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Everything posted by PierM

  1. Nope. M13 has even more limits, as you can't generate a midi map to talk with the expected values from the Helix...You can just send CCs that are "hardcoded" to the M13 effects. If you have an iPad or iPhone, you could create a cheap MIDI controller with Midi Designer Pro. You have to swap snapshots with hands, but would do the job. This is mine (right side), that I did to control my rack, when I dont bring the control with me. (circles are footswitch, rectangles are snapshots)
  2. Or just place a gain block in front of everything, and drop 3 or 4dBs when using the Les Paul, maybe more for super hot humbuckers. Works good for clean tones, and you dont need to create a dedicated preset. Second option, just roll down the LP volume pot a bit.... :P
  3. Ok I get it. You'd just like to have stomp pages, to cover everthing possible and available in a preset. That would be a bit confusing (easy to get lost when you need to switch a block 3 pages away and then always remember in which exact page, each stomp block has been placed...), but unfortunately not available. Not even sure there are enough CC# available for that... Feel free to post this in That's the right place to propose new features to other users and, more important, to the L6 guys.
  4. Hi, footswiches are 12, not 16, and you can only show 8 stomps (or 10 if you dont need Up/Down), as the others are reserved for browsing, edit mode and tap/tempo.
  5. In my case no, as I have the Helix Control, so the Love Logic is used to MIDI remote the Infinity Looper. To use it with Helix you can just use the Midi OUT from Live Logic into Helix Midi IN. You could also use the Midi OUT from Helix, into Love Logic Midi IN, to send and receive the clock tempo and sync the led flash on the last Live Logic footswitch. Keep in mind that Helix Control, as the floor, gives you 6 sub modes that you wont have with midi controllers; stomp, snapshot, preset, bank, block editing, looper, other than tuning and tap/tempo. Also remember that helix doesnt send stomp status MIDI data, so toggles on the midi controller leds, might be different than toggles status on the Helix. Basically, when you roll between presets, you wont get the Midi controller receiving any information about stomp status. Honestly, Id grab a Helix Control. I see more pros than cons. :)
  6. PierM

    poly sustain

    No, it's a different thing. Poly sustain does sample a micro slice of your playing (a little and infinite loop in the millisecond range), and does play it until you press the footswitch again. It's like a freeze pedal, more or less. It's to create a drone (single note or chord) to play on top of it. Sustainer is a system that use a little driver enclosed in a pickup, that engages an eletromagnetic field that moves the strings, producing a "bow" effect (sustain).
  7. Also the Blackstar Live Logic Midi Control, is a nice little (and light) tool. Switches are a but noisy, but it's very easy to program, does accept or generate clock messages, has DIN OUT/IN, and can be used as USB Midi interface, compliant installation. 6 buttons on a row (personally I dont like 3 on 3, on a small footprint). KEY FEATURES • MIDI over USB for use with DAWs, plugins and live sequencer/sampling software like Ableton LiveTM. • Can be used as your USB MIDI interface. • 2 x expression pedal inputs for continuous control of MIDI parameters. • Controls Program Change, Control Change, Note and Clock messages. Then, I need no more crap on the floor LOL!
  8. The guy isnt trying to demostrate anything. He's just sharing stuff with other people, without even try to dissimulate knowledge. Breath dude, you always seem stuck with an hand up, first row of the classrom.
  9. Wow, I had that X15 with an ART SGX2000, back in the mid '90, what a blast of machine! (damn, im old!) IIRC, that controller has submode programming, but couldnt assign same CC to every switch, and then send a different MIDI value per switch. That's what you'd need for snapshots. Also, even if you'd find a way to recall the snapshots, you'd be unable to access another submode for the stomp mode. Id go for the helix floor, or helix rack+helix controller.
  10. Im definitely a MIDI junkie, especially because I think it's still the best option for performers, so that you can automate/group/isolate alll commands and actions you need, from more devices, without have to tip tap all the time between controllers on the floor and racks.... If helix would assign a dedicated CC, or Note, and send Midi data for every single knob, button and footswitch, I'd be in heaven... :)
  11. PierM

    Input Pad ... wow

    Be sure you understand what people is talking about before posting more tech bubbles.
  12. A cab in the Helix does model a cab+mic in a room. Powercab speaker sim, it's just simulating a specific speaker response, within the actual and physical cab. It's, at the end of the day, like a custom cabinet, with a speaker that you can choose from a list in the PC. Powercab, when used as a speaker sim, it's exactly a cab itself, so it does not match any cab in the Helix.
  13. PierM

    Input Pad ... wow

    This is why you have a volume/tone circuit on your guitars. :)
  14. Toggle wont work for me, (tested with Midi Designer Pro) that's why I suggested a momentary. Thanks for the "almost", lol.
  15. Yes you can do it with any controller that sends momentary CCs. You dont need any particular effort in programming that, since it's just a momentary send, so the called snapshot will exclude all the others. CC is 69 for all snapshots, and value to send goes from 0 to 7, to cover the 8 snapshots. So CC 69/0 for S1, CC 69/1 for S2, CC 69/2 for S3...etc.
  16. @Ed_Saxman What do you mean with "Bidirectional communication between your Helix and your iPad."? I dont think Helix is sending back any status information about basically when you load a preset, none of the FS toggle status get sent over MIDI. Or maybe Im misunderstanding that "bidirectional" term... :)
  17. Well, on paper every send/return are extra D/A/D conversion, so Im not surprised if that is affecting the tone, other than adding more noise to the noise floor.... and yes - it does. I do certainly get a better tone out of my Iridium when used alone, than when I put it inside an Helix path, using an FX loop. Im pretty sure it's mostly about that extra AD/DA cycle, which cant be totally seamless. Not a deal breaker for sure, totally usable in the mix, but difference it's there.
  18. PierM

    Helix Looper

    That's because MUST be on the same DSP (aka same path). If you have preset A with looper on path 1 (DSP1), and preset B with looper on path 2 (DSP 2), it wont work...and, I'd say, for obvious reasons. :)
  19. PierM

    Helix Looper

    Just try this; Start from a blank preset, and place a looper block at the end of the path, before the output. Save the preset as it is, just with a looper block. Now save again, in the next preset position, so that you have two identical presets, one after the other. Go back to first one and record something on the looper. Play the loop. Switch to next preset while looper is playing. You will get the looper recording on the second preset as well. Go back and forth, the recording will stay there.
  20. PierM

    Helix Looper

    @malhavok is right. If you place the looper exactly on the same place in the two presets (like at the very end of the path, before the output block), the recording does spillover when you roll between them. Just tried and it works.
  21. PierM

    Helix Looper

    Nope, you cant (yet). That's from latest firmware; IMPORTANT! Unfortunately, Looper recording or playback will not currently spill over from one preset to another. EDIT: That's wrong, you can. :)
  22. Yes, that's a pain in the arse. Takes literally a minute to raise some params to max... ridicolous.
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