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  1. silverhead

    Helix Rack, Engl e530 preamp, and Control

    You can't control anything but the Helix Rack device with the Helix Control. You would need to use the Helix Rack to control your Engl.
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    OSX Catalina and HX Stomp

    Take a look at the last banner item at the top of this page.
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    Preset still rebuilding after update to 2.81 .....Why?

    I think so but not 100% sure about IRs. I'd leave them as is until/unless you have evidence that they are problematic.
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    Preset still rebuilding after update to 2.81 .....Why?

    You're welcome. With respect to my final paragraph above (recreating the offending presets) you can try to copy/paste individual blocks from the original preset rather than manually recreating each block from scratch but I can't guarantee that this willl work. If it does it can save you some effort. Try it with one preset first - it will either work (not be rebuilt again on startup) or not.
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    Preset still rebuilding after update to 2.81 .....Why?

    You likely already know that it is normal for presets to be rebuilt once, on the startup following their first import into new firmware. So I'm assuming you mean that the same preset(s) are being rebuilt repeatedly at each startup. This is not normal and usually indicates that these presets are somehow considered by the new firmware to be structurally corrupt and unable to be properly rebuilt although they may continue to work properly. This will continue to happen until the offending presets are identified and removed or until new firmware is able to rebuild them correctly. You can do something about the former but not the latter. To identify the offending presets watch carefully as the rebuild process happens. The display will show a number between 1 and 1024 for each preset being rebuilt. This number can help you identify the preset location in terms of its setlist/bank/preset location. Divide the number by 128 (the number of presets in a setlist) to determine the setlist number, 1-8. Then divide the remainder by 32 (the number of banks in a setlist) to determine its bank number 1-32. The final remainder will be a number between 1 and 3, which corresponds to the preset location A-C within the bank. (Note: if there is no final remainder that means the preset is in location D of the already identified Bank). For instance if the display shows preset 746 being rebuilt that specific preset is in Setlist 6 (since setlist 5 ends at 5*128=640). It is in Bank 27 (since the remainder from the first division, 106, is greater than 26 *4=104). It is preset B since the final remainder is 2. Often the presets being rebuilt will correspond to a range of presets suggesting that at some point a number of presets from somewhere were imported together. Backup these presets for future reference and then delete them (i.e. copy New Preset into those locations). Restart Helix until all such presets are removed and no further rebuilding occurs. What remains in Helix are now known to be fully compatible presets. If you want to restore the offending presets you can import them individually to inspect the details and then manually recreate them by editing a New Preset - do not copy them. When finished, replace the offending preset again with a New Preset before restarting Helix.
  6. You can connect your Variax to any audio interface using its 1/4 analog output. Of course you will be sending the raw signal of the selected Variax model. There will be no signal processing such as your POD provides; you will need to do that in some other fashion.
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    Amp models into an amp

    What matters is what it sounds like to you. There's no right or wrong. Given your skepticism about opinions you're reading I think the best way for you to decide is to buy the HX Stomp, test things out for yourself, and return it if you don't like it. What you'll get in response here will likely fall into two camps: It's not OK to run through a standard amp (the majority), and it is OK to do so (a minority). From what you've said you're going to disagree with the former and agree with the latter - but you won't have any personal experience to base your decision on. So get your experience.
  8. Hmmm... I guess you should wait for other opinions on this. I'm not 100% sure. I'm surprised that you were able to update JTV firmware using the X3. But it's been a while and my knowledge and/or memory may be faulty. My understanding is that the JTV series is only backwards compatible as far as the POD HD500X in terms of supporting Workbench HD as an interface device. Prior devices can work to some degree but are not fully compatible and not supported.
  9. Yes. I believe you have hit the nail on the head.
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    Sonic Port - new IPad Pro

    Right - I was referring to the Sonic Port VX. Sorry for any confusion.
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    Sonic Port - new IPad Pro

    Perhaps because it also works with Mac and PC computers?
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    Sonic Port - new IPad Pro

    Well, that depends on whether the iOS components perform as specified. My understanding, from this Line 6 update, is that the issue lies with Apple.
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    Helix II

    Later. Much later.
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    Can Firehawk use Helix 3rd party patches.

