Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by surfsup1955

  1. There has been discussion on that subject here and there, not sure if L6 will be doing that though?  I feel they should label the product more accurately.. something like “Helix Plug In for DAWs” lol.  Having watched several HN YouTube videos it really isn’t clear that the product is a plug in  - most screen shots make it look like an app?  


    However, after a few days of using it inside Logic Pro I can tell you it’s pretty much a game changer for tones and recording functionality - acoustic guitar IR tones (HN with Logic Pro EQs) are, for me, some of the best acoustic tones I’ve dialed in to date.  Also, I’ve found, it’s best to just build new presets for HN.  The ones off my floor unit were ok in HN but not great.  Makes sense since my floor unit presets are set up for FOH mono, whereas I am building stereo tones in my DAW.

  2. On 2/14/2022 at 8:08 AM, Hillman1312 said:

    Would be nice to have indeed. I use Ableton rather than Logic on a mac M1. I don't do anything crazy like lot's of CPU heavy plugins so can run HXN with low enough latency. Same is true for Mainstage which also works great with HXN. 


    Perhaps an option (workaround) is to disengage your CPU heavy plugins when recording your guitar tracks and only use a high buffer size in the mixing stage. In Ableton there is a "Freeze" option that you can use, not sure if anything similar is available in Logic. It essentially produces a temporary wave-file from the tracks with your plugins so that they don't eat away your available CPU. Although at present I din't need it that also works great. Alternatively, why not use one of the built-in amps in Logic when recording? They may not sound as good as HXN, but once you have recorded the guitar DI signal it's pretty easy to replace the Logic amp with the Helix amp.


    just some thoughts .. hope it helps


    That is a really good idea.  I just installed HN today and have to run the buffer at 128 minimum and it still has a faint lag… mostly in the feel of playing.  Still annoying.  Tones are really good though.  Looking for all ideas.. thanks?

  3. On 5/27/2019 at 12:07 PM, mikefstewart said:

    Total random, curious question.  I am likely to buy a Helix Floor in the next couple of months.  Been researching for too long now.  Thought about Kemper, Fractal or buying a tube amp, etc.  How long do you think it will be before Line 6 says we need a new Helix version, like a Helix 2?  Thanks


    I'm going to go out on a limb and say it won't happen before July 2021..

  4. 23 hours ago, rd2rk said:


    To clarify:


    The Global Setting "Snapshot Edits" applies to ALL changes made to a Snapshot, both Bypass and Parameters. The setting referred to above, "Snapshot Bypass", accessed in a block's right-click menu, applies ONLY to that block, and ONLY to the Bypass setting. So, if a block is normally ON/OFF depending on the Snapshot, you can turn it OFF/ON and have that setting persist across all Snapshots regardless of the saved state, and regardless of the Global "Snapshot Edits" setting. This way, if you want most blocks' bypass settings to return to the saved state when changing Snapshots, you set "Snapshot Edits" to DISCARD. Then, if there's a SPECIFIC block whose Bypass setting you want to PERSIST across Snapshot changes, such as the Poly Capo in the example cited by @Hillman1312, you disable "Snapshot Bypass" on that block.

    That’s clever, did not know that!  Thanks

  5. On 5/27/2021 at 6:43 PM, Drybonz said:


    I also often find Apple infuriating... but I'm here to talk about Line 6.  I find Line 6 very infuriating.  Apple is going to provide them with all the tools they need to be ready for the next macOS in just over a week or so.  Will Line 6 take advantage of this and be prepared when the next OS hits the public, to say that they are compatible?  Based on past performance... no... they will dump no resources into this, ignore their customers, a year will pass and they will finally have their software ready, just before macOS 13, or whatever the next phase is.


    I find it infuriating that some forum users will suggest that the right thing to do is run a years old OS (High Sierra, etc), when other people want to keep their macs up to date.


    I get it.  I’ve been 100% Mac OS and iOS for a long time and have been a Helix owner since their first machines (2015/16?) and this is the first long term OS incompatibility issue that I’ve seen.  Also, Line 6 was not the only company in the same boat.  Hopefully it was just a one off and due to the magnitude of Big Sur? 

    • Upvote 1


    On 12/14/2020 at 5:24 PM, djyelland said:

    The above replies address perfectly my experiences with both units. I hope this is also useful to others. Thanks


    To my ears, especially in the mix, I can easily miss the mark on perfect tone.  So as a Helix owner/tweaker for almost 5 years I can't tell much difference in the Helix and tube/analog gear (have sold off most of my amps and analog pedals as a result).


