The Vox AC30 has become an industry standard in amplification, and nowhere more so than in modern worship. Popularised for its chimey tone, this workhorse is used by many guitarists in churches around the globe.
It is also my preferred amplifier of choice and I use this model frequently when I play at church.
For this reason I have developed a range of different patches which have a selection of tones and vibes, while also remaining true to the Vox AC-30 sound. I also include some standard tones that makes each of these patches useable in multiple situations, while still holding some unique elements that makes each patch different.
These patches have been developed to throw in your set list for those songs where you don’t have a set patch for. They have a generic set of effects that will get you started for a variety of modern worship songs. Things like 1/4 and 1/8 delay to capture that “Edge” sound that has become popular in many songs, and reverbs that help create atmosphere in the background are all included here. They can also be used as a starting template when building a song patch of your own.
Because it’s a lot of pressure to sing, lead the team, listen to the Holy Spirit, remember the chords, remember the lyrics, and play the guitar; sometimes we need a bit of help. With these patches, we take one of those pressures off by incorporating a NEXT and PREV footswitch to turn the page on your choice of MIDI controlled Music Stand app.
Find out more here on how to set up your iPad with Planning Center’s Music Stand App.
These patches have been developed to try and match some key sounds from some key artists. Research into these artist’s rigs have been completed and tried to be matched with what is available in the Helix.
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At this stage I have created patches for these songs, but I am currently going through and testing them in a live context before releasing them to everyone. This is to ensure that they work with the song when you’re on stage, so that they’re ready to go when you download them, but also to iron out any problems and issues with things like volume, tone, and levels for each of the Snapshots and effects.
I am a firm believer of the ethos behind Open Source software and the Creative Commons. There is a certain beauty of allowing people access to software and creations, allowing them to participate, add to, and modify for themselves without diminishing the creativity of the original artist, programer or developer. A big part of this is trusting that what you’ve developed won’t be used by someone else to make a profit from. That’s where Creative Commons comes in.
In regards to Longbeard patches, these are developed on my personal Helix LT, so obviously I do not own the pedal effects created by Line 6, and so I would feel somewhat unjust in selling patches, even though the patches have been created by myself.
I am an amateur musician. I’ve been playing guitar since I was ten, but have never invested any effort in becoming a professional, though obviously the rock-star dream lives rent-free in the back of my mind! I have only just purchased the Helix LT with which I have developed these patches on. And I’ve only just scraped the surface as to what is possible. My knowledge of the effects, line routing, amps and cabinets and all of their intricacies is greatly limited, and so I do not feel like I can openly and honestly charge others money for what is essentially just an amateur hack making some patches for himself and then seeing if anyone else wants them.In regards to Longbeard patches, these are developed on my personal Helix LT, so obviously I do not own the pedal effects created by Line 6, and so I would feel somewhat unjust in selling patches, even though the patches have been created by myself.
Essentially, because of the reason above, I do not have time to troubleshoot, problem solve, develop, or version test my patches on all the variety of systems of Helix models there are out there. So by providing these for free, there can be no expectation on me to sort out any problems with them. Obviously I’ll do my best with what I know (see 2. above), but at the end of the day, you’re getting these for free right? So don’t complain. Fix them yourself, or go and try someone else’s efforts.
In regards to Longbeard patches, these are developed on my personal Helix LT, so obviously I do not own the effects created and modelled by Line 6, and so I would feel somewhat unjust in selling patches, even though the patches and effect combinations have been created by myself.
A quick koha (donation) to me can be made using Paypal. Of course, you can continue to download and use the patches for free, free of charge and free of obligation. But If you find my patch to be useful and worthwhile to you then you’re welcome to make a contribution towards it by clicking on the Donate button below.