brianhaggis replied to brianhaggis's topic in HelixHmm. I mean, I'm sure you're right that the Helix Floor would be a better solution, but at more than twice the price I was hoping I could figure out a way to do what I needed with the FX. It seems like I can sort of do it by running in through a return block, running a few FX and then out through a send block - but that apparently doesn't hit the tuner at all (which isn't surprising I guess). That means that if I set up guitar presets that don't use the return, it'll mute the violin until I select the violin preset. OR... I just use an A/B box like a normal person would do. I was just trying to figure out a way to make the FX my one-stop-shop for fly dates.
brianhaggis posted a topic in HelixHi all - Sorry if this has been covered and I just can't find it. Here's what I want to do: I play violin and guitar with two different bands. In both cases, I'd like to use the HX FX as my main FX processor for both instruments - in one case, running a violin through it (and out to a DI) and an electric guitar in (and out to my amp). I'd do the same for my other band, except instead of running out to an amp I'd use an acoustic guitar which I'd send to a DI as well. I should mention that I don't ever need to be able to play both at once - meaning, ideally, when I'm using one instrument the other will be muted. So my question is: What's the best way to do this? Can I plug two different instruments into the two main inputs and just route each one through its own set of FX, then out one side or the other of the main outs? Can I set the violin to only come out output L, with the guitar only coming out of output R (Basically "in L, out L" and "in R, out R")? Or do I need to stick an A/B pedal before the HX FX to switch between two instruments and have them both run through the mono main input (L)? I guess I'm just not 100% clear on the routing options just based on reading the manual. Another option I thought of was to stick a Send block into a violin-specific preset bank and run out of a Send output to a violin DI with nothing passing through to the main output (which would go to my amp). I'm just not totally sure how the output of Sends compares to the main outputs - is there a downside to doing it this way that I'm not seeing (besides having to use up one of my blocks for the Send)? If anyone has suggestions as to the smartest way for me to set this up, I'm all ears. One more thing - I need both instruments to be running through the tuner, so I'm guessing I can't just run the violin through a return or something. Thanks in advance!