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Possibly dumb question about Helix Floor and Helix Control

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Hey, all. So I've recently been using my Helix for my live rig, with one output going to a power amp for my stage volume, and another output with an IR on it for my in ear monitors. The more I've been using this kind of rig, the more I'm worried somebody is going to spill a beer on my Helix, step on it, etc. I was thinking about getting a Helix Control to use on the downstage edge, and leaving the Helix itself upstage behind my amp. Are there any complications with using the Control and the Floor at the same time, or will the Control only work with the Helix Rack?

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Helix control works only with Helix Rack. It does not connect to or communicate with Helix Floor.

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I wish it would though...  I know it sounds redundant, but I like the idea of having a more expendable remote available for "high risk" situations, while still being able to utilize the better form factor of editing presets with the Helix on a stand.  I kick myself for getting a floor unit rather than a rack unit sometimes, but honestly the level my rack sits at isn't ideal for heavy editing. 

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you could use a cheap midi foot controller on stage and keep the helix out of the way, 

 

https://www.andertons.co.uk/p/FCB1010/footswitches/behringer-fcb1010-midi-foot-controller?LGWCODE=FCB1010;56375;6335&gclid=CjwKCAjwxo3OBRBpEiwAS7X62T_LxT6CegFJ0Bc-B1suYFvKq1knjgtIferx4pY5pe6svw76FnrTORoCAQoQAvD_BwE

 

use midi to control the helix.

 

youll lose out on a lot of the helix awesome though

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you could use a cheap midi foot controller on stage and keep the helix out of the way, 

 

https://www.andertons.co.uk/p/FCB1010/footswitches/behringer-fcb1010-midi-foot-controller?LGWCODE=FCB1010;56375;6335&gclid=CjwKCAjwxo3OBRBpEiwAS7X62T_LxT6CegFJ0Bc-B1suYFvKq1knjgtIferx4pY5pe6svw76FnrTORoCAQoQAvD_BwE

 

use midi to control the helix.

 

youll lose out on a lot of the helix awesome though

Yes, if you are just going to change presets/snapshots, a midi controller would do the trick. 

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I had the thought of using a MIDI controller, but I would really need something with scribble strips. My live patches are pretty much anything from 6-8 snapshots for each song, anywhere from 4-6 songs in a set. While there are some overlaps, they all have special snapshots per song for varying parts. It would just get confusing to try and remember what's what without a label.

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I had the thought of using a MIDI controller, but I would really need something with scribble strips. My live patches are pretty much anything from 6-8 snapshots for each song, anywhere from 4-6 songs in a set. While there are some overlaps, they all have special snapshots per song for varying parts. It would just get confusing to try and remember what's what without a label.

 

You could find someone who wants to trade their rack/control for a floor...? They're out there.

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Or just sell your unit, and order a rack and controller. And yer right, there will always be an idiot with a beer next to your equipment (sometimes it's you ;)  ) so protect it as best you can.

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