First Tune With The Helix Lt

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  1. Narsh

    Narsh Well-Known Member

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    Trying to recreate my AxeFX tones a little bit at a time... First pass is my metal tones and leads.

    Let me know what you guys think...

     
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    Guitar: JP100D
    Amp: Helix LT (Engle/Revv Amps)
    Bass: Yamaha 5 string
     
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    Sounds great, I am thinking about making the jump to something digital like this soon.
     

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    fullonshred Well-Known Member

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    Have listened 4 times. The shredding is most excellent but something doesn't sound as solid and well mixed as is your norm. That is understandable using a brand new tone generator. Seems to be missing a little bottom end to me, or maybe a little too much top end. But what the heck do I know about anything?
     
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    I totally agree.
    I think mostly its the IR's im using. I need to get the ownhammer's to get closet to my fractal tone.
    Also the bass tone was totally stock. So that could also add to the missing mojo.

    Lastly, the Helix is great but its no axefx. Coming in at 1/3 the price, its amazing but the flexibility of the fractal isnt there.

    Ill figure it out though.
     
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    Some of the stuff in Helix (I use Native) is on par with my Axe III. But I also find it somewhat lacking over all.

    Have you switched from Fractal or are you just trying it out?

    Anyways - consider this new plug "Mikko" from from ML Sound Lab:

    https://ml-sound-lab.com

    It's really easy to dial in. The overall sound quality when used as a plug is better than most IR - and you have the option to export IR's for use in Helix, Axe etc.

    I have just tested it out with the new Revv Gen Red in the new Helix firmware. It's a lot better than the build in cabs in Helix IMO.
     
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    SustainerPlayer Well-Known Member

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    Also another observation. It seems to me that the older amp models are somewhat more bland than the newer ones in the Helix.

    There is a list here where you can see when the different models was added. Avoid the older ones.

    https://dshowmusic.com/line-6-helix-amp-models/
     
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    The reason I got the helix was because I get a lot of electrical interferance coming from a transformer outside in the new house. (long story and lots of testing with an electrician led us to that conclusion)
    My goal was to use a variax setup which should eliminate the magnetic pickups altogether.
    I got a great deal on the helixand i love to tinker so I thought id get it now and the variax later. That would give me enough time to learn how to use it.
    I have quite a few ml-soundlabs and ownhammer irs for the axefx. I mainly use the zilla and djent cabs with my patches as some if them even sound perfect with my ac30 rigs.
    Either way, thanks for the list. Ill take a look and see as all of these are new to me. Ive been looking for the highest rated patches on custom tone but not many are usable.
    Ill keep plugging along.
     
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    Sounds great!
     
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    Sounds like you’re enjoying the 2.8 update!
     
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    Tasty playing, as always.

    Tonally, i think the example you posted is weak sauce in comparison to your AxeFX tones. No disrespect. It just sounded a bit dry, and sterile to me. It sounded best to me @ around the 1:00 mark, where it slows down some.

    I know the Helix is a very capable unit, and have played out 4 times now with a guy who uses one and the sound is HUGE - and gets many compliments. I just really dig your AxeFX tones.
     
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    I totally agree. Thing is Ive had the axefx for 3-4 years now and the helix for 3 days so I'll need to give it some time before making I make my final decision. Maybe the Variax will sway me? We'll see.
     
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    Tried the Helix. Didn't sound as good as the Axe.
     
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    I'm not giving up just yet.
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    You could shred a Pork Roast ( I pretty much can too ...)
     
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    That be downright...NASTY! :)
     

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