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  1. I tried a bunch of IRs from various different companies. My solution to get away from being overwhelmed was to stop using them and go back to the stock cabs. There's a ton of flexibility, mic choice and distance, low and hi cuts, etc. It's just easier to work with. The reality is that between the amp settings and the cab settings there is so much to deal with, you're going back and forth and making adjustments to so many parameters that it makes the most sense to pick something and stick with it until you figure out what works. As you have by now figured out, the IR thing is not a magic potion.
  2. I agree with you partly, but when there is a biased opinion just because they know you're using a modeler and are just remarking because they have that tone-wood/tube snob attitude, I don't consider it an honest critique.
  3. I have no problem saying “That’s interesting that you say that, I always thought you had a better ear than that”. One time I got a comment about the electronic drums our drummer uses. Older seasoned musician friend said “you guys sounded great” then with a bit of a concerned tone said “but there was a bit of a delay to that electronic kick, it was off”. I just said “I was listening to it all night, I’m not sure what your were hearing, but it was bang on”. I don’t think it’s any more rude than someone commenting on the tone of the helix or any other modelling type device. Seriously if I was hearing the same thing, I would concede. I have in the past with other devices.
  4. I don't think it's the same issue. The issue I was addressing had nothing to do with values re-setting in snapshots. I don't use snapshots that often but i'm sure there's someone who can figure out what's going on. Sounds like a global setting. The issue I was addressing was in relation to switching between presets. You would never know if the preset would be the expected volume or really quiet. That has been fixed.
  5. yozwers ... thanks for that...i suppose I’ll start investigating ways to extend the USB if I need longer than 16’.
  6. Is the USB type B input on the back of the Helix Control and extension of the USB type B input on the back of the Helix rack via the CAT5? I’m thinking I’d need to be able to plug the iPad, which will be on my mic stand, into the Control as the Rack could be too far away, at some gigs anyway. The longest USB C to B cable I could find on Amazon is 5m or 16’ and as it’s going to have to travel not just the length of the floor but up to the device on both ends could be an issue. To that end does the Line 6 Digital Interface Cable come in lengths longer than 16’?
  7. I’m considering switching from Helix Floor to the Rack + Control setup. Currently, the floor covers all my midi needs over a USB cable to my ipad and then midi out to my VoiceLive Rack. I recognize that since the floor is self-contained there could be a difference. Does the Control, which I would now be connecting to the iPad to via USB, send midi to and from the iPad either directly or via a relay to the Helix and back? Currently when I choose a song (In the bandhelper app) on my iPad it pulls up my preset for Helix. But I also control the app from the footswitches on Helix via midi note messages that I have mapped. Things like next song, previous song, restart...etc. WIll I have the exact same midi functionality plugging directly into the control USB vs directly into the Helix USB. I ask because apparently the Axe FX 3 and FC controller can’t do this. So I don’t want to take anything for granted The connection appears to be a CAT 5 type cable in XLR housing, is that correct? I don’t suppose it also powers the Control?
  8. I build my tones through the PA that I end up playing through and check them, at least temporarily, at close to gig volume so I can make necessary adjustments (I have the advantage of being the guy that owns the PA). So my tone sounds exactly like I expect it to at the gig. Of course different rooms sound different but not enough to throw off my guitar tone to the point that it concerns me in any way.
  9. I had the q as narrow as I can get it but the actual range of feedback seems you be between 170 to 200 (roughly) so if I go too narrow there's still a lot that's not being tamed so it's a real balancing act with amount of cut and Q settings. What I have now is not completely solved but it's the best I can get it while maintaining a decent acoustic tone. The other thing is it could be the room I'm crafting the sound in, maybe in a bigger / different room it may not be as bad. I haven't really done much testing at the venues to determine if this is the case. I'm usually just wanting to get set up... go grab a bite to eat and then come back and play.
  10. I use a 3 sigma IR to make my electric sound like an acoustic for live applications. Without any eq it tends to feed back around the 180hz mark. At that low of a frequency it just sounds like a boomy resonance but it's quite annoying. It's very difficult to dial it out while at the same time maintaining a full balanced tone but I think I've managed to get it under control. As suggested above you need to play it through the system to create a live patch. I would suggest a spectrum analyzer app on your phone to help you see what frequencies are feeding back so you can try to control with EQ or maybe multiband compressor.
  11. I think the offset feature that is on the Helix now is for those who are extra picky about tuning and may want to compensate like tuning the G a smidge etc.
  12. I totally agree that with a decent computer and a decent interface, latency shouldn't be an issue. Unless the buffer settings default to a high value.
  13. Not being in front of it at the moment, I don't recall if the Helix shows in sharps or flats. It's not so bad if it's flats because at least the note name still relates to the original string name. But D# G# C# F# A# D# is a pain when you're in a hurry.
  14. That's what he's asking about, he wants to tune quickly and would prefer to see it the way he's used to seeing it. I also play in Eb and it's nice to just tune and see EADGBE. When I was using the GR-55 it had this feature.
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