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  1. 3 points
    Very nice IR Library here....particularly liking the Bandit 112 IRs, sound great for my clean tones...and I used to gig with a real Peavey Bandit 112, great little amp. Here's the Download link https://soundwoofer.com/Library/Index
  2. 3 points
    Every belch and fart in the world is politicized now, and absolutely everything has to be labeled somebody's "fault". Politicians love it when the populace is at each other's throats... makes them feel like they're actually important. After all, why else would two complete strangers be willing to beat each other to a pulp over a hat that one of them is wearing? But I digress...I'm genuinely mystified that it doesn't creep into discussions more often around here. Generally speaking, there is remarkable restraint on this forum, in that regard. I fully expect it to get worse over the next year, though... I'll be shocked if it doesn't.
  3. 3 points
    I've never seen the words "twang" and "Les Paul" in the same sentence...;)
  4. 2 points
    Oh, the question was answered thoroughly right away. And no names have been mentioned... I think that's as much as you could ask for!
  5. 2 points
    sigh. I wish people could answer questions without dragging their political baggage into it. I just wanna talk about guitar stuff!
  6. 2 points
    Yeah, well, I actually think Line 6 is eating as much of the tariffs as they can, but at some point it becomes untenable. This last found was 15%, but the $100 increase is like 6.2% for the Floor and 9% for the LT. Companies don’t like raising prices. I’m sure they understand the potential for backlash.
  7. 2 points
    Hi guys, I had the same issue as described by Hillman1312, yet only with tens presets in 3 different setlists. First, I exported my setlits getting errors with troubled presets, yet backuping the good ones. Then, I reboot my Helix with options 7&8 to clear the presets but keeping IR's. At start, only factory setlists are available as expected: Now, I re-import my back-up setlist(s) - this is not looking good as I still have presets with no name: However this time, if I copy and paste an existing preset to a blank slot, it accepts it and the copied preset works within the new slot: As a result, I can eventually use the blank slots again, so far... ;-) Hope this helps!
  8. 1 point
    My foot hurts, and L6 doesn't have a staff podiatrist. Which way to the complaint department?
  9. 1 point
    Where in the world did you get that idea? The Helix Floor, Helix LT and Helix Rack can all power a Variax guitar through the VDI port... just as the HD500, X3 and Xt did. Nothing has changed in that regard. (Edit: Arghhhh. @phil_m beat me to it :) ) If you are talking about the XPS power supplies.... no POD or Helix has ever had that type of power capability. I'm at a loss about not wanting to have to carry a special VDI cable for the Variax. To power it with an XPS you need a TRS cable, a standard cable, an XPS box and the power supply for the XPS. Even the solution you suggest still requires a TRS cable... why not use VDI? This makes me wonder if you really know the benefits of the VDI port in a live situation. Hint: It has nothing to do with "workbench".
  10. 1 point
    I'm not sure where you're getting this information, but it isn't correct. The Helix will most definitely power the Variax over the VDI connection. VDI isn't just an ethernet cable. It uses ethercon connectors, and those are much, much more robust than a standard RJ45 connection. People have been using them live with Variax guitars for years now. There's no reason to worry about it.
  11. 1 point
    Twangy Les Paul???? Did you mean to say Tele? yeah, you meant Tele
  12. 1 point
    Yea, I got it in today and upgraded it to version 2.0. The "classic" variation really REALLY is a HUGE improvement on this amp for live gigging. I love this lil f*cker. I've already customized tones for ZZ Top's "La Grange" and Van Halen's "Eruption". Working on Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" now. I also got the wireless and the FBV3 Advanced Footswitch to go widit. SUPER HUGE BRILLIANT IDEA to have the wireless receiver built into the amp and be able to plug the transmitter right into the Amp to charge it. Whoever thunk of that at Line 6, give them a raise! My only complaints is you should have kept the "boost" switch from the older amps. I know I know there's workarounds but that was a step in the wrong direction (no pun intended). Also no send and return, so no using your favorite pedals in the signal chain. I also own the Boss Katana 100 and Peavey Vyper Pro. Both them are good amps too, but they have nowhere near the sims the Line 6 has. I guess my favorite though is the Boss GT 100 that I also own. It's VERY, VERY, VERY versatile for the gigging musician, but its also a floor unit and I'm NOT a fan of floor based effect processors, mainly because I have to run 25 feet of speaker cable TWICE (L & R) from the floor unit to the 350 Watt Rocktron Stereo Power Amp that I use to power the 2x12 Stereo Cabs. Its just a pain setting it up and tearing it down, which is why I'm a fan of amps that all the effects built into the amp. Simple to set up, simple to tear down, simple to use. I can take the Line 6 Spider V 120, walk in, and be ready to play in 5 minutes. What's more important, I can tear down and be gone in 5 minutes. You never know when the egg cartons are going to catch on fire.
