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How do I activate and use the looper in the helix rack unit? I don't have the floor control.

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Here is a statement from the user manual:

 

"Looper mode is only available if a Looper block has been assigned to a footswitch in Stomp mode."

 

Without Helix Control you have no footswitches; hence, no looper mode.

 

It might be possible using an external midi controller but I'm not sure.

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It might be possible using an external midi controller but I'm not sure.

 

 

yes, I believe it can be programmed.

 

But if you are going to switch FX around a lot and use the looper, for the love of all that is holy, get Control. It's awesome.

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yes, I believe it can be programmed.

 

But if you are going to switch FX around a lot and use the looper, for the love of all that is holy, get Control. It's awesome.

 

Absolutely.  I bought the rack thinking I wouldn't need the controller, couldn't have been more wrong.  It's an essential and you'll love it, well worth the extra cost IMO. 

Very pretty lights as well.  :)

 

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I bought a Helix Rack and Control, but the Control was delayed by about 10 days. The whole system felt about 10% as useful without it. I make my own MIDI controllers, but nothing compares to the dedicated controller.

 

However, if you're certain you don't need it, then you can control the looper using MIDI commands:

 

 

CC 60 - Looper Record/Overdub switch   (0-63: Overdub;64-127: Record) 

CC 61 - Looper Play/Stop switch              (0-63: Stop; 64-127: Play)

CC 62 - Looper Play Once switch

CC 63 - Looper Undo switch

CC 65 - Looper Forward/Reverse switch  (0-63: Forward; 64-127: Reverse)

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