pedals into the PC. sounds frikn amazing. Then I run my banjo thru an Alix DI. into channel 2 of the PC. AND IT SOUNDS GREAT! I play in an Celtic/Irish rock band full drums bass etc.. plenty loud enough. The low volume stuff I see on this forum must be the helix coupled to the PC? Then if I’m on bigger stages I use the xlr out of Pc to get the mic’d in room feel thru foh and it kills it.
  9. So.... ^^^^^ what he said! In the global section there is input 1 and 2. There set from factory at lowest dB. Bring those up to at least 0 or higher. I run +4 or more if you need it. Then each cab preset you pick has its own level on the powrpercab plus. I bring this up pretty high also. My gig volume is great. I’m only half way up on Powercab master volume. I do agree with poster on this forum, line 6 should of made this 500w. There should be no reason helix owners should have to max out all there preset volumes etc. to get gig band volume blend.
  10. OR, maybe Better? ^^. You don't need 509 different paths to get good tone or get lost in buying endless tones and ir's and still not be satisfied. or, have to hook up to another computer to edit in this day and age. And still line 6 can't get the preset switching to be seem less. If this board sounds halfway descent in a band mix and is seamless preset switching I will be a convert. This coming from a person who has had the bean to two helix units and everything in Between!
  11. Im in! I've had two helix, first one had issues the second well maybe since I was one of the first to purchase it, it just wasn't friendly with playing out hooking up with some foh boards. New firm wares might of changed that since I sold it. Still have my fh 1500 and fh fx floor pedal hooked to my clr neo Mkii. Which in a live band mix were I always use them sound great. I always thought the helix should of came with a iPad Bluetooth option for ease of use and no bending over or hooking up to a computer to get the tones you want. Heck these are computers now why do you still have to hook up to another to edit? I'm a gigging out guitarist I don't want to spend countless hours chasing the preverbial tone tail. Headrush looks good, will see, time will tell..
  12. I prefer the firehawk fx. Now like I said I bought the helix when it first came out and I'm not sure what the firmware has fixed since then. It's kinda like this analogy, when the first vcr's came out it was just hit play rewind or fast forward years later you couldn't even figure out how to set your clock. Even tho the vcr part was the same. I play out mostly, I like to be able to adjust a few parameters at the gig and go. The fh lets me stand hook up my iPad and a couple of sliders later I'm good to go. Tone wise the helix outside a band mix was good and had more ways to get your tone. In a band mix I could get both to sound very close. At the time the helix wasn't very friendly with foh hook ups and phantom power etc. my fh fx is just plug xlr and go no problems. So I guess if your someone who never plays out and likes to mess with their tone for countless hours on end editing with multiple paths etc. Go Helix. If you are in a band and like ease of adjustments and don't like to be chasing the tone tail. Firehawk fx or fh 1500.
  13. Yeah I use it as my backup in case my fh fx were to go down.
  14. I had the amplify 150 when it first came out. I thought it was great next step all in one unit. Stream your music so you can practice your sets. Light weight. Easy iPad adjust all parameters while not hooked up by computer or being bent over. What more could you want? Well how about a way to hook up to Foh for just one. So I bought the Helix. That was a nightmare for me. Now i was one of the first to get it and by now they probably have most bugs out of it. Great looking unit not as easy to just stand and adjust parameters via iPad. You had to have it on your desk or cabled to a computer. It at the time was a mess playing out live, hooking it up to older foh units with phantom power. I could go on and on but I won't, and it was returned. now enter the firehawk 1500. It was exactly what I hoped the amplify 150 would be. Bigger sounding, easy hook up to foh, iPad user friendly, etc. but, omg is this thing heavy! I had to get a cart to wheel it around. So I got the firehawk fx. I have that mounted on large pedal train board with my tuner g50 wireless extra volume pedal. And subtle volume to control my atomic neo Mkii wedge. Xlr to foh, 1/4 to subtle vol to wedge. Wow! Perfect! Now my firehawk 1500 is used for streaming music while I play thru my fh fx. Tone wise this setup sounds great! And I have had the red been thru helix..
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