Helix 2.8?

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  1. phil_m

    phil_m Supporting Member

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    It’s a Mac thing... Not saying I understand what all this means, but it has to do with this: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/security/hardened_runtime_entitlements
     
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    I just noticed my Audio drivers are different/fixed as previously on FW2.80 I only had Windows WDM driver saying "HX Stomp",
    now on FW2.81 I have WDM and ASIO saying "Helix LT".

    Yay !!
     
  3. MojoRisin

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    Is it just me or do the amps sound better in 2.81 than they did in 2.80? :roll
     
  4. gumtown

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    Yes, you can now get the Authentic sound of a "Gorilla Amp" (TM) (C) .
     
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    Still no Pig Nose :cry:
     
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  7. the swede

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    • In rare cases, the Dynamics > LA Studio Comp model can sometimes cause a drop in preset volume.
    The La comp has always been like this, at least since i started using Helix, litle more than a year ago.
    Rare and Sometimes is a relative term :D
    When i am doing recording, the La comp is always last in chain, in every preset. The problem becomes obvious as its triggered by changing presets. Keep on clicking the preset in Edit or pressing the current preset switch until its at correct level again. I rarely change presets while actually recording so its not a big issue. But its annoying :D

    I suspect the problem triggers easier If theres any signal coming from the guitar the moment the preset is selected or changed.
     
  8. tochiro

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    In Helix 2.81 I read that 3 OSC Synth, 3 Note Generator, and 4 OSC Generator are louder than in 2.71. As I use those generators how much louder is it? Is it rare or common?
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. I can’t afford to mess with my synth blocks before my 8/31 gig.
     
  10. Lele

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    I suppose that it is not an anomaly but in other words Line6 increased the volume of the synth generators and now we will have to reduce the loudness of the synth block in our patches. If I'm not mistaken I already noted this in the 2.80 firmware before downgrading to 2.71 because of the bugs (wrong synth frequencies and IR change cross-fading with snapshots). However, since I have some patches with the synth blocks, and next Friday I have a gig, I will update my Helix to 2.81 only later on.
     
  11. guitarsan

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    Well, we whined enough about no Friedman that they finally gave us the "Placater". (get it?) So maybe there's still hope for them releasing an "Oink You" amp model soon. ;)
     
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  12. Chris-7777

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    I might have missed this, but did someone upload the new factory presets as a setlist file somewhere?
     
  13. MusicLaw

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    Installation of 2.81 to Stomp (2.80 had already been installed) took less than 5 mins including Backup and Restore of Presets; went smooth as silk.

    Next, to the Helix Floor...
     
  14. SMT

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    I'm on 2.71 Helix LT, starting the new updates, I'm installing 2.80 and its been almost an hour still at 50% updating. Is it stuck?

    I've been updating my LT for a year now with no problems. Windows 7. Followed instructions.

    I don't know what to do, do i let it continue trying to install or turn it off in the middle of installation which it says not to.

    Help


    the update wheel is still spinning....slider update bar hasnt moved in half an hour....
    [​IMG]
     
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    At this point in the installation, you need to click the Continue Button which may be appearing on a Windows Modal Dialog Window -- not currently in focus on your display (i.e it may be behind your currently displayed Installation dialog). Use your OS to display all of your currently active windows. If that does not resolve the issue. Shut down and redo the entire process.
     
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    I tried to do backup of previous save backup file from 2.7 or 2.71 that have been restored on 2.81 and also done a 10&11 FS reset and i get this error message after some time when backup.

    Any solution other than save every preset or setlist and IR and start all over again?
     
  18. Dave Merrill

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    Ugh. I'd at least try again, maybe with a restart in between.

    I'm no help on your actual problem, but just reminding you that if you save your IRs individually, they won't come back in order, unless you already have them named with a slot number prefix, i.e., 015 MarCB, with no empty slots, sort the file system listing, and drag-drop them into HX Edit.
     
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    Uh, I missed that line. I have a couple of presets with them too. Thanks for asking, then :)
     
  20. rmg471

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    @Frank Ritchotte do you know if the modeling technology used on the 2.8 amps is the same (or better) than on the initial release amps?
     

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