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  1. I've never heard of that. How do you get out of that snapshot? Step on it again, like any other stomp?
  2. I used to get the "No Device Connected" message all the time. The really frustrating part was that on the rare occasion it did connect I would start using HX Edit to update firmware or edit patches or whatever and then it would lose the connection again, right in the middle of an operation. I started a thread about it and got pretty much the same answers you see here. I tried a few things but in the end it all came down to the USB connection. First thing I learned: close all windows/apps that are not directly related to the operation of the computer. Helix doesn't seem to like sharing the computer with other apps. Other peripherals too. It want's the whole thing to itself. Second thing I learned: not all USB cables are created equal. I had at least 5 cables on hand while having my troubles and I tried them all without success. Then I bought a couple more and still no help. Finally I bought an expensive high end cable that was 2 feet long. I don't pretend to know why but long is bad, short is good and shortest is better. Now when I connect I close everything that isn't HX Edit, I disconnect my printer and I use the short cable and I can connect every time.
  3. Sounds to me like a Dual Rectifier (doubled by a few milliseconds) with a pitch shifter and a fuzz. Then add the wah. Later there is a slow flanger as well.
  4. Why don't you just copy your preset to a new location and then change the parameters needed to suit the different output scenarios? Then you simply rename the preset to identify it as being for the amp .... or for the FRFR .... or whatever. Same snapshots and tones and options but on different physical rigs. I do this all the time but not for output. I do it for input. I have my main presets that I use for almost everything except specialized sounds. Then my main presets are duplicated in another bank only now instead of being tweaked so my humbucker guitars sound good, they're tweaked so my single coil guitars sound good. I switch guitars, do a couple of toe taps and I'm good to go with my familiar presets.
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    Poly Pitch

    There are lots of players who off-load some of the signal processing to outboard units to free up DSP. I know a guy who has two H9s connected to his Helix Floor, controlled via MIDI. That wouldn't work for you though, as their pitch shifter algos are all monophonic.
  6. MGW-Alberta

    Poly Pitch

    Put a POG2 (or similar) in one of your f/x loops. Problem solved.
  7. The treadle works fine. About the only issue I've ever had with it is that it sometimes squeaks; not loud enough that the audience can hear it but loud enough that I found it annoying. I use 3-In-One Silicone Spray lubricant and then adjust the tension to taste because the lube makes it move more freely than I like. It might take 3 or 4 applications of the spray to make the squeaking stop for the long term. The first few sprays on mine only lasted a week or so but eventually it stopped for good. I find the percentage readout to be useful. That's something you might not find on other treadles.
  8. Yah .... strings really need a new operating system. Their code is crap.
  9. ^^^ I agree with this statement 100%. Of course it's unreliable. It's not supposed to work all the time. Stop being such a cry-baby. Line-6 doesn't sell products you can depend on. What were you thinking? Nobody does. They're all just toys for your living room. You can't just go around thinking you could perform on stage with them and depend on them for the whole gig. That's not what they're made for. They're just toys for Pete's sake. Gaaaawd.... The nerve of some people.
  10. I have no issues at all with the side to side spacing. It seems just about perfect to me. About the only thing I can think of that could stand some improvement would be if the back row was elevated another 1/4" or so. My makeshift solution is to raise up the back of Helix Floor a little bit to slightly change the angle of the board. I just velcro a 3/4" wide strip of 3/8" thick wood (painted black so it's not obvious) up to the bottom of Helix under the back edge where the jacks are. I also stick on a strip of the furry side of velcro to the wood facing down so it doesn't scratch the flooring. With the 3 strips of velcro added to the 3/8" wood the overall difference is just a hair over 1/2", which translates to almost 1/4" at the switches and seems to do the trick. Even with the strip, Helix still fits in the backpack carry bag.
  11. MGW-Alberta

    HX Stomp FRFR

    For right now it seems kind of cost prohibitive as an experiment.
  12. Fast Forward to about 3:58 It looks to me like he uses some kind of external device. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdCxaRCME0o
  13. Try to think of IRs as being kind of like a Kemper profiler. This is in contrast to Helix which is a modeller. With the modeller cabs you have various parameters you can tweak to adjust the sound. With an IR you basically have two controls: volume and blend. You can blend the mix level between dry and IR but if you want a different sound you need a different IR. The Kemper thing isn't a perfect analogy but it should help you wrap your brain around it.
  14. MGW-Alberta

    4CM Cable?

    Believe me. I looked. This was the only way.
  15. MGW-Alberta

    4CM Cable?

    I built a snake for mine and colour coded the connections to make it fool-proof.
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