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    HX Stomp Metal patches (not on Customtone)?

    I really think it's a lot about the playing to get the individual "chuggs" out properly. Once that is managed, finding a proper amp shouldn't be too much of a deal. And fwiw, I gave that riff a try but didn't exactly manage to get much closer. Fortunately, my oh-so-valid excuse would be that this isn't my cup of tea (I'd like to be able to hammer it out tighter, though, should possibly practice my palm mutes a bit more...).
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    Helix LT 2.82 hates HX Edit, USB connection discussion

    Every bit this. As weird as it might seem in these days, really great USB cables are a rather rare breed. In addition, the Helix is really sensible when it comes to USB connections (no idea why, doesn't even need to be bus powered and the required bandwidth is covered multiple times, even by USB2) That's why you need to check out multiple USB cables. In case you stumble upon a good one, treat it like a raw egg (and make sure to mark it - seriously!).
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    Corrupted preset(s)

    Thanks for your investigative efforts (really!). Yet, whether restarting the Helix will result in "edit-able" presets or not (I didn't have too much issues, but well, as said, I had one preset completely freezing the Helix, but that didn't happen on a copy) is of little help because that's not even remotely how I'd want to work at all. I have a few baseline presets that I build the final presets up upon. Hence I need to be able to copy and edit them. Besides, this is computer 101. You just don't restart your computer in order to be able to edit a copied Excel document. In a nutshell: I think this is by far the most serious software related issue the Helix is suffering from and it's pretty wellknown, too. The Helix team should be all over it. At least I'd be, if I were in their position. Might be a tough thing, though, as there's no 100% reliable ways to reproduce the problem (if there was, I'd happily give it a try, usually helps programmers to tackle it down).
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    HX Stomp Metal patches (not on Customtone)?

    Hm, after some more investigation, it's not that much of a strange sound but the original seems to be extremely palm-muted and maybe gated as well.
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    HX Stomp Metal patches (not on Customtone)?

    There's some almost drone-like sound in your DI track. I have no idea where it's coming from, but as soon as you add gain, it becomes very apparent. Listen to the attached file. Note: No, this is *not* meant to sound even just similar to the original, but it illustrates that drone-ish sound. With that sound being so loud, it's impossible to match the original. Metalpatchclone_01.mp3
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    HX Stomp Metal patches (not on Customtone)?

    Jo, werd's mal ausprobieren. Viel steht und fällt anscheinend leider mit dem Attack, der ist bei dir etwas weniger prägnant. Aber mal sehen. Sorry for the german, translation: Yeah, will give it a try. IMO the attack would be the main thing which is less present in THRASHERs DI file. But we'll see.
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    Helix Footswitches mode question

    But what if you switch the preferences to "bank"? Each press on the up or down switch would then give you patches to chose from (admittedly just 4) without switching banks (for which you'd have to press up/down again).
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    Helix Bug Reports

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    Legacy reverbs are all stereo

    Defenitely (especially in case they'd be using less CPU resources, which should be expectable). These are exactly what I'm using the legacy reverbs for, because the genuine HX ones aren't too useful for plain vanilla reverberage.
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    Helix Footswitches mode question

    Using the up/down switches isn't sufficient?
  11. You could possibly check for a license transfer from the previous owner. No idea how they're handling this at L6.
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    Legacy reverbs are all stereo

    I think it should be possible to set all outputs to mono straight on the output "blocks". As far as the legacy FX all being stereo goes, well, they're legacy and L6 probably don't want to spend more time with them. I for one think it's quite nice they were added at all.
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    Legacy reverbs are all stereo

    I'd simply add a mono gain block as the last one. That way you'll listen to the patch as it will run into the PA, regardless of how you connect the Helix. You can as well switch the compressor to mono.
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    Helix 2.9 Update

    Sure - fwiw, I'm using Helix Native as my "block bunker". Way easier to drag between instances, plus, you can just stack two instances serially, first one for the basics, second one for FX which you can then drag into the first instance to consolidate a patch. Allows for easier previewing, too.
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    Helix 2.9 Update

    Sure, but that is a *lot* more time consuming than having dedicated presets per block.
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    Recording Helix to DAW in Stereo

    Yeah, before they introduced the stereo pan option in Logic, using the "dir mixer" plugin has been the common workaround.
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    Recording Helix to DAW in Stereo

    Fwiw, some hosts allow you to switch between different panning modes for stereo tracks. Doesn't exactly make much of a difference (IOW, you can achieve the same results with either Balance or Stereo Pan - which is what they're called in Logic), but I agree, though, as you usually don't need to compensate things (with further leveling actions) and hence get quicker results. Generally, I personally prefer using stereo tracks because they're easier to handle - but of course there's some reasons (apart from the pan issue) to prefer two mono tracks (such as being able to tweak both channels separately, which is quite useful here and there).
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    Helix Ideascale Community Submissions

