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  2. donoise

    Helix to recreate unique pedals.

    Thank you! I'm using a delay (obviously haha) and a couple of other stuff and switching methods. Sorry for not being a lot more clear :/ These patches are available to get for HX Stomp (link is in the video description). I'm hoping to be able to make them available for the Floor and HX Effects as well. Just need to figure out how :)
  3. Scottm1215768

    Helix Lt with vintage fender twin reverb

    Understand guys thx. The fact I have played through an original 63 twin reverb for years I suspect is problematic. No effects loop obviously on this amp. Presently I mic the twin but have a sound barrier in front of the twin and run the mic through the barrier. utilizing vocal harmonizers we must control stage volume behind mics as harmonizers pic up amps etc and affect the harmonizers even though we’re using uni directional mics. I believe I simply need to keep trying to tweak the helix to something I like. Always open to suggestions!
  4. zenguitardude

    A different recording latency issue?

    I think it is a Helix issue because the recommendation on how to record is to monitor THROUGH the Helix as you record, because that monitor path for audio is PRE USB send to the DAW, so that you don't experience the latency as you play. Meaning they know there is an issue. At the same time the reality, for me, seems to be delayed performances that need to be offset to achieve the original performance rhythmic accuracy. Seems to me to be entirely a Helix issue, otherwise they would not have to make that recommendation?
  5. zenguitardude

    A different recording latency issue?

    So, if I am recording and I leave the track armed and unmuted, I can hear a difference between the direct signal and the channel signal. It can vary from a Phase sound to an actual slapback, depending on the latency/delay. This delay is the amount of time it takes to get from my guitar through the A/D converter and through the input/output section of Protools. I have delay compensation and low latency monitoring turned on. I record by muting the return of the armed track and listening through the Helix as I play. A quick test is simply to put up a click and play quarter notes against the click and if I monitor through the Helix and I am reasonably accurate, in general I hear myself play quarter notes against a click. On playback that performance is delayed. It is obvious sonically and visually. The delay amount seems to vary. This is the nature of latency. I hear and feel a delay between when my hands execute the performance and the PT rig is recording it. If I offset the playback to match the tempo it always works but is time consuming to do each track. I will try and make a screen capture movie to show this.
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  7. feffa86

    Hosa CDL-313 S/PDIF-AES Interface

    https://www.rane.com/note149.html It's not that I didn't think it wouldn't work, or couldn't have tried. IF (BIG if) you know that either the transmitter or the receiver is transformer coupled and the interconnect distance is short then a simple resistor divider will match the impedances and change the level as shown in Fig. 1. This is the AES3id recommended network for creating a 12-dB pad (4:1 voltage divider) and converting the AES3 110 ohm balanced output impedance into 75 ohms for driving the AES3id input. Therefore an average output level of 4 volts will be reduced to 1 volt. Since this exceeds the max allowed for S/PDIF, use the values shown in parenthesis to create an 18-dB pad (8:1 voltage divider) producing 0.5 volt output for the same 4 volts input. (Other average AES3 output voltages require different resistors -- consult AES3id for value graph). Transformers make the best passive impedance matchers, plus provide the benefits of ground isolation, high-frequency rejection, DC blocking and short-circuit protection. Impedance matching is easily handled by selection of the appropriate turns ratio (1.21:1 for 110-ohm to 75-ohm -- it's the square of the turns ratio for impedance) and careful attention to winding details allow wideband high-frequency transformers (you need ~12.5 MHz). The best and safest converter includes the transformer. If you are not sure about the transformer isolation of the equipment interfacing, use a store-bought impedance matching transformer that comes complete with connectors and a separate resistor voltage divider network as shown in Fig. 2. This T-network is a 75-ohm:75-ohm bi-directional attenuator. The attenuation is a little less than that of Fig. 1 for the same (assumed) 4-volt AES3 input because the transformer reduces the voltage level by a factor of 1.21:1 (down to 3.3 volts) as well as matching the impedances. If you're still reading, the point is, the box takes care of a number of signal integrity issues that I would have to learn and understand a bunch of stuff i'll never use for anything but this single conversion in my rig to overcome. It cost the same as about two mogami cables, I have about 10 of those in my rig. I didn't want "works", I wanted "optimal solution". :P It has active electronics, so it kinda works like a line isolator with respects to ground. I haven't yet done any latency tests but S/PDIF and AES have the same kind of data code for the sound. The difference is header data. So there's nothing being converted. Maybe header data is being stripped. It makes no sense that there's any latency induced by the design. I can't tell a difference before or after, but presumably there's a couple ms less lag in my signal. There, at the very least, is no more lag than there used to be. It is a known fact that AD/DA causes a bit of hissing noise. So there's a tiny amount less hiss in my setup. I'm not sure I even have a noise floor any more.
  8. tonyalmont

