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clintmartin

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  1. No way! S-Gear is great. I also like Amplitube, and Revalver, but I like having a hardware device, and live rig. My Helix and a pair of JBL eon612s will be the live rig.
  2. I have a pair of Roland DS-8s and a pair of JBL Eon612s on stands.
  3. Amplifire 12 is coming. I sold my Amplifire to fund the A12, but bought a Helix instead...I'm pleased!
  4. I have a DT25 which I'm very happy with, but I'm interested in how well the HD500X would sound through this amp using the full models with cabs or maybe with an external IR loader such as the Two-Notes CAB. I'm expecting a lot of Helix users to give this a try as well. I haven't always been thrilled with FRFR, but this amp could be what I've been waiting for. Have any of you tried this with the HD500X or Helix? Have you been able to compare with other FRFR solutions?
  5. Okay I've been testing the tube pre with my HD500X this morning. At 50% input and 50% output it was much lower in volume, so I turned it up until equal with bypassed volume. I used Mautodynamiceq to do some freq analysis and found in the FX loop the tube pre added some low end and raised the mids. Post mixer it added lows and cut the mids. To my ear the HD500X sounds better without it, but it does add something. You'll like it or you won't. Next up...testing with S-Gear.
  6. If I were to buy one today the TS110A is the one I would buy. Nice speakers.
  7. Congrats! You have bought a very capable modeler. If you want to save a few bucks...I had very good luck with the Alto TS112a's which are $299 new. I owned a pair of QSC K12's and an Atomic CLR, and I would buy the Alto's again if I was going the FRFR route again. I'm very happy with my DT25. The perfect hybrid of modeling and tube.
  8. I use the mid focus eq after the mixer for a HP/LP filter. Turn the gain down to zero and it works great.
  9. Well, I don't own the Helix or I would (maybe someday). I'm a HD500X owner, but thought this would work for me too.
  10. Yeah, My HD sounds great with my DT25. I'm hoping the Art Tube MP will help with direct tones, and maybe even with amp sims. I also thought it may help some if I bypass the HD cabs and use IRs inside my daw. Lots of possibilities.
  11. Yeah, I want the volume to be balanced either on or off. It should work the same in the loop of the HD as the Helix. Like I said, no big risk. For $25 I'll give it a go!
  12. I bought a used one for $25. No big risk there...I may have it for sale soon, but I wanted to try it for myself. I'm pretty happy with my tone now, so we'll see.
  13. Well this thread made me buy the art tube mp. It's my understanding that putting it anywhere after the Amp will put it in between the pre and poweramp with the HD500X. I look forward to giving this a try.
  14. I use HD edit and Sonar all the time. I always start sonar first and then HD edit. Sonar will ask if I want to use the POD for audio or midi...I say no and it works fine. You can only have one usb soundcard going at a time (I use a Presonus 44VSL) so Sonar thinks your trying to change. I believe I've also started HD Edit before Sonar without problems before. I would check in preferences (In Sonar) and see which soundcard it's trying to use.
  15. Last time I worked with it...I thought it sounded best with the pre amp versions with cabs on. It's certainly a flexible rig. There doesn't seem to be a "right way" of doing things. I love the DT amps. Best thing Line 6 has ever made.
  16. You would have to install the Line 6 drivers, and choose it as your output device. I always use my interface, mute the input and monitor through my daw. My latency isn't bad at all and I use ARC 2 for my monitors. Sounds incredible.
  17. cheapest I see on Ebay is $383, so I would say it's a good price if it's working properly. I already have one or I would snatch it up.
  18. So far I'm a fan of using the cab modeling "turn on" when using my HD500X with the DT25. It does sound much better. I'm not sure about using the full pre-amp models yet. At loud volumes it sounds better to me without them and in LVM the amp applies them anyway...if I understand that right. Either way I can't get my direct patches and DT patches to match each other. I have to have a setlist for each. No biggie.
  19. ABCD mode is what I use. FS1,2,3,and 4 are for the 4 effects in each patch that I want to be able to turn on or off. Works great!
  20. Thanks, but I bought a DT25 back in May and I'm happy with it. You shouldn't have a problem selling that amp.
  21. I agree. A high cut in the cab edit section would solve it all. Maybe the reason I've never noticed the coloring is I have the mid-focus on from the beginning when creating a patch. At least the HD500 provides the tools needed in some form, but it takes up an effects block...which is why I'm sitting here now looking at effects to go into the loop. The M9 would be nice, but it's expensive. I'm thinking about the Zoom MS-cdr which could handle chorus, delay and reverb. I used to have it and it had some nice effects.
  22. hmmm. Even with the knobs turned down all the way? Just to clarify it colors the sound by just being in the chain turned on? I'll re-check this when I'm back playing with it again. The other option would be to use the deep cab edit to High pass the lows and a different EQ to roll off the highs.
  23. Turn the gain down to zero and leave the Q to default. Use only the High freq and Low freq knobs. It shouldn't color the sound at all.
  24. Which FRFR do you use? I think your description is spot on to my experience. I tried (in order) a QSC K12, then two K12's, Two Alto TS112A's and finally an Atomic CLR. After the CLR I sold my Amplifire, midi controller, tuner, expression pedal and CLR. It never sounded as good as my old HD500/DT50. This time I bought a HD500X and DT25. For the money, I thought those Alto's sounded pretty good. I wouldn't mind getting another pair someday just to have options.
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