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  2. datacommando

    Helix and other equipment

    I really do despair! The main thing that contributors on this thread have told you is - get some decent monitors or FRFR speakers to use with your Helix otherwise it will sound like a sack of $hit. Big problem - you didn’t like any that you checked out! Did you listen to them - properly, or did you just not like the colour. One more time, get some monitors and no, PA speakers are not the same. Loud yes, but not the same! Furthermore, if you don’t intend to dispose of any of your current gear, even the unnecessary items - well, this band thing is gonna be a long time coming! A year? Yeah, right! Also, how come nobody else in this band is contributing to the equipment pool? That could speed things up a bit!
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  4. datacommando

    HX Stomp USB to Mac Audio Output?

    Well, yes, it always is disappointing when something doesn’t work exactly as you expected. Since my last post, I have realised that my Helix functions the same way (becomes the sound card) even though my previous “screen shots” would indicate otherwise. I will delete those images because they may lead to even more confusion. As previously mentioned my Helix is hooked up to my studio iMac and is in everyday use which leads to familiarity breeding contempt. Yes, I can use my iMac internal speakers with Helix connected via USB, but not powered up. Doh! There is also a general purpose MacBookPro around the place and when using that it is possible to switch between internal and external speakers, it will even use wireless to play through a couple of satellite set top boxes to the TV speakers, so I know that it’s possible to swap between speaker systems straight out of the Mac. We spend so much time using this technology that sometimes the edges become blurred. What I really should have pointed you towards was using the Aggregate Device” option on your Mac which allows the use of more than one device. Have a look at this video and see if it helps you to achieve what you need.
  5. DunedinDragon

    Helix and other equipment

    Yeah, that's much more appropriate for what you're wanting to accomplish. I've owned a couple of Zoom products over the years and they're pretty decent. Another consideration you might want to look at in that same (or even less) price range that's one of the most popular solutions for what you want to do are the Behringer X Air series mixers if you don't mind using a tablet or pc as your physical mixing board rather than a hardware mixing board. In live performance this allows you to leave the main wireless unit on stage and then manage your mix wirelessly from a tablet either on stage or out in the audience. These are probably the most popular and widely selling units in this space. The XR18 which is an 18 channel unit which is the one reviewed in the attached link, prices in at 499.99. A little less for the units with fewer channels. Of course you'd need a tablet (android or ios) or Mac or PC if you don't have one. Behringer XR18 Product Walkthrough Video Personally, if I were in your situation I'd probably opt for standard PA type speakers maybe like the QSC CP12 or Yamaha DBR12's simply because they'd work better with a jam session than would studio monitors, plus be a viable solution if you wanted to play live.
  6. fremen

    Fremen's Helix presets

    That IR is from valhallir.at, and as such, my deal with them is that I can only distribute it with my presets pack
  7. I really wish they hadn't given up on 10.8.5 all us protools hd studios and locked out of helix. Spending 10000 to upgrade studio is not an option.
  8. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    yeh i really want to record what the powercab is doing. i have to split every patch i make at the end of the chain (so it takes up both bottom rows), with one output with a IR to USB 1/2. and the 2nd output goes to DIGITAL which is the powercab. im not sure what to do
  9. rwhitney

    HX Stomp USB to Mac Audio Output?

    It's disappointing for sure.
  10. Kilrahi

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    There's no advantage that the Powercab has over the Helix. They're the same can modeling. I'd go Helix direct. Only use Powercab for performances. Now, with that preamble, if you really just feel better recording the powercab than choose it direct. As long as your Helix is connected to the Powercab right, it'll all be part of the chain.
  11. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp with black boxes display bug

    So time to open up a support ticket. Clearly something is wrong.
  12. OK, here are the answers: "What Are You Going to Do?" uses Roland COSM amp models, and "When You're So Close to Me" uses PodXT amp models.
  13. aaron__aardvark

    Test your ears! PodXT or Roland COSM? New March 27th!

    OK, here are the answers: "What Are You Going to Do?" uses Roland COSM amp models, and "When You're So Close to Me" uses PodXT amp models.
  14. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    hi guys i got myself a powercab plus to go with my helix floor. its really great. but i have a problem because i use ableton live on a pc, means i can only choose 1 soundcard. Either the helix or the powercab. what i really want is to record the powercab, but use the helix for playback of abelton because thats where my monitors are plugged in. (into the xlr's of helix) thx in advance for ur help guys.
  15. One question more. Do I need to set out put to line or instrument?
  16. Hankon6

    Internet /amp connection for backing tracks

    Could you yell me Exactly the type of USB cable and the type of connections on it. Also, do you connect one side of the cable to the usb connection at the amp and where does the other end connect to on the PC? And will this produce the audio to the amp? The audio should only be heaerd in the plugged in headphone...is that right?
  17. cruisinon2

    Musings on Helix after 2 years of use (non gigging guitarist)

