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  1. I saw on a you tube video how you can get the Helix LT to change channels on a head. I've got the LT Ext Out 1/4 going to a Marshall JCM 2000 50 watt head, which is capable of channel switching. As soon as I plug a guitar cable from the Helix Ext out 1/4 and go to the Marshall 1/4 that is for channel switching, I get a loud hum that won't go away. I figured out how to make the channels switch, but I get a loud POP every time I go from the clean snapshot to the dirty snapshot. I don't get any hum when I use the switcher that came with the amp. I tried a standard guitar cable and a cable that came with a single button switcher pedal...same loud POP with both. Also a really weird sound changing from Clean Snap Shot to Dirty snapshot. Thanks for you replies.
  2. Thank you for the reply. I think what I'll do is use a Pre-amp block that will bypass my tube amp and allow me to go clean. Set that up for a snapshot destination #5. Much appreciated.
  3. Got an LT with button 1 set for a gain block. My question is, isn't there a way to hit button 1 again to turn off that gain pedal so I would have a clean tone? I'm having to use another button to set it without using the gain block, but was wondering if you have it set on button 1, can that turn on and off that particular block in Snapshot mode? Thanks for replying.
  4. The effects loop that was added to the JCM 800 functions exactly like the loop that is factory installed on my TSL. I can crank master volume on the TSL and it works the same way...I can still control the volume coming out from the speaker using the volume on the Digitech. So the effects loop isn't a factor with this scenario. I guess I'll continue to tinker until I find the solution. Just wondered if anyone has tried this like I'm trying. Thank you all.
  5. I guess it's not like an actual attenuator that connects to the speaker from the head. But can you crank the volume (Not Pre-amp) input signal from the amp into the LT without causing any damage. and what are the settings that need to be configured to make it sound good?
  6. So I recently got a the Helix LT. I'm using it with 4 cable method with a 1982 JCM 800 that has an effects loop added. I'm using the LT as an effects only device. The tone is coming from the head. Previously, I was using a Digitech 1101 single rack unit the same way...effects only. When using the rack unit (4 cable method), I was able to crank up the volume on my head to about 6 and really get the tubes and amp to start working. I'm able to control the volume output level with the volume control on that unit. So the amp is cranking according to the volume settings, but it's not screaming loud because I can control it from the rack device. It sounds really good actually. I wanted an all in one unit so I got the Helix LT. I tried the same thing but it doesn't "Feel" or "Respond" the same. Sound isn't as natural or as good as it was with the rack unit. I'm thinking there's gotta be a way to make it respond like the other unit because the LT is just far superior otherwise. Any suggestions?
  7. Cool. I'll give that a try. Many thanks.
  8. The weirdest thing is happening. I'm using the Helix LT with my Marshall head with the 4 CM so the LT is effects only. I've got a Shure Wireless/Tuner combo unit GLXD6 to use instead of the guitar cable to go into the LT>Guitar In. I instantly can tell that the signal is waaay hotter before I even turn up the guitar knob for volume. It's like I added another gain pedal to the signal. I turn up the guitar volume knob and get howling, feedback etc. It's a mess and sounds like crap. I take the wireless unit out of the picture and plug a guitar cable in it's place, and it works as it should. No issues. I try the wireless in my analog pedal set up, and it seems fine. But trying it with the LT, the signal just seems over the top and noisy. Why would a wireless unit be adding soo much unwanted input signal that it causes the LT to go nuts and how do I fix it without doing major edits to my Snapshots?
  9. What I want is better knowledge of this device and it's capabilities. I know what I need to do to get a decent sound and get playing...I've done that.
