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  1. Sorry, for causing this confusion. Maybe it’s my language skills, English not being my first language, or else.. But all I’m asking is, the Toe switch jack (already existing) in the foot control Helix board can be configured to work as a momentary switch. This is plainly a matter of software modification and implies no physical altercation. Of course I could use one of the other switches, but I ran out of available ones. I think we covered this topic enough, I’ll write a function request to the Line6 dev team, and hope for the best. Thx again for all your initiative and workaround ideas.
  2. Hi, thx again for the input. To put the math into perspective: Of course I do not operate both pedals at one specific moment. Usually I make rough adjustments in terms of frequency for the chopper, depending on th song, even though I do not hear it (hence the momentary switch). than I activate it with the momentary switch, it really is meant to happen just for very short periods of time, watch Oz Noy and you see what i mean. You mention that " if someone could mod your Control" , exactly this is what I ask the whole time, that the development team of the Line 6 Helix team , puts this on their to do list for items concerning the next release!
  3. Thx again for the recommendation which is certainly a workable idea. I do not use the toe switch of a mission engineering pedal. My switch is just a simple momentary fs , that commonly is used as very simple sustain pedal for keyboard. which I plug into the toe switch of the Helix control beard my setup is : pedal 1: volume, pedal 2 is frequency of the chopper sound. If I would use a toe switch from a mission pedal, I would always have to move to max chopper frequency. The reason for making the frequency controllable is to adjust the chopper to the musical context, which can be pretty different. And, once again, to have another fs (not necessarely as toe switch in the pedal) for any kind of use available is more flexibility.
  4. Thanks for the info wite the auto engage, as my 2 expression pedals are used for volume(nr 1) and ,concerning the chopper sound -rate/frequency- (2) , this is not an option. I see that , for the moment, the toe switch cannot be reprogrammed to momentary. Therefore I request that this should be realized in an upcoming Helix firmware realease. In terms of programming effort this should be simple, In terms of usability, the programming effort for the user, is one time per to be stored sound, just as anything else. Furhermore to have another footswitch available for other different purposes appears as a real benefit , at least to me. So: Pleeease.. and thx for all the workaround ideas so far
  5. I'v been working the 4cm for very long time, and I owned a JVM 410 too (now a 2555 besides a MKV). In terms of sound quality I can only speak in highest regards of the Helix. With the Marshall I used the serial option mainly, due to the need to regulate volume after the preamp. I experienced no issues at all with the JVM concerning the serial/parallel loop. To match the correct levels and impedances in a 4 CM Setup (or 7 with 2 amps), and hum elimination, is challenging, but the key to maintain sonic integrity. Its worth the effort to keep the patience to work yourself through.
  6. Hello, is there any known possibility to reconfigure the toe Switch as a momentary switch just as the other FSwitches from the Helix control board? It would be real nice to use an external momentary switch into the toe Switch from the Helix control board for additional flexibility. I would love to use this for an instant chopper like /hard Tremolo inspired by Oz Noy. If its not available yet, I would like to request this as an upcoming feature for coming SW update .Releases. Thanks for any helpfull info.
  7. Thx for all the ideas, 1. concerning the earth Isolation: Yes, I certainly do NOT recommend this solution to anyone else. As I myself work with tube amp for quite a long time now (repair and mod), I can classify the risks involved. The earth Connection via the connected equipment remains, and besides the DC B+ voltage form Tube amps, the 240 VAC from any power supply remains enough to fry anything, unless you have fast fuse protection - and or Fi guards. 2. concerning the hum isolatores , yes I Isolated one preamp completely, the reduction in hum was evident but certainly not 0. In terms of sound quality I can only speak in the highest regards from Lehle. So far, they are the only ones where Idid not perceive any sound degradation. Even the famous AMP switcher by Mesa Boogie with top notch Jensen transformers did not live up to the Lehle. So far I consider my issue solved (for the moment). Stiil I'll pursue the quest for solving the taped earth issue. Thx again.
  8. Thx for the info, as we work with 240 V AC in Germany, its not exactly suitable. Considering the user responses , the chance it might not work is pretty high either. So far I found a simple, but in terms of safety to be considered, solution. I removed the Lehle 2 SGOes switcher and rerouted the Helix for two separate, alternately activated mono effect loops ( 1 MB, 2 Marshall). Now I taped off the ground (earth) contact of the AC plug of the Marshall. As the Marshall is still connected to earth via the Audio cables (Input, send and return) to the Helix (earthed) there is a remaining earth connection for the Marshall. The result is just spectacular, no hum at all, and no sound Degradation by additional equipment. I keep working on the hum issue, maybe I find one that maintains sonic integrity/hum elimination + safetey ensurance alltogether.
  9. Thx for info. Yes, of course i tried the ground lift. Expectedly there was no change, as the ground lift option is tied to working with the XLR outputs (balanced). The 1/4 TS connectors are not affected by this. I could think of working with the XLR, but in this case I would have to modify the effect returns of the MB MKV and Marshall to balanced operations, via transformer or electronic balancing. The chance of sonic signal degradation is existent due to further signal processing-transformation. Some progresss I achieved, by maintaining max. audio levels across the signal chain, in order to optimize the signal to noise ratio. 2 more approaches I have in the pipeline, a. using a Lehle p-split device for the preamps out of MKV and 2555 to further improve the dc-coupling reduction. b. transform the Effect returns of MKV and 2555 to XLR Operation in order to use the ground lift option As soon as I got the P Split I'll post again. Regards
  10. Just got the Helix rack and control board one week ago, so far the unit is marvelous in terms of usability, flexibility, and sound preservation. Yes, a cannot emphasize this enough how important the preservation of an original sound for me is. I use 2 amps, Mesa Boogie MKV and a Marshall Jubilee 2555, both wired with the 4 Cable Method. So far the Helix maintains the sonic integrity of the MKV and Marshall. When using just one amp, hum is no issue ether with either MKV or Marshall 2555. A. When cabling the preamps into effects Loop 1 MKV and effects Loop2 for the M 2555, I can alternate between both preamps. In this case the hum involved (ground loop - DC coupling) makes the whole setup unusable. B. When cabling the preamps into effects Loop 1/2 (Setup as Stereo) for MKV and the M 2555, I can alternate between both preamps using a Lehle SGoes Amps switcher (the red one) which uses a High Z transformer for avoiding DC coupling. In this case the hum involved (DC coupling -ground loop) is reduced significantly Here is the Routing: I use the send from Helix effects loop 1 wired into the Lehle Input. The 2 Lehle Outputs are wired to MKV Input, and Marshall Input, the MKV effects send is wired to Helix effects loop 1 return, the Marshall 2555 effects send is wired to Helix effects loop 2 return In both A and B, the Helix Outputs are wired to the effect Returns of MKV and 2555 The sound preservation is amazing, but the hum remaining still needs to be addressed. Any ideas how to get even lower hum levels with this setup? Thanks for any helpful advise Regards
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