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Everything posted by datacommando

  1. Hi, Ah, yes the old DigiTech Space Station - IIRC, they also did a Reverb and Modulation version of that gizmo. Well, as what you are describing is "so unique", it would be a great help to have an audio clip to reference, otherwise we have nothing to go on. Helix does have a "Vintage Swell" in the delay options, also an "Autoswell" in the dynamics section along with an "Auto- Volume Echo" in among the legacy FX. There are stacks of delays onboard if you wanted to stick a volume pedal in front for the obvious "do it yourself" version of swells. Some users are not too impressed with the auto swell options on Helix and are hoping the something along the lines of the Boss Slow Gear will be added at some point. If nothing else comes close to your Space Station get a couple of patch cords and stick it in an FX Loop of the Helix. Solved. Hope this helps/ makes sense.
  2. Hi, It might be a good idea to edit the title of both of your posts/threads to let others know that it has now been SOLD.
  3. Hi, According to the details in the 5th bullet point on the site it say so - Line 6 HX Stomp https://meloaudio.com/products/meloaudio-exp-001-foot-wah-volume-expression-guitar-pedal-for-guitar-bass-players Hope this helps/makes sense.
  4. Hi, HO You may want to update your link to https://helixhelp.com as Jason Shimkoski, the creator of the site, moved over to the new version of the site in April 2019. As you’re aware the old site is still functioning, but no longer updated. Still an amazing resource for any Helix related queries. See this post on the old site. https://helixhelp.wordpress.com/2019/04/ Hope this helps
  5. ...a tuner in HX Edit, but don’t tell “spikey”. Darn! Too late. ;-)
  6. They do. It was added in FW 2.30 in November 2017 You can also find it here. https://helixhelp.com/models/15/5 It is actually described as, Stereo Width Stereo Line 6 Original (utility to collapse stereo paths) Quote from Digital Igloo about this: ”It should probably be stressed that it doesn't spread a stereo signal past 100%; it only collapses already stereo signals by a certain percentage.” plus, most (if not all) legacy FX are stereo. Best thing for stereo width - 2 speakers about 15 feet apart. The speed of sound is roughly 1100 ft/second (depends on temperature and elevation) so 15 feet/1100 = 0.013 sec. or 13 milliseconds. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  7. Would that “everything else” be Apple software products? I have tried to avoid being an early adopter of Apple stuff, because as they tend to be a law unto themselves, generally the whole house cards comes tumbling down, and things that functioned perfectly previously, simply no longer work. Then Apple will never admit to their OS breaking other applications and just blame everyone else for not keeping pace. Looks like you had no option but to go with the flow as your 2020 MBP ships with the latest OS installed. I realise this is very annoying, but I guess the problem has been introduced by the new OS. Time to have a look on the Mac forums for other stuff that no longer works, or wait for more Big Sur users to post here with the same issue. You could also take your MacBook to the Apple Store and get an opinion from their crew. That could be fun. Hope this helps/makes sense. EDIT: Not sure if this is relevant, check it out. https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/07/17/apple-has-fixed-the-usb-20-connection-bug-in-catalina-but-not-in-big-sur-yet and another https://setapp.com/how-to/fix-macos-big-sur-issues#usb-2-0-connection-problem and yet more. https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/653284
  8. Hi, You are quite correct, I really can’t understand what you are trying to achieve with this, because having re-read your OP, I think you have already answered your own question. This is the point my confusion - if you have recorded dry guitar signals how/why is it a stereo input to the Helix. There are some exceptions but usually guitars are mono instruments until post amp stereo FX are added. Dazed and confused (once more).
  9. Hi, The reason that technique is in the manual is because it is the most simple, painless way of doing it, and your audio remains digital throughout. What you want to do will put the audio through a couple of unnecessary analogue/digital/analogue conversions, but hey, that’s the way you want to work with it, so fine. You simply need to take the clean guitar audio out from your DAW via your interface into the front end of your HX Stomp and then the effected signal back to your interface and into the DAW. Not overly complicated really, a bit of re-patching and there you have it. A small mixer would be a preference here, again that’s up to you. Furthermore, as you already have a clean guitar tracked, you could keep any further processing digital by using HX Native as a channel insert plug-in and thus allowing even more options as it has far more FX blocks available. No need to exit the DAW for Helix tones. Mmm... I didn’t realise that there is a general consensus of opinion that Native doesn’t sound as good as a Stomp. Surely some mistake. That quite simply defies logic. The whole reason that the HX Stomp exists is because the “brain” is derived from the Helix, which is the same as Native. I admit that my view may be somewhat biased as I have been using a Helix floor as a primary tool for recording and re-amping guitar tracks for five years. Plus I have being using HX Native as major plug-in since it first became available - not just for bass and guitar, you can use it on any audio that you want, e.g. vocals, drums, synths. Could be that my ears have been deceiving me all this time. I really should spend less time in the studio and trawl YouTube to find where I’ve been going wrong. Also, when asking for assistance, it would be a good idea to let us know what computer OS, DAW and interface you are using - that way we could probably offer other options and/or more suggestions. For example, how about the possibility of an aggregate USB device for recording and playback? Hope this helps/makes sense.