  10. Hey, I'm new to Helix LT, and I have some questions for those of you more experienced than myself. I got my Helix LT snapshots set up as follows: Signal path is... Guitar> Volume>Compressor>Overdrive>Noise Gate>Reverb>Delay1>Delay2>Flange>Chorus. Everything after the Noise Gate gets turned on/off with specific Snapshot #. Snap 1:Rhythm tone crunch with slight Reverb only. Snap 2: Solo with Reverb, Delay at 480, Chorus, Boosted Output level at end of chain. Snap 3: Also solo, same settings as #2 but with a longer delay 520. Snap 4: Similar to Snapshot #1 but with 480 Delay and 1/2 amount of boost. Snap 5: Set for Clean tone, working on that, not done. Ignore for now. Snap 6: Empty Snap 7: Empty Snap 8: Similar to Snapshot #1 but only with Flanger. This is for when I want to run the Helix LT into an effects loop of an amp head and cab to have on stage. If I wanted to run a signal to the front of house PA, I'm guessing that I would need to duplicate everything from Path 1 into Path 2 but adding an amp and cab to Path 2, and making sure Path 2 is set for XLR out...for all the 8 snapshots. Is that correct? I'm guessing that Path 2 would not be used at all if I didn't have any XLR's plugged in the Helix for when I don't want to go to front of House...so Path 2 is not active then? Would this also work if I ever wanted an actual amp behind me plus a powered speaker in front like a monitor? I'd have to edit Path 2 for either FOH or FRFR? One last thing, say I want to use a FRFR speaker in front of me only. My snapshots are built with an actual amp in the signal. If I wanted to use a FRFR, would I have to edit ALL 8 of my current snapshots by adding in an amp/cab block? Is there a way where I can leave my current 8 snapshots as is for an actual amp set up and build 8 others for FRFR? I'd like to hear suggestions on the best way to make this happen. Thanks,
  11. Yep... that makes sense. I do have a few other questions to ask. I got my 8 snapshots set up as mentioned. This is for when I want to run the Helix LT into an effects loop of an amp head and cab to have on stage. If I wanted to run a signal to the front of house PA, I'm guessing that I would need to duplicate everything from Path 1 into Path 2 but adding an amp and cab to Path 2, and making sure Path 2 is set for XLR out...for all the 8 snapshots. Is that correct? I'm guessing that Path 2 would not be used at all if I didn't have any XLR's plugged in the Helix for when I don't want to go to front of House...so Path 2 is not active then? Would this also work if I ever wanted an actual amp behind me plus a powered speaker in front like a monitor? I'd have to edit Path 2 for either FOH or FRFR? One last thing, say I want to use a FRFR speaker in front of me only. My snapshots are build with an actual amp in the signal. If I wanted to use a FRFR, I'd have to edit ALL 8 of my current snapshots by adding in an amp/cab block right? Is there a way where I can leave my current 8 snapshots as is for an actual amp set up and build 8 others for FRFR? I'd like to hear suggestions on the best way to make this happen. Thanks,
  12. Soooo... It was operator error. I was pressing down and holding instead of pressing and turning. (Duh??) Thank you for responding Silverhead. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I discover more things. Thank you again,
  13. The "Mix" knob of the delay does not have the white brackets around it. I've pressed it, but no brackets. Only brackets on the delay time show it. I tried it, no luck. This is what I need though. Since I'm new at this device, I doubt that I've reach a max of anything. As mentioned, I hear a trail off, but it's very slight so I guess that's working. My set up for snap shots goes like this: Guitar> Volume>Compressor>Overdrive>Noise Gate>Reverb>Delay1>Delay2>Flange>Chorus. Everything after the Noise Gate gets turned on/off with specific Snapshot #. Snap 1:Rhythm tone crunch with slight Reverb only. Snap 2: Solo with Reverb, Delay at 480, Chorus, Boosted Output level at end of chain. Snap 3: Also solo, same settings as #2 but with a longer delay 520. Snap 4: Similar to Snapshot #1 but with 480 Delay and 1/2 amount of boost. Snap 5: Set for Clean tone, working on that, not done. Ignore for now. Snap 6: Empty Snap 7: Empty Snap 8: Similar to Snapshot #1 but only with Flanger. It's got to be something...
  14. Hey thanks in advance for your responses. I'm a new Helix LT user. As of now, I'm using the 4 cm with my favorite amp. I believe that I've gotten 6 out of 8 Snapshots stored for my usual tones. The #2 solo snapshots has a faster delay with a touch of chorus and custom volume boost from the output setting. #3 snapshot is a longer delay with same settings otherwise. Screenshot 2>For the delay, I know that by pressing the small black knobs just under the screen gives you white brackets to make the delay time setting to be different than the 3 snapshot. But what do I do if I need to also adjust the mix of the delay effect per snapshot? I've tried a few things and it seems to not allow me to edit the mix differently, it affects the delay for all the snapshots. I can edit the delay time but can't do delay time plus the mix or another setting. What's the work around for that? One other thing, I've set all the wet effects: Delay, Reverb to "Trail off" when done with the solos so the delay can carry over when jumping back to dry setting for rhythm. I only hear a small part of the trailing when I switch over though. If I exaggerate the delay level, then it's too much for that solo snapshot. How do I increase the Trail off without messing up the solo snapshot delay level?
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