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  1. surfsup1955

    suggestions for organizing presets

    Pretty much the same way as Caledonia’s above.. It would be best to look at how you operate musically, then go from there. Do you have a lot of different guitars? If so do you need to accommodate everything from a D28 to a JEM? Do you play in a band? If so, do you need presets for each song or can you divide a few presets by genres ? Will you be using FRFR mostly - or will you need several output choices? Anyway... things to consider. Kinda off track, but back in the real amp days, when switching guitars, I’d just walk over to the amp and make a few quick tone changes (gain, bass, mid, treble, etc). Now a days, I toggle through my setlists (electric, acoustic, pedal board, etc), scroll through the presets, then select, voila! Not only am I simply changing tone settings, but now I’m rerouting the pedal board, swapping out effects, changing their parameters, swapping cabs and mics, etc... it really is amazing what’s going on with a push of a button! And it actually sounds right too.
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    Delaune vs Fremen vs MBritt patches - a review

    I hadn’t thought about my problem with ‘the Big Pack’ until reading through this thread so I wasn’t keeping up with your subsequent updates. Also, didn’t realize the expression pedal was ever a Helix bug? I really did like a lot of your tones so I’ll recheck it out. Thx.
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    Delaune vs Fremen vs MBritt patches - a review

    The last one I downloaded was: fremen_helix_presets_big_pack.rar (2/7/2017 at 4:01PM) I gave up after that.. Is there a later one? And now that I'm running Helix Ver 2.82, should I even try it?
  4. surfsup1955

    Delaune vs Fremen vs MBritt patches - a review

    I tried loading your presets after a few Helix updates with no success. Same problem, changing the snapshots would cause the expression pedal settings to operate much different than how you designed it. There were others who experienced this as well and we never figured out if it was a bug or what because, frankly, you weren’t all that motivated to get to the bottom of it? Never had this issue with other developers paid presets, including Glenn’s, Marco’s, Worship Tutorial’s, etc., so I doubt it had anything to do with the Helix unit? Bottom line is I could never use the ones I (we) paid you for..
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    Delaune vs Fremen vs MBritt patches - a review

    Hey fremen, did you ever figure out why some of us could never resolve the expression pedal/snapshot problems we experienced in your earlier work? Thx
  6. surfsup1955

    Expression pedal question

    I’m not aware of one. Expression pedal #2 is the Helix default volume pedal - or has been on mine sine I first pulled it out of the box. However, I would assume when you rebuilt your presets they would fall in however your settings dictated pre 2.81?
  7. surfsup1955

    Considering a Helix+Powercab

    It’s a no brainer. Order the Helix and Power Cab from a reputable on-line company. Do this when you can take a few days off and do nothing but sample and test to your heart’s content. Maybe even with your band. Keep all of your boxes and paperwork nice and tidy. If you don’t like it, ship it back and get your refund. Worst case scenario you pay the shipping. If you have (or have access to) a decent powered monitor, you can reduce the possible cost of shipping by just ordering the Helix. It won’t be 100% the same but probably close enough for your purposes. This how I approached the dilemma (that we all face) 3 years ago. I kept the Helix. Also, your chances of joyfully converting are proportional based on venue size and volume requirements.
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    2.81 NOT up to speed

    It can get to be a mess and discouraging as hell. In fact, as much as I love the Helix, the digital quirks have caused me to think of selling it a few times. But for now, after performing any tweaks to my presets via the Editor, especially any Snapshot changes, my last step is to bend over and tap the “save” button twice. I don’t fully trust the USB communication when it comes to “save”.
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    2.81 NOT up to speed

    If you’re still on 2.81, try this: Reboot your Helix (again) holding the footswitches 7&8 Restore your global settings, IRs, presets (again) from 2.81 Editor. BUT DON’T PLAY WITH THEM YET! Using the Helix Floor Unit, not the editor (but still hooked up to the USB), manually scroll through each preset and save every one of them via the hard save button on the machine - it’s fairly quick - as you know just punch twice and move to the next. But then again, I don’t have hundreds of them :] Reboot and let Helix rebuild again. After that you can run the editor as normal. This is the only procedure I have added differing from the installation instructions since Ver 2.71. And for the basically same reason you described. Worth a shot!
  10. surfsup1955

    My first preset in Customtone

    That's good to hear Kent. Yep developed with Teles (Fender & G&L) on this end so that makes sense.. enjoy!
  11. surfsup1955

    My first preset in Customtone

    here 'tis ---> CLEAN X 2 So after 3 years of ownership, I have decided to upload a tone. Only because I felt it might stand out in the segment of "clean tones". I would be interested to know how this preset works for other guitarists in various equipment configurations. Thx for looking and hopefully trying!
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    HX Stomp acoustic modeling

