Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by datacommando

  1. Hi, If you’re having trouble triggering this automatically, then do it yourself with a volume pedal. Result - total control. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  2. Hi, There are lots of Print on Demand options available that may be worth investigating.
  3. Hi, In situations like this it is a good idea to let others know what revision of the firmware is installed in the unit. You say you tried “updating and manually resetting everything”, but don’t say how you attempted this. Did you do a “Safe Boot” and offline installation of the latest firmware - it is totally clear from your post? Other than a few people encountering the Blue Screen Of Death on Windows computers during some updates, the only other reference to something similar is from 2015 when a few users encountered a Black Screen Of Death on the hardware prior to firmware v1.02.2 which was fixed pretty darn quick. I tried to download your attachment, but when I do, it is a generic .php file with no image. Best guess - it’s something serious (beyond the scope of anyone in here) - in this situation I would raise a ticket with Customer Support. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  4. Ah, O.K. - check this video from Steve Sterlacci which may answer your question about Command Centre. Steve has done lots of videos on this subject, so you might want to look at some of the others too. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  5. Hi, If you are considering either the HX Stomp, or the HX Stomp XL, maybe you should have a read through the Ownwer's manual for the information you require. HX Stomp XL - available here in English, French, Japanese and German: Also the HX Stomp. Hope this helps makes sense.
  6. Hi, The difference in tone that you mention could be due to an impedance mismatch between the HXFX and the Blackstar. First you should check what impedance your AMPED 1 expects in the FX Loop. If it is Line level and you have the HXFX sending instrument level then that could create a loss of signal strength and tone. If it is not an impedance issue and you genuinely regard this as a bug, you really need to open a ticket with Customer Support and bring it to their attention. Sadly, there are no Line 6 staff here, and only very occasionally do they visit these forums - (See the “sticky comment” in the black banner stripe at the top of this page entitled “Welcome to the Line 6 forums”). Hope this helps makes sense.
  7. The firmware remains at v 3.60. As noted by @PerS in the post above, v3.61 is a purely "Bug Fix" update to both HX Edit and Helix Native. HX Edit 3.61 Release Notes HX Edit 3.61 (released May 30, 2023) includes bug fixes and additional improvements, and is strongly recommended for all users. Customers on macOS Ventura 13.3.1(a) or later: This update must be downloaded from A change in this version of macOS introduced an issue which causes HX Edit to no longer show available Firmware or HX Edit updates. This is resolved in HX Edit 3.61. Bug Fixes in 3.61 Updates would not appear as available for users on macOS Ventura version 13.3.1(a). EXP Bypass Toe Down Behavior parameter was reset to Heel Down when copy/pasting a preset, exporting/importing a preset, or restoring from a backup. Bass cabinets incorrectly displayed guitar microphone graphics. Other minor fixes and improvements. PLUS: Helix Native 3.61 Release Notes Helix Native (released May 30, 2023) includes bug fixes and additional improvements, and is strongly recommended for all users. Bug Fixes in 3.61 Bass cabinets incorrectly displayed guitar microphone graphics. Other minor fixes and improvements. Compatible OS: Mac OS X, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura
  8. Hi, If you got that to work for you - fine, but in a recording situation, possibly not the most ideal. For example, when recording, you probably don’t need your PA to be connected and powered up, and unless you are recording a live performance you don’t require USB out. You could be better off just using you dedicated studio monitors. The Helix can handle 8 channels of USB audio, and specifically, USB 7 is for a DI guitar signal and USB 8 is for a Microphone DI. This allows you to record dry, unprocessed audio from both the guitar and mic, giving you the option to re-amp the guitar/vocal take using Helix Native, and also additional plug-ins to further enhance your recording. Generally, my recordings are guitar only into Logic Pro, with the fully processed stereo signal recorded from (Multi) USB 1&2, with another track set to record the direct injected dry audio from USB 7, but you get the basic idea, yeah? The audio from USB 7&8 is tapped off prior to any processing and doesn’t need to be set on the output blocks. You could have the stereo Guitar output from USB 1&2, the processed Vocal on USB 3&4, and simply add 2 mono tracks in your DAW (Ableton) to record the dry inputs from USB 7 and 8. Various aspects of setting up and using USB for recording are featured on pages 68-71 of the Helix Owner’s Manual. 3.0 Owner's Manual - Rev F - English .pdf Hope this helps/makes sense.
