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  1. oehman

    Multiple Major Issues Since Installing 2.0

    So glad I found this thread. I updated to 2.0 but then had presets that locked up Helix. I was sure I had installed the 2.0 App. But when I checked my version, it was 1.2. Must have downloaded, but not installed Thanks to Glenn for troubleshooting for all of us!
  2. I sold my HD500x within 2 weeks of getting the Helix. Zero regrets. Played a dozen shows with no backup. No problems.
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    Using Helix Librarian to rearrange Setlist

    I just rearranged my setlist using the librarian. Checked each preset and everything looks good & sounds good. Much easier than doing it on Helix. not sure what I did last time that caused the setlist to get the wrong names assigned to some of the presets or what caused some of the presets to disappear. Maybe it was a bug that got fixed in a software update.
  4. Has anyone been using the Libraarian to reorder songs in their set lists? I've been using it to back up/restore Setlists after installing updates. I used it once to drag & drop a custom tone into one of my Setlists and it messed up the names on a bunch of presets and deleted others. That was a couple firmware ago. Since then, I just do it on the Helix itself. But that's a little tedious. I have a show tomorrow night and am contemplating giving it another try....
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    Impulse Responses by cabIR.eu

    The free Orange sample made it into a few of my presets. Very nice! I am tempted to buy the Marshall cab package. But the Helix versions sound pretty good. And the sheer number of IR's you get with these packages is, in a way, a deterrent! I just don't want to load a bunch into Helix , scroll thru all of them and get bogged down in that whole process. Maybe if we get snowbound and am able to justify a few hours of tweaking... The soundcloud samples on cabIReu make it all very tempting. Hard to belive these are not actual amps recorded in a great studio.
  6. I set the Helix black knob master volume all the way up. XLR set to line level. Trim on my Mackie mixer to zero and fader at unity. Then I adjust the Helix amp model channel volume so that the meters on the Mackie are at the top of the green, occasional yellow - never red. Setting the amp channel volume doesn't effect the tone of the amp. And the meters on my mixer are just a starting point. The perceived listening volume can vary from what the meters are showing. Especially when switching between clean and distorted amp models.
  7. I have the Helix & DT25. I uploaded the radatats pesets and they work great with L6 & midi cable. The power amp reconfigures (class A or AB) to match the amp model. I guess I'm confused what the 'topology' change would do. The DT25 has 2 channels and each channel has 4 preset positions. Isn't that what Topolgy signifies? Just the 8 positions that you can access in standalone? Once you put Helix (or HD500) into the DT, doesn't it throw the 'Topology' need out the window? You can configure Helix (or HD500) to change amp models and reconfigure the power section. Helix just needs an extra midi cable to disable the preamp section of the DT and communication how to configure the power section. So it's a 3 cable method instead of 2. Is this correct?
  8. oehman

    Helix Brown Sound?

    Sounds better than any VH patch I've tried to create. Did you upload it to Customtone?
  9. oehman

    Big Volume Knob

    I think there are only 2 ways to adjust the overall volume of a guitar path without effecting tone: channel volume and output block volume. I always use channel volume because all you have to do is hit the amp button and the channel volume is instantly accessible. To get to the output volume you might have to push the joystick several times to get to the output block -And risk accidentally turning the joystick... I haven't used a K12, but it looks like there are several factors that could boost the volume. Most noticeable, If you use the 1/4"/XLR input and have the switch set to microphone, but Helix output is set to line level, it's going to be a hot signal going in and the K12 is going to really boost it, making it crazy loud and possibly distorting it. I have a L2M and really like it. It's my stage monitor for my guitar and vocals. The loudest I've had it on stage is about 1/2 volume. At 3/4 volume, it could blow your hair back!
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    Big Volume Knob

    I set the Helix black knob master volume all the way up. XLR set to line level. Trim on my Mackie mixer to zero and fader at unity. Then I adjust the Helix amp model channel volume so that the meters on the Mackie are at the top of the green, occasional yellow - never red. Setting the amp channel volume doesn't effect the tone of the amp. And the meters on my mixer are just a starting point. The perceived listening volume can vary from what the meters are showing. Especially when switching between clean and distorted amp models.
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    Global EQ ?

    I usually dial out low end by using the low cut on the cabinet section of the amp. A cut at 80 or 100 Hz works well. But with IR's I don't think you have that option. Probably best to insert the 'high cut/low cut' EQ block into your path. Usually a global EQ is going to effect all of your presets. Dialing out the bass on the amp section is going to change the tone and drive of the amplifier.
  12. Is this possible? I've dug into the menus and it doesn't look like it. If not, I'll post on ideascale. Would be cool switch to another model (or tuning!) in the same preset. Some songs, I like to kick in an overdrive and switch pickup selector at the same time. Seems like Helix should be able to send control commands to the Variax.
  13. oehman

    Factory Presets......

    I think there was a bug in the original firmware versions that had the microphone on cabs default to SM57. It made most of the amp & cabs sound pretty harsh. So updating the firmware really improved the sound.
  14. oehman

    vocal recordings via helix xlr preamp

    1) you can adjust the gain in the Global Settings. I set mine to 30 and it matches the output of the trim control on my Mackie board. 2) I am using a Shute Beta 58 for live vocals via Helix. The pre sounds as good as the pre in the Mackie DL1608 to me. 3) I'm not using a preamp block on my vocal path. Just boosted the signal globally. I have compressor, delay and slight reverb. I also put in a harmonizer block set to + 3rd. Uses sparingly, it's pretty good.
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    SRV Patch?

    Nothing that comes close in Helix Custom Tone. I saw this on You Tube http://youtu.be/iMkAtus77K0. He uses a HD500. Wish he would post his patch so could mimic it with Helix. I tried with my Hd500 a while ago and then for about an hour last night with Helix. I can get a good SRV tone, but nothing like that. So hard to get enough gain on the high strings so they sing, retain cleanish 'tank' on the low E & A. I think half of the Stevie tone is in the hands on the player. And I have never been able to get as close as I've liked.
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