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  1. Ok. Finally, Native 3.01 is working. I'm not sure why but my guess is that, having done a "security upgrade" for Mojave, that somehow fixed the problem. Here's a link tot he upgrade page: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201222. Again,  I don't know if this is what fixed it but ...


    As a side note, Line 6 was very helpful with this problem. They emailed me several times with questions and even got in touch with Steinberg for their input.





  2. Thanks, datacommando. I tried this option to bring it back to life but it immediately crashed Cubase. :(


    aastudio, that might be worth a try. I'll grab the trial version of Logic and see what happens.


    Failing this, I guess I'll have to raise a ticket with Support.





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  3. Hi all. I'm running Cubase 9.5 on a Mac with Osx Mojave 10.14.6. I just installed Native 3.00, twice, and both times Cubase blacklisted it. If I reactivate it then Cubase goes straight to software purgatory. Going back to Native 1.93 and all is fine again.


    Anyone else have this problem? Is there a fix?

  4. Hi Armenity,


    You will *love* what you can do with the JTV59 and the Helix! For example, you can program your presets such that they set up the JTV59 with different tunings. I do this when the band does a Stones cover ... I go from standard tuning to open G at the push of a switch. Very cool! Even better, for my open G tunings I have the sixth string volume turned down to zero to further emulate Keef’s five-string tele.


    I can also preview ir’s using the JTV59 by linking the tone control (in a preset) with the ir list. I put a looper at the beginning of the preset, play a bit and then start changing ir’s to audition them. Effortless, fast and fun.





  5. I use my Variax JTV59 to test IRs. I have a preset that links the tone control to the IR number and I can whiz through all of the loaded IRs in no time. Of course, you would need a Variax instrument to do this ...

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  6. I reamp using Helix Native ... less hardware involved and no conversions back and forth from digital to analog.


    Guitars go into the mixing board via a Radial powered DI and are digitized in the board and sent to Cubase. Then I use Native to select an amp, which I can change any time. Very simple.

  7. I used a Pod 2 for many years, right up until I got my Helix a couple of years ago. Didn’t pay any attention to new products from Line 6 until then. The Pod was perfectly satisfactory for me for all that time.


    As an aside, because of my long-time Pod use, I am completely ignorant of the developments in modellers between the Pod and the Helix. Doesn’t bother me though. :)

  8. I know that when I first installed Mojave I had much the same experience ... no input from any source into Cubase. It turned out that the first time I ran Cubase it asked me whether or not I wanted to use the “microphone”. I said no ... no use for the built-in Mac mic. Wrong answer! Microphone in Applespeak means audio input.


    The fix was to tick the box beside Cubase in the security section of the system preferences. Go to System Preferences/Security & Privicy/Privacy/Microphone and make sure that Logic is checked.


    BTW, I’m not going for Catalina until all of my critical apps have been released in 64-bit versions.


    Edit: There's an app called Go64 that will check your system and list all 32-bit (and 64-bit) apps. Useful for knowing what needs updating.


    Funny. I use a Mac as well and have had zero problems with either my Helix floor or LT. My impression here is that most problems seem to occur on PCs.


    BTW, the next OSX version will be 64-bit ONLY. Any 32-bit apps will no longer function. 


  9. On 8/31/2019 at 7:57 AM, rsvette12 said:

    iLok 129$ yah I'm all set


    That seems a bit excessive. They’re $59 CAD where I am, which translates to about $44 USD. I have one in my studio for my EastWest instruments.

  10. On 8/13/2019 at 5:20 PM, Rocco_Crocco said:

    48kHz, 24-bit, mono, 2048 samples... that's the only type of IRs it will take. 


    I have loaded Ownhammer, 3Sigma, Celestion and ML Sound Lab IRs into Powercab + without any problems. Those companies provide different folders with different sample rates and bit-rates. Just pick 48k, 24-bit.


    I had problems loading the Allure IRs I downloaded for line 6 as well. Weird. I know.


    No problems here as well so it can’t be a bug. Just really picky about sample rate etc.

  11. I’ve used my Helix’s on-the-fly editing while playing with my band without any problems. It’s great for tweaking a sound during a tune and also having a funky back myself I really appreciate it. You can change a parameter rapidly with the expression pedal (which, as you say, is a bit tricky to use for precise settings) or incrementally via the footswitches (which allows very precise setting).


    Wouldn’t using a tablet mean not playing while tweaking? Surely you could only use it between tunes. Perhaps this is what the OP meant?

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