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1/4" Output for the Helix LT

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I was wondering if I need a High-Z input for the split signal I want to use for all my presets, so I record the DI guitar simultaneously, together with the processed sound from the Helix. 
For all my presets I have a A/B split going from the beginning of the chain (so before all the effects/amps/cabs) to the 1/4" output. It should be as dry as it can get then. There is a mono jack-cable plugged in, which goes to the mixer/interface of course then as well.

So is the signal on that cable line signal or is it similar to a real high impedence guitar signal?

Thanks in advance! Kind regards

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Have you considered using the Helix LT as your audio interface for recording? It supports simultaneous recording of both wet and dry signals to your DAW. (See LT manual page 56).

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In Global Settings>Ins/Outs set the 1/4" out to LINE and use a LINE input on the AI. If you're using an Instrument level input on the AI, set the 1/4" to INST.

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thanks for your answers, guys!
yeah the global settings will do the trick. nice to know I can change that as well :)
prepared for wet+dry recording at the same time then :D

great!

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Do you guys have any other recommendations regarding splitting and reamping?
Here is my signal path (attachment). Should be fine for split recording right? So no matter where I go and play, I can always just send 2 line signals to the mixer/interface and get a clean recording of my Helix wet sound AND a DI dry signal for reamping later. 
I just need to keep in mind to keep the distance of the 1/4" DI ouput rather short, right? So I don't get to much interferences in the unbalanced cable. 
What do I need to keep in mind when reamping the DI line signal later on after recording the "live performance"?

Cheers

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24 minutes ago, supertonic_jack said:

I just need to keep in mind to keep the distance of the 1/4" DI ouput rather short, right? So I don't get to much interferences in the unbalanced cable. 
What do I need to keep in mind when reamping the DI line signal later on after recording the "live performance"?

 

I'm guessing that you take your stage monitor/IEMs off the board?

You could get a simple DI box to balance the signal, but keeping the cable run under 20' you should be OK.

You should probably record the MIDI to preserve the Wah action and Snapshot changes if you need them in the re-amping.

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@rd2rk
I go into the Mixing Console (X18 or X32 most of the time) with my Helix wet XLR and the 1/4" dry DI out. I have an-ears system that comes out the mixing console of course.

Great idea with the MIDI. 
 what is 20'? is that something imperial like the 1/4"? feet I guess, right? 

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' = feet

" = inches

 

6' 6" = 6 feet 6 inches

 

Right, I'm (old) American, I don't do metrics...  :-)

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