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Everything posted by lungho

  1. Those links are to the firmware files and not to HX Edit. That is an error on Line 6's part. Use this link https://line6.com/software/index.html to go to the front end of the downloads page. Download HX Edit 2.82. Then resume the instructions from Step 2 - Number 4.
  2. I am one of those who purposely doesn't do any kind of social media. I don't even visit TGP anymore. So it would be nice if they updated the firmware sticky I subscribed to so as to get proper notifications. Alternatively, I suppose I could just wait another ~3 months to receive a direct email from Line 6 telling me 2.8.2 has just been released. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into these free updates but for the love of god, I wished someone at Line 6 would either, update the firmware sticky thread regularly -or- just delete it.
  3. Not to nitpick...but I noticed that under Step 2, the links that are supposed to be for HX Edit, for both Mac & Windows, points to the firmware file and not HX Edit. Furthermore, Mac is misspelled to read as Max....assuming Apple hasn't re-branded their entire line of Macintosh computers. How are we expected to keep our torches lit and pitchforks ready for the next person who fails at an update when the instructions aren't exactly perfect?
  4. I've been playing 100+ shows a year locally with my Helix floor that I purchased in Feb of '16 and I haven't had any issues at all. Before that, I was using an X3 Live. I rarely tour these days, so I do not have any opinions in regards to the Helix's durability on the road. Since migrating to modelers, I've never had any issues with Line 6's quality or reliability.
  5. Everything Crusin said with the addition.....test your backup(s). A backup is worthless if it doesn't work when you need it.
  6. Did you read the entire thread? It appears he got it sorted out due to another user's recommendations. If you did read the thread and it didn't resolve your problem, maybe someone else will chime in after the weekend.
  7. This post might get you pointed in the right direction.......
  8. Step 1: Select snapshot you want to be first. Step 2: Save You only have to save once. Now every time you select that preset, that specific snapshot will be selected.
  9. I got the QSC K10.2's before PowerCab was brought to market and have not been disappointed. To my ears, I found the 10's sounded much tighter than the 12's. The QSC's are more expensive than other monitoring solutions, but since that purchase, I've had zero issues with my patches translating well to whatever venue I'm playing at. So yeah, I'm another guy who would agree that Helix sounds great with QSC K10.2's.
  10. I can't speak much about dust covers but I do have a Gator gig bag I've been gigging with weekly for 3+ years. There is absolutely no wear on the inside where the pedal meets the fabric.
  11. This is the master fader from my DAW (Reaper) using your patch. As you can see, it is peaking around -13. Compare this to your DAW's master fader and see what it is.
  12. If you're recording straight into your DAW and then bouncing the track(s) to mp3 without mastering it, that might be the issue. Part of the mastering process is bringing up the audio levels of your recordings. Without mastering, the volumes are always gonna sound low on a rendered recording. I don't know what you do know and don't know. So I'll link a vid below, just in case you have no clue what I'm talking about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Jx2h-lQkA
  13. Ok, so I'm using a PRS Custom 24 to test this patch. I used the 1x12 US Deluxe cab (using defaults), since your patch doesn't have a cab in it. The gain staging looks good. I can hear what you hear, most notably on the neck pickup. On the amp, I backed the master down to about 8 and it sounds a lot better. So give that a shot and see what you get.
  14. I've listened to your test and understand what you're describing. If I had to guess, I'd say your problem is with gain staging. But I can't say that with any certainty without looking at the patch itself. A bit more info would help. What kind if pickups are you using? Humbuckers or single coils? What version of firmware is your Helix running. If you upload your patch that's causing the problems, I'm sure more than a few of us wouldn't mind helping you narrow down and find the problem. If your patch is using an Impulse Response that costs money, please remove it before exporting and uploading the patch.
  15. That's because you are used to the amp in the room sound....speakers moving air.....that unmistakable thump when you lay into a chord. A modeler is more like a miced amp, in the studio, in another room, monitored in the control room.....i.e. It's that guitar sound you hear on your favorite album. With a modeler, you're not just dialing the amp, but you are also dialing in EQ and (sometimes) compression. You're not just a guitarist anymore. You've also become the sound engineer. At least that's the way I approach it when building my patches. If you don't know a lot about EQ and compression, be prepared for a learning curve. It's not that hard to get a great sound out of a modeler if you know what you're doing. Last piece of advice. Factory presets suck. You can somewhat use them as a "how-to" guide. But you will have the most success if you build your own from scratch.
  16. Firehawk patches are not compatible with Helix. You gotta start from ground zero.
  17. Here's an older post that might help........
  18. I've had Helix floor since Feb of 2016. I have gigged with it every weekend since. It has been solid except for the mic preamp. Earlier this year, when I tried to use it for the first time, I discovered it was blown. Other than that, the unit has been solid. That being said, if you live in a country where getting your Helix serviced under warranty is going to be a problem, look elsewhere.
  19. After proper gain staging, I agree your ears are most likely to be the best tool for final leveling. But as far as clipping goes, even the X3 Live had a clipping light.
  20. I've loaded this patch into Native and it sounds fine.....even with the gate off. Sounds like it might be a grounding issue. I'm curious as to what others think.
  21. lungho

    Just a thought

    From what I remember, the computer only had a 2 MHz CPU and 4k of RAM. I don't think today's NASA can make toast without getting their schlong caught in the toaster. I wouldn't be surprised if them having issues getting back to the moon were true.
  22. May I see the data behind that statement?
  23. lungho

    Nice Birthday

    Happy belated birthday! It’s been crazy around here.
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