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  1. gunpointmetal

    IR length discussion

    The only good thing about the cassette revival is we've made a killing selling old dual-cassette decks on line the last few years. Cassettes are/were awful and I know a whole bunch of underground music snobs who have MASSIVE collections, but can't listen to them anywhere because, ya know, dead technology.
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    Feature request: HX Rum

    Either that or troll level 10,000
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    IR length discussion

    You made your point, and it was countered with reason. No need to take it personally. I only quoted your original post to point out that not everyone in every gear/guitar forum is strictly here to "shut up and play guitar". Some people are recording engineers (professional or hobby), some people are ACTUAL electronics engineers, some people just like having the information.
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    IR length discussion

    Again, nobody said that. I'm saying that if someone's response to a topic is a genuine "Who cares?" why would they feel the need to generate response? And if they are interested in the topic, they'd generate a response other than "Who cares?" or "This doesn't matter." Conversations are good. Declaring a topic of conversation as unnecessary for no other reason than a person doesn't have an interest, is a pointless and "look at me not caring" move.
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    IR length discussion

    I wasn't saying that what was you're saying, its just another example of a situation where people who don't care or have a use for the information argue that it's not necessary. And that's fine, don't need it? Don't use it. There's a lot of "this technical mumbo jumbo gets in the way of makin' music" whereas my point was that it only does so if you allow it to. Much like people who find constant arguments on social media about stuff they seemingly don't care about, yet take the time to comment negatively in regards to. Don't need it, don't use it, ignore the topic completely.
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    IR length discussion

    I agree and disagree. More and more people in music are wearing both the studio engineer and composer/performer hats, and a lot of this stuff is of interest to that engineer brain. I know I geek out just as much on the minutiae of IR length, reverb decay, envelope slopes, etc as I do about where in the upper mids my "grind" in distorted rhythm tones sits, so I think this is a fun conversation to have. I just have to remember that none of that stuff matters when I'm actually playing. My personal opinion in the IR arena is that I don't want to hear any, or at least as little as possible, of the room the IR was captured in. I want the sound of the speaker in the box, then I want to be able to control any type of ambient sound that comes after that. Especially for live use. Maybe in the studio having that extra length that gets some of the "vibe" of the room might be nice, but for my uses (mostly hard rock/metal/death metal/core styles), I'd rather have a "room" buss to send everything through as glue instead of trying to deal with several different "rooms" in a mix. 100% More information only ever hurts people who don't know when to apply it. It's the same conversation that is always regurgitated about music theory. Of course you CAN write a good song or piece of music without knowing what you're doing, but if having the extra information is somehow hindering your creative process, I'm going to assume that you were not very creative in first place. This technical information, like music theory, is only necessary when its applied in situations that may require it, or to solve a problem.
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    Feature request: HX Rum

    Yeah. I agree! Rum, or maybe just a general "Adult Beverage Hardware Solution". I kinda like a nice juicy NEIPA when I'm jamming and writing patches.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    And then you got the guys who take everything personally, lol. I get it, I'm definitely not uptight about when/how I get my updates (as long as they stay free, that is), but I personally preferred it when L6 didn't announce anything and just dropped stuff when it was finished, so there wouldn't be these threads in the first place, or at least they wouldn't go on so long. I love my Helix, I loved it the way it was when I bought it on from the GC preorder (even though GC was crappy about honoring the preorder instead of shipping all their first units to their "Platinum Stores" for off-the-floor sale), and I've appreciated all the little updates that have come along. The tuner was about the only one so far that's really had anything to do with my use, but I still appreciate it. It's one of those things where, should you choose to jump into the conversation, you're already playing a loser's game no matter which side you're on. If its seriously angering people from either side of the conversation, maybe those people need to take a few days off the internet, lol. At least its not some dude who already knows the Helix sounds like crap and then posts videos of obviously doctored studio tones and then won't take anyone's advice and then deletes the thread.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    C'mon man! ONE OF US! ONE OF US! We all float down here. Or something. Doesn't matter what gear forum you end up on, there will always be the guys who suck the manufacturer wang to no end. If its any consolation its worse on TGP, and there's other brand ball lickers that just wanna fight about whose digital amp sims have the nicer booty and whatnot.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    This circle jerk start a long time ago and probably won't end until there is a new generation of Line 6 modelers. Then it will start all over again.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Got some material on YouTube, couple of albums on Spotify/Apple Music etc.. Gotta try and keep people interested if I wanna play shows with hobby bands!
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    There is definitely some disconnect I think between people being intentionally sarcastic, people not getting the intention and getting butthurt, and then a bunch of silly arguing over dumb stuff in most internet forums. The Gear Page is about the worst because of the broad spectrum of ages/genre players. Sometimes it seems like the metal/djent music business is the only thing keeping some companies, especially smaller pedal builders and IR makers, in business. But those guys have realized that in a niche genre you need the income from signature gear to actually continue a career in music.
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    ML Sound Lab IRs OMG!!!

