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Hello folks, I just received my Helix Floorboard and I'm really excited to get started. I auditioned the presets with my JBL LSR305 and... oh boy they sound like crap. There's obviously something wrong I'm doing because I heard many videos made with the Helix and they all sound better through the same speakers so it's matter of setting things up properly. Where can I go to get a solid primer on how to create sounds for the Helix? I would like some help working with high gain sounds (think The Muse but also Corroded, Five Finger Death Punch) and some more spacey sounds a la Pink Floyd, Tycho etc... Any tip is welcome!
Mike_Rogers posted a topic in POD HDHi all New guy here to both Line 6 and the HD500x. Not interested in using the presets and I would like to get right into creating my own tones, using the modeling features to their fullest potential. What are the best resources (vids/tutorials etc.) to start with? Thanks! :)
I have had a bunch of Line6 gear over the years. A Spider 2x10 and 2x12 in red, two Spider II 2x12s in gray and a Spider Jam, which I bought thinking I could use it to, well, "Jam!" I've been a rhythm play for a hundred years but lately I've been wanting to branch out a little, maybe take a spotlight and a solo now and again, or at least freshen-up some of my rhythm playing. So, I popped for the Jam. My problems basically boil down to probably not spending enough time with it, but it's so frustrating that my time with my Spider Jam isn't... pleasant. I'll find a sound that I like, and then can't ever seem to get it back if I don't save it as one of my limited tracks. I've got a short pedal, an FBV Express, but can't seem to use it to start recording, play a verse and a chorus and then stop recording and play back what I've done so I can work on a solo. The instructions for both left a little to be desired. There are some videos on YouTube which have been a little more helpful, but I really felt like this would be a better bargain, when I bought it. I don't feel like I'm getting much value out of it, now. Is there a source somewhere that can tell me what jam tracks are installed and how to get to them? Suppose I found a bluesy rock jam and didn't want to burn one of my own channelsâ€”how to get back there, again? Are they in some kind a .pdf somewhere? And is there a quick and easy way to get from one to another? How do you clear them all out and get back to just a standard Line6 Spider amp, without any other settings involved? And what's the trick to getting my FBVExpress to run the loops, please? I've been around computers for thirty years and guitars for forty! But this thing is a real challenge. I love it, but I just don't feel like I'm getting much out of it, really. Thanks!