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  1. On 4/7/2022 at 12:27 PM, datacommando said:

    Allan Holdsworth’s SynthAxe was up for sale - it’s sold now, but quite possibly it was the wrong price for you. Crazy money!





    Actually it was a GREAT price, considering the previous owner. But importing this beast to Italy, would cost +~45% on top of that money.

  2. I had the luck to play a Synthaxe back in late '80, and was just a piece of alien gear. Stiff strings and very odd feeling at first, primarily because you have to forget about picking and use the fretboard more like a keyboard (also you have to learn new techniques for the right hand which needs some time).... but the responsiveness was just amazing. I honestly don't remember any latency or warble, or glitches. You could also set the instrument in keyboard mode, so you had to go into chord position on the fretboard, then play that chord through the little keyboard controller onboard, which was also sending velocity and/or expression. Just mind blowing. I wish I bought that stuff when I had the chance to. (it was for sale in north Italy, and pre-owned by the italian singer and great guitar player, Pino Daniele)


    I can't believe nobody did a replica of this instrument. I would buy it instantly (for the right price). 



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  3. As far as I know and learned over here, that Native license isn't going anywhere once you sold your Helix hardware. So in theory you don't have to do anything. That Native will should still works.

    ...unless they changed the rules.

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  4. Usually Line 6 (as many others) does pair its pedals with a power supply which has more mA than really needed (I guess mostly to optimize the production), so I think 300mA is indeed the minimum requirement for the pedal to work properly. The fact they do stamp 500mA on the back of the pedal, doesnt mean it wont work with 300mA. It's just to match the max current draw offered to the stock PS. I've seen the the same with many other L6 pedals and modelers. It's then important that those mA are solid and clean, and instantly available at boot. ;)



  5. Yep, just forget of the legacy G10T first version. Has been neutralized by the firmware and there is nothing you can do.


    I do have the G10TII and still works pretty good tho. Average 6hrs with a full charge.


    Just DO NOT BUY a G10S receiver, as it sucks with WIFI. Really, it's garbage. I don't know how's possible the basic and cheaper version, without the Channel knob (so I guess fully automatic), never gave me a single problem with connection stability, while the G10S is glitchy in any channel. Ok I do have a busy wifi situation, but still the basic receiver works perfectly.

  6. Get off































































    my lawn!

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  7. Be sure to set hardware compatibility to Helix Floor/Rack if you want to simulate the same DSP availability as the Helix hardware.


    If you don't care to do that, and you do not plan to move presets from Native to hardware, you can just turn off this function, and get extra power beyond DSP limits.




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  8. On 3/24/2022 at 10:56 PM, lou-kash said:

    To fix it for the time being before the line6.com webadmin does (don't hold your breath, haha):


    1. Install add0n.com/stylus.html
    2. Create a new style (Actions > Write new style)
    3. Paste the following code:
      .cAuthorPane_mobile, .ipsResponsive_showPhone {
          display: none !important;
    4. Applies to > URL on the domain > line6.com
    5. Save



    In other words, the CSS code for responsive layout is broken, and thus the browser displays both the desktop as well as the mobile user badge.


    It works, thanks!



  9. On 3/24/2022 at 7:46 PM, stratgilmour said:


    Yeah what I thought exactly. I do have an AMT V-1 which is great for this purpose (it also haves FX Loop, which will enable 4 CM I think).




    Cool, then it's gonna work. Just turn off the Cab sim on the AMT and you are good to go! 

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  10. On 3/24/2022 at 6:44 PM, stratgilmour said:

    Quick question: using an IR, would it be possible to use it on a rehearsal without an amp? Or even at a live gig in case of amp failure? Or do I need a preamp pedal of some sort to pull this?


    Many thanks!


    You'd still need an "amp box pedal" to do something like that, otherwise IRs alone arent helpful for an electric guitar. It would sound fizzy and harsh.


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  11. You just need an audio interface with solid drivers and you should be fine. You could even run Native in a VST Host instead a DAW, saving A LOT of DPC calls and CPU Cycles.


    There are hundreds of options in the market, but imho a Scarlett Solo or a Duo (2nd or third gen) is more than good to play with an acceptable low latency. I mean, Im doing that in a 10 years old Samsung Laptop, optimized for DAW, and it just works fine. And yes, you have dedicated headphones out.

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  12. Just got that same problem, out of nowhere. I just turned on my HX stomp as every day, and all presets were gone. Started HX Edit to restore my backup and got the DSP Overload error while restoring. Restarted HX Edit and got DSP Overload error again.


    Only option was to reset the unit and restore.


    Just to say, isnt always user fault. ;)

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  13. The core midderish sound of a Super Reverb comes from the 4x10 alnicos, and Helix does really lack in that compartment, generally speaking. (IIRC we only have a very bassy 4x10 for the tweed)


    Not a big deal, as you can go pretty much there through a deluxe amp block with an hot bias, and a 4x10 CTS alnico IR. (Cabir.eu they have a pretty damn good one)

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  14. If you are using a VDI cable, check that all the presets input blocks are set to either Multi or Variax (I would set this if you only use a Variax guitar). If they are set for Guitar or others inputs, then you won't get any sound.


    PS; don't know those presets, but I'd also check if they have some aggressive noise gate cutting the signal when you jump into them with a variax model, which typically has a much weaker volume than a real guitar pickup.



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