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  1. Never mind.  Its working now.  I shut off the helix LT and rebooted my pc and then started the process over again (fearing a bricked unit by stopping the process) and it finally gave the update progress bar after a few seconds.. phew. Not fun.  Don't know what happened the first time. I didn't do anything wrong or opposite the instructions.

  2. Help. I updated my HXEdit software from 2.91 to 3.0 manually and then backed up my stuff and then tried to update my Helix LT to 3.0 firmware using the HX edit update process but it's been stuck on the message "initializing  firmware installation" at the bottom of HX EDIT software screen and the message "update message server started" on the LT hardware for over 50 minutes now with no changes and no progress bar to show me if its frozen or not. 

    Helix LT buttons lit up are top row:

    A - bright RED


    Bottom row:

    A- light orange

    B - Bright Blue 

    C - Bright orange

    D - Bright blue



    any ideas how long it takes?  Or did it freeze???

    What now ???

  3. On 11/21/2020 at 9:40 AM, PierM said:

    L6 should put use this meme as splash screen, everytime you check for a new update from the HX Edit.


    A simple rule in software development is to avoid an application doing something it should not, like updating a piece of hardware from the wrong bridge.


    in manufacturing its called "Mistake Proofing" or in Japanese quality terms: Poke-Yoke


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  4. You need to follow the instructions as per Line 6's v3.0 release notes to be able to get the artists setlists as they didnt want to overwrite everyones setlists and make everyone mad. Its not "on" by default.. you need to save your own setlists, then make your Helix go back to default mode to install them, and then you add back in your own saved setlists to open slots.
    See instructions below (taken from their release notes):



    Artist Presets

    IMPORTANT! Because we never want to overwrite your own presets, upgrading to 3.0 does NOT automatically make these presets visible; you will need to manually restore them. Restoring factory setlists and presets will completely overwrite your own, so make sure they're backed up first!

    TIP: With Helix Floor/Rack/LT/Native, if you want to keep both your presets and the latest factory presets, back up your custom presets as setlists and after the procedure below, drag your setlists onto unused setlist locations.

    1. Make sure you've backed up your presets and turn off Helix/HX.
    2. Perform the following procedure:
      • Helix Floor/LT: While holding footswitches 7 and 8 (two leftmost switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix Floor/LT. Wait for "Will restore..." to appear and let go
      • Helix Rack/Control: While holding knobs 3 and 4 (two middle knobs below the screen), turn on Helix Rack. Wait for "Will restore..." to appear and let go
      • Helix Native: Click the gear icon in the lower left corner, click the Presets/IRs tab, and click "Restore Factory Setlists"

    Helix 3.0 includes factory presets created by the following artists:

    Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, Helix Native [FACTORY 1 setlist]

    • 13B-14C—Fish (Christina Aguilera)
    • 14D—Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
    • 15A, 15B—Richie Castellano (Blue Öyster Cult)
    • 15C—Robbie Calvo
    • 15D—Ryan "Fluff" Bruce (Dragged Under)
    • 16A-16D—Felix Martin
    • 17A—Mario Quintaro (Spotlights)
    • 17B, 17C—Bumblefoot (Sons of Apollo)
    • 17D, 18A—Billy Sheehan (Sons of Apollo, Winery Dogs)
    • 18B—Andy Abad (Jennifer Lopez)
    • 18C-19B—Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
    • 19C—Duke Erikson (Garbage)
    • 19D—Steve Marker (Garbage)
    • 20A—Eric Avery (Garbage)
    • 20B—Bill Kelliher (Mastodon)
    • 20C—John Browne (Monuments)
    • 20D—Olly Steele (Monuments)
    • 21A—Jon Button (The Who)
    • 21B—Trev Lukather (Levara)
    • 21C—Steve Howe (Yes)
    • 21D—Dustin Kensrue (Thrice)
    • 22A—Pete Thorn
    • 22B—Rhett Shull
    • 22C—Jade Puget (A.F.I.)
    • 22D, 23A—Jeff Schroeder (The Smashing Pumpkins)
    • 23B—Graham Coxon (Blur)
    • 23C, 23D—Chris Buck
    • 24A—Lewis Allen (Sam Smith)
    • 24B-25A—Rabea Massaad
    • 25B—Soren Andersen
    • 25C—Devin Townsend
    • 25D—Nathan Navarro
    • Vernon Reid
    • 27B—Philip Bynoe
    • 27C, 27D—Markus Reuter

    HX Effects

    • 12A-12D—Julien Baker
    • 13A—Sarah "Noveller" Lipstate
    • 13B, 13C—Steve Stevens



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  5. Guys you are missing the point the Helix owner shouldnt need a separate piece of software (many dont do live performances and dont need OnSong) to be able to add some basic meta data to their helix patches.

    See screenshots from the FireHawkFX app which has these simple metadata fields that I am talking about that can easily be added on a separate tab in the HX Edit software for each patch created in the software (PC screen only / not shown on the unit itself)

    Simple stuff to help you remember the basics and would help those who download someone elses patches.

    If you get a CustomTone patch you cant go back to each customtone website link to remember which pickup or type guitar the creator used before you try it on your helix, especially if you download a BUNCH of cool patches all at once and try them later, as many of us do.

