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MXR Phaser & Flanger. What am I missing?

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New to helix.

 

lots of good things.  However, cannot get a good sound out of script phaser.  No depth to it.  Almost can’t tell it’s on when going for VH1 sound with Marshall.  Flanger also seems to lack depth.  

 

Boss MS-3, which I am upgrading from, was way easier to get good sounds from (again just talking about these specific two effect simulations).  

 

If they can model an amp, I’m sure they can model these boxes.  The modelling doesn’t have to be perfect either, just somewhat close.  Am I missing something?  Any hints?  

 

worst case, I can always use the real pedals in loop, just not what I was hoping for.

 

thanks in advance

 

 

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The mix parameter may be tripping you up. For the maximum effect, you'd want to have it at 50, not 100. The mix knob is essentially a balance knob that control the wet/dry mix. You get the deepest phase and flange sounds with the mix at 50.

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Run the phaser and flanger before the amp.  Distortion in the amp seems to make the sound a little more pronounced.  What phil_m sad above it true.

 

For script phase I change the speed to 1.5.  That's all I change and it sounds great.

 

For Flanger I set everything at 40% except the Regen I set to 100%.  This is pretty much the exact EVH sound to my ears.

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On 11/15/2018 at 2:49 PM, phil_m said:

The mix parameter may be tripping you up. For the maximum effect, you'd want to have it at 50, not 100. The mix knob is essentially a balance knob that control the wet/dry mix. You get the deepest phase and flange sounds with the mix at 50.

Yes, you were right.  That was very helpful.  I’m used to only one knob with the phaser. Thanks 

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