DunedinDragon Posted June 8, 2016 Share Posted June 8, 2016 I doubt that it's just me, but having come from the HD500X world it seems like my presets are coming together MUCH faster than before. Some of it may be due to the interface, but it seems to me like I'm spending a LOT less time on the amps and most of my time is working with constructing what else needs to be in the signal path and where it should sit. I notice if select the right amp (and sometimes cabinet) the sound I want is pretty much dead on. Maybe a few tweeks with EQ and drive parameters, and I'm where I need to be. From there it's just adding compressor, reverbs, distortion pedals...whatever I need to fill it out and I'm done. What I've also noticed is that if you start off with the wrong amp, you can spend a LOT of time trying to dial it in. You're better off going to a different amp and seeing if that works better right out of the box. This didn't seem to be as much the case on the HD500X, but I'm assuming that's because of the accuracy in modeling of the amps in Helix. Over the last couple of days I put together four patches. Three came together in just minutes, but one (using the Tweed Blues (Bassman)) just wasn't doing what I needed it to do, and that was what I had used for this patch on the HD500X. I finally selected the Matchless CH.2 and had it perfect in minutes. I guess I will need to get a lot more familiar with the sounds of the different models so I don't waste time. At any rate, HUGE KUDOs to the L6 Helix team. I know you probably get tired of the whining from the users about wanting this or that, but you've got one happy camper here..... 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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