DunedinDragon Posted May 31, 2017 Share Posted May 31, 2017 It seems to me there tends to be three types of users that use the Helix. Once group focuses on their live sound and the other focuses on recording in their own studio. The third group does both, recording and live. And it makes me wonder if some of the folks that have a problem adjusting to the way Helix does things is due to a lack of exposure or experience involved in recording. Here's what brings me to this idea. There are quite a number of us that are perfectly fine using FRFR speaker setups. It doesn't bother us, but more importantly it's somewhat critical to the way we build our patches because we tend to build them the same way as we would for recording them. In that case you kind of need a setup that allows you to hear things very clearly like you would in the studio in order to tailor the sound precisely. Also this group has a distinct advantage in understanding the the tools and techniques involved in the Helix because it mirrors a lot of what we've been doing in the past in order to get a good capture in the studio. Things like cabinet arrangements/mixes, mic types and mic placements are things we come to the party already familiar with. If someone primarily works live they tend to let the sound guys work on that stuff and aren't really hands on. They just concern themselves with what they hear on stage. But that really may be a disadvantage when it comes to getting everything you want out of the Helix because there are many tools and techniques that aren't as prevalent in the typical live environment as that are in the studio. Examples might be compressors, gates, limiters and various styles and uses of EQ. The reason I bring this up is we tend to see a lot of new people struggling getting the sound they want out of the Helix and maybe the answer for many of them might be to encourage them to at least study recording techniques if not to get involved in doing some recording. It sure seems to me that it might provide them with some really important skills and knowledge they can use in creating patches for live performances that don't frustrate them. What do you think? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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