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  1. 4 points
    Nothing is stopping you from adding the extras for your own pleasure... but everything else you add will be moving further away from what Neil would do. IMO.... Studio Compression is definitely added to Neils guitar on the recordings.... you may want to insert the "LA Studio Comp" after the after for that feel/tone. It will be subtle, but does make a difference. A touch of verb doesn't hurt, but keep it light. Both the verb and compression would be "studio additions", not part of his core tone!
  2. 3 points
    Don't forget to play around with the high cut parameter. It actually serves as a tone control, and it allows you to set how bright or dark you want the reverb tails to be.
  3. 3 points
    A Klon is to a reverb as an amoeba is to a sperm whale. Where can I get this on a T-shirt in a men's medium?
  4. 3 points
    Respectfully I think there may be considerable interest in better synth options. Hard to tell without a poll. I cast my vote "Yes please".
  5. 2 points
    Well I'll share my to cents regarding modern sounds: I think the VH brown sound is a good place to start, because it feels awesome to play, is versatile and inspired generations of guitar players (and amp manufacturers!). One way (of many) to get it is using the ANGL Meteor. It is my (wet) dream of a modern marshallesque sound. The Helix pairs it with the 4x12 XXL V30 cabinet which is a great match. The stock setting mic 409Dyn @2.0" is also great. The only thing I change here is lowering the high cut to 6.7kHz. This will make it less open, but also gets rid of nasty harshness. We can increase the amps treble now which gets us a satisfying amout of definition/attack. Starting with this setting for the ANGL Meteor this brings me in the brown sound ball park: Drive 3 Bass 2 Mids 2 Treble 7 Presence 4 Master 4 I always use a reverb to get a room feeling. Without that I tend to always want to tweak the amp. Once familiar with that sound keep the cab and change amp to the Archetype Lead, Solo Crunch, Solo Lead, Placater etc and try to dial them in to get a similar sound. That will give you a feeling for each of those and a tonal starting point in your head/ears. That's at least what I did and got me to really dig the Helix. Then there you can experiment with drives. The Screamer 808 can get you to leads and djenty stuff, the Hedgehog D9 is instant Scorpions sound etc. Much to discover here... Regarding the cab, I sometimes like to use dual cabs and mix in a little of the same cab with a different mic. 121Ribn @6.0" worked fine so far to add a little focus on the mids. If you want to go chugga chugga metal try this: Increase mids in the amp and add a parametric eq after it. Choose MdFreq @ 405Hz, Mid Q @1.4 and cut to taste. This emulates the mid cut section found on a Diezel Herbert. To reduce mud here is on trick that emulates the C45 switch on Friedmans: Tilt EQ block before the amp: Brt50, CenFreq 670Hz, Level +4,5dB.
  6. 2 points
    There's a big difference between component-level modeling and simply copying IP whole-hog...
  7. 1 point
    If you think you'll regularly need routing options and 2 amps at once etc, then Pod Go isn't the right tool - you need Helix, Helix LT, or Helix Stomp.
  8. 1 point
    The Peavey 6505+ has a switchable FX loop.
  9. 1 point
    That could be a good definition of static DSP management, and there’s nothing wrong with preferring that. But here’s an analogy that perhaps illustrates the difference clearly. Consider the amount of available DSP in a device as a budget limit similar to having an amount of cash in your pocket. Imagine you have $10 to spend and that you are choosing between one of two stores to spend it in. Store #1 has what some might consider to be a very attractive policy. You can choose any 5 items in the store for $10. Anything - no restrictions. There are no prices associated with any item. Just pick any 5 you want. What’s implied of course is that no single item is worth more than $2. Otherwise they couldn’t have that policy or they’d lose money. So your $10 is ‘fully able to meet the offered features’. This is analogous to static DSP management. Store #2 has a different policy. It offers all the items that Store #1 offers, but it offers other items too. It also associates a price with each item. Many of the items in this store cost more than $2, and there is no limit to the number of items you can purchase. You just have to keep the total cost to no more than your $10 budget. If you want a couple of expensive items you may not be able to afford to get 5 items. This is analogous to dynamic DSP management. You might choose Store #1. I would choose Store #2. Nobody’s right or wrong - just different policies.
