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  1. Excellent thanks, that's my first job to do later lol
  2. Yeah I think that's the way to go, try a test patch for editing. How you've currently got yours set up 4 and 4 is how mine is but I don't want to keep engaging stomp mode to access different things, I want it all laid out the way I want it to start with. Incidentally when you're in the 4 and 4 mode, when you hit a singular stomp then go straight into a snap shot, does your stomp stay on regardless until you turn it off? Mine all stay engaged until turned off again which is a bit of a handicap in that mode if you want to jump quickly between snaps and stomps. That was actually part of my original question also because I'll still have that issue after editing the layout with command centre
  3. Exactly right my original question was a little different
  4. Interesting to hear how you're doing it with snapshots, but as duned in dragon mentioned, it was more about opening up the flexibility between stomps and snap shots. I totally understand how the snap shots long their own are ideal in a band set list because you're playing those songs the same way every time. I'm not lucky enough to be doing what you're doing haha I'm just playing at home so every time I jump on a preset that I like, it won't be to play the exact same song each time, I'll be jamming and experimenting hence needing the extra flexibility
  5. Excellent thanks for putting me on the right track. What a revelation this is!
  6. Thanks for the tips, thats why I was a bit confused about command centre but it makes more sense now
  7. Aha the man himself! That's a good analogy actually. The question now is just mastering the command centre editing. In order to make the edits applicable to just that preset you're working on, you go into stomp mode while you're in the preset? That's the bit I didn't understand because I knew you could go to global settings and access command centre but that would force global changes across all presets right?
  8. Yeah that's what I'm getting at too, are there any decent guides on how to edit command centre?
  9. Ah yes not 8 and 8 lol, I meant 8 switch mode and its in 4 stomp 4 snap like you said lol
  10. Hello all, Small disclaimer here.. I'm revisiting this topic as I can't find the thread where I discussed this with a few of you before and themetalkid too, who did give quite an in depth description.. which I now can't find! So what I want to achieve is the most flexible mix between displaying stomps and snaps. Right now I'm running in 8 snap/stomp mode but obviously that only allows 8 snaps across the top and 8 stomps on the bottom.. but what if I want in some patches more stomps or more snaps? Obviously the stomp snap modes are global across all the patches. I don't want to really toggle the mode switch between stomp and snap, I just want each patch to display with my desired configuration, so is it possible to customise each patch with different amounts of stomps and snaps without it changing all the patches globally? I'm sure themetalkid said you can do something like this in the command centre but I think that would make it a global change wouldn't it? Second disclaimer.. I'm a dummy when it comes to editing the command centre switches, never done from fear of messing everything up so I'm not very familiar with how it works. This is not for playing live by the way so I'm not worried about the practicality of that situation, this is purely for me at home wanting to just fire up the helix and seeing each of my patches with their own custom foot switch layouts. And just to add to that as I'm currently running the lower 8 stomps and upper 8 snaps, if I engage one of the stomps and then hit a snap, the previous stomp stays on even if its switched off in a totally separate snapshot. Is there a way to fix that other than have to physically switch off each stomp before using any of the snap shots?
  11. Paulzx


    Hey Doug, I don't think you can PM anymore wasn't that removed? I would love to take a look at the patch if you could send email it to me? paul@paulzx.plus.com. Thanks
  12. Paulzx


    Good suggestion, going to try this. Auto wah been on my list for a while to solve
  13. Helix volume knob in globals is now set to quarter inch output - I think the quarter inch output itself was set to line (not in front of it at moment). The Alto's are the 210's and i'm pretty sure the switch on the speakers was set to line - I will check this later though
  14. Yep echo the above, the one thing you didn't mention was doing the factory reset after the updates - just in case you didn't! Out of interest, is this maybe happening when you're running out of DSP? Can you replicate the error just building a simple patch on the top output path?
  15. If I did that I'd have no roof left lol..
  16. All the posts on here have been valuable, remember, all I was asking was if I was making a basic error in the volume settings, which it turns out I was. I was never fully happy with my distortion tones and can now say with certainty for anyone else looking at this issue, setting aside all other arguable variables, if your helix knob volume is way down like mine was at the quarter position.. its a basic user error for tone quality from this unit. It seems now that getting that volume knob anywhere between half way and full, really does bring everything much more alive. Secondary objective is to get your output speakers up to 12 o clock or near as. It really has made a big difference to me, I'm so much more impressed with how the tones sound now and would strongly recommend to anyone unhappy with their helix to really look at this. Thanks to all who commented on this, I've learned a lot.
