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    Help with Audio interface setup

    Been recording with the Line 6 helix as my primary audio interface. Works ok for guitar parts, with direct monitoring but as soon as I switch to virtual instruments, anything below 256 samples gives me some clicks and pops. 256 samples has a latency of around 8-9 ms. I have been considering getting an Audient ID14. Questions: 1. Will this improve the latency situation for use with Virtual instruments? (soft synths, kontakt etc....) 2. How do I connect the Helix to the SPDIF in on the Audient? 3. Will I have to keep changing the sample rate on the Audient when moving from Helix recording to VI recording etc. etc.? 4. Will I have to connect the Helix both via a line out and via SPDIF to acheive reamping functionality? I also welcome suggestions for other interfaces. 300 USD max please...
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    Help with Audio interface setup

    Can anyone tell me what the optimal settings for sample rate and bit depth for the helix drivers are?
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    Help with Audio interface setup

    You are right. I was looking at the input latency I believe. Output latency is 48 ms or so.. With 64 samples, I get an output latency of 8.4 ms. What I've done now is set the Helix sample rates (both as a playback device and a recording device in Windows) to 48 Khz, 24 bit. I've also set this bit depth in the ASIO control panel for the Helix. In my DAW, studio one, I set the block size to 64 samples, sample rate to 48 Khz and bit depth to 24 bit. I'm running all this from a laptop with i6820HK processor and 32 gigs of RAM. I'm still hearing crackles that go away when the block size is switched to 128 samples. The crackles exist with even one sample instrument loaded. Any other tips/ solutions?
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    Help with Audio interface setup

    I will be trying to experiment with this later today...just posted this in case there is no other option and I need to get an interface...from what I've been reading though...the Audient could have similar latency?...
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    Improved 3sigma IRs

    Yup...A few files have them...thanks!...is it possible to copy-paste the text from the email tho...I haven't received one yet...
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    Improved 3sigma IRs

    I had given up completely on 3Sigma cause they sounded so lollipope to me.... Went and downloaded the IRs again to give them a shot based on this... How do I know I've got the newer versions tho? I have: Fried-412, Mes-OS-Rec and VX-15
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    Helix LT...Real ??

    Does anyone else feel cheated with the release of the LT? Why - The Helix has stuff I don't use (which are not present in the LT). Could've saved myself 400 USD?
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    Helix FW 2.20 (The "Get Low" Update) OUT NOW

    First up, I'd like to thank Line 6 for all the new goodies. Was hoping for an improved editor and improved quality reverbs (as some have already stated on here) - but I'll take the update anyway :). If the update had only been "improvements", I would probably have clamored for new amps, effects etc. Such is life. Here's hoping Line 6 is working hard on the next update and in pushing the boundaries in terms of both quantity and quality - Quality foremost for me.
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    Helix FW 2.20 (The "Get Low" Update) OUT NOW

    Hey guys , Can someone tell me what's new about the editor besides a version number change? Looks the same to me...
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    Helix FW 2.20 (The "Get Low" Update) OUT NOW

    Another awesome looking update! This + VST/ Plug-in and a new editor interface! Awesome....
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    Helix or Axe8 ? And do you still NEED compressors ?

    Which makes the Helix an even more attractive option IMO. Regarding the multitude of I/O options..I don't use them much myself but it's good to know that they're there when you might need them right?
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    I have returned to Line 6 and bought a Helix

    Good luck and welcome back!
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    Helix or Axe8 ? And do you still NEED compressors ?

    Anyhow, I don't think the real comparison should be between the AX8 and the Helix. It should be the Axe FX II vs the Helix.
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    Helix or Axe8 ? And do you still NEED compressors ?

    https://wiki.fractalaudio.com/axefx2/index.php?title=AX8_versus_Axe-Fx_II#Effects_and_parameters Under the section "Effects and Parameters": " Compared to the Axe-Fx II there are a few differences in blocks supporting X/Y switching. There is one instance available of each effect, for example a single Compressor block, Amp, Cab, Pitch etc, with some exceptions. All "types" within a specific effect (all amp models, all compressor types etc.) are included. " I think 2 delays and 2 drives are possible though.
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    Helix competitor comming at NAMM?

    Competitions always nice :). I think this also goes to show that many agree that the Helix UI is definitely the way forward. Wondering what Line 6 has up it's sleeves for the Helix at NAMM :).
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    Helix or Axe8 ? And do you still NEED compressors ?

    Helix vs AX8 - Had the same dilemma myself, and here's why I decided on the Helix: 1. Better on-board UI 2. Practically the same tone - albeit with a lot more tweaking. 3. Great custom tone repository 4. Works as a USB audio interface - $ saved 5. Built in expression pedal - $ saved 6. Routing options 7. Dynamic DSP and no limitation on how many instances of a block can be used - I believe the AX8 allows only one instance of each effect or amp block - plus one DSP chain is dedicated to the AMP and the other to effects. Of course, if you're in the US it's a lot easier to get one or both, try them and keep the one you prefer. Re: Compressors - I dislike them for Hi Gain as they make the tone sound unnatural to me. For clean sounds however, I like this characteristic. YMMV.
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    Down The Rabbit Hole of IRs....

    Ownhammer - quality stuff. Not a very distinct character (for me), but fit well in a mix or playing on your own. 3Sigma - avoid (for me). Dull and Boring. Fat Lazy Cabs - Interesting, lots of character. Few options so easy to work with. Cabir.Eu - Very natural sounding. Orange IR. If you have the $, I would recommend Ownhammer, FLC and Cabir.EU. If you can or want to try just the one for now, I've heard nothing but good things about the Ownhammer Cailfornia Duo. Gods Cab is free and also highly recommended by some. Also, do watch John Browne (monuments) video - if you like that kind of tone, he shows how it can be done without any IRs.
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    Use editor without plugging in Helix

    I would like to have it all ! :D Meaning yea, an editor that works independently sounds good....
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    Impulse Responses by cabIR.eu

    Heard this. Looking for a heavier sound...:)
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    Impulse Responses by cabIR.eu

    Anyone use these IRs for Metal? Lets hear some clips!
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    Line 6 Helix Facebook Group

    Hi Guys , After being frustrated with being asked to pay for help/ advice on other Helix Facebook groups, I've decided to start one for all of us! The goal here is to create a positive atmosphere where people are genuinely helpful to each other, and not hoping to make money off of "helping" others. As usual, the things I'm hoping will get done on this group are: 1. Preset sharing and improvement 2. Free IR sharing 3. Links to really great/ the best tone packs/ IRs (as voted on by members) 4. General help and advice 5. Troubleshooting Please join and share the word. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1730763273911707/ Let's make this a success...:)
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    Helix Ideascale Community Submissions

    Please vote for this idea on multiple splits per path. http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Multiple-splits-per-path/860596-23508 If you think it'd be useful of course :).
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    Line 6 Helix Facebook Group

    Once again, no compulsion to join... If you're happy with things the way they are, kudos to you. Tc and Hf.
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    BF sale on IRs anywhere?

    I like the cleans with 3Sigma as well. Particularly the Vox AC15. Ownhammer's free sample seems to be good enough for High Gain stuff. Crunch - still unsure...:)
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