mguit Posted March 17, 2017 Share Posted March 17, 2017 I'm strongly considering purchasing a Helix and have one concern at this point, the same concern I have with my Kemper Profiler and every other multi-effect/modeling product I've ever owned. I was wondering if Helix addresses this need. The strength of the Helix is the ability to create numerous song specific presets, even more so because of the ability to create snapshots. Similarly, my Kemper allows me to create banks of presets and the ability to morph between different settings within presets. And of course, to have an endless number of amp/cab/overdrive pedals for studio use. The concern I have is for live use. Regardless of how many song-specific presets I create with programed BPM's delays, reverbs and so forth, I'm only going to use four basic sounds: Clean, slightly dirty, overdriven, and lead. What modulation, filter, delay, and reverb effects I use and also programed BPM will vary from song to song, hence the need for numerous presets and the ability to swap their order based on the set list of the week. However, each of these presets will be based on one of those four core sounds: Each of those core sounds will be based on a particular amp+cab and perhaps overdrive effect or even an external overdrive pedal. In fact I'd considered just finding one cab+amp combo run clean (or perhaps two in parallel for stereo) and getting all my gain from external overdrive pedals in the Helix effect loops. Even if I go with this simplicity, is there a way that I can edit the amp and cab settings in the Helix? For example, suppose I want to adjust the gain on my slightly dirty presets, or just the mids? Do I need to go to all 27 presets that have this sound and individual do the same edit? Or copy, paste and save the same edit 27 times? And what if I take advantage of the snapshot feature, do I now have to go in and edit all the snapshots, simply to make a subtle change to the slightly overdriven sound I'm using in many of my presets? In other words, the more song-specific presets and subsequent snapshots I create, all based on one of four basic amp+cab+overdrive combinations use for different gain stages, is there a way to edit one of those four sounds all at once or have them linked so that I don't have to dozens of locations just to make the same edits over and over again? I've had this issue with every multi effect product I've ever owned. From a Fender Cyber-twin, vox tone lab, Line 6 HD500, and Kemper Profiler; has Helix addressed this issue? I can't be the only person on this planet that works this way. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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