    Helix No-Boot w/ ":-28" Problem

    hello my friends. last week the same thing happened to me in a gig and still hasn't booted up, no matter what i do, does anyone had any feedback on how to deal with this problem cause my unit is useless at this point and the infamous :-28 (in red) it's still on the upper left corner of the unit's screen, please help.
  9. Verne-Bunsen

    Helix to recreate unique pedals.

    That is really cool! I’d love to know more about what you have set up there.
  10. Ok, after 4 weeks using the Powercab 112 Plus something has changed. Either my ears or the speakers have get used to the other. I now often use the PC 112+ and it sounds good in my ears. I played a lot around – with Flat - LF Raw using the a full Helix amp and with Helix amps (without cab) using the build-in speaker simulations. My favorite amp before PC+ is the Cali Rectifire (for rock stuff). The best sound in my ears is until now the Cali Rectifier with the Jarvis speaker sim. I did not really find a way to sound good with imported IRs. The feature until now makes no sense to me. I hope Line 6 will soon add the feature to change the speaker sim via L6 cable. It lasts too long … Thanks for your replies until now!
  11. fremen

    Fremen's Helix presets

    A Lacuna Coil cover - This is a temporary video, until I can add vocals in it :
  12. zolko60

    A different recording latency issue?

    I make IR responses sessions right now using Pro Tools using analog loopback. I can assure you PT usually gives a sample precision auto compensation during recording. My interface has 606 samples RTL at 48kHz 128 sample buffer and one sample signal recorded with an analog loopback sits exactly where it should. There are some exceptions - sometimes a driver doing something strange and there is full RTL delay recorded until a reset. The second issue is bussing the track to another track/aux which deliver additional latency. It is discussed for years as a bug because that latency is not corrected with PT latency compensation. If you can describe at what circumstances your recorded tracks are latent maybe I can replicate what you report, or maybe you can do some simple analog loopback tests to make sure you are not wrong. Setting I/O insert shows full RTL value in latency monitoring indicator under the channel strip, but you are not talking about RTL offset but some offset you claim to be present in recorded track.
  13. GrampaBob

    HD500 to PA, HD500 to amp help plz - settings check

    Oh yes I actually forgot to add in step 2 that I turn off the amp models when I use my blackstar, I edited the above to reflect. Good point thanks.
  14. joel_brown

    HD500 to PA, HD500 to amp help plz - settings check

    I hope you understand that your HD500 tones will sound different when going straight into the FoH than when you're using it with your Blackstar. Guitar amps color the tone quite a bit.
  15. struki84

    KB37 not working with OSX Mojave

    I'm running Mojave 10.14.5, KB37 device is not detected, and nothing appears under security & privacy to allow.
  16. Bboy19

    Let's put the real name to the presets

    Hi, great! Glad someone can use IT. If you figure other band presets please post so I can update the list.
  17. MrSirIce

    HX Stomp as a very simple midi controller

    As promising as the LT looks it doesn't fit my criteria because of it's size. I was looking to have it taking up a small space on my pedalboard and running it after a AB switch at the end of my pedal chain. The sounds and flexibility honestly don't matter much in this scenario. It would only have to suffice as a quick fix in a worst case scenario. Hopefully this will be implemented but, without much experience with Line6, I have the gut feeling it won't.
  18. zolko60

    HX FX using headphones - How?

