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PierM

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  1. The Stomp doesnt have dedicated setlists. All presets are stored in a single setlist, so what I do with my FAVs is to store them in the first positions, and move down the less inportant and/or experimental/WIP presets. The big brothers, Helix Floor, Rack, LT etc, they have dedicated User Setlists, separated from the stock presets and templates.
  2. Yep, it happens, and that's the classical cause of the tap/tempo glitches some people are reporting around threads. Those are not real 3PDT footswitches, but just mechanical FS that stomps against tactile microswitches. So, if you want to clean the thing, spraying against the FS isnt doing anything.. You should spray directly against them, which will require a full disassembly (see the video), but IME this works just for a limited amount of time;
  3. To me happened to a basically brand new unit, which is powered behind two lines of protection; UPS and Power Conditioner. Voltage hits my pedalboard after Power Conditioner V/A has been stabilized (I do use the same line to protect my workstation NAS racks) so - at least in my case - I can totally rule out the power theory. I think it's just random stuff, and maybe just a weak spot that sometimes (rarely) is being triggered. Never happened to my old floor or rack in 8 years. Looks more a HX thing.
  4. After the reset you will still be on 3.15, so that's not a problem. Then restore your last backup and you'll be fine. Happened to me too, out of nowhere...so it's one of those random glitches that happens to computers I guess. Since looks like it's happening after a boot (and not during a session), it could be related to a memory allocation error or R/W error while booting and/or shutting down...who knows. For sure is not your fault. ;)
  5. You could check solderings in the switch that select the pickups. Also check the same switch isn't dirty or malfunctioning (happened to me once, and was missing middle position). Other than that I wouldn't mess with the main PCB.
  6. You could grab a cheap Headphone amp (20 bucks for the Behringer HA400), and plug the RC500 line output to it, and headphones to the headphones out. This is just pushing the line level to headphone level. Won't sound pristine, but it should work just fine. You'll also need a Y cable with two TS jacks for the RC500 output going into a TRS jack for the Headphone amp. (Guitar----->HX Stomp----->RC500----->HeadphoneAMP----->Headphones)
  7. I use PCs since the day they released lol. Please dont teach me how to use them...XD Never used their IRs. I use them as FRFR, and know every single aspect of them. The blanket is there, but as I said, as soon you are used to it, it will be fine. In fact I still use them. Also, blanket, the way I meant, means there is lack of clarity, Im not talking about highs or brightness. So there is not tips and tricks you can do to solve a clarity issue. Anyway, they are fine. Opinions. ;)
  8. Powercabs are fine, but whatever setup you are using, they suffer the "blanket over the speaker" sound. Again, as soon your ears are used to that sound, you are probably gonna be fine with them...but if you jump from other systems, like studio monitors, or Catalyst, or other and better solutions, you really hear that boomy and muffled output, especially if they are placed on the floor. Even my old FH1500 sounds better than the two PC+, but the thing is heavy as a truck, so I can only use it at home.
  9. Yes I had this same problem on both helix rack control and helix floor. Never had this issue using the tap button on the rack front, neither when using remote footswitches and/or midi commands. Also my HX Stomp doesn't suffer the issue, but it feels it's using different FS. When I investigated the issue on my boards, I've found that sometimes the footswitch was getting two taps in a single FS press/release cycle. So sometimes tapping 60 was resulting in ~120, or even more. Sometimes was like getting a tap when pressing, then another tap when releasing. Sometimes was just an instant double tap, resulting in a full throttle BMP... Sometimes even quitting the tuner, was double tapping. That was probably a malfunction on the little switch that sits under the mechanical footswitch (Helix does use a tactile switch being pressed by a FS mechanical assembly, which is the one you kick). Not saying you have the same problem that I encountered, but yeah, I had this. Didn't found any definitive solution, as it depends on a multitude of factors, such angle of pressure, applied force, speed etc... Probably, in my case at least, the solution would have been to replace the tactile switch, but for me didn't worth it the effort.
