The Official Line 6 Helix Thread

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by AllTheSound, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. CaptainT

    CaptainT Senior Member

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    So after some time with my LT and a lot of programming I have one question left, maybe you guys can help me:)

    I am using a split performance view with 4 stomps in the upper row and 4 snapshots in the lower row.

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    I assigned four different colours to the footswitches for my snapshots. The performance view display doesn´t show these colours though. The snapshots are always uncoloured in the performance view, while the rings around the footswitches are coloured.

    When I assign colours to the stomps, it changes the colour in the performance view for the stomp box, too. It just doesn´t work with the snapshots.

    Is it possible to get my snapshots coloured in the display?

    BTW, I love my Helix, best piece of gear I ever bought (Besides my Knaggs Kenai:) )

    Cheers,

    Thorsten
     
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  2. Vortex

    Vortex Senior Member

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    Only one question left?:cool2:

    I think that's just the way it is as far as the display coloring. I use 8 snap / 8 stomp via the mode switch & it's the same. Also if you assign a parameter from a given effect to a switch, the display will say something like "mode" not chorus / vibrato. (from Elephant Man Delay). And the ring will either be lit or dim, no color choice there.
     
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  3. CaptainT

    CaptainT Senior Member

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    Haha, well...only one question I know of at the moment XD
     
  4. KenG

    KenG Senior Member

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    Well the color scheme is to support effects types so you can tell at a glance which effect you are engaging/disengaging. With snapshots how would you associate colors in your mind to assign? I think line6 assumes you'd simply rely on the order/sequence to know. I thinkyou can also quickly toggle between performance mode and snapshot so you'd have all 8 switches at your disposal in each. This is frrom watching demos and readings posts etc only, I don't own one these yet!
     
  5. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I wonder what NAMM will bring. It's already been rumored that there will be a Line 6 HX FX unit being brought to market.
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    I am hoping for a Helix small stomp modeler like the Ampli-Fire Firebox. Something for around $3-400 with Snapshots, that can hold IR's, and maybe hold 8 Helix Presets. What a great, lightweight, gig-able product that would be.
     
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  6. AllTheSound

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    I saw that , Di said the GC leak was unintentional but those "unintentional" leaks happen so frequently it makes ya wonder ;). In any case good on them , seems like the next logical progression for the M family.
     
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    AllTheSound Senior Member

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    With all the speculation surrounding it I can't wait to see what the controversial part of the next Helix update (v2.5) is.
     
  8. BBD

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    I'm leaning towards the explanation that this is an L6 in-joke. Since elements of the user community invariably find something to complain about, whatever L6 does...
     
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  9. MusicLaw

    MusicLaw Senior Member

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    Jason Sadites has been very prolific recently producing an exceptional series of Helix Tone Technique YouTube Videos. Each episode is in depth, feature rich, very clear, and well explained. These are Must View videos and Highly Recommended! If you have not seen these, take your time and watch each one as each builds on those before it.







    Jason has also posted several guitar instruction lesson videos to YouTube which are also excellent. I have not posted them here, as they are easy to find on YouTube.
     
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    MusicLaw Senior Member

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    Here are the next Five Vids in the series:




     
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  11. MusicLaw

    MusicLaw Senior Member

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    The last two as of today:

     
  12. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    Helix Firmware 2.50 (Helix Floor, Rack/Control, LT)

    AVAILABLE SOON—DON'T LOOK FOR IT NOW!



    New Amps (2)

    • Cali Texas Ch2, based on* the drive channel of the MESA/Boogie® Lonestar (Ch1 coming later)
    • Placater Dirty, based on* the BE/HBE channel of the Friedman BE-100 (Clean channel coming later)
    * All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.

    New HX Effects (6)

    • Delay > Multi Pass (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original bandpass-filtered multitap delay
    • Reverb > Glitz (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Reverb > Ganymede (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Reverb > Searchlights (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Reverb > Plateaux (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Reverb > Double Tank (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    New Legacy Effects (77)

    Helix Floor, Rack/Control, and LT now include a library of effects from M13, M9, M5, DL4, DM4, FM4, and MM4. These appear in a new "Legacy" subcategory in the model list.