    This simple metadata text info fields would help to solve that issue

    See 2 screen caps below that Line6 uses already for the patches on the Amplifi/FirehawkFX cloud of patches




  6. 2 hours ago, Lone_Poor_Boy said:


    Off topic, but can I ask how you use the iPad for lyrics; reading them as you play along?  Is their an app or something that would scroll them?

    I'm just looking for ways to have lyrics I can read along to as I sing instead of my binder with printed letter size sheets. 

    The program most people use (so Ive heard) is called "OnSong"

    lots of videos available online in how to do it


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  7. 4 hours ago, Heavyville said:

    this already exists in a simple form. 

    When you upload a custom tone of yours  into your "account" @ line 6 you have all kind of information you can enter about what was used to create that specific tone etc. 

    It saves your patch and all the info.  You can access that from anywhere in the world as long as you have that internet thing, which you do. 

    the wheel is already there. 


    Are you sure? but is that info SEARCHABLE, not just free form text, but actual discrete fields that are searchable by not just the patch creator but ANYONE that uses/downloads that patch?? if not thats not what we are talking about

    We are talking about metadata with multiple different fields.

    Line6 knows what this is a they did it for Amplifi/FirehawkFX patches and are REQUIRED fields to be input BEFORE you are able to upload them to the cloud, so that others can find patches more easily, since those users DONT have the application we have in HX Edit and have to use an app instead to find patches and they dont use CustomTone but have their own ecosystem but this metadata feature IS a good part of that system

  8. For Photographers here , like myself,  who use Lightroom to edit their images, you know that the application is a catalog and you can add a BUNCH of metadata to any image, like:

    ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, camera used, lens used, focal length, GPS data, date, time, keywords, etc etc, and you can search for ANY image in your catalog to find any image in a few seconds!!

    this is exactly how we need it to be for the Helix, where we can find ANY of our patches using this metadata tied to each patch like:

    Artist, Band, Album, Song, guitar, pickup type, pickup selector setting, genre, amp used, efx used, etc etc.

    This is exactly what they already have setup in the cloud for the tones for the Amplifi and the Firehawk FX since there is no custom tone like we have for Helix. This was very helpful to find patches very quickly.

    This would be VERY helpful. And since its just metadata its just like a text file so it would take up VERY little space to the .hlx file or have a sidecar file which is the same name as the patch but a (patchname-xxx).hlt (helix text file) or whatever Line6 wants it to be.

    this should not be a difficult thing and you can have a separate tab on the menu screen so you pull up a patch to see the signal chain and hit a different tab to enter/view all the keywords/metadata


  9. On 5/31/2018 at 8:50 AM, jbuhajla said:

    nah. I use an iPad for the setlist with notes in there. Presets are in order on the set list. 

    They arent talking about those kind of notes. the notes would be just like on the Firehawk Remote app for all poatches uploaded to their patch cloud, when you have to input the guitar type (strat, gibson, es355, etc), pickup type (humbucker, single coild, active, passive, etc), pickup setting (bridge, middle, neck, etc)  as well as artist, song, band, etc for what its supposed to be emulating  tone/sound wise. this would in be HD Edit only not on the actual Helix floor or LT, etc small screen

  10. On 5/30/2018 at 1:23 PM, Lachdanan0121 said:

    I personally wouldn't see a need for this, as couldn't you use a cheap tablet to do this?


    That said, I would selfishly prefer the devs spend time on other advancements/improvements/additions to Helix. However, I won't stand in the way of such a feature, if it doesn't take much to implement.


    The downside would be increased wear & tear on helix knobs, and wheels. Unless you do it in HX edit first, and port it over to the hardware.



    You only need to have the txt info in HX Edit not on the actual unit as thats where its important to know when importing or "testing out" patches you download from others on the internet or ones you made youself.

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  11. Yes this would be great.  We have this feature on the Firehawk FX for all the cloud patches uploaded by users. Many times the only way to know what guitar, pickup type, artists or band the patch was made to emulate, is to watch a video IF the custom tone page even has that info but many times once you downloaded hundreds of hlx patches from all over the internet (and maybe even renamed them) you will have NO IDEA which patch is for what so I think this would be VERY helpful to have a tab in HX Edit for that info for Guitar Type, Pickup Selection (Bridge, Middle, Neck, etc), Artists, Band, Song etc etc etc just like its setup on the Firehawk Remote app for the uploaded patches/tones. Dont see how this could be so hard to implement. Was this added to an IdeaScale request yet? if so where so iI can vote for it ASAP. thanks

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  12. On 10/1/2019 at 7:49 AM, MattRyan3777 said:

    When is Helix II coming out?

    Please no not yet....I just bought my Helix LT. Dont need buyers remore for a while :)

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  13. On 8/27/2019 at 12:33 PM, Essling said:

    I have an issue with the tuner. It will not stay on. Any solutions out there?


    Do you have a video showing this. never heard of such an issue.

    Perhaps submit a ticket to Line6 to get some help to resolve it

    good luck

  14. I dont believe so. In hardward only edit mode (by holding down the Up and Down arrow buttons) you can only access AMP / CAB / PEQ and then COMP / DRV / MOD / DLY / REV . So only the Chorus can be changed for type and settings using the hardware foot buttons only (without the app). Since the Noise Gate is  "pre-built" / standard already in the signal chain and they dont let you change the location to put it anywhere else but at the from (on the app) or many settings (in the app only) it does not show up on the hardware in floor edit mode. Sorry


    See bottom of page 13 and top of page 14 for "Live Edit Mode" info on the Pilots Guide:


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