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  1. Some interesting recommendations, I'll give that all a go. Master I usually keep around 4/5. I've noticed there is some artifact and too much drive when it's over 6 no matter the amp but I'll check out the rest. Thanks
  2. As the title reads, there seems to be something slightly compressing the tone in some/most of my tones without any compressor in the signal chain. In this one setting in particular, I'll describe briefly: -No Gate -Multiple drives; compression is there whether drives are on or not -Amp is Grammatico Brt; I've toyed around with all the settings but no noticeable change in compression. Drive Norm .0, Drive Bright 8.1, Sag 4.9, Hum 6.5, Ripple 5.4, Bias 5.5, Bias X 4.9 -2x15 Match G25; 421 Dyn, .5", 80hz, 8.0 khz, 0%, 2dB (any adjustments don't affect compression, even changing mic to any of the Cond mic's) -Play around with all types of IR's, incl: OHammer, MBritt, Fremen & others -Simple Delay (standard settings for subtle delay) -'63 Spring Reverb (settings set for quite reverb. Nothing funky) I toy around between Cab&Ir's on/off. Among many other adjustments. But no change. I'm playing into a 2x12 powercab. And again, it's not on every setting. This one I had described is very similar to others, some with the compression, others without. Some of the ones without, sometimes I'll add a compressor and they sound similar to issues like this preset. It's annoying. Not anything squishy but deffinitely lack of dynamics from strumming average to strumming aggressive, there doesn't seem to be any change. Any ideas?
  3. Yeah, i've done that before, not all the time- it was an apparent over-sight. But alas, all is well & good. Hopefully someone who is having trouble with the update will sift through all the complaints & concerns about it, opening their eyes to a possible mistake they may have made. Thanks for the info and the reminder!
  4. Because there are billions of people out there all with different mental capacities, focuses, thought processes & savvy. And sometimes, yes sometimes, our shortcomings will be amplified over our know-how depending on where the strength's & weaknesses lie AND intentions. Thankfully tho, a mistake/oversight/lapse in judgement doesn't necessarily reflect the true nature of the being in question. As it's been said before "Nobody is perfect...." If you or someone else out there is perfect, please, allow me to be your follower.
  5. I've been messing around with various amps but having trouble nailing down the best one- take a listen and if you're willing, help a brother out with finding the best amp & settings for this tone: There are actually 2 guitars playing the same thing (I've seen them play it live back in '92 or '93 and remember both guitarists playing identically) - don't think it's a chorus effect on the guitars either. Would also appreciate an idea of a 4x12 they'd be using, because THAT I have no idea and don't recall from when I saw them. One of my favorite metal albums ever! The whole tone, mix, everything about everything just amazes me.
  6. Love this thread! I've been so frustrated with the update initially BUT, man, once it was all done, the amp/fx additions have been incredible! Major fan. I agree with Jnnh73: The new stuff is making me redo my favorite setups by making even BETTER sounds!
  7. It never worked since I've had it. Got it off of Reverb in what was apparently "Like New" condition. Ha! Apparently the guy bamboozled me.
  8. I've tried.. Quite a bit.
  9. Heyo! I've been wondering this ever since I got the Helix about 2 years ago- Why is the expression pedal always set as Exp 2, instead of Exp 1 considering it's the only pedal on the board? I'm guessing it's possible to have it set as Exp 1 as default but nowhere have I been able to find it. When going into the Command Center, the on-board pedal is shown as Exp1 but on the screen above the pedal, it shows it as Exp 2. Why is that? Also, in Command Center, it shows a toggle above the on-board Exp pedal and lists it as "EXP Toe Switch"- What switch is this? and why is it not actually on the board? It's also a shame the Exp pedal can't toggle on/off as a regular exp pedal. Anyone know what it was designed that way?
  10. Update: Got it working! One of the problems is the page to download HXEdit update- there are 2 downloads for it (one after the other), the first one (88.3 mb) is a .dmg file that all it did was open web browsers. There's a second download link (82mb) is the real .exe 2.80 update file; 3rd one down is the 2.71 update. First time I tried the whole fix-it list, that first download link wasn't there, just the correct one. So it seems, after uninstalling and re-installing the HXEdit program a 3rd time (after this whole link debacle) , that's what did it. Cheers!
  11. But thanks for the advice anyway. Gotta call support.
  12. FYI, re-doing this list again and still nothing. Also, The guys at Line6 may want to look at their HXedit download site page, 2.8 download comes up twice (one after another), first one is a download to a .dmg file that just opens browsers over and over again. 2nd one is the one that works, just about the 2.71 download.
  13. Ha! You underestimate the curse that lingers over me regarding anything electronic. So far, out of the first 3 steps, nothing has worked. We'll see.
  14. I'm in the same boat. Software now isn't recognizing the Helix considering the Helix failed (as shown on the screen) and had been that way for roughly 5-6 hours. Tomorrow's another day!
  15. I should also mention, when the window went back to the login, which seemed odd to me, I logged back in and as you can see from the pic, it didnt read the Helix although its plugged in. It's been 2 hours and still shows what you see. Maybe something will happen by the time I wake up but not holding my breath. If anyone has a recommendation for something i can do before calling support, I'd love to know what you've got.
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