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  1. Phew! For a minute there, I actually thought that nobody was gonna stir the pot again...that was close!
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  2. I've finally finished my Full Metal Preset Pack for all your Helix Metalheads. 13 Presets with stock dual cabs, snapshots, and EQs to cut fizz and flub. You get Crunchy, Tight, Scooped, and Lead sounds for your tapping and chugging pleasure. 100% Free!! http://bit.ly/FullMetalPack Enjoy!
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  3. Here are some quick pictures. The names are pretty much self-explanatory, but if you have any questions, fire away. I wasn't able to locate the carrying strap I made from the Micro Spider handle, but one of the pictures shows the hook & loop connection on the side of the Amplifi 30. If I find the strap, I'll show what it looks like attached to the amp. Edit: I see that the filenames don't show up. So here's a brief description. Picture 1 -- Amplifi 30 inverted and snugly fitting in the case, with power supply and cables at the bottom of the cooler. If you're not comfortable with the snug fit, the blue hard plastic liner comes out, which will make for a looser fit, but also result in less protection from impacts. The liner is slightly tapered, so the amp will not go all the way to the bottom, which leaves some storage space for accessories below. Exterior view, showing Velcro closure strap and external pocked, good for cables, capo, etc. Bottom storage area. This tray is designed to fit at the top, to separate what you put up there from the contents on the bottom. (Nominally, beer or soda cans...) I've inverted it so that it fits nicely around the amp's perimeter and keeps it centered in the blue plastic shell. The 2" heavy duty hook & loop connection for securing the carrying strap/handle. (not shown)
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  4. I think maybe the "Andy Summers" guy is now taking a different angle. He is now the "harsh fizzy nothing helps" guy. I believe they are one and the same.
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  5. The Variax already sounds like a "mic'ed up acoustic"... it should sound very realistic in a full range setup with a flat EQ! Just tweak a little to taste. I've never had to drastically alter EQ on the acoustics just a little cut/boost here or there usually does it. They are however, a full body sound... so if you are used to some jingle in the top end you will have to lower some lows and add some highs... but that's the same with a nicely mic'ed up acoustic! That enhanced high end you hear on many pop/rock/country recordings is not the natural sound of an acoustic - you use EQ to get that sizzle - but just a little extra highs and a little less lows will get you there. ^^^ This ^^^ I don't know if my description is accurate or not... but I find the tone UP it is similar to putting a mic at the 12th fret (tighter sound), while turning the tone down is closer to pointing a mic at the sound hole (boomier).
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  6. @DunbedinDragon: You're right for shure. Thats why i cry all the time to make the mics more variable by adding different angles/positions relative to the cone center (ideascale). Running since two years - just 114 votes. Seems that still more amps are more important than this.´ for the majority. I suspect line6 is modelling its cabs with mic in center position what would explain a lot of problems people have. Why they do so? I don't know. But just adding a low- and highpass is'nt the same as the steepness of the filter is'nt equal to the losses of high frequencies at different mic positions. Eliminating Hiss leads often to a loss of transparency. Nice job for the parametric EQ like rick1966 said, but i suppose much to complicated for a lot of people.
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  7. Actually, no. This has been happening to you on every traditional amp you've ever played. The difference is, you dial in the amp and it sounds great to you. You stick a SM-57 on it near the center of the speaker and this is what your audience has been hearing. Why do you think recording studios go to such complex measures in mic'ing guitar cabinets for recording?
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  8. And still not one single actual patch in detail. Trolling IMO.
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  9. Dude, this is like your sixth thread on this topic... People have been trying to help you, and you generally have not been responding to their comments. There are not "thousands of complaints". There are thousands of happy users, I'm sure. Continually spamming the board isn't going to change anything. If you literally put 60 hours into it, and aren't getting anywhere, I think it's safe to assume that something is either wrong with your setup or even perhaps the Helix you're using. If you really want solutions, you need to give more details about how you're using the Helix, what sounds you're hoping to get, and what guitar(s) you're using. People are more than willing to help.
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  10. Used a Marshall tube amp and it sounded nasty? I think you have some learning to do with what the Helix is meant to do and how to use it. There is nothing wrong with using a Tube amp as your power.
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  11. hi line 6 - Firehawk - almost perfect for what i need. i can see why this all in one floor solution is potentially great for so many people - but for those people that use real amps its scintillating close to a great product but currently no good. there must be millions of people out there that don't use the amp modelling just the effects. so i suggest a fire hawk effects only unit. a sort of update to all the M series effects boxes you've had before. Lose all amp modelling and make all the effects HD add a channel switching option for amp channels - a jack on the back of the machine - or put midi in. make the knobs/controls on the foot controller applicable to effects - i.e. - speed, depth, level, mix etc etc. then everyone that uses a real amp might consider one of these. i think its worth asking the question as right now without a amp channel switching jack or midi its useless to me. But I'm drawn in by the fantastic foot controller with colour coding switches and the bluetooth to my iPad on stage software for controlling everything. thats your greatest strength right now - the iPad editor app. so simple and so powerful. I've seen so many bands (including myself) where the guitarist has an iPad on stage next to him. Has anyone tried the fire hawk yet - is there a way of switching amp channels and storing it in a preset? So unless the PODHD 500x software update includes adding a bluetooth add on and the iPad app to control it i need something like the fire hawk.
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  12. I can get great amp sounds ay clean levels only, Any amp overdrive or distortion when playing any Rythm is a muddy harsh blend, No amount of filtering gets rid of It. IR;s do not help. This will be my last post on this forum, and some of you will be happy to hear this. Apparently the only thingsome of you want to hear is that the Helix is the greatest. There is a reason why Youtube clips only show guys paying Lead against a backing track. Try playing Rhythm with crunch, drive and heavy tones without sounding like a mathematic result. If you cant achieve some level of transparency and string separation, what is the point. Another weekend wasted trying to filter out the offensive freqeuncies and crossover and no good result. If you havent anything to offer other than deflamatory remarks , keep it to yourself. Line6 needs to hear the truth so they can do like the rest of us in manufacturing and work on continuos improvement. The goal of multi effects pedalboards should be to not sound digital , but as near true to real life reproduction. The Helix is being returned to the store today.
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