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Phil_GMC

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  1. Ok, I've done everything rd2rk said except "BIG KNOB on the Helix set to the default (1/4 and XLR) and it's set to 10 (MAX, FULL CLOCKWISE). In Helix Globals, set the Output for whichever (1/4 or XLR) to MIC (or the signal could be too hot)." which I will do soon, I'm just pushed for time and worried that I haven't balanced my patches and I'm worried about blowing my head off or giving myself a heart attack so I want to do that when I have more time.. Also I have the xlr from G10 going to input 4 as I don't have a female xlr to 1/4 cable to go into 5, but it has a pretty strong signal. Working fine, thanks for your help.
  2. I haven't been diagnosed I just say I have "routing dyslexia" because I really struggle with know and outputs, four cable method blow my head into pieces. I'm not thick, I own a precision engineering company involved in motorsport, I regularly work with the coefficient of thermal linear expansion and continuous second order polynomial function, but inputs and outputs just scramble me. I also get lost very easily, I can only picture the next 1/4 mile when I'm driving. If I tell people how to get to my house I usually miss whole chunks of road out (see that's routing lol). I think I may, as many engineers do, have some kind of dyslexia. Cheers Phil
  3. It's not that I don't want to listen to you buddy, I was just frustrated that it changed. It's working at the moment. I'm going away tomorrow. I'll have to look when I return. At least I'm happy it's not the USB hub. I've got a Line 6 Relay G10 already so I can try that. As far as I can see I can only connect my speakers to 1 & 2 as there are no other outputs other than midi. Thanks and sorry for making you mad, I'm no spring chicken, I ain't old but I've always had some sort of routing dyslexia and at 53 that ain't going to get easier. So you use the direct feed to Scarlett to record your dry signal? And the Helix outputs to 3-4 (I use 1-2) to record your Helix sound? I used to actually do that, then I swapped to Helix USB. Cheers
  4. Thanks gunpointmetal. I'll do that.
  5. Zolko60, Sorry buddy, I don't even understand the question. You mean using Helix and Focusrite? I like to use it how I use it, it works for me unless something oddball happens. I just want to be able to record my guitar playing which I don't really know how to do that well either, I just enjoy doing simple little things like this that I did with Ben Higgins (find him on YT) who was at the time one of the mentors over at the site that I learn on. I'm hard right in the mix. I also enjoy the creativity workshops and lessons and collaborations over at www.guitarmasterclass.net Obviously the playing isn't great, the production isn't all that good but I enjoy it and I'm getting better, here's a couple of my older ones.
  6. Man I feel so stoopid. I was sitting with my wife and I had a light bulb moment. I must have seen it and it didn't register, my subconscious has been working away at it for me. I dashed into my studio room and my embarrassing suspicion was found to be true. I am now self-promoted to supreme head numpty. How it is NOT working. How it IS working. Now which of these ASIO should I be using? I can't believe I didn't spot it, I never really thought to look there, I can't understand how it got changed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry folks, I really am. If you could just guide me to the right ASIO to use in that drop down that would be great. Cheers
  7. Thanks, going to Weymouth for a couple of days then on to Bournemouth for new year, both in Dorset if you want to check them out. Cheers Phil
  8. I'm getting near to a panic attack, glad I'm going away for a few days on Thursday. When I come back I'll do what I can. It really gets on my lollipop when things just change and you can't get it back to how it was grrrrrrrrr
