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    Using Volume Pedal (HX Effects)

    Hi. I've got a Dunlop DVP4 Mini X in the Pedal/Ext Amp 1 on my HX Effects. For some reason when I try and learn it to a parameter it doesn't work properly. If I go from heel to toe it'll go from 0-100 and then back to 0 again. I can't find anything in the manual about this. Any help? Thanks.
  2. Hi. Loving my HX Effects but feel that the 4 snapshots could get a little limited. Does anyone have any tips on what we can do with an expression pedal or anything else to get more options? Thanks.
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    HX Effects - Tricks to get around 4 snapshots

    Thanks :)
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    HX Effects - Tricks to get around 4 snapshots

    Thanks. That's great. Can you set the full travel of the pedal to go to say, 50% mix? Thanks.
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    HX Effects - Tricks to get around 4 snapshots

    Thanks. So say I need 5 snapshots really. 1) drive 2) drive, pitch 3) drive, boost 4) drive, phaser 5) drive, boost, delay. So I could have delay on set the expression pedal to control the delay mix, and then use the 3rd one with the delay mix set to 0 with the pedal back, and then hit the pedal to turn the delay on, and then lift it up to go back to normal, and use that as my like 5th one? That’s what you mean?
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    Can't Load IR's

    Hi. I can't load IR's into my Helix using HX Edit. Both are the current firmware. I click load IR, or attempt to drag them in, it indicates I have tried to do it, and the slot lights up, it gives me a percentage until completion if I load multiple ones, but they all just come up as EMPTY and they just won't load. Any ideas why? Thanks.
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    Can't Load IR's

    I fixed it. It seems the program I was using was called Helix. Not HX Edit. I don't know really. I just uninstalled and installed that and it's working fine now. :)
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    FX Loop Block

    Hi. Just a question as there’s a few different blocks. I’ve just got a Helix. When playing live I want to use my amp for amp sounds and the Helix for the effects. I want to use the 4 Cable Method. Do I use the send/return block or do I have to put the send block and the return block in individually in different parts of the chain? And if there’s nothing needed before the amp I just place it right at the beginning? Here’s what I’m thinking the two types should look like. Please correct me if I’m wrong. 1. Wah, Pitchshifter, Send/Return, Phaser, Delay, Reverb. 2. Send/Return, Phaser, Delay, Reverb. Many thanks.
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    FX Loop Block

    Perfect. Thanks a lot. So just to clarify, still use a send/return block even though I don’t have anything before the amp?
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    Tips for workflow (Logic)

    I’ve just got Native and I’m getting rid of the Kemper as I’m using the Helix more and more. I’m sure that having loads of tracks with Native open will use excessive amounts of processing power. I have a fairly recent MacBook Pro (2015) and I’ve had 40+ track projects open without a problem when using the Kemper, but I hear a few stories about high CPU useage. I could freeze tracks I don’t use but then I need to unfreeze them to playback and stuff which could mean more stress in the system. Maybe it won’t be any problem, but I’m just asking how you chaps do it. Thanks!
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    Helix Native

    Or you could just use Native for all of it and then just bounce the track to a new track and turn off Native on the old tracks :)
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    Which effects are heavily dependent on position?

    Yea. Every single effect will sound different dependant on where you place them in a signal chain. This is the same for when using an amp. Normally I'd go. Distortion/Fuzz/OD, then modulation like phaser and chorus, then delay with reverb on the end.
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    Helix Native

    And once it's recorded and tracked you could just turn off Native or will the track be dead? I guess you could bounce it and all your reamps and just turn off Native on those tracks, right?
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    Helix Native

    Great! When's it out?
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    Helix Native

    So as long as I've bought it I'll always get the updates and the same features as the normal priced version, or are you forced to connect it to the unit? Not that I'll get rid of it, but I still wouldn't wanna spend £100 on something that could be useless if I'd ever sell the Helix. If it were I'd rather get the £400 one at the time if I ever did sell it.
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    Helix Native

    Am looking forward to this! If I buy Native, and in a year or a week or whatever I sell my Helix for whatever reason, what happens to my access to Native? Is it linked to your account or to the account? Thanks.
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    Help me with my last debate before I'm buying the Helix.

    I have a Kemper and now a Helix. I've only just got the helix, but the ease of use is winning me over. I would say the Kemper is a bit more organic, it sounds exactly like the amp it profiled, but the Helix has a more high definition sound to it, which is where the difference lies. It's a little more obviously digital. Only because it's so crisp and stuff. You may think that's a good thing, but real miked amps in a studio sound a bit different, they're a little bit duller, they aren't as vibrant. But it's all very minor stuff and no one will ever notice. Ultimately it sounds amazing, but it's not as close to what a miked amp sounds like, it's more high def. Its a good thing in it's own right. I'll probably keep only one of the two, I'm thinking about keeping the helix due to ease of use and how great it sounds with ownhammer IRs. But then again, I may keep both. :D
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    Helix Native

    Logic tells me that my latency is 50ms. But I do all my monitoring through mix control, so I have little to no latency! Yay.
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    Share tones?

    Is there any way to share settings in Workbench, or a place that people do it? Someone must have the ultimate Strat tone out there somewhere.
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    Getting WorkBench to work!

    I found WorkBench HD. Works fine now. :) But does anyone know of a Variax tone exchange?
  21. I'm using a MacBook. I have a Variax Standard. I couldn't get Workbench to work so I checked online and done the Pacifist workaround. I can connect it and get workbench working. I can change the model via workbench and the Variax but I can't get any changes to work or send to the guitar. I figure that each change I make on the computer should reflect in the tone of the model, right? I can't get it to send anything and sometimes it just crashes when I change something or turn the tone knob, for example. How is this thing meant to work? Also, can you download settings for the guitar? The original Strat settings are a bit bright and thin. A great model that I can download would be amazing. Thanks.
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    Helix Native

    Well... I just spent £950 on a brand new one that's mostly gonna stay attached to my computer! I guess I have the pedal and the option to take it with me if I ever decided to join a band again, but really I could've saved myself £600! I didn't become a guitarist to save money, so **** it.
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    Helix Native

    In any case I probably won't be buying it. So, is it meant to sound exactly like the Floorboard/Rack?
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    Helix-Mac Usb Direct Record

    Yep, which is why sound alone isn't enough. I'm new to the Helix but there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to monitor your input, unless I'm missing something? I have a Kemper and on the front panel have an indicator for your input signal and your output signal, and various ways to lower the input levels so you know that the signal isn't too hot going in and isn't too hot going out, and then you control the input level in the DAW. Can you monitor this with the Helix or are you basically using the output level only?
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    Helix-Mac Usb Direct Record

    You should keep your guitar/bass/vocals etc levels between -18 and -12db when tracking. That way you have more headroom and you can mix and master louder without clipping. If you kept it lower when tracking and turned your monitors up instead you'd have much better and louder sounding mixes! In case you haven't, have a look at gain staging. That's why adding things causes volume increases; they all have their own output and add gain. I can slam the volume of the Helix in Logic if I want to using the output section on the Editor. If you can't do that then something isn't right, but it's perfectly acceptable to use that to set your guitar level.
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