In this demo Bradford is using a Shelton Electric Instruments SkyFlite IV. NOTE: This demo was made with version 1.0 of this patch. We’ve made significant upgrades – scroll down to see how we’ve improved it.
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 If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.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 pack. We matched these specific IRs to this amp, 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:
- WT Match G12H30 160 (top row)
- WT Match Blue AC 2×12 121 (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 the following patches:
- TIAG WT IR: This is the main patch set up for guitars with single coil pickups or low output humbuckers.
- TIAG WT HB: This is the same as the first patch but set up for traditional or higher output humbuckers.
- TIAG WT: This is the same as the first patch but using stock cabs (again – try the IR’s).
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 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: INTRO/RIFF. The main lead line of the song. Technically it’s a synth in the recording, but feel free to go wild.
- SNAPSHOT 2: VERSE 1. Clean-ish tone for the first verse.
- SNAPSHOT 3: CHORUS. Main rhythm drive tone.
- SNAPSHOT 4: VERSE 2. Lots of modulation and delay.
- SNAPSHOT 5: BRIDGE: Clean tone with reverse delay
- SNAPSHOT 6: VERSE VIB. This is the vibrato part in the first verse – we positioned it directly above the Verse 2 snapshot so it’s easy to go back and forth.
- SNAPSHOT 7: CLEAN AMBI: This song doesn’t really have any ambient clean parts, but this is a good sound to have at your feet if the moment calls for it.
- SNAPSHOT 8: SWELLS: Just like the clean ambi snap, there aren’t swells in this song, but it’s a great sound to be able to switch to.
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Bubble Vibrato – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Bubble Vibrato’
- Heir Apparent – Prince of Tone (voiced to sound like Bradford’s KOT, Yellow side) – mapped to switch labeled ‘KOT-Yellow’
- Scream 808 – Tube Screamer OD – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’
- Volume (log curve) – mapped to EXP 2
- Amp – Matchstick Jump
- Dual Pitch – not mapped to a switch
- Cab/IR – 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.
- Vintage Digital – Dotted 8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8d DLY’
- Reverse Delay – not mapped to a switch
- Vintage Digital – 8TH note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8 DLY’
- Plate verb – subtle ‘always on’ type reverb – mapped to switch labeled “Big Verb’
- Glitz Verb – big modulated verb – mapped to switch labeled “Long Verb”
- Glitz Verb – big ambient verb – mapped to button labeled ‘SWELLS’
This patch is meant to be used in either stompbox or snapshot mode. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps (stompbox mode) or all eight snapshots (snapshot mode). The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.
AMP GAIN SWITCH:
We have mapped the ‘Ch 1 Drive’, ‘Ch 2 Drive’, and ‘Bass’ parameters on the amp to the switch labeled ‘Amp Gain’. This gives you a pure amp overdrive which we think sounds better than using a drive pedal.
The cabs, chorus, delays, reverbs, and EQ are in stereo. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically.
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.
Version 4.0: 2021-01-05
- Added Worship Tutorials IR Cabs
- Changes to Amp and EQ blocks (Better tone)
- Added the amp gain switch
- All the delays are now stereo (the patch retains the stereo imaging of the cabs now)
Version 3.0: 2019-08-13 (TONE JUNKIE IR UPDATE)
- Changed: IR cab – includes a premium Tone Junkie IR Cab for free 🙂
- Changed: Amp model (we switched to the Matchless Jumped amp model)
- Changed: Drive models (we switched to the King of Tone and Zendrive models)
- Changed: End of chain EQ (to better suit the new amp model)
Version 2.0: 2019-02-27
This is a complete overhaul of this patch
- Added: New HX Reverbs from firmware 2.5
- Added: End of chain EQ
- Added: Suggested settings for single coils and humbuckers (via the ReadMe file)
- Improved: Amp settings – better tone
- Improved: Drive block settings
- Improved: Swells blocks settings
- Changed: Output level has been adjusted – we suggest running your Helix with the big volume knob at 100% (unity gain)
- Changed: IR cab suggestion – using an IR from the same IR pack as the rest of our updated patches
Version 1.0 (Initial Release): 2017-12-01