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Everything posted by lungho

  1. The 70% number must have been a different pole. The last one I saw on TGP was 57.1% in favor of "Helix's Tuner Stability is Steady Enough for Me!" Which really says (to me), there's some kind of issue but still usable.
  2. The patch building process is extremely flexible. I find it hard to run out of DSP and a lot of my patches have multiple delays and modulations. The switching and routing options with Helix are nothing short of awesome. And as already mentioned, the interface is insanely easy.
  3. Diggin' the tone. Nice cover.
  4. Picked up the pack with the synth pads, mainly to help wrap my head around blending oscillator frequencies. It opened up a few doors to me that I was unaware of. Well worth the price of admission.
  5. CAT4 was used to increase the speed of token ring networks from 4/Mbs (CAT 3) to 16/Mbs. It was also used with a few system phones back in the 90's. CAT 4 isn't recognized by the TIA/EIA-568 data cabling standards of today. I would go out on a limb and say the cable is most definitely not CAT 4. My apologies for the tech talk. I couldn't help myself. :)
  6. The instructions must be wrong or possibly outdated. Hold down the left mouse button on the setlist name until the field becomes editable. Note that the setlist does need to be loaded before you can edit the name.
  7. lungho


    I personally wished they would have made the cents indicator fade in and out instead flashing on or off. Like some have already mentioned, I just ignore the top row. I am probably going to throw my Polytune back in the mix because it is 100% reliable. I just hate packing extra gear I shouldn't need for a gig. That being said, intermittent problems can be some of the hardest to troubleshoot and I'm not holding my breath.
  8. I have the 120 and it does sound great a low volumes. But, as already pointed out, don't build your patches at low volume.
  9. I've got both, the Helix and the Spider V 120. Indeed you can run your Helix through the 1/8" aux in the back, bypassing the preamp. To me, the sound is acceptable but is in no way a replacement for a good FRFR monitor. I'd like to find someone with a 240 and see if there's a difference.
  10. All I can say is she is simply breathtaking! Last year I purchased a Custom 24. Pattern thin neck and an ebony fretboard. It easily surpasses my other guitars in playability. The fit and finish is better than my top shelf strats and custom shop ESP. I play in two vastly different bands and the guitar is versatile enough to be my #1 in both. Congrats!
  11. Yep, only 30 results per search. Whether it's by design or just an oversight, I have no idea. It would be nice if we could get an answer as to why.
  12. IR = Impulse Response Without getting too technical or more confusing, think of an IR as an acoustic photograph of a speaker cabinet, in which the characteristics of that cabinet are captured and stored in a digital format, such as a .wav file. Helix comes with a bunch of speaker cabinets that compliment each amp head. However there are 3rd party IRs that seemingly do a better job and sound better than the stock cabs. So are the stock cabs useless? Not at all. When you hear someone talk about a patch, they are talking about a particular preset they programmed, saved, and recalled via one of the foot switches on the board. A patch would typically consist of, but not limited to, an amp, cabinet, reverb, delay, chorus, etc. I personally are not a fan of the stock patches out of the box. But that is totally understandable because most every guitar is different. I can tweak them and make them sound better. But the gotten the best results by creating my own patches. I don't have a Kemper, so my knowledge is somewhat limited. I can tell you that the biggest difference I've seen others talk about is how easy it is with the Helix to create a tone on the fly vs Kemper. Hopefully this will get the ball rolling for you. I'm sure some others who are far more knowledgeable than I am will chime in and offer more/better useful advice.
  13. This is mainly directed at the op. I'm not thrilled about being tethered to the amp via tablet either. But you know what? I knew that going in because I actually read the product specifications and then the manual. Not seeing bluetooth in the product description prompted me to download the manual and investigate further. Do you homework before dropping money on a piece of gear. It's a lot less painless than trying to return the item. Especially if you bought it online. I can't speak about Android woes because I'm an Apple user. The app works flawless for me.
  14. I can't imagine typing/tapping in a password to tweak the parameters on the board while playing live. Furthermore, even if you had (insert famous guitarist) tone, you would still sound like you. Sometimes gear can be overrated. People are often more worried about their tone when they should be concentrating on their technique. If you're one that worries about someone bumping a knob or intentionally changing a setting, save the patch to more than one memory slot so that you always have a backup handy when you're not in front of a computer. That's what I've done and it has pulled my butt out of the fire a couple of times.
  15. Jump to 27:44. That's where he explains it.
  16. Richie Castellano does a great job explaining the wet dry wet setup and how everything is connected. You can find his vid here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvarQIPwchE That might answer your question.
  17. You need to press the Save button to save any changes made or else those changes will be lost when you switch to another preset or power off the unit.
  18. I own the Spider V 120 (not the 240) and even though I think it sounds great, the Helix sounds better, to me. I've setup the same patch (or as close as I could come) in both Helix and my Spider V and Helix sounds a bit richer. I believe the Helix sounds better because it has more EQ options than the Spider V. There are no options for IRs with Spider V either. Of course sound is very subjective. So take all this with a grain of salt. Other things that aren't subjective are features. Scenes are probably the most important feature in Helix, for me. Helix is also more flexible in building tones. You can add as many blocks as you want, providing you don't run out of DSP, which I never do. You can also arrange those blocks in any order you want. The makes the tone combinations in Helix virtually endless. With my Spider V 120, I'm confined to 6 blocks I can swap out for other blocks and 4 blocks which I can only change the parameters. I think the biggest difference, for me, is that I can edit anything in Helix with my foot or by simply bending down. With Spider V, I'm tethered to the amp with tablet to make quick adjustments. If you're playing one style of music that doesn't require a lot of changes/different sounds within a song, I think Spider V is great. If you want a built in wireless transmitter, Spider V provides that as well. I do not have a floor controller for Spider V, so I do not know what kind of latency there is, if any, when switching between patches. If you require more flexibility, Helix is the way to go. I play weekly in a venue where I have to wear IEMs. There are no stage amps or monitor wedges. So Helix is the right solution for me. The Spider V simply allows me to jam at home. I also connect my Helix to it to dial in patches, since the Spider V has a FR speaker. I'll eventually get a set of nice FRFR monitors for this function. This is all just my opinion, which is shaped from what my needs are. I'm sure others will chime in as well with a different perspective. Cheers!
  19. Sure way to tee off the sound man is to adjust your master volume level after he's set the levels for the house. If you're a bedroom player, I guess you don't have that worry.
  20. lungho

