All the verbs and effects after the delays are stereo effects. When I travel through airports or gig on small stages, it is the perfect solution to my gig needs. Externally, however, the similarities are obvious, and they copied well. That includes simultaneously feeding an amp and a front-of-house mixer, 4-cable method operation with an amplifier with an effects loop , and easy studio re-amping. I spend a lot of time thinking about effects.
A monumental effort was required to squeeze so much of Helix into a box this small. How does it sound compared to Helix? The volume and tone controls can be set and locked on the Variax guitars. The Searchlights reverb offers another variation of spacious, lingering reverb. Then it gives you plenty of reverb sounds from the Verbzilla pedal. So you can be playing while adjusting values with your feet, then setting them. But I must admit that I've had two multi-effects units over the past decade, and found them both confusing as hell.
It even fits into the top pocket of a Helix Backpack. Plugging in our studio headphones, we set up a Plexi model at the end of our signal chain, dropped the gain and master volume, and stuck an 87 condenser model in front. They took out a lot of the original's capabilities and added switching. But it was such overkill for what I do, I felt guilty having that much money tied up in it. The Glitz is useful for creating a big, blooming ambience comparable to a few other reverb pedals known for such sounds. That gigboard would be great for open jams and whatnot.
Product Review Purchased this to use for a small footprint pedal board and it does not disappoint! I had to create a Hendrix inspired chain with the Arbitrator Fuzz up front with my guitar plugged directly into the Main Input L. We built it primarily using a Telecaster style guitar. The quarter delay is on all the time, which you may or may not want. You will also find the Line 6 legacy library from M-Series pedals. The Double Tank has been doing it for me with its modulated plate ambience.
I can't really do the amp thing in the house anymore. Both should be available very soon. This post is intended to praise both the B3n and the Helix line, including Stomp. I think the Headrush the big one is sort of a one-dimensional attempt at the Helix ergonomics; almost as if they'd seen a photo of the Helix, but didn't know what things actually did. It contains over 300 amp and effects models, and up to 6 can be used simultaneously. Unfortunately I had a long to-do list last night, so I only had a few minutes before bed to program a basic patch. The standard Ping Pong is a go-to of mine for simple stereo delays.
I think I may actually be better off with a string of pedals. We spent a stupid amount of time and effort cramming massive power into a tiny chassis. The Desert Island Effects Pedal? If you connect all the jacks on the sides, it kinda looks like an octopus. Preset switching still works fine though as expected. I've been a little sick of sound techs killing my tone through the system.
I only play out at church these days. It contains the core amp tone blocks, as well as reverb and delay. Thanks Line 6 and American Musical Supply for making it happen for me! As I cut the impedance from its maximum setting of 1 Million Ohm down to 10k Ohm, the sound of my guitar would get noticeably darker. I owned and loved it, but it was even more guilt-ridden because it didn't have everything I needed amp and cab sims , so I coupled it with a B3n for my core sound and then it was completely expendable, so I felt even more guilty. Snapshots — Presets Within Presets This is one of my favorite features, so I want to touch on it in more detail. Use it as a super stompbox, a backup or travel rig, an add-on tone expander when combined with other modelers, an audio interface. I'll keep checking out new releases of Helix Native though to see how things progress.
While I would love to have one, nobody other than me would even notice. And of course I often write this stuff down and post it online. Changing the level control on the output block the very last thing in the signal chain will increase or decrease overall volume. The Helix has inputs for two more Expression pedals in addition to the onboard one , and these things can be assigned to almost any parameter, not just volume and wah. There are up to four signal paths within the unit.
Going from the amp in the room to a simulated amp is always a claustrophobic experience, but moving the Plexi forward a spot - as simple as pressing the rotary knob, moving the block and clicking again to confirm - and adding a room reverb with short decay and a low mix proved surprisingly convincing. Probably the same deal with a Helix, but maybe another 1% will take advantage of some other of its capabilties. Use this guy for a small rig, incorporate it with other pedals on a pedalboard, or utilize it as extra processing power in a bigger system. I love the Fractal systems I have. Admittedly, the digital guitar tones of old left something to be desired compared to real tube amps, but I was sold on the versatility and vast potential of the digital modeling revolution.
That's awesome for building patches. We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original. The power supply is large, yes. For example, you could simply copy a preset across up to 3 preset slots within a bank. It can be an entire small pedalboard, a unique multi-effects unit with several different effects chained together in creative ways, or it can even replace your whole effects chain and guitar amp for gigs and recording. Seriously, the B3n is fantastic.