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  1. Hey everyone. Im trying to set up my Helix LT to run both acoustic and electric, separate presets for each with electric on wireless feeding the guitar input and the acoustic also on wireless feeding return 1 I can have the input set up as Return 1 on the Acoustic presets and output the 1/4 jack to a DI box. The electric inputs on the Guitar and out the XLRs. that stores per preset which is fine. However I can only have the tuner set to guitar or return 1 but not both... Anyone have a work around without having to use a separate tuner on one of the instruments. Thanks for any help...
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    I am that guy, I bought the helix for the fx and its ability to switch real amps, and the sheer amount of routing options, snapshots etc . I think even when just used for its fx its well worth the money. if you were to buy half the actual pedals that are modelled in Helix it'd cost you 10 times the price...
  3. I've been using it a lot recently and I find its very good, just need to dial it right and use some kind of overdrive in front to boost it. a compressor infant that help with that sustain problem too when running direct. Its a very different experience playing a model through studio speakers or headphones then running a real amp at volume. you can't set the model the same as you would the real amp to get that same kind of feel. But tonally I can assure you that the CaliIV is very authentic to the boogie sound
  4. Have you tried the Cali IV model ? I'd imagine that's the closest thing to a Mark III in the Helix at the moment.
  5. i had made up TRS patch cables before i got the Morleys so i used those i believe that a regular mono TS cable would work fine i like the travel on the morley pedals, i have a bad horsie and and little alligator so was familiar with the feel and travel
  6. I'm still having a problem with adding or changing blocks while the control and exp pedals are connected . if i try to add or change the model of a block while the control and my 2 expression pedals then the Helix rack will freeze and i have to turn it off and on again. i don't have this issue if i leave the control switched off while editing ... thought that was fixed with the latest firmware
  7. Yeah its obviously not something thats gonna be fixed with firmware so i guess i'll just figure out a way to do my switching with either a midi device or just use the original footswitch.
  8. from chatting to a friend of mine who was using a G-system to change channels on a Mark IV he reckons its something to do with the EXT Amp Control in the Helix sharing a ground ,where the mesa switching requires isolated grounds for each of the switching jacks
  9. I build all my patches off 1 master patch so that all the levels remain the same , when i make a new patch i edit the master one and then save it to a new slot
  10. with my old HD500 i used to have every patch with a volume pedal set at minimum 80% so when the pedal was back that was my base rhythm level, then for solos i have 20% more volume on tap when i need it , I've done the same with the helix. i don't do a lot of volume pedals swells so having it go 0-100% is never really necessary. and the tuner mutes if i need to change guitar or just silence the sound. works for me. you can check it out in action in the thread i just posted a few minutes ago.
  11. anyone know how to Embed video ?
  12. Thought since I've been wrecking your heads with questions since i got the Helix a few weeks back i better post up some examples of it in use These are the first batch of patches I've put together for my main gigging band. we play a lot of weddings and club gigs, so i need a wide range of tones, and also a quick and easy setup. anywhere please check out the video and let me know what y'all think of the sounds. https://youtu.be/yqR0sS7oyys
  13. yeah that little box does look like it could be very useful.
  14. yeah its always happened when trying to add a block. and only when the controller and expression pedals are connected. if i leave the control off then i can build and edit a patch, save it then turn on the control and assign the switches and expressions etc
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