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  1. Try making the split an A/B split. For your cleans set the mix in the center so each path gets the same amount of signal; then, for your rhythm tone set it to 100% A so that no signal is sent to the parallel path. You can snapshot enable this split block. Should work ...
  2. Interesting thought. I'm not copying and redistributing any software but I'm capturing a "model of a model". However the model (the IR) is not a 1:1 copy of the original model (hehe, gets confusing right ...) but rather a model of something that I created using my own creativity, i.e. I modelled my own model. I don't think the IP rights of Line 6 stretch that far. Now the interesting question arises if it would be possible to (by way of example) shoot an IR of an Ownhammer IR and a Redwirez IR mixed together and with some EQ applied. Anyway, back to music making and getting creative with the tools. I'm in IP for a living while making music for a hobby ... I prefer to keep it like that.
  3. Indeed, this IR was made to go with the Placater or 2204 or Plexi amp models. I personally like that tone and don't do much in the more modern (heavier) styles. But I can give it a try of course :-) W.r.t. the hi/lo cuts, I agree this should not be overdone, but I believe that for this particular IR (I don't have the settings anymore) the cuts were quite moderate. At the same time, since I'm combining different cabs the idea was also to use one cab more for the lower end and the other more for the higher end. Cuts were used to get that effect (in part, it was actually quite a complex preset with 2 or 3 additional EQ's if I recall correctly.
  4. Thanks, glad you like it. I need to admit that I saved another patch over the one I used to create the IR. From the top of my head I believe the Greenback had a SM57 at 1" with about 10% of early reflections and the T75 was mic'd with a Royer 121 ribbon mic pulled back 3.5" and about 35% early reflections. Both cabs had different low cuts and high cuts and I used 2 additional EQ's to get the tone where I wanted it to be (using the amp settings i selected at that time). I believe the mix was 50/50 (note that the T75 was a bit lower in volume because the mic was further away from the speaker). I'm not sure if this IR includes it, but I also made one (just for fun) with an additional GB 25 mic'd up with a room mic pulled back to the maximum (low in the mix). This also gave nice results but it lacked a bit " bite" if that makes sense. Anyway, options are endless and with HX Native one could combine as much cabinets/mics/eq's etc as one would like. Let me know what you'd like and I can give it a try .... no guarantees, this is all just for fun. The IR also depends on the amp that it is to be combined with of course obviously ...
  5. I agree; that said, I tried a few of his tones (the Britt Amp pack) and with my gear they need a bit of tweaking as they're still quite bright. I guess that my be because of the guitar and speakers I'm using. Anyway, when I mentioned 5-5.5 Khz High cut I meant high cut in the IR block. This would be in the same range as having an EQ High cut in the range 8-10. In fact, an 8 KHz EQ high-cut could be similar to an IR-Block High-cut of below 5 ... have not really tested that. I see Scott from the Helix channel very often dial in the high cut of his IR at 4.7 KHz. Anyway, this is all just juggling with numbers .... best thing is probably to experiment at (or close to) gig-volume and see what settings sound good (do protect your ears !)
  6. There's a video from Jason Sadites that explains this. He found that a high-cut of 12KhZ using a dedicated EQ block gives (nearly) the same sound as a high-cut of about 5.7 KHz on a Cab/ IR block. I tried this as well and can confirm. For live playing I have my high cuts between 5 and 5.5 KHz depending on the amp and cab/ir I'm using. On low volume through headphones, studio monitors or even in-ears that may sound a bit dull, but once you start increasing the volume (don't go too high !) you'll find this to work well.
  7. I would not be too worried about the low frequencies; this is not the frequency range where a guitar sits in the mix anyhow. However, the weight of this cabinet is impressive ... not easy to carry with one hand while carrying your guitar in the other and the Helix on your back .... That said, very curious to learn how it sounds. I expect to see comparisons with the powercab coming online soon :-)
  8. For me it would be the 2204, 2204MOD and the Placater Dirty mostly combined with a tube screamer with gain at 0 or with a Heir apparent. The Placater Dirty is very flexible and can go from low gain basic/classic rock (I agree.... whatever that really means) to very high gain/ metal tons (switch the saturation to "on"). As for the cab I'm using an Ownhammer IR mostly (their GNR 25 MMC) but you can get somewhat similar tones using a dual cab configuration with Greenback 25 and a 1960 T75. The problem I have with the Placater is that there many options/ variables. One can easily get lost ... at the same time I need to admit that this is also the strength of this amp model. On the MOD2204 I generally dial back the mid boost from 4dB to about 2.5 dB, but that's just a personal setting and also may be caused by the type of cab/IR I'm using. The MOD2204 and Placater can give you very similar sounds by the way.
