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Everything posted by HudsonHawk

  1. I just prefer to choose the expression pedals I like. It's most probable to break and it's built in and can't be easily replaced.
  2. I returned the Helix. Very cool unit. Function wise I wanted to keep. But it doesn't do as many effects as the Axe Fx II XL and didn't like having expression pedal attached to it.
  3. I decided to keep the Axe Fx II XL because of its effects and also i know how to use it will after many years. I also like Fractal's editor better. The scribble strips were main enticement, but i guess I'll look at an RJM Mastermind 22 in near future. Yes, expensive i know.
  4. I wish the main large screen could just display a large image of the preset name when using live. The routing does not need to be on screen live and a large preset name would be great!
  5. Seems silly to not have the preset show large when not needing the routing live. Maybe in future firmware releases this will happen?
  6. Un-did screw on bottom. loosened the allen bolt and used white lithium grease with a toothpick. Tightened and all good now. Just be careful to not lose those small screws!
  7. Routing screen is great for editing of course, but live I don't need to see that. Be better to have ability to display a large preset name or whatever.
  8. I have not been able to run it through all the paces yet. I just plugged some good headphones in and it sounded decent. Though the amp models sounded similar and the delays and reverbs were not as good. I'm not making a final decision until I really have time to plug it in 4CM and give it a real try.
  9. 2 issues....every link I try to download for the editor takes me to an up loader download that doesn't do anything once I open it???? Also the pedal squeaks and feels either too tight or too loose when I use allen wrench on side? Please advise. Thanks!
  10. Time will tell when I get my hands on the Helix. But this doesn't sound great to me as I'm coming from a MFC101 that had 17 buttons. I used 10 as presets and 7 instant access switches. Option to configure the switches for whatever you want, would be much preferred. At very least have bank up and down locked in and then have Mode available on a long press bank down or something. As far as mandating that we utilize tempo/tuner....that doesn't sit well for my needs and seems anti what this pedal was created to do with buttons and scribble strips...give you options.
  11. Are these buttons nonassignable? Meaning if I want to use the Tempo/Tuner for something else, I can't? Seems counter productive to mandate the user has to have this and waste a button IMO.
  12. I think Delays and Reverbs are areas that most FX units should try and shine in. The Amp and Cab models too, but that only matters to those that don't do 4CM. The common denominator is Delay and Reverb. Drive would be another "standard effect" that most care about. While my Helix arrives tomorrow, I'll surely be interested in the reverbs, coming from an Axe Fx II XL.
  13. This is what I've always found to be true in most units utilizing this strategy of parallel.
  14. Is this standard in most parallel MFX units? Moot point as I don't think I run anything parallel ever more than 50%, but just curious???
  15. Actually I had no idea about that merger! Mainly just was saying what was bad, is now considered good or great by many! Interesting info though and thanks for sharing. Really looking forward to this Helix!
  16. In Axe Fx I'd run my delays and reverbs in parallel because I don't like them mushed together. Assuming this is easy, if not easier in the Helix?
  17. Hoping I will like it and will be comparable. Time will tell! I'm so gelled with Fractal for so many years and have never liked Line 6 stuff in past. Heard this is different and hoping it's like when Behringer and Midas teamed up!
  18. I like Fractal's plex delay...Not sure what it does...but it sounds great!
  19. I understand snapshots from scenes in Fractal's stuff. Global lead is different. I like having a main lead that I use on a majority of my solos. Some patches I make up specifically for the song to have it's own thing. But to press again on a preset that is already on to have an alternate global preset is a great and simple idea to implement. Hopefully the design guys at Line 6 read this and implement it.
  20. At end of songs for long taper or for volume swells it's terrific!
  21. In my Axe Fx II XL and MFC101 I can assign a global lead so that whenever I press on a patch that I'm already in, again, it does my global lead. GREAT FEATURE and hoping this can be done with the Helix???
  22. Fractal had SCENES earlier and is same thing as SNAPSHOTS with Helix. What are you missing in delays? If Helix doesn't have a multi delay type sound, I may not gel with it. I use that effect a lot!
  23. Just wanted to introduce myself and hoping this forum is helpful and with fast response like the Fractal Forum. Been a Axe Fx user for 9 years and hoping the effects with Helix are stellar in 4CM with my Mesa TC-50 head. Anyone convert also and what is your opinion based on owning both?
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