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  1. thanks for that. Yes - had the IC working on patch load, but hadn't worked out how to assign ti snapshots - will do as you say, thanks. And I hadn't thought about having a mix of snapshot and pedals on screen together - that could work! cheers man.
  2. OK lemme try and explain what I want to do: I've confirmed by lots of manual fiddling that I can get a bunch of sounds I like but telling my Bluguitar AMP1 Mercury to be on full gain and clean channel with built-in boost for my "loud clean Mayer-like" sound, and on the AMP1 Vintage channel at a different (reduced) ax gain setting (which has a MIDI CC associated) for bluesy sound, AMP1 Classic channel at a different-different midi gain setting for another sound. Challenge 1 : I'd like to be able to switch between those using Snapshots, so each snapshot needs to send a specific value for max gain on a known MIDI CC# - I don't know how to add that to a snapshot - any pointers? Challenge 2 : I'd also like to be able to turn on and off my delay (Transistor Tape - I love you) at will, ditto Minotaur and possibly phaser or tremolo, at will - so it sounds like I need to be able to get easily between snapshot view and pedals view - how's the best way to set up the view do you think - now I'm typing it out it seems obvious - snapshot mode and then hit mode button to get to pedals view? So yes I think the main one is - how do I add MIDI CC instant command to a snapshot? cheers!
  3. Anyone got a neat way of doing this so that time faffing with it in the rehearsal room / jam night is minimised? The only simple way I can think of right now is to hook up a DAW via USB - any other suggestions?
  4. Is anyone using their Helix for a primarily acoustic singer-songwriter type gig? (rather than acoustic in a band mix gig) I'm about to start digging around and sorting a patch or 2, but if anyone has starting points for a nice bit of multiband compression and some saturation I'd be interested to see how you're achieving it. cheers
  5. It is a thing - any real amp with really fast response and no negative feedback is going to feel very immediate and direct to play - this is why some people really feel uncomfortable playing some amps. My Dr Z Maz was like this, but my playing improved a LOT while I owned it (and it sounded great) I am told that this is a thing with the Dumbles too. I think part of the reason that the JC-120 gets that tag is because you barely touch the volume knob and it is LOUD which contributes to it. But also yes, very little compression or overdrive to soften the response.
  6. That's a nonsense statement. You're saying that PA can't out-shout a guitar amp. It's demonstrably not true.
  7. You simply can't make generalisations like that. Guitar cab drivers are very directional, ironically a 4x12 moreso. PA drivers are not only far 'better' (and certainly more expensive) than cab drivers, they are less directional, and have far greater power handling with a more linear response as power goes up. The DXR10 can put out 1100w / 131dB (I m aware that SPL generated by a constant-current device like a valve amp means the wattages are not comparable - but it's high for a PA speaker is the point) and I'd put a dollar on the cranked DXR at LEAST keeping up with the Marshall. I've owned a 100w JCM800 head - it had a master volume and could be played at a range of different sound levels (I actually loved it through the Lo channel played clean!) Let's not offer hard and fast 'facts' without knowing the setup eh :-)
  8. Hey Vinny - if you're still looking for help then I recommend heading to - it's a UK-based forum with lots of London-based people and a really good Helix following (look for numerous threads in the FX section)
  9. How are you connected? Helix -> Apple camera connection kit -> lightning? And the iRig and Apogee is just direct to lightning? There's a difference right away - you've got conversion to USB audio, followed by CCK vs just one digital interface (eg Apogee) Also, what iPad? a recent one or an older one? finally : why on earth use iPad guitar tones when Helix sounds are far superior (I also have those ipad apps)
  10. Serious question - has a new target release date/period been shared re Native, or just 'we hoped it would have been by now, it'll be as soon as we can' ?
  11. Tell him to have a coke and a smile, and stfu :-)
  12. timmyo


    Helix is amazing - I'm a huge fan But the tuner is crap. Whatever approach has been taken isn't ideal and it should be simple to sort. If the reason it is 'fine' is because you can adopt and extremely prescriptive procedure to make it ok then - well come on - think about it - hardly great
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