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  1. Depending on your signal chain, you can sometimes hear a noise from the impedance circuit switching, but I'm pretty sure it's not done via a mechanical relay. (if I'm wrong, please feel free to mock me relentlessly). It's an analog circuit, but it's probably being switched via transistor/mosfet or similar, without any actual moving parts. The sound is just an artifact of the switchover which comes through in the audio signal. The larger the jump when the circuit switches, the louder the artifact, in my experience. So you're both right. Sorta. Close enough? ;)
  2. You might want to try my suggestion above next time. Could be your issue too. No guarantees, but maybe.
  3. Here's how you can know for sure: Buy all of the Helix Rack units everywhere you can find them, until they are completely out of stock, forcing Line6 to manufacture more Wait until they come back into stock Buy 1 more. That one will have been manufactured in the time between step 1 and now
  4. Make sure HX Edit is logged-in to your account first, before you try the update. If it isn't, it'll start the process, download the update, and then just hang there, doing nothing. Line6 definitely needs to fix this snag.
  5. Hmmm... I just watched this to see what you were referring to, and that is very interesting! I'm going to have to play with those two amps and see what's going on there. Looks like I could definitely be wrong about the stock cabs/mics always playing nice together without phasing issues. He doesn't have anything else in his chain prior to that which might be causing a phase shift, so it has to be either the amps or the cabs. Thanks for sharing this and pointing that out. At any rate, the fix would still be the same, using a delay just like Jason did. I don't know of any other way to adjust phase offsets with Helix (but maybe I'm wrong there too!)
  6. Yeah, I think OP has the right idea, it's just that the cabs and mics in Helix don't respond the way they would in real life, where distance would definitely affect phase alignment. (If they did, I can just imagine all the posts we'd get about 'when I use stereo cabs everything sounds thin and quiet!') But if he's getting some undesirable phase behavior from other parts of his chain, then using the delay trick mentioned above is a way to accomplish the same thing as moving the mics would. The only time I've ever had to do this was when I was using two IRs that hadn't been trimmed correctly, but maybe there are other ways to create phase problems in Helix that I just haven't discovered yet... (using the effects loops in a parallel path would be one possibility!)
  7. Tuning might be irrelevant based on its implementation, but it still has to do pitch detection to isolate the discrete frequencies it is shifting by the desired intervals. It's far from trivial to do so. Also, have you tried the Poly Capo instead of the Poly Pitch block? I have only tried the former but it has an adjustable stability vs. speed setting. Might give you better results, or maybe it works exactly the same as the Poly Pitch. I don't know, just a thought.
  8. I don't see that anywhere in this thread... And, I mean, considering the current state-of-the-art, it works pretty well, no? What out there works better, for realtime, low-latency processing, in a portable device? If you expect a digital pitch modulation to sound perfect and 100% transparent for this kind of purpose, I'm afraid you're still going to have to wait a number of years for that. I'm sure it will happen eventually, but it's the kind of thing that will probably require some clever machine learning algorithms to 'know' what perfect should and shouldn't sound like, to augment the already-highly-complicated process of frequency separation and individual note shifting for a combined set of notes. This is very challenging stuff in terms of how it's actually accomplished algorithmically.
  9. FWIW, turning it up much louder with my crappy earbuds and listening more closely, I do hear the slight warbles now. But I also hear warbles just from the small dissonances in the first two bars, when the pitch block is still bypassed. What I'm hearing, personally (and I don't expect this to apply to everyone!) is that those 'normal' warbles that are due to the inherent dissonances of those notes are accentuated a little bit once the pitch block is engaged. And yes I also do hear it affecting the background note ringing out, if I intentionally focus on that. To my ear -- and again, I'm not saying this makes anyone else right or wrong, it's just my personal observation -- I don't think I would ever notice that in a mix. If anything, I'd assume it was just a very subtle chorus effect. I think this sound clip would make for a very interesting poll -- not meant to prove anyone right or wrong, but just to get an idea of people's average acuity for something like this. I think this might be like the blue/gold dress image and the laurel/yanny audio clip (if you're not familiar with either of those you should definitely look them up), where two people can hear entirely different things.
  10. Do you have perfect pitch? I mean that genuinely and am curious. Some people have a *much* higher pitch acuity/sensitivity than others, which makes small pitch differences and dissonances glaringly obvious compared to the majority of people. I'm wondering if maybe you fall into that group and that's why to you it's unusable but to others it's hardly noticeable. For some people fretted instruments in general are annoying to listen to because the notes all across the fretboard don't have ideal intonation just because of the simplifications required to build it. Likewise, some people hear no real difference with 'squiggly frets' (frets bent into weird shapes to correct the intonation) while to others they are a gamechanger.
  11. Thank you, I appreciate that. Later today when I have something other than these throwaway earbuds with terrible frequency response and zero bass, and aren't surrounded by loud background noise, I'll take another listen. As for you @SaschaFranck, all I can say is that based on many of your posts here in the past, you seem to be quick to assume people are trying to debate or argue with you. That wasn't my intention at all, but depending on your default stance for how the world is talking to you, you can make anything come across like that if you try hard enough. I was genuinely looking to understand what I wasn't hearing, and that's why I asked, and is also why I made the self-deprecating remark about maybe going deaf and also noted I was listening through garbage earbuds. You can either interpret that as someone being snarky and sarcastic toward you, or someone who is leaving the door open on themselves to be wrong and looking for better understanding. The one you choose says more about you than it does about me.
  12. Great. I won't discuss it any more with you. For others in the thread who aren't as dismissive, can you please explain to me what is wrong with Sascha's clip, because I'm still not hearing it, and I genuinely am very curious if there's something I'm missing.
  13. I'm only listening through cheap earbuds at the moment, and maybe I'm going deaf, but I'm not hearing--at all--what you find problematic in that. Especially on the first four bars, where it's just on/off with no shift. Sounds totally fine to me. Can you explain what's unusable?
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