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  1. You are probably dealing with a different issue but I thought I would throw this out there as I just encountered it on my own PC. Sometimes the motherboard vendor's drivers and/or apps are too old or get out of synch with Windows. I recently got a Gigabyte MB that was bluescreen/rebooting every time the PC came out of sleep or the screensaver . It turned out to be the Gigabyte's "Fastboot" and/or "Easytune" applications. Both of these applications have Intel or Microsoft equivalents(which is what I ended up using). In this case, as soon as I removed these two Gigabyte apps, the "Kernel" error I was getting that was causing the reboots went away. Btw, neither of those two apps(Fastboot or Easytune) were running when the crashes occurred and I had no overclocking in place. The apps just being installed was enough to cause the kernel panics. Also, it may help to ensure your Windows version is fully updated. This recent experience comes to mind because the critical kernel error being reported in the Microsoft Event Viewer definitely made me suspect the PSU(power supply), even though that turned out to have nothing to do with it. Moral of the story is definitely take a good hard look at MB drivers and apps before replacing your power supply. Not having the most up to date drivers/apps can also cause similar problems. In my case however, it was the latest Gigabyte apps(which probably also installed Gigabyte drivers) causing the issue. As I mentioned, perhaps not the issue you were encountering but I hope this post helps someone at some point if not.
  2. As @PierM and @datacommando referred to, you can use "Bundles" instead of "Backups" to sync your device with Native using the 'File' --> 'Export Bundle' command in HX Edit and 'Import Bundle' command under the 'Settings' icon in Native if you want to sync all your presets and IRs(excepting objects Native doesn't support). You can also import/export individual setlists using the librarian section of HX Edit, or all presets using the 'File' --> 'Extract Files From Backup' command in HX Edit. It will extract all your presets from a backup which can then be imported individually to Native. You do, as has been mentioned, have to import any corresponding IRs as well when you import individual setlists or presets . I would just import all of my IRs from Helix into Native. Overall I find the import/export options fairly extensive and flexible.
  3. Sounds like you have done some shuffling around with drivers and whatnot as you attempted to troubleshoot this. I would download and reinstall the version of HX Edit that matches your firmware just to make sure things are back in synch. If you have not already, I would also try swapping in other USB cables and try connecting on all of my USB ports (front and back if you are on a desktop PC). If you are on a laptop, same advice and obvious though it may seem, make sure it is plugged in and charging, not running on battery. Good luck with this.
  4. Have you tried removing and then restoring the IR to its slot rather than just reassigning it in the preset? I would restore it from your original source for that IR rather than the IR backup if possible. Might be worth moving it to a different IR slot as well. Anything to shake things up. Short of that, PITA though it may be, I would consider just rebuilding that preset from scratch.
  5. The Behringer FCB1010 has two expression pedals and is quite inexpensive but, for example if you own a Helix, also adds a crazy amount of additional real estate required to operate it. I suppose for certain setups it could be very useful if you are doing extensive MIDI switching, including the footswitches in your process as well as the expression pedals. For me that is just too much on the floor but "different strokes...". Also, which HX device do you have? https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FCB1010--behringer-midi-foot-controller-fcb1010
  6. Ingenious and helpful as some of the suggestions on this topic are, at some point I hope that Line6 will add better setlist management to the HX line. If you haven't already, please vote it up here: https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Add-Setlists-to-Helix/911976-23508
  7. LOL, hadn't noticed as someone came in and revived the topic. And...Sweden replies. Apparently XEQT is a very courteous fellow despite the fact that he now has a different device. Thanks for replying.
  8. Have you tried swapping out your USB cable? When you unplugged all of your USB devices with the exception of the Helix, did you also unplug everything else from the Helix(guitar cables, etc.)? If not you could have a guitar cable or guitar causing the issue. Also, just to eliminate simple causes, where is your Helix in relation to your computer and monitor? Parking my cellphone next to my monitor causes noise and I imagine this could happen with other electronic devices as well although I have not heard it reported generally with the Helix.
