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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 :)
  16. Waxing might help BUT if you have to negotiate about guitar-related investments with someone you share your household with, you might concider using this flaw of the pickup for reasoning buying NEW PICKUPS! ;)
  17. I'd like to second, third and fourth this one!!! A level-meter or even just a peak-indicator would help a lot. Also, if these were available as a block or that one could check the level/eq-curve at any point of the signal chain. Would be very professional <3
  18. Skipping 1.05 sounds like a little joke referring to a post earlier on this forum. That's fine, I don't mind, but it does sound weird to me to get second hand information like this... Sounds more like a rumour than authentic news :l EDIT: due to some internet's connection problems this post came throgh on several hours of delay. So it is not just a rumour then, nice! My hopes one the 3-channel amp would be the bogner one... ;)
  19. That's very peculiar since the channel switching should not have any part to do with the audio signal current... :S I'd suggest you'd open a ticket here: http://line6.com/support/tickets/
  20. Same issue here with Cicognani Brutus! The expression pedal goes to somewhere between 93-97% and it varies. Please tell us about the mod!!!
  21. An IR is only as good as it is made so ofcourse not any given IR goes past Helix's cabs. Besides, ownhammer and redwirez are quite sophisticated in what they do so excellence is expected. And Helix is awesome because of it's versatility - the user has overwhelming possibilities to choose from how to create his/her sounds. Even if I did whine about this or that here I do likey-like my helix and I'm happy for the purchase. At the moment I'm just sippin' my morning-coffee and reading this forum - then I will go to my studio and start rocking with my helix, mmm-mmmm!!! :)
  22. Good and bad news: I had forgot that I had actually a 5-cable-method going on; I had a line-out from my poweramp to my DAW. I came to unplug that and.... SILENCE! That noise was gone!!! Now I can use the 4CM completely. I just need to find a way to get that line-out working with all these. Or maybe when I wish to reamp that signal I will just use a laptop/iPad for that. I still wonder WHY did the noise disappear when I unplugged that line because it was ran to my DAW through a transformer-isolator :S Nevertheless, now I can reamp my real stack with helix!!! (if only did the audio work stable with El Capitan... the audio driver needs to be rebooted every once in a while...)
  23. Good and bad news I have! :S I could say that I had a 5-cable-method because I had also a line-out from my poweramp to my DAW (to be used with an IR when wanted) and I came to remove that connection - and the noise was gone!!! Now, this connection was a TRS and ran through a transformer isolator but still for some weird reason that alien noise disappeared when I plugged it off. Well, now I can reamp with the 4CM just fine, but I have to live without that signal. I bare that better than the noise, so, I could I say I'm pretty happy now being able to reamp the real stack with my Helix!!! And it is also a bliss to run helix's preamps to the real tube poweramp! (too bad I can't have that IR'd now... But I can always mic my own cab :)
  24. I apologize for my exaggarated judgement. No I can't say Pete thinks Helix's cabs were poor, I can only say from my point of view they are no match to a really good IRs. It is my assumption that he'd agree with me on this as he said a good cab sound is about worth a half of the complete guitar sound. I think even the one free set of IR's ownhammer offers as an introduction beats all the cabs onboard helix. But ofcourse, like you said, it is a matter of taste. And I'm not saying helix's cabs were unusable, they just don't sound much better than Johnson J-Station's cabs and that artefact is from the 90's! There are many free IR's available around the net, no need to buy them if not interested.
  25. He is awesome but not once did he use the Helix's cab-simulations - why? Because they're poor. He did the stuff helix excells at. I find helix requires outboard help to be REALLY good, such as ownhammer's impulses or a real amp to 4CM with.
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