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  1. Tried that, it's the method Matt Schofield uses to dial in his amps. I've addressed this already in this thread, but making fun of anyone proposing a different idea gets a lot more likes than having a conversation, so I understand you'll probably ignore it once more, but, if anyone else is interested... It's just a better way to start. If you're used with the Fuzz Factory is useful to know the value for the input impedance should be 10k if it's first pedal that's actually on in the signal chain. If you set to auto, a lot of people have a compressor in the first spot and it will sound dramatically different because Helix will set the input impedance based on that, which would be 1M, and it would sound a lot brighter. The input impedance is a misunderstood feature, most would never look at it to solve the problem, and would try to tame it using EQ's probably... But it would be quickly solved, or at least close to it, if the person knew the proper value for the input impedance. Does anyone really disagree with this? I don't get it. Why should it be different the deep parameters? Yet again - I'm not saying this is the "best" value, just saying it's arguably a much better starting point. BTW, I have very limited technical knowledge, but I could see the crossover distortion using a tone generator and a Oscilloscope VST when I turned the Bias down :) Way cool.
  2. There are no such issues inside a modeler. In theory there would be a perfect value for the bias with zero crossover distortion, which would be possible in a modeler. Maybe they programmed all the inconsistencies you describe on Helix, I don't know, but I doubt it. The lack of curiosity among most of you really puzzles me, really.
  3. Well, you were the one who said nobody knew the answer and didn't care for it.
  4. The input impedance of a fuzz pedal is close to 10k, , Helix will not always set to that value on its own. I am crazy to think it's a good idea to start at 10k and go from there? No, I'm not saying you have to like it better when it's set to 10k, and just saying that's useful information to have. Yeah, sure, you could tweak it blindly until you got something you liked, but having said information made it a lot easier.
  5. That's interesting, so it would not be crazy to imagine the default values for the deep parameters maybe are not the same as the amps modeled. There is actually a technically optimum value for the bias - if that will sound the best is a whole other thing, that's totally subjective. My point is that I think it's in the user's best interest if the amp (model) came stock with the correct bias.
  6. I'm ok assuming it, I just think it would be good to know for sure. Maybe they are the most active because they will post on a thread even if they, as you said, don't know and don't care for the question being asked. I don't think I have the right to know, but I very much would like to. If you try that, please share.
  7. Cool, I agree with both of you. In the end it doesn't matter where the controls are at. Great... I still want to know. I don't get why you come to a thread asking for information you don't have and don't seem to want and start lecturing me on why I shouldn't want it too. Not really complaining, you are free to post whatever, I know you want to help somehow, but think about it, If you really don't want to know, maybe you should stop reading the thread because maybe, just maybe, someone might have the answer. If in the end you do want to know, stick around, support and maybe learn something you didn't know before.
  8. It's a sober decision to at least start tweaking with the amp "stock". Imagine altering the deep parameters are like "modding" the amp, I don't think it's a good idea to start tweaking there. Sure, I could assume the values correspond to the real amps, I'm just trying here to know for sure. I don't get why that's so hard to understand. Also, can I say I'm just a bit curious? Why not? I can't see any reason they would make it a secret.
  9. My ears are not trustworthy. Somedays I like stuff, next day I hate it. I just want to make it easier for me. Also, can I say I'm just a bit curious? It's cool you guys trust your gut so much, I don't. I just want this information, it seems pretty straight forward.
  10. I want the closest tone possible to the amps that were modeled. Unfortunately I can't know that for myself, that's why I'm asking. I get some like all the parameters in the world, I'm the other way around, they really distract me. Knowing the closest value to the real amps would give me some peace of mind. Thanks. I imagine you're probably right, but without a confirmation there's always a voice in my head "it's not close enough" and it's hard to stop tweaking lol.
  11. What I want is to have less options when setting the amp. Setting the deep parameters to closest match the real amps seems reasonable.
  12. So, as we don't really have access to those controls in the real amps, I'm curious if the default values are the closest possible and, if not, how we should set them to get there. Thanks.
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