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What is the cleanest Helix neutral tone amp model

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I'm trying to get more signal to my Mic path output. Preamps alone don't have enough umph. So what amp will give me natural flat boost without distortion? 

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i wouldn't use any amps for mic input .. they'll all colour it too much i think.. there should be more than enough with the mic pre and an eq or gain block i'm sure, as well as the gain control in settings

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I think, if the onboard adjustments in input/Mic-Pre/output are'nt enough even not with an additional neutral boost via EQ, there's probably something wrong.

Does the mic need phantom power and is it activated?

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Almost all effect blocks have a level parameter with at least +6dB of gain. Try utilizing the LA Studio Comp, EQ block,  or just a simple gain block to get your levels where they are needed for your Mic signal path. 

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What kind of mic are you using? Can't imagine it has such low output, but maybe you need a small hardware mic preamp before the Helix (that would be only for an extremely low output mic). I agree with others, don't color or distort with a DSP amp .... if anything use a gain block.

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