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  1. At least your package didn't freeze while cross county skiing in the Olympics.
  2. The objective is to avoid any condensation from forming on the unit! If it has been extremely cold, do not open the original interior plastic bag until it gradually warms up closer to the interior temperature. This is more of a problem the higher the ambient humidity may be in your home, office, or studio. A handy humidity indicator is to see if any condensation forms after removing a soda can or beer bottle from your refrigerator and allowing it to rest on your countertop to table for a few minutes.
  3. Hopefully the problem will be easy for the firmware team to remedy while preparing fw 3.20.
  4. @kartikg3, version 1 of the eBook does contain a brief mention and description of the deep amp parameters on page 258. Craig just updated the eBook to version 1.1. It contains 45 more pages, including coverage of the recently released firmware 3.15's features, and much more. One of the bulleted items covered in the revision is "Explanations of amp Hum, Ripple, and Sag parameters". See: Craig's post about the update:
  5. Great to see this update released so soon. Any there any new files or Preset examples included with the 1.1 release?
  6. Also know that the latest version of the Pilot's Guide (currently 3.15 Rev T) is always available from within HX Edit simply by clicking "Pilot's Guide" on the Menu displayed upon clicking the encircled Question Mark symbol (?) in the lower left of the HX Edit window. The same is true for Helix Native 3.15's Pilot's Guide (currently Rev P). Moreovers, as the Pilot's Guides is installed on your SSD or hard drive when HX Edit and Helix Native are installed, you need not be online nor have your Helix nor HX Hardware connected to display the Pilot's Guide PDFs. Simply Launch the respective program, Click and Go!
  7. For others reading this thread, there are distinct downloads available on the Line 6 website's Downloads Page for the 3.15 versions of Helix Native and of HX Edit. There are also distinct downloads available from the same page for the Flash Memory specifically for each device: Floor, LT, Rack, HX Stomp, HX Stomp XL, and HX Effects. Each of these are obtained depending upon the drop down selections you configure at the upper section of the Downloads Page. Specifically, Hardware, Software, and OS. There is also a version of Line 6 Updater available for those desiring or requiring the use of Line 6 Updater to install the Flash Memory Files manually. This latter method is slightly more advanced and should be used only by those who know what they're doing, and have specifically read and are following the instructions!
  8. Always a good idea to at least read the Release Notes for the features, particularly any which may seem to be acting oddly.
  9. Highly unlikely you bricked the Helix. Most likely the firmware somehow got fritzed (a technical term ;)) I'm not a Mac user, so the following you'll need to accomplish in the Mac universe. First see: HelixHelp.com's Reset Options for your unit and perform the Factory Reset or 5&12 or 6&12 options. Uninstall all of the Helix software from your computer, and then begin anew with a fresh full install of HX Edit allowing HX Edit to reinstall all necessary components. If you encounter any problems downloading and installing HX Edit for the Mac, use the Line 6 Updater to install the Flash Memory for your device. If all else fails, contact on a Support Ticket with Line 6 and they'll get you sorted out.
  10. Easy. Simply place your FX Loop Block (or, if desired, separate Send and Return Blocks) as you wish in your Helix Signal Path. Enable and disable the FX Loop (or the send and return blocks) when you want to hear your L7. Be sure to gain stage the levels and that your FX Send is configured to what you L7 FX Input needs; presumable Line Level. Helix allows Level adjustment in the FX Loop Block, and the FX Send and Rtn Blocks.
  11. Email from NewEgg this morning has Flash Sale on BeyerDynamic DT770 Pro 250 Ohm headphones for $114 USD Free Shipping using Promo Code: SSBP225.
  12. Correct. Both dry tracks would not go to USB 8. Helix's Default is USB 8 Mic, USB 7 Guitar. Thus, be sure your Reaper configuration follows suit. See Pg. 68 of Line 6 Helix v3.0 User's Guide (Rev E.)
  13. MusicLaw

    two HX stomps

    Another outstanding benefit of having two identical units is the hardware redundancy! Also, the inherent ability to store all your Presets (up to the hardware's storage capacity) and the ease of managing everything via HX Edit.
  14. Even though it does need an update, here's another useful list: https://www.robyrocks.it/materials/helixmodels/helixmodels.html and, it's offered as a handy pdf download!
  15. Although I do not know where the LT's Headphone output level is, neither my Helix Floor nor Helix Stomp have any deficiency in driving my 300Ω Sennheiser HD-600 to SPLs far louder than I ever care to use. The Floor's headphone output is higher than the HX Stomp.