  13. 1 point
    Analysis paralysis. I know what you mean. Options are great but I think it would be helpful for every IR vendor to provide a subdirectory of just a handful or two of what they consider to be their best work; thankfully that practice does seem to be getting more common. Which IRs are best is subjective but for many of us who don't have the patience to wade through thousands of IRs, providing an area with fewer choices helps preserve our sanity and prevents my wife from finding me in front of my Helix stuttering like Max Headroom. She finds that alarming.
  14. 1 point
    I'll be that guy and say that the price increase made me appreciate my already-purchased Helix that much more :)
  15. 1 point
    Hello, I've posted few days before. I had the same problem. How i resolved it? I saved all the setlist not infected one by one. On the infected setlist I saved the good presets only. Naturally saved the ir's. Than i have clear all with a 5&12 reboot. I have done a reinstal of helix edit, than I have reloaded Helix software. Next step , reinstal all I saved... It now seemed OK. I really would know where this problem came but no answer till now... I hope I help you
  16. 1 point
    Global EQ is for making subtle tweaks for different rooms... not creating your tones. You'll never have any luck trying to use it as a primary tone-shaping tool. An EQ curve that works for crystal clean sound with single coils is not likely to make you happy for a patch with high gain and humbuckers. Your problem is not the size of the speaker. You just need to get more familiar with how to get the sounds you want. Modeling has a learning curve... and experimenting with combinations of amp/cab/mic models and EQ is the only way to get there. Everybody's secret sauce is different... which is why buying patches is a crapshoot, at best. You gotta do it yourself.
  17. 1 point
    Not exactly. I have created some IRs that just don't sound like any miced cab IRs I downloaded (commercial or free) over the years. At least I haven't found any that would sound similar to my own creations. Whether they would please anyone else - no idea (I could post one for you folks to try), but to me, at least so far, they're giving me a close enough "real amp" feel through a FRFR monitor. There's one main difference remaining, though, that'd be the physical impact of whatever larger guitar cabs. My Alto TS310 (and all the others I tried) just doesn't offer enough "weight support" for the kind of impact making your pants flap. But I don't exactly miss that much, if at all. And if I'd do, I'd rather get a larger FRFR solution. For me, the days of playing through guitar cabs are over once and forever (unless I have to play through some session/rental stuff) and I'm not even remotely sad about it, more to the absolute opposite, I'm enjoying my guitar sound more than ever before (and fwiw, in the pastI owned several rather expensive full tube/analog rigs, spiced up with expensive digital stuff plus a whole bunch of cabs of every size). I already sold my alltime favourite 2x12 cab, the 1x12 and 4x12 will folliow (ok, I may keep the 1x12 just in case...).
  18. 1 point
    Izotope Neutron. Also - use 0.011" gauge strings with wound G.
  19. 1 point
    I fully agree with this, however I think there is a good point buried in the post. In helix we have a multi-output block that ties the output of the modeller to a single volume control knob, and then ties the output of the volume knob to the output jacks. The AES output jack simply takes the digital signal from the output of the volume knob and sends it. This signal has already been transposed by the volume knob (i.e. all 24-bit numbers adjusted up or down by the same amount). The XLR output takes the same digital signal but has to convert it to an analogue signal prior to sending it. There is no fixed way to convert the digital signals volume, however - it can be mapped to anything that conforms to the standard for that analogue signal. There's a lot of wiggle room there (but even at this point, there is no inherent "volume" in the signal. Both the analogue and the digital signal are only encoding differences in volume). So we now send both a digital and a converted analogue signal to the same device - a powercab in this example. The powercab does the reverse operation on the XLR signal and converts it to digital. Again it has a choice about how 'loud' it interprets the XLR signal in digital terms. It then does it's modelling thing and the modified signal is sent to the speaker for another round of analogue conversion in the form of moving a speaker. For the digital input it does nothing before modelling (assuming no input gain change), no conversion required. When the signal hits the speaker is the first time there's an inherent volume to the signal. Prior to this we were only encoding differences in volume. Now, all things being equal - all the volume settings on the helix, and all volume settings on the powercab - we SHOULD get roughly the same volume at the speaker whether we use the AES output or the XLR output on the Helix. Not for a technical reason but for a practical reason. But we don't. It doesn't make sense to have different signal transport methods produce wildly different results with all other things being equal. I agree with OP to an extent - I wouldn't expect the volumes to be totally matched but I wouldn't expect them to be totally different either (say by more than 6dB). So is this the fault of the helix or the powercab? It could be either, it's not possible to say as there are two places the signal is being converted where there's a somewhat arbitrary decision about how to translate a signal's volume from one form to another - before it's sent by the Helix and after it's received by the Powercab. But certainly it's fixable in the firmware of either. It's also totally fixable by the user. By adjusting the 'Digital Output Level' setting up or down to match to the level of Helix-XLR + Powercab-XLR conversion. Unlike all other volume controls, this setting will ONLY affect the AES output. I think this is the wrong way of thinking about however, I view this setting more as on offset for the XLR output, where there is some interpretation of volume going on. In short, I agree with OP that there's a questionable aspect of the implementation, but not that it needs to be fixed by Line 6. You figure out the difference once, you adjust the setting, then you forget about it. Now you can switch between digital and analogue outputs to your heart's content.
