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  1. Helix as USB<>VDI Interface for JTV Variax Workbench HD Editor? Will this work? ( as it currently does with HD-500X) ??
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    Helix FAQ

    I ask because my Firehawk FX does not support 44.1kHz - seems to be fixed at 48kHz with its Win USB ASIO driver version 1.76 and I dream Line-6 on the Helix would resurrect the flexible USB audio routing and Re-Amping function of the 10 year old POD XT Since Helix is USB Class Compliant Audio / MIDi Device - imagine in the Above USB Audio I/O Routing Block Above if replace "Computer" with "IPad running BIAS FX or InterApp Audio Host for Ipad FX (Holderness Media, VirSyn IOS FX)" then we have a new world of tone possibilities
  3. it is when the documentation is vague -without an actual hardware block diagram
  4. stevekc

    Helix FAQ

    Does it support 24 bit / 44.1kHz?
  5. stevekc

    Helix FAQ

    When used as a USB Audio Interface - What are the available Bit depths and clock rates that Helix is capable of ? ( i.e. 16 bits @44.1kHz, 24 @ 48kHz , 32 bits @ 96kHz? ? Is there a Sample Rate Converter on the Helix's SPDIF Input ? What bit rates are acceptable? same question for the SPDIF Out Also Without a computer, Can I use the Helix's SPDIF Input as a separate audio source input, or use the SPDIF Send Return for external FX Loop - ?
  6. stevekc

    Helix FAQ

    Will Helix have any Re-Amping via USB capability ? Can I change the bit depth / bit rate when used as an ASIO Audio interface? Or will it be fixed at 24 bit @ 48kHz USB Audio Interface device - (like the Firehawk FX?)
  7. stevekc

    Helix FAQ

    Thanks - (been there, done that with Firehawk FX already )
  8. Firehawk FX USB Driver is Nothing like the HD500X - no controls I can find - only a slider bar for latency - no other indicators, or controls. Is the Firehawk FX fixed at 24 bit @ 48kHz when used as an ASIO Audio interface? thats what it appear to be - might explain my distortion as I was working with a 44.1kHz project.
  9. stevekc

