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  1. My understanding is that what is in the the 5.7 kernel is basically a hack to get the Helix to work as a class compliant device. If Line 6 would fix the Helix, instead of pretending it's fully class compliant, it would work everywhere.
  2. You can do it several ways. I have my Helix 1/4" outputs going to my audio interface and the studio monitors are plugged into the audio interface. However, when the Helix is on I use it as the ASIO audio interface and the actual audio interface is free to be used as the system sound device. Or if the Helix isn't on, the audio interface becomes the ASIO device (assuming you're using Windows). What you describe will work but you will limit yourself to mono output and a single path of effect blocks. Instead, I would suggest using a send block as the first block in your chain. But if the Helix is on and you want to record wet and dry at the same time, just use the Helix as the ASIO device. You can still monitor it through the audio interface.
  3. Phil_m is right on. Sometimes, if you don't have space to play, you shouldn't be playing. In my experience, if you are playing with a great pianist, just give up and hang back because most church pianists do not know how to play with a full modern worship band. Unless your worship leader understands arrangement and space and is willing to address it nothing will change. And if the pianist is the worship leader, well, good luck.
  4. I'm using a Lexicon Alpha, using the instrument input and the trim at 12 o'clock. Pretty sure I'm getting the same signal strength at the input. The Native and LT presets sound identical and I perceive the volume to be the same once I increase the Native output +18dB.
  5. I've been playing around with Helix Native after having the LT for a while. I have several presets that I have dialed in on the LT to peak at around -9dB (I shoot for between -12dB and -6dB) when putting out a Line Level signal with the volume knob at 100%. I imported the same presets into Helix native and the output from native is around -24 dB using the same guitar. It's almost like the output from Native is behaving like my LT with 1/4" outputs set at instrument level. Thoughts?
  6. My Helix LT does not work as a class compliant USB audio interface, however I haven't tried to use it since 2.8 firmware came out and I haven't updated to Ubuntu 19.10 yet. Maybe I'll try again tonight.
  7. My ideal setup: A desk with a desktop or laptop computer. The Helix is connected (via USB) to the computer. A pair of good studio monitors connected to the Helix. This setup takes up minimal space and will sound good at all volume levels. Your computer will use the Helix as its sound card for playback (backing tracks!). You can even get into recording. Add to that easy access to tabs and tutorial videos from the computer and it's the perfect practice space. Notes: Studio monitors are "near field" speakers. You will want to be close to them unlike the PA type FRFR monitors (like Headrush). You can add an audio interface to the setup so that you can use your studio monitors with or without the Helix. If money isn't an issue, don't get rid of your tube amp. When I can be loud I still fire up my tube amps just for fun. Starting out like your, I would have had a hard time deciding between the LT and the Stomp but others have made a pretty strong case for the LT. All I can say is I have the LT and there is no way the Stomp would be enough for me now.
  8. jonandtice

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    Could be. I'll check when I get home.
  9. jonandtice

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    I experienced the issue while in Snapshot Mode, so no.
  10. jonandtice

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    Just wanted to say I noticed the same issue. Made me hook up to the computer to use HX Edit.
  11. Studio Monitors are FRFR but usually when we talk about FRFR we are talking about PA system sized speakers (8", 10", 12"). The main difference is that studio monitors are near-field speakers (your ears are meant to be in front of them and are usually 4"-8" speakers). My advise is that if you play at a desk, in front of a computer, go for studio monitors. If you play in a practice space with other people go for FRFR. A good set of headphones is a good place to start.
  12. There are two main reasons to do this: My Helix moves around a lot but my monitors stay connected to the audio interface 24/7. I don't want to have to take my Helix out of the bag just so I can have sound from my computer. A lot of my presets use all four paths. No room left for mic paths or anything else. Using the Helix as a mixer/audio interface is a compromise. It is convenient and useful but if I want to mix things together I would rather have the flexibility of a mixer/audio interface.
  13. From page 8 of the manual: DSP1 is for Path 1 and DSP2 is for Path 2. You can't drag blocks from Path 1 to Path 2.
  14. I remember enjoying the live sound related @craiganderton articles on Sweetwater. So I went to Sweetwater's inSync author page and I only see one modeling article. Would love to see more. Welcome to the forum.
  15. I had an error in the post which I edited. To put in in your terms: Given: X = Input signal level Y = Output signal level (or anywhere after the merge block) Where: Split A/B = A100 Path A = X Path B = 0dB Y = X - 3dB Where: Split A/B = Even Split Path A = X Path B = X Y = X Also note, this is taking the amps out of the equation so that all things are equal from input to output. So yes, you would add +3dB to each path on the merge block to make Y = X. Hope that helps.
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