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Expression pedal 2 [EXP 2] the only one functioning, and it applies to volume only.

When not in use, it appears as [EXP1 EXP2], regardless of the preset, bypass or presence of a volume or wah block.

When in use, it appears as [0-100% EXP2].

 

Expression pedal 1 [EXP1] does not appear to activate anything.

Neither EXP1 nor EXP2 will activate any of the wah pedal blocks.

 

Before I started messing with the Global EXP Pedal settings (never mind how I got here:-):

EXP1 activated the volume pedal blocks; and

EXP2 activated the wah pedal blocks.

 

How do fix this, or simply restore the global settings so I can use Helix Wah models again?

As I have it now, neither EXP will activate a factory wah.

 

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Holding footswitch 5+6 on boot restores Global parameters

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I'm not clear on exactly what you mean.

From what starting point?

When I press 5+6, all the blocks in the current preset start blinking (including volume pedal): what do I select at that point?

Because when I select Volume pedal, I'm prompted to make other decisions (back, pate, value, etc). Further, it doesn't do anything to the volume pedal function. Everything is still in the configuration and functions just as I described initially.

 

Clearly, I'm doing something wrong.

I'm also not clear on how changing things within a particular present will correct the function of the volume & wah across all presents...which is my problem.  I'm not trying to be difficult...I'm just stuck.

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1 hour ago, rd2rk said:

Holding footswitch 5+6 on boot

 

Turn the Helix off.  Hold buttons 5+6. Continuing to hold, turn the Helix on.

 

That's what "on boot" means.  When you turn it on.

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Done, and it seems to have responded. 

To check both, I have a simple preset with vol and wah as blocks 1 and 2 going to amp (block 3).

Volume pedal functions properly as [EXP2]

 

But,

Wah does not respond to expression pedal, no matter what I bypass, isolate or select. 

I can hear the wah when selected, but only as a filter...moving the expression pedal does not change the sound or change to display XP1.

Expression pedal stays as [EXP1 EXP2], and only changes when vol is used.  Then is changes to [0-100% EXP2]

 

The on-boot has simplified things (i think).

How can I assign wah to EXP1?

 

Many thanks for your help.

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Attached example preset.

Look at the Controller/Bypass assign screen. That's how it looks when it's properly configured.

If you've reset the Globals to the factory settings (above), it should work as expected.

Test Wah-Vol.hlx

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The experts here; like rd2rk, will help you get it sorted out.  And there are quite a few helpful, and knowledgeable, folks here.

 

I feel fortunate to have this forum and the support of the experienced user base, without all the noise some forums can have.  It reminds me of my Usenet days, when you could drill to a specific dot dot dot (and there were many dots) topic and get a solid answer within 24 hours.

 

In learning the Helix, I honestly spend half my time researching and the other half playing and experimenting.

 

 

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Well,

I loaded the test...thanks.

Unfortunately, mine looks exactly the same in Edit. So my problem is elsewhere I'm afraid.

I don't know if that brings me closer to a solution, or something more.

 

In both settings...the board display never illuminates EXP1.

The ONLY display available to me is [EXP1 EXP2]. and when you use the pedal. [0-100% EXP2]

There's no pedal that "expresses" the wah.  The only sound you get is the in-line sound the wah makes when turned on...there's no "expession',

 

I can call them tomorrow...thanks for your time.

 

 

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Last thought, and sorry if this seems obvious, but - are you pressing the toe switch down until it clicks? It's not subtle, it's loud and you can feel it when it clicks....

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On 5/26/2020 at 2:12 AM, Steve_roberts said:

Well,

I loaded the test...thanks.

Unfortunately, mine looks exactly the same in Edit. So my problem is elsewhere I'm afraid.

I don't know if that brings me closer to a solution, or something more.

 

In both settings...the board display never illuminates EXP1.

The ONLY display available to me is [EXP1 EXP2]. and when you use the pedal. [0-100% EXP2]

There's no pedal that "expresses" the wah.  The only sound you get is the in-line sound the wah makes when turned on...there's no "expession',

 

I can call them tomorrow...thanks for your time.

 

 

 

In the assign section assign Exp Toe to activate the wah block, and EXP 1 for the value.

 

Then when you're playing,  activate the Toe Switch it should work. (bypass the wah block by default)

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