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  1. On 4/21/2020 at 6:37 PM, PiFromBRC said:

    Thanks guys!  I appreciate the hard work.  Pure kismet that I logged on aboot ten minutes after DI posted this.



    (Insert standard 'what's coming in 3.0 and when' - joke here.)

    Stay safe!


    On 4/21/2020 at 6:39 PM, chasingMango said:

    I had to resist the urge as well =D



    Line6 got in ahead of you - see release notes:  


    Update Firmware From HX Edit

    Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, HX Effects, HX Stomp

    Instead of hanging out on social media, desperately asking when the next firmware's dropping, you can now, I dunno, actually play guitar? As soon as a new update becomes available, HX Edit will tell you, and all you gotta do is follow the prompts.


  2. 17 hours ago, danpisacreta said:

    My update froze at "rebuilding preset 287". Cycling helix floor had no effect. HX edit (version 2.9) will no longer recognize helix. Tried booting into update mode with no success. Can anyone help with next steps?

    I had the same issue (mine froze at 503).  I tried a rebuild preset boot (holding down fs 10 & 11 while switching the unit on) and that didn't work, but it might for you.  Eventually I turned the unit off and left it for a couple of minutes, then when I turned it back on it started rebuilding from 503 and completed.  HX Edit then recognised my unit and showed firmware 2.90.  Are you sure you're leaving the unit for a minute or two before switching back on again?  That's sometimes an issue with some devices.


    Otherwise, try a launching in update mode by holding fs 6 & 12 while swiching on (see Helix/Rack/LT/FX/Stomp Reset Procedures and Troubleshooting Tricks in the Knowledge Base). 

  3. SOLVED - 


    I tried doing  a reset build reboot (holding FS 10+11), and again it got stuck at preset 503.  I switched off the power, and when I powered it back up, it just started the preset rebuild from preset 504 and completed successfully.  HX Edit recognises the unit and shows firmware 2.90, so hopefully all is now ok.

  4. On 1/12/2020 at 5:06 PM, codamedia said:



    IMO... the biggest problem is making people understand the power of snapshots.... they are still an enigma to many.  




    This, exactly.  I've found them to be an incredibly powerful tool, and I can't think of anything I've wanted to do that I haven't been able to, by using a snapshot.  Incidentally, I also have a patch where I switch from acoustic to hi gain using... you guessed it, and I don't understand why so many people seem to have such a hard time grasping the concept, either.

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  5. I've been experimenting with creating a midi track in Logic to control the patch and snapshot changes on my Helix LT in time with my backing tracks, and I've got a question that I can't seem to find the answer to in any documentation.


    When I create a programme change event in Logic to select a patch on the Helix, the patch only selects momentarily before switching back to patch 1B.  I've found a workaround that make the selected patch stick - I have to also create controller change event to select a snapshot (cc69 0-7) - but I don't believe that should be necessary. 


    My question is, what have I missed (or is this actually normal behaviour)?


    Many thanks in advance.

  6. Swapped out for new without question by Professional Music Technology in Old Street, here in London.  Can’t fault the service from them or Line 6, thanks.  


    Edit:  And if anyone's interested, the new one performed faultlessly at last night's gig.  So if anyone gets the same problem, my advice is don't mess about - take it straight back to your dealer.

  7. 12 hours ago, PiFromBRC said:


    Okay, you precious, delicate, little flower.  I apologize for *suggesting*, and I quote, " it is at least possible that one person is posting from..." .  Does that apology match your desires?  I could get you a warm bagel if that would help.  Pick warmer is up to L6 though.

    Yes that’s fine, thank you very much.  I prefer my picks cold, though.

  8. On 2/24/2019 at 8:41 PM, PiFromBRC said:


    Could be.  I'm still holding out for the heated pick holder.

    Yeah, well, I'm still holding out for an apology for your baseless accusation.  Guess we're both gonna be disappointed.  Boo hoo.

  9. I just bought a G30 and have gigged it twice.  On the first occasion, there were a couple of dropouts, but last night it got really flaky.  Not only did I have multiple dropouts, but on three or four occasions, it stopped working altogether, and I had to switch the transmitter off and back on to get it working again - not what you want to be doing mid-song!  I'd checked the battery status indicators on both the transmitter and the receiver, and both were showing green.


