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  2. anthdidj

    line 6 touch issue

    thank you for the responses. I will contact line 6 and see what they say.
  3. Today
  4. Kilrahi

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    I know the original poster (bshaw92) just indicated that he has had his question answered, but since it got me started on a quest to learn what I could (slow night) I wanted to add this quote from Digital Igloo since it also adds more to the convo. Maybe someday someone else will ask about the stock cabs/IR question and this thread will be a nice source of info that pops up: Either way though, to me this solidifies my belief that the whole "IR" obsession is a bit of an "Emperor Has no Clothes" story. Realistically that analogy is FAR too harsh to reality - I'm not saying 3rd party IRs aren't a legitimate thing, they clearly can and often DO sound amazing, and I'm VERY grateful that the HX line lets you use them (and someday I may jump further down that hole than I already have). In fact, it's entirely rational to prefer 3rd party IRs to the stock cabs. However, when people like me prefer stock cabs it makes perfect sense. Based on how Line 6 describes them, it's more on par with me saying, "I prefer Line 6 IRs over Ownhammer Irs" than me saying, "I prefer Line 6 cab emulations over Ownhammer IRs."
  5. bshaw92

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    Thanks for that. They use the terms static and dynamic so that answers my question. The specifics will never be answered because they won't say how. It points to the side of taking different IR shots to achieve a "dynamic" representation of the speakers and mics. Thanks.
  6. Kilrahi

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    What do you know, I managed to find a PDF of the original blog post, even if the blog no longer exists: https://l6c-acdn2.line6.net/data/6/0a020a3d43095900a82ce2652/application/pdf/helix-blog-hybrid-cabs.pdf
  7. Kilrahi

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    Here's another commentary on the original stock cabs taken from the Helix Blog that was unfortunately taken down (sadly). The remarks are from Digital Igloo, I found them quoted on the Gear Page with a link to the blog: Along with its suite of internal speaker cabinet models, Helix also allows you to load high-quality impulse responses from third parties. While this is a fantastic option to have, it’s important to note that the factory speaker cabinets in Helix offer a number of advancements over traditional static third-party impulses. We call the speaker emulations in Helix “hybrid cabs”, because they use a number of proprietary algorithms to reproduce the same frequency and dynamic accuracy typically seen in a 2048-point impulse response, but at far lower DSP usage. Not only that, a hybrid cab allows you to move the microphone from directly on the grill to up to 12 inches away (in .5 inch increments), and accurately captures the proximity effect/bass boost of the microphone in all positions while doing so. All of this detail means that the speaker cabinet reacts just like the real thing, not just sounding better but feeling better under your fingers. Due to the efficiency improvements hybrid cabs offer, it’s actually possible to run up to four speaker cabinets at once in Helix (depending on DSP load), all with different microphones and microphone positions!
  8. soundog

    Reverb tails cutting off in Cubase 10

    Strange. Are you certain there is not a gate set somewhere?
  9. rd2rk

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    That's silly! Everyone knows that the connection between the 3rd Framistan and the Mystical Boomerang Conduit by way of ANY form of Fetzer Valve has yet to be definitively proven, much less modeled! The rumor that Fractal plans to release a model incorporating that technology is just that, a rumor!
  10. Retro-Rick

    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Thanks Dude
  11. Kilrahi

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    I gotta be honest, my nerdy self is in to how they do this stuff. However, not from the common perspective of I have a lollipop with the stock cabs and am arguing for a better way.
  12. Yesterday
  13. cruisinon2

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    What if C-A-T really spelled DOG? If we connect the 3rd framistan to the 11th Fetzer valve via the boomerang conduit, you'll sound just like EVH. Does any of this matter? Will it change what you had for lunch? Like the stock cabs? Awesome...use them. Prefer IR's? Awesome...use them. Think they both suck and wish you'd bought a Kemper? Awesome. Sell the Helix and go shopping....
  14. Peregrino69

    Pod Farm 2 all presets disappeared

    ... anyone?
  15. pietwelve

    2Go Partition _ SD card bigger than 2Go _ JM4

    Thanks psarkissian : -) I'm having a hard time finding a 2Go SD card where i live ... (lost in a island in pacific ocean) So ... is there a long answer ;-) with a 2Go partition solution ? Thanks again !
  16. psarkissian

    Spider IV 150. Cuts out on Low Frequencies

    Log a support ticket, needs to be service. Needs to go in for servicing and troubleshooted.
  17. psarkissian

    2Go Partition _ SD card bigger than 2Go _ JM4

    The short answer is no. You should use the specified capacity and format.
  18. Kilrahi

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    Here is another video that goes over some more information (obviously you're never going to get their "secret sauce," just a glimpse at some ingredients). Pertinent part starts at 2:30. Once again, they always refer to it as "cab modelling," but it does clearly start out with a frequency response (which is measured with an IR - I mean - how else are you going to know what the performance is of the device you are trying to model?).
  19. Helix Native works fine in Cantabile, for instance, but in Cubase 10 the reverb tails cut off before they've faded out. Is this a known issue?
  20. jpdennis

    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    I set it up for emails about the end of the first year of Helix ownership. And yet, I still look - don't look - that's was the other voice in my head!
  21. foxmeister

    line 6 touch issue

    It is a fault - my Stomp had the same issue on the left most button only. I sent in in for repair under warranty and it was fixed and hasn't happened again.
  22. Retro-Rick

    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    That's a good feature, AX8 has a scene 1/2 toggle, similar Idea that I used a lot. Hope to see it on the HX stomp, there's no command center on the stomp though...
  23. Kilrahi

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    I get that, but I believe they still have to start with an IR to determine how the original cab responds to sound travelling through it. Anyway, check out this original post from the designer of the Helix (Digital Igloo). It gives SOME insight into how the cabs work:
  24. The_Elf

    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    I'm awaiting the ability to set buttons to 'Toggle' in the Command Centre. I'm creating my live set for June this year and I was really hoping I wouldn't have to do the faffy workaround yet again. Oh well. Better late than bodged.
  25. rd2rk

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    Let me see....LOTS of people claim that the Helix cabs sound like poop, and you can't get a decent sound out of Helix without IRs, which are essentially screenshots, static representations of a specific sound captured at a point in time. Lots of people think that the above is poop, that the Helix cabs sound just fine. As always, the truth is "Rock what sounds best to YOU!" If neither IRs nor Helix cabs (however they're created) float your boat, and you've got the cash to spare, go with the new UA "models". PLEASE DO report back with your experience (with comparative sound clips). Inquiring minds (with small budgets) want to know.....
  26. jaamoe

    Ernie Ball

    When setting up the volume block I change the default sweep setting. I find you can be more accurate with the volume level.
  27. bshaw92

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    A model is a theoretical "true" representation of the actual part. It would react in theory dynamically. An IR is not a model. It is a sample at a given point and does not react dynamically. It may work great throughout the range of settings but is still a static representation.
  28. Kilrahi

    Helix Cabs_Mics

    I . . . I am genuinely not sure what you are saying the difference is. At the most basic they are clearly NOT just IRs because you can manipulate them in ways that you can't do with one IR alone. However, I am confidant they still began with impulse responses to determine just how those cabs and mics behaved.
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