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About SvenMagnus

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  1. Yeah, I think the Phat Rat preset inspired me to try that distortion. I like the harshness. It also sounds great after a Mutant Filter, that produces some very usable electro sounds too, at least when used on bass.
  2. Sure.. The main synth that's used throughout is created by sending my Ibanez SR1800 bass through the Helix. The patch is like this : 3 OSC Synth > Vermin -> SV Beast Brit. Then in Logic Pro X, I run it through Izotope Alloy 2 for some compression and eq'ing, and then through the Glitch plugin for some stutter and the tape stop effects, and sometimes I switch on Logic's bitchrusher. I also added some sidechain compression, but I'm now thinking I have to increase that a bit, to make it pump more. There's a simple melody at the end of the song (at about 02:17, and it repeats later) that's played with a Dusenberg guitar, through one of the Helix presets (I think it was Plexi Monster), and this is also run through both Alloy 2 and Glitch. There's a second guitar in there too, but would be very hard to explain which sound it is :) The other synth sounds are all Logic's Alchemy. I also used Glitch on them.
  3. Thanks for the responses! Most of my music these days is actually rock, but when I discovered that the synth sounds the Helix can produce are bad lollipop, I got inspired to make this :) EDIT: lol bad lollipop... nice anti-swearing system :)
  4. Hi, Here's my first song with the Helix : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2553312/OUT/Music/Electric%20Ant/Anthem%20of%20the%20Living.mp3 The main synth line is my bass going through a custom Helix patch, with some external processing added... there's some guitars too, mostly at the end, but they're a little less prominent. I'm curious what you guys think... Thanks!
  5. I added this idea : http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Quick-preset-storage/856008-23508 The idea is to have a quick way to (temporarily) save your presets, which to me would be useful when I'm recording a song. If I tweak a preset, and record something with it, and then want to record a different part, I would prefer not having to deal with saving my first preset somewhere and giving it a name. So my solution would be a quickly accessible chronological list that I can drop my presets in, and then deal with organization later. (Granted, there might already be something to that effect in the Helix, I have only scratched the surface so far, but I haven't been able to find a feature like this).
  6. Thanks for the heads up! I had the Helix connected to a USB hub. Now I plugged it into my iMac directly, and the editor seems to be more stable - at least for now. Here's to hoping this solves it, because the crashes also often messed up the audio in Logic (suddenly it had huge latency), which required me to restart Logic... Not a very pleasant workflow :)
  7. So my Helix Rack came in today! Very cool, love it so far. What I don't like is that the editor constantly crashes... First thing I did was update my device to the latest version. The editor is also the latest version. Can't really find a pattern to the crashes. So far I think it's mostly crashed when the program isn't focussed (Logic has the focus), but I'm not sure if that's always the case. I'm on El Capitan (10.11.6). Might give Sierra a try, hoping that solves it. Any other ideas? Thanks!
  8. As far as I know, but maybe I'm just programmed to think that... And that depends on your definition of bad... Maybe they were judging my guitar playing?
  9. I had to use Safari to register... When doing it with Chrome, it told me I was not human, and that I was doing something bad.
  10. Thanks for the info. Really stoked to start playing around with it tomorrow!
  11. Just discovered your bandcamp page through another thread, and it's been playing for a while now. Really digging all of it! I have a question : What do you use for drums? I can't tell if it's a real drummer, or fake.
  12. Thanks for your response! If there are no separate power amp blocks, doesn't that mean that you can't simulate a traditional signal path, where you put delay etc after the preamp, but before the poweramp and speaker? I may be missing something though...
  13. Hi, I'm new here. I ordered a Helix Rack yesterday, and it should be arriving tomorrow. I'm really excited :) I plan to use it mostly for recording (for now), but want to keep gigging in mind too. The Helix will go into a rack with my Laney IRT Studio. My plan is to send the Helix's out the IRT's effects return. What I'd like to do is record both a dry signal and a processed signal from the Helix into Logic, and also capture the sound that goes through the Laney's power amp, both direct (USB) and mic'ed through my iso cab. At least at the start, so I can determine what I like best. Would it be possible to send a signal out of the Helix's output that bypasses the power amp and speaker models to the IRT, and a signal with these things enabled through USB, at the same time? And if it's possible, is it easy to set up for existing patches? I was thinking that for live, this could be good too... send the full signal through xlr, and the non-power-amped signal to the IRT, for monitoring purposes. Or is there a benefit to sending a signal that already has poweramp and cab sim to the Laney? I've seen a video about the Amplifire where the reviewer recommended doing just that, even if it seems weird... so maybe that would also sound good when doing it with the Helix. Any information on this subject would be greatly appreciated, because it will help me get set up quicker once my Helix arrives :) Thanks!
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