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  1. AlexKenivel

    Phantom Power?

    Ive read it several times, please correct me if im wrong or missing something here, running your Helix via XLR to a mixer with that mixers' phantom power ON, creates an undesirable sound. I'm sitting at home with my Helix, running an XLR cable from the mono out to my little Behringer Xenyx one channel mixer with phantom power and I'm hearing no change in sound at all. It has to be me, right?? Perhaps the mixer?
  2. I've been racking my brain over this for a while. Granted, I'm pretty much a MIDIot, although having finally taken a class on MIDI last Spring (mainly covered electronic music development, sadly) I just can't seem to figure this out: I have a Helix Floor connected to my Mac via USB I have an Akai MPK Mini connected to my Mac via USB How can I get the MPK to bypass a footswitch or change a parameter on my Helix? Thanks in Advance
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    Send MIDI thru Mac to Helix via USB controller??

    It's very cool, and I appreciate it, @rd2rk X100000 MidiPipe works like a charm. Midirouter didn't like me for some reason.
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    Send MIDI thru Mac to Helix via USB controller??

    @rd2rk thank you so much. midi router looks like exactly what I want. It makes sense that the missing puzzle piece is some software. There is midi routing within Mac but it's quite confusing and isn't working for me. I do Studio work out of my home with clients, in my helix is on a shelf away from my desk and I'd like to be able to activate foot switches from my APK, which allows you to switch between "Presets" (Programs) and toggle over to a whole new set of midi commands for different purposes, and have one set up for my DAW, and would like to set one up for my Helix. I will in no way, shape, or form be doing anything like this at a gig. I'm going to go download it asap
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    Using a Windows 10 tablet to run HX Edit

    Yep. I use a Surface Pro that was given to me. Works like a charm once you get the fingers accustomed to how Edit works with a touchscreen
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    Using FRFR Behind You On Stage

    I have a QSC K8.2 so it can fit anywhere -- small pole, or on top of the bass amp
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    Amp+Cab Preset Pack

    bit.ly/AmpCabPack These are (now 31) very simple Amp+Cab presets for any Helix device with amp models, meant to be a “jumping off” point for bigger presets. Every preset contains an Amp+Cab block, with a few of the amp’s parameters assigned to Footswitch 1 for a different sound, kind of a Clean/Dirty channel thing. There are two folders, one for Stomp and one for the Floor/LT/Rack/Plugin (the later named “Full”). These presets were programmed with an HX Stomp playing though Yamaha HS5 studio monitors in a treated room, cross­referenced with a QSC K8.2. I’ve tweaked each preset using 4 guitars so they’ll hopefully sound good with whatever you’re plugging in with minimal tweaks. The 4 guitars I used are: a vanilla Strat with a MIJ Body with MIM electronics and a Warmoth neck, a Strat with 500k pots, a SD Hot Rails in the bridge position and noiseless single coils (bright sound) — a stock PRS S2 Standard 24 (warm sound) — and an Ibanez Iron Label S 7 string with Dimarzio Ionizers (high output). Yes, I ran a 7 String through a Fender Champ model and it was FUN! Leave some feedback or questions if you'd like. Thanks and enjoy, Alex Kenivel PS this is the third revision of this pack. More presets will be added so watch this space for more.
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    Do you like the stock cabs

    I've got a large collection of impulses that I'll pull a few from, tweak and mix into one single file for a good half hour, import into Helix. Then for kicks I'll try to tone match with a separate amp/cab block and nail it within minutes.
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    Amp+Cab Preset Pack

    14 more models covered. Same link works. Now up to 45 presets for each device
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    Amp+Cab Preset Pack

    The bitly address at the very top of my post: bit.ly/AmpCabPack
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    Full Metal Preset Pack

    I've finally finished my Full Metal Preset Pack for all your Helix Metalheads. 13 Presets with stock dual cabs, snapshots, and EQs to cut fizz and flub. You get Crunchy, Tight, Scooped, and Lead sounds for your tapping and chugging pleasure. 100% Free!! http://bit.ly/FullMetalPack Enjoy!
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    Well, it’s finally happened!

    You mean to tell me that instead of knob twiddling, you're actually playing guitar?? Blasphemy! ;)
  13. Humbuckers will almost always be "hotter" then single coils and tend to push amps a little harder. I go about this by making different presets for different guitars. If you want to "clean up" the amps, play around with lowering the drive and master parameters and raising the bias and channel volume
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    Hi cut eq

    There have been quite a few posts about it on tgp Edit with link: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/helix-cab-ir-high-low-cut-frequencies-a-much-better-way-clip-attached.1853814/
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    Amp recommendation

    Try placing a gain block before the amp block to attenuate amplitude and clean up your amp of choice. Also raising the bias parameter helps clean up the sound.
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    Free Helix Back Panel Inputs/Outputs Label sticker.

    It looks like it would be a fun project and I'd probably try my hand at it for at least the output connections and the USB, which are all I really touch these days, but I'm a fan of the sleek plain look of the Helix as-is
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    Wah pedal switch other effects on/off - snapshots

    Check the bypass assignments of those effects. What are they set to?
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    Helix update

    Be specific. What is the name of the file you downloaded and it's extension. What kind of computer do you have?
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    Free Helix Back Panel Inputs/Outputs Label sticker.

    Not finding any names in the preceding messages, only stating of screenshots, which I'd love to see. So far, from this thread, ive gathered: OP Made it for free, but says it wasn't his idea, and that he made it "better for all and free". Which tells me He saw The one Chad Boston made and made it "better" by redoing it and making it free for everyone to share and expand upon. OP is free to correct me if im wrong here. OP made these because "it can’t be everything a matter of money, please share your knowledge, ideas and your passions to everyone" and I agree with you about sharing ideas and passions. The whole reason why I became a part of the Facebook Helix group was to share information, presets, and help other users. Then I read talk of a hard discussion, and a threat to get punched. Screenshots? I'd love to see those. Please send them my way. I'm not a fan of folks threatening others. Another user here reported that Chad posted about this very thread and seems pissed. From what I gathered from Chad's post from his ill state, is that he felt really hurt by someone doing what he does but for free, albeit Chad's version comes on vinyl and has color coded bits. Another member of the group had a disagreement with Chad about even bringing this up, saying that threats would start coming OPs direction at this site, and frankly that's why I'm here. Chad seemed that this wasn't his aim and stated he even linked to OP's file for everyone in the group to download if they wanted to, and didn't seem outwardly aggressive at all. OP, please send me those screenshots
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    Free Helix Back Panel Inputs/Outputs Label sticker.

    I'm a moderator in that group. Has someone from the group threatened you? That's not cool...
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    NX editor

    HX Edit is available now
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    Need help with a modern metal tone

    Some presets I've made might steer you in the right direction: http://bit.ly/Bulbous - Based on a Sweetwater interview of Misha Mansoor's gear from last year http://bit.ly/FullMetalPack - Just a bunch of Metal presets with snaps for different styles http://bit.ly/TheAmbientPack - Title says it all and if they don't, they're free, won't hurt to try
  23. I'd just disable the cab sim with the bypass button and rock on
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    Multi color on one footswitch

    That looks kinda cool!
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    2.50 - What are you most looking forward to?

    Synth-o-matic. I looooove that setting on my FM4. Not so much on the HD, but I can get lost in that drone for hours. I'd pair that up with a harmony effect, controlling the melody with the harmonizing interval and and tweak oscillating delays. Who needs a guitar? I just hope the model responds in the Helix like it does on the FM4, not the HD