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  1. Thank you very much Sir. That speaker has a DSP EQ feature on the back panel. Make sure it's set to "Flat" not "Boost". Also, all of my Stripped Down Amp patches have Hi cuts on the cab block to approximate the High End Level level on most speakers. You can dial that up all the way if you want. Thank you again Sir.
  2. I would suggest : Comp > Wah > Phaser > Univibe > Flanger > Drive > Amp& Cab > EQ > Volume > Chorus > Delay > Delay > Delay > Reverb Just for an example!!!
  3. Hope you guys enjoy this. These are Ambient and Very Strange Sounds All created by the Helix. I actually crated these on the Helix LT but transferred them over to the Helix for the video.
  4. Usually you would want FX like Compressor, Drives, Gates right before the amp. FX like Phaser or Flanger, Tremolo tend to be good before the Drive pedal. If you're running a stereo rig then FX like Modulation (Chorus), Delay, Reverb would go at the end of the chain. The only thing I disagree with D-Dragon is the placement of the Volume pedal. In the Digital realm I prefer to have the Volume pedal after the amp and cab. It kinda depends on the effect you're trying to achieve. By placing the Volume pedal before the amp it will act like the volume knob of your guitar. You bring the volume pedal down and your gain on the amp will decrease. If you place the Volume after the amp & cab your gain won't decrease. Only the Volume level. Now you wouldn't want the Volume after any delay or reverb because that will kill the trails of the reverb and delay. For me the best spot for the volume is right after the amp & cab or somewhere around there and before all of the final chain FX. Again this the Digital world. When using a real amp and pedals this totally changes.
  5. It's totally doable!! You just have to have an amp that has a very clean channel and have plenty of clean headroom. Meaning you have to be able to turn that amp up really loud on the clean channel and have a totally clean signal!! no breakup. If your amp has an effects loop it's probably better to go through the FX Return of the amp. Here is an example of going into the FX return of my Marshall JCM900. The audio here is from the back camera so it's not really studio refined. You can get an idea of what the Helix sounds like with a real amp.
  6. GlennDeLaune

    Glenn Delaune

    Thank you very much SF. Here is what I've been working lately.
  7. GlennDeLaune

    Glenn Delaune

    Hi guys, I've been told they sound good with the Stagesource speakers but i use a Firehawk 1500 and they sound great through that thing. I have also used them with a pair of Alesis Alpha 112 1000 watt speakers and again, very good sound. I just use that for stage sound though. I always run the Helix/Helix LT direct to FOH. Thank you very much guys.
  8. Thank you for the kind words guys. That guitar has a sustainer system. Same thing they used on the album. Jay Y from Styx and Neal Shon from Journey (just to name a few) have been using that for a very long time. That Jackson I'm playing in the video has one. It's a pretty cool effect, used sparingly!!! That being said, if you run this patch through a wedge at gig volume you will get a similar effect depending how loud you are and your proximity to the speaker. Hey Andy I remember you from Institute of Noise forum man!! Good to hear from you. I really learned alot from your site. I hope you are doing well.
  9. Haven't posted here in a while guys!! I hope you are all doing well. Just wanted to share what I've been up to lately. Thank you all so much for your continued support!!
  10. It could be the Vintage Delay causing that.
  11. I agree. You need to train your ears. If you're playing live with a loud drummer, bass player with an amp and you have an amp you'll find that patches that have alot of gain will need to be way louder than what any volume level meter will tell you because the level meter is only metering your level not the room or venue. For direct recording it's totally different and that level meter may work for that. Even if your band goes all in ears and no sound on the stage you still have the drummer and the PA out front. The only effective way I have found, for me anyway, to level patches is to use the out front sound engineer (if he is in eye site) and it's best to do this for sound check. I've done this several times. Every preset or snapshot you change to during a song get the sound engineer to raise thumbs up for "it needs to be louder" or thumbs down for "It's too loud". Same thing for leads. You will find you need at least a 6 to 7db bump up for leads for it to be heard out front. That's how I volume level my patches for live use.
  12. IMHO, this is your problem. For one thing, you need at least a 6.5db to 7db boost for leads with a full band and live drummer and amps on stage. I use the Simple EQ for lead boost's. If you boost your solo's that much then you can use the same simple EQ to tailor the boost to shave off some of the high's but you should also boost the mid's for lead sections. If you're not boosting that much then you will get lost in the mix especially if there is alot of gain. High Gain sounds especially get lost in the mix and it's actually because of the gain. You might be surprised to find out if you back down the gain your sound will become much more pronounced and not so saturated and with the added mid boost, that will cut through the mix. That's what I've noticed in dialing in my tones for the Helix and Helix LT for live Direct to FOH.
  13. Hey guys, sorry, a little late to the party. I've been away for a while. Yes I have been commenting on this "Fizz" issue since the X3 days. You guys are missing one important thing here, and I'll say it again, Tube Amps are fizzy!! I call it "Tube Sizzle". You can hear it in every professional recording and it's not a studio trick. That is how actual tube amps sound. Yes it's true I have access to a plethora of Isolated guitar stems from many many many professional recordings. Please don't ask me where I got them because I can't say. Anyway . . here is an example of some of the best guitar tones from some professional recording you might recognize. These are unaltered, direct stereo guitar stems. I couldn't put this on YT because I didn't want to get flagged so I put it on my server. First up: Eddie Van Halen, then Keith Nelson & Stevie D from Buck Cherry, then Joe Perry (Aerosmith), then K.K. Downing & Glenn Tipton (J.P), and finally, Slash. https://www.glenndelaune.com/guitar-stems.mp3 My point is this: if you would hear these guitar tones by themselves and din't know where they were from would you think they were good?? Don't get rid of the fizz guys!!
  14. GlennDeLaune

