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  1. Kilrahi

    Choppy notes for certain amp models

    I second the affectionate feelings many have towards the Badonk . . .
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    HX EFFECTS - Cabling

    That's a really good idea too. I have to admit, that's probably the BEST approach for efficiencies sake because then you can move the FX block that represents the SY1 anywhere in the chain. You could have it at the start of the chain, in the middle, at the end, and drop it in each spot until you find the tone you prefer. I always forget about the second FX loop option. I'm still kind of old fashioned in that when I use additional pedals with the HX I tend to want to stomp on them to activate them, and place them in order. Another plus of Boss's suggestion, by using the second FX loop, you can basically keep the SY1 on at all times, and then just push buttons on the HX Effects to activate or deactivate the loop at will. This results in less tap dancing, and better control over your whole rig. Edit: The ONLY downside is it eats up one of your HX Effects usable blocks (which probably is NOT that much of a downside - you have quite a few), and if you run the SY1 on batteries you probably won't want to leave it on all the time, but then that removes the flexibility of the one button FX block push.
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    HX Stomp 2.81 links broken?

    This whole thread doesn't work. There, I said it. Granted I forgot to update my thread to 2.81 before attempting to read it.
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    HX EFFECTS - Cabling

    Well, honestly the answer is going to be a "that depends." With the depends being what you want to accomplish sound wise. If it were me, my first place I'd try to put it would be after the Output L/Mono on the HX Effects, but the Output R (why right - why not left?) of the Boss could be a good choice too. Those would be what I'd try first so that the SY-1 is hopefully clearer. You could still try it in other spots though and see.
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    Spider V20, preset

    I get what you're saying. The presets that are saved to the amp don't match the knob for the amp. So if you select "clean" on the amp it does NOT choose the clean preset. If the PC program still shows the preset though, this is an easy fix. Simple load that preset and save it to the amp. I don't have it with me right now so I can't walk you through it, but maybe later I can take a look.
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    HELP! Expression pedal crazy range on hx stomp

    You'd think, except as he said, it worked just fine on 2.71 firmware. It was the update that killed it.
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    HELP! Expression pedal crazy range on hx stomp

    The Stomp seems to be known for having funny expression pedal issues. What's weird is that it worked for you before. It seems like it ought to be able to again. If the stereo cable is flashing "exp 1 active" and "exp 2 active" then that means the Stomp is currently setup so that it is seeing your movement of the expression pedal as a toe switch toggle. It's possible you can fix this by changing the global settings. Here's what I would try first: 1. Go into the "Global Settings" of the HX Stomp. 2. Global Settings > Footswitches > FS4 Function (Make sure this is set to "Expression 1." 3. Global Settings > Footswitches > FS5 Function (For now, set this to Expression 2." 4. Global Settings > Preferences > Exp/FS Tip - Set to "Expression Pedal 1." 5. Global Settings > Preferences > Exp/FS Ring - Set to "Expression Pedal 2." Test this with both the TS and the TRS cable. Does this stop the switching when you use a TRS Cable (it should)? Does it still bork out with the middle being 100%? If you are still having issues here, the last thing you can try is to reverse the polarity. To do that: 1. Global Settings > Preferences > Tip Polarity - Set to "Invert." 2. Global Settings > Preferences > Ring Polarity - Set to "Invert." 3. You can try to alternate between tip polarity being opposite from Ring polarity, but this would only matter if you use the TRS cable. If none of this works then I'd open up a support ticket and get Line 6's take on it. It's possible something about the new update messed up the functionality of pedals that used to work just fine.
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    Help With BeatBuddy into Helix LT

    If you do it after the LT then no, it won't show up in the recording. However, it is possible to make it so it does, and it's not very hard. I use an HX Stomp, but I have done things like this with the Helix LT, and the two are very similar with the Stomp restricted to only a "Path A", so while I am going largely from memory, the below should work. The first thing you'll need to do is plug the BeatBuddy sends into the returns on the Helix. If you want stereo then you'll use both return 1 & 2. So that routing would be: 1. TS Cable from BeatBuddy Output L(Mono) to Helix Return 1. 2. TS Cable from BeatBuddy Output R to Helix Return 2. (Skip if stereo is not desired) The next step is to design the Helix's internal signal chain. There is more than one way to accomplish this, and there are pluses and minuses to each, but the one below is probably the easiest. In the manual it is referred to as "Parallel Routing." When you first look at the Helix screen, you have TWO paths you can choose. For the setup I'm suggesting, you'll be using the guitar signal for "Path 1" and the BeatBuddy signal for "Path 2." Keep in mind this stuff is even easier to do with HX Edit, but I assume you'll be using the device itself in the instructions below. 1. Using the joystick, press down to move the cursor on the Helix from "Path A" to "Path B." 2. Press left with the joystick on "Path B" until you get to the "X." Turn the joystick to select an input block. 3. Select "Input Return 1" for mono, or "Input Return 1/2" for stereo. 4. If you want the output of the BeatBuddy to be separate from the guitar signal, then move to the far right output block on "Path B" to choose a different output than the source for "Path A." I would then go into "Path A's" output block and choose a different choice than what I did for "Path B." Keep in mind, this is only necessary if you don't want them mixed. If you run into trouble with the above, I would check out the LT manual covering the following pages: Page 8 - Shows the signal view and labels what the paths are that I'm referring to. Page 16 - Choosing inputs and outputs. Page 19 - True parallel path example, which is what we are doing here, except without the duplicate inputs and outputs. Page 22 - Demonstrating the type of input blocks you can select. The YouTube video below, while not trying to do what I did, also shows very well the mobility between all of the paths.
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    New User question

