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  1. NerdOfTheYear

    The Helix cannot reproduce this tone

    Oh lollipop yeah! Is it time to talk Zappa again?
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    New to Helix. Can I play clean straight through?

    Assuming no signal loss, this is the smartest solution! Stealing this one for future use thanks HonestOpinion.
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    New to Helix. Can I play clean straight through?

    Oh, I agree, in most use cases snapshots are strictly superior. The option of doing the dual FX1 Send routing is more a way to bypass all your effects not because the effects are turning on or off, but because the send is going out BEFORE the signal hits any of the effects. The use case is only really in a situation where you need to go from "Absolutely Clean" to a lot of different set of stomp combinations that exceed the number of snapshots over the course of a set. Unlikely but possible.
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    New to Helix. Can I play clean straight through?

    I think he wants everything before his pre. I don't know whether he is 4cable method or not - we'll have to wait and hear back from OP - but the routing I was suggesting is basically just a "bypass all" stomp switch.
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    New to Helix. Can I play clean straight through?

    I mean, he could always have an "FX Send 1" as the first block in DSP 1" and a "FX Send 1" as the last block in DSP 2, run it in super serial and have a footswitch that toggles the bypass between the two of them.
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    New to Helix. Can I play clean straight through?

    (a) There is currently no option to universally turn cabs/amps off. So you best bet is to either create two sets of patches OR include them in each patch with a footswitch to turn them on/off. (that'll soak one of your footswitches though. (b) As to how to run to your amp, you plug your guitar into your helix, then plug the "1/4 inch output L(Mono)" output to your amps guitar in. This will perfectly simulate a pedalboard going into the front of your amp. If you would rather use the effects loop of your amp, same deal you're just going FX send -> helix -> fx return. © As to effects, if you just get a blank preset and plug the helix in as described above, you should just be getting the sound of your amp without any toneloss/change. Then you can start adding blocks as you'd like, and assigning them to footswitches by holding your finger on them for a couple of seconds then selecting "assign". Anything else we can help with?
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    Polyphonic pitch shifting rumour or truth?

    ^ THIS. Almost every thread I drop in on, there is something that makes me chuckle. Check the user? Yep, it's Cruisinon2.
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    Bass player and a new/proud Helix owner!

    Hello fellow bass friend! Glad that you're loving the helix :D Is that the dingwall I see in the background? NG-2?
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    Kinda lazy...your top preset purchases?

    Own Fremen's big pack. I got it fairly on in the helix to help get use out of amps that I'm unfamiliar with (lots of the marshalls and such). We ended up using a couple of his patches as the starting point for some reamping on my band's album. We had real mic'd amps, but wanted to round out a few sections that sounded thing, so we got a couple of Fremen's (one of the AC30 ones from memory) and just reamped those section. So, they're definitely usable.
  10. At this point, we don't know what the DSP requirements is on all the Legacy effects, but some people have already confirmed that the HX Tube Screamer uses less DSP than the Legacy Tube Screamer. It seems reasonable this could be the case for all of them?
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    How to import mics for Impulse Responses

    Yup, each IR is a picture/capture/snapshot/recording/clone of a certain cab with a certain microphone in a certain position. For example: a Mesa 4x12 with a sm57 at 3 inches from the cone on axis.
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    Helix 2.3 tips

    What? No love for the Thrifter? I did a quick 5 minute run of all the things they added and it was the thing that caught my attention the most. It's the first fuzz on the Helix that had the sound I was looking for :D
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    HELIX, When will we get a new firmware update??

    I’m really struggling to imagine what you could be adding to the Helix that would cause side eye other than “pay for add-on†content, and even then: if it’s good content people will pay the dollars.
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    Helix Native

    Yep makes sense. I have a couple of patches on the helix at the moment that I use for reamping, where I'll take a guitar through three paths to USB 3, USB 4 and USB 5, and then blend to taste in my DAW. So it just means that's still probably my best bet instead of having to run 12 instances of Native for my rhythm guitars :)
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    Helix Native

    Quick question: what are the routing/output options for native. For example, say I've recorded a bass DI to a track, and I want to run parallel paths on Path A and Path B, sending one path to my "Bass Grime BUS" and the other to my "Bass Low-Mid BUS", where I've already applied processing. Or, two different guitar amp paths to different busses for EQ-ing. Is this possible? Or will I have to bounce the track down and move it into the appropriate track/bus in my DAW?
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