    Helix FAQ

    Will Helix be supported by Line-6 Monkey?
  10. I spent more time trying to get the Firehawk FX to function as a a clean distortion free ASIO Audio device on Windows 8.1 ( Acer R7 laptop with USB 2.0 port that works flawless with all my other USB ASIO audio interfaces) . No luck There needs to be a better Line 6 USB driver uninstaller - I attempted to uninstall the latest USB driver 1.76, and install the older 1.70 USB driver - but I still have terrible kazoo distortion. Where my Line-6 Monkey? oh that's right, Firehawk is not supported!
  11. Its the basic non functional ASIO Driver for Windows Totally does not work on my Windows 8.1 machine - and same Acer R7 works great with its USB 2.0 port with ALL my other USB Audio gear This Firehawk FX USB Driver does not work with Win 8.1: Line 6 Driver2 Version 1.76 Released 8/13/15
  12. I own both of those - I prefer the GT-100, because I can easily tweak the FX with its dual LCD displays and good User controls -= its nearly point and shoot - No scratching my head and and spinning an encoder, to play "where's waldo" as I navigate folders on a stage lit bleached out poor contrast solid white HD500X LCD, just to adjust the tremolo depth mid song
  13. One things is true - times are tough all over, and I know I sound cranky lately, but after dropping $400 on the Firehawk and it reveals itself to be a toy - I suppose Ive reached my threshold of pain. - and have to sharpen my abilities to apply more caution before clicking "Buy it now" when I make my Line-6 purchases -( I live over 100 miles from the nearest Line-6 dealer and buy online )- and be prepared to fully check it out for any bugs, oversold features that didnt make the production firmware release, and seek happiness by sending the unit back within the dealer's return for refund time period.
  14. Good luck with that - I'm NOT too happy about the path Line-6 is on- (and glad they are not my employer). Witness what Yamaha has done to Steinberg. I recently purchased a Steinberg UR44 Audio interface - but its apparent Yamaha cut bulk of the Steinberg Staff a couple years ago, and the USB Driver support for this box designed in China is non existent. Nothing works. http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=15805.msg114483#msg114483 We know Yamaha also recently purchased Line-6. hopefully this is not a sign of things to come, but I'm not holding my breath - I advise download any Line-6 apps USB Drivers for Line-6 gear now while you still can before the Yamaha bean counters do to Line -6 as they have already have done to Steinberg. Read about FireHawk FX experience at failure here: http://line6.com/support/topic/13511-time-between-preset-swtiching-unbearable/page-2 http://line6.com/support/topic/13591-a-d-patch-lights-of-death/page-2
  15. I'll be keeping an eye on this myself - It would be answered in 10 seconds - IF Line-6 just published a graphic signal routing block diagram of the HD500X - I guess only Service Manual owners get to know this important info.
  16. I actually tried this over the weekend, it's dreadful ( nothing like my HD500X) Firehawk FX experiwnce has been a major stumble from Line-6 - a real step down in quality control, lack of attention to details -it feels like a rush job and the engineering team must be too busy with Helix to fix this. Feels like Yamaha has cut some needed QC - but at this rate Line-6 is heading down the same drain as Steinberg ( another recent nightmare with a UR44 )
  17. Post a review / comparison of what you find is good /bad between GT-001 vs Firehawk. fwiw - here is an independent forum for GT-001 http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=148.0 http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=149.0 GT-001 User created patches http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=150.0
  18. Contact local Line-6 dealer these are available globally http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006HKEMEW/ref=pd_aw_sbs_23_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1S5RCG31GMMF1WRKZS4G
  19. Try Chandler pick guards http://pickguards.us/pgordinst.htm
  20. Order the Line-6 XPS a/b switch / power adapter and a quality TRS Srereo guitar cable : this will power all Variaxs at gigs and let's you route the acoustic sims to the PA ( XLR OUT) while the 1/4" out feeds a guitar amp http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VariaxPwrKit ---- Power Your Variax! Keep your Variax running with the Line 6 Variax Cabled Power Kit. Not only does this kit power your Line 6 Variax, it also functions as a direct box. The supplied 15' Planet Waves 1/4" TRS cable powers your Variax and sends the guitar's signal to the XPS A/B box. The XPS sports a 1/4" and an XLR output. Send the 1/4" signal to your amp and the XLR to the main board. By hitting the A/B button you can switch where your signal is sent to. This is perfect for acoustic guitar models that will sound better running straight through the mixer as opposed to your guitar amp. This kit adds flexibility and unlimited power to any Variax. Never worry about battery life again with the Line 6 Variax Cabled Power Kit. Line 6 Variax Cabled Power Kit Features: Power your Variax at gigs or in the studio without worries XPS A/B box works as a direct box sending your signal to your amp or mixer Includes 9V power adapter to power XPS and your Variax 15' Planet waves TRS guitar cable included Keep your Variax powered with the Line 6 Variax Cabled Power Kit!
  21. I'm using Window 8.1 I'll try reinstalling the USB older ASIO driver, the most recent one does not work for me , and Im using a USB 2.0 port but it's a shame Firehawk FX does not work with Line6 Monkey or Variax Workbench
  22. Have to disagree on that http://line6.com/support/topic/13511-time-between-preset-swtiching-unbearable/ At my live gigs, I still employ the dying art of playing both Rhythm and Lead Guitar - so swift patch to patch change time without gaps / mutes / noise anomalies have a high priority for me
  23. There zero support for this - in fact the wired USB connection to a Windows PC using the Line-6 FireHawk FX ASIO driver does not work Firehawk is one purchase I regret * No compatibility with Variax Workbench * No MIDI control over USB * No PC /Mac Editor * Broken USB Audio ASIO Driver that is really a joke. * massive noise anomalies during patch changes while playing guitar * No compatibility with Line-6 Monkey * Its clear the Firehawk is just a AMPLIFI FX100 with a bit more switches and Variax VDI input - but I assumed too much for a device that I paid $450
  24. I hope Line 6 can get the Firehawk ASIO Audio Driver for Windows working. Compared to my HD500X , FireHawk has Nothing but distortion ( its a Kazoo) here and zero buffer controls (windows 8.1) And it's a shame that my old XT Live had far superior USB Audio routing and re-amping features not found either HD500X or Firehawk FX. The fact that these flaws passed quality control at Line -6 speaks volumes to me and has changed my mind on the further Line-6 purchases. I guess nobody at Line 6 plays rhythm guitar then take a Solo with a different preset mid song? Get your money back - Sure wish I could return mine. Firehawk is one purchase I regret * No compatibility with Variax Workbench * No MIDI control over USB * No PC /Mac Editor * Broken USB Audio ASIO Driver that is really a joke. * massive noise anomalies during patch changes while playing guitar * No compatibility with Line-6 Monkey * Its clear the Firehawk is just a AMPLIFI FX100 with a bit more switches and Variax VDI input - but I assumed too much for a device that I paid $450 At my live gigs, I still employ the dying art of playing both Rhythm and Lead Guitar - so swift patch to patch change time without gaps / mutes / noise anomalies have a high priority for me
  25. My typical worst case Firehawk FX Patch change noise occurs under these conditions 1 ) Select the factory preset "03C Move Like Jagger" 2) Strum a chord and let ring, and while the chord is still ringing, select factory preset "03D Tighten Up" 3) I always get a very loud high volume burst of noise duration 80 milliseconds - totally unacceptable for professional gear. Same very loud burst of noise during patch change also occurs frequently on other presets too like changing from "04C Day Tripper" to "04D 4 What Its Worth"
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