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  1. Unfortunately, you have to use Volume blocks at the start of each path. Turn the level of both volume blocks to zero or whatever negative number it gives you so that no signal go through. Then you can assign those volume blocks to a footswitch so that they alternate being on or off. It's a really ridiculously stupid and wasteful use of an effect block that ticks me off when I think too much about it but hey, that's what Line6 thinks is best. Humbug, I say!!



    You could also simply assign a switch to alternate bypassing every block in each path, which would do the same thing without "wasting" an effects block. 

  2. Hi all.


    So i'm having a bit of trouble with this.

    To start with i have a midi region in logic set to "PROG CHANGE" with the value of 69. On my Helix patch i have the CC value as 69, then 0 1 2 3 etc for my snapshots.


    Bur it doesn't seem to change.


    Am i missing something really obvious here? I think I'm on the right lines but falling at a hurdle.


    thanks in advance




    If this isn't a typo, there's your problem.  There are two basic types of MIDI commands- Program Changes (PC) and Continuous Controllers (CC).  To change presets on the Helix you want to assign a PC number, not a CC.  CCs are used for controlling parameters within a preset.

  3. It doesn't seem like there are a lot of "the Helix is too dark" threads out there.  :)


    I don't have a lot of experience with modelers except that I do have an HD500 that I never used because of the same reason. From what it sounds like, I just don't know what the approach is to these things. It does seem like the comparison clips on youtube should cut the highs a bit though compared to the others.


    edit: I tried it on DT770 80ohm. Not sure if that matters.



    My Helix doesn't sound too great through my 80ohm 770s, either.  The headphone amp in the Helix doesn't always play well with lower impedance headphones.  FWIW, I generally have my high cut somewhere around 5K-7KHz on the Helix, but I often cut even lower than that on my tube amps when recording them (4KHz is pretty common for me).

  4. Fair enough... it's just that my eyes see this scary high-cut number, my ears tell me I like it, my brain starts thinking these two things shouldn't go together.



    Try dialing in a Boogie some time.   :)

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  5. Hi all, I am a noobie joobie here so please be kind and thank you in advance for reading this thread.

    I am thinking about buying the Helix as a replacement for my pedalboard, I have a Marshall JVM410hjs which I love the tone of and play live with a V30 loaded 4x12. The back connections to the JVM are quite versatile and not only have a programmable serial FX loop but also a power amp INSERT, IN and OUT. I want to run the Helix as the main control (forget channel switching for now) and have Fx pre and post preamp via 4 cable method. Is there a way I can utilize  the fx loop and the power amp insert to run preamps from the Helix through the power amp insert (obviously minus cab models) and post fx through the loop. Basically making the preamp on the Marshall  JVM another 'preamp' in the Helix? Footswitched in via the loop. So all Helix preamp models go through power amp Insert but by using the loop i can use my Marshall's preamp as an added preamp and having the Fx through it?  Maybe I'm thinking backwards here and there is an easier way i.e. normal 4 cable method, just wondered if there was any benefit of running it this way, or maybe using the power amp IN will negate the loop. appreciate all your thoughts and feedback. Thank you for listening.



    Both the effects loop and the insert in the Marshall are located essentially in the same place in the circuit-meaning between the preamp and power amp.  I'm guessing that the loop is switchable and the insert point is not.  If this is the case, then just use either one of them as a standard effects loop for your 4CM connections, but don't muck about trying to utilize both loops as it won't gain you anything except a mess of unnecessary wiring.

  6. Lol I bet that was a little on the nose for one user on these forums.



    I doubt he'll ever see that post, which is why I decided to throw it out there.  Trolls only pay attention to their own threads because they are only after attention.  

  7. The Yammie DXRs are really popular with the folks on the Kemper forum.  People use both the tens and the twelves, but overall I think more run the tens.  Remember, these aren't guitar cabinets, so the usual thinking for speakers in a traditional guitar rig doesn't apply.  Tens have PLENTY of punch and low end to them in a FRFR when you're only using them for a guitar (their frequency response runs lower than most 12" guitar speakers).

  8. Hold all FS buttons, Exp toe switch, BYPASS, ACTION, AMP and SAVE while turning on your Helix floor unit and you'll look and feel like a Jackass



    That combination causes Helix to boot up a preset that exactly nails the Message In A Bottle tone.  

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  9. The Helix Channel guy said he used the 92 hz wave files. I wasn't sure if it was sample rates or ?? So you think it would make a difference in the sound if I used the 48hz or it just doesn't matter becuase they are all converted to 48 hz ? I am confused as well. 



    They're all converted, so it doesn't really matter.  

  10. Running into a traditional amp, you'll generally have better results if you don't use any cabs, but units like the DT25 (and any other modeling combo-Fender Mustang, BOSS Katana, etc) are designed to NOT allow much coloration from the power amp and speaker (that is all handled in the models).  So with the Line 6 amp it's no surprise that running just a preamp block sounds a tad off.  Set it up the way it sounds best to you-that is the ONLY rule in modeling. 

  11. I have replicated my far too large pedal board within the Helix, using my DT25 head and cab with the 4 cable method. Honestly it took about 20 minutes to do, so simple.


    I brought my Hovercraft Falcon 50 head home to make sure what I had replicated carried over to that head. I was amazed at how clearer my effects sounded and the overall presence of my amp was brighter.


    At rehearsal last night I was able to open it up out of my 6x12 cab, my band mate's heads snapped back at how clear and present it was. We are a loud band that plays in C Standard, so I was weary that the lower register would be muddy. In reality, I think the patch cables in my pedal board (even though I have an ES-8 looper) were sucking tone.


    I have a bit of tweaking to do with the reverbs, they seem to kill the bottom end a bit too much and some general levels, but overall I am glad I made the switch and look forward to less problematic gigs.




    Try running the reverb on a parallel path instead of in series.

  12. The way I have mine set up right this minute is loop 1 send to the alternate input on the rear of the KPA, and the main outs to loops 1 and 2 returns.  I use a mono send block and a stereo return block.  I have also run it with S/PDIF cables, the connection there is Helix Path 1 output set to S/PDIF (which goes to the Kemper S/PDIF in) and Path 2 input also set to S/PDIF (Kemper S/PDIF out).  This puts everything you place on path 1 in front of the KPA, and everything on path 2 after it. 

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  13. What? I'm the one who is saying that this tone cannot be replicated, not that I could easily do it like some of you numpties are.


    My statement is being proven by the fact that no one has even posted a clip that they believe would be worthy.



    If it can be created, it can be replicated.  However, expecting a single modeler/multieffects unit to replicate a sound created in a recording studio utilizing multiple layered guitar tracks is completely unrealistic on every level.  Wanna nail that tone?  Buy a few Helices/Kempers/Axe-FXs, have yourself cloned about four times, and have at it.

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