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  1. My Helix seems to be sending MIDI PC messages out on USB (to my iPad ) whenever my variax is connected via VDI and I change guitar models via the knob on my JTV. How can I stop this from happening ? I Need to send MIDI over SB via footswitches set up in control Center so cannot just turn the "MIDI Over USB" option off. But the option to send out MIDI PC messages is turned off as shown in the photo ) but yet HELIX is still sending out PC when models are changed. Is there a way to prevent this?. Judging by how the settings are set in this picture I would have expected that MIDI PC should be filtered out - 3 of the 4 options - all to do with PC - are off.
  2. Help needed! I HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMING MIDI SWITCHING WITH MY MARSHALL JVM410HJS . ONCE COMPLEATED AND ALL PROGRAMMING TO MY SNAPSHOTS ARE DONE. IF I CLICK ON MY next PRESET EVERYTHING IS GOOD BUT IF I SWITCH BACK TO THE prior preset for some season the midi switching goes to some random channel on the amp so the Helix makes me hit a different snap shot and then the frrst snapshot to get it back working correctly. BASICLY SWITCHING PRESETS THE MIDI DOESNT DEFALT BACK TO THE LAST KNOWN MIDI CONTROL ON THAT PRESET. THIS IS HARD TO EXPLAIN BUT ANYONE THAT CAH HELP WOULD BE GREAT. MAY HAVE TO VIDEO IT.
  3. Hello together, i come from Germany and my english is not so good. I have Issues with the Midi Implementation with the Helix and my JVM 410 HJS Head. In Preset and Stomp Mode I can teach Midi Commands from Helix to my JVM. Good so far. But in Snapshot Mode i can't teach the Helix to change CC# Commands. I instruct the Instant Button to learn the CC# Commands for my JVM. So well, the Value are working and move but the CC# Commands parameters do not move. Its still the same on all Snapshots. Presetmode not working fine because of interruption by switching Presets. I need the Snapshot Mode, definitely. I hope somebody can help me
  4. Has anyone had issues/experience with snapshots AND using HELIX to control external gear via MIDI? I use helix to run Ableton Live via MIDI notes that are assigned to (momentary)footswitches in HELIX. This has worked perfectly in STOMP mode as long as I've had my HELIX, but I recently started working with snapshots and LOVE the flexibility. Here's the problem I'm having: It seems that my HELIX is learning which footswitches I'm stomping to control Ableton, so when I recall a snapshot, the switches I have stomped are ENGAGED, and the note value of each switch changes to C -1. I've tried using MIDI CC's instead of notes with no success either. If anyone has any input or help, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
  5. RufusOnFire