    An acoustic problem can't be solved with more/different gear if the real issue is a lack of understanding about what's going on. Acoustic physics and the Fletcher-Munson curve don't change based on what kind of rig you have. The room you're standing in doesn't care if you have a Marshall stack or a Helix, and your brain will interpret the relative loudness of different frequency ranges the same way every time, no matter what the source of that sound is. And there's only so many things to adjust. If you're hearing mud, there's too much bass...pull it back. If it's screeching at you like nails on a chalkboard, trim the highs. If it sounds full and balanced by itself but disappears in a mix, your problem is a lack if midrange.
  18. Fair enough. I was so frustrated by it that I was thinking "will ordering a Power Cab Plus solve my issue, thinking it would be more present and up front and more in your face than the FRFR?" Sounds like it won't, at the end of the day.
  19. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    "Note that it records each channel separately and plugs into your DAW via usb. " I know, I read through the manual looking for some reason not to like it. Couldn't find a one.
  20. Dwf2008

    Helix and other equipment

  21. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    THANKS A LOT! Here I am, trying to help, and what do you do? GIVE ME G.A.S., that's what! I don't NEED that recorder. It doesn't really do anything my current setup doesn't allow me to do. I haven't looked at hardware recorders in years. BUT I WANT IT! It's cute, and portable, and all the controls for everything, tracks, monitor mixes, EVERYTHING, are RIGHT THERE! I HATE YOU! OK, I'm calmer now. Where were we? Oh, yeah - "...how to make the best use of what I have, even if it doesn't satisfy all my wants." As EVERYBODY has so far said, your biggest problem is monitors. The Katana just ain't gonna cut it for that. I get that you don't want to sell it, but you CAN dump the 2i2. That should get you $100. Along with all the other things we don't know about you is where you live. Are you near a large city, or out in the sticks somewhere? Check Craigslist, you may be able to find a deal on a cheap power amp and small unpowered speakers - 8/10 inch - or a decent home stereo amp with largish speakers. Just to get you through till your ship comes in and you can afford proper monitors or modern powered speakers and that cute little recorder......DOH! There I go again. I HATE YOU! But seriously, we can get you up and functioning with what you've got, but you NEED a decent monitoring system. I've got a Sony bookshelf system, 6" speakers with a 10" sub, cost a couple hundred, 700w, sounds decent. Not as good as my studio monitors, but functional. All sorts of similar stuff on Craigslist and ebay.
  22. josejulian

    Helix Bug Reports

    Using HX Stomp, there are black boxes touching some shortcuts. Also when we are selecting category in the effects list, and we touch the fs1 or fs2 sensor, we got a black box on the screen, and covers a part of the display. Also when you enter in the tuner option and you touch fs1 and fs2 sensors, you got a question 'swap fs1 and fs2' and with any option you select, this pop up stay there mixing with the tuner screen 
  23. josejulian

    HX Stomp with black boxes display bug

    Using HX Stomp, there are black boxes touching some shortcuts. Also when we are selecting category in the effects list, and we touch the fs1 or fs2 sensor, we got a black box on the screen, and covers a part of the display. Also when you enter in the tuner option and you touch fs1 and fs2 sensors, you got a question 'swap fs1 and fs2' and with any option you select, this pop up stay there mixing with the tuner screen
  24. ptran43

    Bass - POD HD500X into Fender Rumble 500

    I appreciate you taking the time to discuss my particular situation/amp! So it looks like the best options are: 1) POD without amp/cab sim into Rumble. Then Rumble XLR out to PA. In this case, the output mode would be set to "Combo Front". This would use the Rumble pre and power amps. Any adjustment to volume would affect the PA. 2) POD with amp model PRE and no cab model selected. Then POD XLR out to PA. In this case, the output mode would be set to "Combo Pwr Amp". I could adjust volume without affecting the PA. Since the POD XLR outs are Right and Left (neither are mono), I'd have to pan the mixer to center? Or would I pan all the way to Right (if using the Right output jack)? I think I'm getting closer to understanding this stuff haha.
  25. datacommando

    HX Stomp USB to Mac Audio Output?

    Oops! Sorry about that. Well, that’s something that I was unaware of until you just mentioned it in your last comment. Obviously all those things that I tried to explain came from my using the Helix Floor unit. Still, it all seems very strange to me because in the promo stuff that was posted on here in HX Stomp FAQ by Digital Igloo, he stated: ”It’s also a world-class portable guitar recording interface with digitally-controlled analog impedance circuits, zero-latency monitoring, multichannel re-amping, and headphone amp. (One might suggest it’s the perfect front end for the Helix Native plug-in.) HX Stomp is whatever you want it to be, wherever you want it to be.“ and ”USB—for recording to/jamming along with Macs, PCs, iPads, and iPhones. (iPads and iPhones require the Apple Camera Connection Kit.) HX Stomp can feed both stereo paths into your computer—along with dry versions for reamping—simultaneously“ I have to say that certainly confused me.
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