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  1. Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm definitely in the "if it works for you...Great!" camp. The post was wondering what Line 6's response to it would be. I was trying to pointing out that comparing the 24 effects at the same time to what Helix can do was a bit of a stretch since It looks like the order of the effects are "burned" into where they are in the BOSS which makes it easier to dole out DSP. From what I saw, there are actually only 3 slots where you can actually pick whatever effects you want. Can you have 24 effects at the same time?...yes but you don't get to pick what all of them are or where they go. You can turn them all on, but do you want them all on? At least that's what I saw in the manual. I didn't get to look for very long so I could be wrong. . They really seem like apples and oranges to me. I like to put things where I want them i.e. flexiblity. The BOSS doesn't offer as much flexiblity as the Helix...at all. But that's OK if that works for you. Does it sound good? Do you get what you want out of it. Excellent! If you always want a compressor at the beginning of the chain then get the BOSS. If you'd like to put it anywhere you want then get the Helix. I don't care. I just think Line 6's response will be none. (which is what the question was i.e. "I wonder what Line 6's response will be?") I mean respond to what? They will optimize their platform with little to no regard to what BOSS did. And BOSS will do the same. It actually looks like this was a BOSS's response to what Line 6 is doing. Little dog chasing the big dog. Big dog don't care. Sorry, had to throw that in there. Use whatever works for you. Helix works for me. And I'm sure Line 6 will not make any decisions based on what BOSS just did. I be ramblin' a bit. Sorry. Stay well everyone.
  2. It appears many of them are locked in. I downloaded the parameter guide.There appears to be 3 slots where you can shooxd your effect, otherwise they are all preassinged. Compressor, Preamp, Distortion, noise Suppressor, Equalizer, Delay, Chorus, etc with only 3 places where you can actually pick your effect. FX 1, 2 & 3. They appear to be in preassigned order as well. Not even close to the flexibility of the Stomp. I'm going to guess Line 6 response will be........................................................................................................................................................................ No more, no less.
  3. So you do just drop them in the IR list or do you have to convert them somehow before you do that?
  4. I was looking at the new offering from Ownhammer at the Line 6 Marketplace and saw this at the end of one of their offerings All files are provided in .hir proprietary file format for use exclusively in your compatible Line 6 Helix, HX, and/or POD Go registered devices and software. What are .hlr files? Do they just go into the IR slots? Or do they somehow populate the speaker selections?
  5. I"ve had every iteration of POD and then the Helix. The Helix is what I've been waiting for. The amps just seem more musical and do not sound as "processed" as the previous Line 6 modelers. They also respond better to your guitar's volume i.e. you can get into the subtle break up with just your guitar's volume knob which you really couldn't with the other modelers. If you can afford it, I would go for it. You do still have to do some tweaking, but I found it wasn't near as much as the HD500(X). Just my opinion. I'm not a pro.The next gen of modeler had better be something special for me to put out any more money on these things. I'm very happy,. The reverbs seem to be lacking a bit, but i thought that was always true with Line 6 modelers. Definitely useable but I've heard better in much older technology (Alesis Quadraverb). That could change.
  6. Did you notice the Dual Pitch effect? He only hs two effects on at the same time at beginning of 1:04. One is a Red Squeeze compressor I believe. He keeps adding effects as he plays. Perhaps that has something to do with the tone he's getting. You can see the settings of the first page of the Dual Pitch effect.
  7. Holy smokes DI. That is the coolest thing ever. I probably won't use it but...very nice.
  8. brue58ski

    Reverb Models

    One thing about the reverbs. and this has been true for me since the POD XT. is that they don't compare to the reverbs I got in an Alesis Quadraverb circa the 1990's. Line 6 even essentially came from Alesis. They just don't sound as smooth. grainier. I can't really come up with the right words. But they were better IMHO.
  9. I find it intriguing, although I'm going to guess that because of room differences, it may not work as hoped. Absolutely worth a try, I think.
  10. I have a pdf file called Variax Editor Functions - Advanced which was created for the old Variax but everything in it applies. I don't know how to get it to you unless you want to post your own email here. (I wouldn't). It's too big to attach here. Isn't allowed. It doesn't seem to be possible to PM people anymore. I've looked and web page it used to be on is gone.
  11. Just cause I'm curious, are you using TS or TRS 1/4" connectors?
  12. Me too. Same experience, same solution.
  13. The inputs on the rear panel are 1/4" TRS plugs only. Are you using 1/4" TS plugs? In other words, does the cable you are using go from a female XLR to a male 1/4" TS plug? If you are, the front 1/4" inputs are set up to accept both TS & TRS plugs where the rear is only TRS. So I'm going to guess your 1/4" plugs are TS and is essentially shorting out your signal because of how the three connections in the XLR are connected to the 1/4" TS's two connections and how those can get shorted out using a TRS only input. If you don't know the difference between 1/4" TS & TRS, I've attached a pic. The top two connectors are TS. The bottom one is TRS. If you can't get an XLR to 1/4" TRS cable, just use the front inputs. If this is the issue, that''s why the front inputs, which are setup to take both TS and TRS plugs shows such a strong signal. Hope this helps. TRS.jfif
  14. I work with video and audio equipment and I have, more times than I care to admit, tried to hunt down a problem only to have it be just a switch. You ain't alone brother.
  15. Just a (very) quick explanation. IR's are often made by running a signal through the cab/mic. The signal is usually a tone that cycles through all of the frequencies once. The tone is a pure tone so when it is recorded, the recording reflects how the cab reacts to certain frequencies and then Helix uses that recording to simulate that amp. Note that this is a very simplistic explanation and not the only way IR's are created but it should at least help you understand just what they are. Another way to look at it is it's just a very complicated EQ reflecting how that particular amp/cab combination boosts, cuts, frequencies. When I dial in a tone, once I get it close, I will often quickly run through all of the cabs in Helix just to see what happens. There have been enough times that I have found something that fits better that it's another trick I use in my arsenal of tone building. Back in the day (as you know) you actually had to have the physical cab and mic and would have taken forever to do what now takes less than a minute to do in amp sims these days. Amazing times. Just thinking of another "trick" to help you create patches. Put the looper at the very beginning of your patch and record your guitar. Then start to loop it. then create your patch.The guitar you record is dry so it will be as if someone else is playing while you adjust you parameters. By doing that you aren't stuck holding the guitar and turning knobs at the same time. I use this a bit as well. Hope all this helps.
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