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  1. Yes, what you are seeing is the way it works. The POD Go must be connected for POD Go Edit to work.
  2. Perhaps there’s also an updated version of the editor application that you need to download and install?
  3. You can easily create one and save it for future reference. Edit one of the presets you want to delete and remove all amp and FX blocks by selecting None as the model.
  4. No, no way to do that. What you can do is save a customized version of any FX block as a Favorite and use that copy when adding the FX block to a preset. But later changes must be made individually in each preset. Change the Favorite version first and then replace each of the existing blocks with the modified Favorite.
  5. I would say there’s no such thing as the ‘genuine’ sound. Each sound wave transmitter (speakers, headphones, a tree falling in the forest, …) produces its own genuine sound waveform, and each sound wave receiver (ears/brain, microphones, DAW, …) creates it own genuine perception of that particular sound waveform. If there’s no receiver can the waveform itself, being carried through the air unperceived, be called ‘sound’?
  6. You delete a preset by replacing (copying) an ‘empty’ preset in its place. You don’t need to ‘make room’ for other presets. Just import/copy them over the existing preset that you want to delete.
  7. https://line6.com/support/manuals/
  8. How come when I listen to a song in my tiny closet with the door closed it sounds different than when I listen to the same song in my barn?
  9. I think the best setup for you would be to get a pair of studio monitors for your home setup. What you want is FRFR monitors (Full Range Flat Response). These type of monitors are designed to minimize the tonal colouration produced by the speakers/monitors and deliver a sound as close as possible to the source signal. With this setup you should find that the sound you hear at home is at least close to the recorded sound that your recording studio captures and plays back. For best results, use the same monitors at home that are used in your recording studio. In your case - the Alto TS312. Volume level also plays a big role in the tone of the sound you hear. Your home environment may be much smaller than the room you rehearse/record in, and 12” speakers may be too big and loud for the space. Drop down to 6” or 8” FRFR monitors for home, but understand that this will not sound the same as the 12” monitors in your recording setup.
  10. The Pod Go caters well to acoustic guitars. Your acoustic presets will work best if you don’t use an amp/cab. The available FX include many varieties of the chorus and delay FX that you currently use as well as many other types of FX. Personally I don’t think you need acoustic IRs but you can certainly add them later if you’re not satisfied.
  11. Your X3 products include a license for the original Pod Farm (not Pod Farm 2). You can edit, save, and transfer between PF1 and your X3 hardware. I’m not sure about importing your Gearbox presets to Pod Farm.
  12. afaik… Yorkville (which owns L&M) is the authorized Line 6 service centre in Canada. The procedure is to bring your L6 device to any L&M store and request servicing. They hand it off to the nearest Yorkville service centre.
  13. The Amp Out signal excludes any mic/cab modelling from the Pocket Pod preset. It will not likely sound good through the PA. I would use an 1/8” stereo to 1/4” mono adapter, making sure that it sums the stereo signal to mono. Or, if a stereo signal is important use an 1/8” stereo to 2x1/4” mono adapter that retains the stereo signal. This, of course, will require two input channels on the mixer/PA. I don’t think the unbalanced signal will be a problem for small venues. EDIT: You can also try tuning the Cabinet Mode (see manual) to Direct Out and use the Amp Out jack of the Pocket Pod. It seems this will retain the preset’s cab/mic modelling in the output signal.
  14. The signals are indepedent and can be processed separately in Helix by using a dual path preset. Set the Input block of one path to Variax and the other path to Variax Mags. The Variax input uses the current active Variax model as defined in the Helix preset or by the physical model knob and pickup switch combination on the guitar. As amsdenj stated the Variax model may itself be a model/mag blend of the signals prepared by using the Workbench HD editing program.
  15. I would avoid using ASIO4ALL. It is known to cause problems when used with fully ASIO compliant drivers like the Line 6 drivers. It sometimes works but often does not, and if things are not working Line 6 will (understandably) not provide support.
  16. From the manual (as of firmware v3.0): “For path Input and Output blocks - These blocks display with a green fill to indicate a signal is present and a red fill if the signal is too hot. If clipping is indicated you should reduce the signal level before and/or at the red indicated Input/Output block.”
  17. There’s also probably a technical limitation based on the ASIO protocol that Helix uses. That protocol requires that a single audio device be used at any time.
  18. No, Helix has no permanent loop storage.
  19. Of course I can’t hear exactly the sound you describe, but I can say that it’s not unusual to have strange sound artifacts when switching snapshots. One of the key benefits of snapshots is that there is no audio gap when switching. The downside of that is that a drastic change in the sound of the snapshots is instantaneous and audible. Seems to me that an instantaneous change from an acoustic guitar to a driven electric guitar might be drastic enough to result in an audible POP. Many users here have described other artifacts like warbling or phasing if different snapshots have different time settings on certain FX between snapshots. If the POP is being caused by this situation there is really little you can do about it; Helix and Variax are accurately modeling pretty much the same sound that would happen in the analog world if it were possible to make such dramatic instantaneous changes. One thing you could do to test this is to set up two different presets rather than using snapshots. Have each preset match exactly the two snapshots. Then experiment with changing between the presets. My guess is that the POP will disappear, but of course you will hear a gap in the audio as the presets are switched in and out of the Helix working memory. The POP is what you hear when the switch is instantaneous due to the memory not being swapped.
  20. I’m not a Line 6 rep. My Firehawk FX device has never had Bluetooth connection issues, but my use of it is admittedly simple.
  21. Here’s what the manual says: “Existing MIDI, bypass, snapshot, and controller assignments are not saved with the User Model Defaults.” That implies everything else is saved, including cab/mic choices with Amp+Cab models. Manuals are wonderful things! Packed full of useful information.
  22. Check the Global Settings for the Mic Input Gain setting. I find the default setting to be very low, and it is reset to default during a firmware update.
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