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  2. litesnsirens

    Ear Pain after switching to Digital

    I agree with some of the other posts here. You shouldn’t need to buy anything else or change your set up at all just do a little more tweaking. I can get the helix to sound great at gig level and home level but those aren’t necessarily the same thing. I’ll vote for turning it down to a reasonable volume and then tweaking... I don’t know how much you mess with the hi cut and low cut on the cabs but I find that extremely useful as well if you’re using the stock cabs try adjusting the mic distance. These are simulations of mic’d cabs and even if you had the mic 12” (vs 1 - 3”) from the cone or edge no one actually listens to their amp with their ear that close to the speaker, it’s a totally different sound.. It’s too bad they didn’t have a mic setting of 6 to 8 feet (adjustable) to simulate where a guitar player is actually standing when listening to their amp. I think that blended with a close mic’d cab might help get that amp in the room sound through FRFR. I have a power cab but I really just use it between gigs when I don’t want to bother setting up my PA speakers in my house. I use the PA speakers for tweaking tones, the power cab is just for quick easy home practice. I like it, but honestly you should be able to do just as well with the L3Ms.
  3. litesnsirens

    Most versatile amp, and most versatile cab for cover band?

    Placater clean and dirty. It’s great that there are so many choices and I do use other amp models for different things but I think if these were the only two amp models in the helix, I would have no trouble doing patches for all the tunes I play in both bands. They are so versatile and sound so good. And If I didn’t have any IRs i would use the greenback 25.
  4. Today
  5. silverhead

    How do I move footswitches in "Edit" software--e.g. FS1 to FS3

    What Line 6 device and what Edit program are you using?
  6. HI, Can anyone help me to do this --to move the footswitches in "Edit" software-so, that means I keep all the pedals, but assign different foot swtiches to different pedals. Is there an easy way in the "Edit" software. THanks for your help!
  7. danbottomburp

    Correct settings for using PowerCab

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, appreciate that, Dan
  8. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    you basically never need to look at Ableton, and never need to touch the mouse. it can be in the background while u have youtube up or something, and it still works with Push 2
  9. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    ya i can write and record songs with 0 touching the mouse. all with push 2
  10. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    You'll need to install the ASIO drivers from the Focusrite website. Remember that to change ASIO drivers in Sonar you first need to disable the inputs and outputs assigned to the old driver. The first solution allows you to record two tracks in Sonar. You could have one track be a specific instrument (guitar? vocals?) panned all the way left, and the other track be a mix of everything else you have running thru the mixer panned right (using the mixer's level controls to emphasize different instruments). OR two tracks with emphasis on different instruments in each (using the PAN and level controls on the mixer). A simple live jam recording setup. And you can always add overdubs later on separate Sonar tracks. The second solution allows you to record TWO specific instruments, say, Vocals and Guitar, on separate tracks, and a THIRD track with a mix of the remaining instruments from the mixer with differing stereo placements and levels of the instruments. A much more interesting mix with emphasis on the Lead instruments. The preset I attached (save it as a template) demonstrates the second solution and, of course, if you wanted to do an instrumental with second guitar or keyboards (or?) you could use a DI Box to take the instrument to the mic input (set the mic input to LINE or INSTRUMENT as necessary). You could then overdub vocals by setting a fourth track (or as many tracks as you want) to the same inputs you used for the earlier tracks. It's not perfect, but until you get your ZOOM it's pretty darn flexible with the equipment you have. Also, keep in mind that the effects that I used on the three Paths were purely for demonstration purposes. You could bypass any of them and use the tools available in Sonar (or aftermarket VSTs such as the FREE Blue Cat Audio package or very affordable WAVES VSTs) for mixdown. The more Instruments you can record on separate tracks the more options you have at mixdown. EDIT: The path I set up for guitar uses the first processor, since you likely want more effects for guitar. The second and third paths share the second processor, since there are less effects to use up DSP.
  11. Kilrahi

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    I'm just a Reaper guy. Does Ableton offer a lot of things Reaper doesn't over all?
  12. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    or being able to select ONLY usb1/2 AND Digital. but nothing else. that would fix it. (in ONE output block on the Helix)
  13. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    or i can spend more money for a 3rd soundcard and run all the outputs of the line 6 gear into it. which is what i used to do but i cant do that anymore because it broke and it wasnt any good really just a focusrite. i been eyeing the universal audio soundcard...
  14. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    this is an ableton problem really. as you can only choose 1 soundcard. where as using Reaper i can use as many soundcards that r plugged in i like. but making helix and powercab share the same soundcard would make everything so easy
  15. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    the helix is 1 soundcard. and the powercab is a 2nd soundcard. both have there own usb port on the pc. seamless would merge the 2. i dont think u understood that part
  16. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    maybe they will update the helix and powercab to work with better routing, maybe instead of multi on the output, we could choose exactly what we want. or make helix and powercab seamless so that we only need 1 soundcard
  17. Dwf2008

    Helix and other equipment

    Rd2rk- thanks again. I was able to get your first suggestion to work as intended except I have to buy another stereo breakout cable. I also could not figure out how to define the 2i2 as the soundcard so I instead told cakewalk to use the MME driver. Everything seems to work as intended. Next we tried to connect a mic to the helix xlr mic in (I dont have the right cables to connect it directly to the mixer) but there appears to be a new learning curve associated with connecting a mic to the helix. It looks like the preset has to be modified to include a signal chain for the mic. Is that correct? I have not tried your second suggestion yet as the first one seems to be working ok. Do you think there would be a significant advantage to the second scheme? btw- did you order that zoom mixer yet? ;) My son-in-law is in the business and he likes this one better. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Sig12MT--soundcraft-signature-12-mtk-mixer-and-audio-interface-with-effects thoughts?
  18. Kilrahi

