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  1. revans

    HX Stomp MIDI Previous/Next Preset

    In HX Stomp, I am using the footswitches in Stomp mode, FS3 as Stomp 3, and a Mission Helix Expression Pedal in the EXP 1/2 | FS4/5 jack. What are the MIDI CC messages for Previous Preset and Next Preset?
  2. I use my JTV-69, Helix, and Powercab 112 Plus in a few classic rock cover bands. I love how I can use Helix snapshots to select Variax models and tunings. Variax custom settings are a great way to quickly select a model and a tuning at the same time. The VDI connection for powering the guitar and allowing Helix to select Variax models and tunings is the greatest feature for me. My ideas for the next-generation Variax are: - Keep the VDI connection for powering the guitar and allowing Helix to select Variax models and tuning - Better DSP, like Helix vs POD HD - More models to choose from with each firmware update - A nylon-string acoustic guitar model - An upward-facing OLED display for model and tuning names - Keep the rotary model knob and 5-position switch for picking models - I'd prefer the JTV-59 knob for tunings over the JTV-69 roller control - Keep the variety of physical bodies, necks, and bridges (I'd love a Variax RS820CR RevStar) - Keep the workbench for creating custom body and pickup combinations, and for installing new downloadable models - Magnetic pickups not required
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    Powercab with pedals?

    HX Stomp would be a great way to get amp tone to send to a Powercab. If you add a MIDI cable from an HX Stomp to a Powercab Plus, changing presets on the HX Stomp will automatically change to matching preset on the Powercab Plus.
  4. Can the HX Stomp have separate inputs and outputs for its two paths? I would like to use an HX Stomp as a backup for my Helix (as well as a bass rig). My current rig is working very well: - Variax (VDI to Helix VARIAX) - Keyboard (unbalanced to Helix RETURN 1) - Helix (L6LINK, XLR L/MONO, and MIDI to Powercab Plus; XLR RIGHT to PA) - Powercab Plus (OUTPUT to PA) I use two paths in the Helix for guitar and keyboard. The Powercab Plus uses Input 1 FRFR or speaker models for the guitar path and uses Input 2 monitor mode for the keyboard path. The PA gets the guitar signal from the Powercab Plus and the keyboard signal from the Helix. The Helix and Powercab Plus give me: - Separate inputs from guitar and keyboard - Separate paths for guitar and keyboard - Separate outputs to Powercab Plus for guitar and keyboard - Separate outputs to PA for guitar and keyboard - All mono As a backup for the Helix, will I be able to use the HX Stomp like this? - Variax (unbalanced to HX Stomp INPUT L/MONO, Path A) - Keyboard (unbalanced to HX Stomp RETURN/AUX IN L/MONO, Path B) - HX Stomp -- SEND LEFT (Path A) to Powercab Plus INPUT 1 (custom cable TRS to TS) -- OUTPUT L/MONO (Path B) to Powercab Plus INPUT 2 (TRS to XLR) -- OUTPUT RIGHT (Path B) to PA (TRS to XLR) -- MIDI to Powercab Plus - Powercab Plus (OUTPUT to PA) Is there another HX Stomp configuration that would give me this? - Separate inputs from guitar and keyboard - Separate paths for guitar and keyboard - Separate outputs to Powercab Plus for guitar and keyboard - Separate outputs to PA for guitar and keyboard - All mono Thanks!
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    Powercab with pedals?

    You certainly could use Powercab with just pedals, meaning without a full-blown modeler, but you wan't something like a Tech 21 SansAmp or a Radial JDX Direct-Drive to get an amp tone in the signal chain. Powercab is essentially a combo amp, but it lacks the tone shaping of a traditional guitar amp head. It needs an amp modeler or an amp emulator to complete the picture.
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    Squeezing more volume out of the Powercab

    With speaker models, the only gain stage after the input stage is the (master) volume stage. Once the input LED is flashing and the volume knob is all the way up, there's nothing more. L2t: 800 W, 128 dB Powercab 112 Plus: 250 W, 125 dB A 3 dB increase is equal to a doubling of power. The specs say that an L2t should be about twice as loud as a Powercab 112 Plus. You should try running the output of the Powercab into the PA mixer and adding a bit of volume in the mains or in your monitor, depending on where you want more volume. I have my Powercab facing me (tilted back and pointed at the side of my head) and facing away from the rest of the band and away from the audience. The PA monitors and mains give the rest of the band and the audience whatever volume they each need.
  7. revans

