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  1. xmacvicar

    Helix 2.9

    Had to turn off email notifications for this thread :( I just want 2.9
  2. It really is a night and day difference. I'm going to do a sound clip comparison and host it here. This would be the mesa helix 4x12 vs a third party IR
  3. xmacvicar

    Helix 2.9

    Lol. Farce buck
  4. I will say for the longest time I was against IRs. I figured dialing In great tones with built in cabs was possible and ir was not needed. Well lollipop. Tonight I was working with my Adam Jones tool patch and I loaded up an IR based on a Mesa cab and holy lollipop. Helix came to life. Doing an A/b comparison is night and day. Built in cab sounds weak and lifeless. IR patch sounds huge and alive. Just no comparison!!!
  5. Please see: https://imgur.com/NEZ14xg The native input shows that its well below hot, but the fader shows me just about to hit 0.....i am a recording newbie - just hoping for an easy explanation?
  6. Hey folks! I am finally diving into IR's after all this time owning my helix. Seeing that all these IR packs you can purchase come with often, hundreds if not thousands of IR's, how do you go about testing all possibilities here? Given that you can only load so many IR's on the Helix itself. Do you just keep replacing IR's in the same slot to test? Eventually want the IR library in the helix to be your 'final' set of IR's, not a bunch of test ones?
  7. Took it to my guitar shop. We discovered the bridge pickup (by tapping on the outer housing) is pinging non stop - obviously something not happening on other guitars or on the neck pickup. They are gonna disassemble and adjust or insulate it or something? Either way, waiting to hear back from them!
  8. I have foam behind the nut right now, as well as a GruvGear Fret Wrap. I haven't tried anything with foam near the bridge yet....I'm taking it back to my local guitar shop where I bought it 2 days ago - they can take a look for me as well!
  9. Just tested that - appears its only the bridge that is causing the excessive ringing - the neck is as quiet as can be
  10. This is def an issue with the guitar and not the helix. Something is loose inside, or the pickups are microphonic or something.
  11. Its the guitar....no other guitar is doing it. If I use another amp model, such as the Revv for example, the loud ringing persists with the LTD but no other guitar has the issue.
  12. I just got this new guitar LTD EC1000 VB with EMG 81/60 When using the Badonk for that brutal metal crunch, I get this insane ringing on palm mutes - shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fav1TAe6vM Other amp models don't seem to be pronouncing the ring the same way.....is it the guitar? The helix? Both together? I am just trying to get some help narrowing this down. Thanks! *attached the preset I was using* DEATH2.hlx
  13. Alex Strabala who is a big helix user, mentions this on his site: All of my presets are designed to be used in stomp mode on Snapshot 1. Some presets have an ambient volume swell pad sound on Snapshot 4. This allows you to quickly and seamlessly switch to ambient parts without sacrificing a footswitch in stomp mode. The rest of the Snapshots are unused by default. Feel free to modify the other snapshots to best fit your workflow. I am not understanding that flow on the helix. Can anyone explain that? In stomp mode if I am using all 10 stomps (which he is) you would have to press mode, switch to snapshot 4...which doesn't sound at all user friendly?
  14. I think this is it? Snapshot Bypass Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, Helix Native, HX Effects, HX Stomp, HX Edit There may be situations where you don't want Helix's snapshots to control a particular block's bypass state; that is, you'd prefer to turn it on and off manually. For example, you may want manual control of a boost pedal at any time without worrying whether a particular snapshot might turn it on or off. Depending on your type of Helix/HX product, follow the procedure below: Helix Floor/Rack/LT—Select a processing block, press ACTION, and set Knob 5 (Snapshot Bypass) to "Off" to disable snapshot control of that block's bypass state HX Effects—Select a processing block, press ACTION, and press the "Snapshot Bypass" switch to disable snapshot control of that block's bypass state HX Stomp—From Edit view, select a processing block, press ACTION, press PAGE >, and set Knob 3 (Snapshot Bypass) to "Off" to disable snapshot control of that block's bypass state Helix Native/HX Edit—Right-click (Mac: control-click) on a processing block and uncheck "Snapshot Bypass." Alternatively, right-click (Mac: control-click) the Bypass button to uncheck "Snapshot Bypass."
  15. Just hoping someone can help me. I remember when @Digital_Igloo showed off the upcoming 2.8 many months ago, there was a feature about when adding a new block, its just bypassed by default and not on for all your snapshots. How do you achieve this on the Helix? Its unclear to me. Thanks!
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