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  1. Anyone use a Tube Preamp infront of the DI box w/ Helix Native? Whether it be a studio grade Mic Pre or All Tube Guitar Pre, altho I'm more interested in the later.... I was reading how it can really improve the realism of the Amp Sim. What has your experience been? Thanks.
  2. What is this supposed to do? I opened Reaper this way and loading Helix still causes it to crash. Thanks.
  3. Oh, rad! Thanks. I've seen this before, but always forget to do it.
  4. Anyone having this issue? I'm using the latest version of Helix Native, 3.15, that supports Silicon. I'm trying it from an empty Project...I create one new track, select Helix Native (VST3) from the Plugin Browser and CRASH! However, I also have a template that loads an instance of Helix to one of the tracks, and this works as expected. From here I can copy the instance to other tracks as well. It's only when I try loading Helix from scratch that it crashes Reaper. I have the latest ARM version of Reaper, 6.41, and I'm opening it natively. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  5. How accurate is the acoustic tone from Helix, when using a Piezo pup? only been able to get so far with a humbucker. The sound is still really thin and lacks any of the body tone. I've never used a Piezo, so I'm kinda sceptical on it getting a usable acoustic tone...that's good enough to pass for real in a recording. Any recommendations on a quality Piezo? Thanks.
  6. Oh, right on. I was clicking on the link in the release notes...I need to go to the download page. Thanks!
  7. I'm trying to download the 3.15 update, but the only file link I see is for 'HX_Edit_315'. Is this update just for the HX Edit software, or for Native as well? If it's for Native, where is the link???
  8. Anyone know if the FBV Express MkII can work as a MIDI Controller in Reaper? I want to use one of the buttons to Enable/Bypass a plugin. Thanks.
  9. I took a chance with Mikko and bought the VX30 pack. Either the Darkest AC30 in existence was used, or all settings on the sound capture equipment are tailored for the modern chugger. I've owned Mikko for a while now, and to date, when I want a vintage tone (which is 99% of the time) it's never made it into one of my guitar's plugin chains. I have used it for Sabbath type stuff, but as the title says, I'm leaving Metal out of this thread. I'm usually going for 70's glam tones. Has anyone got a good vintage, NON-Metal, sound...with any of the Mikko Cabs? If so, please share your method. Thanks.
  10. Hey, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to change the Snapshot with my MIDI Foot Controller. Where can I set this? I see the "Snapshot Index" parameter in Reaper, but it only goes from the current Snapshot to the 8th one, when I assign it. I'm guessing this is better controlled inside of Helix, ya? Thanks.
  11. I will relieve the burden of ownership.
  12. Did you sell your native license yet?

    1. rsvette12


      Hi: I did long time ago but bought another one after selling my helix floor - sorry brother

  13. I'll relieve you from the burden of ownership.
  14. I'm new to Helix Native and I'm looking for some IR recommendations. I play clean or with light/mid distortion. Trying to be original, maybe the guitars are close to Pixies sound...the more airy, ethereal stuff they got. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  15. adam79

    PODxt Upgrade

    I've finally got the cash to upgrade from my PODxt. I use it to record at home; I can't make enough noise here for an amp. I got $200 to spend on something used (I'll throw in a bit more if the price is close enough). I don't wanna bother upgrading unless I'm improving the overall sound quality / realism and getting a better clean tone. Any suggestions? It doesn't matter to me whether it's a physical unit or Amp Sim. Thanks.
  16. Is there a version of Edit past 3.06 with support for Mojave OS X 10.14? The 3.06 download says that it's added support for Yosemite, which isn't surprising since that Edit version was released in November '14. Just based on these facts, it seems like a pretty safe bet that 3.06 was the last update. I figured it that I should ask anyways. I can still run Edit and it works with my POD XT, but it made me install Java 6 Runtime before it would open.. now every time I hit a key on the keyboard Edit spits out a Java error. The key strokes work, like when I'm typing into a field, but I have to click out of the error window after every letter! It's a total pain in the lollipop. Maybe it's time to invest in a more current amp simulator?!!?
  17. I have a Mac, and I'm running all the latest drivers. This doesn't happen all the time, but enough to make it really annoying.
  18. I'm having connection problems with my POD XT; my computer isn't recognizing that it's plugged in. It doesn't happen 100% of the time (maybe 50/50), but often enough to be a major pain in my lollipop. I've tried multiple different USB cables, all the USB ports on my computer, reboots, etc. The only times I've been able to get it recognized is when I turn off the POD, shutdown the computer, turn on the POD and then turn on the computer. This only works around 60-70% of the time. I attached a screenshot of the error message window that pops up in the Edit Software. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  19. Right on. If you only get 1 more FX than I'll just go with the 500. Thanks again for the info. That was the type of response I've been waiting for. I don't go FX heavy when recording so the X seems like it's unessasary. I was gonna go with that VOX Tone Lab ST I mentioned earlier. That thing also seems rad. Especially how it has a 12ax7 in the power section and an expression pedal. I think that the HD500 might be the better move. I'm gonna check out some YouTube demos when I'm done writing this.
  20. The dual amp thing sounds pretty amazing. What does the 500x have over the 500?
  21. The HD 500's Ive seen are more like 250-300$ Buy it Now. That's double the price of a 300/400. I need something that I can plug directly into my Pro Tools interface, so I can use headphones and make no loud noise...living situation thing. I want an amp because I like playing thru one better than Amp Sims. Once I get to the point where I buy an amp, for band practice and shows, it'll will be months down the road. I'll still want to use the HD so I can write n record in silence. I'm getting the pedal for quality and emulation. What does it matter if I'm using the included effects or not? I'm still getting clean and dirty amp tones, can use my own dirt, wah and other pedals. As well as the included lollipop. I've been looking at other brands and stumbled across the VOX Tone Lab series. It seems pretty cool, and sounds decent enough in the YouTube demos Ive checked out. It also has a 12ax7 in it's power section, and it has a ST and SE model that adds one (ST) or two (SE) expression pedals. As well as some buttons two switch between specific, user chosen presets that can be flipped thru on the fly. Anyone ever try one of these? If so, how does it compare to the HDs?
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