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  1. I'm having the same freezing issue. I'm using cubase 10 elements on windows 7 and it's the trial version of helix native I'm attempting to use, worked OK yesterday after install but today it freezes the daw as soon as I try to open the plugin, all other plugins work fine. I was hoping to demo some tones before shelling out for an LT
  2. It is 100% worth using IR's instead of the firehawk speaker sims, it makes a big jump up in the quality of the sound. I recently bought a mooer radar pedal which allows me to replace the firehawk cab sims with impulse responses and it sounds twice as good as it did before, definitely go for the plus
  3. I'd agree the gap is about 100ms, if you're running the firehawk in the effects loop of a real amp then switching patches wouldn't completely cut the sound and so would be almost unnoticeable in my opinion. I use the amp models and effects and I make about 5 patch switches per song with no problem, but yeah if you switch while ringing out notes it will obviously sound obvious if nothing else is playing, it's worth noting that if you're connected to a tablet or phone via Bluetooth the switch times are noticeably longer so I always make sure my Bluetooth is off when playing a gig
  4. I've owned both units , and I would advise that you read up on both units as much as possible because although you can get very similar/identical sounds out of both, they are very different. Personally I find the firehawk a joy to work with (I'm really into using my phone to edit) whereas I found the hd500 felt like a lot of work to get good tones, the firehawk is much easier to use but less capable, the firehawk can't do dual paths or 2 amps at once for example, I don't need those so the firehawk wins for me
  5. Oh ok gotcha, you taught me something new
  6. No way it's 1-2 seconds , my longest gap is about 300mS but its less than that on most patches
  7. If the compressor isn't supposed to be switched on and off why does it allow you to assign it to a footswitch? Sometimes line 6 customer support is awesome Sometimes it's migraine inducing
  8. I looked into it with a lot of interest , but then they released the price details and I was like " oh damn that's as much as an lt " I'm pretty sure if I was spending that amount of money I'd go for the lt or a used helix. People who have tried it out almost unanimously say that it's nowhere near as good as the helix, in fact one user claimed the tones were equivalent to the hd500 but with added touchscreen, as a firehawk user I feel like I have that already , it would have to be £250 cheaper before I'd even demo one
  9. I think most firehawk guys would struggle to answer this, might be worth posting a version of this question in the helix thread asking for opinions, I'm following this one with interest
  10. Firehawk fx doesn't have midi in or out so I guess none of that stuff about midi is going to work
  11. I think firehawk uses different cab models, I think I saw somebody post back when it was released that the amp models are the same as hd500 but the cabs are pod farm models, I could be wrong but it makes sense as a lot of people had beef with the hd500 cabs
  12. I agree with you on the form factor stuff, but line 6 did a comparison chart showing what each unit was capable of and it made it quite clear that the firehawk was a sideways step away from the hd500 , basically aimed at people that liked the hd500 but didn't like the endless tweaking involved with it, I think that if the firehawk has everything that the 500 had like dual paths and endless cab parameters then all of a sudden it becomes much harder to dial in
  13. All of which was fully explained in the original marketing information, I honestly don't know why people bash it for not being able to do what the 500 does when it never claimed that it could, at release the hd500x was still more expensive bought new than the firehawk, I'm not having a pop it's just that when I'm forking out a few hundred quid for something I tend to read up about it and do my homework, it just baffles me that so many people bash the firehawk for not being better than the 500. It's a bit like bashing the zoom g5n for not being as good as the helix despite the fact it's newer
  14. Could potentially be interference from other bluetooth devices?
  15. For me it's the same as mcvicar but I'm on android , Samsung s6. Sometimes I have to turn Bluetooth on and off to reset but apart from that it's fine
  16. Wow thanks for the tips, this actually makes sense to me now, I was always selecting tones via the footpedals on the firehawk and therefore getting tons of duplicates
  17. mcbeddall


    No probs thanks for taking the time to help me out
  18. mcbeddall


    I'm sure this has been answered but I couldn't find it Do any of the spider v amps have a vdi input for variax? The singer in my band may well be interested in these as he's always liked my firehawk and the interaction with variax, he currently uses a variax with a fender mustang amp
  19. Yeah that's right, don't forget to disable the amp and cab in the firehawk as you'll be using just the effects from the firehawk, The fx loop can take a bit of setting up with the levels and stuff but I don't run that set up so I can't be of much use I'm afraid
  20. If the way it looks is of most importance why not go down the route of changing the rear rubber feet for deeper ones? It works really well by changing the angle that the firehawk sits on the floor and it doesn't alter the look if it at all
  21. Obviously you have to take into consideration the massive price difference between the 2 solutions though
  22. The looper needs to be active on all the patches you intend to use Just in case anybody else is having the same problem
  23. Yeah I had a bit of trial and error with it too, I started with my favourite tone which was a lead solo thing, I then made all my rhythm patches a little quieter but then I still had trouble getting my clean sounds loud enough so I had to use the compressor block on those to get them loud enough. Basically louder always sounds better to me so I have to resist the urge to keep nudging up the volume on patches and let my powered speaker do the work , otherwise you end up running out of headroom. I find I typically tend to put too much reverb on too, final tweaking for me is done at our rehearsal room which is a dead sounding room, when we gig the reverb sounds a bit too much because it's a livelier room, and reverb also robs your tones of perceived loudness
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