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  1. I wish the PV Panama model had a Mk.1 and Mk.2 switch and a 6L6 / EL34 switch, like the TSE x50 v2 plugin.
  2. The amps are all over the place, the PV Panama is really old I think? There's threads about it in the POD HD forum I think. The settings of the amp are crazy, you have to resort to some extreme settings to get the tone you would get from the real one. In the older models like the PV Panama and the Cali Rectifire the Master Knob makes a huge difference in the tone, like if you would tweak from 3.3 to 3.7 you can hear the difference. But in the newer models like the Revv or the Archon it doesn't? It's really confusing. It's such an important amp! I would really like to see it redone, or a 5150 II or 5150 III if they like that better.
  3. I would really like an updated 5150/6505 :(
  4. To add something, I've had my LT since Jan 2018 and I mainly record and mix songs for myself and other bands, it hasn't been easy for me to dial in a good high gain sound for the mix with the amps in the Helix. I'm almost going back to using VST amps now. I keep trying and trying but it's just a lot of work. It's easy to make it sound good on it's own but in a mix it's frustrating, I have to reamp every time. I might agree that the modelling is not as good in the Helix. Something about the high end or I'm not sure..But it's common to read on the Internet that it's a lot easier to get a good tone from the start with the AXE. I might just buy a real amp like a lunchbox that I can record with..
  5. Yeeeah hahahahah I think they're pretty much normal IRs but in a format only the Helix can use, kind of like the Fractal Axe FX with their Cab Packs, there's no way I'm buying it for now, one because I already own a ton of IRs and they always try to sell them as "the best IRs we have ever made", and then only being able to use them with the Helix is a huge disadvantage.
  6. Nice bro, can't wait for it to be released in 1 year minimum, like 2.80..
  7. 2.30? 2017? I got mine in Jan 2018 and it came with v2.10.
  8. Win 10 FW 1.91 on both I guess This has been happening for a long while now, it happened on 1.80, 1.82, maybe even before, I don't think it's a firmware thing. It happens when editing presets on HXEdit or after trying to save the preset. Sometimes I can see it coming because HXEdit kind of starts to lag.
  9. When using HX Edit, every time, so annoying, I don't even bother saving presets anymore because it happens so often, changing USB ports doesn't make a difference it seems, USB interface capabilites work fine, reamp works fine, but this breaks the Helix every time, you have to restart to Helix for it to work after this happens.
  10. Axe FX III sounds better most likely, Helix is more accessible
  11. Hmm, yeah I thought so, a system like in the old Recabinet 4 would've been nice. So, does anyone know what the stock cabs were made for? Live? Studio? Mix of both? It's curious how they sound, the mids sound very unique, but the cab in general sounds dirtier and smaller compared to an IR. It sounds raw. The sound is consistent in the newer cabs and the older cabs, the people at Line 6 aren't deaf, and probably have way more experience in modeling tech than these studios who are selling their IRs these days, but the IRs seem to be way more popular with people. Why did they make them like this?
  12. Well I'm looking for something more specific, I already own IRs from every popular brand now and lesser known brands too, but IRs always sound the same right? It's like slapping an EQ after the amp shaped to sound like a miked cab. I was wondering if the Helix Cabs take the simulation aspect deeper than that, with the parameters of the mics/distance & early reflections. Is there something going there or is it like a fancy IR browser?
  13. What's the deal with them? How do they work? Are they any different than an IR? How do the mic emulations work? How do the early reflections work? I feel they have a special element but I just can't figure it out. Feel free to quote devs and speculate!
  14. Yes, there's lots of idiots and with music everything is subjective so it can be especially frustrating, and a lot of times people just don't know any better, they've always been told modelling will never be as good as a tube amp and that's what they will believe. They will use a lollipop sounding tube amp configuration rather than a modeller with a ton of options just because "it sounds more natural", and you just have to accept it. But then again I'm talking recording at home, not live, but also I'm seeing a lot more people praise modeling and the Helix recently. Like I remember when the Helix was launched, I read many posts saying that it was lollipop and that it had the POD sound or the Line 6 sound, and that it was not that good for high gain. So a couple of years later when I bought the LT I felt like I did a gamble but it turned out to be a very good investment IMO, it's just the reamping thing that pisses me off, as coming from plugins, I didn't have to record every track again if I wanted to change tones. I still don't know about using it live though, I have no problem using SS amps and amp sims, but emulating a speaker or using an IR live, something about that doesn't click with me yet, I'd rather buy a good cab, instrument mics, and my own mixer if needed. Doesn't help that I just can't trust sound techs, a very common complaint from people I know who play in local bands is that the live sound techs do extremely weird things sometimes and the results sounds terrible, I wouldn't want that to happen to my band when playing live.
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