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  1. Consider uninstalling Helix Native. Then, download and install a fresh copy of Helix Native 1.92 to be certain that each of Helix Native's drivers are being installed -- particularly the appropriate VST format drivers! These are presented as check boxes during the installation process.
  2. Yup! A Y-cable comprised of Two (2) 1/4" TS to One (1) 1/8" TRS. I have several inexpensive HOSA brand versions in various lengths which have worked just fine. Their 1/4" plugs are conveniently L & R color coded and I got them a few years ago from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/conector-pulgadas-CMP-159-conexión-unidades/dp/B005HGM1D6/ref=sr_1_3?crid=20IEJ8UUPFEAY&dchild=1&keywords=hosa+3.5mm+to+1%2F4&qid=1590529315&sprefix=hosa%2Caps%2C215&sr=8-3 or https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-HMP-006Y-3-5mm-Stereo-Breakout/dp/B0084O7FPM/ref=sr_1_6?crid=20IEJ8UUPFEAY&dchild=1&keywords=hosa+3.5mm+to+1%2F4&qid=1590529315&sprefix=hosa%2Caps%2C215&sr=8-6
  3. You may do either. If you want to explore any of the Stomp's Stereo features (highly recommended), then use either the Stomp's Headphone's out, or both of the Stomp's Main Outs (L & R).
  4. From what you depict, a pair of 5" studio monitors would be ideal! So long as they are on a desk (or on stands) so that the speaker cones are not exposed to floor activity, you'll enjoy a wide sound stage and robust imaging to enjoy stereo playback and stereo FX. Should your music preferences include lots of low end, consider also getting a subwoofer. JBL's LSR305 Studio Monitors and the matching JBL LSR310S Subwoofer are very reasonably priced, and may be on sale for the Memorial Day Holiday. I have the LSR305 and LSR 301S Subwoofer as well as the LSR308 (amongst other studio monitors), and they work great with my Helix Floor and HX Stomp. YMMV.
  5. If your desk space permits, strongly consider going with two LSR305 rather than one LSR308. B&H Photo and likely other resellers just had the LSR spkrs on sale. Two LSR305 as compared to one LSR308 will give you a much fuller, wider and robust sound stage for backing tracks to play along to as well as for exploring HX Stomp's many stereo FX. FWIW, I have sets of both the LSR305 and LSR308 (amongst other spkrs) and they are outstanding near field studio monitors for their price. YMMV.
  6. Does the Scarlett's line level setting at full scale bring the signal level to unity? FWIW, the Helix's main volume knob is an attenuator. When the Helix's Main Volume knob is set to Full clockwise the output signal level is at unity (presuming there are no other gain nor level boost previously in the Helix's signal chain (blocks).
  7. See this: https://youtu.be/daVXdIIzePE
  8. Submit a Service Ticket with Line 6 and they'll get you fixed up.
  9. Do the update to 2.91! There's a vastly improved Helix Core at the heart of the update and now Helix Edit handles the process. Just follow the directions on the Line 6 site and don't worry. As you have a new unit, it may be that you have yet to create too many custom Presets. So you might as well start fresh with 2.91 and go from there. If you may have created any Presets that you don't wish to recreate from scratch, the installation and upgrade process of 2.91 offers you the ability to first do a Backup from which you may subsequently restore Presets, Globals Settings and more. Also, you can install and upgrade directly to 2.91 from the version you currently have. There is no reason to go incrementally version by version. Hope this helps.
  10. I don't have access to my Helix Floor at the moment. So, until an answer is posted here, I've posted your question to the massive Helix thread over in The Gear Page Forums: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?posts/30485167/
  11. Sorry, for the typo in the version number. Should have been 2.91. Earlier post is now corrected. Sure do wish Line 6 would unify their customer facing version numbering for all inter-related software, so that all the Helix family related software and firmware (Helix Firmware, Helix Native, HX Edit and Line 6 Updater) would be identified by the same version number (currently 2.91 for Helix firmware) for each release.
  12. Firmware 2.91 should remedy the issue. After you install firmware 2.91 please post your findings.
  13. Install the 2.91 firmware update!
  14. @RobyRocks Thanks for your exceptionally useful PDF compilation of the various model selections. I did find the "Based On" images a helpful glimpse reminder. Keep up the outstanding work!
  15. The new Split Dynamics feature of firmware 2.90 brings lots of flexibility to have your signal automatically branch to a set of Blocks as your signal's level increases. So, you can set up your Amp and FX Blocks such that when you play below the Threshold setting the signal follows one path, and when you dig in harder or increase your guitar's volume pot the Split Dynamics feature will re-route the signal to the Spilt Path for any Amp, or FX blocks you opt to use on such alternate path. This is just one method to explore for what you are seeking to achieve with the tone variations you want.