  10. 1 point
    Hopefully, lesson one will be, “How to install firmware updates without tantrums and tears”. Super Special Edition - “How to install FW Version 3.0“
  11. 1 point
    First impression from listening: Bassman normal channel in the room. May be start with Tweed Blues Nrm, roll off some volume and tone on the guitar, Bass @ 4, Low Cut @ 200Hz and go from there. Edit: See my post below for detailed settings.
  12. 1 point
    One more test please.... Start by getting the Helix to "glitch" as you are describing through the interface/computer. Leave everything hooked up and plug in a set of headphones (to the Helix) Is it glitching through the headphones? If the headphones (Helix) are fine but the sound through the computer still glitches.... the problem is at the computer level. It is NOT the firmware on the Helix. If the headphones are glitching as well, then you may need to re-install the firmware again.
  13. 1 point
  14. 1 point
    First, you should download and install POD Go Edit. Hot Check for Updates and install the latest update. After you do that, you should do a factory reset. Hold down footswitches C & D while powering up, and that will reset everything. The factory presets should show up then.
  15. 1 point
    Fwiw, after using IRs almost exclusively ever since I bought the Helix, recently I finally started to explore the onboard cabs quite a bit more carefully. Gotta say that they're very good for most things I need - and quite obviously, they're incredibly more flexible. Unfortunately, the EQ on the cab section isn't done too well, so I have to slap an extra EQ block in, but that's true for the IR block as well (just that in that case I can at least pre-EQ my IRs). I wish the IR/cab block had an EQ section similar to that in Atomic products, which is really efficient and flexible, yet easy to handle.
  16. 1 point
    And In particular this video is worth watching, comparing apples to apples (real amp signal vs Helix).
  17. 1 point
    They are worth looking at, and some of the Djent style guys on here rate a couple of them as good. For a little more insight as to how the came into being and what they are based on go here and read about them from under the more detail link. https://helixhelp.com/models Hope this helps
  18. 1 point
    Don't find myself on Ganymede too often. Beating an old drum here but I still think the HX line could use some updated "Terran" HX versions(including mono) of the more basic reverbs like spring, plate, room, hall, etc.. It's just a product of the music I tend to play but I use the more conventional reverbs more frequently.
  19. 1 point
    Hi, this question is related to the manual. Does anybody know, what the different colors (i.e. distorsion effect orange and light orange) mean? Is that "new, better quality helix effect" vs "old, legacy effect"? kind regards T.
  20. 1 point
    Hey thanks for commenting unfortunately I don't think this helped because I'm still on Mojave and didn't see any of those warning messages.
  21. 1 point
    You may also consider what you actually want to achieve. I personally use an Alto TS308, which is like the little brother of the Headrush 112. It is not perfect and other more expensive speakers like the Yamaha's that DunedinDragon uses will (should!) sound much better. The point for me is that I want to be able to dial in tones at home that accurately enough represent what any audience will hear through a PA. In other words, when on stage (let's hope that happens again soon ...) I don't rely on the Alto as a main source of amplification, at most a bit of support or a monitor; in fact I might not even use/need it (I'm moving to IEM soon). If, however I would want to use my onstage sound as the only/main sound for guitar then the Alto might not be enough and I would be looking into something like the Powercab. But I agree, these are expensive .... Very recently Harley Benton has released a 212 FRFR cabinet for about 300 Euro. On paper this may look like a nice alternative to the Powercab although it seems to lack the co-axial speakers and the integrated IR modelling (which is a feature that makes no sense to me; I use pretty straightforward presets and have never run out of DSP in the Helix; moreover I usually add some effects after the IR/ Cab block) If I were you I'd probably spend the money on the 112 (or the 108) and try it for some time. If it really doesn't work then either send the speaker back or sell them and move to the more expensive PC+ solution.
  22. 1 point
    This right here is all that needs to be said on this topic... the magical shortcut that we'd all love to have ain't coming, folks. Actually doing the work... which is tweaking your patches with the intended output (headphones, PA, whatever), and at the the volume at which you intend to use them...is the closest thing to a "shortcut" that there will ever be. Perception is entirely subjective, and FAR from universal, and that's the way it will always be...making any one-size-fits-all algorithm to solve this problem a pipe dream.
