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  1. 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....
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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)
  5. Sorry, yeah - HX FX. I'm using revivaldrive as my preamp and then IRs in HXFX
  6. Stereo XLR outs on HX FX?
  7. 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):
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Hi, My band (rock/indie covers band) are looking to buy a portable PA system for small to medium sized gigs (and by small to medium I mean small pubs to gatherings of up to 100 people). The main requirement is that we can run vocals through it along with 2 modelled guitars going through helix straight into the PA. Possibly we'd run the bass guitar and maybe mic up the kick drum as well. Any recommendations? Budget isn't massive given that this is just a dad's band playing a few local gigs. We saw the RCF evox 8 being demoed the other day and thought it sounded great but wondering whether it's enough to sit alongside our drummer - he's not a painfully loud drummer but drums are, naturally, loud anyway. I really like the idea of those column-array PA systems in how easy they are to set up but just wondering if they'll cut it and how good a helix powered guitar would sound through them. Cheers.
  13. Yes - this is the way to do it and is also my set up pretty much. Are you talking about the revival drive compact? Either way you'll want to run the revival drive with post drive eq set to P/AMP so it's properly working as a pre amp. I have the Revival drive in the fx loop - HX FX Has noise gate > compressor and maybe some of the hx fx overdrives and then the FX Loop. I have a few more pedals in the loop than pictured below but I always have the Revival drive at the end of the loop going back into the HX FX. Then delay/reverb etc after the loop and out into the power amp (pedal baby in my case). Be prepared to be blown away by the RevivalDrive - it's stunning - the way it handles all those string dynamics, scrapes, hits etc... it's just awesome.
  14. loydall

    Take feet off HX FX

    Thanks - yes, this makes sense.
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