  9. I really appreciate your time, I don't use plugins due to latency issues, that's why I send helix direct to Scarlett for monitoring. I use the Helix 1/4 out to go to my Peavey Valveking, For the record I play through my Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue with no effects at all, a good Strat or Tele through that thing and you're done ;) I was advised to use asio4all years ago, maybe that was bad advice, I don't know enough to have an opinion. There is one question nobody can answer. If everything I've done is wrong, why has it worked since April 2017 when I got my Helix? I had a Boss GT100 before that so things were different. I'm sorry if I'm infuriating you all and maybe I'm not explaining myself very well I just want it how it was before. It suited me, I had a back up computer that I could go to with the click of a switch until I had time to sort my music computer out. I work 50 hours a week, 10 hours on my feet a day, and only get an hour or so a night to practise and record my projects for the people at where I learn to critique. Thank you for all your help, I wish I could stay from scratch with lots of advice but my setup has morphed over the years into an abomination of cables and boxes it's a nightmare just to move anything. My laptop is used like a desktop so it's never moved and I use both screens one for Helix edit and one for Reaper. As helix is under the desk it's easier to see which patch or snapshot I'm on while playing. Cheers Phil
  10. I'm not insisting on using Helix as soundcard. I don't want to use Helix as soundcard. I've just sold a Radial Twin City AB Y splitter because I was getting exactly what I wanted before I went to the 2dnd gen Scarlett
  11. Thanks, I do have Helix and Scarlett enabled in asio, I'm using asio4all. I haven't touched anything in reaper or at least I hadn't prior to this issue. I left it set as it was with my 1st gen and that's how it's been for over a year. That's what is so annoying. How else can I do it if I want to record over a backing in my daw? I've only every fumbled along on my own so I've got lost somewhere. Thanks
  12. Thanks but there is a post few above this with screenshots of my audio control panel. Scarlett is set as default playback device.
  13. I just tried the desktop with the hub and the result was the same. I've just hooked the Scarlett and the Helix to the laptop on dedicated usb ports. Exactly the same result, the DAW playback is somehow going through the Helix xlr ports and into the front of the Scarlett, I know this because the halos around the gain knobs are lighting up on the Scarlett. It must be something in this new Focusrite Control but I don't find it as intuitive as the last Mix Control PLUS I'm a routing numpty. Not got any more time tonight to mess but any guidance left here will be much appreciated. Thank you Phil
  14. I've had them both through the hub with no issue for over a year, well the Scarlett is new but it was another Scarlett before. This issue only just started happening. Do you still think it could be the hub? The hub goes to a switch to swap computers that I've also been using for a long time.
  15. Thank you for your help buddy. I have two computers, I use a powered USB hub to share the Scarlett, Helix, keyboard and mouse. Both running Win10 Pro. The laptop is an Asus and the desktop is a self build. I use the laptop for my music because the desktop affects guitars with interference. I will try the desktop ASAP. Shame there isn't a program where you can save system info from one pc and then put the usb stick in the other one and it tell you where differences are. I have my Helix under my desk because I have to make videos for my mentor and the workshops over at www.guitarmasterclass.com I'm not a gigging musician, I sit down to play, I record with my video camera on the desk at hand along with my keyboard etc, it all helps for workflow and re-takes, It's not vital to have the Helix there, but it's out of the way and keeps things tidy. I've worked this way for a long time, I'm not a good player but I enjoy what I do and I keep improving. I had my other Scarlett for a couple of years, maybe more, always used it like this and I'm familiar with it that way. Thanks again for your help. Cheers Phil
  16. I wasn't complaining buddy. Just that I can't see an attachment. More info. I managed to get the wife to have an extra glass of wine with dinner so she is asleep on the sofa now ;o) The only thing that works is I HAVE to open Reaper with Helix off. I don't even have to press play, just open reaper before switching on Helix. I wonder why I've not had to do this before? It is a workaround but I'd still prefer it how it was. It's a little bit of a ball ache because I can never run Guitar Pro with Reaper open so I'm going to have to keep on switching of Helix, as I said, it's underneath my desk, I just know I'm going to keep banging my head ;o) I've just tried to record and it gives me problems in that I can't see the Helix in the ASIO panel so I can't record via USB. Not majorbut I do like to record a dry signal too sometimes. I've changed nothing in Helix, no recent updates so I'm wondering if it is more computer issue than Helix. Cheers
  17. Thank you, not going to get much time in the next couple of days but I'll get back to you. There isn't an attachment by the way. Cheers