  9. You may also consider what you actually want to achieve. I personally use an Alto TS308, which is like the little brother of the Headrush 112. It is not perfect and other more expensive speakers like the Yamaha's that DunedinDragon uses will (should!) sound much better. The point for me is that I want to be able to dial in tones at home that accurately enough represent what any audience will hear through a PA. In other words, when on stage (let's hope that happens again soon ...) I don't rely on the Alto as a main source of amplification, at most a bit of support or a monitor; in fact I might not even use/need it (I'm moving to IEM soon). If, however I would want to use my onstage sound as the only/main sound for guitar then the Alto might not be enough and I would be looking into something like the Powercab. But I agree, these are expensive .... Very recently Harley Benton has released a 212 FRFR cabinet for about 300 Euro. On paper this may look like a nice alternative to the Powercab although it seems to lack the co-axial speakers and the integrated IR modelling (which is a feature that makes no sense to me; I use pretty straightforward presets and have never run out of DSP in the Helix; moreover I usually add some effects after the IR/ Cab block) If I were you I'd probably spend the money on the 112 (or the 108) and try it for some time. If it really doesn't work then either send the speaker back or sell them and move to the more expensive PC+ solution.
  10. I purchased the GNR 25 MMC as well as their new Evolution bundle. I use the sounds from the summary folders. My experience was somewhat similar initially in that I found the IR's to be a bit bass-heavy or muddy or whatever term you may use. However, this may be because I was comparing to the stock cabs which have a different (more flat ??) frequency response. Using a low cut at 110 - 130 Hz in the IR block helps a lot and for high cuts (in the IR block) I go around 4.5 - 6 depending on the amp model. For the Plexi Brt the first thing I do is turn down the master volume and the gain. The master volume defaults to 10 but I start with setting that at around 8. Drive is set to taste and depends on what I want to play. Next, lower the bass and play a bit with treble and presence to get a decent balance over the whole range. To get a more tight bottom end I almost always add a tube-screamer with gain at 0.5, tone at default and the level at around 8 or 9 (which is also the reason I turn down the drive on the amp). Works great and give you nice and very versatile (hard) rock tones. That said, the Plexi Brt model can easily become quite aggressive/harsh so be careful with the presence and treble, in particular if you're also going live with this amp. I changed most of my patches to work with the Placater Dirty model. This model is amazing and gives you a very wide range of distorted tones. Other than this I don't use EQ (with an exception here and there of course).
  11. Hello POD Go forum, I just posted this in the Helix forum. Maybe of interest to you as well and to test the IR that is attached. https://line6.com/support/topic/56872-impulse-responses-captured-from-helix/
  12. Hello forum, I recently watched a video on youtube from Steve Sterlacci where he explained more on the POD Go and what he missed in that device. One of the things he mentioned was that the POD Go apparently is not capable of processing dual cabs. The obvious alternative to me seemed to use multi-mike or or multi-cab or even multi-mic-multi-cab impulse responses, as most of us (I assume) have the Helix, POD or any other device for the reason of not having to own multiple amps and cabs. There are many free IRs available from around the internet some of which are pretty good. The downside I see is in trying to find the good ones which often involves a lot of trial and error. This made me thinking for those of us who have both a Helix (Full, LT, stomp or native) and the POD wouldn't it be great if we could make an impulse of the cab section in our Helix, bake an IR from that and then import the same into the POD...... So I did some research and it appears that making IRs is actually quite simple. So, I set up (pretty quickly) a cab section with added EQ and made my own impulse response. Next, I imported the IR in my Helix and A/B-ed it to see if it worked... and luckily it did. At least over headphones and except from a few dB difference in volume I did not notice any tonal difference. So I'm attaching this IR for you to test and use as you see fit. I'm very curious to understand what you think of the tones you can get. The cab section is a mix of the Greenback 25 and the 1960 T75 models. I added some shelve EQ (the Jason Sadites "betteriser" as he sometimes calls it) , an EQ high cut at 12 KhZ and and EQ low cut at 100 Hz. Reason for doing that is that this should make the IR pretty usable in a live situation without needing a further EQ block. The IR works pretty nice with the Marshall amps in the Helix. Let me know what you think (either positive or negative, as long as it is constructive of course ;-)) HXIR 412 Dual test.wav
