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  1. Did you take a backup and do the factory reset and restore after your upgrade? If not, execute those steps. In the Input block do you have 'Variax Settings' = "Per Preset" on the second parameter page? Note: Once set in one preset it is set in all. Btw, the following is a known bug in the 3.50 release notes In some cases, the Input block's Variax Tone Knob setting is not recalled across preset changes
  2. Nobody has access to emojis. They used to be available on the forum years ago but when they overhauled the forum, sadly :-( , they did away with them.
  3. Pretty good article on the impact of cable length on tone below. It would be interesting, strictly from an inquiring mind would like to know perspective, as you requested, to see some graphs as to what impact different simulated cable lengths has on various instruments. I think the rule of thumb is though, the higher the setting, the more muted the highs and high-mids get, and I suppose, depending on how the 'Cable Tone (length)' emulation is implemented, other parts or the whole of the frequency spectrum. Long cable lengths in the physical world can also attenuate the signal's strength in addition to altering the frequency range. I suppose that could also be being emulated by the 'Cable Tone' setting. So, the cable length can essentially attenuate the signal and change the frequency range being transmitted as more capacitance is introduced. You can see where, depending on the signal strength and content of the source (e.g. acoustic vs. electric), your tone could be impacted quite differently by the digitally emulated setting (or in the physical world by the cable length). This would lead one to believe that always leaving the 'Cable Tone' setting set to minimum/shortest would be the way to go as this would provide the maximum, cleanest signal. However, if for example, you want a quick and easy way to diminish the brightness of your tone, you might opt for a higher 'Cable Tone' setting. Similar to the way some players find that they prefer not only a certain range of length, but also a certain brand of cable because of the tone they get from it. Probably due to different materials, jacks, shielding, etc.. Not that the cable is necessarily inherently better quality, just that they prefer its tone. https://gearaficionado.com/blog/does-guitar-cable-length-affect-your-tone/
  4. The new amps are great! IMHO this topic focuses on entirely the wrong issue. It is the potential of provoking an anxiety attack via grammatical OCD brought on by the egregious use of so many orphaned close parentheses in the new model names that we should be concerned with! It's a slippery slope from here to amp names with stranded closed brackets or curly braces, or in an ever more dystopian descent, and I shudder even contemplating it, multiple umlauts ;-) #Märshäll800}}}}]]]]]
  5. Definitely the least expensive I remember. Such a great piece of software. This is an absolute no-brainer for anyone who doesn't have Native yet, jump on it!
  6. Don't own the XL so this is coming from a Helix-centric perspective. Create a backup and try a global reset. Maybe that will restore switch operation. Edit a few critical presets to use the footswitches that are working. Reorder your presets for your set so everything can be reached using bank down. If you do this than also keep a laptop available per the next bullet point in the event that you accidentally jump a preset. Keep a laptop available and connected at the gig with the editor up and running for things like bank switching or stomp activation. If you are feeling particularly intrepid you might try opening the case and seeing if maybe a ribbon cable (if the XL has 'em) got knocked loose or something equally obvious. Ask your sound tech to go buy you a new Stomp XL and restore a backup from your damaged unit to the new one ;-)
  7. Weird that you are not being allowed to turn off 'Memory Integrity'. I wonder if you are not actually in as admin or if it is some kind of group security policy on your Surface. Try booting Windows into safe mode to turn off 'Memory Integrity'. Btw, are you going to 'Device Security' --> 'Core Isolation' and then clicking on the 'Core Isolation Details' link to turn off 'Memory Integrity'?
  8. Clutching at straws here as you were probably just indicating that you did both the factory reset and the upgrade, but... Did you do them in this order? Factory reset first and then the upgrade. If so, then you need to do another factory reset as the reset should follow the upgrade. Also, did you do a backup first and a restore following the factory reset? If not, then try doing a restore. I would also try unplugging everything while testing the capacitive touch. Unlikely but maybe you have a cable/grounding issue that is interfering with it. If none of this works, I would do another backup, use the Line 6 Updater to reapply the 3.50 firmware, and then do the factory reset and restore.
