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  1. I was looking into the Classic Pro as well. My thinking was really only to hide the cables and power supplys under the board. I have been using a RoadCases USA 32"x16" case. I just have to take the lid off and hook up a few cables. I also attached a railing flange to the bottom and I attach a mic stand to that. This board is heavy and I think a pedaltrain would be even more weight. I also don't think I would like the angle of the pedaltrain, especially for using the wah. I like it flat on the ground.
  2. I feel the same way with the double take. I use the Mimiq and it sounds amazing. I would suggest using a Simple Pitch in a split path (both paths panned hard left and right) and use only 8 cents of pitch adjustment and then add about 20-30 ms of delay (available in the effect itself) and don't forget to turn it to 100% mix. You may also need to boost the output of the effected path by 2 or 3 dB.
  3. DarthHollis

    Helix Eb tuning

    Isn't the title of this "Helix Eb tuning?" Then it goes in a hundred different directions from there. Pick one. LOL I saw someone else mention it so I chimed in.
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    Helix Eb tuning

    D-tuna works for me. I have my floyd set up to go down only. If I break a string I don't go out of tune and the D-tuna works great. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DTunaBLK--fender-evh-d-tuna-system-black?mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=1669475631&rkg_id=0&campaigntype=dsa&campaign=aaDSA&adgroup=1669475631:DSA - Product - Guitar&placement=google&adpos=1t1&creative=292662592524&device=c&matchtype=b&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAjwxILdBRBqEiwAHL2R87ZO-gxggNjg0G5k5F80o3_HdSopUPX7wqxCdjbgernf9yexBeHmfBoCeB0QAvD_BwE
  5. The Dark Terror has an FX loop. Yes, you can use a clean preamp in the Helix and bypass the preamp in the Dark Terror. I did the same thing with the 5153 50 watt. You will have an FX loop that sends to the input of the amp and the FX send from the amp into the return of the Helix. When you are using the preamp in the Helix, just turn off the FX loop in the Helix and vice versa. Look at the set list made for templates and use the one for 4CM.
  6. You have a set up problem in the patch. You only need to have one FX send/return loop. Think of it as the pre-amp in the Orange. Send goes to the input of the amp. The power amp on the Orange is always at 100%. The pre-amp in the Orange sends the signal to the FX loop at the level you set the master volume at. That should be going into the FX return on the HX. Send a picture of your signal path in HX edit if you want better information. We are here to help.
  7. It sounds to me like your mix is set at 50% in the whammy but having the volume down on the Helix and still hearing the guitar is strange. I would try putting a distortion in front of and behind the whammy as well as other places in the signal path. You will be able to find where the issue is because you can hear how the distortion is effect dry vs. wet signal. Can you share a screen shot? That might help. Or post the preset.
  8. DarthHollis

    FREQ OUT !!!!!

    Anything in a loop in front of a high gain amp is going to add hiss. The FX loops in the Helix are OK, but they are not great. I run a Mimiq in a stereo loop after the amp with no problem. I had a Freqout for a while and it was fun but I hardly used it.
  9. DarthHollis

    detune

    Yes, but everytime someone posts about it and I say that ..... they ask for proof.
  10. DarthHollis

