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lou-kash last won the day on March 25 2022

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  1. Your Mac and MacOS version is …? For what it's worth, I'm using the HX Stomp almost daily with two "antique" MacBook Pros, both running El Capitan (for a few reasons). One is a MBP 2008, the other the mid-2012 model. And I'm working a lot with Logic 10.3.3, using the Stomp as an interface for bass and guitar, even in combination with two "antique" FireWire interfaces (yep, they are one of the reasons for running El Capitan!) as an Aggregate Device. The Helix driver that works best with El Capitan is v1.0.7. Newer drivers – even though some were still tagged as "compatible" – had problems. The mid-2012 MBP can also boot Catalina, there I have installed the latest Helix driver I think. But I rarely boot it from Catalina because it breaks compatibility with other hardware and software, so I don't even know how it behaves. Ah, and yes, I do all my audio recording and editing strictly @ 44.1 kHz Your mileage may vary. :)
  2. For the record, even though no more explicitly listed in "Compatible OS: Mac OS X, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura", Helix Native v3.60 will still install and run on El Capitan. Just tested with Logic X 10.3.3
  3. The good news #2: Helix Native v3.60 still runs on El Capitan, yay! Using Logic 10.3.3 here.
  4. The bad news: Autoupdate from within HX Edit may not work, it may display "No update available". This is not unexpected though, there are barely any apps whatsoever that still get any updates compatible with El Capitan (one noteworthy exception being the brilliant audio tagger Yate!) According to the Line 6 documentation, MacOS Sierra (10.12) or higher is "required". While that was already their message for earlier updates, this time it's apparently for real. The good news: HX Edit 3.60 can be installed manually and it still runs on El Capitan! The caveat: Firmware 3.60 is shown as "not available" via HX Edit 3.60 on El Capitan anyway. The workaround: Line 6 Updater may still very likely do the job on El Capitan directly, but I didn't test it. Instead, I booted my Mac from a Catalina (10.15.7) partition. The built-in updater then worked as expected from within HX Edit. The result: Back in El Capitan, HX Edit 3.60 can still manage my connected Stomp with firmware 3.60 as usual. Yay! :) Your mileage may vary.
  5. While I'm fully aware that the order is not relevant here, I've found it slightly annoying as well. My personal preference would be: Ch Vol always on top of the list. Either that, or user adjustable order of parameters. (Wasn't there a thread on that topic just recently?)
  6. You mean the tip? It should be hollow, so you can try to pull it out with long thin pliers, or by using a long screw, or a wire with a hook at the end, possibly also using some glue or adhesive tape to fix it to the tip. That said, sometimes it's actually easier to open things up…
  7. Yep, I forgot to select "Hear sound from: Built-in" in my screenshot above, thanks for clarifying.
  8. It is, but you need an application that can enable "playthrough" which is essentially the same as software monitoring, including the latency that comes with it. For example GarageBand: Not that I would want to listen to my guitar or even bass through the MacBook speakers though… :D
  9. My first adapter actually broke at the very ending of that flexible ending, with no way to fix it without crack opening the box. That's why my music shop guy decided it counts as a "faulty piece" and gave me the replacement for free. But in general it's cheap Chinese crap components and material all over.
  10. Oh yeah. I'm at my second one, my local music store guy actually gave it to me on warranty. And it already broke again. Not even preventively fixing the weak parts with gaffer tape has helped. So for now, eventually I simply cut off the ferrite bead and joined the cables with a standard cheap PVC wire connector. Haven't noticed any side effects so far, i.e. no audible interferences. (But perhaps they're already outside my hearing range… :D)
  11. Define "anywhere". My original European power supply went bad, so I got a new one from my local music store where I bought the unit. They actually ordered a few of them to have them in stock.
  12. "Who's That Lady" is the title of their original 1964 recording. You mean "That Lady" from 1973, right? For the latter, the lead guitar sounds like heavy fuzz, compression and wah.
  13. Mac model? MacOS version? If you need other sample rate than 48 kHz, yes.
  14. I haven't noticed anything yet. (But then again, I only switch presets when I'm "switching" bands that I'm playing with, i.e. whether I play e-bass, a-bass, fretless bass, e-guitar, a-guitar, etc.)
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