  9. Good to know you managed to fix the issue. Search can be quite hit a miss, not just on here, but right across the interwebs. I generally stick to Helix Native for the amp plug in, even though I do have other options. In fact I had an email from NI only a couple of days back want me to up grade to Guitar Rig 7 Pro, but I have just bought the upgrade to Synth Anthology 4 - too many choices. Oh, yeah - is this the next big thing for hardware? Everything is starting to look and sound alike!
  10. It’s now over a month since your first post about this situation - that time would have been better spent having it fixed. The comment about the power supply may have been a mistake, possibly a little confusion with the HX Effects unit as the post has Helix Multi Effects in the title. The HXFX device does require an external power supply. Your Helix floor has an internal power supply that connects to the main power via an IEC C13 socket. This sound like it requires a technician to check it out and fix it. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  11. Hi, Oh, I agree, but the OP specifically mentioned an Ernie Ball volume pedal. I mistakenly pointed to the video which showed a different Ernie Ball model. Mea culpa. Tools for the job! BTW. I have been using 2 M-Audio EX-P pedals with my Helix floor, almost daily, since 2016. They a very inexpensive and do the job. I refuse to pay extremely silly high prices for a variable resistor with a treadle. Oh, yeah, I also have another 2 M-Audio units with my Arturia KeyLab Controller Keyboard for Sustain and Expression. No problem - they work just fine - simple as that.
  12. Hi, Apologies, I just checked the Ernie Ball site and @Schmalle is correct - The MVP is an active volume pedal and therefore cannot be used as an expression pedal. You require a VP JR model, like the one in the video that I linked, for it to work correctly as an expression pedal with your HXFX. Oops!
  13. Hi, There is this video on YT, it’s in Italian - turn on the CC option and you will get subtitles, but it is simple enough to follow without them. Hope this helps/makes sense. EDIT: After being hit with 2 downvotes for this post, I decided that rather than simply delete it, I intend to leave the video link here, because the mod is valid for anyone with an Ernie Ball VPJR and an HXFX. NOTE: To clarify - This will not work with the Ernie Ball MVP (Most Valuable Pedal), or any other active pedal - Apologies.
  14. Hi, Good to know that you have your Rack back up and running, and situations like yours are very common - user error, bad connection etc. I realise you regard it as embarrassing, but at least you had the bottle to come back in here and clarify the issue. Far too many people come here seeking assistance, often complaining that the Firmware update had turned their expensive piece of kit into a doorstop, but they never return to let other users know if any of the suggested fixes in here worked for them, or if it was a genuine hardware problem, or even that it was purely an oversight on their part. Enjoy using your now fully functional updated Rack.
  15. Hi, Don’t give us much to go on, do you? Just HELP! When seeking assistance it’s a great help to know, exactly, what HX device you’re trying to update, from what firmware revision and what your computer and operating system is. Anyhow, the method of recovery from failed update installations has been covered at great length in this forum. Have you looked? Oh, look - here it is - just remember any reference to version numbers in the post will need to be the very latest available. The fix is common to any hardware. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  16. HI, There has been much discussion, both good and bad, about the tuner on the HX family of products. Suffice to say, the most likely reason that the tuner is not part of the signal chain is because it would occupy a block that in limited signal paths could be put to better use. Would you really think it is more important to have a tuner always available (actually, it always is available) rather than another FX block. Even people who have, for example a Boss TU -3, connected, would most likely have it their board before the HX unit, otherwise that would use an FX Loop block for an item that maybe only in use between songs. If you do need to adjust your tuning mid song, turn on trails in the Tuner, which will avoid reverb and delay trails cutting off abruptly, while the rest of the band keep playing. In fact this is from the HX Stomp 3.0 Owner's Manual > Page 19 > The Tuner "If you have a favorite pedal tuner and wish to use it instead of the tuner in HX Stomp, connect the HX Stomp Send output to your tuner’s input and turn Knob 1 (Output) to select “Send L/R.” This way, every time you hold the TAP footswitch, HX Stomp will automatically route the signal to your favorite tuner." Most of the time you wouldn't be looking a the tuner - treat it as a bolt on extra. After 8 years, don't expect to see this change in any Firmware Update this far down the line. BTW. Line 6 never reveal what may, or may not, be in any future firmware updates - you will only find out when it drops! Hope this helps/makes sense.
