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  1. Hey guys, As guitarists, we often go through phases.. we often go back and listen to some music that we haven't listened to in a while.. I just started listening to Pantera again (for the 55th time) and I still get blown away by Dime's unmatched playing style. Some might argue that his tone wasn't great (I thought it suited their music just perfectly), however his use of FX is simply on point. I would love to know if anyone has come across or made up any delays/verbs/pitch etc that resemble his leads and solos? Not to be album or song specific, but some of the delays and verbs on songs like Mouth For War, A New Level, Walk, I'm Broken etc etc are the standouts to me. If anyone has any settings/links/patches they'd like to share or sell, feel free to hit me up. Cheers
  2. Hey guys, Let me rephrase.. Rather than going out and buying a bass guitar and running it through the Helix, I'm wondering if can you make a patch within the Helix so that your electric guitar sounds like a bass? I really only need this for basic recording purposes, not for live or anything. I would assume that you'll need pitch/detune etc plus a good amp sim + cab/IR. Just not sure how or where to start. If anyone has anything to share, a link, or better still, if someone has a patch they'd like to share that would be a great help. Many thanks
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    what actually is 'pre' or 'post' processing?

    Thanks for the insightful responses guys, appreciate it. @bsd512 @phil_m @cruisinon2 @rd2rk @amsdenj That Izotope's Neutron/Ozone stuff is way beyond me man! Just to add.. here’s a little something I did with the Helix PANAMA amp + GnR IR.. and that’s it. Straight into Reaper via my Yamaha HS5s. ** DISCLAIMER ** I'm referring to the lead tone that I'm playing, not the backing track. The backing isn't mine (belongs to the guitarist in my band.. I just used it to jam over..). I guess my next question is a matter of opinion, BUT, if wanted to sharpen up this tone, or take away some of the ‘nastiness’ or maybe if I wanted to just enhance it a little, what would I do or where would I start? To me there's a difference between a tone that has had post processing vs a tone that hasn't had any.. the lead tone in this clip is straight from the Helix into Reaper. I’ve seen lot’s of Rocco’s clips (granted he’s a Fractal guy), and I’ve bought/played/used Glenn’s, Moke’s, Marco’s presets and everything sounds so different. Some of their tones sound dreadful through my Helix and Yamaha HS5’s but when you're listening to them playing it, it's TOTALLY different and always sounds awesome. NOW, I realise that's a different topic perhaps, but I'm more curious to know if 'post processing' would make this tone better. By 'better', I mean nicer to the ear, or cleaner or more rounded off. Hope that makes sense. In a perfect world, I'd like it to be as simple as possible, without necessarily needing to buy/download more programs and software if it can be avoided. Not crucial though. Here's the patch if anyone is interested. Panama Amp Patch.hlx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSz__uLmSCs&feature=youtu.be
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    Helix nails Iron Maiden with harmonies

    Your welcome man! Oh man.. any of those above-mentioned VH sounds would be awesome. Both of those albums had very unique tones (for me, Balance is Ed's ultimate tone IMO even though he used all sorts of FX to widen/thicken his sound). And really, if anyone can nail the Unchained flanger, then they deserve serious recognition! I've tried a small handful of Helix flangers (including artist preset) and none come close to it. Just my experience. What you do, the way you do it, and the passion you put into it is awesome man. Happy to pay for people's patches when you can clearly see they've invested time into them.
  5. So I've recently starting experimenting with Reaper. I've been recording directly into the Reaper via my Helix, however I think the overall sound could probably be tweaked a little. BUT I'm not sure how or where to start.. Do I need additional software or programs to be able to do that? Or can I do that via Reaper? Ideally, what would be the best way? (the simpler the better for me!) Thanks.
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    Helix nails Iron Maiden with harmonies

