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  1. Sorry to hear the problems you encountered, but glad to know you got matters sorted out.


    Ordinarily, HX Edit works wonderfully. If however, it fails to do as it should, use the Line 6 Updater. Line 6 Updater will allow you to install all of the deliverable software components. However, you will need to be sure that after you first backup any of your custom presets, you uninstall all Line 6 related software including drivers from your system to be sure you are working from a clean slate. This pertains to a PC. I don't use Apple stuff so you're on your own there. 


    The current version of HX Edit is far superior in handling the necessary housekeeping chores as it prompts you to perform the backup, downloads and installs all current drivers and software and firmware. 


    Hope you're good to go now, and when the next firmware drop hopefully you won't have any problems. Of course, having stable Internet Connectivity during the login and download steps is essential. Also be sure to use the USB Port closest to your PC's main power connection and the Line 6 provided USB cable with the inline RF Choke.

  2. The Sony MDR-7506 (same as the MDR-V6) are foldable and work great with the HX Stomp (as well as many other sources). They have been an industry standard in the Film, TV and Recording industries for decades.  


    The BeyerDynamic 990 Premium are also foldable. However, as they are 600 ohm, they may not be the best impedance match for the HX Stomp's headphone output! 


    Try before you buy if you can. Otherwise, buy from a vendor with a satisfaction return guarantee.



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  3. Aside from the suggested USB cables testing/swapping and using your primary USB port (closest to the main power connector of your PC), backup any of your custom presets and Global settings.


    Then, completely uninstall all of the Line 6 software from your system! Doing so should also remove any vestiges of Line 6's drivers. If necessary, use Control Panel or Microsoft's higher tier software removal tools.


    Next, with a known clean system (i.e free of any Line 6 software), go to Line 6's site and download HX Edit. Install HX Edit. It should install a clean set of drivers and software. 


    If following such installation, the problem persists, at least, you can advise Line 6 of the steps you took, as they further assist you through your Support Ticket.


    Hope matters get resolved soon. 

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  4. If the higher cost and larger size are of no issue, go with the Stomp XL. The additional footswitches and features of the Stomp XL will certainly be a wonderful platform to start. FWIW, I have the Helix Floor and added an HX Stomp (with an inexpensive 2 footswitch add on) several years later; simply due to the tiny form factor and ease of use. The XL had not yet been released; if it had been I would have gone with the XL for the additional Footswitches.

  5. For several months now, Line 6 has been offering, direct one-on-one or perhaps one to many video tutorial sessions, via Skype (I believe). Registration, is likely under the Events sections on the Line 6 homepage. 

  6. ^^^^This!


    @ILikaGoFast, you may want to explore Helix's various FX blocks for your Distortion, Delay and Reverb (if any). By doing so, you may discover that it simplifies matters and offers quick and easy flexible signal routing options simply by repositioning Helix Blocks in your signal chain; all without the need for using any I/O FX Loops, their associated A/D and D/A processing, and cabling to your external devices. It's also an easy matter to keep your I/O cabling and simply disable the I/O FX Loops in your Helix Signal Chain to A/B how your existing configuration compares to doing it all in the Helix. BTW, if you have a computer to connect to your Helix, the Helix Edit application makes this entire process a bit more visible and easier to accomplish. Particularly, the A/B comparision. YMMV. Post back what works best for you. Above all else, Have Fun with it! 

