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    20 minutes ago, themetallikid said:

     I don't know how you did that...purchase something and be happy with it for what it is


    Im sure he is waiting and chasing that update as everyone else over here. He is just playing the watchdog role because he likes, but yeah, he’s not stuck at Firmware 1.0. ;)


    Most of the time, dramas are coming from these guys, not really from people just being excited for a new firmware and legitimately asking a estimation for a release.

  2. Since everything was pointing for a release, last weekend, I think they've found some showstopper, which probably means they have no ETA available since it's hard to make a prevision on top of debug sessions. Would be like rolling the dice again.


    Software development. That's it.

  3. Its all in the manual.

    “Why should I care about snapshots?
    To be honest, maybe you shouldn’t. Ask yourself these questions:
    Hey self, when performing live, does the small gap when switching tones drive me nuts?
    • If my delay repeats and reverb trails don’t seamlessly spill over when switching tones, does it drive me nuts?
    • Do I secretly wish I were an octopus, so I can constantly change amp and ef- fects settings throughout a song?
    If you answered “M’eh” or “Huh?,” stop reading this now, go play guitar, completely ignore the camera icon, and you’ll never have to worry about snapshots again. Seri- ously. However, if you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, keep reading.
    Okay, I’m still reading
    There’s always going to be a small audible gap when switching presets in any box with the Helix device's level of dynamic model allocation and routing complexity; that’s just how advanced DSP works. However, snapshots allow for a surprising amount of tonal control from within the same preset, and every change happens instantly and seamlessly.”

  4. I don't think it's produced by Helix or the Guitar. Sounds like an interference coming from some device/appliance, like an AC or something.


    Have you tried using a different outlet, better if without any other device connected to that socket, just to isolate the problem. I've exactly the same noise when I play at home, in summer with ACs running. The only way I've found to "fix it" it's to run the Helix using a socket in a different room, which is probably using a different power line. Happen the same when I use the washer.

  5. Save for a Plus Pedal, that’s a wonderful tool, perfect companion for the helix as you can dedicate a path only to feed the Plus Pedal loop fx. Sounds beautiful.



  6. Just to be clear, I think Helix isn't just a pedal board for guitarists. I am a guitar player, but I also use synths, loopers, and any other kind of s..t, and I'm with Helix because his tremendous routing abilities. When you play with multiple sources, and you route in and out into many external tools etc... Metering can be a life/time saver.


    You can see here the typical mess I do have coming back and forth from my Helix... XD



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  7. 24 minutes ago, PeterHamm said:

    You will still need to futz with levels even after you get them "perfect" with meters.

    I learned way back before I used Helix that my ears and my sound guys ears were way > than any meter.



    Sorry I never said I need level meters to measure ambient sound, or sound pressure in a room, or to measure loudness. If you have a pedal, or a external looper which is sucking your signal, isn't something you debug with ears. You need either metering, or you can start messing with cables and patches to see where the signal is being interrupted. Same with noise floors, and mixing different sources in a complex patch, which is routing outside the Helix.


    Signal monitoring isn't rocket science. It's ABC in any multi input/output device.


    Wish people who's so paternalistic with other users would at least know what they are talking about.


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  8. 27 minutes ago, cruisinon2 said:


    Call it what you will, and hurl all the insults you want, but this has nothing to do with L6. I couldn't care less about brand loyalty, and I've had more rigs than I can can count over the years...most of it from other manufacturers. I didn't obsessively meter patch levels on any of that gear either. Wasn't necessary then, and it isn't now.


    Saying meters are useless, in a machine that does offer 2 instrument input, mic input, 4 send 4 return, digital input, digital output, multi channel USB routing, 4 paths, 2 xlr out, 2 1/4" out, L6 link.... and more... it's really something hideous to say, but you are free to say what you want really, I'd still enjoy to have advanced metering.


    I do have any sort of toy connected to my Helix, and having meters for each input and out available, would be a great help to balance, level, find and isolate problems, just everthing a meter does. That's like a mixer without meters.


    Isn't about being obsessed, it's about keeping signals under control when you move your rig all the time and you don't want to use the volume knob to trial and error your routing.





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  9. 16 hours ago, Digital_Igloo said:

    Meters are great for lots of things, but hot garbage for leveling presets.


    This is why we've been hesitant to add output meters in Helix. People will actively misuse them for leveling presets and then claim they're inaccurate. Not having output meters forces users to level presets by ear, which is the ONLY correct way to do it.


    With all the due respect, Line6 should not take actions like that to babysit their userbase. As flagship unit, you should offer a full professional product with everything covered properly, then if there is people who doesn't know how to use it, isn't your problem, as soon as you properly provide documentation.


    Give us meters as Fractal does please, just do it, would be a great tool to control signal flows, excessive noise floors coming from some path, clipping, etc... 


    Risultati immagini per fractal axe fx 3 metering view

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  10. 2 hours ago, spikey said:

    We are supposed to be seeing it soon, but as I was told earlier no one "promised" us it would be out this spring, they just stated that was when its supposed to be here. ; )


    Yeah, I'm fine honestly, just need that PC+ integration as it's a pain to make stable presets with all these rolling variables (IRs on both sides, speaker mode vs cabs, etc etc).


    Also excited for the shelf eq, since I'm using one since day 1, just in the loop with the Helix...so having one integrated, if works properly, it's gonna be a great tool. 


    All good. :)

  11. Im in hold with a second PC+ speaker acquisition, as I want to see how the Helix/PC integration will work with the update (atm it’s a PITA). This is the only upgrade Im interested for.

  12. You can try contacting British Audio guys (despite the name, they are in the US). They are great guys, they ship international. Even if you don't see the part you need, ask them via contact and see what they can do. https://britishaudio.com/


    If you find those parts, I suggest to buy some of them, like I did with the scribble strips...as they are pretty garbage quality (as footswitch and rotary selectors) and it's great to have some spare parts available, so you don't have to waste a month for the service.




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