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About ingen63

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    Zurich, Switzerland
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    classical guitar, accoustic guitar, blues and rock. Riding also a lot on my race bike.
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  1. 1) Matchless TM DC30 Channel 2 (Matchstick Ch2), a Vox on Steroids for anything with chime at the edge of breaking up 2) Fender® Deluxe Reverb® (US Deluxe Vibe) for Clean, Jazz and Blues Tones 3) MESA/Boogie® Mk IV (Cali iV) all 3 Channels depending if Clean, Texas Blues or even High Gain is needed 4) Marshall® Super Lead 100 (Brit Plexi Jump) for Hendrix like Tones 5) BE/HBE channel of the Friedman BE-100 (Placater Dirty) for classic rock tones sorry more then 3, but these are my favorites. One more advice focus one or two amps as a starting point, listen to the original may be on youtube. This helped me a lot to get a decent tone. At the beginning I was trying too many different amps at the same time. It ended in a mess and I was not happy with my tones. But after I focused on 1 or 2 amps, there was light at the end of tunnel and now I am really happy with my tones.
  2. cool tip as this will allow to adjust preset gains without using a DAW
  3. thx for detailed description. Btw I am not a pro, just an amateur trying to get some reasonable gain staging:) But I have a strong background in electrical engineering, so I understand some of the concepts :) I decided for myself to gain level my patches against a loudness meter with USB as it is not affected by the big volume knob. I will stay below -3db true peak to be on the save side. I will use your advise to set the volume knob at 12'o clock and set the desired volume ate the FRFR. If the FRFR is not loud enough. I can use the volume know to beef it up. Hint for Line 6: As long as the output meter doesn't define what it shows (True peak, average LUFS, etc) and has some units attached, it is not really useful. But if the output meter works in the digital space, which I could understand as it would be trivial to be implemented, then an explanation how it is related to the analog domain, would be ver
  4. Thx for that tip, if I need more power live I will give it a try
  5. yes the DAW does this. But my goal was not to get the best input signal for the DAW, but to get the best input signal for my FRFR for stage and live performance. Btw my FRFR is from BlueAmps.
  6. ok, I did some further investigations and I guess I found the issue Recorded a short guitar track. Empty preset. Output block gain +16db. This gives me a true peak max at my DAW (Cakewalk) of -3DB and an average LUFS about -15db. Also measured with Youlean Loudness Meter 2 (standalone exe) See first picture Peak Normal. The output indicator of Helix was around 70% (Between the O and T of the above SNAPSHOT 4 text) Missing some unit there sorry. Then I used this signal as input to the Helix with USB 7 and cranked up the output block again around +15db. The output indicator in Helix was still green, but used almost 100% of its range. The DAW value as well as well as the Youlean values of true peak max were way to hot . But the LUFS values were still below 0DB. See second picture Peak Maximum. My conclusion is, that the output indicator is measuring something like momentary max LUFS. May be somebody from Line 6 could tell us what the output meter in Helix is really measuring and showing. Also Jason Sadites 's advice to maximize the output using the output meter is making the USB output too hot. At least for me. On the other hand is the line output to my FRFR also too hot? Because I couldnt recognize any digital clipping I will readjust my presets, that the difference between input signal and output signal is maximal 16db, better around 12db to be on the save side.
  7. I haven't been online for the last couple of days, my apologies for not respondiing and thx for all the replies! So am I tryinging to answer a couple of queestion First I am using a Line 6 Helix LT with the latest firmware 2.92 In cakewalk there is an input gain adjustment and it clipped already in the input block of the DAW. I watched the recent video's of Jason Sadites about Gain staging and wanted to maximize my gain to nose ratio and the output of my FRFR for live usage by cranking up the output block until the output meter shows its full range (close to red) With 0db in the output block the output meter of Helix is showing ~50% with +15db it becomes ~80%. Unfortunate the output meter has no units on it. According to my understanding of Jason's video this setting would be fine. Next step was to x-check the USB signal in my DAW and it was way too hot. thx I will give it a try, Output is set to Line already I was just trying to flowing Jason's advice by using the output meter of Line 6 Helix to optimize the output level. But I will setup a very basic patch with only gain staging to check if the output meter of Line Helix LT is the problem or my setup very interesting! This would explain the problem. But then the output indicator of Helix is seriously broken I will do some experiments today and keep you posted. Again thx a lot for all your advices, really makes me happy to see such a great community!
  8. I have to set the input gain at my DAW to ~-.30DB to not overdrive the channel with line 6 USB. Here is my setup I set my gain to utilize the full range by adjusting the output level up to +15db depending on the preset as I want to get the full power of my FRFR speakers. The output meter shows always green and also by ear there is no digital overdrive/clipping. Checked by monitor speakers and headphone. But if I am using the same settings to record directly into my DAW (Cakewalk by Bandlab, Global output settings toLine), I have to set the input gain down to -30 db, to not overdrive the input ( stay below 0db) Is this normal?
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