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  1. Can you point out some of the sites, books, whatever, that you used to learn some of those licks?
  2. Wow, very nice playing... liked the swell chords at the end and really all of it!
  3. The 212 has a setting where you can set the stereo spread from 0 to 200%.
  4. PaulTBaker

    Moving Presets?

    this is easier using hx edit, but it is nice to know how to do it without that.
  5. Wow... sometimes it can be very humbling reading these posts. It lets you realize you didn't know what you didn't know :) Thanks!
  6. It is probably your tubes. I have had a couple of DT25's and loved them... they (or me :) ) were hard on tubes. One test is to take a pencil and very carefully, lightly tap the tube, the noise should get worse if it is a bad tube.
  7. I started with the LT and of course it is great! I use it mainly in stomp mode, kind of like a pedal board and have different patches for different amps. Because of the 8 stomp limit (as opposed to the 10 with the helix floor) I had to use snapshots to add the extra "stomp buttons". The LT also seemed kind of flimsy to be used for gigging. I don't think that is a reality, just my perception. I had to send the LT back to get a button fixed, so I got a helix floor to use in the interim. I was going to return the floor after I got the LT back. However, I found being able to use the extra 2 button in stomp mode REALLY made a big difference for me. I was now able to have most everything I wanted on a patch and was able to access them with the buttons. I was surprised how much of a difference this made for me. Also, I guess good and bad, but the floor is (or at least seems to be) much heavier and sturdier than the LT. So I kept the floor and returned the LT. I am glad I did... but please don't tell my wife :) Either way, the helix is great! I come from the pod beans, to the hd500x to the helix. I now have a PC 112+ and a PC 212+. I play them stacked and they sound awesome (at least to me)!
  8. typically, you use the Master channel volume to control the amount of power distortion you want.... think tone... The channel volume is used to control the "loadness" and is used to match patch levels.... That is meant to be a very high level solution... there are a million things that can go into it, like gain staging (making sure the gains are matched or close at each block when they are on or off), and other things. Some people say to start with your lowest level patch and bring the other louder ones down to match that one patch. Some will add a gain block at the end if they need more volume. There are some really good threads where smart people (not me :)) talk about the best way to match patches... For me, I have a helix floor (and Stomp XL) and normally create patches on my computer, so I downloaded the free LUFS loudness meter and use that as a starting point. I try to make things average around -13 to - 16 db. That has really helped me. I have always been able to just use the channel volume to match patches, and never had to add a gain block at the end. Sorry for the ramble... hope this helps....
  9. yeah, but what a great 13 seconds it was :)
  10. the files are a json file, so technically someone much smarter than I could pull the names from there.
  11. Well, not really. I have the helix and a 112+ and a 212+. I play them stacked at home, 112 at small gigs and 212 or both at bigger gigs. I run to foh from my helix and the PC's are just for stage noise. I use the lf raw on the PC and still use the stock cabs on the helix. That sounds the best to me. So.... You may find you don't need separate patches, but you can always do it if you want. I like the way mine sounds.
  12. This is about the 3.1db boost when that gets added to the mixer(?)block when you pull a block down to make a parallel path. I remember this was a discussion some time ago and that this was a new feature added in the later 2.? versions. I'm not sure I understand when it gets done (the 3.1db boost). I had a patch where on path 1 I pulled the delay down to a parallel path and the 3.1 boost was added. On the same patch, I did the same on path 2, but the 3.1 boost was not added. However on other patched, the boost was added each time. I would like to understand why this is done. The boost is causing my patches to get louder which makes them not level. This is not a big deal, but I usually set it back to 0. So I would love to hear what you guys have to say about this. Do you keep the boost or do you turn it back to 0.... Sorry, I am sure I am not using the correct terminology. The boost is at the end of the parallel path (when it merges back to the main path), not the beginning.
  13. The problem is I am the FOH guy, and the guitar guy in the band :) So, I'm trying not to get fired :)
  14. Is there a way to see what the input impedance is? I mine set to auto, so it will get whatever the first block impedance is set to... I used to have an LA Comp as the first block, I am turning that off or deleting it in some patches and I would like to know how the impedance gets changed. I saw a list sometime ago that had the impedance for all the blocks(amps, effects, etc) and I guess I could use that if I could find it, however it seems like that would be something you could see. TIA
  15. I believe the 112+ has the monitor option for input two. If I have the foh feed sent to the pc, then I will hear what the audience is hearing ( at least close to anyway). So I would hear my guitar in that mix. I would also hear my guitar through the PC from my l6link. So there really isn't a way for me to tell if my guitar is loud enough out front. The guitar sound could be low in the foh mix but would be loud if I had it turned up on the l6link. I believe that means I can't use the monitor option to get a read of the foh level for the guitar. I could however, use it to hear the rest of the band.
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