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Everything posted by gtrman100

  1. I'm not understanding either- when you add a wah block, unless you have the EXP-1 toe switch reassigned to another function, it will default to turning the wah on and off.
  2. The secret is- you have to turn off the preamp section of the DT amp, so that the Helix will replace it. Download DT Edit- http://rome2.github.io/dtedit/ Connect your DT amps midi in and out to a quality PC midi interface. The M-Audio ones work well. With the amp on standby, open DT Edit In the upper left corner, you'll see the 4 Topologies. Click on 1 In the preamp section, select none. It defaults to a Fender Twin. Once you do that, the mic models disappear too. In the output section on the upper right, select Topology one. Select the class and triode/pentode mode etc for that topology to default to. Repeat #4-6 for the other topologies. Close DT Edit Now when you connect the midi out of the Helix, it will take the midi CC commands that you program in the Helix Command Center for each preset to the desired output mode of the DT. You program the Helix "instant" switch, not a footswitch unless you want to select it separately. It works great, and it is a bit of a pain, but once you've programmed it, it's done. I'm getting stellar tones with the Helix/DT setup using the "Amp" models- not Preamp or using the Cab models. You can experiment to find out what works best for you.
  3. They did show the Firehawk 1500, which I'm hoping is not a replacement for the DT series. It's a FRFR system with built in Firehawk level modeling and interface.
  4. I'm going to chime in on this discussion, because I've been experimenting with the integration of the Helix with my DT amps in the last month, and have finally found the answer. True, it's not as easy as the HD500 Line6 link integration, but with a little bit of work, I think you'll be happy. The fact that they released Helix without a promise of full integration, doesn't mean it might not happen in the future, but I have a feeling that they're moving to the Firehawk 1500 as the Helix mate rather than the DT series. Heres how it works: Download DT Edit from http://rome2.github.io/dtedit/, load and connect to DT with 2 midi cables with a good USB midi interface. Select Channel A under master section. On the left side of the DT Edit control panel, select "none" for Topology 1 Preamp selection (eliminating the DT preamp) On the right side of the DT Edit control panel, select Topology 1 and select the desired class and pentrode/triode configuration Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other three topology settings. Close DT Edit. Connect 1 midi cable from Helix to DT amp midi in Create a preset with an Amp model (not Amp + Cab, or preamp) Press the menu button and select Command Center Instant 1 will default, use default midi channel "base", and select CC# 122 Select the desired Value #- 0 Topology 1, 1 Topology 2, 2- Topology 3, 3- Topology 4 Save the preset. Now when you select this preset, it will change the amp Topology to the desired one, with the class, and triode/pentode selections. I find that the amp models without cabs sound the best, much better than the amp + cab or preamp models. Since the DT has it's own speaker, and the cab model in the DT has been disabled, you have a good place to start tweaking. I find I need to do just a little EQ to get the desired sound. The Helix sounds so much better than the HD, it's worth the extra work to get it integrated with the DT. And it's still just 2 cables- the Link and midi. I hope you give it a try, and it works for you.
  5. I have no problem backing up and restoring with the Helix app. Could it be your computer OS?
  6. So, in other words, you are using Amp + Cab models in the Helix, not just the Amp models. I haven't tried it, but since there is already a real speaker in the DT amp, adding another cab simulation seems to be redundant. So far, just tweaking the amp models to sound good with the Celestion G12H-90 (which is supposed to be neutral sounding) seems to be working pretty well. Did you find the Cab models to really improve the realism?
  7. After a go round with FRFR and using my DT25, I've settled on using the DT amp for a more traditional guitar setup. I've set up midi to change topologies, and Helix using the Amp models without cabs. I've disabled the preamp models in the DT. Line 6 recommends using Preamp only models, but I find they don't sound right, as they did with my HD500. They sound less real and more sterile to me. What amp model types are you using that you are satisfied with?
  8. I'm testing out a new rig myself. I have a Centerpoint stereo Space Station, which is awesome by itself. But it's not powerful enough to play with the whole band. So I picked up a 500 watt Behringer subwoofer, and I'm crossing over 170hz and will see if it can work. The space station is incredible for giving you stereo out of a single point.
  9. It took me a while to figure out. The problem exhibited the same way:engage the wah via the toe switch, then when disengaging the wah, outputs were muted until the Helix read rebooted. I'm not sure why the outputs worked before engaging the wah, but it happened ever time until I changed to a stereo wah block.
  10. Check and see if it's a mono or stereo block. I had a mono block wah on a stereo path and it would mute the outputs.
  11. My $.02- I installed Glenn's screen protector. It works great! You could probably come up with a less expensive alternative, but he's done all the legwork and construction. Anything that saves me a trip to Home Depot works for me...
  12. You might try the amp (not amp+cab) models into your fx loop. I find them to be closer in level, and better sounding than the preamp only models into an fx loop.
  13. This happened to me too, when I moved some patches around. I stored it on the Helix app, and when I restored it later, some of my patches were in different locations and the Variax custom tunings were on the wrong patch. I had to go through and make sure that everything wasn't changed. A bit scary, but I'm not sure if it was pilot error or a software bug. I hope the full computer interface arrives soon...
  14. Most likely, your headphones are coloring the sound in a way that compensates for the deficiencies of the XT. Add that to the fact that you are used to the XT, and that's probably why you come to that conclusion. I suggest you record some guitar parts with both and listen through a good pair of studio monitors. No recording engineer worth his salt mixes on headphones; they might check the mix through headphones, but that's about it.
  15. It's consistent. I use an extra expression pedal and it did it every time until I changed to a stereo wah pedal.
  16. The wah volume drop problem is user error, not a software bug. I discovered it myself- if you use a mono wah, in a stereo path, you'll get a complete volume drop when returning to volume pedal mode. Use a stereo version of the wah, and you're good to go.
  17. I tried setting the Variax input setting to "Global". No dice- it still follows the model selector on the Variax. Bummer. I hope they implement full Variax functionality soon.
  18. Thanks, I figured that out. The problem is, if you tweak the reverb on the helix, and you're in a different Variax guitar model, then both get saved. That's not the way the HD 500 worked. The guitar model wasn't saved with the processor preset.
  19. When I tweak a Helix preset, it automatically loads the current Variax model when I save the preset. This did not happen with the HD500. The Variax model is not saved with the Helix preset Am I doing something wrong, or can this not be changed? When I want to use several different variax guitar models with a Helix amp model, I don't want the Helix to save the currently loaded one.
  20. I've had my 59 and 69 for years now. I love them both, they are my only gigging guitars. The neck on the 69 took a bit of getting used to, but now I find it fine. Both guitars have always worked fine, never a problem.
  21. I'm using the FX Send as a stereo output into my CPS Space Station as a feed for my JTV acoustic tones. When I tweak it with HD Edit, it sounds great in gorgeous stereo and I save it the the HD500x. BUT, when I disconnect the HD from my computer, load another preset, then go back to the acoustic preset, it's in mono. I've played with the mixer, the FX Send setting, but nothing seems to help. I save the preset from HD Edit, and on the HD500x itself. Any ideas? Is this a bug in the FX Send? Update- if I move the EFX loop block, it restores the stereo output of the send. Still, if I load another preset and reload the acoustic preset, the FX send reverts to being mono. Update 2- I opened a support ticket. I believe this is a software bug.
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