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     Where does the IR block go?...right after the amp+cab block.?  Also where does the effects loop block go.  I run analog drives into the hx stomp.  I use the effects loop for externaL modulation.

     My drives don’t sound to great.  I don’t know if my signal chain is messed.  I can’t seem to eq my way out of tin can over drives 

     Any help or suggestions would be great 

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30 minutes ago, Dannyboy617 said:

     Where does the IR block go?...right after the amp+cab block.?  Also where does the effects loop block go.  I run analog drives into the hx stomp.  I use the effects loop for externaL modulation.

     My drives don’t sound to great.  I don’t know if my signal chain is messed.  I can’t seem to eq my way out of tin can over drives 

     Any help or suggestions would be great 

 

If you're using an amp+cab block, then you've already got a cab/mic sim in the chain, so you don't want an IR block anywhere.... daisy chaining 2 different cab and mic sims back to back will be a disgusting muffled mess that you'd couldn't EQ your way out of in 3 lifetimes. You can use either the Helix cabs or a third party IR, but not both together.

 

The FX loop can go anywhere you want...depends on exactly what you're putting in there, and whether or not that particular effect will work best before or after the amp model. There's no "rule" one way or the other.

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Confirming what cruisinon2 said....

 

If you use an Amp+Cab block in HX stomp do not use an IR block. If you want to use an IR block use an Amp block (no Cab) in the HX stomp preset and place the IR block anywhere after the amp in the signal chain.

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      Thank you guys.  It seems like my sound, specifically my drives, were going through too many points of eq and filtering.  I’ll definitely get rid of one.

      Any favorite amps or IRS that work well with external drives?

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21 minutes ago, Dannyboy617 said:

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      Any favorite amps or IRS that work well with external drives?

All of them. You'll get as many 'favourites' as there are users.

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 Also do I have to pull the effects block down on the signal chain for a split?...or do I just keep it in a straight line on the view?  

       If you haven’t already noticed I’m new with the helix products.  Using the stomp mainly for amps and additional modulations 

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