Hi, new guy here, please go easy on me - specially if my questions ware already answered
Since quite a few months I'm doing research for multieffect rack unit for myself. Everything was going smoothly until press release of Helix
Kemper's approach is great, but the lack of deep edition and no IR potentiality sets it to no no
Now the Fractal AxeFX seemed to be a perfect solution for me, but there is no chance to even touch it before purchase. I wont blow over 2kÂ£ (+ price of controller) for a piece of gear on the basis of an opinions on the web
Now the Helix. Before I put the trigger on one I really need to know as much as I can about it
First question. Is the price on Thomann.de (around of 1kÂ£ for rack unit) is what we can expect?
Other question is about capabilities. Is it possible (or will be in future) to have deep editing possibilities like changing type of tonestack, preamp/PA valves or type of rectifier like in Fractal's units?
How about of software updates, new amp models - what is general Line6's politic about that? I'm a former Line6 gear user, years ago I used to use POD XT Life, so I know what kind of politic Line6 was using (paid extensions - model packs). I'm just wondering if it changed since fusion with Yamaha Corp. Don't get me wrong, I won't complain if you do charge me for worthy expansions, but it would be really nice to feel more love and support from L6
Anyway, congratulations on the start, the list of features and general appearance is mind blowing, can't wait to see Helix in my local shop