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  1. Especially when trying to get the sweat off the strings. :)
  2. It might get included after Line 6 add the “unbelievably talented guitar player” block and optional USB coffee pot warmer. I had to check that what I read in the thread title was real. Jeez.
  3. Hi, Raise a ticket with Customer Support, but they would possibly like a lot more information than you have supplied here. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  4. Hi, Try a factory reset. HX Stomp Button Combination Description All 3 Footswitches Clears all presets/IRs FS1+2 Resets presets and IRs FS 2+3 Factory restore (globals, presets, IRs Hope this helps/makes sense.
  5. I’m surprised that you have to ask the question. There is so much information, and demo videos, all over the internet showing what the Helix is capable of. Although, maybe you are looking for some reassurance from users, because it’s quite a big investment. O.K. I started out with this Line 6 stuff way back with the old original red kidney bean POD, later in 2006 a POD XTLIve (with the Gold Bundle extras), then the POD HD500 (and POD Farm) in 2010, and ultimately, late in 2015 the Helix floor. Let me say that this thing is a world away from where Line 6 began with modelling. It may look like the flight deck of the Starship Enterprise when you first spark it up, but it’s really easy to find your way around and create great tones right from the off. Plus, in the time I have had mine, there have many, many firmware updates adding stacks more stuff - free. You say that you are “thinking about making the switch” - don’t think about it - do it, you won’t regret it.
  6. It sure is. Why have you started a new thread for the same problem? You seem to have run out of options from the solutions offered in this forum. “The device is new, it has not suffered shocks, electric shocks, humidity, smoke ...” If this is the case! then your Helix will be still under warranty - raise a ticket with Customer Support for a repair or replacement.
  7. This looks like it needs an electronics technician. I have never seen this sort of thing before. You have nothing to lose by trying to install from a Windows PC, but a stream of zeros and ones travelling down a wire, are the same from any computer. I would have thought you Mac was the problem if it was one of the new models, or running Big Sur, but you are running the same system as me (High Sierra on a IMac 27”Retina 5k) and I have never had any issues updating.
  8. Same here. The ability to swap mic type, position, and distance in a virtual 3D space within the Helix should have been included right from the start. I really cannot understand why.
  9. Thanks. I have never been too big a fan of Ableton Live, although I got a bundled version when I changed my master MIDI keyboard a few years back. I guess I only ever used it a couple of times, so now it’s just taking up space on one of my drives, along with several other DAWs that I use to check out HX Native for issue that people post on here. I think I will stick with Logic Pro X.
  10. Hi, Here is possibly the best solution for you. Buy the HX Stomp. Once you have purchased and registered the hardware, you are eligible for the discount on Helix Native priced at $99.99. Occasionally there are promo deals and there may be even more of a discount bringing the price down to in the region of $70. While waiting for a good deal on the software you can be recording with your Stomp, and also download the free 15 trial version of Native. That way you can experience the best of both worlds. Oh, yeah you can also record both your guitar and bass - easy. Stick in an inexpensive M-Audio expression pedal and away you go. If you need a MIDI expression there are lots of options, but the Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Foot Controller seems to get lots of votes on here. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  11. I think he did it as a BUMP ⬆︎⬆︎⬆︎ :)
  12. This is a bullet point from the promo blurb on the Blackstar site. • Unity Bass Series Active Cabinet – connect to any amp in the Unity Bass Series for 250W of extra power That makes it seem as if it has to be connected to the other unit. I haven't used this type of cab, but this is from the user hand book page 17 - which says it can be used. 4. Cabinet Link/Line Input This is the balanced audio input to your Unity Pro Bass U250ACT Active Cabinet. Connect the Cabinet Link output from any Unity Pro Bass combo here using an XLR cable (supplied). Your U250ACT Active Cabinet can also be connected to most external preamps, amp modellers or effects processors for live use, with up to 250W of power. Simply connect the output of the external equipment to this input of your U250ACT using an XLR cable or 1⁄4" instrument cable. Hope this helps/makes sense
  13. Hi, First thing to check is that you don’t have any firewall protection or something like “Little Snitch” or “Radio Silence” blocking your attempts to log in. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  14. Hi, This is crazy, because usually in these situations people complain that their Helix is bricked when it fails to complete the update correctly and they get a blank screen. This one appears to boot, but fails to respond to any button pushes. I have to say that as far as I know, everyone else who had a failed update, and then followed the instructions above, managed to get their unit back to normal operation, unless there was a hardware fault, which requires a technician. From what you have stated here, it seems as if you managed to re-install the firmware, because in your second post you said you were unable to do that: "the iMac does not detect the Helix. "Select device to update" appears on the Updater screen, but there is nothing to choose, it is a black box." If you used the Line 6 Updater Utility and connected to the Helix and you re-installed the firmware, then you managed to connect the Helix and HX Edit over USB, but the Helix doesn't respond to to any command then the best thing to do is to raise a ticket with Customer Support. The only other thing that may be causing a problem is your Mac might be loading and earlier version of HX Edit - Check your Mac is not linking to an ALIAS of HX Edit. Ensure are using version 3.01. When, and if, you are certain that there are no other versions of the Line 6 software on your machine - go through the firmware re-install routine as I described previously. If your Mac can detect the Helix on the USB, run the installer with no other applications running. When the operation completes the Helix should reboot and go through the rebuilding presets routine - make sure this action completes. Then load HX Edit v3.01 and it should connect to the Helix. You should then be able to reload your presets from the back up file which you made before. If you are still having problems, but the HELIX is getting past the startup screen and displaying a preset (as in your photo above), turn the power off and then back on again while holding down FS10 & 11, then release the foot switches as soon as you see the message "Rebuilding Presets" on the screen. Once again - if you cannot get this to work - you may need a technician to lookout it Sorry I cannot be anymore help.
