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Is there a way within the Helix editor to copy a snapshot to another snapshot? 

 

I am using the Mac version, when i right click and copy a snapshot, there is then no option to paste on top of another snapshot. 

 

Any thoughts? 

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I've not used the Mac editor, but on the Windows editor, when you right click on the camera icon near the snapshot pulldown menu, a menu comes up where you can choose the various functions. After you copy and go to another snapshot and right click on the camera icon, paste is one of the options.

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From the hardware, it takes three seconds:

  1. While touch-holding the Snapshot you want to copy, briefly touch and release the destination Snapshot.
  2. Press Knob 6 (OK).
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From the hardware, it takes three seconds:

  1. While touch-holding the Snapshot you want to copy, briefly touch and release the destination Snapshot.
  2. Press Knob 6 (OK).

 

^This^

 

Also something to keep in mind. If you play out with your Helix, try getting used to doing these types of things from the Helix and not the editor. You may find yourself in a pinch at a gig and you won't remember or not know how to do a simple task with just the hardware. Most of these functions are very fast doing them right from Helix. 

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Most of these functions are very fast doing them right from Helix. 

Almost everything is way faster from the hardware. The only thing that's faster from the editor is naming stuff. And maybe reordering presets.

Assigning footswitches? 3 seconds. Swapping footswitch assignments? 3 seconds. Assigning controllers? 3 seconds. MIDI mapping? 3 seconds. Copying Snapshots? 3 seconds. Swapping snapshots? 3 seconds.

Oh, and you should all be navigating around the screen by touching switches. The joystick is there as a last resort.

Shortcuts are your friend.

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Almost everything is way faster from the hardware. The only thing that's faster from the editor is naming stuff. And maybe reordering presets.

Assigning footswitches? 3 seconds. Swapping footswitch assignments? 3 seconds. Assigning controllers? 3 seconds. MIDI mapping? 3 seconds. Copying Snapshots? 3 seconds. Swapping snapshots? 3 seconds.

Oh, and you should all be navigating around the screen by touching switches. The joystick is there as a last resort.

Shortcuts are your friend.

Very true, I find myself hopping down to the hardware 95% of the time even if I'm at the computer. Thanks for the shortcut list DI, it made ma aware of a couple of things I'd forgotten.

 

Anywho, what's brings you to the forum? :D Got any plans for today? Doing anything special? :D

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Very true, I find myself hopping down to the hardware 95% of the time even if I'm at the computer. Thanks for the shortcut list DI, it made ma aware of a couple of things I'd forgotten.

 

Anywho, what's brings you to the forum? :D Got any plans for today? Doing anything special? :D

 

I'm here all the time.  :huh:

Lots of plans for today, but they deal with future Helix stuff.

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I'm here all the time.  :huh:

Lots of plans for today, but they deal with future Helix stuff.

You know that awkward feeling when a joke makes sense in your head, but then you have to explain it cuz it didn't make sense once you verbalized it?

 

My question was along the lines of, " hey stranger is that a firmware upgrade in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

 

Wow, I just made this even more awkward.

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You know that awkward feeling when a joke makes sense in your head, but then you have to explain it cuz it didn't make sense once you verbalized it?

 

My question was along the lines of, " hey stranger is that a firmware upgrade in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

 

Wow, I just made this even more awkward.

 

Oh, I got it—just pretended not to to make it awkward. Because I love "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the BBC version of "The Office." You're welcome.

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Great Shortcuts PDF! If this is avail on the Line 6 site (aside from the auto download text link here in this thread) where can it be found?

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Much Appreciated! I'll give it a view and forward the link around to a few Helix users.

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heya.  I cant seem to be able to copy snapshots anymore.  I can only swap them from the helix itself.  It used to be if you repeatedly touch (not press) 2 snapshots, it would offer to swap them, then copy them.  Any settings that I need to enable/disable?  Running the latest firmware.  thanks

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10 hours ago, theElevators said:

heya.  I cant seem to be able to copy snapshots anymore.  I can only swap them from the helix itself.  It used to be if you repeatedly touch (not press) 2 snapshots, it would offer to swap them, then copy them.  Any settings that I need to enable/disable?  Running the latest firmware.  thanks

 

Do you have global settings 'Footswitches' --> 'Stomp Select' = "Touch"?  Touching and holding(NOT pressing) two snapshot switches will offer to swap the snapshots whereas a two-switch touch and release will offer to copy from one to the other.  Tip: If done shortly after the first, a second touch and release will offer to copy the snapshot in the opposite direction(e.g. SS2 --> SS1 instead of SS1-->SS2)  .

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oh ok got it!  thanks.  that setting 'stomp select' still doesn't make any sense to me.  With it disabled, you can still swap snapshots.  With it enabled, you can additionally copy one snapshot into another.  

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1 hour ago, theElevators said:

oh ok got it!  thanks.  that setting 'stomp select' still doesn't make any sense to me.  With it disabled, you can still swap snapshots.  With it enabled, you can additionally copy one snapshot into another.  

 

You are right about it not being intuitive. The two-switch touch for swap does continue to work, even with that setting off, although the copy does not. The 'Stomp Select' nomenclature isn't really that descriptive either. I think it is a legacy setting that originally only controlled whether or not touching a capacitance enabled footswitch would switch the focus to the assigned block and with one of the firmware updates also allowed the assignments for two blocks to be swapped. When snapshots were eventually added to the firmware, additional snapshot swapping/copying functionality got collapsed into that setting.

 

I guess adding an additional global setting or additional choices to the existing one ultimately would make the most sense as the expectation for many users when 'Stomp Select' = "Off" is that no functions of any kind will be invoked with a touch. I have seen similar posts from HX Stomp users confused about the 'Stomp Select' setting's modes of operation. Although its operation could(should?) probably be blown out into two or more global settings or additional choices available for 'Stomp Select' I can also understand Line6's inclination to resist global setting bloat.

 

In the meantime thanks for your post helping to lend some clarity to how this setting currently operates, at least on the Helix.

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