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talwilkins last won the day on January 3 2017

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  1. talwilkins

    No Sound!

    Going back to an older firmware would sort out if it has anything to do with the latest.
  2. talwilkins

    Vocal microphone feedback

    Why use a pre amp for vocals? If you wouldn't use the Helix for vocals you would plug the mic directly to the table. I'm not saying you shouldn't but are genuinely interested in the reason. I use the Helix for some vocal effects and started at first with a pre amp but have changed to using none. It works fine but I'm always wondering if I'm missing something
  3. talwilkins

    Single vs Dual amp path channel volume matching

    Maybe I don't understand what you are doing but, can't you just use the output block volume to adjust between different patches?
  4. talwilkins

    Sample Rate Craziness

    It seems you can only adjust the bitrate in the Apple driver, not in Windows. So 48kHz zeems to be what it is in Windwos
  5. talwilkins

    Sample Rate Craziness

    Update (from the manual): Helix functions as a USB 2.0, multiple-input/output, 24-bit - 96kHz, low-latency audio interface for Windows® and Mac® computers, as well as for iPad and iPhone (with optional Apple Camera Connection Kit adapter), and is compatible with all major DAW software. NOTE: For USB audio operation on Windows® computers, it is necessary to download and install the Line 6 Helix ASIO® driver (see page 56). For Mac® computers, it is only necessary to download and install the Line 6 Mac® Core Audio driver if you desire audio sample rate operation at rates other than 48kHz (see page 56). These drivers are available from line6.com/software. There is no driver installation necessary for an Apple iPad or iPhone. This seems to imply the USB is set to 48kHz as standard and can be changed thrue the driver software. Don't ypu just love manuals?
  6. talwilkins

    Sample Rate Craziness

    I just read in the manual the I/O sample rate setting does not affect USB sample rate operation. It doesn't say what the USB sample ratie is though.
  7. Amen, Frank is where it's at!
  8. talwilkins

    Line 6 Warranty (Stolen)

    Register the Variax at www.theguitarvaults.com and mark it stolen. I had a guitar stolen from me in Sweden a couple of years ago. I registered it there and it actually came back to me about a year later. It surfaced at a pawn shop. To be fair, I was the first ever to get my guitar back since the start of the site a little over a year before. It's free to register one guitar so go over there and do it. YOU NEVER KNOW!
  9. talwilkins

    I want a Helix Riser!

    Now that's more like it!
  10. talwilkins

    I want a Helix Riser!

    Why not just use Helix Edit with a laptop connected to your Helix Floor through USB? It doen't really make sense to use Helix Native to this end. Unless I'm missing something, of course.
  11. talwilkins

    Helix cab sim without microphone

    I wouldn't do that if I were you. Your gig will most certainly get messed up by him. Keep the sound guy happy and friendly and you might have a chance he does a good job is my motto!
  12. talwilkins

    Helix and Firehawk FH1500

    I use Helix with FH1500 in mono, going front in. No amp, no cab on FH1500. Sounds stellar, plenty volume. I tried stereo but didn't like it. I don't think stereo is such a great thing on stage anyway. Also tried going monitor in and think it sounds pretty much the same. Last gig I put the FH1500 on the kickstand in front of me like a monitor. Never had such great sound on stage for myself before! Now I use the front in so I can always use the monitor in for monitor feed from the desk if needed.
  13. talwilkins

    Helix Floor as a foot controller for the Firehawk 1500

    Why do you use the XLR to Monitor ins and not just the guitar in if you're not going wet-dry-wet? What's the advantage?
  14. talwilkins

    Overdrive in front

    I agree that the drive models are great but I use a Lex Boss Superdrive in the loop because nothing compares to it and I just love that pedal. I can get sort of close but simply not close enough.
  15. talwilkins

    Newbie Question for Guitar + Vocal

    Why quite limited? I have a path dedicated to my vocals and use three paths for guitar which have dramaticlly different guitar tones per preset. Only in one or two cases I needed so much DSP I had to ditch the vocal path. Fortunately they were instrumental numbers.