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PierM

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  1. The real question is; do we really need all this mess to do a EVH tone? (gif of Homer Simpson hiding in the bushes....)
  2. I doubt we'll ever see these modules in the Helix, as it would mean rethinking a lot of stuff. Said that, my best move ever with the Helix, was to add a Zoia as a companion, to do all that CV control stuff (LFO, comparators, slew limiters, etc etc), linked to Helix effect params via MIDI. It's now like Helix with a brain. So would have been great, but it wont happen. :)
  3. ?? I was replying to the guy getting different volume from multi and xlr. :)
  4. Dumb question; is the main volume knob assigned to control all outputs or just XLR?
  5. I have seen sooooo many neck shaving going wrong around forums (even done by luthiers) that I do really suggest to leave them alone.
  6. I do prefer to put my Iridium, and all the other pedals, in the FX Send/Return of my HXStomp (which I use without HX amp/cab simulation). Everything set at Instrument level (both iridium and FX loop). This way I move the iridium where I want in my HX preset chain, through the use of a FX loop block. Since Iridium is stereo, you could even send and return full TRS. As for the noise, hard to tell, but be sure to match all levels (instrument VS line), and also be sure that Iridium is set to simulate both Amp and Cab (it's in the manual). Give it a try, works great, and you shouldnt get any feedback loop. (forget all the pedals in the middle)
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    Fletcher Munson EQ

    I just do te easy way, that works fine for me most of the time. All prestes done at "solid" volume and then a generic "loudness" profile in the Global EQ to be engaged at low volumes. Easily adjustable on the fly as needed. It's harder the opposite way, as you tend to over-compensate everything when doing presets at low volume. This is one of those aspects that people tends to overthink about, especially guitarists. :)
  8. CCs 4, 5 6 and 7 are not reserved. I use them regurarly. Be sure you have activated the MIDI IN in each block bypass page.
  9. Rockboard angled flat. I did some crazy tight routing with these, and they works just great.
  10. As Phil said, you need the two version matching, and yes, you need to manually import your own presets. There is no magic sync.
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    Helix snapshots

    Send it back and wait for a new unit. If you contact L6, in the middle of holidays, I've the fear you'll be waiting for days without a solution, risking to miss the return window. Just send it back ASAP, it's clear something is wrong on that unit.
  12. These are standards. You just need to know how to use them in their best field of application. Q Factor it's acting on narrow bandwidths (stock 0.7 is ~2 octaves), especially at very high Qs. That's why it is mostly used for fine tuning EQ, like introducing notches, for click/noise removal, harmonics removal etc... You can't do all this stuff with a bare band/octave EQ, without overlapping frequencies you shouldn't touch. Q factor is also very useful for "on the fly" room correction, since you can quickly act on the "offender" without change color to your overall sound. And I guess that's why they used this for the Global EQ. Then, you just go with one band per octave EQ for a standard overall equalization (curve shaping).
  13. Doesn't matter if you wire on the PCB, or bridging parallel at the output with the doubler. Same current draw is still being distributed between those voltage regulators@channel, in both conditions, so the heat management it's the same (basic joule's equation). Then, going picky, if you take into account those short and thick insulated wires you used to bridge directly on the PCB, this is probably holding more heat inside the unit (I^2)*r*t , than using a longer wire on the outside (through the current doubler). Anyway, it will work just fine and for sure looking better.
  14. I don't think L6 is using a different Quality factor (Q), that would be a nonsense from a technically standpoint. Math is easy peasy; Q=f0/BW(f2-f1)@-3dB, where BW is the Bandwidth (delta between f1 and f2) and f1, f2 are the lower and upper Cutoff Frequencies (let's see them as the width of the f0, at -3dB from the peak) Bandwidth, BW(f2-f1)=(f0/Q) So, for example, using your numbers, at f0=440Hz with Q=1 we'd have (at -3dB from the peak) =~272Hz =~712Hz Unless you are thresholding that -3dB from it's natural point, you should get pretty much the same numbers and curves in any EQ. EDIT: About that 0.7 that Helix use as default, well, there are not right or wrong numbers. We can only assume they had a reason to do that... like for example to avoid overlapping. Who knows...
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    Headphones issues

    Also check settings in the Gloabals in/out-------->Headphones Monitor Try the various settings. I remember something similar when using Multi instead the exact output I wanted to hear.
  16. I have the Stomp since pandemic started...so it's almost a year and an half. Did several live videos with it, dozens of rehearsals in the hot summer as well in the cold...other than normal daily use at home, at least couple of hours per day. Well, I have no idea what bugs you all are talking about.... I must have a prototype made by unicorns.
  17. Good move man. Please, keep us updated. ;)
  18. A bug is an error in the code which needs to be reproducible. If there is No Repro, there is no bug. And if there is no bug, there is no fix. On the other hand, if it's an intermittent issue, it can be either software corrupted or hardware related. Those guys are reporting a generic "no audio", but each of those can have a different cause. I repeat myself; if you already reset the unit and Globals, just contact line 6 support.
  19. Bob, I do have the HX Stomp, and I use it intensively. Never had problems with it and honestly never heard of a similar bug. HX Stomp is a huge seller and plenty of musicians are using it live, without issues. I asked about the PS because when the Stomp has not enough mA at boot, it does shut down the audio section, but if you are using the original power supply then you are good on that aspect. I do suggest to contact the support, as it can be an hardware issue that can't be solved with standard reset procedures.
  20. Are u using the original power supply?
  21. I do use a pair of BT DT 770 Pro and a more cold'ish AKG K141 MKII. They both sounds good, no problems at all. (both with Rack and HX Stomp) Just grab the one with a not too low or too high impedance and you should be fine. A too low impedance could be a bit edgy and oversaturated if you use high gain stuff, while a too high impedance could be too low volume. Stuff you know already for sure. :) Then, depending on the headphones, you'll get different "colouring", so that's up to your personal taste. Usually the rants are coming from people who think a preset made for a monitor/speaker, should also sound just as good, when using headphones. If you have the patience to tune your presets to work at best with headphones (and made another version for a normal speaker/monitor/FRFR/foh), I'm sure you'll be more than happy.
  22. No. Changes are always instant. You'd need a Slew Limiter for stuff like that, but there is not.
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    More Reverbs coming

    DI said (yep, on TGP) that isnt gonna happen this year, but probably early Q1 2022. Im fine with that, since in January I should finally get my Glou Glou Loupe, so I will be busy enough ! :)
  24. OMG. I pop here every now and then, and every time I find the same redundant and verbose rants from the same people, again and again and again.... What a pain in the a....
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