    Holy cow. Even if the sale was planned, it doesn't make any sense to broadcast, and since when do people just ask "Hey, can I get this for cheaper in a week or what?" I think I'm gonna start doing that. When I wanna order something from Sweetwater, I'm gonna message my guy and just be like "Hey man, can you get this ordered for me, and just apply whatever the next sale you're going to have will be ahead of time?" So, the easter egg was an online only/FB thing? That's how pop-up/easter egg sales work. Not everyone gets one, they last for a limited time. (face palm emoji)
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    ML Sound Lab IRs OMG!!!

    Dangerous. These forums are full of entitled d-bags.
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    Instructions And Interface Not Great

    Yeah, its a big difference coming from pedals, but there's nothing wrong with the interface. As far as multi-FX go its about the best out there (that can do what it can do, anyways, I'm sure some of those little Zoom units are easier just because they can't do half of what Helix does), but at least you're willing to look at the manual. There are so many functions available that if you're not sure, its easy to get lost. I do think the iPhone comparison is a little silly, since an iPhone/iPad really only does a few things, but one of those things is loading apps that someone else has made to carry out other tasks. The manual and YouTube should get to you to figure out anything that just messing around doesn't. You have to put a looper block into a preset to get the Looper button, there's no universal looper that's always on.
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    Using FRFR Behind You On Stage

    What do you use for sidefills so the people that are near the stage area can hear what is going on? Unless you've got a mini line array or something, there are going to be huge gaps in where people can hear the mix near center stage and about 8' back, as well as off to the sides. If you're running something like a pair of L1 systems in a coffee shop, I guess that makes more sense, but a typical "bar rig" with a couple of 12" or 15" mains on either side of the stage isn't going to provide much coverage to the front of the room. I love my IEMs, but even when we play places with excellent sound systems, there are still holes at the front and edges of the stage area that on-stage amps/speakers fill. I'd hate to move closer to the stage to enjoy some hard-working performers just to only hear drums when I got close.
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    ML Sound Lab IRs OMG!!!

    This thread is like a best of the best of the internet winners, lol. Carry on.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    FIFY
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    parallel Signal problem

    So, set your second path input to receive the input from your first path instead of "Guitar/Multi", insert your shimmer, then drag it down to create a parallel path with nothing on the top line, then you can use the levels of split/combine blocks to adjust the level of shimmer to dry/amp tone without changing the level coming into your first path.
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    Snapshots vs. in-block parameter settings

    I could maybe see a use for this kind of behavior if you were treating each Snapshot as a different rig and then switching to stompbox mode to turn stuff off/on, but it seems like it would be easier to just copy/paste to a new preset and then adjust from there. I would like to see a way to put it in "Snapshot Edit Mode" so you can change parameters in each snapshot without having to remember to bracket each setting you want to change. My only problem with snapshots is my dumbass forgetting to press the knob when I want to edit something.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Depends on what region of France you picked it up from, aykchuwally.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    I doubt it's in the dictionary, so I guess it depends on who you play scrabble with. It's the noise redundant fanboys of ANYTHING make before they blindly defend some ridiculous point.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    I'm not disappointed with Helix, I'm not waiting around for firmware updates. I just found out there was a 2.71 update like last week. All the people who come in with "Herpadurr, don't expect this company to do what this company does, herpadurr." are totally unnecessary, though. I think the OP's original word choice made it sound a little more dire than was intended, but the conversation that followed has been beat to death around here. L6 knows what they need to do to stay competitive in the platform.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    I've already had this conversation across several forums. You jump into a market with known competitors, you gotta compete whether you make an official press release or not, or eventually you get dusted. I agree that when you buy something, buy it for what it does, not what you hope it will do. At the same time, when you buy into a market segment that's competitive and the previous competitors have established the status quo, you are going to be expected to "play ball".
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Oh cool, this conversation again. Yes, you should buy the device based on what it does today, not what you think it might do tomorrow. At the same time, Line 6 decided to step into a premium price point where competitors offer free (and in some cases, much faster, more frequent, and more expansive) updates with "bonus features", so its completely reasonable to expect them to follow suit. Hopefully their done expanding the product line for a minute so they can get all the software lined up and start dropping new amps/fx left and right a la Fractal.
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