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    Saving and recalling patches in Ableton

    The method I use is to have two or more instances of HN with different presets on a track and switching them on and off using envelopes in Ableton. Not ideal, but it works.
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    Helix Native Stopped Working

    I had the same problem with the trial, in Cakewalk and ALK2. Oddly enough, my projects with the Native plugins i had saved would play normally, I just couldn't open the Native GUI to change any settings anymore. The only solution was to reinstall the trial, which I had to do daily. I don't have any problems since buying a full license though.
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    So, how reliable has the native been for you?

    Hi Craig, I hope you're well. Vast part of my (and most likely thousands of others') knowledge about Cakewalk and DAWs in general comes from your excellent posts in the Sonar forum. Good to see you around, mate. My PC is nothing special really: Asus Sabertooth Z170 6700k @ 4.5 Ghz 16GB DDR4 3200 Steinberg UR 12 As for the Native presets, some are fairly complex with parallel paths, others contain 5-7 blocks. I use Waves plugins too. I think the performance comes from the projects being extremely lean. Just to give you an example, I have a project with 1 MIDI track with EZdrummer on it and 10 audio tracks with looper/track volume automation. Only up to 4 of them play at the same time. There are no audio clips in my projects at all.
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    So, how reliable has the native been for you?

    My dilemma is over as I bought a Native licence second-hand today. So far, so good. I've been testing it in Ableton and things look really promising. I loaded 5 instances of the Native in one of my projects and the cpu usage was around 30% only. That's at 192kHz with 128 samples with RTL of 5.5ms. I haven't experienced any glitches or drop outs so far and things seem to be very stable. All in all I am happy I didn't spend over 1k euro on the Helix. As for Parallax, thanks for the heads up. I will give it a try later on. Native will definitely cater for all my "guitar" needs though.
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    So, how reliable has the native been for you?

    I plan on using Ableton Live. No vocals, it's an instrumental music. Just bass and either drum loops or midi/soft synth combo like ezDrummer. I play "guitar parts" on my bass, that's why Helix/Native seem to be a perfect match.
  6. Greetings, guitarists. A solo bassist here. I downloaded and used Helix Native trial some time ago. Mostly with Sonar (Cakewalk) and with Zen Audio ALK2, a new kid on the block live-looping DAW. I've recently bought Ableton after finding ALK2 too unreliable, buggy and undeveloped. I want to start playing gigs as a solo bass artist, live looping on stage. I am considering two options: 1) Helix Rack. Pros: a physical piece of gear that can be sold easily should things go wrong with my little show. Reliable. Can be used as an audio interface. All ins/outs I need to get this show on the road. Cons: outrageously high latency (~20ms I believe). Pricey. 2) Helix Native Pros: I am an ITB guy, have been working in-the-box only for the last 25 years. Less kilos to carry around compared to the rack. I could use two or three instances of the native in a project. Price difference would allow me to buy a good, low-latency interface. Cons: Price (440 euro is steep). Reliability(?) So, how's Native been for you? Any problems? Is using the Native on stage a good idea?
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