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Using a Mic with a Helix Rack Unit..


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Hey guys, I did a search and found nothing so,

Can someone please tell this noob how to use a mic with my Helix Rack? I've been using the Helix into Reaper for guitar tracks for a while with no problem..

So I decided to plug a mic in for vocals and doing station ID drops for my band. I'm using the Studio Tube Pre in to  into an amp with a cab and slight verb.. If I plug into the Aux 1/4" in on the back I get signal but it's terrible.. The hiss is terrible even with a gate..  If I use a Mic/XLR cable into the  "Mic In"  in the back I get no signal what so ever.. I have the "Mic In Gain" in  Global set to 27db.. And nothing :(

Tearing hair out here, what am I doing wrong?

HELP!!

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Thank You Silverhead..   I've done that.. I get no signal at all when using the Mic XLR in. That's what's driving me nuts.. When using the 1/4" in, the global settings have no effect..

 

And, if I swing the 1/4" cable around and go in the "guitar in it actually works better than in thru the Aux in on the back :/

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Is the Input Block set to MIC? All I did was set the Input Block to MIC, left the Global Mic In Gain set to zero, and set the Output Block to XLR (to my mixer) and it works fine. I'm using an SM58 clone, so Phantom power is OFF.

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Nevermind. I'm dumb. Turns out it does have a mic input.

 

Try doing a clean signal first. JUST mic .... don't add any other effects. How does that sound?

 

When I messed around with my mic input it was very easy to muck up the sound, and I never ran it through an amp block.

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53 minutes ago, rd2rk said:

Is the Input Block set to MIC? All I did was set the Input Block to MIC, left the Global Mic In Gain set to zero, and set the Output Block to XLR (to my mixer) and it works fine. I'm using an SM58 clone, so Phantom power is OFF.

 

 

Yer a genius bro,, THAT was it !! :D

 

Thank you sooo much!!

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