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    Powercab Plus/Helix - How To MIDI Question

    I figure some of it out. Rookie mistake. Sending MIDI Commands using Bank/Program Commands works as long as the Powercab Edit software is not open at same time Helix is sending commands. It must set up a conflict of some sort. I am still not able to get it to work using MIDI CC Commands -- even with Powercab Edit software closed. I am still interested in ideas on making that function work. If it were designed to only take presets via Bank/Program Commands why would Line 6 give us all the MIDI CC Values in the user manual? Thanks Mike.
  2. I am having difficulty getting Powercab Plus to work properly with MIDI commands sent from Helix. I have tried two methods 1) using MIDI CC Commands and 2) using Bank/Program Commands. I have seen the thread and video at topic/34848-attempting-to-use-midi-to-switch-speakers/, while informative, I was not able to solve the problem. Same for topic/34061-helix-lt-in-powercab-via-midi-not-working/. Hookups: L6 Link (for audio) Helix > Powercab MIDI (send commands) Helix > Powercab USB (Powercab Edit) Computer > Powercab Settings: On Helix (firmware 2.60) Menu > Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo. Receive MIDI Clock = AUTO. Send MIDI Clock = OFF. On Powercab (firmware 1.01) Menu > Global Settings. MIDI PC Receive = ON. MIDI PC Send = OFF. Regardless of method used: Helix preset 01A = Flat Mode. Helix preset 01B = Speaker Mode, Vintage Model. Helix preset 01C = Speaker Mode, Green Model. Clearly a MIDI command is being sent, but the results are completely wrong. What is a bit weird about this (probably not a coincidence) is that Helix preset # is somehow synced with the PC preset #. Even when I swap patches around Helix 01A = PC preset 1. I suspect/hope it is something simple. Maybe a rookie mistake in my setup. I just got the Powercab yesterday. Thanks Mike ************************** Extra Data The MIDI cable is same one I used to send MIDI changes to my DT Amp, so I am sure it works fine. Attempt using Bank/Program Commands: MIDI Channel (leave at Base) Bank CC00 (leave at Off) Bank CC32 (leave at Off) Program (set to preset #) Helix preset 01A set to PC preset 2 Helix preset 01B set to PC preset 2 Helix preset 01C set to PC preset 1 Attempt using MIDI CC Commands: Helix Preset 01A CC # Value Should Be Result 20 1 Set Speaker Mode 22 1 Set Green Model 23 0 Set 57 Dynamic Helix Preset 01B CC # Value Should Be Result 20 1 Set Speaker Mode 22 1 Set Green Model 23 1 Set 409 Dynamic Helix Preset 01C CC # Value Should Be Result 20 1 Set Speaker Mode 22 0 Set Vintage Model 23 2 Set 421 Dynamic
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    Available effects

    I would like to know the answer to this too. I wrote on IdeaScale about a year ago that this is a go / no-go factor for me in deciding to buy the next generation POD. The warble sound on the HD500 is so bad I too have to run a stomp box instead of using the POD pitch shift effect.
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