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  1. davidderekmoss

    IRs purchased from Helix store in Powercab?

    I think powercab and mac (OSX) are a bit buggy - i've started getting glitches with Powercab when I use with Logic pro! driving me nuts...anyone else used Logic Pro with Powercab?
  2. davidderekmoss

    Powercab strange behaviour :)

    Powercab problem! I had a gig last night and prior to doing the gig I connected my PC+ to Logic Pro - for some reason every time I connect to logic pro on Powercab edit the preset volume is automatically lowered to -60db and the high frequency trim is automatically turned off. When I try and change the preset volume on PC edit it won't let me change the level - ie the level control 'snaps back' to -60 db. Any advice? has anyone else experience problems with connecting to logic pro?
  3. I am currently running my Helix through a Tanglewood T6 acoustic amp - via the FX return. A few questions: - Does an acoustic amp such as this one provide the same quality as a decent FRFR speaker? - or am I compromising on sound in using a Acoustic Amp - If I do opt to continue using the acoustic amp, should I use the line or instrument output going to my Fx return on the acoustic amp? Also opinions on whether I should invest in a FRFR speaker or does my acoustic amp do pretty much the same thing? It sounds good, but perhaps not quite as good as through my monitors - but difficult to tell! Thanks, Dave
  4. I didn’t touch the global string volumes, I changed the preset volumes for each preset. Also the only way to do it is by ear in my view. I would play around with each of the models one at a time, do a couple a day.
  5. davidderekmoss

    Helix sounds dull through my studio monitors but great on headphones

    Cheers guys for all the great comments/pointers - very helpful. I've actually got used to the speaker sound now, I think my headphones really emphasise the high frequencies and as they are much closer to my ear there is more 'sound definition' - but monitors are all good now. I also connected them via the XLR output, nit sure if it made much difference but I am happy with the sound. Anyone played blues gigs using a Helix? I'm thinking of giving it a go in the blues band I'm in. Cheers
  6. davidderekmoss

    Helix sounds dull through my studio monitors but great on headphones

    thanks for this. Recorded music sounds pretty flat but ok to my ears. I am only using one of the monitors (L), as the R speaker has a problem with the tweeter - the tweeter is pushed in as I accidentally melted it with my lamp! Do you think the fact I am only using one of the speakers would dull the sound? All my patches are mono so I thought would be ok. Yes there is a HF level adjust. I am also using the 1/4 inch jack rather than the XLR input.
  7. davidderekmoss

