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DecayingWings

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  1. Thank you! I try it out.
  2. Hmm okay...some other guy said it sounds good and the problem is the headphones :D
  3. Okay :D Then I'm open to headphones suggestions. Put I'm not paying 500€ from headphones....
  4. Thanks! Yeah I know the order is critical. How do you "put the delay and reverb and EQ into the loop"? I mean do I just add them after the preamp or do I have to do something "special" to "get them properly in the loop".
  5. Check this out: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ul94m37tnvd0rpk/AintLove.mp3?dl=0 You tell me how this sounds like. I recorded this with the EVH patch from the video. If it sounds good to you then it IS the damned headphones :)
  6. At least with headphones / into the DAW it doesn't sound good. With good PA system, maybe. Just trying to get a good sound for recording.
  7. I'm not trying to imitate anyone, just trying to get good EVH 5150 III / Engl Savage type of sound. Just gave a few song / band examples. Yeah they probably will matter, but I mean the recorded sound is bad also.
  8. Thanks for the tips! I try out this next. The EVH patch completely lacked the gain and sustain.
  9. Thanks for the video link! I downloaded the patch. The reverb and flangers are good but this completely lacks the gain and sustain! Sounds good on that video though....
  10. I've used mainly Boss multi Fx and then the "real" individual pedals. I get a good sound out of Boss pretty quickly....thought the Helix was a breeze to use 'cause all the reviews said it's very simple to get good sounds...
  11. Yes I know they don't use Engl amps. Just trying to give a picture what kind of tone I'm looking for. Clarity is very important to me, the sound must be very focused and not muddy. I also use quite a bit of mids. So for example "Ain't Talking Bout Love" intro riff should not go into a blurry mess. Also the Helix sounds are very thin and not focused and on leads they completely lack the tube kind of warmth and sustain.
  12. Here's one example that I've tried: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iwr0qr4ec87y272/AACvsSd6mkxbNh5UYCC7Evaha?dl=0 Have and EVH amp the EVH 4x12 IR (bought from OwnHammer), then reverb and delay. Sounds like ****.
  13. Thanks for tips! I have a PA system at my work place. Have not yet tried through that. I would mainly use this at home anyway, recording into GarageBand. Just give me an EVH 5150 III or Engl Savage type of sound and I'll be happy :) Right now, those simulations don't sound anything like those amps.
  14. Just basic Philips headphones. I know I should probably get 1000€ audio headphones,...but the headphones can't be the issue. Everything sounds fine when for example if I record my Engl amp to GarageBand and mix some stuff with the headphones on. When recording the Helix...it's just terrible...the recorded file and the patches I've created. And there's zero good preset patches for kind of stuff I'm playing. The clean and crunch sounds are ok. Yeah I've just messed around with the Engl...just to make sure if I can get any good tones that way. But my point is getting good sound for recording straight into GarageBand. When I use it with amp in a real situation I would use the amp's distortion channel anyway. Have to watch those YouTube videos too, though I've watched quite a few of them already.
  15. Yes, that's why I bought it. Right now, it's not working good at all. I mean it's sounding pretty bad.
  16. The sound is terrible for EVH, Metallica that kind of stuff. Been using EVH model, Engl and Soldano...also Line6 epic. And I've put cab sim (or IR) after that. Also tried to add distortion (tubescreamer) in front of the amp. Can't get a decent sound no matter how I tweak it.
  17. I've tried all kinds of stuff. Of course I'm not running cab sims (or IR) if I use amp, my point is to get it working recording straight into the DAW. Yeah probably something is wrong in my chain...but what...how complex can it be? Put an amp model, then cab after it (or IR), maybe some delay at the end of the chain.
  18. I bought it from F-Musiikki here in Helsinki.
  19. Have already tried 4 cable method, it works if I use the Engl distortion channel. But the amp models of Helix are just terrible. How I would like to use it is record straight into the DAW.
  20. I bought it 12.12.2017. I guess I can't return it. I sold my Boss GT-100 to my student and bought this. This should be better, right? I mean the GT is 300€ or something equipment....But it was WAY better than this, I could actually use it.
  21. I play it through the headphones (and into the DAW) and also tried through Engl Screamer Amp (with clean channel selected just to test how to get sounds from Helix).
  22. Hello! I recently bought Helix LT. I've been extremely disappointed in it. I can't get a decent metal tone out of it. Like EVH type of stuff. Or Metallica, Megadeth etc. I even bought some IR:s from OwnHammer. Bought EVH cab, some Engl cabs etc. Doesn't make much of a different. Sounds like absolute garbage. Been trying out Engl model with EVH IR and different high gain heads/amps like 5150 and Soldano. They all suck pretty badly. Also tried to put Tubescreamer in front of the amp. In "real life" I play Engl amps. Have Savage head and Screamer combo. I put the guitar cable in and that's it, the sound is perfect, no tweaking needed whatsoever. Been playing guitar nearly 30 years and I teach guitar for living, so I'm no beginner with this stuff. Any suggestions ...?
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