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  1. 6 points
    If this is true, you're probably the only person on the planet who can say that... ;-)
  2. 2 points
    From all I know, both hum and ripple are just mixing static sound in, without any impact on the core tone. Might be authentic for whatever amp models but I wish there was a global option to turn them to zero all throughout. If my real amps would've done that thing, they would've seen an amp doctor. Having said that, turning both off is the very first thing I do each time I select a new amp.
  3. 2 points
    It's conditioning... and it's not even product- specific. We could just as easily be taking about golf shoes. The fear that they won't have the "latest and greatest" device twelve minutes after opening the box is what's doing it. It has nothing to do with what is or isn't in the Helix. The populace has been very successfully brainwashed into believing that if they don't acquire the newest (insert product here) the instant it's available, not only are they missing out on something "better", but everybody else will have something that they don't. "Keeping up with the Joneses" is what drives our economy.
  4. 2 points
    This is a very accurate representation of how a turkey views its annual nightmare, Thanksgiving :-)
  5. 2 points
    A fine, impassioned and informative rant, but paragraphs are to prose what mix quality is to music. :-)
  6. 2 points
    Done repeatedly. For the sake of redundancy: Every living thing is born, grows old, and dies. That's life. Helix is not alive. It sounds good today, it'll sound good in 10 years. Buy it because you like it. In X years there'll be a new model, but you can't buy it now. Putting off your purchase waiting for it is a never ending cycle. FWIW - L6 just spent a great deal of time and money standardizing the underlying architecture of the entire Helix line. The purpose being to make updates and improvements easier and faster across the line. Does that sound like they're about to drop the line for a new latest greatest? Lastly, analog in this context pretty much means tube amps. Tube manufacturing is environmentally irresponsible. IIRC, there's only four major tube manufacturers left in the world. Many of the transistors and other components used to make the classic effects are no longer manufactured. NOTHING is forever. Live in the moment, tomorrow is not guaranteed.
  7. 2 points
    The magic of a tube amp is all of it's imperfections. If L6 didn't provide these options, there would be people complaining the amp wasn't noisy enough :) I'm with you.... just remove it completely. But... it is 1 (of many) imperfections people think they need.
  8. 2 points
    Problem Solved! Thanks Craig for pointing me in the right direction. Turning down the HUM control didn't fix it. Turning down the Ripple made the hum go away! Further experiments reveal that the HUM control will bring in a low octave hum and the Ripple brings in a buzz like a bad connection. It effects some amps more than others. It may be authentic but who really wants buzz and hum in their sound? Thanks again Craig. Bill
  9. 2 points
  10. 1 point
    I'm having some weird issues after the Helix 2.80 update. My joystick is now wonky. I can no longer "push" the joystick in to open the model list when making or editing blocks. I have to use HX Edit or manually turn the joystick to go through every effect or amp I'd like to use. While not mission-critical it's annoying to have to turn the knob for 3 minutes until I get to the amps. Any advice or experience with this issue would be greatly appreciated. And it's not a DSP issue, I've tried it on new/blank presets as well
  11. 1 point
    You're hearing the preset direct out to the Outputs, PLUS the signal from the DAW. When you use the stomp as a sound card for VSTs, create a "VST" preset with the Output Block set to -120db. Then bring in the signal on USB 5 (Left/Mono input).
  12. 1 point
    An acoustic amp is really designed to be like a PA in a combo amp style box. They typically have a tweeter, and they're kind of FRFR-ish. Modeling something like that is kind of redundant, as you'd likely be plugging the Helix into an FRFR system anyway. The Helix works very well as an acoustic guitar processor. No amp model is necessary. You might want to look at using an acoustic IR to give your acoustic a more mic'ed up sound, but if you like the sound of your acoustic's pickup system, that's not even necessary. Personally, I find a less is more works best with acoustic tones. I may apply a little EQ and some reverb. Some people like to add some compression and chorus, but it's all very easy to do with the Helix.
  13. 1 point
    Well, you asked what would keep one away from buying a Helix... and as I already bought one, that question didn't exactly apply in my case. But anyway, here we go: - More switches and knobs. Wouldn't mind a Helix XL. Would like one extra row for each and wouldn't mind if the switches were a little further apart from each other, either. - More CPU power to accommodate whatever new algorithms that might come along. Would perhaps even allow for gapless switching in case you're not maxing out the unit (not too relevant for me, though). - Better hardware. That's something I'd gladly pay extra money for, especially for better joysticks (ideally, there would be no joysticks at all, unless they're really "military grade"). - Wireless connectivity for editors (which would then exist for iOS/Android as well - but that's not a hardware thing) and controllers (TouchOSC and the likes). - Perhaps a touchscreen, but in case there were mobile editors, that'd make pretty little sense.
  14. 1 point
    1) It is a bug. As easy as that. No way around it. Whether it affects you or anyone else is completely irrelevant. The audio interface part of the Helix isn't working accurately under macOS. That's a bug. Period. 2) There's zero room for "close enough to rock'n'roll". Apparently you don't seem to fully understand the concept of digital audio. If you were a math teacher and someone would resolve 1+1 to 2.0000000001, would you say "yeah, cool, close enough for rock'n'roll"? And when would you say it's not close enough for rock'n'roll anymore? At 3ms? Or at 5? Or at 10? In other words, you would base the decision on whether something is a bug or not on subjective perception? 3) I have posted examples how this bug could become an issue. Again, whether it's an issue for you is completely irrelevant. 4) I did not make a fuss. I reported a bug, plain and simple. It was you alone who started all the fuss about it.
