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  1. I’ve had both an hx stomp, and now a stomp xl, and my expression pedal is not working for swells. I plugged it into the expression 1/2 on the stomp, and then added a volume block to my patch. I tried putting my volume block at the beginning of my signal chain, after my amp, and at the very end. I also tried messing with the global settings. My issue is that it works for turning up and down my volume, but even though it’s before my reverb and delays, it shuts off the echoes and delays when I roll it back. I want the echoes and delay to continue decaying after I turn down my volume. Instead, it starts turning off my reverb and delay instantly as soon as I begin to roll back on my volume pedal. And this keeps happening regardless of where I put the volume block in my signal chain. I also turned up my decay time on my reverb block as far as it will go, and my volume block is still shutting off the decay. What do I need to do to get the volume block to work for swells?
  2. So the delay recently started to bother me switching between presets...I discovered how snapshots work. I have presets on the upper row snapshots on the lower buttons. But in the videos I watch and for example they have a delay on and switch to a sound that doesnt have delay the delay effect still spills over to the next snapshot, but when I switch snapshots it cuts of instantly. What am I missing? Probably just a configuration error. It's Helix LT. Thanks!
  3. I have a problem where I think I made a beginners mistake: I'm trying to use my HD500X as a midi controller to start and stop playback in Cubase. It is connected via the MIDI-out from the POD to the MIDI-in on my Steinberg UR-22 Interface I have 4 buttons (FS1-FS4) assigned for next marker, previous marker, play and stop. The device is working with the DAW, but every input (or better yet the execution) is delayed for about 2 seconds. The weird thing is that I see the press of the button immediately on the midi-in statusbar. As soon as I press the button it flashes with the amount of input I chose (127) on the device. Then the play button is colored green but it takes 2 seconds until it actually starts playing. Same thing with every other command. When I used the keyboard commands it starts playing immediately. It feels like I missed something pretty simple, does anybody have an idea? Bonusproblem: Every time I load Cubase, the settings for the channel and the commands associated with the POD are wiped and I have to set them up again. Is that a Cubase related problem or is there something I forgot to set up with the POD? SOLUTION: It was a beginner's mistake. Be sure that when you choose how Cubase handles the MIDI signal, it's set to "COMMAND" in the device manager. I had it set to "TRANSPORT" - which was causing the lag. Since I wanted to communicate with the transport, I thought it was the obvious choice and didn't read any other items from that list. If you choose "COMMAND" there will be another column where you can select "Transport" and any command like "Play / Stop" or "Jump to Marker". Works like a charm. Thank you everyone for reading this post.
  4. DL4 MkII FAQ What’s the deal with DL4 MkII? DL4 MkII is a modern interpretation of our best-selling legendary DL4 delay modeler. If you love(d) your DL4, DL4 MkII can be made to sound and behave the same way with a single button press. Or if you want Line 6’s newest delays and features, we’ve got you covered as well. Okay, but DL4 was a piece of cake to use. Is DL4 MkII much more difficult? If you want to keep it simple, here’s everything you need to know: Press the LEGACY button so it’s lit green. There—DL4 MkII literally becomes DL4 so you can party like it’s 1999. Press LEGACY again so it’s dark. Now you have Line 6’s newest world-class delays: Heliosphere, Transistor Tape, Cosmos Echo, Multi Pass, Adriatic Delay, Elephant Man, Glitch Delay, Vintage Digital, Crisscross, Euclidean, Dual Delay, Pitch Echo, ADT (Automatic Double Tracking), Ducked Delay, and Harmony Delay. Or you could just watch the Quickstart video. But if you’re a power user, there are quite a few surprises lurking inside. Oh, I’m a power user. How is DL4 MkII different from DL4? 15 of our newest, best-sounding delays, plus Echo Platter from the Line 6 Echo Pro rackmount studio modeler Better-quality converters and op amps, and improved dynamic range Analog dry path (or DSP mix, like the original) Multiple bypass modes: DSP bypass, true analog bypass, buffered analog bypass, or dry kill Twice the max delay time for MkII delays XLR mic in with preamp for processing/looping vocals or mic’ed amps MicroSD card slot for expanding looper memory and maintaining the loop across power cycles Eight times the built-in looper memory (4 minutes mono half-speed vs. DL4’s 28 seconds) The looper can be set mono or stereo and pre or post-effects Each delay’s Time parameter can be set to subdivisions without fancy rhythmic tapping Selecting a different delay no longer stops the looper. In fact, if you’ve assigned the 1 Switch Looper to TAP, you can switch to the 4 Switch Looper (or any delay or any preset) and recording/playback isn’t interrupted Up to 6 presets (128 blank user presets via MIDI) vs. DL4’s 3 Globally switchable