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  1. phil_m

    HX Effects forum

    Well, it will be same software editor, HX Edit, for the entire platform. They are in the midst of beta testing it with the HX Effects now. All of effects that are in the HX are in the Helix, and vice versa. All the parameters are the same, they sound the same - it’s the same codebase.
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    HX Effects forum

    Full HX Edit support should be available in June. As far as a dedicated forum, I guess I don't understand why that would be a big deal. There is significant enough overlap between the Helix and the HX, that there's many topic that apply to all devices in the platform.
  3. You can download it directly here: https://line6.com/software/index.html Just select POD Farm from the middle pulldown menu. If you're using Windows, Windows 7 is the last Windows version for which there was PF1 support. So you'll have to put Windows 7 in the last pulldown.
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    The length of the Looper in the Helix Unit

    The memory isn't really the issue. It's more a matter of the software architecture. One thing is an embedded firmware processor like this isn't a modular system like a PC or a tablet where you can just add more storage. The chips are purchased as complete packages, and it's kind of like you get what you get. They don't sell memory upgrades to SHARC chips. If you look at all the SHARC-based processors out there, or even the new Boss GT-1000 (which isn't SHARC-based, but something similar), they all have relatively short loop lengths. The Headrush, which has 20 minutes of looping capability, but that's an ARM-based processor, which ends up having other significant limitations on other, (I'd say) more important things.
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    WHY does the harmonizer sound sooo bad?

    I honestly don't think anyone would bat an eye if you recorded with that... It sounds fine to me.
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    WHY does the harmonizer sound sooo bad?

    I think people are thinking of polyphonic pitch shifting like the Digitech Drop... And along the lines of what you said, that's shifting everything by the same interval, not really harmonizing anything. True polyphonic smart harmonization, yeah, that would be quite the feat.
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    HX effects vol + wah

    If you put a wah block in in Signal Flow view, it's automatically set up so that EXP1 controls the sweep and auto-engages the block. You can select something else in Signal Flow view to control the bypass if you want. For a Volume block, you probably don't want to have it assigned to any bypass. Again, load the block in Signal Flow view, and you don't have to have it assigned to a switch.
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    HX Effects bug? Reverb works intermittently

    I haven’t timed it, but it seems like it takes quite a while. The only time I’ve ever noticed it is when I’ve left my Helix on for days at a time and just started playing through a preset that was on my Helix from the prior day.
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    Amp model sweep issue

    The tone stacks on Mesa amps are notoriously highly interactive, meaning the effect one knob has on the signal can vary depending on where the other ones are set. But to answer your question, if you're not getting what you want from the on-board EQ, sure, add an EQ block in your chain to shape your tone how you want it.
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    HX Effects bug? Reverb works intermittently

    This is a known bug that’s affecting all the Helix products at the moment. If you stay on a patch for an extended period, the reverb block stop working. The workaround for now, is as the OP said, changing patches. I imagine it should be fixed with the next firmware update.
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    Adding FX Loop Pedals

    Apart from putting both of the H9's in the same stereo loop, I don't think there's any other way to do it. If you do that, you could but each of the other pedals in their own mono loops and put them anywhere you want in the chain.
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    HX Effects send / return loops - with analogue effects

    The HX's FX loops do indeed add a layer a D/A-A/D conversion, but I doubt that's what you're actually hearing. More likely you're hearing differences because of different input and output impedances and/or buffers. This is especially true if you had those pedals first in your chain before. The converters used in the HX FX are very good (same ones used in the Axe FX, for instance). The fact that the loops are digital means you can separate them and place them anywhere in the signal chain, independently from each other. And, yes, if you're using the 4CM, true bypass isn't an option.
  13. I believe the default sample rate for all those is 44.1 kHz, and probably the default sample rate for the UX2 driver is 48 kHz. Try opening up the Line 6 Audio-MIDI Devices dialog box in the Control Panel in Windows, and you should be able to change it there. It should look something like this (varies a little depending on what version of Windows you're using).
  14. Sounds like you have a sample rate mismatch somewhere. What DAW are you using?
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