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  1. What I do is hook the Helix to the computer and bring up Helix editor and Audacity. Audacity will let you monitor an input and since the Helix is technically an Audio interface you can see the output of the patches you are using and make adjustments to them in Helix editor by watching the Record meter in Audacity. By the way Audacity is free. In Audacity you will need to click on the "Click to Start Monitoring" Record meter and play something on your guitar, bass etc, you will see the meter register the output of the Helix. If you don't see anything you may want to check the input device selected in Audacity preferences. Mine worked without having to change anything in Audacity. FYI, I noticed the Helix volume knob didn't matter what I set it to which make sense since mine is set to control the XLR level. The link below is from Audacity so it tells you what you will see on the Recording Meter toolbar. I adjusted all my patches to about a -12 to give some head room and tested the patches on a Behringer X32 and it matched what I saw in Audacity . My output into the soundboard was about a -12 and that is with the volume knob maxed since it controls the XLR as mentioned before.. https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/meter_toolbar.html#recording As for where to make adjustment in Helix edit you can start with the last output block (circle). You can adjust DB levels there to bring you levels up or down in while watching Audacity. I did this to all my patches and when I play live I know I am at the right levels and can control loudness with the volume pedal or if needed by adding a 3 db boost and know that I left enough headroom so I won't clip.
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