bypass trails (echoes repeat when bypassing the delay) Two additional footswitches can be connected and assigned to external tap tempo, one-touch parameter morph, looper on/off, or feedback squeals. TAP can be repurposed as many of the above, plus preset bank toggle and a 1 Switch Looper available alongside any of the delays Tap can be set per preset or global Tap can now be engaged while DL4 is bypassed MIDI In and Out/Thru—presets can be selected via PC and functions via CC or even MIDI notes from your keyboard/pad controller/electronic drum kit Delays sync to incoming MIDI Clock USB C for MIDI and potential firmware updates DC In requires less than 300mA power, making it much easier to integrate pedalboard power distribution (we ditched the batteries) Chassis is notably lighter, smaller, and sleeker. See below for a size comparison Weren't some of these new features available for DL4 via the mod community? Yes. How much smaller is it compared to DL4? DL4 MkII is about 1” narrower and about 1.5” less deep (9.25"w x 4.5"d x 2"h/23.5 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm; 2.03 lb/0.92 kg). Switch and knob spacing is virtually identical, however, so muscle memory shouldn’t fail you. Here’s a size comparison: Why didn’t you make it even smaller, like with two or three switches? Because then it’d be a DL2 or DL3—not a DL4. Nor is it an “HX Delay” or something; it’s very purposely a MkII. Besides, unless you wear ballerina slippers on stage, a 4-switch pedal can only be so narrow. How reliable are the footswitches? They’re the same ones found in POD Go and POD Go Wireless and have been extensively stress tested. How long can I loop? Without a memory card, 4 minutes mono (half-speed), which disappears when you turn DL4 MkII off. With an optional microSD memory card, however, the loop remains in memory across power cycles. 4GB or larger cards let you record for hours. What’s the USB for? Duplicate MIDI control, syncing tempo to a DAW, potential bug fixes, and maybe new future stuff. We don’t know yet. Is there an editor? Not currently, no, but there are only 9 parameters, so… What is the sample rate/fidelity for the looper? 16-bit/48kHz Man, the power user stuff sounds pretty deep, and I don’t see a screen. What gives? While in Global Settings, you turn the model select knob to select the parameter and press ALT/Legacy repeatedly to select the desired value by color. These are all pretty much set-and-forget type settings, so they only need to be set once—or never, if you trust our defaults. The end of this video walks you through a few examples. How deep is the MIDI implementation? On top of recalling 128 blank user presets via PC messages, all effect selection, preset parameters, and looper functions can be controlled via CC. If you’re a keyboard player, you can even trigger looper functions from key presses or pad strikes on your MIDI controller. Here’s the manual; MIDI implementation starts on page 49. Can DL4 MkII run on batteries? No. DL4 MkII is powered by a DC-1g power supply (included). Can I power DL4 MkII from my DC power block? Most likely. DL4 MkII requires at least 300mA of clean 9VDC. How do I reset the DL4 MkII? Should you ever wish to restore the factory presets—and erase the sounds you might have saved in any of the 128 preset locations—you can perform a Factory Restore. 1. Press and hold both the A and TAP footswitches while connecting the power adapter to the DC IN. 2. Continue to hold the switches for approximately 8 seconds, until you see the green LEDs light up. Your DL4 MkII device is restored with all factory presets and original default global settings. WAIT. You said it has every delay from DL4. What happened to the Rhythmic Delay? Nice catch. Rhythmic Delay was always identical to Digital Delay w/ Mod, except with the ability to set note subdivisions. Since DL4 MkII lets you apply note subdivisions to any delay, Rhythmic Delay was completely redundant, so we swapped it for Echo Platter (based on the Binson EchoRec) from our rackmount Echo Pro. Anything else? You may or may not discover 15 hidden reverbs, one of which can run before, after, or in parallel with the delay. We may or may not have hidden them because you sort of need the Cheat Sheet to know how to access and tweak them. Can I still do that cool thing where an expression pedal automatically morphs the 5 knobs? Of course, but it now morphs the reverb knobs as well. Or if you don't have an expression pedal, you can reassign TAP (or an external footswitch) to toggle between heel-down and toe-down. My DL4 MkII is a little noisy. Anything I should check for? It's probably that the mic trim knob is turned up. If you turn it down and there's still noise, try different patches and settings. If it's still noisy across all patches, reduce your chain to the bare minimum for testing: instrument>DL4 MkII>amp. If the noise is still present, try to isolate the noise source by substituting cables, instruments and amp. Is the classic DL4 going away then? <Pours one out> Sadly, some of DL4’s parts have been discontinued, so yes, when they’re gone, they’re gone. 23 years is an eternity for any single product in this industry. I mean, DL4 is old enough to get into bars. Price and availability? $299.99 US street, shipping now.
