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  1. I made a Tycho "Awake" cover recently, where I used Helix Native with the Chapman Stick. Since there are quite a lot of 16th bass notes happening and it's difficult to play them at the same time with the melody, I decided to add a 16th note delay in front of the Helix. I used Valhalla delay this time, but it works equally well with the Helix variety of delays. The Stick is a stereo instrument and in the intro, there's the 16th delay also on the melody side of the instrument. The delay is automated in Reaper, so that I don't have to switch it while playing, and since it's in the DAW, I could adjust the sound afterwards to get a more suitable sounds than I initially used. I found the new cab models quite nice with these sounds:
  2. Helix Native Tremolo FX Sync? Have you noticed that the tremolo phase doesn't sync very well to the DAW tempo? What I mead by that is every time you start the playback the tremolo phase doesn't fall in the same place - sometimes it's a musical length off - upbeat instead of downbeat, sometimes it seems just out of sync. The time interval is correct though, just starting at an arbitrary time. I don't know if it's a bug, an unfortunate feature, is it just for me or for everybody? Im using Reaper on Windows 10. EDIT: I tried also automating the bypass of the tremolo, but this doesn't seem to have an effect on the phase of the tremolo.
  3. I'm using Firefox on Win 10. I opted to let the editor/updater to do the downloading, all went well in that case. I also figured out a way to download the file with the browser. Clicking back I get the momentary page where it says: "If your download doesn't start..." - then quickly before it goes to the error page click "stop loading this page" button in the browser, I could click the link to download manually. Something different with this V3.01 download webpage, since the 2.92 works properly.
  4. When I go to download the Helix 3.01 firmware, after Accept and Download, I land to this page instead: Downloading the 2.92 version works.
  5. Can you make a recording of your guitar with another audio interface and compare the sound/images?
  6. Meters won't hurt the pros nor the amateurs. No shame in using all the senses to get the best result faster.
  7. The new RedWirez MixIR3 has something called Giganator that simulates or compensates the sound of playing loud:
  8. Redwirez has gotten an update recently:
  9. IR-s Used in Presets. Would be a great help to have a quick overview of which IR-s are used in presets and which aren't. Something simple like an asterisk before name or a different colour. Right now it's difficult to know which IR-s you can safely replace without breaking the existing presets.
  10. Found out the reason the envelope still engaged with sensitivity at 0 - I'm using the filter after the amp and thus the level is higher. Solution would be to lower the amp output or settle using the filter before the amp. So, still one good manual or should I say pedal filter would be welcome.
  11. This might be it. Only way to know for sure, is to update.
  12. I usually use IR on a parallel path if I want to combine it with another sound. I do the mixing/switching between them using the controls in the split module.
  13. Anybody know if the snapshot bybass bug has been fixed - after dragging a block to a different slot and back some blocks don't have the right bypass state for snapshots?
  14. Tried the autofilter now and even with the sensitivity =0 the envelope still opens the filter automatically. One filter that could be used was in the legacy section - Q filter, I think. So hoping there will be some more filters in the future.
  15. Thanks ttkfirst! I was just going to start complaining about the lack of good filter solutions :) Checking it out...
  16. Thanks, I'll look at these as well.
  17. I haven't yet bought any IR-s, but I've found some free ones. Some IR-s of vintage mics (this is essentially what I was looking for): And some of acoustic instruments: I made a couple of sound tests blending the regular guitar cabs and one of these. The results are not perfect, but in that directon. I needed to add the IR-s in a DAW instead of Helix, because the mic ones phase needed to be adjusted. The mic and and acoustic blends with guitar cabs. 2 clips of each, playing the same sound softly and harder:
  18. Do you mean the IR-s of the acoustic guitar body itself? I've seen those, need to test them as well. I'm looking for the extended freq response at both ends, because the Stick goes to low C - 1/2 step above 5 string bass. And so some bass amps have been quite good - Cougar, Cali Bass, Woody Blue. But also some guitar amps - Archetype Clean, Brit J45 Brt. I'm tweaking a tone that gives me cleaner sound while playing softly and breaks up when played louder. I need the bass without farting and the extra bite at the top, so it doesn't sound muffled. Blending two paths together has been the way so far. So I'm experimenting various ways of getting the path without a cab to sound a bit nicer - EQ hi cut and now the more exotic IR-s. It would also be useful to be able by using snapshots to go to a more distorted rhythm and solo sound. That might work by blending less of the bright cab or cabless path, when using more distortion, so the sound doesn't get harsh. While the Bass amps do the break-up quite nicely, the higher distortion isn't as good
  19. Yeah, that's an option too. I'm having a moderate success with one path using an IR and a parallel path with hi-cut EQ at 8kHz.
  20. Thanks, I found a couple. RedWirez has some: Speakerbox • EVM12L 200-watt 12" • IR Library: Impulse responses of a 200 watt Electro-Voice EVM12L. Electro-Voice says, "the EVM12L is a full range speaker with a frequency response specially tailored to cut through the thickest mixes"... and we believe them. Nice low end, too. With the Speakerbox series we set out to capture the essential character of some legendary speaker and mic combinations with just a dash of color. To that end, we housed our speakers in a solid mahogany, open-backed cabinet. The cab's lightweight, resonant shell is designed to fill a room with 3 dimensional, lively tone rather than box it in and project it forward. They have the EV also as part of Mesa Halfback 2x12, Mesa Mark IIC+ . Choices...
  21. Thanks for answering. I'm actually not that confused about IR-s as it might look at the first glance. Like you said, for the standard guitar tone the regular cab is desirable. But for other tones, especially when not playing a guitar, some other tones might also be needed. I'm looking for a middle ground of guitar cabinet lo-fi sound and full range. Even full range speakers, when miced up will color the sound, so that little color is what I'm looking for. This is for the Chapman Stick in this case, but I would use this kind of subtler coloring for a synth also. The closest by description I've found so far are these, but they're not straight wav-s, so unusable: KEYBOARD AMP — three keyboard IRs based on a Roland® keyboard amp, plus a room mic.
  22. I've had success with adding a low gain Teemah after the amp. Unusual, but works.
  23. Does anybody know of IR-s that are made from full range speakers or guitar cab-s that are more full range than regular ones? Maybe even some acoustic amp cabinet or a synth cabinet? I'm looking into making some clearer sound with more high and bass definition, but blending in a parallel path without cab can sound a bit too buzzy with overdrive. So a more neutral IR might be just the thing. Also IR-s can be switched with snapshots, so maybe a clearer for less overdrive and a regular guitar cab for more.
  24. After some tweaking for a couple of days, I put the multiband distortion principles to practice:
  25. I've only recently started messing with the IR-s in Helix and I came up with two advantages: 1) Convenience - having separate IR-s allows to combine them in different ways, not having to mix them in a DAW. 2) Stereo - can pan the IR-s hard L/R, that gives a bit of width depending on the combination, sometimes that is needed. That said, using the mixed IR-s doesn't stop from using 2 IR-s for even more combinations. That can get overwhelming though.
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