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  1. bobcoss

    HX Effects piezo acoustic and electric paths

    I never tried anything like that. I haven't used my HXE in a while so forgive my vocabulary. I'm certain you can accomplish this. For the electric path, run the amps "effects send" to HXE "input", drop your effects blocks in the first part of the chain, and then put in a "send/return" block. Take the effects send from HXE to the effects return of the amp. Plug you piezo into the HXE "effects return", and put in the effect blocks you want. Plug your output to your PA. I think by default, you send and returns on HXE are instrument level, which would be ok for this scenario. It's possible to change it as needed. Bob
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    Helix with Headrush 112

    Hi, I have a Headrush frfr 112 in my basement on a plastic keyboard stand horizontal at head height when I'm seated along with other various amps and monitors around my desk. I mostly use the Headrush these days. I think it sounds great. I didn't have to tweak anything to get the sound I'm happy with. I build and tweak my patches with it, and they sound good when I go live. For live, my Helix goes direct to front of house and I use in ears plugged into a Powerplay digital monitor mixer. I'm happy with the sound. I'm thinking about getting another one to do stereo. Bob
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    Am I the only DT/Helix user checking daily....

    I am in a similar state mode of anticipating the update so I can start using my dt25 with the helix. I mess around with it some, but I'm not going to do all that midi stuff. I more frequently use my hxe with the DT25 which sounds killer. Every once in a while I hook up the HD500 and using it with the DT25 (or not) to make sure I'm ready with a backup if the Helix goes down. I check 4 times a week probably
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    V240HC Disable Internal Speakers COMPLETELY?

    Hi, Another Bob weighing in. I've plugged my helix floor into the aux in on my 240HC before too. It sounds pretty good. I usually use my headrush 12 FRFR speaker though. I would not want to disable the built in 240hc tweeter speakers because they are essentially bi-amped. You would not be able to keep a load on the amp, and could damage it. On the other side of the coin, I don't think you are getting those higher frequencies to the CBR12's. The head is designed to have those tweeters provide the high frequencies when plugged into a guitar cabinet, and the normal guitar amp/speaker frequencies go to the cabinet. Of course there is no way to balance the cabinet with the tweeters because what they really want you to do is buy their half stack to put it on. That might be why I use my FRFR more than mess with the 240hc and the helix. I do find myself pluggin into the 240hc on a regular basis just to mess with the amps and effects. I think it sounds great. I just wish it had effects send and return so I could marry the helix with it in other ways. Bob
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    Fender Super Champ (FUSE) and HX Stomp

    You could always take the effects send from the Helix to the FSC and the output of the FSC into a reactive load box and back into the effects return to an IR. Though I wouldn't bother, I would pick a appropriate helix amp model. It all depends on what you want to do with the FSC. I'm running my helix into a headrush frfr 12, and it sounds good, I also run it direct in to FOH and I'm quite happy to the tone in the house, and in my in-ears. It's nice carrying only a guitar, helix, and my coffee to gig.
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    HX Effects Transparency?

    Before I bought my Helix, I used HX Effects in 4CM with my DT25. The sound was fantastic. I have been hearing some folks complaining about HX effects and noise in FCM mode. I never gigged with it and had long cable runs, so I don't know anything about those problems. But look at the forums here carefully for that topic. I plugged my guitar directly into the HXE to throw some compression and distortion into the input of the amp, and then pulled the effects send back to the HXE for some delay and reverbs. Output back to the DT25. Loved the sound. But with the Helix, I don't have to carry my amp around, so I haven't messed with it in a while. There are some presets with 4cm in their name you can use to base your patches. I just built them myself using HX Edit. I've even messed around a good bit wth HXE and HD500 in 4CM, and it's great there too. Lots of possibilities. Used for around $500, it's a great unit.
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    im jones`n for this new 2:80 update

