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  1. It’s been ages since I’ve given an update about https://helixhelp.com so I figured I should give one. Here are some of the latest updates: This past weekend I fixed an ugly issue related to some 404 errors that were brought to my attention by @HonestOpinion. All of those issues should now be resolved. If you encounter any more, please let me know via the contact form on Helix Help or right here in this thread. I updated the look of the header to have a darker look. I felt it needed to match the Helix a bit better than it did. All of the models are up to date with the latest firmware version of Helix and I’ll continue to update it as Line 6 has new releases. Behind the scenes I’m adding the firmware release version to every model and that information will display in the model lists once they become available. Other than that, I’ve been making small updates here and there to polish some things and fix minor issues. I have some big plans for more manuals and better model listings. I really want to thank all of you guys for using Helix Help. It is amazing that a website that I started just so I could more easily remember some model information on the Helix has turned into such a popular destination. As per the usual, if you find anything that needs fixed, updated, or if you just have an idea for a new feature you’d like to see, feel free to contact me anytime. I try my best to reply as quickly as I can. Thanks again.
  2. Update: Line 6 was able to reproduce after watching my video and forwarded the issue on to the development team. Just a guess but based on the severity of this issue, I imagine it’ll be in the next batch of bug fixes.
  3. I have come across an issue closely related to this. How to reproduce: 1. Go to an empty preset. 2. Change global setting to Snap/Stomp or some combination like that. 3. Go to another empty preset. 4. The Footswitches are now in Preset footstomp mode. if you go back into global settings, you need to toggle the setting to get back to whatever mode you actually want to use. I put in a bug report about it but the Line 6 dudes said they couldn’t reproduce, so I sent them a video. I know it’s definitely not an installation error as I’ve reinstalled twice and followed the instructions exactly include global resets and everything.
  4. Helix Floor, firmware 2.80. Bug 1. Set Global Settings -> Footswitches -> Preset Mode Switches to "Stomp/Snap". 2. Navigate to an empty preset. What is expected The Footswitches are in Stomp/Snap mode. What actually happens The footswitches are now in Stomp/Preset mode for every preset. Workaround? 1. Go to a preset that is not empty. 2. Set Global Settings -> Footswitches -> Preset Mode Switches to "Stomp/Snap".
  5. It was a buzz that happened when I would just turn the Helix and the Gemini 1 on. The power conditioner solved the issue issue for me.
  6. I had the same sort of issue when I was running the Helix alongside a Mission Engineering Gemini 1. It was ridiculously noisy/buzzy no matter what I tried. The solution i came up with was a Furman power conditioner (I think it was this guy: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PL8C--furman-pl-8c-15a). Maybe give something like that a try?
  7. One option that I haven’t seen anyone else mention is to just buy a power amp, such as a Crown XLS 2502 (you might not need all of this power amp’s power though... you could find something cheaper), and run that into a guitar cab (just check the wattage and omns for the cab). Basically, this would allow you to setup as if you are going through an FX loop (using the pre amps) but you are no longer tied to a guitar amp. Another perk of this, is it gives you control to use whatever cab you choose, whether it be a guitar cab, a bass cab, an FRFR, or a fEARful (the bass guitar version of FRFR).
  8. For future reference: https://helixhelp.com/2017/04/07/tip-change-snapshot-led-color/
  9. jshimkoski

    LED Color

    For future reference, this information can be found on Helix Help, here: https://helixhelp.com/2017/04/07/tip-change-snapshot-led-color/ You can also do search for this tip in the search box on any page on Helix Help as well.
  10. That info is already on the amps page: https://helixhelp.com/amps/
  11. Ok everybody, All of the amp descriptions from this thread have been added to http://helixhelp.com. After work, I'll get started on migrating all of the effects as well. There's a lot of info here so it'll take a bit of time but hopefully it'll be done by the weekend.
