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  1. @elbe5050 its explained fully on page 49 of the manual https://line6.com/data/6/0a020a3f18374611d5dffd3a45/application/pdf/Helix LT 3.0 Owner's Manual - Rev D - English .pdf
  2. no need to make this gain up. Peaks of -12dBFS or even lower are fine or even advisable..
  3. So you are missing key info here. To reproduce any frequency accurately you need a sample rate twice the frequency. So, to reprocuce a 80Hz low E fundamental you only need a sample rate of 160Hz. Of course the TONE of your Low E string is defined by the harmonic series above the fundamental, so:(rounding the figure for simplicity) 80Hz, 160Hz, 240Hz, 320Hz, 400Hz, 480 Hz 560Hz....by this point the level of the harmonics is pretty low but not non-existent. If we do this to an E at the 12 fret of the high string we have a fundamental at around 680, so the harmonic series is: 680 Hz, 1260 Hz, 2040 Hz,2720 Hz, 3400 Hz, 4080 Hz, 4760 Hz. Again - very quiet at this point. (note this is why most guitar speakers drop of sharply over 4 K) It is the relative volume of each harmonic in the series that gives TONE. There is an argument that the sample rate needed for guitar might be as low as 12K...and many of the early reverbs had this and professionals were very happy with them. The early Analog (as a BBD) delays topped out at 4K frequency range which fits with this well. Modern digital devices sample at 44.1K or higher...which means a frequency of 22K can be accurately converted. Now we cantr forget Bit Rate...and this is where those very low volume upper harmonics can get lost....the 12K sample rate reverbs of the eighties were originally 8 bit. CDs are 16....modern devices can be 24 or 32....recording tech as high as 196. Bottom line...early digital had limitations we could hear. Modern digital - no way.
  4. @rthirdeye Your post is not 100% clear. You say you are changing channels on your amp. This would not change anything in the FX chain. The amp channel would change but everything else in your Helix would stay exactly the same. It sounds to me like what you are actually doing is changing patch. ie, one patch has the amp on o channel 1 and the other patch has the amp on channel 2. In this case all the settings in Helix could change. You do not have to change patch to change your amp channel. You could set this up as a switch, or as a snapshot. Neither of these requires the spillover feature (which limits you to one chain). Not saying this is bad...I like the spillover approach as I don't usually use more than 8 blocks at a time.
  5. your issue is similar to that of those who use the floor and have wah on 1 and vol on 2. My answer is usually that every Vol/Wah pedal in history has the same "Issue". Once you go toe down with the vol to switch on the wah, the vol is at max. Ive worked with this for the first 20 off years of playing before going to modelers back in the nineties. My solo vol (actually all my patches/snapshots) are designed to have the pedal full toe down. I only use the pedal when I need to reduce vol for some reason. So, switching to wah is not an issue. Before I had separate rhythm patches or snapshots the only time I had to think about this was when using wah in a rhythm sound - in that case I would turn down on the guitar.
  6. I know this is unpopular (I have no understanding of why) but here goes... All of these functions (like assigning a parameter change to a footswitch) are clearly explained in the manual. RTFM I am not saying dont use the forum for help with tricky things etc...but learn the basics first. Its much faster to look up a function in the manual than it is to post a question and wait for a reply.
  7. which Marshall? at what settings? In the room or through monitors? at what volume? Lots of variables here.
  8. @johnnyvlee To actually answer your question: for sustain you need a fast attack ( less than 10ms) and a slow release (more than 100ms - perhaps as long as 1 second). Threshold will depend on the situation but I would look for about 6dB - 10dB of gain reduction on the meter. Maybe more if you need it. You will need to make up the level by raising the compressor output level.
  9. for the sake of a balanced discussion: we all have different monitoring and preferences. My experience differs greatly from yours. I did the same thing and was able to find ways of playing in that tone that seemed entirely appropriate. I find the same with all the main amps presets. None of them are exactly some tone I've heard in my head but they are all usable. I do not doubt that I could record an album using only the factory presets... That said my current ventoux patch has the gain up a tad and the mid up a lot.....
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    There is a strong sense of diminishing returns - not just in improvements to modelling but in the size of the market. Nearly every request that comes up for something to be added to Helix (and I suspect every other modeler) is for some very tiny extreme group of users - not the 1% but the 0.0001%. yes, there are at least 10 people who absolutely need to be able to tempo sync their modulations via usb to a flying boomerang that is wirelessly linked to a midi lighting system that triggers optical sensors to run a modular synth running a midified voltage controlled Theremin. But is it worth including that feature in a mass produced product? Reading the various posts here and TGP its obvious that the widespread adoption of Helix is creating a weird phenomena where people with no experience in amplifiers, speakers, pedals, or any form of multi FX are now buying Helix because its the thing to do. Hence we see the average quality of questions falling from "I cant get my footswitch with two controllers and three bypasses assigned to show the right led setting", to very crazy stuff like "I hit the mode button and all my patches disappeared what should I do?". or worse "I wish it was possible to change settings by hitting a footswitch". I am prepared to bet that 95% of helix users have never adjusted a setting for sag or bias or impedance or headroom or early reflections or mic distance etc. I am one of the people that would enjoy a more complex machine but I just dont see the market for one. I can imagine a firmware version with LESS complexity for basic users.....
  11. I think you are confusing PRESETS with PARAMETERS. I am guessing based on your posts, but I think you are turning the PC edit knob and scrolling through the presets and not scrolling through the list of available speakers. The 6 IRs are saved in presets. In helix you can choose which mode the PC is in - Speaker model or IR. There are only 13 speaker models. The IRs that are loaded into PRESETS 14 - 19 could be selected from the IR menu. always remember that if you edit PC from Helix you are editing at the PARAMETER level and not editing the PATCH. This means whatever the active patch in PC is labelled will not change even if the Helix tells it to change a PARAMETER. eg, If the PC patch is called "Vintage" the helix might be telling it to load the Cream speaker. The Patch name on the PC will still show Vintage.
  12. Interesting huh! My highest Chan vol is always set by my cleanest tone...In general I try to keep close to unity across the board - so the level with all blocks bypassed is the same as the patch - at least for rhtyhm patches or snapshots. Solo ones run about 6db higher. Output meter is running about 75% I do all my leveling at the amp and I dont really use overdrives or other boosts - If I need more gain I turn the Gain up - and if I need gobs of gain i choose an amp that has that - my most overdriven tone at the moment is using the Bogner (German Mahadeva).
  13. is the Das Benzin a quiet amp? that Chan vol seems very high even with a low gain setting and the master down to 6. Most of my Overdriven amp tones end up with the Chan vol down around 4-5 but I've never used that amp.
  14. see the thing is, they are. If you had the actual amp used by Line 6 to create the model, and played it (using a load) through the same speaker emulation on the PC I bet you could not tell them apart in a blind A/B. There is nothing muddy or muffled sounding about a helix/PC combo set up correctly - not a criticism as this may take a while to get right. If you read all the posts on here and TGP then you will see that: roughly 20% of people swear the Helix is far far to bright roughly 20 % of people swear the Helix is far too dull and muffled and about 50% seem to be trying to make helix sound EXACTLY like a particular amp they either own or used to...I dont mean the same make and model - I mean a specific individual amp - which of course is impossible as all amps vary....especially older ones. For transparency sake I should point out I made those numbers up....but you get the idea.
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