Helix - Feedback suppressor?

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by Roccorobb, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Roccorobb

    Roccorobb Member

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    I've enjoyed using my LT for acoustic. It sounds just as good as my Aura Spectrum and has the added advantages of fx and presets. But one thing I haven't been able to cop is the 3-band feedback suppressor. Obviously a multi band notch EQ is easy, but I can't think of a way to make it do the detection. I'm pretty sure it isn't possible but figured I'd start the thread and see if anyone has arrived at a creative solution.

    Seems like an easy thing to add to a future update though. FB suppressors are pretty simple. Maybe along with a de-esser and some other related but less-used band-specific gizmos. Ooooor maybe I'm the only one interested :confused:
     
  2. vtgearhead

    vtgearhead Silver Supporting Member

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    I think you'll have to do it the old-fashioned way by using a parametric EQ and manually searching for the top offending frequencies.
     
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    Another thing to try would be to use the preamp fx block and reverse the phase. I know a sound man I used to work with would do this to avoid acoustic guitars from howling... just something to try...
     
  4. Roccorobb

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    Thanks. I know I can do the old school tricks, and honestly I don't have chronic problems with feedback. But when I do encounter it, the function on the Aura spectrum is perfect. Just stomp and it's gone
     
  5. MojoRisin

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    I'm with you and would definitely welcome something like that on the Helix. I used a Fishman Spectrum Aura for years, but dumped it when I got a Helix and discovered the 3 Sigma acoustic guitar IRs. I don't miss using Fishman's outdated software or sifting through their proprietary images. But the hardware was very nice and the feedback suppression function was super simple and effective. I have no clue if it would be possible to implement on Helix, but it's a good idea.

    It's also odd that there are not a whole lot of products that do something similar. I see a handful of rackmount options, but no pedals. Surely there has to be something out there.
     
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