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  1. patdixon

    Hum w/ Helix into FX Loop

    Here's the link- for the hum fix go to 4:50
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    Hum w/ Helix into FX Loop

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/nady-he-1-hum-eliminator Can't get to it now but there's a YT vid where a guy uses a hum eliminator with 4cm & Helix. Don't know if it will help you but it did me. Search YT for "4cm with Helix" etc. & you should find it. Good luck.
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    Clean boost (with LT)

    Great, thanks!
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    Clean boost (with LT)

    If you were going to add, say 3~4 db of clean boost to a preset without adding a lot of distortion how would you go about it? I've tried compressors, OD/Dist, no matter what I do so far I always get horrible sounding oblique bends (like the gain is too high), everything else is fine. Any help very much appreciated, thanks
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    Best Amp with Helix

    Agreed. I'm in an apt right now while my house is being built; when I move in I plan to get some frfr speakers & simulate the live sound so who knows, maybe I'll get up the nerve to break the umbilical cord, etc! Then I won't even have to take a monitor (we already use 4 QSC wedges out front). Of course then I'm at the mercy of the foh guy...
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    Bypass one block using two different switches

    I assume this can be done with the floor unit- it can be with the LT: 1. Save the preset in this state 2. Assign synth block to one fs; gain block bypass assigned to the same fs 3. copy both blocks above, assign to a different fs but with different settings (synth 2) I do this where I have, say a drive turning on / a mod effect turning off with the same fs. It can be a little daunting but extremely effective in doing what you want to do. Hope this helps...
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    Best Amp with Helix

    I hear and understand you perfectly, just to add another flavor the Paul HIndmarsh YT vid "Helix LT- all you need to know" where he shows how to use the LT as a stomp directly into a combo amp is what sold me on it. I use 4cm into a Blackstar combo and Saturday a guitar player in the crowd said I had great tone, whatever that means. We all know tone is very subjective and a lot of things can affect it but it was nice to hear, since many guitar players are analog snobs.
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    LT with aux input/phones

    I failed to mention that you have to use both returns to get stereo, ie; output from a cell phone, cd player etc. Thanks for confirming!
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    LT with aux input/phones

    No big deal because my situation is temporary (in an apt while my house is being built). We all know the LT has limited in/outs but I believe I can still use one of the returns as an aux IN & control headphone mix/level globally with the big knob. The only way I can see to do this is by having a dedicated preset (or all of them if I chose) with a return block. I don't see any other way. Has anyone tried this? How did it work for you? Thanks
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    Helix looks like the one !

    Not 100% sure what you're asking either, but with my LT I have one preset that uses a Helix amp/cab model (clean channel on my Blackstar) then others that use the amp's preamp gain channel with or without FX. The only way I found to do this is to use 4cm, which works great. The Helix also switches amp channels automatically by preset so I don't even have to think about it. I'd buy another LT in a second.
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    Volume drop with 4CM

    You could copy the preset, then replace the separate S/R blocks with a combined S/R block. If it doesn't worked you haven't lost anything. Glad you got it working.
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    Volume drop with 4CM

    pp67's ideas are great, hopefully you'll be up & running in no time. If not, a screen shot in HX edit or a pix uploaded of your signal view screen might shed some light. You haven't mentioned noise with 4cm but I had it & a hum eliminator in the Helix send to the amp input took care of it. Let us know when you get it worked out!
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    Volume drop with 4CM

    What are your outputs set to? The big knob should control 1/4", XLR & Phones if it's setup that way...
  14. patdixon

    Volume drop with 4CM

    What type of amp? My Blackstar has a level switch for the loop
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    Volume drop with 4CM

    Also if it's not bypassed check the global loop setting- I can't remember whether instrument or line is louder, you could try both. I remember having the same issue when I first went to 4cm & it was one or the other. There are level adjustments for the loop but IIRC that wasn't necessary after I set it up correctly.