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  1. This have to be the biggest sound improvement i have ever heard from Line 6....

    Everything now sounds just wonderful, it’s now on par with anything out there and they have certainly 

    impressed me with this one, didn’t expect any better sound improvements with Helix so this update 

    sets a new standard, oversampling did the trick... Just stunning   

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  2. 2 hours ago, zappazapper said:

    Helix Floor manual - 3.0 Owner's Manual - Rev E - English .pdf


    From page 9 - 

    "18. EXT AMP 1/2 Connect to your traditional guitar amp to switch its channels or turn its reverb on and off. Use a TRS cable for dual operation (1=tip, 2=ring)."


    In order to switch two amps, you need a TRS to dual TS splitter.

    Awesome, think this is going to be very interesting...

    Many thanks again...

  3. On 3/25/2021 at 6:48 PM, zappazapper said:

    Having each amp controlled by a separate Ext Amp doesn't preclude you from being able to switch both amps' channels simultaneously, just like you can control multiple blocks simultaneously. There's a couple ways you could do it - 

    • if you wanted to do it per-Preset, you would use Command Center. If you wanted both amps on clean channel, you leave the Instant Commands blank. If you wanted both amps on dirty, you would assign Instant 1 to ExtAmp 1 and Instant 2 to ExtAmp 2
    • if you wanted to do it using Snapshots, you probably have to assign each ExtAmp to a separate Stomp Footswitch, since you can't assign multiple ExtAmps to a single footswitch or Instant the same way you can with block bypass or control assign. Once you have the Ext Amps assigned to the footswitches, you use Snapshots to change the state of both footswitches

    I just think it's an easier, more reliable way to do it compared to having to have the amps on a common ground and all that business, because you never know what kind of disastrous situation you're going to walk into in terms of on-stage power when you go to play a gig. You'd be dependent on something that you can't really control. At least the way I described would work no matter what the venue's power is like.

    Thanks for this info and I want it to switch per-preset, but how to physical connect to both amps since Helix only have one Ext amp output for channel switching, what do i not understand.....


    I believe these amps have “short to sleeve” for channel switching...




  4. On 3/23/2021 at 9:05 PM, zappazapper said:

    If you're going to use the preamp in the second amp with different settings, wouldn't it make more sense to control their channel selection separately? 

    Yes it would, but not sure if the Ext amp out on Helix can switch both amp channels at the same time, if that’s possible i can use both preamps on separate paths with different settings...








  5. After a second thought I realized that I don’t have to switch channels on both amps

    since I already have one preamp in the effect loop,  i just use the other one as a power-amp

    for the stereo setup, of course it could be nice to have the second amp in the loop too for some different eq/gain settings, it’s not a must but could absolutely give me some different sound, i will use the same ground on both and make a splitter cable and see if that will work....


  6. This is a preamp model and should be in the preamp category, not

    in the drive section, it’s not a standard distortion pedal so it’s difficult to 

    get it to sound nice with an full additional amp because it’s too “meaty” on it’s own,

    but that’s just a little mans opinion.....

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  7. Thanks for this information and it make sense, but the only reason i would like to have a poweramp sim in Helix, is that i prefer to use my tube preamp(s) in the effectloop, and then out of my Helix into a class D stereo amp..... ,but I’ll guess i have to buy a torpedo cab or something like that to achieve this, but that would  add more latency in my signal chain....





  8. Maybe there is a another topic somewhere...

    But Poweramp modeling only, just wonder how many Helix users that miss this?

    Not too much votes on the idescale, but it’s really something i personally would like to have 

    seen coming.... something like the Torpedo Cab.... would have been awesome!









  9. 13 hours ago, qwerty42 said:

    Yes it can. You'll need one of these


    I use an iPad with mine all the time, to play along with external audio, record simple stuff into garageband, etc. Works great.

    Many thanks

    Can i get the sound from Bias fx into my Helix and place it in the signal chain, like a separate block, and also with the midi switching over usb with this camera adapter?


    Was thinking of this first


    to use with my Helix, but if I only need a camera adapter it would be awesome,

    do you know if that could work?


  10. Just wonder if there’s  possible to use Helix as an audio interface for use with  ipad, have seen someone 

    using their Boss Gt 10 as an interface for that on YouTube, does anyone know if it can be done on the Helix?

  11. Hold your horses folks, we are not demanding anything  just plain curious,

    We all know it’s ready when it’s ready, but would have been nice with some teasers 

    since spring is almost over...  believe it or not summer has already started over here...


  12. 1 hour ago, manix1979 said:

    Just don‘t lay my words on the scale. AROUND 1000 does not mean straight 1000.

    It‘s every year the same and Line6 did not listen to us. From time to time a small status update and we are all in good mood. Or better don’t tell us in January. Just release it and give a changelog and that‘s it. Not that hard to make. ;-) If the features free or not I don’t care. It is a lot work to make a firmware no doubt. 

    Nice to read would be: Finished beta testing. ReleaseCandidate is in internal testing. A few more days to test... or whatever.


    Agree, throw us a bone now and then so we know where it’s at...

  13. Thanks for the input, seams like you Craig have the same issue but maybe not as severe as mine I’ll think.... i play mostly at low volume so this a big problem, and increasing the volume on the amp just make it worse...


    Maybe the right word is a “bad design” and they just excuse themselves with some undefined 

    reasons...Have now contacted H&K directly and are curious to hear what they have to say

    about this issue, but I’m afraid that i get the same answer that Thomann got from them!


    Asked Thomann if they could test this on a another TubeMeister deluxe 40, but they told me that they did not have any there to test!   hmmm strange.....?






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