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Recording Helix dry stereo into a DAW (Logic Pro X)

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i'm not quite sure how or when the Helix outputs a stereo signal ...

whether it's a routing thing or if it depends on the actual preset/patch ...

or even a combination of both .

 

but i know there are some presets/patches where I can actually hear the effects

panning between left and right and the stereo field in my studio monitors via the XLRs .

 

so my main question is can I get the dry stereo signal from USB 7 ...

or would I need some kind of combination with USB 7 and USB 8 .

 

or would I just need to turn the dry USB 7 mono recording into a wet stereo effect during re-amping .

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Well, the dry signal coming from your guitar is mono... So what good would having it as stereo do?

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You can absolutely set two tracks or one stereo track to record USB 7/8, but as mentioned, its a dry, uneffected sound, so recording it in stereo doesn't really serve a purpose unless you just want to have two identical DI tracks to work with for some reason. But that can be done by recording one track and duplicating it, as well. If you reamp your mono track back through the Helix with stereo effects, then you'll definitely want either a single stereo track or two separate tracks for both sides of the signal.

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Helloo posted this in another thread.. should work for you too. 
 

OK.. you have to select track input DAW to 7/8 {stereo}
[Of course this is considering you have already ENABLED inputs 7/8 in your DAW software]

Also the output. This will go to helix to re amp. 
Global settings on Helix >>> USB 7 {Guitar}  USB 8 {Guitar}
Done


If you only select one input.. say 7 or 8 you will get mono.. enable 7AND 8 {stereo}.. and output 7/8 stereo.. that is dry back to Helix. However you need to change input on Helix to USB also to re-amp. // hope this helps brother

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i'm not quite sure how or when the Helix outputs a stereo signal ...

whether it's a routing thing or if it depends on the actual preset/patch ...

or even a combination of both .

 

but i know there are some presets/patches where I can actually hear the effects

panning between left and right and the stereo field in my studio monitors via the XLRs .

 

so my main question is can I get the dry stereo signal from USB 7 ...

or would I need some kind of combination with USB 7 and USB 8 .

 

or would I just need to turn the dry USB 7 mono recording into a wet stereo effect during re-amping .

Bob,

Something very similar to this question cropped up in another thread recently.

http://line6.com/support/topic/27158-helix-reamp-question/

I will make the same comments here in the hope of clarifying the issue.

Here we go - Unless you are one of the very few people who own and use a stereo guitar, then what you are dealing with is an intrinsically mono instrument that puts out a mono signal. As noted by "gunpointmetal" above, you could set both USB 7 and 8 to guitar and record that in your DAW. Not that that would do any good, both signals are identical mono takes!

It's only when your DI (dry) track is further processed by plug-ins in you DAW, or sent back into Helix that the stereo magic happens.

 

It may be worth taking a little time to watch this Line 6 demo of how to re-amp with Helix.https://youtu.be/Vf3i18zOgG0

Note that the DI guitar on USB 7 is MONO until it is re-processed via Helix which makes it STEREO.

Hope this clears up the mono/stereo confusion.

 

EDIT: Oops! I have already pointed you at that video in a previous post about re-amping.

Edited by datacommando

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to recap , I have learned the following :

 

it is not necessary to record a dry stereo signal ...

because it can easily be turned into stereo in the re-amping process .

but if for some reason I absolutely feel the need for it ...

I can do it with a combo of the dry signals from USB 7 and USB 8 ,

recorded onto a DAW stereo track ... Logic Pro X in my case .

 

thanks to everyone for their helpful responses .

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