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  1. Thanks everyone. I need the DSP for other effects anyway so plan to stick with the Mono panned out and the dry signal ‘center’ (across both speakers)
  2. After the split, each path has a stereo delay, stereo reverb and stereo compressor, so it should all be stereo from the delay on. The mono copy of the same patch has all mono and both copies are pained hard right for one path and hard left for the other.. I’m wondering when I play out if there will be a difference in sound using the stereo blocks. I don’t hear much a difference but that is with studio monitors.
  3. I posted this on TGP but did not receive a reply and thought I’d check in here as well. I have a WDW-like preset and my wet signal follows along path 2. That path splits in two (via a Split-Y block) balanced hard left and hard right. Delay, reverb and limiter blocks on each of those two paths to control timing, mix, etc. To save DSP I am using Mono blocks. My thinking being the paths are panned 100% in each direction so what would a stereo block do for me? Does the spread and scale parameters have an effect to a single speaker?
  4. You have run out of DSP. The Helix has two DSP, one for the top half and one for the bottom. On your screenshot it is like looking along from the ‘Multi’ circle and one from the ‘None’ circle. The bottom path is empty so that DSP is not being leveraged. Many time this won’t get in the way but with two amps plus two IR and other blocks you have maxed one out. One idea is to move an amp and IR to the bottom path. The top path output will continue to read Multi. it you will need to split off a line to feed the bottom path. It’s hard to explain how to do that as I am typing this. 1. Insert a gain block before the lower IR 2. cut and past lower IR to the bottom path 3. Disconnect the return point of that path from after the first IR and drag it to the right so it end parallel to Multi output 4. Click on the ‘None’ input block on the lower path and change to 2A 5. Add your second amp before the IR on the bottom half and finish it There are a few ways to balance the volume but but clicking on the split block on that top line there is a slider controlling what percent goes to each path. 50/50 is even to both. 60-40 gives ten percent more to the top. Sorry this has turned out to be long but it’s hard for me to explain without the Helix in front of me.
  5. My group purchased a Behringer XR-12 and couldn’t be happier. We are a four piece band, 2 guitars, bass drums plus two vocals all going through it. We set up the drums to run three mics through it but haven’t used it. There is an XR-18 with more capability but the 12 should do you solid. Everything controlled by an IPad or laptop and it is the size of narrow show box.
  6. Since I have upgraded to 2.8x I have had this issue often. HXEdit loses connection to the device. I have also encountered the unit freezing up but not nearly as often as the connection interruption. Sometimes I need to reboot to fix and sometimes just turning Helix off then on. I am on Windows 10.
  7. Thanks folks and sorry for the confusion. The threshold is what I should have stated. I’ve since started investigating noise gates and results of the parameter. I haven’t experienced much noise with my guitar but the Input Gate is on by default. I’ll start with it off and work from there. If I never need I will look in global to see if off as a default is an option. Thanks.
  8. Greetings, I’d like to hear how folks leverage the Tolerance parameter on the Input Block. Not much in the documentation and searching did not yield much (which may have something more to do with my phrasing, but...). For context in case helpful, I use Multi input type. I mostly use my PRS Custom 24 but also have patches with my JTV-69S as well. I play into a mixer and out to desktop monitors or L2M. Pretty simply setup. Some times other guitars (Strat, ES-330) but really mostly the PRS and 1/3 of the songs the Variax for Eb and open G tunings across various simulated guitars. What does increasing or decreasing the value supposed to do? Thanks in advance!
  9. I am happy with my LT but my demands are low. FRFR and mixer to FRFR so nothing external. No amp or pedals. The one time having the LT came into play was when I used headphones. The LT does not offer a separate volume control for headphones that is found on the full featured Helix.
  10. Welcome. First, there are a lot of Factory presets to check out which are already loaded into your LT. The Helix community uploads patches to the LIne 6 CustomTone site. Here you can search by title, artist, etc. and download presets. Line6.com/customtone
  11. Welcome to the Helix party. You will have to copy and paste one block at a time. I’d try and align the two presets next to each other (1A, 1B). Warning. Save after EVERY paste.
  12. I run a dual path after the amp with one chain having a cab and the other with the Leslie. This allows the signal to be 100% either way or any blend. Most of the time it is a blend which I use for a Gilmour patch and a Frampton patch. Although the Leslie can work as an effect, I treat it like a cab.
  13. A Para EQ block following each cab block is where I adjust EQ and hi/low pass filters. I start at 80 to 7.2 but lately is seems I rarely stay at 80 and raise to 100-110.
  14. Clearly I am couple years late to the party but perhaps to help future ‘searchers’ through the forum, I found where I place the looper is important. To use the looper to adjust presets - record yourself and continually playback while adjusting parameters until desired effect - you place the looper FIRST in the chain. To record one snapshot, say rhythm, and playback with the same parameters and blocks as recorded, and play over it under a different snapshot, say lead, place the looper LAST.
