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Everything posted by Kilrahi

  1. Pretty thorough but ... you left out the controversial tuner history!
  2. Yeah, I have the same. It works great.
  3. Uh, no, you're not right. You have LOTS of options. One, you can place your old pedals in front of OR after the Firehawk without even using its loop, OR a combination of the two. You can also use the loop block within the Firehawk and place it AFTER the amp model, especially for pedals this tends to work best for (like delay). OR you can mix and match all three options (before, in loop, after). Lots of choices!
  4. The floor is a beast designed to be run over by a tank and still do just fine. The LT is well designed and solid, but especially in regards to the pedal, every one seems to agree the pedal on the floor is sturdier and more premium. With all that said, I never advise people to get the floor unless they need all that IO. It's not like the LT isn't sturdy ... it IS. Additionally, both have Line 6's iron clad 2 year warranty. The LT is perfectly giggable and solid.
  5. The Teemah is based on the Paul Co, Cochrane Timmy Overdrive, another legendary "clean" overdrive. It's not exactly like the Morning Glory, but it would be another pedal I'd fiddle with if I were trying to mimic the Morning Glory. I was going to suggest the Minotaur but BBD_123 beat me to it. I'd first try that, then if you're still wanting move on to the Teemah.
  6. Well I think it's just bits and pieces replied all over the place. There's no official thread, and probably only those who work there get the whole story.
  7. Read "The Gear Page."
  8. It largely depends on what the inputs of the Headrush are. I'd start with line out though.
  9. Flip. I try to make a joke and choose a safe esoteric instrument . . . and this happens. Bottom line, your bassoon sounds WAY better than anything my guitar has ever done.
  10. This article indicates plywood:
  11. I have no idea what it's made out of. I only know it sounds awesome. BUT . . . if you didn't already know this it's important that you do, the Powercab+ essentially give you an extra block - it's like turning your 6 block Stomp into a 7 blocker, so to me that's a big, big, BIG reason to get one.
  12. I'll see that bet and raise you a . . . kids walked in as I'm typing. Nevermind.
  13. I don't think that that's what people are saying. At least what I'm saying is MUSIC matters MORE, and music has always been about amazing rhythms that sound beautiful. I've heard "Sweet Child of Mine" played by Slash with his gear and it's amazing tonal bliss - and I've tried to recreate it from time to time and it's awesome and it's part of WHY I love the HX line. BUT . . . I also heard a version played once on a cheap Boss Katana and it wasn't set at all to sound like Guns and Roses - the guitar playing it was a Strat. It sounded AMAZING. It gets worse though. I also once heard it played on an acoustic guitar by Slash . . . . and that became my favorite version ever. I also once heard it played on a frickin' trumpet! It was also worth hearing. That's what I think everyone is saying. A good song should sound good and be worth listening to no matter what gear you have (with some caveats - I'm assuming, for example, you don't play through a completely non functional amp). Caveat: Virtually nothing sounds good played on a bassoon.
  14. I agree the subtle difference between DSP limits and block limit is easy to miss. I missed it too, and I read up a lot of stuff. It's just not always easy to catch EVERYTHING. It's rare that the DSP runs out before the blocks do, but it does happen. Usually it's the reverse though, I have plenty of DSP available, and my blocks are gone. That's the bummer to me.
  15. Helix CAN have an FX slot. It doesn't have to. Considering it can max out at 32 blocks if you have enough DSP, you'll be fine. Also, yes, it accepts midi control.
  16. I prefer to use the HX purely as the input device. I set Native to capture unprocessed signal. I usually have a signal path in the HX close to what I want so my mind stays sharp, but none of that is captured in my DAW. I then use Native for everything else. It's far easier this way. You can create multiple versions, test changes on the fly, it's insane.
  17. Well . . . the simple answer is . . . no. There's not an easy way, in fact I'd say it's impossible, to create a patch that is perfect in all situations. Now, I love hearing my patches through headphones. I do it all the time, but as soon as I need to play it through my FRFR it sounds like crap. So typically I have to adjust again when I'm switching over. Likewise, a patch I created on my FRFR also needs tweaked on headphones. I don't gig even close to as much as I wish, but the same rules apply there. If you're going to gig, you should always test your patches as close to gig volume as you can. That's just the name of the game.
  18. Yeah . . . I don't blame people who love owning them. Me personally, if I had the money, time, space, and strength . . . I STILL don't think I'd be buying traditional amps. I'm not exaggerating when I say that it doesn't do anything for me and I don't see the point. However, I would buy WAY more guitars . . . which if I'm being honest with myself is probably equally pointless, or dubious at best. It just gives me a lot more joy though than an amp.
  19. Well, it was good Kumbaya moment while it lasted . . .
  20. Also, make sure you use the mono version of the LA Studio Comp for your above signal chain. The mono is about 7% DSP usage and the stereo is 14%. Another good thing to check is that your distortion block was also mono. When I was first using the Stomp, a lot of signal chains I thought weren't possible had to do more with me thinking more grandiose than what I needed and not knowing how the Stomp worked. An amp/cab block sums everything to mono. This means that sticking anything stereo before an amp/cab block is most of the time completely pointless. If you end your signal chain with a stereo block then it starts to introduce stereo, so if I wanted stereo I used it for the final block AND whatever other blocks it was really essential for. Once I knew that, I quit grabbing stereo phasers, stereo compressors, stereo overdrives, and quit chewing up massive amounts of DSP before I even get to my amp block - which then destroyed all of my alleged creativity anyway.
  21. Honestly, that was a pretty good derailment. Music philosophy is a civilized intelligent thing to be going over. It's especially fascinating that it's contained at the tail end of a firmware thread. Could it be that Line 6's TRUE PURPOSE with 2.8 is to bring guitarists, and by extension, the world together again? Perhaps this delay is a clever master plan in disguise. So what should be the next topic? Tasty wheat? \
  22. Maybe. There is a lot of luck too, though. I have known quite a few talented songwriters who worked their guts out and went no where.
  23. Oddly enough, yeah. Test it and tell me what you think. I heard someone explain that it's because the dual cabs hard pan left and right in stereo though I'm not personally sure why. It's also true you can mix and match different types of cabs if you go single. Because of the six block limit, whenever possible I go combined amp/cab. If that don't work dual cab, but there are some times that only a separate amp and cab block will do.
  24. Well yeah, you already have a good grasp of what's going on. Too complex a chain and that's what the full Helix is for. One amp two separated cabs is your best bet on Stomp, but it's still block and DSP heavy.
  25. I admit I'm not in the business of earning money off this. It's just my passion and hobby, so maybe that changes your perspective. However, for me this is what guitar gear has always been - a tool for my hobby. I can't even fathom looking at it with resale value as a high priority. Now, I DO sell things again when I'm done. I got a pretty good amount of cash back when I sold my HD 500x. If you tried to call it an investment the return was abysmal, but it was totally worth selling when I knew I was ready for something different. Even with those happy surprises, I will continue to buy all of my guitar gear with the assumption that it's salvage value is zero.
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