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  1. Nobody got any love for the DivByZero DivBy13 JRT 9/15 model ?
  2. HELIX Editor: Show Snapshots as 8 separate buttons not dropdown When using the editor alone - and not near the HELIX floorboard itself it can be a pain to switch between snapshots using the drop down. Much better would be to have each of the 8 snapshots as a button which can be clicked to select it. This also has the advantage that one can see the names of all the snapshots in a patch at once http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/HELIX-Editor-Show-Snapshots-as-8-separate-buttons-not-dropdown/864575-23508?submitted=1
  3. haven't reamped yet in my Ableton - but definitely possible. Check you have changed the input configuration via the buttons in Preferences - since by default Ableton only enables the first stereo inputs 1/2 and the dry outputs from the HELIX are - i recall on 3/4 or higher up. http://abletonlife.com/setting-up-audio-preferences-in-ableton-live
  4. [ Maybe just the Studio Preamp as a gain stage? ] ​yes some ppl have opted for that and like it. Its still a tube device though. And adds coloration - pleasant "warmth" or not. simply adding pure gain - whether by block or simply adjusting the gain of any stage in the chain ( speakers/EQ/output etc ) gives 100% clean gain. ​I find the the Studio Preamp colours the JTV acoustic models. - and most HELIX users would say that one should avoid any amp model for the acoustics. just use EQ and effects. ​Having said what I did about valve preamps etc adding coloration I've been playing a bit ( only a bit ) with the Mesa IV parametric EQ - which I am guessing has tubes in its circuit modelling haven't settled on a final archtop preset solution yet. partly cos I'm enjoying playing with the Tele and other solid body models these days :)
  5. [I don't particularly like the Jazz Chorus] me neither
  6. try omitting the amp stage - using EQ and just cabs and mics and IRs.
  7. Group the Loop 1.3.1 has just been released now. What's new? Mainly bug fixes and optimisations, but also some important additions such as 48kHz support. I'd recommend this update for all users. Full change list: • 48kHz sample rate support. • More time signature options. • Virtual MIDI support. • Updated Ableton Link library. • Optimisations and bug fixes. http://forum.grouptheloop.com/index.php?p=%2Fdiscussion%2F73%2Fgroup-the-loop-1-3-1-update-is-here#latest
  8. Good point. But here's the thing. An IR is basically a WAV that internally is most likely stored as uncompressed PCM because otherwise there are CPU performance hits just to decompress the data. So the size you see for your Its as files is roughly what they will be when stored in flash in the helix. However if you look at the contents of each HLX preset file you will see something like what is shown below. The data is in what is known as JSON format. Notice that the amount of characters used for the labels and delimiters etc far exceeds the actual characters needed for the data itself. Now INTERNALLY - I REALLY doubt this is how the data for each preset is stored. For example there need be no label for each parameter, comas, delimiters, nothing like that. There are far more efficient ways of storing and more importantly - accessing info for access internally such as one of the many database formats. So the space then used internally will be much smaller. I speak as a programmer here but in any case L6 could confirm this easy without giving away anything proprietary. Heres what a typical HXL JSON file looks like" { "version" : 6, "data" : { "meta" : { "name" : "Brazilian Smooth", "application" : "Helix", "build_sha" : "0dab6d6", "modifieddate" : 1467583925, "appversion" : 17825792 }, "device" : 2162689, "tone" : { "dsp1" : { "block0" : { "Bias" : 0.48, "@model" : "HD2_AmpBritJ45Brt", "Master" : 0.72, "@position" : 2, "Drive" : 0.23, "Treble" : 0.15, "ChVol" : 0.79, "@enabled" : true, "Ripple" : 0.2, "@path" : 0, "@type" : 1, "Bass" : 0.4, "BiasX" : 0.48, "Hum" : 0.4, "Mid" : 0.36, "@bypassvolume" : 1, "Presence" : 0, "Sag" : 0.75 }, "block1" : { "@model" : "HD2_ImpulseResponse1024", "LowCut" : 72, "@path" : 0, "@type" : 5, "Index" : 126, "@position" : 3, "Level" : -15, "Mix" : 