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  1. Thanks for the update on your situation - far too many people don’t bother to advise other users of the final outcome.
  2. Hi, Yes, this is supposed to happen - here is a quote from the HX Stomp 3.0 Owner’s Manual > Page 22 > Input Settings HX Stomp has an impedance circuit on its Main L/R inputs that affects tone and feel by loading your guitar’s pickups as they would by an effect pedal or amplifier. A lower value will typically result in some high frequency attenuation, lower gain, and an overall “softer” feel. A higher value provides full frequency response, higher gain, and an overall “tighter” feel. The “Auto” option allows the impedance to reflect the impedance of the first block in the signal path—also see the Auto Impedance option in “Global Settings > Preferences” For further info, download the manual here: Stomp 3.0 Owner's Manual - English .pdf Hope this helps/makes sense.
  3. Bonjour, encore une fois, Avec ce monde numérique, tout le monde doit commencer quelque part, et vous n'êtes pas seul lorsqu'il s'agit de traiter avec l'audio numérique, à la fois le logiciel et le matériel. C'est toute la raison pour laquelle ces forums existent - les utilisateurs essaient d'aider d'autres utilisateurs. Une chose à considérer lorsque vous demandez de l'aide aux utilisateurs du Forum, c'est une très bonne idée de fournir autant d'informations que possible concernant votre ordinateur et votre système d'exploitation, ainsi que l'interface audio que vous utilisez. En théorie, savoir de telles choses peut aider lorsqu'il s'agit de résoudre tout problème. Une autre chose à retenir est que, même si vous avez déjà "acheté naïvement des préréglages en pensant qu'ils fonctionneraient" avec vos effets HX, tout n'est pas perdu, car comme je l'ai mentionné dans mon post précédent - HX Native est le cerveau du logiciel qui est dans les appareils Helix complets. Vous devriez être en mesure d'importer ces préréglages et de les utiliser comme prévu. La seule chose avec l'utilisation de Native, plutôt que du matériel réel, c'est que vous n'avez pas accès à l'envoi/retour, à la boucle FX et à la boucle, car ils n'ont pas de fonctionnalité de routage dans Helix Native. Il existe de nombreuses applications DAW gratuites disponibles - il suffit de taper "logiciel DAW gratuit" dans Google. La même routine fonctionne également pour les hôtes VST. Si, ou quand, vous êtes à nouveau coincé - postez ici, et quelqu'un sera en mesure de vous aider. J'espère que cela/aide a du sens. —————————————— Hello, once more, With this digital world, everyone has to start somewhere, and you’re not alone when it comes to dealing with digital audio, both software and hardware. That’s the entire reason these forums exist - user’s trying to assist other users. One thing to consider when seeking assistance from Forum users it's a really good idea to supply as much information as possible regarding your computer and operating system, plus which audio interface you are using. In theory, knowing such things may help when it comes to troubleshooting any issues. Another thing to remember is, even though you have already “naively bought presets thinking that they would work” with your HX Effects, all is not lost, because as I mentioned in my previous post - HX Native is the software brain that is in the full Helix devices. You should be able to import those presets, and use them as they were intended. The only thing with using Native, rather than the actual hardware is, you don’t have access to the Send/Return, FX Loop and the Looper, as they have no routing functionality within Helix Native. There are many free DAW application available- simply type “free DAW software” into Google. The same routine also works for VST Hosts. If, or when, you get stuck again - post here, and someone will be able to assist. Hope this/helps makes sense.
