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  1. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Thanks HonestOpinion.. I will definitely keep tweaking. My goal is to use the Helix LT on my band gigs and the Helix Stomp HX on my solo gigs. I hope I can make this work. The small format of the Stomp is perfect for my solo gigs.
  2. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Will do... But I think I need to do more experimenting first. I can see a lot of folks on this forum feel very stongly that I have not explored or do not understand the software, EQ, effects chains, mic choices etc. I can also feel that if I post an audio example folks will say I didn't do it correctly, I used the wrong pickups, should have used different mics... etc. I think my best bet is to lie low on the forum and do more tweaking. I will post an audio sample once I have a "scientific" provable senario... Thanks for your suggestions and for the reply!
  3. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions and ideas. You guys know much more about the Helix than me and most of you have not experienced the problem... I am new to this forum and hope to be a helpful contributor. I don't want to make enimies. I think I need to stop posting and start tweaking. Thanks!
  4. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    You are probably right. But, that is also the reason I posted, hoping someone else could help.
  5. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Thanks... as I suspected. I was hoping for immediate gratification..
  6. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Thanks for the reply. I will be doing that.
  7. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Ha ha ha! How ironic..
  8. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    That is true... yet I am not making up this sound I hear. I am using 2 headrush cabs with 8" drivers for the Helix rig. I montor through Yamaha HS8's in my home recording gear. I think I just need to keep expermenting. I will definitely try your ideas, especially on the mic positioning idea.. Thank you!
  9. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Thanks that is helpful. Most folks are just dissing my coments. I am new to this forum and do not wish to make enimies or create confusion. I want to be a welcome contributor. I think I need to stop posting and do more experimenting tweaking software. I was hoping someone had experienced the same thing and I would not have to recreate something.. You guys know much more about the Helix than I do. Thanks for your reply and suggestions!
  10. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    I ran a project / commercial studio for many years while working as musician and teaching. I have put many a SM57 on guitar cabs, snare drums, sometimes toms and in a pinch on other instruments as well. Sometimes a 57 sounded great and sometimes not so much... The difference was usually the talent of the musician and the quality of his (her) instrument. At any rate I do know what a 57 sounds like on a guitar cabinet and if I ever heard that high end fizzy sound with a 57 I would first try repositioning the mic. If that didn't work I would try a different mic. The point is... I can't seem to loose that fizzy sound with my Helix (OD and distortion) but I have only had it for a couple of weeks. My suspicion is that the FRFR cabinets (with high frequency drivers) will never handle OD and distortion well. I'm using the XLR outputs (stereo cabinets) and have the Helix set for line level. I'm just hoping I can make it work for me. Thanks!
  11. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    I will certainly take your advice.. I haven't had the unit very long and am not sure how I should go about finding the IR file that would best fix the problem I hear. That is why I posted. Hoefully someone that has experienced the same glassy, fizzy top end can make a suggestion. I know I can EQ, compress, try mics, cabnet combinations, switch effect order etc... and tweak until my ears are numb. I just can't seem to get rid of that high end fizz when using OD or distortion. Any suggestion on finding IR files to minimize the top end fizz would be appreciated! Thanks
  12. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    I may have experience as a musician but as I said, I am no expert using the Helix LT. I was hoping to gain a little knowledge from folks that know the unit and software better than I. I will try to post an audio example soon.
  13. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Thanks SaschaFranck... I will post an audio sample.
  14. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    Thanks for the replies... Well... I am no expert but I am experienced. I have been playing professionally for over 20 years, have an undergrad degree in classical guitar performance and a graduate degree in jazz studies. I am jazz ensemble director and music technology instructor at the university level. I am a 20 year member of the musicians union and play shows every week. Yes I am particular about tone. I will continue to try some of the EQ bias settings you guys have kindly suggested. Maybe the Line 6 is just the wrong choice for me. I can still return it and most likely will. I do hope Yamaha (Line 6) read these posts. They could design EQ curves and IR's for folks like me. All the best..
  15. Nightsky1376

    FIZZ

    I agree with ddmilne. I hear the same problem. The problem is a fizzy glassy frequency response (sound) with all overdrive or distorted models using FRFR speakers. I have seen the same complaints many, many times. Google "Line 6 fizzy sound" if you want to see a few. I have tried various EQ settings and various cab mic combinations but as of yet, have not found a solution. I see the same problem posted regularly on the on the Kemper guitar forums site as well. Personally I believe this may be an issue inherent to digital modlers in combination with the piezo or high frequency drivers in FRFR cabs. For my setup I will need to keep the FRFR (or PA type speakers) in my rig for vocals and acoustic guitar. It does seem that Yamaha (Line 6) could develop IR's or EQ curves to prevent or and least minimize this. Comments?
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