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  1. No, I’m still on 2.82. I hope that’s it! I’ll update. Thank you!
  2. I'm having a frequent issue of turning my HX Stomp on and having no sound. EVERY time it happens all I have to do is turn it off and back on and it always works. Any thoughts on why? If it matters, I usually have headphones and an Ipad for backing tracks plugged in. I would say it happens 25-30% of the time. Frequently enough to be an issue.
  3. I’m new to recording and having a problem. Just purchased Helix Native and Studio One Professional V5. My favorite patch sounds awesome. I connect to my computer and create two tracks to record the processed and DI. I create a Stereo track via USB 1 for the processed and a Mono track via USB 5 for the DI. My recording worked great. On playback, the processed track sounds great just as it does directly from the Stomp. I then add Hexlix Native to the mono DI track and pull up the exact same patch as the original and it sounds terrible. I made sure all settings were identical. The original wet track is a big stereo sound. The DI with Native sounds like it’s in stereo but nothing like the original. I’m wondering if I did something wrong with the track set-up. Should my DI mono track be converted to some sort of stereo track? I appreciate any thoughts you guys may have.
  4. That is the best possible news! Thank you very much for responding.
  5. I have a Helix and am getting a Stomp for Christmas. Only reason I'm getting the Stomp is for hotel headphone playing. I want to have similar sounds while travelling as I do on the Helix at home. I need to connect my ipad or iphone to it to play along with backing tracks. How best to do this? I've read about using a splitter from the ipad and input into the Aux in left and right. If I do this, will I have to designate a block for each patch or is it just a global setting that will then work for all patches? This also bypasses the effects for a clean backing track sound through the headphones right? I've also read about using a camera adapter out of the ipad and into the usb of the Stomp. Is this a better way or does it matter? If using this method, same questions as above. I don't want to use a method that requires me to devote a special block for routing in each preset like I see you have to on the Helix. My third method is just to get a small micro-mixer that has an aux input. That way I can come out of the Stomp into the mixer and then just plug my headphones and ipad into the mixer and not worry with trying to manipulate the Stomp to do this. I'd rather no travel with an extra piece of gear so hoping one of the other methods will work. I appreciate any responses that will help me figure this out. Thank you.
  6. My mistake. Shouldn’t have said firwire. USB is what I meant. I’m using a windows computer. You answered all my questions, even the Cubase question! Thank you very much!
  7. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any recording and I want to lay down a few videos for personal use, Youtube, etc. My old setup was a Lexicon U42 interface into Cubase 5. As I understand it I can now omit the interface and recording directly from Helix into Cubase. I assume I do this through the FireWire to USB cable. I’ll connect it up for a test but my question is since I’m using a stereo sound patch can I record into Cubase in stereo through the USB cable? My old method was to duplicate the track in Cubase and apply an offset/pan for the stereo effect. I’ll have to figure out how to make Cubase record in stereo since I’ve never done this but I assume it’s pretty straightforward to get it to activate and record the left and right channels simultaneously. I would love to hear anyone’s comments that done this before. Thanks
  8. Awesome information in here guys. Thank you so much. I was in my local Guitar Center and got talked into a little Yamaha stereo mixer so I'm able to introduce stereo backing tracks through it. Working great. About 2 weeks into my stereo setup at home and I'm quite spoiled. I"m afraid I may never want to use my amps again; which is a little sad considering the cash I have in them but nevertheless not a bad problem to have.
  9. I have been researching what speakers to get for weeks now. So much so I became sick of thinking about it. This is for home use only, but a fairly large room at home. I have been struggling between a really high quality single speaker or two lesser speakers to allow stereo. I was prepared to get a single expensive unit for now. I had dinner this weekend with the lead guitarist of a very famous band and discussed this with him. He has just stared using a Fractal for overseas performances to help with equipment travel internationally. He was resistant at first, but has become a fan of modelling. He was very complimentary of the Helix and strongly recommended that I go ahead with two 12 inch speakers instead of the single. He said since I've never experienced a stereo set up it will change my world. So I got two of the latest Alto TS312's and connected them last night. A lot of my patches were downloaded and some of them are in stereo even though I didn't know it because I've only been using mono. Dialing through all the presets it becomes instantly obvious which ones stereo. I have to say, when I hit the first stereo patch and played the first note I was without words. This is the absolute best sounding thing I have ever experienced. I'm sure I'll get used to it and it will be no big deal, but right now I'm completely overwhelmed and all I want to do is play. I want to make ALL of my patches stereo. It is the ultimate ear candy. I have never been happier with a purchase. Both the Helix and these speakers. For my situation at home, this is perfection! Is there an easy quick way of make existing mono patches stereo, or do I need to start over with each one and build it to be stereo from the ground up? I'm running these two Alto's via separate XLR's. Also, backing tracks...how do you guys incorporate backing tracks into this setup? The guy at Guitar Center said I need to get a stereo mixer and come out of the helix with two xlr's into two xlr inputs on the mixer, then out of the mixer with two more xlr's into the speaker. Then I would be able to integrate the backing tracks at the mixer. Is this the best way?