  10. Not a valid statistic, but I've (had) 3 Helix (floor, rack and Stomp), along almost 8 years, and only get once on the stomp. I'm a OCD guy, so I had a full backup to restore. Was indeed random, and not a user error. They are computers, and as computers they go fubar every now and then...
  11. The test I did between zoia and stomp was via two WIDI master, and really worked. I even tried with no subdivisions (1/1), and tremolo was pulsing in sync with blue flashing. Also tried setting a delay in the zoia clocked togheter with the Stomp tremolo, and they were locked properly. Of course this wont help you much as your setup is different, but imho that is how it should behave. As for the jitter, I remember getting problems with some hardware that I tried to use as clock source (via midi cable this time), and that Helix didnt manage to follow...but in that case I remember the blue flashing was clearly off and erratic (sometimes even flashing red in between blue, which means disconnections from the clock).
  12. I just tried on a HX Stomp, tiding clock from a Zoia to the Stomp (tried with tremolo speed set to 1/4 and 1/8) and seems working as expected. I can input a tempo in the Zoia (via tap or CV) and Stomp is following. Depending on the clock source, I've experienced some serious jitter with MIDI clock that Helix in general doesn't really like, maybe that's the problem.
  13. You never stop learning. :P
  14. What is a STP preset?
  15. Just go back to the store and pick another one. This is not something you can fix yourself, without voiding the warranty and stressing yourself for no reason. :)
  16. Description gave me an headache. These things, without a sound sample of the problem and a very specific documentation on power sources, routing, devices involved and settings, are just opening a door for an infinite list of assumptions, guessing or different interpretations of that "tremolo" effect. Never had/heard something similar tho.
  17. Point is, if you DIY, you will void the warranty for any future/further possible assistance. I would still let do the job to a Line6 licensed center, like Thomann, and keep the warranty alive as much as you can. ;)
  18. Well, it depends on the frequency spectrum you are generating with any of those sims (**), and the dB at the mix output that it's hitting the speakers. There is nothing, native side (as any other VST), that it's changing when you change speakers. (**) that's A LOT of variables between the two different VST code and presets
  19. When you change the sound pressure, without compensate the volume delta, your ears will perceive the tone differently. Biggr the delta, the wider the difference. It's the Fletcher Munson curve. At low listening volumes – mid range frequencies sound more prominent, while the low and high frequency ranges seem to fall into the background. At high listening volumes – the lows and highs sound more prominent, while the mid range seems comparatively softer. Yet in reality, the overall tonal balance of the sound remains the same, no matter what the listening volume.
  20. The Airturn Duo 200 has BT midi (if it can be programmed), so you could grab a CME WIDI Master for the Helix, and go wireless with the pedal you are used to. Anyway, plenty of options if you go Midi instead exp. (and you don't have to wait for something that probably will never be implemented)
  21. Ah ok. Yes, Helix has a full bidirectional MIDI and Midi Clock, over USB.
  22. Could you elaborate a bit more? Hard to understand what you are asking for...
  23. None of the PCs has slots to plug the casters. I guess you could easily mount something like these instead of the rubber feets, but then you'd probably lose the built in tilt feature;
  24. I believe it's a mix of both, pot value much higher than required, and the way the HX Stomp is sensing control voltage from that TRS, instead the expected TS. That EXP on the back is actually two TS ports (one feeding back to sleeve, and the other to the ring), not a single TRS pedal port. Not even sure how's possible you get it working without the 0/100/0 issue, but yeah, isnt really a ideal setup. Anyway, your pedal has nothing wrong. Is L6 that went completely out of standards with exp pedals. You could easily mod it with a different pot and wiring TS, but this would make it not compatible with other pedals.
  25. Weird question, as it's clearly visible in the official shots... but yeah, it has a small volute. Something like a mid 70 Gibson.
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