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Everything posted by jbuhajla

  1. What guitars/pickups are you playing?
  2. In the HX platform, minimum values for expression pedals can be assigned per effect you are using it with. As a matter of fact, you can control multiple parameter with an expression pedal with different minimum values per parameter. HX stomp should work the same.
  3. No switching to another patch can only be done with the left two switches. You could however change patches with an external MIDI controller.
  4. Go with Helix Floor instead of the LT. You have to run over the floor model with a truck to break it.
  5. I bought a couple of JBL Eon 610s to set up my tones at home. Our system at church is a QSC based PA system, but my tones I create at home translate over very well. So, I am plug and play and I do not adjust my tones at church.
  6. USB in 7/8 will be a VERY LOW signal since it is the dry guitar signal. It may appear that nothing is there, but it is a really low signal.
  7. I use all 8 ins and outs in Reaper. You need to make sure you have them mapped in Reaper.
  8. The tempo value that is saved in a Helix preset is not a "master clock" signal. It just sets the tempo for time based effects from when a note/chord is struck. The tempo "starts" when you play a note. For example, when you play a note with a delay in the preset, the delay tempo starts as soon as you play the note, and the delay repeats occur at the assigned note value in the BPM setpoint for the preset.
  9. Stereo effect blocks use much more DSP than mono versions.
  10. I've done it and it sounds decent. I use the pitch wham, set to octave below. For me, the pitch wham seems to track a little better. So I go compressor> pitch wham> bass amp >bass cab within a preset. Used strat on the neck pickup and it didn't sound too bad.
  11. On a preset, touch and hold (do not push) the tap button. You can set the BPM for the preset on the screen. Save the preset. Now, do NOT tap in a tempo because it will overwrite the BPM you just programmed. This is how I handle tempos in Worship every Sunday. I have one main preset I use, I just have them saved in preset slots 0-4, and I pre-program the BPMs in each. I then just change preset with the preset ^v switches on the left.
  12. Something in your signal path is overdriving the signal. Bypass all effects/overdrives and see where just your amp/cab model comes out on your DAW. If it's too hot, turn down the channel volume on your amp model. Channel volume does not effect the tone, only drive and master (if it has master) does.
  13. Helix models a mic'ed up amp. Playing a real amp through a PA system is a mic'ed up amp. You're not going to get "amp in the room feel" unless you have an amp in the room pointed at your body. Powercab is supposed to get that by being the cabinet (in the room) and the Helix is the amp/effects. I play though a couple of JBL EON 610s at home. When I point them at my face and crank them up, sounds/feels like an amp in the room to me, but even better.
  14. Ideally you want your mic'ed signal in your wedge. Or, put in a "send" and route that send to a separate signal path with an amp/cab model. Then route that signal to your wedge
  15. I use one main preset template. I copy this template to the first 4-6 preset slots in a setlist, so they are presets per song. I make minor tweaks to each based upon the needs of each song. I don't change the name of the preset, so all the slots have the same name presets.
  16. I have the floor and play along to backing tracks over USB all the time. USB Inputs 1/2 level are adjusted in Global parameters, that will adjust the level of your backing tracks. The headphone volume control controls the overall volume going to the phones, not just the backing track. Not sure about LT.
  17. jbuhajla


    Each path (1 and 2) runs off it's own processor, so you have to get creative sometimes on splitting up the items in your signal path between the two. Generally I have the amp on path 1 and the cabs/IRs in path 2. Those are the biggest DSP hogs.
  18. The "best way" to run it is try using preamp only, then try using the full amp model. Whichever one sounds and feels the best to you is the best way to run it.
  19. I believe the default level for IR blocks is -18dB. If you crank it up to 0, then you are probably over driving the signal chain causing clipping. Leave your IR at default level and adjust amp parameters and/or OD parameters to level out the preset.
  20. Choose the switch you want to control first, then set your min/max.
  21. Yep, I let FOH handle my sound in the house, and I control what I hear on stage so I stay inspired while playing. If monitoring on wedges, have one wedge with the stage mix, then add your own wedge and go direct from Helix to that dedicated wedge just for guitar. Then you can control just the guitar coming out of the one wedge, while the stage mix is in the other wedge.
  22. I do LOVE snapsnots, but I have transitioned away from them just because of the lack of easy/flexibility. I use 8 stomps primarily now on one main template preset, then I customize the stomps for particular blocks bypass and physical stomp layout. I prefer stomps because we may change directions mid song and stomps allow more flexibility to change during the song. Stomps give me more artistic flexibility. I do use a preset per song, but the presets are just different stomp layout of the same preset, with custom tempo. I have the left up/down set to preset so I just scroll up when playing through the setlist.
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