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  1. ....Is that ideas are scattered/duplicated/shown in different ways, and i'm not sure most customers know about this, where it is, and/or appreciate this is what Line 6 looks at. If Line 6 do look at Ideascale to get a feel for what customers want, then will they identify the trends by linking common requests together? I've tried to 'put together' some of the Ideascale requests that one way or another are all saying users want more flexibility re the current fixed patch approach, and I think that goes hand in hand with helping users to better understand DSP and have information of DSP allocations with a DSP % marker for each amp/cab/fx, and a total DSP meter. Digital Igloo (Line 6) has stated that: "The short answer: POD Go wasn't designed for the type of guitarist who frequents TGP, which is why I've spent so many cycles here shouting "It's not a Helix" over and over. The long answer: DSP meters are, IMO, a terrible experience, even for Helix. We don't want our users obsessing over which amp or effect uses more or less DSP; we want them choosing what sounds best to their ears. We also want POD Go users to almost never run out of DSP; opening more blocks to maybe squeeze in an extra compressor for the 10% of users who understand dynamic DSP (decidedly not POD Go's target market)—at the risk of the other 90% hitting the wall much sooner—is a non-starter. Ease of use and predictability are key here. We have a list of things we'd still like to add to POD Go—many of which have already been requested—but neither extra blocks nor more flexible DSP allocation are on it." But I think Line 6 may be a bit 'set in their thinking' and/or may not necessarily have a clear picture of the growing demand for the Pod Go training wheels to be taken off. Common themes are: 1. Give users DSP information (the Zoom G6/G11 does this and I think the Mooer GE300 may do this too - even Helix users have asked for this!) 2. Give Pod Go 1 or 2 extra blocks. It doesn't increase DSP, but the option will give greater flexibility 3. Give the option to free-up DSP by removing the amp/cab block for those that will sometimes want to use Pod Go for pure FX Now, whilst releasing even all the EQ/wah/noisegate/volume/fx loop isn't even close to allowing a compressor, the theme of users wanting more flexibility is the issue here: The following Ideascale links refer - So, if you want these things, please vote in each one - current votes as at today's date shown in brackets: https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/POD-GO-Allow-Amp-and-Cab-IR-blocks-to-be-replaced-w-other-fx/990127-23508 (9) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Pod-Go-Equalizer-not-be-a-fixed-block/990390-23508# (33) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Give-Pod-Go-1-or-2-additional-user-blocks-to-maximise-DSP/1000649-23508 (16) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/POD-GO-Function-suggestions/1001513-23508 (9) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Pod-Go/1011679-23508 (11) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Freedom-Pod-Go-Now!/1005827-23508 (19) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/DSP-information/1015976-23508 (37) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Pod-go-effects-blocks/1019288-23508 (12) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Free-the-bocks-in-PODGO/1024488-235 (4) And Helix users who want a DSP meter/DSP info (this is requested in loads of other ideas, but included in a big wish list): https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/DSP-Usage-meter/918997-23508 (47) https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/DSP-Meter/867648-23508 (115) The only way we might be able to get Line 6 to reconsider its position is to demonstrate the demand on themes that its customers really want!
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  2. Is there a way to change the name of the button label? For example I have FS5 change the amp's gain and volume and it labels it "Multiple (2)" can it be changed to something like "Lead"? Thanks
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  3. Which ever one best suits the sound I want for any given song would be my favorite at that moment. That's the reason I have a Helix. However, there are a handful that I tend to reach for depending on the situation and type of sound I'm after. Pure Clean - Placater clean, Jazz Rivet. Archetype clean Edge of Breakup to crunchy - Matchstick, WhoWatt, Princeton, Interstate Zed In your face Crunch - Soldano, WhoWatt, Archetype, Litigator, Divided Duo Heavy overdrive chug - Placater dirty, Brit Plexi Bright
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  4. You could try running two parallel paths using two separate amplifier blocks (one on each path) and running your wet effects for shimmer on one side but not the other. That said, if you're looking for a preset already made for you then you could try taking a look at the Helix CustomTone web page and search there. https://line6.com/customtone/browse/helix/
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  5. That seems like a terrible response... Or maybe I just don't understand the logic behind the comment. My take on it: 1) We don't want our users obsessing over which amp or effect uses more or less DSP -- And yet people already do because as we're trying to build patches all of a sudden we can't add the 4th block we wanted and we have to go online to try to figure this sh!t out and work around these limitations. 2) we want them choosing what sounds best to their ears. -- Everyone also wants this. Adding a % value of a DSP would not stop people from choosing what sounds best to their ears, but it would help them build patches that in the end sounds best to their ears. 3) We also want POD Go users to almost never run out of DSP -- Well that's a fail because most people will quickly run out of DSP, then it's a PITA to work around the issue without knowing which effect uses less/more DSP. 4) opening more blocks ... 90% hitting the wall much sooner—is a non-starter -- Not sure what he was responding to, but if you give the DSP % and add a block slot if there is still room for another effect, you don't "hit the wall much sooner"...! Anyway, just imho a very bad take. It really sounds like someone doesn't want to do something and is looking for excuses, rather than having pertinent and logical reasons. - They say they don't want users to run out of DSP, but they don't give users the tools not to run out of DSP. - They say they want users to choose what sounds best to their ears, but they won't allow them to make the patches they want because they're locking out blocks even if DSP is available, for absolutely frivolous reasons. - They say they don't want users to obsess about DSP, but they make DSP management as obtuse as possible, and force users to go online and research that sh!t to death because the product as is is incomprehensible and they don't give users the info they need to use it properly...! Very disappointing answer, as you said, features the majority of users would love to have implemented. Too bad we can't make a poll here, can we on ideascale? % of users who want the features vs don't want the features. And if really some users, for whatever reason, just can't handle seeing a DSP % usage or having an extra block appear if they have room (LOL does such a person even exist?!) then you can make the 2 options disabled by default, and allow users to activate it if they choose in the global settings. And in all honesty, I can't imagine a grandpa/grandma that wouldn't welcome the features. But yeah, that notion is so silly, it's obviously looking for excuses for not doing it.
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  6. - Quit HX Edit! Don't start it again until you're finished with everything following. - Go here and download the Line 6 Updater (in case it's not installed on your machine already): https://line6.com/software/ - Also download the "Flash Memory" from there (it's the actual update). - Install the updater. - Reboot the Helix while holding down switches 6 and 12 (this will take you to safe boot mode). - Start the Line 6 Updater, select "Offline Mode" and see whether it finds your Helix. - If yes, select it and choose "local file". Point it to the Flash Memory file you've downloaded.
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  7. Same here. Battery life reduced to 2 hours after firmware upgrade. Cannot use it for live shows anymore. The other guitar player in the band didn't update. He said: "it works and I never had an issue so I won't update". He was right. No solution yet?
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  8. Let me join the ever growing chorus. I updated mine and can get one hour out of it at best. Any word from Line 6 as to resolution? If not, I would just prefer to return and refund. As it is, it is useless. Thanks for posting.
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  9. Yes, the firmware completely destroyed the battery life on both my G10. One, the older, went from average 6 hours, to barely 2 hours of life. The other one does last 3 hours max. After this, it’s all a mess of nonsense red/green blinking while charging.. As for the heat, never had a problem. I upgraded because I got scared by the warning message they spammed everywhere. I cant believe they did a such awful move without properly warning customers. Anyway, who’s paying for the battery replacements?
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