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I just upgraded to a Helix Rack about a week ago; really like it so far.  The foot controller was backordered so I haven't received it yet (due in a few days) but I've got some introductory questions before it arrives.

 

I've created a few patches for live use, and essentially what I'm doing is (for example) creating a patch in Bank 1A where Snapshot 1 is the rhythm guitar tone, and Snapshot 2 is the lead guitar (slight drive/delay/reverb boost).  I've got some instances in some songs where I would be playing Bank 1A, Snapshot 1; I would switch to the patch in Bank 1B; I would then switch back to 1A, but would need to go directly to Snapshot 2 instead of 1.  Is there any way to do this, or would I need to lay out the patches in a differently in order to make a transition like that?

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Can't do exactly what you want because a patch is always recalled in the state it was last saved. If it was saved when Snapshot 1 was active that's how it will be recalled, every time. You would need to copy patch 1A to, say, patch 1C then change to Snapshot 2 before saving 1C.

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1 minute ago, silverhead said:

Can't do exactly what you want because a patch is always recalled in the state it was last saved. If it was saved when Snapshot 1 was active that's how it will be recalled, every time. You would need to copy patch 1A to, say, patch 1C then change to Snapshot 2 before saving 1C.

 

Thanks.  I'm thinking I might be able to make the "1B" patch just another Snapshot within 1A, so I can stay at 1A the whole time and just go from Snapshot 1, to 3, to 2, then back to 1.  I'll have to experiment a bit but that should be do-able.

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44 minutes ago, palladinojt said:

 

Thanks.  I'm thinking I might be able to make the "1B" patch just another Snapshot within 1A, so I can stay at 1A the whole time and just go from Snapshot 1, to 3, to 2, then back to 1.  I'll have to experiment a bit but that should be do-able.

 

That's generally the way most people arrange their snapshots.  You might want to look at the way Jason Sadites lays out his patches and snapshots in his YouTube series for dialing in the Helix.  That's a pretty typical usage.

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