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  1. PierM

    Helix 2.9

    You can; path 1 mic to xlr, path 2 variax to digital output. Just select Digital in the output on Path 2.
  2. PierM

    Mac Catalina OS

    It’s a OS issue, so must be fixed from Apple.
  3. PierM

    Helix 2.9

    You have no dB level/gain stage on regular stomps, like helix does. And yes, pedals with boost functions are better too have a meter, isnt 1960 anymore. Compressors for sure they’d be better with a meter (MXR, Becos, Keeley, EH, etc...they have a full meter). Loop FX, same story.
  4. PierM

    Helix 2.9

    If metering happen only at output levels, not at each block level, then it’s gonna be pretty much useless. Still, nice to see they are taking care of the aspect.
  5. Isn't a showstopper for sure. I'm a happy Helix user. Started with the Floor, now happy with my Rack, so that's not the point. Point is Helix it's a killer routing machine, tons of inputs, tons of output, incredible routing capabilities. Metering would have been very welcome for me, and other users I'm sure. :)
  6. I remember someone from L6 saying that in the facebook group, don't remember who (group which I abandoned, so I can't check now). Animation of meters in the display was not an option due limits in the hardware, which is not surprising if you ask me. Would have required more expensive hardware and a more complex UI.
  7. Isnt about being pros or not anyway. Metering it’s basics in any device with more than an input and an output, and everyone is free to use it or not. Point is Helix cant have any, because has hardware limits, so let’s not try to make this lack as if it were a smart choice, planned by the engineers. Hardware isnt there, that’s it. Isnt there not because you guys don’t need it. You say you dont need it because isnt there. Amen. ;)
  8. I dont know, maybe most of the helix users arent using to much external routing, or they are mostly playing at home, but in a live situation, metering would be a saver, especially to debug a problem without have to mess with trial and error. For example, I recently had a feedback loop in my chain (which is pretty complex and using basically all the routing available on the back of the Helix), preventing me to raise the volume as there was a really insane squeal. If I had block metering, like Axe FX has, i would have solved the issue instantly, because you would have seen where the loop were happening, exactly at which stage. In my case was one of the S/R routing, going into an external fx unit, so I had to mess with cables and switches for a while, until I’ve found the offender. Again, if I had access to the FX Loop metering (metering send, metering return), I would have solved in 3 seconds. This is just one scenario, but even when creating a patch, would be great to monitor each stage, to either clamp levels to your needs or monitor floors levels along the entire path, and outside the unit (FX Loops). I mean, c’mon, that’s basics in any complex routing setup. They didnt do that probably because there is not enough power available to handle multiple realtime metering rendering on that screen, at proper refresh speed, so I dont think we will ever see that happening.
  9. Save and buy an Axe III. Done. :)
  10. If you have a modeler in any device, even an iPhone, you can link it via USB, and plug the guitar straight on input 1, on the Powercab.
  11. PierM

    Helix II

    As soon as the Axe FX III will drop in value/price.
  12. I wont offer any opinion, just what happened to me with my Helix floor, from 2016 to 2019; 2017: Joystick failure, sent for repair 2017; Joystick failure again, repaired myself (bad soldering job) 2018; scribble strip failure; swapped with a new one (ordered from the British Audio guys) 2019: another scribble failure: same as above Now I moved to a Helix rack with controller: all good for now.
  13. No. We were talking about Link. (read the entire op post, with the edited part)
  14. I tried to explain it here: https://line6.com/support/topic/48465-helix-and-pc-pair-updated-ok-gos-into-edited-mode-solved/?tab=comments#comment-303026
  15. There are not Cabs in the Powercab. A cab algorithm in the Helix, it's simulating a guitar cab, with a microphone in front of it, in a room. This is like listening an amp+cab+mic+room in a recording, offline. A powercab it's a a real cab, which can works as it is (using its own speaker), as a speaker simulator (still isn't a cab, but a simulation of a speaker. No mic. No room.). THis is like an amp in the room. Then you can use it as FRFR speaker, and you need a cab in the helix, or would sounds rubbish. Then you can load your own IRs, at this point it's just acting as a IR block in your Helix, going through a FRFR.
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