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  1. Most of the above suggestions worked for what they did, just not exactly what I wanted which was go from 10-button stomp mode to snapshot select with a single button press. The closest was HonestOpinion's solution but unfortunately although that switched to snapshot mode it didn't auto-return to stomp mode after selecting a snapshot even with "Snapshot Mode Switches" set to "Auto Return" I ended up using a modified version of the MIDI control that switches modes on the Helix Stomp to do this. For anyone who is interested these are the MIDI CC settings which work with my Helix Floor model : CC 71 Data: 0=Stomp mode, 1=Preset mode, 2=Snapshot select mode, 3=Edit mode, 4-127 toggles Stomp/Preset So in my case sending CC71 with a value of 2 dropped the Helix into snapshot mode with all the snapshots flashing. Selecting a snapshot returned to Stomp mode DIsclaimer - The CC details are from my own experimentation and are undocumented. If you try this and your Helix blows up or starts pulling faces at you it's your own fault :) -- Mike
  2. On the Helix Floor is there a way to switch from 10-button Stomp mode to snapshot mode without going back to the preset mode and pressing up/down at the same time? I can't find a command to assign to a button to make the switch or a MIDI mode change command -- MIke
  3. mykejb

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    I'm looking forward to the MIDI clock support too, I was really surprised it wasn't in there earlier. And why not Friday releases? Lunch at the pub, a couple of last minute tweaks followed by a quick build and release the software just before going home. What could possibly go wrong? :lol: Mike
  4. Is this just for the Variax HD, or will it allow editing of the older models? I have a 700 Mike
  5. This is pretty much the same as DMX cables for lighting. The technical spec is for 110 ohm cables, but over short distances standard XLR mic cables work fine. The specs cater for all sorts of transmission line effects over long distances which don't have a significant effect over a short cable Mike
  6. The X3 Live had this though, shame it didn't make it through to the Helix. You could set the cab emulation on or off for the 1/4 outs Mike
  7. Problem there is that I have a Pigtronix Infinity as the last unit in the chain and it doesn't have MIDI out. I did look at this but if MIDI clock is coming along it'd be redundant.
  8. Reminds me of trying to burn CDs ways back when CD burners first came out. I used to hit "write" then touch nothing until it finished ... just sit there and breathe very very slowly :D
  9. I've not tried it, but you should be able to add a MIDI track, route it to the Helix and use it to send the CC. From memory here, so might be missing something, but this is roughly how to do it I think ... Create the MIDI track and add a MIDI event to it (Draw tool) Double click the event to open the MIDI editor Add a new controller lane -it'll default to velocity. Click where it says "velocity" and it'll give you a list of MIDI CC and other control types. 69 probably isn't listed but I there's an option to add it, I think it's in setup on the dropdown menu. Select CC69, add it to the list the go back and select it. Use Draw to add the CC events and you should be able to add/change the snapshots Mike
  10. MIDI CC 69 is supposed to do this - values are 0-7 for snapshots 1-8 Mike
  11. Slave mode isn't really practical - the stomps have to take the clock from the Helix as the Helix is sending program changes and MIDI CC. If the Helix was only a slave I'd have to have an external clock pedal running into it which is what I don't really want to do.
  12. I know there's never any official "we're implementing this" comments from Line6, but does anyone have any hints ir inside information as to whether buying a MIDI clock pedal is likely to be a waste of money? I want to sync various effects (Beat Buddy, Infinity looper, H9 etc) using MIDI clock but obviously what I don't want to do is spend a bunch of cash then find out 2.0.x finally implements MIDI clock which would mean it wouldn't be needed. Mike
  13. I'm happy with the Helix, both as a modeller and as a MIDI control centre for other gear. Now if they'd just add MIDI clock handling it'd be even better !! Mike
  14. You can assign regular footswitches to control an external looper but unfortunately you can't do it with the looper specific page yet. Lots of people have requested it so hopefully it'll appear at some point. Mike
  15. Does anyone know of a UK store that stocks the Variax JTV range? Having a single model doesn't count, I'd like to find somewhere that stocks all the models so I can have a play and decide which (if any) I like Thanks! Mike
  16. Most problems I've had with MIDI controllers not being able to do quite what I want has been solved with a MIDI Event Processor ( Might be worth checking this out if you're not familiar with it. You can probably use it to duplicate the Tap commands onto another MIDI channel. Mike
  17. I can understand why they might not support the original Variax (I have a 700) as it's a pretty old model now, but I'm hoping that the workbench integration comes along at some point for when I get a new one. Just need to find a store near me (Leicester UK) that has the JTV models in stock. Plenty of places will order but I want to play them first. Mike
  18. Sounds good Does the updating work the other way around? If I change the model settings on the guitar (not the Helix) and save the patch does it save the changes or do you have to make the changes on the Helix? It'd be nice to be able to tweak the guitar to get the right sound rather than have to bend down to the floor unit. Mike
  19. Is it possible for the Helix to remember the current settings on a JTV Variax and store them with the patch. For example, if I'm working on a new song and I find a tone I like can I save this as part of the patch (not on the guitar) and have the Helix recall it when the patch is selected. I'm thinking saving mainly the guitar model and volume/tone setting and possibly alternate tuning. Mike
  20. I'm keeping the H9, M5, Pigtronix Infinity and Beat Buddy plus a GR-20 for synth stuff. Might add a EHX C9 and/or Mel9 but not convinced how good they are just yet. There's a G70 and a Peterson stomp in there too, but don't think they count as effects Mike
  21. I've currently got my looper in FX loop 3/4 along with a BeatBuddy, but I'm thinking it'd be just as easy to put them after the main 1/4" outs and save the FX loop in case I add other stuff. Also, it saves needing a send return block at the end of all the patches. Is there any particular reason that might cause a problem? I can't think of anything but a second opinion is always good. Mike
  22. That'd work too I guess, but being a software engineer I just have a thing about trying to avoid anything that has the words "special case" attached :D Mike
  23. Is it possible to send the MIDI program changes from Helix BEFORE the instant actions kick in? I'd like to use the program change to reset all my MIDI gear to a default (off) state, then have the instant actions set up the units I want to use for that patch. At the moment that's not possible as the Helix PC seems to be sent after all the instant actions have been sent. Mike
  24. I'd love that, although I'd actually take it a step further. Why not allow any switch to display a "sub-page" of controllers, that way you could put controls for a looper on one page, a drum machine (BeatBuddy in my case) on a second page etc Mike
  25. I have Glenn's complete patch set. For the price they're absolutely worth it for me, both as a set of out-of-the-box effects chains and also for "how to design patches" ideas. Mike
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