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  1. Retro-Rick

    Helix 2.9

    There was a bit more info posted on TGP - here's most of it... They're not really new footswitch modes. They're new commands that will be added to the Command Center, so the commands you assign to footswitches will show up in Stomp Mode (as all commands do now). There will be Preset, Snapshot and Looper commands. With the Preset commands, you can assign any preset to any footswitch. Or you can assign the Preset Up or Preset Down command to any footswitch. With the Snapshot commands, you'll be able to assign any snapshot to a footswitch in Stomp Mode, or the Snapshot Up or Snapshot Down. Additionally, you can have different snapshots assigned to the Press and Release functions of a footswitch. So you could program FS3, for instance, to go to Snapshot 4 while you're holding it down and then go to Snapshot 1 when you release it. So, it can kind of be a monentary snapshot if you want. Then finally, you'll be able to assign Looper functions to footswitches in Stomp Mode. Again, there will be separate Press and Release functions... So you can start recording with pressing a footswitch and then stop recording when you release it. 2.9 Model Updates: -Revv Purple (Ch3) -1x12 Fullerton and Grammatico Cabs -Red Llama Drive -Steve Vai Legendary Drive -Harmonic Antagonizer Fuzz -Rochester Comp (Billy Sheehan Compressor) -Small Stone Phaser -Split Dynamics (Path A/B Routing) Feature Updates: -Output Meters -Gain Reduction Meters -Clip Indicators -IR Attachment by Name -New Switch/Snap/Looper Layout Options -New Model Subcategory Shortcuts -Update from HX Edit -A/B Compare for HX Native Can anyone explain how the metering will work? They appear in the inspector of the Output, Send, and FX Loop blocks. That's part of the reason we switched from page dots to a scrolling inspector line in 2.80—so we'd have room for the meters.
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    Helix 2.9

    Thanks so much Line 6!!! I'm surprised no one is praising the increased footswitch assignment, that's a huge wish I had. I usually do everything with snapshots instead of stomps, so I have to do the 2 button push to go from presets to snapshots which is annoying. Now I can have stomps and snapshots all together all on one layout, and just the mode button to go back to presets - Love it. Yeah and of course, like most everybody else, I'm excited to have meters too - Big thanks Again L6, Super well done. 2.9 is gonna rock! Hope to see it soon... :)
  3. Update - Problem solved, I opened a ticket, turns out my Variax needed to be re-flashed.
  4. Update - Problem solved, I opened a ticket, turns out my Variax needed to be re-flashed.
  5. I Posted this topic under Helix, but had no success, so since it is also a Variax topic, I thought I would try here too... Hey Guys, I've been trying to make a helix preset where the string volume changes from snapshot to snapshot, and can't seem to make it work. In my case I'm trying to go from a Open G# with string 6 at volume 0% on 3 snapshots, to a standard tuned guitar with all strings 100% volume on the 4th snapshot. The tuning changes fine per snapshot, but the string volume remains at 100%. I know I can work around this through workbench, but I shouldn't have to, it's supposed to work. My input variax setting is - "per preset". I've checked every global setting and have found nothing that should effect it. Guitar is JTV59, flash memory 2.23, Helix 2.82.  Has anybody made a preset with snapshots changing string volumes? I noticed, if I leave the preset, and return, it works temporarily, the 6th string is dead (which is what I want) in snapshot 1... But as soon as I go to any other snapshot, the volume goes back to 100% on all the snapshots. I attached my preset if someone with both a Helix and a Variax wants to try it out... lollipop Back NG.hlx
  6. I lived in Winnipeg in the 80's, Salisbury House nip cheese burgers were amazing... :P
  7. I'm mainly at home north of Toronto in Innisfil, but I also maintain a small residence in the West Island of Quebec (I go there a lot). How about you... Are you Canadian?
  8. Yeah I posted it on ideascale, I personally never use Tap Tempo, so for people like me, the option to put something useful there would be nice.
  9. Sorry, I had 2 tabs for the same page on one I said "thanks I signed up" - but on this tab I was gonna write ideascale won't accept my email, I was trying to join in the wrong area.
  10. I love using a looper for auditioning tones, I put it first in the signal chain, play the riff, and change amps and cabs and effects until I find the best tone for the particular song. But it's not something I use live, so I can live with it being hidden, it's no big deal.
  11. No, what I mean is snapshots can do 99% of what stomps can do, they should consolidate snaps & stomps into one choice let's call it SuperSnaps. then you could have 4 presets up and 4 Supersnaps down. And get rid of stomps...
  12. Sorry for my lack of understanding you. I Just tried it, and you are right, but it's flawed... When you are in the preset view it flashes, which is annoying, also, picking a preset will always bring you back to the snapshot view, which is usually not preferred. For me this method is not as good as the one I currently use now, which is 4 presets up/4 snaps down. I wish the tap tempo button, Footswitch 12, could be programmed to change the view from 8 presets to 8 snapshots, or the Mode button, that would be my wish, I never use Tap Tempo anyway. In general I wish there was more flexibility in what the buttons can be assigned to do, the helix is quite rigid. If it wasn't for my love of the Variax, and how it can be controlled by the Helix, I would have switched over to fractal. Fractal's new line of footswitches are fully programable, you can assign any footswitch to do any thing you want.
  13. Thanks again, Yes I do, the string volume of the 6th string in brackets, and I confirmed it's controlled by Snapshots. I think it's a defect in the software.
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