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  1. To the OP...like others have reported here, importing your STARZ preset into Helix Editor 2.01 and 2.1 results in a blank preset. Do you have a Setlist saved that includes the STARZ preset that you could share or your original presets that you tried to import - you said only 3 out of 100 failed to import. Can you share that file with us so we can get a fuller picture of what kind of file you were importing, Preset, Setlist, Bundle.
  2. Are you talking about the Mono Twin Harmony or Stereo Twin Harmony model? Also, could you please post a couple of your presets that use the Twin Harmony so we can have a better idea of what your signal flow is and what other models you are using.
  3. In order to be able to use Snapshots with any given parameter, you have to first assign that parameter to a controller. In your given situation you would do the following: 1) use 4-way knob to navigate and highlight the Input Block (make sure your Input it set for Multi or Variax) 2) press the Page Right Button to navigate to Input Block Page 2 3) make sure Preset Variax Tuning is set for: Custom 4) press Page Right Button again to navigate to Input Block Page 3 (this page displays the individual tuning for each Variax string) 5) press and hold Knob 1 (string 6), the display should show you: Parameter = String 6 and Controller = None 6) rotate Knob 2 all the way clockwise to assign Controller = Snapshots 7) now continue to rotate Knob 1 (Parameter) to select each individual Variax string and rotate Knob 2 (Controller) to assign it to Snapshots Now you can setup each Snapshot for different Variax string tunings.
  4. This may not be the exact answer you're looking for but it's close. 1) Press the Menu Button 2) Press Knob 6 to select Global Settings 3) Use 4-way knob to navigate and highlight the Footswitches icon 4) Rotate Knob 2: Preset Mode Switches and select 8 Snapshots RESULTS: This will display all 8 Snapshots on the center footswitches, and also display Bank Up Bank Down as well as Mode and Tap/Tuner. If you now press the Bank Up or Bank Down footswitch, you will be able to select a new preset from those center footswitches and then the center footswitches will return to displaying Snapshots 1-8.
  5. Hmm...I'm a bit confused by this statement. Are you saying that if you use different JTV models on a per preset basis, that there is too much of a time switching gap on the JTV when it switches between its models? Or are you referring to the overall time switching gap which occurs when switching between presets? Are you making use of some kind of unique preset setup for your JTV? I ask, because I know several guitar players that use a JTV alone and/or a JTV+HD500/500X/Helix and there has never been a complaint about a delay gap when switching between JTV models.
  6. Ahhhh...sorry about that. I was thinking you were wanting to use a harmonica sound, not an actual harmonica. Okay, I just looked at the available features in MIDI Guitar 2. What you would need to do is purchase the In-App feature: MIDI OUTPUTS ($19.99), which will allow you to send the apps MIDI output to third-party synths. It looks like this feature opens up the ability to send the apps MIDI output to a Virtual MIDI, Cable MIDI, and WIFI-MIDI). With that being the case, you would need to purchase an iOS Class Compliant Audio Interface, so you can send your harmonica signal into the audio interface and then into MIDI Guitar 2 (for the audio to MIDI conversion) and then make use of a Virtual MIDI output that routes to a sound/synth iOS app such as SampleTank or Korg iM1 (or any other iOS synth/sample app). Or, if your audio interface has a 5-PIN MIDI DIN Input and Output, you could route MIDI Guitar 2's MIDI OUTPUT to the 5-PIN MIDI DIN Output on the audio interface and then use a MIDI Cable to physically connect to an external sound module or external keyboard that has sounds and also has a 5-PIN DIN MIDI Input. 5-PIN DIN connections are appearing less and less on hardware and almost everything is going the way of a USB port. The cheapest Audio Interface that also has 5-PIN MIDI DIN ports is the Presonus AudioBox iTwo ($100). So good luck in your quest.
