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  1. I'm struggling with Native in Reaper, pops, cracks, quick drop outs. Truth be told, I'm not good with setting up a laptop and recording. I was hoping to find an easy, no fuss method for using Native and recording a few tracks. Would Pod Farm be the ticket or am I just looking for something that doesn't exist?
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    New FW update coming but....

    I think the biggest difference between the Fractal and the Helix is the on board cabs. Some like the stock Helix cabs, I think they are OK but when I load my favorite IR's, it's night and day. Keep in mind, the Axe cabs are all third party IR's, so if you prefer IR's to the Helix cabs, you're starting behind the 8 ball right off the bat. I load the BE into the Helix with an OH Marshall Basketweave G12M20 speaker, gain = 7.5, bass = 8.5, mid = 6, treble = 5.5, presence = 4.5, master = 3, and I'm done. It is virtually indistinguishable from a real mic'd BE. Can't get any easier than that.
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    Next version of Helix

    I think there's a ton left to do within the Helix platform, they just finished Helix Core. If I had to guess, I'd say 4-5 years minimum but I'm nobody.
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    New FW update coming but....

    I think in order to know if the gain structure sounds authentic in the Kemper, go ask the thousands of pro and session players that use it!
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    New FW update coming but....

    I'd say you're better off comparing the models in the Helix to an actual similar mic'd amp, not the Axe. There are winners and losers in every platform. For instance, I love Fractals Plexi's and JCM800's, hate their SLO and BE100. Love Helix's Friedman and SLO, not so much the Plexi's. Turns out those two models, along with a generic Fender clean get's me where I need to be. I'll never use a crunchy Fender, AC anything, DC anything, so that eliminates at least 50% of both modellers amps. Do I care, no, I'd delete them if I could!
  6. Guitar updated and is 100%. It was either interface or cable. Go figure. Thanks L6!!
  7. So this board won’t update? I 100% need a new board?
  8. So I just tried connecting to workbench. The variax connects for a second or two when I power it up and then loses connection. Makes me think there may be something wrong with the guitar or the path from guitar to computer. What should happen when I plug a 1/4” into the input? Should the modelling knob light up? It doesn’t.
  9. OK. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried everything but maybe I missed something. I have an acer core i3 running windows 7. Clear colour interface, hooked everything up, installed battery and inserted 1/4”, open monkey, all drivers and USB are up to date, 2.23 shows up as an update so I select, about 20% through update it freezes and I get the dreaded 8000900c code. I’ve tried 3 different usb cables, 3 different Ethernet cables, all 3 ports on my laptop, I deleted norton, battery fully charged, and even tried different laptop, nada! My guitar is on Fw 1.71. Just for kicks I tried to roll back to 1.70 but the same thing happened. I logged a ticket today but they say could be three days to get a reply. I’m inpatient and hoping someone else has figured this out. Thanks.
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    Expression Pedal Auto Engage???

    Anyone know how to change the min/max setting when I reverse polarity on the pedal? Can't seem to locate it in the manual.
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    Expression Pedal Auto Engage???

    Someone must know if the Roland EV-5 works for certain.
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    Expression Pedal Auto Engage???

    Perfect, thanks. One other question. I bought the EX-1 expression pedal but I really don't like it. I want to use the Roland EV-5, will that work 100% with the HXFX?
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    Expression Pedal Auto Engage???

    I was able to set the pedal to be off in the heel down position on my HXFX but can I get it to be off in the toe down position and auto engage from there? Acts more like a real wah if that is possible and that is what I was use to on the AX8. Sorry if this has been posted before. Thanks.
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    Ownhammer 412 MRBW GNR M25 MMMC

    Yep. Killer pack for sure. Well worth the price of admission.
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    Helix and DSL40C??

    Anybody switching channels on a DSL40C with the Helix? Sold my Helix a while back but would like to buy another to integrate with my DSL40C, I just want to be sure the channel switching will work. Thanks, Pat