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About guitarnstuff

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  1. I use the App Bandhelper for notes, words, chords, tempos etc. but also for MIDI control. When use Bandhelper to advance to the next song on the setlist, I have it set to program change the Helix to the patch that I want and set the tempo (impacting delay and other time based effects). I purchased some Bluetooth MIDI adapters for my Helix so these "connect" wirelessly to my iPad. Bandhelper will work with most iPad and Android devices, even your phone. Even, it you don't use if for chord and lyric cheats, the setlist and MIDI feature is awesome.
  2. I use Bandhelper as well. Keeps whole band on the same setlist and if set up right the same page. I also use wireless Bluetooth MIDI adapters so Bandhelper sets my presets on Helix when I advance the setlist. It’s very handy and eliminates the between song tap dance. It’s been very solid. I do copy paste lyrics, chords, and notes into from the desktop computer (for ease) and that syncs with the iPad.
  3. Would it be easier for you to keep the helix on the floor and use HX software for editing? Assuming you have a computer that you can use for the purpose.
  4. I have the Boss SY300 in a effects loop of the helix. Can use the in and out any spot in the signal chain and mix it from full to zero. Snapshots to taste on each section of the song. Commands from midi per snapshots to switch presets on SY300 or switch SY300 on patch change. Tempo sync per midi etc. Pretty incredible.
  5. Update: I noticed that even some factory patches were messed up and the Helix was acting very laggy on saving. So, I factory reset and restored by backup (only IRs and my custom patches). Now everything seems to be working in it's previous glory. Wow! That was scary! Remember to back up boys and girls.
  6. Hi All: Hoping someone can give me some ideas. I had a "setlist" programmed but decided I wanted to copy it so that I could re-level patches without effecting my originals. So, I did a full Helix back up. FYI I am running 2.82 on Helix and 2.82 HX Edit. Then I exported my setlist which was in setlist slot 4 and imported it into slot 3. It was not a successful import an got multiple error messages. I then tried doing so in slot 5 and same result. Error message (which I forgot to take a picture of) and the screen on the Helix went dead. Disconnected from computer and restarted Helix and Computer. Helix started rebuilding some presets. I even tired restoring to my original full Helix backup and trying again. Same result. So, looking at the result, there are patches 86, 87, 88, 89 that did not properly bring in names. So I tried writing over them with a empty present from another spot in the list. No luck. I tried to rename them, that worked, but they will not save any changes to the patch i.e. amps, pedals, etc. So it seems that I have corrupt slots. Any ideas on how to fix this? Chris
  7. I use Bandhelper to choose the preset on Helix. When I swipe to the next song, it changes the Helix preset. I use a bluetooth to midi 5 pin adapter. Works great.
  8. Hello: I have a Helix Floor and a Boss SY300. I have the Boss SY300 follow MIDI clock from a Line6 Helix Floor via the 5 pin MIDI cable. This works wonderfully for all of my applications except one. Specifically, I have recently downloaded and love a WHO SY300 patch that uses variations of tempo via the control switch on the SY300 to create the essence of the sound it is emulating. The problem is that I have to unplug the 5 pin MIDI clock from the Helix so that the SY300 control switch will impact the tempo of the SY300. My questions: a) Can I have the Helix not transmit MIDI clock for one patch only or have a switch stop the MIDI clock transmission for a bit. (like a snapshot or a stomp)? b) How can I get the SY300 to ignore the MIDI clock from the Helix for that one patch so that I don't have to manually unplug the MIDI cable? (I have asked this in the vguitar.com forum) c) If easy "a" or "b" doesn't work I am wondering if I can send some sort of message from my iPad Bandhelper app to turn off MIDI clock on one of these devices. Any help to make this more fluid then plugging in and unplugging cable will be greatly appreciated.
  9. guitarnstuff

    FREQ OUT !!!!!

    Are you having noise issues with this implementation?
  10. Oh my! When is the release date for the next firmware update? We need more amps and effects on my wrist now! Will this also come with the free pony listed on the Helix form? Improved tuner?
  11. The obvious solution is to give your Helix to me. You will feel good about your donation and I will give it a good and loving home.
  12. I tried the version 2 3Sigma IRs tonight. It seems that there is better string to string definition and the higher frequencies are tastier. This was through my studio headphones as the family was sleeping. I'm looking forward to a trial on the full rig at gig volume next week.
  13. They also just announced a free upgrade to the brand new v2 impulses. I'll be downloading them after work. I can wait to try them out.
  14. you can also set up an "aggregate" of the two in audio setup of Mac. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202000
  15. I am considering making a routing change on my rig but I am not sure if it is possible. I am hoping that someone out there might know. Currently, I have the Helix, TriplePlay Midi, and softsynths running via Apple Mainstage. I use the Helix as a audio output interface for Apple Mainstage. So current the signal coming out of my 1/4 in and XLR outputs is Helix guitar sounds plus softsynths (i.e. organs, pads, etc). This are blended together so that soundman can't mix them at different volumes, thus I have to do it all from stage. I would like to instead have the Helix guitar sounds come out of one set of output (1/4) and the softsynths come out of a different output (such as a pair of effect sends or the XLR). Thus, the soundman would be able to control the volume of the guitar and the softsynths seperately. I would like this change at the global level. Ideas?
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