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Not sure how I stumbled across this video, if someone on the forum or TGP posted it first please take credit, just can't find the link in the forum when I search for it. Watch his video to see this fellow's method for molding the sound of the Helix blocks/effects and using EQ to match them potentially to all kinds of actual original pedals. This video focuses on getting the Boss Waza Blues Driver emulated but the sky is the limit. Great video, pretty ingenious! He uses a real-time analysis PC program that includes an RTA(Real Time Analyzer), and a built in oscilloscope to analyze standalone stomp pedals frequency curve characteristics and then uses them to EQ and match waveforms(e.g. triangle, square, etc.) and match up to similar available Helix effects. Sounds a lot more intimidating than it is, the process is actually relatively simple. For example he is able to roll through the Helix overdrive/distortion models and find the one that has the closest waveform and frequency response to a Boss Blues Driver pedal. He then uses the TrueRTA app to tweak the Helix pedal to be even closer to the Boss. Very cool! A scientific and relatively painless tone matching approach to setting up your favorite old pedals with some incredibly close approximations on the Helix blocks, particularly if you can find a similar block to start with, which this method assists you in doing. You could potentially do this with a lot of different pedals. Here is the link for the free version of the app he uses "TrueRTA". There is a paid upgrade to get the more advanced features unlocked. I have not had a chance to check out what can be done with the free basic version yet but it looks pretty usable at first glance. Free version of "TrueRTA": https://www.trueaudio.com/rta_down.htm
This might be covered in some ways allready but here we go. I'm not really trying to exactly replicate somebody's bass tone or anything but if someone knows a simple way of doing that with your POD HD500X and plug in for DAW (Reaper 5) please go ahead! What i'm trying to do is this: I have I clean bass tone that i'm quite happy with. For distortion I run i parallell signal with distorted preamp for gain. It sounds good, but something is missing (or to much of) when turning the distortion amp on, compared to the clean amp model. My thinking was that it would be nice to play those to into some type of spectrum analyser to match the freq better. Can this be done and how? /Danne