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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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    Snapshot copy

    Could be. I'll check when I get home.
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    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. ^ 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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