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  1. datacommando

    Helix Cheat Sheet for Patch Creation

    Note: Also, Reverb, EQ and Volume/Pan models are not on the list - this really would need to be a double sided item to fit the other info and remain printable on a domestic printer (A4 or A3 oversize) Furthermore, although this is all very nice and helpful, I have a feeling that someone from Line 6 will jump on it in much the same way as happened when someone posted a pdf to create a sicker for the rear of the Helix Floor units. IIRC, there were a few versions around, but they appeared to have breached copyright by using the Line 6 logo, the term L6-Link and Variax registered brand name on a third party item, not commissioned, or authorised by Line 6. Removing any reference to Line 6 may be the way to go. I mention this simply because of the prior incident. I realise Helix users really enjoy making things like this, but this is just a word of caution regarding logos and the “look and feel” of items not made by Line 6 or an authorised sub contractor. This is quote from Line 6 Service Engineer “psarkissian” in this previous post: ”Be careful,... making one yourself and using is one thing. Distributing it with Line 6 logos, L6 Link and Helix labeling on it, might a problem. It's better to check with Line 6 about this before putting it out there. There may be trademark issues. I don't want to see anyone get in trouble over this.  I'll pick our legal person's brain about this, see what they think.”
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    re install help

    Hi Ken, The simplest solution would be to do a clean install of the latest version of Helix Native, available from the link supplied in the post above by “rsvette12”. As for where the software lives on your Mac - well, Native is not a stand alone application, but a plugin, so you should find it in one of these two places: ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components (the ~ represents your home directory) Or here /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components I’m not sure if you will need to re-activate the new installation. If you do, then the details of your purchase and activation code can be found by logging into your account and navigating to Hardware & Software/Activations. Hope this helps/makes sense.
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    Line 6 Warranty (Stolen)

    #ME TOO! Yeah, pretty sure he meant me too!
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    Line 6 Warranty (Stolen)

    Sure thing! I’m a Nigerian prince and I have $25, 000,000 I need to move out of my country. I can transfer it to you for safe keeping for a few days and let you have the interest from it. I just need you to give me your bank details. Yeah, right! He he he.
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    Helix native price after buying an HX stomp

    Hi again, O.K. the price is still too high, but for the price you would be buying the “brain” of a full Helix without the hardware. Regards
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    Helix native price after buying an HX stomp

    Hi Laurent, Are you missing something? Well, yes, because Line 6 has 30% off Helix Native until 11:59pm (PST) on Dec 2nd - Use the Code: CYBER30 at the checkout. Surprised you didn't get an email advising you of the sale. Hope this helps.
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    Logic constant Crash!

    Hi testacc, You're not giving us much to go on here, but as you mention using Logic and the appearance of "the mysterious beachball of doom", I guess you must be using Mac. The thing is, you don't give us any clues as to what particular model of Mac and OS you are running. Helix Native has certain minimum requirements which it needs to be able to run correctly. Page 3 of the Helix Native Pilots Guide give the Mac hardware and OSX requirements - if your machine is up to specification, then the software should run. https://line6.com/data/6/0a020a3f11867598e261327e7a/application/pdf/Helix Native Pilot's Guide - English .pdf You can find the supported DAW and Plugin Formats for Mac listed here: Re: your question. "I am using a trial, does the retail version behave the same way?" Nope, the retail version does not behave the same way, otherwise there would be many, many unhappy customers, and I don't recall seeing any of those lately. As for the trial - well usually that works just fine, so something strange is happening with your version and/or your configuration. Oh, yeah, you need to be connected to the internet while using the trial version. Hope this makes sense/helps, if not please let me know and supply more details. Regards
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    HX Stomp FAQ

    Hi, Re: MIDI control messages etc. You need to read the reply from forum user “soundog” to the question you posted in the Helix Native Forum pages. When cross posting you may miss the info you need. See: https://line6.com/support/topic/37545-can-i-control-native-with-hx-stomp/?tab=comments#comment-273963
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    Can I control Native with HX Stomp?

    Hi, No problem and easily done. As for Stomp - well, it’s absolutely great at doing what it was designed for.
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    HX Stomp FAQ

    Hi, Simple question - Why? If you want to change presets and snapshots, and use more than 6 blocks, you can - it’s called Helix Native and you already have that. I really don’t comprehend why you would need to use HX Stomp to do this, it’s completely unnecessary.
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    Can I control Native with HX Stomp?

