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    TS 1/4 outputs

    Since active pickups output impedance is about 10kohm then the manual recommendation of connecting them to aux in can be a little bit controversial.
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    TS 1/4 outputs

    Yes, I can confirm that. All sends and outputs (TRS) set to the same level give the same results. The returns set to instrument level appear to be the same as guitar input.
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    TS 1/4 outputs

    Thank you. That's great scientific work! I forgot to check what is the pad attenuation value on guitar input and what is the full scale value when XLR output is set to microphone level.
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    Helix Owner's Manual erratum - Let's help Line6!

    No, I don't. If something is so outdated and can be better with a little effort, I don't see the point of waiting for 3.0 to update. Page 52 1 Guitar In Pad "If your guitar or bass has active or really loud pickups, you may want to turn this on. There's really no rule; use what sounds best." Correction: "If your guitar or bass has active or really loud pickups, you may want to turn this on to prevent A/D converter clipping"
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    TS 1/4 outputs

    There are lots of "whys" in case of Line6, but I think is it is common trend to save customers from "scary" knowledge nowadays. The article you have found is interesting because that is the only trace of full scale levels values published by L6 employee. It states what I can confirm: When the Helix outputs are set to line level, they are +4dBU nominal with approximately 15dB of headroom. Yes! 19dBu full scale. ...and claim something not true: When set to instrument level, they -10bBu. No! Anybody can make an experiment connecting output set to line level to DAW then switch to instrument level and check it is exactly 8dB lower what equals to 11dBu full scale (or -4dBu "nominal" with 15dB of headroom).
  6. I can not confirm that. According to my measurements S/N ratio is the same for AD/DA pairs set either to instrument or line level. Full scale levels change (11dbu instr vs 19dBu line) but the noise floor stays at -110dBA. The problem is you usually don't have 20dB of headroom. Typical PAF style humbucker loudest transients appear after 11dBu full scale AD converter at -10dBFS level so clean, undistorted 20dB boost is not possible without clipping. This is why I am skeptical about your noise reduction solution. It reminds me dolby but "a form of dynamic preemphasis employed during recording, plus a form of dynamic deemphasis used during playback, that work in tandem" is missing. While kepping close to 0dBFS can be a good advice, it requires constant monitoring and at least limiter protection.
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    TS 1/4 outputs

    That is awesome! The author is present on this forum and can consider the manual correction based on countless FAQs on this forum, especially with upcoming Helix Firmware 2.80 (Available SPRING 2019)
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    TS 1/4 outputs

    An anonymous manual author recommends usage of 1/4" TS cables. It is hard to figure out why. He does not claim outputs are TS. They are TRS impedance balanced. Confirming they are TS after the manual, which does not contain any information about it, is misleading and deserves down vote.
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    TS 1/4 outputs

    What you find in the manual is "cable recommendation opinion", not specification. The manual does not contain any specs. You will find partial specs here:
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    HX Stomp and Focusrite 2i4

    https://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360001021349-What-does-the-Input-Playback-dial-on-my-Scarlett-2i4-do-
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    Helix vs Helix LT

    Ask yourself a few questions: Will i ever: 1. Need a mic preamp? 2. Additional inputs/outputs? 3. Read scribble strips? 4. Need ten stomps mode? 5. Need separate volume control for the headphone output? 6. Mind carry 1 kg more weight? 7. Use CV/Expression output? 8. Use SPDIF or AES/EBU inputs? 9. Use SPDIF output with no adapter? 10. Need a lifetime warranty for expression pedal or prefer more sturdy one with shorter warranty? 11. How much do you value each feature? 12. Is the total extra value worth 400€? 13. Do you have that extra 400€? 14. Would you spend that 400€ for something else?
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    Best method of setting patches levels to the same volume??

    That is extraoridinary claim especially when people use IEMs which vastly reduces the in situ conditions influence. Well... this is art, not science so extraordinary claims require no evidence or a banana anegdotal evidence is convincing :) I am waiting for some yt video titled "Why leveling the presets is only effective during a gig sound check" ;)
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    L6 Link cable availability issues

    DMX cables work well and they happen to be cheaper.
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    Best method of setting patches levels to the same volume??

    If everything is so subjective and eviroment dependent as Digital_Igloo claims than "offline" leveling hardly makes any sense. If leveling does not mean setting average percieved loudness apart of enviroment, what corresponds to some arbitrary LUFS value, then our disscusion is about taste and feel. The are two methods of leveling the preset loudness, right? The first is using ears, the second is using sophisticated K-weighted loudness meter. Everybody can try both of them and compare the results. One can even use metering first and correct it by ear. If the claim is "Some preset loudness is 4LUFS louder than another one but the percieved loudness is just the opposite" - well, it needs some evidence. I can not just choose to believe in this. I use my ears for leveling but I observe people ask about metering. K-weighted metering is the only loudness metering that works. It is now used for broadcast and streaming because it makes leveling as precise and objective as it can be.
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