  5. So I just got my Helix and I'm thoroughly loving it aside from one detail: the tuner is positioned at the very end of the chain and, thus, kills all sound coming from the unit, including and reverb and/or delay trails. I am aware that I can change the output so that it keeps the volume going, but that doesn't help because then I can't tune silently. I basically need a way to change where the tuner is in my signal path. Is there any way to do this or am I to be relegated back to using a Snark?? Thanks!
  6. I just bought the HX Effects and noticed that the delays and reverbs cut a lot from my dry signal past the 50% mark of the Mix control. Is there a way to get the Wet signal to be a bit louder without eating up my clean signal? Kind of what a Boss pedal or an analog pedal would do. Thank you!
  7. I picked up a Helix a couple days ago and am loving it. Been using a Kemper for a while but that will more than likely be sold soon. One glitch I am running into that I can't find on the forum... There is a noticeable drop out when I change patches. Has this been identified by anyone else yet ? I updated to the latest firmware but am still getting the delay. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
  8. Hey y'all, I recently purchased some patches from for my Pod Go. I REALLY love their patches! However, I am having an issue. P&W patches are very ambient a wet. Often the delay and reverb is backed off on the rhythm parts but not turned off completely. For the lead tones the delays and reverbs are much more present. No shredding in P&W generally speaking. On to the issue... The snapshots are as follows: 1 = Clean ish Rhythm w/minor delays and reverb 2 = Gain Push 3 = Ambient Lead with Long Delay/Reverb 4 = Clean Ambient Swells When switching snapshots there is a very audible sound anomaly whenever there is a large change in the delay/reverbs. It's hard to explain what it sounds like. It's like an alien spaceship sound. The pitch also changes temporarily. It's not like this on every patch. It seems to happen only on the wet effects like delays and reverbs. The other weird thing is that on some patches the sound anomaly is still there but more faint. In other patches it is very noticeable. It's annoying when at church we finish a rockin' part of a song and we bring down the volume to transition to prayer and lush ambient swells. But then your congregation is chuckling trying to figure out what that weird alien sound was. Are there any of you having the same issue? I imagine you David Gilmore fans might encounter this issue as well? It seems that the more FX parameters that change at once from snapshot to snapshot the more likely the sound anomaly will be to show it's ugly face. @Line6 Tech Support, will there be an update to fix this issue? Thank you all for your input. My equipment: Pod Go + 112 PowerCab Epiphone Sheraton II Pro Fender Strat w/Fishman Fluence SSS
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    Helix Scale Delay Parameter

    On the Helix all of the stereo delays (except the ping pong) have a true stereo path. The left and right sides are fully separate signal paths. The delay time of the left side of the signal is set by the delay time knob/parameter. The delay time of the right side is set by the scale parameter as a percentage of the left delay time. When scale is at 100%, the right side delay time matches the left side. Then, as the scale parameter is reduced, the right side delay time gets shorter on a percentage basis. For instance, let's say the delay time is set at 1 second. If the scale parameter is at 75%, then the right side delay time will be 750 ms (milliseconds). If the scale is at 50%, the right side will be 500 ms, and so on. The reason this is done is because these stereo delays are often used for rhythmic effect. Having the scale parameter set the right side as a percentage of the left side allows for the delay timing between the right and left sides to stay proportional when the main delay time is changed.
  10. Hello! Does anyone know if it is possible to assign the tap tempo switch to control the pre-delay on any of the reverb blocks in HX Effects? I have an EHX Cathedral that does this and it has become one of my go to delay/reverb sounds. I'm wondering if this is possible within HX. I thought about creating a custom block that includes both a reverb and a single repeat delay set to full wet before the verb, but i'd love to find a cleaner way to do it. Anybody have any thoughts?