    Helix sounds dull through my studio monitors but great on headphones

    thanks for this. They are KRK's KNS 6400 - I think they are meant to be monitoring headphones, but everything does sound amazing through them. I am sure the amp modelling looses its clarity through the monitors and sounds dull to start off with. Same with my JTV variax guitar, sounds great through the headphones, dull /lacking clarity/definition through the monitors - very annoying as both the Helix and the variax sound great through headphones. Could the monitors just be rubbish and dull sounding to start off with? If I got an FRFR speaker would this sound more like my headphones?
  8. I am having a frustrating time with my Helix. I have a set of Rokit KRK headphones and my patches sound great through these headphones - lots of clarity/detail in the amp modelling etc. When I hook up my studio monitors - Rokit 6 KRK's - the resulting sound has far more less clarity/and sounds a bit dull to my ears. Anyone else had similar problems, I have looked on the forum and most people have the opposite problem ie Helix sounds great through monitors but bad through headphones. Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated.
  9. cbrillow : one other thing... to make sure the edits you are making are progressive ie making things better . Start from a blank preset on Helix or a new track in a DAW. That way you get the JTV sounding at it's truest ie can hear here string volume problems etc, - also if you can make it sound good on a blank preset/track when you load it up with an amp you are much more likely to like the results.
  10. rewolf: yes spot on with your observations re one guitar is never the same - i don't know why they (line 6) don't say this to future customers. Out of the box they sound ok, spend some time with it and you have yourself 28 or so guitars that are more less the real thing. Pretty amazing really.
  11. cbrillow: I know how you feel, I bought mine 5 years ago and although I found the guitar useful to compose/record etc I was always underwhelmed when taking it to a live format. I have also spent lots of time fiddling about with the guitar, including problems with the firmware/connectivity to workbench HD. I also think the amplification you use is crucial to getting a 'representative' sound out of the guitar - I still haven't cracked this - plugging into a normal amp seems to mess with the models' definition etc in my view. I have got the guitar sounding really good now; and is probably my favourite guitar listening through headphones - just need to crack the live problem now! Good luck with yours - potentially they are great guitars. I think balancing the modelled sounds with the mag pickups is important in a live context also as it is very tempting to just go to the loudest option when playing live, particularly when trying to cut through the mix/lead lines etc.
  12. thanks for this - the power cab sounds good, i will look into it - prob quite expensive though! i didn't realise 'all presets suck' - I thought the guys at line 6 would be better at tweaking than me - but i guess each guitar is different even in the digital world - I would say line 6 should explain this in the variax manual, after tweaking the guitar it is loads better. I bet loads of people don't bother.
  13. You could spend the rest of your life soliciting suggestions and get a different answer from everybody you ask. What are your needs? Playing at home, live, both? Jazz, Slayer, or a Duran Duran tribute act? Bottom line is, there's no one answer, for any guitar... be it a Variax, Tele, or Gretch Silver Jet. Want to do it all? Buy a Helix.... I want to use the JTV live - every time I have used it live I have been disappointed (using a real valve amp) - for some reason it just looses the JTVs definition. I've got a Helix recently and currently I am plugging into the FX return of my acoustic amp - which sounds ok but not as good as through my headphones for some reason. If I can get the JTV to sound like it sounds through my headphones in a live context - I will have a very flexible and usable set up. Anyone else got any thoughts on amplification?
  14. yeah that's right, bass strings were way out on the strat model for instance - I think I had to reduce the bass strings to about 45% to match the string volume of the top E string. Much more playable now. The top E string had the lowest volume on almost all models, not all though. The reason the global volume string function doesn't work for me was due to the fact the 'model string volume disparity' was not even across the models; therefore the global string volume function was the wrong tool for the job. Another tip: I didn't adjust all the models in one sitting - I adjusted a couple at a time, enjoyed playing with the models, then moved on to a couple more - doing all the presets in one go is too much a task! I am amazed how much better the strat, tele, semi models sound - but all models in my view have better definition now. My approach to setting the string volumes was to use a blank preset on helix - no effects, amps etc - and set the volumes so the guitar strings are evenly distributed in terms of volume/presence etc. I didn't use a DAW, just my ear and I wasn't aiming to get the volumes perfect, just much more playable. The guitar is so much better now. I just need to sort out the amp side of things now. I'm thinking of going FRFR.
  15. yeah that's right, bass strings were way out on the strat model for instance - I think I had to reduce the bass strings to about 45% to match the string volume of the top E string. Much more playable now. The top E string had the lowest volume on almost all models, not all though. The reason the global volume string function doesn't work for me was due to the fact the 'model string volume disparity' was not even across the models; therefore the global string volume function was the wrong tool for the job. Another tip: I didn't adjust all the models in one sitting - I adjusted a couple at a time, enjoyed playing with the models, then moved on to a couple more - doing all the presets in one go is too much a task! I am amazed how much better the strat, tele, semi models sound - but all models in my view have better definition now. My approach to setting the string volumes was to use a blank preset on helix - no effects, amps etc - and set the volumes so the guitar strings are evenly distributed in terms of volume/presence etc. I didn't use a DAW, just my ear and I wasn't aiming to get the volumes perfect, just much more playable. The guitar is so much better now. I just need to sort out the amp side of things now. I'm thinking of going FRFR.
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