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  1. brue58ski

    IR length discussion

    And way back in the day, we listened to cassettes in our car which was acceptable at the time since we couldn't play records in a car. Noisy, compressed and they're making a come back!!! The worst way to listen to music in my opinion. So whatever works for ya.
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    Feature request: HX Rum

    Oh, I didn't realize it started as joke. Now that I've reread it, I get it. Took too much actual thinking to get it.
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    Doesn't Garage Band come with Apple operating systems still? I've always heard good things about it. It's supposed to be pretty user/beginner friendly. Perfect for the needs you described.
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    Feature request: HX Rum

    Wait a minute, are you talking about the HX Stomp? Oooooo, if you were, sorry. I was talking about the full on Helix although the stereo mono rule does still apply. I know little about the Stomp.
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    IR length discussion

    I'm definitely of the attitude that most of what we guitarists obsess over, particularly in regard to live sound, isn't noticed by the average audience. Stereo?...Check...Pure tube hand wired amps?...Check...Broken in perfectly matched to the amp speaker cabs...Check...Exotic custom effects?...Vintage classic electric guitar?...Check...Oxygen free, gold plated guitar cable?...Check. Guitar player experience with all of this? Nirvana. Average listener experience with all of this? Same as listening to the same guitar player plugged into a Peavey combo playing an Epiphone SG with a tube screamer wah and a chorus. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's mostly about the notes you're playing. Give a Stradivarius to an average 8 year old...nuthin' but noise. Give a world class orchestra violin player a "Dandy-Note" violin. Nice.
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    Feature request: HX Rum

    In answer to your "rum" question. Are you using both paths? Each path uses the same amount of RAM so if you run out of RAM on path A, just connect it's output to path B and continue on your merry way. If you are using both paths then no, there is no hardware. Make sure any effects that don't have to be stereo are mono. Making them mono uses less RAM.
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    IR length discussion

    It is an interesting subject to me but, since I'm just sticking with the Helix for my IR usage, doesn't have real world applications to me.
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    Randy Rhoads on hx effects

    Another distortion based on the Distortion + is the KWB https://benadrianaudio.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/the-kowloon-walled-bunny/
  9. To answer your power question, the problem has to do with how the circuit distributes current and with both a regular (TS no R) guitar cable and VDI it distributes the current in a way that will more than likely blow it up. I say more than likely because you can get lucky and it won't blow it up. But if you keep doing it, it will. Why is the circuit designed that way? Don't know. And using the cabled power kit with the VDI would, I assume, have even more dire effects. So no matter what you're doing, VDI only or 1/4" whatever only. NEVER both at the same time. Same time BAD!!!!!
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    From my first Pod to now, I've always figured I would need to spend at least a full day with an amp to try and get what I can out of it. Saving whatever I thought was interesting and listening to them again one or two days later. Just to have new ears listen to it from a fresh perspective. It is time consuming but it's been the best way for me to learn really what the amps can do.
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    Helix total control of Variax

    Here it is on ideascale for what it's worth. https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Total-control-and-editing-of-JTV-Variax-directly-from-Helix-only/952735-23508
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    Helix total control of Variax

    If you read my statement I said it would cost NO MORE than any other firmware upgrades. NOT that it would cost nothing. I've already commented that I was probing to see what the interest is and that there appears to be little interest and that I didn't know IF there were enough resources to do it. It's in the post you're responding to. Not to be too snarky but did you read it? The length of time it takes to load would be another "are there enough resources" to do it question. I know it takes awhile to load models from a computer but is the same true between the Helix and the Variax? I don't know and that's one of the questions I have n regard to is it even possible. Please read my posts carefully as I feel like I'm merely restating what I've already said. I'm sorry if they weren't very clear but I thought they were. And AGAIN, it all seems moot since, as I stated before, there seems to be very little interest in it.
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    Helix total control of Variax

    I know all of that. Correct, the workbench software isn't running on Helix. I'm absolutely sure it is not capable of running on the Helix platform since it runs on the mac and pc operating system which the Helix doesn't run on AND that's not what I was looking for. I am looking for the same functionality the Workbench has on the Helix. Not to have the same exact program run on Helix. I would assume that would be ridiculous for various reasons. And of course, incorporating it would require programming effort. The zero I was referring to was hardware additions and costs. Not time spent programming. Boy, I guess I'm not making myself very clear here.
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    Helix total control of Variax

    If it's possible, it would add no more to the cost than any of the other firmware upgrades. In other words, none. Wokbench is just software. It's the device that connects the Variax to the computer, that costs money. Since you can connect to Workbench via the Helix, that connectivity is already there in the Helix. What I do not know is if there are even enough resources to do that in the Helix. If there aren't, and it would require adding more hardware to provide those resources (which is what I think you were alluding to) then I would not want them to implement this. I just don't know if the resources are there. And I was way more trying to see if anyone even had any interest in this. That's more what would be the incentive to invest the time it would require to do implement this. Provided it's even possible with the hardware currently in the Helix. Given the responses I've gotten so far, the interest doesn't seem to be there.
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    Helix total control of Variax

    I am aware of all of that. I want to be able to create a guitar like I can in workbench and save it on a per patch basis. I thought I made that clear.