1, "@enabled" : true, "HighCut" : 4200 }, "block2" : { "Time2" : 0, "@model" : "HD2_PitchDualPitch", "Cents1" : -8.799999, "@position" : 4, "Interval2" : 0, "PanVoice2" : 0.5, "Time1" : 0, "@enabled" : true, "@path" : 0, "@type" : 0, "Mix" : 0.38, "LevelVoice1" : 1, "LevelVoice2" : 1, "Interval1" : 0, "Level" : 0.5, "@stereo" : true, "PanDry" : 0.5, "Cents2" : 4.400002, "PanVoice1" : 0.5 }, "block3" : { "@model" : "HD2_ReverbPlate", "@position" : 5, "LowCut" : 320, "@enabled" : true, "@path" : 0, "@trails" : false, "@type" : 7, "Mix" : 0.36, "Level" : 0.5, "Decay" : 0.36, "HighCut" : 3200, "Predelay" : 0.15 }, "inputA" : { "@input" : 0, "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlow1Input", "noiseGate" : false, "decay" : 0.5, "threshold" : -48 }, "inputB" : { "@input" : 0, "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlow2Input", "noiseGate" : false, "decay" : 0.5, "threshold" : -48 }, "join" : { "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlowJoin", "B Pan" : 0.5, "B Level" : 0, "A Level" : 0, "A Pan" : 0.5, "@position" : 8, "Level" : 0, "@enabled" : true, "B Polarity" : false }, "split" : { "@position" : 0, "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlowSplitY", "@enabled" : true }, "outputB" : { "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlowOutput", "@output" : 0, "pan" : 0.5, "gain" : 0 }, "outputA" : { "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlowOutput", "@output" : 1, "pan" : 0.5, "gain" : 2 } }, "global" : { "@variax_volumeknob" : -0.1, "@pedalstate" : 2, "@variax_customtuning" : true, "@variax_str1tuning" : 0, "@variax_str2tuning" : 0, "@variax_str4tuning" : 0, "@variax_str6tuning" : 0, "@variax_model" : 1, "@model" : "@global_params", "@topology0" : "SAB", "@cursor_dsp" : 1, "@cursor_path" : 0, "@tempo" : 153.9448, "@topology1" : "A", "@variax_magmode" : false, "@cursor_position" : 3, "@variax_lockctrls" : 0, "@variax_str3tuning" : 0, "@variax_str5tuning" : 0, "@variax_toneknob" : -0.1, "@cursor_group" : "block1" }, "footswitch" : { "dsp1" : { "block3" : { "@fs_label" : "Plate", "@fs_enabled" : true, "@fs_index" : 5, "@fs_ledcolor" : 16723200, "@fs_momentary" : false }, "block2" : { "@fs_label" : "Dual Pitch", "@fs_enabled" : true, "@fs_index" : 4, "@fs_ledcolor" : 3277055, "@fs_momentary" : false } }, "dsp0" : { "block4" : { "@fs_label" : "Volume Pedal", "@fs_enabled" : false, "@fs_index" : 13, "@fs_ledcolor" : 3334, "@fs_momentary" : false }, "block3" : { "@fs_label" : "Ducked Delay", "@fs_enabled" : true, "@fs_index" : 3, "@fs_ledcolor" : 458496, "@fs_momentary" : false }, "block2" : { "@fs_label" : "70s Chorus", "@fs_enabled" : true, "@fs_index" : 2, "@fs_ledcolor" : 13055, "@fs_momentary" : false } } }, "dsp0" : { "join" : { "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlowJoin", "B Pan" : 0.5, "B Level" : 0, "A Level" : 0, "A Pan" : 0.5, "@position" : 8, "Level" : 0, "@enabled" : false, "B Polarity" : false }, "block3" : { "@trails" : true, "@enabled" : true, "@type" : 7, "DynAttack" : 0.1, "Ducking" : 0, "SyncSelect1" : 6, "@model" : "HD2_DelayDuckedDelay", "@stereo" : false, "DynRel" : 0.5, "LowCut" : 320, "@path" : 0, "Level" : 0.5, "Mix" : 0.2, "Feedback" : 0.3199999, "HighCut" : 3600, "Scale" : 1, "Threshold" : 0, "@position" : 5, "TempoSync1" : false, "DynType" : false, "Time" : 0.3 }, "block2" : { "VibratoRate" : 0.7, "@model" : "HD2_Chorus70sChorus", "@position" : 4, "SyncSelect1" : 6, "SyncSelect2" : 6, "TempoSync1" : false, "@enabled" : true, "@path" : 0, "@type" : 0, "Mix" : 0.2, "Headroom" : 0, "Stereo" : false, "TempoSync2" : false, "VibratoDepth" : 0.5, "Level" : 0.5, "@stereo" : false, "ChorusIntensity" : 0.16, "Mode" : false, "Spread" : 0 }, "inputB" : { "@input" : 0, "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlow2Input", "noiseGate" : false, "decay" : 0.5, "threshold" : -48 }, "block1" : { "@model" : "HD2_ImpulseResponse1024", "LowCut" : 72, "@path" : 0, "@type" : 5, "Index" : 125, "@position" : 3, "Level" : -15, "Mix" : 1, "@enabled" : true, "HighCut" : 4200 }, "outputB" : { "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlowOutput", "@output" : 2, "pan" : 0.5, "gain" : 0 }, "inputA" : { "@input" : 1, "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlow1Input", "noiseGate" : false, "decay" : 