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  1. Aye, there's the rub. I have not yet been motivated to test anywhere near all the IRs I have purchased, and my IR library contains mostly ones I've loaded, tested, and am not using. There are only a few IRs that I actually use and they represent the small set of IRs I liked the best from among the relatively few I've actually auditioned. I'm not discounting the value of IRs and I'm not advocating against their use. They can make a huge difference but I think that's mostly for people who have definite preferences in real-world cab/mic selection/mic placement combinations, and the patience to figure out the different naming conventions among various IR suppliers to identify those preferred combinations. That's not me. I find I can get tones I really like with the stock cabs. The audition/test activity for hundreds and thousands of IRs is simply too cumbersome for me to bother with given the minimal added-value in my experience.
  2. Not sure why you want 10 Snapshot footswitches when there is a maximum of 8 snapshots per preset. Why/how would this be useful?
  3. With the VDI connection you do not also need an analog output cable from the V300 and yes you can control V300 model selection from the XT Live preset. The VDI connection carries the audio and the command/control data as well as power for the V300).
  4. In Reaper, turn OFF the Record Monitor feature for the track when you are recording.
  5. I'm just trying to get people to be specific about what they're asking for. I think most people, when they think it through, come to realize that what they actually want is to get a copy of New Preset to replace the preset they want to delete. But that's already easily achieved. The new Delete feature would save a whole two mouse clicks compared to the existing copy/paste feature. Personally I'd rather have the developers working on things that add features and capabilities.
  6. So .... nothing. No preset name. No Input block, no Output block. No parameters or settings of any sort anywhere in the preset. Oh, you say, .... well those things go without saying. What else goes without saying? In fact, perhaps the preset should disappear completely and be replaced with the 'following' non-deleted preset which move up to take its place. No trace of the deleted preset at all. Not what he had in mind? What, then, exactly should the state of the preset be, and those around it, after deletion? I don't think the answer is so obvious. Please describe it in full detail.
  7. Can you describe exactly how you envision the delete operation? What exactly would you want to see/observe after it is complete?
  8. Sorry for any misinformation. Does the iOS or Android device need to be running the Line 6 app?
  9. Your turntable is looking for a device that transmits/receives audio over Bluetooth. The Amplifi does not do that. It uses Bluetooth to transmit/receive command and control data to the Line 6 app running on a mobile device. They will not pair.
  10. Yeah, sorry.... humour can be tricky in written form especially in a second language. I'm guilty of doing it probably too often.
  11. Also, after downloading and installing HX Edit v2.82 you should update the Helix device firmware to match. Your new Helix is likely running outdated firmware that is incompatible with HX Edit 2.82
  12. As I indicated, my response was not serious. I simply made up a number. Is it accurate? Only Line 6 knows, and they likely won't say...... And yes, a Variax you buy today will be obsolete in 20 years, in the sense that there will be superior products available by then. Just like any other electronic product. But it will probably still do then what it does today, just like the original Variax guitars produced 20 years ago.
  13. You can't keep trails when changing presets but you can when changing snapshots. Each FX block that has trails also has a parameter named Trails that you can set to On or Off.
  14. Can you provide more details on exactly how you would like this delete function to operate? Here is the current procedure to replace a preset: 1) select the replacement preset (in this case, presumably a New Preset) 2) Click on the Copy button 3) Select the destination preset (the one you want to replace) 4) Click on the Paste button 5) Confirm your intent to replace the preset Seems to me that steps 3 through 5 are still necessary for a Delete operation, except the Paste button would be replaced by a new Delete button which would have to be added somewhere to the set of clickable things. A new button is required because you don't want to remove the Copy/Paste function which is useful for more than deleting a preset. So the 'timewaster' is Steps 1 and 2. Essentially you want the Delete operation to automatically load a New Preset in the Paste buffer for you in readiness for the replacement? Two extra clicks doesn't seem like a big deal to me and not worth the implementation effort, especially when you consider that you can do bulk replacements (select several contiguous New Presets and in one operation Copy/Past them over another set of the same number of existing presets). But feel free to add it to Ideascale. What you DON'T want to do is physically delete the preset from the list and start moving other presets around (e.g. to delete preset 1A, have 1B 'move up' into its slot and have everything from 1C to 32D move up with it, creating a New Preset in 32D.
