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  1. Sure but its more like an instrument in my context...and to be fair it does have a lot of pitch talk Inputs Mic > Mic, Acoustic via irig > Aux, elect/variax > elect Outs FOH Guitar L&R FOH Synth (keys and midiguitar midi multiplex) FOH vocals FOH Loops (at times) Add to that the usb IO routed to Ableton for all the stuff Helix is faaar beyond an fx pedal...sure it includes a tuner but I find it hard no to think of it as a super instrument :-) Helix is the first real go at synergy Thanks all of you for not flaming me for my ADHD behaviour :0
  2. BAHA...well who would have thought??? lol...lol... The problem with using too many synths over the years and looking for master tune :-\ Never had this issue with percussion...tunebot Well at least I had a lesson in humility...I asked the question without even looking...was using native and assumed way too much and did a net search first...which had a heap of whining about Variax and pitch shifting BTW the offset feature is great; equal temperament and intonation are at odds and being able to flatten B and G by a registered amount is brilliant (as well as my classical has intonation that needs G quite a lot flatter...but thats the beauty; imperfection...just not distraction Cheers @datacommando
  3. I got what he was saying...and it is an issue of loyalty...I bought one of the first pods in Australia and despite my registrations, I own a lot of L6 gear, some brilliant, some a complete waste of money (jm4). I def would have paid the price of a model pack (even double ;-\)...and yeah got closer with mics/cabs. If I add up my wages on the time I spent trying, I could have bought another helix...Im serious; sometimes, time is more important Is it still capture or modelling? They ported the fx? (and a big thank you for that :-) Its just when you get A sound, its signature...dragging around a hd is a little bothering hehe; Helix just does not have the rounding of the transients which is like a unique built in compressor. eg I still use a D70; did sound design on them when they first come out...filters are absolute butter; its a signature hence why eg deep forest used it exclusively for some sounds. Power caps are still going...and I have a lot of software synths...admittedly remakes of what I grew up on but others as well...each one has a signature. Point is I can still access all my old hardware synths that I own (except d70 which is on the way)...that is brilliant and well worth the money... Its an artists signature ie not just the colours but the brushes
  4. So where is the master tune? I did look through the prefs first hehe
  5. Cheers Actually spent a whole day...gave up, its just toooo diff; all the above. Yeah I went back to the HD...the midrange is killer...Helix doesnt actually sound like the amp as much...it does sound 'better' ie hifi and feel a little better to touch Totally get it (Calabasas)...but if something sounds good...you know the deal...it is good...just because something is new, doesnt mean its better...in this case its different and pretty much when you get a particular sound...thats it. I dont keep fiddling with that one...sure, do a diff version etc but I always have core sounds and extend from that as its the performance connection that is so important to me. Thats why I still use my orig TS808 from 1982 (17th birthday...yep Im old)...it just has something that you can pick AB (my wife could easily tell hehe)
  6. Footswitch behaviour gesturing Just look at morning star controllers as a good example...i have been doing this for other OEM guys in python but once you use gesturing its hard to go back Eg Single/double press/hold Hold is there for snapshots. .good start but long way to go Should be a standard set of gestures along with robust options (eg controller editor from ni) Example of use Snapshots area amazing but also block out other uses. Lets say you use a reverb and ill call them states 1. Default. 20% mix, decay 1s 2. Deeper, 35% mix 1.9s 3. Ambient 40% mix, 3s As you can see these are fixed states, not expression pedal where its infinitely variable. (Multi state stomp) Using gestures would work like this Single quick click = on/off Double recall = 1. Default Hold = recall 2 Hold again, cycle to next (more and more effect), recall 3. Hold again cycle back to 1. Default Optional: double press hold cycles backward, i use this a lot on Ableton controllers Cheers
  7. Simple question, quite often you need persistent midi controls that are 'snapshot bypass'...am i missing something...why is there no bypass os snapshots available in Com center?
  8. I was just thinking the same thing...but those switches dint work ie bad timing feel But Those air turn reed switches might just be the thing...although i never use >3m cables for passive pickups...:-) Anyway cheers for the thoughts! Btw, why send to ground...will open circuit suffer hum or??
  9. Sorry, its syncopated input in real time not an oscillation that im after @PierMhas the interpretation right Cheers anyway
  10. Thats what i tried yo do with helix...hence the post here The midi gate was super quick and was close enough for live. I have diff stuff plugged into helix depending on gig... Classical, acoustic with condenser mic pup, banjo with similar mic, mandolin using irig stage, strat, lp supreme, ibanez jem etc you get the idea; id like something that goes across all that, else its limited so doing it first in signal chain will do the job...but as mentioned so far, not working well. Im not a purist...hehe ill play a stick with strings...but also, without feedback to sustain or eg a rev/delay hold, its hard to get that glitch type thing convincingly and still be focused on playing ie chords, which is why i favour the footswitch; so its more like resonant chord effect (and why guitar rig works so well). Impro is a huge part of the play and im doing percussion during that as well (single moveable mic on that)...so the timing of the stutter phrase is more like an old qs10/ms20 vibe ie response to timing is vital Cheers
  11. Correct! I have also mimiced the effect in mixing before in various ways with a midi gate ie in cubase and its pretty much the same eg tapping in a syncopated beat or using audio amplitude with a threshold. You can also easily do it in guitar rig with a step sequencer as a modifier and send it to anything eg gate or filter using a square wave output...or footswitch so i was hoping i could do the same in helix :-(
  12. You know the old lp pickup switch right? U touch it lightly from center position and move bit back & forth u get a pulse of sound...like a square wave sequencer. Cant quite do it the same on most 5 way switches so i would like to use a footswitch to tap the rhythm (using volume gain -120/+0 db But The foot switch response is so slow its useless Has anyone else had success in emulating the switch gate effect? Cheers
  13. Thanks peeps Following click kills the spontaneity of emotion in a performance..prob stopped using that 15 years ago nd likely will never do it again in this context. The subtly and emotion that is lost is a no go EDM etc of course but this is a guitar/voice performance so yeah...nah! We take the performance and tempo based stuff is needed, we chase the tempo of the live track...so automation is not really an option. I do have an airturn noiseless pedal that is normally used for page turning...but no midi out...will investigate that along with reply#1
  14. Im not sure that eg exp lets you map the controller to on/off...will have a look but it didnt previously eg PDHD500x etc but prob only need 2 footswitches so thanks for the thoughts IF it does allow switching, then I guess i could patch a 10k resistor etc across custom cables...if that helps anyone else
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