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    New to Helix-where do I start?

    If You don't have a lot of experience with these types of multifx then I would start very simply. Start with an empty patch and just start going thru amps until you find something you like. Make a few presets with that amp. Find another amp you like and do the same thing. You will be calibrating your ears to the sound of Helix amps. After that, add a reverb or delay after the amp. Put an overdrive in front of the amp. Experiment!
  2. I'm getting microphonic noise anytime I simply touch the vibrato arm. Of course it's very loud when using high gain sounds, but it's also nearly unusable with clean sounds, as using compression accentuates the noise. Anyone else having issues with this? Is this normal? I realize that it's only when using the models, due to the piezo pickups hearing anything connected to the bridge. It's curious that I can't find any other threads about this. Anyone found a solution? I'm thinking about a tube of foam that could fit tightly over the business end of the bar. Thanks!
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    Helix vs S-Gear to Headphones is huge difference

    FWIW, I bought Helix almost entirely with the express idea of having S-Gear in a pedal form that I could play live with. Before Helix I had made some rudimentary steps toward trying to interface my computer with a Boss GT-10. It worked, but the ability to control effects in S-Gear would have necessitated midi routing thru the computer. Add to that, problems with latency, and just the unsexy idea of a computer on the floor next to my pedalboard took the wind out of my sails for that approach. I've been using S-Gear for recording nearly since it was released. No one ever asks if I'm using an amp or not. It's taken about 6 months, but I'm getting the Helix closer to the S-Gear sound and feel. The Litigator model really helped.
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    Swell not that swelll?

    I was hoping (probably unrealistically) that the swell effect would have a long enough attack time that it would perform duty as the automation effect I wished for on Ideascale. Automation For the average "swell" effect I realize that 20-30 seconds is overkill, but it would work for gradually bringing in a parallel effect chain. I'll keep wishing...
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    Holdsworthian Clean

    Nicely done! No question that it's Holdsworthian.
  6. Cerrucho

    Kinda in Helix Heaven right now

    Interesting. The Lead 80 cab with Litigator is my fav combo as well. I'll have to try it in parallel with the Double C12N. Still having EXP pedal issues here. Wondering why it's taking them so long to sort this out.
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    Defective Scribble Strip?

    Wow! Sorry to hear that, HO. I assume you opened a support ticket. I'm going to try and muddle through the next 2 weeks of gigs with a duff scribble strip. I'm attempting to copy my presets to another batch of slots and and modify them to always have the same function on the bad scribble strip, so I know what it is. For now I'll just leave the preset under that strip empty. I'll rethink the swapout/repair after the 1st of the year when things slow down. FYI, after speaking with a person at one of the repair facilities in my area (who said turnaround time could be as long as 4 weeks due to waiting on parts ?!) I'm thinking that Line 6 needs to make sure all their repair facilities have plenty of scribble strips on hand. I'm placing a lot of faith in this device as well, putting it in checked baggage on a half dozen flights over the next couple of weeks. It's already logged over 6000 miles, probably.
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    Ben Adrian talks about the origin of the Litigator

    Makes me like it even more!
  9. Cerrucho

    New effect ideas?

    I vote for auto volume as well. Just make it super wide range, from very short to very long, maybe even a minute to reach full volume. That would essentially be enough for me to replicate the Internal Pedal System that I miss so much in the Boss GT series. I guess there would also have to be a parameter that disengages the note triggering. Here's the Ideascale submission: http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Automation/839282-23508
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    Defective Scribble Strip?

    Just tried it, post soundcheck, in the spirit of fortune favoring the brave. No luck, same behavior. Guess it's off GC when I get home. Thanks for your help, Honest!
  11. Cerrucho

    Defective Scribble Strip?

    Thanks, Honest! When you say "reflashing the firmware", do you mean re-loading version 2.10?
  12. Cerrucho

    Defective Scribble Strip?

    This morning in my hotel room I backed up my presets, etc., and did a switch 9&10 reset. The problem is still there, even on factory presets, regardless of the FS configuration. I have another gig tonight, so I'm not that keen to try a roll back. It's more of an inconvenience than anything, but scribble strips was the deciding factor when I bought it. I use them a lot.
  13. Cerrucho

    Defective Scribble Strip?

    Scribble strip #10 went out on me on the gig last night. Did a factory reset, no help. This is after updating to 2.10 3 days ago. Could it be a firmware issue, or most likely physical?
  14. Cerrucho

    PARAMETER MODULATION

    Ditto!
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    That's my petition on Ideascale, just FYI

    Agreed. It's only a workaround. I would love to have full implementation, BPM sync, ADSR, ramp up and down, different wave shapes, etc.
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