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Line6 Helix

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by moonblack, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Hackdog69

    Hackdog69 Supporting Member

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    I just bought a JTV-69, any "best practices" or insights when using with the Helix? Looking forward to diving in when I receive it later this week.. FYI I have never used a variax..
     
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  2. veritechc

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    Be sure to turn on the "per preset" setting on the Helix.

    Be aware that when you save a tone ir records whatever volume that the Variax is on. So when you return to that preset the volume will be at that level until you move the volume knob on the Variax.

    The Variax knobs can be use to control ANY parameter on the Helix or ANY device hooked to the Helix via midi!!!!

    Get a VDI cable. It powers the Variax and allows you to use the modeled sounds and the magnetic pickups at the same time! Here's the one I purchased:

    On the Helix you can process those signals completely separate!
     
  3. Guitarwildman

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    Can you please provide similar clarity and remove the blinders on my eyes regarding SAG? Your previous answer was wonderful...
     
  4. 68Injunhed

    68Injunhed Supporting Member

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    Helix ordered today! Quick question, can someone post the mod for making a regular Mission EP1 work with Helix? I believe there was a wiring diagram for several mods, but I can't find it.

    Thanks.
     
  5. a2dconverter

    a2dconverter Member

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    Here is the EP1 to Line6 mod (EP1 is the same wiring as the Roland EV5)

    Make sure that you use a TS cable

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    I hope this helps

    seeya

    Joe
     
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  6. 68Injunhed

    68Injunhed Supporting Member

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    Perfect, thanks!
     
  7. DavidE

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    Since there are so many preset slots, it would be easy enough to make templates for each block type and put all your personal settings with custom names in the template. Not much different than having the block library in AxeEdit. Just a different way of doing it.

    Interesting that Moke is trying to get Fractal to add Amp A/B (2 channels changing the amp settings without reloading the amp like Amp X/Y) that you can already do on the Helix. Nothing's perfect.
     
  8. Digital Igloo

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    Some days it feels like no one will ever be happy unless every single product has every single feature from every other product.:confused:
     
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  9. aruark1

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    Yeah, but only days that end in Y
     
  10. GuitarGalah

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    So you DO know what we want!
    Oh, and if we can have it by yesterday, that'd be great.
     
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  11. Yup

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    When used as a recording interface is it possible to send 8 separate mono signals to your DAW for simultaneous recording?
    For example: 4 vocals, 3 guitars, and 1 bass.
     
  12. Digital Igloo

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    Technically yes, but 6 of the 8 channels must be sent as 3 stereo pairs from three separate paths with Output blocks set to USB 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6. The remaining two are sent dry out USB 7 (Guitar In by default) and 8 (Mic in by default).
     
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  13. GuitarGalah

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    Best part about this thread is the amount of times we see DI answer yes to questions.
    Never stops amazing me that crazy ideas are spouted; then soon after, Digital Igloo replies "Sure you can, just set it up like this..."






    (Not that I don't miss "Not at launch"!)
    DRINK!
     
  14. Frank Ritchotte

    Frank Ritchotte Silver Supporting Member

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    John Browne from Monuments is about to leave for the US leg of their tour. Here is his rig :):):)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. goodkungfu

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    Not the most CPU intensive patch i've ever seen....:rolleyes:
     
  16. Frank Ritchotte

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    He literally just racked it. His patches are still on his LT from the floor unit. I sent it to meet him in DC when he landed in the US today.
     
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  17. Jose7822

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    What's the bottom Mesa head? Is that another Dual Rectifier as a backup?
     
  18. flyingbird

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    Hey all Helix users:

    Just bought a Helix and have a few questions. If asked those questions somewhere else, I apologise:

    (1) Can Helix replace my Boomerang Looper? I need at least two loops-- verse and chorus. Can helix act like Boomerang serial mode? means Once it finishes Verse, it goes to Chorus loop automatically. Of course I need to press chorus loop button at any point before it finishes the verse loop, no need to press exactly when verse finishes. it gives me time to change effects.

    (2) The sales rep said I could apply effect on vocal, so how does it work? reverb delay is easy to understand and apply, can I use other effects like one octave down or 5th above?

    (3) Can helix looper receive MIDI command from a drum machine?

    Thanks.
     
  19. Frank Ritchotte

    Frank Ritchotte Silver Supporting Member

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    Yup
     
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  20. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Gold Supporting Member

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    Why does he need that on the Axe FX?
     

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