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  1. I saw the episode of Lunch with Dan after seeing the posting on TGP. Thinks it's IR related news, but lets see what they guys in the know says :)
  2. It seems like there's a very cool thing heading our way. Maybe the news got out beforehand, but I'm really looking forward to the next update. I'm sure it'll take Helix to the next level! Just waiting for Line 6 to say it officially :)
  3. Looking forward to the new firmware update and the IRs that'll come with it. Psyched to see what else will be revealed during NAMM
  4. markman87

    Helix vs Pod

    Mostly being the key word. Gibsons are a hit or miss thing, but they are generally good guitars. But if you compare them to a equally priced Tokai, Navigator etc, I don't personally think they can hold up. But on the other hand, they keep a good resell value. Now I own a PRS and it smokes thenm all in terms of playability, QC and flexibility. But sound? Nothing is like a Les Paul, might be just as good, but nothing like it. Now this was waaaay of topic. But I think it's important to remember that this video doesn't reflect the best a somebody can make these unit sound. Just a comparison, not to mention all the models that POD doesn't have (Matchless, Litigator, PRS, Shiva and the list continues.)
  5. I like it when I sit on a chair. Saves my back. But I don't use it for vocals other than recording. But the flexibility Helix has, sets it apart in my opinion.
  6. No, you use pedal edit mode :D Anyway, don't have an opinion on the vocal thing. I'm looking forward to seeing what will make it to Helix in the future. Already a fantastic product, and it just keeps on improving.
  7. With snapshots I could easily get by with just one amp in a preset and then just change the parameters with each snapshot, and use my guitar volume to further adjust the tone and dirt. But Helix lets me do much more, so sometimes I get carried away;)
  8. Actually I keep the amps serial but bypass one of them from snapshot to snapshot. So it's more a way to get a multiple sounds for me, not a a "double amp" sound. But your point makes sense nonetheless :)
  9. That would make sense. I probably always split it between the two paths when using more than two amps. I often only use one cab and then let the two different amps go into that. Sometimes that can give me the difference i need without sounding too radically different from each other. But it always depends on the context and what it's for, of course.
  10. I did notice that I couldn't place three amps on the same DSP path (which is crazy anyway) when one of them was an Archon. But I don't remember if I could do that with other models. But I'd never need that much for a single preset anyway. What I normally do is, Place one amp on the first path with room to put drives, comp, modulation in front and a amp on the second path with room to put in delays and reverbs after And then a cab at the end. It depends on how many effects I use post and pre the amp. But yeah, I'm glad they didn't model the bright switch off for the lead channel if that would mean even more DSP use. IMO they made a perfectly balanced choice ;)
  11. Man, that sucks! Hope you're able to recreate them again! If I get the chance, I'll try and load them and see.
  12. Actually, they chose to model it with it "always on" on the lead channel, since it sounded better and all it did without it is shun some highs, which you could do very easily yourself. Ben said it sounded better and if he had to model it with the bright switch off as well it would take up a lot more DSP, and that be a pain for no real gain. So to me, it makes sense that they chose this way of doing it. :)
  13. Priceless. Really. I wouldn't want to be in Line 6's shoes. They sure do handle all the whining with class.
  14. Sorry, mate! Couldn't help myself ;) Hope you get up and running soon, so you can hear what all the fuzz, I mean fuss, is about :)
  15. He sure does have a great ear. He did a great job on it for sure! If you guys ever did model a Dumble style amp, you'd probably state it like the other models you do. But this does sound like a good amp for blues and fusiony Carlton licks :)
  16. Doh! Bad timing, man. the new update isn't that great. It's mediocre. As if!!! This update rules!!!! Muhahaha :D
  17. I certainly did — right until my wife told me to go to bed ;) I never pushed the depth parameter up more than around 5ish as that was more than enough for a fat tone. I got lost with the Archon model so I didn't have time to play around with the Litigator yet. But that'll come later this week. ;)
  18. You have to try it. It gives a fatter tone without mud! :)
  19. While I disagree with pretty much everything you say, I do think they'll overhaul the cabs. I just think that that process is much more intensive and needs more work at an fundamental level. In the mean time I'm glad to have another amp thrown in the mix. Sure you could take another amp and make it sound close to something else, but a lot of players like that the starting point are closer to a specific sound. So instead of tweaking the AC30 to sound like the Fawn model, you just pick the Fawn. Instead of getting a hod rod Marshall out of a Plexi or Jcm with pedals and stuff, you just pick the 2204 mod and you're good to go. I'm looking forward to seeing deeper tweaks and overhauls make their way to our Helices, but even now I'm enjoying this box a lot, and I'm glad to see the improvements in this latest update. I know they were focusing on the whole switch less function since that was very much requested. At the same time they gave us some extra stuff as well ;)
  20. Ha, nice quote! I think the cool thing about the Archon is you don't even need a boost. It stays tight in the bass and raunchy in the mids without being piecing. Remarkable. I'll probably use it more with the gain turned down to 2, which is still a very overdriven crunch sound ;)
  21. Don't forget the depth parameter in the third page' ;)
  22. I downloaded the updater earlier. Just need to load it in when I get back from washing and cleaning the car. Will spend some quality time with the amp then :)
  23. With 5 gain stages versus most high gain amps three gain stages it sure is a beast. I'm looking forward to trying it – not for metal, but for lead tones and for it's clean channel ;)
  24. The PRS Archon is a high gain amp ;)
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