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  1. I downloaded and installed the DT Edit software. What a great tool. It shows for the most part what's going on in the DT50 Head. I was able to dial in most of the parameters, but there a few that are showing in the DT Editor that don't show up on the POD

    The ones that don't show up on the POD are

    1.) Tight/Smooth.

    2.) PIV High/PIV Low,

    3.) AX7 boost on or off.

    I was able to get them sounding reasonably close.  

    Hi there

    Sorry for the dumb question - how did you dial these options in?

    Thanks!


  2. Sounds like the signal has already been compressed then before it got into the loop?

     

    There still should be some indication from the MXR pedal with the meter indicating that compression is being applied. I set the pedal to its most extreme settings so I should have seen some indication there. 

    I've tested the leads  and they seem fine, but I might swap them out for others and see if the result changes.


  3. Hi there

    I have an MXR Studio Compressor pedal, so thought I would try it in the effects loop. This pedal has a meter on it to display compression. When placed in the effects loop it is adding volume to the signal but the meter does not move, no matter how much I play with the settings on the pedal or how hard I hit the guitar. Taking it out of the loop and plugging it straight into the pedal it functions as it should again.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thank you!


  4. Can't say anything about the Firehawk, but the DT is a terrific amp on its own, with pedals in front of it or when combined with the HD500. With a workaround it is also great with the Helix.


  5. Try the full amp models. I was always stuck on the idea of having to use preamp models to connect to the DT25, and they sounded OK but a little thin. I switched to using the full models from the Helix into the DT and it sounded amazing. 
    I blanked out the modelling in the DT on Channel B (plenty of discussion on how to do that elsewhere on here). I played with MIDI to change topologies etc but for the last few gigs I ended up creating patches where I set everything to Voicing IV, no matter what amp I was using. That worked pretty well too - judging by the compliments from sound guys on my tones.
    Here's a demo of using the Helix with the DT25 like this (along with my Tim pedal - I still prefer it and the Butler Tube Driver to the modelled versions).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_OhUFVp61M


  6. I've been using my DT-25 head with a Helix (and a real Butler Tube Driver and Tim pedal for drives) over the past few months. I've been fortunate enough to play some pretty big gigs recently and had some very encouraging feedback from guys who actually know what they are on about. 
    The DT is such a good amp!


  7. Hi there
    When I'm recording a more 'formal' video, I record the guitar into Cubase. Depending on the track I will strike the muted strings or use the count-in from Cubase or a track. I record video onto a Gopro. Once finished I mix the track down and export it. The video is edited in Final Cut Pro X and I use the percussive strikes or count-ins to line up the video from Cubase with the audio track the Gopro has captured, and then I mute the Gopro audio.


  8. Hi there

    I recently followed the advice of others and blanked out the DTs preamp configurations, leaving only the power amp section functioning.

    I created some patches using just the preamp version. At home in my music room they have sounded fantastic. I worked up some patches for a show I am filling in for over the next few weeks and took the Helix and DT to a rehearsal last night.

    Some of the patches sounded incredibly thin at that volume - nothing like the patches at home. I am well aware of the Fletcher Munson effect etc. I tried changing some of the sounds on the fly - on one I rolled the treble off completely and boosted the mids and bass and it still didn't make that much difference. 

    Has anyone else experienced this? Would using a full amp model add more depth/weight/tone/nice stuff with this setup? Should I place an EQ after the preamp in the Helix and introduce some more body into the signal that way? Does the relationship between Helix master volume and DT master volume have any pronounced effect on the tone? Someone has suggested leaving the Helix fully open and using the DT master to control the level. Should the DT master be turned up to make the power amp stage work harder?

    Thanks


  9.  wasn't the Dumble based off a Fender design anyway ? Howard used to work for them after all

     

    Entirely possible - and it is not without precedent. Jim Marshall and the Fender Bassman and maybe early Mesa Boogies being influenced by Fender designs as well - though happy to be corrected on that.


  10. I'm not sure there, but if it is indeed a Dumble model of some description I have no idea how they are designed with such things. I have been in the same room as one only once - when I saw Larry Carlton. 

    I have owned a Twin before and this is similar but I think a little more rounded than that. 


  11. Just joined the group.  I hope it goes well and I'm looking forward to being a part of it!    

     

    First, I do understand where you're coming from.  

     

    To play a little bit of devil's advocate here I will say that I've been in the other group for several months and have had some conversations with Chad Boston.  

     

    I think he's a genuinely good guy, I just think trying to provide support to a group as large as that Helix group has become is just overwhelming.  At the end of the day we all have to make a living and the premium group I think is Chad's way of trying to stay as involved with the Helix community and make a living.  

     

    For many months he put in HOURS every week helping people at no charge.   Personally I'm surprised it went on as long as it did.  He did one on one skype calls, direct messaging, hosted group hangouts, etc.  The premium group has been a fairly recent development.  A month or two at the most I think, but I don't remember exactly when he started it.  

     

    He really does care about the group.  It seems he really wanted to find a way to combine something he loves doing with making a living at it.  Can't fault anyone for that.  I can personally attest that when you try to mix music, even music gear, and making a living it's an uphill battle :)

     

    In fact just today he posted on the group that he's going to have to back off a bit and focus his time on other avenues to make money.  Which I think is smart.  

     

    I see how if someone is relatively new to the group it could seem like it's a push to make money from the user base, but after seeing how much time and effort Chad's committed to the group in the past year or so it's been around, I just wanted to give a little different take on it.  Based on my interactions with him I really don't think he's someone who's just out to try and make a buck.  

     

    Just my .02

     

    Yep. Chad has donated a huge amount of time to the Helix community and been more than generous in offering advice and giving practical support to others. But he also has to make a living. I don't begrudge him of that in the slightest.

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  12. The impedance parameter is really key here. We'll place the real drive into the effects loop and assign a footswitch to toggle between our model and the real pedal. We stop tweaking the model when our own golden ears (including those who build boutique drive pedals) can't tell when we switch.

     

    In one case, the signal alllllll but disappeared when our polarity flipped model was mixed with the real pedal. If the physical pedals are "far superior", something's amiss.

     

    Yep happy to concede that may well be the case. For me, I prefer the pedals and feel I can get a better tone with them and find them to be superior, but it is only my opinion.


  13. I bought a couple of packs from Ownhammer. Some are really very decent. Gain structure and the pedal in question will vary greatly from one player to the next - so playing around wiht settings for yourself will be very helpful.

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