  9. It always struck me as a bit absurd when these requests for additional "pages" of snapshots would pop up on the forum on occasion, but I think this is probably a good guess. Another possibility would be long medleys with quick changes requiring different guitar patches. Uncommon, but I have seen additional snapshots requested.
  10. Thanks for the reminder this is out there! With luck it will spur some new contributions or be a source for some players looking to try out some IRs.
  11. Thanks to @ossianottfor posting this elsewhere. Sharing it here as well.
  12. Have him look at the version info in HX Edit under 'Help' --> 'About HX Edit'.
  13. Just for the sake of clarity UAC is not the same as the 'Core Integrity' setting. If you are doing the install from Windows 11, be sure to turn that off per my initial post. Also, don't load HX Edit "3.15". Instead download and install the latest HX Edit 3.50 version. Now update the firmware from HX Edit 3.50 if you can. If the firmware update still doesn't work, that is when you go to the link I posted with @SaschaFranck's detailed instructions on how to use the Line6 Updater. Hang in there, you will succeed. Good luck!
  14. Are you sure the UAC is stopping it or causing the problem? 'Memory Integrity on Win 11 has been causing issues. Try going to Windows 11 settings 'Device Security' --> 'Core Isolation' and turning off 'Memory Integrity'. Disclaimer: Make sure you have security in place as turning 'Memory Integrity' off is at best a stopgap solution. Get a good backup. If you haven't already downloaded and installed HX Edit 3.50, do that first and try to upgrade the firmware to 3.50 from within HX Edit. If that doesn't work got to the link below and try using the Line 6 Updater instead.
  15. As @SaschaFranckindicated 'flash memory' must be used with the Line 6 Updater. I also assume you mean it wouldn't allow you to install it, it should be no problem to "download". Hopefully you tried updating normally from within HX Edit before resorting to the Updater though. You should only use the Updater if the update from within HX Edit fails. If you are on a really old version, download and install HX Edit 3.50 first, and then try to upgrade your firmware to 3.50 from within HX Edit. Don't forget to do a backup first, and a factory reset and backup restore afterwards.
  16. Just take a new backup. As long as you have an old backup with all your presets, go ahead and do the factory reset again for the Helix. The factory reset will load the new factory/templates setlists. Once that is done, do a restore of your backup containing your user presets. However, in the dialog box for the restore backup expand the setlists and uncheck the factory/templates lists. That way they won't get overwritten with the old ones from your backup. At about 5:15 into the video below this fellow demonstrates the process of restoring a backup without overwriting the new Factory or Template setlists/presets.
  17. This is a tough ask as I am a snapshot user. Maybe some of the players who use TPS could answer this better. But here goes: I have seen some users here claim that they don't have enough snapshots available to execute a complicated piece. Might seem crazy to us as eight is generally more than enough, but different strokes...This gives them a way to jump from preset to preset, cumulatively using as many snapshots as they need. Seems like just adding a second page of eight snaps would be a better solution for them though. Players who prefer their switches be primarily used for stomps rather than snapshots and would rather jump to another preset with lots of stomps rather than allotting their switches to snapshots. Admittedly learning to better employ snapshots might be a better solution for some of these folks. Wacky routing/output switches. I don't do 'em but maybe some do. Some players have a go-to lead/solo sound they want on tap at all times. This gives them a way to jump over to it. Some players simply have a simple signal chain and losing half their DSP/blocks is no big deal. Switching presets within a song suits their old school sensibilities. Who am I to judge. It's worth it having the TPS option just to never again have to see anyone post how the Digitech GSP1101 has had gapless preset switching with spillover since the Neolithic era. Ummm.... I don't know because I use snapshots. You are preaching to the choir. As long as gapless preset switching with spillover continues to cost half the DSP and blocks, and it is hard to imagine how they get around this, the benefits of TPS seem limited. I happen to agree with you that most of what can be done with presets can be done with snapshots with the benefit of having the full complement of DSP and all four paths at your disposal. I just think it is cool the option is there. Whether it is important to me or not. And if it helps sell more units, well that is just more available resources for R&D. Btw [chuckle], is anyone else reminded of the film "Office Space" whenever they hear "TPS".