  15. Now that you've had a serious answer..... I think there have been 827,651 Variax guitars manufactured as of 10:00 AM ET today. And a few more since. It is a success and it is not extinct. There is a smaller number of people playing them since some people have multiple Variax guitars and some have not yet been sold.
  16. Make sure you keep the feet and screws in case you want to replace them later.
  17. I would not replace the screws after the feet are removed just in case the extra length of the screws inside the chassis might contact something and cause a short circuit. Instead I would cover the screw hole with a tiny bit of tape to prevent dust from getting in and then velcro to your pedal board.
  18. You may be confusing the larger power supply 'box' with the smaller Workbench Hardware Interface device. They are separate devices. Both the Variax 300 and 500 use both boxes for different purposes.
  19. Make sure your Variax setting is Per Preset, not Global. However I don't think that explains your symptoms. I don't see anything wrong with what you're doing and the behaviour should be different so there is a problem - most likely a firmware glitch or corrupt presets I think. I would use HX Edit to back things up (full system save), restore the Helix device to its factory settings, and then restore the backup. If the problem persists the affected presets may be corrupt. Try recreating their Variax settings from scratch in a New Preset. If that works then copy/paste all the rest of the blocks. Once the preset is working correctly replace the old one with a New Preset.
  20. That's a Variax 500. You can tell by the headstock. Just Google an image of both to see the difference.
  21. I agree that the lack of cone/edge distance parameter is a drawback of the stock Line 6 cabs. Problem for me is that I am not as familiar with 'the cabs I like' as you obviously are, so I end up spending more than 20 mins going through volumes of IRs to discover the ones I like. I find myself overwhelmed by the IR selections available. For that reason, as well as cost, I tend to stick with the stock cabs, despite the afore-mentioned limitation.
  22. I find that the stock cabs are very good once you get used to using them properly (esp. Hi/Lo cuts). I've tried many IRs and have found some good ones that I use but it certainly, for me, wouldn't make the difference in terms of loving/returning my Helix. Don't want to get into a debate about it - just wanted to note that this is a matter of opinion that may or may not be widely held by 'most'. Different courses for different horses.
  23. Well there's an obvious answer to that and it's true of any company and any product. Show me a company that stops making new products and I'll show you a company that is soon to be out of business. So, yes, every company is always pushing towards new products. The real question is: what exactly do you mean by 'stop supporting old ones altogether'? If you mean that Line 6 may suddenly stop all sales and support of all existing products tomorrow the answer is clearly 'NO'. But at some point in every product's life cycle (and I mean EVERY product - not just Line 6 and not just guitar modelers) it ceases to make good business sense to continue to support it. You see this happening every day in the consumer electronics sector; I currently need to buy a new printer because the manufacturer is no longer producing drivers for new computer operating systems. Older 32-bit iPhones and tablets can no longer run some newer apps that require 64-bit systems. Every electronic product eventually ceases to be supported. And yet I'm pretty sure there are some original Game Boy units that still work and do exactly what they were designed to do! And there are different levels of support. Do you mean providing assistance in case of hardware failures (e.g. providing service and replacement parts) or do you mean a never-ending series of firmware updates? The former is certainly still available for Firehawk and the latter is still a possibility (except for the never-ending part); they haven't announced that Firehawk is discontinued. There are lots of Line 6 products that have been discontinued and no longer supported, and more will follow. There are lots of Line 6 products that are currently being technically supported although no further firmware updates may be released. And there are a fewer number of Line 6 products that are currently receiving tons of technical support and regular updates. This is normal business practice and it will continue. Where exactly is Firehawk in its life cycle? Certainly in the latter stages but not yet dead. And even after it 'dies' in the sense of its manufacturing and support life cycle it will still continue to operate in the owner's hands until it inevitably finally physically dies and replacement parts are no longer available. So the answer to your question is Yes and No. And you get to decide which parts apply to you, based on your personal definition of 'stop supporting old ones altogether'.
  24. While IRs are useful I doubt that you will find one to be a magic elixiir that suddenly gives you the Mayer tone. You should be able to get close using stock cabs (along with everything else that defines his tone). Is your Mayer tone already close to the sound you want? If not I would look to your overall preset before expecting an IR to fix things.
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