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  1. Thanks for the advice from all who answered. As I work with the Helix more, things have begun to settle down a little bit. I have found that listening via monitors gives a much better feel (I guess I'm kinda hearing the "amp in the room" this way). I have some stems for a project I'm involved with that I have been listening to (they were made in a pro studio using a Kemper), and some of what I've done is getting close. I still feel a lot of brassiness when I start a new patch with an amp/cap, but I never considered an input pad. I promise to be as patient as I can be :-).
  2. Hi there. I recently pulled the trigger on a Helix LT and have been having fun playing with effects and sounds that were just not attainable with my antique pedal board. I'm now trying to prepare some patches for use when my band resumes rehearsals in a few weeks but I'm struggling to control the tones in what I'm hearing in my headphones. My plan is to go entirely amp-less, so I am not using my physical amp to fill out the sound. I'm finding that all the amp models, with the exception of the Rivet Jazz 120, are thin and either over-the-top distorted or right on the edge of break up, and the various amp EQ and gain settings don't seem to have that much effect on the sound. I have looked at some YT tutorials, and when I try replicating their settings, sound is still too thin and crunchy. I even tried just replicating my pedal board and amp, and I get a very unfamiliar thin sound (not to mention that the Triangle Fuzz doesn't match my Big Muff very well at all - I use it mainly the thicken up and warm up the sound a bit, but the TF is always really fuzzy). Not sure if there is any real advice other than to keep working at it, but if anyone has any suggestions for a newbie on how to warm up and clean up the sounds of some of the amp models, that would be fantastic. I know that some will say that it will sound different when running through the band's PA, but there must be a way of getting decent tone while I'm building the patches - I'd really like to be ready for the next rehearsal rather than sucking up all the practice time trying to get the tone right. Thanks in advance, Ron
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