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  1. Hi all. Maybe a noob request, but I'll give it a try... I use the tempo LED a lot when I'm the one starting the song, but since I have my Helix, I'm so bad at reading the tempo. I can't get used to the "half the time on / half the time off". For me the LED just stays lit for too long, when I'm rather used to something more like a flash. So I wish I could change that in the options. Am I the only one having a hard time with this ? Raph
  2. Hi Line 6. I have a Program Change message associated to each snapshot in the Command Center to control a MIDI pedal (TC Electronics Nova Drive). With the "Duplicate PC Send" option On, when I activate a snapshot my pedal briefly switches to the desired preset and immediately returns to the preset 0. It looks like the programmed PC# is correctly sent but followed by a PC#0. BTW Helix Edit is great ! I just wish the Instant Commands could be always displayed (there's a lot of room at the top near the snapshot name...). In fact I just wish for a ton of other small things, but this one is related to my issue :) Raph
  3. Hi. Same issue here: msvcr120.dll missing. Also solved by installing Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013, nothing more. I think this thread should be pinned :)
  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh !!! IIn the controler assign section of the editor, all the parameters are in the same order as when editing a block... except the Note Sync parameter which is at the end of the list ! I just missed it and lost so much time duplicating delay blocks. Thanks so much !!!!!
  5. 2 things for me. - Delay time/subdivision not being a snapshot parameter (and of course I want trails :) ) - Flanger. I probably lack some skills tuning them correctly. I have a basic MXR micro flanger I like a lot, and I can't dial anything close to it.
  6. I know you can, I use it a lot. I'm still new to the Helix, and I always find a lot of things to improve in my presets. And it often means updating them all. The thing is loading and pasting a block to 40 presets takes a lonk time. Using a dedicated preset is a very good tip to remeber yor prefered settings (thanks !), but it still takes the same time when you have to apply a modification everywhere. I really need linked blocks and a propagate button ! :)
  7. And doing this for all snapshots of all presets is a lot of (complicated and boring) work ! I just wish you could share blocks between presets, so that when you find the right spot (for volume or any parameter), you don't have to go through all your presets and paste this block. This is the main reason why I don't use Helix distortions and amps. I stick to external drive pedals in the loops and go into a clean amp, so that my distortion levels are the same for all presets. And I still have troubles with compressors, split pickup level drop... and the fact that you cannot play the same volume all the gig long :)
  8. I wish they were configurable too, and Preset/Bank Up & Down as well. I don't use the tap tempo as all my tempos are configured by preset. I could easily live without Preset Down. Activating the tuner by holding the Mode switch would be just great for me. Would allow to have 6 snapshots in the bottom row and 4 stomps in the top one.
  9. Hey guys. Just to let you know that my previous results were totally incorrect :) My settings were certainly wrong and my protocol too bad to get consistent results. So I started from scratch, and here is what I found. - Input is boosted by 0.2db. - Sends are OK - Returns are boosted by 0.4 db. - The 1/4" output is OK. Mostly negligible... which is good news :) With a -0.2db gain block right after the input, and setting all 4 returns to -0.4db, I get exactly the expected output volume. Setting the Return level costs nothing, but not sure the 0.2db boost is worth a block... Raph
  10. Hi Fido. Thanks for sharing your ideas on my issue :) I also made a test without the send block after updating to firmware 2.21 with the same results. At least I think I did.... But I will have to test again, because you are probably right about the signal split at the Send block level. I thought they were serial loops (like in the loop switcher I currently use).
  11. Hi guys ! I finally got my Helix and found some time to integrate it in my setup. For the next gigs, I plan to use it with my valve amp and keep using a few drive pedals to keep my base sound. I will keep it simple with my Helix in front of my amp, and my drive pedals in the Helix loops. Here is my problem. I spent a few hours trying to match the input, send/return and output volumes, to ensure the same signal level drives my amp and pedals. And with the settings that seemed suitable for my setup, the output is 4.1db lower that the input. To measure the levels precisely, I recorded a short guitar clip in my Jamman looper, replayed it and recorded it with a DAW : - directly: Jamman -> Audio Interface (UR44) -> DAW - through Helix : Jamman -> Helix Guitar In -> Helix 1/4" Out / Send 1 -> Audio Interface -> DAW I used an empty preset and the following settings : - Guitar In Pad: Off - 1/4" output: Instrument - Send/Return1: Instrument - No Global EQ - Input: Auto Hi-Z - Output: Multi, Level=0db - Volume knob : XLR If I add a 4.1 db boost (either with a gain block or the send block setting or the preset output setting), the input and output level match. I tried playing with the global settings. But if I set the output to Line, it is 8db too loud. Any idea on this ? I may have missed one setting... A gain block at the beginning of all the presets would solve the problem, but I'd rather avoid it. I will need one to match my guitar volumes anyway, but if I set it to 4.1 db for my loudest guitar, there is not much gain left for the quieter. Thanks for the help :) Raph
  12. Hi. Former Midi Moose user here (plus I went to check the manual to be sure :) ). It can only send Program Change MIDI messages. So the only way would be to assign specific functions to program changes in your Helix. I don't think it is possible for now. Raph
  13. It rather looks like a good idea to me. Sure, the expression pedal would work. But if you only need a solo boost, a simple switch could probably cost less and would take much less space on a pedalboard. Strymon pedals accept either an external switch or an external expression pedal with a single port. Raph
  14. Just saw this one on ideascale a few days ago. Looks like you're not the only one requesting it. Or maybe you submitted it :) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Bypass-State-of-Effects-Not-Controlled-by-Snapshots/866269-23508 Maybe not a top priority for me, but it sounds useful, as almost everything adding flexibility. Raph
  15. I also spent some time studying the AX8 and the Helix before buying (which should be ... next week!!!) , and what made the difference for me is: - FX loops: I intend to keep using a few distortion pedals, my Micro Pog (and probably my amp). Well, at least at first :) Maybe I will drop everything once I find out I can get the same sound (or better) with just Helix. Maybe I give this a too high priority. - Dual path: I don't want to spend extra money on EQ, reverb and DI for my piezo pickup (used in conjunction with the magnetic pickups) - User Interface: nothing more to add :) - Expectations on evolutions: Helix lacks a few features that would be really cool for me, but there is generally an acceptable bypass. I also rely on what I saw on this forum: Line 6 seems determined to keep making Helix better and better. Raph
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