  13. Thank you for this very informative and extensive discussion. Getting a good tone, in particular a good live tone, is getting easier for me based on what I've learned over here for the last about 1.5 years. From my experience the stock settings on most amps and cabs are usable for playing at low volume or over headphones. However, once volume goes up and tones are meant to be amplified at loud volumes things change (Fletcher Munson) and this harshness or fizz or whatever you want to call it starts to become a problem (for me at least). What I nowadays do (but this may change again, this is a journey....) is to cut the IR or cab block at around 5.6 - 6.0 KHz which more or less corresponds to cutting at around 12 KhZ when using an EQ block (see the video from Jason Sadites and elsewhere on this forum). Initially I thought this was quite a bit but upon doing some "measurements" it turns out that there still exists a significant portion of signal in the frequency range above that cutoff frequency (even going up to about 10 KHz). The cutoff filter merely attenuates those higher frequencies (i.e. 6 - 10Khz) but doesn't take them out alltogether. (This is probably known to sound engineers but it was a bit unexpected for me as an amateur.) The OP suggests to start with a cutoff at 8KHz and work up from there. What does that mean? Cutoff on an EQ block or on a CAB/IR block? And, if you say "work up" does that mean go below 8KHz or above? Also a suggestion was made to use the tilt EQ as a way to model mic position. Great idea and it might be an alternative to using cuts, but what is the center frequency that you use/ suggest? BTW, I've also received some live presets from other users which do not at all require high cuts to be made. So, amp, cab and mic selection as well as the amp settings also allow to get a great tone without any cuts and without the "fizz". Thanks again, this is a very helpful thread!!!
  14. Here's some screenshots from Ableton with added lines for easier comparison. Same amp, same IR only changes are the frequency cuts (IR block or EQ block). Bottom graph is a reference based on just the amp + IR without any cuts. When using the EQ block the signal strength starts to drop (albeit very slightly) already in the 3-4 kHz region where the IR cuts start to drop a bit after that. Above 9-10 kHz the IR cuts are slightly steeper. Overall, very subtle differences and again .... this is based on a frequency sweep and not on actual playing.
  15. FWIW I did some experimenting by using a sine sweep going from 10 - 15 KHz as a feed into HX Native using Ableton Live as DAW. At the end of the signal chain I put an analyser so I could see the response by the model as a function of the frequency. I know, this is not the same as playing chords with all the overtones and all that, but it gives you a good idea on how the model responds as a function of frequency. The signal chain was very simple : Amp (2204) into an Ownhammer IR and into a Hi/Lo cut EQ block. When testing the EQ block the high cut on the IR block was off and vice versa when I was playing around with the high cut on the IR block the EQ was bypassed. Similar to what Mr. Sadites is saying in his video I found that an Hi/Lo Cut EQ block with a high cut at 12 KhZ would give nearly the same response as a high cut on the IR block at around 5.8 - 6.0 Khz. The difference in response was very very small but to be honest I did not expect it would require this big of a difference in cutoff frequency. I always wondered why the guy from the Helix channel puts his high cut so low, but actually this experiment shows that it really is not that low at all. Apart from the experiment above this setup is pretty interesting as it also allows you to get a good idea on the frequency response of different mics, different cabs or basically any model or combination of models in the Helix. For a nerd like me this helps in understanding why certain models sound the way they do and it is in fact helping me in dialing tones. For those who would like to try as well, here's where I downloaded the sweep file: https://www.audiocheck.net/testtones_highdefinitionaudio.php The volume is pretty high as an input to you helix/ native so be careful and correct for that. Also, turn down the volume on your speakers/ headphones.... these are sine waves, very different from music :-))
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