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  1. 3 points
    I didn't give a $hit enough to start...;)
  2. 3 points
    What matters is what it sounds like to you. There's no right or wrong. Given your skepticism about opinions you're reading I think the best way for you to decide is to buy the HX Stomp, test things out for yourself, and return it if you don't like it. What you'll get in response here will likely fall into two camps: It's not OK to run through a standard amp (the majority), and it is OK to do so (a minority). From what you've said you're going to disagree with the former and agree with the latter - but you won't have any personal experience to base your decision on. So get your experience.
  3. 2 points
    This is a very, very interesting comparison for me. After spending a year with my HX Effects, I'm totally in on the capabilities of the Helix platform. Hey, if the HXFX can breathe new life into my ancient Tech 21 Trademark 60 (TM60), that's a huge win in my book. My TM60 is set clean on channel 1, and my favorite "pedalboard" lately features the Tone Sovereign, and using Snapshots to change Tone Sovereign settings without having to twist any virtual knobs... love it. That said, I've been looking for ways to overcome some of the limitations inherent when using stomps with a clean amp (or an amp's clean channel, as with my TM60). And, after a year with it, I've found I've settled in to using just a few templates overall and, surprisingly, a lot fewer effects than I thought. The "limitations" of the HX Stomp suddenly aren't as, well, limiting. I could definitely see myself moving up from the HXFX to the HX Stomp, with the full amp models with cabinets with mics taking the place of the "pedalboard foundations" I've created for my HXFX. I don't use expression pedals (yet) so that's not a factor, and I don't have other effects pedals to patch in as that was the point of getting the HXFX in the first place. :) I could probably get away with using a 1/4-inch outputs from the HX Stomp into the effects return of the TM60, as the Celestion 70-80 speaker in there is pretty neutral (to my ears, anyway) and it would probably function well enough as a monitor, sort of like Tech 21's Power Engine combos. Additionally, I dabble in playing bass as well, and would play it on anything I choose to record, likely using the Stomp as an interface (just like I used to with my GuitarPort!), so... more points for HX Stomp. Thanks for this informative post. Interesting, indeed.
  4. 2 points
    For me the lesson is not always the obvious. Sometimes you have to set the bigot down in front of "All in the Family" and hope he recognizes how stupid he looks :) What I like about this video and several others that are similar is not "what sounds better than what".... it's the exposure of confirmation bias. NO, I am not looking to ridicule the tube snob for choosing the Helix, or the Squier hater for choosing a Squier CV over a Custom Shop.... it's made ME aware of my own confirmation bias. EG: I never had an open mind toward the stock cabs on the Helix until I became aware of my own bias. NOTE: I'm not saying I like stock cabs because I watched THIS video... I'm saying I opened my mind to the stock cabs after watching videos like this!
  5. 2 points
    If all you're doing is going into the computer and your studio monitors are connected to the Stomp, 6 blocks can get you some nice sounds. If you're going all Pink Floyd ambient craziness, maybe not. If you're using 4cm with an amp and need a second output with an IR to send to FOH, you've already used two blocks before you even start setting up the main sound. If you buy Helix hardware, you get the Native plugin for $99 (vs what, $399?). That means you can record an effected track and a clean track, then add effects or create whole new sounds ITB. Remember, with the hardware you're no longer constrained by latency or samplerate/buffer issues with your old PC, you're just recording. OTOH, a step up to an LT won't be much used (under $1000), and people are getting full on Helix Floor units for <>$1000. Up to 32 blocks, expression/volume pedal.......
  6. 2 points
    Yo have used your free presets on my helix they were awesome and a lot better than the presets that came with it initially.
  7. 2 points
    I do this All. Day. Long. To be fair, my amp, a Fender Hot Rod Deville, is a pretty bland amp on its own, but it has a good amount of clean headroom, so your results will vary most definitely if you are sending the full amp model into, another amp like say, a Marshall. Even on a "clean" setting, Marshalls tend to overdrive easier than other amps, and are so focused on certain frequencies, that they will probably exhibit a ton of coloration. As others said, though, you have literally nothing to lose by trying it. Even using cab models aren't necessarily a no-no, as they can be used as filters to get specific frequency shapes. What amp are you thinking of plugging this into? If you like what you hear, and you have the money, you might even want to try a full Helix. IMO, it goes very far towards completely replacing a pedalboard. The King of Tone model alone feels like it can do the job of a fair number of overdrive/boost/distortion models. And that's just 1 of many pieces of gear this can emulate, chained together.
  8. 2 points
    I didn't catch the contradiction when I first watched the video... that's why I thought I would point it out. Overall that video is great... that's why I watched it a few times. Tim's a great player with an open mind when it comes to gear... it's nice to hear his thoughts on these types of things.
  9. 2 points
    FINALLY! THE MOST IMPORTANT THIS vs THAT VIDEO EVER MADE! Three absolutely, undeniably and indisputably factual and objective takeaways which once and for all put an end to all debate on the subject! FIRST: There IS a tube amp made by Fender called Princeton! There IS a modeling amp made by Line6 called Spider V! There IS a modeler made by Line6 called Helix! There IS a profiler made by Kemper called Kemper Profiler! SECOND: The guys who made this video are TOTALLY CLUELESS! Despite having been presented with objective proof of that, they went on to voice further meaningless opinions, as though anyone should care. THIRD: Someone, somewhere, likes at least ONE of the sounds that each of these devices makes. WOW! EARTHSHAKING! How did guitar players ever survive before YouTube?
