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  1. I have an iMac connected to a Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 audio interface via FireWire and a pair of near fields connected to the Focusrite. Can I connect the Helix to the Mac by USB and have the output play through the Focusrite? or must I connect the Helix to the Focusrite directly?
  2. I like a good tape delay model, the Cosmos is now my favourite delay in the Helix but I wish Line 6 would model much more realistic “wow/flutterâ€. It just sounds like chorus to me and not as realistic as a good tape delay pedal like the Strymon El Capistan.
  3. BOSS have just done it with the katana Air. Looks interesting
  4. OK I will try that - thanks
  5. I'm having trouble using Helix in 4CM into a tube amp. The core tone with no effects on is louder, brighter and sterile souding compared to guitar straight to amp. However, when I use Helix through the effects loop only for reverb and delay the amps core tone is exactly the same (guitar straight into amp input). The problem is when I use the Helix into the front of the amp input. I have set the Helix outputs to instrument but it's still not sounding right. What's the best in/outs and settings for 4CM you have found to preserve the amps core tone? Amp is a Mesa Boogie Express 5:25+
  6. OK So I have established that it's not a fault with the Helix. I tested the Helix into another audio receiver with a digital coax input and It received digital audio from the Helix OK. The issue is at the Saffire interface end
  7. UPDATE: When I turn the Helix volume knob down to zero the activity in the meters stops and the Saffire achieves sync lock. When I turn the Helix volume back up sync lock is broken and the meters start jumping around but with no audio. I think the Helix digital out is faulty
  8. I'm at a loss here. reinstalled Helix 2.30 firmware, reinstalled Focusrite Saffire Mix Control 3.7, tried new lead and I still get no sound. The Saffire Mix Control meters are spiking as though there is signal but guitar is not plugged in. When I turn the volume knob down on the Helix to 0 the activity in the meters stops. I thought the digital outs were not faceted by the volume knob? Could the Helix digital out be faulty? I don't have another device with digital SPDIF out to rule out the Saffire Pro 14 as being the issue
  9. Thanks. I have inputs set in Mix 1 within Mixcontrol. If I leave the Saffire as Internal I get a digital static crunch sound that repeats over and over "click click". When I set it to sync over SPDF the click click stops but the meters are jumping all over the place but there is no sound. I wonder if my SPDIF cable is damaged?
  10. Just got a new Helix and upgraded firmware to 2.30, reset global parameters and am running HX Edit 2.30. Helix works fine and passes audio through 1/4 outs and headphones. I have connected Helix SPDIF out to my Focusrite Saffire Pro 14, set Helix to Digital out = SPDIF and sample rate is 48KHz. When I set the Saffire pro to Sync Source SPDIF and sample rate to 48KHz I get no sound but the meters are jumping about as though there is a loud signal passing through but I hear nothing, the Sync light doesn't illuminate on the Focusrite. The Focusrite is connected to monitors and an iMac running MacOS High Sierra. What am I doing wrong? I had a Helix earlier this years and connected up and got sound no problem.
  11. Ok thanks, let's hope so. Itching to try it out!
  12. I wish we could have the Performance View form the LT on the full fat Helix!
  13. Yes started trying the KWB after having missed it in the list for some reason and it's pretty good
  14. OK thanks. I will try the pre-amps. Also going to have a play with the KWB model, not tried it before and while it may help get me closer to the sound I'm after. As for Message In A Bottle, in my opinion we need a model of a (no-deluxe) Electric Mistress for that.
  15. Helix used for effects only into front of a valve amp
  16. I haven't got a clue what you're on about. Oh and I'm not your friend. Marshall In A Box pedal like the Angry Charlie (there are many others but my favourite is the JHS Angry Charlie) This forum is strange.
  17. A MIAB pedal is needed in The Helix, a JHS Angry Charlie gets my vote. Let's be having' you!
  18. But this is a single multi-tap delay block in the Axe, not multiple blocks together
  19. I had a Fractal AxeFX II for a while in 2015 and one of the delays in the Multi-tap delay block was called Plex Detune and it sounded amazing with default settings. Is there any way to recreate this in Helix? Here how it sounds:
  20. Thanks, got it. Helix sounds very good straight into the front of my Morgan PR12, no colouration of core tone and the drives are excellent, especially the Klon, Timmy and OCD models. The reverbs and delays sound great too. Full volume sounds like unity to me with no effects engaged.
  21. I have just bought a Morgan PR12 as I wanted a nice simple clean amp for home playing. If I want to use my Helix for effects only into the front (The Morgan has no effects loop), Where should I set the Volume knob, is full volume unity gain with no amp model engaged? What about the impedance setting, leave it at 'auto'? Thanks
  22. I have tried a FRFR powered speaker with my Helix, a Yamaha DXR10 and didn't like it so am looking at getting a valve amp, but one of the amps I have shortlisted is a Fender 68 Custom Vibrolux which has no effects loop. If I used the Helix with the Vibrolux into the front for drives, modulation and delay, does anyone foresee any issues? Will this sound as good as separate pedals? I know delays don't always sound best through the front but I would be looking to use the more analog models such as the tape and memory man. Anyone have any experience? any issues with noise etc? Thanks
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