Helix 2.8?

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by JHand, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. eoengineer

    eoengineer Supporting Member

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    Are you a Line 6 developer? How do you know that the change you are suggesting would ONLY be graphical vs a change that may in fact impact other functionality?

    The fact that the effects loop has adjustable parameters would lead me to suspect there is some DSP there.
     
  2. bpayne82

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    I jacked up the process and forgot step 2, update hx edit....now I'm stuck on "updating ui mcu firmware". Tried resetting back to factory and it doesn't change it. 20 plus restarts now.
     
  3. synthetica

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    Yes Yes, a much needed addition !!!
     
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  4. Elric

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    No sh*t. I was just clarifying the question. The issue is users want L6 to keep it from counting against the stomp 6 block limit as I am sure you must understand. :rolleyes: I don’t care about the implementation details.
     
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  5. BuleriaChk

    BuleriaChk Silver Supporting Member

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    Hx Stomp, Edit, and Native updates very smooth on my laptop.
    My desktop is in for repair but when it gets back I'll do my Helix Floor....
     
  6. MaxdB

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    Flawless update here. (with good reading of instructions ) Some interesting upgrades in the settings, and so much new stuff ( love the Moog! ) Happy to explore more!
     
  7. Grimace

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    Froze at 50% for an hour, I tried to bail, but no love. Now just stuck on the boot failure screen. Uh oh.
     
  8. Shoreline Productions

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    Having the same issue. "Boot Failure. Entered Update Mode!"
     
  9. RandoMan

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    "On a Cab > Dual block, changing the first cab no longer changes the second cab"

    Thank you Line 6! This is very helpful!
     
  10. Kylote

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    There’s no continue button in the L6 updater? It hangs there until you hit continue.
     
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  11. Rocco Crocco

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    Guys who are having trouble because the update froze at 50%... turn your helix off, close the updater, and turn Helix back on. It should say Helix 2.8.

    Then, open updater and start the process over. In 10 minutes you'll be rockin'.
     
  12. electrolyte

    electrolyte Silver Supporting Member

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    My HX Stomp update was successful. But is anyone else having issues with the FS 4/5 jack? I keep getting endless scrolling up through presets.
     
  13. jpelzel

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    May want to reapply? The updater literally tells you to ignore that error in the middle and to click the continue or next so it can finish. If you killed it in the middle and started again, maybe you might now have jacked up firmware causing issues later?
     
  14. Dr Bonkers

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    Well I almost soiled my pants when doing the actual update, as the instructions put the fear of Cthulhu into you, but it's well worth it.

    I dig this unit even more now.
     
  15. davidb7170

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    Yup, that worked, but was a PITA. Explorer displays the characters of the firmware, not a save dialogue. So switched to chrome and it opened an "open with" dialogue, but I could at least see the temp download file and saved it. Connected to the PC + with the updater and used the saved file. During the update, it displayed unknown for fw version and date, and no dialogue. At the end after reboot, it displayed version 2.00.1, whew...

    The Helix update with the 50% freeze, reboot, re-update killed the usb 3 (actually marked the helix as a problem device and stopped communication with it), so I ended up using a usb 2 port on a powered hub (I know, I know...) and it's working fine for the updater and the new hxe software. The usual usb 3 port worked fine for the PC + update, go figure. I'll just have to reset the usb 3 port. Uninstall/reinstall...

    Long post, Sorry. The point is don't panic. Also please get the software updates to Windows 8 section as well as 7 and 10....
     
  16. Jarick

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    Updated to Native 1.80 and man, the Tweed Bright amp is really nice.

    I like the updated default cab cuts. I didn't feel the need to swap out to an IR right away. Still haven't.

    I don't like dirt pedals usually but the Prince is really great.

    Played with the Revv a bit and that also sounds really good. It seems to scratch an itch for the high gain that wasn't there for me before. I'll have to tweak a bit.

    Whole thing kind of makes me want to get a real Helix again...
     
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  17. PDKTDK

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    This is an incredible update.
     
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  19. CharAznable

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    My HX Stomp update was perfect and painless.

    The only issue is that the latest HX Edit seems to crash a lot.
     
  20. tmuka

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    and a complete path to wet dry rig with one stereo speaker cab?
     

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