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  1. If you can find one: Countryman 85. A little pricey, but it will last forever. Guitar>Countryman 85 DI>HX Stomp. XLR out on the DI to a mic input of your interface. Preferably your interface has 48v phantom power, so you wont need a battery in the Countryman.
  2. I also have the Helix Rack & Control. The 3.5 update went fine & the unit was fine for a few days. I went to use it last evening & the Control scribble strips were all blank & the Helix locked up. I had to do a factory reset & allow it to rebuild all the presets. This process took at least an hour. All is fine now, but I will never install version .0 of anything again. Line 6 "Here's your update. Test it for us & we will fix it with a patch". With Amplitube 5, Scuffham & Ownhammer IR's, the Helix is rapidly becoming a very expensive patch bay in my setup.
  3. I've had the 40CR for a little over a year & also have a 40C & DSC1CR for lower volumes. I created the patch out of curiosity & to re-enforce my knowledge of the Helix. I have yet to find a setting on the Marshall preamps that I can't replicate or surpass by simply using the Marshall as a power amp. If you like the 40C tones, I suggest you try the Placater dirty. I find that the initial gain settings on almost every amp in the Helix to be cut back by 30-60% to be usable.
  4. There are 2 FX loops in use in my patch. Try removing the 2nd loop from the patch. The 1st (Loop 1) is for the 4CM with the DSL. The 2nd loop routes the signal through an external MXR 10-band eq pedal. I find the external EQ is more effective & a lot easier to adjust than the EQ's in the Helix.
  5. I am running firmware 3.15 PC 00 = CLEAN PC 01 = CRUNCH PC 02 = OD1 PC 03 = OD2 CC=13 Value = 1 [DSL FX Loop On]0 [DSL FX Loop Off] CC=14 Value = 0 [DSL Master 1]1 [DSL Master 2] It was confusing & took me a while to grasp it. It is under the command center. I highly recommend doing it in HX edit. The patch should be in the back row & the 4 snapshots in the front row on the foot controller.
  6. You need to "initialize" the DSL to receive MIDI commands. Please see the instructions below. Since the DSL40CR clean is much quieter than the crunch, I have it assigned to a different Master volume. The channels are PC commands & the Masters & FX loop are CC values. Please see the patch below. The attached patch is for A HELIX RACK w/ foot controller. On the DSL each of the 4 channels clean, crunch, OD1, OD2 are assigned in a loop to every four MIDI program change messages and can’t be changed e.g. PC 00 = CLEAN PC 01 = CRUNCH PC 02 = OD1 PC 03 = OD2 PC 04 = CLEAN PC 05 = CRUNCH PC 06 = OD1 PC 07 = OD2 PC 08 = CLEAN etc. Connect the MIDI controller to the DSL – MIDI Out to MIDI In. Multiple equipment can be connected using MIDI thrus where available. Always ensure each piece of connected equipment is set to a different MIDI channel. 1. Set the receive MIDI channel on the DSL, this only needs to be done once.… Press and hold the Loop On/Off switch (Front Panel Function #23) while powering up the amplifier to activate MIDI waiting mode. The LED will flash until a valid MIDI command is received. Send a MIDI PC command on the required MIDI channel from the connected controller to the DSL The MIDI receive channel on the DSL will now be set. 2. If the user just wants to recall one variation of each channel, they can select each channel in turn from the front panel and set the state of the FX loop and Master (the switch settings are remembered per channel). They then only need to set their MIDI controller to send the appropriate program change message to recall that channel on the DSL. 3. If the user wishes to have multiple variations of each channel recalled e.g. Clean with FX Loop on and Master 1 and then clean with FX Loop Off and Master 2. They will need to set their controller to send a program change message to select the DSL’s channel and then MIDI CC messages to set the state of the FX Loop and Master. For example: Clean with FX Loop On and Master 1 – Send: PC=00 [DSL Clean Channel] CC=13 Value = 1 [DSL FX Loop On] CC=14 Value = 0 [DSL Master 1] Clean with FX Loop Off and Master 2 – Send: PC=00 [DSL Clean Channel] CC=13 Value = 0 [DSL FX Loop Off] CC=14 Value = 1 [DSL Master 2] dsl40cr control.hlx
  7. tmingle

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    What type of music will you be playing?
  8. I emailed my sales engineer & he sent me a link. Excellent customer service.
  9. tmingle

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    Marshall DSL-40C or 40CR. You can use your Helix in 4CM & switch channels.
  10. The Volume knob is set to control XLR & 1/4" outputs.
  11. Into input 5 & 6 of an RME UCX. Fireface UCX AD, Line In 5-8, rear Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 111 dB RMS unweighted, 113 dBA Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 6 Hz - 20.6 kHz Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 6 Hz - 45.3 kHz Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: -1 dB: 5 Hz - 90 kHz THD: < -105 dB, < 0.0005 % THD+N: < -98 dB, < 0.0012% Maximum input level: +19 dBu Channel separation: > 110 dB Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced Input sensitivity switchable to Lo Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV Input level for 0 dBFS @ Lo Gain: +19 dBu Input level for 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu Input level for 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV DA, Line Out 1-6, rear Dynamic range (DR): 111 dB, 113 dBA @ 44.1 kHz (unmuted) Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 8 Hz - 20.4 kHz Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 6 Hz - 45 kHz Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 6 Hz - 90 kHz THD: -100 dB, < 0.001 % THD+N: -96 dB, < 0.0015 % Channel separation: > 110 dB Maximum output level: +19 dBu Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced Output impedance: 75 Ohm Output level switchable: Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV Line In 3-4, front As AD, but: Additional Gain stage: 0 up to +12 dB Maximum input level, Lo Gain, Gain 0 dB: Line +19 dBu, Inst +13 dBu Maximum input level, -10 dBV, Gain 12 dB, Line: -7,5 dBu, Inst: -13,5 dBu Input impedance Inst: 470 kOhm Input Gain Inst: +6 dB Input mode: Line balanced (TRS), Inst unbalanced (TS) CLIP LED: 0 dBFS SIG LED: -60 dBFS DA - Phones, 7/8, front As DA, but: Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced Output impedance: 30 Ohm Word Clock BNC, switch for internal termination 75 Ohm Microphone/Line 1-2, front as AD Line In 5-8, but: Input: Neutrik XLR/TRS Combo jack, electronically balanced Input impedance: XLR 2 kOhm, TRS 8 kOhm balanced Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA Low Roll Off -0.5 dB: 18 Hz, -1 dB: 12 Hz Gain range: 0 dB, +10 up to +65 dB Maximum input level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +10 dBu Maximum input level XLR, Gain 65 dB: -55 dBu Maximum input level TRS, Gain +0 dB: +21 dBu Maximum input level TRS, Gain +65 dB: -44 dBu CLIP LED: 0 dBFS SIG LED: -60 dBFS
  12. Since the author is active in this thread, I have question regarding the Patches & the Helix in general. Why does the volume drop to less than 1/2 when switching the output from Multi to XLR? I have never managed to understand this.
  13. I have pretty much given up on the FRFR thing. My Helix sounds best to me without any cab sims or IR's into the FX return of my DSL40C. It records well using an IR in my DAW, but for monitoring I much prefer the guitar speaker. This rig does low volume very well!
  14. I had the PC112+ & the HR108. I did not care for either 1 of them.
  15. Im going to guess a power issue. Maybe an intermittent power cable, power strip or the power supplying the stage. I would definitely check your power cord, plug in the back of the unit & any power strips you may use. You are at the mercy of the power provided by the venue. Carry a $20 Harbor Freight multi-meter & learn how to check the incoming AC voltage when you setup.
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