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  1. Well, it is possible in some cases, not possible in some (if you're in 8 or 10 footswitches mode and need to jump to a non-adjacent preset, you can't in 1 press). So yeah, it kinda is...
  2. This is not what is talked right here. The Helix is *not* capable of assigning a preset change on any footswitch like most MIDI controllers would do. If you want to have something like: FS8: Klon FS9: Delay FS10: Jump to preset 4D FS11: Jump to preset 12A You just can't. Well, actually you can, but with a workaround that has been discussed on another thread since this one (MIDI cable between MIDI in and out of the Helix). For those of us used to control our rig with high-end MIDI controllers, not be able to customize our layout as we want on a preset basis is a step back. BUT it is possible anyway with the MIDI cable workaround, I just think IMHO that it should be something doable without this workaround :)
  3. Nurn

    Helix FAQ

    Don't think so. I don't have the device (yet), but I think that it won't be the case. But you just have to chain several parametric EQ to do the trick no?
  4. Nurn

    Helix FAQ
  5. Didn't see the first part (or the last part) of the message, happy to see I'm not too annoying with my questions :) My band is an experimental/noise/progressive band with long songs that may have a lot of parts in it. I often use the same base tone, but use a lot of different delays settings. And on stage, I don't like to have to "dance" with footswitches, so I have programmed my rig to have the less presses possible. It would have been nice to be able to do that kind of "high-end MIDI controller" stuff on the Helix, but as I must have a computer on stage anyway for other reasons, so I'll manage to do that with a software. In any case, the Helix will simplify my setup anyway (it will replace a Gordius Little Giant, a M13, and a few pedals because I was too limited in terms of number of effects in the M13). And as I will feed it into two amps (Orange & Koch), the fact to be able to have different effects sent into each amps plus add a few effects on my backing vocal mic will be a great improvement! Can't wait to receive it. Hopefully quickly enough as I go in studio end of december :)
  6. Having the possibility to have multiple message sent when pressing a footswitch. Thank you for the votes!
  7. Nurn

    Helix FAQ

    Can you guys please vote for this? Thank you!
  8. Done. Can you guys please vote for the idea?
  9. Thank you for your answer. A lot of MIDI controllers are doing that (Gordius Little GIant, RJM Music Mastermind, ...), and that's why currently I'm using one to control a M13, as the M13 didn't allow me to do a lot of these things. Simple things like activate a boost and start to record a loop at the same time (meaning with one click). If we could program a little more the Helix, that would really be the perfect portable all-in-one solution. For now I will get rid of my MIDI controller, but it's only because of either your workaround with the MIDI cable, either I will use it connected to a PC with Bome Midi Translator, that will allow me some more complicated MIDI programming. I understand the choices you have to made between simplicity and possibility. But as you seem to aim at the pro musicians, maybe a little more footswitch programming would be something to consider? You pitch the Helix as the center of our rig, but there's a lot of missing features for that. Just have a look at the Gordius Little Giant manual. THIS is a rig control center :) ... (EXP pedal reassignment, variables, timers, ...) (but it lacks scribbles) Also, another question, I remember having read something on that, but I can't manage to find it again: I know you can send several MIDI messages on preset change, but what about footswitches? Can a click on a footswitch send several messages? If yes, great. If no: 1/ Is it something planned in the future? 2/ Your workaround doesn't work if you need to set several parameters at the same time with different values. I will have to connect it to a PC to program having one signal received and several sent back.
  10. Nice workaround, thanks :) That's exactly what I need. But ideally it should be doable without a MIDI cable don't you think? Maybe in the future?
  11. +1 ... Maybe by having a switch send a program change? Can the Helix send itself a MIDI command?
  12. I thought that was a 1500$ products aimed at pros? If this is indeed the target, I don't see pros complaining about being able to tweak things a little more. I sure would not. In any good recent MIDI controller you can make your layout as you want, I'm disapointed it's not the case (at launch?) with the Helix.
  13. On the contrary, that's great news! I'm glad this is how the Helix handle this.
  14. OK, if I'm right in my two previous posts (I'm hoping not ^^), does this workaround would work: - having the delay feedback assigned to a midi controller (So it can respond to another MIDI-sending device, we can do that right?) - having the delay mix assigned to another midi controller - having switches sending a MIDI command to a PC with a MIDI software like Bome Midi Translator. Then, the PC sends back different values for the delay mix and feedback parameters. That's not ideal and seems to go against the Helix "ease of use" paradigm, but if that could work, I could live with it, and it stays easier than my actual setup! :) ...
  15. I'm thinking about it, but I can't seem to see why you would made such a choice. It's really restrictive! Does it mean you can't even do like on the M13, having a set of three blocs, and only one can be active at the same time? On the M13, I solved my 6 state delay problem by having three delays on the same columnn, each having two states depending on the expression pedal position (up or down). It's not perfect, but it was close enough... so I can't do that with the Helix? (without having to press more than once to change from a state to another)
  16. So if you've got a song in which you use the same delay but with 6 different set of values for mix and feedback, depending on the part of the song. You can't have 1 footswitch assigned to the first set of values, another for another set, etc.? That's a really common case for me, so how can I achieve that with Helix?
  17. If you've got a long song with lots of changes, etc. you may need more than 4 switches, and more than 1 preset for the same song. So, even if it's not a big problem, it's annoying to have to switch mode and have an extra "click" to do. I'm using the Gordius Little Giant controller in my present rig, its flexibility is so awesome for that kind of stuff. So yes, the ability to mix stomp/midi with presets is kind of rigid right now: you can't have on the bottom row a mix of presets and stomp/midi switches. That's a little annoying.
  18. It would be nice indeed to have the possibility to assign a preset change to a stomp footswitch. Maybe you can submit the idea on Ideascale? In the meaning time, I will do what phil_m said: my Helix being connceted to a PC, I will use that to simulate this functionality. BTW, I use Bome Midi Translator on the PC, awesome piece of software (
  19. That's kind of problematic indeed. ... on the same subject, what exactly does the volume button affects? I will be using Helix as a replacement for my M13, meaning I won't use amp modelling (on stage anyway). If I use an empty preset, with no effects at all and no global EQ, and set the path output to 0db, on what position shall I turn the volume knob to have exactly the same volume/signal as the dry guitar input?
  20. Nice. Are these clips the Helix straight to a DAW with no post-processing?
  21. Nurn

    Helix FAQ

    Yes, it can. Up to 8 parameters I think.
  22. Great news. Unfortunately, I placed my order 3 weeks ago at my local store, so I don't think I will be in the first wave of shipment. Do you have any idea when the next wave will be?
  23. Nurn

    Helix FAQ

    Perfect! Thank you :)
  24. Nurn

    Helix FAQ

    Yep, I do want it on all the time. A parallel path just for the tuner? With the two amps with each one its effects and the mic (see my previous post) would I have one left?
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