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  1. thebluesman666

    Building your own ''Custom Patches''

    @cruisinon2 Thanks for the reply it pretty much sums it up. Building patches with a pair of headphone is not the way to go in order to use these patches live on gigs. I'll have to rework my patche building process in order to save some time. Cheers :D
  2. thebluesman666

    Building your own ''Custom Patches''

    Howdy, I'm still trying to find the best way to build custom tones while saving precious time. I've been using Helix products since May 2019. 1- Would you say your wasting time building preset with headphone's ? 2- Do you guys generally find yourself having to re-tweak your tones via an speaker monitor (FRFR) or speaker cab in order to get good tones for Live uses? 3- Should I be using and headphone amp with the headphone output of the Helix in order to drive the DT770 ? I Find myself having to re-tweak my preset using an FRFR speaker @ 90-100dB level. Drastic EQ changes compared to using headphone (Beyer DT 770, 80 ohm). The patch seems to be too boomy and lack definition. Cheers
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    Line 6, amp modeler philosophy, How do you tweak your tones?

    Hey guys here’s an update ! Tonight we had a rehearsal with my band. We’re using and X Air 18 console everyone is using IEM. Vocals on Gtr, Bass and Lead Singer. I’ve been tweaking some tones all week long using and FRFR speaker ( EV ELX 112P) in FRFR mode. I’ve connected the Main out to feed the monitor and the Send our to the console. The monitor was pushing around 88dB of sound which is pretty average. My experiences with this setup was a total game changer ! The monitor gave me a mic in the Room feel. I wasn’t ALONE IN THE WORLD ANYMORE. The feeling was pretty satisfying. I had to make minor tweak to the EQ Of some presets being too bright or lacking Bass. Other than that is was a STELLAR performance. Tomorrow I’m heading to my local store with my Stomp and my FRFR monitor to compare to Line 6 PC+. I wanna know what it’s all about. Ounce again thanks for sharing your experiences and recommandations. Cheers
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    Line 6, amp modeler philosophy, How do you tweak your tones?

    Hey guys, thanks again for all your replies it's appreciated. I'm in the market for an FRFR speaker cabinet, the PC+ would be my first choice because of all the feature and especially MIDI. Being able to switch speaker by the press of a footswitch is fantastic. Does anybody know what material are the Powercab made of ? Plastic or wood ? I hear that the material of the cabinet affect greatly the transparency of the final tone. A plastic enclosure would be misleading your tweaking.
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    Line 6, amp modeler philosophy, How do you tweak your tones?

    Thanks for all the replies, there a lot of useful informations and experiences from many point of view. Much appreciated. I’ll do my best to apply theses thoughtful advices.
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    Line 6, amp modeler philosophy, How do you tweak your tones?

    How do you get set your patches/Preset up ? A- Using your favorite set of Headphone. B- Using the FX Loop of your favorite «Tube Amp » set to gig volume. C- Using an « FRFR speaker monitor » set to gig volume. (90-100dB)
  7. Hey guys, how Y’all doing great. Okay I’m reaching out, this topic might have already been discussed here before. I’m new to the « DIGITAL » world. I’ve also been very conscious about my guitar tones (Tone Geek). The « ANALOG » world is my background, I’ve been using « Boutique » or « Vintage » gear for the last 15 years or so and I’ve managed to get GREAT TONES. I would like to know your experience and how you use your modelers. How do you guys see it through and tweak your tones. Just to be clear, I’m asking for your Presets or how you set your knobs or control settings here. I’ve had the HX Stomp for about a month now. I’ve done A LOT of research and a lot of testing tweaking etc. - First, I started to tweak my tone at home using Headphone through a DAW (Logic Pro X). - Second, I bought an Own Hammer’s player pack (IR) which made a good improvement to the overall tones. (Warmer, more dynamic, more organic etc.) - Third, I started to rehearse with my band, and we decided to go DIRECT and to use IEM. We record every rehearsal. I’ve been through a lot of thinking to figure out to use the Stomp has an IEM monitor console. Using the Stomp side inputs feeding the mixer (BUS) to the AUX IN and using a SEND L/R block to send unaffected audio to recording DAW. - Fourth, I’ve plugged the Stomp through and FRFR speaker (EV ELX 112P) and it was a total new experience. I really had to re-tweak my tones in order to make it sound good. The question is, how do you guys deal with this ? - If I come up with a good tone via IEM it will likely sound BAD through FOH. - If I come up with a good tone via FRFR, it will likely sound GOOD though FOH speakers/ stage. I’m confused, is there a solution to make it sound good either way? If i use IEM I wish to have a good inspiring tone but the audience also as to get the goods. Thanks for your knowledge and precious time.
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    Hx Stomp, In Ears Monitoring (IEM Routing)

    Howdy, If you wish to use the HX Stomp as an IEM units to play live or rehearse with In Ears headphone,. Here's how to achieve this. Use an Send block (mono) at the end of your chain. Use the Send output to set to FOH or DAW to record You don't have to plug anything in the Main OUTS. Main outs will include the playback coming from the console or mixer. Use the Aux IN inputs on the side of the unit from the mixer to the HX Stomp. Set Return to AUX IN in Global settings. (Stereo IEM mix, use the volume control on the Stomp) You'll need 4 cables to make it work. 1 Guitar Input 2 Send Output (Guitar signal/Pedalboard Output) 3 AUX IN L (IEM MIX) 4 AUX IN R (IEM MIX) Cheers
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    HX Stomp - Using 2 IR blocks (Parallel)

    Alright, thanks for your reply , Solution : Use an Amp Block (no cab) then insert 2 IR blocks (1024). Drag an IR Block to Path B Make sure to move the merge point right after the Amp block then insert your FX. Using this method your able to mix 2 speakers or 2 different mics. Make sure to use the Merge point options. Cheers
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    HX Stomp - Using 2 IR blocks (Parallel)

    Hey guys, I'm new to the HELIX familly I did a research on YouTube and Google and I can't fin any information about this. I wish to use 2 block with IR (1024) in parallel. Any help on how to do so would be appreciated. My Goal : Is to mix 2 mic within the same preset. Example mix a 57 with a 121. How do you set it up ? (2 block using 1024 IR) How do you blend the 2 ? (mono input and output) (Using Split Y, (Pan left, right ) or Split Y A/B?) Cheers,