Line 6 Helix Megathread - 2.80 update

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  1. that short guy

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    I haven't really contributed anything to this thread in awhile so here we go

    I've been messing around trying to make a heavy/djenty tone close to the tone that After the Burial use on the song Mire but I wanted it to be a little more bright/present than theirs. I used the Mark IV Lead channel with a dual 4x12 cab (the Mesa and the Blackback 30) and this is what I got. I like it, It's definitely heavy and blends well with my bass patch, but I think I might've gone just a little over board on the brightness lol

    Guitar used was a mahogany/koa Carvin DC800 with EMG 57/66

    [SC]https://soundcloud.com/i_get_bored/helix-mark-iv-tone-test[/SC]
     
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    Some modern bass

     
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    dude that bass tone is just nasty sounding.... I mean that in a very good way. I know a lot of it is probably your bass but what the hell did you use lol
     
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    I'm using three separate paths, a DI/Sub, Cail 400 Channel 1 Pre and the ANGL Meteor with some Ownhammer Ampeg IR's
     
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    Lately I've been messing around on my acoustic a lot and I've found that getting a good acoustic patch in the HX is a huge pain in the ass. This is the best I got after many tweaking sessions but I'm still not too happy with it. But on a side note I do like the effect you get if you split a signal with a hall reverb on one side and the particle reverb on the other on an acoustic.

    what do you guys think?

    [SC]https://soundcloud.com/i_get_bored/acoustic-thing[/SC]


    I haven't thought about using a a 3rd signal path for a DI... Might have to give it a shot.
     
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    Here's the Cali Model with no post processing...I am kind of going through the different high gain amps and so far haven't found that any of them so far aren't "usable" ....really loving the helix

    https://soundcloud.com/jaydub-music/helix-chug
     
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    I'm happy to say that tomorrow I will be the proud owner of a helix
     
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    what amp sim are you guys using for a super clean sound?
     
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    the Roland JC120 is good for that.
     
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    Also the US double nrm. Loving the sound of that one
     
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    Thanks! I hear so much about the Dr. Z and the Matchless that I was messing with those a lot and was just wondering what other people were using. If I ever get around to it I'll upload clips.
     
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    I have been loving the Essex 30 for cleans lately. Ever since I played a real AC-30 and fell in love with the chimey cleans. All the suggestions above are good too, the JC120 with a touch of chorus is fantastic.
     
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    Music store I teach at offered me 15% off a Helix and 0% financing so I just had to order one. Should be here inside two weeks!

    I only recently stepping into the serous modeling game after picking up an Axe-FX standard last month and I've been pretty happy with it so far. From what I can see, the Helix will be a pretty serious upgrade and I'm looking forward to condensing my live rig a bit. Might do a side-by-side comparison video or something.
     
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    Archon model! Yesss!!
     
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    I'm drooling for that archon model. Sadly my rack is at the practice space, and I won't be there until next monday!
     
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    Digital Igloo, Line 6 dudes and dudettes, everybody,

    "Damn. Damn. Daaaaamn."

    That's pretty much my first 45 minutes with this update and the Archon Lead sim. As far as an update goes, a "minor" update with 3 very good amp sims is pretty crazy. It gives me confidence that I invested in a worthwhile product. So much was done and the tweaks were all asked for. Ideascale is obviously looked at. Keep at it!
     
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    From what i can tell we now have switchless wah? Diving in to find out when i get home!
     
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