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    That Revv Model Tho!

    Now that I have had a chance to use the Revv... It is pretty impressive. Has lots of harmonics, and tons of gain on demand. I haven't played with it yet, but I have ReAmped with it. I wouldn't say it is the end all/be all of high gain amps, but it most certainly helps in filling out the high gain options in Helix. So nice job on this Amp, and really most of the new update L6. I am also looking forward to the other channels of this particular amp even more now that I have tried it.
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    Guess it's long overdue to say: Thank you!

    Yes this update is pretty big imo. I haven't even tried the new models yet. But the fact there are now shelving, and tilt, EQs that really helps fill some gaps in regards to tone shaping. The new functions really have me excited. The UI improvements with the joystick, and rolling across the chain & the pac-man expansion. The QWERTY stuff is what has me smiling, and nerding out. It helps in the studio for us recording guys a lot. One thing I was thinking of last night that had me smiling was: I can free up the tablet I use for remote DAW transport controlling (from the mic stand)now can be strictly for lyrics, since I can control Transport parameters from my floor controller. Now when I actually do get to trying the new models, I don't doubt that it will be an even better update for me! One of the next guitars I go to ReAmp I have been setting aside for use of new models, seems like the Rev is going to be for that one. Hopefully I will get finished with laying out this sax on a separate song, then I can dig into ReAmping that guitar. I have had my Helix setup for about 3 years. Rack+floor control+exp pedal, and Helix Native. With every update I get more happy about the platform, and reassured it is the platform for me. The first time that really happened was when they released Helix Native, and it was compatible (and sounded the same) as/with the hardware. That right there showed the trajectory of my wants/needs was more parallel to Line 6's trajectory than any of the other modelling/profiling options. As of today it seems that sentiment has only grown. So... Thank you Line 6!
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    My Helix is quieter after the 2.80 update

    Interesting. I wouldn't have noticed this issue at all. Though to be fair, I always send my studio monitors a Mic level signal through my XLR outputs on Helix. I kinda have to. My monitors are freaking loud. Event BAS 20/20s turned down almost all the way, I can only get my vol knob on Helix to Noon. Going past noon, and it starts to get too loud to mix for any length of time. At line level I can barely get it past 10, or 11'o clock.
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    That Revv Model Tho!

    Saying we want certain models in the Helix isn't bitching, there is even an ideascale for the similar. How some of us go about doing it could be considered so. However, your post is coming off as bitching as much as anyone else's above. (more-so actually) But I guess some of us didn't wait the proper time to post additions we would like according to your calendar, and I am sure it wasn't off-topic enough for others... We can just as easily order you "a so-called person" to "CTS already." So to enter mine: I wouldn't mind more bass cabs, more high gain amps (Randall, Engl, Diezel, Bogner) and More HX reverbs. I expect some of this will show up over time, which I am fine waiting for.
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    2.8 good thoughts collection thread.

    Thank you Line 6, and DI, for the Qwerty additions. And extra thanks for making the command center rather intuitive. Very to setup your own stuff. So far it seems to work great for just messing with it for a few minutes.
  6. I finally tried the update this morning. Followed instructions, backed everything up. I am on Win 10 (updated from Win 8), custom home built PC, using a 3rd party usb cable with lighted ends, going into a firefly (for jitters) and into a USB 3.0 port on the back of my PC. Same port I always use. The update took about 25 minutes including Native, and restoring my backups. Everything seems to have updated without a problem. Loads as 2.80, has new amp models, and so does Native. Has my presets too! Thanks L6!
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    That Revv Model Tho!

    Yeah I think, mostly hope to be honest, that the next 2 years will yield Helix some cool additions, and I don't just mean more models. As far as the current new amps go... I haven't upgraded. I will do that later today. I think the Revv sounds great from what I have heard online. I am also looking forward to trying out that Grammatico. I am really looking forward to ReAmping some Bass guitar with the new amp, and pedals. At the moment (I guess as a studio guy it fluctuates) I am really enjoying ReAmping Bass guitar with Helix Native. But I love the new functions that get added to Helix over time. Like the QWERTY stuff.
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    That Revv Model Tho!

