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  1. willjrock

    QSC K10.2 sounds great with Helix

    They had a power cab set up at my local music store and it just doesnt sound that good. There are also a number of other FRFR set up in close proximity. Unfortunately not the QSCs. Since then theyve gotten rid of the powercab altogether. There are number of FRFR options available that are better sounding than the powercab.
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    Delay in-between amp and cab blocks?

    Not sure why youd want to do that. The best place for a delay is after the speaker. Running it in the fx loop of a traditional guitar rig is a bit of a compromise. The main reason people put it in their fx loop (on a traditional guitar amp) is to avoid the extra effort that goes with placing it after the speaker. Placing it pre cab, youre not really gaining anything.
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    Tilt Eq needs a "mix" parameter

    all said in the title
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    HX Edit edit arrow always illuminated

    On the editor...so now how do we know if a patch needs saved or has been edited since the folder/arrow no longer grays out when saved? This surely could not have been missed. Thats why im thinking its different.
  5. After being stuck at 50% for about 15 mins, i closed and restarted updater, ran it from the beginning, and update took about 3 minutes from there.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Well all im saying man is that gear DOES matter. Anyone who thinks differently can tell themselves whatever they want, but you dont choose a boogie when you want a marshall sound and a fender wont sound like a marshall no matter what you do. Youll have to get a marshall for that.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Well i mean if YOU have no doubt, then it must be true. Not sure why you couldnt have simply disagreed without all the douchery? Its apparent you dont understand the value of "getting the right sound". You dont get Stevie Rays tone with a les Paul and a JCM 800, and you dont get a guitar tone on an album like Pyromania on a Twin Reverb and a Rick, and a Soldano cab with Eminence speakers will never sound like a Marshall with greenbacks no matter how hard you try. No. apples to oranges.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    More in the digital era where most of the music is rehashed. If you think ACDC would have built their legacy on Mesa Boogie amplifiers just the same way they did using marshalls, i would have to disagree with that.
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    Steve Stevens using HX FX

    Meh not really. People had asked whether or not there was anyone using Helix. Its never really been any secret or question that pros have been using Line6 products for years. The deeper question that was intended i believe was whether or not pros were using Helix in the same manner us home musicians are using Helix, with amp and cab modeling, and IRs, or whatever. I mean of course touring artists are using line 6 gear. We all knew that. However no one ever really knows to what extent. Seems to me Steve Stevens is using it for simply for the delays and not much else, there is another artist that uses helix for its tuner, routing capabilities and not much else. Does that really qualify? I dont know, people tend to worry about other people a little too much IMO. Just play what you like. If a touring artist uses the same gear then so be it. It doesnt change my life in any way if he IS using the same equipment as myself...It doesnt validate my decision to purchase helix because a touring pro is using it....just as i wont discontinue use if he decides to.
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    Crackles and pops with HX Stomp

    The peculiar thing about it all is, when it happened in my case, Helix was the audio card being employed, and the clicks and pops were recorded to the track. Conversely when its an issue of CPU, the artifacts are NOT recorded.
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    Why there is almost no distortion from the amps

    You are absolutely correct. Ive tested and it works exactly as you describe. Ill often use this control to level a patch if the only thing im running after the amp block is an IR.....or sometimes i dont care if im hitting the delay or verb a little harder, so ill use it.....but if you want to keep your patch sounding identical except a little louder, youll have to go to the end of the path to add volume, whether it be using the out block or a gain block at one of the later stages of the path.
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    Powercab plus or ASC 10?

    Im going to grab a stereo FRFR set-up. Ive heard the ASM 10's and they sound a LOT better than the ASM 12s. Its kinda not even close....but i have NOT heard a powercab plus yet. I get that Helix will integrate with powercab better, and there are more features with the powercab plus, and for less money on top of all of that, but i'll end up gravitating to the pair that sounds the best, which in theory i guess they should sound about the same. Though i *think* the powercab plus has a twelve in it? That would mean more to me if i were only getting one unit. Which would you lean towards with tones being your main focus? If you have any reasoning youd like to share that would be cool too. Im guessing here, but the powercab probably carries firmware that will come with updates? growth is something that probably should not be ignored all together. Thanks for any thought.
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    Any indication on the status of the spring 2019 update

    Very very interesting topic. Subscribed.
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    amp model for line 6 hx effects

    Arislav is right. If you have no plans of gigging with it, (even tho you technically could with a bit more effort) for $99, youd be hard pressed to do much better.
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    Bass: amp vs amp+cab

    The cabinet is everything. It plays a much larger role in modeling in comparison to a hardware rig. Finding the right one definitely should make the experience more enjoyable. You should know what kind of sound youre chasing. If the sound you like is a cab with 8x10s, leafing thru a folder of 2x15s is likely to leave you unsatisfied. In comparison, a guitar player looking for that british sound thru a mesa cabinet is likely to have a long search. The IRs used in the video above are some of the worst available. I would fully expect helix cabs to sound better in comparison. When you find an IR that suits you well and play on it for a couple of days, youre current selection probably will not have the same appeal to you. Good luck!
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    Guitar In - Balanced or Unbalanced?