  11. I would like to simultaneously record unprocessed YouTube backing track, processed guitar signal and webcam video to make some music cover videos. Would that be possible and how? I could use mobile phone connect to stereo input (aux in) for YouTube if necessary, but it would be easier if I could play YouTube form my PC while recording. Would there be any significant delay between YouTube audio and processed guitar audio or between webcam video and audio signal? I tried to do that using my Digitech RP500 multieffects unit connected as audio interface to my laptop via USB, paying YouTube video from my PC and recording with Screencast-o-matic (it can record video from web cam, audio from YouTube and processed guitar audio from RP500 at the same time). I had two issues: the first was significant delay in recorded material between audio and video and between Youtube audio and guitar audio. The second issue was degraded quality in recorded sound in comparison with whast I was hearing during the recording. I was using my headphones (connected to RP500) in both cases - when I was monitoring recording and when I was listening recorded material. Did anyone tried anything similar with Line6 Pod Go and how did it go?
  12. Hi all, I've been a pedalboard user my entire life. I found a good deal on a used Helix LT and decided to check it out. I’m trying to figure out the best way to program delay BPM’s for a setlist. I know tap tempo is available, but I prefer to have BPM’s dialed in beforehand and exact. I plan on using it in stomp mode since that’s most familiar to me. My thought was to have 10 presets all exactly the same, then pre-program BPM’s on each preset. So preset #1 would be song #1 and so on... But realized if I made any adjustments to an effect, it wouldn’t automatically be saved to all the other presets. This would require me to copy and paste my tweaked preset every time I make an adjustment. Does anyone out there have a solution for something like this? Thanks!
  13. Hola, soy Fran de Argentina, he comprado mi helix lt hace un tiempo y queria ayuda para lograr conseguir el sonido del siguiente video, sugerencias de amps, delay, etc... Muchas Gracias!!!
  14. Logic Pro X 10.5 - Helix Native Issues Since upgrading to the newest version of Logic Pro X 10.5, my Helix Native plugin is running horribly slow. I have tried all of my other guitar plugins and they are working perfectly. After lots of testing, it has come down to only Helix Native that is having issues. When changing/dragging blocks, adding new amps/effects, or simply trying to select patches, there is always a delay. Almost as if when you (for instance) try to move a block in the signal chain, it takes a second to realize what you are doing and delays your command. Very annoying and makes it difficult to work quickly. Any clues? Is there a way to uninstall Helix Native and re-install easily on a Mac? It seems that the upgrade to Logic 10.5 has done the damage, but again, only with Helix Native. I am running OS Mojave 10.14.6 and the most current version of Helix Native.
  15. Hi all! New Helix HX user as of this week and still trying to learn my way around this new (for me) FX platform. Is there any manual or guide that can explain how the Multitap 4 and 6 effects work? I'm trying to create a 3 tap delay with 3 different delay times (example: 200ms, 400ms, 600ms) but I only see 1 delay time setting. How do the taps work in those two effects?
  16. I have a Helix LT and I'm trying to sync my tempo (for delays) using my Boss RC-505 as my master, but I want to keep the Helix LT ahead of it in the chain. I know there is a way to use a DAW to do it, but I was wondering if there was a way to sync without using one. FYI, I'm a classical violinist/pianist that recently decided to see what I can do with loop machines and a sequencer to create live trance, so I'm VERY new to sound modification/mixing and don't understand most of the electronics terminology, so if simple/descriptive explanations are possible, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  17. Hello, I'm having trouble getting the sound I was hoping for on the Helix, and I need some help. I'm sure it's my lack of experience with gear and effects that's the problem, not the Helix. I watched all the Jason Sadites videos and regularly read through this forum, and I do seem to be SLOWLY getting closer, but I also wonder if there is not something more fundamental wrong with my setup or settings - like guitar, monitor speakers, amp choice, etc. Here's how I'd describe the sound I'm going for: Warm, smooth, thick, rich clean tone, with some reverb/spaciousness, and a little overdrive to give it a soaring quality. I tend to prefer smoothness and warmth to pinpoint clarity and accuracy, and I definitely don't like twangy sounds. - My guitar. I have an American Elite Strat. It's great, but the single coils are probably at odds with my tonal goals. I use the neck pickup exclusively, but want it to be even more "neck-pickup-like" if that makes sense. The bridge pickups sound unusably harsh and twangy to my ears through the Helix. - I have monitor speakers connected to the Helix as my "amp". Yamaha HS7's - they are nice monitors, but possibly not as guitar "amp" and this may be part of the problem. - Over headphones, I get closer to the sound I'm looking for. Things sound spacious and rich in