  20. 1 point
    The batteries arrived and they were the perfect size and went in very easily, they were UltraFire LC15266 CR2 3.6v Li Ion Batteries made for a vaper and purchased online from a VAPE shop. I put them through 3 charge cycles and they were working perfectly with the unit back to giving me hours of use before charging was required. The vape battery is the slightly smaller one. However ..... Before I found the vape batteries I accidentally ordered some 18350 3.7v 900mAh batteries that were the wrong size but I hadn't quite got a handle on exactly what I needed yet and since they were the same shape and voltage I took a $3 chance since finding the exact match seemed impossible unless I wanted to order 500 of them. But after opening and closing the G10 multiple times I couldn't help but think that there was a fair bit of wasted space inside the tube and perhaps with some modifications the larger capacity batteries could be used after all. Now I'll note that my G10 is off warranty as I had already modified the base to take 9v, I also have a great workshop to toy around in so I enjoy the process as much as the results. This wasn't easy but if you're good with tools and a solder iron then it should be no problem. These are the 3 batteries, VAPE G10 Original and 900mAh In order to get the larger battery in you have to cut away some plastic, including the plastic holder for the screw that holds the two sides together. But since the tube is Solid it essentially holds both sides together perfectly so that screw isn't completely necessary. Using a dremel I shaved away plastic - ensuring NOT to damage any of the part that will be exposed after the tube is replaced. After a few repeated shavings and removing half of the tube of ONE side (again not damaging the top half circle part) The battery fit in with both sides closing nicely on each other. I soldered the battery to the terminals and wrapped with electrical tape - I didn't have shrink wrap big enough to fit the battery. to be continued.....
  21. 1 point
    Hiya it's Mikko from ML Sound Lab chiming in. We've received quite an overwhelming response from the Helix crowd. What we do is match the Helix to sound like real tube amps from my personal amp collection. We've done a Mesa Boogie Mark V and a Marshall Silver Jubilee and a bunch of cabs as well. If you're interested I highly recommend you check them out here: https://ml-sound-lab.com/search?q=helix Here's a quick video showing how great our results are:
  22. 1 point
    I have Fremen (my favorites) and GlennD (also good). Never tried Choptones. Sometimes I just want to flip through a lot of ready-made presets until inspiration strikes. Give a man a fish... AND/OR you could go to CustomTone, DL all of Jason Sadites' presets, then check out his YouTube channel for videos on how and why he made them the way he did. You'll be making your own in no time! Teach a man to fish......
  23. 1 point
    Okay, so same problem, but I have a fix. L6 support was pretty useless as far as solutions on this one. I posted this in another thread of people have the IDENTICAL problem on Windows with Cubase. Reposting it here... I have the EXACT same problem running Presonus Studio One with Hellx Native on macOS! It will run perfectly across multiple launches for about a day (i.e. 24 hours), then it crashes the DAW. However, I DID run it up the flagpole with L6 support and their only suggestion was to completely reinstall the DAW... which made no sense, because all plugin versions (AU, VST) crashed every DAW and VST host I tried it with. But I happened upon a solution: after installation when you use the VST for the first time, it creates a set of folders in your user directory. There is a preferences file that you need to edit. On macOS, it's located here: ~/Library/Application Support/Line 6/Helix Native/Helix Native.prefs In that file, there is a key called "Session Token" -- if you close the DAW, open that file, remove that key and value, and save the file... everything works again... for 24 hours. You'll have to authenticate and log in to Line6 every day.
  24. 1 point
    The Amphenol connector is a switching XLR connector. There is a switch inside this connector which detects when it has a cable attached which tells the helix it should output a stereo signal to XLR. When it does not detect an XLR connected to the right connector it sums the signal to mono and only sends it to the left connector.
  25. 1 point
    I skipped the 9v to 5v converter. Happy to just use a 5v supply. Much simpler, just 2 wires, and under $10 all in. You can see the tip (red) soldered to the + side of the 100uf electrolytic cap and the ground (black) soldered to the other side.
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