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About Hblum01

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  1. And this is why I love the helix and definitely give major respect to line 6 and the helix team. It will be very interesting when we fast forward five years and the helix is the standard in guitar modellers and line 6 is recognized for its support of its products.
  2. Thanks guys! Will try it out.
  3. Just added request for more impulse response slots. While 128 is quite a few -- for those of us with large libraries it would be nice to have another 100 or so. Please vote if you agree. Howie
  4. Occasionally hear a tiny squeak from the expression pedal. Works fine etc. any ideas about safe lubricant that could be used if it gets louder? Howie
  5. Anyone with OS X have success with the update? I'm on 1.03 without issues and away on holiday but plan on updating when I return.
  6. Added amp in a room or Kemper style pure cabinet feature to ideascale. I think that would give us even more versatility in tones esp for live playing.
  7. I added two ideas with the goal of making mixing of two cabs, mics or amps easier -- one would be to have stereo cabs have automatically equal right and left volume regardless of cab or mic chosen. The second would be an auto leveled mixing block which would allow changing the relative % of a or b from 50-100% but maintain consistent volume which would make for easier mixing choices.
  8. So i wanted to pick the brains of my fellow helixes and see what the best set up would be to use the digitech trio. Most of you probably know what it is but for the few that don't -- it uses band in a box technology and harmony sensing software to come up with bass and drum backing when you play something on guitar. It has an input for guitar and then 2 outputs -- one to go straight to amp and one that would be meant for a mixer -- for the drum and bass parts. It has smart sensing inputs -- so if you have one plug going into the amp output -- it will disable the mixer output and all sounds will go to the amp output -- eq'ed appropriately to sound decent through a typical guitar speaker. If you only plug out of the mixer output it will add a generic cabinet simulation so that the guitar tones will sound ok when going straight a mixer and if both are used then it will split the signals appropriately. So the dilemma is how to set it up so I have the least impact on tone and also don't increase the volume of the guitar signal when playing through it as opposed to bypassing it. I figured a mono fx loop was the most appropriate block. If I put it at the end of my chain following reverb and before the looper block I can get a decent signal EXCEPT the guitar signal gets louder when I initiate that block -- because the guitar signal is getting both the initial input in helix and then the send signal which is then coming back with the return. Option two would be to go 1st into trio then out via guitar output into helix then have a return only for the mixer output at the same point before the looper. The downside here I think would be some loss of fidelity -- using the trio as 1st inline instead the likely superior input on helix straight from guitar. So what do you guys think? (sorry for the ridiculously long post....) Howie
  9. oh and using mac -- yosemite os
  10. i've noticed that the helix software is dropping its connection to helix -- i'm on helix 1.1 and 1.03 firmware; have to unplug and plug the usb back in to get the connection again.
  11. Just added an idea for adding tap tempo to other effects that don't currently implement it including univibe.
  12. Absolutely. Also can use recorded tones to get to the correct values. I'm just curious about the inclusion of some of these controls
  13. First let's start with the disclaimer -- this is not a criticism, bug report or complaint. Also I'm one of the few users who owns both an axe fx ii as well as the helix -- and in my humble opinion -- as I've said in multiple threads the helix rocks! I do think the models are accurate and sound like a miked up amp. So I wanted to ask the engineers that designed the helix why they added some controls to certain amp models that the original amp did not have -- i.e. Champ really should just have volume or in this case drive control. Similarly the dr z only has treble, bass and volume. Just curious and also wondering what setting those controls should be to essentially bypass them (i.e. On the axe if a model is missing a particular control cliff advises setting it either at halfway or off or at full such as master volume) to accomplish this. On the helix obviously setting master to 10 works for the no master volume amps but what about presence control that wasn't on the original? Thanks Howie
  14. Has a digital clipping meter been added to ideascale yet? If not I would like to add it. That way we have a better idea of available headroom and can avoid unnecessary nasty distal distortion.
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