    Hi taracatac, As you noted, that article was related to the HX Effects unit and you need to know about Stomp. Regarding you question about compatibility with Natve, here’s a quote from the HX Stomp FAQ section of this forum, posted by DI. Can HX Stomp presets be loaded into the Helix Native plug-in? Not currently, but individual blocks can be copied and pasted between HX Edit 2.70 and Helix Native 1.70. Again, rebuilding an HX Stomp preset in Helix Native shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds. https://line6.com/support/topic/36246-hx-stomp-faq/
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    Choosing Helix Firmware Versions

    Hi, Simple answer - Yes. Simple question - What’s the point? The Helix Firmware is constantly being revised and updated for very good reasons. Why not take advantage of the fixes etc., provided by the latest firmware? Hope this answer makes sense.
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    convert .l6t files to a .hlx file?

    Salut Dany, Beaucoup de gens ont posé des questions sur la conversion d'anciens fichiers Line 6 POD .l6t et la réponse est - non! Helix est un type d'appareil «nouvelle génération» complètement différent. Convertir des fichiers de technologie plus ancienne ne présenterait aucun avantage. Ce serait une perte de temps et d'énergie. Il en va de même pour ce que vous appelez les «autres pédales Line 6», telles que la M13, etc. Un autre exercice inutile: travailler avec de vieilles unités n'ayant rien de commun avec le matériel ou les logiciels des modèles Helix. HX Edit est conçu pour fonctionner avec la famille de matériel Helix, mais même au sein de cette famille, il existe encore de grandes différences. Helix Floor et HX Stomp peuvent uniquement utiliser le «glisser-déposer» pour partager des préréglages. Les deux unités doivent être connectées. Comme Stomp n’a aucun effet disponible, cela ne sert à rien. L'hditeur fonctionne également avec HX FX - là encore, il doit être connecté - aucun point. Si vous avez un Helix Floor (ou une unité de rack), ils sont haut de gamme et il est inutile de revenir à des types de fichiers incompatibles, anciens ou anciens, et il ne faut pas y penser. J'espère que cela a du sens / aide. (English to Quebec french translation online) Hi Dany, Many people have asked about conversion of old Line 6 POD .l6t files and the answer is - no! Helix is a completely different “next generation” type of unit. There would be absolutely no advantages to be had from converting files from older technology. It would be a waste of time and energy. The same goes for what you refer to as “other Line 6 pedals”, such as the M13 etc. Another pointless exercise, working with old units that have nothing in common with the Helix models hardware or software. HX Edit is designed to work with the Helix family of hardware, but even within that family there are still big differences. Helix Floor and HX Stomp can only use “drag and drop” to share presets and both units need to be connected. As Stomp does not have any effects available there is no point. The editor also works with HX FX - again it needs to be connected so - no point. If you have a Helix Floor, (or Rack Unit), they are top of the range and reverting to other or older incompatible file types is not necessary, and not worth thinking about. Hope this makes sense/helps.
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    Helix Help

    Hi, Re: Dialing in Power Cab If you haven’t already done it, then I suggest you take a half hour and watch this video from Jason Sadites. Jason is a bit of a guru when it comes to setting up your gear to get the best out of it, of course YMMV! Hope this is some assistance in your quest.
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    Hi, Not much to go on here, but as you say the unit is new there should be no big problem with the HXFX. First thing I notice is you are running HX Edit, but I cannot tell what version it is? You need to have the same version, or higher, than the firmware installed in the hardware. Further more you need to ensure that no other Line 6 software is running, which may be causing a conflict on the USB. Also, you do not mention if you have already had your computer communicate correctly with the hardware. Line 6 recommend that you do not use a USB hub! Here are a few reset solutions from the Line 6 help pages that you may want to try. HX Effects During the entire boot process, hold down the most suitable combination of foot switches - try option 5 first! 1. Holding FS3 + MODE - Will clear all Presets and IRs 2. Holding FS4+FS5 - Will reset Global Settings 3. Holding FS5+FS6 - Will reset Presets only 4. Holding FS6+TAP - Will Perform factory restore (reset, Globals, IRs, and Presets) 5. Holding the right arrow ">" Will put the unit in a fail safe update mode. Use this when the HX Effects is in a unrecoverable state. Line 6 also has a series of videos available for new users to familiarise themselves with certain procedures: find them here:- Hope this helps, but firstly - check your USB connections and matching firmware versions!