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    Helix cab rules!!

    For the same reason you are using an amp mod in the Helix rather than just playing directly into your amp - so your speaker cab will sound like the amp/cab your are desiring to use at that time. How else would you expect your Marshall cab to sound remotely close to a 4X10 super reverb or a 1X12 champ? One of the IR makers even supply their customers with an EQ curve to place in the Helix chain specifically for use in 4CM. I haven't used 4CM for a long time but I never tried it without either an IR or Helix stock cab. I assume it would have the same undesirable result as using FRFR without one.
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    Helix cab rules!!

    Just my opinion, but I have come to the personal conclusion that IRs typically sound better if you're using a 4CM with an amp and traditional cabinet (with an appropriate EQ block in the signal chain) while the the Helix stock cabs sound better with FRFR type setups (I'm using Line 6 Stagesource speakers). My thinking is that this is because FRFR speakers already have a broader frequency range than typical guitar speaker cabs and don't need the extra. IRs with FRFR sounds somewhat fizzy to me. While Helix is a work of genius in it's ability to cover just about every possible setup a particular musician might have, I'm sure they had to choose a starting point in the design process. I thinking that maybe said starting point was to create a new/improved version of the previous Line 6 "miracle system" (or whatever it was called) which was the HD500, Variax guitar, and a Stagesource speaker. Maybe this starting point took priority and 'then' the stock cabs were tweaked a bit, as a compromise, to also be acceptable with other type setups. Regardless, I find that with FRFR, just about every IR, stock cab, amp mod, etc., can be made to sound the same as another with a little (sometimes a lot of) extra trouble and tweaking. (P.S.) My own "personal conclusion" confuses me and seems backwards logically since IRs are created, and monitored, with a digital process and equipment (I assume). Seems to me like IRs should sound better with FRFR rather than the other way around. Perhaps it's because in their creation, they are miking actual cabs - I don't know.
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    Inconsistent and inaccurate Tuner!!!

    When connected to editor, it seems I can't get the tuner to come on at all. When disconnected, I recently discovered that it appears to work in a "momentary" switch mode only. I ran into this problem after doing my very first update. I put off returning it long enough for a new update to come out and the problem went away. Then when I recently updated the new beta, viola! I'm baaack! I'm not sure about the tap tempo working or not as, I must confess, I've evidently never quite comprehended its proper use. I've not gotten 'my' expected results from any tap tempo I've ever used on any pedal. It 'seems' like a no-brainer to me, but there's something I'm not getting. As for the tuner problem, I'll just use it in momentary mode until another update comes out and hope it corrects itself. I don't want to be without the unit long enough to send it in.
  4. jlondon53

    Inconsistent and inaccurate Tuner!!!

    When connected to editor, it seems I can't get the tuner to come on at all. When disconnected, I recently discovered that it appears to work in a "momentary" switch mode only. I ran into this problem after doing my very first update. I put off returning it long enough for a new update to come out and the problem went away. Then when I recently updated the new beta, viola! I'm baaack! I'm not sure about the tap tempo working or not as, I must confess, I've evidently never quite comprehended its proper use. I've not gotten 'my' expected results from any tap tempo I've ever used on any pedal. It 'seems' like a no-brainer to me, but there's something I'm not getting. As for the tuner problem, I'll just use it in momentary mode until another update comes out and hope it corrects itself. I don't want to be without the unit long enough to send it in.
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    Inconsistent and inaccurate Tuner!!!

    I'm both a musician and a Luthier. I'm finding the Helix tuner to be just fine. Is it accurate to a 1000th of a fret like the Peterson? Evidently not. But I'm not using the Helix to intonate a guitar for myself or a customer. I'm using the Helix tuner for tuning the guitar during play. Tuning a guitar to an open string or harmonic and actual play are two different things. No one on this planet can play a fretted note, let alone a chord, consistently enough to not press a string out of tune to the tolerances being demanded on this thread. Now I have experienced tuners that are off a few cents across the board and that's not good. But I definitely am not experiencing that with my Helix. The accuracy of Peterson, etc. strobe tuners (1000th of a fret) is for bigger, or other, purposes than actual play of a guitar. They are also designed to tune many other instruments other than strings that don't have variables - like the piano for instance. The movement of the strobes in the video represent a difference that is ridiculous in any real time application sense. I don't like to be negative, but to complain about the differences displayed in the YouTube video seems a little petty to me personally. However, I am having trouble with my Helix tuner coming on at all since the beta update. The switch appears to be in momentary position or something. If it decides to come on, I have to hold the switch down.
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    e bow or sustainor patch...

    To add to my previous reply, I just realized that part of the Ebow's character is more than just endless feedback. I'm not sure how one would go about reproducing the physical occasional stringy vibrations when string makes contact with frets/pups/or Ebow itself. Still excited though.
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    e bow or sustainor patch...

    Chad Boston has a couple of versions of a patch that might work and if not, would definitely be a good place to start. They allow sustained feedback tone (endless if desired) at any volume. I've tried both and are some of the better shared presets on the Helix tone board in my opinion. The first version might be better suited for an Ebow simulation. It's set up so that you play and then blend in feedback at the appropriate time by easing in with the expression pedal. You've sparked my interest and I will be giving it a shot. Here's links to the presets: http://line6.com/customtone/tone/1970739/ Oops! looks like he must have deleted his first version. Oh well, I have a feeling it will still be a good starting point. Especially for the 1 (of the 2) Ebow settings that is a little less unpredictable in it's pitch. Man I can't wait to try this!
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    Guitar > Helix > RC-300 >L2m

    I have both the RC300 and a Roland GR-55. I plan to connect to Helix via the return/send loops on the Helix. There's a YouTube video where someone briefly describes connecting his GR-55. But there's not problem that I'm aware of. You're gonna love those stagesource speakers.
  9. Why wouldn't Line 6 post a simple user guide on their website? I'm frustrated that everytime I try to find detailed support for the Amplifi Remote "APP" it never fails to lead to support for the Amplifi 'devices" (amps, fx100, etc.). Between common sense, experimentation, and YouTube vids (that, without fail, focus on how to use the amplifi "devices" - not the "app" itself), I've been able to navigate through most of it, but (1)... I'm still trying to find out how to stack more than one stomp, mod, or delay pedal into the signal chain. (2)....Also my "APP" is not recognizing music that has been "newly" downloaded to my phone or tablet. Is there some way to force that or is it supposed to be automatic? (3)... Finally, some more details on signal chain pedal "placement" options would be nice. Is it as limited as it seems or am I missing something? Any takers? Thanks in Advance!!!
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