    If you’re mic’n the sound hole that could be true. However using my D18 pickup (K&K Pure Mini), “realistically” and “true to form” is not even close on the Floor Helix, unless you’re running good IRs.. Line 6 could provide the same results with a few good acoustic cabs.
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    HX Stomp acoustic modeling

    I had also requested this before. And as mentioned above, was advised by Line 6 to use the Helix studio preamp, parametric EQ along with acoustic IRs, add spacial and time-based FXs as needed. Actually good advice as they sound really good. I chose 3 Sigma Martin IRs since I play a D18, very nice.. However, I still feel that Line 6 should develop a few of their own acoustic Cabs. With the already available mics in Helix, I feel sure we could build some incredible acoustic presets.
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    With the new QWERTY stuff does this mean...

    This all looks interesting. I did notice the little QWERTY box show up during the 2.8 upgrade (Mac OS) but it appeared to be a warning box of some sort? I assumed the warning was connected to the expected boot error thingy on the Helix screen so I just kept going.. Anyway, I will await a YouTube video or forum discussion on how to use the QWERTY features in Logic X. If anyone knows of such a lesson/discussion please provide a link, thx!
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    I’ve figured out the random volume loss on presets

    Referring to your statement re volume movement; is the ‘volume slider’ visibly moving back and forth inside the LA Comp settings? Just curious. I’ve been using Jason’s method for a long time as well and this hasn’t occurred in my Helix yet but I've only been on 2.8 a few days, I’ll keep a listen out for it. You’d think if this is systemic in 2.8, Jason would definitely be infected with this “bug” - so far no mention in any of his 2.8 videos that I’ve watched. Thx, keep up the good work and keep us posted!
  16. surfsup1955

    Number of factory presets and templates in 2.8?

    Well, yea. Not to point out the obvious, but the update instructions were pretty clear about that already. I just assumed OP read those?
  17. surfsup1955

    2.8 good thoughts collection thread.

    1st, thanks to the OP, good on you for adding this thread. Just upgraded mine, install went smooth as could be. Haven’t played with it much except to check a few of my presets to make sure it all worked and it did. I really think they sound better (but not going there now)?!?! I like the visible tempo on the scribble strip a lot! UNDO and REDO in Helix Edit - - - Yay!!!!
  18. surfsup1955

    Number of factory presets and templates in 2.8?

    That’s not necessary, you can reload them at anytime. On the Helix floor model just reboot holding Footswitches 7&8.
  19. click this for OSX version of the updater...
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    QSC CP8 or similar (input gain) question

    That’d be me :) The only gear I’ve owned that resembles “live sound” equipment would be my acoustic amps (SWR and Fishman), both of which, as I recall, their owners manuals err’d on the opposite side of that “spectrum” and provided novice guidance for proper gain control settings. I appreciate the additional info and clarification - keeping the CP8 at unity and using the Helix master volume will be a much simpler setup. Which is what I plan to keep doing. Thx again!
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    QSC CP8 or similar (input gain) question

    I picked up a CP8 a few weeks ago after trying various powered speakers, nice little FRFR. One question I can’t seem to find any info on is setting the input gain? For now I just set it to 0db and go for it, however the “SIG” indicator light actually comes on 3-4 clicks before the 0db setting using the Helix. I’m thinking I should probably set it back 3-4 clicks and readjust everything else. Any advice from owners of QSC or other similar powered speakers is welcome. I can’t believe the QSC Guide says nothing about what to do with this knob.
  22. Thanks for the heads up laxtlo!
  23. surfsup1955

    QSC CP8 or similar (input gain) question

    Hey Dragon, appreciate the response and info. No, the Users Manual didn’t come with mine, just a 3 page Users Guide - I’ll bookmark that. The Manual (pg 9) still leaves me guessing what QSC’s recommended setup is but based on your usage and the results I’m getting, I’ll stick with the “unity” setting. I’ve been cranking it pretty loud and have yet to see even a flicker on the Limiter light so I’ll keep an eye on that and adjust the Gain accordingly if ever needed. Thanks!
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    Helix lockup

    I think in the 3 years I’ve owned my floor Helix, it’s required a reboot 4 or 5 times due to freezing. It’s concerning for sure - but immensely easier and quicker than swapping out an amp (or tubes). Also, as far as I recall, in each instance when the Helix froze it was still playable in the preset and snapshot where it stopped responding. There might be an incident report where the Helix has totally died in a performance but I’ve never read/heard of one?
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    Does anyone get static in their clean tones?

    I get an annoying noise/digital artifact only when my iMac is running and I’m using single coils. It doesn’t show up in the recorded tracks (via USB) or when playing just the Helix (floor) via my FRFR or amp. Not much help, but you’re not alone..