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  1. patdixon

    Momentary switch issues

    FWIW I have a similar issue- LT (2.81) when using momentary switches (mult) sometimes it latches in the on state. The only fix is to leave that preset then return. Problem goes away but is troublesome on a gig (happened Friday night).
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    Wrong FS during a song

    Thanks guys. cruisinon2, I'm working on #1, especially not hitting the wrong fs in the first place! silverhead, I did not realize the mode sw became a cancel button. Instant fix, thank you so much.
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    Wrong FS during a song

    ...but maybe okay- I posted on the Helix family FB page a video where I accidentally hit FS7 (bank down) just before a solo which caused me to get distracted & blow the solo. However, listening back to it I've realized that Line6 has done us all a huge favor- until you actually press a new preset it doesn't change tones. So if I'm right, I would've been okay just continuing with the song until I had a pause. Agree?
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    Best speakers for Helix at home

    Rockit 5s worked well for me once I realized that you have to crank them. At lower vol levels they get distorted (as does everything else I've tried). I have a small practice room so I feel your pain. Just make sure your output is set to Line.
  5. OK, I fixed it. The audio (Realtek mixer) app was somehow disabled in the PC Control Panel. Maybe I turned it off because of recording latency issues, not sure. Anyway it works now, thanks to anyone that considered answering.
  6. I'm sure this will be very silly to most of you, but I'm stumped: I can record from my LT using Reaper no issues. HX edit works great, also no issues. Downloaded Orban loudness meter & can't get any sound into it, no matter what I choose as the input source. Coincidentally I never have been able to hear the sound coming from my LT through the PC speakers/headphones. Tried changing sound input source from "Realtek..." to Helix LT and back in sound settings, makes no difference. Haven't changed any of the LT factory USB output settings; again the HX edit & DAW work fine. When in the Sound settings page on the PC I can "see" the signal from LT on "mic check" so I know it's getting there. Any ideas? Thanks,
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    Live performers! What’s in your bag?

    Helix bag? Helix / power cord, 4cm snake, iem xmtr / receiver / set lists etc Gig bag (Makita tool bag - strong) xlr / 1/4" cables, talkbox & tube, cabgrabber / mics, ext cords, etc Stays in car for backup? second amp / old X3L / bag with extra cords, first aid kit, frozen water bottle for on the way home, extra shirt
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    Dialing in tones at home vs. live

    An update: Using tips above I set my presets to sound decent with phones, rocket 5s & my stage amp. I think I'm good for now. It's hard to use the virtual db meter that comes with Reaper so I just used my ears. One thing that still eludes me is the various stomp levels. The default level settings on say, the tube driver are at 6.5 which I guess is just an arbitrary number, not like a db value. Since I've heard here & at other places that 3db increase is a good place for leads I set it where it sounds right while playing along with a track. The other guitar player (band leader) is always b****ing at me to turn my leads up so I have to crank it but feel more comfortable at a lower level. Really, going foh now it's the sound guys problem but I'd rather have it set correctly so he/she doesn't have to do much as codamedia said above. Thanks again for all the help.
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    Four cable method cable length

    I have a 25ft (5) cable snake that my wife made- works great. If there's any loss I'm not aware of it.
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    Volume pedal setting tips pls.

    Mine's set to Log.
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    Dialing in tones at home vs. live

    Exactly. And it's not limited to Helix or FOH systems. So many variables complicate this situation- Guitar / preamp / amp volume, stomp settings, EQ, FOH & other player's ability to listen and adjust on the fly. I appreciate every one of these responses, great info here!
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    Dialing in tones at home vs. live

    Thank you everyone, great comments! It's comforting to know that it's not just me being stupid. I'll try some of these ideas and hopefully report back with an idea or two of my own.
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    Dialing in tones at home vs. live

    Last weekend I did my first full blown Helix into FOH gig, worked okay - the sound guy said I had great tone. My problem is the level, mostly the OD/Dist were all over the place so I was doing a lot of dancing around between presets. I also tried an FRFR speaker at a friend's house & it was distorted. My most common amp model is a Marshall Plexi Jump / 4x12 greenback cab /57 with the gain below the factory setting. All I have at home for FRFR is a pair of Rockit 5s & of course some headphones but I understand Fletcher Munson & the danger of setting sound that way. Any ideas for balancing the low level / high gain sound at home vs. the high headroom clean sound live? It's almost like you have to fake out the system at home but it's not the same. Any tips/help very much appreciated. Since we use Iem's it seems that headphones would be the same but again, way different.
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    Broken LT Expression Pedal

    I must be the only one- bought an LT a year ago & average two gigs a month plus rehearsals - no issue at all with the pedal. The only thing I possibly do differently than some is I use auto-wah assign on all of the presets that need a wah. I seriously doubt that has anything to do with it (I ride the vol pedal constantly). Of course I'm knocking on wood since I said that :o)
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    Helix LT and Fender Hot Rod Deville

    This dude's 4cm explanation is very good IMO. I use an LT with a (higher gain than Fender) Blackstar combo amp but the idea is the same. I have some presets that use Helix amps and some that don't. You just have to get your hands dirty. Do it wrong a few times, then learn from your mistakes. There are no shortcuts.