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Helix Native: Good for Psych, Funk, Sound Design etc?

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I have been thinking about getting the Helix Native plugin. All the videos I see are usually based around metal or blues....

 

Are there any demos out there of other types of music?

 

Some of the tones I'm hoping to get for guitar and bass..... Thundercat, Tame Impala, Radiohead, Bootsy Collins and for sound design purposes etc... I play analog synths but really want that guitar element on a budget...

 

Is native worth it?

 

Thank you for your time and replies in advance......

 

 

 

 

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You can tone shape to your hearts desire. Why not try the demo and see if it fits your needs?

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14 hours ago, subeco said:

I have been thinking about getting the Helix Native plugin. All the videos I see are usually based around metal or blues....

 

Are there any demos out there of other types of music?

 

Some of the tones I'm hoping to get for guitar and bass..... Thundercat, Tame Impala, Radiohead, Bootsy Collins and for sound design purposes etc... I play analog synths but really want that guitar element on a budget...

 

Is native worth it?

 

Thank you for your time and replies in advance......

 

 

 

 

 

Just bought the Native in the cyber promotion, and I can't wait to use it on my next projects for sound design and spicing up the dull midi instruments in Logic. I also own a helix LT, so it was totally wort it. 

 

The whole user interface is so much simpler than the DAW's built in plugins, I can see myself using the native on a regular basis. 

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Helix, by design, can accomplish any style.  But it's not a turnkey solution.  You have to be knowledgeable enough about what blocks need to be in the signal chain and how they should be dialed in to get the sound you want.  The good news is the Helix interface is generally designed around the layout of various pieces of equipment in a recording studio so it's just a matter of putting together the right sequence of of the blocks  with the right settings to achieve that sound.

 

For example I have a great funk style preset that I use on an old Blind Boys of Alabama song called "Satisfied Mind" which is designed to be used with a Telecaster.  It consists of the following sequence of blocks:

 

Interstate Zed amp ->  Ownhammer Basketweave IR -> Plate Reverb -> Parametric EQ (for low cut, high cut, and notch out 3db in the 400Hz area) -> LA Studio Compressor.

It's very simple and effective, but you have to dial in each of the blocks to get the sound you want.  But that last part's all dependent on your knowledge and skills on each of those blocks.

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