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  1. Hi, As you say that you wanted to try Helix Native, it must be the 15day trial that is causing a problem for you? The thing to remember about the trial version is that it needs to keep “phoning home”, therefore anything that interferes with this can cause problems. Check that you firewall and/or applications like Little Snitch, Radio Silence etc., which block this process and they need to be set to allow the plug-in to connect to the outside world. Once a full license has been purchased and Native fully authorises over the Internet it should be fine. IIRC, some users have mentioned that WI-FI connections can also be troublesome while running Native in demo mode. It’s a real pain having this “phone home” authorisation process for HXN, because even though we are in 2020, some users still have intermittent or unreliable internet access. Hope this helps/makes sense Anything more serious, then the best thing to do is raise a ticket with Customer Support, then at least they will be made aware of a serious problem.
  2. I noted that you say you have been using HX Native for about 2 years without any issues. O.K, but you didn't mention what version of Native you are having this problem with. Also, if you don't already know this - the latest version Helix Native 1.93 (released 9th July) is available to download. Not much by way of Release Notes, but it does state that it is recommended for all users.
  3. Initially I wasn’t going to reply to your tedious inanity because life is too short to engage in a pi$$ing contest with you. I could spend all day pointing out all your contradictions and assumptions that you make about the looper and the internal policy decisions of Line 6 finance and R&D. If this stuff didn’t make me laugh so much it would be pitiful, and if you think that I am being sarcastic, you should try posting this nonsense over on TGP and see how they react over there. FYI The Helix looper has been discussed at length, starting way back in 2016, and since then that particular thread has been resurrected twice. Therefore, instead of ploughing over old ground, I would suggest that you read it - especially the comments made by Digital Igloo (head of product development) which may provide some genuine insight about the Helix looper. As, “soundog” pointed out in one of his posts:- “... this thread is destined to loop over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over”
  4. Hi Mike1225, Welcome to the world of digital modelling. Yep, greyed out amps or effect means you have hit the buffers, run out of steam, no more gas in the tank, and about a million other ways of saying you have maxed out the DSP in your hardware. This can be a minefield for the unwary (new user) because this thing looks as it can do anything (mostly it can), but some amp model consume more processing power depending on how complex they are. Whenever you are building a preset each block will use a varying amount of processor resources and as they accumulate you may find that some effects are no longer available (greyed out) One of the contributors to this forum has made a detailed study of the amount of DSP each amp/effect uses. Here’s a link to a video were he explains the theory. Hope this helps/makes sense. Oh, yeah, those Michael Britt presets are a very good place to start create your own patches from.
  5. Hi, In that thread there are photos and a video which show the actual current draw for various units. The result for your HX Effects was show to be:- HX Effects: max. 1.1A = 1100mA Also, it is like a Boss adapter plug with polarity: centre negative, outer positive, but it needs to fit a 2.5mm centre pin. This may be an option as it has interchangeable polarity and a variety of pin sizes and switchable voltages with a max D.C. 1500mA. This on might help you out until you can buy a genuine replacement. https://www.thomann.de/fr/thomann_netzteil_universal_3_12v_dc.htm?ref=intl&shp=eyJjb3VudHJ5IjoiZnIiLCJjdXJyZW5jeSI6IjIiLCJsYW5ndWFnZSI6ImZyIn0%3D EDIT - IMPORTANT I FOUND THIS ONE ON AMAZON UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Replacement-Adaptor-Negative-Centre-Supply/dp/B07Y8M9GH5 AND THIS ONE ON EBAY UK - IF IT HELPS YOU https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-9V-3A-AC-DC-Adaptor-Negative-Centre-Power-Supply-for-Line6-DC-3g-/401595600064
  6. Aw, come on! Dangerous - that’s usually a term to associate with “hazardous to heath”. Danger of electrocution etc. “You're a sarcastic person, aren't you?” Nope - I speak as I find and why should I take it personally. I don’t work for Line 6 - I’m a Helix user, just like you! “If you disagree with my view, that's perfectly fine.” I do - otherwise this wouldn’t be happening, and that’s perfectly fine - get over it! “I however don't assume that you are a moron because you disagree with me.” I didn’t assume you are a moron either, you implied that I did - although I do disagree with you. “Anyone in the industry understands the complexities in software and firmware development.” Now you are agreeing with me that other things have taken priority over a built in looper facility that you don’t like and that can be solved by using a dedicated device. “So it takes a lot of money” And resources, etc. Nuff said. “What's your personal background? Why are you assuming I'm making this stuff up?” Well my background is irrelevant to the looper issue. Plus, once more, you think I’m making an assumption - that might be you making assumptions about me. “There is ZERO sense of entitlement.” Sorry, but it may have seemed like that from your comments, “How old are you anyhow?” Once more, irrelevant - but retired, so let’s say somewhat older than you. “I'm in my 50s and worked my a$$ off to get my degrees, and had nothing handed to me along the way.” That’s a little defensive - but good for you. I never said you didn’t do any of that stuff. I did say that there seems to be a general air of “entitlement” around and you appeared to be contributing. “The only arrogance I see here is someone assuming that statements from a stranger must be from an entitled fool”. Yet again - that assumption is on your part. DILLIGAF!
