Hello fellow Helix users, Helix Help's original intent was to be an easy-to-use resource that contained all of the information that I was looking for relating to guitar tone and my Helix. Despite being a selfish endeavor at first, I realized having it community driven would be more useful over time. With that in mind, I set it [...]
Based on Z.Vex Fuzz Factory About This is a five-knob fuzz using two new old-stock sixties germanium transistors. The circuit is not modeled after any classic fuzz design, but should have been around when Leary was still lucid. Although the five knobs are named for the parameters over which they seem to have the most control, [...]
Here are a couple of quick tips if you are coming to the Helix from an Axe or a Kemper. Give your ears time to get used to the Helix - compared to the Kemper, and yes, even the Axe, as it is much more "in-your-face", much more "nasty ampy". The Kemper and even the [...]
In the editor, left click and hold where it says Snapshot in the dropdown box and it'll enable rename. On the device, press the menu button and you will see a rename snapshot item.
Harmonizer and pitch effects (dual guitar) tend to be a bit cleaner when placed after the amp and cab toward the end of the signal chain.
Compressors are your friend. They will add the professional polish to many of your patches just as they do in the studio. Each of the compressors respond in a slightly different manner and are best used for certain types of sounds. For example, the LA Studio can be a very subtle and non-intrusive compressor to [...]
Build the base sound first (amp, amp EQ, cab, mic, mic placement, hi/lo cuts and general volume) to get the tone right before adding effects.
Use the same or very similar output device to the type of output device that will be used live to ensure you won't be surprised when you go live with your patch. Keep the volume up high enough (80 to 90 db) when building the patch so that it will reflect the sound of the [...]
DO NOT adjust high and low cuts via the global EQ. Global EQ is meant for adjusting to room acoustics. More importantly every amp, cabinet, mic, and mic placement will have an effect of what is the best high or low cut value to use for that patch. Learn to use your ears to guide [...]