Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier using midi through Control Switcher into Line 6 Helix HX

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TheBeardedBum
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Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier using midi through Control Switcher into Line 6 Helix HX

Post by TheBeardedBum » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:03 pm

I recently bought a Line 6 Helix HX and wanted to use the Midi capabilities. I have a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier and bought a Control Switcher so that the HX can switch the different channels on my amp. Do I need a special cable for this, or will a 5 pin Midi work? I am having trouble getting it to switch channels. Not sure if I even have it set up correctly. Forgive me if this question has already been asked. Just trying to get a better sense of what I need to do or if I need to correct things. Thanks!!!

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Re: Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier using midi through Control Switcher into Line 6 Helix HX

Post by Marlboro05 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:31 am

Hi there Bearded one,
I have a DualRectifier and use the RJM Mini Amp Gizmo with the RNN cable.

https://shop.rjmmusic.com/mesa-rrn-rect ... mad-cable/

I’m not certain but I’m pretty sure that this cable will work with the Voodoo Labs Control Switcher. It has a relay box on it to supply power where needed. A normal Midi cable will not work as the amp requires power to switch.

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Re: Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier using midi through Control Switcher into Line 6 Helix HX

Post by Marlboro05 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:35 am

Hi there,
I’ve just had a look at the both of them, doesn’t look like the Control Switcher will work with the RNN cable. The RJM units have 7 pins and the Voodoo has 5 pins.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier using midi through Control Switcher into Line 6 Helix HX

Post by JohnClark » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:47 pm

On the Triple Rectifiers we use the 1/4" External Switching jacks on the back of the amp. You should be able to get away with using only two switches for the three channels by connecting only Channels 1 and 3. This would leave you two more switches to control the Boost and EQ.

I hope that helps!
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