gbr13697 Posted June 16, 2019 Share Posted June 16, 2019 Whilst there are 8 normal stomp buttons on the Helix, I like to cram as much as possible into "do-it-all" presets, and there can never be enough buttons! By using Paths I can have 2 separate tracks through the signal chain in Helix, and populate each with a collection of pedals that are similar in function but alternative in sound (e.g. FuzzFace and Klon in one path, ToneBender and TubeScreamer in the other - same principle for Mods and Delays). Each stomp button turns both equivalents on/off at the same time, whilst the Path is selected using Snapshots. I have every odd number snapshot switched to Path 1A/2A, and even numbered snapshots to Path 1B/2B. Odd and even number snapshots give me a different selection of pedals, all controlled by the same 8 stomp buttons. The alternative pedal switched by the same button is in one Path, and bypassed by switching to the other path with the snapshot. Snapshots 3/4 and 7/8 also have a slightly different EQ/Gain to compensate for single-coil guitars, and whereas 1-4 have 1/4 note delays, 5-8 have dotted 1/8. I also have the expression pedal assigned to progressively increase output level of the Merge block that precedes the Send/Return block whilst simultaneously reducing level from the final output block that goes to my amp return. This enables me to increase gain by pushing the pre-amp in my amp, whilst also compensating for some of the excess volume increase that would normally go with pushing up the gain. Swiss Army knife? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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