  23. 1 point
    You can always hit the mode/exit switch and get back to preset mode to change presets. If you need to change preset when in looper "view" (stomp mode) if you use the 6 switch looper I'd say that the only chance you have is to get an external double switch and set it to change presets. So, you may use the 1 switch looper and set the 4 switch optional in order to have on your left the two switches too change patch. Keep in mind that anyway the looper would stop if you change preset and in that preset there's no looper block.
  24. 1 point
    Helix reverbs are just fine. Try actually spending time with the new ones. A Klon is to a reverb as an amoeba is to a sperm whale. It's all about the maths, and how much DSP you want to commit to that GREAT reverb that most other people will think sux because it doesn't sound like the one that THEY think sounds best. Welcome to virtual reality!
  25. 1 point
    Have you checked all the legacy reverbs?
  26. 1 point
    MC8 from Morning star is pretty good
  27. 1 point
    That pedal looks like the ultimate MIDI controller. I wouldn't trust the Bluetooth function on stage, but the USB Host feature and everything else looks great. The price is also very reasonable.
  28. 1 point
    As I understand it currently, presets created in Native can be transferred to the floor unit but switch assignments or pedal assignments don't translate? Is that true? I'd like the ability to define the entire preset in Native (i.e. all the effects/amp, scenes, assign the footswitch layout and names, ext pedal control etc) and then transfer it to the hardware unit. It's often a bit easier for me to leave my Helix at church with other equipment and build presets at home using native. I've done this successfully but only with scenes. It makes sense that Native wouldn't have ability to assign footswitches based on the main use for DAW/recording but man this feature would further streamline the Helix workflow.
  29. 1 point
    I agree with pianoguyy. One tone is all you need. If you have a good tone, you don't need to change it unless you're playing it through a different amp/cab that colors your tone differently.
  30. 1 point
    Yep... It's called re-amping. It's described on page 55 of the manual:
  31. 1 point
    I havent gone on that site in awhile who ever did it good job.It has alot of info nice upgrade!!!!
  32. 1 point
    Wow - that was scary. Exactly the same failure to start HX Edit, tried re-installing, then tried internet search and found this page.... Got as far as the first mention of disk 0 and realised I had the microSD card from my Zoom H1 in the card slot. Took it out and the software started immediately.
  33. 1 point
    Hi, You really are new, aren't you? Go here, and read this. https://helixhelp.com/models/ Have fun Hope this helps.
  34. 1 point
    The reason there are 12 bazillion IRs on the market is that one man's "mud" is another man's "chunk". And since those terms are entirely subjective, each company has it's own way of identifying which of it's IRs sound like whatever they call it. Ownhammer has at least two ways of doing it. From the manual for the bundle that I have: “BOLD” is a mix that has a forward midrange with a slightly relaxed top and bottom end. “BROWN” is a more pleasing derivative of the “brown sound”, using a similar hardware configuration. “CL1” is a page from classic rock, using only condensers and ribbons which are pulled back a little from the cab. “CL2” is a thicker and slightly darker version of CL1. “CUT” is comprised of an on-axis 57 and off-axis 57 mic combination. “CUT+121” adds a 121 mic to the Quick-Start CUT mix recipe. “CHUNK” is a more “fat” sounding version of the BOLD mix. “JPS” is a ‘Studio’ voiced mix using hardware utilized by a legendary Long Island prog rock/metal guitar icon. “JPL” is the darker ‘Live Sound’ counterpart based on documented placements used for this artist’s touring rig. “JS” is a multi-mic configuration created by Jon Symons. “MDRN” is comprised of a 57 + 421 mic combination. “OH1” is comprised of a 57 + 121 mic combination. “OH1F” is comprised of a more “fat” sounding 57 + 121 mic combination. “OH2” is comprised of a 421 + 121 mic combination. “OH2F” is comprised of a more “fat” sounding 421 + 121 mic combination. “OH3” is a darker mix originally intended for live sound, but also excels with brighter pickups/guitars for studio. “OH3F” is comprised of a more “fat” sounding version of the OH3 mix. “RIP” is comprised of a 57 + 160 mic combination. “SP2” is a multi-mic configuration created by Scott Peterson. Their newest (r)Evolution series uses a totally different code. Your only hope is to read the manual that comes with your bundle and try a few different IRs from different categories. While you're exploring this rabbit hole, don't forget to play your guitar!
