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  1. This is the reason I cannot use OD pedals in the external loops - the noise is horrific (even when using low levels on the pedals), and I couldn't do anything to fix it. And yes, it was set to instrument level.

  2. OK, so let me try and understand this - my setup is using 2 TS210 FrFr speakers, and the patch simulates a wet-dry-wet setup by outputting to the 'center' XLR on path 1a directly after the IR block. It also splits, and half the signal is sent to path 2.


    Path 2a has a split in it as well, and I basically put the wet FX in this signal path (with the block before the split having 100% mix and always on), and I output hard left and hard right via the split block.

    So does this mean my center dry signal is 6dB louder than the wet signal?

  3. Hi all,


    I'm trying to replicate this rig:




    One thing I thought about, is that in the Helix we typically have the amp block followed by a cab / IR block... but I'm wondering about having the cab or IR block as the last block in the signal path, kind of similar to how the rig in the link would work (looks like all FX are front of amp as well I think).

    Anyone tried it with cab at the end of the path? To me it would seem more like a natural thing, as the signal would hit the amp, then the 'FX loop' area in the helix between the amp and cab.


    ...or am I over-thinking this? :)

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  4. Hi all,


    Quick question - I know the 2466 isn't in the Helix (yet...!), but I wondered if any of the higher-gain based amps are models of amps that are close (or based on) this particular Marshall...?

    I know they won't be exact, but just curious. Same thing for the Suhr 100 and Friedman stuff....!

  5. I've owned the G70 for about 2 years now I think - and the ONLY time I have ever had a drop-out in a gig is when I go for a walk outside the bar while playing a solo, and the walls are so thick they block the signal.


    I have played over 100 gigs with it - hopefully that gives you some idea that it DOES work, and it works very very well.

    I used to own a G30, and the G70 is MILES ahead of it - and it's very handy I can take an output from it into my talkbox directly as well.


    (PS. I'm also using it with a Helix, and it works flawlessly)

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  6. Hi all,


    Looking for some advise on the setup I could run...


    I have the Helix and 2 FrFr speakers. Currently, I run a pseudo-W/D/W setup as follows:


    - Path 1a has all the pre-amp effects

    - After the cab/IR block, the chain splits:
         + 1a has 50% of the signal going to center XLR as the dry signal

         + 1b has 50% of the signal going to path 2


    - Path 2 has all the wet FX set to 100% mix (all stereo)

    - Output to the XLR outs to provide a wet FX stereo effect


    Would you say this would be a better approach as opposed to a 'standard' stereo setup with no dry output? What would be the main benefits of each? Just curious to get people's thoughts and opinions on it all :)


  7. I was about to add this as a new topic myself :)


    I tried them yesterday, and they do sound better to my ears - not sure how exactly, but a lot 'fuller'.


    I'm also using MixIR2 to mix 1a and 2b of all the cabs I've purchased form them, as to me it gives the best tone. Highly recommend it!

  8. Bloody hell mate - the 2204 mod, 2 gain pedals AND a mic preamp gain stage???


    Would have thought that would be waaaaay too heavy for that kind of scenario.

  9. Is the result using MixIR2 different from just mixing multiple IR wav files on separate tracks in a DAW and rendering the resulting wav file?

    No idea, but `i do know that using MixIR2 is much much easier and faster.


    Used the generated IRs at my gig on Saturday, and sounded great!

  10. Actually, going through the manual it says for cabinet IRS you should have 1 per block, and that other blocks are set to parallel, and the volume for each is 100.


    Tried it with an output length of 2048, and works well - combined a lot of the 3Sigma stuff and it sounds great! 1a with 2b, 3b, 4b and 5b from each pack sounds very nice indeed.

  11. I would use an IR in two blocks and mix them with the volume slider. I believe (and I could be wrong here) that if you had two IRs in a block set to to 50%, you would still have 50% of the raw signal getting through.


    Cheers - from what I saw in the manual, it sounds like if you have multiple IRs in one block, and the total of the % adds up to 100% (so two at 50% is an even mix of both), that should be fine.


    I've tried both ways, and I think having 2 IRs in 1 block sounds a bit 'clearer' in some way.

  12. Redwirez makes an IR loader than can do this. It's called mixing and is available at their website. It's $50 on its own, or included in their big box (which has a ton of IRs included) for $150.


    It works with any IRs in WAV format. There are 6 blocks for IRs and each block can have up to 5 IRs in it. You can blend the levels and mix percentage of the IRs and once you get something you like, export it as a new wav file. This is how I've been doing IRs lately.


    Yeah, I'd seen that - is it literally a case of loading the two IRs, setting it to parallel routing, and then exporting? Or do you need to insert a test tone file (i.e. from Voxengo Deconvolver) as well?

  13. Hi all,


    I want to merge two IRs I have into a single IR, so that I don't need a parallel path in the Helix for two IR blocks - can someone please point me in the direction of how to do this? I've not had much luck in finding details online...!


    (FYI - the reason i want to do this is to merge two 3Sigma IRs into one, as I am running a W/d/W setup, so the helix sends the dry out from path a direct to XLR, and path 1b goes to path 2 for the wet signal. I cannot do this if there is a split elsewhere in path 1).

  14. The replacement unit arrived today, all the way from California to the UK :) Updated the system, and copied all my patches to it. Also installed it in the new flightcase I purchased, which should hopefully stop any future issues (if it was due to that!).


    Have yet to plug it in and try it - that'll be later - but a huge thanks to Frank and the support team from me.

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