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  1. craiganderton

    So, how reliable has the native been for you?

    Thanks for the props, and for the info. I think that 4.5 GHz clock speed is really helping you out! It seems clock speed is even more important than the number of cores in terms of running plug-ins. I have a 3.1 GHz i7, and it has a hard time running the Waves Abbey Road reverb (so gorgeous, so CPU-hungry!) along with a couple Helices. Then again my multiband Helix presets do take a lot of processing power.
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    So, how reliable has the native been for you?

    That's excellent performance! What are the computer's specs? Were the Native presets relatively simple (e.g., a single amp/cab), or complex?
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    Midi assign in Studio One 4

    So...did this work for you?
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    Midi assign in Studio One 4

    Sorry, I somehow missed "manually" and just addressed automation in general. Let's say you want to control the Wah with a physical MIDI pedal that outputs controller #1. Note that #1 is reserved for Helix hardware, so you have to turn off hardware compatibility In Preferences to use this particular controller (or use CC #4 or higher). Basically, you add an Instrument track to Studio One, and assign its output to Helix Native. Assign the Instrument Track's input to the relevant MIDI controller, right-click on the Helix Wah position parameter, and choose Controller Assign > MIDI Learn. Move the footpedal to complete the assignment, and the Position slider will move based on the pedal position. Now you can put the Instrument track in record mode, start recording, and move the pedal to record the automation. For a longer, step-by-step description, please visit the blog on craiganderton.com.
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    Would it be feasible?

    Meanwhile, there's a workaround of sorts...most DAWs have plug-ins that work with hardware. You could put one Helix in front of it, and one after it. Of course this would work only with serial, not parallel, effects chains. The biggest potential problem is that with Helix Native, to integrate hardware you would need to go out the audio interface, go through the hardware, then loop back into the audio interface. This would likely add a considerable amount of latency with anything other than a Thunderbolt-based audio interface. On mixdown it wouldn't be a problem, but there might be an unacceptable amount of delay when tracking.
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    Helix Native crashes Logic Pro x

    Did anyone try the solution that was offered previously: Most DAWs have something similar, on Windows as well as Mac. For example with both Cakewalk and Studio One, I refresh the plug-in inventory after installing a plug-in. It's not always necessary, but overall, saves me a lot of grief.
  7. craiganderton

    USB issue .. get electric noise

    There is grounding among the various units, regardless of whether they connect to a power line ground or not. Here's an article you might find helpful. FWIW I once had a problem where audio devices hooked up to my computer's USB had noise. Apparently the motherboard's USB port was "dirty" - for example, USB hard drives connected to the computer caused clicking and other noises. The solution was getting a USB card, which I dedicated solely to audio devices.
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    2.81 NOT up to speed

    Don't know if this relates to the setlist issues I described in another thread (where people couldn't load the setlist from my multiband presets pack), but the solution was to drag the setlist from its original unzipped folder to the desktop, then import from the desktop instead of from the folder. Don't know if this is Windows only, but it allowed importing my setlists. Maybe it's a permissions issue? Anyway, Line 6 is aware of this and barring issues, I was told 1.82 / 2.82 will contain a fix for it.
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    Fix for Setlist Import Issue

    Some people have reported problems importing the .hls setlist file from Craig Anderton's Amazing Multiband Helix Presets into software versions 1.80 / 1.81. This is a known issue that will be fixed in the next rev, but meanwhile, there's a simple workaround. Locate the .hls file in the folder that was created when you extracted the ZIP file, and drag this .hls file to the desktop. Then, import the file from the desktop.
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    Fix for Setlist Import Issue

    Some people have reported problems importing the .hls setlist file from Craig Anderton's Amazing Multiband Helix Presets into HX Edit software versions 2.80 and 2.81. This is a known issue that will be fixed in the next rev, but meanwhile, there's a simple workaround. Locate the .hls file in the folder that was created when you extracted the ZIP file, and drag this .hls file to the desktop. Then, import the file from the desktop.
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    USB issue .. get electric noise

    The usual solution for ground loop problems is an isolation transformer in whichever audio path is causing the problem. This breaks the ground loop, but passes the audio.
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    Midi assign in Studio One 4

    Read up on the Control Link section in the documentation. Basically, you define the hardware controller for Studio One. After that, you just touch/move the parameter you want to control, and drag the little hand in the Control Link section down to the track. This creates an automation lane automatically that's affected by the control you assigned. I think this should do what you want...
  13. Also the interface. The mixer applets that many interfaces install send direct signal through, and you have to go in and lower the appropriate fader.
  14. craiganderton

    Need Help to configure Helix Native

    My first thought is that the Apollo Twin's Console application has a fader up that's mixing straight guitar sound in with the Helix. Remember too that Helix Native has two paths that can connect to your host software. It's possible that one of them is "listening" to the wrong input from the app, which wouldn't happen with the other amp sims, or Guitar Rig, because they have a single audio path. Bring down all the faders in the app, and see what happens. FYI there's nothing wrong with the Apollo Twin's hi-Z input, that's the interface I use for my "Studio B" so I'm very familiar with it. Hope this helps!
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    Reaper crashes when loading Helix Native

    FWIW 1.81 has so far ended my issues with Studio One and Cakewalk not loading properly and in some cases, crashing the programs.
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