Posts posted by pmtrub
Used a stomp/powercab plus rig all last week at a nightly gig. It sounded great, and paired well with our other guitarists tube amps easily. What would you like to know?
3 hours ago, Supabass said:
Just got my HX Stomp, and want to connect the power from my Voodoo lab 4 x 4. If i got it right, these two products will do the job done!?:
If support can certify this publicly, it would be great!
I know, sorry for my bad grammar. Hope you get it!
That 2.1-2.5 adapter won't work because it reverses the center pin to positive. Get this instead: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016BJGZ2U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Did you download the LIne 6 updater? Could be outdated firmware for the version of HX Edit you have installed. Haven't had any issues with macbook pro and using a USB hub here.
When I'm using my Helix on the road, all my patches have a Kinky Boost, always on, at the end of the chain, just like the EP booster on my regular pedalboard since 2010. I just put together an HX Stomp fly rig, and I put an EP booster after it to free up blocks. I haven't had any downtime to test them side by side, but the EP Booster is an important pedal for me, and I'm very happy with the kinky boost on the Helix.
9 hours ago, neilius said:
Let's be very clear about this for anyone reading (im sure its just a typo) This is a current doubler eg. wired in parallel to keep the voltage the same at 9V! A voltage doubler would be wired in series and thus results in 18V from the two 9V outputs of the PSU. Sorry to be a stickler but its pretty important the difference is understood so we dont let magic smoke out of our shiney new pedals :)
Good catch on the typo. Fixed it. Don't want anyone smoking their pedals.
On 8/27/2018 at 12:29 PM, pugstarpro said:
That said, here's the far-from-comprehensive list and their tested noise specs:
- Strymon Zuma R300â€”Appears to work fine when doubling up TWO 9V outputs (-140dBr)
- Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 4x4â€”Appears to work fine when doubling up TWO 9V outputs (-124dBr)
- Godlyke Power-All PA-9Dâ€”Appears to work fine, but there is a bit of additional noise (-116dBr)
So, does anyone know where to get a cable that will allow me to connect/convert two of my Zuma 9V outputs into one ?
Here's what I'm using with my HX and a Zuma, works great-
plug converter for 2.1-2.5 barrel-
using the strymon current doubler for the HX stomp on my fly rig, should work for either, but the strymon barrel converters swap the center pin polarity, so you'll want the converter I linked from amazon
On 11/29/2018 at 3:15 PM, IMMikeMurphy said:
as others have said, Auto Volume Echo is in the legacy folder. However, I maintain that the algorithm isn't the same as the older models. Hopefully with some tweaking you can dial in something that works for you.
Backline on tour this summer was almost always a Fender twin reverb, and the helix played very well with them. Not what I play through at home, but I was very happy with the two together. A couple nights I had a Marshall JCM900, and the twin won by a longshot.
Ernie ball VP Jr 25k. Hauled it to gigs for years, and it's never failed. Love the long draw on it for whammy and volume swells. Not ideal for wah, but I hardly ever use that.
The way I have my HX Effects integrated into my pedalboard using the loops/midi, would make my presets pretty useless for anyone else.
Mission has a pedal with a 25K pot and a physically longer sweep, the EP25-PRO Aero, not possitive if it will work with the floor Helix (or the rack), but since the Earnie Ball 25K expression pedal seems to work, I can't see why it wouldn't,.....it is pricey though.
I have one of these and I haven't tried it with my Helix, but with the HX effects, the only cable that has worked for me was a TRS splitter, and connecting the sleeve split to the pedal. Not sure if it's a physical problem with the pedal, but the HX hits 100% with about 15% before I get to toe down.
I personally don't like carrying my Helix and instead walk it on a leash, can be a little slow sometimes because it feels it needs to pi$$ on every bush, mailbox, hydrant and other modeler we pass by though. :P
I just leave mine on a skateboard and ride it around the stage. My back is happy!
Where do you have the Mix parameter set on the Auto-Volume Echo in the Helix? That is the one parameter that has definitely changed in behavior. On the DL4 and M-series, the mix control was scaled differently than the Helix.
Thanks for the reply, Phil! That's good to know. In both of those clips the mix was set to 53%. Here's a clip with the Helix set to 100%, but it still doesn't get there. To my ears, it sounds like the modulation/depth on the echos isn't as extreme, and there's less swell time available on the "dry" signal.
for reference, here's the same clip through an M-series pedal at 50% mix
and the same clip going through a DL4 at 50% mix. Output seems to be a bit hotter than the others, but aside from likely differences in a/d converters, this sounds more similar to the Echo Pro-
For what it's worth, I've spent some time in the studio with 2.50, trying to dial in the same sound without looking where my hands were on the knobs, but I just can't recreate it.
The converters on the Helix are much better than the converters in the DL4 and Echo Pro, and everything is being run at a higher sample rate... So I don't think it's unexpected that they would sound and feel a little different.
No doubt, the Echo Pro is 17 years old, and the tech has gotten much better. I'm saying that the algorithm itself is different.
same dry guitar track re-amped through Helix with only Auto-volume in path vs Echo Pro, identical settings-
With respect, I disagree. I loved the auto-volume echo on the DL4 and the M-series. I've been waiting for a year and a half for it to appear on the Helix.
And I'm real happy with the results. It works exactly as I want it to. I haven't even messed with the settings.
I haven't even really explored the rest of 2.5 - I'm transfixed by the auto-volume echo.
To each his own. I ran it side by side with an Echo Pro and a DL4 in the send/returns, and the one in the helix is objectively different in play response and sound. The auto-volume echo on the E Pro was a heavily used effect in my rig since it was released in 2001, the DL4 was great when I got out of rack rigs in 2010, but the one in the Helix just isn't it.
The auto-volume echo isn't as usable/pad-like as it was on the Echo Pro, or the DL4. I never could recreate the same sound on an M-series pedal with identical settings, or even with generous tweaking. My conclusion was that they must've changed the algorithm, and the 2.50 legacy version appears to be the M-series version...
HX Stomp with Powercab Plus
So far just going from the stomp into the powercab with an instrument cable. I have the cab set to flat (FRFR), because I didn't have time to change my presets on the stomp from amp/cab to amp. Next step is to make duplicates of all my presest without cabs and try out the cabs and some IR's in the powercab.