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My Top 5 Top Tone Tweaking Tips - For The Line 6 Helix/Stomp/PodGo And Other Modelers
- Published on Mar 28, 2023 veröffentlicht
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After doing numerous videos with tips for getting the most out of your presets, I thought it would be a good idea to amalgamate my Top 5 tips for tweaking and creating presets. These tips will work for any modeler and even when working with real amps in the studio. I really hope you enjoy the video and find something useful in it...
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Comments • 48
Such great explanations. Nobody clarifies complex items as well as you do. You make everything so much more understandable. Thank you!!!
Jason I bought your "Metal through the decades" and with your monitoring video and this one, I took them to the highest level. Thank you very much from Mallorca for your amazing and deep Helix tutorials. Keep going please! 🥰👏👍
I never understood why people didn’t like the modeling of two bands. I had a line 6 amp 20 years ago and I was able to do more with that and then I ever did with my rig beforehand and it was so exciting to have the freedom to adjust everything. Now that I have a helix I’m now learning thanks to you how to set my E cues. Thanks
Everything Jason advises is well worth taking on board. Amazingly instructive content.
Hey Jason, im from Brazil! Got a Helix recently and i might say, your videos are helping me a lot to figure it out this thing lol I don't know to much about eq, and this content was so mindblowing for me. Just want to thank you for your help🙏🏻🔥🤘🏻
Thanks for this Jason! You're probably one of the only that puts out content like this and man, it is really useful!
As you've said before, it's important to level match when comparing settings. It was interesting how much level was lost when you dropped from 12k to 5K. Shows how much energy is actually there.
With Major League Baseball still on hold, Jason you keep hitting the ball out of the park! This and your recent vids have been outstanding!! And, Great Tip to toggle the Output Block of Path 1A from 2A to Multi, thereby effectively bypassing all the blocks on Path 2A in a single step. Keep up the great work.
Very useful tips, but even better, it's your approach to tweaking (stressing that no tone is better, it just depends on use case and subjective ear). Thank you a lot!
Nice tips, thanks!
I especially like the way you keep on emphasising that all the tweaks need to be adjusted to fit the given situation and needs, no one-size-fits-all solutions.
Now, I'm not saying I've discovered something others have missed, but...
I've found recently that the 5 band Cali Q EQ after the amp and cab ( with high and low cuts if/as needed) is a surprisingly powerful tool which gets me where I want to be 9 out of 10 times.
The graphic EQ is easier to understand and use for me than parametric EQ, and 1 or 2 dB boost or cut in any of the bands can make a dramatic difference.
Everyone should definitely try it!
Waving hi here, and wanted to note that the best way I 'lock in' your instructional vids is to actually follow along using my own rig. It informs my ears in the setting I know best and enables some parallel experimentation. Awesome work.
Sweet! Jason my bro, as usual, you clear things up with easy to digest information that takes us ever closer to Helix nirvana! Just awesome! Thanks for all these tips!
Rick, thank you so much my friend! So glad you enjoyed :-)
That was a great video, and exactly what I was looking for as a new HX Stomp user. Your videos have helped me get a more "present, in your face" kind of sound that I like.
I've just started turning my attention to Tone Shaping/Sculpting, so your tips on EQ, and particularly the Low/High Shelf EQ Block should help me hone in on the kind of sound that I'd like to get. My tone preferences are similar to yours - edge of breakup to overdriven, and occasional explosions.
I've noticed on the few Distortion Blocks I've tried, that the high frequencies tend to be much more saturated and "fizzy" then the lower frequencies. I've had some some success in clearing those up by using the "57 mic" - just amazing how such an old mic design sounds so awesome on a guitar!
I've been really enjoying your videos, the excellent content, and how you demonstrate the results of adjusting the vast number of parameters available on these powerful Modelers. You've already saved me hours of head scratching, and made my journey into understanding how to get the most out of my HX Stomp a much more enjoyable process. Thanks again!
Very nicely put. I dig this.I've downloaded a few of your presets. They helped me make my own sound much better.
Hi Jason, greatly appreciated video! Recently got my Helix and your "dialing in"-series has helped me a lot through the basics.
I am wondering, do you usually high/low cut on the cabs AND high/low cut on the EQ block, or are your turning the high/low cut off on the cabs and only using the EQ block for this purpose?
Also, are you usually using your Low/High shelf EQ block together with the last EQ block for tweaking or are you using the one or the other?
Very happy to have found this wonderful resource. Between your videos, presets and templates, I'm really learning to use my Helix to create smarter. Thanks.
You're very welcome!
This vid should be included on the Line 6 USB stick that comes together with the Helix. Amazingly usefull and clear. Thanks Jason.
Thank you Jason for those useful vids. Beginner question here from a Pod Go user with limited blocks: can i get the effect of shelving from the parametric EQ?
Great video. One question, for clarification. In general, your preferred signal chain for a "base" of effects is: Guitar->Modelled Amp->EQ1->Reverb/Delay->EQ2->Compressor->Line/Amp Out. Correct? And if so, would any added effects go into their "traditional" placement (e.g. distortion pedals before pre-amp, additional delays, modulation between pre-amp and amp, etc)? I'm setting up something similar with the Pod Go with some of my preferred amp models. Thanks in advance.
Best tuition by all aspects ( content, presentation style etc.) bar none. Jason has shortened my learning curve drastically.
Besides, a likeable guy despite being Canadian ( as they nearly always beat Finns in ice hockey) 🤣
Another Genius and a bunch of alotta sensical thought in here video Jason... THANK YOU!
Best video I've seen on this topic. Thanks, going to work on this stuff now. I'm subscribed.
Yuo are the living manual of helix, thanks.
These videos are very helpful. Thank you!
Hey Jason ...so I am using the four cable method thru my Mesa triple rectifier and I just wanna work the lead boost ...what do you suggest ?
While tweaking to play live, what monitoring system do you use for tweaking?
super useful - many thanks!
sounds good to me. very informative.
What pick up do you build your presets on bridge , neck or middle position cheers Jason
Fantastic information thank you
Very Very helpful. Thanks for sharing.
great stuff Jason
I envision a Jason sadites meme. "tell me I've got the compression in the wrong place one more time, I dare you"
Was this a guitar preset or sound engineering lesson? Also, is that a espresso machine on the table in the back?
what about super clean to dirt settings
great tone that last patch come on what is is? show your fans!
maybe bring this back up to ten was a nice melody
Dear Jason I am not disagreeing in anything, just to add that when you cut to 5k we have to match the volume accordingly. Our brains have a major tendency to perceive louder as always better. I have not seen the whole video yet!
@Jason Sadites correct. Thanks you are very informative always. Thank you!
Yes, I am very well aware of that. I have done extensive videos on that very topic. That was not the point of this video. You are welcome to do your own testing and match volumes if you would like. It is impossible for me to cover everything in every video, but I am sure you feel better thinking you educated somebody about something.
It's so hard to have a nice lead tone with EMG pickups.
Secre Swallowtail Not at all. I actually love EMGs for lead because of their mid-focussed and compressed sound.
Modelers aren't modeling guitar amps. They're modeling recording (or live miking) a guitar amp. It's more like mixing than anything else.
This isn't true. The Helix actually models the circuitry of real guitar amps, and their components to deliver the sound. The Kemper, on the other hand, does what you suggest, modeling an "IR" of the amp.