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  1. Delays and reverb have a setting: Trails on/off which switches this.
  2. Might be helpful if you mention which DAW ! If it's Cakewalk you have to delete the new driver v1.97, you should still have v1.96 if you were running the previous firmware, more info in this thread
  3. I was thinking about what you said, i supposed if they are phase aligned you could put a delay on one mic to simulate extra distance travelled, but then I worked out it's only 0.0739426ms per inch so not really doable on helix?!
  4. I always believed the edge of the cone produced a darker sound. I remember reading a long while ago an engineer from a top speaker company, I forget which, stating that the different parts of the cone sound much the same and that the loss of treble as you move the mic across the cone was due to phase cancellation from the different parts of the cone. So when in the middle kinda balanced and as you move to the side the same frequency arrives at increasingly different times from the left and right of the speaker. Due to proximity only shorter wavelengths higher frequencies are mostly affected.
  5. In much earlier firmware, pre 2.5 or so, you could edit these fields +/-1 . Since, I have successfully edited the values by saving the .hlx preset then opening in MS word pad. I did save with only a 4 Osc block so there was less code to scan through and I had typed in arbitrary values in the snapshots before saving to make sure these fields were available, though maybe not necessary. I am not much of a programmer at all, but it was simple in word pad to find the values in the code and edit them in whole numbers. I haven't tried decimal places, I like when a fraction out, combined with the 3 note Osc, you get that subtle detuned fatness. Then I re saved as .hlx and reloaded fine to the Helix. Pain you can't hear the work until then.
  6. Thanks for your replies guys, some great ideas. I don't have Native and that was the post I couldn't find. I have sent the preset to Line6 so they can check it out. All my other presets worked fine. In my haste I've rolled back to 2.53 for a couple of gigs this week. On the problem preset Path1 is fully loaded, all blocks are greyed out if I try to load anything in the one space. Seems like a small change in 2.60 firmware has taken it over the dsp limit. The one preset, with on going tweaks, has done 120 gigs since March 2016 and has been rebuilt through numerous firmware upgrades. With 2.53 I added the kinky boost. The previous version without the kinky boost loads fine in 2.60 I could lose the Flanger...
  7. After doing the update, my main gigging preset has a blank path 1. Tried to load back ups but comes up the same. Guessing that as the path was pretty maxed out for dsp in 2.53, it now has too much requirement in 2.6 and can't squeeze all blocks in, so just blanks the whole path. Read something on this before somewhere.... Do I now have to roll back to to 2.53 Firmware and Editor, load the preset, lose a block, re save, then back to 2.6? Could also try to screenshot settings for a rebuild. (I don't remember bothering with 2.54?!)
  8. The recommended way is to download and run HX Edit installer. This contains 3 things, all compatible, Driver-Updater-Editor.
  9. I did once modify a Blackstar overdrive pedal by adding an extra jacksocket wired to the pedal switch, so I could use the channel switching capabilities of a g-system. You could try this with the Helix.
  10. RRMark

    Laney LFR-112

    Haven't seen this mentioned on the forum... £359 200w rms, 400w peak Looks pretty good, apart from the pathetic angle of the tilt back!
  11. RRMark

    Power Cab 112

    I think the main concept is to use it with the tweeter off, as an actual guitar cab, not frfr. The 12" alone with the built in variations. But then they add various options, IR loading and a tweeter etc for massive flexibility.
  12. For what it's worth...I haven't tried those specific models, but have used RCF712, EV-EKX12 and ETX12p. The RCFs sounded more neutral and very nicely balanced, the EVs seem a bit more pushed in the upper frequencies a bit more cutting and not so pleasing to my ear.
  13. No option to globally bypass cab/IR in the current firmware. Best avoid combined amp+cab blocks and use separates
  14. Hi, I went to give your comment a thumbs up, but my fat finger hit thumbs down and now I can't seem to undo it?! ...Sorry
  15. Bit sidetracked, Just before Helix was announced, small, but one of the things that put me off a Fractal purchase, trying to judge from YouTube etc and their site, the list of software revisions, something like ...version1 'All the sound and feel of a real tube amp'...version2 'Now it really does sound and feel like an amp'...version3 'improved touch response and tone, even more like a real amp' ...version4 ' No, honestly, now it really is just like an amp'......versionX' now even better than a real amp' X-brand washing powder cleans your whites whiter than white. Now, new improved X-brand... In the UK we had a Gillette razor 'turbo mach3' it didn't have a turbo and didn't propel itself to mach 3
  16. Hi, I have the MK3 simul class combo with EV, my favourite clean that i've had. When auditioning the helix amps I went for the Solo Lead Clean, I liked the chime and ring more than any other amp, similar to my ears, but I'm no tone pro. Haven't experimented much with dialing down to clean up the crunchier amps.Really liked your video, tone and playing, quality!
  17. Maybe I'm not explaining myself well. All i'm saying is that as I increase the output level of the Helix above halfway, the level of the delay repeats increases significantly. So say the delay mix is set to 14% and Helix volume knob is halfway, sounds right through the SD170 comparable to other monitoring, but as I turn the Helix Volume knob up the mix of the delay increases significantly, with Helix volume knob on full it sounds like a mix of 50% though still set to 14%.Therefore the SD170 input must be compressing the signal from the Helix. Just wanted to check experience against other Powerstage users. No Major problem can just send less signal to the Powerstage
  18. I've heard the Magnum44 breaks up early like a tube poweramp, but thought the Seymour Duncan was supposed to be more neutral
  19. Simple delay. 1/4 (bpm120ish), mix 12-14 for Rhythm Snapshots, 24-36 Leads. Level flat
  20. That I notice, not using much FX, and it doesn't really get crunchy but sounds quite pushed, I think the PS170 runs out of pure clean input headroom. A bit surprised at the level I'm sending from the helix. I understood it to be quite transparent.
  21. I think because sound doesn't go to Helix edit, it is just a controller interface?
  22. Hi, any other Seymour Duncan Powerstage170 users, wondered about your thoughts on gain staging with the Helix. For my Helix presets the clean sound is much the same level as dry through and increased gain snapshots boost gradually from there, my big solo setting goes up a bit but isn't a massive level boost, don't need much in the 3 piece. Generally my levels aren't hot, usb peaking at -10dB on my daw meters. If I take Helix volume control (1/4" instrument level) above halfway into the SD170, delay repeats get a lot louder, presumeably compressing and the sound gets quite hard/tranny. So keeping the Helix on halfway and maxing the SD170 Master Volume. Only had the SD a week, won't be gigging it for a couple of weeks. Any thoughts or pointers?
  23. Select/highlight the volume pedal block in the preset. Press the button with the 3 lines (upper left by the save button). Press dial 2 under the screen (now labelled controller assign). There you will have options including max and min values. May affect things?... in global settings/expression pedals I have all 3 set to per preset
  24. I had similar flakey operation on footswitch 11 after a year. I held the button in and rotated it a good few turns and it's been ok since last February. Not sure on the mechanics of the switch or whether this cleaned a contact, but it worked for me
  25. Hi, a few people are using the thon case same as mine with no problem. DI did state that it should be no problem and there is plenty of operating temperature headroom, most unlikely but could possibly have an operational issue if you had helix buried in a shagpile carpet on a ridiculously hot day in direct sunlight, though not damage. I took precaution and cut out a strip of foam for air flow, but i'm sure I was worrying unnecessarily.Nearly 2 years now and the case is great
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