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Helix : Setting up of Midi to control youtube

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Hi All,trol 

 

I was wondering how MIDI in Helix can be used to control things like youtube as shown below - 

 

IF you see this vide (from 25.00 minutes to 27:00 minutes), you will realise what i am talking about.

 

My ask is - if this is possible, then just using Helix footswitches (and without having to take hands off the guitar) I can play some videos in youtube in the LAPTOP (not talking about iPad/phone etc) and can replay again and again or slow down a specific area in the video while working out some guitar pieces/solos.

 

Dont you guys feel this would be so amazing???

 

I am not sure in the video, if any special device (midi device) was connected between helix and laptop, but if helix can be directly connected to a laptop using usb and this thing can be achieved, then i feel it would be tremendously helpful.

 

Any suggestion/thought/comment would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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The last Setlist in your Helix is called Templates.  In Templates, you find a YouTube preset that is already setup to control YouTube in this manor.  

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This feature was introduced with firmware 2.8 so you need to make sure your Helix is up to date (2.82 as of this post). 

 

The preset mentioned above will not be there if it the firmware is older, or if you didn't update the presets with the firmware. Heed all instructions, including those that tell you to make a backup of your existing presets/setlists!

 

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You can assign buttons to certain keystroke(s) and that's how it's done. So you could assign CTRL-A to a button. I'm assuming it's transmitted via the USB but I at least know you don't need to purchase anything else.

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Thanks a lot 

20 hours ago, lungho said:

The last Setlist in your Helix is called Templates.  In Templates, you find a YouTube preset that is already setup to control YouTube in this manor.  

 

Lungho -  Thanks a ton. Great help.

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7 hours ago, codamedia said:

This feature was introduced with firmware 2.8 so you need to make sure your Helix is up to date (2.82 as of this post). 

 

The preset mentioned above will not be there if it the firmware is older, or if you didn't update the presets with the firmware. Heed all instructions, including those that tell you to make a backup of your existing presets/setlists!

 

 

yes Mine is 2.80. I didn't updgrade to 2.82, because i didn't feel the need, neither faced any of the issues reported with 2.8.

 

I am just waiting for an next update where some new stuff is added, else updating helix is lot of work (take backups of setlist, favourite Individual presets, IRs and then update and import again etc).

 

 

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1 hour ago, brue58ski said:

You can assign buttons to certain keystroke(s) and that's how it's done. So you could assign CTRL-A to a button. I'm assuming it's transmitted via the USB but I at least know you don't need to purchase anything else.

Hi Brue58ski,

 

Thats interesting. I was actually wondering how those keyboard shortcuts are assigned to footswitches using midi CC. Any light on it?

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