  15. Hi Folks, I’ve searched and found bits and pieces of things that sound like my issue but not quite there. My Variax sounds fine magnetic. Modeled is another issue. If I am any modeled guitar, I have the issue but more predominantly when tuned 1/2 step down. The 6, 5, and 4 strings sound fine. Slight ‘wobble’ in the 3, increasingly works on 2 and furthermore on 1. If I strike the first string easily it sounds like two strings playing slightly off. This is not the acoustic of the string coming off the guitar, is is through the amp. I had a proper setup just performed as I’ve read some issues that were fixed this way. WHen I received the guitar secondhand two months ago I updated the firmware. Anyone experience the same problem?
  16. Thank you for the suggestion. I will try it over the next couple days and let you know.
  17. +1 same here. It isn’t prevalent but certainly happens more. In the past, I would experience this when the USB was plugged into an USB 3 port. Once I moved it to an USB 2 port it never dropped. Since the upgrade it has happened more but random enough I cannot find a pattern.
  18. I’ve owned my Helix LT for about ten months or so. Like many of us here, I love it. Although I don’t take advantage of it currently, the platform is awesome. Developing and exchanging patches across various devices for various purposes is great. It was only a matter of time before this thread kicked up with no new ‘toys’ in the latest release complaint. Glad everyone loves the tuner. I truly think LIne 6 is harshly criticized by some for over delivering. In my ten months of ownership there have been at least three updates. Delivering all the legacy effects(for which I still haven’t gone thru many), many new amp models such as Placater, Cartographer, etc and many new effects. It hasn’t been that long since the previous release. Lot of people have requested metering. I’d love to see it to to help maintaining volumes. I imagine that is something the new refresh rate will help with. Either way my purchase has only increased in value three times now.. And the ecosystem keeps building out so I am learning SOOO much from folks here, YouTube, etc. Thanks to all for that.
  19. Good thoughts and responses. My initial thought was the backup at the gig. Some mentioned leading up to the gig but I was thinking, “Man, if this dies in the first set...”. Since I don’t have a POD and I dont want to load tones into an old Flextone III and lug that 62 pounds around, I was considering alternatives. Hitting a store up doesn’t solve the issue of an issue at the gig. I thought about Native but couldn’t work that out given the current set up. Maybe I think that through a little more and come up with a solution. Guitar -> laptop -> USB/XLR out? And then I thought of a cost-sharing way other local Helix owners might take advantage of a backup device. But, as many have stated, it gets complicated and risky in a hurry. Anyway, I don’t have so many gigs at the moment and Helix seems to hold up well.
  20. Thank for the thoughts. Some clarification. My idea was to buy another LT for purposes of a backup for myself or anyone in the area to use. Not for profit. At first I thought I’d share my own as a backup and hope to find someone to do the same. Being local, I thought maybe you could get to know someone and have that piece of mind of the backup on gig night. The idea of a small amount was to simply offenses the cost a little at a time while people would use it without each of us having to buy another. Once fully paid, I’d be happy to share it. As for the FIreahwk, I will have to check it out as I never have. Maybe that is a solution.
  21. Greetings Tone-chasers, I’ve seen a few threads and mentions of a second Helix as a backup, or folks using an amp as their backup. Given all the effects and pedals and tones, an amp certainly lets the show go on but at quite a compromise. Those who use their own sound for all songs are affected a little less than those with presets of many tones but anyone playing live runs the risk. Anyway, has anyone have experience community sharing their device or a second device? I don’t play out too often but would lend mine to a local as a backup. A full restore returns it to its original state. There amy be conflicts in schedule but, when not, and folks reciprocate, it eliminates the risk. If damaged, it needs to be replaced and I suppose therein lies some possible trouble. But I find most people to be good. How much would you pay for the security? The small fee would help fund the next device. Any other alternatives besides a second HX or amp?
  22. Thanks as it was an interesting article. I haven't tried it but seems like a lot of DSP used plus the overhead in maintaining four amp/cab blocks. Any time I change the tone, mics, properties I have to replicate it three times possibly.
  23. Hi Tonechasers, I’ve gigged with the Helix straight to FOH and, with many of the tips from this forum, have transitioed pretty well from tones I’ve created home, through practice site and on to performance site. I’ve an outdoor gig approaching and was wondering what changes folks make to keep depth and clarity in their presets. Simple Helix->XLR->Mixer set up. IEM back from mixer. I don’t expect a sound man this time around. We may have someone for simply fader mixing but expect to set this on a decent sound check and let it ride. We’re hoping for an outdoor practice in advance but not sure if it will occur. Classic rock cover band so a preset per song with Snapshots within each preset display 4-preset top, 4 snapshot bottom. I’ve not leveraged GLobal EQ to date. The venue has a tarp cover and within an area enclosed with 6 foot fence. Thanks in advance for any tips.
  24. Thank you. I will give it a try if it persists.
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