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  1. I am rather certain that those who actually would have to do the work to create this VST version you speak of would tell you that you are mistaken about the complexity and cost of such a venture.
  2. It's like comparing apples and oranges, only really, you are comparing apples and baseball. The economies of scale.. and the purpose... are totally different. Most people bought a smartphone so that they COULD use it to do non-phone things. And when they come up with a feature like "maps" they do it to sell more products because LOTS of people want it. They make those things to sell more phones to more customers, and the market segment is huge, the entire world. If there are 100,000 people who want a feature on a smartphone it makes sense to make that, even though that's less than 1% of the 100,000,000 people who buy cell phones. That's why those apps exist. And they end up not being money losers, because 100,000 is a lot of people, even if it's <1% of users. There are not nearly as many people who want this feature on their Helix, which compared to cell phones is a minuscule market, as evidenced by the ONE vote that this feature has received.
  3. It would be super cool. It will cost a lot of money and only 12 people in the world are going to pay money for it. So... Probably should find those 12 people and split the cost... oh... that means it won't be cheap.
  4. Talking about ACOUSTIC guitar IR, though... And... nope... the best IR you can make is one you make yourself if you know EXACTLY what you are doing. (as you, admittedly, do say) I know how to make my own, and I made my own IR of my acoustic guitar, and I STILL USE the 3 Sigma offerings instead, because they sound miles better, and probably nobody reading this is going to be able to make them as well as 3 Sigma do.
  5. And doesn't the Wing connect via Ethernet to a WiFi network, not bluetooth, for wireless control?
  6. If it is so common, perhaps you could list all these pro devices... (and Behringer isn't exactly high-end)
  7. You mean the way that the latest Fractal product came with a Bluetooth feature that worked with a smartphone to edi-- Uh... never mind... oh yeah, it didn't... Honestly, editing from a phone is an amateur feature more than a pro feature, and Helix is pro gear.
  8. Poly pitch is the only block that does this, and it is on purpose, and it's switchable, I think, in the FX block. Also, try using MOMENTARY for Poly pitch, and you can step on the switch to ramp up (or down) and then release to ramp back. It is SO FREAKING COOL!
  9. It is, in fact, technically not possible. Not the way the unit is made to work. Only way to switch between two different blocks is to have both loaded in the preset. That's just the way it works.
  10. It is not just that imho. It is the way that a guitar speaker moves air vs. the way that an FRFR does. The delay has nothing to do with it if your FRFR and your "real amp" are the same distance from your ears.
  11. YES! I know everybody loves listening to that super awesome wet stereo reverb... but... put one of the legacy spring reverbs BEFORE your amp in the chain. Thank us later.
  12. Sorry, but imho, that "feel" you want is the "amp in the room" which is accomplished by having a real guitar speaker pushing a certain amount of air. Nothing else.
  13. Hi Peter,
    First off thank you for all the help you have given to the acoustic guitarists out here in the terrifying computer age. I have an obstacle I can't seem to work around. I decided to put together an acoustic gig. I have a Takamine G series acoustic (PIEZO pickups), not the greatest guitar but it does sound good enough direct in the P.A. that I figured it would only be better going through an HX Stomp so I got one. It does sound better in all areas but big body strumming guitar. My guitar sound like it's made out of aluminum. Any of the IR's I use or any presets I have downloaded are fine (for the most part) for fingerstyle or single string acoustic songs. My issue is with my strumming sound. I have all the top IR's and have spent more time than I want to admit trying to get that big round sound out of the P.A. To tell you the truth, it's pretty awful. Very hard and quacky. I have been an audio engineer for over 25 years and a guitarist for over 35 and no matter what EQ'ing I try, It sounds horrible through the P.A. I have great P,A, speakers; QSC k.12, Good board; Mackie DL1608. I'm going direct from the acoustic through the Stomp out  stereo into the board. Is there something I am missing somewhere? Thanks for any help or suggestions. I am happy to try anything, Or even if you know what frequency I really need to roll of would be appreciated. Thank you


    1. PeterHamm


      Couple things I would try first. I would DRASTICALLY lower a pretty narrow band at about 2.6K or 2.7K with a para EQ, I would perhaps do that BEFORE the IR. OR... honestly, it could be a problem with that piezo. Maybe the strings aren't pushing it down enough. I also find that super-low action on acoustics can be a real challenge. Gosh, I hope that helps, but you probably know as much about how to get EQ to do what you want as I know and more.

    2. PeterHamm


      One more thing... the input has two settings on Stomp. Line and Instrument. Make sure you are set to Instrument, not line.


    3. gerryCol


      Hi Peter,
      thanks so much for getting back to me. I have made some headway. I have come to terms with the fact that PIEZO pickups are inherently very quacky when strumming. And I am pretty percussive and that doesn't translate into more bottom on a PIEZO just more quack. So after searching through every IR I had which is just about everything from Sigma and more. the best ones are the ones I downloaded from you. The 109_slope_jumbo and the super_jumbo were best for my guitar at 25%. Anytime I add too much IR mix I seem tp get horrible phasing issues. Does anyone ever use an acoustic IR at 100% ???

      To counter the quackiness of the PIEZO I ordered the K&K Sound Trinity Mini PRO Guitar Pickup System.

      *I am going to plug my Takamine Piezo to the left input of my stomp (Panned Left)

      *I am going to blend the K&K System (Mic and Pickups) to the right

      * I will eq each side to get the desired sound and blend them together into my live board.

      Wish me luck but it should work.




      Thanks again.

      Gerry C

  14. It will not stop the voices... do not ask me how I know this...
  15. VERY different kind of product, but very excellent. And, when you are tweaking for live use, I find that IEM-style headphones work best.
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