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  1. Just downloaded the update myself! The link in the original email didn't work for me anymore but using the method @silverhead outlined in the thread was the ticket. Thanks again @craiganderton!
  2. Man, that's awesome to read. Thanks for sharing. I've been running 4CM for a long time with a bunch of amps but I've settled on a Peavey Delta Blues 15 and a Fender HRD III in stereo. The routing was a bit of a pain but I've got it sorted now. I may try straight to the poweramp with the new cabs soon after reading this though. You've piqued my interest.
  3. @craiganderton You keep giving me reasons to gush over you, dammit! Again, thanks for all you do for the guitar nerd community. I'll be downloading my update tonight! Cheers! T
  4. It should sound great provided your ok with all of your effects hitting the front of the amp. You should set the output to Instrument level in the global settings under ins/outs.
  5. Sounds to me like OP actually wants to change their output level to Instrument instead of Line to hit the front of the JTM at the same level their guitar or pedals would. OP - you can set the outputs to Instrument in the global settings under ins/outs.
  6. Mr. Anderton, Thanks for all the info your provide for Helix. I bought your Helix book and I enjoy it thoroughly. Tonight, I was listening to the Tone Talk podcast Mark Huzanski and Dave Friedman did with Bob Bradshaw a couple years ago and Bob mentioned he was inspired by your articles. In fact, there have been a few folks who have brought your books or articles up as one of their starting points. Including personal friends who build/mod/repair gear. I built a couple pedals a few years ago and really want to get into doing more. I was going to grab a couple of your books from Amazon but thought I'd ask if there was a way I could support you directly? Anyway, thanks a million for all the tips, tone and talent. You're a class act and a legend sir. Take care!
  7. I use my Floor exculsively in 4CM with a few amps and I love the versatility of running Helix Amp models with it. I pick the full amp model usually over the preamp. Sounds great. Most of the time I'm using the Minotaur with the Heir apparent or the Rams head muff into the front of my Fender HRD III. I say just use your LT and you'll be just had happy and your wallet will be a lot heavier.
  8. During Pandemic Gibson was offering free setup instructions over zoom with a tech. It was great. He helped me set up mexican Strat since my LP wasn't in need of anything. This service was free as well.
  9. I ordered an Axe I/O with AT5 Max and Tonex Max from them at the end of last week. I'm pretty excited to match my Koch Powertone II and see how it stacks up. I almost bought the Tonex Capture too but I already have a Torpedo Captor X and Axe I/O covers the reamp out. I actually wanted the AI/O to cover the pickup loading that's missing from the hardware using Helix Native. I thought it'd be interesting to try. Anyone have any mic recommendations? I currently have a Sennheiser E906.
  10. I bought a Helix floor in 2020, just as pandemic started. I sold it in 2021 after owning an AX8 and falling in love with Robben Ford's Dumble then buying a FM3. Here's why I sold the FM3 (I'm still on the list for an FM9 hesding into year two) and bought another Helix: Editing from the unit. I can be done with the Fractal but boy does it suck. It's very.. "utilitarian". My first real modeler was a Boss GT-8, before that, a Korg AX1 and a Korg 411fx. None of these units were easy to edit and took an understanding of parameters, I've also worked in IT for the last decade. I RTFM for everything. I knew I'd need the manual editing the fractal live. Once I have the amps/effects I want in a patch, i can edit standing up. F'ing brilliant! You can't even do that on the FM9. How do you sell a modeler for so much money and NOT have a Klon model?? I love the Minotaur more than I love the clones of Robben Ford's Dumble or Dweezil's Bassman. It's cool being able to change the type of diodes in a modeled pedal but i bet you dollars to donuts, the average player doesn't give a rat's left butt cheek. That includes me. That said, the drives were underwhelming in general. I think the Helix drives sound far better. I'm a very techy gear lollipop. I drooled for years at Fractal stuff and now that I can pretty much afford whatever I want, Line 6 makes something just as good and far better in the UI department. Realizing all this is anecdotal, I'll add that last Saturday I took the Helix to my friends house (he's a drummer and had been recording bands in his studio for years) for a small jam. I played his Squire Classic Vibe bass into Helix and a crown poweramp with a 2x10 cab. I dialed up the full Ampeg B15fn amp model and checked it with default settings. We were all so impressed with the 30 second tone that I used it the entire time. I changed nothing except the volume. I think that says quite a bit about the Helix right there. Really, the only way YOU will know is trying them for yourself.
  11. You should remove a screw and take it to the local hardware store and see if they can help. Another idea would be to reach out to Full Comcast since they sell Line 6 replacement parts.
  12. I jumped the gun and sold my Helix Floor last year after buying the FM3. While I loved a few things about the FM3, amp models mainly, I was so happy with the Helix that I sold the FM3 and acquired another Helix Floor. I spent a few years gigging a Boss GT8 and GT10 so I'm no stranger to learning a complicated interface, but I just couldn't enjoy anything about the FM3 interface. Every modeller I've had has noise issues running USB while using them in 4CM with my amps. With fractal, the editor feels like a necessity so i was always dealing with the noise. With Helix, HX Edit is just a bonus and can easily do everything on the fly without it. While i am a tinkerer by nature, i just don't give a rats lollipop about changing the diodes in an overdrive so all of those crazy details in the Fractal were lost on me. As far as sound, i think Helix is fantastic and about on par with Fractal at this point. It all boils down to what people think sounds best to them. As guitar players, we all win!
