Have had this amazing piece of gear for about a week and was hoping to get some feedback on a few newbie questions...
How to Know I'm only using the "cab" when running helix through my Hughes & Kettner 2x12 Switchblade and not getting coloration from the preamp?
I'd like to practice/jam running various helix preamp/amp models through the Hughes & Kettner cabinet. I'm confused as to whether this entails using the 4-Cable Method or running direct into amp input (Guitar > Helix > 1/4" mono out - amp input)? Can someone clarify the proper "chain" and how that would look within the Helix's interface (correct block signal chain)?
For controlling gain staging/input level when Recording, can I have the Helix as the Audio Interface "In" and my UA Apollo Twin set to the "out" for the studio monitors? Or do I need to have the helix setup for both In/Out for monitoring?
I'm running into gain staging/input level issues with this current setup. I can't seem to make the Helix signal "louder" - Yes, I've tried the Helix volume, but is there an "output" volume that may need adjusting? Or are there signal issues with this current setup? I know I could simply go XLR out from Helix into my studio monitors (Yamaha HS8's), but would prefer to have my Apollo Twin as my recording interface.
This is an awesome community - thank you in advance for the help