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  1. I bet a million bucks this ease-of-life "issue" will be attended and fixed in v3.1.
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    Knob behavior

    It was tweaked in 3.0 but still remains slow as heck.
  3. I think HX Edit should prompt the user to update HX Edit first with a link to the download website, before allowing the hardware update. Or linking the "Updating Helix/HX" page when a new update is found, with big red letters READ THIS FIRST. Maybe even informing about the existence of the "Line 6 Updater" in case of update or boot failure. Anything will do as long as the user informed to update HX Edit first in some way or form. I have to admit, I forgot to update HX Edit first this time, and I'm not a new to updating the Helix, I had no problems updating thankfully.
  4. I've posted this on TGP too. Das Benzin Lead preamp only lacks a lot of volume. My bypassed guitar is twice as loud than this preamp even with Master and Ch volumes at 10.
  5. OwnHammer (r)Evolution pack for multi IR pack that has most classic speakers and cabs you'll need for many amp types. OwnHammer Heavy Hitter 2 for metal. The (r)Evolution pack should get you covered for everything, including metal. https://www.ownhammer.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=192_193&products_id=449
  6. Exactly the same thing happened to me updating my brand new Helix to 2.80. Change USB port. Preferably one on the back of your computer. What strange that it was working on the first USB port and started updating, but died during update.... I had to change USB ports for the Helix to be recognized again.
  7. Another big thing I have to mention with Helix modeling is the power amp controls (Master Volume, Presense, Resonance) behave like on the real amp they modeled, while on the Axe-Fx they are tweaked to be more "ear-pleasing" and might not represent the real amp. Especially the Master Volume and Presence controls. Most real power amps already distorting at master volume of 2-3 as on the Helix,, while on the Axe-Fx 3 the the power amp is still clean at 5. That's one of the biggest differences people hear between the two. Try a Master Volume setting of 1.5-2 on the Helix to be equal to AxeFx on 5,, especially with high gain amps. As I already said,, the Helix uses a modeling behavior technology which measured from the real amps and represents them much more accurately than the AxeFx which is approximated from the schematics.
  8. Two completely different modeling technologies. AxeFx uses SPICE schematic modeling which might not be exactly accurate as the real amp even though all components in the schematic are drawn according to the schematic. Helix team measures each gain stage in a REAL AMP and get frequency response in each node of the REAL AMP they model, and only then model the behavior of each node digitally, thus creating an almost identical digital representation of the real amp they used. This behavior modeling includes all the knobs and complex relationships from input to speaker, (negative feedback. impedance curve, power and output transformers, etc..). If you think AxeFx is more accurate you are wrong. Helix amp models are fundamentally more accurate as explained above.
  9. v2.91 will fix that, and boot time should remain as fast as v2.90. Can't think why this huge bug wasn't caught in almost 9 months of beta testing. What, for 9 months no beta tester turned the volume knob or used the footswitches immediately after turning on the unit?
  10. From Digital Igloo: Reboot again. Don't touch anything for 30 seconds. Should be fine. 2.91 hot fix coming very soon.
  11. Can't wait for this option in v3.0.
  12. I think it is off too. And they didn't emulate the bright cap either. I think it's time for them to redo the old models which they ported form the HD series to the Helix. I said it on TGP,, they had to nail the Marshall models FIRST, Marshall's are the benchmark for any amp modeler,, and the Helix Marshall's sounding different to other available modelers. The Trainwreck and Cartographer are amazing though and can do the Marshall sound even better. EDIT: I have to be clearer here. The Helix has infinitely more useful amp models than the JCM800 or Plexi,, but new users will usually go to these amps to benchmark the modeling quality, so they have to be as accurate as possible.
  13. I just canceled my G10S order, luckily they didn't ship it for a week. Nothing wrong with a cable at home or rehearsal, and I get to keep 250$.
  14. Customize Encoder Knob Rates https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Customize-Encoder-Knob-Rates/823438-23508 It's an old one but should be upvoted for them to see it.
  15. At least that means there was no hardware revision yet, and that's good. Yes, hopefully they will fix the 1/3 original battery life issue ASAP in the next firmware. They probably erroneously reduced the full charge capacity from 3.7v to 3v which resulted NOT in 80% battery capacity but more like 30%. Same thing with a 9V battery, if it's down to 7v that's not 80% but a dead battery. Seems like their math was off or something along those lines. Quick fixes without proper testing often produce such results, figures. Old batteries will not go to full Voltage capacity and that's what probably caused the overheating of old batteries, because the charger did not stop the charging,, (the provided transmitter USB charger cable for example). A proper charger will stop charging according to the Current derivative (charging rate/speed), NOT voltage capacity !! Once the current derivative is below certain threshold it should stop charging,, NOT VOLTAGE CAPACITY,,, and that accommodates any battery age. They destroyed the life span and usefulness for ALL G10/S owners, old and new alike,, all because of 4 reports, and poorly tested firmware. Line 6 should know better.
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