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  1. I hope they last a long time! It does seem like a very easy mistake to make, especially on the Helix LT which doesn't have it's own headphone volume knob. I've read the manual again and have seen that the impedance is 12 ohms on the Helix LT headphone output. The 1st gen USB powered Scarlett 2i4 has <12 ohms and basically wasn't recommended to power 250 ohm headphones. But the Helix LT has 12 ohms and apparently can drive them just fine..So basically it means that it's not enough power to fry them right? I hope.. Anyways it was still very loud and after a few days my ears seem to be fine...I wish I had a decibel meter to see how loud was the sound going into my head!
  2. Hello everyone, long time no see! Today I got some brand new DT880 Pro, the 250 Ohm version. Since I saw that my Scarlet 2i4 can't fully power them, I decided to use my Helix LT as an interface for the time being, since the manual says that it has plenty of juice to power high impedance headphones. The thing is my Helix has the volume knob on 10 all the time since the factory patches are so quiet, so without realizing I start up a song on my computer and I get hit with the full power of the headphones, almost like getting punched. It was like 1 second before I turned it down. Fortunately it was a quiet intro, but still extremely loud. So the question is - how much juice does the headphones output give? Did I possibly damage my headphones? They didn't distort or crackle. But it was way beyond normal or listeneable. Since I don't know the technicals about headphones I don't know if they could start sounding different after this? They sound the same to me.. just worried that I might've ruined my brand new headphones? (Or damaged my ears..) I can't be the only one that has had this happen to them :O
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I would really like an updated 5150/6505 :(
  6. 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..
  7. 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.
  8. Nice bro, can't wait for it to be released in 1 year minimum, like 2.80..
  9. 2.30? 2017? I got mine in Jan 2018 and it came with v2.10.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Axe FX III sounds better most likely, Helix is more accessible
  13. 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?
  14. 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?
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. Anyone else? Have you found a solution? HX Edit is up to date, it happens with things like delays, reverbs, assigning the pedal & buttons, I can't remember if it happens after saving or what, but HX Edit goes full dumb, starts sending error messages, and you fix it by plugging and unplugging the USB cable I think. Do you know anything of the quality of the USB cable that's included with the Helix? I use the reamping funcion a lot, for my own songs and I'm producing an album for a friends' band now, it's very rare but sometimes I find glitches in the re-recorded audio. Any way to prevent this? Thanks Bye
  18. No, Tune the guitar exactly as you will play it, pay attention to string tension so the notes are tuned as you hit them, not after the string settles, when using Drop tuning, or tuning low like B standard or F#, tune the lowest string by harmonics and using your ear, not the tuner.
  19. I have nothing interesting to add but you're not alone, I think maybe it went away on it's own, or maybe it's still there, I stopped paying attention.
  20. I was going to disagree, but you said "too much" high frequencies, and that's right, but that's the trick I think, raising them just enough so that the guitars sound big and open, without making them too noisy, if you do it just right, it's like you took a blanket off the guitar cabinet. But that's where you need good cabinet emulation & impulses, if I use stuff that's "ready for the mix" that's where the problems begin.
  21. In my experience, and I've only been mixing for...4 years now with limited gear (DIY), is that to get the good tones and the good mixes, your ears must mature a bit, there's no way around the hours and the tons of frustration. Once your ears mature a bit, you'll start to know what sounds you want and which ones you don't want, instead of just trying stuff to see if it works or not. This has been my experience. But progress is REALLY slow and it's easy to start looking for magic solutions especially when they are offered to you so conveniently through the Internet. The Helix, the Axe, the Kemper, the VST stuff, even a lollipop old modeler, that all depends on how you mix it, the newer stuff is probably easier to work with, and the older stuff will probably be more work and less options that sound good. I've never had an Axe but the advantage it has over the Helix from what I've heard is that you don't have to tweak as much to get a very beliavable sound. But I'm happy with the Helix and I don't mind tweaking. You can hear unimpressive guitar tones from both the Axe and the Helix, it depends on the user, what I think can be a bit of a lollipop is that to get a more impressive & present tone in the mix you have to raise the high frequencies, doing that with modelled high gain amps can be very tricky because as you raise the high frequencies the sound becomes noisier, it's easier to deal with this with very good amp modelling and this might be where the Axe has some advantage over the Helix, but it's not very difficult to fix in the Helix either.
  22. 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.
  23. 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..
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