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  1. What Bertokia said. It’s amazing how the sound of the plucked strings can filter through into the overall modelled sound.
  2. On the other hand, the 212 is heavy and the 112 is light. For an old git like me the choice is 2x112. :)
  3. Excellent!. I’m going to have close look at this. Cheers, Keith
  4. Hi Armenity, You will *love* what you can do with the JTV59 and the Helix! For example, you can program your presets such that they set up the JTV59 with different tunings. I do this when the band does a Stones cover ... I go from standard tuning to open G at the push of a switch. Very cool! Even better, for my open G tunings I have the sixth string volume turned down to zero to further emulate Keef’s five-string tele. I can also preview ir’s using the JTV59 by linking the tone control (in a preset) with the ir list. I put a looper at the beginning of the preset, play a bit and then start changing ir’s to audition them. Effortless, fast and fun. Cheers, Keith
  5. I couldn’t be happier with my PC 112+ ... in fact, so much so that I went out and bought a second one to play in stereo. I won’t likely move towards the 212 because I’m an old geezer and lifting heavy cabs is well behind me.
  6. I use a small cheap table with fold-up legs. Keeps it off the floor and makes it easier to adjust things. No bending down to tweak a setting.
  7. I replaced the tuners on my JT V59 with Grover locking tuners and have been very satisfied with them. Really easy string changes.
  8. I use my Variax JTV59 to test IRs. I have a preset that links the tone control to the IR number and I can whiz through all of the loaded IRs in no time. Of course, you would need a Variax instrument to do this ...
  9. I reamp using Helix Native ... less hardware involved and no conversions back and forth from digital to analog. Guitars go into the mixing board via a Radial powered DI and are digitized in the board and sent to Cubase. Then I use Native to select an amp, which I can change any time. Very simple.
  10. Driver?? I’ve never had to install a driver on my Mac. My understanding is that, unlike Windows, the Mac is “core compliant” which means ... no driver needed.
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    The future of Helix

    I used a Pod 2 for many years, right up until I got my Helix a couple of years ago. Didn’t pay any attention to new products from Line 6 until then. The Pod was perfectly satisfactory for me for all that time. As an aside, because of my long-time Pod use, I am completely ignorant of the developments in modellers between the Pod and the Helix. Doesn’t bother me though. :)
  12. I know that when I first installed Mojave I had much the same experience ... no input from any source into Cubase. It turned out that the first time I ran Cubase it asked me whether or not I wanted to use the “microphone”. I said no ... no use for the built-in Mac mic. Wrong answer! Microphone in Applespeak means audio input. The fix was to tick the box beside Cubase in the security section of the system preferences. Go to System Preferences/Security & Privicy/Privacy/Microphone and make sure that Logic is checked. BTW, I’m not going for Catalina until all of my critical apps have been released in 64-bit versions. Edit: There's an app called Go64 that will check your system and list all 32-bit (and 64-bit) apps. Useful for knowing what needs updating.
  13. Try looking at Midi Guitar 2. Excellent polyphonic tracking.
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    Funny. I use a Mac as well and have had zero problems with either my Helix floor or LT. My impression here is that most problems seem to occur on PCs. BTW, the next OSX version will be 64-bit ONLY. Any 32-bit apps will no longer function.
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