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  1. I have given up the HAM stuff years ago. After getting involved in contesting, etc. I think the hobby ran it's course. Callsign K2VZ. Just never got around to changing my email.
  2. Hello to all, I was just sitting outside on my deck, where I have 2 bluetooth enabled speakers. I had a thought, if I could send my audio out from the Helix floor via bluetooth to the speakers, I could have my pedalboard and everything inside the house and just jam away outside, wireless for the guitar of course. Is this possible? What would I need? Thanks as always, Mike
  3. OK I've tried every way I can think of to post a jpeg with a new thread. What am I doing wrong?
  4. Hello to all, I finally received the last piece to my new pedalboard today, a Boss OC-5 Octave pedal. It's been on backorder for over 4 months. I have it running thru my effects loop 2. I've never used one before, and have been going back and forth on where in my signal chain it should be. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks as always, Mike
  5. Hello to all, I recently completed a pedalboard which features the Helix as the centerpiece. My friend asked for my help in building a smaller pedalboard for him. I am unfamiliar with the other line 6 products. Is there a more compact option that can still act as a MIDI controller, Variax input and the AES output? If not, which one would have the closest inputs/outputs as the Helix floor? Thanks as always, Mike
  6. I actually did a A/B test with the Helix and my '89 JCM800 2210 stack, pictured. The results were actually closer than I would have thought. The sound was similar and distinct, but trying to use your ears to compare a 100 watt stack vs a Helix with 2 PC+'s was, as you can imagine, kind of apples and oranges. If you are a fan of the JCM800, I don't think you would be disappointed. 5ED4764B-F2C6-4D8D-8647-219BE7BE77AA.heic
  7. Originally, I created one preset for a specific venue, and had my Helix set to 8 SS's. I then went through each SS CC loading the different pedal presets, thinking I could just randomly select between SS's. After reading your response, I now realize that the easier way to approach this would be to change the SS's to presets, and change the FS layout. I tend not to change my tone mid song so latency isn't a problem, I'll just create a specific preset for that situation if the need arises. Do I have this correct now? You're a lifesaver...thanks again.
  8. I have a few other midi questions I would appreciate your input on. If I have pedal "A" and pedal "B" in series in that order in the midi loop, can I have pedal A assigned to channel 3 and pedal B on channel 2? Or do they have to be sequentially in the correct order? Do the instant commands in command center have to be in the correct order? If I have a IC to load a pedal preset from bank 0, and I change the preset to a selection in bank 1, the pedal manual says to send a CC to select the other bank, does this IC have to be inserted before the IC for the preset in that bank? When changing back to a snapshot using bank 0 from there, do I have to insert a IC for bank 0 again in all the snapshots using presets in bank 0? If I have a snapshot containing a CC to bypass a pedal, do I have to insert a CC for every other snapshot to engage the pedal, before I IC a preset for the pedal? Thank you so much for your help, I'm having a few intermittent problems when going back and forth between snapshots. The answers to my questions will let me know if I've located the problem. Mike
  9. I was interested in combing the various snapshots, only to find/develop some new sounds. Once I discovered what reverb sounds good with what delay, I would then just make a new preset/snapshot via command center with that combination. I guess I went about this wrong... oh well...I've gotten pretty good at programming Midi commands now...
  10. I'm in the process of setting up my new pedalboard which I use the Helix as a midi controller for 2 pedals, Timeline and Big sky. I went through all the factory presets, selected my favorites, then assigned each to a snapshot within presets,(Reverb1,2... / Delay 1,2...). I did this so I could easily switch to various effects while experimenting with different sounds. My question...Is it possible to have access to a snapshot within a different preset than you are in? I would basically like to have the ability to select any combination of snapshots, from different presets? (reverb/delay). Or...did I go about this wrong? Thanks as always, Mike
  11. Thanks again for your help... I was trying to do it in HX edit, much easier using the foot switches !
  12. I just might be having a mental lapse, but how do you change the order of the snapshots within a preset? Thanks as always...
  13. That solves my immediate need, the alternate tunings as you described so well, I will try at a later time, when/if I have the time. Never having tried the alternate tunings with the Helix, it sounds a lot more complicated, than using the custom tunings via the Variax, although it would be a great deal simpler once incorporated. For the custom tunings in Helix, it is still necessary to connect the Variax via cat5?
  14. I thought of that, in fact I just purchased a WIDI jack, (bluetooth MIDI controller) for the HELIX so I can use Forscore in my iPad via the WIDI jack, to automatically change to the appropriate snapshot and tuning when I select a song on Forscore. My only obstacle is that I just finished building a new pedalboard centered around the Helix. To make everything fit, I had to build a riser for a few pedals, which blocks the top of the Helix, I installed remote 1/4" stereo input jacks for the output. I'm pretty sure that to send MIDI to and from the Variax, that the cat5 cable has to be used, which as I said is not accessible at this time. I have to look into a remote surface mount for the cat5 also the XLR/AES outputs, (I run 2 PC+'s in stereo). It seems that just as soon as I get everything all set...I have to change things for one reason or another, never changes!
  15. Hello, I've been screwing around with the virtual capo for over an hour now, and I've gotten absolutely no where. I'm confident I have been following the instructions properly, I just can't get any repeatability, I've managed to get 1 capo set, every other attempt has select strings not in tune. Repeated attempts have gotten the same results but no common string(s) out of tune, it appears random. I'm getting close to putting this back in the closet...it shouldn't be this hard! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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