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  1. I think you mean to say Android needs to send some love Helix's way. <Snip.

    Nope! Wrote precisely what I intended. And I have voted for this.


    Additionally, there are other good IdeaScale and other posts regarding suggestions for tablet and mobile device functionality to augment and enhance that what Helix already does.

  2. Factory SetList 2 > Preset 03B BackWahrds.


    This Factory Preset has a bypassed Vol Pedal Block as the first element in Path 1A. The Block is Controller Assigned! It's default position value of 100 appears in White and in Square Brackets above Knob 1. Simply selecting and watch this Preset, resulted in the value changing to 1%!? Unfortunately, this is an intermittent behavior.


    This all on a brand new Helix updated to 2.10 with no custom Presets save, defined, etc. I did change several of the Line Level Global Settings.

  3. Interesting find! Certainly inexpensive enough.


    Although this may make the physical connections, there is no indication of any voltage reduction to stepdown/ reduce the voltage from a typical barrel type pedal power supply's 9v (or higher) to that of a typical USB port's voltage of 5v, (1Ah-2.4Ah). Moroever, the brief product description states : "Can plug into any 5VDC source having a 5.5x2.1mm barrel plug...."


    If your power source has an adjustable power setting, reduce it's output voltage to as close to 5v as possible. Otherwise, you may overload the G10's base unit.


    Post back if it works! Hope fully it will.

  4. Voted. I asked this same question some months ago, thought there was already an IdeaScale item for it, but if there is I couldn't find it.


    I think what makes this hard is the UI for it. A single-level list of the available models would be long and unwieldy, and a hierarchical menu like in the main UI would be a bit tricky to navigate, and a first for pedal edit mode.

    Either of the existing displays in the main display (list or single line) would be fine. The scribble strips would show as many models as would fit per set of scribble strips available, similar as they now do in Foot Edit mode. The difference is that Foot Edit mode, offers up parameters as they appear also on "Pages" at the bottom of the main display, and those parameters also correlate to knob controllers. In such a new "Model" Selection (or Edit) Mode the footswitches labeled as Page Advance or Back should, be Model - and Model +.
  5. Can Helix's onboard footswitches be used to navigate through the available Amps, Preamps, Amp+Cab, and various FX Type models of a selected Block? Can the Footswitch Controller Assign feature do this? Is there any method other than rotating or toggling the Joystick?


    I would like to be able to audition each model type while playing guitar without having to stop and use my hands to rotate or toggle the joystick.


    I know that for a currently selected Block -- Foot Edit Mode -- displays that model's parameter values on the scribble strips, and pressing a parameter's footswitch selects it allowing adjustment via the Value - and Value + footswitches, or, by the Treadle (and that there are page fwd and rev, back, exit and save fsws).


    Ideally, I'd like to be able to create a new preset with path 1 containing, for example, 3 Blocks. One an Amp+Cab Block, one an Amp Block, and a Cab Block. Using the footswitches I'd like to audition each Block's Helix Models to hear each, one at a time while playing guitar. I would expect to be able to use the footswitches to Bypass the Blocks, as desired, to isolate just the Block(s) I wish to hear. Adding to the Path the same could be done with other FX type models for additional blocks. All without having to use hands on the Helix.


    Curently, I'm finding I need to reach out and toggle or rotate the joystick to navigate the Models, regardless, if I have the Model List displayed or only one Model at a time displayed above the value knobs near the bottom of the screen.


    I am not using the Helix with a computer nor the Editor (except for firmware updates, backups, restores, etc.)


    If this has been asked and answered, please direct me to that thread. Otherwise, I may post this to IdeaScale. Thanks.

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  6. There is an alternative for buying a new set of headphones is there not?


    What about running one of the outputs either headphone, or 1/4 line out into a small headphone amp. This should get around the impedance issue should it not?


    It should also be cheaper than buying a new set of good headphones.

    Absolutely a valid method!
  7. As a new Helix owner I am enjoying Stomp Mode's capacitance touch sensitive buttons feature.


    I saw the February 2016 thread about the touch feature's capability to recognize multiple touches:



    It would seem that the touch feature would be useful in other modes as well, particularly as many YouTube videos show users using their hands and fingers with their Helix's positioned on their desks, adjacent to consoles, etc., all in lieu of the Editor.


