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    Connecting Helix Floor to new model Macbook Pro USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

    Thanks, that's good to know! I'd heard that running audio interfaces through adaptors could affect performance, but this might just be gear forum nonsense.
  2. My usual laptop has just about died, so I'm trying to use my work laptop for music production while I work out the cash for a new machine. However, my work machine is one of the newer Macbook Pros with 4x Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports and nothing else. What's my best (if any!) option for connecting my Helix Floor to it? I thought perhaps just buying a USB-B to USB-C cable might work (people on Ableton forums confirmed this would work for Push 2) but I haven't been able to find any other assurances re: Helix (mostly I found people who can't connect to new iPad Pros and I'm not sure if the same applies here). Would I see any performance hit if I used an adaptor (say, Apple's USB to USB-C, nothing fancy https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MJ1M2ZM/A/usb-c-to-usb-adapter). Anybody in the same situation with a solution that'll work?
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    Controlling effect parameters on Helix Floor with MIDI + LFOs etc in a DAW

    Thanks for the speedy responses - that MIDI guide is extremely useful and just what I needed to see, cheers. I'm blown away by the possibilities with this piece of gear!
  4. 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!
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