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    Okay, now what you're trying to do makes more sense to me. The easiest way is just a split at the very end, one going to your amp, the other your DAW. This sounds a lot like what you're already doing, and the Helix usually has plenty of blocks for this. The only downside is if you want to be listening to how it sounds in your DAW. In my opinion, you're still better off with Helix as your DAW because none of the amp in the room stuff comes through. Granted, I don't know what type of cab modelling the Powercab uses when it does its amp in the room modelling (aren't there six amp choices? Going off memory here). If it were me, I'd try to find a cab in the Helix that closely matched how the Powercab sounded in the DAW. Then I'd connect your Helix to the Powercab through the XLRs. I'd connect your Helix by USB to the PC. I'd then do the following: 1. Set your HELIX output block to 3/4. 2. Keep Helix input set to "multi." 3. Set your DAW master output to 1/2. This should allow you to hear your DAW recording through the Powercab. It will even allow your Powercab to create that amp in the room feel. You might want to test out that approach. Also, I'm going by memory here on the Helix DAW settings, but I KNOW I'm very close so if you try it and it doesn't work let me know. One time I created an excruciating feedback loop that about brought the whole house down because my USB settings were borked.
  19. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    but my main issue i think is that every patch i make has to include the path 2 being split like in my patch i uploaded https://line6.com/customtone/tone/4384526/
  20. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    this is my patch i use with the Powercab on the helix. https://line6.com/customtone/tone/4384526/
  21. knoxdaz10

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    1. Helix signal path without cab block plugged straight into Powercab. (so i need to set the output block to Digital, because Multi will have the guitar coming out my monitors on performance 2. Powercab using LF Raw as the amp in the room sound. 3. Output from Powercab to DAW w/DAW set to use Powercab as sound card. ( this wont let me playback my DAW from the helix XLR, if Ableton is set to use powercab as the soundcard.) i really need helix for playback in Ableton, and to Record from the Powercab. sux because i can do this so easy in Reaper. but i just got Ableton and i wanna use it lol
  22. Hello, all: I am the original owner of my Helix Floor. I’ll have to check my receipt, but I believed I purchased it in 2016 from Sweetwater. The expression pedal’s movement has become noisy and scratchy. I believe it is emanating from the heel. I watched an online video showing the repair, and I don’t feel comfortable doing it myself. For those that have paid for the repair, have you sent it back to Line 6 as opposed to taking it to a local non-authorized shop? thank you.
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  24. Kilrahi

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    Those are all good points, but to do the above there would be no need for an elaborate signal chain. All you would have to do is go: 1. Helix signal path without cab block plugged straight into Powercab. 2. Powercab with IR or cab block. 3. Output from Powercab to DAW w/DAW set to use Powercab as sound card. My confusion and replies stems from the question on how much complexity to have. If you like hearing the Powercab, awesome, but you don't have to sacrifice anything by doing so.
  25. I see your point. If Teemah! and it bass and treble cut establishes your base tone, then Scream808 in front would retain that tone while providing additional saturation with a mid hump that isn’t going to give a lot of bass mud and treble ice-pick into the Teemah!. I like that idea. The reason I put the Scream808 after Teemah! is because I actually want it to dominate the tone as it’s mid hump is an iconic sound that fits a lot of songs. The point is to think about what you’re trying to achieve, and to realize that the last pedal in a chain is going to have the biggest impact on tone, while the ones before it will have the most impact on saturation. But its actually a pretty complex interaction, so you might find the logic doesn’t always work and you have to try different things and trust your ears.
  26. amsdenj

    Helix or Powercab as my soundcard?

    Powercab for recording is a better idea than might first appear. If you’re using Helix, then its a fine audio interface, so is HX Stomp. But if you need an extra block with HX Stomp, you can use the speaker models or IRs in Powercab, and use it as an audio interface. But the real benefit is amp in the room for you, and your guitar, even though it’s not being recorded to the track. Having sound in the room that you and your guitar can interact with changes how you play, and how the guitar sustains and feels. So I like the idea of using Powercab in a recording session, even if its not being mic’d or used as an audio interface. What it does is establish a context in which to enhance the overall performance, and that’s often a lot more important than anything else.
  27. rd2rk

    Helix and other equipment

    Next level: Guitar to Helix Guitar In Mic to Helix Mic In Take the 2i2 out of the chain. Take the Helix 1/4" outs to the Katana AUX In. Helix Big Knob controls level. Mixer Stereo Outs to Helix Returns 1 and 2 (bass, analog drums (mic'd w/submixer), drum machine, analog keyboards). Helix USB to Computer. Helix ASIO Driver in Sonar, Helix Driver in Windows Sound Panel. The attached Demo Helix preset has: Path 1 = Guitar In - TS, Twin, Trem, Delay, Reverb, Compressor - Sonar Track Input 1/2 Path 2 - Input from Mixer - Compressor - Sonar Track Input 3/4 Path 3 - Mic In - Delay, Reverb, Compressor - Sonar Track Input 5/6 Max Mixer.hlx
  28. Robindra_Neogi

    Helix sync modulation rates slower than 1/1

    I have been playing around with syncing my Helix with my DAW, I was disappointed that even at the slowest setting for modulation rates is the same as for the delays 1/1, that makes sense for delays but for things like phasers it would be good to make it sync over two bars or four bars, is there any way around this? any settings I have missed? so far all I can think of is to set lower BPMs in my DAW but that won't always be practical
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