    Volume Levels

    Adjust the level in each patch with the amp model's volume knob. Make sure to save after each adjustment or else your changes will be lost when switching to a different patch. After you got your clean and dirty tones at the level you want them, adjust the overall volume using the Master volume on the front of the amp. The levels on tones from the cloud are always going to be different because they were created by different users. Different guitars and a user's experience on how to create a proper patch is also a factor.
  21. I had a problem with my main patch after the update. I was getting this horrible fizz I hadn't heard since owning a X3 Live. To troubleshoot this, I turned off all the blocks except for the amp and IRs and made sure there they were not the problem. They weren't. So I then turned each block on, one by one, and playing each time until I found what was causing the fizz. It turned out to be the dual delay block. Maybe try this same process to help narrow down and isolate the problem. If this wasn't one of Glenn's patches, I'd just say upload it so we could try it out on our Helix <-----is there a plural version of that word? :P
  22. I didn't see this anywhere in your original post, but does this happen with any other patches or just the one you use for worship?
  23. Up until now, I was keeping an ever-growing amount of Evernote docs handy when I needed to reference something quickly. This update is awesome. Thank you!
  24. Click the "More Reply Options" button and then scroll down below the reply box to where it says "Attach Files".
  25. Seems to be working for me. I can copy a wah from one preset and paste it as a new block in an existing preset and I can also paste and overwrite the current block. I am doing this from within Helix and not the Helix editor.
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