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  1. OK - there's a few things in you post and I'll try to untangle what I think you're asking. First - managing patches. Build a library of patches using one of the setlists and do all editing in that library. Name the setlists so you don't get confused (eg 'library', 'live', 'testing', etc) Assuming your set lists are pre-determined each week, copy the required patches in the required order to another setlist and use that setlist to move through the patches. This could be done on the unit on the day even. You will need to set your footswitches in a way that works for you. For me this is Stomp/Snap - with the ability to move up and down through presets using the far left switches, and a set of stomps along the top row and snapshots along the bottom. See page 66 of the manual. Another way is to navigate your library using a midi controller - I use an app called BandHelper and use blutooth midi on a tablet with a Yamaha wireless midi dongle to move between songs in my library. Takes a while to set-up but is amazing once done. When I first started using modelling I used the library method above and made/overwrote a performance setlist each gig. You should also learn about snapshots so you know how to change 'things' within patches for parts of your song - eg into, verse, chous, solo as a bais example. You can make changes ranging from things being turned on or off, through paramter changes. Yes this is complx at first, however you've moved away from stomp boxes and amps to something closer to a full programable rig that holds those things inside it. It will take time, but it gets easier. If you learn it you will find it very hard to go back to stomp boxes - unless you were already using a programmable rig. I would suggest watching some of Jason Sadites basic how to youtube videos These would be good starters
  2. Production line bottle opener, accidently dropped in? [nope no idea]
  3. Sorry only just saw this reply - yes use "Custom' on every patch to force to the tuning you want - even if its standard tuning.
  4. Remeber to use the Stereo drop down in HX Edit or Stereo path to effects on the unit to select - its easy to overlook/forget and accidently drop in a mono version. I'be broken many a stereo patch this way with a mono effect near the end.
  5. Sounds like you've sorted this out. As a long time variax and Helix user I will confirm you can do almost anything you could think of using patches and snapshots. Rather than saving tunings in the Variax save them in the Helix and let the Variax just manage the bassline sounds - it helps your workflows be easier. I have patches that swap between accoustic, and 3 different electrics and tunings for each to do rythym, lead, slide parts. As you've found, making sure there's not mag 'leakage' unless you want it. The other tip is make evey patch force tuning. Although the release notes etc say otherwise the Helix/Variax combo does not return to the previous tuning when you change patches - you must force or you retain the previous tuning. Make a Template with the globals and basic setting you want - it will make a huge difference (eg each string's tuning managed by snaps in a template will save you six right clicks when you want to enable it - not much but a bit meh). Without knowing your OS I will say I have found Edit and Workbench very stable, but they have been unstable with some USB ports and some cables. I have one brand new cable that refused to connect. I use win 10.
  6. Its in the back passage, dig deeper.
  7. You mention 2 amps - so maybe as well as turning them on and off, add a change to channel volume (zero to hero and vice versa) and see if that removes the noise. If each change is added sequentially to the patch and read back that way (and no idea if it is) there may already be an order of precedance that can be managed through creation - never tested it but worth a try.
  8. Below the bell-shaped capital with volutes, two rows of acanthus leaves and elaborate cornice. But only if corinthian. I knew my art history study would be useful one day.
  9. Setting the tuning ref to 427.65 would do it - except it only allows full steps - maybe 428 will be good enough for you?
  10. Hi I'm a Helix not Stomp user, but the term is re-amping and in principle involves: recording a dry input into the DAW - you can use USB from the Stomp to do this having the DAW route the dry signal back to the Stomp for processing and then re-recording as a processed track Rather than provide a detailed explanation that might miss bits I suggest you have a look at the Stomp manual here and read through the USB audio section from page 55 as a starting point You will also need to know how to configure inputs and outputs in Reaper (again not a Reaper user) - but I think the Stomp manual will help you get the concepts and might make understanding the Reaper part a bit easier. Welcome to learning a whole new language and way of doing things. I'm sure the forum can help with specific questions as you work your way through. The resources here will also help Edited to add that you can record a processed track whilst recording an unprocessed one when doing takes - sometimes you will just use the processed track but give flexibility whilst recording the sound you're working with at the time.
  11. No idea, but great question as it sure looks nice.
  12. I see your link to a thread in this USER forum and raise you a link to the VENDOR support page, so you can gain the assistance you need Maybe you could try copying and pasting your original rant in the support request. Just so they know you're serious.
  13. My read of the website is this is a wah pedal, not an expression pedal. You need to run it between the guitar andd the Stomp, or in a loop. It will not work in EXP as an expression pedal.
  14. You could try an IR (or many for free) here I don't know how that will help an electric with piezo but they can be good to change the character of an accoustic with piezo, and add 'body'. Possibly a blend of parallel IRs.
  15. They look like extreme settings on the compressors. Have you tired similar on the Helix with one before the amp and one post cab (likely different comressors for each too)? Also wroth trying the mix control of the Helix compressors, particualrly post cab, so find what works for that sound.
  16. Didn't even need to read the post here - just the release notes that they managed to link in their own post. From the notes I updated but why don't I see [Model X]? HX Edit can't magically see new models added to your Helix/HX hardware; you must update HX Edit at well. Here's a link: macOS: Windows:
  17. Having had a quick look at the website for the IR-200 then yes, thinking of it as an amp at the end of the chain makes sense. It also looks like you could use the Boss send and return to place some effects between the simluated amp and cab (eg reverb, delay) if that floats your boat. I would keep it simple and treat it like an amp with all effects going into the front - just for simplicity - but thats me. The key assumtion here is you like the units amps and cabs enough to work with them.
  18. When you say like the Stomp - didn't you just describe exactly what the Stomp is?
  19. Send it back and insist in a fresh one - they go off after a few weeks as thewy made of highly perishable materials (cheese I think) - and the firmware it comes with is what you're stuck with forever.
  20. Via L6 Link: yes the model changes yes you can prgramatically change the colour no the text doesn't change (I have no idea if you can with midi) as you are not moving between PC+ presets, but changing the same one nondestrcutively (the settings are saved in the Helix patch, NOT on the PC+) - tbh that has never bothered me as I can hear the change mic type and distance affect the XLR output from the PC+ only not the sound you hear in the room - the speaker models are modelled "in the room" and you are applying a modelled mic within the cab to be picked up by the XLR so you don't need to physically mic the cab (hopefully that makes sense) I can't explain all the ways it can be controlled, I've only ever used L6 Link as it worked for me and controlled all the parameters I wanted at a per snapshot level for each patch if required Despite having used custom changes for my 2xPC+ for quite a while, I reverted to FRFR for ease of use, workflow, and sound consistency - I deliberately reduced complexity
  21. Did you check that Win11 is supported? Seems a bit of a leap to make without checking.
  22. If your 'fly rig' was a Stomp then you could stay in the same ecosystem, learn about the amps and cab blocks in the Helix as you set-up the stomp, use a consistent editing tool etc. It sort of sounds counterintuative to do that given you have the Helix, but I'm also pretty sure you could control the stomp with the Helix to change amps and cabs (or anything else in the chain).
  23. You should expect it to change dramatically - amps in the real world (and effects) are all impacted by changes in guitars (and parts). It just sounds like you have to re-learn what works for that guitar (again, like in the real world). What is that's making the cleans great that would impact on dirty - input levels, impedence, different tone? Most likely higher output pickups pushing the amps a bit more sounds great on clean tones but has exposed issues with your gain levels on dirtier sounds. Good dirt sounds are never as dirty as some people think.
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