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  1. I am experiencing a bug in controlling my amp using "Ext Amp" commands. My amp (Mesa Lonestar Special) has a stereo cable jack for controlling channel switching and boost. Tip (latching) is for channel switch and ring (latching) is for the boost. My helix is set up using snapshots. I have "Ext Amp 1 Tip" assigned to a switch. The state of this switch I save per snapshot (Clean/Distortion) . Secondly, I have configured the expression pedal switch ( which btw, is INCREDIBLY hard to press/activate) to control the "Ext Amp 2 Ring". Whenever I am in my distortion channel and want to activate the boost, my amp switched back to the clean channel as the boost gets enabled. I have tested with a meter and what seems to be happening is, if "Ext Amp 1 Tip" is engaged and latching, them Ext Amp 2 Ring is also engaged by the expression pedal switch, "Ext Amp 1 Tip" latch is released, causing my amp to go back to it's default channel. I tested assigning the Ext Amp 2 Ring to any pedal and this bug persists. I have been using this configuration for a long time with no problems. I have three shows this week, I guess my work around will be to go back to the mesa pedal for the boost functionality. Bummer, I hope this gets addressed soon.
  2. I am experiencing a bug in controlling my amp using "Ext Amp" commands. My amp (Mesa Lonestar Special) has a stereo cable jack for controlling channel switching and boost. Tip (latching) is for channel switch and ring (latching) is for the boost. My helix is set up using snapshots. I have "Ext Amp 1 Tip" assigned to a switch. The state of this switch I save per snapshot (Clean/Distortion) . Secondly, I have configured the expression pedal switch ( which btw, is INCREDIBLY hard to press/activate) to control the "Ext Amp 2 Ring". Whenever I am in my distortion channel and want to activate the boost, my amp switched back to the clean channel as the boost gets enabled. I have tested with a meter and what seems to be happening is, if "Ext Amp 1 Tip" is engaged and latching, them Ext Amp 2 Ring is also engaged by the expression pedal switch, "Ext Amp 1 Tip" latch is released, causing my amp to go back to it's default channel. I tested assigning the Ext Amp 2 Ring to any pedal and this bug persists. I have been using this configuration for a long time with no problems. I have three shows this week, I guess my work around will be to go back to the mesa pedal for the boost functionality. Bummer, I hope this gets addressed soon.
  3. I had this very same problem last night. It is very annoying. The only way I was able to get it to properly switch the relay was to un-assign from a pedal, go to command center and assign the relay to the first lightning bolt, them go through each Snapshot and set the relay value to tip for my channel 2 or sleeve for channel one respectively. While I got this to work, there are two problems with this method. One, typically on my amp (Mesa Lonestar Special) the ring activates the 'Solo' mode, well I don't want the solo mode activated, I just want to switch back to the clean channel 1 sound, I needed to plug the chord into the mono channel switch input on the back of the amp. So I am effectively prevented from using the ring switch for anything because it is being reserved as ' the value other than tip active' if that makes sense. Also, my first approach was to assign the switch to a pedal so I could activate the stop mode and change channels at will. Even after assigning the switching per Snapshot, if I have this action assigned to a stomp pedal, it prevents the switching I previously programmed. When I use the switching in preset mode it works quote different, I either assign the relay to latch on the tip for Channel2 or I assign no relay function at all for channel 1, easy and frees up the ring relay to use for whatever other device or mode I want to activate. Yes, my vote I this is a big bug.
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