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  1. yes mine did this. it would randomly just switch from my stompbox mode and suddenly switch to the screen showing me the parameters of that effect? I rebooted, factory reset and it stopped doing it but it returned - i had a lot of other bugs with my unit (noise) and also it refused to rename and store the snapshots - it would save and then revert back to the default name ? (yes i did change global settings to recall and even tried discard) - i sent the unit back and the new one is now behaving
  2. Hi All Can anyone advise what method / how the switching works on the HX 's two send / return loops - (the ones you use for analogue pedals) The reason i ask is that the loops seem to change the character of my drives. They are not as crisp or "analogue" sounding - they have this hint of digital flavouring to them (even with no other effects in the chain whatsoever) ? Does anyone know : 1) How the HX routes the signal - e.g. does it go guitar to input - to analogue loop back to HX TO AMP ? 2) In this routing does HX convert the analogue drive signal to digital? i wouldn't see any reason for it to have to do this as I imagine you could (like the true bypass option) just send the signal via relay switching from the guitar to the loop and back to the amp (maintaining an all analogue signal until it hits the loop) LASTLY : Am i correct in assuming that in 4 cable method you cannot access "true bypass" as you need to have the fx loop active in 4 CM ? If there is a work around id appreciate your feedback
  3. Thank you guys for these answers I can't thank you ALL of you enough , for taking time out of your busy lives to answer these questions. dunedindragon - thanks for taking the time to list those points - it's much appreciated - you've contributed a lot to so many people's questions so I thank you again for your patience and time. your approach to setting a tone based on a recording rather than an amp tone really struck a chord with me abdcwill help me change the way I approach my tone set up. This evening I set up a rock patch and was still hearing a frequency that just didn't sound right - it was bothering me - a boomy buzz type almost muted sound - on the a string Against all suggested knowledge I turned the low cut up to 120 and suddenly the speaker in front of me spewed forth a rock crunch tone that literally stopped me in my tracks - it sounded - perfect ! It sounded so good I literally stoppped plating. At that exact point my wife called me up to say goodnight to my son!!!! My signal to put away the guitar I'm off snowboarding for a week in Italy but with LL catch up with you my helix brethren on my return to no doubt ask lots more noob questions Have a good weekend guys
  4. Thank you guys for these answers I can't thank you ALL of you enough , for taking time out of your busy lives to answer these questions. dunedindragon - thanks for taking the time to list those points - it's much appreciated - you've contributed a lot to so many people's questions so I thank you again for your patience and time. your approach to setting a tone based on a recording rather than an amp tone really struck a chord with me abdcwill help me change the way I approach my tone set up. This evening I set up a rock patch and was still hearing a frequency that just didn't sound right - it was bothering me - a boomy buzz type almost muted sound - on the a string Against all suggested knowledge I turned the low cut up to 120 and suddenly the speaker in front of me spewed forth a rock crunch tone that literally stopped me in my tracks - it sounded - perfect ! It sounded so good I literally stoppped plating. At that exact point my wife called me up to say goodnight to my son!!!! My signal to put away the guitar I'm off snowboarding for a week in Italy but with LL catch up with you my helix brethren on my return to no doubt ask lots more noob questions Have a good weekend guys
  5. Hi guys I'm new to modelling so his low and high cut stuff is confusing as hell to me. Am I correct in assuming the following Using an FRFR speaker (I use an alto ts210 to set my patches at gig volume) means that : It gives me ALL frequencies and as a result I need to cut the lower and higher frequencies which are 1) not - of use on a "typical" electric guitar (let's use a les paul with classic 57 and 57+pickups as an example ) 2) don't sound good 3) which are generally not present on a typical guitar speaker (let's use a celestion V30 as an example) I have been using my ears to do this as I found a lot of sounds to be too "boomy and flubby" so After experimenting with the cabs and moving mikes further back initially - I then recorded a phrase on the looper and ran it whilst I simply turned up the low cut until those boomy or flubby sounds disappeared - I tried NOT to look at the numbers but seemed to find (that as recommended on here ) that up to 90hz tends to do the trick BUT if you overdo the low you lose all your bass? I did the same with the high cut - although this seems to work in reverse ie you roll the numbers backwards ? QUESTIONS 1) am I on the righty track in my thinking / methodology ? 2 ) "typical" low cuts (cut boomyness and flubbyness) are UP to 90hz 3) "typical high cuts (to cut harshness and make things less "sterile" are UP to 16hz ? 