  35. 1 point
    As Robbie said, Helix factory presets are....well, like any unit's factory presets, more geared towards a bland showcase of the models. I have not actually used a GT-100, but I took a peek at the manual and the specs out of curiosity. Obviously, first thing to do is upgrade the firmware, so you get the full range of models; the original Helix firmware is almost laughable compared to Helix 2.92. In comparison, the number of amp, distortion and effects models the Helix currently has crushes the GT-100. Just as important is the increased flexibility of routing compared to the GT-100. You can route effects, amps and cab sims in most any order you want, as long as you don't run out of DSP. In terms of DSP, you can actually space things out between 2 separate DSP paths that can be routed in serial so you can avoid running out of DSP. I use this for when I want to combine a preamp and full amp model to create a jury-rigged "unique" model (e.g. in my case, I've created my attempt at a Dumble SSS, as well as a Frankensteined Soldano/Friedman hybrid), and then have another full amp on the 2nd DSP path as a second channel. There are just a ton of options available. In addition, the amplifier models have controls for things like power tube sag, tube bias, and bias "excursion", which essentially means that each amp model can be modded "internally" in ways that most of us unskilled plebes could never do ourselves with the real thing. Finally, you can stack more than 1 effect of the same general type; if you want, you can send a Fuzzface into a tubescreamer, or layer a Dimension chorus on top of a CE-1 chorus effect....or both if you want. The tricky part is that it's almost as easy to make a crappy sound with all these parameters available as it is to make an awesome one. In other words, there is a definite learning curve, and you need patience and a willingness to research how the real life models work. For example, your first impulse for the Mark IV model might be to crank the bass control if you want that sweet Metallica sound.......but dig into the specs a bit, and you'll find that the bass control should be set low, as it pumps a lot bass into the input stage ahead of tubes, causing massive flabby mud....instead, you should crank the bass on the graphic EQ settings on the last page of the amplifier's settings. Speaking of EQ, always be ready to use at least 1 separate EQ block. Finally, keep in mind your method of output makes a HUGE difference. I prefer to plug it into a clean tube amp. Others prefer a digital audio workstation (which I feel sounds a little too tame and processed for my tastes), or a flat response full range studio speaker. For those options, you may need to check out impulse responses to make things sound a little more like "the real thing", or spend some significant time trying out the built-in cabinet modelling options. For the in-house cabinet modeling, I highly suggest using the dual cabs option to give the sound more depth and variety; even though I use a real amp and its speakers for output, I actually still use the cab modeling to add an extra layer of filtering and depth. Don't expect to immediately plug and play; you will just get frustrated if that's what you think you can do right away. If you spend the time needed, however, the results are worth it.
  36. 1 point
    Arislaf - I picked up a Helix LT a few months back.. Your JCM 800 Mod patch is absolutely fantastic! Sounds like a real amp in the room. Killed all the presets i've created. Since I'm using an Alto TS312 I removed the double take (double track). Well done! If you ever have any new ones, please let us know! Im a fan!
  37. 1 point
    This has nothing to do with your problem... but just for my own morbid curiosity, where are you that the local constabulary is allowing gatherings of hundreds of people mid-pandemic? At this point, I just vaguely remember gigging... lol
  38. 1 point
    Mine works fine, but I'm pi$$ed anyway!!!!!! ;)
  39. 1 point
    Every time I try to do something on the Amplifi Remote app on my iPhone (6s) it tells me the following message: https://imgur.com/taZ3QWO "Please try again later. Your presets are currently downloading from your Amplifi FX100." Anyone know why this is happening? FX100 is updated to latest firmware and I'm on iOS 12.1.2.
  40. 1 point
    SUCCESS!! So I was having the same frustrating SPINNING WHEEL issue while using Logic Pro as many others... but I made one change that seems to have fixed the problem! I just turned off my internet connection (WiFi) then tried opening the plugin in Logic, but this time instead of it causing the constant spinning wheel, it prompted me for my account login info (...because of no internet connection). But this time where I had previously been connecting over my home Wi-Fi... I instead connected to my iPhone via PERSONAL HOTSPOT... typed in my password and it loaded right up! And after that first successful attempt I now seem to be able to use my home Wi-Fi without any issues and everything seems to be working as it should! DANG....FINALLY!!!