    Snapshots and CC Toggle Footswitch

    I've had my Helix Rack for about 2 weeks and I'm really enjoying it. I'm having an issue and while I have workarounds I'm looking for some input. I use the Helix in 4CM with an analog looper (RJM Rack Gizmo) and my amp (Mark V). The looper responds to MIDI CC as well as Program Change messages. I currently have Program Change messages disabled on the Helix and am using CC either as an instant command or assigned to a footswitch. I use these to switch channels and enable the 3 OD pedals I have in the loops. The problem I'm having is related to saving the state of a CC Toggle assigned footswitch to a snapshot. From what I can tell the Helix does seem to attempt to save the state of the footswitch but when I select a new snapshot the "enabled" CC Toggle switches don't seem to have any effect. Also, currently active CC Toggle footswitches dim the LED as expected but the appropriate CC message doesn't appear to transmit to disable the loop. I realize that I can use Instant CC messages and have been doing that as well but I'd like to assign my loops to a FS on some patches. Is anyone else using the Helix like this and have you been able to use Snapshots?
  6. Hi All, First time poster here so please be gentle. I'm also going to get in early and apologise for the bad forum etiquette of two topics in one post but until i receive an approved post this is the only one i get today. I have just received my Helix and been working through it to put together a configuration that works for me. currently i'm using snap/stomp and using 'mode' to see 8 stomps at once. pressing preset up/down together to see 8 snapshots. Briefly, I am planning on running the Helix as my single user interface to control : - Internal Helix effects, - Effects loop pedals, - A separate dB11 effects loop extender (midi controlled) - Bias FX on iPad (midi through usb) - Onsong on iPad (midi through usb) So my first question is, Is there any way to 'bank' through stomps within a preset? As it is possible to load many more than 10 stomps in a single preset, i was hoping there might be a way to cycle through pages of these using the FS1 and FS7 but i can't find it. The second question is a little more convoluted. I have midi commands set up through command centre to trigger from FS8-11 and named these (being careful to remove all other assignments from these FS) and that works great to control Onsong through usb midi (previous/next song, scroll up/down). What has thrown me is that if i press 'Preset up and down' together to display snapshots on all 8 FS, i find that the midi commands in FS8-11 are still triggered as i select a snapshot from that row. I was hoping that the snapshot would suspend the momentary midi program change commands under these 4 switches and then re-enable them for use once the snapshot is selected. Has anyone else come up against this and found a solution?
  7. Great fit for the Helix LT
  8. I just got a Helix and I'm liking it ok by it's self, but I'm running into some midi issues that are getting a little frustrating. I want to set it up to control my Strymon Mobius, TimeLine, and BigSky with midi without having to dedicate a loop to each. Here's where I'm at and maybe someone can suggest a way I can get this to work. I did have the Helix set up using the 4 cable method with my amp in loop 1. The 3 strymon pedals above are in loop 2 all assigned to their own midi channels. I also have a poly tune set up in loop 3 to be always on (the Helix tuner isn't that great). I have a Riverside OD set up in Loop 4 with the favorite function being controlled using the CV connector on Helix. With it set up like this I can get everything to work in stomp box mode without any problems excluding the lights on the Helix sometimes getting out of sync with the pedal. For example pedal is bypassed but the Helix light for that channel is illuminated (no big deal, I can live with this minor issue). I used midi CC# 80,81, and 82 to toggle the Strymon pedals A and B (and C on BigSky) buttons. The problems began when I started to set up Snapshots. I tried using the Instant commands to bring up a patch on a desired pedal using the midi program function 1, 2, 3, 4 etc. That method would bring up patches ok but when I toggled through the Snapshots some of the presets would be on when I didn't want them to be and would then toggle off when I wanted them to be on etc... After a little more research I found out that I needed a bypass command to apply before the new preset could be commanded on. After research I found out that Helix can't change CC# with snapshots, only the values within a CC. After finding this out I decided to go a different route. Now, Try 2... I've got the Helix completely reset to factory defaults. I cleared all blocks on the first preset and started fresh. I wired all strymon pedals in their own FX Loop so I can toggle off by bypassing the the block (I hate to loose the 4 cable method here, but I guess I can live with that for now). Ive set them up in stomp box mode and got everything working just as I had last time. Now on the the Snapshots I run into problems again. I would save each snapshot by going into stomp box mode and toggle on what I wanted then save each accordingly. Doing that I got the Mobius and Timeline to work, BUT the BigSky wants to be a BigPain in the ....... !! This pedal will not respond correctly no matter what channel its on, what program# I choose, even the CC80, 81, and 82 for the bank buttons. For example, If I toggle on a preset in bank A it will toggle that on and off when commanded to toggle Bank C. If I press the Bank A button on the Bigsky to switch it back to that bank it will work for a couple of snapshot changes and then back to the wrong preset. Sometimes it works fine going from Snaphot 1 to 2 to 3, but when I go from 3, to 2, to 1 it gets all messed up again. It's completely erratic behavior and I can't duplicate the issue to track down a solution. I've checked the commands on each snapshot and they are correct and set up the same as the TimeLine and Mobius. I've gone into global settings on the BigSky and Helix and tried different combinations as well as a factory reset on the BigSky, same thing. Any ideas??? I'm really hoping to get this resolved because I really want to keep the Helix as part of my rig. If not I'll ditch it for a Mastermind PCB. Sorry for the novel!
  9. erdraven

