The Session Start Helix Preset
The Session Start Helix Preset gives you possibilities … solutions and lots of possibilities.
“For the last two years I’ve been optimizing the Session Start Helix Preset. It’s my “default preset” for live gigs, rehearsals or recording sessions. I’ve used it live, in so many different constellations and on numerous recording sessions for international recording artists. The 8 Snapshots gives me easy acces to my favorite flavors for rhythm- and solo-playing and in addition to the 8 snaps I also have easy and instant access to so many additional flavors by the way the preset is programmed”.
In short Session Start Helix Preset preset covers:
- Ultra clean tones with different add-ons from the effects (Tremolo, Leslie, Phaser, Chorus, Double Tracking, Delay, Echo and Reverb). Some sounds are “dry” for tight rhythm playing and others more “wet” for ambient, spacious flavors. In short: Many different clean tones from very dry to very ambient.
- Crunchy patches, again both “dry” and more “wet”, and again with different type of modulations as add-ons.
- Solo sounds, with different type of overdrives and delays for solo patches – from glassy transparent flavors to more intense overdrives with lots of sustain.
“Often when I’m playing live, I’m only using the 8 Snaps without the extra options. It all depends on the repetoire and style”.
What do you get
When buying and downloading the Zip file containing the preset, you’ll also get a detailed “manual”, with a description of the Preset, Snapshots, their main use and all the options that are prepared within each of the Snapshots.
You will also get a description of how to make sure you Helix is set up for the optimal use of this preset.
This Preset contains
8 Snapshots with 14 effects, 1 amp and 2 cabs, using 10 stomp box-switches and a wah/volume controller:
- Wah pedal
- Volume pedal
- 4 Drives
- 1 Amp
- 1 Dual Cab
- 4 Modulation effects (one of them is listed from Line 6 as a delay)
- 2 Delays
- 1 Reverb
A little deeper into my intentions with this preset
“Maybe you want even more nuances and different tones for certain songs, no problem. I’ve prepared for that in each Snapshot when you enter stomp mode.
I’ll use this when I’m playing live to get a bigger palette of sounds. And I use it all the time when I’m working in the studio to find the right combination of effects for the track.
When I’m working in the studio, normally I will have a sound, a Snap, in mind for a certain part, before I press record. But when I start to record, maybe I realize that it could be optimized/adjusted soundwise to fit the track even more. Then I enter Stomp mode to add or remove specific effects, it’s alle prepared and ready to use. I’ve prepared this in every specific Snapshot according to the “main use” I had in mind when I made this preset. After engaging what I’ve prepared I normally don’t have to do much if anything at all, apart from tapping the tempo, and make sure it’s set to match the tempo of the song.
Hope you will enjoy and use this preset as much as I do 🙂 “
The preset is for your personal use, and not allowed to be shared or sold to other users.
Please notice that this preset is made for the Helix Floor and Helix LT. Helix Stomp and Pod Go versions will soon be available in adapted versions.
Preset Bundles – The Session Start & The Dusty Start as a bundle
You can buy the Session Start and the Dusty Start preset as a bundle here
Preset Bundles – The Ultimate SR Helix bundle
You can buy all four SR presets here – The Session Start, The Dusty Start, Sparkling and Boogie presets as a bundle