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  1. 34 minutes ago, spikey said:


    Yea he does OWE me an explanation as to why he said my points are not valid, and I'm just causing trouble. Im not trying to cause trouble, Im just stating facts, and the fact is we DO NOT get the infor here from Line-6 like we should be getting, compared to their competition. He (rd2rk) can't do what I ask Him to do because it doesnt exist (and it should IMO), and since Im such a D1ck then I'll ask you to do the same. Can you? "Nobody owes me" is not an answer so prove me wrong gun. Put up or shutup! Ok that was a little harsh even for a D1ck ; ), but you get the point. As you already know, Kemper and Fractal doesn't have that problem, and "they" post update info in their "OWN" forum almost daily. Why can't Line-6 do this? Simple, because they don't want to. And yet those "few staff members" you speak of and cover for post new information on TGP 1st before their own forum, about Helix. Back them up on this if you want to gun, but you and I know that's not right. Ive said it once so I'll say it again, maybe we just need to "close" this place down and move over to TGP since that's where the new Info on Helix always appears. Now Im blowin snot-bubbles lol! And BTW thanks for the "name" calling.

    Whoa buddy, lol, there's nothing to prove. There's no requirement for them to engage with ANYONE via forum/social media. They're posting as fellow gear nerds that happen to work or a gear company. I'd prefer if they're making announcements prior to official release that they do it here, but that's not up to me, or you, or anybody. If you feel shafted by the staff, there are lots of other products on the market from smaller companies where the company owner will gladly be a d1ck about stuff on his own forum. If this is how you react every time someone does post over here, I'd stay gone if I was them, too. TGP is garbage, but its all respect and atta-boys for these guys over there, so why wouldn't they prefer to interact there....

  2. 8 minutes ago, spikey said:

    Looks like I struck a nerve lol. Prove me wrong then rd2rk. Show me a "single" post from the CEO/Owner of Line-6 here, on this forum, and I'll apologize and shut up.

    And BTW- if you can't do that, the you do the same. ; )

    Nobody owes you that. Not a single person owes you that, not even a little bit. Being a d1ck to the few staff members that do get involved in conversation ON THEIR OWN TIME is a surefire way to make sure they don't. 

  3. 15 minutes ago, molul said:

    That sounds so cool! Did you post that on ideascale? I'd vote for that! :D

    There was something similar with a different name on there, honestly can't remember what it was called because it was probably a year ago at least

  4. 3 minutes ago, molul said:

    What's wave pedals? :O

    It's a preset LFO controller. So you assign a rise time and a start/end parameter, let's day delay speed, where the start parameter is a low speed, and the end parameter is high speed. With a "wave" pedal, you hit one button and the delay speed increases at a preset speed from the start parameter to the end parameter. So you hit one button and your delay quickly goes from low delay to oscillation like you did a quick sweep with an expression pedal.

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  5. And here we see exactly why DI doesn't post over here. On the whole, I think TGP is a grandpas forum for guys whose top 40 cover bands stopped adding songs in 1990, but at least they don't treat the staff that is VOLUNTARILY INTERACTING WITH YOU ONLINE like donkeys. Buncha entitled nerds. Lets get back to chasing features instead of harassing the staff. 


    When do you think they'll add "wave pedals" like the Boss GT stuff? I'd love to have pitch, delay, and mod FX with automated effects parameters off a single button press. 

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  6. 1 minute ago, lungho said:


    If I dare showed this kind of attitude towards my job, I'd be fired the next day.   

    I think maybe you misunderstood what he was saying. They have no employment obligation to deal with anyone on any public forum or social media group, so any interaction they do have is entirely voluntary and unrelated to their job duties.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Digital_Igloo said:

    IWhen topics like that pop up here, there tends to be a more needlessly aggressive component that I'd rather avoid. But on days like today, I'll pop in just to check what's going on, occasionally exclaim "OH LAWD!" and then slink out again.

    Kinda surprised you find the general decorum of the TGP forums better than here, as that place comes off as a cesspool of basement warriors mostly out touch with general existence, but I guess we all have different experiences. 

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  8. On 4/4/2020 at 6:49 PM, HonestOpinion said:


    Even if they can QA/QC remotely and much as it would be a lot of fun to get a bunch of new features and effects right now I imagine it's a risky proposition to put a new release out during a crisis. A lot of people are probably at home playing and recording up a storm with their HX devices. Not a good time to have people who are already stressed out from COVID19 freaking out because their update froze or they found a new bug that interferes with their previous workflow.  What am I saying, aw heck, go for it Line6! We could all use a new toy we can play with at home right about now :-)

    If someone out there is working on a serious project, they'd have to be a moron to do any major updates to hardware, software, OS, or otherwise until they're done.

  9. How loud are you guys running your tube amps when you're going into the FX return. If you're not pushing them hard enough to get the output tubes hot, the preamp models aren't going to sound right, like a lot of tube amps when they are run at low output volume. I can't imagine carrying anything over 30# with me anywhere since its all ITB and sounds great, but you do you!

  10. If you're playing the exact same thing on each track that's gonna happen. Even if you edit your DI to be "perfectly" in time, when you run two separately recorded tracks through distortion for reamping you're going to get what you're seeing if you use the same amp/cab settings. It really is best to mix with your ears and only use the visuals when you can't identify what doesn't sound right.


    6 minutes ago, saemola said:

    How do you mean exactly?
    The sweep happens in Impulse Response Utility, and needs to be recorded back into IRU.
    However, I can't load plugins in IRU, so I have to send the signal from IRU, to Logic to process it with the EQ, back into IRU to record and deconvolve it.


    Are you suggesting something else and I'm not getting it?

