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  1. This amp model is soooo touch sensitive. I love it, and what an amazing addition they made to Helix with that one. I love putting my guitar volume knob on 8-9 and play without a pick. Has that clean dirty balance that is so great. Definitely one of my favourites :)
  2. Love it with my strat. It has low output pickups. you'll not be disappointed :)
  3. Well, the BE 100 is also crazy good. Better than I had anticipated! Love it with the gain at 2 and then switching from BE to HBE mode! Awesome :)
  4. 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 pedals very well (both overdrive and fuzz) :)
  5. 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. :)
  6. I'm positive they'll be adding more meat and potatoes HX versions at some time. They just needed to cover the "massive sounding" ones first. :)
  7. I've read that they optimized the use of the DSP, so now you can fit a bit more in the presets. That's also great! :)
  8. Yes, one in the legacy folder and one HX version. Could sound different and the older likely uses less dsp :)
  9. Sounds crazy good. Fantastic amp (and not to mention player!)
  10. A new firmware update (2.20) is due this month, so you might want to think about waiting and doing that one, or just be prepared to do it once more if you prefer to get the newest right away (I do ;)) Have fun, and welcome!
  11. I feel the same way. as if they're perfecting their craft with each update and amp model. I think it's awesome that they're focusing on the bass players (and people like me that fake on a bass from time to time). It will also be very cool to see what comes after 2.20! :)
  12. Unfortunately I'm in Europe. Don't mind the floor and wouldn't mind the rack :) But hope you get what you're looking for :)
  13. Yes to both questions. I don't know how it would work with the latency of Native, but I saw it discussed by some thegearpage. You could let the plugin handle the reverb and delay effects and use the hardware to take care of the amps, cabs and drives and build a massive rig ;) You can share patches, though I think there will two ways to run Native: 1) full resources mode: use as many effects and amps as your system allows – the patches won't transfer to your Helix without a lot of greyouted stuff. 2) limit the amount of stuff you can use in Native to what's possible on hardware: this is useful if you want to make sure you can share the patches between the two, and get a more consistent sound from studio to stage. I think they'll make it optional. It wouldn't make sense to limit Native capabilities.
  14. Where are you located? US, Europe, Asia? :)
  15. So maybe not that time consuming to implement? Cool. It would be awesome and be a welcome for creative use :)
  16. Yeah, I totally agree that there's other things to focus on. I know a lot are wishing for LFO. I imagine that some things will take a lot of time to do and others a shorter time. So while they're working on say HX reverbs they might at the same time be working on modeling a couple of amps. And while they are working on polyphonic pitch effects (just an example) they can release some cabs etc. So I don't think this is mutually exclusive. They've could've released A LOT more amps, imo, if they hadn't worked on 1) an editor, 2) snapshots, 3) midiclock, 4) Workbench etc ... but I'm glad that they didn't. I think they've provided the right mix of functionality and content, very balanced. So I think they should just keep up with what they're doing already. Either way I'm excitedly looking forward to the updates to come :)
  17. Yes this was point. They will continue to model different amps for different styles of players. Maybe we could take a Marshall or a Fender and "mod" them with eqs to get close to a Two rock or Friedman etc, but many would probably prefer to have the specific amp modeled instead. So a few more amp models wouldn't hurt ;)
  18. I don't know. I'm just excited to see what's coming. The thing is, many are wishing for a few models, and often it's not the same models. I probably wouldn't have much use for a XTC or a Engl amp, but would love to see a Suhr Bella, Tone King, two rock or a Milkman amp. So everyone's got different tastes, so they have to release more amps in my opinion, especially since I think they're getting even better at it (Matchless, Mark IV, 2204 Mod, Litigator, Archon to name some of the awesome amps that have been released the past year). Now whether they should release something else first, I don't have strong opinion about that. We already know that the next firmware will provide new functionality and a lot of updates for the low end lowers (bass amps and effects looks seriously dope!) and that the whole update / IR mangement will get easier once Helix Native is released. I think the next major thing would be bringing the Reverbs up to HX-level. Now if they could make something like a EHX B9/C9/M9 mashup I wouldn't complain ;)
  19. There will be a free 15 days trial period with the full software, so people should get that and test it out before reaching for the pocket.
  20. I do enjoy a good surprise, though :)
  21. :D I'm apparently a sceptic. Really surprised. I'm mostly a home player these days, but I can't let go of Helix floor.
  22. I'll eat my hat. That really took me by surprise! What!!!! And here I thought the big thing would be the IRs or reworked cabs. Are you kidding me!
  23. No, we had official word that we wouldn't be able to download any new firmware by the time of NAMM. Maybe it'll be ready some time after NAMM, but we'll know more about what's coming, and also, it'll explain why Line 6 has waited to implement at "smoother" way of dealing with the whole backup / update process. I hope that we're all wiser later today ;)
  24. Haha. Doubt that Helix will be available as a plugin, but certainly cool stuff heading our way ;)
  25. While I'm sure the other offerings from different companies are worth it, I've been waiting to see what Line 6 would do with the cab modeling in Helix. I've pretty much only used the stock cabs except a couple of free IRs, but I'm interested to see how the new ones will be implemented:)
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