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  1. davepmoll

    ML Sound Lab IRs OMG!!!

  2. I set my return from the Helix to -4db, that helped me a lot. I also have it set to line level, and just like you, I modified my FX loop to serial. Mesa should just put a switch on their amps that let you change to serial FX loops. I also had to put some time into dialing in the Helix. I noticed some of the dirt boxes didn't sound so good with the Rectifier -- like the OCD. Since we have the same amp, I can post my patch this evening when I get home.
  3. I have the same amp and have it set up the same as you -- except I am running a mono cable from the Helix to the Channel switch on the back of the amp. I don't have any hum or any issues with extra noise. Try ditching the Y cable and use one cable for the channel switch. If you don't have any hum, I would guess that your Y cable method is causing a ground loop issue. FWIW, I use the Helix's Simple EQ block as a boost instead of using the Mesa Solo switch.
  4. davepmoll

    Helix 4CM - Recommendations on Effects Chain

    I run 4CM as well and, like you, leave the amps and cabs out of the chain. 1. As always, effects chains are subjective but here is a good starting point. GATE > WAH > COMP > PITCH > VIBE > TREM > DIRT 2. Assuming you run in mono - No. It's just a parallel path. Kinda need two amps to get the Wet/Dry sound. 3. I have an acoustic IR that sounds solid. I don't remember where it came from tho. Sorry. General tips: Gain stacking into a tube amp tends to get really mushy really quickly on the Helix. It doesn't behave as I expect, so experiment to taste. Using the Simple EQ as a boost works better than using the Kinky boost. Try placing a pre-amp model in your chain right after the Loop block. It's counter-intuitive for sure, but my primary patch I use with my Rectifier has Plexi pre-amp model that sits right in front of my power amp. The chain is basically GTR > some Helix FX > MESA PRE AMP > PLEXI PRE AMP MOD > Delay/Verb > MESA POWER AMP > CAB. Sounds amazing.
  5. Ha! My band is working up Enter Sandman right now! I'm playing James' part. What I did was create a patch with two amps that were selected via snapshots. I used the Roland JC for cleans adding 70s chorus and tape delay and the Rectifier for the rest of the song. I used the same cab for both amps. Works great and sounds fantastic.
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    Does it matter where I place the amp in signal path?

    Absolutely! You'd never hook up a rack effect between amp and cab. However, there was a big difference in the way Helix processed the effects placing them in between the amp and cab vs. after the cab. Placing them between really captured that Lynch/Nuno/Lee processed tone.
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    Does it matter where I place the amp in signal path?

    I've been trying to re-create some of those highly-processed 80s metal tones. What really helped nail it was to think in terms of how those guys set up their gear. Most of them had rack processors that sat between the cab and amp in the signal chain. So I created a parallel loop between the amp and cab and placed all my modulation and time-based effects. It sounds great and just like those 80s guitar players.
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    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    All my favorite bands play guitars, so therefore guitars are better.
  9. davepmoll

    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    Geez, do I have to do everything around here?
  10. davepmoll

    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    This thread needs less name-calling, more spectrum analysis and a touch more butthurt.
  11. davepmoll

    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Being new to the world of amp modeling, it's good to see that the Helix, Fractal, Kemper, etc. crowd argues about the same stupid stuff as the Marshall, Fender, Mesa crowd.
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Then don't.
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    Is there any chance ?

    Try using chrome's private browsing mode.
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    Using Patches as part of a signal chain

    With snapshots you can change amp settings or even change the amp. Snapshot 1 could be your Cornford chain and then Snapshot 2 could be the Jazz Chorus.
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    Use as pedalboard into an amp

    AC 15 is a low headroom kind of amp and tends to be finicky with actual pedals, let alone virtual ones. It's a good amp in its own right, but if you really want to take full advantage of what the Helix can do you should look for a different amp.