  7. I've experimented with the MIDI Guitar app you describe. I was actually impressed at how well it worked. But, using the app really requires using an iOS Class Compliant Audio Interface. Integrating that into your overall guitar rig can be done but it takes some planning as to how to set it all up. I've been doing/pursuing the whole MIDI Guitar thing since the technology first started to hit the hardware scene back in the early 80s. I've owned just about every MIDI Guitar interface/pickup/etc...you name it and I probably owned it. The technology was never quite there over the past 30 years. The best hardware (IMHO) was the Axon MIDI Guitar System. The Axon wasn't perfect but it came real close. Well, these days there is an absolute clear winner for the easiest setup, a removable pickup, and super-fast tracking of all strings (including the 5th and 6th strings). You need a Fishman TriplePlay...and the coolest thing is that there are NO CABLES - the unit uses a MIDI Transmitter and Receiver for WIRELESS MIDI. Go to Fishman's website, search the web for You Tube product videos, etc, etc. I have the TriplePlay installed on my PRS and it's by far the best MIDI pickup ever produced. And the interesting thing is that Fishman had the development engineer from Axon (whom had created the MIDI technology and algorithms used in the Axon) create the software/firmware that runs on the TriplePlay. The TriplePlay hardware is truly astounding. You can also Google Jennifer Batten, because she is endorsed by Fishman and was doing a product showcase tour for the TriplePlay. I believe her showcase tour is over but there are several videos posted online showing her demonstrating the product.
  8. Hey everyone, there are a couple additional options that you should give some serious thought about using. Obviously, any speaker playback system needs to have the absolute "flattest" frequency response when dealing with the playback of audio from, CDs, DVDs, Studio Recording and especially guitar amp/fx modeling (hardware or software). There are basically just a few ways to go about obtaining an FRFR playback system: 1) go out and find a speaker system that has been "designed" to be FRFR. 2) go out and find a speaker system that "has not been designed" to be FRFR...but sounds pretty flat to your ears and you like what you hear. 3) go out and find a speaker system that you can afford and use an outboard equalizer to try and fine-tune the frequency response by ear. 4) and then there is probably the best way...having one piece of outboard gear that allows you to turn any speaker system into a FRFR. I say this because I own the gear, I have been using it for years, and I know it works with great results. What am I talking about? That would be, the dBX DriveRack PA+. Here's a condensed product description directly from the dbx website: "The DriveRack PA+ is loaded with functions and features, it is easy to set-up and use. The dbx exclusive Set Up Wizards walk you through system set up with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Just pick your speakers and amps from the built-in list on the PA+, and then let the Auto Level Wizard fine tune the level settings of each speaker. You can then let the Auto EQ Wizard help you further optimize your sound. Finish up by using the AFS Wizard, which automatically sets filters to eliminate any feedback during performances. Within minutes, your PA system will sound like it was tuned by a pro! No experience required. As you can see, the DriveRack PA+ uses "Set Up Wizards" to automatically adjust the volume levels of all the connected speakers, it automatically adjusts the EQ for the flattest Frequency Response (or a user selected Frequency Response Preset), and it can automatically set EQ Filters to eliminate feedback. This is all accomplished by using a Pink Noise Generator (blasting Pink Noise through the speakers) so that a calibrated measurement microphone can listen to your speakers playback of the Pink Noise and then automatically adjust Levels and EQ. And not to mention, you can do all of this manually as well and not use the Auto Wizard...but using the Wizard makes things a lot simpler. And when the Auto Wizard is done doing its thing, you can still go in and manually make tweaks. When your system sounds like you want it to, you can then SAVE the settings as a Preset. There are already several Factory Presets but think about it, you could use the DriveRack PA+ to adjust multiple speaker systems and save each PA system as a dedicated Preset. Below is the link to the product page for the DriveRack PA+, check it out. In addition, dbx has more than one model with more or less features and the price changes accordingly. http://dbxpro.com/en-US/products/driverack-pa One other dbx product you may want to investigate is the newly released dbx goRack Portable Performance Processor. I own one of these as well and it'd pretty useful for the price...It's only $100.00. The only issue with this unit is that it's mostly set-and-forget. It gives you 16 Factory EQ Presets (the individual frequency bands are NOT adjustable). The Compression only has one adjustable parameter as well as some of the other parameters. Go buy one from Guitar Center to take home and try out, and if you don't like it return and get your money back. It's definitely a piece of hardware that is worth exploring. Below is the link to the product page: http://dbxpro.com/en-US/products/gorack
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