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  1. BigJayBrian

    This whole separate preamp and power amp thing.

    I play/monitor myself through a power amp which ads some grit and color... That the xlr signal that I send to the pa lacks. Having a separate pre- and poweramp and the possibility to put a "send" in between could very usefull in that case, and I'm sure there must be many more uses for it
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    Handle Bass output?

    Let's hope the powercab line will also get the "get low" update just like the helix did ;) In the meantime I'll have to buy a headrush 112. to my knowledge it is the only FRFR solution aimed at both bass and guitar (even if by definition every FRFR should be able to do it!)
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    Considering Variax...what are the gotcha's??

    Does the variax allow you to send individual strings to different/multiple paths? Say string EAD to path 1 and GBE to path 2? Or EA to path 1 and EADGBE to path 2? (For those playing without a bass playee in rheir band ;)
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    Helix Stereo -- OMG!

    yep, this is what i meant, sorry if it wasn't clear. And when playing live, you kinda get the same problem. (From what i've been told) venues mostly play mono-tracks since they don't want each side of the scene to sound different. It means that the audience only gets to hear the guitar as a mono-track. I'm not sure it is a good idea to build stereo tracks... I do it only for the presets that I use at home only
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    Helix Stereo -- OMG!

    Does it really add anything for recordings since guitars are (mostly) double tracked?
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    FRFR speaker !!!

    how does it handle the low lows? I've been wanting to go FRFR for a long time, but i was afraid to lose that "woof", chest vibrating feeling that you can get with bass speakers (even my unexpensive 412 peavey) it is actually worse than that, down in europe the headrush is sold for a (slightly) higher price than the alto. At least in the few regular online shops where i usually buy my stuff. I will probably buy the headrush anyway since I don't want to take the risk of that mic preamp coloring my tone. Now, if it can be bypassed, that's another story Ps: i just read that e-mail exchange... It feels like they either have reading comprehension problems or purposely tried not to clearly answer your question (like the last one)
  7. As always, very nice sounds Having seen a few of your videos, i wonder why you don't share the presets? It doesnt look like you want to sell them either
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    Guitar and bass simultaneously

    The helix is not there yet (mono pitch shifting). I ran almost the exact same setup as you do (gt-100 - H&K guitar amp + nanopog into zoom b3-bass amp) and switched to the helix floor. The helix cant handle the pitch shifting, I have to run the nanopog in one of the effect loops. Line 6 apparently hired a team to improve the pitch shifting of the helix, but we dont know when it'll be arriving. I also keep hitting the DSP limit, but only because i replaced my guitar amp with the helix preamps PS: the helix was a big step up for my gear. Having all sounds and levels coming from one unit has made my setup so much easier. And the sounds of the helix are amazing, I actually prefer them to my tube amp (which I still use as a poweramp, so maybe he he still adds some magic there)
  9. "it can handle it" "not being handled well" You need to decide whether you think it works or not ;) Anyway, I'd enjoy trying one of your one amp preset to see if I can use your solution. Right now I am running two amps in my path in order to make the switching smooth, but I'd love to use only one amp (and save some precious dsp Haha). All my attempts with the cartographer have failed so far
  10. It looks like the switching actually has a " delay", by which I mean that each parameter is being changed one after the other. The sound doesn't "cut" but the delay between the different parameters can result in very loud "pops" I managed to get a smooth transition between two amps, but if you are trying to get high and low gain sounds out of a single amp (amp only, not disto pedals), the helix can't handle it apparently (I have read a few threads about it, nobody had found a solution)
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    Anyone Else Doing REALLY Low Tuning?

    Same,can't see them
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    Stevic's Shuriken Variax & Helix Presentation from NAMM

    Not what I was implying, he only does it in the last minute of the video to demonstrate how powerful it is. It just made me wonder how far we can push technology before reaching a point where it isn't "live" playing anymore and where you'd lose the satisfaction of playing an instrument (it was not so far from just pushing a button and letting the backing track play the song) It is a crazy technology and I've been thinking about buying one for months. I definitely would have one if I was playing live more often. When playing at home, you can take the time to switch guitars and tunings, variax loses much of its appeal. But if I see a uses one on the market, you can bet I'll buy it ;)
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    Stevic's Shuriken Variax & Helix Presentation from NAMM

    Watching the video I thought "with that technology, I could actually just ride an open string for the whole song and let the variax play the actual notes" Sure enough, that's what he actually ended up doing (almost) I wonder at what point it stops feeling like your playing a "real" instrument
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    Guitar and mic inputs, two DSPs, single looper, single output

    Path1 guitar as input > guitar effects > Send path 1 to 3rd line (sorry, can't remember the 2a/b names) On path 4, mic only as input > vocal effects > merge with path 3 Put the looper + reverb after the merge on 3Rd line
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    Helix headphone out to speaker cab: amp unnecessary

    I remember reading that dropping ohm is bad on tube amp, but actually not a problem on SS amps. I wonder if that applies to the headphone output