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  1. Thanks for your help. But I put the unit in rebuild mode with pressing 6 and 12 on power up Then the Updater connected and then I just installed from there. Everything seems in place even my User 1 presets restored. Thank you very much
  2. The HX Edit 3.6 was indicating 33% complete when I just walked out. Got back few minutes later and HX Edit has closed all by itself and Helix was in the "Boot Failure. Entered update Mode". Really would it have made a difference if i was just staring at the PC screen all the time? Now I cannot connect to unit also for HX Edit of for Updater (both latest versions downloaded just before I allowed HX Edit 3.6 to do the update for me . Only other thing I did was export my User 1 list of presets just as a backup. Now Please help how do I get this Helix out of this mode. Factory Reset does not seem to work it just goes back to the same message each time (though during initial startup it indicates that it is now on Version 3.60 and will reset globals etc etc but then just goes back into the screen with red stripe stating "Boot Failure. Entered update Mode"
  3. I took a walk and when I came back the "boot failure entered update mode appeared. Also the HX Edit 3.6 closed so there was no "resume" instruction. I restarted the HX Edit but it could not see the Helix (Floor). Now do I wait for how long or do I power off and restart or what happens now or should I do no now or should I just keep breathing deep and relax (I am hyperventilating at the moment)?
  4. I have two L3t units. Decided to buy a Denafrips Iris unit to convert USB to AES. It does not work. If I feed the L3t's from the Helix (USB input source from same Macbook) the sound is great via the AES link connected to the L3ts When I feed the L3T's via the very same cable (removed from Helix and plugged to Iris) there is no sound. Device is selected correctly in Macbook indicating that the Iris is connected) My main question now is if the AES is compatible or is it actually a Line 6 type connection based on AES (works like AES but only on Line 6 equipment) Has anybody provided input to L3t speakers AES port from a source other than Line 6 equipment. The main reason for me doing this is to clear up the sound from Macbook via the Denafrisp Iris and send directly to Stagesource speakers and thus unload my Helix to only handle guitar effects to a different amplifier.
  5. Just the same as always. Perhaps Line6 could just trap the "green" sector when within half a cent? Must say I never found my guitar out of tune to the ear and I always use the Helix tuner
  6. Thank you. Downloaded and very informative
  7. Would love to get the Excel file but I do not do the facebook thing so I get nowhere when going via above link Possible you could load the file directly here or any other way where IT Limited idiots like me could get it?
  8. Had similar problem few times. Think only since 2.3 upgrade: On power up no sound from Helix. Not even playback from iTunes via USB. Helix on and Helix Editor communicating via same USB link but no sound. Each time it worked again after Helix reboot (simple power off and on again) My Helix is powered via a UPS
  9. Great thread great tips OK what I know now is: I KNOW NOTHING!
  10. Just to confirm. I did only the "green" lines in the instructions. There is no globals reset? Just restore from backup and good to go? This is so much better than before but I need confirmation that I should not have done "globals reset" and that portion of procedure should not be required then in the future with v2.30 and upwards? The restore worked great but on globals the level settings on USB ins and outs did change. (Did not restore to my original values) This can be dangerous if you switch on the amps and speakers being fed from Helix with huge volume increase. Luckily i always go back on sound after upgrade with very low volume setting on Helix master volume and then carefully raise the volume.
  11. In examples shown the input impedance refers to the INPUT of the guitar input which should be selected to match the guitar output impedance, not the block it feeds to? That is how I understood the Auto setting or then the manual setting per preset. I use on all presets a gain block as first block thus my input impedance between guitar and Helix should stay constant always. Am I correct in assuming this? Then as impedance simulations between interconnecting blocks do change that is a result of Helix and there I trust what they do since I would not have a clue. The AUTO setting used on global (and thus effective if preset input is also set to Auto) is more for where one wants to match different guitars to the same input. Maybe for comfort use the Auto, but I do find that not feasible so I label presets for each guitar I have the main diffence being setting the input impedance of the Guitar Input on the preset and then adjusting via the gain block that I get the same output volume at the same guitar knob setting for both guitars (each on their own preset which is in all other aspects normally a duplicate of each other). Not sure if this is the solution or even if I am correct in my thinking.
  12. I just loved that sound. Share the Helix patch?
  13. I had similar problem on L3T. Took it in to service center. They spent an hour and called me saying it was fixed. They said they replaced a speaker. I do not believe that. Your story sounds much more credible!
  14. Ok I will try again. EFTP is generally referred to the echoes used by Hank Marvin. (Echoes from the Past) and has been extensively developed by Charlie Hall. But now there is some copyright issues etc. Hank used the Meazi multihead tape echo. I am getting very close but not perfect using the multitap delays from Helix. But I do not really understand how the Multitap Helix works. I place T1 and T2 and T3 etc equivalent to the tape heads on the Meazzi (using delays which one can get on the web). But what is the first time one puts on the multitap. Is that actually like the quarter note time of the song you try to play. Then Tn is the delay (position of tape head in mS) from the tape recording head to the playback head(s). Or Tn as percentage is the portion of the delay time set in the first input. Is the 1st input not actually a delay time but rather simulating the "speed" at which the tape would run? I feel I am close if I can just fully understand or get some info on how this delay works. There is not any real detail in documention. Am I wrong to relate the multitap delay to a 6 head Meazzi tape delay. And if not how exactly should I approach it to get the sounds so famous from Hank Marvin and the Shadows. I have seen players getting brilliant results with the Quadraverb Q2 and Q20. Now I am refusing to accept that my Helix cannot do what the Quadraverb can do and do it better.
  15. Any advice on how best to try and simulate the Echoes From the Past delay? Or would that not be possible and if I want that sound should I buy then rather such a unit?
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