  10. Maybe it's just bad timing, but none of these speakers are available all over the SE USA. I live in Nashville where there is a crazy number of music stores. I've been reading these forums for 2 weeks and have a list of speaker recommendations and nothing is available to try out. I travel for a living and expanded my search to states all over the south and there are no Alto's 3 series, no Line 6 L2T's, L3t's, L2M's or L3M's, no Headrush, or any others that are frequently recommended on here. I'm going to end up going to my local guitar center and buying something I've never heard of just to get a speaker in hand that I can test first. It's quite frustrating.
  11. These speakers are often recommended on the Helix threads as the best speakers to use with the Helix. I live in Nashville and have no shortage of top notch music stores. NONE carry these speakers. I travel for a living in southern/mid-south states, so I searched Line 6's page for dealers all across the south. Guitar Center is obviously their main dealer, but there are a handful of others. There isn't a single Guitar Center or any other music store in the entire Southern US that has any of these units. Are they on their way out or are they just not popular enough for stores to carry inventory? I will not make an investment this big without being able to hear the speakers first. This will force me to get another brand's loud speakers since Line 6 can't be put to the test and compared to their competitors. I suppose with internet shopping closing more and more brick and mortar stores every day this is our future, but it sure is frustrating that a company like Line 6 can't keep inventory in stores of what one would assume is one of their best products.
  12. I'm not experienced enough to identify the correct terms nor quantify them. I just want to be able to fill this 13'x25' room with rich sound at a good volume level. If Studio Monitors will do that, perfect. If not, I'll go with PA speakers.
  13. I originally thought about Powered Studio Monitors but read several comments from people on here saying they are wonderful for purposes of tweaking the sound, monitoring mixes, patches, etc, but aren't really enough for cranking up a guitar for loud practice. I would much prefer to have the smaller footprint of studio monitors. 8 inches are the ones I've seen discussed the most. Do you think these would be enough for good volume high gain distored guitar (that's what I play most)?
  14. I can appreciate where you're coming from. I'm not a professional musician, but I play at home every single day and love the guitar more than anything else I've ever done. I've been using a Boss GT unit for years and started seeing Helix discussions pop up everywhere. I assumed I was missing something amazing and thought it was time to step out of the old Boss technology and get current. My mistake was I viewed this as an upgraded plug and play unit like the Boss. This is most definitely not a plug and play multi-effects pedal. This thing is like a candy addict at Willy Wonka. There is so much at your fingertips that you don't know where to start. I mostly play high gain and so far every high gain I've tried (factory presets, downloaded patches, my own created patches) all sound like garbage on the same equipment that sounds amazing with my Boss. My playing has suffered in the last few months because I spend most of my time chasing a decent sound instead of playing. I'm giving up trying to make this sound good through my Marshall 1960 cab and I'm about to buy either the L2T or PA speakers to see if I can have success with those. I'm not frustrated with the Helix. I LOVE having a piece of equipment that's beyond my abilities. It keeps things interesting. The Boss was getting quite boring. I'm positive Helix is capable of sounding far better than the Boss, or it wouldn't be so popular. I just don't know that I'm ever going to be able to devote enough time to it to make that a reality. Companies like Boss have professionals devoted to creating patches and Helix has given us that same power with infinite possibilities. As amazing as that is, I'm not likely to create sounds piddling around at home that will compare to what the professionals are able to do at this, or other, companies. Hopefully new speakers will get me headed in the right direction; otherwise I'm just going to have to admit that I'm not a professional and I should probably stick to using things the pro's create instead of pretending I'm capable of competing with their knowledge and skills.
  15. I've been playing my new Helix through headphones and my Marshall DSL 100 with 1960 cab. I just can't get this thing to sound good through the Marshall. Based on this forum, it sounds like sand alone speakers is what I need as opposed to using an amp cab. This is for home use only. But my home set up is a fairly large room and I like playing loud when no one's home. I assume I need to skip powered monitors and go for bigger speakers. I can afford a single Line 6 L2T or dual PA speakers (Say a pair of Alto 212's). What do you guys recommend between a single L2T versus 2 PA speakers? Thank you very much! Bryan
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