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  1. Last thought, and sorry if this seems obvious, but - are you pressing the toe switch down until it clicks? It's not subtle, it's loud and you can feel it when it clicks....
  2. rd2rk

    Helix LT Hum issues

    Are you using a quality power strip/surge suppressor with emi/rmi filters? Is everything in any way connected to the Helix plugged into the same power strip? Have you tested the wall outlet for proper grounding? Do you live on a known ley line?
  3. Attached example preset. Look at the Controller/Bypass assign screen. That's how it looks when it's properly configured. If you've reset the Globals to the factory settings (above), it should work as expected. Test Wah-Vol.hlx
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    Foot-switches

    This would be a perfect question for support.
  5. Holding footswitch 5+6 on boot restores Global parameters
  6. Best starter kit - POD GO AKG K240 or if absolute no sound leakage is required (noodling on the couch while the wife reads a book), a closed back equivalent. If you catch a sale or have a GC/MF discount coupon, you can get both for <>$500.
  7. BTW - I finally see what you're talking about when using AUTO. I can't speak to previous versions, since I never use any of those effects, but messing with the preset that I just sent, if I change the MIN value to AUTO and put the Arbitrator in front of the Dhyana, there's a definite volume drop when the Arbitrator is bypassed that results in a muffled effect. I couldn't really hear it because I was using the TS for testing which, at 230k, isn't as noticeable. The Arbitrator at 10k is another story, and now that I've heard it, I can hear it with the TS too, albeit not nearly as noticeable. Again, not a bug, as it's been known for a long time, but a definite shortcoming that L6 should address. If you haven't already, go on Ideascale and search for Impedance. Be sure to vote for all of the requests (nobody searches before posting "new" ideas).
  8. That's certainly a creative workaround, but seems kind of a waste of both Snapshots and a Split. Doesn't the attached do the same? obscurehifi.hlx
  9. I don't have one, but my concern with doing it that way vs in a loop is that it might not sound best in every configuration, and a loop allows you to put it where it sounds best. Also, certain effects require lower Input Impedance to sound "authentic", and putting the Whammy (or any effect) before Helix loads your pickups at whatever the impedance for that effect is. Of course, if you're wireless that doesn't matter, since you're always at 1M anyway.
  10. I have a Desktop Folder called "Helix Forum". I highlight the url and drag it to the folder. It saves with the Topic name.
  11. See attached. Signal chain: Guitar>Helix Guitar Input. Send 1/2 (LINE?)>HXFX1 Inputs (LINE?) HXFX1 Outs (INSTRUMENT LEVEL)>Amp Inputs Amp Sends> HXFX2 Inputs (LINE?) HXFX2 Outs (LINE?)>Helix Return 1/2 (LINE?) Helix Outs(LINE)>Amp Returns You'll likely want the Ins/Outs set as noted, but experiment for best S/N ratio. You may have to use Helix Return 3/4 with HXFX2 instead of 1/2 depending on your S/N experiments. Note the panning on the Path B Split and 1/4" Outs. 2ampMonoPreStPst.hlx
  12. I can't think of any reason why there would be a buffer anywhere in the internal signal chain, since there are no wires to add the capacitance that buffers are implemented to overcome.
  13. I have nonesuch problems, on either Floor or Stomp. You should open a support ticket.
  14. I'm not sure what you mean. A deleted effect is, well, deleted. It has no effect whatsoever. I think you mean active vs bypassed, ON vs OFF. No, this is not a "bug". The problem you seem to be having (muffled sound) is not normal, and the difference made by mis-matched impedance settings is not radical. All that's happening with impedance is the way that the pickups are "loaded". If anything, lower impedance attenuates (slightly) the high frequencies. The main advantage to accurate impedance matching is in the "authenticity" of the effects' tone. If I switch between cable and wireless on a preset with a Tube Screamer properly impedance matched, with cable the pickups are loaded at 230k. The sound is slightly smoother than if I go wireless where the pickups are loaded at 1M. At 1M the sound is slightly "raspier" (to my ears). In neither case is the sound muffled, just different. This is consistent even with the Deranged Master (Dallas Rangemaster), which has 10k impedance. At 1M the sound is just plain nasty. Again, muffled sound is not normal. I would look at updating to the latest version (2.92) and, if you've already done that, a full system reset. Failing that, open a support ticket.
  15. It's NBD to get into the Global Settings. Part of the price you pay for the full size Floor unit is that you get a second input for actives.
  16. NO! The first time you hit a low E it'll burst into flames! Just kidding. There's no Input Pad, but you could try setting the Input to LINE if the signal is too hot. What's a CD?
  17. For instance. You like being in 10 stomp mode. There's a special configuration or two that requires snapshot, but you don't want to have to switch modes. Put those snapshots into stomp mode. I like having the multi channel amps all in a single preset. It's easy to switch a two channel amp with a single stomp, but what about, for instance the SLO100? Using three snapshots you can have all three channels and still have 7 stomps. That's just two I'm using so far, and I'm sure as time goes by I'll think of more uses.
  18. Update to v2.92. The attached file lists the Input Impedances for all of the effects. When using an effect whose Input Impedance is <1M, assign the same bypass pedal that you use for the effect to the Input Impedance parameter in the Input Block. Set the MIN (effect OFF) to AUTO. Set the MAX (effect ON) to the correct Input impedance. Be aware that this only matters if you are using a cable (not wireless), and only if there are no external effects between the guitar and Helix. Helix 2.90 Amp Cabs Effects Impedance List.xlsx
  19. Yep. Just drag'n'drop from HX Edit to Native.
  20. I didn't say that Studio Monitors succeed in having flat response across the whole frequency range, in fact I said the opposite, that TRUE Flat Response is not attainable in any practical way. I was saying that they're designed such that the full FREQUENCY RANGE is reproduced, unlike guitar speakers that reproduce a limited portion of the range. I can see how the way I worded it could be confusing, which is why I'm being more specific here. FRFR means Full Range/Flat Response. I was talking about the FRFR vs the FRFR.
  21. Two solutions: 1) pick up a small mixer, something like a Behringer Onyx802 ($50). Connect your speakers to the mixer. Take the Headphone OUT from the Stomp to the mixer. Using the Stomp as AI, you get everything you asked for. This is exactly what I do on my office rig. 2) Sell/trade the stomp for a Helix LT or Floor. You bought the wrong device for your requirements. You might also be able to do this with the new POD GO by taking the Amp Out in 4cm ahead of/instead of the L/Mono 1/4" Out, and using the L/R Outs to connect to the 2i2. I don't have a POD GO to try it on, but you might be able to get someone here on the POD GO forum or over on TGP's very large POD GO thread to try it for you.
  22. rd2rk

