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  1. Thanks, man. Currently using Max/MSP to send the timed MIDI CC's from my laptop via USB. I have a Morningstar MC6 which can make use of an optional delay between it's CC messages but unfortunately it can't select a time between 0 and 100, so the 20-21ms pause–not ideal to begin with–is made way worse there. The BOME and MIDI Solutions look cool, and thank you for suggesting them, but I'm disinclined as I usually run an AxeFx anyway, upon which the glitch effect has so far worked perfectly. Nice to know I'm not the only one who's tried it with the Helix. What a shame to know there's no way to change it!
  2. Hi gang, It seems the Helix Rack's looper can't stop playback and start a new recording whilst in playback mode unless it receives a stop-playback MIDI CC message first. It also seems the stop-playback message needs to be received 20-21ms before the start-recording message, otherwise the latter is sometimes/often not acknowledged. Is there any way to have the start-recording function override and force playback to stop? Or alternatively is there an adjustable setting that'll make the Helix process the pair of stop/start of messages quicker? I'm looking for immediacy with this so I can emulate glitching effects. Sending the two messages within 15-20ms is useable yet unreliable, and anything under 15ms registers only the stop-playback message, leaving the start-recording message overlooked. Anything above 21ms is consistently reliable, but the latency is off-putting. What are my options? Cheers! Dawes
  3. Thank you for these helpful replies, and my apologies for not checking in and acknowledging them sooner! Fortunately the boards and programs are fine and it was merely a faulty piezo, as suspected. We replaced the D string piezo and the guitar sounds perfect. Used it at three gigs over the weekend and was further convinced it's one of the greatest bits of guitar tech I've ever bought ❤️ Thanks again! Dawes
  4. Hi guys, The D string on my Variax Acoustic 700 is electronically barely audible. I don't believe it's anything more than a problematic connection between the D piezo and the bridge PCB**. Can anyone name guys in or near Sydney Australia who've got experience with the insides of this guitar? And for the interim, any troubleshooting methods to help further diagnose where the problem sits? Thanks all, much appreciated. -Dawes **My reasoning for this is due to my experience with the guitar in the few months I've owned it. - Purchased in March/April from an interstate seller. - A friend living near seller tested guitar on my behalf, gave it the ok. - Friend loosened strings before he shipped the guitar to me. - Upon arrival, the D string piezo was barely audible. - I loosened string, carefully applied pressure to piezo and retightened string onto it. Success. - Some intermittent dropouts for a few days but got it under control and have had no further problems since March/April. - I recently loosened the strings; now D string is once again not working, this time it seems unfixable. (I did manage to get a very, very distorted -but appropriately volumed- note out of it briefly but I think that was a death rattle; hoping it's not the ribbon or PCB!)
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