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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Yeah, the delay and IR wouldn't be part of the loop in that case. This is a tricky one
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. mfalkler

    Wah Sounds Bad

    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
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  9. 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
  10. 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.
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    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
  12. You can set this up, but it requires diving into midi controls a little bit. If you plug a midi cable from the Helix's midi out into the midi in, then you can make the Helix sent midi commands to itself and control some parameters that way. Setting the expression pedal to control midi CC #69 and going from values 0-7 would scroll through the snapshots with the expression pedal. I'm not really doing it with the expression pedal, but I'm doing this midi stuff so I can assign a couple of snapshots to stomp switches and stay in 10-stomp mode.
  13. It should certainly be safe. I've got an EHX Pitch Fork in that same spot and it works great.
  14. It's in the manual, but the stuff about sending Midi is under the "Command Center" section and not in the midi section. Looks like it will do what you are looking for.
  15. I have used a latching amp footswitch for exactly this purpose. It may not work with every switch, but the idea definitely works.
  16. Ok, sounds like a series loop then. I agree with Cody_Smith - it would help to see a picture of a preset you're using
  17. assuming all the routing is correct, it sounds like this could be a parallel effects loop. Does your amp have a mix control for the loop or anything?
  18. If the interface can output a signal at instrument level, this should theoretically work.
  19. I typically only use the y or A/B splits, but there is also a crossover split type in the Helix. You choose the cutoff frequency and it will route treble to one path and bass to another. Seems like it's made for this sort of application, though I haven't really used it.
  20. I would use an IR in two blocks and mix them with the volume slider. I believe (and I could be wrong here) that if you had two IRs in a block set to to 50%, you would still have 50% of the raw signal getting through.
  21. Just realized my terrible case of auto-correct earlier - the plugin is called MixIR2, not mixing. There is no test tone needed. You just load what you want and blend them as desired and then export. The only catch is that you need a DAW to open it in. It's latency as an IR loader is low enough that I can plug in the helix via USB without a cab block, then add the plugin and audition/tweak the IR blends in real time before exporting. It's true that you can create IRs with something like Reaverb too. I personally found it worth the $50 for the ease of use. Your mileage may vary.
  22. Redwirez makes an IR loader than can do this. It's called mixing and is available at their website. It's $50 on its own, or included in their big box (which has a ton of IRs included) for $150. It works with any IRs in WAV format. There are 6 blocks for IRs and each block can have up to 5 IRs in it. You can blend the levels and mix percentage of the IRs and once you get something you like, export it as a new wav file. This is how I've been doing IRs lately.
  23. If you want the delay and reverb to stick around when you kill the volume, the volume block needs to be after the amp but before the delay and verb
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