    X-Y Pad

    Hello, I don't know if this has been answered already, but can you use an XY pad like Matt Bellamy to control the POD HD500? Has anyone tried it? Could it be done? like this
  10. Has anyone managed to get the Helix working as a proper MIDI controller for Helix Native 1.10 in Tracktion? I am currently using Tracktion version T6. I was able to set the Helix up as a MIDI controller with no problem for other Tracktion plugins' parameters but Helix Native will only show me two parameters, 'Wet' and 'Dry' levels, that can be assigned to MIDI control or automation. I have set up the parameters that I wish to control within Helix Native using the "Automation/Controller Assign" tab but the assigned parameters/controllers do not show up anywhere in Tracktion when I try to assign the Helix as a MIDI controller to them. Tracktion's internal automation envelopes can't seem to see my Helix Native parameters either. The "Learn" function in Tracktion does not help and also can't see any Helix Native parameters. Am I missing a step, is this a Tracktion problem, or is this a Helix Native issue with automation and MIDI not being properly implemented yet? Maybe I am just missing part of the procedure. Has anyone successfully set up automation and MIDI on Tracktion for the Helix Native plugin? If so, could you please post up your procedure. Thanks!
  11. geetarjohn

    Helix Native Expression Pedal

    Hi all, is it possible to control any of Natives parameters (volume/wah/delay feedback) with an external expression pedal? I've tried all sorts of routing inside Cubase Pro 9 and I can't seem to get the two sides hooked up in the same way I can with Guitar Rig/Amplitube etc. I get the impression I should be able to, but somehow can't. There's a very good chance I've overlooked something obvious though :) Is it supported yet? I'm running the latest update 1.1.0. Thanks, Jon
  12. borehead

    Reversed MIDI CC:s on POD HD 500X

    Hi guys, So, I'm using my 500X as an "amp" with multi effects stored in presets. I'm controlling everything with my TC Electronic G-System where I also have distortion pedals in my loops. Sounds real sweet and I'm super happy with the setup! Presets works fine 90% of the time, but sometimes I want to throw in a stompbox on the 500X when I've used up all the effects on the G-system, which also can work as a MIDI controller to the POD. For example, I send MIDI CC #055, which corresponds to POD FS5. Problem is, that the POD has reversed CC commands, in comparison to probably ALL THE WORLDS other MIDI capable units out there?! The POD listens to 0-63=on and 64-127=off. So every time I change a patch on the G-system, the pedals on the POD turns on. NOT what I want to do... Anyone knows why it is like this? Really strange MIDI behaviour in my opinion, as the majority of MIDI controllers is the other way around... Hope that Line6 can implement this in a firmware update, to be able to "reverse" MIDI Controller Change messages!
  13. Pompeysie

    Midi Madness - Help very much needed!

    Hi is anyone using Helix with Ableton Live? So far, I have had some success using Ableton to automatically switch between patches and snapshots using Midi Envelopes. This is fantastic for when I am playing live (we also use Ableton to play keyboard backing tracks and generate a click track for our drummer). However, I find the midi switching behaves quite randomly at times. Sometimes the midi connection seems to drop out completely, sometimes if I hit play on the song it fails to switch to the correct patch. Today I have been setting it up to control looping. I managed to get the looper to automatically begin recording, drop-in an overdub, stop and start again....as I needed it to. I was thrilled. Then, suddenly, it starts behaving oddly. For example, it will rapidly flick between overdub in and out, even though the Midi envelope is set to a single number. Frankly, it is driving me nuts! I'm using a brand new 2017, Macbook pro. I'm using a USB connection to Helix. Any help will save me from madness. Thank you in advance, Simon
  14. Hi, I did some searching and didn't seem to find anything to help with the following... Trying to use my Novation Impulse Midi Controller keyboard as a "convenient" way to adjust parameters like gain or volume. when I go into controller assign and configure the the CC that I have the keyboard dial set to, nothing happens. when I open my DAW, I can see the messages are showing up properly. I have tried switching between USB and MIDI cables. I've also tried the "learn" function. It seems like the MIDI messages aren't being recognized by the helix for some reason. Help would be greatly appreciated. I'm sure there are some amazing things possible but I'm having difficulty just scratching the surface with Midi. thanks, Rob
  15. I need help programming my ART X11 midi board with my POD 2.0 Is there an easy way of doing this? At the moment it just runs through the patches 1 a b c d then 2 abcd etc... But Id like to be able to set up patches myself Its an older pod 2 so the floorboards dont exist anymore Can any one help? Do I need to program the pod or do it from the X11? Thanks guys any help would be appreciated
  16. Josh_guitarreiru

    Control external gear via MIDI in snapshot mode?