  41. 1 point
    Exactly. That's why I say that this function, acting in this way, is slightly senseless. In my opinion, this function should silence listening monitors ONLY when at least one of the activated input sources is a mic. It would have 2 real advantages: - automatic feedback protection (not only when recording where the user behaves cautiously, but also when the source is switched to a mic accidentally resulting in a loud explosion) - it would eliminate the need for continuous manual adjustment of the speakers volume when switching between the signal sources (mic <-> instrument / line).
  42. 1 point
    The problem here is an outdated java version. without it edit won't start
  43. 1 point
    Just use a stereo cable. I used one to connect my FV-500L to the Helix and it worked just perfect. (Although I normally dont use a second pedal ;-) )
  44. 1 point
    Looking at it closely just now, it only inserts about halfway. The lightest tension on the cable pulls it out.
  45. 1 point
    Basically, they let you have one preset that has defferent settings for each block and allow you to change "patches" without any latency. The biggest advantage is no delay when switching sounds. You can create new presets to do the same thing but when you switch presets the helix has to unload everything from memory and reload the new preset which takes time and you will notice the delay. With snapshots you can save different verson of the same preset and recall them instantly. Example: You can create a preset that has multiple amps and multiple FX in it and then each snapshot can have a different state of the blocks or send controller changes. I have one preset now that does everything I need using snapshots. Snapshot 1 is Path A with a clean amp and reverb, Snapshot 2 is Path A with a clean amp drive pedal and reverb, Snapshot 3 is Path B with a Soldano loaded for dirty rhythm, Snapshot 4 is the same as 3 but with a dely added and a boost added for leads. Snapshot 5 is Clean with Chorus and Reverb, Snapshot 6 is Clean with a drive pedal, Tremelo, delay and reveb, Snapshot 7 is the same as Snapshot 3 but with Univibe added, Snapshop 8 Path B with Univibe (both with different intensity settings than on snapshot 7) delay with diffent feedback and mix than on the other snapshots, and another delay block on with dotted 1/8 notes. So with one button click I can now go from a lead tone with tones of FX over to a crunch tone or to a clean tone wth chorus, etc. It is like presets but there is no latency like when using presets. I had presets for each change mentioned above but It was pretty unusable live, at least for me, since the time it took to switch messed with my timing. I have many songs that go from one extreme to the next and I am the only guitarist so if the change isn't instant is sounds like you missed the change. With snapshots I don't have to worry about that now. They really are amazing. I have pretty much ditched all my presets and went down to 2 with Snapshots. The one preset is my core preset that I use with the band and I never leave it but just switch snapshots. The second one is my blues rock preset with fewer snapshots and completely different amp arrangement.
  46. 0 points
    Yes, the onboard pedal is optical. Direct sunlight can mess with its operation.
  47. 0 points
    It's the result of using very cheap components. Unfortunately not exactly something new in Line 6 land. I have a Native Instruments Rig Control II that I used live for a whole number of events, a Zoom G3 that I still more or less constantly use (as an FX device for acoustic gigs), always powered through USB, and a Boss GT-10 that has seen a lot of traveling, being used as an interface for on the road via USB. None of their Type A USB sockets ever broke. But I've seen plenty of HX Stomp users reporting this by now.
  48. -1 points
    Kind of - sold the Helix and moved to AX8....!
  49. -2 points
    You and everyone else that hasn't invested their identity into denying that a product they bought might have any serious downside. Yes, it's pretty common knowledge that the reverbs are less than stellar, Line6 seems to give very little lollipops about it and so a lot of users on this board, hence some of the prissy reactions. The unit is otherwise great and if you can either live with bad reverbs or pair it with a better reverb unit that's sort of your business to figure that out. I have a Fractal Axe FX 3 that I used for everything and the HX stomp that's my compact rehearsal unit, for what I need it to do it does the job but definitely record anything that needs a good quality reverb with the Axe or a plugin.
  50. -9 points
    2nd paragraph; ‘plain guesswork on my part’ last paragraph; ‘no guesswork at all, just plain facts’ So which one is it, armchair computer genius?
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