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  1. Thanks @PerS Great. That's very helpful. :) I've copied that into my notes. Will be exploring some of these more later. I'd been using the Line6 Badonk a bit, thinking it was the Placater. It did sound more gainy than the youtube demoes of it I'd heard. Is good though. If you already have a text pdf of the effects models, I'd love to have a copy. Don't create one from scratch on my account though. Cheers.
  2. Oh yeah, I'll mention this in Ideascale but please Line6. I hope you never let the models list wrap. That is when you get to the bottom, a further downwards press on the joystick would take you back to the top. If that happened, it would pretty much kill off the usability of the Helix for people like me.
  3. HI all. Not posted for a while. Just updated my Helix lt to firmware 2.54 and I need to ask a favour... Can someone confirm or let me know how the amp+cab list has changed. As previously mentioned, I'm a blind guy and whilst I can use lots of the Lt, when things change, I don't know what's where. I'd assumed new amp moddels just get appended to the list but having briefly had someone to look, it looks like the Line6 models are all moved towards the end. Is that right. So for example referring to my notes from previous firmware, 2.20 if I recall, further down the list, I have: PV Panama. Guitar. Peavey ® 5150 ®. Line 6 Elektrik. Guitar. Line 6 Original. So between the PV Panama and the first Line6, is that where I should expect to find all the newer models in latter firmware? Valve Queen, the new Texas and Placator, etc? Basically, when new amps are added. Where do they go in the list?I'm presuming the amp+cab list still starts with the Whowatt 100. Yeah, of course I can just pick one I like the sound of by ear but it's nice to know what amp I'm using as I read other people's experiences with them. OH yeah, I know there's a legasy category in the FX models now. Thanks Line6. Loads of goodies in there. I may sell my Filter pro now. Cheers
  4. No way. They're useful. How can you not have a top level tap tempo button on a unit with so many time based fx. And given that it's a floor unit, that button will be a footswitch. Being able to switch between stomp and preset modes quickly is cool too.
  5. Thanks for this. Sorry, , I started duplicate threads. There are quite a few visually impaired music tech guys, perhaps not surprisingly. We're always looking out for more accessible, or at all accessible gear. The screen reader I use on a PC can be scripted to work with other applications. I'm not up on that side of stuff myself. However, you need the helix attached to use it, so not that practicle to ask a coder to look at it. Well maybe over Team Viewer perhaps. hmm. Thanks for your PM too, I'll reply now.
  6. Thanks. Well, certainly what I've done in the past with help, is write notes on the layout of menus in gear. Nothing fancy, I'm just using notepad. I mark sections with "*" and menu titles within "[]" This only really works on systems where the menus don't wrap or where's there's a definite starting point that can be jumped to. The last modeller I used was a Johnson J-Station, which given it's era, circa 2001, was obviously a lot simpler. I've started writing notes based on reading the Lt's manual. Just reminders of what the knobs do in the amp settings, master volue, sag etc. I wouldn't expect anyone to do any writing like that of course. Grateful for any help though. I'm on an email list of visually impaired music producers / audio engineers. If I can get more out of this thing, I want to share with them too. :)
  7. Someone else might have more detail but sounds like it should be possible. The Helix can send your customised MIDI messages. You can set up patches that bypass the amp and cab. i.e. so you're just using a preamp model into your poweramp and cab. So I think you should be able to have that mute the JMP-1 with a MIDI message as well. The footswitches can have more than one function. I've actually got a JMP-1 too. Just used for the emulated outs.
  8. Hi guys. For a while, like loads of others, been interested in upgrading to some of the new amp modelers, flexible guitar processors, with all the DSP improvements and so on, read and listened to demos of the Helix and was obviously impressed. I'm a blind guitarist, mainly playing at home, recording on a PC DAW system. At first I wasn't sure I would be able to use the Helix Lt at all but reading the manual (with my screenreader,) it seems as many of the functions are designed to be jumpable to with out menu diving, I thought, well maybe... Let's do it. SO I got myself an Lt. I've been playing with it for about a week, tweeking presets. Will have some sighted help soon but would be grateful if someone can give me a visual clue with the following. 1. Sticking to using one path for now. Are the blocks arranged horizontaly? I gather you can move down and it creates a parralele path. 2. I know pressing Tone Stack takes you to the amp settings. If I joystick to the right from there, do I end up in the cab settings or do you use pg up / pg down for that? As in, if I'm on the amp list, press joystick to select a model, this I think takes me out of that back to the main window. Joystick right twice, should I be on a block after the amp, where I can now put a reverbe for example. 3. How are the FX cattagries organised? E.g. I touch a pedal with a phaser effect, if I turn the joystick, I get other modulation FX. How do you get out of those to say, change it to a compressor or EQ. Joystick left, up? 4. On firmware 2.12, are the bass amps at the bottom of the am plist or do you have to go into somewhere else first? I appreciate this is a bit tricky to describe. The PC editter doesn't really work with screenreaders. Unfortunately the "pacman" thing with the blocks means I can't reliably start from one end. The effect lists don't wrap round, fortunately, so far as I can tell. I can certainly use some of the features and there some amazing amps. I've been using what I think are the Roland JC120 and Engl Fireball models a lot today. Any hints welcome. Cheers.
  9. Hi guys. For a while, like loads of others, been interested in upgrading to some of the new amp modelers, flexible guitar processors, with all the DSP improvements and so on, read and listened to demos of the Helix and was obviously impressed. I'm a blind guitarist, mainly playing at home, recording on a PC DAW system. At first I wasn't sure I would be able to use the Helix Lt at all but reading the manual (with my screenreader,) it seems as many of the functions are designed to be jumpable to with out menu diving, I thought, well maybe... Let's do it. SO I got myself an Lt. I've been playing with it for about a week, tweeking presets. Will have some sighted help soon but would be grateful if someone can give me a visual clue with the following. 1. Sticking to using one path for now. Are the blocks arranged horizontaly? I gather you can move down and it creates a parralele path. 2. I know pressing Tone Stack takes you to the amp settings. If I joystick to the right from there, do I end up in the cab settings or do you use pg up / pg down for that? As in, if I'm on the amp list, press joystick to select a model, this I think takes me out of that back to the main window. Joystick right twice, should I be on a block after the amp, where I can now put a reverbe for example. 3. How are the FX cattagries organised? E.g. I touch a pedal with a phaser effect, if I turn the joystick, I get other modulation FX. How do you get out of those to say, change it to a compressor or EQ. Joystick left, up? 4. On firmware 2.12, are the bass amps at the bottom of the am plist or do you have to go into somewhere else first? I appreciate this is a bit tricky to describe. The PC editter doesn't really work with screenreaders. Unfortunately the "pacman" thing with the blocks means I can't reliably start from one end. The effect lists don't wrap round, fortunately, so far as I can tell. I can certainly use some of the features and there some amazing amps. I've been using what I think are the Roland JC120 and Engl Fireball models a lot today. Any hints welcome. Cheers.
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