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  1. Following up. Is it better to use the output block volume or a separate gain block?
  2. I have an older Acoustic Image Corus. This is supposed to be a high end acoustic amp. I'm not keen on how Helix sounds through it (using the effects return). It may have something to do with the particular design of this amp, but I suspect it may also have to do with the points made above. That being said, I haven't compared the sound to an FRFR, so I don't have the full picture.
  3. Thanks for the response! I will try the aggregate device idea, and if that doesn't work I'll remove the other interface to test things. I'm new to all this so the advice is helpful. The reason for using two interfaces is that it's easier to have a dedicated interface for playback because the Helix gets moved around, is not always on, etc.
  4. Can anyone help with a Helix / Logic problem? I'm getting extreme latency using Helix. If I create a new project and a new track, everything is fine at first, but then for no reason the audio is delayed for several seconds. Computer is running OSX 10.14.6. Helix is running 2.82, which I installed following the instructed order. Helix is using USB 1/2. The Logic audio input device is "HELIX Audio" (the output device is another interface). The delay is visible in the input meter, so presumably it's not a monitoring delay due to my other interface. This happens in different presets. Thanks for any help!
  5. Thanks for the info. Your mention pf capacitance reminds me — that may be a problem! I found that when I brought my face close to the screen, my shoulders or chest were inadvertantly triggering the switches. That seemed risky to me. Fortunately, you can turn off this feature to avoid any accidental changes to a preset.
  6. OP here. Thought I’d report back since others have posted. Got the Helix Floor and have used it some, though not extensively. My thoughts are that, if you can see well enough to read standard print, you should be able to use the screen (unless the dark background is a problem). This is not super comfortable, since you may need to get your face close to the screen, but doable. HX Edit is also usable if you can use other software visually, but you may need to play around with the computer’s color scheme because HX Edit uses a reverse color theme that may not work for you if you already use a reverse theme for the OS. Also, both in the unit and HX Edit, there are icons that may be difficult to see, but this seems like an inconvenience, not a deal breaker. Regarding the scribble scripts, I like them because they may help me see the switches when playing, though I can’t read them. They also help in seeing what’s assigned to what when tweaking. Finally, I was able to get up and running much faster by purchading a couple of third party presets, in my case from Worship Tutorials (no affiliation, commercial or spiritual). Now, bear in mind that I’m no tone purist who absolutely must tweak everything to express my unique creative essence — I jist want stuff that works. If that’s you, these presets make life much easier for newbies who don’t see too well.
  7. I'd be interested to know what you decide to do, as I'm thinking about similar issues. One issue is whether, given the $500 price difference between Helix Floor and LT, it would be better to go with Floor to keep it simple or go with LT plus an external pre or TC-Helicon pedal. Also, have you seen this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZrJELxAbLc
  8. I’m thinking of getting a Helix. However, I have limited vision and have had a really hard time with product screens in the past (like the screen on a TC Helicon Play Acoustic). The Helix screen looks like it uses light text on a dark background, which is best for me. So I may be able to read some stuff. But there also seem to be small letters, small icons, or different color schemes that may prevent me from seeing other stuff. I'm also wondering whether the foot switches may be too close together for me to use most of them effectively. So, I have five questions: 1. How much setting up can you do via an iMac? I assume tweaking tones is possible. But what about stuff like setting up MIDI for use with an iPad? 2. If one can set things up on an iMac, is Helix then useable w/o much screen interaction? 3. How does setting levels and mixing work, if for example I were to go Helix Floor and run guitar + mic? 4. Would the scribble scripts help? I will definitely not be able to use them "live", since I won't see them while playing. But are they helpful in other ways? 5. Are the foot switches on Helix Floor noticeably further apart than on Helix LT? That would be a good thing for me. Any other advice folks have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! P.S. in case anyone saw it, I asked a similar question on the Fractal forum regarding the AX8, but on further YouTubing the screen on that unit seems really problematic for me so I decided not to risk it.
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