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  1. Hi, It would appear that the HX Edit Pilot’s Guide is only available in English or Japanese at the moment. Also, the blocks in the signal flow are shown with the generic term for that particular block, “Dyn, Dist, Delay, Amp. etc.”. Selecting any specific block (click on it), “Amp” for example, will reveal the actual “Amp” model used in the lower right section of the HX Edit GUI window, where you can the edit any, or all, parameters for that item. So by simply selecting a block “you can see right away what's behind it” and edit it. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  2. Hi again, Correct, and that was my point entirely. You use Preset mode to select the preset you want to use (you don’t need to stay there), and once you have done that, you switch into stomp mode where you can turn on, or off, various effects as and when you need to use them. Snapshot mode allows you to create “Presets within Presets”, and that will let you add a 3db boost and some echo to a single footswitch - no problem. Snapshots alllow you to control up to 64 different parameters within a Preset. The advantage of the Command Centre is that you can essentially assign “whatever you want” to control “whatever you want” very easily. I guess you might have being “overthinking” the whole thing. It’s quite easy really. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  3. Hi, No problem - happy to help, and good to know that you managed to fix the issue and are up and running. Enjoy your updated firmware.
  4. Hi, About 20 seconds into this video, Steve says that he uses this “Stomp” set up in preference to all the other options. He also says that you can configure the set up to chose other presets from one of the foot switches assigned in the Command Centre. It’s a different approach to using Presets, Snapshots, etc., but it is worth considering this idea. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  5. Hi, There isn’t a fast scroll function available, possibly because then people would complain that other members of the band have to wait while they hit the appropriate one, after scrolling past too quickly. Anyhow, it might be advisable to arrange your presets into a more manageable list in HX Edit which would give you 4 presets almost ready to go in each bank window. If you know where your various scattered presets are located you could switch back to BANK mode to scroll through 4 presets at a time rather than individually. Find the BANK, then switch back to PRESET mode to select the one you need. I guess, ultimately your Presets for a gig need to be more organised, but there will always be a situation where you need to leap to a preset that is not in sequence - solution, don’t ask for audience requests. From the HX Stomp XL Owner’s Manual: When set to “Presets” or “Snapshots,” FS1 (BANK ) and FS4 (BANK ) change to PRESET / or SNAPSHOT / , where pressing either switch instantly selects the next/previous preset or snapshot, without a bank queue. This is useful if you’ve programmed a fixed set list for your show and just want to increment through all your presets or snapshots. You can also cycle through all three switch types by pressing and holding both the and switches for two seconds. At any time, press and hold both FS1 and FS4 to cycle through BANK / , PRESET / , and SNAPSHOT / . Note that this setting affects the Up/Down Switches for Preset mode as well as Stomp mode (when the “Stomp Mode” option on page 1 is set to “4 Switch”) Hope this helps/makes sense.
  6. Hi, If you’re having trouble triggering this automatically, then do it yourself with a volume pedal. Result - total control. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  7. Hi, There are lots of Print on Demand options available that may be worth investigating.
  8. Hi, In situations like this it is a good idea to let others know what revision of the firmware is installed in the unit. You say you tried “updating and manually resetting everything”, but don’t say how you attempted this. Did you do a “Safe Boot” and offline installation of the latest firmware - it is totally clear from your post? Other than a few people encountering the Blue Screen Of Death on Windows computers during some updates, the only other reference to something similar is from 2015 when a few users encountered a Black Screen Of Death on the hardware prior to firmware v1.02.2 which was fixed pretty darn quick. I tried to download your attachment, but when I do, it is a generic .php file with no image. Best guess - it’s something serious (beyond the scope of anyone in here) - in this situation I would raise a ticket with Customer Support. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  9. Ah, O.K. - check this video from Steve Sterlacci which may answer your question about Command Centre. Steve has done lots of videos on this subject, so you might want to look at some of the others too. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  10. Hi, If you are considering either the HX Stomp, or the HX Stomp XL, maybe you should have a read through the Ownwer's manual for the information you require. HX Stomp XL - available here in English, French, Japanese and German: Also the HX Stomp. Hope this helps makes sense.
  11. Hi, The difference in tone that you mention could be due to an impedance mismatch between the HXFX and the Blackstar. First you should check what impedance your AMPED 1 expects in the FX Loop. If it is Line level and you have the HXFX sending instrument level then that could create a loss of signal strength and tone. If it is not an impedance issue and you genuinely regard this as a bug, you really need to open a ticket with Customer Support and bring it to their attention. Sadly, there are no Line 6 staff here, and only very occasionally do they visit these forums - (See the “sticky comment” in the black banner stripe at the top of this page entitled “Welcome to the Line 6 forums”). Hope this helps makes sense.
  12. The firmware remains at v 3.60. As noted by @PerS in the post above, v3.61 is a purely "Bug Fix" update to both HX Edit and Helix Native. HX Edit 3.61 Release Notes HX Edit 3.61 (released May 30, 2023) includes bug fixes and additional improvements, and is strongly recommended for all users. Customers on macOS Ventura 13.3.1(a) or later: This update must be downloaded from A change in this version of macOS introduced an issue which causes HX Edit to no longer show available Firmware or HX Edit updates. This is resolved in HX Edit 3.61. Bug Fixes in 3.61 Updates would not appear as available for users on macOS Ventura version 13.3.1(a). EXP Bypass Toe Down Behavior parameter was reset to Heel Down when copy/pasting a preset, exporting/importing a preset, or restoring from a backup. Bass cabinets incorrectly displayed guitar microphone graphics. Other minor fixes and improvements. PLUS: Helix Native 3.61 Release Notes Helix Native (released May 30, 2023) includes bug fixes and additional improvements, and is strongly recommended for all users. Bug Fixes in 3.61 Bass cabinets incorrectly displayed guitar microphone graphics. Other minor fixes and improvements. Compatible OS: Mac OS X, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura
  13. Hi, If you got that to work for you - fine, but in a recording situation, possibly not the most ideal. For example, when recording, you probably don’t need your PA to be connected and powered up, and unless you are recording a live performance you don’t require USB out. You could be better off just using you dedicated studio monitors. The Helix can handle 8 channels of USB audio, and specifically, USB 7 is for a DI guitar signal and USB 8 is for a Microphone DI. This allows you to record dry, unprocessed audio from both the guitar and mic, giving you the option to re-amp the guitar/vocal take using Helix Native, and also additional plug-ins to further enhance your recording. Generally, my recordings are guitar only into Logic Pro, with the fully processed stereo signal recorded from (Multi) USB 1&2, with another track set to record the direct injected dry audio from USB 7, but you get the basic idea, yeah? The audio from USB 7&8 is tapped off prior to any processing and doesn’t need to be set on the output blocks. You could have the stereo Guitar output from USB 1&2, the processed Vocal on USB 3&4, and simply add 2 mono tracks in your DAW (Ableton) to record the dry inputs from USB 7 and 8. Various aspects of setting up and using USB for recording are featured on pages 68-71 of the Helix Owner’s Manual. 3.0 Owner's Manual - Rev F - English .pdf Hope this helps/makes sense.
  14. Good to know you managed to fix the issue. Search can be quite hit a miss, not just on here, but right across the interwebs. I generally stick to Helix Native for the amp plug in, even though I do have other options. In fact I had an email from NI only a couple of days back want me to up grade to Guitar Rig 7 Pro, but I have just bought the upgrade to Synth Anthology 4 - too many choices. Oh, yeah - is this the next big thing for hardware? Everything is starting to look and sound alike!
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