In this demo Bradford is using a Shelton Electric Instruments SkyFlite IV (bridge is in strat single-coil mode). NOTE: This demo was made with version 1.0 of this patch – scroll down to see the improvements we’ve made.
This patch re-creates the sounds from the song ‘King of My Heart’ as recorded by Bethel Music on the album Starlight. It is designed to be used in Snapshot mode, and the snapshots correspond to different song sections.
1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the HX Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your Helix is up to date, the ‘HX Edit’ app needs to be updated as well. If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.
2. IR CABS INCLUDED: This download includes two premium IR Cabs from our MATCH G12H30 and Blue AC 2×12 packs. We matched these specific IRs to these amps, but feel free to experiment with other IR’s for different tonal options. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IRs – it really does sound better – and it’s included for free :).
Here are the IR’s included in the main Bethel patches:
- WT Blue AC 2×12 160 (top row)
- WT Match G12H30 SR25 (bottom row)
With Firmware 2.90, Helix should recall the IR based on its name rather than slot number, so it shouldn’t matter which slot you import the IR into. To purchase additional IR packs, visit Worship Tutorials.
This download includes six patches as well as the IR cabs. The patches are:
- KingOfMyHrt WT IR – This patch uses the IR cabs and is meant for guitars with single coils or low output humbuckers
- KingOfMyHrt WT HB – This patch uses the IR cabs and is meant for guitars with more traditionally voiced humbuckers
- KingOfMyHrt WT – This patch uses stock Helix cabs rather than IR’s (uses the single coil settings)
HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR
- Connect your Helix to your computer using a USB Cable
- Download and instal the ‘HX Edit’ app from Line 6
- In the ‘HX Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
- To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR into the an open slot.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the IR loaded into the ‘IMPULSES’ column, the patch will not sound correct, even if you have the IR block on – you must drag and drop the IR into the IMPULSES column.
This patch is designed to be used in Snapshot mode. To enable this mode in your Helix, go to the ‘Footswitches’ section of the Global Settings and select ‘8 Snapshots’ in the ‘Preset Mode Switches’ menu. Here are the snapshots:
- SNAPSHOT 1: SWELLS. Ambient swells
- SNAPSHOT 2: CH1/VS1: Ambient clean tone
- SNAPSHOT 3: CH2. First stage OD tone for CH2
- SNAPSHOT 4: BR1/Swells. Ambient swells
- SNAPSHOT 5: BR BUILD. Stage 2 OD for the bridge build
- SNAPSHOT 6: CH BIG: Biggest rhythm tone in the patch.
- SNAPSHOT 7: SOLO. Lead tone for playing the solo underneath the big bridge
- SNAPSHOT 8: Not used.
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Heir Apparent – Prince of Tone (voiced to sound like Bradford’s KOT, Yellow side) – mapped to switch labeled ‘KOT-Yellow’
- Heir Apparent – Prince of Tone (voiced to sound like Bradford’s KOT, Red side) – mapped to switch labeled ‘KOT-Red’
- Dhyana Drive
- Volume – mapped to EXP 2
- Vintage Digital – 1/4 delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/4 DLY’
- Amps – AC30 Fawn Nrm & Brit J45
- Cabs/IR’s – see above for IR info
- Cali Q Graphic – Always on EQ – Use this EQ to make tonal tweaks for your guitar/setup. These controls will affect your tone differently than the amp controls
- Mod/Chorus Echo – dotted 8th Delay- mapped to switch labeled ‘.8th Delay’
- ’Plate – subtle plate reverb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Plate Verb’
- Dual Delay (1/8d + 1/8) – mapped to switch labeled ‘DUAL ST DLY’
- Glitz Verb – Ambient reverb – mapped to switch labeled ‘Glitz Verb
- Glitz Verb – bigger modulated verb – mapped to switch labeled “SWELLS Verb”
- Gain – 2dB Boost (gives you a pure volume boost) – mapped to switch labeled ‘2dB Boost’
AMP GAIN BUTTON
We have assigned a foot switch to adjust the gain parameters on each amp. This button is labeled ‘AMP GAIN’. This allows you to have another stage of drive that is pure amp overdrive (the best kind). Please be aware that snapshots can also control these parameters, so if you adjust the min/max values of the amp gain settings, you’ll want to make sure to save those values to each snapshot as well.
This patch is meant to be used snapshot mode, but you can switch to stomp at any time to get to the individual effects. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps. The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.
Everything after the cab block runs in stereo. The delays are mono, but they are panned using the mixer block. All the verbs and effects after the delays are stereo effects. If you are able to run stereo, the wet effects will sound bigger and better. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically. NOTE: Do not use just the Right output of the helix – some of the delays will not be audible if you do this.
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP
SETTING THE PATCH UP FOR YOUR GUITAR
All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.
We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.
We’ve included both single coil and humbucker voiced patches to serve as starting points for your guitars. To make adjustments, we recommend starting with these parameters:
- Amp Gain: Adjust the min/max values of the amp gain so that your guitar is slightly breaking up with big chords on the bridge position (without any drive pedals on)
- Amp EQ controls: Adjust these to suite your individual guitars/taste
- Cali Q Graphic EQ block: This is a simple way to adjust the overall tonal characteristics of the patch.
If you would like to make this patch louder or quieter without affecting tone, the following adjustments can be made:
“Ch Vol” control on the amp module. This will increase or decrease volume without affecting the tone of the amp. This is the primary level adjustment tool I use for changing patch volumes.
Output block level. Changing the level control on the output block (the very last thing in the signal chain) will increase or decrease overall volume. We typically have this set at zero, but feel free to adjust this as you see fit.
- Added: Worship Tutorials IR Cabs
- Added: Amp gain button functionality
- Changed: Amp/EQ settings (better tone)
- Added: Tone Junkie IR Cabs
- Changed: Amps (switched to the Fullerton JMP and AC30 amp models
- Changed: Drives – included new drives from FW 2.80
- Changed: End of chain EQ and suggested humbucker settings