  7. From what you have said in your post, I would say that studio reference monitors would be a good choice (especially for listening at lower volume levels). Depending on your budget, there is a huge range to chose from either powered or passive. If you are unfamiliar with them then you need to evaluate them in a realistic listening environment, comparable to your own listening space. As mentioned by “silverhead” in the post above, 6 inch cones would be a good start, but if you’re tight on space there are some excellent smaller desktop reference monitors. You need to shop around.
  8. O.K. Here we go again - this is like trying to explain what colour “red” is to someone who was born blind! “it's really frustrating to have it be such a restrictive, dangerous challenge to use.” Dangerous? How so? That’s a very strange comment, has anyone died using it? “I have no idea” Now, there’s a statement you made that could well be true. “it's still capable of so much more than it does now.” You can prove this - obviously? “I'm fairly certain that this is possible with the appropriate software (firmware)... of course, lots of coding work,...” And, of course you have knowledge and experience of this? “But I still can't use it for anything but the most simplistic looper song building... which is cool, but archaic.” Therefore, you went ahead and bought a product that did not fulfill your expectations! Oh, dear. How sad, never mind! “competitive with the most basic good live use loopers available for 40 to 80 bucks on amazon.” Hello! Would you believe it - that’s exactly what I did. It’s called “tools to do the job”, but no, because you bought into the Helix, now everything you ever dreamed should be included FREE! I won’t quote the all of the Tubes “What Do You Want From Life” again, but “a baby's arm holding an apple?”... you get the idea? “lack of development time and resources they have been given to create something more powerful.” Ha, ha, ha! And you know this? How? “It's just so so close, but it's like it's unfinished.” Well it’s been there for 5 years so, maybe when they finish developing the next generation of the firmware, they can go back to investing more time and resources to creating something more powerful which may save you having to buy a $50 looper. I really cannot comprehend this “entitlement” attitude or where it comes from. In my day whinging children were left to perish on frozen, wind swept mountain tops. How come everyone thinks this stuff that spent 10 years in research and development is so simple to modify on a whim of some ungrateful... I really do despair for humanity’s future if this is it. Be happy with what you have! WTF.
  9. Yeah, right and I would like a Quantec Room Simulator, buy it ain’t gonna happen. I thought your idea was - quote: ”I totally get that many users would prefer a dedicated looper, and I have some of those, but the HX is soooo close to allowing me to use less gear!” Furthermore, FYI, posting requests like this goes nowhere on this forum: “If Line 6 is listening, this simple request would really open up some possibilities”. Nope, this is a user to user thing - Line 6 don’t routinely monitor these threads - no one can hear you scream in space! It also really amuses me that these idea requests are usually described as “simple”. If you have a “feature request” for something you would like added to a Line 6 product, you need to post to IdeaScale. Be sure to check that the idea has not been added perviously or you will water down the votes. Go here and sign up. https://line6.ideascale.com/a/campaign-home/51424 Once you have done that you can mention it in the pinned thread at the top of this forum to see if can attract others to vote for it. Easy really!
  10. As you are in Europe, you could contact Thomman to ask if they can help. https://www.thomann.de/gb/compinfo_contact.html There is also a discussion here that may give you a solution. https://line6.com/support/topic/32075-helix-hx-effects-alternative-power-supply-now-only-1299/ Hope this helps
  11. As noted in the post above from "codamedia", by the time you have an HX Stomp (800g) and a HX Effects (2.2kg) with addition of power supplies, plus any extra MIDI controller hardware there really cannot be any great advantage. More stuff to connect with more cabling. If you need to "downsize" why not go for a Helix LT (5.44kg), which is a little lighter an probably more familiar to use - no having to learn all those new foot switches etc.
  12. NOTE TO ALL - Not sure if this is connected to the issue in Helix Native, but... This same error code is also known to occur on Helix hardware devices and the general opinion is that this seems to happen because of a “corrupt” preset which refuses to load. On hardware versions simply rebuilding the presets when “powering on” the unit might fix the “glitch”. Many people have complained about the amount of time it takes to run through the “rebuilding” presets after a firmware update, but it is a necessary task to make things work as they should. This was even more essential when the main “Core” of the Helix OS was changed in the v2.80 firmware. After that update, people also noted that if they loaded an older preset, or sometimes one from CustomTone, then the “rebuilding presets” routine would run again on the next power up. This is obviously needed to bring all the loaded presets in line with the latest firmware. Helix Native doesn’t mention anything about “rebuilding presets”, which is rather odd as it is the same engine as the hardware, but all I can say is - “I hope you read and followed all the release notes with the 2.80 firmware regarding Native backup and restore”. NOT SURE IF THIS HELPS Note: the latest version Helix Native 1.93 (released 9th July) is available to download.
