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  1. 5 points
    If Facebook is my only other option, I'll remain happily in the dark.
  2. 3 points
    And yet here you are...... is this just a casual drive-by or can we dare hope you will return regularly to further enlighten us?
  3. 2 points
    Thanks! Her name is Remi, 10 months old and she's already 110lbs. She responds to James Brown and the Ohio Players. Luckily she has no interest in chewing my gear. :)
  4. 1 point
    If i use a transistor tape delay block with no delay, do i obtain the sound of Xotic EP Booster? Transistor tape delay= Maestro® Echoplex EP-3 Xotic Ep booster= Maestro® Echoplex EP-3 with no delay. (only preamp) Transistor tape delay with no delay= Xotic Ep booster.
  5. 1 point
    That's my way too. I use also the output block for my volume pedal , which for me is a standard in all Rigs. (No change of sound exept Fletcher Munson Effect))
  6. 1 point
    One of the most dynamic players, and one of the most recognized names has parked his amps for his latest tour. https://www.musicradar.com/news/mark-knopfler-is-now-using-kemper-profiling-amps-onstage Helix or not.... this has to be good news for the profiling/modeling world.
  7. 1 point
    Because he's smart enough to see that at this point any claimed sound difference is smoke and mirrors.
  8. 1 point
    Even with techs you have to compromise at a certain point. Maybe he wanted to have a different amp for each song? Maybe amps that can't be brought on tour? Mind you he probably didn't use standard amps like most of us do, but profiled his favorite tone out of his personal collection of amps. That's a variety that can't be achieved with analog gear
  9. 1 point
    Very much agree that these small changes accumulate and can sometimes become substantial. I like to see the big changes keep coming as well. My interests definitely align with IR creators, as well as musicians who have produced a recording, in that I want to see their creative output as well as my own rendered and delivered with the maximum quality possible as it was intended. All of that has to happen unfortunately within the reality of cost constraints which is why I am always happy to see storage and processing costs go down while their capabilities increase.
  10. 1 point
    I believe the MOD DUO does exactly that.
  11. 1 point
    Did anyone find any different pickguards for the Standard? I ended up using modeling paint from Hobby Lobby and did a green sparkle burst.
  12. 1 point
    Yes. There is nice online test if that difference is important for you.. http://abx.digitalfeed.net/?fbclid=IwAR29my8UYktEJtujTwCWQP-MrNmWQW4dzvnSXJPqZ0YUN2bU64bM2w_BIiM#numTrials/10/sample/2 You can also make a test of how you percieve IR lenght difference but Helix hardwere is useless for such a test because it uses only low lenght FIR filters. Happily you can always use Helix Native and some free IR loader. Rock & roll electric guitars are indeed different animals. 48kHz sampling rate and 32 bit floating point math is such a waste of that precious DSP power of two old 450Mhz Sharc procesors. 48/32 It is too Hi-Fi for the purpose. 32kHz, 16 bit would be just enough. ;)
  13. 1 point
    Hi rzumwalt, Nixie is a program that lets you use your computer as an interface with BigSky, TimeLine or Mobius. It makes importing/exporting/copying/organizing presets a breeze, and you can manipulate the pedal in realtime with the on-screen controls. It is a Strymon program and can be downloaded free from their website: https://www.strymon.net/support/nixie/ In order to connect the pedal to your computer, you'l need a MIDI-to-USB cable. I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-UNO/dp/B00007JRBM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=midisport+uno&qid=1558064973&s=gateway&sr=8-1
  14. 1 point
    In many ways this whole discussion reminds me of the difference between listening to an .mp3 versus a .wav file. Lossy compressed file formats provide the potential to store much larger numbers of songs while offering a compromise in quality that most listeners find acceptable. The .mp3 uses a "lossy" algorithm that uses compression algorithms to determine where there is redundant data as well as which data can be dropped with minimal impact. This is roughly akin to the choices for IR length made by device manufacturers. Right now most IRs are in essence rendered/truncated by a lossy algorithm when loaded into a modeler. The extent of the data loss is determined to some extent by the max IR length. By contrast a .wav file is lossless and retains more audio data. The .wav file format still remains the gold standard in many respects. That gold standard also includes formats that can provide compression and max audio quality such as .ogg(can be lossless when compressed with FLAC) and Neil Young's efforts with FLAC files. The equivalent gold standard for an IR would be one that allowed longer IR lengths. That does not appear to be cost-effective at the moment as the resultant improvement in sound is simply not substantial enough for many users and device manufacturers. They would prefer those resources be used elsewhere where they perceive more bang for the buck. Manufacturers and consumers pick their compromises based on current hardware/cost constraints for storage space and processing resources. On a computer, if you are an audiophile, you can throw in a five terabyte hard drive to store .wav or .ogg files, as well as more RAM and a faster CPU but that is generally not an option on a modeling device. Modeling devices tend to have a fixed limit on storage and DSP. As others have pointed out qualitative differences for live applications are going to be more difficult to detect whereas studio applications can be more demanding and qualitative differences in sound may be more pronounced. Different users have different priorities based on their focus, ears, and how they will be using their gear. So, would I love to have a device that allowed 200ms+ IRs? Sure, why not. Not however at the cost of way fewer IRs, processing bottlenecks and glitches, and/or a potentially substantially higher price tag. Rock & roll and guitar sounds are a totally different animal from Hi-Fidelity. I am not looking for my guitar sound to mimic a $3000 stereo. Horrors! I am however definitely interested in an IR format that does a better job of capturing all the low-fi details, quirks, decay characteristics, woody greatness, etc. of a top notch guitar cabinet. If getting there requires that we allow a longer max IR length I say bring it on. I'm not gonna be sitting around wringing my hands until it comes but I see no point in discouraging it either. If, as it appears, there truly is significant data in the average IR beyond the approximately 40ms max length provided by Helix I will welcome a higher limit in the next Helix hardware generation. For now this thing still sounds great and has many strengths in other areas that competing devices lack.