  7. Each Snapshot supports up to 64 Parameter settings. You may define up to 8 Snapshots per Preset. This allows you to define as many blocks for two different amps and multiple FX within the same Preset. All subject to your DSP resources. So, Yes, using up to all four signal paths: 1A, 1B (of DSP Chip 1) and 2A and 2B (DSP Chip 2) you could place two amps into your signal chain in the same Preset with FX Blocks. The Snapshots excel by allowing you to Enable or Bypass as well as or alter any Blocks parameters you wish -- up to the maximum of 64 Parameters per Snapshot -- all within a single Preset. So, for example Snapshot 1 could have your clean blackface Fender amp enabled with any of the parameters set as you wish. Snapshot 2 could have your overdriven Marshall enabled with any of the paramters set as you wish, plus it would Bypass your blackface Fender Amp Block (or conceivably reduce to minimum the gain and channel Volume of that Fender Block whilst leaving the Block enabled). Depending on how you position the Amp and Cab Blocks in your signal chain and where you position your FX Blocks and when they are Enabled or Bypassed (or their respective parameters minimized or maxed) would be entirely up to you. The beauty of Helix's elegance is that you can do things in the box that are nearly impossible to do in the real world with ridiculous patching. There are very few rules. So if it sounds good, go with it. Your Amp Block placements may well be most beneficial to place in split paths of Signal chain 1 and your FX in Signal Path 2A and 2B. Depending on what cabs or IRs you plan to use this will also have an impact on your configuration. Remember you do not need to use the Combo Amp Blocks. You may use Amp Blocks and multiple cab blocks as you wish, and enable or disable them via Snapshots. Even though the above is a long depiction, it only scratches the surface of what you can do with the Helix. Hope this helps. 

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  8. Congratulations on the new Helix! There have been a lot of enhancements since your last go.


    Until others here on the User Support Forums provide you more specific info, Snapshots (up to 8 of which may be defined within any Preset) are the way to go. They are incredibly powerful and flexible. You'll also want to explore enabling the Trails parameter of the FXs that you want to trail out. 


    Also know that with most recent firmware version 3.11 you now have the option for Instantaneous Preset Switching. This is not precisely what you are asking, yet it is a recent and very powerful feature. Note, however, that this requires using all of the second DSP chip's resources so that you will not be able to use Signal Paths 2A and 2B. See the firmware 3.11 version Release Notes for more information on this. 


    Also see HelixHelp.com for lots of helpful information. 

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  9. JBL LSR305 and JBL LSR308 positioned as near field Studio Monitors with JBL LSR310 Sub. Great price, sound and imaging. 

    Yamaha DXR10 FRFR Monitors often positioned as floor wedges for very full sound and capable of very high SPLs. Also, usable vertically or on stands.

    Yamaha THR10C for convenient battery powered stereo spkr system. Signal into THR10C's 1/8" Stereo (TRS) AuxIn from Helix's Outs or Helix's Headphone jack. 

  10. The short answer is Yes. You should have no problem running dual amp blocks with multiple FX blocks in the Helix Floor, Rack and LT, as each of these units have two DSP chips; one for each of the two main signal paths. Specifically, Signal Path 1 has one DSP and Signal Path 2 has one DSP. Either or both of these two main signal paths may be split to achieve Signal Paths 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B. If needed, they may be configured serially 1A -> 1B -> 2A -> 2B. Each is dual channel (i.e. stereo) however placing any Mono Block (Amp Blocks are mono) will collapse any dual channel signal hitting a Mono Block to Mono. To regain dual channel stereo simply use a Stereo Block type after a Mono Block.

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  11. If you are using a Helix Floor, Rack or LT, move some of your Blocks to the 2nd Signal Path. On these units Paths 2A and 2B have their own DSP. 

  12. Check HelixHelp.com for the Tips and Tricks section where you will find the Power On Reset button combinations.


    Do the Power On Factory Reset for the respective Helix device. Then, uninstall all Helix Line 6 software and drivers from the computer you are using for the update procedure.


    Next, log into your (or your friend's) Line 6 account and download and install clean/latest versions of HX Edit. The HX Edit install procedure will install all Helix software and drivers on the computer.


    Then, connect the Helix unit to the computer and launch HX Edit. HX Edit should lead you from there.


    If the above fails to get you up to 3.11 (the latest firmware and HX Edit versions), you'll need to contact Line 6 Customer Support. Give them a call or submit a Support Ticket; they'll get you going. 


    [Note: Line 6 Updater is an entirely separate download and install.]

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