0.1, "threshold" : -75 }, "split" : { "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlowSplitAB", "@enabled" : true, "RouteTo" : 0.5, "@position" : 2, "bypass" : false }, "block0" : { "@model" : "HD2_AmpJazzRivet120", "Master" : 0.92, "@position" : 2, "Drive" : 0.35, "Bright" : 0, "ChVol" : 0.8, "@enabled" : true, "@path" : 0, "@type" : 1, "Bass" : 0.42, "Mid" : 0.45, "@bypassvolume" : 1, "Presence" : 0, "Treble" : 0.3 }, "block5" : { "@model" : "HD2_CompressorLAStudioComp", "@position" : 1, "@enabled" : true, "Emphasis" : 0.38, "@path" : 0, "@type" : 0, "Mix" : 0.75, "PeakReduction" : 0.5, "Type" : false, "Level" : 0, "@stereo" : false, "Gain" : 0.5 }, "outputA" : { "@model" : "HD2_AppDSPFlowOutput", "@output" : 1, "pan" : 0.5, "gain" : 2 }, "block4" : { "@model" : "HD2_VolPanVol", "@path" : 1, "@stereo" : false, "@type" : 0, "Pedal" : 1, "@position" : 4, "@enabled" : false, "VolumeTaper" : false } }, "controller" : { "dsp1" : { "block0" : { "Master" : { "@min" : 0.5999999, "@controller" : 2, "@max" : 0.72 } } }, "dsp0" : { "block4" : { "Pedal" : { "@min" : 0, "@controller" : 2, "@max" : 1 } }, "block0" : { "Master" : { "@min" : 0.8, "@controller" : 2, "@max" : 0.92 } } } } }, "device_version" : 17956896 }, "schema" : "L6Preset" } VERY wasteful of space. But thats not the primary concern when saving to files on disk etc.
  9. the setlists take up very very little data compared to the IR slots. This is because the setlists ( preset collections ) are merely metadata for all the settings available within a patch. This is tiny. You can see just how tiny by downloading 1024 presets from Customtone (or just exporting from the helix setlists to a directory and then seeing how many megabytes this takes up. Or alternately - look at how big the BUNDLE HELIX backup files are. Then put - duplicating if necessary - copies of all your impulse response files - all 128 of them - into another directory. Since the impulse response files are actually small audio files you will find this takes up much more data. I just did this with my 128 IRs - it comes to around 1MB. If you look at a bundle - which is ALL the data in ALL the setlists - it takes up under 250KB. Not even quarter of 1MB. So even if they reassigned some of the space to IRs it would be a tiny amount extra. Not wirth it. Its possible that the exported files are being compressed - so the space taken up in the HELIX itself for each preset could be bigger but i doubt that much bigger. Having said that 1MB is not a lot of flash storage and i'm surprised there isnt more space inside the HELIX. But personally i think 128 IRs are enough !
  10. Its high time this FR was implemented - the ability to use CUT to remove a block from somewhere and then PASTE it somewhere else. Currently we only have COPY. Give us CUT too ! http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Helix-block-movement-UI-improvement-add-CUT/789848-23508
  11. are they going into the updated 175 pack ? if so - can you poss include a snapshot for the Mesa IV , DivBy13 and Dr Z like you did for the others ?
  12. Its a little unclear and I believe - on my experience it depend on the individual iOS app itself. Here's a suggestion to take seriously though - buy the following middleware apps: AUM - AudioBus and AudioBus Remote. Just buy them. And When AudioBus 3 comes out - just buy that too. AUM helps because once you connect apps such as Loopy HD to the HELIX the global volume controls in the iPad or iPhone become disabled. And to avoid having to go into the global settings on the HELIX and tweak USB1/2 trim its easier to use the AUM mixer.
  13. YES ! its what makes an iPhone or iPad into a versatile add-on effects box for the HELIX - with the fewest possible number of cables - where the entire audio path is pristine DIGITAL - In and OUT over USB. :) And if you use a powered USB2 hub - and plug the camera connection kit cable from your iPhone/iPad into the USB hub so the iPhone is acting as the HOST - you can then plug in any USB MIDI controllers, pedals and such - to control over MIDI and USB whatever apps you're using in the iPhone. So for example you can plug in a behringer pedal board, and have control over Loopy HD etc. Or in my case - Group The Loop.