  15. 1 point
    Hi, I'm new to this forum. Just bought a Helix rack and floor controller to replace my Axe-FX. I found that there are a lot of tedious patch editing I need to do such as moving foot switches around or setting up scenes etc. I wanted to do this on my laptop while watching TV in another room away from where my Helix is connected to my iMac. I found a tool on-line that acts as a USB server on my iMac and allows me to run the Helix editor on my Windows laptop in another room acting as a USB client: https://www.virtualhere.com/ So far it works great across my home wifi network as long as the iMac does not go to sleep while editing. Hope you may find this useful.
  16. 1 point
    Dear folks at Line 6, please update the Firehawk FX in 2019! suggestions: - improve switching, it’s lagging quite a bit sometimes... - add new effects and amps like you do with the Helix products; I’d like to see POG and HOG effects and some new boutique pedals and amps - improvements for the looper, increase of recording time would be nice to make it useful and also being able to eliminate a recording without starting playback for 2 seconds, this makes the looper useless in live situation. - overall bug fixes to add more stability to the system. I love this product and I know it can do so much more if Line 6 puts some effort in updates.... not everyone wants to buy a Helix..... i know im not alone here, just hope someone at Line 6 takes proper action! thank you for your time and I’ll be waiting for feedback!
  17. 1 point
    Hey Guys, Today I have a Line 6 Helix Tone inspired by the amazing UK band Architects. The song is an original I wrote while playing around with this tone. I used two Ownhammer Impulses OH 412 TRAD V70 121-00 and OH 412 TRAD V60 OH1F-05 Explanation video to follow in the next few days. Thanks so much for all the support, positive comments and input. You guys are awesome.
  18. 1 point
    The "53 has a single tone control, not Bass, Mid and Treble. That's a pretty significant difference. Everybody doesn't get everything they want.
  19. 1 point
    OP's desire for a model that you, personally, wouldn't use hurts you how? Prevents them from modeling yet another high gain amp that I, personally, don't need? The only Fender Bassman I know of that has a Master Volume is the 300. I'm pretty sure that's not the one L6 modeled, and it's not the '53 (Volume and Tone only). And while the '63 has two channels, there's no Master Volume. So which one did they model? My point here is that, if you look at Ideascale, just about every amp ever made has been requested, so why the animosity towards OP's request?
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  21. 1 point
    Prelude: My unit was still on firmware 2.65 when I started using 2 DVP4 Minis as expression pedals. I couldn't figure out why both pedals kept registering as EXP2. I spent last weekend soldering and resoldering my TRS>2XTS cable but nothing worked until I stumbled upon the FS4 trick. Like an idiot I went and update my firmware to 2.7 and then the FS4 trick didn't work. Happy ending: I recalled reading on gearpage that there was another fix. Credit to gearpage member Disaster Area who suggested the following: Go to Global settings and select Footswitches Set FS3 Function to TogglEXP Exit from Global settings (eg click View) Tap FS3 until the display shows "EXP1 Active!" Go back to Global settings and reset FS3 back to whatever you had before. Mine was TAP/TUNER Voila! Back in business! My cable was a self made one using and old audio stereo cable. I am waiting the arrival of my morningstar mc6 to setup my pedalboard.
  22. 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.
  23. 1 point
    Hello to all, in advance I'm sorry for my bad English. However, I was able to install Gearbox as indicated above (thanks) but when the program gives me the following message "Ignoring connection to POD X3 - This device has an incompatible driver installed." So Gear box starts, you see the windows but not talks to the POD X3, I can not change anything I set ... Does anyone have any solution? Thank you! Gearbox: ver. 3.72 Drivers: ver. 7.6.7
  24. 1 point
    hi I have installed but still says: these device has an incompatible driver installed. I've tried everything and dint work. What can i do? I have OS el capitan 10.11.5 and the last version of pod software,
  25. 1 point
    Hello I just get my 500X today and save the original bundle ! So maybe some people need it ? Just follow this link & download https://app.box.com/s/w8nbve5p25mjw5mxwsbifk1ynexga0ck Greetings
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