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Everything posted by Doug6String

  1. Hey Bryan - I used the latest version of Studio One 4 and Native on all my guitar and bass tracks, and even on other instruments, like keys. I use a Helix Rack when I record to hear the sound I want while I play and I only record the DI in Studio One. My Rack and Native have the same presets and when I add the preset to the recorded DI track, after adjusting the input in Native, they sound identical. Always. If you don't get this solved quickly, if you want to talk on the phone and figure this out, I'll try and help. Just PM me. Doug
  2. I just installed 1.93 and tested the issue a few diff ways and it's fixed for me. Thanks a lot!
  3. I just saw this after replying to a different thread on the same topic. Any luck resolving this? I opened a ticket on this with L6 and am waiting to hear back. For me, Studio One 4 closes without any message when I copy a preset from my desktop or from another preset in Native to a new location in Native. The only thing that “fixes” this is to reduce the number on instances of Native in Studio One. I typically render my tracks fairly quickly since I have a lot of tracks per song and use Native on almost all tracks and it uses up the CPU quickly, so that’s my work around. But there’s obviously a problem and I’m hoping for a fix! Thanks!
  4. Any luck resolving this? I opened a ticket on this with L6 and am waiting to hear back. For me, Studio One 4 closes without any message when I copy a preset from my desktop or from another preset in Native to a new location in Native. The only thing that “fixes” this is to reduce the number on instances of Native in Studio One. I typically render my tracks fairly quickly since I have a lot of tracks per song and use Native on almost all tracks and it uses up the CPU quickly, so that’s my work around. But there’s obviously a problem and I’m hoping for a fix! Thanks!
  5. I do a lot of heavy/metal guitar recording with 6 and 7 string guitars. In JS’s video, the guitar that comes in around 1:00 is double tracked and panned R and L. So yes, you need to record the same part twice and pan it R and L. JS is a precise player and great at recording so his work is tight. You can’t record a track once and copy that and pan R and L. Well, to be more accurate, you can but it won’t give you the sound you hope for. That would be too easy! Doug.
  6. Well, Mr. BSD512 - I don't have this problem (I run Win 10, as if you didn't know). Every time I open HX Edit, it sits beautifully in the middle of one of my 2 32" screens!
  7. That sucks that you still don't have this working 100%. I also use Win 10 and I also have the rack. We have something the floor users don't have - Guitar through. I have that setup such that everything I record is dry while I hear whatever preset I'm using, like you. I do this with the studio 192 as my interface, but the result's the same. It's great to never think about this when recording and to always have the the raw track for future manipulation. Good luck getting this all sorted out!
  8. I use S1-4 and Native (and Studio 192). Back when I had S1-3 and first got Native, there was a bug like you described. I talked to both L6 and Presonus and one of them (sorry I don't remember which) understood the cause and they fixed it in an update. When I upgraded to S1-4, I still did not have the problem. There are a lot of factors in all this and we probably aren't doing things exactly the same way, but I record all the time and use low latency Z, of course, and I have zero issues with recording and latency. But the issue I do have, along with many others, is that Native is hugely resource intensive with S1 and it doesn't take me long before I need to render tracks or run out of processing power.
  9. Silverhead's experience is my experience, except, as I said above, if you copy a block that is "in the bypassed state" into a preset (from another preset), the default for it is off, eliminating the need to turn it off in every SS except for the SS the block is used in.
  10. I'm annoyed by the same thing! If I put the new block in any other preset, turn it off and then copy and paste it into the preset I want it in, the default state is off for all snapshots.
  11. Soundog is the king of the Native forum! When I started 18 months ago, I had the typical fizz questions. I quickly got beyond that and I don't roll any highs back or use a high cut for my IRs (mostly OHs) and I do add EQ to every preset to "open" the tone up a little. I seem a bit opposite of most who post! The amount depends on which guitar I use, what I want in the song, how it sounds in the mix, etc. (nothing you two don't already know). And I don't play live - I write and record. It's sooo subjective. I play with a friend who also posts on the forum and he doesn't use EQ like I do (much less increasing of the 2K area) and his tones are great and he likes mine too and we absorb what each other does and create presets with new approaches that expand our tones. It'shard to tell what are legit sound problems and user issues (like I initially had). Thanks for allowing me to post on the Soundog/Jagman forum...
  12. It depends on what you mean by muffled and what sound you want, but I add EQ to every preset I make to "unmuffle" them, and I mostly use my own presets. I do like some of Fremen's and yup, I add EQ to them.
  13. I'm with Kylotan and Native is essential for my home recording. If you do home recording, you should try try reamping with the Helix and see if you like that process and then get Native and record DI and use Native and see if getting it is worth it for you. I have gone back to "old" recordings with DI guitar and bass and opened Native and did tweaking for a variety of reasons, like switching to a newly added amp, and the simplicity of this is great.
  14. I have resigned myself to rendering tracks (I use Studio One 4) when Native starts overwhelming my PC. I have to comment on the Fremens - for me, they are the only presets I ever bought that I use (I bought the Mega Pack). I've tried a few of the others that many like, but they didn't do it for me. Fremen's are different. In fact in a song I was working on last night I ended up using one with the Fawn Brt and my Music Man with humbuckers ended up sounding like my Strat, which was great for that section of the song! Man, I love being alive now!
