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    On 6/2/2016 at 8:12 PM, Digital_Igloo said:


    I've read those requests as people not wanting the looper to get in the way. The requests weren't just from IdeaScale either—we heard the same stuff in sit-down interviews, one-on-one discussions, forum posts, etc.


    Again, I'm all for a hardcore feature-packed looper in Helix. But it'd likely be the rabbit hole to end all rabbit holes, at the expense of everything else people want. We have ideas on how to add looper stuff without falling off the cliff, tho', and specific, detailed feature requests (as opposed to "add the equivalent of a $500 dedicated looper made by a dedicated looper team over two years") are always welcome.


    I'm hesitant to alter Helix's existing workflow, however. For example, letting people add any switch from any mode to any switch in any other mode would make things more difficult for everyone, including people who avoid loopers like the plague.



    Line 6 could always take a cue from the Headrush guys (even though it is usually the opposite way around) and look into releasing a Helix "looperboard" that would just be a dedicated looper that could be designed to easily integrate with the Helix platform... ;)

  2. I haven't tried them yet, but from what I gather, it allows you to assign a preset (different from the one you are in) or a snapshot (from the preset that you are in) as one of your stomps in stomp mode.  You can do the same thing now with the different looper buttons in the 6 switch looper.


    Could honestly be pretty handy I would think....


  3. so, no well known artists are using the Helix, eh?


    Here's a list from a quick bit of google fu.


    Billy Sheehan, Tosin Abasi, Lincoln Brewster, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jeff Shroeder (smashing pumpkins), Herman Li (Dragonforce), Devin Downsend, Jen Majura...  that's just a few.  



  4. On 4/15/2020 at 10:52 AM, Stevief said:


     hi what were the settings you used on the kattana?

    For that, I was just using the clean channel on the Katana, with some reverb, and with the boost knob set up to be used as a solo/lead boost...  

  5. I've done this using the FX Return of my original Boss Katana Head and it sound great.  NOT FRFR though, so you would want to bypass/ remove the cab or IR from the chain so that you aren't putting a cab sim into an actual cab.  

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  6. 19 hours ago, jfk049 said:

    Tell me I'm not the only one here who's ever asked for this.  I love my Helix and have for a number of years.  But it's so frustrating to be editing a preset and, for instance, go to press on Snapshot 1, hit Bank Down by mistake and, just like that,  I'm now in different preset and just lost all the editing I've worked on.  Every software program I know has a saved prompt that protects you from that, because its too easy to get tunnel vision trying to get the sound your looking for.  We now have an "undo" feature, which is great.  Time to go one better, yes?


    problem there would be if you have this and are trying to hit the presets to switch presets, and it give you a save prompt and doesn't switch it could screw you over live.  Maybe if you made it an option you could turn on or off in global settings it might work, but there would have to be an option to turn that off.   

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  7. 8 minutes ago, rd2rk said:

    As long as MIDI over USB is enabled, you don't need any special cables, just the same USB that you use with HX Edit.


    Is that a setting in the Helix, or on the computer?  I've never really messed with MIDI before , so have no idea how to set it up.l

  8. So.


    If I wanted to use the MIDI control of the Helix to trigger Ableton to play some pads on a laptop, what type of cable would I need...  I looked for MIDI to USB cables, and there are bunch of different kinds of them, so I'm just not sure which I would need.   Do I need one that has 2 MIDI connectors (1 in and 1 out) or just one MIDI connection?  

  9. 1 hour ago, rd2rk said:

    Because the guitar input has an Input Impedance setting that's critical for getting the best from certain effects, you're better off running the mic/mixer into the FX return and keeping the guitar in the guitar input. However, if you're using a wireless it probably doesn't matter, as your wireless is 1meg anyhow.


    Yep, I use the G30.  Had it for a couple years now and love not having to fool with cables anymore... lol.  I'll still probably do it like you said though.  

  10. So, I picked up an LT about a year go, and I love it.  It honestly fulfills pretty much everything that I want, and the extra 5 or 600 bucks for the Floor is not something that I could justify.


    The only thing the Floor has that I wish the LT had in all honesty is the Mic input.  (the scribble scripts, the extra fx loops, and all that other stuff are kind of irrelevant to me).  




    To fix that lack, I have purchased myself a small 5 "channel" Behringer mixer that I'm going to run into the input of the Helix and then run the guitar into one of the FX loop returns (or maybe the other way around) to give myself the ability to have a mic input for the LT.  The mixer was like 50 bucks.  

  11. On 2/25/2020 at 12:13 PM, cruisinon2 said:


    Don't worry, somebody is bound to come along and fix that...;)

    no kidding.  


  12. With an IR, you get the sound of a the cab miced in one spot, with one mic, at one distance (or maybe multiples at the same time) and cannot change it.  With the stock cabs, you can decide on which mic, which cab, what distance and all that.  


    Basically, if you want a certain sound, IRs are good, but stock cabs are more versatile IMO. 


  13. Line6 G30 (and up) are all great options for you.  I've got the 30, and if I ever have to replace it, I'll probably go with the 50 just for the sturdier casing on the transmitter.  No issues.


  14. On 1/17/2020 at 3:04 PM, stevecuss said:

    Ok, brilliant, thanks. I'd own a Helix if budget allowed. Might either need to get used to the Stomp or look at an LT if I want the flexibility of the HX with the preamp options. 


    You wouldn't regret the LT.  good stuff. 

  15. On 1/16/2020 at 1:19 PM, Dante_Raikoh said:

    great, I already order it, thanks for the link!

    quick questions: What happen if I use 2 regular TRS or TS instead the cable you mentioned?

    Can I record on stereo using the USB output (I use audacity by the way)?

    I have the Scarlet 2i2, I used to used the torpedo live , but now is gone because of the Helix, what works better, record via usb or woth the dual TSc able, or with XLR?



    a pair of regular instrument cables would work as well.  I mainly got the "dual" cable that I recommended to you b/c it's less of a mess and easier to keep them together.  


    As far as recording goes, you may get better results just using the Helix itself as your interface (through the USB).  Works really well honestly. 

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