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  1. mikeolivercgp

    Using a Windows 10 tablet to run HX Edit

    I would be reluctant to attempt that. There’s a big difference between passing parameter data between a Helix device and the HX Edit application versus the consumption of CPU to attend to the demands of A/D & D/A conversion and real-time streaming data capture that would be characteristic of DAW applications and Helix Native (I’m saying this as someone who’s worked for over 30 years in information technology as an application developer). I was only interested in having use of HX Edit in a small form factor that would ride easily inside the flight case containing my Helix Floor. Thanks! :)
  2. mikeolivercgp

    Using a Windows 10 tablet to run HX Edit

    Yes, USB (as would also be done if one were using a laptop).
  3. mikeolivercgp

    Using a Windows 10 tablet to run HX Edit

    If you’re looking for a solution to use HX Edit while “on-the-road” without resorting to hauling around a laptop, take a look at the various Windows 10 tablets that are < $150. In the accompanying photo, I’m using a NuVision Windows 10 tablet (8.5” x 5”) to run HX Edit that is currently priced at $125. https://www.amazon.com/NuVision-Definition-Touchscreen-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B071DW87JG
  4. mikeolivercgp

    I really like Jason Sadites Jeff Beck Lovers Preset

    Thanks! :)
  5. mikeolivercgp

    I really like Jason Sadites Jeff Beck Lovers Preset

    Where would I find Jason’s Jeff Beck preset? I’ve looked through his L6 tone uploads and all of his YouTube videos and have yet to find that item. Thanks!
  6. mikeolivercgp

    Maybe a new idea for the Helix?

    Some of the 'variation' we experience is also related to the state of one's physical well-being. For example, things sound different when you're tired versus when you're rested. While the proposed concept is 'interesting', frankly, I don't want random preset instability. I need to know that my presets are consistent. Otherwise, I'll be wasting time trying to correct something that's being system-generated. I don't need the Helix to manage my IEM mix, generate a click track, or a host of other "gee whiz, it would be nice if the Helix would make me toast" requested features. I want the Helix to do what seems to do very well, which is provide me with tools to shape the sound of my guitars to serve the needs of respective songs. :)
  7. mikeolivercgp

    Will we see a new firmware with any major update?

    Am I the only person who finds it "bizarre" that Line 6 personnel will share this information on sites like TGP but they won't share it within the forum they sponsor? This makes no sense (LOL!) :)
  8. mikeolivercgp

    DIY solid state backplate amplifier for speaker cabinet

    Wow -- thanks for sharing this information!
  9. mikeolivercgp

    Can Snapshot switches have other color rings?

  10. mikeolivercgp

    Can Snapshot switches have other color rings?

    I noticed this bullet in the 2.5 release notes: "If a Snapshot has been given a custom switch color, that switch ring now displays a dim color when not active" Where do I go to change snapshot LED colors? (I've looked but haven't found it)
  11. mikeolivercgp

    Helix Models you wish they would add...

    I don't know the extent to which this might be of interest, but I just added a request in IdeaScale for Line 6 to consider adding the Solodallas Shaffer Replica to the Helix dynamics FX group (see http://solodallas.com/the-schaffer-replica). Although this is been part of the magic behind Angus Young's (AC/DC) sound, it's one of those somewhat vintage FX that could find tone-shaping use in other contexts. If you'd like to "vote it up" for Line 6 consideration, here's the URL to the idea I posed in IdeaScale: https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Add-SOLODALLAS-Shaffer-Replica-to-Helix-FX/921546-23508#idea-tab-comments Thanks!
  12. mikeolivercgp

    Fletcher-Munson or NOT for Front of House ?

    You're going to have a difficult time anticipating the characteristics of the room and how the PA is tuned to address the Fletcher-Munson phenomenon. For example, two venues at which I play just about every week have FOH line arrays that are RTA-tuned to venues running program mix levels around 92 dB with peaks up to 96 dB. In the case of those venues, the Fletcher-Munson phenomenon has already been addressed. If I've done what someone has already suggested (i.e., "dial in a good sound in a flat response monitor context"), there's nothing I need to do further -- it's going to sound right (for both of those venues, our FOH folks rarely apply any channel EQ on the L/R signals I'm sending them directly from the Helix). Even when playing at other venues through other FOH systems, there's no way I can anticipate in advance either the sonic characteristics of those spaces and/or the FOH levels at which those systems will be operated (furthermore, I have no way of knowing "in advance" the extent to which those systems have been 'tuned' to the room). Again, if I know I have a "decent sound" dialed in a flat-response context, I can at least tell the FOH engineer to start with my channel EQ set flat and go from there.
  13. mikeolivercgp

    Helix Guitar Tuner

    That's what I suspected -- thanks!
  14. mikeolivercgp

    Helix Guitar Tuner

    Did I hear correctly in the video that you're turning the tone control off (i.e., rolling off the high end)? Interesting... What's the rationale for doing this? Thanks!
  15. I don't know if this is an issue for the iOS version of the Helix editor, but it is for the Windows version. When Windows applications provide scroll bars, clicking the space ahead of or after the 'slider' should advance the screen (or list menu) by 1 screen's information; this is a common user shortcut convention. This is true in nearly every Windows application (e.g., try it with your Internet browser whether it be IE, Chrome, Firefox, etc.), unless the developers are not relying on the Windows OS to manage elements of the GUI (which I'm somewhat suspecting to be the case with the Helix editor for Windows). The Windows Helix editor however, doesn't conform to this convention. For example, when I'm looking at all the presets in a set list, there's far more entries than can appear on in the available display space than can be displayed. Granted, I can 'grab hold' of the vertical menu list slider and drag it to where I want to go. However, after a couple decades of Windows applications' behavior (as both a user and an applications developer), I find it frustrating that I can't click above or below the slider to advance to the next screen of information. When I click above the Setlist 'slider', it takes me to the top of the preset menu items list (vice versa when I click below the 'slider'). I've done that in frustration so many times with the Helix editor that if I received $0.05 per click, I could easily purchased a grande Flat White from Starbucks by now (LOL!). Don't get me wrong. . . I do appreciate having an external PC app for editing! I just wish it conformed to the typical user interface conventions like other Windows applications. Thanks! :)