  13. I think we're past counseling. I asked her to go to inpatient treatment and she refused. I asked her to leave and give me space, she refused. I called her mother, she brought two crisis councilors, she remains in my home. No one seems to grasp that she cut herself bad enough to receive 26 stitches, in front of our four year old, to me, that makes her a danger to herself and others. I will likely need to remove her from the lease (if my landlord wants to do that), cut the utilities and wait for her to leave. I can't in good conscience keep my children In the same home with her. I feel for her and her sickness but I can't support her if she refuses to seek real help. I should clarify, we are not legally married nor does our state recognize common law marriage. I call her my wife since we've been together 10 years and have a child together. So legally, meh. This hurts a lot but i need her away for a while and I need to keep my kids in a routine. @pianoguyy Yikes man...
  14. I've had a few days to reflect on this and I'm definitely seeking help. I hope my wife will do the same. So far, she's kind of avoiding the topic. But that can't last. I'm planning to drop pur son somewhere tomorrow and talk to her. My managers are fantastic and helped with a lot of resources and I'm to take as much time as I need. I appreciate the kind words of support. Especially over the internet. I posted here because i really didn't know what else to do at the time.
  15. Hey Aaron! Thanks for the reply. I'm a Cubase 11 pro user myself! Been with Cubase since SX2! I do live in washington! In Vancouver just across the way river from Portland. I'd love to collaborate with you via interwebz if there's any interest? Maybe we could do a Zoom call and get to know each other? Take care! T
  16. I went through a traumatic experience last night. My wife attempted to take her own life in our kitchen with a bread knife. I hurried our 4 year old into my other child (he's 11) and called 911. The paramedics came and took her to the hospital and she was released from there around midnight. She has been home since but we've barely spoken. I know she's hurting but with everything that's gone on in our relationship I'm not sure how much more i can take. I love my wife but she's made things incredibly difficult in the past two years. The world is a crazy place and we should take better care of each other. Sorry to be such a downer, I'll provide some levity.. I took my 11 year old to his mom's today and brought the 4 year old along. We hit the GameStop and then grabbed some lunch. He picked a PS4 game called Bee Simulator. We were playing it together tonight and the level had a stage with a band set up. Being a guitarist and gear junkie, naturally I checked out the gear. I love how accurate it was. There's a recrifier and a Line 6 Spider! Also, they even changed the headstock on the Gibson to avoid a lawsuit!see attachments
  17. Holy buckets! I had no idea that existed. How does that thing sound? The price tag is a wallet burner but damn, that looks like a smoking amp.
  18. Hey Aaron! Man, all your stuff has a really cool lofi/4 track vibe to it. What's your recording setup? My guess is "Turn their eyes to you" is the Helix. I really like how chaotic that track is. It's a departure from what i would usually listen to. All in all, i dig your style Mr. Aardvark. From the looks of it, you churn out quite a few songs. Take care, stay safe! T
  19. I always use my Helix in 4CM with a Koch Powertone Head and 4x12 cab. You do need to expirement some with levels but i have no doubt that helix into a Katana poweramp sounds great. You just need to spend some time with it. I use the full amp model (no cab, but power amp modeling included) to get the best sounds for me. I just prefer having the power amp modeling on. Make sure levels are set right and it should sound pretty badass.
  20. You can but you need to manually select the topology and class, etc. Per preset. Helix will not automatically select the optimal settings for each amp model as the HD500 does. I ran a DT25, DT50 head with Helix and a JTV-59. Great setup for sure. Just a bit more tedious to work with.
  21. Are you certain all of your computer's drivers are up to date? I'd start there. Depending on vendor they usually have a handy tool that will check that for you. Dell has Command Update as an example. Update the OS and all of your drivers if possible.
  22. If someone here can verify if the adapters I received with my Variax would work with the stomps power supply, I'd love to drop it in the post for you!
  23. Hey there! I have a Mark 5 35 Combo but before that had a Mark V 25 Head. I had no issues with noise except when I had Helix connected to my computer via USB. Wondering if you've tried unplugging the USB if it's connected? I will eventually get around to modifying the foot switch cable for the 35 combo by adding some 1/4" connectors for channel and EQ switching but haven't gotten there yet. T
  24. I've been using my Helix floor to change channels and turn EQ on and off on my Mark V 25 head since I got it a couple of months ago. It works fine. The only time i get any kind of unwanted noise is when I plug Helix into my computer via USB but that's it. Not sure if it matters but my Mark V is from 2014.
  25. I have a handwired Cascadia JTM45. I'm currently running Helix floor 4CM into the Zero Loss loop using the JTM jumped preamp and it's pretty close to the Cascadia alone dimed into my Two Notes Captor X. I need to play with the Hiwatt. There's so many great models in this thing I've never gotten around to it.
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