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jonandtice last won the day on November 30 2018

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    Snapshot copy

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

    Snapshot copy

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

    Just wanted to say I noticed the same issue. Made me hook up to the computer to use HX Edit.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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    Paths are confusing...

    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.
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    Tip: Make a Mute Button for Multiple Paths

    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.
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    Single vs Dual amp path channel volume matching

    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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    Single vs Dual amp path channel volume matching

    ^ This is correct I was curious myself about the split/merge effect on signal level as well. I wanted to make sure my gain staging wasn't being affected. I recently did some tests by placing a 3 Note Generator at the beginning of the path to get a constant signal level which I then measured with Audacity's signal meters on the computer (connected via 1/4" stereo outs through an audio interface). I also used send blocks on each path (1A and 1B) to measure the signal level in the path. This is from memory and I will come back and edit later when I confirm: Split A/B doesn't affect signal level. For example, in path A, "Even Split" and "A100" produce the same signal level in Path A. Likewise "Even Split" and "B100" produce the same signal level in Path B. A setting of A50 means 100% signal to Path A and 50% signal to Path B. A setting of B75 means 100% signal to Path B and 25% signal to path A. Send Blocks (and 1/4" Mono Out) add +3dB to the signal level. I guess because that is what happens when you sum stereo to mono? I had to do -3dB on the send blocks so that my results made sense. The merge block adds from -3dB to 0dB to the signal level. That's -3dB for A100/B100 and 0dB for "Even Split". So in your case, you are correct. Add +3dB of gain in the merge block for each path.
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    Preset Viewer

    Yes, I use Notepad++ for that purpose. Not really a good way to browse through a bunch of presets.
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    Preset Viewer

    There is a new preset sharing website out there https://www.fluidsolo.com/patchexchange/ See https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/attention-helix-hx-stomp-owners-a-new-place-to-share-patches-is-here.2030409/ If it has very basic preset viewing functionality but if the two projects could merge...
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    New toy!!!

    I know the amp1 is "tube" because it has a nano tube in the preamp. Does it have more of a tube feel than the Helix models? Is it a big improvement?
  13. jonandtice

    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Line 6 said we would have 2.8 sometime this Spring. We are 1/3 of the way through Spring. There are two months left in Spring. I haven't even mowed my lawn yet this year. There is still a chance of frost. Spring isn't even half way over yet. Spring began on March 21. Spring ends on June 21. On June 22nd I might make an angry post if we don't have 2..8 yet. But for now - since it's still the beginning of Spring, the sun is starting to shine longer, and the flowers and bunnies are popping up everywhere - I am happy. Stop trying to bring us all down with your nonsense.
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    Why there is almost no distortion from the amps

    I find it especially useful with humbuckers. I find it has a more noticeable effect with clean and light breakup tones. It can make the guitar sound pretty thin sometimes but when all you are getting out of an amp is mud then this does the trick. Also, if this makes the sound too thin I will use a darker IR/cab to bring the meat back in without the mud. I've found I'm able to use the same preset with multiple guitars by adjusting the gains on that Parametric EQ to suit the guitar I'm using. Much faster than making presets for every guitar.
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    helix lt preset knob

    Sounds like it is broken. Pushing it should feel the same as the joystick.