    Dude that's awesome! Great job! @malhavok Umm.. do you take requests at making patches/presets?! Van Halen - 'Balance' tone, 'OU812' tone.. and of course, the 'Unchained' flanger.. Haven't come across an Unchained flanger setting in the Helix yet that is spot-on. Otherwise, seriously great sounds man
  7. Hey guys.. Just curious to know if anyone is running their Helix in 4CM with their Friedman BE100 or modded Marshall in 4CM? Why do I ask? Well, the plan is to keep the settings ‘neutral’ on the amp, however, I’m going to use the Helix to add an OD/tubescreamer pedal here and there (depending on the patch) to give it more bite/cut/top end etc. But, the real question is, has anyone put an EQ somewhere within the signal chain to remove some of the mids to make it a bit ‘angrier’ or a bit more ‘metal’ so to speak? I don’t want to completely scoop the mids, just enough for there to be some differentiation in sound and tone. Granted, the amp has the C45 and SAT switches but they cannot be activated by the Helix, you physically need to do this at the rear of the amp. The amp is incredibly versatile – we know this, but I guess it’s just a matter of whether this can be done, and if so, how.. I presume it’s an EQ block that would do the trick somewhat.. Thanks guys.
  8. I suspect this is like looking for a needle in a hay-stack.. On the off extreme off chance, is anyone using their Helix to control their Bogner Hafler Triple Giant via Midi? I'm planning on using it in a 4CM type setup with a power amp. I guess I'm just curious to see if anyone has had any success in getting it to change channels via midi with their Helix. Thanks. (NOTE, I really don't expect many replies given the rarity of this unit, however any help or input is appreciated!)
  9. Ok, let me rephrase that.. I could've sworn I remember seeing somewhere here that there are some players out there that have been using the Line 6 Flextone combo as an FRFR solution, either at home or on stage.. could this be?! I guess the second part of this weird question is, can that actually be done? For anyone that actually has done that, how does it sound?
  10. Opinions are like A55holes... everyone has one. I like the Chicago Bulls, you might like The Cavs? I like milk chocolate, you like dark chocolate.. who cares what chocolate either of us like?! I've owned all 3 and here's my observations.. To say it's not in the same league as the Kemper/AXE FX doesn't mean jack sh1t really. Comes down to how you use it. Devin Townsend uses all 3!! Kemper = amazing for what it is, but not the most user friendly. The profiles can be good but that depends on how good the actual profile is. THIS ALSO DEPENDS on if whether you rely on profiles for your core sound/core tone.. Axe FX/AX8 = fractal still lead the way in terms of amp/cab sims. They are better. But how much better is the question? Comes down to how well you can dial in a patch and make it sound awesome. Helix floor = love it. Sold my first and now I'm on my second and it's staying this time. The easy of use, the ability to dial in patches and make adjustments on the fly is what makes this a stand-out. From that point of view it cannot be beaten. The Helix has to be the ultimate gigging tool. With regards to the AX8 vs Helix theory. Sure, the AX8 has that edge given that it's had MANY firmware updates over its journey and the Helix has had minimal in comparison, however imagine you and I played in the same band, and we're both guitarists. Doesn't matter whether we play hi-gain/low-gain/blues/clean etc etc.. Do you think people in the crowd will really be able to say "oh that guy's AX8 totally kick's that other guy's Helix..." No chance. NO CHANCE. Same with the Kemper. I've had 2 Kempers and am in no hurry for a third. As a player that plays in a gigging band, it's important for me to have a seamless and easy to setup rig that gives me everything I need. Both the Helix and AX8 do that for me. But, my Helix integrates and works better with my 2 amps than my AX8 does.. Is this starting to make sense or help?! Ultimately, it also comes down to how you intend to use it. The Helix, in my experience, integrates incredibly well with other gear/amps etc which is important to me. It has the built-in exp pedal that other modellers don't offer (that I'm aware of). It's so damn easy to use and that alone is a huge standout feature. With the Fractals, you could spend HOURS tweaking things which is fine, but you eventually spend less time playing.. <_< My suggestion.. sure, watch the clips but take the opinions with a pinch of salt. If I were you, I would work out what is important to you, work out how you think you will use it, then base your decisions on that. That's what I would do. Good luck
  11. Hi George, Thanks mate! I've watched some of your clips - great work. I'll give that a go. Thanks.
  12. Hey guys, looking for some guidance here.. It could be a simple fix but I’m a little lost in terms of how to get this happening.. I’m certain I’m doing something wrong, but I’m having trouble getting the Helix to change the channels on my EVH 5153 (50w) amp via midi. That EVH amp has midi so changing channels shouldn’t be hard. I also have a custom made 4 channel amp with midi, and I’ve managed to get that to change the channels on that amp via the Helix, but I can’t quite make it work on the EVH. Any recommendations or YouTube clips that I should look at?! It must be something with the amp itself and not the Helix..? Happy to take any recommendations to get this happening. Once I conquer this, I then know I can just save-copy-paste those patches and use wherever/whenever. Thanks guys.
  13. Thanks MDMAYFIELD.. yours is the best response, I appreciate it. Thank you for not telling me that I need to be slapped for wanting a guitar with one pickup as opposed to 2 or more (FYI, this is guitar #5 for me, the rest have two pickups). Thank you for not telling me that I should just get a guitar with a neck pickup. (thanks to the all Captain Obvious's) Thank you for not telling me it's an unqualified approach and a 'fools errand'. (thanks to the power-user Chuck Norris.. took you 3 goes to get it right, huh?) And most importantly, thank you for actually answering the question and giving reasoning behind why it won't work, as opposed to reasons why I shouldn't do it, or better still as opposed to some of the above responses.
  14. Hey, Looking for a little guidance with this one.. So I'm in the process of getting a super-strat made for me (Warmoth body, Charvel neck, German Floyd, Bare Knuckle etc etc), however, it will be a single pickup guitar, which will obviously just be the bridge pickup, which is a Bare Knuckle Juggernaut. Is there a way I can alter a few settings on my Helix so that I can make my bridge pickup sound more like my neck pickup, or a blended sound of both bridge and neck pickup?? I presume it'll be in the amp block.. bumping up the bass/mids and possibly reducing the treble..? Any other hints or tips on how to achieve this? NOTE, I understand that it probably can't really be done, but if I can get close to it, I'll be happy... if this is possible.. Also, FWIW, I use my Helix floor with a valve power amp and FRFR.. Thanks
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