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Recording Acoustic Guitar with Helix?

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I tried to record some acoustic parts using the Helix yesterday. I don't use an electric acoustic so I mic it up. The signal chain was Shure SM57 into the mic input, then I ran it through the LA Studio Comp - Studio Preamp - Reverb then out of the Helix into a Zoom R24 recorder. I know that the 57 isn't exactly the best mic for an acoustic but I've achieved good results with it by plugging directly into the R24 before. No matter what I tried I just couldn't get enough volume going into the recorder. I tried turning all the levels on the Helix and the effects up but it wasn't having much of an effect. The only way I could get a strong enough signal was to turn up the gain on the recorder which resulted in a lot of noise. In the end I plugged directly into the R24 and the signal was fine. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or totally going the wrong way about this. Thanks.

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You have to set the gain for the mic input under Global Settings>Ins/Outs, Knob 3, "Mic In Gain".

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You have to set the gain for the mic input under Global Settings>Ins/Outs, Knob 3, "Mic In Gain".

its al,ostmcertainly this. Btw, get the 3 sigma acoustic IRs and you might get a good enough tone plugged in to record with. No lie.

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I tried adjusting the mic gain and it was better but not perfect. Then checked the mic and one of the wires had come loose and had to soldered back in place. Thanks for your replies.

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Then checked the mic and one of the wires had come loose and had to soldered back in place.

 

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