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  1. Instead of using hundreds of words to describe something cant be described, we only need to know few things to (try) to help; How are you listening the Helix. Speakers, monitors, headphones etc. Give us details about that. Describe EXACTLY your signal, from the start to the end. Routing and everything. Describe your Helix Global Settings for the signal. In and Outs, and FX Loops if being used Give people a reference, like a specific preset name you are using, something to put everyone on the same page. Dont do comparisons with other things, like plugins or other devices, this never helps and sometimes may sounds a flame starter, especially on a first ever post. If possible, keeps other stuff out of the equation (PCs, audio interfaces, pedals etc) This could be a good start. :)
  2. You dont have to add any audio interface gain to your Helix signal, since this one is already at line level. Just set your Focursite inputs at line level (adjust input volume if needed, NOT GAIN), and final levels in the DAW.
  3. That's now pinned in the forums; Impact of Global Materials Shortage By Line6Tony 07/14/2021 Hey Line 6ers. Just wanted to get you all a quick status update. Worker shortages, COVID-19 outbreaks at manufacturing plants, and the global shortage of chips and other materials has made it much more difficult for not only us, but manufacturers at large, to keep up with demand for some products. These challenges have not only impacted some of our finished products stock, but also our spare parts and certain replacement unit stock. This in turn, may affect our repair turnaround times. As these issues subside, we believe we will return to pre-pandemic operational levels. Your understanding and continued patience is greatly appreciated. Below are links to some articles about this subject: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-manufacturing-sector-picks-up-may-work-backlogs-rising-ism-2021-06-01/ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/01/business/coronavirus-global-shortages.html https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/business/supply-chain-shortages-pandemic/index.html https://blog.matric.com/electronic-component-shortages-update
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    State of the art? Nope

    Always been like that, since recorded music exists. If you isolate most famous rock guitar riff from '60/70, out of the mix, they sounds weird at best, when not totally horrible (yep, mixing voodoo). Problem is today many people play and noodle mostly alone (and waste more time chasing tone than playing), so they wouldnt really need that technology if they only want to enjoy that amp in the room feeling, especially for high gain stuff (for cleans, modeling is imho in general much better than amp in the room). Mic'ing an amp, always meant to be for recording and mix, or for live. My opinion is, if you want just to noodle hendrix solos in your bedroom (if that's ok for the neighbors), just stick with a real amp, even small, and forget modeling.
  5. PierM

    State of the art? Nope

    I don't think you can judge a Fractal unit just because you don't like a JCM800, it's just that you prefer the sound of the model you are used to, which is fine. The rest is totally subjective. Like, for example, I never heard a JCM800 sounding good, either as real amp, or modeled. :)
  6. Please, do yourself a favour, DO NOT USE the unit, and ship for repair!
  7. I own the same pedal (just in the high impedance volume pot version). You need a custom TRS to TS cable, cutting out the ring and only keeping sleeve and tip. TRS side plugged into Boss exp, and TS plugged to stomp. You also want a Y cable for the stomp EXP port (TRS to TS/TS), and plug the pedal in one of the two.
  8. While I do believe the step to go from a Poly Pitch Tracking to MIDI Note Out, isn't a huge leap from a developing standpoint, I guess we're not gonna see synth modules being added anytime soon. Niche of a niche, and plenty of alternatives already out there. Said that, I'd be more than happy to see Helix doing Poly Pitch to six/poly MIDI Note Out. Would be perfect companion for my Zoia...Well, already is, but I'd say Zoia is the perfect companion for the HX family devices...:)
  9. There are so many different tones from Allan (you recognize him immediately thanks to his style, but really, overall tone changed a lot along years). I'd suggest you to read that site (The Bible!), and specifically the gear section, where you can find plenty of great information about the gear he used, and schemes showing how the wired everything up. From there, I'd start trying to reproduce within Helix and see where it goes. https://threadoflunacy.blogspot.com/p/material-real-gear.html https://threadoflunacy.blogspot.com/
  10. PierM

    HX Stomp Looper

    Hi, you can use HX Looper commands to program a FS (the one you want) to only send the Stop command on Press action. Page 47 of the latest version manual.
  11. Loading a DSP, within its safe range, wont affect the sound, in any way. Helix doesnt allow DSP clipping, so you always are in the safe range, which means whatever you do with your paths, the sound will be exactly the same, at block parity.
  12. Stating the obvious, but if you use your pedal in front of HX Stomp, it will work as a main input volume pedal, and that's saving the EXP port for something else.
  13. That's a thing of the past. Today, just follow the Phil advice, and install the HX Edit app. It will install everything you need to communicate with Helix (drivers), to update the firmware and to make/edit/download/upload the patches from/to your unit. Just carefully read all the instructions before to proceed, and everything should be fine.
  14. Adam Hall PCL 10 Pro for the Rack, and Furman AC-210 A for the pedalboard. It'EU stuff, if you are in the US, you need to find the correct models for your AC.
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