Thanks for the help, friends. I actually contacted Glen (video above) to ask how to configure the helix like he does in this video...where he can toggle on/off stomp FX while still in preset mode. Global settings, set preset mode to BOTTOM FOUR (or top, whatever your preference) foot switches. Then, you can MAP stomp fx within the active preset to the other four foot switches, while still in preset mode. I have my bottom four FS on my four most used amp tones presets. Then the top 4 set to my most used fx ( I have the same fx saved to ALL of my amp presets in the same location). Kinda feels like a blend of stomp & preset mode
my helix arrives tomorrow, so perhaps this will become obvious once I start fiddling with the unit, BUT.. What are the primary differences between the two modes: preset & stombox?? From an application standpoint, I mean. I would love to have 5 or 6 FS assigned to different amp stacks. None of these amp stacks will have any fx built-in. I would also like 2 or 3 FS assigned to my most used delay & verb. I plan on running most of my spacial & modulation fx through the fx loops to my eventide h9's...using the helix mainly for different amp tones. I'm in a gigging cover band, & I'm trying to envision what type of tap-dance I will have to do during a show.