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Rooftops – Jesus Culture

Arrangement

Artist: Jesus Culture
Album: Come Away
album info: Album Key: E (female), 4/4 time, 100 bpm

The album version of this song is in the key of E, which is suited for a high female lead. In my song video, I played it in the key of A, which works well for a male lead. I used key of G chords with a capo on the 2nd fret.

I’ve included both the key of E and key of G chords here, but to follow along with the tutorial, you’ll use the key of G chords.

Chord diagrams – Key of E

Chord diagrams – Key of G

Strumming Patterns

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Rooftops – Jesus Culture – Line 6 Helix Patch

$2.99

Guitar tones from Rooftops by Jesus Culture from the Come Away album. Includes snapshots for the different sections of the song. You get two different patches – one using an IR Cabs by OwnHammer, and the other using stock cabs.

SKU: HLS-011 Categories: ,

Description

In this demo I’m using a Shelton Electric Instruments GalaxyFlite Custom. I stayed on the bridge pickups (Porter Pickups Wide-Range Humbucker) for most of the song.

MPORTANT: Because this patch uses effects models that were not included with the initial release of the Helix, it is very important that you upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the Helix software from Line 6 to the latest version before installing this patch. Otherwise you will have missing effects (and no amp).

This download includes two different patches – one with an Impulse Response cab and one with stock cabs. The patch with the impulse responses is labeled ‘IR’ in the title. The Impulse Responses are cabinet models from OwnHammer. You can purchase them or use your own IRs. The specific IRs in this patch are from the Core Tone Bundle and can be purchased here.

These IR’s are not included in the patch. The specific IR’s from the Core Tone Bundle I’m using are:

  • OH 412 RECTO V70A OH2F-00 (on the top – I have mine in slot 1 in my IR bank)
  • OH 212 VC30 BLU-93 421-07 (on the bottom – I have this in slot 2 in my IR bank)

Feel free to experiment with different IR’s – or feel free to purchase or download other cab IR’s and experiment with those.

PLEASE NOTE: This patch does not include the IR Cab – you’ll need to download it separately and transfer it to your Helix. It’s a pretty simple process that required the Helix app from Line 6. If you don’t want to purchase and mess with separate IR’s, feel free to use the stock cab version. It sounds almost pretty close. I find the IR’s have a bit more clarity, but tone is subjective – you may even like the stock cab version more.

Signal flow and Amps/Effects

You can set up a Helix in almost any way you can think of, but I like to set it up like a pedalboard – so I have effects mapped to switches. I don’t typically like to set up completely different patches for different parts of a song, although this is certainly an effective way to do things.

Here is the signal flow and effects:

  1. Input: set to guitar
  2. Volume (log curve) – mapped to EXP 2
  3. Deluxe Comp
  4. Minotaur – very low gain Klon sound – mapped to switch labeled “Klon”
  5. Scream 808 – classic tube screamer sound – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’.
  6. Amp – Vox AC30 Fawn
  7. Adriatic Delay – set to 8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled ’8th DLY’
  8. Vintage Digital Delay – Dotted 8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘Dotted 8th DLY’
  9. Gain boost – used to boost the solo/riff tone – not set to a switch (used in snapshots only)
  10. IR/Stock cabs
  11. Mod/Chorus Echo – ambient delay 1 – set to switch labeled “Ambi Swells”
  12. Adriatic Delay – ambient delay 2 – set to switch labeled “Ambi Swells”
  13. Octo – shimmer – set to switch labeled “Ambi Swells”
  14. Particle Verb – set to switch labeled “Ambi Swells”
  15. Hall Verb – long – mapped to switch labeled ‘Long Verb’
  16. Hall Verb – short – mapped to switch labeled ‘Short Verb’
  17. Looper – mapped to switch labeled ‘LOOPER’

Usage

The default usage of this patch is with Snapshots. I have my Helix set up so that there are 4 snapshots across the bottom which gives me access to some effects on the top row.

The snapshots correspond to the different sections of the song, and are labeled:

  • RIFF – This is the big boosted sound
  • VERSE – Main crunch sound during the verses
  • CHORUS – Bigger crunch tone during the choruses
  • CLEAN – Basic clean tone

If you set up the Helix to have the 4 snapshots across the bottom and 4 stomp box effects across the top, you’ll get access to the delays, ambient swells, and looper while still having the snapshots available to you.

You can also treat this patch like a typical pedalboard setup – make sure you set your Helix so that all 10 buttons are available to you for stomp boxes.. Just turn on/off the effects that you want. Feel free to stack the drives for a big sound. Make sure to set up your Helix in stomp box mode and set the two left switches to turn effects on/off (not to bank up/down). Otherwise you will not have footswitch access to all the effects.

I set this patch up with my Shelton GalaxyFlite (JM style guitar) using both the bridge HB (Porter Wide Range HB) position for the drive parts and the bridge + middle position for the clean parts. I’ve found this patch works well with both single coil and HB equipped guitars, but as always you may want to tweak it slightly for different guitars.

Making changes for your guitar and setup

Every guitar and player is different, and you will likely need to make a few changes to suite your gear and playing style.

EQ Changes. Start here – use the EQ controls on the amp to suite your tastes with the base clean tone. From there, adjust the tone knobs of the drive pedals if desired.

Gain structure changes (THIS IS IMPORTANT). Your guitar may respond differently than my guitar to this patch, so adjust the gain structure and EQ on the amp first to suit your guitar. I also like the amp to break up a bit when I strum harder. Adjust the gain setting on the amp without any drive pedals on first to set the level of gain on your ‘clean’ tone. From there, tweak the level of the drives to suit your taste. I’ve set them up to stack well together, but you don’t have to use them that way. Alternatively, you can adjust the output of the LA Studio Comp to give more volume or less to the front end of the amp.

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Rooftops – Jesus Culture arr. – Chord Charts

$1.99

Artist: Jesus Culture
Album: Come Away
Keys included: All Keys. Album key is E – female (high)

SKU: CCK-0109 Category:

Description

Chord Chart kits include charts with lyrics and chords over the top of the words in all keys. Your download will be in the form of a .zip file which includes a chart for each key (PDF), and a .txt file in ChordPro format for pasting into applications like Planning Center or any other app that accepts ChordPro formatting.

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Acoustic song video:

  • Guitar: Martin CEO-7
  • Electric Guitar: Shelton Electric Instruments GalaxyFlite Custom
  • Amp/pedals: Line 6 Helix
  • Microphone: Shure SM7b
  • Interface: UA Apollo Twin Duo – everything was recorded direct into this

Electric guitar song video

  • Electric Guitar: Shelton Electric Instruments GalaxyFlite Custom
  • Amp/pedals: Line 6 Helix

Software:

  • Audio/recording: Apple Logic Pro X
  • Video: Adobe Premiere Pro

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