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  1. DarthHollis

    Too Boomy??

    I've found that the IRs I was using in my Helix sound great in the PowerCab + but are muffled with a band. Problem is I'm listening to them through headphones and when I practice with my band they sound good but don't really cut through the mix. I tried the Allure IRs that are in the PC+ (you can download them for free) and they are much better than I originally thought. Then I went back through my OwnHammer IRs and found some with the mic formation "CUT." Those seem great also. Next practice I'm going to do some experimenting. In the past I have always run the sound but I'm going to have less control of that with our first couple gigs so I want to be giving the soundman the best signal I can.
  2. Yes, but I couldn't figure it out in Edit. On the floor or rack here is what you need to do. Go to the output block and page over to the right. Just like any other snapshot change you need to push down on the knob and then move it to the other IR. It will have [parentheses] around the number. That will be the number set for that snapshot. Hope this helps.
  3. Get this: https://www.americanmusical.com/daddario-pw-wg-02-wireless-transmitter-instrument-cable/p/DAD-PWWG02?src=Y0802G00SRCHCAPN&adpos=&scid=scplpDAD+PWWG02&sc_intid=DAD+PWWG02&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-_j1BRDkARIsAJcfmTH5FlP4IaxW5h5vP-LZ9DFyW9xtvr91oTIMgTrjva0XaRXAuie8IwkaAs6TEALw_wcB Should last a long time.You can make it however long you want. Also, there is a lock on the 3-pin so that should not come out easily like you describe.
  4. The Helix range of devices are not polyphonic. That means that it cannot handle more than one note at a time. Also, the further you change the pitch the more of a difference you will hear. Your settings look OK for a full step drop. If you want a more accurate reading you will want to get a Digitech Drop or other polyphonic pitch shifter. I have a video that compares the Helix to the Drop pedal.
  5. It is not the DSP. It is the programming. Line 6 has to come up with a way to perform polyphonic pitch shifting that has not been done before. Other effect makers (Digitech, Eventide, TC Electronic, etc) have their own proprietary algorithms. About a year ago, Frank R did say they had hired some people that had knowledge of polyphonic algorithms and had worked for another such company. He said they were working on it, but that it would take time. My guess is that it will not be in 2.9 but is possible in 3.0. I have no insider knowledge. They may be much farther away than that. I did see an interview with Paul Reed Smith where he said he learned a technique from his father on how to recognize frequencies. His father was in WWII and was a radar or radio operator of some king. The trick is recognizing the pitch fast. Think about a frequency being a wave. From what I understand, most algorithms can only detect the frequency after a full wave but he had a technique on how to do it with a smaller part of the wave. I searched and could not find that particular video but it was very interesting. It's not even about poly pitch, just the fact that recognizing a single pitch can be so complicated.
  6. The FX loops add noise if placed in front of a dirty amp. It's the Helix, not anything else. You can put a noise gate right after the FX loop, that worked for me when I put a Drop pedal in a loop. I prefer to not put anything in an FX loop before the amp. All my pedals go before the Helix.
  7. Try out the powercab before you buy it. I have a powercab 112 plus and I think it works great as an FRFR and for IR loading but I don't really like the speaker only option as much. This is where the Powercab is supposed to sound like an amp without any microphone simulation. It just sounds strange to me. I've used plenty of real amps and I prefer the sound of the FRFR or IR sims. They actually sound amazing and it's what I use with a live band.
  8. It is the loop that is noisy, not the pedal. I have experimented several times. In my opinion the best way to set it up is wireless -> Drop -> Freqout -> Helix input. Yes it's nice to have them in a loop but I had to add a noise gate after the loop for medium to high gain patches.
  9. You will probably need a Pedal Power digital or a Cioks DC7. Each of those pedals takes a fairly high draw of current. I know the Drop is 300 mA. The normal Pedal Powers usually have 100 mA per output. Check the draw of each pedal. The digital PP only has 4 outputs. The Cioks has 7 outputs and each one is 600 mA plus you can change between 18V, 12V, and 9V for each output. MXR talk box is 18V. The power draw is unknown but it comes with a 1000 mA supply. I did quite a search but 240couldn't find the information. Digitech Frequout draws about 240 mA at 9V. Digitech Drop is 300 mA at 9V
  10. My G10S has been great. It's powered like a normal pedal (needs 300mA) and I don't have to buy batteries. The internal battery lasts a long time and usually can recharge fully between sets anyway. It comes with a right angle adapter so it will work with many different guitar inputs. It's just been very reliable. Also, you can always buy another transmitter for $100. I like not having anything hanging off of my guitar strap or in my back pocket. I've been using either the G10 or G10S for 5 years without problems except for drop outs from wi=fi routers. Iif your receiver (the part on the pedal board) is within 10 feet of a wireless router, you will probably have drop outs. It's just the nature of digital wireless and the spectrum that it uses. I seemed to have more problems with the old expensive Shure wireless.
  11. What you need to know is that the HX Stomp draws about 900mA at 9V. With the right cables you can make it work with most power supplies. I use a CIOKS DC7. The outputs are 600mA each so I use a doubling cable and a cable that converts the right size for the stomp. The CIOKS website has plenty of information on this. I have found this to be a great power supply. I also used an MXR ISO Block before using the 800mA output. Although perhaps not ideal, I have heard that most power supplies under rate the capacity. So a 500mA may actually provide closer to 600mA. But every manufacturer is different. Good luck.
  12. I agree with crusinon2 that you will only know when you try them but you should not be stressed. I have the shure 215s and for the price they sound very good. I was using them with an expensive wireless monitoring system. I also have studio headphones AKG 240s that are about the same price. They have more bass response because they cover your ear. For playing at home I would recommend the AKGs. You would still be able to hear your wife calling you sometimes. With the Shure's you probably won't hear anything else but your guitar. I have expensive custom 3 driver IEMs now and I actually preferred the 215s in some ways. But it's a different animal when you are on stage. I use the custom IEMs when I play live and when the monitors and mains are not on, the custom IEMs sound very brite. When the sound kicks in, i have bass again and everything sounds great. As Gunpointmetal said above, if music sounds good through them then your guitar probably will too. I wouldn't use the custom IEMs to listen to music on a plane or anything. I hate hearing my electric guitar acoustically when playing so I like having headphones that cut out ambient noise. Just my preference and something else to consider. .
  13. The EP booster and the volume pedal may not be able to take a hot signal from the output of the HX Stomp. I could hear a little distortion with a Boss Reverb and a Digi Hardwire Delay after my stomp so I removed them. You could put the volume pedal in an FX loop of the Stomp if you have room or use it as an expression pedal. Also, there is an EP boost in the Stomp if I'm not mistaken. Otherwise, the "path" seems OK if it sounds good. You should be using at least a pre-amp sim of some kind in your Stomp as well since your running into an FX return. A full amp sim might also sound good, just no cab sims.
  14. I'm using the Cioks DC7. They recommend two adapter cables (that aren't expensive) to combine two outputs and then convert to the right size plug. It works great and is very quiet. I power my G10S, tuner, Drop, wah, 18v flanger and phaser. The DC7 comes with plenty of cable and they have a chart to help find if you need specific adapters.
  15. If anyone is interested, the cables came in stock today at Sweetwater and they are on the way to me. I have the Ciocks DC7 on the way too. Seems to be a great all around power supply..
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