  13. Hi Greg, (and anyone else with this problem) After checking previous posts it appears this particular error was initially reported way back in early 2018 with v1.5 Native - it looks like nobody ever bothered to report back here with the solution. I will echo the advice given by “soundog” in that old thread - Raise a ticket with support”. Oh... and it would be good if you could please keep others informed as to any resolution offered. link: Hope this helps/makes sense. EDIT: NOT SURE IF THE LAST COMMENT IN THIS THREAD HELPS - CHECK IT OUT!
  14. Damn! This is probably preaching to the converted, but have you tried turning off absolutely everything that is likely to cause a conflict in the audio/USB paths in and out, and also anything that may be trying to contact the outside world via wifi or Ethernet, firewall etc.? O.K. I’m gonna guess that the answer is - yes. The situation is such an odd one that I don’t recall anything like this being mentioned on here. I reckon this is so strange that the best thing to do is raise a ticket with Line 6 support. At least if you contact them, and even if they have not encountered this issue, they will be made aware of the problem and take steps to get you up and running ASAP. Good luck with this.
  15. I think it may be wise to read this - because AFAIK, there is absolutely no reason to think that HX Edit is part of the fix for your G10. Plus this stuff has it’s own forum. https://line6.com/support/page/kb/live-sound/relay-digital-wireless/
  16. Now why would you want to damage a truck?
  17. I found the article which I mentioned in my earlier post regarding compressors (and it was from HonestOpinion).
  18. IIRC - Digital Igloo said that the whole point of having SEND/RETURN inserts was to allow people to patch in external favourite stomp boxes or whatever. Apparently, the thinking behind this was anyone who was using specialist loopers (Boss RC-30) in their performance could easily hook up to the Helix/HXFX etc. There are so many looper pedals out there - why reinvent the wheel, especially if looping is your “big thing” you possibly already had some efficient hardware. The looper in the HX family of products is more of a novelty, certainly not what you expect or are asking for. The best thing I found to do with it is to place it as the first block in the signal chain and then record a short snippet of audio and then you can easily switch amps, cabs IRs, effects etc., with both hands free. For the sort of features you are asking for there are plenty of options available from TC Electronic (Ditto x4), Electro Harmonix (720 stereo), Pigtronix (Infinity 2), plus the ubiquitous Boss range. Although, now, as you have invested in the HX Effects, then Line 6 should give you all those extra features - free! I guess that you must have known that the looper didn’t do all that other stuff when you bought the HXFX. You did check - didn’t you?
  19. “Pagey” uses the studio as an instrument, learning from the best during his time a session player in the U.K., but since Zep finished he spent the whole time doing re-master after re-master. Surely there is only so much you can wring out of a back catalogue? As for the Blue Box, isn’t that basically a fuzz with a two octave drop? Oh! Here’s a quote I found from MXR - “This is the crazy effect heard on Jimmy Page's "Fool in the Rain" solo. The Blue Box takes your guitar signal and duplicates it two octaves down for a huge, subterranean tone. The Blend knob lets you control how much of the effected tone you mix in with your dry signal. Not for the timid—there is truly nothing like the Blue Box.” Maybe “Jimbo” was using some of Mr Crowley’s magick!
  20. What? The one on the Samba drums or the disco whistle? Right - I’m outta here (through that door over there!) https://line6.com/support/topic/22107-anyone-have-a-preset-like-the-solo-on-led-zeppelins-fool-in-the-rain/
  21. That will do the job - have fun.
  22. Hi, This has been said many, many times on this forum - coming from valve amps and the “amp in the room” sound - then this is going to be TOTALLY DIFFERENT. The sound from Helix in more like the polished sound from the desk and monitors that you would experience in the control room of a recording studio. The Helix will give you sounds that you are more used to hearing from a commercial recording. The trouser flapping effect of standing next to a 4x12 cab is a world away. To what (and how) is your Helix connected, because that may be having an affect on what you are hearing. Plus, this has also be mentioned lots of times - downloads from CustomTone are going to be different unless you are using EXACTLY the same equipment, guitar, pickups, environment, etc. - it will not sound the same.
  23. Hi, If you have been able to use HX Native with Cubase 10.5 previously without any problems, then that seems to indicate something else is at fault. I would not immediately jump to the conclusion that HXN is the culprit, even though you experienced crashes in Premier. It maybe that something has become corrupted somewhere down the line. Has there been any other modifications to your PC’s operating system or new software added? I know this doesn’t solve anything, but for everything to simply stop working as it should, is not logical (captain).
  24. The function of a compressor is to make loud things quieter and quiet things louder- squeezed from both ends. That’s it’s job, but it depends how it is set. Mild compression (2:1 to 4:1ratio) is a fairly standard studio setting for guitar/bass, more extreme settings (10:1) it becomes a limiter which will flatten everything from your pick attack to screaming lead - no dynamics, brick wall limiting. Cranking an amp into a limiting compressor may not be what you want to achieve. Somewhere on this forum (IIRC written by “Honest Opinion”) is a big article about compression - a full 101 of how to and when and where to use it, but rules are meant to be broken. Play around with the settings until you hear what you’re after. This is a digital system so you can mess with stuff without blowing anything up.
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