  15. 1 point
    That's right... and you can lament that fact until you turn blue, but it won't change a blessed thing. Welcome to the planned obsolescence of a disposable economy. "The next big thing" is always just around the corner...and the frequency with which each new iteration arrives will only increase as technology marches on. It can't be stopped. If you obsess over it you will be in a constant state of waiting, and you'll never buy anything. That's entirely up to you, your financial situation, and whether or not you're a pack rat... but either way, it has no relevance to the rest of the conversation. Yup, so you may as well stop thinking about it. Anything that still functions when you turn it on has use... not only stuff that has tubes in it. Just because something is old doesn't make it garbage. If that were the case, then there'd never be a market for "vintage" anything... but clearly that's not the case. Hell, people love the idea of old crap so much that they actually spend good money on fake old $hit. Fender and Gibson will happily sell you a brand new guitar that's been beaten up with a belt sander and bicycle chain so that it looks like you found it in a pawn shop...POOF! instant "character", that'll be $2K, please... but I digress. See above...;)
  16. 1 point
    Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving!
  17. 1 point
    You've already got your answers above... but the ugly truth is that it wouldn't matter if there were 1000 "Rush tones" swirling about Custometone. Trying to use someone else's patches is nearly always futile. No two rigs, listening environments, or players are the same. Just because a guy from Pig's Knuckle, Arkansas swears on a stack of bibles that it sounds just like Alex Lifeson, doesn't mean that it won't sound like Tiny Tim's ukelele to you. Don't waste your time. Start with models similar to the original gear that created the tones you're after, and experiment until you find what you're looking for. You'll see results faster than waiting around for the finished product to fall into your lap... plus, you'll learn how your gear works. So the next time you want to emulate a particular tone, it'll only take you half as long to get there.
  18. 1 point
    Yep, Line 6 problem from the start. They knew about this in Beta For IOS 13,,,I use my ipad for 1 thing...MUSIC . Now I can't...I registered every line 6 product I own...Yes, c'mon , register your product. Give all your information. But when a critical update will cripple your Line 6 DEVICE, your on your own with no warning! You have my email, serial numbers from products that I own, how about, *Hey Sonic Port Owners...Don't update your IOS because we know your device will not be compatible".....I could have lived with Apple 12.4 . Didn't need Apple IOS 13. Now almost 4 weeks ....with a sonic port used for a paper weight. I have purchased about 5 to 6 guitar Apps from Itunes that CAN NOT BE USED because I have a non working guitar interface. Sorry to vent my frustration here....Thanks for listening...
  19. 1 point
    I had the same - try a really quick push of the button - if you push it in slow, it will not respond
  20. 1 point
    I did exactly what you said here and it worked like like a charm, . Thanks Bret
  21. 1 point
    I'm at a definite crossroads with headphones & swore I would not use them. Then I ran across some Sony MDR-7506's and they sounded pretty good. What really got my attention was recording a guitar track in Studio One with the headphones on and THEN listening to the track without them on. They sounded pretty freekin close, which really changed my attitude about saying "never" and "Headphones" in the same sentence again. ; ) Never tried any on a Stomp yet (cause I don't have one yet).
  22. 1 point
    Hate to tell you this, but trying to set your tones this way is only going to lead to you not being happy with the result. It has been an ongoing debate on this forum about headphones - which are best for etc. Maybe you should research these threads: https://line6.com/support/topic/23319-helix-through-headphones-sounds-awful/ https://line6.com/support/topic/26959-the-mother-of-all-headphone-complaint-answers/ From what I have read about your Sennheiser Momentum, wireless version or not, they are low impedance 18ohm with mini jack connection that seem to be aimed at the mobile user eg: phone, tablet etc., so I’m not sure that they are ideal for setting your tones, but that’s just my comment.
  23. 1 point
    You won't like this, but if you're new to modeling, one day with any modeler in existence won't get you very far....prepare for a bit of a learning curve. Even with experience, these aren't the kind of devices that you pull out of the box today and use at a gig or rehearsal tomorrow. At a minimum, you will find that both high and low shelf EQ cuts are essential with any kind of FRFR output (that includes includes your headphones, a PA, studio monitors, etc. etc). Stay away from the global EQ... that's for minor tweaks in different acoustic environments, not creating your tones. It's not a guitar amp... you can't treat it like one. And it's never gonna sound like an amp sitting next to you in the room, so don't try... that's not what it's designed to do. It will sound like a mic-ed amp in the live room next door, while you're listening through studio monitors at the board. You have to think like an engineer in a studio, because that's what Helix is emulating...an amp, a cabinet, and the mic in front of it, all being monitored elsewhere. At the beginning, the manual and YouTube tutorials are your friend. Check out Jason Sadites' channel. It's not as simple as just setting all your tone controls at noon, your gain where you like it, and calling it a day. The tones are in there.... but the experimental phase, particularly with cab/mic choices and the appropriate use of EQ, is not optional. We all went through it.
  24. 1 point
    Good point silverhead. I figured out way to do it!, well this puts it back to "new preset" as if you deleted it and it's back to new as you never changed it. Just copy a "new preset" and paste it on a preset you want to delete. I know to some of you it seems silly but it helps me clean up my set list so I don't get confused...with presets I don't like or want to use. When your on stage playing out you need to think fast and I only want to see what I can use.
  25. 1 point
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