  14. yes- definitely get the USB3 Camera Connection kit. IE the latest one. http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MK0W2ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-3-camera-adapter Then get a good quality USB 2 hub with one or more built-in 2.5 or 3A USB charger sockets. That way - as you add your MIDI control devices etc ( pedals/ Morningstar MC6 etc ) you have just the one extra box to handle all your USB needs for attaching to the iPad and HELIX - instead of using a separate charger for the iPad. Also handy if you plan to alternate between using an iPad with your HELIX and a PC or Mac is a USB switcher. That way you can - at the push of a button select between your PC as USB Host and iOS device as USB Host. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CU4QD1I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  15. An iPad or iOS device connected via USB to the HELIX is the ultimate add-on to the HELIX. Loopy HD, tons of metronomes, effects, etc. The only thing is - as above - we need much more straightforward and immediate access to the USB 1/2 trim option currently hidden layers deep under Global Settings. Why ? because once you connect an iDevice to the HELIX over USB - the global volume control on the iOS device becomes disabled and not all iOS audio apps have a separate master volume control. And often if they do it isn't easy to access in a I've situation. So - support the FR right above this one - http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Option-to-use-rightmost-knob-below-screen-for-USB-1-2-Trim/861859-23508?submitted=1
  16. ONE - PRESETS FOR EVERY EFFECT TYPE !!!! AND GLOBAL EQ ! TWO - OPTION TO ASSIGN ONE OF THE 6 KNOBS BELOW THE SCREEN TO USB 1/2 TRIM ..... ALL THE TIME ( and yes - i chose capitals deliberately - this stuff needs shouting about ) An iPad or iOS device connected via USB to the HELIX is the ultimate add-on to the HELIX. Loopy HD, tons of metronomes, effects, etc. The only thing is - as above - we need much more straightforward and immediate access to the USB 1/2 trim option currently hidden layers deep under Global Settings. Why ? because once you connect an iDevice to the HELIX over USB - the global volume control on the iOS device becomes disabled and not all iOS audio apps have a separate master volume control. And often if they do it isn't easy to access in a I've situation. http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Option-to-use-rightmost-knob-below-screen-for-USB-1-2-Trim/861859-23508?submitted=1
  17. Is there an IR to work with the JTV59 Magnetics ? ( hum buckers )
  18. It can't be. The jack end is just a normal stereo type jack. Which is of course unbalanced. So even though the XLRs at the other end have wiring for balanced - eventually they feed an unbalanced stereo jack connector The other idea ( using 1/4" stereo to two 1/4" mono "Y" cable ) is one i am considering.
  19. i'm considering buying a stereo 1/4 jack to twin XLR female splitter cable and plug the XLRs into the two outputs on my HELIX and plugging the stereo 1/4 at the other end into a passive stereo mixer. There will be a similar stereo jack splitter cable going from the output for the mixer and split into two male XLRs going to my studio monitors. Clearly this makes the balanced XLR output from my HELIX go unbalanced from hence on.The passive mixer I own ( which takes up very little room and needs no PSU wall wart ) only has 1/4" stereo jack sockets on it. All unbalanced of course. Is there any danger or problem with doing this - other than the fact that obviously this means i'm then going unbalanced into my monitors ? the splitter cable: https://www.studiospares.com/Cables-Leads/Leads-Splitter/Pro-Neutrik-Stereo-Jack--2x-Unbalanced-XLR-Female-Splitter-1m_594890.htm and at the mixer output into monitors: https://www.studiospares.com/Cables-Leads/Leads-Splitter/Pro-Neutrik-Stereo-Jack--2x-Unbalanced-XLR-Male-Splitter-1m_594850.htm the mixer: http://artproaudio.com/mixers/product/splitmix4/
  20. You can set the latency higher than normal than when one might using an amp-sim plugin because you can monitor straight thru the HELIX direct when playing electric guitar thru the helix amp models - even 512. One of the major advantages of buying a HELIX ( or Pod HD for that matter ) If you're recording other instruments or using a mic and need to monitor - or a synth plugin with MIDIyou might need a smaller setting - 256 or less. The HELIX is a high quality interface.
  21. 99 little bugs in the code 99 little bugs in the code Take one down Patch it around 117 little bugs in the code
  22. Looks like JSON format to me ( one for the coder geeks - but useful to know. there are JSON editors out there )
  23. Er no ... Crowdster - maybe
  24. Theres no reason to start a new Facebook group - the current one is fine - 100% free. With Plenty of advice from all manner of people. There's a wealth of expertise from a huge array of members. Sure - theres the odd hint or post to join the premium group - big deal. Chad has to make a living and he'd prefer if it had something to do with the HELIX or line 6 products. There's also others making a bit from presets. They charge. So what ? Even if Chad decided to put ALL his effort and time into his Premium group there would still be all the remaining HELIX users who've been using HELIX and are well knowledged in it and guitar matters. Starting a new group is pointless and splits the community.
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