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  1. vstrattomusic

    2.80+ ver - Fade ins/out when changing impulses

    I do it with the IR block with HX Edit, while using the Helix to reamp raw DI signal from the DAW, just scrolling through the IRs with the mouse wheel, before the update I think the audio was uninterrupted when changing IRs and now it cuts out. I've never used snapshots because I don't play live.
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    2.80+ ver - Fade ins/out when changing impulses

    Comparing very similar IRs for a mix, before this update there was no fade out when changing IR and it was easier to hear the tiny difference between 2 similar impulses because you could switch between the 2 and hear the audio uninterrupted. Now there's a fade out when changing IRs and it's not as easy..
  3. Whyyyyyy would you do that L6? :'(
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    2.81 update done - now my Helix LT is PISSED!!

    LT 2.80 here, why would I switch to 2.81 or 2.81.1? Jeez what is going on first there was an update for HX Stomp only, then all of them, then another just for the LT? Weren't they all supposed to be in the same ecosystem running the same firmware??
  5. I don't know if this is legal here or not, but I've seen a lot of discussion regarding stock cabs and factory presets being useless, in the new 2.80 update the presets have been updated with high and low cuts, which made me try them again since I'm getting sick (in a bad way) of the high gain guitar sound and I want to try new things, a smoother sound. I decided to use the Placater Dirty patch because it was inoffensive to my ears, but could still rock. I used this patch without tweaking anything at all, just disabled some effects and the EQ block, thought I would reamp later, but felt too lazy for that. I'm pleasantly surprised, I had been using IRs for so long, from almost every brand out there, and I have to say the stock cabs have their own charm to them, actually comparing them to some IR's I've used in my previous mixed, they seem to sound less big but have more meat to them, I did have to apply some EQ though, but that's always the case when mixing a song. Anyway my mixing game is not at it's best since I haven't done it in some time and also decided I would not put in too much effort since I'm only making music for myself, but maybe you'll like it! Feel free to share any of the stuff you've made with factory patches!
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    While waiting for the “Second Spring” to arrive...

    Detailed GUI in HX Edit for all amps and effects, like VST amp sims, being able to load more than 2 IRs, up to 8 at the same time ideally, multiple mics on a cab without loading another cab block, input gain control, basic reverbs like Room and Plate, which seem to have been left out as legacy FX, with no mono or stereo options.. I prefer Helix tones to plugin tones for recording, but I really miss being able to change amp & IR parameters on the go without having to reamp every track, it made things a lot easier.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Ewww no, the most important thing when getting your first guitar as a little kid is that it looks cool, obviously a pretty lollipoping cheap guitar too, popular brand, 100-200€ range, a beginner barely knows how to tune a guitar, playability is something that (IMO) takes years to figure out, as you also become more experienced with guitar set-up and string gauges. What made me stick to the guitar as a little kid was just the motivation of playing along to my favourite songs and that it made me feel great, or spending time with effects seing what cool sounds I could come up with. Serious practice and all that other boring lollipop I didn't even consider until way later, when I decided to get serious about making music. So IMO the most important thing for a young beginner is to have fun playing and to have access to GP tabs, you either click with it or you don't, no product will make a difference. I think my first guitar was a Squier Bullet Strat and a Stagg combo amp, later used that with a Digitech RP90 or a Boss MT-2, combined with a Behringer DSP1000P from 1999 I think, it probably sounded terrible but I had a ton of fun playing hahah.
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    Same, happened once to me;
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    Helix Backpack as carry-on?

    Hmm, I did that last time while going to work to a different country by myself for half a year, must've been funny to see, I walked around with so much stuff, computer case on one hand, huge luggage case on the other, guitar on the back. I put my Helix LT in the luggage case and wrapped it in it's factory plastic bag, then towels, then clothes, right in the middle of the case so everything would lessen the impacts when it would be handled by the airport people. The guitar, first time around I brought it in a hard case, checked it in as special equipment, but surprise surprise, they lollipoped up the case, they didn't crack it or render it useless, but it was scratched really hard, there were chunks of cloth ripped off exposing the wood. So next time I just bought an extra plane ticket for the guitar and brought it on the plane with me in a soft gigbag, it was a cheap airline so the extra plane ticket turned out cheaper than checking it in as spec. equiment. I guess it depends, how lollipoped are you if they won't let you on the plane with the Helix? How important is the flight, etc.
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    Helix LT - Expression pedal dies at random

    I'm not in the US, I'm in Spain, bought the Helix when I was in the UK. No, there's no external pedal, by EXP2 I meant the default built in pedal in the LT. It's the one that's lit up all the time and the one you assign to in the editor to use the expression pedal on the LT. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's because on the Helix Floor the default pedal might be EXP1 and then you're able to add 2 external pedals; EXP2 & EXP3. On the LT you're only able to have 1 external pedal so you start off with EXP2 and EXP3 would be the one you add, EXP1 doesn't exist but still comes up on the software.
  11. vstrattomusic

    Helix LT - Expression pedal dies at random

    Hmm the thing is the regular warranty was 1 year long right? I've had mine for longer than a year so I guess I will have to pay for the repair.
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    Helix LT - Expression pedal dies at random

    Well, it's been around 1 year and a half without trouble, yesterday the default EXP2 in the Helix LT died at random, dead as in DEAD, not a patch mistake, re-installing the firmware didn't work, or restoring globals, and hardware test mode wasn't reading any signal from the pedal at all. It's not physically broken. I turned off the Helix for a while, wrote a support ticket, turned it back on, and boom it's working again, just like that for no reason. We've agreed that if it happens again I'd have to bring it to a repair center, I have one kind of near me, luckly. This problem doesn't make a lot of sense, but I wonder if we can dechipher this, have you had this happen to you? Any factors you might remember? Me, for example, I had the Helix turned on all night as I was playing guitar, so it was turned on for many hours, shutting it on and off while troubleshooting didn't make a difference, but once I shut it off for a longer time, the pedal went back on.
  13. vstrattomusic

    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    Well, I wasn't saying it in that way, I can't afford the Axe FX III and it's expensive, but I don't consider that they're asking way too much for what they're offering, so if I had the money, I would buy it. With Apple on the other hand, I do consider that they're asking way too much for what they're offering, so I even if I had the money, I wouldn't buy it. But yeah, lollipop it, I agree, guitar stuff is subjective, what I said was my opinion, not a fact. If someone can work better with the Helix than with the Axe, then better for their wallet.
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    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    But that's not always the case is it? It's like PC vs Mac, Macs are more expensive products, yet you can build a way more powerful Windows machine on your own for a lot less money, a lot of people dislike Apple for that and plenty of people say that their products are overpriced for what they are offering. Why is that not happening with Fractal?
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    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    Yeah, so if the Helix is just as good (or better) as the Axe FX, considering that Line 6 is a bigger company and has more resources to do better marketing, then why hasn't the Helix replaced all of the Axes in the famous dudes' rigs? Why doesn't it have as many endorsements? Why aren't Axe users switching over to the Helix since it's way cheaper and can provide tones as good as the Axe?