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Looper and some bugs and my first impressions.

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First of all, back up your bundles and setlists via the Helix application on your computer.

 

My Helix arrived Thursday October 8, 2015. I'm using two Mission Line 6 controller pedals.

 

I've had a couple of bugs:

1. The unit would go silent but continue to navigate fine. Switching the unit off/on would correct.

2. The unit wouldn't boot up after the splash screen/firmware version. I had to factory reset to get the unit working.

 

I'm guessing these issues are temporary and will be corrected in a firmware update.

 

Looper: I'm not sure why the looper is only available as a block per preset, instead of a global looper like the M9. It seems odd that I cannot build loops from different presets, which is the best part about looping.

 

I love the sounds! Did I mention I love the sounds? I love the sounds.

I'm not much of a guitarist, but the Helix sounds fantastic and sounds liked a microphoned cabinet to me.

 

I'll be using the Helix for Chapman Stick, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars.

It's very easy to navigate. 

 

Drag and drop presets would be a handy feature of the Helix application for the computer.

 

I'm looking forward to many happy years with my Helix!

 

 

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First of all, back up your bundles and setlists via the Helix application on your computer.

 

My Helix arrived Thursday October 8, 2015. I'm using two Mission Line 6 controller pedals.

 

I've had a couple of bugs:

1. The unit would go silent but continue to navigate fine. Switching the unit off/on would correct.

2. The unit wouldn't boot up after the splash screen/firmware version. I had to factory reset to get the unit working.

 

I'm guessing these issues are temporary and will be corrected in a firmware update.

 

Looper: I'm not sure why the looper is only available as a block per preset, instead of a global looper like the M9. It seems odd that I cannot build loops from different presets, which is the best part about looping.

 

I love the sounds! Did I mention I love the sounds? I love the sounds.

I'm not much of a guitarist, but the Helix sounds fantastic and sounds liked a microphoned cabinet to me.

 

I'll be using the Helix for Chapman Stick, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars.

It's very easy to navigate. 

 

Drag and drop presets would be a handy feature of the Helix application for the computer.

 

I'm looking forward to many happy years with my Helix!

 

You can build loops from different presets. You just have to have the looper block in every preset you want to use.

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Looper: I'm not sure why the looper is only available as a block per preset, instead of a global looper like the M9.

 

Believe it or not, the number one request we had regarding the looper was to be able to remove it entirely, so it didn't use up footswitch or any DSP.

 

As long as the same type of Looper block (mono or stereo) is on the same path (1 or 2) and is assigned to a footswitch, playback and recording should span preset changes. If any of the above criteria is not met, playback/recording will stop (which might be what you want), but as soon as you select an appropriate preset, you can restart the same loop.

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