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  1. Not sure what might be causing what you are experiencing. Try connecting your HX Stomp to your computer to take a look at the settings in the current version of HX Edit. HX Edit also allows you to do an easy reset to factory settings should you need to do so to get back to square one. 

  2. On 12/29/2020 at 5:36 AM, amsdenj said:

    USB cables can create ground loops just like audio cables. 

    Ground loops don't care how they're conducted!!!! So long as there is a path to ground or a different potential to ground, there can be noises. 

  3. 6 hours ago, rosskoss said:


    c) Dynamic Sag Option - I wish there was an option for the sag levels to go up a little automatically when the master volume is cranked higher (or maybe that's already taken care of in the amp modeling?)

    You could use Snapshots to control changes to these parameter as you wish so that they adjust in unison as you change Snapshots. You could also use Controller Assignments for each of these parameters, assigning them to the same Expression Pedal controller assignment such that each parameter would be controlled by your Expression Pedal adjustment. And, you could assign each a Min and Max value as you wish. 

  4. As Snapshots (within each of your custom Presets) support dozens of parameter configurations as well as Bypass state of the Blocks in your Presets, you are likely to be able to do what you need. Post back so others can share in what you find works!

  5. @themetallikid, As a Helix owner, when Helix Native goes on 30% Discount Sale -- which it does several times a year --  you can get Helix Native for $69!!


    The HX Stomp is a really great piece of gear! Not only is it compact, as rd2rk replied, it's great and easy to use on the desktop. Moreover, it provides a Helix grade AI! So consider allocating the approx $100 you'd spend on a Focusrite Solo (or other AI) towards an HX Stomp. And, the $30 savings on Helix Native, would offset, a bit, the cost for an HX Stomp. And, HX Stomp's headphone out easily drives BeyerDynamic DT770 Pro 250 ohm headsets to DSP levels far higher than my Dell XPS 15 Laptop. ;) YMMV. 

  6. Sounds like the Helix Floor would solve all your issues and provide lots of additional flexibility, including double the DSP of your HX Stomp, ample I/O configurations, Scribble Strips, and an Expression pedal just to name a few.... Go for it! You may also find that the buy a Helix Floor and get the free Helix Backpack deal (while supplies last) may still be ongoing. Check with your dealer or Sweetwater, etc. Should the Helix Floor not suit you, most of the dealers accept returns. 

  7. It is fair to say that at some point in the future there will be a successor to the current flagship full Helix Floor and Rack Units. It is also fair to say that it will not likely be anytime soon. My personal blind guess is not for a few more years. Line6 has indicated, in essence, on several occasions that plenty of product life remains in the current Helix family product line with future software firmware enhancements and revisions forthcoming to the existing product family. To be clear, I have zero inside information and do not speak for nor have any representative capacity on behalf of Line 6 nor Yamaha Guitar Group.

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  8. Submit a Ticket to Line 6. They are really good at making things right. I've not heard of this issue but that doesn't negate that situation you find yours in. Even though your unit may be out of warranty, consider submitting a Support Ticket to Line 6. It is commonly known that they have gone above and beyond regarding Customer Service in the past for many Helix owners. Give it a shot! You may be pleasantly surprised. The worst would be an out of warranty response.

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  9. NOTICE:

    If you browse to Line 6's Downloads page, to obtain 3.01 HX Edit, select your Helix Family Hardware Device in the Hardware dropdown field, and leave the Software dropdown at "All Software"!


    As of a moment ago, if you leave the first dropdown selection at: "All Hardware" and select: "HX Edit" in the Software Dropdown field (regardless if the OS dropdown is left at "All OS" or "Win 10") the results page only shows HX Edit 3.0!! And, if you leave the software dropdown field at "ALL Software" the 3.01 flash memories for each of the Helix family units are individually displayed (long scrolling) and below them is still HX Edit 3.0.


    Hopefully Line 6 will update their site tomorrow (Monday).


    Also keep in mind that an updated new version of Helix Native (perhaps 3.01) is also expected very soon. 



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  10. If you've got a backup of your custom presets, do a factory reset of the Presets via the poweron footswitch sequence for your Helix family unit. You didn't mention which hardware you have. You can find these reset footswitch combos on HelixHelp.com under the Tips section. 


    Then restore your custom presets and globals from your backup. If you don't have any custom Global configs or custom presets, ignore this last restore step.

  11. Using HX Edit 3.0, connected to HX Stomp 3.0, it updated to 3.01 w/o issue. Accepted the Backup of 3.0 fw, and proceeded to installing 3.01. Then rebuilt Factory Presets, and to be sure, repowered the Stomp holding FSWs 2 and 3 to be sure everything (factory presets) updated and rebuilt properly. The entire process took less than 5 mins.


    Later today or tmrw, I'll do the Helix Floor.


    Hope it goes smoothly for all....

  12. If you're not running two JBL LSR305s to fully appreciate the stereo imaging and fx Helix has to offer, you may also want to consider it! Even if you run everything strictly mono, the additional speaker positioned for your space will distinctly add to the fullness of the sound field. 

  13. If you can find that one of HX Stomp's Amp&Cab block selections, configured with radically different parameter settings might cover the range of tones you are otherwise seeking to achieve from using two different amps, Snapshots would absolutely be the way to go!! It may not be doable. But it could be worth the exploratory exercise. Hope you can make it work. Post back to share what you might find, so others may share in the learning. 

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  14. Normally Helix Native would be an additional $99 USD for Helix and HX gear owners. When Line 6 puts Helix Native on Sale the price is $69. Getting Helix Native bundled For No Additional Charge is an obvious benefit even if you're less likely to often use it as a DAW Plugin or VST Hosted! 

  15. The Polyphonic Blocks are very DSP Intensive. See the 3.0 User Guide for your device. In certain instances, some of the Poly Blocks can consume nearly one half of the Helix Floor or Helix Racks DSP resources! Thus, some of the higher DSP intensive Amp Blocks (as well as higher DSP intensive Amp & Cab Blocks) may preclude use of certain Poly Blocks on the same Path. 


    Helix Floor, Rack, and LT provide dual DSP chips; one for Path 1 and another for Path 2. Thus you may need to position your Poly block on one Path and your Amp on another Path.


    Note: Path 1A and Path 1B share Path 1's DSP resource. Similarly, Path 2A and Path 2B share Path 2's DSP resource. So, merely splitting Path 1 to Path 1A and 1B only avails Path 1's DSP.


    HX Stomp has only 1 DSP chip, so certain combinations of DSP intensive Poly Blocks and Amps will exceed the unit's resources.

  16. 50 minutes ago, SaschaFranck said:

    JFYI: HX Native manual download won't work (not that I needed it, just mentioning).

    Try displaying the Manual from within HX Native and once the PDF is displayed (in your browser if you have the PDF Extension installed, for example in Chrome) then save it to your local hard drive or SSD.

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