  15. datacommando


    Copy and paste the blocks you need from one preset to the other, or add the block to your “Favourites” to load whenever you need it. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  16. Hi, First thing to try is the factory reset options to see if it will blow the bugs out. 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. If the Factory reset fails then follow these instructions: First go to the "DOWNLOADS" menu at the top of this page and from "-ALL HARDWARE-" select Helix, then leave the "-ALL SOFTWARE-" as it is, now select your Mac OS from under the "-ALL OS-" tab, then click “GO”. From the next page you can select HX Edit 3.01 for your Helix, then below that you will also need the Firmware 3.01 Flash Memory. Now scroll right the way down the page where you will find Line 6 Updater version 1.9. Download all these items to your computer and note where they are. Ensure that HX Edit is closed and that you have your Helix connected to your PC by USB cable (do not use a hub) and hold down Foot Switches 6&12 while turning the power on. This will put your Helix into “Safe Boot” mode, and you may see a black, or error screen, but just keep going. Now, disconnect from the internet, or any other applications that may be running, and launch the Updater Utility that you downloaded and then select "Offline Mode". Your Helix and current firmware version should now show up in the window, click on the dark green coloured band and you should now have the option to select a local file - click “Choose File”, point it at the Flash Memory file you downloaded and let it get on with the update. Do not allow your computer to enter “sleep/power saving mode” during the update. When it completes you can install the new HX Edit v.3.01 software and you should be good to go. Should your iMac fail to detect your Helix, power down the Helix and your Mac, remove the Power and USB cable from the Helix and wait about 10 minutes then reconnect everything and reboot your Mac and power up the Helix while holding down FS6&12. No guarantees are given or implied, you do this at your own risk. If it doesn’t work, raise a ticket with Customer Support. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  17. Hi, Well the first rule of Helix club, is there are no rules. Actually, what I mean is - there is no right or wrong way to creating a preset in Helix world, as opposed to the real world, where you might fry something, or electrocute yourself. That sound you mention happening in your DAW would probably be best created using a dual pitch shift block. Very small amounts of shift should do the job. Try shifting each side, anywhere from 2 to 12 cents, one side +, the other -, for example right -8 cents and left +7 cents the adjust the time by just a few milliseconds (10 to 12 to start, but keep it short) on each to suit. You really just need to play around with it until you find what is good for you. IIRC, There was a short thread on here that discusses creating a “natural chorus” effect using dual pitch. In fact here it is. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  18. Aw, fuggit - I’m gonna get me one of these muthas. Yeah, I”m kidding! That has to be one of the funniest promos - ever! Who the hell did that voice over?
  19. Hola, A couple of weeks back, someone asked about this blue limited edition from Thomann. They seemed to think that it was different to the regular unit, because on the website it said there was no “Line Out” which is totally wrong. How would it work with no Line out? If I recall, they also had a red version that cost a few more Euros. Check the link below.
  20. Damn right, well, certainly you’ve got to be careful with something like them especially considering the price of the thing. Honest Opinion hit on a few of the things that are not quite right on the QC. Example: a single icon type for a capture. How are you supposed to keep track of if it is a cab, amp, overdrive etc.? Also the amps and cabs are separate items, and it seems an awkward way to select a matching pair of items. I haven’t seen anything about after sales, spares and repairs (should they be needed). For me, it’s still a work in progress. Pete Thorn did a good video of a capture from one of his JMP 50 amps and a Kokoboost pedal. It might be worth a look, if you haven’t seen it already. He seems to like it, but really he was only demoing the capture side of things, and they required a little tweaking. Personally, the way you are considering using it, seems to be an expensive option, if you will be mainly using it for “capture” and the onboard amps and cabs yet utilising the HXFX for the effects. I am going to stand back from this thing until we get to see it being properly used and abused, out in the real world. Each to their own, as they say.
  21. After watching this - NO. I’m not that impressed, considering all the hype. Also, I’m not sure if there is a tuner in the editor?
  22. Dude, you really could do with getting your attitude readjusted. You obviously didn’t read what I posted. I said, that you do not need to load a song in a DAW, use YouTube or whatever. But, hey - I can expect nothing better from someone who wants to listen to the sound from computer speakers. Ye gods - I despair! https://line6.com/support/topic/33493-usb-audio-question/
  23. That’s perfectly normal - I don’t understand why you might think it is complicated. You don’t mention what computer you are using, but it doesn’t particularly matter, because you could load up YouTube, find a backing track and play along. On a Mac with iTunes I can jam along with any track that I choose to playback. You managed to totally confuse me, also “rd2rk” and yourself.Too many White Russians? Just do it. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  24. I hope you have noticed how quiet it has become in here over the past couple of weeks since Frank shouted out for people to join the Beta test crew over on TGP.
  25. As the comment above, from “DunedinDragon”, the EQ block would be more functional after the amp/cab block. Easy to fix.
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