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  1. Hi, Yes, that would probably be the best place - that way your backing track will not be affected or distorted by the amp section. Your HX Stomp is essentially working like a mixer then, simply blend in the backing audio. Possibly the only thing that could be added after the looper is a reverb, which would be used to place all the sounds into the same "sonic space", but if it's a fully produced backing track it is most likely unnecessary. Have fun experimenting.
  2. Hi, Let's see if we can clarify a few points here. I have a Boss RC-30 Dual Looper (among others) that I can use with my Helix Floor, and as your HX Stomp is the little brother things should be very similar other than you will only have half the DSP that I have available. Therefore, you simply need to patch your RC-3 into the send and return sockets on the Stomp. You really should consider that stereo is the best way to take full advantage of both the units in conjunction with your headphones, although if this restricts your use, for example by running out fo DSP power, then use mono - there are no rules when it come to this stuff - use what works for you in any given situation. As for positioning the RC-3 in the signal chain, once again it's where ever you would like it, but bear in mind the the best place is probably at the end after all the other effects. That means that should you have the looper playing back a drum loop, you probably don't want that running onto a delay block - or maybe you do. As noted there are no rules - experiment. Any effects that you want to send into the Looper place them before the FX Loop block. Regarding streaming music to the Stomp, I guess you mean playing a backing track, or generally jamming along to, via USB from your computer? That's perfectly normal as any audio playing back into the Stomp on USB 1 & 2 bypasses all the internal processing and effects. The best thing to do is play around with the Stomp to see what works best for you. You aren't going to blow it up or electrocute yourself. Hope this helps/makes sense. EDIT: Here's a video of a guy patching in a Jam Man Looper to a HX Stomp.
  3. Hi, IIRC, these are 25 feet long Variax VDI cables. https://www.amazon.com/Line-Variax-Digital-Interface-Cable/dp/B000JLMXSC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=line+6+vdi+cable&qid=1634829776&qsid=142-3679790-3122147&sr=8-1&sres=B000JLMXSC%2CB000JRECI0%2CB00864E760%2CB072L343B7%2CB01MZ81SB3%2CB08WRQH82Z%2CB00YOSA85Q%2CB00PML35RC%2CB07QM5GKDD%2CB07JYXYSSL%2CB01KRLYPNE%2CB075FRMSDG%2CB07QLXC6QR%2CB015OW3M1W%2CB0001Y8UC0%2CB0824H8F8J&srpt=ELECTRONIC_CABLE Hope this helps/makes sense.
  4. Well he has said how he does it - why not give it a try for yourself?
  5. Hi, When strange things start to happen the first thing to try is a factory reset. Reset Options Helix Floor/LT Button Combination Description 2 LED light Fun 3 & 4 Test Mode 5 & 6 Global reset 7 & 8 Reset setlists to factory, Keep IRs 8 & 9 Reset setlists to factory, Clear IRs 9 & 10 Reset setlists to factory, Global reset, Clear IRs 10 & 11 Upgrades existing presets to latest format 11 & 12 Clear current preset 5 & 12 Clear setlists, clear IRs, Return system settings to default 6 & 12 Safe boot mode To use Reset Options: Power off the Helix Hold the desired button combination Power on the Helix Release the button combination Please note: Buttons are numbered from top left to bottom right. You said that you have only had the Helix LT for 3 days, and it’s not very clear if you have tried to update the firmware and it hasn’t completed successfully. If you were trying to update from a version of the firmware prior to v.2.80 you should know that there was a major change to the Core operating system in the Helix family of products at that time. During the Core change over it could look as if the hardware had encountered a “Boot Failure”. O.K. Try this. First restart your Helix LT while holding down FS9 & 10, then restart once more while holding down FS10 & 11, to see if that clears the fault. If this doesn’t solve the problem I suggest that you restart the LT while holding down FS6 & 12 to put the hardware into “Safe Boot” mode and try to re-install the latest firmware again. Note: it is a big help for us to know what computer and OS you are using when you are asking for assistance. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  6. Thousands of very happy Helix users out there and firmware updates always seem to be the biggest area of problems. It is a lot easier now than the first updates, but there is always room for human error and misunderstanding of the process. Even though this sort of stuff can be a little disconcerting, very rarely would an update issue turn your hardware into a very expensive boat anchor. There are many debates on here regarding commercial presets and generally you are better rolling your own. That way you can get a better idea of how all this stuff reacts. You can see demo videos if this stuff on YouTube, and you will never sound quite like them - many factor are involved, even using the same guitar, pickups, strings, etc. It will be different. Luckily some, such as Fremen’s are a reasonable starting point to work off. Good luck with the recording.