4) should I cut the bass and treble on my amp models first and then introduce these high cuts 5) do I introduce them via the speaker cab or is it better to introduce one eq block and cut from there ? 6) where is this best placed in the signal chain? 7) do I then add back bass and treble to the amp or do this via same eq block (which would suggest an eq block before and after the amp or one before the amp and one I. The cab) ? 8) why do the reverbs and some other effects also have these cuts on them ? Do I need to match these to my eq / And cab low and high cuts ? 8) unrelated question - wh do IR's arrive set at -18db? I turned mine up to 0db and they sound fantastic ! I'm still setting up my helix for gigging so any help appreciated I'm going to FOH and using the alto as my monitor and to set up patches at gig levels - at home
  6. Thanks for all the help guys I've ordered an alto ts 210 which arrives tomorrow. We have 2x Yamaha dxr 12's for the pa - so I went for the lower cost alto option to serve as a practice tool For setting up patches at home and then as a monitor for gigs. My research suggests the 210 has a more focused tone than the 212 - on most patches I'm reducing bass so I didn't don't want any more ! I'm going to take all the advice given and send my signal path to the alto and foh via xlr I'll assign master volume to only control my monitor signal only so I don't blow the audience out the room (great suggestion silverhead! )
  7. Thanks for all the help guys I've ordered an alto ts 210 which arrives tomorrow. We have 2x Yamaha dxr 12's for the pa - so I went for the lower cost alto option to serve as a practice tool For setting up patches at home and then as a monitor for gigs. My research suggests the 210 has a more focused tone than the 212 - most patches I'm reducing bass so I didn't don't want any more ! I'm going to take all the advice given and send my signal path to the alto and foh. I'll assign master volume to only control my monitor signal only so I don't blow the audience out the room (great suggestion silverhead! )
  8. You people are gents I''m going to read all of this, digest and try early next week in rehearsal - we are recording tomorrow night so im going traditional cab and amp - unfortunately as i don't have any tweaking time available Thank you again everyone - its REALLY is appreciated and i am glad to hear that i won't have to change the patches i've created as they sound bloody fantastic!! Best tone i've heard in 20 years of playing ! Never thought id be saying that about a modeller !!
  9. Hi Guys Im an experienced analogue gear head with loads of lovely amps and analogue gear but this digital modelling is new to me so please be patient! We gig every weekend and play rock and roll. I use a Les Paul Traditional (57 and classic 57+) pickups and a Bernie Marsden PRS (also with vintage PAF style passive pickups. Ive just taken delivery of a helix and immediately tried the 4 Cable method (the initial reason I bought it for) and got some ok results. I then tried helix into one of our FOH - pa speakers (after reading various topics on this forum on how to get the best out of helix) - this is a Yamaha DBR12 Powered speaker - i was blown away! Aerosmith patches sound like aerosmith! I have now tweaked several of my tones through this speaker and am loving the tones im getting. I now plan on buying an Alto TS112 or 110 to serve as a cheapish onstage monitor / wedge and ill also use this as my main practice (powered) speaker at home - ill use this to set up my tones. QUESTION NOW is - how do i transfer these wonderful sounds to a gig environment? Our drummer (who takes care of the desk and FOH sound) says i need to send the desk a FLAT EQ / DI signal - so he suggests i set up a mixed tone (which ive already done using the yamaha DBR12) and then presumably this mix is the one ill send to my alto ts wedge (so i heear the tones ive created at home) and then send one to the desk for FOH with a "flat EQ" as he will then adjust the EQ from the desk - when we are at the venue to allow for room dynamics etc So Helix friends my questions are as follows: 1) do i need to alter my patches to allow for different signal paths? ie create one signal path to the desk for FOH and one signal path to my monitor? - If so where do i start? - Do i need two signal paths? - how do i create this ? what are the outputs etc i would use ? - what is a flat eq? - do we mean completely flat i.e. no bass , mids or treble or just take them all to for example 4 i..e. very low levels ? what exactly do i have to do to achieve this? 2) In terms of physical cables and outputs do i send an - XLR to the desk for my guitar (same as with analogue gear) and then - take a feed from the desk to my onstage monitor or - do i / (can i) & is it beneficial to send a direct feed from helix to the monitor (to ensure i hear the EXACT tones i have set up at home) - (with no mixer interference / tweaking) , I almost sent helix back (before i tried the powered pa speaker - thank goodness i didn't) - once i had set up my tones i thought great "ill just turn up and plug into the pa (as if i was miking up) and hear the same sounds back i had created. i don't want to spend weeks tweaking endlessly SO YOUR EXPERIENCE AND ADVICE are valued and appreciated. .
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