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  1. Thanks! I only replied because the vendor called me a liar which I didn't appreciate. Also, the vendor felt obligated to post snarky alternative Easter Egg hunts on here even after we agreed to let it go over PM. And now I'm a loser too. Good job I guess.
  2. Perhaps you're not aware of this but with Sweetwater you can actually email and/ or talk to them over the phone and get the best prices, even sale prices when theres no sale on. And you can walk into any clothing outlet (where I am at least) and ask when the next sale is on or even ask online retailers (try checking with a few like JRRshop, Audiodeluxe etc.). Or a whole bunch of companies have predictable sales cycles. What is your point exactly? I believe the "Easter Egg" wasn't so hard to find and was even posted on a forum. Again, what is your point?
  3. Your Easter egg was posted pretty publicly. I'm sure you were aware this could happen before hand. I am by no means a dishonest person and I take offense at being called one. I did not mention the five Euro "discount" you offered before I was comparing what I paid to what those who participated in your "Easter Egg hunt" paid. Anyway, seems like my words are lost on you.
  4. This is a nice offer but no thanks. To summarize what's happened so far: - I ask a vendor if he has upcoming sales. - He says no plans at the moment. - Ask him some other questions about the cabs and say OK I'll wait for a sale. - Vendor ask if a 5 Eur discount would help. I say OK sure and buy a pack. - Three weeks later, we have an Easter 20% sale, followed by a 50% sale. - I ask the vendor why he said there are no plans for sales. He says these were unplanned. - Some human, not so professional interactions ensue. - I take to an internet forum or two to share my experience. - The internet strikes back and takes the side of the (much more popular) vendor. - Vendor shares excerpts from a private conversation and the vendor himself takes digs at me. Whether anyone believes my side or not or sees my POV is kind of irrelevant right now. Lessons have been learnt.
  5. Still stand by those words and believe the LT would've been a wiser choice for me. Anyway, the main lesson I learnt here is to be patient and not to trust vendors who say they have no plans for sales. Cheers guys. Thanks for the feedback.
  6. Don't remember giving you permission to post any part of our conversation. After spending about half an hour asking about sales, which product to buy and basically ending the conversation saying I'd wait for the next sale, this guy gave me a 5 Eur Coupon. I dislike you even more now, for trying to come out as the good guy. Guess you had to try to save your skin. And the no company shtick is not true. Any ethical company would. Also what the deal behind doing a 20% sale followed by a 50% sale?? Lol. Anyway its the internet. Maybe you're a good person in real life. It'd be nice if some forum members on here could see another POV, instead of sticking up for a seemingly popular vendor.
  7. Thanks. No sense of entitlement here. I also understand and know that ML Sound Lab's legal obligations have been fulfilled. Common decency though is not fulfilled. Anyway, I wasn't asking for anyone's opinion on the subject, just sharing my thoughts so people can make of them what they will. Thanks though! Awesome meme.
  8. Bought a pack on 1st April. No info from the shop during a prior conversation that sale(s) were coming up. Also no compensation for those who paid extra so close to sale dates. There was a also a buy one get one free offer soon after their "20% off" Easter sale. ML sound labs is extremely unethical imo and I would request that you consider this message before your next purchase. There is generally a certain gentlemanly courtesy I believe we extend each other as musicians which Mikko, the guy who runs ML sound labs does not seem to possess. Cheers.
  9. Can anyone tell me what the optimal settings for sample rate and bit depth for the helix drivers are?
  10. 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?
  11. 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?...
  12. 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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    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?
  16. 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.
  17. Hey guys , Can someone tell me what's new about the editor besides a version number change? Looks the same to me...
  18. Another awesome looking update! This + VST/ Plug-in and a new editor interface! Awesome....
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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 :).
  23. 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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