comparison to the monitor speaker setup. - I get a harsh digital sounding tone anytime I use a delay block. This is not as important as the main tone issue, but it is pretty pronounced, and maybe this gives a clue to what's going on. Weirdly, ping pong delay is the only one I've found that doesn't have this problem as bad. - The sound was way too harsh and digital sounding until I turned on the global EQ and dialed down the high cut to a low level, around 5kHz - Using ribbon mic's on the cabinets helps immensely as well. I've not otherwise messed with trying different cabs or cab settings... - I've experimented with different amp models, and some work better than others, but the base fenders work the best: US Double vib/nrm. - Before Helix, I used a Yamaha THR10C, and found the chorus effect to give that smooth rich sound. (it doesn't actually sound like a chorus, and I only mention this in case anyone has experience with this) Appreciate the help!! Attached is a tone example (excuse my intermediate-lollipop playing) and also a settings file in case that's useful. Thanks, JoelMAIN Headphones.hlx Test Sound Clip Main Headphones.m4a
  18. I use my Ipad with the App OnSong for Note-sheets and also to change the Presets from the Helix Floor. When connected with the usb-cable and the camera-adapter from the ipad it works perfectly. The Helix receives the bpm from the App and the delay works. Then I wanted to get rid of the cable and found the wireless adapter from yamaha MD-BT01. Connection works and the presets also change - BUT the tap tempo is very irregular. Some information comes, but not nearly in time. And so the delay always skews the tone so i can't use this. Does anyone have an idea? thanks for your help!
  19. I like my delay to be setup as follows: 1. 120 ms 2. quarter note Is it possible to always have one on and toggle the delay time and mode (time/tap tempo) with a footswitch without using a snapshot?
  20. Hola que tal? quería saber como hacer para pasar de un preset a otro y que quede sonando el delay, reverb, etc con el pod hd500x yo tenia el pod x3live y estaba muy claro el canal A y B en paralelo y seleccionaba uno u otro, pero en el hd500x no entiendo como se hace. alguien sabe? Gracias!
  21. Hi trying to replicate a DD-3 stutter effect, as shown below. Any advice? I’ve found that the pedal seems to retain previous feedback when i cut it on, off, and on again, so while I might get a good start towards this sound the first time, it progressively turns to chaos as I try it more than once, due to the feedback from previous tries sticking around.
  22. Hi there, After long research i decided to open an own Thread. Im workin a lot with reverb and delays while using my Line 6 Spider IV on stage. Partly im using all 4 (A B C D) Channels through one single song. So my problem: If im switching the channel, delay and reverb get cut off directly. Is there any possibillity in any settings to get them normally faded out if you switch your channel? I know the line 6 helix got some of those features bec i saw it in videos. Ofc its a newer amplifier but maybe theres an option on the spider iv too and im just blind. THX 4 help :)) Greets
  23. Okay, another new Helix owner question: I have presets for different songs and, like I'm sure a lot of you are, I'm using this thing only at church. I want to have different presets for different songs, even though I generally use the same sound (amp, drive pedals, etc) simply so that I can have tempos in place for the delays as I can't be bending down to enter stuff in manually every song and don't want to go back to tapping (I'm coming from a TimeLine after all so I'm kinda spoiled). However, there is a VERY noticeable gap in sound between presets. It's quick, sure, but it's still there and blatantly obvious. Anybody have any ways around this? This could very well be a dealbreaker which would really be a shame as I am otherwise loving the heck out of this thing! Thanks, Robbie
  24. Hi all, I just setup all my presets on my new Hx Stomp, and it sounds great! However, when rehearsing, I noticed that there's quite a delay when switching presets. Is that normal? For me that would be a real show-stopper, we have quite a lot of songs where I need a clean sound for the intro, and then a heavy distortion from one moment to the other...
  25. This is a bit of a selfish ask, but I figured I would try... maybe some others might dig it too. I would love to see a "Frippertronics" style block in the Helix. Kind of like a looper... but not like the current looper. In my mind, this would be two independent delays, but with really long delay times - say 1 to 25 seconds each - even better is you could have the delay times listed in Bars. Each delay would be fed from the same source, but fully independent. Each delay would also have a extremely long Feedback/Decay rate, so the repeats would go on for minutes if you wanted... but without ever going into oscillation like an analog delay. There would also be a way to bypass the "input" going to the delays so you could add things to the loops, and then play over them. You could achieve this with "Tails On" kind of thing and standard bypassing the pedal. Basically... I'm looking for something like the old Elottronix XL "Frippertonics Emulator" VST from way back - - but inside the Helix.
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