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  1. lulu_m

    Helix S/PDIF Out Loses Sync Too Often

    100+ :-) thanks! So much agree with this!
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    2.50 - What are you most looking forward to?

    I like it all :-) But would have loved to see the Spdif bug that's annoying me for 2 years, be fixed too. Oh well new toys sells better than bug fixes, I understand ;-) HX reverbs is a great and longtime awaited contribution. Bravo!
  3. Je n'ai pas de Mac ni Focusrite, mais chez moi je peux régler le gain de Spdif dans le mixeur de Motu?! Le Helix à dans ces réglages globaux, la possibilité de régler le niveau de volume spdif, mais c'est déconseillé, car tous les sorties digitales (inclus usb) sont déjà au 0.0 db!! Si le volume est faible, il est sage de vérifier toute la chaine du signal, donc le volume de tous les blocks dans le patch. Ainsi le gain côté l'interface audio Focusrite. Si on passe par le USB (donc l'ASIO du Helix) on ne peux que régler le volume dans le DAW. Encore..l'USB sortie est déjà au 0db ;-) Pour le live, je ne peux pas te conseiller, je ne joue que direct dans un PA et utilise les amplis et eq du Helix. (Helix a des EQ et pre-amplis aussi non?) Désolé, c'est tout ce que je peux faire pour toi. Lucien
  4. Moi j'ai branché mon helix directement à mon PC via le usb, ET en meme temps par le Spdif vers mon MOTU ultralite! N'aucune problème de volume ici. Vérifiez quand même, si le 'gain' d'entree de ton focusrite est bien réglé ?! En utilisant et l'usb et spdif, je peux choisir comment je enregistre ma guitare ;-) N'oublie pas non plus les réglages du volume des sortis dans l'options globale du Helix!
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    preset changes for LIVE use vs STUDIO

    Like you said, turn off reverberation and delays (except if the delay is really a part of your sound, but keep it low). For the rest tweak EQ, pass filters etc.. in your DAW after, like you would do normally to get a track in the mix ;-) Also record the dry guitar signal too, as it can be useful to 'dry up' your sound or just to have extra to play with!
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    Bass tones

    I suggest to use your DAW (if you have one, if not there are some good free ones out there) and try some tone maching: 1. Set up your old eleven rack bass sound on 1 track and load it with a good EQ to see it's freq. spectrum. 2. Set up a Helix track, and use or set up a Helix patch and try to get as close as possible to the original setup you used in eleven (so Ampeg and the rest). Activate EQ on it. 3. Record some groove and see where the freq spectrum's are different and try to get it as close matching as possible, using an EQ block in your Helix patch (not the global, please ;-)), or the knobs on your Ampeg block. 4. You must get it very close to the original with this method! Good luck.
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    Helix S/PDIF Out Loses Sync Too Often

    I think this is a known bug on all units!! I have the same dropouts on my spdf output and it seems to occur every 20-30 minutes or so (at least it's very regular and repetitive ;-)) It's a real P.I.T.A. but to my knowledge Line 6 is aware of this problem and will not deal with it before firmware version 3.0, but please correct me if I'm mistaken!
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    Helix as a sound interface and Native

    I don't use reaper, but in Cubase i'll have this when I activate 'internal monitoring'. Check to see if reaper has this feature too, and turn it off!
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    New Firmware (march 2017) : looper midi quantize ?

    I agree with you that the helix looper block, as it is right now, is nothing more than a gimmick! Unusable as a serious looper functionality ;-) We don't have to use it of course, as it's just a function block, but even so.., I guess it is not up to the professional standards of this machine nor that of it's buyers. Tmho, line 6 should better, OR improve it, OR toss it. I don't really need gimmicks on this nice machine, just quality fx's and features!
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    Lessons for the weekend - Mics!

    I like to use, for e-guitars, a dual cab with one ribbon 121 and one m57. On both I dial in a touch (around 5- 10) of direct reflections, but different proportions on every cab, and this is often bingo for me :-) I do always use a stereo EQ after though to have more control of the sound!
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    Helix internal cabinet simulator

    I absolutely join in what is said above, the helix cabs are good! The possibility​ to easily change the mic, it's distance and especially to dial in the early reflexions, is stellar. 3d party IR's are great if you need off axis mic positions​, or a cabinet model that isn't yet included in the Helix. Helix can use it all and let you choose what you like/prefer, isn't the world great :-)
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    A Curious Observation

    This ^^^ :-), merci Amsdenj
  13. lulu_m

    A Curious Observation

    Good point indeed! I do believe some studio skills, or at least a studio approach, will definitely help some people out for recording and live. I'm doing both, studio production for my work and playing live gigs and have no big problems to get the sounds I want going FRFR! I made a little instructive video that can help others dial in their sound on the Helix. It just cover some tricks and my English is not the best, but I do believe the first and last part can help in showing​ basic studio tricks (like dialing in an amp sweet spot and using detailed EQ) to help to sculp your sound in a FRFR situation. There are so many other things that can help people out there, like playing a HIFI reference track (some good mixed one) trough your FRFR monitors!! If it sound good to you (as you know how this track needs to sound on your thousand's dollar worth HIFI setup ;-)) than Tweeknyour patches and NOT use a global EQ for that! If the reference track sucks, try to make it sound good by global EQ, or buy better ones! Just my 2c, but I know others here did make some very good contributions and helped with tips and tricks! We need some sticky page to converge all this helpful knowledge I guess. For the ones that are interested:
  14. Hi, I made this video in the hope, it might be of use for some who have difficulties to dial in their guitar tone on the Helix. Subjects are; amp sweet spots, delay's on parallel path, and the use of external EQ to sculpt the tone. (Sorry for my English and accent, but I'm afraid I'm living too long in France now, to properly speak the International language .. :D )
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    Surely - My Helix rack is faulty?

    I think you really need to put up a support ticket and let Line 6 help you out here! It's definitely not normal to have all these errors. It's such a pitty to have these experiences with such a fine machine. I'm sure Line 6 will do everything to help you out and to show you that the Helix can be stable and trusted ;-) Put the ticket!
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