    Spider Valve MKII 112 Bogner - Overheating

    Check the power tubes. You might see one tube glowing excessively and getting way too hot. If this is the case, replace both power tubes and check the bias of the new tubes,
  8. revans

    Helix presets sync over MIDI to Powercab presets

    Controlling the Powercab only works over the MIDI cable. The L6 LINK carries left and right digital audio only. It is possible that future firmware updates might allow control over L6 LINK.
  9. Over L6 LINK from Helix to Powercab: - route Helix Digital Left to Powercab Input 1 - route Helix Digital Right to Powercab Input 2 My own use for this is to run my guitar through Helix effects and amp modeling to Powercab speaker modeling while running my keyboard through Helix effects to Powercab Flat FRFR processing. Please vote this up on Ideascale! https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Powercab-L6-LINK-Right-to-Input-2/928794-23508
  10. After connecting a MIDI cable from my Helix to my Powercab 112 Plus, I noticed that whenever I changed to a new preset on the Helix, the Powercab would change to its preset with the same number. Very cool! Turns out this is expected behavior according to the manuals, using MIDI Program Change messages. The Helix manual says: "When navigating Presets from the Helix hardware (PRESETS encoder, preset footswitches, PRESET ^ / PRESET down, etc.), Helix automatically transmits a MIDI Program Change message corresponding to the selected preset." The Powercab manual says: "The Powercab 112 Plus active guitar speaker system responds to traditional MIDI Program Change messages from an external MIDI device (or from MIDI software via USB) and will recall presets 000-127 accordingly." In my own Helix setlist, I have each preset displayed with a three-digit number (000-127) rather than numbers and letters (01A-32D). For each Helix preset with a modeled cab, I have set the same-numbered Powercab preset to Flat FRFR. For each Helix preset with an amp only and no cab, I have set the same-numbered Powercab preset to a speaker model that I like with that amp. In a very short time, I have set up several Helix and Powercab presets which automatically change together every time I select a new Helix preset. Super cool!
  11. revans

    Helix Sync Over L6 LINK

    After setting up the instant MIDI CC command, just be sure to save your preset. There are several ways to select different Powercab speaker models within a single Helix patch: 1. Use a MIDI CC command assigned to a different footswitch for each speaker model. 2. Use a MIDI CC command assigned to an expression pedal (or Variax knob) that spans all six speaker model numbers. This might be good for experimentation, but probably not for live performance. 3. Use snapshots to select speaker models. The Value parameter of an instant MIDI CC command is automatically recalled when selecting a snapshot. Select Snapshot 1 and select the desired speaker model number as the Value in the instant MIDI CC command. Select Snapshot 2 and select another desired speaker model number as the Value in the same instant MIDI CC command used in Snapshot 1. Repeat for each additional snapshot and speaker model.
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    Helix Sync Over L6 LINK

    Helix Instant commands are transmitted automatically when a Helix preset is recalled. I don't have a Helix in front of me or a Powercab to test with, but it should work something like this. 1. At the Helix, press the Menu button, press the Command Center knob, and use the joystick to select an Instant location. 2. Turn the Command knob and select MIDI CC. 3. Turn the MIDI Ch knob and select Base (1). 4. Turn the CC# knob and select 22. (Selects a Line 6 speaker model.) 5. Turn the Value knob and select a number from 0 to 5. (0:Vintage, 1:Green, 2:Cream, 3:Jarvis, 4:Bayou, 5:Essex)
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    Helix Sync Over L6 LINK

    For now, the one benefit of using the L6 LINK cable is having a digital path from Helix to Powercab and avoiding the extra digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversions. There is no L6 LINK cable per se. Use an AES/EBU cable for L6 LINK. "Note: A standard XLR mic cable will work for this connection, but the use of an AES/EBU cable is recommended for best results, as this is a digital connection." http://l6c-acdn.line6.net/data/6/0a06434d41f050904bee355b1/application/pdf/L6 LINK Connectivity Guide for POD HD & DT Amplifiers v2.10 ( Rev A ).pdf
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    Helix Sync Over L6 LINK

    Haven't seen any instructions or video showing exactly how to configure the Helix to sync Helix presets with Powercab presets using either MIDI or L6 LINK. If you get it working, please share how you did it.
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    Helix Sync Over L6 LINK

    For now, until a new firmware release supports selecting Powercab presets over L6 LINK, you will need a MIDI cable from the Helix to the Powercab if you want Helix to select Powercab presets.
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