  9. No issues, don't care who answers these if it helps the forum user get quick assistance.
  10. I concur with datacommando's advice. This is exactly how I would proceed. If after experimenting with a simpler preset with basic, and I would suggest mono routing, and minimal blocks, you still get the same results with the looper hopefully someone else can confirm your results from an uploaded file. At that point opening up a ticket with Line6 describing the potential bug would probably be the way to go. Btw, when you test this with a simpler preset, if it does not demonstrate problems with the looper, you can build the preset back up, block by block, to resemble the preset that is having problems with the looper. This approach might help you determine exactly what causes the looper to impact the preset when used in Native. Have you tried removing the looper in that preset directly on the Helix(rather than Native) and seeing if the sound changes? If it does the issue is probably not with the looper but elsewhere in the preset or even on your device. Could be anything from something off in the routing for that preset, a wider problem with your latest firmware install, or mismatched versioning of HX Edit, the firmware, or Native. It is important that you check your versions of HX Edit, your firmware, and Native and make sure they are matched. Otherwise moving presets between the Helix and Native is bound to manifest issues.
  11. Also check in HX Edit under 'Help' --> 'About HX Edit' and make sure your firmware and editor version are matched(e.g. 3.11).
  12. If you upload your preset someone here, someone will more than likely take a look at it and might be able to pinpoint the problem.
  13. As you are aware, the Helix sets the volume block to 'EXP 2' by default. My suggestion is that as a best practice, you leave it at the default unless you have an incredibly compelling reason not to use that setting. Fighting it is prone to user error and It seems to often lead to problems with assignments. It also means you can't go with the default assignment to 'EXP 1' for example when you add a Wah block. Why put yourself through those gyrations? It is also worth checking to make sure your global settings --> 'EXP Pedals' --> 'EXP 1/2/3 Pedal Position' is set correctly to your preferred behavior.
  14. LOL, I have had and used both the L2m and L3t speakers with my Helix for years and I am actually preferring my Powercab+ right now due to its innately more traditional guitar cab vibe along with its hybrid FRFR approach. Who knows though, maybe at some point I will switch back. They all work well with the Helix.
  15. ^^This! Update your firmware to 3.11. You should be able to do that via the 3.11 version of HX Edit you installed. Look for an update in the bottom right hand corner of HX Edit or go to 'Help' --> 'Check For Update'. Do a backup, global reset, and restore, as detailed in the firmware update notes. Check 'Help' --> 'About HX Edit' and make sure the firmware and HX Edit versions are the same when you are done.
  16. As far as I know there are no EQ blocks on the Helix that have a low-pass(high cut) filter that goes below 1khz. The only thing I can think of that might work is somehow using the 'Split Crossover', which goes down to 25Hz, to maybe rig something up to your liking. I guess another approach would be to get tricky and have the expression pedal work two or more parameters simultaneously on the Parametric EQ. The 'Tilt EQ' also has a 'Center Freq' parameter that can be set as low as 100Hz. Don't know of any way to explicitly set the curve to logarithmic for any block other than 'Volume'. Note: The Helix EQs do have the high pass(low cut) filter available down to 20Hz but you were probably already aware of that.
  17. My first notion would be that you have the wrong version of HX Edit loaded. Were you working on HX Edit or the LT when this happened? Check 'Help' --> ' About HX Edit' in HX Edit and make sure your HX Edit version matches your firmware(3.11 hopefully). Load up the correct version of HX Edit if they are not properly matched. Don't forget to do a backup, global reset, and restore afterwards. If you do have the correct matched versions of the editor and the firmware you could also try a backup, global reset, and restore.
