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Hey everyone, just got the Helix Lt and looking forward to getting to know it, when i play in the house i use headphones, i used logic pro and guiytar rig plug in also with a mic, how would i go about this with the helix? i have a two channel interface so perhaps use a cable from the headphone out and into my two channel interface? i know the helix can also be used as an interface but i need to use a mic so would like to use my two channel apogee.

 

Thanks for any help

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You can set up a dual path preset in Helix LT that will allow you to play/record from both the guitar and mic inputs simultaneously. The 8-channel ASIO interface to DAW will allow you to record up to 5 different tracks simultaneously: Dry Guitar, Wet guitar, Dry mic, Wet mic, and a stereo mix of both wet tracks.

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thankyou for that reply, i feel quite new to this and a bit confused, is that how i would use the helix to record in logic? and would the connection be to the input on my apogee interface from the headphone out on the helix, i'm a bit of a noob here i know.

 

thanks again

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You don't need your Apogee if you use the Helix as your audio interface. You just need to configure your DAW to use Helix as well - but this is often automatic after you connect Helix via usb to your computer. Once connected your Helix is your computer soundcard (so connect your headphones to Helix)  and, optionally, its audio interface as well.

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thanks, yes i understand that but i didnt know i could use two interfaces at the one time, the helix for the guitar, and the apogee for the vocals. is that what you are saying?

 

thanks again.

 

 

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No - you only use the Helix as your interface. Both the guitar and mic are connected to your Helix inputs. You play/record guitar and vocals simultaneously using only Helix

 

.... oops .... I was thinkg Helix Floor.  Sorry. The LT model does not have a mic input. My apologies for the confusion.

 

.... and you're right -

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You're right - see my edited post above. Sorry.

 

..... you're right - you can't use two interfaces simultaneously. .........

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Ha no worries, so what can i do now? phones out from helix to input in on my interface?

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I would use either the XLR or 1/4" output from your Helix LT to the apogee (they both sum to mono when only the L/MONO output is used). Connect headphones to the apogee if you want to monitor the vocal as well as the guitar.

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yeah thats what i thought i would end up doing, thanks a lot for your help.

 

 

 

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