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  1. Hello everyone, I just released an update to Helix Help, https://helixhelp.com, to match the 3.15 release. This includes all of the new models, release notes, and other information. Along with this release many of the models have been updated with better descriptions and some bugs have been squashed. I am currently working on some clean up/including some additional information. I hope you all enjoy firmware 3.15! It's a doozy! Jason
  2. The HX Stomp XL can use up to 8 blocks of whatever you want (all effects, all cabs, all amps, mix and match, doesn’t matter). All that matters is the DSP limit. Some effects (poly pitch for example) use tons of DSP. You could use it in the way you describe. Blocks can be placed anywhere in the chain. For what it’s worth, I love the form factor. It’s easy to use and fun to tinker with. I do agree that you might wanna look at the HX Effects instead as that is specifically designed for what you are asking for. Hope this helps.
  3. I just made another quick update to Helix Help today with an improvement to the search box. It will now tell you the model type (amp, preamp, distortion, etc) as you type out your search terms. See the attached image for an example.
  4. Hello everybody, I just wanted to let you all know that I released a new version of Helix Help (https://helixhelp.com) today with updated information related to 3.10. This includes the new models, release notes, as well as an updated "Reset Options" section with information regarding the HX Stomp XL. More updates will be coming over the next few weeks to tighten things up a bit, add more reference guides, and stomp out a few bugs. Thanks! Jason
  5. The reset options for the HX Stomp XL are exactly the same as they are on the HX Stomp. Helix Help will be updated with this information in the next update to the site. There are a lot of moving parts for this next update so I'm tightening things up to make sure I have an awesome release for everybody to enjoy. In the meantime, here is a screenshot of the reset options for the HX Stomp and HX Stomp XL: Helix H
  6. Hey everybody, I was perusing the web and randomly found out that 3.0 came out! As a result, I spent some time tonight updating https://helixhelp.com with all of the new models and added the new release notes. I'll be cleaning up the site a bit in the coming days and will be adding more information to each model. Just wanted you all to know that I am on it. Hope you all are well! Jason
  7. Thanks, just added this to my bug list to tackle.
  8. @Klaim I just released an update to https://helixhelp.com. Please let me know if I have finally squashed those unicode character gremlins you encountered. Thank you!
  9. Yep, those Unicode characters are still on my list. Tough because I don’t have a way to duplicate the issue. I hope to address it in the next update this weekend though.
  10. I updated Helix Help with light and dark theme switching (dark is default), removed the duplicate Vintage Digital listing, fixed a documentation issue related to IRs, and added a simple blog feature. FYI: The theme selector uses a browser cookie to remember your theme selection. The cookie lasts for 1 year after your last visit to Helix Help. Let me know if you all would like theme switching based off of your system settings as well. @Schmalle I noted your suggestion about mic models and will see what I can do.
  11. Great job Jason.


    You asked to be notified of any errors. There is an outdated comment re: IRs   on the Tips -> Common Effects section. It describes IRs as referencing a number,  not name. A recent firmware update changed this and IRs now reference file names.


    1. jshimkoski


      Thanks. Making the change and will update it today. 

  12. If you ever want a hand with helixhelp site... i'm a senior software engineer and do a lot of C# web stuff (and php when needed), plus DB side of things as well as javascript (with lots of jQuery).  CSS and layout if needed, but not my strong point.  Just because it's a cool project - if you ever need a hand, if things get too big.  I'm blown away with it so far.

  13. Not to worry... the theme is fully switchable and I’ll implement that very soon. You’ll be able to choose between the standard dark view or a light mode as well. Stay tuned.
  14. Hello all, Today I released a huge update to Helix Help (https://helixhelp.com). On the surface, it looks the same, only much prettier and more refined. Beneath the surface it is an entirely new code architecture that will give me much more control over updates in the future. Some enhancements you’ll notice right off the bat: Models now show up in the search box at the top of the page. You can now search by artist such as Clapton, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Stevie Wonder, etc. Its much, much faster. It just looks so much better and better matches the Helix look and feel. As with any major change, I’m sure some bugs will creep in here and there and I’ll be on the lookout for them. If you come across anything, please shoot me a message via the contact form on the site. Keep on playing. Jason
  15. Thanks for the kind words regarding https://helixhelp.com, @cgar18 and everyone else. @Lynxpaw Helix Help has been a passion project of mine that I basically created for myself. It just happened to be picked up by a large part of the Helix community over the years. If its not your cup of tea, that’s ok, there are other options already available and you can always create your own personal guide. If you’d like to improve the crappiness of Helix Help instead, please feel free to send me some suggestions or a feature list you’d like to see and I’ll see what I can do to make it happen (just use the contact form on the site). Your ideas would likely make Helix Help way better and that is really all I care about. Lets make it awesome and more helpful for the community together! I hope you all have a great day! Keep on playing.
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