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  1. In Line6 world, those are your choices. I will say that I really like the flexibility of my HX Stomp, even with its limitations; I have a very lush chorus preset with 2 choruses in parallel, with a pitch shifter block before each one. Can't do that on the Pod. But yeah, if you need significantly more DSP, you're looking at an LX (which I also have, and love to death).
  2. I remember the original device, marketed in Stereo Review, High Fidelity, and other home Hi-Fi mags for home hi-fi use. Their main point was the frequency alignment thing, with illustrations of woofers & tweeters in a typical floor standing speaker setup. This, of course, has nothing to do with the usual positions of PA speakers & monitors, headphones, or guitar cabs, so in reality the "bass compensation" and "dynamic EQ" are the REAL effect. I mean, who doesn't like goosing the bass & treble a bit?
  3. Only if the design was optimized for touch screen in a way that made the UI more difficult for those NOT using a touchscreen. Which can happen, though given Line6's UI success w/ Helix, I doubt they'd backslide in this way. I could use more DSP power just for "all in one" presets, but other than that I can't think of what else I'd want in "Helix 2". Of course, I didn't know what I needed before I got a Helix, so I'm willing to let Line6 show me what I need again. ;-)
  4. Sorry for the necro reply, but I was just thinking that if we ever get a 1/3 octave EQ effect (a 30 band EQ), we could make a 3 path split using this technique and only passing every third band for each path. That passes a fairly narrow chunk to each distortion effect, and the chunks repeat on the octaves. So, even less IM, and the IM that's there should be more musical, as it correlates more closely with the natural harmonic series. I THINK this should work better than a 3 band split that just crosses over to each distortion with a single passband as Craig originally did.
  5. Yes; something like that would work. That thing, into the proper adapter cable, into aux in on the Helix.
  6. Many simple harmony parts are just parallel 3rds with an occasional 4th thrown in here & there to make the line fit the underlying chord. These can be done with a momentary footswitch programmed to switch to the 4th interval when depressed. But it sounds like in this case you'd also have to have another footswitch to change keys for modulations and borrowed chords. That would get messy pretty quick. But your tap dancing skills would be legendary... ;-)
  7. If you like the buds over the amp, I'm betting you'll like monitors. A guitar amp speaker is made to color the sound; earbuds and monitors aren't supposed to. They DO (ALL transducers color the signal), but they do so far less than guitar amps. There are many choices in 2-way monitors with 5, 6, 7, or 8" woofers, but I like larger woofers for generally more bass. Sweetwater has the Presonus Eris E8 on sale for just over $300/pr., which is a deal - but if you can you should try to go to a place where you can hear monitors in person. They all sound different. Also - since your amp IS coloring your tone, you might try turning the cab in the Helix off. That might be an improvement. What is it about your current sound that you don't like?
  8. This is cool, and much more DSP friendly than the 4 band multiband presets I've played with. I usually used a Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion pedal when going this route, but now I can pick from several amps/pedals. Still like the Boss, though. Never too many flavors...
  9. Remember that the simple pitch algorithm is monophonic. It'll work well for single lines, but won't sound as good on chords. For chords you should use the Poly Capo block, which sounds good but uses lots of DSP.
  10. *pedantic mode ON* Technically, Bruce Springsteen. *pedantic mode OFF* ;-)
  11. The most common "twin guitar harmony" is a parallel third, and iIf you set the key correctly, Helix will automatically switch between major & minor thirds. This gets you 80% of the way there, but a few chords will require a perfect fourth as the harmony note instead. For that you don't even need snapshots; you can assign one footswitch to toggle the harmony between the 3rd and 4th in the scale, and even make the switch momentary. IMO that's the easiest way to do this stuff.
  12. It's a simple matter to cut down or eliminate the email pestering. There's a link at the bottom of every pester.
  13. No, you can't adapt the USB headset mic into the Focusrite. It's a digital signal, so there's no adapter that'll work. Ideally, you want analog headphones you can plug into the Scarlett for direct monitoring, and an analog mic or headset for your voice. Probably $100 for both of these to start. Then you can direct monitor voice and Helix (if you're using Helix line out into the Scarlett).
  14. No worries. To clarify, I wrote "to feed Teams" above, but you'll actually be feeding one of the low latency softwares that I mentioned from your Scarlett. Some folks still use Teams/Zoom for their video while using one of those others for audio, but I know at least Soundjack lets you send video as well - though I think it's lower resolution and black & white to minimize bandwidth. The sound IS the important thing. Good luck with this, BTW. It's not simple, but many have successfully done it and enjoy online jamming.
  15. It's worse than you realize. The BIG issue with jamming online is latency. Over Teams/Zoom/WebEx there is SO much latency that it's impossible to keep time with another person. There are low latency solutions - SoundJack, FarPlay, Jamulus. You should google those to get an idea of what you're up against. Once you get that sussed out, I'd plug your LT into your Scarlett and use that to mix your guitar & a separate mic signal to feed Teams. As you say, you can't use both your Logi headset and another sound source at once on Teams. Incidentally, I'd use a wired headset as well - wireless ALWAYS adds latency. For that matter, your PC/Laptop itself should have a wired ethernet connection. What you want to do ain't easy.
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