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  1. Line 6 has already laid out how the updates are gonna be. First they get the editor out, squash some bugs with user's help, update the editor, squash some more bugs then release the official release version of the editor. After that, then we get the fun stuff. All we need to do is be patient guys, that's it. If you have requests, Ideascale is there so make use of it

    And that sounds reasonable.  I just hope it doesn't take forever.  The Helix has been out now for close to a year.  The thing that has dissapointed me the most is the SPDIF audio drop out issue I've (and others) been having with no fix yet.  I do really like the Helix though and am still glad I bought it.

  2. Im not bashing anyone. I am however laughing at those who are never satisfied with what they have,  and bought something for what is may become instead of what it is. If we get more goodies for Helix then great. I just don't think Im entitled to anything extra that isn't a bug fix at this point.

    Well considering I paid $1500 for it and the fact Line 6 said they are going to expand it makes me feel entitled to it.

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  3. why would anyone criticize someone for wanting more content added for a flagship product?  It's a $1500 modeller that is in competition with Kemper and Fractal.  Fractal constantly updates the Axe FX and it's quality.  It's silly to only buy the Helix for what it is now when its competitors offer many updates and that fact that Line 6 said much more is to come.

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  4. I have a question regarding the Helix's SPDIF input. Is it possible to send a DI track from my Saffire Pro 40's SPDIF output into the Helix's SPDIF input to reamp? I tried doing it but couldn't get any signal from my Helix. I normally use the Helix SPDIF output into the Saffire Pro SPDIF input to track/monitor the Helix and I can get a signal. Just wanted to know if I can do it in reverse. I'd appreciate you guys' help!

  5. Mesa Mark IV or V, Mesa Triple Rectifier, EVH 5150 III, Diezel VH4, Framus Cobra, an HX version of the Big Bottom amp!.  For effects I really really would like a Dimension chorus.  Also new reverbs, a POG, polyphonic pitch shifter and synth effects.  Oh and a darkglass pedal for bass!

  6. yeah it's a bug that they are working on (hopefully).  I have the same problem.  They have acknowledged the problem and say they are working on it.  It's pretty lame though.  That's a pretty big bug to have IMO.  I'm optimistic about it though and I'm sure they will eventually fix the problem.

  7. Well, the Helix and the Fractal AX8 are using the same chips, and the AX8 can run one of Fractal's ultra high res IRs. So I don't see why the Helix couldn't do something equivalent if Line 6 wanted to go down that road. I imagine that it would be the sort of thing where you'd effectively be using one chip only for amp and cab modeling and the other for effects, which is what you're always limited to on the AX8, btw. The Helix at least gives you the flexibility to allocate resources however you see fit.

    I don't see how since I can't run one amp with two IRs using the 2048 sample.

  8. Probably not. I tried adding two pv panama amps+cabs in paths 1A and 1B. When you add one reverb, that's pretty much it, except for a volume, gain, or pan block.

    Yeah I wish there was more DSP power.  This kind of alarms me for future firmware updates.  Definitely no ultra high res IRs.

  9. Just wanted to make a comment about Line 6's customer service. I was having some issues with my Helix and made a post about it on TGP. Before I could even contact Line 6 about it Frank, their SR Director of Operations contacted me and they went above and beyond what I ever would have expected from any company. Their customer service is the best I've ever dealt with from any company. Line 6 is are definitely out there listening which gives me great piece of mind with my Helix.

  10. did you try a short, single cable in the fx loop...nothing else...? that way you could figure out, if the noise really comes from the fx loop or from the pedal...

     Yes I plugged in a Mogami Gold instrument cable into the send/return with no pedal or anything and it still makes noise.

  11. The FX loop in the Helix is very noisey for me.  Even when I have the Pedal in the loop(keeley 4 knob compressor) turned off but with the FX loop block on  it is very noisey still.  What could be the problem?

  12. So you're saying that all the audio from the Saffire is dropping out when you have the Helix connected via SPDIF?

    Yes all the audio from the Saffire drops out for a second or so when I have the Helix connected via SPDIF.

  13. yeah I might end up returning the Helix because of this.  When the audio drops out, anything being recording is also dropped out.  That pretty much makes me unable to use the Helix to record if connected via SPDIF.  I really don't want to use the other outputs because of how I have everything else in the studio connected to the Saffire.

  14. Anyone having any issues with the LAstudio compressor? When I have it last in my chain and save the preset and come back to it, the preset is at a much lower volume than with it bypassed even when it wasn't like that when I saved it (with the LAcompressor engaged.) I'm also having intermittent audio drop outs when using the Helix via SPDIF. Not just the Helix but audio for my computer in general. It's just for a second and then kicks back in. I'm using a Saffire Pro 40 audio interface and Windows 7. Both the Saffire and the Helix are at 44.1. I'm using a Hosa Cable DRA503 SPDIF Digital Transfer Cable - 9.9 Foot. I did not have this problem when using the Pod HD500.

  15. I hope it is added as well! I actually owned an original Roland Dimension Chorus rackmount and it was simply the most transparent and simultaneously lush chorus sound I have ever heard. No weird pitch modulation, just truly musical "thickening". It is my favorite chorus and the easiest one to use (just four presets, no parameters to tweak)!

    How does the Pod HD's Dimension Chorus stack up to the original?  Man I really hope it's added.  At least now I have reverse delay.  The Tri chorus is a cool substitute for the time being.

  16. I'm a little confused on how to route the Helix for certain things.  How do I use two 2048 IRs with one amp?  I know I have to route one of the IRs to the other DSP but then how do I do that so it's one amp with two IRs?  Also how do you run dual rigs but have the pre amp and post amp FX be shared?  THanks.

  17. I thought I couldn't replicate one of my most important tones from the HD without the dimension chorus, but I was wrong about that. Have you looked at the choruses in Helix? They really are quite nice, and makes me now look at the dimension chorus as completely unnecessary. In fact, even if they did put one in there, I'm not sure I would even use it for anything. The irony is I'm the one who put this on ideascale, lol.

    I have tried the other ones and they are great.  The Tri Chorus is a good substitute but I still want Dimension Chorus!

  18. yeah I use the reverse delay (and Dimension chorus)  a lot.  I really hope they get added because I really don't use the Pod HD500 in the loop due to space constraints and the fact that it will looks more messy with the extra cables.

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