Helix Distortion Blocks (quick snapshots)

I just took a bunch of quick snapshots if the Helix distortion Blocks left on factory default settings.  We will Do deep dives on each one of these in future posts.  All of these frequency sweeps were done at -10dBu .


Below is the test tone:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 13.57.28

Yep….  Just a horizontal line at -10dBu


Below is the Kinky Boost:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.04.21

Its just a 10-10.5 dBu Boost that starts gradually rolling off treble at around 1kHz. Its pretty clean and un distorted as shown by the smoothness of the line.  More on that later.


Below is the Minotaur:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.10.00


Below is the Teemah:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.12.09

Notice how the line is choppy.  This generally means we have compression and/or distortion on those frequency bands. We will discuss this at length when we go in depth on each block.

Below is the Compulsive Drive:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.17.30

Below is the Valve Driver:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.19.08


Below is the Top secret OD:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.20.35

Below is the Scream 808:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.21.18.png

Below is the Hedgehog D9:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.22.29

Below is the Stupor OD:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.24.18

Below is the Vermin Distortion:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.45.38

Below is the KWB:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.47.06

Some of the next 6, which are all labeled fuzz, will yield some strange data, as a lot of these are impedance sensitive.  We will go in depth on this at a later date, but for the sake of being thorough, I will include quick sweeps of them here as well.

Below is the Arbitrator Fuzz:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.58.32

Below is the Triangle Fuzz:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.59.27

Below is the Industrial Fuzz:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 15.00.16

Below is the Tycoctavia Fuzz:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 15.02.34

Below is the Wringer Fuzz:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 15.03.09.png

Below is the Thrifter Fuzz:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 15.04.54.png

Here’s the Megaphone:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.50.24.png

Here’s the Bitcrusher:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.51.58

Here’s the Obsidian 7000:

Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.56.21

And the Clawthorn Drive:Screenshot 2018-01-30 14.57.06


Thats a wrap for today.



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