    No. Completely different platforms.
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    New version of Stagescape

    I don't think there will be a new StageScape under that name. You will find new Yamaha products, under their brand, that integrates any technology that Yamaha found useful. I think that in the speaker/mixer arena Yamaha chose to eliminate a competitor rather than continue the Line 6-branded product lines. Check out the new Yamaha mixers and play Where's Waldo.
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    Need help with IR and current set up

    I presume you're referring to the layout shown in the screenshot in your initial post. There's no right or wrong in FX positioning - whatever sounds good to you IS good. However there are some common guidelines and your layout seems to follow the more important ones so, yes, I'd say your layout is 'decent'. A couple of observations: - as described in the responses to your post the IR and Cab blocks are generally mutually exclusive options; you use one or the other. I notice in your layout that they are positioned in different locations in the signal chain. You have placed FX between the amp and IR but not between the amp and cab. There's nothing wrong with that but the difference in the resulting sound now has two components - not only the difference between cab and IR but also the differences due to the relative FX locations. - you have two reverb blocks. Again, only one is generally used at any time. I assume the reverbs are associated with their adjacent cab and IR blocks and are turned on/off along with the cab/IR selection.
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    Used JTV-59 Landmines?

    Well, they are valuable on their own and are likely resold. F'rinstance: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjy97H07_HkAhVLMt8KHcd_Anc4ChAWMAF6BAgCEAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worthpoint.com%2Fworthopedia%2Fline-variax-workbench-usb-interface-307538441&usg=AOvVaw2vgqlt1Nvrbvi5ymPBgoit https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=24&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjt68Se8PHkAhXhct8KHcbeA8E4FBAWMAN6BAgGEAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ie%2Fitm%2FLINE-6-Variax-USB-Guitar-Interface-with-cable-used-%2F202294179118&usg=AOvVaw2KWDajo9eoAsQFzpH5tQ6C (Note: These links came up on a quick eBay search. I have not vetted them to see if the items are still available)
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    Used JTV-59 Landmines?

    The answers, in order, are: - some early models had issues with the 3-way switch. Mine was fine. Line 6 will take care of it in any case. - no upgrades to electronics - all updates are available to anyone. It's wise to register the guitar in your Line 6 account. Line 6 will help if you have difficulties (e.g. already registered in previous owner's account) - the factory version comes with jumbo-size frets. Easy to replace if you want, either yourself if you're experienced in doing so or by a good guitar tech.
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    Helix Rack update 2.82 - how long?

    The Updater program will not work with HX Edit running, but it usually doesn't even start up much less get to the point of ' update in progress'.
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    Helix Rack update 2.82 - how long?

    What firmware version are you updating from?
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    Need help with IR and current set up

    The answer to both your questions is yes. However while you can run the cab and IR simultaneously without issues (your actual question) you probably won't like the sound. Generally it isn't done. You can assign the same FS to control the Bypass (on/off state) for both the IR and the cab blocks. Then save the preset with one block on and the other off. The FS will then act as a toggle so that you can one or the other, not both, active at any time. You speak of the room and hall delay FX. Those are typically types of Reverb, not Delay, FX. You should find them both under the Legacy Reverb section.
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    Snapshots vs Stomp, thoughts on why one vs the other

    The global setting for preset mode is completely independent of any preset data. Resetting the mode from Stomp/Snap to 8 Snap will not affect anything other than how the scribble strips and footswitches operate. In order to return to the previous display/operations all you have to do is reset the global setting. Everything will be as it was. It's perfectly fine to design presets for some gigs in one mode nad design presets for another gig in another mode. All you have to do is select the desired global setting as you start the gig.
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    How to Copy / Paste a Snapshot?

    Yes - that's right. I have several presets where I switch from electric to acoustic tones (including the guitar type using a Variax) using just an expression pedal, without even using snapshots. Toe position is a Marshall amp and Les Paul tone while heel position is no amp with a Gibson acoustic. Works great for the Joe Walsh tune Life's Been Good To Me. It's probably easier to do this with snapshots but I copied and edited my preset based on a tone developed by Line 6 user Peter Hamm. I believe the tone of his that I started with was this one, available on Customtone: https://line6.com/customtone/tone/209351/
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    Helix Stomp vs Headrush Gigboard

    I suggest you download and read the manuals for each product to get a better sense of how they would meet your needs and preferences. The HX Stomp manual is here: https://line6.com/data/6/0a020a4010c935bb66a4c0c44f/application/pdf/HX Stomp Manual - English .pdf Page 10 gives a good overview of how to use the footswitches (no bending down) to navigate among presets.
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    HX Edit

    Make sure you are using compatible versions of Helix firmware and HX Edit software. Also make sure the driver is installed. Since the Helix is new to you check that the firmware is up to date.