    What Heavyville says above is spot on. The Helix LT is FAR more powerful than the Boss ME-80. However, the trick you have to ask yourself is if you are okay getting to a more powerful situation, or even just accomplishing largely the same result as before, in a different way. Every modeler has its own operating system, and Line 6's is different from Boss's. However, once you learn Line 6's, you can see the advantages and why they've set it up the way they had. I remember I was stuck in stomp box mode afraid to even touch snapshots because that was the closest mode to what I was familiar with. It worked great! Then one day I forced myself to look into snapshots and it completely changed my outlook. Even the idea that one footswitch in stomp mode can control SEVERAL different parameters is ground breaking (turn off or on multiple pedals, adjust drive levels, tone, phase, amp mic or treble, IR high and low cuts . . . all with one button press).
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    Help With BeatBuddy into Helix LT

    It's like any other pedal. If you don't want it chained after or before your Helix, your only other option is in an FX loop. The only deal is you probably won't want it to be impacted by your FX blocks, so you'll want to put it on its own path that joins at the very end of the guitar path, or at least goes out the same send.
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    noise issue with palm mutes

    I like techniques done well that come out of a real speaker cab, but the vast majority of any guitar technique is the player. Techniques done badly sound like lollipop out of modelers or real amps. Anyway, it sounds like we ruled out that idea. I just wanted to be sure.
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    noise issue with palm mutes

    The reason I ask is the issues you described sounded more technique based to me, and so I wondered if you'd tried it on "real" high gain amps before and had no problems. The first time I tried palm mutes on high gain, with real amps I might add, I got some sounds I really didn't like.
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    noise issue with palm mutes

    Did you get this on a traditional high gain amp?
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    Helix Legacy to real models correspondence?

    Another option is to download the HX Stomp manual. While you don't have the Stomp, the manual has most of the Helix's effects updated within it, including the legacy effects. I printed off those specific pages.
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    Drop tuning using Pitch Block

    It's just plain better across the board. Yes.
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    Helix Guitar Tuner

    It's not a life changer for me, but I have to say after hearing Spikey mention it 3 million times, dismissing it the first 1 million, but then thinking about it over time . . . I kind of agree. I'm a Stomp user, so maybe it has to do with the fact that I'm often in snapshots mode and the tuner isn't as easy to bring up, but I think part of it is also that once you start working on one screen you largely want to stay there. Having HX Edit include ALL of what you'd like to see is just easier and nicer. It's a first world problem, yeah . . . it might not even qualify as a first world problem, but it would be a nice feature.
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    helix hx stomp with RC3

    If you are using the looper with the Stopm and headphones, your best bet is probably to put it in the FX loop. Simple TS cable from FX send to Input A of RC3, then TS cable from Output A to FX return left/mono.
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    Helix Guitar Tuner

    Are you opposed to a similar solution now?
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    HX stomp and Yamaha thr10

    Why "better?" I suppose it's simpler if all you got is a TRS cord. It is a nice feature of the Stomp, sure, but the headphone amp doesn't pack as much juice as the regular ins and outs.
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    The 4 cm is too messy

    I'd kind of have to see how you feed it all together, but one of the primary reasons people use the four cable method is they are amp purists. So they want the tone and sound of the pre-amp, which they then want colored by the Helix effects (in that order) and then back into the amp. From what I understand of what you're doing, it won't sound the same. Now, that doesn't mean it will sound bad, or won't sound amazing, or even that the difference will be significant. I'd say try them both. If you prefer it the way you did it, cool.
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    HX Stomp issue & question!

    Did you download the manual? It shows numerous connection methods. As for the crashes, I'm not at all sure what is happening there, sadly. Make sure HX Edit is the most recent version. If it still won't work maybe try a friend's PC with Windows 10? It only takes a few minutes.
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    2 delay settings on same tone bank

    You can't have two delays AND two drives and dynamics. It's either one drive and dynamics and two delays or two drives and dynamics and one delay. The exception is there's an old preset you can download that will nuke the FX block and give you an additional choice for effects choices. You could try that path. I don't know the preset but it's mentioned in one of the recent posts.
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    HX Stomp

    No. None.
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    Clean sounds on Helix LT?

    I've done cleans with tons of amps, but when I'm felling really lazy it seems like just grabbing the amps with the word "clean" in them often tops whatever anything else did. Then you just gotta figure out what you want to put on top of that clean tone to make it sparkle a bit. Reverb? Touch of chorus . . . some slight delay? Maybe you just need to split the amp signal out into two different styles of cabs? It depends on the style of music you play I suppose as ambient stuff often is heavy effects, but what I usually mess with it's all about having a wisp of additional effects on top of a clean amp.
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    Helix for Bedroom Player?

    You sound very much like an LT guy to me. As for quality compared to the Pod XT Live, in a straight up metaphorical barroom sound brawl, the Helix will hold the Pod's head in a horse trough until it drowns.