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  1. Since having backup copies of files in a separate location is a basic rule of using computers, this (exporting to HD) is a good habit to get into anyway.
  2. You're most likely suffering from resource conflicts. You didn't specify your computer's hardware, but following the instructions and links below should help: Disable wireless adapter!!! Power settings on HIGH PERFORMANCE. Turn off all sleep settings. Turn off Windows sounds and special effects. Disable any unnecessary audio drivers in Sound Panel. FROM CONTROL PANEL (NOT Settings), open SYSTEM, Advanced System Settings, Advanced Tab, Performance, Settings: Visual Effects= Adjust for best performance Performance Options Advanced Tab – Adjust for best performance of = Background Services Helix Sample Rate matched to DAW. Buffers 128-256 works for most machines. https://support.presonus.com/hc/en-us/articles/360025279231-Optimizing-Your-Computer-for-Audio-Windows-10 https://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/articles/207355205-Optimising-your-PC-for-Audio-on-Windows-10 https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/pc-optimization-guide-for-windows-10/ https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/en-us/articles/360008589880-Windows-10-How-to-set-up-and-optimize-a-Digital-Audio-Workstation-DAW- https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?t=222241
  3. If you want to keep the monitors hooked up and the Helix mobile, yes.
  4. Yeah, the box I linked to was just the result of a quick search, the Ghost is a much better box. Looking at that monster board, have you seen this yet? Looks wild, and more to come......
  5. Just found it. Yeah, same thing, probably better made than the one I linked.
  6. MID Host is not a thing, you need a USB Host. Just because it transmits MIDI over USB does not make it a USB Host. Your computer is a USB Host. I'm pretty sure that your Zoom is not a USB Host either. If you want to control the Zoom with your Stomp without a computer in between you'll need a USB Host box, something like this: https://smile.amazon.com/Midiplus-USB-MIDI-Host-midiplus/dp/B074NGTGHN/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=USB+Host&qid=1591063257&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-1
  7. 1024/2048 refers to the length of the IR. It's generally thought that the audio information contained in the longer IR contributes little to the the sound. 2048 also uses more resources (DSP). Get your headphones. Try one of each, on a clean amp and a high gain amp. What do you think? Is it worth the extra DSP?
  8. Using Helix LT as AI gives you the most options UNLESS you need MIC Input (should've got the Floor). Or you could get a MIC pre and run it into a Helix Return. If you want to keep your monitors permanently attached to the system and be able to pull out the Helix without re-cabling, then use the Solo as AI. All depends on your needs, which will probably change over time. You may want to consider upgrading to a 6i6 for future expansion.
  9. That's only true if you use MONO effects. Path A panned Left (and Path B panned Right) at both Split and Mixer completely isolates the two paths, and stereo effects after the Mixer remain isolated. However, if you want different effects on each amp then yes, of course that would be true. If only one of the amps is changing, then you're either missing something in the panning levels or there's something happening with the effects you're using specifically on that path. Have a look at the Mix parameters in devices that come before that reverb. In either case, you could just set it up so that when you activate the second reverb you compensate with a level setting somewhere in that path. The joy of being able to assign more than one device parameter to a single switch or snapshot.
  10. OK, I don't have an HXFX (Floor and Stomp), but since none of the HXFX guys are responding, I'll take a crack at it. That usually inspires somebody who knows better to jump in. We'll see. Your wiring looks fine. Instead of using a stereo FX Loop, use two MONO FX Loops. Pull one down to create a parallel path - FX Loop 1 on Path A (left amp) and FX Loop 2 on Path B (right Amp). At the Split AND at the Mixer, Pan Path A hard Left and Pan Path B hard Right. Use only Stereo Effects after that.
  11. What hardware are you using - processor, RAM, HD, that stuff? EDIT: also, what are you using as an Audio Interface?
  12. You got it. A mono block after a stereo block collapses the signal to mono.
  13. Here's the actual specs for the Clarett: https://us.focusrite.com/en/usb-c-audio-interface/clarett-usb/clarett-2pre-usb And for the Scarlett: https://us.focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-2i2 And Helix: ----------------------------------------------- If you manage to find a link to the Helix specs, please post. I've never been able to find it. I can tell you that if latency matters, the Scarlett has better latency than Helix. I don't have a Clarett so IDK about it's latency vs Scarlett. Ask their support, they have always been prompt and helpful when I've contacted them with questions. As for a DI comparison, I doubt you'll glean much of value from that, I'd stick to the actual published specs.
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