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  1. This stuff can definitely get frustrating, especially when you're diving into new hardware and DAWs all at the same time. Unfortunately there isn't enough information in your post to determine what exactly is not working for you. I'm assuming that you're not getting any sound into Reaper, so let's start with that. - What Helix Hardware do you have? (Floor, LT, Stomp) - How are you connecting it to your computer? The instructions will be different if you are connecting it straight to the computer via USB or plugging into some other interface - Are you on PC or Mac? Let's take Helix Native out of it for starters. You don't need that to get sound into your DAW.
  2. Do you have an fx loop or send/return combination somewhere in your helix preset that you're using? This sounds like you may be hearing things with the preamp of the orange not engaged (which is what would happen if you didn't insert that loop into the preset).
  3. Yes. Since you're not running any stereo stuff, you could split the path after the last effect, put the IR on that split path, then route the top path to the left out and the IR path to the right. Another option would be to use one of the sends. If you are using it in 4 cable configuration, you'll be using at least one of the effects loops, but if the other is free, you could place the send from that loop before the IR in your path and that send would be the thing going to your amp's effects return. You don't have to do a split that way, so you'd be able to use the split path for other purposes if you wanted.
  4. I'm using a Les Paul with a Duncan SH-5, and I don't have the IRs you're using, so this isn't a straight up comparison, but I think this particular snapshot sounds great. It's got more low end than I would usually go for, but that's just a personal preference. It sounds good and not muddy. I definitely don't think it's too bright, but that could be down to what you're shooting for with the tone and what you're monitoring on. I'm monitoring on a pair of Mackie CR3s - not a top shelf set of monitors, but they have been treating me well with setting up tones.
  5. You should be able to do this with the helix, with caveats. If you set the output of the ableton track to be something like helix USB 3/4, then you can route that input to a different output than your guitar. How to route tracks to different hardware outputs is different in every daw - I'm not familiar with how to do it in Ableton. The caveat is that I believe you would need to dedicate one of the helix paths to the ableton track in order to route it to a different output. For example, path 1 would have a guitar input and your amps and effects and stuff and output to the 1/4 inch outputs and path 2 would have USB 3/4 as the input and XLR as the output
  6. Yeah, the delay and IR wouldn't be part of the loop in that case. This is a tricky one
  7. You can't put multiple instances of the same FX loop or FX return into a preset. You CAN use multiple instances of the same send though. I'm trying to visualize the paths - If you want the loop after the amp and the loop playing in both paths, could you just put FX loop 2 after loop 1, but before the split?
  8. In the global settings, there are options for each expression pedal to save the state per preset, per snapshot, or globally. Setting to global should do what you want
  9. If you don't need any pre-amp effects from the helix, then the entire helix should go in the effects loop. Plug your guitar to the amp input, fx loop send to helix input, and helix output to fx loop return.
  10. I had seen a case before where someone had inadvertently assigned the IR bypass to the toe switch, so when the wah came on the IR turned off. Not saying that's the issue here, but it's possible that more parameters are getting changed than you expect
  11. mfalkler


  12. You most likely need to update your firmware. Depending on the amps that are used in the patches you downloaded, you'll need to be on at least FW 2.53
  13. All you select when you add the ir block is the number of samples. Once the block is added, you can pick which specific ir slot you want to use.
  14. mfalkler


    You can do this, but you have to assign those parameters to the snapshots controller. Assuming you are on floor or rack, you can do that by pressing down on the parameter knob as you turn. That will put the value in brackets and you'll be able to change them between snapshots
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