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  1. Im unclear on this. The meter is kind of nice - but faily redundant if you maintain unity thoughout as recomended, leveling each block to its bypassed state.. Unity gain will be fairly low on the meter...havent actually checked that but -18 would be a reasonable guess with all blocks bypassed...might be lower. (and yes there is an exception when using a drive block to hit the front of an amop hard- in which case you balance the pair of blocks to bypass) The difference in volume between say, Rhythm and solo, may not show clearly on any meter - it must be done by ear. Given no one would reasonably be boosting by more than 6 - 10 db in volume during any edit why is it required to be jumping back and forward to the meter?
  2. Hi Michel There is no fixed preamp in Helix. There is only an amp or preamp if you put one of those blocks ibnto your signal chain yourself. If you are working in 4 cable mode, then just load the blocks you want as your FX - obviously deciding which ones you want before or after the Mesa preamp. If you decide to use a patch made by someone else (which I strongly recommend avoiding at al cost) then just delete the amp or preamp block.
  3. I opened HXEdit and it told me an update was available. I clicked on it and followed the instructions. All went well. I then went to read the notes and it mentioned downloadiong HXEdit 2.9.2. I checked HXEdit and it was still on 2.9>(I updated Edit at this point) Everything seems fine......should I be concerned?
  4. zombie2473 To answer the question you asked: There is no poweramp modelling in the Powercab, only speaker modelling.. The power amp modeling is part of the amp bock. Therefore, the reverb is always going to be after the poweramp modelling if its after the amp block..
  5. can someone tell me why you would want the tempo light to be off??
  6. I refuse to believe that you need all of that in in 1 song....I will bet you have never actually had Phase, chorus, trem, and flanger all running in the same song. I have a pre 2.9 set up with 4 patches and 4 snapshots and 10 stomps that gives all you ask for in a very simple and easy set up. I also have a post 2.9 set up that I like better - two patches "Vintage" and Modern"", with 5 snapshots (three rhythms, two leads) plus 4 stomps plus the patch change to the other patch....all available without hitting the mode switch. The Vintage patch uses the Litigator and the Interstate, with phaser and tape style delay, the Modern uses Placator and Cal Texas chan 1, with chorus and digital style delays.....
  7. if the line does not go al the way across press the page button and get more parameters
  8. so HO, Im not clear why you need to monitor how strong your guitar signal is....I mean , you cant change it!. yes if you install hotter pickups it will change but that's obvious. The only purpose for the green signal present on the input icon is for troubleshooting is there is no sound - its a way to check your cable is not dead. Its a very rare thing to actually need. With the output meters, again,the number one use is to check that there is signal laving the Helix. Sure you might check the signal strength while editing a preset but if you follow good practice (ie. Keep blocks close to unity) its always going to look right on the meters. I do appreciate that people find GR meters useful - but at the end of the day its the effect on the sound that should drive setting changes on a compressor. Im fairly experienced with compression so I have not changed any of my compressor settings since I got the GR metering - but Ill probably look at them briefly while setting up new patches.
  9. its not "in the block" , its "in the icon". this is good - but I was looking for it in the Block settings for input. Excellent decision - now that i know where to look.
  10. followed the instructions....flawless. Quick, easy. Great!
  11. lawrence_Arps

    Helix 2.9

    about meters thers a great story from thirty odd years ago of an american producer/engineer (Ill leave the names out to protect the innocent), who was brought over to New Zealand to record an album with one of our top bands> Arriving at the studio he proceeded to put masking tape over every meter in the studio . He said he did not want to be tricked into making bad decisions based on the meters. He proceeded to engineer the album using only his ears for gain staging....and it sounded pretty good!
  12. so I took a new preset .Note - Pad is on. Added a distortion to first block - chose the OCD.stock settings. Added Brit Plexi Jump.to second plack..stock settings, .. .added the seventies chorus to third block ...took the mix down to 30%, added vintage delay to fourth block..took mix down to 25% Added plate reverb to fifth block... - stock settings sounds fine to me.....
  13. lawrence_Arps

    Helix 2.9

    weird....the most user friendy, simple to operate piece of pro gear in the history of modelling.......apparantly needs "massive " imporvements. I also have no trouble with the 4 IRs I have loaded - non of which I currently use at all.
  14. also...whats the point of trying to match those tones then completely swamp it with reverb and other FX.....makes no sense.
  15. i see no reason not to use the exact appoach you would with the actual devices being modelled... I listened to the example in the videos and heard nothing particularly "lush"...just a pretty normal clean tone with a few fx shoved on - nothing special or difficult to get with Helix. Same with the distorted tones. very generic (not bad - I quite like them - but nothing hard to achieve with any of the mid gain amps and an overdive pedal...). I reckon I could copy those tones without even switching the monitors on.
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