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  1. bsd512

    trying to replicate s-gear high gain tone

    I grabbed your preset and tried it out. I liked it! I went a little off script with it, though, modified a few things more to my guitar and my liking and just spent the past two hours playing on it. It's a keeper. Thanks!
  2. Yes, the latest is 2.71. The firmware should be displayed on the boot-up screen. It should be at least 2.70 if they updated it recently.
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    Can Helix be used as a serious Audio Interface?

    Ah, yes, I think you're right. I read it too quick, thinking he wanted to play along with backing tracks and (separately) make video using the Helix as audio input directly. There might still be a way but I think the way most folks do that is record the audio into a DAW and video to whatever, then combine the two in video editing software and sync up the audio with the video. I could be wrong, though. But yes, you are right. Setting the computer output to be the Helix comes in USB1/2 which is not recorded along with everything else. Unless there's some global setting to enable it, I haven't looked for that.
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    Can Helix be used as a serious Audio Interface?

    Correct. Helix has a lot of inputs.
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    Can Helix be used as a serious Audio Interface?

    Yes, you can do that. On your Mac, simply set the input and output sound device to be the Helix, plug headphones into your Helix or your Helix 1/4" or XLR outs into something amplified and jam away. When recording a video, select your "mic" input to be the Helix.
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    Helix and Amplifi

    I had an Amplifi 150 a few years ago. I'm 99% sure it has a stereo "aux" 3.5mm input. Unless I'm going senile, I remember hooking my Helix L/R 1/4" outs into that using a Y adapter cable. I recall it sounded pretty darn good that way. You'd be bypassing all Amplifi processing and effects, which is probably what I'd think you want. That's what I wanted when I did that.
  7. I bet you can't wait for the actual Version 8. And Version 8.8 soon after. :-)
  8. bsd512

    I can hear my line sound "behind" my distortion

    You mentioned you are running in 4CM. If you are doing that with an FX Loop block, this would not apply. But if you are doing it using a separate Send followed by a Return block, make sure the send block has the "Dry Thru" set to -120db.
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    Saving an edited Tone in Hx Edit without overwriting

    You can't do it from HX Edit, but when I've found I've modified a preset and I liked the result, but I still want to keep the original, you can do what you want on the hardware itself. Hit the "save" button (upper left), then use the rotary knobs to scroll to an empty preset location, then hit "save" again. Back in HX Edit, you can then edit the preset name using the keyboard instead of using the rotaries.
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    Is there a way to quickly bypass a patch?

    Why not create a snapshot with all blocks turned off? EDIT: opps, just noticed this is very old thread from back in April 2016 when we did not have yet have snapshots.
  11. bsd512

    Does anybody know where I can get an IR of a banjo?!

    I couldn't resist and snagged Glenn's Banjo+IR preset. I used my new Strat with a single coil bridge. Sounds great! Now I need to learn how to banjo roll! Right now I just sound like a monkey randomly picking strings. :-)
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    Best speakers for Helix at home

    As DunedinDragon said, it's hard to know what you don't like about the other setups you've tried in order to make a recommendation. Even more difficult, one person's perfect setup is another's unhappy setup. There's probably 100's of different setups folks are using. There's no one setup that's going to make everyone happy. Personally, I can recommend a pair of L3t's (pretty awesome!), a pair of Yamaha HS8's (also great), and while most might not consider something like this, I've found that the little lunchbox sized Vox Adio GT guitar amp sounds pretty great when fed by the Helix into it's aux-in 3.5mm stereo jack. That little thing is not super cheap, I think it's $300. It sure sounds a lot bigger than it is, though, more than loud enough for average home use. You'll just need a 2x1/4" mono to 3.5mm stereo adapter to connect the L/R Helix outs to the Adio. And even though I like those above, you might not - so just make sure you buy from a place with a good return policy, just in case. Good luck on your search.
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    Great new Helix accessory

    Thanks! To say I'm excited is an understatement. Should be here in a few hours. And I have the whole off for vacation so plenty of time to play and goof off before heading back to the mines next week. :-)
  14. bsd512

    Great new Helix accessory

    Arriving Monday :-)
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    More amps for helix

    You are hereby voted least likely to succeed in common guitar gear marketing tactics that prey on the belief in magic pill solutions that bestow creativity and skill through simple gear purchases.