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Everything posted by Fenderflame28

  1. Have a look at the Line6 DT25 or DT50. Helix runs the pre-amp and the amp has a EL84 valve power section that the Helix can talk to via Line6 Link and run as class A or class AB Pentode or triode - not modelling, actual switching the configuration of the power valves inside the amp.
  2. Hi Space boy I don't think there was ever an 'official' one. It should work with any single Button amp switching pedal. I tried it with an Orange FS1 with my DT25 combo and it worked fine. https://orangeamps.com/fs1-mini/ Hope this helps.
  3. For me, it's about trying to make 'live' sound more natural and removing the compromises inherent even in good pickups. I have a fall ltd Taylor koa from 2005 with the first generation expression system. It does sound good, but flavoring it with an IR takes it from good to great. I'm just about to get one of these so I don't have to lug the Helix around for small gigs where I'm acoustic only: This isn't a substitute for good recording practices in the studio, it's an enhancement for live. I'm looking forward to making my own IRs and making my guitar sound better on stage.
  4. It appears that all of our DT series amps are now 'legacy' products: https://line6.com/amps/ Does this make it 'vintage, collectible'? I'll hang on to mine just in case, don't think I'm ready for FRFR just yet.
  5. Hi. Perhaps take a look at some of Jason Sadites videos. He's really good at breaking down which setting does what. Here he is 'dialling in' delays: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5SKwTArpaUQ How this helps
  6. Hi Sdahe Can you tell us any examples of this that you like? With the information above it is hard to really help. What sounds great to one person sounds meh to another - that's why there are so many amps and pedals to choose from. If there is a certain song that gets you in the ballpark (ideally link to a YouTube clip or similar), folks here will come in with suggestions. There are so many amps and pedals in the Helix that there's not much it can't do.
  7. I shared the process I used when I made my own IRS for my DT25 amp here: DT25 IRs Hope this helps.
  8. Ha! Not my video @Soundog - just came across it and thought I should share. It has inspired me to look at some of my patches again.
  9. I Hi all Just wanted to share this as it's made me think differently about combining Variax and Helix. I also have DT25 so I'm thinking path one to DT25 and path two to mixer:
  10. I already have a knob on my guitar for this, just next to the 'louder /quieter' knob there's one that makes strings sound 'new/old'. Am I the only one that has one of these?
  11. Thanks Brue58ski. Good ears to you too! I always play on 11s. I hope this exercise helped the OP a little further on his tone journey.
  12. I echo the thoughts above for DT amp users. I can have global EQ if I use 1/4" out, but then I lose the ability to change the power amp settings with my Helix because I'm not using AES/EBU. Or, I can have the really cool DT power amp switching from my Helix, but then I lose the global EQ. So I have to choose which features I don't want to use which is a pain because I would like both of them. The only solution I can see is three duplicate set lists. One for 1/4" out (and I'll just have to remember to fiddle with the amp between songs), or L6 Link out with a 'neutral' EQ for each preset. One for L6 Link out with a 'brighter' EQ in each preset, and one for L6 Link out with a 'darker' EQ in each preset. It's either that or have two eqs in every patch to go 'bright' or 'dark' based on the room we're playing in. Neither of the above lets me tune the amp to the room at sound check. I have voted for all I can to do with this on Ideascale.
  13. Hi Amanda I think it would work. The LT should work fine as a USB audio interface with your Mac, but it does not have a micropjone input. If your mic has an XLR output you will need an impedence matching transformer like one of these: https://www.shure.com/en-EU/products/accessories/a95uf There are much simpler pieces of kit that will let you do this than using your Helix though. A simple USB audio interface like this one may be better: https://www.behringer.com/product.html?modelCode=P0AVV Just plug the USB into your Mac, plug the mic in the front and go for it. Hope this helps.
  14. At last someone has responded! I'm not going to give the results just yet but your analysis is interesting. I did use the 1/4" out rather than VDI as I was wasn't going through Helix for the recordings above. I used to use Variax with POD HD500X and always used the mic pre with it. The one in Helix is OK too. Live I'll always use a compressor and a couplebof of EQs. I have a 'more mids' and a 'brighter' EQ set up on switches depending on which other instruments are being heard in the mix too. I think this is the key thing for the OP. What else is in the mix that you are trying to avoid so you can be heard? That's the place to start with acoustic tones.