  10. Hi, These instructions were originally done for a Mac so double check that if I left anything in that mentions Mac it will really mean your PC. O.K. Here we go again. 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 PC OS from under the "-ALL OS-" tab, then click “GO”. From the next page you can select HX Edit 2.92 for your Helix, then below that you will also need the Firmware 2.92 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. Ensure that HX Edit is closed and that you have your Helix connected to your PC by USB cable (do not use a hub, some front USB ports on PCs act like a hub) and hold down Foot Switches 6&12 while turning the power on. (You may see a black screen, but keep going). Now, launch the Updater Utility and 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 - point it at the Flash Memory file you downloaded and let it get on with the update. When it completes you can install the new HX Edit v.2.92 and you should be good to go. Hope this helps/makes sense
  11. Hi, I have to agree with “codamedia” in the post above. I also read your post several times - you possibly are overthinking this. Once you have captured the DI (Direct Injected) clean guitar by recording it into your DAW, then processing the signal should not be as complex as you want to make it. Once you have decided on the tone you want to achieve, then simply have an instance of HX Native, loaded with the same preset, as an insert on each track and then playback, panned hard left and right, and adjust to taste. You can playback the dry guitar through as many variations of presets as you want, the dry signal is always there, your choice of preset only happens when you hit “record” to bounce to another take. Audition as many set ups as you want and change as much as you want. Treat it like a huge sampler, or looper, nothing is permanent until you print it to disc and even then you can change things.You could also save the dry audio and re-amp it through a completely different rig in a months time, if you like. Or maybe, another couple of years down the line there could be yet more amps and FX added to Helix and HX Native, then it could be a totally new experience. Sorry if I am missing something, but I hope this helps/makes sense.
  12. Well that track really is quite different to the way they started out, which was basically wailing feedback and reverberating drum, vaguely akin to some of the Velvet Underground stuff. This track is from an album that was mostly ignored by people familiar with the earlier stuff as it's not quite as raucous. In trying to dissect the guitar tone, I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned that vaguely 1950's style Duane twang going on in the track, and I've also seen this track described as similar to early Cure and JoyDivision/New Order and, would you believe, it has even been compared to the Beach Boys! As for the live version - Well, they were never that picky about sounding like the original recording! I believe that William Reid used a Shin-Ei fuzz wah later referred to as the Psycho Candy Fuzz after that particular album, though it's not evident on "Head On". Get your hearing damaged by this early incarnation “The Jesus and Mary Chain".
  13. HUH? HX Stomp sounded better? You do realise that your HX Stomp uses exactly the same "audio engine" as HX Native and that Native is not limited to 6 blocks for effects? Native is technically even more powerful than a Helix floor unit because you can load as many instances into your DAW as your computer can handle. Listening to things on YouTube is not always accurate as video can be subjected to all sorts of compression routines that can totally mess with the audio. If you try the technique described by "silverhead" in the post above, you can try out the demo version of HX Native and check the results first hand. Furthermore, once you have your DI audio you can process it through a whole bunch of other plug-ins for even more sonic mayhem. Hope this helps/makes sense
  14. Hello, again Vanilla, We obviously are suffering from a language problem here, but I have been trying to assist you, even though you seem to be joking most of the time. I will just say this, from what I can decipher from your posts, your RME Babyface works as expected it is a very good interface to get your guitar signal into Cubase. The situation is when you have the clean guitar recorded in Cubase and you use HX Native as a channel insert, you can hear the clean guitar along with the processed signal from Native and the whole thing sounds bad. I think that the issue is from Cubase and the way you are monitoring the channels. I stated earlier that I haven't used Cubase for many years, but I did look at the Operation Manual and it seems like there are 3 different ways to monitor your sound. See page 239. In Cubase, monitoring means listening to the input signal while preparing to record or while recording. The following ways of monitoring are available. Via Cubase. Externally by listening to the signal before it reaches Cubase. By using ASIO Direct Monitoring. This is a combination of both other methods. Check the way your signal is routed and monitored through the busses in Cubase, other than that, I have nothing else to offer. Goodbye and Good luck
  15. Ha ha, You beat me to it, with this and the other thread. Didn’t spot the double post. ;-)
  16. Hi, The only thing that I know about the John Browne presets is that they are from the high gain, metal, djent school of sonic mayhem and are put together for use on the full Helix units. If that is the case, then they won’t work on your HX stomp, because essentially it is a chopped down Helix with only one DSP and quite a few less blocks. If you have, or know someone, with a copy of Helix Native then those files could be loaded in where they will work fine, but you would have to re-jig the presets in order to load them into your Stomp and even then that may not be possible if they still exceed the available DSP and block capability of your Stomp. Whatever you ended up with would be nothing like the preset you imagined when you bought them. Even more annoying is that the real trouble with things like this is, the presets are essentially software and usually no refunds are available for software that has "technically" been used. Sorry, that’s not what you want to hear, useless you can get someone to hack the files in Native, and even then I don’t think this will work.
