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  1. A quick fix would be to only use the left output of the Helix, either the left xlr or the left 1/4 inch. If you don't have a cable plugged into the matching right channel output, the signal is summed to mono. Good luck!
  2. 1. Download and install the latest HX edit software for your Mac/PC before connecting the Helix. Let it install all of the related drivers, etc. 2. Hook up your Helix to the Mac/PC and install any updates it detects for your device. 3. Do a full factory reset of the Helix after installing the updates. Look at the 3.11 release notes for instructions. Good luck!
  3. The Helix will show up as an audio interface device in windows, so the easiest method is to hook the speakers up to the Helix and then all of the PC audio will be routed through it, with no latency, etc. Good luck!
  4. Personally, I've used the following expression pedals with the Helix LT with no issues: Line 6 EX-1, Ernie Ball VP and now, a MeloAudio EXP-001. Good luck!
  5. Maybe using the Freeze effect along with a pitch shifter would get it close. But there is nothing like the real deal! Another option is an e-bow: kinda fun to play with! Good luck!
  6. I ran into this after some Windows 10 updates were applied. My solution was to reinstall HX Edit 3.11, which also reinstalls all of the USB drivers and etc. After that, no issues! Good luck!
  7. j_hotch

    Picking Control

    Glad to help! If you find a good Carlton patch, please share it!
  8. j_hotch

    Picking Control

    Welcome! You should try a couple of things, in my opinion: 1. Try adjusting the input impedance. Lowering it may get you closer to that soft attack sound. 2. Try turning on the input pad. If your signal is too hot it's going to wash out those picking dynamics. Good luck!
  9. I went down a Dimebag rabbit hole some time ago, and found that the guitar setup was really important for getting his tone. Make sure you have a hot bridge pickup and are tuned to 'D' when appropriate! As far as Helix settings, the Badonk amp model is pretty dang close, IMHO. Good luck!
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  12. I use EMGs with active EQ boosts and haven't clipped the input yet. You might want to check the level of whatever you are feeding into the input.
  13. For what it's worth, I packed up my tube amp and sold off my pedal collection after having the Helix LT for 3 months. In my experience, its a Swiss Army Knife which allows for so much tweaking and customization that I can't imagine ever getting to the bottom of it. Each major update has improved it, too. Every time my G.A.S. rears up, a hour spent with Helix tamps it down again. If I long for the simplicity of an amp and a tube screamer, I whip up a quick patch with only those blocks and I'm off and running. I don't miss anything about my amp/pedalboard setup, frankly. Good luck!
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