    Helix output routing

    Global Settings>Ins/Outs USB 1/2 destination = XLR. Assuming that your speakers are connected to the XLR Outs.
  23. EVERY playback system colors the sound. TRUE FRFR is a myth. A Unicorn. Unobtanium. An acoustic amp colors the sound to make acoustic guitars sound best. Most of that happens in the preamp, but the speakers and cab are chosen and tuned to reinforce that.. Your Fender is made for electric guitar, so it MIGHT sound better. If you go over to TGP (The Gear Page) and check out the Fender Mustang Amp threads, even the devotees can't agree on how good any particular model or speaker sounds. Studio Monitors are designed to be as flat as possible for mixing recordings, and are always at least 20-20k full range. The better SM mfrs provide a Frequency Response Chart so that you can see the actual performance over the range. The BEST SM mfrs actually provide a chart that's an honest representation. Many modeler users swear by the JBL305 and the Yamaha HS5. I've been quite happy with my Rokit6 monitors. Read the reviews and compare the specs. I'd say try them side by side but, you know, coronavirus......
  24. 1) Of course, sound will come out of either amp. Whether of not you like the way it sounds is entirely subjective, you'll have to try it and see. In either case, if the amp has an FX Loop, take the Helix Outs (set to LINE level) into the FX Loop Returns. Keep in mind that even if it sounds good at home, presets made to sound good through ANY specific playback system will sound different when played through a different playback system. Gold standard is to create presets through a system similar to what you'll be using onstage, and create them at gig volume. 2/3) In the space you describe, 5" monitors would be fine. Usually, bigger speakers result in a bigger, fuller sound, but the acoustics of the room have a lot to do with that. Yamaha, JBL and Rokit are all good choices, but any of the major players will do. I'd stay away from Behringer, but whatever you can afford. If you can swing it, add a sub made for the system you choose.
  25. Yes. Putting guitar and Strike on separate paths also gives (simplest) independent control of both input and output levels.
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