  4. Salut, La première chose que vous devez savoir est que Helix Native est conçu comme un plug-in pour un DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), tel que Logic Pro sur Mac OS ou Reaper sur une machine Windows. Cela dit, il est possible de faire tourner HX Native dans une application hôte VST, par exemple Gig Performer sur Mac, ou Cantabile sur PC. Metallurgy est également un plug-in DAW, mais peut également fonctionner comme une application autonome. Vous n’avez pas besoin de dépenser beaucoup d’argent, car il existe de nombreux logiciels hôtes DAW et VST gratuits et relativement peu coûteux disponibles sur Internet. Quant à la création et à la modification de presets pour votre HXFX, il est possible d'exécuter HX Native en « mode de compatibilité ». Cela vous permettra de modifier les préréglages et de savoir qu'ils fonctionneront avec votre matériel. Vous pouvez également désactiver l'option de compatibilité, ce qui permettra alors à Native de fonctionner sans restriction et vous offrira toutes les fonctions d'une unité Helix complète, tous les amplis, baffles et effets disponibles. Bien sûr, cela n’est possible que depuis votre ordinateur, mais idéal pour l’enregistrement. Il y a toute une section dans le Helix Native Pilot’s Guide, concernant le mode de compatibilité prédéfini. Native Pilot's Guide 3.70 - English .pdf Je ne sais pas pourquoi vous voudriez compliquer les choses avec l'ajout de la métallurgie, car dans Native, vous aurez accès à tous les amplis Helix. Ne vous inquiétez pas d'avoir 50 ans - beaucoup d'entre nous ici ont au moins 20 ans de plus que cela. J'espère que cela aide/a du sens. __________________________________ Hi, The first thing you should know is, Helix Native is designed as a plug-in for a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), such as Logic Pro on the Mac OS, or Reaper on a Windows machine. Having said that, it is possible to run HX Native in a VST host application, for example Gig Performer on the Mac, or Cantabile on the PC. Metallurgy is also a DAW plug-in, but can also function as a stand-alone application. You don’t need to spend lots of money, as there are many free and relatively inexpensive DAW, and VST host softwares available on the internet. As for creating and modifying presets for your HXFX, it is possible to run HX Native in “compatibility mode”. This will allow you to change presets and know they will work with your hardware. You can also turn off the compatibility option, which will then allow Native to work unrestricted, and give you all the functions of a full Helix unit, all the available amps, cabs and effects. Of course, this is only possible within your computer, but ideal for recording. There is a whole section in the Helix Native Pilot’s Guide, regarding the preset compatibility mode. Native Pilot's Guide 3.70 - English .pdf I am not sure why you would want to complicate things with the addition of Metallurgy, because within Native you will have access to every Helix amp. Don't be concerned about being 50 years old - many of us in here are at leat 20 years more than that. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  5. Hi, Buy an inexpensive expression pedal and the problem is solved. Hope this helps/makes sense
  6. Hi, I’m sure that I have seen this issue with delay blocks, mentioned elsewhere about 6 months back. IIRC the guys solution was simply to reload the preset and everything would function as expected. I will try to track it down, but If I were you, I would follow the recommendation from @rd2rk and raise a ticket. At least that way it has more chance of being fixed, sooner rather than later. Hope this helps/makes sense. EDIT: I found this about Reverb blocks in the v3.0 Release Notes, so it look like it should be fixable. (My Bold) Bug Fixes in 3.0 When synced to external MIDI clock or retriggering via TAP, certain models with tremolo circuits' LFO set to square wave would invert the waveform–FIXED If Helix had been left powered on for 24 hours or longer with the same preset active (What? Why?), its reverb blocks could become disabled until selecting another preset—FIXED Many other minor fixes and improvements
  7. Happy to help - good to know you managed to get up and running with v3.71. Enjoy your new toys!
  8. Hi, You have encountered the Apple Gatekeeper, built into the Mac OS. To learn how to bypass this insane blocker go here: It is mentioned in the link provided by @SaschaFranck in the post above, but it may not be immediately obvious. The rest of the offline installation routine will work as described in the rest of the linked post from Sascha. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  9. Huh? Any update to what exactly? If you want to jam along to Spotify, iTunes etc, simply connect your Helix to your computer via USB. The select Helix as your default Audio Interface In/Out on your computer. Connect your guitar and phones to Helix - done! It has been that way since day one, back in 2015. QUOTE: Helix Owner’s Manual > Page 68 > USB Audio ”With the Helix default “Multi” Input and Output block settings in use, you’ll automatically hear audio software playback on USB 1/2 routed directly to the Helix XLR, 1/4" and Phones outputs. This lets you jam along with YouTube, iTunes, or your DAW tracks without hearing them through a bunch of amps and effects.” Link: 3.0 Owner's Manual - English .pdf Hope this helps/makes sense.
  10. Ah ha, that was a simple fix for you, but the thing in my situation was with a dry soldered joint. It seems this was happening on a few of the early Floor and Rack units. Although, I then got a little spooked after the repair, when after updating to v.2.8x the joystick once again appeared unresponsive. Lot of other users had the same problem, which appeared to be a “bug” in the Firmware and could be fixed by reverting to an earlier version of the firmware, and later moving on up to v2.9. I haven’t encountered any recent reports of flakey joystick behaviour, but there was lots of reports way back as far as 2016. Oh, yeah - I bought a copy of your fine book on the first release - outstanding work! Happy trails.
  11. datacommando

    Sound loss

    Erm... well no. The Factory Reset put it back to the default settings of whatever firmware was already installed. Anyhow, you really should be running the latest and greatest version of the firmware (currently v.3.71), as it always contains enhancements and bug fixes for the Helix Core System. Of course should you ever feel the need to revert back to an earlier version, then the older versions are still available from the Line 6 Download area. Note: you will also need the matching version of HX Edit to go with your retrograde firmware, and any presets that you have created in the new versions are not backwardly compatible. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  12. Hi, As we are all aware of how much DSP this effect uses, then the solution would appear to be, if you are really going to want to use the Feedbacker in a preset - add it first into a signal path of a blank preset. Shows up last in the list of mono Dynamics every time, if nothing else is in the path. Hope this helps/makes sense
  13. I'm in agreement with the two comments above. I have had my Helix floor since late 2015 and it is used almost daily in my home studio. The only issue I have had with it was a fault on the joystick which was quickly repaired by an authorised Line 6 Service Centre. Essentially, as with any pre-owned electronic device - you pay your money and take a chance. I have a rack full of outboard digital effects and multi timbral synth modules from the mid 1980s that still function perfectly. I have also bought things brand new that have died within a few months, or even weeks.
