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  1. I have already changed my whole chain and taken the volume pedal out. I replaced it with a gain block assigned to a foot switch after my amp. Works perfect and it's set it and forget it (+ 4 DB) when I want it. Bottom line is I don't know what was going on with the volume pedal, but at least for me, - there's more to the volume pedal than just plopping it down anywhere in the chain and expecting it to necessarily behave the same. 

  2. mitchmarkell

    Confused about the use of Volume Pedal

    Yeah, that's actually not true at all, - and the reason for my posted question. If I put the volume pedal at the very end of the chain the effects like tremolo or delay do not actually work when the pedal is at a low volume like if you set them at zero intensity or mix. And at least one of my E.Q. blocks changes the frequency response from scooped out mids to nearly all mid frequency. It's not at all imagined. I am a well experiencd musician and it's not a subtle difference at all. And I actually could record it for and would hear it too. But test for yourself. Place a tremolo block with high intensity before your volume pedal and you'll understand my question.
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    Confused about the use of Volume Pedal

    Thanks Codamedia. I understand your points. So for my case, all I want to do is boost my leads, which I could do with a present button on Helix instead of the pedal because an on/off boost would serve my purpose. But what kind of block would I use as a "post-amp" if you will? I would be want it to be the same as my normal tone, - but louder. Any suggestions?
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    Confused about the use of Volume Pedal

    I am confused about how use a volume pedal block and where to place it in my preset signal path (chain) so that it only acts a true "louder quieter" pedal and does not change the sound or impact other blocks in the chain. Example: If I place the volume pedal at the end of the chain (last block before Output) it still changes the intensity of my tremolo . So if I turn my pedal down with my tremolo active, - it sounds like there is no tremolo at all, - and only if I volume up on the pedal does it start to sound like there is tremolo happening. So put the tremolo block after the foot pedal in my signal path. This is also happening with an EQ block I am using. If I set the Graphic 10 Band EQ where I like it at say 70% on my volume pedal, - when I turn the volume pedal down - it starts to sound super mid-rangy. Where can I place the volume pedal (or how do I set it up) so it makes everything sound exactly the same, but just a louder or quieter?
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    Is controlling two presets with a single foot-switch a "thing"?

    I think you're right cruisinon2 the terminology is half the battle. I guess I don't know what a "patch" is. But you both have answered my original question. Controlling the state of two blocks (either active or bypassed) with a single foot-switch IS a thing. So thanks. That's cool. Now what is a "patch"?
  6. The other day I accidentally assigned a preset to a foot-switch that was already assigned to another preset. The result appeared to be that then both presets were being controlled by the same switch, - although it was not clear how to toggle back and forth between the two to configure each one individually. My question is: Is that really a "thing"? And if it is (and I hope it is); how do you toggle back and fourth etc. The application would be like a specific 10 band EQ could always accompany a specific amp when active. But not effect the chain when deactivated. Please advise.
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    acoustic patches/tones

    Depends on the guitar. I get very good accustic tones with both my Taylor T5Z and my Itaila Mondial. These are piezo equipped guitars, but not all are created equal. I bought a PRS P22 which also has a two channel configuration with piezos and ended up returning it because it sounded super tiny/honky and thin. So go figure. I think the key is that it needs to be a semi-hollow body guitar with piezos. But as far as Helix setup goes, - with those two guitars the only blocks you need is the studio pre-amp with a little compression and EQ. No amps, cabs or any of that and wa-la! Sounds like I plugged my D18 into a Fishman amp. It's very nice.
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    Easy way to revert back or undo preset changes(?)

    Alright. Thanks for that. I guess it's better than a reboot. But seriously a simple back button(?) Or undo changes icon(?) Wow. Maybe I'll add it to ideascale.
  9. I am confident that this is a REALLY stupid question, - but I still can't seem to find a way to quickly get back to my saved settings on a given preset once I have started messing around with perimeters (editing it). The preset title shows the little "edited" box next to the title. Even if I go back out to the presets navigation buttons and navigate back to the preset and select it, - the preset still shows as "edited". So generally I get pissed off and reboot the Helix. ...About 10,000 times a session. Stupid. It's is either: 1. Deceptively simple. 2. Not at all intuitive. or 3. I'm just dumber than a bag of hammers. Help?
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    Need ideas: Can I trick Helix into 3 path input?

    It's so perfect for Helix. I am "my own" rhythm guitar play now. Lol. You should buy one. They're not that spendy.
  11. mitchmarkell

    Need ideas: Can I trick Helix into 3 path input?

    I got it Thanks to all for your help. Turns out I cannot have the upper (magnei) path input set to "multi". It must be set to "guitar" and with the lower path set to "aux" this worked as expected. Completly separate sounds coming from both systems. BTW: This guitar is the Italia Mondial Classic and it sounds absolutely killer on both Piezos and the Wilkinson WVCs. I returned the PRS P22 that had bought previously (which cost $3K more) and I couldn't be happier. Truely awesome if you can stand to look at it. Lol.
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    Need ideas: Can I trick Helix into 3 path input?

    Okay maybe getting closer but why does the divided duo when activated also distort the lower path which are my piezos?
  13. mitchmarkell

    Need ideas: Can I trick Helix into 3 path input?

    Thanks for responding, but I'm not sure how to configure inputs. This guitar has two separate 1/4" jacks. So I would be plugging in two separate cables.
  14. I just bought a hybrid guitar which has two separate outs. One for Piezos and one for humbuckers. But I use one full path for vocal as well. Can anyone think of a way to create a quazi-dual preset chain on a single path? I do have a stand alone A-B-Y pedal too but I'm not sure that can help. Essentially I want to setup different blocks with different EQs etc. For each output on a dual output guitar , - but I can't use my second Helix path because to is dedicated to vocal. P.S. I think the answer lies in using a full stereo path, but I'm just not smart enough to figure it out. Lol.
  15. I'm trying to get more signal to my Mic path output. Preamps alone don't have enough umph. So what amp will give me natural flat boost without distortion?
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