  17. Yep fair enough. I'm not using it in a live situation for now so I'm not concerned about how I adjust the volumes, I'll deal with that down the road. My main goal is to nail the optimum sound quality setup between the Helix volume knob and the FR speaker volume level and understanding which cable type would be better to achieve that. Right now my speakers are turned down to around 1 quarter volume but the helix volume knob is way up to three quarter position, that already livened my tones up quite a lot. If we're saying anything over half way on the helix knob volume will get a similar result then great I'll work with that.
  18. Your post totally contradicts everything that's been said above! Just making the changes I've already made, has made a big difference in fact. I just want to know now, the answer to my question about the XLR cable option
  19. Right now I've got the global volume set to the quarter inch output. That has allowed me to turn the big volume knob to max but like you said, the alto speakers are turned way down. To get the speakers back up to 12 o clock will mean dialling the volume knob right back to halfway I expect. So is that still going to be optimal output or am I better off using xlr cables and getting the helix volume back up to max?
  20. Let me just get this right - what are the best global settings then to run the volume knob at max, I'm using two 1/4 inch cables to my FR alto speakers so do i change the 'volume knob controls' setting (it's on multi at moment) should that be set to 1/4" or to digital etc? or should i be changing something else in the global settings?
  21. I never knew that, after owning this thing for a few years. Maybe this will liven my tones up a bit
  22. Thanks for all the feedback. So I've been running the volume too low then obviously. My speakers were never turned up above 12 o clock anyway but the Helix knob was way down at quarter volume, I'm only using this at bedroom volume levels at the moment by the way. So Judging by the replies, most are turning the Helix volume knob up as far as possible, but controlling it via global settings - I'll look into that tonight. I think this might explain why I've never been 100% happy with my high gain, whereas other people's demos using the same amp models sound pretty epic.
  23. Hello All, Quick question on something that just came up watching one of Jason Sadites' videos. He was talking about how some people use his custom tone patches but don't get similar sounding tones that he gets, that led on to a whole thing about how some of us may not have the Helix set up for optimum results to begin with. One of those observations was how loud you have the actual unit turned up. He said he runs his Helix volume fairly hot, so he has the volume knob turned up quite high, then compensates elsewhere to cut it down a bit. This caught my attention because the volume knob on my Helix has always been at the 9 o clock position so basically only up a quarter of the way, I adjust the rest via the patch and my Alto speakers. I noticed in some youtube clips that some people have the volume knob up at the 3 o clock or three quarter way up position, which is really loud, I tried it today and no doubt it has changed the way my patches sound, but here's the thing, to do it without blowing the windows out in the room, i turned my Alto speakers right down, literally just slightly up from zero, and then had to turn some master volumes down on the amp blocks I was using. From a practical point of view here, is it wise to be creating patches using this volume, whereby they are going to all be mega loud by default, which means if I don't remember to either reduce each amps default volumes or limit the output signal, just each time I make a new patch, I'm going to probably blow my own head off by mistake at some point. It seems a little bit of a hazardous approach. So how are you guys handling this and have you also found that your tones sound much better when the Helix is louder at the signal end rather than the speaker end? Bear in mind I'm mostly playing high gain and that seems to be where it affects the tone for the better, as far as I can tell for now at least.
  24. I still think that's a bit harsh, you might be right it might be the majority I don't know but I was having difficulty with it on and off some time ago and I was definitely following instructions properly and there were times when I had to run the update 5 or 6 times to get it to go through so, doing the same thing each time, so when it does work, you knew it wasn't you, it was some other variable. I was a bit suspicious about the USB port on the Helix for a while because even HX edit would lose connection quite often outside of updating, until one day I bought home a handful of USB cables from work and tried them all. One in particular worked straight away and has never lost connection on the editor or update since, so we may never truly know why it happens but that worked for me at least. I'm not criticising anyone here, I'm just saying there has for some, been a genuine issue.
  25. So it's practically double the price, you would expect it to be a bit better at least wouldn't you for that
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