    I'd be interested in seeing if you or anyone here can get (guess) Jason's setup correctly:


    Jason's tone test..


    If anyone takes the test please paste your response here before the deadline.



  6. 16 hours ago, HonestOpinion said:

    Btw, anyone happen to know exactly where that bit of buzzy piezo nastiness is located? That area of the frequency spectrum that makes it sound more artificial and less pleasing to the ear. Some might say the "piezo quack" . I tend to sweep for it with a parametric and adjust per whichever guitar I am using but curious if anyone knows exactly where those frequencies tend to reside.


    Try sweeping a high Q (narrow) reduction between 750-850 hz.. I set the parametric EQ as my first fx block to get the best sound possible from my dry line in tone (guitar and pickup only), then I switch on the IRs.  I prefer 2 IRs in parallel, one with more bass and one with more mid/highs), then I use the IR block level settings to mix the tone.  I add the wet stuff last.  Works for me.     

    • Like 1
    • Thanks 1
  7. 21 hours ago, faidilarbi said:

    Why doesn't the device run with me? toneport ux2 On the Windows 10 computer Knowing that he was working with me on a Windows 7 computer Is it possible to put the appropriate driver link for downloading?

    line 6 monkey ?

    GearBox ?


    Did you intend for this post to go somewhere else?  I'm only asking because it has zero to do with this thread.  

    • Haha 1
  8. Gerry, I trimmed the preset to load up on HX Stomp (ver 3.0 or higher) and it's up on CustomTone:




    CustomTone comments:  IR used is 3 Sigma Mart 45 Soundhole 1b.  Guitar is a Martin D18 with a K&K Pure Mini pickup.  Typically tuned to Eb w/light gauge bronze strings using a medium pick.  Preset contains 3 snapshots EQ'd differently using the new Acoustic Sim on side chain.  Only 7 fx blocks, HX Stomp compatible.  Requires HX 3.0 or higher.

    • Like 1
  9. 1 hour ago, silverhead said:

    Just to clarify, you can import a single path Helix Floor preset into HX Stomp. You’re correct that you can’t use a dual path preset.


    Thanks, I didn't know that.  This means my son and I can swap presets, awesome!  However, my preset in this discussion is using both paths.  

  10. 4 hours ago, gerryCol said:

    Hi Surfsup, 

    Sorry i missed your reply to my post somehow. I would love to hear your patch, I have the same IR's. Funny you mentioned the K&K pure mini  pickup. I have the K&K Trinity ordered and should have it tomorrow. Great time to take your patch for a spin. 

    Thank you and sorry for missing this to begin with,  just goes to show you how long I have been fighting with this one.



    Hey Gerry, as is typical, my main acoustic preset has morphed into something different than what i described above, which I now prefer.  It still requires 3 Sigma IRs.  Also I have had a chance to piddle around with an HX Stomp (my son bought one) and I know for a fact you can't use a Helix Floor preset in your HX as it doesn't have the dual DSP paths.  However, I will be glad to send.

  11. 4 minutes ago, phil_m said:

    Yeah, if I had to guess, I'd say that the people who post here probably represent less than 1% of the Line 6 user base. I'm kind of surprised they've kept them running in one sense, but on the other hand, it doesn't cost them much to do it. But it's not like there's a full-time employee for the forums. There are a few people who check in every now and then. I've talked a little to them about the log-in stuff, so I think there's some awareness to it. I'm sure it's just one those things that's easy to push to the back burner.


    I can image there are a lot of HX owners who don't search forums for advice or even update their units, my oldest son being one of them.  So yea, I'd guess this is a small sample of owners.


    He's visiting in Dec and I told him to bring his HX and we'll update it to 3.0..lol

  12. 1 hour ago, phil_m said:

    I usually stay signed in between visits. There are occasional weird things, though. The most annoying thing is that often when I click on a thread on my iPhone I’ll be logged out when I get in the thread. The weird thing is if I hit the back button, I’ll be logged in again when back at the main page. The software just seems finicky.

    Yea, lots of anomalies.  Doesn’t seem to have a pattern.  

    This is the second time it’s taken me right to this thread without having to log in.  Both times using the provided email link notifying me someone commented on the thread.  

    I assume L6 is not interested in fixing the issue?

  13. OK, thanks for the confirmation.  I don't come here as often as I used to, but don't recall this being such a nagging issue before.


    Funny though, I didn't have to log in this time, haha..

  • Create New...