  18. Well, switched on tonight and it's doing it again. Now I need to try and work out rd2rk's settings. I went to YouTube first to do a video for Zolko60 but it wouldn't play, it said "Audio rendering error, please restart computer". I switched Reaper off and it played it fine and Helix didn't control the volume. When using my DAW, if I just play a track, the halos on Scarlett 1/2 light up so somehow the DAW is getting sent to the Helix and back into the Scarlett. I have my computer soundcard set to Scarlett playback and record. Why does it keep on changing????? On another note, with my old 1st Gen Scarlett, I've recorded via Helix usb and a mic plugged into the Scarlett at the same time, if I switch on the Scarlett in Reaper and select inputs I don't get anything like what I got before. I used to get USB1, USB2 etc, now I get fniusbwave_48 1, fniusbwave_48 2, fniusbwave_48 3 etc. Cheers Phil UPDATE: I tired rd2rk's settings but couldn't fully follow them, it's probably a terminology thing, ie, me not understanding rather than him not explaining. UPDATE 2: I vaguely remember this happening once on my old unit but I can't remember what I did to fix it. Unless it corrected itself. Update 3: I just did another reboot, I could run Reaper, my guitar, and YouTube all at once but YouTube was coming from my laptop speakers, it gave no audio rendering error message.
  19. Well how did this happen????? I've switched on tonight and before I made any changes I set my video camera up to show Zolko60 what was happening. I didn't do it, Helix is now only controlling the guitar output level, just as it was before. I'm so confused. Sorry Zolko, if it happens again I'll post a video. I feel like I've wasted everyone's time now but it was happening. What could have happened to make it revert to how it was before? I'm confused. Cheers Phil
  20. Thanks rd2rk, I'll check it out. I appreciate your time. Something obviously changed itself when I booted with the new device. With the old device Helix only altered the output of the Helix. Zolko60, I can do yes but the on screen sliders don't move in the same way they don't move when I turn the book knob on the Scarlett. They act like a master volume between computer and speakers. Cheers Phil
  21. The sound properties of the computer are set to use the Scarlett for input and output. I've had the 1st gen Scarlett for years and all I've done is swap the Scarlett and installed the drivers and new control software.
  22. Thanks folks, I'll check it out letter on today. Where is the Helix track Monitor switch? Zolko60, I'm sorry but mine controls everything, pc sounds, youtube videos, daw etc. Helix can be used exclusively as a soundcard but it just doesn't suit how I work. To clarify how I use it. Helix LT is on the floor under the desk so for normal computer use it's easier to adjust volumes with the Scarlett which is on a shelf at eye level, I also have my headphones plugged into the Scarlett which has independent volume control for them. I leave them plugged in permanently and just hit the me button when I want to use phones. Studio monitors are connected to rear of Scarlett. I have Helix XLR left and right direct into front of Scarlett 1 & 2 this allows direct monitoring of guitar with zero latency and also just playing guitar if I don't want to boot the PC up. I use stereo effects so like to leave the gain knobs at 12 o clock and adjust using the Helix vol. It's a ball ache having to adjust two knobs which I'm having to do now. I record in Reaper using Helix USB which makes wet and dry recording ready and also re-amping. It must be the Focusrite control but it's a little confusing, to me anyway. I say this because it was OK with the 1st gen Mix Control and the Helix vol only controlled the output of the Helix. I am using the new drivers and software. Maybe I'm doing it all wrong, I have routing dyslexia, you should have seen me connecting up a video recorder AND a Sky box to my TV years ago, total discombobulation. Cheers
  23. Hello folks, I hope you can help. I've just swapped my ageing Scarlett 18i8 1st Gen for a 2nd gen one. The old Mix Control is now Focusrite Control and very different. For some reason my Helix volume knob now controls the volume of everything (PC, DAW, Guitar) and so does the Scarlett. This is a pain because when I'm recording into my DAW and I want to up the guitar level with the Helix volume knob it alters the DAW volume too. I'm using Reaper. Helix used to only control my guitar volume. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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