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surfsup1955

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  1. My old M13 had that capability so Line 6 used to provide that feature on their LCD units. It was a nice feature. If you put in an IdeaScale (or find an existing one), post a link, I'll vote for it.
  2. Piddle'n with it this morning, I bypassed the IR and pulled the patch up in volume via mostly the FRFR and a bit on the amp settings. Reengaged the IR, tweaked the block level and found that -16 is actually the flattest setting for the patch. At -17 there is a db cut and at -15 there is a db increase. Too many years of guitars, motorcycles, and jet engines on these ears...Thank you, I think I'm on the right path now.
  3. Interesting, thanks! I agree that keeping the volume the same would be the wisest course but at -18db, the IR doesn't add much value to the amp block nor is there enough sonic detail to discern any real tonal differences while scrolling between IRs. The gains, masters and channel volume levels on the amps I'm messing with (PRS Clean and Cartographer) do have some headroom to play with so I'll go back and crank those up and see how much i can bring the IRs down. Any other input is welcome.
  4. Starting going over a few old patches and thought I'd pull out my IR files and try them again, mostly from Ownhammer. I've had them for years but have been using the stock cabs 100%. Anyway, my question is (couldn't find the answer anywhere when I searched), is that I find setting the IR "level" at 0db is necessary to clearly hear the tonal differences when scrolling through and sampling the IRs. Since the default db on the IR block is -18db, which is a long way from zero, I was curious how most of you set yours? Thx
  5. OMG, that's amazing for an acoustic! Not even using a soundhole cover...how is that not feeding back?
  6. Awesome again!!! Thanks
  7. Looks updated to me (Legacy Drive and Grammatico Cab are there) ~ also the Legacy effects are just listed as Line 6 Originals.
  8. Dittos, always thankful!
  9. Catalina here, no issues at all with update. Helix Floor.
  10. The Revv Purple is an amazing piece of programming - and I'm not big into heavy overdriven tones - I downloaded Jason Saditte's patch and did my usual tweaks - hard to believe models have come this far - super addicting digital amp!
  11. Easy peazy..best update experience to date! Catalina 10.15.4 ~Thank you ~ Line 6 Team~
  12. I have struggled with this and I think many others have as well. I have a better than decent acoustic guitar patch now that I like on my Floor Helix but it requires using 2 IRs. I found that mixing a Martin D45 sound hole IR and a D45 electric/acoustic IR (both 3 Sigma) works pretty good and my band agrees 100%. The electric/acoustic IR provides the tone mix a jangly treble that just brings it to life, it's the secret sauce but it is mixed sparingly. I run them parallel and add a small amount of simple delay (5-10ms) after the electric/acoustic IR just on it's path. I'll be glad to post the patch so you can look at it and/or play with it using your IRs. I'm not familiar with the Helix Stomp or if you can load it? My acoustic is a Martin D18 using a K&K Pure Mini under saddle pickup.
  13. Wow, great job! Helix Help.com has always been there for us, but I did wonder why that tremendous effort wasn’t presented in a spreadsheet format.
  14. Thanks, I’ll have to play with the Tilt EQ..
  15. Totally agree. My comment was not a debate regarding IRs vs Stock Cabs. I personally love IRs and own a boatload of Ownhammer and 3 Sigma sets and use them daily for various presets. However, my point specifically being that Helix cabs have come a long way and are totally usable now. In this topic, I’m saying, if the OP can’t get a “reasonable” tone using them - I doubt any IR will fix that particular problematic preset’s tone. I.e., there’s an issue elsewhere and I wouldn’t want to give him the expectation that buying xyz IRs will 100% save the day.
  16. Agree. If you can’t spin up a reasonably satisfying tone with the current Helix Cabs, I doubt any IR will save the day.
  17. I’ll definitely try it. Happy New Year!
  18. It’s definitely not the Mission pedal since the Helix acts the same when that’s disconnected. I haven’t contacted Line 6 yet, it’s such a monor issue, especially when playing with my band. Maybe this week.
  19. Thx for looking. Looks like I’m the Lone Ranger and will contact support...
  20. Short and sweet (or sour?): I have always run a volume effect block using a Mission expression pedal plugged into EXP 2 which frees up the Helix's built in expression pedal for effects management via EXP 1. Ever since version 2.82 the volume "position" is having a hard time finding 0 (zero). Selecting Linear or Logarithmic does't matter. Not a huge issue - BUT it is audible - is anyone else having this issue?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
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