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  1. I've found "by accident" a really good matchup- I have had the HX-Effects hooked up to a Marshall head for a while now (luv the thing BTW), and recently I purchased the Strymon Iridum pedal. The plexi and AC-30 sounds are just killer to me. So, I wanted some FX for the Iridium, so I started playing around with it and the HX-Effects. Match made in Heaven i think! And with the proper midi controller (like a Morningstar MC8) you will have a monster setup. OK No proof without a clip? Here ya go- All thumbs this morning please pardon the goofs lol....
  2. All that's great but if it sounds like garbage Id rather have my plain ol non touch screen Helix. All the bells and whistles in the world don't matter if the tone suxs. I havent heard the Neural Quad yet and it may sound good too, but the point still stands.
  3. Does that mean there's a possible tuner in the editor Phil??? ; )
  4. Just trying to help those who are thinking about getting an Iridium and how they might hook it up with an HX Effects (and other Strymon Pedals). The reason why the UM-ONE midi interface needs a midi return is so that Nixie (Strymon editor/librarian software) can see the changes made on the Mobius/Timeline/BigSky and adjust the settings on its gui. For instance, If I use HX Effects to change Big-Sky reverbs on a Snapshot, the results are shown in Nixie!
  5. It still applies even if the date was missed... ; )
  6. Heh I thought that's what it took to get you off TGP to post here lol ; ) Welcome BTW....
  7. Very nice- Thanks for all your effort!
  8. The opposite happened to me Cru- I made the mistake of trying to mix with my headphones for the 1st time the other day, 1st time for everything i guess. Using the DT-770 Pro's (80 ohm) I thought they would be "flatter". Boy was I surprised when I took them off and compared the mix with my Mackie 824s. Too many highs, almost brittle sounding ( the headphones added Bass) from the mackie's then, and too much verb in places I didn't hear with the phones on. The brittle snds may have enhanced the verb using the 824's. Its ok to still track with phones (esp with using vocal mics- you almost have to then in smallish studio's), but for final mixing/EQ I'll stay with the flat monitors (or invest in a much better set of headphones). My two cents.
  9. spikey

    Future Helix 2

    Of course not. Its not even called "official" until after its released ; P lol....
  10. I appreciate your efforts Cru, but isn't this like explaining to the Chicago Gangsta why he shouldn't shoot you? Maybe a poor example but I mean, either this is common knowledge for anyone who has done their research (reading-studying-watching-learning- and then repeating this concept) 1st hand before taking the plunge, or it never will be for others that don't. FYI, no fingers pointed and no one specific in mind, just a general observation after reading decades of posts here. ; )
  11. Excellent read folks! Thanks to all for the information (I thought I knew and didn't know enough on).
  12. I honestly dont know. I do know that most Electronic Design Engineers are smarter at that design work than I am.
  13. No, He is like me and has to be right all the time ; ). Next he will be telling us how the tuner in the editor is not working right..., err....
  14. Ive been playing out off and on since the late 60's, so don't go there. You seem to judge people you know "nothing" about. Sure, certain jobs don't need a huge mixer- DUH. So yes Mr. Obvious small mixers don't have individual channels with Phantom power. Use a direct box that blocks the 48 volts. Done! I don't disagree with this, but that doesn't mean it's broken, it just means it was designed that way. Who knows why that is. Im sure they will address this in Helix 2.0. That said, You seem to declare there is something very wrong with Helix design wise as a show stopper issue, when there isn't. Could it have been designed better? Sure, like everything else that you and I both own AND don't own (that's me being Mr. Obvious now ; ) ). That doesn't mean Helix is broken. But, even if Helix was able to take the 48 volts without ANY issues at all, Id still run with a direct box just to be pro-active for protection purposes if nothing else. That goes for my Kemper, Axe FX and others as well. That cover all the bases? Good. Oh yea, as far as running Helix in the summer Sun, Id try hard not to do that if at all possible just for the heat build up if nothing else.
  15. And I explained the situation already, too. What's so tuff about following directions? Besides, "most" mixers have a switch next to the power button for phantom power, and you don't "have" to use it if you dont wish to. And If they (the musician) tells you NOT to do something then don't do it, just follow their instructions. And FWIW If u have a small console with global phantom power that wont switch off and you are running sound with that you need to move up in the world mixer wise (get Phantom power per channel), or get a day job. And one other thing, if the sound guy is a jerk and doesn't care about the people/equipment he/she is mixing for then you need to FIRE them and get one who does. Why? Because if they could care less about your equipment then they don't care much about how good you sound either. Or heres a "novel" idea, just run a direct box. Then it doesn't matter if your sound guy is coherent or not.... ; )
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