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  1. DunedinDragon

    HX Stomp: Are 6 blocks enough? Not really

    I think the term used was a "fly rig", no necessarily a travel rig. As such it's a great size for a quick fly out gig where everything but your pedalboard is there. Personally, I'm not sure i'd ever be interested in investing in the Stomp myself as it's just too limited and I really don't need any expansion ability for my Helix floor. Even if they expanded the Stomp to 8 blocks I don't think I'd be interested because I prefer to space my blocks across both DSP chips to have room to add things if necessary. But I don't think I was ever the target for such a thing in the first place. On the other hand the rhythm guitar player in my group would be an ideal customer as it has more than enough to keep him happy. His needs and demands are much simpler than mine. Even the bass player might benefit, but his needs are even less. Someone interested in dipping a toe into the high end modeling waters without making a huge investment, and still be able to capitalize on that smaller investment if he decided to go full bore into modeling I'd say would be the ideal customer for the Stomp.
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    thanks Glenn Delaune for stealing my idea for my organ patch

    I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but those of us that have been around a while already know, Glenn's organ patch has been out there for at least 2 1/2 years. It was one of the first I ever saw offered in one of his collection of patches he was selling.
  3. There are no difference in IRs between units. IRs are IRs no matter where they are used. What they may have been referring to are the Helix cabinets which you can think of as dynamic IRs. IR's are simply a file that contains a specific sound based on the speaker cabinet and microphone or microphones that were being used to capture the sound of the speaker cabinet and the position of those microphones relative to the distance away from the cabinet or between the cap and cone of the speaker. If you want a different configuration of any of those things it will be in a different IR file. Helix cabinets are configurable so you are able to change the mic, mic position, and a number of other configurable parameters at will. Given you have a good grasp on how those parameters affect the sound you can get as good a sound from the Helix cabinets as you can from IR's in my opinion. However 9 times out of 10 I'll opt to use an IR simply because it's a simpler operation to incorporate it than it is to go through tweaking parameters on a Helix cabinet since I have a set of IR's I commonly use and work well for me, and it's simpler to audition those IR's within a preset than to audition various Helix cabinet setups. But that's not based on sound, only on convenience since I build a LOT of different presets.
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    Using Helix through IEM's

    Personally when I was confronted with this situation instead of using IEM's I went to using my DT770 headphones rather than invest a ton of money in high end IEMs. You may be able to get away with it, you may not. The situation I was in allowed me the flexibility to do so. They sounded perfect on stage as they do in the studio.
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    Guitar Input HW for Windows

    The only defined device for doing such a thing would be some form of small USB audio interface. I know there are some out there that are very small units meant for songwriters and such that could work pretty well for you. The problem being it takes over your laptop's sound card so you would need one that at least has a headphone output.
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    HX Stomp Shortcomings?

    So you want more full Helix functionality at 1/3 the price in the Stomp? I'm thinking there may be a problem with that. You get what you pay for.
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    Matchig the Helix LT volume level in the signal flow chain

    It's absolutely the same both for adjusting effects as well as the overall signal chain. I personally prefer to manage the overall volume using the channel volume on the amp model, but the output block works in a similar fashion for adjusting overall volume without affecting the tone of the preset. Of course since each amp is a mathematical simulation of the amp's circuitry, the volume levels will differ as do the real amps, but I've never had a problem maintaining a consistent volume across different amps.
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    practice speaker for Helix: Alto TX210 vs Alto TS310 vs JBL Eon610?

    You could probably get by with any of them, but the key thing for your application is which one of these is most likely to simulate the sound and behavior of the PA you'll be going through at church? The idea here is that you want to be confident that the tone you get at home will be the tone you get when you play at church. In this regard I would probably opt for the JBL. The reason being is the price difference which is more related to the sophistication in how the DSP is used in the JBL to tailor the JBL to different applications such as used as a floor monitor, a mian speaker, with or without a sub. That means they've given at least some consideration to it being used in live music performance situations. I'd rather pay for that than just more wattage which tends to be a feature more oriented toward DJ's and electronic music/dance applications.
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    Are HX Edit backups transferrable between different Helix units?

    That shouldn't be a problem. They're basically the same piece of equipment...just organized differently.
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    Tablet that works with helix editor?(or possibly even native)

    Exactly. And it's not like you can only do Apple and not Android. If you do it, you have to do both. And the real consideration is, how many more Helix units would be sold if this were developed? I'm not convinced it would measure up well in that regard in order to justify the cost of development and support.
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    Tablet that works with helix editor?(or possibly even native)

    I think one of the issues that may be an impediment in this case is that the USB on Helix requires your device to run in host mode as if directly controlling a printer or scanner or some other external slave device (notice the USB Type B port on the Helix). Although things are improving, it's been dicey finding the right level of support or support at all on tablets and phones depending on the manufacturer and model of tablet/smart phone. I suspect this would be an impediment to investing in the development of a tablet based HX Edit until the market matures and gets more stable in that regard. There would be a LOT of complaints if you introduced it and it wouldn't run very well on most people's tablets and required buying a new one.
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    HX Stomp as DSP Expansion

    I'll be curious to see if this exhibits any perceivable latency with the serial nature of the signal chain on complex signal chains using all three DSP chips.
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    Help needed with Signal chain

    It could be the pre-amps in the Behringer that just aren't up to snuff, or it could simply be that you haven't gain staged the channel adequately where the Helix is coming in. But having a mixer is no different that what many of us do when playing live. In your case I'd send the Helix via direct XLR into two different channels and gain stage both of them very precisely and see if you can't get a better sound.
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    Help needed with Signal chain

    I use my Helix as my only audio interface to my PC and only turn it on if I want audio. My PC stays on 24/7. Many times, such as right now, my Helix is turned off because I'm not doing anything with audio. If I were to come across a video or something I wanted to watch, I just turn on the Helix with my power conditioner which also powers my studio monitors. The benefit is that I can also have my electronic keyboard plugged into it at the same time as well as a mic, and a bass guitar. I think it's a very simple setup and enabled with the flip of a switch.
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    Using Helix without an amp, straight to PA.

    This is really not a good idea. So bad in fact that Line 6 advises not to do it in the manual except when correcting for room acoustics. Granted it's the easiest way to do it, but with some pretty significant implications. There is nothing you can do in global EQ that you can't do better in a final parametric EQ within the preset. If you have more than one preset or snapshot, chances are the cuts you need to apply will vary based on any number of factors such as, the guitar being used, the amp model, the cabinet/IR, type of mic/combo of mics and mic placement. I have over 150 presets and the high cuts range from no cuts at the high end to 8.5 Khz. There's a good likelihood if you use global eq you may affect the overtones in the upper range depending on how you've set up a particular patch. Adjusting each patch with a final EQ gives you the ability to address that, global EQ doesn't. The best way to correct for high end differences is to do first do it the natural way with your selection of cabinet, selection of mic or combination of mics, and the placement and mixes of those mics. Then adjust whatever is left using a final EQ. In three years of use with my Helix I've never used global EQ. If the room acoustics are such that things need to be adjusted, they should be adjusted at the mixer because those same room acoustics affect ALL channels equally.
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