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  1. There are few more too, But good advice, lots of folks been waiting to try this update, me included, Like I said I rolled back, I was pretty sure I would have to anyway.. . I was trying it out to see if the wait was worth it..
  2. Nope.. Im good, just an observation from this forum.
  3. Ah.. Cheers, Glad you replied.. Love you too
  4. I'll admit it I was one of the guys screaming for Line 6 to get there finger out and release this update, of course, they didn't take any notice and none of what I said or any of the other excited customers were screaming either, we got slammed and shot down by all the 'protectors of the realm', don't get me wrong here, I really like my helix, ( I don't love it ) As a tool to get great tones for my gigs, I'm a part-timer I do around 2-4 gigs a week in pubs and clubs and can make a few quid to pay for our cars or holidays, its a nice income stream, I'm not a full-time muso I do have a decent 50hr per week day job too. Helix suits me, as for me its good balance between costs and quality, I enjoy using it and thus far has been as reliable as my POD2, XT Live!, HD500X, it was a natural upgrade, I use the Helix direct to my FOH, I don't use and foldback and have no amps on stage, basic... I know my gear well though, I've been doing the above for over 20 years successfully. So this 2.8 update that they have rolled out... mmm, I did upgrade but quickly rolled back as its not ready guys... And I can see many people are using it successfully, maybe they don't use their gear the same as myself for example and so they won't see the bugs the whole upgrade process was incredibly slow, and even stopped halfway through, ( expected but not good ). My experience with the 2.8 release os one of disappointment, the platform runs slower, and yes tell me I'm wrong, but I know my gear and my helix runs slower with 2.8, L6 has managed to break several users Units with this update, maybe pilot with a few errors but many aren't, they appear to follow the instructions (how many pages). We are supposed to be thankful that L6 is giving us this for free according to some folk on here, they still don't get the concept of 'We bought a platform!' how else do we use it, L6 has an obligation to there customers to make sure that the rollouts are as trouble-free as possible, who beta tested this crap? don't tell me the 'L6 Ambassadors'? a few brand loyal consumers.. I honestly think that L6 beta program is to blame, L6 has a lot of users that really know the gear well but don't comment on here or TGP, users that play and use the gear for real every week.. not in a church or bedroom but on a stage or studio for cash... these are the guys and gals that can tell you if there's an issue anywhere with the platform, I'm sure some of the beta testers also do these gigs but I know for fact that some of them do not, So for all of the folks that think L6 is giving us these updates for free, Line6 have sold a platform (operating environment)that they have control of, they don't sell upgrades because consumers wouldn't buy into the platform without updates.. Think Android and you're nearly there.. How about all those that said they'll release it when its ready... They haven't... Those that think its amazing.. MMmm no Those who rolled back... Good on ya Ready for the onslaught of hate.. check
  5. Yep. I'm having the same issue in my head too... I rolled back anyway.. 2.8 doesn't work with my helix very well...
  6. I'll try a full reset ... I have rolled back now.. got a few gigs this week but maybe next Monday...
  7. Thats not good, looks like a few bugs still in there... Are you rolling back? Did you update presets?, I kept my original and haven't done a full reset... or loaded up new presets..
  8. Did you update presets?, I kept my original and haven't done a full reset... or loaded up new presets..Might try it..
  9. Anyone else notice 2.8 is less responsive when switching effects on and off? on Helix Floor, .. switch indicators maybe even block state is deffo delayed enough for me to consider a second-foot press in a live gig, generally, rely on a mixture of visual and audible keys ensure I'm where I need to be on the board, but the delay makes me hesitate .. I'm sure this happened on another update sometime in the past and was fixed... Anyway Rolling back as don't need any of the new features currently I'd rather be confident on stage.. #rollingback #oldschool2.71
  10. Helix FLoor 2.8 Recently updated, Noticed on gig last night that there's a significant delay in the state if the footswitch when in stomp mode, if i hit say, a screamer, the light indicator is clearly delayed, only by milliseconds but long enough me to consider if I have actually pressed it whilst mind is in gig mode... I seem to remember this had happened before could have been 2.7 and was fixed in 2.71 Not 100% sure that the switching is as quick, I'll prob roll back as using mine live 3-4 time per week currently, anyone else seen or noticed this?
  11. Steady on.....2.8 could have been released whilst your babbling on... This SuPOORt forum gives me the $h1T$..
  12. Bandwidth?.... What do you mean a waste of bandwidth?
  13. Thought part of this update was to unify the code? I am talking Beta too and not Alpha, so any issues should be pretty minor if L6 have had their heads on... by the way I have no clue how L6 compile their software releases, I'm an AV manager at a Uni, and a weekend warrior I'm being grumpy too as I'm an impatient customer... hate to say it but it puts me off buying L6 stuff. I got excited about My HD500X too and they killed it at 2.6.. really wanted it to get more goodies. They still sell them too. That's my rant for this hour...
  14. Why dont L6 have a beta program.. it's not like they're ahead of the game anymore, or hiding anything from the users.. suppose if you dont show off your Helix skills on a Basefook page or Suetoob channel you ain't in the club... they could learn a lot from real users that use Helix for more than videos, not that I have time to beta test but imagine how much quicker the releases would be if they had 1000 beta testers, not a few youtubers..
  15. I already have a Fractal... And a BOSS lol... But its a good point... I wonder if L6 would appreciate your advice. The Helix is a great floor unit.. and IMO sounds as good as anything else out there, I include AxeFX and Kemper in that. I'll stand by my comments, L6 relies on the fanboys to fight their corner... And I do think they're a little slack.. and a little ignorant, (they have their favorite fanboys of course) Very rarely make any commitments to users, but again they don't have a 'professional' product yet so my comments may be hasty, development with pace is essential for a current software-based company and they don't do this very well.. IMO I'm not angry at all, I just have an opinion, and am simply wondering if L6 could give some indication or roadmap for end-users. that seems to be a reasonable request. Again please don't think I'm angry or upset, I have no emotional attachment to them whatsoever.. it's business. BTW love the L6monkey drop!
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