    • Distortion > Tube Drive
    • Distortion > Screamer
    • Distortion > Overdrive
    • Distortion > Classic Dist
    • Distortion > Heavy Dist
    • Distortion > Colordrive
    • Distortion > Buzz Saw
    • Distortion > Facial Fuzz
    • Distortion > Jumbo Fuzz
    • Distortion > Fuzz Pi
    • Distortion > Jet Fuzz
    • Distortion > Line 6 Drive
    • Distortion > Line 6 Distortion
    • Distortion > Sub Oct Fuzz
    • Distortion > Octave Fuzz
    • Dynamics > Tube Comp
    • Dynamics > Red Comp
    • Dynamics > Blue Comp
    • Dynamics > Blue Comp Treb
    • Dynamics > Vetta Comp
    • Dynamics > Vetta Juice
    • Dynamics > Boost Comp
    • Modulation > Pattern Tremolo
    • Modulation > Panner
    • Modulation > Bias Tremolo
    • Modulation > Opto Tremolo
    • Modulation > Script Phase
    • Modulation > Panned Phaser
    • Modulation > Barberpole
    • Modulation > Dual Phaser
    • Modulation > U-Vibe
    • Modulation > Phaser
    • Modulation > Pitch Vibrato
    • Modulation > Dimension
    • Modulation > Analog Chorus
    • Modulation > Tri Chorus
    • Modulation > Analog Flanger
    • Modulation > Jet Flanger
    • Modulation > AC Flanger
    • Modulation > 80A Flanger
    • Modulation > Frequency Shift
    • Modulation > Ring Modulator
    • Modulation > Rotary Drum
    • Modulation > Rotary Drm/Horn
    • Delay > Ping Pong
    • Delay > Dynamic
    • Delay > Stereo
    • Delay > Digital
    • Delay > Dig w/ Mod
    • Delay > Reverse
    • Delay > Lo Res
    • Delay > Tube Echo
    • Delay > Tape Echo
    • Delay > Sweep Echo
    • Delay > Echo Platter
    • Delay > Analog Echo
    • Delay > Analog w/ Mod
    • Delay > Auto-Volume Echo
    • Delay > Multi-Head
    • Pitch/Synth > Bass Octaver
    • Pitch/Synth > Smart Harmony
    • Pitch/Synth > Octi Synth
    • Pitch/Synth > Synth O Matic
    • Pitch/Synth > Attack Synth
    • Pitch/Synth > Synth String
    • Pitch/Synth > Growler
    • Filter > Voice Box
    • Filter > V Tron
    • Filter > Q Filter
    • Filter > Seeker
    • Filter > Obi Wah
    • Filter > Tron Up
    • Filter > Tron Down
    • Filter > Throbber
    • Filter > Slow Filter
    • Filter > Spin Cycle
    • Filter > Comet Trails
    Improvements/Changes

    • If a Snapshot has been given a custom switch color, that switch ring now displays a dim color when not active
    • 12 of Helix’s 17 reverbs originally appeared in M-Class processors and Verbzilla. As such, they’ve been moved into the new “Legacy” subcategory within the Reverb category
    • Helix's tempo no longer responds to pressing TAP at tempi lower than 40.0 BPM (Beats Per Minute). This is to ensure that multiple fast tap entries are recognized properly, as previously, they could be seen as one really slow tap entry. You may still manually select a tempo all the way down to 20.0 BPM and your presets can still be saved with tempi down to 20.0 BPM—just touch TAP and turn Knob 6 (BPM)
     
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  13. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    ^ From the L6 forum.
     
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  14. El Pablo

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    Thanks Rocco. I'm excited for the upcoming updates.
     
  15. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter V.I.P. Member

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    I think what these videos Illustrate is that there is a definite need for a computer interface.
     
  16. BBD

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    @MusicLaw

    Thanks for posting the vidlinks. Good stuff from JS, good resource for the thread.
     
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  17. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    Do you mean in the Helix, Frank? It has an interface built in.
     
  18. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter V.I.P. Member

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    No what I meant was there is a real need for a computer editting interface like Helix and AXE provide.
     
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  19. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    Ok gottcha, and agreed.
     
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  20. BBD

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    True. I do all my patches and general fiddling about via the HX Edit software. The hardware interface is great, but sitting in a chair with a mouse and a large screen is greater :).
     
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