    Glenn Delaune

    My patches transfer nicely into the PA. I've tested them all during live gigs. But that's just me saying so, others may want to chime in about using them direct. I run my helix XLR Direct to FOH and for my stage sound i use the Firehawk 1500. It's loud enough for pretty much any venue but If I'm playing arena's I'll still go direct but I will move to marshall heads and 4x12 cabs for my stage sound. Thank you all so much for your continued support.
  15. The only real way to find out what editor you have is to Unplug your helix from your computer. Now open the Editor without the Helix connected. At the top left in the editor window (Windows) you will see a "Help" tab. Click on that and then click on "About Helix". (MAC) click the “Helix†letters at the top left of the screen and then click “About Helixâ€. A screen will pop up and at the very top you'll see what editor you have. I've been using this script to help some of my customers who were convinced they had the latest editor.
  16. GlennDeLaune

    Glenn Delaune

    Thank you so much Sir. Easy fix. All you have to do is go into the Cab block and use the Hi Cut to tame some of the high end. Yeah those EV's tend to accentuate the high end a little. I'd like to take this opportunity to Thank you all so much for your kind words, encouragement and support throughout this journey. Good things coming so thank you for your continued support. I really do appreciate each and every one of you here in my Line 6 Family. I'd also like to give a special thanks to Eric K., Frank R.. Adrian H, Ben A., Paul H., and Eric B. You Guys ROCK!!!! \m/
  17. GlennDeLaune

    Glenn Delaune

    Thank you so much for your continued support Sir.
  18. GlennDeLaune

    Glenn Delaune

    Hello Sir, Thank you very much. Have you been taken care of yet?? Just seeing this post now sorry.
  19. I was thinking you might be clipping the input. Did this update change anything in the Globals with the input settings?? Try turning the pad on and see if that helps.
  20. Maybe this will make this thread go away. Or maybe people will get mad and freaked out!!!! IDK, anyway, Thank you guys for all of your support through the past 4 years. I really appreciate each and every one of you here, You've given me encouragement and also some very good constructive criticism. Rock On!!
  21. I just put one up for you. I use it for recording my bass tracks. It's pretty basic but it sounds great on my end. Search my name and you'll find it. I see I only have two up there. :-( Need to put some more up when i get the chance.
  22. Thanks, it's close. The only thing I didn't do is put a phaser effect on the Master Bus to get the swirling effect. But that's post processing and that would be cheating. Yeah Jimmy Page did some crazy stuff. Back in the day to get that effect you would use two tape machines and you would take your finger and gently slow down one of the machines and you would get that type of swirling effect. Not sure exactly how it was done on this track though. Sir George Martin used that trick on alot of Beatles recordings.
  23. All Helix, no post processing. 4 guitar tracks, Les Paul Standard with 57 Classics. :D https://www.glenndelaune.com/nobody's-fault-sample.mp3
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