  16. I concur that if the Update Process, as of version 2.90 Helix Firmware and 2.90 HX Edit is now going to be handled by HX Edit, then HX Edit should provide a method to use a locally present version of the flash file (as an alternative to requiring Internet connectivity). This would provide a method for users preferring to use a locally present version of the flash file for their helix hardware, such if they suffer from less than ideal Internet connectivity, or for installation while traveling when Internet connectivity may be intermittent or unavailable. Of course, this presumes the relevant Flash File(s) for the hardware devices had already been obtained via Internet download, or from a thumb drive. My impression is that Line 6 Updater 1.90 was updated by Helix Edit 2.90's installation, making it available for Line 6's products other than the Helix and HX products.
  17. HX Edit 2.90 Update installed rapidly! HX Edit 2.90 updated HX Stomp from 2.81 to 2.91, in < 5 minutes w/o pblm! Next, the Helix Floor.... [Addendum: Helix Floor updated from 2.81 to 2.91 w/o pblms. Preset Rebuild took longer than update installation. Startup now is much faster!]
  18. For several years, I have really enjoyed using my THR10C with my Helix Floor (and more recently with an HX Stomp) either device fed to the THR10C's AuxIn. For range of comparison, aside from the THR10C I have a variety of other amps, near field studio monitors, main monitors, home theatre systems, and FRFR PA Monitors. For near field use (at arms length or a slight bit farther) the THR10C does an outstanding job. I have done careful A/B comparisons with it vs. a pair of JBL LSR305 Studio Monitor, both at the same positions and distance relative to listening position (i.e near field arms length or a slight but farther). At low to moderate SPLs both are very comparable. The JBL LSR305s can get much louder and provide a more robust bottom end. However, at low to moderate SPLs the JBL's additional capabilities are not particularly emphasized. At double or triple the distance (i.e about 10') the JBL provide a broader, wider and more dimensional sound field, and also have the ability to provide higher SPLs with more bottom end, than the THR10C. If your usage of the THR10X facilitates keeping it at near field, there is not much to gain from a 5" set of Studio Monitors -- at the same distance. However, if you prefer to have your speakers farther and wider then certainly consider a set of Studio Monitors. Most home stereo systems (reciever and speakers) have very different frequency emphasis curves than quality Studio Monitors. So, yes there will be a distinct difference, and the placement of the speakers also will affect the sound based on acoustic coupling to the nearby walls and floors. All in all, your preferences will determine which way to opt to go. Rest assured that your THR10X is giving you a very good listening experience, so long as you do not attempt to overdrive it to excessive SPLs or position it too far from your listening position. Also, the THR10 series has the ability to be powered on batteries, which I find to be wonderfully convenient, as it allows me to reposition it as I wish in the house, office, outdoors, couchside, etc. Hope this helps. YMMV.
  19. That's what I did too!! So, I'll have it if I might ever need it...
  20. Frank Ritchotte of Line 6 posted these Official Steps to TGP regarding Safe Booting, if needed: Helix SafeBoot Steps: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?posts/30401537/
  21. I have had good results using repeater USB cables for runs in excess of 25' between my Fender Mustang Amp's USB jack and my Android device's micro USB via USB OTG feed cable when using Remuda Software (Android). Also have used the repeater USB cable on a longer run of about 40' from the Fender Mustang Amp to a desktop PC in another room running Fender FUSE Software. In both instances, a standard (non repeater) usb cable was unable to effectively pass the digital data without errors. The repeater usb cable I got was not expensive. As I recollect it was probably about $25. YMMV.
  22. So long as excessive condensation is controlled. Try to avoid abruptly transitioning the Helix from a cold outdoor environment into a warm and humid indoor environment -- or vice versa -- without protecting the Helix from condensation. If you have a Helix in the Helix Backpack acclimated to indoor temps and humidity, leave the unit in the backpack for about 10 minutes after heading into the cold before removing the Helix. When heading inside seal the Helix in the Helix Backpack before heading inside and leave the backpack closed for at least 10 mins once indoors. If you don't have the Helix Backpack, a simple plastic trash bag will suffice with the above procedures. These are long proven successful measures for cameras and lenses.
  23. MusicLaw

    Helix 2.9

    The HX Stomp and HX Effects User Manuals were published long after the existing Helix Floor User Manual dating back to Summer 2016 at the time firmware 2.1 was released. Notwithstanding the reduced feature sets of the HX Stomp and HX Effects, compared to the Helix Floor, there are useful bits of information to be found in these more recent User Manuals. As has already been posted, until Helix firmware version 3.0 arrives with a fully updated User Manual, the current task involves a compilation of information from existing product documentation plus the various interim firmware Release Notes along with a variety of informative posts from Line 6 developers. HelixHelp.com is very useful.
  24. I began using my Helix Floor with my Fender Mustang IV v.2 Amp as a powered cab via the Mustang's L&R Return Line Ins or via my Fender Mustang III v2's Line In. When I added a Yamaha THR10C it too worked wonderfully via it's Stereo Aux In as a near field lower SPL powered cab and it is battery powered! Subsequently I got sets of JBL LSR305s and JBL308s Studio Monitors with JBL310sub, and a pair of Yamaha DXR10s. These, plus an assortment of headphones, and another acoustic guitar amp provides a wide range of choices for use with my Helix Floor, and HX Stomp.
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