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  1. +1 on the PPC212. I have all the Orange Cab sizes. They are far superior tonally than most other options.
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  2. I got to the same result. Usually I prefer to play harder to get a more aggressive tone. With the Variax, having a hotter model and running a little bit more gain on the amp will prevent me from doing that. Picking with a softer touch gets the banjo sound away. Another big improvement is creating custom models without looking at what they are supposed to be. Just try bodies and pickups until you find what works for you.
    1 point
  3. I don't think any of us would be here if our listening experience even vaguely resembled "listening from inside a box". My experience is anything but...Helix is by far the most versatile piece of gear I've ever owned, providing a degree of consistency that I've never had in 25-odd years of various amps, rack units, and cabinets. It sounds like an amp, and it feels like an amp...BUT, an amp that I'm hearing through the monitors in the control room whilst it roars away in the room next door....that's the difference. Does it sound like I'm standing 6 feet from my beloved Marshall 25th Anniv. Jubilee 4x12 that I dragged everywhere for 2 decades? No. And it won't. But that doesn't make it any better or worse... just different. They both have their merits. If it's the "amp in the room" aesthetic that your after, you're not gonna get that from a modeler, because it's not what they're designed to do (unless of course the new cabinets L6 recently announced actually do what they claim... jury is still out on that one). They exist to provide album-ready guitar tones for either direct recording and/or to bring those same tones to a live environment...without the eardrum rupturing volume needed to get the most from a tube amp, or the maintenance they require, and in a package that I can carry into the gig with one hand. Some make the transition and come to appreciate the difference for what it is and versatility it affords, and others go back to their amps. Both are OK...
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  4. No you're not missing anything. As you rightly point out there is just one L6 Link In and Out on each Stagesource speaker. With two L6 Link compatible devices (Helix and M20d) only one of them can be connected to the speakers via L6 Link. There are several ways to set things up with two Stagesource speakers. Presumably you want them to operate as a stereo pair rather than two mono speakers. Here are the options with their pros and cons as I see things: My preferred option is Helix to M20d via analog inputs, M20d via L6 Link to speaker #1 then L6 Link from speaker #1 to #2. All other instruments/mics are connected to M20d inputs. This allows the two speakers to be a full stereo pair for all M20d inputs. However, any analog inputs connected directly to speaker #2 will only be heard through speaker #2 because there is no available L6 Link input connection back to speaker #1. Frankly I'm not sure if analog inputs to speaker #1 will be heard in speaker #2; the L6 Link connection is in place so the signal may be passed to #2 but I have never tested this. Bottom line: if you're using the M20d use it for all inputs including Helix. You could try Helix to #1 via L6 Link and then M20d to #1 (not #2) via analog but as mentioned above I haven't tested this in terms of stereo operation. Not sure what this gains you in any case except if your M20d inputs are otherwise maxed out. You could also try Helix to #1 via L6 Link and M20d to a Helix Return input pair. However this would take up one path in your Helix preset, reducing your Helix preset DSP to 50%. Yet another option is to connect both speakers in a 2-way L6 Link fashion, with the In of each connected to the Out of the other. Then connect Helix, M20d, (and any other instruments/mics if you have the Stagesource speakers with side panel mixer) to the analog speaker inputs. This would provide the maximum number of inputs (M20d, Helix with Return pair, and all speaker inputs) and everything would operate in stereo. I have never tried this. So there are a lot of different setup options, but unless your input requirements exceed the M20d input capacity I don't see any reason to use anything but the preferred option described first. IMHO there is no real advantage to keeping the Helix signal digital rather than sending it analog through the M20d.
    1 point
  5. Yup. The rabbit hole is deep and wide... If you don't keep your distance from the event horizon, there's a good chance you'll have forgotten how to play by the time you dial in a sound you like... lol
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  6. Yes I do have one L3s and have used it occasionally. I leave it at home when going to small venues but I have used it in larger halls and outdoors where it was very helpful.
    1 point
  7. SOLVED! When I did my initial test I was in controller mode on the HX setting up the communication between the two devices. In that mode - there is latency.... lots of it. But as soon as I exit that mode to another view (patch mode, stomp mode, even signal flow) the latency completely disappears and the combination is very responsive. So the latency problem is only in "controller mode"! That doesn't matter one bit to me... I'm just glad it actually does work as it should.
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  8. My preferred 2x12 Cab at the moment is a Marshall 1936 with a G12t-75 and a V30. I play mostly 90's and 2000's hard rock. I also have a Jetcity JCA24s+ with Eminence Legends V1216's. Sounds great too! Both cabs work great with my power amp and a helix.
    1 point
  9. If you want just a regular 2x12 cab then I highly recommend the orange ppc2x12. It's what I eventually went with after trying out a load of different ones, and it sounds fantastic to me. I'm hoping Line6 adds it in the helix some day. You should just go to your local guitar store and try out as many as you can if it's possible.
    1 point
  10. Hey guys Today we have a play through of one of my tracks, Heavy as Heavy. I recorded the track with all new guitar tones using the Line 6 Helix Rack. I used the PV Panama amp model which is modeled after the Peavey 5150. I stayed inside of the Helix this time using the 4 X 12 Uber T75 Cabinet model using a “Dual” Cab block blending two different mics and placement on the same cab. CHAIN: PRS Tremonti SE loaded with Fishman Fluence Moderns Line 6 Helix Rack using the PV Panama amp model and 4 x 12 Uber T75 cabinet model Into the Universal Audio Apollo Twin which feeds Persons Studio One 3 Drums are courtesy of Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
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  11. I thought that, surely, OP must have misspelled frfr! But no! the term returns no search results! FORUM GUYS - better you should find out WHY the old forum was crashing and fix it, than continue with this ugly and minimally useful piece of junk! OH, WAIT! It shows the first letter of our names! NEVER MIND! What's functionality and readability compared to that? Aw, who cares anyway. The Helix Thread on the Gearpage forum actually gets read by real L6 people, who actually respond to users. Why should we expect ANYTHING from the OFFICIAL L6 Helix forum? END RANT EDIT: Oh yeah, organization of topics vs random posts. Reply by Triryche implies that they're working on it. Patience....
    1 point
  12. It would be cool if Line 6 would develop a Workbench Native plug-in, with an associated ability for the Variax guitar to send a raw piezo signal. Imagine recording the dry raw piezo signal and then having the full processing power of both Workbench (including all Variax factory models) and Helix in your DAW.
    1 point
  13. The most perfect description of the Helix’s tuner to date!
    -1 points
  14. Tried that, it's the method Matt Schofield uses to dial in his amps. I've addressed this already in this thread, but making fun of anyone proposing a different idea gets a lot more likes than having a conversation, so I understand you'll probably ignore it once more, but, if anyone else is interested... It's just a better way to start. If you're used with the Fuzz Factory is useful to know the value for the input impedance should be 10k if it's first pedal that's actually on in the signal chain. If you set to auto, a lot of people have a compressor in the first spot and it will sound dramatically different because Helix will set the input impedance based on that, which would be 1M, and it would sound a lot brighter. The input impedance is a misunderstood feature, most would never look at it to solve the problem, and would try to tame it using EQ's probably... But it would be quickly solved, or at least close to it, if the person knew the proper value for the input impedance. Does anyone really disagree with this? I don't get it. Why should it be different the deep parameters? Yet again - I'm not saying this is the "best" value, just saying it's arguably a much better starting point. BTW, I have very limited technical knowledge, but I could see the crossover distortion using a tone generator and a Oscilloscope VST when I turned the Bias down :) Way cool.
    -1 points
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