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  1. Excellent, that might be valuable information one day!
  2. So you're defenitely logged in with HX Edit?
  3. This. Information on the site is very misleading.
  4. In case it's a wave file indeed, you should be able to load it (or convert it beforehand). But some companies also support their own proprietary formats (I think Fractal does so, too), so in case it's that proprietary format, you're rather out of luck.
  5. Under macOS (and I think it was sort of similar back in my Windows days), you have to have both connected at least once to define one as the default interface. You can of course change things later on, but at least macOS will only accept one "true" default interface in case you really told it to "upvote" one of them while "downvoting" the other. Quite stupid btw, there should be a checkbox so you never run into this at all (at least Logic is asking you and you can check a "never ask again" box).
  6. Does it disable your Apollo in your DAW or under Windows?
  7. In case the amp itself sounds nice, you could consider using it as a clean pedal platform and don't any amp modules in the Helix. Would not give you *that* much more control, though, just a tonestack (which you could get globally within the Helix, too, via the Global EQ, if that is something you're after). I would likely not go for any 4CM setup in case you've got no time to properly check things out. In fact, I would just continue to run things as you do already - I mean, one of the things you've got to deal with as a modeler user is the menu-driven, floor-crawling culture coming along with most units. And yeah, I totally agree that both aspects are annoying. Which, fwiw, is why I stepped back from a Helix-only setup. Still crawling but at least no menu-diving anymore. And my next all-in-one modeler will offer mobile device remote control for the very same reasons.
  8. Working just fine over here.
  9. Huh? There's no legacy area for amps in the Helix (just for cabs).
  10. I think it's up there already (will crosscheck later on). Well, the first thing would be a bog standard local search option. Step 1: "IR "Killercab_01.wav" is missing" Step 2: "Do you want me to search for "Killercab_01.wav"?" Step 3: Search a) filesystem, b) drive, c) folder, d) manually? This is how pretty much each decent software sampler does it already. That might be an interesting extension of whatever search functions, but it surely wouldn't work without all/most/plenty of IR vendors agreeing to kind of sign into a global database. Which IMO would only make sense in case plenty of modeler vendors would take part as well. In a nutshell, a rather herculean task. But seriously: A decent local search option would help a lot already. Maybe even with patches downloaded from Customtone - I mean, it's not unlikely that you might have an overlapping group of IRs on your harddrive as the patch creator. And it'd obviously help even more with your own patches.
  11. If it was after me, no amps would be added for a long time until some other things would be done. But I guess that won't happen anymore, so I'll take a new amp as well. But I'd rather like a great D-style thing.
  12. No, this isn't about Customtone (just sort of related), simply because it happens with each and every patch that is missing an IR. In addition to telling you the name of the missing IR (which could obviously help in aquiring it), HX Edit should offer a search option, as easy as that. Bog standard in computer land and a massive oversight.
  13. Unfortunately, thanks to the abysmally bad IR management of the HX family, there's no way to find out which IR is missing. So even in case you had it on your computer already (perhaps from an IR pack you've purchased), you'd be out of luck, go figure. It really doesn't get much worse.
  14. Scam. Even without the research done by @PierM (thanks, interesting at least - been stumbling across Namecheap before already...), the price clearly gives it away. I mean, how would anyone (even a legit shop) be able to sell you a Helix for noticeably less than the all time lowest street price (from around 3-4 years ago or so) in times when literally every single electronic device is sold for record money? And even if that was still somehow possible, why *would* anyone do so in case the unit would sell like hot cakes for around 500 bucks more already?
  15. Under Windows, one also needs to kill the remaining process via Task Manager or reboot.
  16. SaschaFranck


    Yeah well, I probably would. But you're not even sharing a link to your suggestion. Which is why I thought me having an excellent pizza was as much of an important information.
  17. SaschaFranck


    I just had a pizza, it was delicious. Maybe you can get one as well.
  18. Not just better... I'd also bet on a vastly higher efficiency. I mean... vs.
  19. Oh really? You revive this 3 year old thread to please us with your wisdom? Thank you!
  20. He said that small size is attractive. If anything, the Helix Floor and LT are *not* small, they're rather bulky and heavy affairs not fitting into any regular backpack or, say, cabin luggage. In addition, as they're so heavy, they need very good padding (or a case) during transport, otherwise you will eventually break a pot, crack the screen or whatever.
  21. You could save around 4-500 here easily. No need for any luxury DI boxes, a stereo one (if you need stereo) for around 50 bucks will do. Same goes for the power supply. When running it off the main board, I'm daisy chaining the Stomp with two pedals, using a PSU for less than 20 bucks, 100 bucks would already give you a Harley Benton one with isolated outs if you want something more fancy and flexible. And as far as the board goes, I have a small wooden construction made of case plywood. Cost me 20 bucks cut and ready to roll from the local case builder.
  22. Which, tbh, is a shame. Look at how Fractal and Kemper are handling these things. Their own forums are their homebase with some occasional appearances at other places. This is how you can keep things under control and get an idea about your actual users. Interestingly enough, these are the very two (only!) places I'm banned from on the web (if I wasn't involved, it'd be quite an entertaining story about how that happened, possibly allowing for some deeper insights into one person's psyche (not mine...)). Coincidence? Hrrhrr... And well, on a somewhat absurd sidenote: I have seen links to the thread I started being posted in both of these places (I had a look at the FB group just 2 days ago via a friend's account, a Helix user as well). I possibly should've added a big "do not post this at TGP" sign (you might've guessed that I actually don't care, even if I'm not using any j/k emojis).
  23. Every bit this. Even if the Line 6 Updater does the job - it only sort of does. I mean, as soon as there's traces of HX Edit running in the background, you're out of luck and there's absolutely zero official information - let alone instructions - about how to adress that very issue. Might as well be the problem @willlin is running into. Heck, there's not even any official information about the Line 6 Updater at all in this part of the forum. It's as if it didn't even exist - and yet, most often it's the only cure once you're running into what seems like a bricked unit. The longwinded post I wrote should actually be a nicely formatted post by some Line 6 employee, made sticky for the rest of all times, it's nothing us users should have anything to do with. And of course, ideally there should be some sort of extra security level built into the update via HX Edit - which defenitely can fail quite sometimes, even if you literally follow each and every step of the official instructions (as said, I had it happen myself, and yes, I am perfectly able to read and follow such instructions), so there must be something fishy going on, at least every now and then. In case it's server issues (which I suppose might be the starting point of many messed up updates, it most certainly was in my case), the actual update process should be able to realize that the download was not complete. And in case it's "just" a communication problem between the updating software and the hardware, this should cause the update process to stop, too. Well, it actually does so - but what it should do in any case would be offering an option to revert to the previously installed firmware, which should be temporarily cached by the updater, so there'd be a rollback option without any user action required. Kinda like HX Edit asking "Whoops, we were running into some issues, revert to previous state, yes/no?". And once you pressed "yes", everything would happen automatically, simply because the updater created that temporarily cached backup. Maybe at the end of that failed update, you should be presented a link to the Line 6 Updater and some instructions about how to retry, this time using the "manual" method. Really, so far each and every update has caused hundreds (if not even thousands) of failed attempts. That should be adressed.
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