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Helix presets for Variax model + magnetics together

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Hi All,

 

New to the Variax world as of last week, been only using a Helix for 6 weeks so really new to all of this. I tried

searching for threads about my specific problem but am coming up short...

 

I am trying to create a preset which has a blend of a Variax acoustic model mixed in with the magnetics (which I want to

have just slight breakup). I watched  a video (I think was a Line6 video) about setting this up with two independent signal

paths and I am able to reproduce some of this, but the acoustic volume is so low that unless I turn the magnetics volume

down to almost 0 I can't hear the acoustic at all.

 

Do you guys know of any more in-depth tutorials that go through this process (for using both the Variax model and mags

signal paths together)? Is there something simple I am missing?

 

Thank you for any suggestions! :)

-Andy

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I don't have the Helix

But Do you mean that you want a acoustic sound only and can have a acoustic blend, I mean switch between the two?

Make a chain with the acoustic and as VARIAX INPUT

Make a chain with the acoustic and as MAGs INPUT

Now I repeat I don't have the Helix, but this is another way

Put a volume pedal at the end of chain 1 with settings 0% - 100%

Put a volume pedal at the end of chain 2 with settings 100% -0%

And no normaly you can add the blend with your pedal

Depend what you want you can limit the blend at 50% or 20% etc..

 

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Thank you, I set up something like this and I can probably make it work.  

 

I don't have any amp/cab on the acoustic model path so what would be the best way

to boost the volume cleanly?

 

Thanks!

-Andy

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To boost the volume of your acoustic you can try :

1- Workbench and boost the volume of your preset (bottom ) also if the sound is too boomy you can adjust the volume of each string

2 - Use comp

3 - Use the boost/EQ mod if this exist on the Helix

try one or a combination

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4 - Increase the Level of the Output block on the acoustic guitar path.

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This helps alot, thank you guys! :)

 

-Andy

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There is a mic preamp (only 1 I think) that you could use to boost the level. I use the LA comp for a lot of volume adjusting as well. Just put it last in the chain.

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