  16. @Verne-Bunsen This thread is certainly not intended as a sales pitch, and I have no vested interest in Sweetwater Publishing nor Craig's work. As previously mentioned, I was so vastly impressed with Craig's concise and informative articles, which I previously discovered on Sweetwater's InSync site, that I was really enthusiastic to see this eBook had been recently released. Craig's ability to clearly explain useful techniques and comprehensively cover most of Helix's features & capabilities makes the Big Book a wonderful reference!
  17. I just saw that Craig Anderton's new eBook: The Big Book of Helix Tips & Tricks is available from Sweetwater Publishing. If you have not read Craig's exceptional articles posted on Sweetwater's InSync site, then you're going to be in for a real surprise. Those articles and this new Ebook are not to be missed. Plus the eBook includes over 200 absolutely useful Presets and files. The direct URL is: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AndertonHX-e--sweetwater-publishing-the-big-book-of-helix-tips-and-tricks Also see: Craig's YouTube Video about the eBook [Bonus Tip: If you use Adobe's PDR Reader, Right Click the Tools Toolbar and hover over the Navigation Tools. On the Flyout, Enable the Previous and Next Tools to display their Icon buttons on the Toolbar and allow use of the Alt+Left Arrow and Alt+Right Arrow Keyboard Shortcuts to easily jump back and forth between hyperlinks in the eBook!]
  18. Using an FRFR or Studio Monitors would certainly provide a much wider audio palette allowing you to hear whatever you have configured on your Helix. This is precisely why so many enjoy using FRFR or Studio Monitors. So many others prefer an Amp In The Room (AITR) listening experience. There is no wrong!
  19. Prior responses have done an exemplary job of discussing the issues. I have Helix Floor and HX Stomp. Amongst my array of headphone's I frequently use the Sennheiser HD600 and they work wonderfully with either unit. Dialing them in is not complex. Simply add a slight bit of Reverb for ambience and you're good to go. This can also be accomplished via the Early Reflections parameter in the Cab Block. It all depends on your taste, favored musical genres, and style preferences. I also use BeyerDynamic DT-770 Pro, and Sony MDR-V6, both of which are closed back. I've also got Shure SE-530 IEMS. Each have their own audible attributes so as previously been mentioned, it is imperative you get to know your monitoring system regardless if they be headphones, IEMs, earbuds, Studio Monitors, FRFR PA Monitors, etc. It is also really easy with Helix units to save your configurations. This allows quick and easy switching from what you have dialed in and saved to sound great with your Sennheiser HD600 to some other listening devices. FWIW, I also have several sets of Studio Monitors and FRFR PA monitors, as well as a Yamaha THR10C; each of which I use with my Helix gear. It is not unduly complex to dial in your tones to sound great with any of these. This, once you become familiar with your Helix's UI. My recommendation is that you go with the gear you are contemplating and enjoy it to the max! Do post back your findings to share with others. Happy Holidays.
  20. HX Stomp running warm is not abnormal. Not to worry. Line 6 has posted it is designed to operate that way; it is a consequence of its compact design. As for it hanging or freezing up. the best thing to do is: First, backup your custom Presets, if any, which you may wish to preserve. Next, do a Factory Reset of the device. Next, redownload and reinstall HX Edit on your computer and allow it to reinstall all the drivers and software to your computer. Next, connect your HX Stomp to your computer, and allow HX Edit to reinstall all of the firmware to your HX Stomp. Then, see if the problem persists -- before you reinstall any custom presets you may have backed up. It is entirely possible that some of your custom Presets may have been corrupted or improperly converted to the current 3.11 firmware. If you then reinstall any such presets follow the instructions exactly to allow firmware 3.11 to rebuild all the Presets! Starting with a Factory Reset and clean software reinstall to, both, your computer and the HX Stomp will help troubleshoot and isolate the problem. If you still have problems after doing the above, submit a Support Ticket with Line 6 and they'll get you sorted out!
  21. @joel_brownBe sure to see Craig Anderton's exceptionally informative article: Get Much More Out Of HX Stomp on Sweetwater's InSync site.
  22. EMI and RFI levels may be high or extreme at your location. If so, the use of a power strip for all of your devices will have little to no affect in eliminating ambient RFI or EMI. To troubleshoot that your Helix LT is not the problem, try using it at another location (friend, family member, etc.) a good distance from your home. Also, a low quality guitar cable suffering from poor shielding or an improperly grounded connector can contribute to the antenna affect. Also know that the frequency of AC current in the US is 60Hz, which is a tone midway between A# and B. In Europe AC is 50Hz which is closer to G. Hope you get it sorted out.
  23. Changing pickups is akin to changing microphones. Each brings it's own characteristic sound. And, just as with microphones, the position of pickup relative to the strings will affect the sound. If too close magnetic pickups can prematurely dampen a string's sustain.
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