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  1. Mine got stuck in the Update Mode as has been mentioned in this and other threads. Line6 updater would not see the helix when it was plugged in. I tried all the USB ports. From some advice in this thread I re-installed HX Edit 2.8. Restarted the updater and this time it saw it and finished the update. I don't think it had anything to do with the USB ports. I think it had to do with the driver getting re-installed.
  2. Are you using the USB connection to a computer? If you are this can create another ground path. If you are using a USB connection un-plug it and see if the noise changes.
  3. Good to see you here Craig. I also follow you at the Cakewalk and Presonus forums
  4. Just some thoughts. Make sure the FX Loop is enabled. Try a different FX loop (if the HX Effects has another one?). Go from the FX Send into your pedals and then straight into the amp. If this works then the send is working. Plug the pedals into the FX loop return and see if the sound works. If it doesn't then it might be the return. check that the FX loop mix parameter is set to %100.
  5. The pre-amp models are exactly what the name says, they are pre (before) the amp (power amp). Originally and even today with mic level signals they are meant to amplify the low level instrument input to a level that the power amp can use to amplify the signal. They were originally meant to be clean and just amplify the low level instrument or microphone signal. Some people found that if they "over drove" them that they could have a desired coloration (or distortion) of the sound. For guitarists this meant the pre-amp became a part of the character of the whole amplifier by including EQ controls (also known as tone stacks) as well as intentionally distorting the input signal. Many of today's drive or distortion pedals are really emulating or inventing their own specific guitar pre-amp. Personal I use them when I go into the return of my guitar amp's effects loop. This lets me have the pre-amp color or sound of many amps I don't own but still have the amp in the room sound from my amp's power sections and speaker.
  6. Looks to me like the one input (1A) is set to guitar input and then runs through an EQ and then some other blocks, at the end of the path 1A it is routed down to path 2A and then to an output. Path 1B is set to be from the xlr input, run through some effects and then directly to an output at the end of path 1B.
  7. If you load another preset and then go back to the one you were editing your changes should be gone.
  8. All the instructions are really saying is assign both wah and volume blocks to the same footswitch. Make sure that EXP1 is controlling them the way desired. Using Edit or the Helix itself make sure that one effect is on and one off. Now save. When you step on the footswitch one will turn on and the other off. The EXP1 is controlling both of them all the time it just makes one of the effects bypass while turning the other on. The problem with this is that if it turns off the volume block then it will change your volume. what you really want to do is switch to EXP2 with a footswitch which I am not sure you can do.
  9. I agree it seems counter-intuitive.
  10. Ok, so I think what you are trying to say is that you want to be able to use all the slots in each path but have different split and return points for each of the other path's slots. So for example, you split path 1A after say a noise gate and add two overdrives in parallel. Then you join them up again. That uses one slot in path 1B. Then after your amp you add a split and use a chorus in parallel with the cab block. Then join them up again. That uses a second slot in path 1B. Add it as a feature request. This sound possible but would require extra resources to do the multiple splits and mixing back together at each stage.
  11. I would think that the mix should be set to 100%. Your looper should send your signal through the looper and back to the return (loop 2?) of the Helix. If you set it to 50% then half the signal goes to your loop (-3dB Power, -6dB Voltage) and half will bypass your looper. If the looper has any significant delay (>1ms or so) you will hear a phasing sound as the half that didn't get sent to the looper mixes with the other half that was sent to the looper and then passed through back to the Helix.
  12. In Helix each path can have a parallel path. So in reality you can have 4 paths in Helix in parallel. If you only want two paths in parallel then just use one path and you can still have the bottom path for something else. Or am I missunderstanding what you want?
  13. reginaldStjohn

    Ernie Ball

    FYIF: 250K is a smaller load, less current required, to produce a given voltage for a source like passive pickups. Active pickups have active, battery powered, devices in them which allows them to drive larger loads (smaller resistance, more current) at the same voltage.
  14. Yes, in the Helix world these would be called snapshots. Look at the manual and you will get a feel for them. You could also search for you tube videos of helix snapshots.
  15. Its called "HX Edit" and can be found in the downloads section of the website. https://line6.com/software/index.html
  16. Thanks, looking forward to trying them
  17. This is called using the 4 Cable Method and it is one way of using the Helix as an effects processor. If you turn off the send/return block you can also use the Helix build in pre-amps into your power amp.
  18. I have not noticed this. Of course I haven't used a lot of the legacy effects either.
  19. I don't have the LT so I can't speak directly to that. However, I can say that on Helix Floor you can be in snapshot mode and switch back to foot-switch mode by using the mode button. The bank up and down switches allow me to go to different banks of presets. As far as the programming of individual foot switches you can con.figure them in about any way you can imagine. Each one can be setup separately per-preset. If you are in snap-shot mode then each switch moves you to a different snap-shot that can contain all sorts of parameter changes as well as on/off state of individual elements of the patch. So for example: you could be in 4 stomp-4 snapshot mode. You could have 4 totally different snapshots of parameters and on/off states of the elements in your current preset. Then with the stomp foot switches you could assign one of them to be momentary and have it turn on the chorus only when pressed. If you are in 8-snapshot mode I don't think you could have the momentary chorus feature because all the switches are in snap-shot mode. However, you could either hit the mode switch and then be in stomp mode or do a 4-stomp/4 snapshot mode.
  20. I just meant that another way to turn off a bunch of things with one switch is to make a parallel path (a split in path 1 or 2) add your effects and then you can switch the path split or where it merges to include one path or the other. Usually it is set up to mix the two paths but you can configure it to switch between the two paths. Another way to do this is to use snapshots. Make one snapshot with all the pedals engaged and another with them all bypassed..
  21. I use the 4CM all the time and this is how it works for me (I don't have a EVH but in principle it is the same). guitar -> Helix Input -> Pre-amp Effect like Overdrive -> FX Loop Send -> EVH input -> EVH send ->Helix Loop Return -> Post preamp effects like Verb -> Helix Out -> EVH Return. Now as you can see, if you disable the send then you are removing the EVH pre-amp from your setup, NOT the effects. If you want to disable the effects then you need to switch them off or setup a patch where they are on a separate path and you can turn the whole path off at once. By using the 4CM you are able to switch between using your EVH pre-amp and the Helix built in ones, or blend as desired using a parallel path.
  22. By adding the amp in Helix anything that comes into it will be summed to mono. Therefore, when it comes out of the Amp in Helix it will be in both channels. You either need to make your DAW pan after Helix, which would be the preferred way. Or pan the output of Helix the way you want it. From the looks of it POD Farm is not summing to mono to go through the amp and so it preserves the stereo signal. Helix does not do this.
  23. I have a Mesa Boogie V 25. I just use the cable that came with the footswitch for the amp and plugged it into the Helix Amp switch jack. I then use the control center to assign a footswitch to switch amp channels and another one to switch the EQ on and off. Works great for me and requires no extra HW.
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