    2TS jacks to TRS socket adapter.
  19. zolko60

    Hosa CDL-313 S/PDIF-AES Interface

    Yes there will be people who claim that you can't directly connect an SPDIF output to an AES input. But most modern gear will accept SPDIF and AES interchangebly. Don't dismiss it until you have tried it.
  20. scotthundley

    G10's

    I am having dropouts with my G10 from about 3 feet away from the receiver. The venues are small, no one else in my band has a G10 but the bass player uses another wireless system, xvive u2 and we use wireless in ear monitors.
  21. DunedinDragon

    Helix Lt with vintage fender twin reverb

    It's kind of hard to draw any conclusions about the Gemini speakers as the company doesn't provide much technical information. The fact that it doesn't provide anything as far as contouring selections as well as the fact that in lieu of that provides an equalizer for adjusting tone response suggests it's not of the more modern DSP designs used by most Helix users. I'm personally leary of them simply due to the fact that they're primary market is, and historically has been, for DJ's and not live musicians. That doesn't necessarily mean you couldn't get a reasonable representation of the Helix's capabilities through them. Especially if you were to compare it to going through the Twin with no amp or cabinets in your signal chain. It would suggest it's not likely to be the flat response type speakers you mostly hear about on forums such as this for modeling use. That being said I tend to agree with rd2rk that maybe modeling may not be your cup of tea. What you have to recognize is that the Helix (and other modelers) paradigm is that of a guitar playing through a live PA with a mic'd cabinet. That's a different sound than what you may be used to if you've spent most of your time playing through a traditional amp on stage. It IS the sound you would get from your traditional on stage amp once it's mic'd and sent through a PA. But that may not be the sound you're used to. If you do mic your traditional amp and send it through the PA, it is the sound your audience is used to. But some musicians have a hard time getting past that situation and don't feel comfortable with that sound. For them, the best option is to use the Helix in a 4CM configuration using an amp with an effects loop using a signal chain that can send the amp and cab signal to the FOH and only the Helix amp model through the effects loop of the amp and it's cabinet. Quite frankly I'm a bit surprised given your statement of how much you had investigated the Helix that this would be something you hadn't uncovered in your research.
  22. Hi, My experience with my Line 6 UX2 has been a nightmare. It worked for 6 months on my Windows, until it died. Than, it took me an entire year, of wrestling with my MAC, to even figure out how to install, Pod Farm. I finally, got everything installed, last week. I had authorized the MAC on my Windows before it died. And so, following protocol I have to log into my license manager, from the MAC for it to 'go through', and authorize.....and.....thats where Im at. And before I share the exact issue, let me state clearly, Yes, I have an internet connection. Yes, Im logged into my line 6 account online. Yes I have updated everything. No pop up blocker turned on. No anti virus running. No Firewall. And yes the Device is authorized on my MAC. Drivers are not an issue at this point, but if you can help me with this, I imagine, the drivers will be the next issue lol. So, My Line 6 License manager will not allow me to login. I get the message "Login Failed. (Code 80002006) Unable to resolve hostname into an address. Tried logging to the Monkey. That also will not login. Any help, would be greatly appreciated.
  23. rd2rk

    Helix Lt with vintage fender twin reverb

    Maybe. Maybe not. I use a $300 Headrush FRFR112, sounds great TO ME. I also have an Alto TS210 that sounds fine (the FRFR112 is better for Bass than the TS210). But the Geminis should be just fine. Per my post above, if you've done all you say, could be you just don't like the Helix. It happens.
  24. rd2rk

    HX FX using headphones - How?

    Line Outs to a small mixer or headphone amp should do it. Home stereo AUX in should also work.
  25. dotpc

    Helix Lt with vintage fender twin reverb

    Turn on the input pad!
  26. Scottm1215768

    Helix Lt with vintage fender twin reverb

    Guys thx for all the replies I do sincerely appreciate all negative or positive. To clarify the signal chain I created uses no amp cab simulation from the helix. That would make no sense as I’m utilizing an amp / cab. When I attempted running through the PA speakers they are quite new 1500 watts each powered Gemini speaker cabinets with internal crossovers. We run full band through these speakers. In that scenario I did try numerous speaker / cab combinations etc. Would a high dollar FRFR sound that much different than these Gemini’s?
  27. soundog

    HX Stomp as a very simple midi controller

    The MIDI command stuff takes very little ROM space so no expense. They've stated they didn't want to make the manual longer and more intimidating, so left the Command Center stuff out. But I say bring it on.
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