  14. datacommando

    Sound loss

    Hi, It’s not tricky - it’s quite straight forward, and as for a manual, open HX Edit and click on the “question mark” icon in the lower left corner of the GUI window. From there you can select the HX Edit Pilot’s Guide v3.70 and on Page 27 is the info required for making a full backup, and restore, of all your stuff. Once you have a backup you should turn off your Helix, then while you turn the power on again, hold down FS5 & 12 until you see the boot screen. This will clear all the setlists and IRs, and return the system settings to the default. When this completes you can reload everything from your backup file, and restart the Helix. On rebooting the Helix should perform a normal “housekeeping” routine, where you will see “Rebuilding Presets” displayed on screen - it may take a couple of minutes, but all your old presets will have been upgraded to the latest format. You can find a full list of all the reset options for your Helix, here:- Hope this helps/makes sense.
  15. Hmm… listened carefully to the same sample? Both examples are the AC15. I’m in agreement with @DunedinDragon about the sound quality, and as suggested by @rd2rk, please supply a copy of the presets to check, rather than screen shots. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  16. Hi, Rather than having to type out a lot of instructions - a video is worth more than words. Here ya go! Hope this helps/makes sense.
  17. Hi, The Bronze Master can be found under the Legacy section of the Distortion FX list of the HX One. See page 14 of the Owner’s Manual. One Owner's Manual - English .pdf HX One has it’s own specific area of these forums - you can find it here: Hope this helps/makes sense.
  18. Hi, Just did a quick random download from the Helix section - works fine for me. Possibly, a temporary glitch - if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  19. This is one of those situations where the only person who can convince you about Helix Native is YOU! Suffice to say, I have been using Helix Native in Logic Pro since it first arrived way back in August 2017, and it is updated regularly along with the matching hardware units. I previously had POD Farm and a whole stack of extension packs - none of which could hold a candle to Native. I have to say that I think your logic, regarding those other companies, is seriously flawed - you have zero guarantee that any of those companies you mention will still be in business tomorrow. You pay your money, and take a chance. The only certainty in life is uncertainty! The best thing you can do right now is to download and install the latest version of Helix Native which can be run for 15 days without any restrictions. Prepare to be amazed! It may be time to drag yourself out of the Stone Age and into the future. Oh, yeah - you did miss the spec regarding Apple OS. from the download page: “Compatible OS: Mac OS X, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura, macOS Sonoma” Hope this helps/makes sense.
  20. Hi, Well, I have been using my Helix floor and Helix Native (since being released in 2017) with Logic Pro and I have never experienced what you described. Essentially, Helix Native is the software brain that also exists inside the hardware devices - they are identical. Any difference you encounter must be due to how you have it set up and are using it, usually this can be something as simple as the input levels in Native (aim for-18dB) There could be many, and various factors involved, therefore rather than typing out lots of options I suggest that you go to this link and check some of the solutions offered in the thread. Recently, there has been some discussion on YouTube regarding various Amp Sims plug-ins and how the inputs are being overdriven, which can cause huge differences between tones that should theoretically sound identical. Check out young Mr. Cordy. Also, Rabea. Helix Native also has its own specific area in these forums. Hope this helps/makes sense. EDIT: If you haven't read this before - do it now. Native Pilot's Guide 3.70 - English .pdf
  21. Yep, it’ called HX Edit. Launch HX Edit and select the Extract Files From Backup command from the File menu to launch the window. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  22. Hi, If it is really important I guess you could revert to a prior firmware version where it does work. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  23. Yeah, I guess we just know what to expect with it after all this time. It also occurs sometimes within DAWs - in Logic Pro for example what most folks regard as the stereo pan knob, is by default an balance knob that only controls the left/right relative levels. You need to control/right click on it to access the stereo field pan facility. Technology, eh?
  24. Hi, In much the same way as light can be used to capture a photographic image, likewise audio can create a sonic snapshot of the acoustic characteristics of a speaker cabinet and microphone placement in a specific room, ambient space, etc. Loading an IR which contains that sonic snippet into your Helix, should allow you to playback through it, to recreate the particular sound that was captured. Commercial IR packages can contain hundreds of these audio snaps captured by various mics at various positions within a given space - you simply need to audition each one until you find the one of your dreams - it could take quite some time. Alternatively, you could use the new cabinet modelling built in to the Helix , which is essentially thousands of IRs and a lot easier to navigate. Also, see page 37. 3.0 Owner's Manual - English .pdf Hope this helps/makes sense.
  25. Hi, Erm… well, yes you will hear a change in volume - it’s known as “Pan Law” and here’s the explanation from way back in 2019. Hope this helps/makes sense.
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