    On examining it this morning, I was able to replicate this behaviour by pressing on the battery compartment door.  I tried this because I remember that before at leas two of the crashes, I'd either knocked the unit (backing into a mic stand), or squeezed it (taking it off my strap when changing guitars).  When I did that, I saw that the battery light on the transmitter started plashing purple, and at the same time, the audio light was flashing yellow.  While this was happening, the signal status LEDs on the receiver showed nothing, and the battery status LEDs showed one or two red.


    Notwithstanding the battery status indicators I mentioned in my first paragraph, I swapped in a new set of batteries, and was unable to replicate the fault.  Putting the old batteries back in let me get the fault again.  From this, I deduce that:

    1. the battery  status lights on both on the transmitter and the receiver do not give a reliable indication
    2. when the batteries start getting a little low, somehow the battery door on the transmitter becomes very sensitive to small bumps and pressure, causing the unit to crash

    I realise now, of course, I should have swapped in a brand-new set batteries before each gig, but I didn't expect the battery indicators to be so inaccurate, or for the unit to be so sensitive when battery power got a little low.


    Does anyone else have any thoughts about this?


    Edit: have opened a support ticket, so we'll see what they say.


  10. On 2/22/2019 at 7:15 PM, PiFromBRC said:

    Okay...color me conspiratory, but first this guy (who has a registered product) said:



    and then this guy (with no registered products) said:


    which suggests that it is at least possible that one person is posting from two profiles. 

    If you're suggesting that I'm that person, then you are wrong - have a look at my profile, and you'll see that I am a registered Helix LT owner.  Please DO NOT make assertions about me that you cannot back up.


    You might have wanted to check some of my other posts on this forum as well, then you'd have seen this:pedalboardwithHelix.thumb.JPG.67b6c378cdc1a328541baca2da557b22.JPG



  11. 2 hours ago, cruisinon2 said:

    Welcome to today's episode of "First World Minor Gripes That Will Be Forgotten By Lunch"...;)

    I believe you’ll find that’s true, not only of every discussion on this, or any other music forum, but also probably of every issue associated with the entire western music industry.


  12. I’ll tell you why.  On embarrassingly more than one occasion at gigs, whilst attempting to switch on or off the stomp box I’ve assigned to foot switch 8 (I think), I’ve missed and changed patch.  Too easy to do in the heat of battle.

  13. On 2/17/2019 at 6:41 AM, rvroberts said:


    The Helix LT is an amp modeller.  If you are sure you want to continue using a guitar amp maybe you should investigate the HXFX.

    But to answer your question, you can assign your outputs per patch - so you would build a patch (well you might build 10!!??) for one guitar with specific combination of output and use different output for the other  - by assigning that as part of your patch. 

    I think the HXFX can do the job if you never want to go into amp modelling and FRFR.  It doesn't have XLR outs, but you could use the sends to feed to the PA. 

    You'd probably use a DI as it also doesn't seem to have a ground lift.

    The Helix LT does have it all - but at substantially more expense.

    If you might be considering FRFR in the future then the Helix LT will do everything you want - just don't expect the amp sims to work into your guitar amp.

    For the record, and to avoid confusing the OP, plenty of people, myself included, use Helix into a tube amp, and not just for FX - I use 4CM and on some patches use amp modelling into the fx return of my amp to colour the sound and get, for example, a more Vox like tone out of my amp. 


    I’ve tried the frfr route and I just don’t dig it live - I’m an amp in the room guy.  Of course it’s all personal preference.


     I also play acoustic through the Helix and route its signal to the desk via xlr outs.  

  14. Sorry, but I’m really not getting your problem here.  I know what you mean about the standard Helix tuner, but since 2.71, you can now select between fine, coarse and strobe tuners (I use the strobe now, and it’s fine), but before that , I just ran my guitar into my boss TU3, then from that into the Helix.  I mean, wherever you plug in your guitar, just put your tuner in the line there.

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