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  1. If it was happening consistently across patches, and directly into my amp I would consider that. For the record I tested it with a different guitar, and the result was the same. The patch is a 4cable setup, so by default I have a noise gate, slapback (Transistor Tape) delay, and a reverb on. It happens in this default state. I'll spend some time tonight seeing if one of the blocks effect it when enabled or bypassed. As I mentioned it only happens in this one patch,
  2. I only have one EQ block in that patch, that's mainly what I use in conjunction with my lead boost. It has a little mid range bump at 735hz, but it's not doing anything around 261.63. Jay
  3. So today while working on the sound of my 4 cable Helix patches with my tube amp, I came across a glitch I can't explain. I noticed playing that the C note on the 13th fret of my B string was sounding dead. At first I thought I had a fret issue. However I noticed if I did a bend on that note, as soon as the pitch went up a half step the note would start to ring out correctly. Seemed odd, so I experimented more. The same note on different strings ( 17th fret on G, and 8th on E) also was dead. Again as soon as I bent the note it would start to ring out normally. Every other note all over the fret board played fine. I changed to a different patch, and the C note in question rang out normally in all the same positions. Switched back to the original patch, and the C was dead again. Made a new patch from scratch, and the C note was fine. Went back to the original patch and the C was dead. This really has me scratching my head. I played the guitar straight into my amp,and the note played fine, and I don't find the string to bottom out on any of the frets. Has anyone seen anything like this before? Jay
  4. I think I understand what your saying. As I said I'm a novice with a lot of the DAW stuff still. I will have to look into what your referring to, as it might simplify things for me if it does work for me like that. Thanks, Jay
  5. I don't claim to be an expert by any means. It could be a side effect of not having ins&outs setup properly in my DAW, but everything else seems to work as expected. It also seems to have fixed the issue for a few people. ( posted same thing on the Presonus board where I guy was having the same issue, and it solved it for him,) On page 54 of the Helix manual (Rev D) it states the following which got me to try USB 3/4 rather than leaving it on 1/2. "When a DAW track's software monitoring is active, you'll likely not want to simultaneously hear the Helix hardware monitoring signal. To achieve this, you can set the Helix Output block to USB Out 3/4 or 5/6. These Output block options will route your Helix-processed, stereo signal out to your DAW software without also providing the Helix hardware monitoring to USB 1/2. You'll then need to set your DAW track to receive from the same selected Helix USB Out to record the Helix-processed signal into the track - or, you can optionally set the DAW track input to Helix USB 7 or USB 8 to record a dry DI signal - see the next section."
  6. I use the 4 cable method, but I have it routed so any patches that are "modeled" only go into my amps power amp section. I don't have any cabs or IR loaded in the patches I use with my amp ( modeled or FX patches). I have made patches that go straight to the PA, and let the Helix do all the work, and the difference is similar maybe a tad more noticeable this way, but very close. I'm not knocking the Helix, it's just a curiosity I came across while learning it. Jay
  7. I hope it helps you. I came across it while I was reading and re-reading the manual trying to solve my noise issue. Jay
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  9. Hi all, I'm a new Helix owner, as I got mine early last week. I have been absolutely loving it so far, and have been amazed at the sounds I can get from it. I have gleaned a ton of information from this board as I get familiar with my Helix. The one thing that I have noticed that surprised me slightly is how much more pronounced the differences in my guitars sound through the Helix compared to my amp. A little background. I had been playing through a HD500x into a EVH 5150III 50 watt head, and 2x12 cabinet. I mainly used the HD500x in 4cm for effects, but had a couple patches that did modeling where needed. My two main guitars are a Chapman ML1 Hot Rod ( Swamp Ash body with a Seymour Duncan JB pickup) and an EVH Wolfgang ( bassword body with two Wolfgang pickups). Now the Wolfgang has always had a little more low end to it, and the Chapman had a little more upper mid "bite". When playing through my rig I could tell the difference, but it seemed subtle. I could use any of my patches with either guitar and they would still sound ok. Now with the Helix, I find the difference in these two guitars to be way more pronounced. So much that many of my patches don't overlap both guitars gracefully. So I find myself either needing to have two sets of patches one of each guitar, or come up with an EQ block that I can use to modify patches on the fly when switching guitars. I am using the Helix to do more modeling than I did with the 500x, but even the 4cm patches that just use for FX seem to have the effect. So I was just curious if this was common. Jay
  10. Make sure you have your patches output set to USB 3/4 or 5/6 when going into your DAW. I had noticeable noise from my DAW (Studio One 3) while it was on the default USB 1/2, when I switched to 3/4 it cleared up. Sorry if this is obvious, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
  11. Hello, I'm trying to set up patches with the pitch glide to tune down 1/2 and whole steps for different songs. I can't seem to figure out how to totally mix out the original tone, and get only the pitch shifted wet signal. Can anyone shed some light on how to do this?
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