I have too many options on how to record the guitar tone to Logic Pro X and dont know what is best practice?
I've got an UA Twin Apollo card, a Helix floor and also Helix Native in Logic Pro X 10.5.
1. I started out recording my Helix floor, going out from the XLR outputs on the Helix output straight in to my Universal Audio inputs. Hence, I had to set the sound right and could not tweak the sound with Helix components afterwards. Still good sound though.
2. I bought Helix Native and tried to record a dry signal straight in to the Universal Audio instrumental input and then tweaked the sound in Logic using Helix Native. The issue I got is that you normally end up with quite a number of guitar tracks (intro, solo, chorus.....) and that caused latency. I could live with that, adjust buffer size when recording and mixing and still be ok.
3. I accidentally hooked up the Helix floor with USB to the iMac and recorded straight through the Helix floor, without using the UA apollo twin. Also sounded great.
4. Having experienced the above, I thought I would do a combination, meaning I record both from a normal preset on the Helix (with a ready made sound) and a dry signal at the same time ( to be able to tweak it later with Helix Native, would the need occurr.).
5. Yes, I've got a Powercab and 57's mics etc but I would prefer not recording that way but would prefer recording straight in to the computer without the need to amplify the sound through the powercab and record through a microphone.
I'm a total beginner in this, what do you guys have as your way to go when recording if you have both a Helix and Helix Native? Is there such a thing as a standard practice?