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  1. Recent laptop update is the issue. Disregard any further solution.
  2. Using windows 7 and the helix driver pops up but still no music from the PC unless I unplug the usb. I'm going to try a reset today and see if it sorts itself out. I have been bouncing back and forth between Native, the 2.7 Helix and the 2.71 Helix quite a bit over the last week and a half. Possible something scrambled. Will circle back later today.
  3. Yup-did that-no change.
  4. Well, I am stumped. When my helix is hooked up to usb I get no sound from spotify, etc from the laptop. HX edit works fine but if I flip over to spotify to work on a song and play along-nothing. Rebooted PC, rebooted Helix, still no music (up to date through 2.71). My backup Helix runs 2.7 and no problem with running spotify, switched usb cables, ports etc, nothing in 2.71.
  5. I feel the same. There is something for everybody in all three sets. Outside of volume adjustment, not much to do.
  6. Guitar-Helix Input -Volume Block-Compressor-Pre-Amp or Amp Block-eq-reverb-send block to small tube amp (no return)-path continues-mod-delay-cab block or IR-to Alto All on one path. acoustic on separate path.
  7. I have had this happen on occasion. I have found that using the official power cord (or a very high quality power cord) that came with the Helix solves the issue. Every time it happened I somehow was powering the unit with a power cable from another manufacturer (specifically Alto).
  8. I Have a train wreck clone head. Nature of the beast. The line 6 model is exactly like the amp, warts and all.
  9. Support ticket was the trick.!!
  10. Anyone run into this issue-ive used several laptops over the years, all deauthorized aside from one. Cant get native to work on new laptop, reinstalled, tried license manager etc.
  11. It works, but will take some tuning before it makes it out into the wild First iteration will be the guitar to helix-wah-couple drive pedals-trem-univibe-to real amp via send. Amp will be miked--mike back into helix--time based effects--helix out to FOH.
  12. I recently picked up a really loud amplifier, love the sound, distortion, sustain----but I am wondering if anyone has run the helix this way: Guitar into helix which has Boost, fuzz, modulation. Out of helix to loud creamy amplifier. Amplifier speaker out to load box has a line out. Load box line out to Helix and insert the line out before the usual Helix time based effects. Included in the time based effects (somewhere, depends on how it sounds I suppose) a cab or IR. Also the amp has no effects loop.
  13. Just listened to that file, wow, really bad. Something is defective with that unit for sure. I would seek another unit immediately.
  14. I listened to the file. Awful, never heard anything like that come out of a helix. First thought was an active guitar with a low battery, second thought was cabling, power quality etc. Pickup too hot. Third thought is we are being astroturfed by owners/factory reps from HeadRush, BOSS. One message like the above can lead to hundreds of new sales for other manufacturers.
  15. I've found the Victoria Vintage Patch to be very 2112ish to my ears, loving that patch and some of the Ingrids!
  16. and if you get the Alto's up off the floor you can reduce the coupling. All depends where you put them, etc. I actually had the Line 6 L2T, QSC12's, and Alto 210's, 212's, Alto 110-(no 1/4" input) Prefer the altos over all others, simple, light, easier (for me) to dial in tones. I actually went cheaper and was happier with the Alto 110's, (although no 1/4 inch remember). I would put the idea out that when you by a 10" its actually a 12" with the way the cabinets are tuned You do get what you pay for but the differences (for me) were negligible, weight was the concern.
  17. Did a quick run through this morning-outstanding!! perfect volume balance too!! (for me anyway)
  18. The more I have read of all of dd's posts it seems a bit of trolling. For myself all I get is compliments, even when I have a rough night of playing. Great sound, really stay true to the song, the tones sound correct for what we play etc., fits in the mix without blasting to be heard etc. Even the wife is happy. I would be more than happy to help anyone if they are willing to help themselves too. So easy to biotch about anything these days. Price you pay when you have very little to keep you occupied Back in the day not much time to play guitar-hunt for food-keep fire going-keep rival out of cave...find and keep mate. Life is wonderful.
  19. Use an Alto 212 for acoustic. Use the sends or unused output on the helix to feed the Alto.
  20. Just to clarify-dropped E A D -10, G to -11.7, B -10 and E -5.2 in Global String Volume, then upped Preset Volume as needed to balance between Variax and Magnetics.
  21. That was pretty much the ticket right there. Dropped globals about -10db, evened out the string volume (high E needed an extra +5 db) upped the models volume-WOW!
  22. Gold Dust Woman, for the life of me just can't remember the progressions so a Verse and Chorus button. Forces me to look down when I hit the switch. And looking at the signal path constantly is kind of silly hence the Song Notes mode for the screen or add another screen somewhere with the next generation. My failing memory...might as well get some use out of it and offer a new feature.
  23. So I set up my Helix to have a preset for each song I play. Sometimes those songs require snapshots, sometimes it's only one snap. What to do with the others? Well I put notes in the scribble strips-chord progression, a notey run, song form etc. It helps me quite a bit, nice large type and no fumbling with an ipad, etc. At some point it might be great to have a song view on the larger screen.
  24. I don't disagree completely but my experience has been I do wait for in anticipation for Fremens presets. When I'm away from the Helix and I know he has new stuff out it is just the worst time to not be at home with the helix, other preset guys not so much. I would say imho I have not found a bad one in the bunch, now could I use them all? sure! However that might be 24 different sets and 500 songs. That would make for some long, long gigs and a divorce! He does a fantastic job, and the tweaking is minimal compared to other efforts. And for somebody trying to learn their way around the helix in a minimal amount of time-his are worth the wait. Fremen-thank you for your efforts, much respect for your talent, playing and effort!!
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