    As a metal player (among other styles) I have to say I am quite happy getting some niche amps. Such as the cartographer. But I am always happy to get more tonal options in the high gain territory. Which I personally think the Helix overall could use more. I expect that will be satiated within the next few updates though. Hopefully the FW updates are actually more streamlined since this last update too!
  9. I am waiting until tomorrow at least. Swepco just sent out warnings in text that my location may experience power outages for the next few hours. I definitely do not want to have something like that go down with a FW update. Especially one that multiple people seem to be having some issue with.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Much like every year.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    I found this at Sweetwater when I got home today. https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/first-look-helix-firmware-v2-80/
  12. Mine is off-center like yours. Mine clicks fine in all directions, and rotations. I can hear/feel it clearly in all directions. I think it may be slightly more stiff clicking to the right, but not much at all. I have had mine for almost 3 years, no issues.
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    While waiting for the “Second Spring” to arrive...

    Yea that would be a nice addition as a model in the Helix at some point.
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    While waiting for the “Second Spring” to arrive...

    I only use one subscription route for plugins, and that is the East West Cloud Composer X, and only for the instruments/generators not the FX. I am locked into a year, but it is only $20 a month. Now, I won't run into much of the problems that you are talking about if I don't renew it after a year, as I will render to dry track consolidation of each part (in each song) so it all gets replaced by the dry wav files, that I can process later. Other than East West Cloud Composer X, I tend to feel the same way as you do. I own everything else. The thing is when I researched EW, all of their instruments go through a downloader/installer of their own, (all same one) and all use the same "Play" plugin to operate. Which actually makes this subscription model a great offer from them in particular. But I understand the reservations, all other software that I use I own, I don't subscribe.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Well said, and thank you for it. I actually do have some Dyslexia, and at times it has been a pain in the lollipop growing up, but I don't let it hold me back. I surely don't expect the forum to conform to it. That I find extreme. I just don't want the forum to have the letters dancing around. LOL. Oddly enough, I (not properly diagnosed) and most my family agree that "I am on the spectrum" as well. I do not really see how that has much of any thing to do with any of this except it will color/influence my posts. I don't expect change from a forum, or the members, for my sake. (what would that even be anyway?) I guess my point is I am not sure who he was posting that for. (other than obviously himself) I mean I fit the whole shabang, lol I even wear glasses too, got dry eye problems as well. While I have posted something in the past about my opinions about the attitudes in forums (in general) I don't expect the forums to change, I simply adjust myself to spend less time in them. (Ironic with the post, right) What you said rings so true. I am tired of seeing those truly worthwhile principles get belittled, especially from those who recite them while doing so.
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    Well, That's it!!!! You sir, have won the thread. LOL. That was a cool scene in that movie btw. Very intense. This movie is one of those movies I watched over, and over when I was younger. Now, you make me want to watch it again! Of course I will picture this thread being a part of that particular scene. @Soundog - You weren't the only one ;)
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    I am of the mindset that willpower/desire/self discipline are the biggest factors in developing a skill like playing guitar. That said, I also think that having a truly crappy instrument is one of the things that keeps people from pursuing it. I was fortunate that my dad bought me a strat pack when I was 16. Came with a crappy little amp that I upgraded from within the first 6 months. The guitar I used for about 2.5 - 3 years. It was a fender strat squire affinity series. I have been playing for about 18 years now. I believe both of these are completely valid factors, and neither are completely in a vacuum. (so to speak)
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    Helix Firmware 2.80

    somewhat on topic... Lol I was speaking with my significant other this weekend, and explaining to her the significance of the update in regard to the qwerty functions. She responds with "so, it's basically gonna be like a macro pad for your feet." I was kinda stumped for a second, but it seems as if she is pretty spot on with her understanding of it. I mean I can only speculate, but I would assume that is basically the same process as programming keyboard macros.
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    Am I the only one...... ?

