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Everything posted by PeterHamm

  1. Sorry, most of these very "amateur" features will never be in Helix, I'll bet.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. And doesn't the Wing connect via Ethernet to a WiFi network, not bluetooth, for wireless control?
  7. If it is so common, perhaps you could list all these pro devices... (and Behringer isn't exactly high-end)
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  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.
  16. I saw something similar to this in a beta build of an older firmware. It might be a corrupt preset. First. Try saving to another slot and then back. You MIGHT have to delete the EQ block and put it back in, but try that first.
  17. Sorry, still not a huge fan. I know that some broadcast folks use them, but there's a reason you never see them on the shelf in a Music store. I think they probably have a harshness inherent in them. I do find that my open back DT990s (Beyer) sound fantastic with Helix, and any closed back headphones are only good for when I have to have no bleed because I'm tracking vocals.
  18. No offense, but "Koss" may be your problem. Not surprised they might sound harsh. The headphone amp in Helix might be a little much for them.
  19. Did you try a different browser, or clearing your cache? Since this isn't a widely reported issue, it might be something going on there.
  20. This is a global issue, but the global setting you need to change is not in globals, instead it is the first dial when you page to the Variax input block. Can't remember the name of it. but you change that and you are golden across all your patches.
  21. POD Go has something called "Kinky Boost" which is an EP Booster.
  22. It still seems, to me, like this new Boss processor will be really awesome for a lot of guitar players.
  23. well, there is another reason this wouldn't work. It would be WAY too easy to hit the wrong pedal and mute your whole sound during a song. That would not fly during a live performance at all.
  24. Variax doesn't have the kind of functionality required to make that happen. It only sends audio from the guitar to the Helix, even over VDI.
  25. Except... it's functionally impossible because that footswitch is shared with the tap tempo function.
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