    Hi all, I was wondering if it is possible to control external gear via MIDI with Helix in snapshot mode? I would like to select a snapshot and in that snapshot select the correct program on a Whammy pedal and activate it. I've tried it but I got no success. I remind have read somewhere in the manual that controlling MIDI devices is only abailable in stombox mode? this seems unlogical to me as at least in preset mode should be able to do it, but not sure about snapshot mode... Thanks!
  17. Hi I can't seem to get my setup to work I purchased Pod Farm 2,5 Platinum standalone to use with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 v2 USB but when I try to set it up Pod Farm doesn't recognize the inputs. I can manually select the hardware to tell Pod to "use this device" but to no avail. I can get my interface to work well with Logic Pro X and GarageBand but I really wanted to to back to Pod Farm for versatility's sake on tone, and it's such a letdown that I can't get this to work at all. Anyone know how to fix this problem? Because I've tried EVERYTHING that the manual says setupwise and I'm starting to feel like I've spent 250 bucks for nothing and this thing doesn't work on Mac as advertised on standalone with this interface. I'd appreciate some help on this. Thanks in advance.
  18. Hi all, I have an FBV3 on order. Am I able to use the FBV3 to control external midi devices (e.g. Atomic Amplifire) by using the USB port on the FBV3? i.e. If I am connected to my Spider V240 (by RJ45 connection) can I also control the Atomic Amplifire (or other device) via the USB (type B) port? Any assistance is much appreciated. Cheers Paul
  19. jonperry4

    Midi in behaving strangely

    Is it possible to use the midi in/thru on the Helix to feed midi notes to a soft synth on my computer via a usb connection? I got it all hooked up to the midi send on my keyboard and my DAW was only recognizing one note/chord every 5-6 seconds. It would ignore all other input in the interim. If anyone has a walkthrough on how to set this up I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
  20. Hi, I just bought used POD XT with broken usb port. I've tried to authorize connecting via midi ports, but license manager does not detect the device. Can I authorize it through the midi at all?
  21. FMatzen

    Helix and Fishman Tripleplay

    So I'm geeking out my gear completely. Variax, Helix and Tripleplay. My issue is getting Helix to send program changes to Tripleplay. It has it's own channel in Helix and I set up the volume as a fade from guitar to synth or back. I've tried INSTANT from the Command Center but can't get it to move synth patches when the Helix changes patches. I could use some insight on this. I can't be the only one who is doing this. BTW I haven't tried to do any other MIDI controller settings yet. This is all going through a PC laptop.
  22. Hey, I want to run my processor like AXE FX where you can put that into a studio session and program effect presets change at any downbeat you want during the song. Right now I have my HD 500x processor plugged in to my computer by USB, and Studio One has it programed as an external device. Now I need to figure out how to bring it into the session so I can place effect presets.
  23. dshimkoski

    No midi data being transmitted

    I have an old Korg keyboard that I'm trying to hook up through the Helix to macOS Sierra (10.12.2). Garageband recognizes the Helix. It's setup to use it as a midi interface, but I'm not getting any sound. Using brand new cables, too. I'm using a midi monitoring tool to intercept messages. Nothing is coming across the wire apparently. I see program change messages when I switch banks, however. Anybody know how to get note on/off messages working?
  24. Hello! I have a Helix LT, updated to latest version, 2.21 and I'm using it to send MIDI notes to my Sub 37. I've set them up in the Command Center and it works well most of the time. I've got the display set in Stomp mode so I can see the Notes each button is programmed to. These icons light up when depressed, and go dark when I lift off. However, sometimes throughout the night, they get stuck "on" . and clicking on them has no effect. I have to changes presets back and forth to get these to reset properly. Please advise! Sid.
  25. jclose

    HD500X midi control of Lehle 1@3

    My goal is to have the HD500X send midi to turn on/off channel A on the Lehle 1@3. Practical application is to turn off the virtual HD amp in an HD500X patch. This will mute the DT25 and allow the signal to pass with effects to the Lehle switch connected to an Avatar 45 Watt. Turning on the virtual HD amp will switch off Lehel channel A, muting the Avatar and allowing signal to pass to the DT25. The Lehle can receive (and send) midi on any channel and can be programmed to respond (channel on/off) to incoming midi. http://lehle.com/EN/Lehle-1at3-SGoS Need some help with the HD500X midi side...
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