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  1. There's a new minor HELIX firmware 2.10 expected any day.

     

    There is no indication if the Updater, Editor, and Installer might also be revised/upgraded/enhanced in this forthcoming minor update. If you have the option of holding off a day (or several) you may want to consider waiting.

  2. Don't waste your time, effort, and expense on soundproofing. Unless you spend a small fortune you won't effectively contain the SPL to your apartment. Simply turn the Gemini 2 -- way down.

    Otherwise, use Headphones, IEMs, or much smaller powered monitors that will sound full at low volumes. Something like the JBL LSR305 or smaller computer style monitors.

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  3. Just received the new G10 Relay USB Charging cable from Amazon this morning and used it to top charge my G10 Transmitter from a USB battery pack.

     

    This has already proven to be a convenient alternative charging method, as there's no need to return the Transmitter to the Base unit which is located with the amps across the room.

     

    The cable is well constructed from durable cabling and has moulded strain reliefs at both ends. The G10 Transmitter seats very securely in the 1/4" female jack. After reaching full charge (Transmitter's LED Steady Green) unplugging the cable from the battery pack causes the Transmitter (still attached to the cable), to enter Sleep Mode 4 minutes later. Leaving the transmitter connected to the cable, also will make both items far less likely to be misplaced.

     

    The cable assembly measures 44".

  4. Kemper newest Delays sound magnificent! They are very configurable, from subtle to extreme.

     

    Helix's Reverbs and Delays deserve improvements elevating them to perfection. DI depicted the forthcoming release as "minor," plus containing bug fixes. This may not be inclusive of revamping the Delays and Reverbs. It could be 2017 before we see significant improvements. TIme will tell....

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  5. That Sydney waterfront gig you recently posted about sounded like you had a blast! Look forward to hearing/viewing any clips you capture from your next gig.

     

    Glenn's patch audio clips on his site are remarkably well done! I keep listening to them through a variety of reference monitors, headphones, and IEMs to confirm I'm not imagining what I'm hearing. Of course, the acid test will be hearing them through the HELIX.

  6. I've had this happen too, even without the Editor running. I've unsystematically traced it to a couple of suspected causes:

     

    <Snip>2) One or more patches may be somehow corrupt.

    There was a lot of change to the patch/preset format in the Helix update from v1.x to v2.x and it seems that some unknown (at least by me) sequence of operations can permit a v1.x-created preset to be imported into the v2.x firmware with some loss of data integrity. Until said patch is identified and rebuilt (preferably manually) it can cause Helix to freeze.

    With one specific patch that I recall the freeze-up was predictable and repeatable. I would turn Helix off with the patch active, then restart with my Variax connected via VDI. No editor. I could use the joystick to navigate the signal chain, and the display would track properly. I then did nothing but depress the Variax Model Select knob and Helix froze. This was repeatable. Note that the only change to the patch was to activate the Variax modeling; no amp/FX/block parameters were changed. The same procedure with other initial patches did not freeze Helix, so I concluded that the specific patch was somehow corrupt. I manually re-SAVEd the patch and the problem was resolved.

    Unfortunately there is no easy way to identify the troublesome patches. I am in the habit of saving and reloading setlists, not individual patches, during firmware upgrades. Hence the freezing issue can occur anytime after a setlist with one or more corrupt patches is restored after the update. I have tried to systematically diagnose this situation by reinstalling the v2.01 factory firmware and presets, then restoring some individual patches that had been saved under v1.x firmware. I then spent several minutes with each patch, one at a time, trying to observe a freeze-up. Most patches did not cause any problems but occasionally I would stumble upon one that did. Manually SAVEing the patch (hence rebuilding it) seemed to solve the problem. It was such a tedious task that I soon gave up the systematic approach so I occasionally still stumble across such a patch.<Snip>

    Were the problems you mentioned in your final paragraph still with your Variax guitar connected?
  7. I've seen this once or twice. Mine have only been when connected to the editor via USB, never standalone.  And i believe its been mentioned by others as well.

    PC or mac?
  8. The vast majority of gear (> $100) I've bought from GC, I have ordered on the phone. Everything ships from their main Kansas City distribution center to my local GC store free of charge. If it doesn't check out, I don't take it and I get a refund processed to my credit card. The same goes for any gear that doesn't proove out during the 45 day satisfaction return period.

     

    The inventory in the GC stores is a mere fraction of what's available from the main distribution center.

     

    I also buy from Sweetwater, and Amazon mostly for incidentals.

  9. Hi, I was able to get the g10t to transmit to both a Spider V 60 and the G10 receiver>amp simultaneously. Sync the G10t to the receiver, then on your Spider V amp hold down the home button for a few seconds, this will bring you to a menu where you can change the wireless setting from manual to auto. From there you can choose which channel you want to use on the Spider V amp. You will have to manually sweep through the channels and find which channel the G10t is on. Once you find the same channel you will have sound coming out of the Spider V as well as whatever your G10 receiver is plugged into.

     

    Good to see that Line 6 provided Auto and Manual receiver channel configuration options in the Spider V amps. I suppose they needed to so they could accommodate the other Relay units too.
  10. The Relay G10 Base XLR output is an Instrument Level output. This, according to Line 6's Relay product manager. Thus, you could use an XLR to 1/4" TS cable to accomplish the results. I have used the Relay G10 base as a Y Box and it works very well to run two amps at the same time!

     

    I have also discovered that it is possible to pair one G10 Transmitter with two separate G10 Receiver bases. SImply insert the G10 Transmitter into the first base unit, allow it to pair, and then remove the Transmitter. Repeat the process with the same transmitter in the other G10 base. When you remove the transmitter press its collar micro switch to confirm both base units acknowledge (their blinkng white halo lights go steady) that they have locked to the same transmitter's signal.

     

    Apparently, the automatic channel selection routine in each base has no way of knowing its first channel choice is the same as what the first base has selected. The result is that when you play, both bases receive the same signal (on the same channel).

     

    My guess would be that the receiver in the Spider V amps works the same way. You may want to try it to confirm if you get the chance before purchasing the amp.

     

    When you want to use multiple units and specifically avoid this double receiver method described above, it is imperative that any prior wireless units be active while you pair any subsequent units. Only this way will each see all the currently active channels. The G10 will select from 14 available channels.

     

    Hope this helps....

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