    Right, I get what you're doing. I'm just not sure how the routing in Logic works, or the function of the IRU, but for my IRs I could send the sweep from one instance of ReaVerb (reaper stock plugin with IR creation functions) and route the output of the track that is on, into the input of another track with my EQ plugin loaded, record the OUTPUT of the EQ plugin track, then import that audio file back into ReaVerb for convolution into an IR. It all happens in the DAW, no need of for external patching. 


    EDIT: does IRU let you export a sweep file instead of doing it in real time?

  12. Is it necessary to send the audio out via Soundflower? Can't you just send the output of the track with the sweep through the input of a second track with the EQ you want and record the output of that track? I've done it in Reaper that way a few times with no issues.

  13. I have no problem getting tight tones with any of the "metal" amps on the Helix. They all have different gain structures, EQ functions, etc. The cab is going to be a big part of the sound, too. If the Mesa model is too dark, change the mic/cab, or try dual cabs. The Revv model can do tight modern metal without a boost, so can the Friedman model. The badonk is a cool amp, for sure, but I prefer the 5150, Revv, Modded 2204, or the Friedman model over it most of the time. 

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  14. I can get a pretty solid metal tone out of just the Revv amp model and a noise gate. Dial the bass down a little, set the gain so pinch harmonics hit easy, set the Aggression parameter to 2, pick a cab you like (I really like the ML Soundlab IRs for everything metal), and go to town. That amp model doesn't even really need a boost for modern tones. But the trick for modern metal having that saturated, yet articulate tone is light comp->OD boost with a bass cut (tubescreamer with the tone up)-> high-gain amp with the gain dialed back pretty low, just enough to saturate with the boost engaged->V30 cab with either an SM57 or a combo of a SM57 and a bassier mic.

  15. 28 minutes ago, phil_m said:


    I don't know that anyone from Line 6 ever said that their goal was to increase the pace/size of updates compared to what they've been. I think it's more like the Helix Core was necessary for them to continue doing updates at a reasonable pace for all the SKUs that are part of the HX/Helix universe. From what I've seen behind the scenes, it certainly things they are more nimble now, and there are kind of a lot slick improvements they're making.


    I think the pace may increase a bit, but don't hold me to that, and, as always, I don't speak for Line 6. I know that the 3.0 is going to be quite large, though.

    I'll be ready for Winter NAMM 2021's "SOON" announcement, lol. 

  16. Is 2.9 gonna be the stepping stone to "faster" updates that 2.8 was supposed to be? The staff had mentioned prior to 2.8 that the "core" architecture was going to lead to more/faster updates, which a lot of people read as "we'll get updates an a shorter cycle" and so far, it seems to be pretty standard. I'm not complaining, the thing already does more than I need it to most of the time, but I'm curious.

  17. L6 staff spends less time here than they do on TGP, and they'll just link you to ideascale if you have an idea. Complaining here is literally pointless. 

    @SaschaFranck I'm not welcome at TGP any more either, lol. I told a certain speaker designer with no social skills that he needed to quit being an a$$ to everyone and woke up the next morning permabanned.

  18. 7 minutes ago, BrianPeter said:



    I have to completely disagree with that.  If the system is fubar, how is complaining NOT going to help solve the problem???  If no one complains, then Line 6 is going to think it's good and never do anything about it.


    Complaining is the only way to garner any attention.  And there has been a lot of constructive complaining here, not simply bitching about it.  There are a lot of users who have chimed in on various threads both here and at TGP with a range of great ideas on how to improve things... All we need is for Line 6 to implement some of these.



    No, making a request on IdeaScale is how you get Line 6 to work on stuff. Or go complain on TGP. Complaining here is just shouting at the peanut gallery. 

  19. IMO, it sounds like they left them a little more raw on purpose to give the end user more options, whereas most commercial IRs are aiming at Speaker+Mic "realism". Given the abundant high end in the stock cabs, I almost feel like the speaker and the microphone are independent elements and the speakers were "shot" with a very wide-range reference microphone and the microphone sound is added after the fact. 

  20. 4 hours ago, vstrattomusic said:

    Well I'm looking for something more specific, I already own IRs from every popular brand now and lesser known brands too, but IRs always sound the same right? It's like slapping an EQ after the amp shaped to sound like a miked cab. I was wondering if the Helix Cabs take the simulation aspect deeper than that, with the parameters of the mics/distance & early reflections. Is there something going there or is it like a fancy IR browser?

    Personally, I think the mic distance/selection stuff IS a fancy IR browser. There are several plugins coming out now that allow you to "move" a mic on a cabinet via IR by having different IRs at different locations, and I wouldn't be surprised if thats similar to how the adjustments on the stock cabinets work. The early reflections parameter is more or less a short, well-defined reverb. All of it combines with a pre-defined EQ depending on the cab/mic model selected and I imagine there's some additional compression or other processing involved. This is all speculation on my part, of course. If there was a cone-edge parameter I'd be more than happy with the stock cabs. A simple distance parameter doesn't get me the sounds I'm after most of the time.

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  21. On 2/21/2020 at 2:17 PM, SaschaFranck said:


    Gotta say I can't agree here. Even if all this isn't happening in my native language (hence my options to contribute are severely limited), I found this to be one of the most enlightening discussions on any music forum in quite a while, especially as people stayed so well mannered (instead of doing things such as proving Godwin's law yet again or whatever...).

    Also touched quite some subjects *way* more important than 2.9.

    Congratulations, I'm sure there's a general discussion forum around here that would be much more appropriate a venue for all this nonsense.

    Edit: oh wait, no there isn't, because its a gear forum....

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