    Precisely. You need to remember to save after each and every relevant edit. Shouldn't be required. And, I kid you not, this is at least a part of the reasons why I will purchase a convertible/2-in-1 laptop somewhen next year. With that, I can have HX Edit with me everywhere and don't need to touch the joystick ever again. Well, maybe L6 comes up with a stripped down mobile editor in the meantime (wouldn't have to be a full editor, just allowing for block edits, skipping the basic layout editing and such). Would love that.
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    Helix Ideascale Community Submissions

    Just messed up a patch - again, I should say. Hadn't booted the computer and was fooling around with the joystick. Accidentally turned it one notch - *BLAM*, all the settings of the previously loaded block gone. Apart from the joystick making no sense at all anyway, this is probably the most annoying shortcoming, especially as - due to the thing being *far* away from military grade or anything - there's less and less resistance when turning it around, it's simply wearing out. I absolutely can't understand why that design was chosen - I mean, it involves forces being applied in 7 different directions, which is what you would probably do to losen a rotten screw. For any hardware to stand this over a longer period of time, that very hardware needed to be super heavy duty. Which the joystick isn't. I should possibly open an Ideascale request for "no joystick in Helix V2 anymore". Anyway, just placed the idea for customized knobs on Ideascale: https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Customized-Knob-Parameters/970727-23508?submitted=1 This would possibly help to avoid using the joystick a whole lot.
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    Helix Ideascale Community Submissions

    Most excellent idea. For me, the multifunctional "joystick" (which it actually even isn't) happens to be the most critical thing on the Helix (and, pardon me, an almost proveably bad design decision serving pretty much no purpose). Hence, I welcome everything allowing me to use it less. And while we're at it, I wish one could enter a custom mode for the 6 knobs, allowing you to assign them to any parameter (or even multiple ones) in a patch. I will vote the idea up and post the other one as soon as I'm back home.
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    HX effects causing hum on 1, 3 5 strat positions

    Going wireless has a potential to cause issues, too, simply because the shielding is rather weak compared to a solid cable connected to, say, a grounded amp. On other occasions, wireless might even help because you won't run into any ground loop issues or such. It can become a critical thing, though.
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    HX Edit 2.82 won't install on Mac

    Seems to be TB2 - adapters/cables were pretty expensive for those, but I'm not entirely sure (TB1 adapters were horribly priced). However, it features USB 3 ports. IIRC, some folks were running into issues with those, but I don't exactly remember what the issues were and how they were solved. On paper, USB 3 ports should work just fine with USB 2 devices connected, so I wouldn't happen to know about anything else but to recommend looking for 1-2 more USB cables. Ideally, look for the shortest ones that would still be suitable. And you might want to look for some of known brands - but don't take my word on it, as it really could as well be a Catalina compatibility issue. Couldn't you just roll back to Mojave? I mean, there's not all that much kickass stuff Catalina brings to the table, unless you really want to use an iPad as a sidecar or control things through Siri.
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    Virtual Sends? Send to XLR? Creative DI routing?

    I think this would have a potential to cause plenty of confusion. As is, sends and returns are limited to one function (well, more or less...) that can be clearly described. Same goes for the XLR outs. Now, it's not that you couldn't already abuse either, but that'd require some sort of far away from normal cable routing. With the send blocks being able to use the XLR outs as well, chances are that you might run into some pretty weird scenarios, causing extremely nasty feedback loops and such. However, what I would really like to see is more path splitting options. If we had 1/2 A/B/C/D paths, your issue could already be solved (and some of mine as well). From all I can see, these don't cause any noticeable CPU overhead, so it should be just doable, the only main issue likely being that the display wouldn't be large enough to show 8 paths vertically stacked.
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    HX Edit 2.82 won't install on Mac

    I wouldn't have the slightest idea about how to identify a proper USB cable. Fortunately, I have a whole plethora of them hanging around (they came with printers, scanners and what not, all long forgotten but I kept the cables...) and once I find a suitable one, I just put a litle bit of tape around it. Fwiw, the Helix isn't the only device suffering from these issues, it's not exactly an unknown thing in the land of audio interfaces, but well, yes, the Helix is absolutely among the more pickier devices. What Mac are you using, btw? I assume it has a Thunderbolt connection - so you might want to try a TB->USB adapter. In case it's TB3 already, a plain USB-C to USB type B cable might do as the TB3 port serves as a USB-C port as well. For TB2 and 1 you will need a somewhat expensive adapter cable.
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