  7. Not that stupid then - got there in the end! Glad you got it fixed. Enjoy your new toy - it’s quite a leap from v.2.71
  8. From the Mission Engineering page The Mission SP1-L6H connects to the Line 6 Helix Rack or Rack controller with a single TS cable for expression, and a single TS cable for the toe switch. For use with the HX Stomp, a TRS cable is required. The toe switch function is only supported on the Helix Rack, Rack controller, and HX Stomp and HX Stomp XL. Other Line 6 devices do not have a toe switch input. The switch output may be left unconnected if this function is not required. The Mission EP1-L6 is recommended for other Line 6 products where a toe switch input is not available.” Hope this helps/makes sense.
  9. A nice movie might help - here’s Uncle Chad from the Facebook Helix Family group doing a walk through for the bewildered. https://www.facebook.com/groups/line6helixusergroup/?multi_permalinks=1918718714978459 34,000 users - must be a good sign. I think it was originally a POD Cast and can be a little long winded, but stick with it and you should have it mastered. Start from 1:30 to avoid the tedious intro. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  10. Ah ha, a Mac and Big Slur. You may be inadvertently opening an alias back to and earlier version of HX Edit. Solution - Delete all, the Line 6 software that you have already downloaded and restart the MBP. If downloading using Firefox it may be malfunctioning and keeping the old downloads and confusing the hell out of everything. Download the whole thing to your downloads folder and unpack the installer - don’t let Firefox do it. Now simply re download and perform a clean install of HX Edit 3.11 and let it do it’s stuff.
  11. Here are the release notes. This is the info referring to older firmware: My Helix/HX is at version X.XX. Can I go straight to 3.11? Absolutely, but note that if you're starting with a version lower than 2.80, the update will appear to happen twice. This is normal. It also helpful to know exactly what computer and OS you are using when asking for assistance. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  12. No, it’s not too old - theoretically you can update from any earlier versions of the firmware although there was a major change to the Core operating system in the Helix family of products at v2.80. It was like a brain transplant and lots of people managed to screw up the install and then scream that the update had bricked their hardware. You may see the “Boot Failure” message, but don’t panic this is expected behaviour as the Core is swapped. Do not simply and randomly download firmware without reading and familiarising yourself with all the Release Notes for the updates. If you are simply trying to force this stuff into the LT you will simply make things worse. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  13. Hi, When the installation finished, your LT should have automatically rebooted and rebuilt the presets, which updates them to the latest version. If not - do it now. It is also advisable to perform a factory reset when things do not work as expected. Reset Options Helix Floor/LT Button Combination Description 2 LED light Fun 3 & 4 Test Mode 5 & 6 Global reset 7 & 8 Reset setlists to factory, Keep IRs 8 & 9 Reset setlists to factory, Clear IRs 9 & 10 Reset setlists to factory, Global reset, Clear IRs 10 & 11 Upgrades existing presets to latest format 11 & 12 Clear current preset 5 & 12 Clear setlists, clear IRs, Return system settings to default 6 & 12 Safe boot mode To use Reset Options: Power off the Helix Hold the desired button combination Power on the Helix Release the button combination Please note: Buttons are numbered from top left to bottom right. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  14. Hmm… also not sure. I know mine are all good and I always have cable tester on hand to check any suspect cables. You possibly need to verify they are functioning correctly using something like this. https://www.studiospares.com/studiospares-ultimate-cable-tester_458260.htm?gclid=CjwKCAjw2bmLBhBREiwAZ6ugow_nTTuzC8NXQHs65xa101tHGKYRxXH8PP1NjOdN4BDss28VVEqYjBoC1P4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Not sure what else to suggest right now - it almost midnight here - time to sleep, and think some more later.
  15. Hi, This is not something that I have encountered with a similar setup. I have Helix USB in/out to Mac, Helix XLR out to XLR in on Tannoy Reveal monitors. The monitors are usually already on line when the Helix fires up and I’m not aware of a scary “pop” - The Helix starts up so quickly that I can be noodling around on the guitar as the Mac is still booting up. Does this “pop” occur if you have the volume down on the Helix until it is fully booted up - maybe a volume surge? I hope this helps/makes sense. EDIT: If you are sending audio to the PC over USB what is the function of the S/PDIF connection?
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