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    Line 6 Official Teaser - Helix Smart Watch

    The release date is pending as we seek to resolve minor anomalies in the phase inducer coil interaction with synapse boundary field fluctuations. Our test subjects are recovering faster than expected, so we hope to distribute a public beta as soon as this is confirmed.
  2. Line 6 is please to announce a major breakthrough in pioneering miniaturization research, nano-technology, and quantum state DSPs culminating in the smallest and most accurate professional digital amp modeling system ever developed.
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    New Guitar Day 1 of 4

    Sweet guitar, congrats! Need pics of the other 3.
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    Helix case/bag

    It's been a long time since I posted the photos on the Novation bag. I've used it quite often with my Helix and it's still holding up fine, for anyone that cares. I got mine from Amazon in 2016.
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    Tone loss when using Effects Loop

    I've noticed when I use an effect loop, especially in front of the distortion channel of an amp, there's a lot of noise. Take out the effect loop, and the noise goes away. This happens when a pedal is in the loop or not, i.e., even when there is no cabling connected to the Helix effect loops. I recall other people stating that Helix effect loops are pretty noisy - so I assume it's part of the design. My solution is to put a noise gate after the effect loop block if the noise is a problem. I'm not sure if this is what you're seeing or not, but it sounds similar.
  6. Thanks, that's what I do now - 8 snapshots. I don't think this is worth an ideascale suggestion, but if it was available, I'd use it.
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    HIRB, a Helix IR Browser

    I do that with my scripts - the only thing I change is the IR slot number, then dump the resulting JSON. So far, Helix has had no issues loading them back in. Then again, I'm only doing it for my own personal use. If I mess up my own Helix, not big problem, I'd just reset to factory and reload from the backup I always do before doing this. I think I'd be a little hesitant to offer that as a service like you're doing - simply because if it would happen to go sideways for someone, it might be a pain. If you do it, you could always have a "use at your own risk" disclaimer. On re-ordering the IRs manually in the Helix, that's not a big problem. I use the file system order as shown in the Mac Finder. When I update IRs, I just drag them into that directory, select them all, and load them in to the Helix - drag and drop all at once. Whatever order they show up in the filesystem is the order they are in the Helix. Makes it simple. That's also how I generate the old IR order list and the new IR order list. Again, it makes it real easy. However, it ultimately might get a little more complicated. I've found that often I'll want to standardize on a set of IRs after trying them out for a good while, and during the remapping process, I'll automatically have my script replace one IR with another. It's not hard when I'm doing that for myself with my own tools, but that would get unnecessarily complex when doing it for the general case. And without that, remapping IRs wholesale would be a lot less useful, in my opinion. What you have is really very good to give folks insight into how they are using IRs, and gives folks a chance to get right of IRs that are not used, or only used by 1 preset and similar. And that's a big step up from what is available with the Helix or even HX Edit directly. Great job on the js page.
  8. Is there any way to switch between 8 snapshot display and 4 snapsthots+4 stomps on a per preset basis? I'm finding that doing this would be convenient - for some presets I would prefer having all 8 snapshots right there, for others, 4 snapshots is plenty and it would be nice to have the 4 stomps right there for those presets.
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    HIRB, a Helix IR Browser

    Very nice, Zooey! The only way I've found to get IR names associated is to supply a separate file that lists the IR names in their Helix IR slot order. With that, you can associate IR names with slot numbers. Now, just remap IR slot numbers in the presets to their new locations after the Helix IR order changes and save those setlists back out to disk so they can be reloaded back into the Helix with new IR ordering, then I can retire my clunky command-line program that does this.
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    Is it possible to use the Helix for mic mute?

    I would think you could route the mic output to 1/4" outs and everything else to xlr or vice versa. @jaanoest, if you're directing and not playing anything, then I would think Helix would be extreme overkill for this application.
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    My Humble Studio

    Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Those are awesome!
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    My Humble Studio

    Thanks! It's been quite a number of years in the making. We have a deal - she's buys something nice, I buy something nice, as long as our budget allows. We take turns. This year, her's was a ridiculously expensive African Grey Parrot that she refuses to let me name "Little Wing" (Hendrix). Mine was the Suhr Tele. :-) That's so I can look up while drumming and not get bored. :-) I'm kidding!! Drumming is HARD. Fun as all get out, but hard! Actually, my workstation used to be on that side and while playing, I could just look up for quick reference. That only worked so so, hurts your neck after a while and my eyes aren't so great in my old age so that's why I haven't bothered to move them.
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    My Humble Studio

    I enjoy seeing other folks' gear and studios, so I figured I'd share mine. I have my Kemper feeding into my Helix which in turn feeds into the mixer when I play without headphones. The mixer feeds a second "zone" mixer under my monitor, which in turn feeds the studio monitors in one zone and my pair of L3t's in a second zone, that way I can easily control the levels. Helix also serves as my computer audio interface. Yes, my computer is an old 2009 Mac Pro cheese grater. It still works decently, though, after I upgrade the drives to SSD and added a bunch of memory. So at the touch of a button, I can play through the Kemper or the Helix amp models. Often, I'll disable able the effects in the Kemper and incorporate it into one of my Helix patches with a send/return block where the amp/cab would normally go. This sounds really great. Kemper sounds very good on its own, though, too. Guitars are a Suhr Modern T and a Les Paul Standard HP (2017). The bass is a Schecter Hellraiser (and it does :-)). It's hard to see it on top of the UPS to the left of my computer, but I have a Relay G10 sitting there that feeds the Helix - wireless is wonderful. On the floor is the Helix, of course, the Kemper remote, a BeatBuddy drum pedal, a Trio+ band-in-a-box, and a 3-button USB foot controller that I use for record/play/stop control Logic. Other stuff on the shelf is my Boss SY-300 which I need to get hooked back up, my Mel9, FreqOut, a little Marshal Code 25, my Peterson tuner (fed first by my Relay G10), my Suhr Reactive Load box that I use for profiling amps with the Kemper, and a Laney IronHeart 15w tube amp. Bottom shelf is another UPS for my gear and a Boss Loopstation RC-300. On the other side behind me are my L3t's, my electronic drum kit (silent through headphones - yay! - I'm still married and not divorced). The drum kit can also feed the L3t's if I want to play it without headphones. There's my old Spider IV 150 head on top of the two 4x12's. Next to that is my Marshall DSL40C combo. I don't play those much anymore, but I fired them up last weekend when a friend from this forum came over and we both agreed they still sound pretty darn good! That old Spider IV kind of surprised us both at how good it sounded through those cabinets. The guitar in the corner is a Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid Solo II with a Floyd Rose. That's a very nice guitar, but it's in time-out - needs some setup work. Not in the photos is a 61 key MIDI keyboard on a keyboard X stand. I don't play keyboards, but it's handy for tapping in drum beats into EZDrummer and experimenting with various virtual instruments.
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    update 2.60 _ loss of DSP

    I sent them to you by pm. Good luck and keep us posted on support.
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    update 2.60 _ loss of DSP

    I tried to load one into Native also, and got "Not enough resources". So that's confirmed as well.