    Phil explained it better than i could but the bottom line is that little bit of difference a balanced signal would provide, is so far under the noise floor of a distorted guitar sound that it wouldnt even be noticeable. The only time you might be able to tell a difference was when the guitar is NOT playing....and then the only thing you might get rid of is a little bit of handling noise. Being that the guitar itself is unbalanced its kind of pointless. I dont know about a variax though, thats why i said most.
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    Guitar In - Balanced or Unbalanced?

    Its never worth it to run a regular guitar balanced. at least not distorted.
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    Marshall Silver Jubilee

    I grabbed about every 4x12 cab from IK what ended up being about $35 in the custom shop. They are definitely some of the best ive heard. I know its a little different but its better than getting beat over the head for an IR.
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    Phasey sounds particularly on Matchstick preset

    If you guys are not hearings the artifacts the OP is describing, you really need to look into new monitors, your room acoustics, your ears, whatever. Thats no knock. Just stating- if youre not hearing it, there is a real problem somewhere. It is plainly evident. OP - you need to give full details on your set-up for anyone to make a reasonable guess. Post the preset here, ect. Not likely, but this may have been a problem in the past, and your prior set-up simply not having the bandwidth to reproduce the distortion. It literally could be anything without having some sort of details. One bit of advice i can give is that the treble control on this amp gets a little squirrely right around 6.8, 6.9, ect and can cause some weird artifacts (Really dial it and monitor it closely in this area) but i havent noticed it sounding like your example at any point. Simply could be any number of choices, such as but not limited to, my effect choices or chord choices, NOT being AS capable of highlighting the offending freq.
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    Anyone else need more volume from headphone output?

    Was letting a bass player mess with my helix for a few days. Ive never used headphones with helix, nor even the headphone jack, but thats what he chose to use. As i was giving him a crash course on how to navigate helix, the hard volume pretty consistently ran around 35%. This is bass mind you. Getting up into the 50% to 60% range would be where he would start to comment about it being too loud. Most all the block volumes were at their default as i was just trying to give a quick crash course. Dude played pretty regularly on the Tampa thrash scene in the mid to late 80's, so his judgement of what "loud" is, cant be too too far off. Just describing my one and only headphone experience after almost 3 years with helix.
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    Powercab plus or ASC 10?

    I DO like the 12's a lot, but the 10s were just sooo much more defined (which i know is not always important to everyone) and crisp sounding, and they just seemed perfect. Its possible that there may have been other factors at play. The room for one. If i were playing live a lot maybe the 12's would be a good choice? Maybe the 10s work better in a studio environment? Not sure. You sure make some great points man. Steve too. After hearing the ASM 10s compared to the 12s im prob just a little afraid of the 12 inch speaker. But youre right, it seems kind of crazy to pass up on all that PC plus has to offer.
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    ML Sound Lab IRs OMG!!!

    Thats ok. Laugh if you want, but i bet thats the last time you step to me trying to play hard guy. I totally expected that type of reaction from you. Youre a troll out drama shopping.. Perpetuating is the only thing that makes sense.
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    ML Sound Lab IRs OMG!!!

    I havent really paid attention, but have you detected any difference in sound or quality? as opposed to the 48/16 files Helix calls for? I guess it could come down to the quality of the conversion? Dropping a 96/24 file in Helix should still work but will it sound different than the same file at 48/16? Will it sound different whether using a redwirez converted IR, as opposed to a file that was converted by loading it into the helix? Splitting hairs im sure. Just curious. The guitar style factors in i bet.. May be completely imperceptible in a "wall of sound" rock production while a single cleanish or acoustic track may show signs of degradation. Monitoring would also be a factor here.
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    ML Sound Lab IRs OMG!!!

    I dont know why you just dont let other people have their opinion without you feeling the need to insert your mouth in the middle and start slinging the insults? Why are you so worried about what i have to say? We have a a perfectly legit beef here. Its just a discussion. No need to jump in with your condescending remarks - "if you dont like it dont buy it" - "its not that complicated" (no kidding?? thanks for the heads up) Thats on YOU dude. Its not "soft language" as you call it. Its about not coming equipped with enough mental competence to rebut an opinion without resorting to name calling. calling people entitled, asinine, stop complaining, you must be 15, ect. You have an opinion on the topic, great! Let'r rip. You have an opinion on my opinion or want to tell me how to conduct myself? Then we'll have an issue.
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    ML Sound Lab IRs OMG!!!

    Why are you even speaking right now? Not interested in comments from the peanut gallery. Im having a conversation, and you think you need to rush to MLSL defense by attacking me? What, are you his bodyguard lol? or are you just trolling on in, attempting to start drama -as usual. The only thing assine here is you thinking youre qualified to give me orders.