  18. If you have indeed executed the factory reset and restore in addition to the upgrade, barring coincidence, you may have discovered a bug. I would contact Line 6 support.
  19. Not quite sure what you are disagreeing with? Are you asserting that the option to have either gapless scenes, which accommodate most scenarios, or an almost gapless preset switching with spillover for those who require it, is a bad thing? Options like this offer the best of both worlds. I agree most users find snapshots meet most or all of their switching requirements, but for some, likely a minority, they require presets. They are not all just being stubborn, stuck in their old ways, and "refusing to grow", though I suppose there are some, particularly before they try snapshots, who fit that description. I myself fall into the snapshot for pretty much everything camp and have advocated snapshots many times over the years to players who are unfamiliar with them and therefore convinced that they need gapless preset switching. Often it is a matter of being flexible and learning a new approach. But not always. Some players and songs require preset switching. Why not give them a "minimal" gap option? Seems like a win-win to me. I patently reject your statement "There's nothing you can do sonically or control-wise with TPS that you couldn't do with Snapshots". That sounds like a bit of an overstatement and verges on being equally as inflexible as those who insist gapless preset switching is the only acceptable option for a modeler. I will concede that providing TPS may have been a marketing move to some extent to mollify a vocal minority as well as a gift to players who believe the lack of this feature to be a dealbreaker. I do appreciate your enthusiasm for snapshots though and share it.
  20. Line 6's use of the word "minimal" in the manual's description of 'True Preset Spillover' was very intentional. The gap is definitely significantly reduced though, if not totally eliminated. Fantastic option for those who need it though and a major addition to the Helix's flexibility. Line6 pretty much established a best practice and a high bar for any modern modeler when they added this sort of hybrid ability. Scenes pretty much do everything I need for the most part though.
  21. This topic was created in 2016 before snapshots existed on HX devices. My guess is that what you are looking at are "snapshots" rather than multiple stomp assignments. Multiple blocks, their parameters, and their bypass/active states can be assigned to snapshots. Take a peek at the manual or any of the many videos on how to build snapshots on an HX device.
  22. Actually, yes, they do. No denying how great Fractal devices are. I had the Fractal Ultra before the Helix. Although I appreciate the depth of the Fractal's options and the effort and expertise poured into the amp/cab modeling, I ended up infinitely preferring the ease of use of the Helix. The Fractal ended up being strictly a studio tool and rarely even that. The UI and simplicity of use on Helix has absolutely drawn many users to it, even from Fractal. Not to speak of the lower price although that is probably going to be less of a factor since the release of the FM9 with a price competitive with the Helix. Some Fractal users defect due to option paralysis on the Fractal stuff. There are also many folks who have multiple modelers and appreciate each one for their respective strengths. The "ecosystem" has also been a big draw for Line 6. Powercab+, Variax, and Native all provided additional incentives to invest in the Helix. Very cool when parts of a system can exchange data and share control elements.
  23. Thanks for going back and confirming what I remembered about this "feature". Judging by the albeit vague wording in the manual, this is "working as designed". Whether that is because of a legitimate technical reason, bug, or because they simply didn't think it was worth modifying the L6 Link protocol to enable it. It would be a "nice to have" though if possible.
  24. I just use mine on the automatic first enabled setting. It took years for that feature to arrive as it used to only work automatically on the first block and would set the impedance to it whether it was active or not. Auto first enabled just makes a lot of sense to me from a convenience standpoint. I don't want to have to, as I used to on some of my presets, particularly with fuzz pedals, research the impedance of the first block on my chain (e.g. fuzz), and then change the impedance manually via snapshots depending on whether it was active or not in that scene.
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