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  1. Push the "save" button on the unit twice in a row saves it in its current preset location. It has become habit to do this OFTEN. I rarely use Edit software to do changes to presets since I mostly tweak live performance/practice as needed.
  2. I've spent some time with about 6 preset "templates" that have my 6 favorite amp models and 2-3 overdrive/distortion blocks each. Each preset has been "gain staged" so then I can just drop in whatever time based stuff I need to sprinkle in at the time. I have found myself never needing to go beyond those 6 preset templates in the past year or so. I have MANY presets using those templates as a base.
  3. If you are using the same USB 3/4 signals from Helix to DAW on all your patches, why not turn the gain down on the DAW side for those two inputs? As long as you are not getting any clipping. Also, there are many threads about "volume normalizing" of patches. A lot of players have different ways of setting the output level of their presets. Same thing is done when playing through a "normal" guitar effects rig and amp. That is done per preset.
  4. Is the XLR out for a piezo/acoustic signal?
  5. I'd bet that the pots in the two pedals are different. Are you using a TS cable for each pedal?
  6. Man, I thought I was the only one. I wish I could love them, but when I get one in my hands I hate it. So I just enjoy listening to other people play them.
  7. To be released spring 2019. Spring 2019 = March 20-June 20.
  8. Great idea. Looks like they were cut out with a water jet CNC. Having anything cut on a water jet is going to cost some $ because they are trying to pay off their equipment. Now just add some "knob condoms" to protect from spilled drinks....
  9. You can run up to 4 independent paths in Helix rack/floor/LT. Kind of fun to play through 4 different amps simultaneously sometimes.
  10. You can run everything in the Helix in the front end of an amp, yes even amp and cabinet models. I actually found some amp/cab models ran in front of my old Blackstar Club 40 and Fender Blues Deluxe reissue sounded fantastic to me. The #1 rule about Helix is: there are no rules. If you want your signal chain to look like guitar>reverb>delay>amp model>cab model>wah>distortion>into your amp.... and it sound good to you, you can do it and not break anything in the process. When you set your signal to instrument level and go into the front of the amp, it doesn't matter what you do within the Helix.
  11. I used it on church stage for about a year with zero issues whatsoever. It played nicely with other wireless systems running, and sounded great. I went stereo out on my instruments, so I donated it to our worship leader for his acoustic. He has zero issues the past year.
  12. Yes, you can. I also have patches built that use both 1/4" and XLR in the same preset. Signal chain 1A goes to 1/4" for my piezo bridge and signal chain 1B-2B is for my magnetic pickups going XLR. They go to separate inputs on the main board so FOH person can control each.
  13. But you are just wanting to boost your signal for leads, correct? The volume block at the end of the chain having an affect on tremolo when you turn it way down should not be a concern. My suggestion, plop the volume block at the front of your chain, play, then keep moving it to the right until you find a spot where it works for your needs.
  14. Yes, you can assign the "master volume" to a stomp or an expression pedal. Im not in front of my Helix now but you should be able to go to the output of your preset signal chain, push/hold the knob for level, and assign that to a stomp or expression pedal. I usually do this on the input of the preset so I don't have to use a volume "block" in my preset.
  15. When you go up in mix with the reverb, you are going down in the dry signal. The perceived volume of the dry signal to me is always louder than the reverb signal. You may have to turn up the reverb level as you turn up the mix beyond 50% to compensate for the loss of the dry signal
  16. I put all songs in order of the set list, then change the "bank" up/down buttons to "preset" up/down. Then I just increment for each song. I do this even if the presets are exactly the same, but just with a different tempo.
  17. I only play single coil Strats and Teles... so no.
  18. Any minute now, Andy Summer's tone will be mentioned...
  19. Very nice, thanks for sharing. That's a great option to have to restore a backup in case of an emergency as well.
  20. What version of Helix are you using?
  21. Don't quite follow. You are maybe trying to do some reamping with signals coming from your DAW (USB INs) to separate signal paths in Helix? Please explain your desired routing, for example: DAW output>Helix USB In>path A> etc...
  22. I would tell Sweetwater the issue and see what they say about the upgrade to full Helix. They have fantastic customer support. I have been using the full Helix Floor for two years now. I also do not need all the outputs, but it is built like a TANK. Zero issues even with a couple of drops to the floor from about 3 feet.
  23. Any other time based effects in your chain that are turned on?
  24. jbuhajla

    Grounded sockets

    Also if you get your instrument close to a computer/laptop or external power supplies, the instrument pickups will pick up high frequency noise.
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