  15. It's always fun to get new amps and effects in updates, but there are more amps and effects I don't use than do use because there are already so many! It's funny, and maybe human nature, but I try out the new amps and add effects, change settings, etc., and this new preset sounds great. Then I realize later it sounds similar to other presets I made! I only write and record my music (I'm not trying to get anyone else's tone) so I subconsciously gravitate towards my tone and have to consciously move out of that box. In fact in my latest song, for the first time I used the Fawn amp and my dual humbucker music man guitar sounds like a strat, and I also own and play a Strat - ironic! But I'm not criticizing your desire - we all want more and trying out new stuff is fun. I'm a huge Cartographer fan so that was worth that update alone. But I have a serious IR problem - I've bought waaaay to many and am always looking for that magical new tone and sometimes it does happen.
  16. I'm with DD - I have some really different guitars and my presets are for a specific guitar so notes in the Helix would be great. I've tried a "code" in the preset name to identify the guitar and different setlists for diff guitars but I see a lot of use for notes vs having a Word file for different songs in progress, which is my current approach. And I hadn't thought of the block idea, but I love it! Ideascale?
  17. Jon - I could have said virtually the identical things when I first got my Helix in early 2017. I agree with everyone else and simply encourage you to take a little time before you give up. Maybe the Helix isn't for everyone, but I went from where you are to it being the most critical piece of equipment I have. I looked back at my early posts and I'd say it took me about two weeks of being on this forum and watching videos, experimenting, etc., to get a tone I loved. And I can say that my tone evolved significantly over the next 6 months and now still evolves, just a little slower.
  18. I'm mostly with jbuhajla. But I have changed my opinion from "none are usable" to many are usable with a little work, if that's your thing (using other's presets). I'm like you, Phil, and glad for it - I started creating my own presets right away and am glad I did. But there is value to looking at how others create presets, whether it's L6, youtube videos, or presets for sale. Seeing others' approaches has had a huge impact on my preset creation.
  19. Great. They have not done the same for me yet but hopefully yours is enough to get this some attention.
  20. There are quite a few ways depending on what you want to do. It sounds like you are not aware that you can have almost every setting change between snapshots. For example, if you use HX Edit, click on your dist block, then hold the Alt key (Windows) down and left click (mouse) on the gain number OR the block at the end of the bar corresponding to the gain number. This works on almost everything in a preset. For overall vol, you can do this with the output level and have a diff vol for every snapshot. That'll change your life - it did mine when this forum pointed this out to me! I don't know about question 2.
  21. MooidJ - yup, the same issue I have have! I opened a ticket on this last night. I suggest you both do the same. I'll reply here if I get anything helpful.
  22. Hey George - I'm going to open a ticket with L6 on this. Here's what I did. I created a dual path preset from scratch - I did not copy any blocks from other presets. It works as it should. If I drag it out of Helix and then back into a New Preset slot, it still works as it should. If I then close HX Edit and turn the Helix off and restart it (no presets are rebuilt during startup), that preset has every IR on path 2 off even though it was saved with them all on.
  23. Welcome to my world! I have had this issue for quite a while, incl before this update. I can recreate this issue even after "fixing" the issue and saving all my presets by simply dragging certain presets out of Helix and then back in. For me it only happens if I have a dual path and only on the second path. It happens with IR, amp, and EQ blocks, depending on the preset. I have a Helix friend on this forum and we think it might be related to a preset from a previous Helix update, which is relevant to you. I have literally been experimenting with this issue this weekend because we did a bunch of organizational work on my IRs and presets last week and after a factory reset and dragging my fixed presets back in, I was surprised they were again doing what you are describing, just like before. One option is a support ticket, but I feel like the effort to get them to understand and recreate this might be more than to recreate my presets from scratch. I did that just today for one presets and am going to test it. If that fixes this permanently, I'll probably spend my time recreating the offending presets based on this new one. I'll let you know if this solves it!
  24. Doug6String


    A bit more than a year ago I bought the Helix and thought the sound sucked and I didn't like a single factory preset. Been playing more than 50 years and using modelers since the first POD so I had some experience. I came to this forum for help and "discovered" fizz. Between previous posts and answers to a few specific questions, I went from hearing junk to loving the Helix almost over night. It was not hard once I understood the Helix just a little bit and now I don't even use the often suggested high and low cuts (I do use EQ). L6 could include a sheet (READ ME FIRST) that addresses a couple of the typical newbie complaints, like fizz and how to get a good starter tone, to get customers off to a good start. But it is inconceivable to me that anyone cannot get an excellent tone if they follow the basic suggestions everyone here has, assuming they have a good enough guitar, pups, headphones, etc., and they are not trying to copy someone else's tone (can be done but obviously harder for a newbie). And I'm NOT accusing anyone, but if one's playing sucks, the Helix ain't gonna fix that (insert smiley face since I couldn't)!
  25. I'm doing a major reworking of presets and IRs right now and luckily I have a friend from this Forum who has a program to help sort it all out!
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