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Hello!

 

Can the Helix Control be used to control Native via USB? 

I am looking to play through Native housed in MainStage for live performance. 

If not, is this likely to come in future updates? What other product can do what I'm looking for?

 

Thanks everyone!

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Yes, it can.  I’ve never used MainStage, but I use my HxEffects with Cubase to record a midi track of data from an expression pedal to control a wah in Helix Native.  It works fine.  I also use it to control the transport with my feet.  In both cases, I connect it to my Mac over USB and it shows up and is usable just like any other midi device.  I plug my guitar in through my Focusrite interface, not through the HX, so the HX is just acting as a midi device, not an audio interface.

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1 hour ago, loonsailor said:

Yes, it can.  I’ve never used MainStage, but I use my HxEffects with Cubase to record a midi track of data from an expression pedal to control a wah in Helix Native.  It works fine.  I also use it to control the transport with my feet.  In both cases, I connect it to my Mac over USB and it shows up and is usable just like any other midi device.  I plug my guitar in through my Focusrite interface, not through the HX, so the HX is just acting as a midi device, not an audio interface.

 

I just realized that my answer is not really on point.  I'm using the control center in the HXFX to turn it into, in effect, a midi controller.  I guess you're not asking about that, but about the Helix Control device.  Sorry, but I don't know anything about that pedal.

 

As far as Helix Native itself is concerned, though, it is straightforward to attach midi control to its various parameters, so if the pedal can generate midi, and if MainStage allows you to make the connection, it should work fine.

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Hi mate, thank you.

 

I'll hold out till I get a user whose done it for themselves as all the manuals for the Helix control say the USB port is reserved for future use.

 

Thanks!

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