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  1. Yeah - your approach is right... it was more me just adding noise gates at the start of the chain whenever I set anything up without even thinking about it..
  2. I'm on HX FX which doesn't have the "built in" noise gate so I'd need to use a block anyway. You're absolutely right - I think the noise gate after the compressor makes sense. Actually - I've got a Keeley Compressor Plus on the way so I'll hook that up before the HX FX and save a block.
  3. I would guess most of you will think this is obvious/wonder why I was being daft but I just discovered something about using a noise gate and compression (in my HX Effects). I've always added a noise gate at the start of my chain. Not sure why but I never really thought about it much... just set it up with default settings and left it there. Then I would generally add a compressor block. However - I always thought the compressor blocks were a little lacking - something a bit dull about them. Until yesterday when I decided to turn off the noise gate and play around with some of the compressor blocks. Totally different..... the compressors sounded so much better. Then I realised that the noise gate was "messing" with the signal to a point that the compressor wasn't able to do it's thing properly. They just weren't working well together. Do you guys always use a noise gate? If so - do you run a compressor after it? Feels so much better to play without a noise gate or at least with it set to kick in far less aggressively - to let the compressor do it's thing with more of your signal. Sounds obvious now I think about it but my guitar tone just got a load better...
  4. Yeah - I often stick the Teemah at the start of my drives, set to low gain. It's incredibly useful. Just seems that the Lightspeed has a bit more sparkle to it or something....
  5. Hi... tempt me away from buying a Greer Lightspeed. I've been loving the demos I've heard of that pedal - it has a great dynamic/clarity to it that I really like. Any recommendations to getting that similar style of overdrive in Helix? Cheers.
  6. But - in stereo? 2 instrument cabled going into 2 DI boxes which then connect to 2 channels of the mixer (panned left and right) by XLR?
  7. As I run my HX FX in stereo - so both 1/4inch L&R outs, wouldn't I need 2 di boxes and then take up 2 channels of the mixer? As it is I run 2 1/4inch cables out of HXFX direct into a stereo channel on the mixer (with L&R 1/4inch inputs)
  8. Sorry, yeah - HX FX. I'm using revivaldrive as my preamp and then IRs in HXFX
  9. Stereo XLR outs on HX FX?
  10. Thanks - we're going into the 1/4inch input, not the XLR (I'm actually going into the L/R 1/4 inch inputs as I'm using stereo effects but the other guitarist is going into the 1/4inch input pictured below):
  11. Hi - my band have just invested in a PA system - fairly standard set up - mixer, 2 active tops and an active sub. We're running guitars (through helix) direct into the mixer. Each channel on the mixer has a gain knob (I guess a sort of preamp). Our approach is to plug the guitars in, increase the gain knob until the clipping light activates and then roll it back slightly so we get no clipping... that's how we're setting our base/input levels. I read about using a DI box but in the set-up i just described, would you need a DI box? Seems to be running just fine as it is. Cheers.
  12. Thanks for your suggestions on this guys. We're going to go and listen to as many set-ups as we can. Also looking at the presonus air 15 plus presonus subs. They seem to get good reviews.
  13. Thanks - our thought there was that if we needed more inputs we could run a small mixing desk into one of those inputs - we'd probably only need to do that if we wanted to mic up the drums. Just a small 4 channel mixer would then cover the drums. It was the sheer convenience of these things that impressed us - plus the fact that I could use one them at home to run my helix through when dialling in patches - they're actually quite compact.
  14. Thanks for your responses. The reason we were looking at the RCF evox 8 (with the Jmix console/MIXER) is just how convenient they are to store and put up. We did a gig this weekend with an old PA system and it took ages to put up and it didn't sound great. The JMIX has, effectively, 6 inputs which would cover 2 vocals, 2 guitars, 1 bass and a kick drum - at the moment that's all we'd need and it has the benefit of all the digital/virtual desk controls. Was thinking of getting one of therm and then an additional evox 8 without the mix console to give us a pair. They sounded great in the shop - do you not think they'd be loud enough? a pair of those plus a couple of floor monitors was the plan.
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