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  1. On 12/18/2018 at 12:42 PM, caledoneus said:

    I use mine for electric, acoustic and bass with no issues.  Should work great for you.  Only problem I've had with mine is the belt/strap clip breaking off.  Put it inside of a cellphone case now and clip that to my strap...


    Good tip, thanks.  Can you remember which one in particular, or was it just trial and error?

  2. 5 hours ago, JeremiahEdward said:


    But snapshots affect all the other blocks you have in your preset. I wanted them totally independent so that the snapshot only ever looks at the a/b path and not the other blocks. It had been confirmed that this is not currently possible. I sold the Helix and went another route that works better for me.

    Right, I've obviously been missing something - so are you saying you wanted to, for example, play your clean sound, switch on (eg) the chorus, then change to the crunch sound and have the chorus stay on, as would happen with a conventional pedalboard/amp setup?

  3. On 12/11/2018 at 3:01 PM, codamedia said:


    May I play devils advocate :)


    With the hundreds of options already available with snapshots, coupled with "discard/recall" in the global settings... it is already capable of confusing people, and does confuse people! A user can choose any parameter they want and assign it to be controlled by a snapshot.... except the on/off state. You get no choice with that one. I find that in itself to be confusing. 


    IMO, the Helix already has a learning curve and I can't see this adding much to it. L6 can always choose to make it another option in the Global menu just like "recall/discard". Have the feature turned off by default so snapshots works exactly as they already do... but allow users that know what they are getting into the opportunity to turn it on. 

    Sorry, but what am I missing here?  By 'on/off state' do you mean bypassed/not-bypassed?   Or is it something else?


    Forget it - I see what you mean now.

  4. On 12/11/2018 at 1:03 AM, JeremiahEdward said:

    My issue with snapshots is that it takes the impromptu nature out of a performance. Sometimes in a song I want to hit the dirty amp Channel and have delay and a specific reverb from my Ventris, other times I want no delays on the dirty amp when I trigger it and a different verb and some chorus or pitch. I would have to set up a ton of snapshots accounting for every possible situation i may encounter or musical motif I want to explore. Snapshots (for my situation) are too ridgid and would wake a silly amount of time to set up. 


    I just want to be able to switch "channels" and trigger effects independently... :-(

    You can, just like I said - it's what I do using snapshots, because, like you, I don't like having to plan out my performance beforehand either.

  5. Then rename snapshot one ‘Clean’ and snapshot two ‘Dirty’ or whatever, and you’re never confused again.


    Rereading your post, it seems you might have the wrong idea about snapshots - I mean, it is possible to use them only as you describe, but you don’t have to.  I use them like channel switches on an amp.  Then, like I said, you can still use your stomp foot switches independently within each snapshot.  

  6. You say you don’t like snapshots, but this seems to me the perfect solution to your problem.  Your existing routing is your preset, clean amp on/dirty amp off in snapshot one, vice versa in snapshot two, then just switch your stomps on and off as required.

  7. 6 hours ago, macnevine said:

    This is a great response thanks. I had no idea the onboard pedal on the helix floor does this because there is no button.I swear I have looked and looked and this is not printed anywhere in an obvious way.  I will give it a try tomorrow.  Speaking of that onboard exp 1 pedal.  It is too stiff. Is there a way to adjust the tension?

    Yes.  Your Helix should have come with a hex key in the box (my LT certainly did).  If you look on the side, adjacent to the expression pedal, you should see a recessed hex key bolt - that's how to adjust the resistance in the pedal.

  8. 8 hours ago, djpgreek said:

    Did you attach your LT to the bottom lid by using Velcro? Does it stay pretty securely? Is there enough clearance vertically?

    No velcro.  I took the back row of feet off, and it doesn't seem to move at all during use.  I got a left-handed, 90 degree kettle lead (not shown in the pic), which stays plugged in when stowed, and the plug sits behind the LT and prevents it dropping in the box when I use the carry handle - well, that together with the fact that the LT can't twist in the box, due to the tight fit with my other pedals.  The vertical height inside the case is 4" (the LT is 3.6" high), but there is a soft foam lining to the lid, which again helps to hold the LT in place in the box.

  9. On 11/17/2018 at 12:40 PM, djpgreek said:

    Im searching for a flat pedalboard / case to house my Helix floor. I also have a small power supply, turbo tuner mini and Kingsley Maiden preamp to put on it. So its not just for Helix. Any recommendations? Dont want something terribly bulky. Was thinking to maybe ake my own and get a Pelican case

    Just mounted my LT on a Diago Showman, medium size.


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  10. On 11/6/2018 at 12:43 PM, grom68 said:

    In the manual I can find that these outputs are for unbalanced signals to an amplifier or to a PA. I'm wondering if I can use these outputs to connect in a balanced mode to a mixer (in order to cancel   the noise), using balanced jack cables.


    Many thanks

    I'll ask again - why don't you just use the XLRs?  Or am I missing something?

  11. Remember that phantom power is only passed over an XLR connection, not a jack.  So, since your Helix LT does not have any XLR inputs (outputs only), you can't plug your mic into it directly.  I would suggest connecting your mic to, say, channel one input on your Zoom, then set up a monitor mix (see p38 of the Zoom manual) to route signal from that channel to, for example, 'monitor out A'.  Connect monitor out A to your Helix using a jack cable (remember to set the input of your Helix to 'line' level).  Process the signal as desired in the Helix, then bring the output from the Helix (jacks) to the line inputs on your Zoom (channels 9/10, for example).  Again, remember to set the output of your Helix to 'line'.  Use the main faders on your Zoom to balance the dry (channel 1) and effected (channels 9/10) signals.

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