    detune

    Go here: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/when-polyphonic-finally-gets-sorted-it-will-be-very-nice-indeed.1968797/ and see Franks answer. We can’t dscuss the fact that we have a team of experts in that area on staff at all. If we could discuss said team It would be a bit before they will get to Helix stuff...but I can’t discuss. If you don't know Frank he is Sr. Director Of Operations, Line 6 Inc.
  11. Frank Ritchotte mentioned it before that Line 6 hires two people specialized in polyphonic pitch programming. That was all we got. No idea when we might or even if we will see it in the future.
  12. When using an expression pedal the most important thing you need to do is save the preset/snapshot with the expression pedal at the % you want it to start at. Not sure if this will fix your problem, but because you are saying after a "reset" it works, it sound like this may fix it. So make sure the exp pedal is at 100% when you save the preset. I like mine set at 0% for wah and whammy. I turn on the whammy via a snapshopt or a stomp button and if it's at the 0% then it's almost like it's off even if the pedal has moved. I also make sure that put the exp pedals at heel down 0% before I start playing, just in case. Hopefully this helps a little.
  13. Unless you're going to run two amps or more pretty much everything before the amp(s) should be mono. At some point in the chain, if you use a stereo effect you should be stereo after that. Anything in mono will sum the two side down. The other thing to remember is that you need something to give you a stereo sound, like a chorus, the double take, ping pong delay, reverb. I found that using two different amps and/or cabs was not a significant difference in stereo. You need something more. The trick I used was a simple pitch shift, only on one side, set at about +/- 8 to 15 cents (to your own taste) AND a delay of about 30ms, mix at 100%. The delay gives a doubling effect much like the double take or a Mimiq pedal. I use the Mimiq pedal now and I prefer that until the double take in the Helix is improved, if ever. Chorus, ping pong or stereo delay, and reverb are other nice ways to give you stereo separation. Put those as the last thing in your chain. If you have specific questions about a patch you are creating, the best thing you can do is load the patch to Custom Tone or at least give us a step by step - effect to effect breakdown of what you are doing.
  14. If it was my rig I would only use the pre-amp in one head. Unless you're using blue channel of one head and red on the other they are pretty much going to sound the same. Also, it's a little simpler with the FX going in front of the amp. Use the Helix to do stereo stuff and then go into the FX return of both amps. It would be a 5 cable method. For me, that would just be simpler and I think would sound great.
  15. If you switch snapshots with trails on you may get uncontrollable noise. That's why I also suggest keeping it in front of the amp. The amp works as a compressor/limiter and keeps the delay from going crazy. If you put it after the amp the delay feedback could cause digital distortion.
  16. I was not the first to do this but I thought some people might be interested. Hyperspace Pedal Formula for Helix - Transistor Tape Delay best used in front of the amp. Expression Pedal will control Time, Feedback and Mix. Time (Toe - 50ms / Heal - 600ms), Feedback (Toe - 100% / Heal - 0%), Wow/Fletter - 3.6, Mix (Toe - 100% / Heal 0%), everything else leave the same and I highly recommend leaving Trails Off. Make sure you save the patch or snapshot in heal down. Enjoy!
  17. You assume correctly. There is no power amp in the Helix.
  18. TRY THE HELIX. It's the only way you will ever know if you like it. If the stores in your area don't have to try find someone on this forum or on the FB Helix page that lives in your area. Find someone that plays the same kind of music as you. I sold my 5150 III 50 watt and 2x12 cab and I don't miss it all. I use two FRFRs for stereo sound and it is great. Much easier to mix my band now with no guitar amp on stage and there is more room. The advantages are vast.
  19. Made my Mission pedal return to zero (heel down) just using rubber bands.
  20. I have probably owned over 10 wah pedals in my life. Morley, Morley Bad Horsie, multiple dunlop wahs, the 535Q, the Zakk Wylde wah, etc. I really liked the 535Q because it is super versatile but I ended up setting it like Jerry Cantrell's wah. I would not buy a Morley again. They were OK but were not very versatile and broke down easily. If you want versatility, stick with the Helix. I use the Mission expression pedal because it has the feel of a wah pedal. Also, you can order it with a spring so it always goes back to zero. I don't have the spring setting, but I set my wah to turn on at 1% and I don't have any problems. Find a wah you like (or an artist who's wah sound you like) and use this chart: https://www.sweetwater.com/feature/dunlop/wah-pedals/index.php If you pick the right inductor and frequency range you should be able to get the Helix to sound like whatever you want. To answer your second question go guitar into wah into Helix. Don't put it in a loop unless you want to add extra noise into the signal. I only use the loops after the amp.
  21. DarthHollis

    detune

    Here and in TGP. I've been searching but I have not found the original post, only references to it.
  22. DarthHollis

    detune

    I've read it in a couple places. I think the word was that they hired someone (or more than one) with specific software knowledge on polyphonic pitch shifting.
  23. DarthHollis

    detune

    It is not the best but it can be done. Use the Simple Pitch FX. Put it as the very first thing in your FX chain. Interval +1 and mix on 100%. Leave everything else at 0.0. The Whammy DT pedal is the only polyphonic pedal I know that goes up (most just go down in pitch) but you may want to check out Electro Harmonix pedals. Line 6 seemed to hint that they were working on polyphonic pitch shifting but I would not hold my breath. It couple be a very long time before it becomes a reality.
  24. I was using this stereo like I do the Mimiq. I even tried adding a delay to the effected side of the Double Take - add 35ms at 100 mix with no regeneration, to try to expand the stereo sound and it still didn't sound like the Mimiq. My conclusion is I like the Mimiq much better and will keep using it until the Helix can beat it. It seems like I'm using the Mimiq in a way in which other people are not, so I really like that because it kind of gives me my own sound.
  25. Roadcases USA 32"x16". The mic stand mount is a railing flange from Lowes. Less than $10. Yep, bolted to the board. There is room underneath because I added some rubber feet to the bottom of the board.
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