  17. Hi, You may have to wait quite some time. It seems the original link provided by @soundog is broken, but there is this one, that both he and I upvoted. Sadly, only 33 votes in total since 2017. Ho, hum! link:
  18. Hi, A dot adds 50% again to a note's value: it multiplies the length of a note by 3/2. A triplet makes 3 copies of a note fit into the space of 2. (Three eighth note triplets in the space of two eighth notes.) So the triplet sign multiplies the length of a note by 2/3. 2/3 * 3/2 = 1. If you really need precision you could set your timings in milliseconds, but that requires that you don’t deviate from the overall time setting - no jazz! NOTE VALUE NOTES DOTTED TRIPLETS 1/1 (1 Bar) 2000 ms / 0.5 Hz 3000 ms / 0.33 Hz 1333.33 ms / 0.75 Hz 1/2 (2 Beats) 1000 ms / 1 Hz 1500 ms / 0.67 Hz 666.67 ms / 1.5 Hz 1/4 (1 Beat) 500 ms / 2 Hz 750 ms / 1.33 Hz 333.33 ms / 3 Hz 1/8 250 ms / 4 Hz 375 ms / 2.67 Hz 166.67 ms / 6 Hz 1/16 125 ms / 8 Hz 187.5 ms / 5.33 Hz 83.33 ms / 12 Hz 1/32 62.5 ms / 16 Hz 93.75 ms / 10.67 Hz 41.67 ms / 24 Hz 1/64 31.25 ms / 32 Hz 46.88 ms / 21.33 Hz 20.83 ms / 48 Hz Hope this helps/makes sense.
  19. Here ya go! Hope this helps/makes sense
  20. Hi, You do not need to convert any files. What you are describing is a HX Edit backup file extension - .hxb. The backup file is the one you would have been prompted to create before you updated the firmware, or maybe you created the back up yourself. Anyhow, launch HX Edit and use the File Menu - “Restore from Backup”. This will open a window that allows to to select various things from the back file. While in HX Edit, click on the “Question Mark” icon in the lower left of the GUI window, and select HX Edit Pilot’s Guide, to download a pdf reference manual which covers all the operations of HX Edit. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  21. Hi, Yes, I have used it to check presets for the Helix floor when I don't have immediate access to it, but I also remembered from the notes provided on the site, it does state: "Please note that as I only have a Helix Floor I'm unable to make this software work for HX Stomp, HX Effects or Pod Go devices" Hope this helps/makes sense.
  22. Hi, Confirmation - as if it really was needed - from the Helix Native Pilot's Guide - Page 3 - Welcome to Helix Native: "Helix Native truly is the same set of astounding amps, cabs & effects as included within the ground-breaking Line 6 Helix hardware multi-effects units and shares the same simple user interface and workflow as the Line 6 HX® Edit editor application for Helix family devices.* Due to this design, all presets you create in Helix Native plugin are compatible and transferable to Helix hardware units via the HX Edit application so that you can take your presets from studio to the stage—and back again!" Helix Native is the software only version of the sound engine inside the Helix hardware versions. The difference between the two is, the Helix LT hardware has a built in expression pedal, with the option to add second one, and a couple of Send/Return sockets, a Variax Input, plus a AES/EBU, Line 6 LINK digital output. If you will never need those functions, don't ever intend to play live and only ever work in a bedroom/studio environment, then you really don't need the Helix in a metal case as a solution. You may well be better off putting the cash towards a better audio interface. You could also add a a MIDI controller to give you real time volume swells and wah FX. The Behringer FCB1010 seems to be a popular option for this job. Just remember, any presets that you devise in your home environment using your specific gear probably would not sound identical in another listening space on a different montoring system. Presets would always require some adjustments - that's just science, but near enough for jazz. Hope this help/makes sense.
  23. Hi, I would never use Global EQ for headphones, that's not what it was designed for. If you are using studio quality cans to monitor your Helix you should not need to use any further equalisation. The Global EQ is more useful if you need to tweak your guitar signal for use in an unusual setting (i.e. basement club), without having to modify all you presets. Basically you use it to compensate for a bad environment, then when the gig is finished, turn it off. Hope this helps/makes sense.
  • Create New...