  15. Hi Bobbo. Let's play 'spot the Variax' Three of these tones are JTV'59 Variax and one is a 2005 Taylor Fall Ltd all solid koa 324ce (Expression system version 1). There is no EQ, compression, reverb or anything else, just straight into a Mac through a Presonus Audiobox interface. Have a listen and then say which one you want to sound more like (if any). Perhaps also think about the rest of the instruments in the mix and what else sits in the tonal range of the acoustic. Are you up against a wall of keyboards and other guitars or pretty much solo. You will tend to lean towards some quite different acoustic tones in these different scenarios. Spot the Variax.mp3
  16. I'm fairly happy with the IRs for a first shot at it. I fed the mic output into Garageband and then took Garageband output into the FX loop return on the amp to make a loop. I then recorded a sine wave 'sweep' for each variant of the power amp and deconvoluted it to get the IR. This means it should have captured the power amp, speaker, cabinet and mic (and a bit of the room). I'd say I like the pentode class AB best - it really tightens the sound up so it sounds like a single source rather than just a chain of effects. It's particularly noticeable on higher gain sounds with time based effects (IR at the end of the chain). You may need to put a short room reverb in there to get a better 'amp in the room'. Have a go with them and let me know what you think.
  17. So, I watched this video: https://youtu.be/h6qZoC7W_EQ And had a go myself. I don't have an SM57 so I unscrewed the cap of my SM58 to mimic it and set up the mic slightly off axis, slightly off centre about 10cm back and made some IRs for the four different power amp options. Let me know what you think. DT25 Class AB Triode_dc.wavDT25 Class AB Pentode_dc.wavDT25 Class A Triode_dc.wavDT25 Class A Pentode_dc.wav
  18. Happy Christmas to all the hard working folks at Line6 and to all you lovely people on the forum.
  19. Is it still the case that global EQ doesn't work on some outputs? My set up is Helix to DT25 via L6 link and I don't think I can use global EQ which I've always thought was odd.
  20. Hi Cat. Have you got a solution yet? What's your signal chain? The 'cat5' port on the '59 is just for data when connected to a computer via USB. You need the 1/4" output plugged into your computer somehow to hear the changes. If you are logged into the POD you can either go 1/4" or use the 'Variax' socket if you have a VDI cable. The VDI route means that the POD can then change the guitars and tunings on the guitar patch by patch. Hope this helps.
  21. Hi Have a listen for yourself - to me they just sounds different. Not sure I can say one is 'better' than the other - it depends what I'm looking for: Or: A decent cab model or IR (easy in the Helix) will sound better than the 'direct out' on the DT25 and give you much more flexibility.
  22. Hi Lukjan. I used to run HD500x to DT25, now I use Helix into DT25. I play live in a function band and need to cover many different sounds and eras of guitar amp. The main thing to consider is that the DT25 is a hybrid amp. The pre-amp is digital (either on-board or from the HD500x or Helix) and the power amp is valve. Both the POD HD and the Helix can be connected via Line6 link to the amp and can then be set up to configure the a digital pre-amp and manipulate the DT25's valve power section patch by patch. For example, you can have a 'Marshall' type pre-amp and try how that sounds with a real class A or class AB power amp section running triode or pentode.(hint: AB Pentode is best). Both the HD500X and the Helix sound good and tone-wise and there's not that much between them. The Helix has far more it can do in terms of FX and routing and the processor is far more capable. Plus Line6 are still updating regularly. Either one will do you well. I made the change as HD500X is now so old and it is basically a computer - you wouldn't rely on a 10 year old laptop as your main tool. Not sure about the 'digital artifacts' - there is so much tone shaping power with either solution you can easily dial out any harshness and almost no-one can tell if they are listening to valves or digital, particularly in a mix. If you are recording digitally there's plenty of post production you can do too. When recording you will probably get a more reliable sound using the POD or Helix direct to your DAW rather than using a mic on the DT25. Hope this helps
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