Helix and GCX

Q & A for building and interfacing your rack gear with Ground Control Pro and GCX-based systems.
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neuk01642
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Helix and GCX

Post by neuk01642 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:40 pm

Hey all
Looking to drive changes on my GCX from my Line 6 Helix.
Looking at the GCX manual its littered with warnings about connecting anything other than the Ground Control to the midi in on the GCX as pins 1 and 3 are powered.

Does anyone know if the midi out on the Helix has pins 1 and 3 connected and if it's OK to connect to the midi in on the GCX?

Thanks

Matt.

neuk01642
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Re: Helix and GCX

Post by neuk01642 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:06 am

No one?
No opinions or thoughts? :cry:

JohnClark
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Re: Helix and GCX

Post by JohnClark » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:18 am

Sorry for the delay, we were closed over the last 10 days or so for the holidays.

I am not sure about pins 1 and 3 on the Helix MIDI Out... you may want to contact Line 6 about that.

Not all MIDI cables actually wire all five pins so, if you can, check your MIDI cable for continuity. Maybe you don't have to worry about it anyway ;)

Another option is to simply cut pins 1 and 3 out of at least one end of the MIDI cable just to be certain.

I hope that helps!

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