  18. You can have trails when switching snapshots to, for example a clean sound within a preset. The easiest method is using one of Helix's onboard delays and set the trails parameter on. If you rely on the Maxon in your loop for delay then per your post regarding your routing, if you switch to a snapshot that does not include the loop with the Maxon delay then of course you will be cutting of your trails as well. Perhaps there might be a way around this by putting the Maxon's loop on a parallel path so that when you switch to the clean snapshot you could turn only it's send off but leave the return on allowing the Maxon to continue sending any trails but not receiving any new signal in the clean preset. This might allow whatever was last sent in the previous high gain snapshot, before the switch to clean, to trail through. Don't know, have never tried anything like that.
  19. I actually think this setting was a welcome and extremely useful addition. I used to assign my impedance('Guitar In-Z) value to snapshots and switch it according to which block was the first active in the snapshot, so for me the 'First Enabled' option gave me an automated and more elegant solution, active in every preset/snapshot, that does not require additional snapshot editing.
  20. Seems like snapshots are working on some presets so this is probably not the problem but just to check the basics... Are you sure the parameters that you are changing from snapshot to snapshot, e.g. the Drive on an amp, are assigned to snapshots? If they are properly assigned they should be showing up with square brackets "[ ]" around the parameter's value. Hate to offer up the usual procedure but if all else fails I would try a backup, global reset, and if that does not fix things then download HX Edit again and use the Line6 Updater to reflash the firmware, again followed by a backup and global reset (Update: just noticed phil_m suggested this as well). It is a best practice after importing presets or even copying them to restart the LT and let the new presets go through the rebuild process before editing them. Also, check in HX Edit under 'Help' --> 'About HX Edit', and make sure that both your firmware and HX Edit version are matched.
  21. Things have changed since the earlier impedance discussions in this topic. As many are aware of, later firmware versions added a global setting to allow the player to set the 'Auto Impedance' parameter to either 'First Enabled' or 'First Block' ('Global Settings' --> Preferences --> 'Auto Impedance').
  22. Although as you mention you can change the Output block's level with snapshots you can also change it without switching snapshots. First assign the 'Level' parameter of the Output block to a footswitch and then, for example, set the 'Min Level' = "0.0 db" and the 'Max Level' = "+3.0 db". Clicking the assigned footswitch on will then boost the Output block's gain in any snapshot to +3db. That approach works well for me as I have my switches set to 'Snap/Stomp', top and bottom row respectively. Nothing wrong with using a 'Gain' block either though. Some players prefer, at least for some presets, using one in front of their delays or reverbs as bypassing or activating the Gain block then does not impact the volume of the reflections or repeats for the last note(s)/chord(s) played before the 'Gain' block is activated/bypassed.
  23. Just don't get something less than you need or expect to need in the near to mid term. I have the Helix and have never regretted getting a model with all the bells and whistles. The Rack is appealing too. If cost is not the determining factor, you love scribble strips, a heftier and slightly larger build, headphones level knob, and you think the additional I/O options might come in handy get the Helix. If you don't need the options unique to the Helix Floor/Rack, get the LT, it is less expensive. Can't go wrong with either IMHO and they both have the same processing power.
  24. One piece of advice I have seen when dealing with a parallel loop, don't know if it will help, is "When using a parallel effects loop, you’ll want to be sure your effects are able to be run 100% wet". So on an HX device that might translate into any effect running into the amp's parallel loop having the Mix parameter at max. Maybe also on the Helix set the 'Dry Thru' parameter on the Send to 0.0db and the Mix parameter on the Return set to 100% (=wet) as well. Don't know if these or some combination of them will do the trick but worth experimenting with. I don't run 4CM but maybe someone who does can run with these recommendations and further elaborate. https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/use-amps-effects-loop/ https://killerrig.com/4-cable-method-definitive-guide/ For the DIY'er: https://www.vertexeffects.com/diy-buffer-4cm-wet-dry
  25. And don't forget to run the 'File' --> 'Extract Files From Backup' command in HX Edit before each time you upgrade your firmware(and any other time you please) to keep your own Factory and User preset archives going forward. It will automatically extract all your device's individual presets into well ordered directories from any backup. Btw, this command has the almost unique distinction in HX Edit of being able to be run even when your HX device is not on, connected, or even plugged in!
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