    Is there any reason why the genius of the capacitive touch sensitive buttons has not also been enabled for the Foot Edit Mode? This would be a magnificent method to select the controllable parameter (in lieu of requiring a click of the fsw btn). Moreover, multi touches of the Value-, Value+, and touches of Back, <Page, Page> would be useful too! This would not be necessarily when using your feet!


    The touch feature could also be useful for Bank Mode, Preset Mode, and Snapshot Mode.


    A Global fsw Parameter setting allowing users to define which Modes they wish to touch enabled would provide ultimate user flexibility.


    I created an IdeaScale post. Vote It Up if you agree. http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Touch-Capacitance-footswitch-for-Edit-Mode-and-more/861308-23508?submitted=1

  8. Is there any reason why the genius of the capacitive touch sensitive buttons has not also been enabled for the Foot Edit Mode? Seems this would be a magnificent method to select the controllable parameter (in lieu of requiring a click of the fsw btn). Multi touches of the Value-, Value+, and touches of Back, <Page, Page> would be useful too!

  9. I would enjoy more "nuts and bolts" stuff like this from the guy(s) behind the curtain. Very interesting. Sounds like Ben is pretty active on TGP, might have to give that Helix thread a read in all its 1500+ page glory...

    There is a handful of Line 6 people on TGP contributing meaningful content. If you reconfigure your TGP preferences to display 100 posts per page, each page provides many more posts with easy scrolling with reduced successive page loading.
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  10. I have a brand new Helix that I just updated to firmware 2.10 a few days ago.

    No preexisting IRs, Presets, Setlists.

    Today while exploring the factory presets the volume pedal bug dropped the level to 1%.

    There is a bug affecting the volume pedal!

  11. I haven't submitted this as an idea to Ideascale yet but I would just like to say that I would happily give up one of my preset lists (128 presets) to get more room for IRs (I know, preset lists probably use three times as much memory ). Shuffling them in and out has just become an enormous pain. Adding the capability to the Editor to audition/preview them without having to load them into the slots would be a huge move in the right direction but when it comes down to it the Helix simply has way too few slots available for IRs once you really get into using them.

    Intriguing suggestion!


    As Helix's Operating System is proprietary to Line 6, and 4 years effort went into designing Helix, it would not be inconvceivable to discover that Line 6 may have planned for reapportioning Helix's memory resources. The current Eight Setlist banks of 128 entires each (8x128=1024 total) dramatically contrasts the much smaller IR capacity of 128 total slots. Perhaps a forthcoming firmware release may offer restructured possibilities for users requiring avgreater IR capacity option in lieu of 8 Setlists.

  12. The same power drain is occurring with the new USB Charging cable.


    If a firmware release were able to overcome the physical fact that the Transmitter's Ring and Tip remain connected to the circuitry and the collar switch remains depressed (after reaching full charge status) this would be very handy.


    Have you tried backing out the transmitter just slightly (after reaching full charge) so that the collar switch is released, while keeping the transmitter inserted in the charger jack? Not sure if this will help as I have not tried it.

  13. Not at all. You would position the Return block immediately before the Output block in either of Path 1 or 2. It uses almost no DSP. It will be mixed with the existing signal on that Path. That's why you'd place it at the end - so it would not be processed at all. You don't need a Vol block - you control the volume from the external device or by the Level parameter in the Return block itself.

    The main disadvantage of the existing setup is that it is not a global option - you need to add the Return block to every preset that you want to use with the external device playback.

     Thanks for clearly describing this! I would think the Block Copy and Paste features be used? 

    <Snip>If there was a way to have an entry in Global Settings that would allow us to remap <snip> Return 1/2 or 3/4 as one stereo input sent straight to outputs, <snip> it would be a good alternative to a dedicated MP3/CD in without negatively affecting those who would prefer all of the FX loops available for their pedals (there might even be an IdeaScale entry for this, I remember reading something similar a few months ago, but can't remember where)...<snip>

    If this were available on a per Preset basis it would be an interesting alternative to copying and pasting a Return Block into each Preset where needed.
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