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Simon268 last won the day on February 12 2019

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  1. Learning something new every day! :-O :-O :-D I dont have a camera adapter, but it seems to be a good idea to have one anyway (i miss some connectivity on my iPad). After thinking a little bit about it, it might be the best way for me not to waste precious 'inputs' (returns, Aux, ....) and blocks on my Helix just for inserting signals that i dont want to process or handle differently for different presets after all. First: At a lot of my gigs i feed those signals seperately to the mixing console anyway, so the engineer can mix them seperately ... Second: Even if i want to merge all together into a single (stereo or mono) signal small mixers are cheap, easy to use and very flexible. Thank you very much for letting me dive deeper into the Helix. ... you have inspired me a lot!! Simon
  2. Oh ... that's a really good idea. Never thought of that. Will try it. BUT: i already use the Returns for adding external signals: - iPad (Stereo) and - one Samplepad with Kickdrum. Both are last in the signal path because i don't want any effects in them. For the Kickdrum mono really would be sufficient - BUT if i only inser return 3 there, all my effects would collapse to mono, right? Maybe you have a better solution for that too? Bye Simon
  3. Hi i connected two signals to inputs "guitar" and "aux", adjusted the levels with gain blocks and then wanted to have a smoot transition of the two signals (into the same signal chain in path 1A) by using a merge block that i assigned to EXP2 (Level A [-60dB] -> [0dB] and Level B [0 dB] -> [-60dB])-. Unfortunately the volume drops a lot between the two 'extremes' and i suspect that the 'curve' (logarithmic, linear, ...) doesn't fit for this purpose. Can you give me any advice on how to achieve that the level is the same regardless of the pedal position? Simon
  4. Hi, in the video of Jason Sadites about Gain Reduction Meters it is not too hard to see:
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    Helix 2.9

    That reminds me of another story: There was a lumberjack who was so well trained that he could cut trees by juggling with three chainsaws. Everybody was impressed - but since it took him double the time to cut a tree than all the others (and he used a lot more bandages) he ended up being unemployed. ;-)
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    Helix 2.9

    I'm somewhat on the 'Humbug-Side' ... ;-) Maybe my ears are underdelevoped, but i am more than satisfied (better: overwhelmed) by the number of models ... i don't really hear the difference between 50 Overdrives and most of the amps are pretty flexible in creating a lot of tones....esp. by adding arbitrary combinations of them and cabs and IRs and .... I don't see serious 'gaps' in the spectrum of possible sounds and can't imagine some overdrives or amps (modelled after real ones) bringing completely new sounds and flavours to the device. Just even more scrolling to do .... ;-)
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    Helix 2.9

    :-D :-D :-D Must be the Illuminati behind this 'meter conspiracy' - just to keep '...some..' from getting that one crucial feature that '...they...' cannot live without .... BTW if it's really '....the masses...' that wanted this - what's wrong with it? Better keep the majority unsatisfied and add some exotic features for some few? (and how do you know that '....some...' are one of them?)
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    Helix 2.9

    How funny .... Now that meters are announced: Why is there any reason to debate about them? Some want to use them - and now they can. Other don't want to use them - and still aren't forced to. How is that discussion still a thing?
  9. Hi, now THAT's an understandable reason! :-D I don't know, why it took so much '...but i don't need them...'-posts to get there but maybe "Gut Ding will haben Weile". ;-) Thanks.
  10. Ah thanks, maybe not a widespread argument (since i don't see much other audio equipment without level meters), but at least an argument. Sorry, if i offended anyone. Maybe because i'm no native english speaker i miss the subtleties ... may you explain to me, what was inappropriate? Ah - THAT would be an argument, i could comprehend. What a funny self contradiction! :-D What would YOU do with MY answer to YOUR question? How exactly would finding out the "why" would change anything? Solve the puzzle and you have my answer. ;-) Hint: starts with 'c' and ends with 'y'. :-D :-D
  11. I still didn't found an answer to the question of this thread: ' Why no level meters anywhere? ' The closest to an answer was 'I have a way of getting around without' (what is more of an answer to the question 'Why did you personally work with a tool that has no meters?' ;-) ). I assume that nobody knows why there are no level meters. Bye Simon
  12. OH YES!!! THAT would be really great (and i don't see any problems with implementing them). I miss that feature on a regular basis for: - Sometimes in live situations i get a weak output signal (or non at all) from the Helix ... and it would be a much simpler and faster way to finding the cause. - esp. checking my guitar output level - since the output of my active pickups tend to 'fade' (one guitar) oder just 'black out' completely (my other) when the batteries dicharge. - Level management via different presets - esp. with purchased/downloaded presets; it's just annoying to step through a sophisticated preset (from someone else and a lot of snapshots) on the search of the ear blasting volume setting.... And as coda mentioned: It seems so unneccessary to leave them out. Bye Simon
  13. Hmmm As a programmer myself i am not at all calmed down by the explanation of corrupt presets. User data (as presets are) should NEVER disturb system integrity (starting with UI up until crashing the whole system). ....it even shouldnt effect other user data (other presets). E.g. your PC shouldnt crash because of orthographic errors in a single word document.
  14. DAMNN!!! That looks really f...-ed up. :-O :-O :-O I have no idea what the cause might be. I think you should contact line6 support. Wishing you good luck!!
  15. My point is not so much respect (or the lack thereof) but that the level relations typically serve a distinct purpose (the soft swell whispers, the rhythm punches, ....). And that is worth preserving.
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