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About cglaser68

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  1. This happened to me as well on my MacBook Pro with Big Sur. What fixed it for me was to completely uninstall Helix Edit (PLace Helix Edit in Trash, then empry trash), then reboot, then download the latest version of Helix Edit (3.10 at time of this post) and re-install. After the re-install I dot no more disconnect issues.
  2. Can the Direct Out on a Spider IV be used to go directly to FOH like a Helix. or is it better to mic the Spider IV?
  3. I own a Helix floor and a single Powercab 112+. While I realize I can run stereo to the front of house directly from the Helix, for some heavy DSP patches, I use the powercab to provide the IR/Cab sim (to offload it from the Helix), so my normal signal chain to FOH is: Guitar->Helix->Powercab->FOH. I was wondering if there is anyway to send a stereo signal to the FOH from a single powercab at least for the patches where I'm not using the powercab for IR/Cab sim. I know the powercab doesn't just drop the stereo signal it gets from the Helix because I *CAN* get stereo from the powercab through its USB interface when it's connected to my DAW computer. I'm just wondering if there is a way to get stereo to FOH from it.
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    Helix freezing up

    I have not, but I will
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    Helix freezing up

    I've had this happen to me on 3.1 Helix Floor. This happened on a system that was updated to 3.1 from 3.01, and was factory reset and then restored as part of the upgrade process.
  6. Yes. I'm using a single ethercon cable. I was aware that using both outputs (1/4 and VDI) at the same time was a bad idea. I was just commenting that at least with a Helix and VDI cable, both pickup types are 'active'. I'm guessing the statement is true that if modeling is on, mags are off, IF you're only using the 1/4 output on the variax, but not true if you're only using the VDI cable.
  7. You sure about this? I have a JTV 89f with a Helix and I can use both the Piezos and magnet pickups at the same time through the Helix. I have several presets that do just that...to mix an acoustic model from the piezos with the magnetic pickups (which I'll usually overdrive) to get a mix of distortion with acoustic behind it.
  8. Watch the videos in this series by Jason Sadites. Will tell you everything you need to know to get started.
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    Looper question.

    Is it possible to switch to a snapshot AND start a loop with a single footpress in Helix?
  10. So I'm just starting to explore using the Helix as an interface to my DAW. I have a question about the USB 1/2 outs. Do I assign both to one track in my DAW? What is being sent though them? Is USB 1 left, and USB 1 right, or are these just two interfaces that both send the full signal?
  11. Thanks. The Modulation comment was spot on, it really helped to 'soften' the sound. I'm getting closer to it. I think I just need to play with the Master/Gain settings a bit now in conjunction with a distortion stomp to get a distortion with a shorter sustain like it has in the song.
  12. Our bass player wants to do 'Head On' by The Jesus and Mary Chain. (Youtube video of song: https://youtu.be/eGp47YwDZ48 ) When I first heard it I figured it be easy to dial in the tone, as to me it just sounds like some simple tube distortion and a ton of reverb on the chorus part. and then the same but less verb and then dialed back a bit for the rhythm. But for the life of me, I can't seem to get something that's close for the chorus. Everything I try doesn't have that 'softness' to the distortion and sustain. I can tell there's a lot of reverb being used, but I don't know how to take the edge off the distortion so it's got that softer, fade away feel to it. Something tells me compression might be in play to take the attack off, but compression is something I don't have a lot of experience with and I'm trying to get the sound to fade off, not add more sustain which is what I thought compression did. If someone could take a listen and point me in the right direction, or to something on custom tone that sounds close., I'd appreciate it.
  13. I have this issue for two snapshots. So, I don’t think this is a looper issue per se, but something with command center. What’s strange is that the double press issue only happen when going from certain snapshots to certain other snapshots. I.e Our band does ‘I Ran’ by Flock of Seagulls. So I have the following snapshots: Footswitch 2: Intro tone Footswitch 3: Solo tone footswitch 8: verse delay tone footswitch 9: verse clean tone if I I’m on the footswitch 8 tone and then want to go to the footswitch 3 tone, I need to press footswitch 3 two time for the snapshot to activate. However, if I’m on the footswitch 9 tone, and go to the footswitch 3 tone, I only need to push footswitch 3 once for it to activate. I can’t figure it out. Ive tried dong a full factory reset and restore from backup, but that did not fix. In command center all the settings look fine. This started for me after going to firmware 2.91.
  14. Would you be able to upload any of these to customtone? I'd be interested to see how they are built out.
  15. Remember though, having the Powercab processing the IR's means you don't need to use a CAB or IR block in your Helix chain, so it saves you DSP utilization that you can then use for other blocks. That's a big benefit once you start doing more complex effects chains. So I would look at it as not just being able to use IRs on it, but also that it gives you the option to offload some of the DSP processing load from your helix. The drawback to this is you need to have the powercab with you as it is processing the IRs. But, for me since I always use my powercab 112+ for a guitar-only monitor at shows, it's not an issue.
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