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Transferring Helix and IR's to a new laptop

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Hi Friends,

Just got a Macbook Air and got Ableton, Helix Native and a few other apps up and ready to go in relatively short order. The only thing remaining is transferring my tone library from my old laptop to the new one. I can't seem to find a guide on this through the Line 6 Knowledge Base. Can anyone point me in the right direction and/or share a few pointers?

 

I also have a sizable Ownhammer IR collection which are used on many of my tones. Is there a way to transfer both libraries so they stay integrated?

 

Side note: I have the Helix LT which I bought a few years before switching to working mostly through Ableton. I did consider transferring to the LT then from there to my new Mac but figured there must be a faster/more efficient way. Not sure if it's relevant but here's the specs of my old/new devices:

 

  • Macbook Pro early 2015, Catalina: Has Helix Library + OwnHammer IR's
  • Macbook Air 2021, Big Sur: Ableton and Helix Native are installed/authorized (factory presets only)

 

tl;dr: Looking for info/tips on how to transfer Helix Native Library + OwnHammer IR's to new Mac.

 

Thanks!

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Assuming everything is still on your Helix, just plug it into the new computer, load HX Edit 3.1, and go!

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9 hours ago, rashadsultan said:

Looking for info/tips on how to transfer Helix Native Library + OwnHammer IR's to new Mac.


Hi,

 

If you are wanting to move everything you had on your old Mac to a brand new Mac, use the Apple Migration Assistant tool, and it moves it all for you. Effectively it clones your entire old machine to the new one and everything remains in the correct place. 
 

Edit:

Regarding your “tone library”, I guess you are referring to your own presets that you have made. If that’s the case you can save/store them wherever you want. You can drag and drop presets into HX Edit from anywhere on your drive. Then they sync via USB to your Helix hardware.

 

Hope this helps/makes sense.

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Thanks for your responses. While I do have the hardware Helix LT, I am primarily using Native on my laptop. I am referring to the presets I've made in the Native plug in that include IR's (Ownhammer). I've already decided not to do the migration route as my old laptop was full of junk. Aside from Ableton, a couple of apps and my Helix Native presets, I don't need anything else.

 

If I were to drag and drop the presets to an external SSD, copy them to the new laptop and put them in the right folder and link them through my DAW/Native plug in, would that work? If so my question then would be to ask for tips on where to put them and how to link them on the new device.

 

Thanks,
Rashad

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1 hour ago, rashadsultan said:

If so my question then would be to ask for tips on where to put them and how to link them on the new device.


Hi,

 

If you are dealing with HX Native, and it’s presets, once again, you can save those anywhere you like. They are files, just like any text document. You can drag and drop or load them through Native’s file management. It’s the IRs that have usually been problematic, but IIRC, the issue of them losing track of the link back to the IR has been addressed and they can be managed easier now. In a worst-case scenario, you only have to relink 128 Impulse Response files from wherever you decide to locate them.

 

Hope this helps/makes sense.

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Don't know if it's still an issue, but some people have had problems with drag and drop.

Just export your Impulses, then import them in Native. Do the same with your setlists.

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