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doug316

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  1. Gotta love it. Snagged a "blemished" Helix from Zzounds that turned out to be a scuffed protective tape on the scribble strips, which did its job well. Happy purchase at almost 20% off and no waiting... so check those sites periodically and maybe you'll get lucky.
  2. Nothing for the scribble strips?
  3. Well, I just saw a DT25 for $600 at a major retailer. They were very anxious to move it, and they said that Line 6 was closing them out. I've been very excited about Helix because it looks like the first preamp that actually has a good user interface on it and all the features I've ever wanted. The DT's have that for the tube power, I see no reason to ever buy another Line 6 amp, especially if they obsolete the DT series. I can only hope they'll release a modest upgrade but still support the existing line.
  4. Thanks. Sounds like it's a matter of interpretation (a very conservative one in this case), I wonder if there are any cases or precedent on a more direct application of this to a situation like this one. It's bad for everyone to prohibit companies from outlining roadmaps. I'm all for requiring disclaimers that future features are planned but not promised, etc. No comment necessary, just putting it out there. This is important enough for this and future product releases, so I hope Line 6's legal team has investigated this thoroughly enough to be certain. As-is, I really feel like lack of DS support out of the gate can really sour the reputation of Line 6, a company that has the loyalty of many customers around the world.
  5. I searched a bit and didn't find anything--@Digital_Igloo do you happen to have any references online to the law? I'm very curious and would like to learn more about it.
  6. Illegal? You've to be kidding.
  7. With all due respect to the Igloo, that's not good enough! IMO there needs to be an official public statement from Line 6 about what the intended DT support will be in the Helix. I cannot think of any good reason why they would not do so, other than they know we will be disappointed and it will decrease sales.
  8. Indeed. And there's even a DT in the background of the latest YouTube videos (artist demos). They could benefit so much from open communication. We get it...this is tech, and you can't release all features in 1.0 and get the product out. But why in the world don't they officially address the issues that correspond to their flagship marketing message (Dream Rig)? I think @CipherHost is right on -- the behavior is suspicious of an incomplete protocol handshake. Any deeper speculation is just that. The real answer about whether the irresponsible abandonment of the DT series is happening or not and I don't get why we must be left in the dark.
  9. Ok, so not "all" of the control are working, just the knobs (on which channel?) But the gain on the helix is not working?? That doesn't sound right. I would seriously think that right now, the only way to run helix is into the FX return. If that's not sounding right then something must not be configured right, i.e. you're not using a preamp model on the helix. Excuse the ignorance, who are they? And if they are giving you details about integration level, can you elaborate?
  10. Are you saying topology is working manually after all? And gain as well? It's sounding more to me like they just haven't complete the integration yet. That makes sense, to limit features to get the product out (no later than it already is). The default would be for the L6 Link to route to the preamp in the absence of a control message to do otherwise.
  11. Just as a sanity check here, is there an official statement at all about this? Or are we just guessing because it doesn't happen to work now? Other reports are that using L6 Link disables the topology selection on the DT entirely, this might imply that it's a simple software feature that hasn't reached the top of the list yet.
  12. Are you using a preamp model on the Helix when you try this? I'd be pretty surprised if this didn't work. Contrary to what radatats says, I'd be surprised if the effects return wasn't an input directly into the power section.
  13. Do you have a source for this statement about the DT architecture? Or is it speculation?
  14. I can't justify paying a premium price for otherwise amazing products that leave out critical features, that are congruent with the company's previous product development and marketing efforts. The helix appears to invalidate a primary selling point of the DT series. I won't keep obsoleting gear when it would be otherwise unnecessary. Line 6 really needs to get their act together and let people know what's going on with things like this.
  15. Wow I had no idea. Canceling my pre-order immediately. How in the world can Line 6 justify this on a $1500 flagship front-end? What's the point of using the Line 6 Link without topology switching? I really love Line 6 product but its as if they are intentionally leaving out key features just to irritate their loyal customers. (Power switch on HD series for example?) Buh bye
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