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phil_m

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  1. Yes. You can assign whatever MIDI CC you want to the expression pedal in the Command Center, and you can record that CC in Logic. You can send it back to the Stomp from Logic for re-amping. You have to assign that CC as the controller for the wah postion parameter on the Stomp then.
  2. To me, it's a no-brainer for $99. And, yes, if you buy it, you can own it forever, and you get free upgrades for as long as they're offered. Even though I have the Helix Floor and Rack, Native is indispensable to me for recording. If you do sell the Stomp, you can keep Native (assuming you've had the Stomp for at least 180 days before selling it), but the new owner won't be eligible for the discount. It's like a coupon, in a sense. Once it's used, it's used. If you don't use the discount, the person you sell the Stomp to could use it. And I don't find Native to be that DSP-intensive. I've had project with 10 or more instances of it running, along with other plug-ins, and I've never run into issues. I'm currently using an M1 Mac Mini, running Reaper.
  3. Hmm... Can't say I've necessarily seen that. I've seen some people have scaling issues, but this is different. One thing is that you're running an old version of Native (there should be a Favorites tab on top along with the Presets and IR tabs). So I'd recommend installing the newest version as a first troubleshooting step.
  4. These forums aren’t support forums, so people shouldn’t assume that someone from Line 6 is seeing their posts. Opening a support ticket is the best way to get in touch with them. If you were doing the update via Bluetooth, your best bet is try to update again using Line 6 Updater on a PC or Mac.
  5. This would require one device to be the USB host, and that wouldn’t be possible with just the USB B port. Beyond that, it probably wouldn’t work without significant latency anyway, even if it were feasible.
  6. The Mix control is really a dry/wet balance control. At 50%, both the dry and wet levels are at 100. If you go beyond 50, you start decreasing the dry signal. You can try to compensate by increasing the Level control.
  7. You can plug and unplug anything you want while the Helix is powered on. The one wrinkle would be the mic input when using a mic that requires phantom power. It’s best practice to plug the mic in first and then turn phantom power on.
  8. This may be a dumb question, but are you using the included power adapter? The way your question is worded makes me think you might be thinking it’s powered over the USB connection. It isn’t… Again, sorry if it’s a dumb question. I’ve learned not to assume anything here, though.
  9. phil_m

    HX Edit 2.92

    Why are you using 2.92? The latest version of HX Edit is 3.11.
  10. Hitting the Mode switch in Preset Mode takes you to Stomp Mode. To get back to Snapshot Mode, you have to hit the Up and Down switches together.
  11. You’d want to use snapshots for this sort of thing. And now there’s the ability to assign snapshots to Stomp switches in the Command Center, so you can very easily do what you want.
  12. Well, both of the Line 6 power supplies are rated at 3A. The Stomp probably draws closer 1000mA, at least in some circumstances. If you’re going with a third party wall wart, I’d try to get one that’s rated for at least 2A. It’s best to have some headroom with switching power supplies.
  13. When you say you think the power supply was the issue, what led you to believe that? Is it or is it not working currently? The Line 6 DC-3H will also power the Stomp (that’s the one that ships with the POD Go and Stomp XL). Beyond that, there’s a bunch of third party power supplies that will work. You just have to make sure you have the correct specs.
  14. Someone most likely installed new firmware and used the footswitch reset combination that erases all the presets instead of the one that does the factory reset. To do the factory reset, hold down footswitches C & D while powering up. That will give you all the factory presets.
  15. The Bleat Chop Trem doesn't have a swing parameter, per se, but you might be able to find a tree pattern in it that works for what you want.
  16. No, the snapshot that’s loaded when you load a preset is the one that was active when the preset was saved. So there’s no way for the Helix to recall what snapshot you were in when you leave a preset apart from re-saving before you leave it.
  17. Yes, the Helix in the rest of the world ships with a universal power supply, but it could be that they ship a Japan-specific one for whatever reason. There may be some sort of specific regulation, or it could be that since the 100V is at the bottom of the range of the universal power supply, that it causes issues. But I haven’t seen this before.
  18. You just need to download and install the latest version of HX Edit. That will install all the drivers you need as well.
  19. The Helix isn’t supported by Monkey, so you can’t use the Helix to update the Variax firmware. Do you have the little VDI adapter that came with the Variax? You can do the update through that. What firmware is your Variax running?
  20. No, I’m sure that capability won’t be coming to the HX Effects, as it simply a difference in the way the expression jacks on the two devices are wired. On the HX Effects, the jacks can be set up to be expression inputs or amp relay outputs. On the Stomp and Stomp XL, they can be used for expression pedals or switches.
  21. Yeah, that would make some difference, although, a big reason it gets so hot in a car is the greenhouse effect. It would definitely get hot in the box, how hot I’m not sure. The fact that it worked for 25 minutes and then froze actually leads me to believe it’s probably something like a corrupt preset or something more than a heat issue, though.
  22. Did you miss the part where I said I’ve had mine in the direct sun, on, for multiple hours? According to the Line 6 guys on Facebook, they’ve stress tested the Helix in much, much higher temperatures than this with no issues. There’s always a chance of something failing in a unique way, but in general, people shouldn’t be that worried about the heat. The direct sunlight can cause issues with the optical sensor under expression pedal, though. Frankly, if being in the direct sun in 82F weather was enough to cause issues, I’d think we’d be seeing failure reports galore. I imagine there are tons of people doing gigs in those conditions and hotter all the time during the summer (and I would be delighted if 82 was the highest daytime temperature I had to play in).
  23. Sorry to hear about the issue. When the Helix first froze, was it still passing audio, or did it cut out? Was there anything on the screen or scribble strips? The -28 message is just kind of a general boot error message. These sort of things that are hard to replicate are always the most frustrating things to deal with.
  24. Eh… 28C is only like 82F… Heat wasn’t the issue. I’ve done shows at the State Fair here in August where it’s been in the 90s all day, I had my HX Effect in the sun all afternoon and used it for four sets throughout the day without powering it off. I’ve also done plenty of other outdoor shows with the Helix itself on very hot stages. I’m not sure what caused this particular issue, but it wasn’t heat. The Helix can operate in much higher temperatures than this.
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