capdoogie Posted February 2, 2016 Share Posted February 2, 2016 1). Use low and high cut, for me it's mostly low cut anywhere between 100 to 220. Sometimes on some presets I use a high cut of 5. The helix seems bass heavy and by just trying to get the flub or to much bass out by dialing down at the amp sometimes doesn't sound good, but cab low cut does or as another poster said maybe even at the global eq end. 2). Xlr outs are a little noisy depending on the FOH board you are going thru. Make sure phantom power is off at board. I run a phantom blocker from my xlr out, if I run my routing that way. Line out of xlr out is more noisy then mic out. I run mic out for my xlr. You may find something different. 3). 1/4 outs thru direct box seems to solve all the noise problems. If xlr out is noisiy, I then run 1/4 out to di box to front of house, I run out of the thru 1st di box to second di box then subtle vol then to wedge for my monitor. Yeah I no its a lot of work. But it's the helix quirks. 4). Squeaky vol pedal. The helix's came not lubed well. I took the bottom off and relubed all bolts and plastic bushings and hex bolt. Perfect smooth action and no SQUEAK! 5) Just tweak, did I say just tweak, I hear on this forum guys/gals not liking preset tones or other tones. I like them all, just go in isolate amp/cabs and fx's and tweak. Most preset stuff is over mixed. 6) Global reset, make sure you copy or keep a folder of the stuff you like or it will be wiped out. I know I lost my stuff once. I was told, soon we won't have to do this anymore on future FW updates? 7). This helix was designed for frfr. If you run thru a guitar cab mic,d thru to FOH your tone will be way off. I put my wedge up on a pole when tweaking tones to simulate suspended FOH speakers. This way I get really close. 8). This is for you to fill in your tips and tricks. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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