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At the request of many, I've created the Acoustic Instrument Preset Library. This bundle contains all of the acoustic presets found in my Complete Preset Library. In total, you're getting 22 presets and 4 of my acoustic instrument impulse response packs for steel string guitar, nylon string (classical) guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. This is the answer to those who wanted to purchase only the acoustic instrument presets and IRs at a lower cost. Just like the original library, your purchase is good for all future updates. Check the first page of the .pdf included with your download for a Google Drive link that'll serve as my way of delivering the free updates to you. These are the same presets that I personally use live and they represent a few year's worth of building and tuning and testing with live performance. 


I highly recommend experimenting with switching impulse responses around and trying all of them that I have in the IR packs until you find the one that sounds best to your ears. I created these presets with my instruments, but chances are you do not have the same instrument or pickup as I do. If you want the best results, it makes sense to sit down for a night and run through the different IR options. The easiest thing to do is to add a looper to the very beginning of the preset chain. Record a sample and let it play over and over again as you page through the different IRs until you find your favorite.


These presets are designed on the HX Stomp for use in stomp switch mode, but they will work across all of the Helix family units. I do not use snapshots on the original HX Stomp because it is so limiting. If you’d like to create custom snapshots on each preset, it's easy - just create a combination of the 5-8 stomps switches and save it to snapshot 1. Repeat the process for as many snapshots as you’d like. For many supporters of this library who use one of the larger Helix units (LT, floor, rack), you’ll find that these presets will cover your basic tones. I know that a lot of people like to take them and use them as the foundation for building their own custom presets around.


Each of these presets are limited to a maximum of 8 blocks, and as such will work on all of the following products:
   HX Stomp

   HX Stomp XL

   HX Effects

   Helix LT

   Helix Floor

   Helix Rack

   Helix Native

     *Helix Native users please note that all of my presets exist in stompswitch mode. Helix Native is set up to prefer snapshots, however you can use these presets in stompswitch mode just fine. Check out the Helix Native manual pages 14 & 15 for information on loading these presets in HC (hardware compatibility) mode. When prompted, make sure you select HX Stomp XL as the original device since that is what I create these presets on.

Helix - Acoustic Instrument Preset Library


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  • Preset labeling:
    AG* - acoustic guitar
       (U - undersaddle / C - contact / M - magnetic)
    NGU - nylon string guitar
       (U - undersaddle piezo pickup)
    MD* - mandolin
       (B - bridge piezo / C - contact piezo)

    What you're getting:
    Acoustic Guitar: (12 presets)
    (undersaddle, contact, & magnetic versions)
       AG* Heavy
       AG* Medium
       AG* Light
       AG* Worship
    Nylon Guitar: (3 presets)
       NGU Classical
       NGU Flamenco
       NGU Songwriter
    Ukulele: (2 presets)
       UKU Clean
       UKU Psychedelic
    Mandolin: (4 presets)
    (contact & bridge piezo versions for each)
       MD* Business
       MD* Party
    Banjo: (1 preset)

    Some of the acoustic instrument presets come in different versions depending on what type of pickuop you're using - magnetic, undersaddle, or contact piezo for example. These presets are all paired with a unqiue EQ and a custom impulse respopnse from my IR packs to get the sound of your pickup a little closer to what the instrument truly sounds like.

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