    You have to wait? I saw on Monday it was already out. hehehe
  8. Hi Distant, There is a lot of great advice here. I would approach this the same way as many. Two amps, one clean, one high gain, and one cabinet/IR. You don't need to use snapshots to have full control over all of the values of the amps, switch IRs etc. You can have foot switches control nearly all aspects of the amp settings. Experimentation is part of the fun with the Helix because it is amazingly versatile. With the arrival of the HX Stop, I have been watching folks videos on how they get the most out of it. Everything applies to the Helix, so you can learn to be extremely efficient with your setup in the same way. I recommend you watch Richie Castellano's videos on setting up a basic patch for tele, strat, and les paul on the HX Stomp. He basically takes the two amp approach discussed above, and does it in a very efficient manner with a few effects. With your Helix, you can expand on that in significant ways. Of course there are lots of other videos on Youtube, but you can get a lot of mileage out of this one. Have fun!
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    DT25 COMBO and ditto looper

    To upgrade the firmware, you need (form the DT25 support firmware page): A MIDI interface that connects to your computer via USB (download the current Driver for it if you don't have it installed) MIDI cables (or a MIDI interface that includes integrated MIDI cables) Latest version of the Line 6 Monkey application installed. Download Line 6 Monkey here
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    DT25 COMBO and ditto looper

    No, When you change to Channel B, and all of the output characteristics are different, your output stage is going to be different, so you are combining the recorded "preamp" characteristics of your A channel with the loop, and when you switch to B, you are going to hear a combination of the A Preamp, with B'a power amp/output settings. I don't know enough to say what settings change or control the power amp section. If you can figure out how to change only the preamp settings, you could theoretically get what you are looking for.
  11. I have verified this with many patches, the topology, class, etc. All change to whatever you have set in the preset. Its like it's doing a behind the scenes send to your DT with a return, so you can put your effects after the amp, and then the final output goes back to the DT. So you are using the preamp or amp on your POD, but the output stage on your DT and the effects show up however you specify in your chain on the POD.
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    Spider V + Pod HD500x + Variax Standard

    I have run my HD500x and Helix into the aux in jack on the back of my Spider 5 240hc. It should pretty good. I tried the same with my old Spider IV 75, and it didn't sound too good. If you happened to see a used Spyder V 30 for say $75 and you couldn't pass it up, you could do the AUX In cable thing, or plugin to the guitar in and have it set to "no amp" and use it for playing at your home. But I wouldn't buy the Spider V just as the output for your HD500 though. Buy something like a Headrush FRFR-1212 instead. It will serve you well for many years as you upgrade to new modelers in the future. It costs more than a spider V 30, but you will be better off in the long run. My HD500x sounds great though the Headrush FRFR. I plan to purchase a second so I can hear stereo effects.
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    HD500x vs HX Effects

    David, I have both. There are really good effects in the HD500, but they are dated. Don't get me wrong, you can use the HD500 for 4CM with your existing AMP and SIMS you currently use. For the used prices, it's a steal. If strapped, I would buy a used HD500 or HD500X and later sell it for the HX Effects. You should be able to purchase a used But the delays and reverbs in HX Effects are fabulous and worth the extra cash if you can swing it especially with the 2.6 firmware. You might find yourself even using some the spectacular drives also.
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    Can I emulate an amp and cab without a microphone?

    Hey Binderupsessions, Yes, you can split the path, and put the cab block only on the path to the XLRs. Each path is stereo. The routing possibilities on all of the Helix devices is amazing. Bob
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    Can I emulate an amp and cab without a microphone?

    Hi Guys, Cruisinon got the just of my long winded question. I was really referring to getting the "amp in the room" with just an FRFR speaker or through the PA. The Powercab is looks really nice, but I think I would just take my DT25. I understand this thing enough now to figure out how to split a path to the PA, and to the DT. I haven't actually been successful with the Helix and the DT25 yet. I understand the line6 link limitations. But the HX Effects sounds really nice with it in 4CM. Thanks guys