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  1. Yes. tried to change the USB-port, no luck with that the issue remains. I'm starting to lose faith with this. For everything else in my use the helix is working nicely but for reamping it is not (sigh, reamping was one of the main reasons to invest in it though)
  2. I wonder if anyone could answer to this question/idea?
  3. I try to keep working with helix but I have to initialize the audio hardware about every 5-10mins. I haven't timed it but PRACTICALLY when reamping tracks to a song I have to re-initialize before every take to make sure the audio doesn't corrupt. This sucks, big time. Any ideas for help? Anyone else had similar experiences?
  4. The issue is not only on playback but also recording. I was recording a demo with my band and some of the bass-tracks were corrupted :( Yes, I have the optional driver because without it the helix didn't work at all.
  5. I'm still excited and CURIOUS if this will be the case with native?
  6. I timed it. by 10 minutes the audio is terrible.
  7. I'm using the latest updates on OSX, drivers, softwares and helix and you know, everything. When reamping helix in logic the audio starts to cut and pop and mess up after a while. First a little and gradually more and more. It helps when I initialize the core audio from preferences > audio settings. The I/O buffer is at full 1024 Why do I have to keep doing this? It does kill the workflow and sometimes recording the reamp is ruined.
  8. Since the native's ability to use blocks is limited by my DAW's horsepower and my computer is a vegan-hulk-arachnoid on steroids plus cyber-tech it will hulk-smash my helix just like that. In this scenario I sure cannot transfer my alien-studio-sounds to my gig-rig. The question is; is there going to be a (switchable) DSP-limiter in Native so I would stay in the helix-able zone of creating tones? Also, about simulating the physical helix in software-environment, is there going to be same setup of virtual I/O-routing to the Native? For example, running several tracks to the same instance of Native? p.s. I'm excited. This software is going to be a game-changer to the overall sound of my band. I look forward to run both my bass and my friend's guitar through the same helix! I could tailor our OVERALL-SOUND at ease and transfer it to different situations soooooo much faster and easier. Line6, I love you!
  9. Just my simple answer since I do use both scenarios in my studio among other A/D-D/A (multiples) conversions along various signal-paths... No, you won't hear a difference*. Concentrate on the end result and use any means available. There will always be all kind of noise all along the way back and forth and actually, the small things some might desperately try to get rid off are the things that makes the MUSIC breathe and organic (unless it was digital clipping, ofcourse, but I think there's always more hiss from opamps than clipping from converters when the signal is 'healthy') AND not to mention most of the time we're playing electric guitars, right? One of the most Lo-Fi instrument there is... ;D I try to make music, not 'sound'. My workaround on these matters is as following: "If it sounds fine, it must be fine and I should pay more attention to the tuning of my guitar and what am I actually doing with my fingers. Playing the instrument or playing the gear?" P.s. I am very well aware of the differences and possibilities between XLR and USB but just wanted to point out that this is not a huge issue. Rather a minor inconvenience if the all-digital-path was not available.
  10. Too cool! Brilliant idea! I might have to try this too. Thank you VERY MUCH for sharing and good job!
  11. ...running to a live guitar cab through a real amp? That is like having a miced cab running to a live cab, having two cabs in series for signal, not the load. If you're running the helix as standalone to headphones/monitors, try setting two IR/cab-blocks in series - this is quite similar to it what I'm talking about. My quest is to create an IR which I'm going to run to the following cab, making the latter sound different.
  12. Tried that. Guitar -> helix 4cm /amp -> cabs/dualcabs/IR-cabs/mixes -> that live cab I'm trying to make richer didn't enjoy much. The sound got too muddy/dark.
  13. More info on this please? Is it a mic IR only or what? Where could I find it?
  14. Ofcourse it is not the same (air moved) and it'd be foolish trying to mimic the 8" to be like a 4x12" when I could just use a 4x12" IR with the direct signal in te first place. The goal here is to make one thing sound different, in a way like another... I've already had pleasant results making my acoustic guitar's piezo sounding almost like a miced acoustic through an IR. Still, this is FUN stuff to fool around :) who knows if we'd com up with something spectacular? :D
  15. I came up with an idea I haven't tried yet. I once miced an 8" cab with lots of time and then tried to create an EQ match as close as possible to a reference which was a major rock band's album sound. Ofcourse I didn't get it identical but the EQ was great for home recording. Now, how could I create an EQ-curve to make that cab sound LIVE as big as possible? I could create an eq and load it as an IR to helix and then run that signal to my tube power-amp to drive the 8" cab. With my current setup I could record from helix to my DAW the dry signal of the guitar, the tube amp's preamp out signal, the tube amp's full signal through a weber load box with and without helix IR/cabsim and then ofcourse any live room mic's through my mixer. I've got a 57 and 906e and some cheap large diagraph condenser. Any suggestions? I've got Logic Pro X for software. I haven't made any IRs or EQ-matches before. Maybe catching the poweramp's line-out dry and with a chosen cabsim from helix, then find and EQ for the line-out signal which would be close to the cabsim? Then "subtract" somehow from that signal a close miced 57-sound..? ehhhhh.... sounds complicated, right? :D If I will manage to create a decent IR somehow like this, with your help, I will ofcourse share the IR with you or any recipe to create your own :)
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