    Funny, we are similar in that regard. I too am not all that drawn to traditional amps anymore either, even if I had an abundance of all 4 of those criteria. The closest I would get to that would be a few of the smaller amp packages. But I would definitely have quite a few guitars, so many that I couldn't possibly keep them all setup, with clean strings. Ok Ok, so I am probably gonna do this anyway regardless of those criteria above just to a lesser degree. I like to dedicate guitars to a specific tuning when I setup a tuning that I like with a guitar, I won't change it much except for a drop tuning when needed. :) I plan on having my "wife" learn to setup these instruments, (and other things in the studio) as I will slowly teach her over time. Unfortunately, this wouldn't work for most people. My goal is to have a modeler rig (or small amp such as the THR rigs) setup with a guitar in every room of the house. (except bathrooms)
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    Am I the only one...... ?

    Of course if you have the money, time, space, and strength... There is nothing wrong with owning a variety of amps/cabs/modellers of all shapes, and prices. However, like most of us, I am limited in a few of the above criteria (and being completely honest I am limited in all 4 to some degree) Helix, 11rack, FRFR and my THR-10x do just fine for me. I can't say I loved all my amps of the past. Didn't really like my Spider 2 2x12 combo. It was usable, but I get much better tones out of my little THR amp.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Yep! But I will also add another thing I am looking forward to with it would be expanding keyboard shortcuts to the feet. I plan on having a footswitch to open/focus on each of the following for FL Studio: playlist window piano roll window mixer window step sequencer window. one for closing all windows. and if it will let me, maybe a footswitch to change tiers in the playlist. and of course one for play/stop. Which also covers recording after I arm it. It can increase workflow efficiency while composing/mixing/and mastering. Like you said its not just for recording.
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    Am I the only one...... ?

    I can't really answer your question as intended because I never really had the money, or the access, to try a variety of good physical amps. (although I wanted it of course lol) Modelling has been my only avenue to getting the amps I want. By the the time I had real money that I could rationally spend on a good amp, Helix was announced. With the sound quality I was hearing from Axe FX II at the time Helix was announced I thought that a real high-end modeler was easily the choice to go with for myself. I do not regret that. I will state that with the results I get out of Helix + studio monitors (with and without IRs), and have heard with Axe FX II & III, (Kemper too) I have don't even care about physical amps anymore.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Cool. Very Cool. I am actually looking forward to making my own. This feature can potentially increase/evolve my workflow for making music in the studio. Much thanks!
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    "-28" error?

    This is right for the most part. However, the software is where the issue really lies, (unless there is some kind of hardware failure) The hardware can have slight variables when regarding the power that is fed to it. If there is a power spike right as you go to turn on your Helix, it may be just enough to make the internal power regulators in the Helix to act wonky, needing a reboot. Lets face it not all of us have decent power. Here in the Southern States of the US many houses have crappy wiring. Sometimes the BIOS in computers won't boot correctly, and need a reboot, sometimes its the OS. Drivers can become corrupt over time etc. Not doing regular maintenance on it (such as cleaning the dust out periodically) can cause hardware malfunctions. However, this does not apply as much to Helix, as it is a closed system. But you can keep the knobs, buttons, and rotaries clean. So your example of a computer sitting there for decades (untouched) and turned on has a significant chance to result in a fire from all the dust that has built up over that amount of time. lol :) I am willing to state this is speculation, but I think that the -28 boot error will mostly fall in the categories that I have listed above. I do not think it is much about the hardware failing. I have never read someone's Helix no longer working after the -28 boot error. But I have read a few people's problems with helix hardware that had nothing to do with that boot error. I want to say I had the -28 boot warning twice. Each time I just needed to reboot, and all was fine. I have had my Helix since Summer of 2016.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Yea, that is exactly what I was thinking, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't being to presumptuous. This part is the part that made me think if there isn't a template, that I can just spend about 20 or so minutes creating one for myself. Which is not an issue, I took a few minutes programming my razor keyboard to use the macros within FL studio. (quick ones like save, undo/redo, copy, and paste) Being able to expand that with my feet will be fantastic!
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