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  1. Has there been any development on this - I think it may be a bug too. Heres what Im trying to do I have a midi toggle command set on a preset so that I can play/stop a backing track on Logic. Works great. I have also tried it with CC and Note on and that works too, but toggle is best because the footswitch lights up when its on and goes off when its off, I can't get that to happen on the other types of command. Note that I have dim and Lit both set to 127 to make that happen. All good until when I select the preset the playback starts immediately which is not what I want. I have tried turning off send PC commands in Global settings but that doesn't make any difference. I also tried using the instant command to send a CC message to turn the playback command to 0 in the vain hope that it would somehow get out before the footswitch command. Reading the comment below it would seem that the reason my toggle switch doesnt work is because both Dim and Lit are set to 127. If I set Dim =0 and Lit=127 I can make it so that the preset doesn't automatically play the backing track. However I now have a rubbish switch that I have to press twice to get it to change state and the light can be lit up whether its playing or not. It would be so much better if preset selection didn't send my foot switch commands, period. Is this a design flaw or am I missing something?
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    update firmware 2.54

    Thanks but were talking about a newbie here. Where do you get the updater from? Surely Line6 has an instruction page somewhere?
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    update firmware 2.54

    Can someone guide me to a place where I can see a complete step by step guide to updating to 2.54 firmware. I see some videos for 2.3 but not 2.54. This is for a friend of mine who has a windows machine and is a complete newbie. I have already updated on my Mac a few weeks ago and it was a complete ordeal trying to figure it out - he's totally new so if someone can help show me the simple, yet elusive step by step guide I'd be eternally grateful
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    Use of Variax Alt Tuning switch set to Model

    Yes I suppose I could make it part of my template going forward. Thanks but then if I go cordless I’ll have to get used to setting the variax
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    Use of Variax Alt Tuning switch set to Model

    Well I did wonder that but its a bit unintuitive as the default seems to be Don't Force. As my set list gets moved around and I only have one song with a detuning I might forget to update a patch to 'custom standard' and get the same problem. The only solution, if thats the way it works, is not to set up an alt tuning in Helix but set it on the Variax for the song you need it on ?
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    Use of Variax Alt Tuning switch set to Model

    I have a similar but slightly different issue. If I set a custom tuning in one patch in the Helix it works fine when I select it, but if I then select another patch it keeps the custom tuning even though Im on standard on the Variax. As my patches are essentially song setups it meant last night I started a song in the wrong key because the song previous to it had been setup a whole tone down. Surely it shouldn't do this?
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    Helix and MainStage

    For anyone whose interested I made a Youtube video of how I set up mainstage and helix to produce a click track
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    Whats is 'duplicate PC send' for

    In Global settins>midi/tempo> theres a setting for duplicate PC send. Whats this for?
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    Saving with your foot

    Actually that edit mode save thing is really handy - seems obvious now!
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    Jack plug versus VDI cable

    Right, thanks for clearing that one up!
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    Turn off Tap footswitch

    Thanks but it raises another question I don't understand what snapshot discard and recall does. I have it on recall at the moment and if I make a change without saving it goes back to the previous setting. Which seems to be the same thing discard does. I don't see the point, does anyone have an example of how you might want to use one over the other?
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    Jack plug versus VDI cable

    Ok I think I might not have asked the question clearly... If I have set up the Helix to use a particular model and tuning and I am using 1/4 jack will that be the sound I get regardless of what I do with the Variax? I ask this because when I am connected via VDI I don't need to do anything on the guitar - I just select the Variax model on HXEdit input block. Then when I move around it remembers what I selected. So it seems to me that Helix is the master ? If, as you say there is no communication between the Variax and the Helix when using the jack then I presume whats set in the Helix is what will play. Although Im unsure ...?
  13. Can someone explain the difference between performing with a VDI cable or a jack. I have setup my presets with a Variax model for each one. If I want to go wireless at the gig and use the 1/4 jack, will the Variax automatically choose the model/tuning for me? If thats the case Am I right in thinking that if I change the model/tuning on my guitar or switch to mags that will override the helix settings temporarily but not overwrite them? If thats the case Am I right in thinking the only difference between using a VDI and a jack is that you can't program the helix with a jack and a jack requires batteries?
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    Turn off Tap footswitch

    Is there a way of turning off the tap tempo function? I have all my presets setup with a fixed tempo and I don't want to inadvertently change it by a clumsy stomp when using the tuner or whatever.
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    Saving with your foot

    Seeing as one can edit pretty much anything on the fly with your foot (which I think is a fab feature) I would have thought one should be able to save any changes with your foot as well. Is there a way of doing this? Am I missing something because its not really practical to have to keep remembering to press the save button or click a Mouse after a rehearsal or performance
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