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  1. I've thought for awhile that tube amps would start to get more and more rare given the limited things tubes are being used for and how toxic they are to make. They are so toxic, and therefore expensive, to make here, that they don't even try to make them in the good 'ole USA. But, gee golly, where do they make them? I'll give you a hint, their enviormental guidelines aren't quite as stringent as they are in America.

    Doubt it. just 'sayin.

  2. Yeah, that's true. I see your point more clearly. And Line 6 did say they would be expanding on Helix. DI explained that new hardware stuff they make also pays for those things (like the HX effects will pay for some updates, the LT paid for some of the updates and so forth), so it's not only the first sale they made when they sold us Helix. Of course updating with new firmware will also allow them to sell more Helices going forward, because it gets more attractive with each new release. So in that way, it's a win win!


    So expecting updates for some time is not out of line as long as one doesn't expect something super specific. We don't know what's coming, only that something is coming :)


    Thanks for your explanation!


    Btw, the Lonestar is fantastic. Going from clean to overdriven in such a smooth way. Takes p

    edals very well (both overdrive and fuzz) :)

    I need to try the LS. I've been geeking on the placater all weekend!

  3. I respect your opinion but I disagree. I mean they could choose to not release anymore now, and Helix would still be worth more than the price of entry. But I appreciate that they continue to add content and functionality to an already great product. :)

    I bought my Helix in part bc of the promised updates and consider it part of the deal. If they stopped the updates I wouldn't get rid of it (at 2.5 - at 1.0 i would have in a heartbeat) , however I would feel I had been misled. I realize they wont update it forever, but if they had never updated it from v1.0 I wonder how many would have bought it? I sure wouldn't have. Just my .02 worth. It's good you appreciate the updates, And do too, but I stand by "it's built in to the price" how else do they pay their people for the "free" upgrades? 

  4. I’m totally on board! Lonestar is my new favorite crunchy amp, at least until the rabbit discovers something else shiny down in the deep hole that is Helix!!!!! It has plenty of gain for lead tones without an OD in front, but an 808 works great with it too.


    Line 6, THANK YOU for this amazing, free update.

    Nothing in life is "free" you paid for that update when you paid for the Helix. imo

  5. I have a patch that splits off after the pre-amp and before the IR to send output (w/o IR) to one and two.  it then goes to my tube amp fx return. 

    The other path continues into the IR and on out to the Helix main outs. can i put a vol pedal on both outputs and use the built in pedal to control them both in sync?





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  6. Told me to wait 55 seconds after I hit submit on a topic. Fine, went back to my post all the text in the body gone.... re-did it, and now there are 2 of the f****** same post.

    I'd sure like to delete one of them, but don't see where that can be done. Bad design imo

  7. my Helix is my sound interface. I use Reaper as my DAW. I can get Native to work but I still hear my clean guitar. I thought I had this working the other day, maybe I just couldnt hear the clean under the distorted, but tonight the only way to get rid of the clean is to turn my helix vol off, which means I cant hear my daw. I still get signal to the channel so if i could just mute the guitar at the helix maybe?



  8. why wont my amp retain its settings per snapshot? I have a GD patch and each snap changes the amp's settings. I go to snap one on my patch and set drive at 6 save it then go to snap 2 set drive at 8 save it and snap one now has it's drive at 8. how do I keep the amp settings separate across snaps?

  9. Hi,


    I'm new to this forum. Just bought a Helix rack and floor controller to replace my Axe-FX. I found that there are a lot of tedious patch editing I need to do such as moving foot switches around or setting up scenes etc. I wanted to do this on my laptop while watching TV in another room away from where my Helix is connected to my iMac. I found a tool on-line that acts as a USB server on my iMac and allows me to run the Helix editor on my Windows laptop in another room acting as a USB client:



    So far it works great across my home wifi network as long as the iMac does not go to sleep while editing.


    Hope you may find this useful.

    Going to try this myself. It looks like a great program. Thanks!

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