  17. This is definitely a one one on me. Using HX Edit is a real time thing, whatever action you perform should appear on the hardware screen instantly. As noted by "phil_m" in his comment above, avoid connecting to the hardware via a hub, plus ensure that your firmware and HX Edit version numbers are the same as noted by "HonestOpinion". Factory reset on the hardware usually blows the bugs out. Can't immediately think of anything else that might be the cause of this time lag you're experiencing. Weird, just plain weird.
  18. Hi Richard, If your “PRESET” joystick selector does not perform as shown in this video, you may need to have it checked out. It is not unknown for the tags on the joystick to require re-soldering. Not a big job, but possibly best if done by a Line 6 authorised service department, even if it is out of warranty as you say it is a pre-owned item. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  19. Posted on TGP yesterday by Frank R. “Hey guys! Wanna be a 3.0 beta tester? We are looking for a bunch of applicants to apply ASAP. The team will review and select a bunch of you to play with the latest and greatest cool stuff we have going on! Head to this link, fill out a beta profile, and we will be in touch. Have at it!” https://line6.com/account/betateams/?fbclid=IwAR2eIsx2P6A8S2lRWrH3IlvVczubQEql3TfiDdd-IK3J09DPfjXJoorpniE Don’t all rush at once, it’s probably been filled up by now, judging from the reactions on TGP.
  20. Hi, Capacitive touch sensitive foot switches are not featured on the POD GO, but they are on the Helix family products. Take 15 minutes and watch this - better than a thousand words. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  21. Hi, When you touch a foot switch with the block highlighted the option is to assign that effect either as a momentary or latching switch. If you assign, for example, a Script Phaser to latching on FS1, then engaging the switch will turn it on the effect and pressing again will turn off (bypass) the phase effect. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  22. The Line 6 Updater is there - maybe you missed it, therefore I will suggest that you follow these instructions to see it you can get your box to work as a guitar processor and not a paper weight. First go to the "DOWNLOADS" menu at the top of this page and from "-ALL HARDWARE-" select HX Stomp, then leave the "-ALL SOFTWARE-" as it is, now select your Mac OSX from under the "-ALL OS-" tab. Now click the “GO” button. From the next page you can select HX Edit 2.92 for your Stomp, then below that you will also need the Firmware 2.92 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 Mac. Ensure that any version of HX Edit that you may have is closed, and that you have your Stomp connected to your Mac by USB cable, then hold down “Page >” while turning the power on. You may see a blank screen, but keep going. Now, launch the Updater Utility and select "Offline Mode". Your HX Stomp and current firmware version should now show in the window, click on the dark green coloured band and you should now have the option to select a local file - point it at the Flash Memory file you downloaded (in the downloads folder on your Mac) and let it get on with the update. When it completes you can install the new HX Edit v.2.92 and you should be good to go. This information is supplied in good faith and no guarantee is given or implied - should this not succeed, I suggest you raise a ticket with Customer Support. Hope this helps/makes sense - good luck.
  23. No, you have no idea what I think. I was simply pointing out, as HonestOpinion had said: “These debates are getting a little long in the tooth. Many of these ideas have been slapped down for years on the forum while other modeling companies have already successfully implemented them or are about to.” You don’t like that, and you have your opinion too, but you do know what they say about opinions...
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