  10. 1 point
    The "T" and a square on the receiver simply indicates that the corresponding transmitter is set to RF1 mode. The absence of that symbol means that it's operating in RF2 mode. I think the introduction of RF2 mode came a bit too late to be properly included in the manual, although there's usually a big sticker with some details on the outside of the bag containing the paperwork. The reason you experienced problems is that you can't mix & match modes - all mics have to be in either RF1 mode (for solid reliability) or RF2 mode (if you need to leave space for a specific WiFi channel). That fact that it was only the two RF2 mics that you experienced problems with is actually quite a good demonstration of the different levels of resilience to interference that the two modes offer.
  11. 1 point
    Sorry to hear your selling Helix - your presets are great - good luck with sale Buddy :)
  12. 1 point
    What silverhead said. I mostly use 4cm to switch between my tube amp's preamp and either a Helix full amp or a Helix preamp, depending on what sound I'm after. Sometimes I'll use a Helix preamp into my tube amp's preamp like an AIAB pedal. I have a whole set of Helix to FRFR presets that use the full Helix signal chain for when I can't use my tube amp. IOW - when it comes to what sounds good with Helix, don't believe everything you read!
  13. 1 point
    Thanks SO much dude! This is absolutely mind-blowing. All the possibilities that just opened up! Take care
  14. 1 point
    Same thing directly on the device: As you can see between the others there is also the OFF option in the CONTROLLER menu. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All about POD HD500/X help and useful tips
  15. 1 point
    it's not not only isn't it the most fitting, it is way out in left field
  16. 1 point
  17. 1 point
    Hi all. Finally bit the bullet on a Helix LT. Only had it for a day and I'm trying to figure something out. I will use it over L6 Link to the DT25 so I will use pre-amp blocks rather than amp or amp and cab. Can I somehow split my output so I can set it up like this: Path one - Helix pre amp - DT25 via L6 Link. Path two - the signal from path one sent to Helix cab or IR to XLR out, FX send or 1/4" out to take a signal to a PA mixer. Ideally I would want to do this so I hear my signal through the DT25 (using the DT25 power amp and cab) but my audience hear the signal with a cab or IR modelled in through the PA. I think this works with the path one output set to multi and then taking 1/4" out into 'return 1' using a patch cable and setting up path 2 to take 'return1', add the cab /IR and go out to send 2 and taking that send 2 to the PA mixer input. But it's there a simpler way? I could just use the DI out on the back of the DT25 to go to the PA mixer but it would be nice to use IRs or cab and mic modelling of I could. Any thoughts my esteemed friends?
  18. 1 point
    I went ahead and set all the DT Topology settings to the best of my ability for the first 13 presets of Helix 2.81. Would anyone be interested in that backup? Can you even use someone else's backup? I was going to try to put it up for free on the Market, but you have to be a vendor. Then, I was going to put it up in CustomTone, but it looks like you have to go patch by patch. That would take an enormous amount of time. Any suggestions? Can I just upload my .hxb here? Here is the spreadsheet I used to create it. The rig: Line 6 Helix Floor 2.81 DT 50 Head 2015 Les Paul Traditional Pro III Marshall 1922 Cab Line6HelixtoDTConnectivity.pdf
  19. 1 point
    That would be cool to have a DT subgroup of amp models. Not that there’s a huge group of us.
  20. 1 point
    Thx Silverhead for your answer. Very happy to be a new member of THE Community.
  21. 1 point
    Hi All My expression pedal has stopped working for me, any ideas on how to trouble shoot this. Is this hardware? I have been trying to use this pedal and it no longer has any effect on my patches. Have been able to switch controller to variax volume or tone control and those work fine but expression pedal (exp1 or exp 2) seems to be dead. Try to reinstall flash memory but this had no effect. Any ideas? Thanks Found this and it solved my problem. f the Onboard expression pedal of the POD HD500 does not sweep through parameter values as it normally would, you may need to perform a pedal calibration to reset the functionality of the expression pedal: Hold the down the RIGHT ARROW button on the 4 Way Nav Pad while powering the unit on, until you see the “Test Mode†screen (Pedal Cal, etc.), and then proceed with the steps below: If not already selected, use on the 4 Way Nav Pad to select “Pedal Cal,†as shown above. Press the VIEW button. Set the pedal to the minimum “heel†position, then press the A footswitch to set a value for the Duty Cycle. You’ll see the value set to “100.†Set the pedal to the maximum “toe†position, then press the B footswitch to set a value for the Duty Cycle. Again, you’ll see the value set to “100,†as in step 3. Press the C footswitch to prepare for automatic selection of the Scaled Pedal Value and move the pedal from min. to max. You should see the Scaled Pedal Values read “0†at the heel position and “255†and the toe position. If you get values other than 0 and 255, power off and repeat these steps, starting at step 1. Press the D footswitch to save the settings. You’ll be returned to the Test Mode screen and the Pedal Cal item will show a “P†to indicated that the pedal calibration is complete! Power your device off and back on again to start using it. ***Please Note: Re-calibration of the POD HD500's expression pedal is necessary after performing a Global Settings reset. Instructions for how to perform a Global Settings reset is available here.
  22. 1 point
    So with Helix doing the "auto Calibration", theres really no way to zero out the controllers. It is what Helix says it is. For instance and IIRC, my SP1-L6 at heel down is at 11%. Moot point- Not that it messes with anything tone wise, but I would prefer to set/reset these settings myself, along with the % that it would engage the Wah, via a software menu in the editor. As expressed in the past, others here don't feel the need for that kind of control, but Id love to see it happen at some point (if it involves the tone of the FX/patch). MORE OPTIONS- Always...
  23. 1 point
    You can add the Marshall AFD100 to your list also. Can't change between afd/#34 mode of turn on/off FX-loop
  24. 1 point
    In the Helix manual (p38) : "connect ext amp 1/2 only to amplifiers that utilize "short to sleeve" footswitch input ... ( but what is a 'short to sleeve' input ???)
  25. 1 point
    that´ll work for sure...but that´s not why we bought helix, right....?
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