I'm interested in buying a Helix Floor and have been consuming all the information I can find on the internet after demoing one for a bit in a guitar shop earlier this week. One thing I can't seem to find (m)any answers on though -- what is the extent of the midi control of parameters on the floor model? I think my intended use (guitar-based sound design/experimental music) is a little different to the people I've seen making videos, who typically discuss midi control of preset switching/effect on/off OR controlling Ableton sessions *with* the Helix. So I haven't been able to find answers to the following:
- Is it possible to hook up a midi controller (say, an Ableton Push II, or, much simpler, something like a Novation Zero SL Mk II) and control effect parameters? Can the Helix Floor handle the same MIDI message being sent to multiple parameters so I can control lots of things in a preset with one knob? Can this be mediated through a DAW? What I have in mind here is Push II plugged into my laptop, controlling stuff on Ableton but also controlling stuff on the Helix.
- Is it possible to use automation in a DAW (specifically Ableton) to control effect parameters in real time? Can I also use Ableton's Max devices (keeping things simple, let's say LFO) to control effect parameters? I suppose the obvious answer here is "use Helix Native", but I'd like to have all the accessibility of the pedals + the DSP handled away from the computer.
Thanks for any information you can give me, and apologies if this can be found in an obvious place!