  12. 1. The IR Manager simply prepends each file with a numerical value, from 001_ to 128_. This is how the beta version does it and I haven't experienced any problems myself. That said, if a solution comes to light, I'll update the IR Manager to utilize it. 2. The IR Manager knows nothing of any of your current patches. It doesn't interface with the Helix application at all. That said, I've found that being able to save your IR bundles for later use REALLY helps with upgrade hell as all of your ordered IRs can always be recalled by just opening the appropriate *.irbnd files with the IR Manager and re-exporting them. 3. I covered this a little in #2 but all you'll really need to do is save your *.irbnd file once and at a later time when you need to reimport your IR list into the Helix (upon upgrade perhaps), all you need to do is load up your previously saved *.irbnd file (this is the file extension that the IR Manager saves in, btw) and re-export the list to a new directory, then just select them for import in the Helix app. And finally, I'll start looking into an automatic synchronize feature that can figure out what your IR list in your Helix is, and create a *.irbnd file from that list... Not sure how feasible that will be though. Thanks for this information. I've added it to Helix Help. And thanks for the donation! Helix Help was starting to get a bit expensive and these donations will definitely help mitigate the costs.
  13. Hey all, Jason here (the Helix Help dude). I've added a majority of the amp-based information from this thread to each amp on http://helixhelp.com. @riffyrafemetal: Wanna combine forces? I'd like to give you access to Helix Help so you can contribute. Thoughts? Thanks.
  14. Hey everybody, I just pushed out a huge update to http://helixhelp.com Everyone will probably need to update their bookmarks due to some changes I had to make in the upgrade. The site is way more robust and expandable with a modern design and pretty pictures of each amp. I've also started adding the Release Notes for each firmware release and have the Helix Cheat Sheet available on the home page. Also, don't forget to checkout my new IR Manager. There is a beta available for Mac with a Windows version soon to follow. You can find it at Helix Help as well. One more thing... Make a new patch with the new Line 6 Badonk... It sounds amazing! Happy picking, Jason
  15. Hey guys, Jason here (the dude that maintains http://helixhelp.com). I've created a free IR management tool for the Helix that is available for Beta testing. http://www.helixhelp.com/pmwiki.php?n=Main.HelixIRManager If you're interested, you can download it from the link above. Right now, only the Mac version is available but a Windows version is on the way shortly. Please keep in mind that this is beta software and things might be broken and your experiences with it may vary. Anyway, I hope this makes everyone's life a little bit easier until Line 6 comes up with something official. Thanks.
  16. Helix IR Manager coming soon for Windows and Mac: http://www.helixhelp.com/pmwiki.php?n=Main.HelixIRManager
  17. I have good news for you guys... I've been building a cross platform IR management tool that does all this trickery for you. I'm almost done and will likely release it from http://helixhelp.com next week. Stay tuned...
  18. Just realized some behind the scenes updates I did to helixhelp.com set it back to 2.12. Will update everything back to 2.20 this evening. Sorry for the inconvenience everybody.
  19. http://helixhelp.com is the closest thing.
  20. Ah, thanks for catching that. I've updated the amp section and moved the Line 6 Badonk to the guitar list. And yep, I haven't updated all of the info on the new models just yet but will be doing so within the week of the official firmware release. There's also a bunch more work that I am in the midst of knocking out right now for version 2 of the site. Thanks!
  21. I just updated http://helixhelp.com to be current with the upcoming version 2.20 release (a bit preemptive but I figured I'd rather have it ready to go now as I'm guessing the official firmware release is just a few days away). I've also made some behind the scenes adjustments that should make the overall page loading time extremely zippy. In most cases it should just be a couple of milliseconds. Anyway, I have a bit more free time now and a renewed focus on developing a more robust version 2 of the site. If you have any ideas you'd like to see, feel free to send me a message. Have a good one.
  22. Sounds to me like the "sound guy" is an amateurish hack. I'd request a different guy. I'm pretty sure he'll give your band a bad sound anyway. If the venue cannot provide one or won't accept someone you bring, I'd decline to play.
  23. You might wanna try just using a #2 graphite pencil first. You'd be surprised at how well a typical pencil lubricates the nut.
  24. An old trick I learned a long time ago is you should balance the level of all instruments to volume of the kick drum. All guitars should do a high pass around 90. Bass should find the bottom frequency that doesn't fight with the kick. Vocals should do a wide boost around 8k. That's about it. You'll find you don't need excessive volume because everything will just sound fat and separated.
  25. Try a logarithmic curve on the volume block.
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