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Re-amp with just the VDI connnection?


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HI everyone. I understand how to re-amp using my helix and reaper as my software. I’m wondering if it’s possible to re-amp just using the VDI cable or do I also need to send a quarter inch cable into the guitar input on the helix as well. Cheers

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Assuming you are referring to a Variax AND referring to recording the dry guitar, you don't. You just need to make sure the Variax is the input. And remember, only USB outputs 7 & 8 send a dry signal so you have to make those your source in Reaper. You also need to set the source for USB 7 or 8 for your Reamp source in the Global settings. In the case I'm describing it would be the Variax. See page 54 in the (dare I say it) manual.

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Assuming you are referring to a Variax AND referring to recording the dry guitar, you don't. You just need to make sure the Variax is the input. And remember, only USB outputs 7 & 8 send a dry signal so you have to make those your source in Reaper. You also need to set the source for USB 7 or 8 for your Reamp source in the Global settings. In the case I'm describing it would be the Variax. See page 54 in the (dare I say it) manual.

Yes sir a variax. Huh.... tried that and it didn’t work. I will certainly try again. That’s how my routing is setup. Perhaps because I used the multi input?

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You first need to set the output of the DI track to outputs 7 and 8 (if you bothered to record in stereo, just 7 if you didn't). That way you are sending the direct signal from Reaper over USB to the Helix. This then goes through your patch and back out USB 1/2 to your computer. You do not need anything plugged in to the physical inputs of the Helix to reamp.

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Yeah, once your dry guitar track is laid down in Reaper, you just send that dry guitar out to the Helix via usb and play the dry guitar through your preset, recording the new signal to another track in Reaper. Reamping is just using Helix and the DAW via USB, no guitar source from VDI or 1/4"

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