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Everything posted by Lachdanan0121

  1. Aww, but you don't know how good I look in purple. Lol
  2. it's worth the full price. Definitely worth $69, or $99.
  3. Some of us would like these amps to use in our Helix platform. It's the only platform that has a VST (native) that you can use presets interchangeably with the hardware. I actually use Native for my final recorded ReAmped tones, my Helix rack is my audio interface, and wet monitoring unit. I would rather save getting a Fractal FM3 to use in conjunction with my Helix setup until AFTER Line 6 stops updating the FW in Helix. That is the back up plan if the Helix updates stop, and I still want more models.
  4. Of course we all want bugs to be addressed. However, I too would like more non-Marshall flavors of high gain. Along with some more HX reverbs. That is what I would like out of the next couple FW updates. If not with 2.9. Then hopefully with 3.0.
  5. I would like this info too, a teaser, or something. However, posting here is a waste of time as all you will likely get is the crowd chanting "oh you shouldn't," or "this isn't the place." Right on queue.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. I found this at Sweetwater when I got home today. https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/first-look-helix-firmware-v2-80/
  16. 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.
  17. Yea that would be a nice addition as a model in the Helix at some point.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ;)
  21. 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)
  22. 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.
  23. 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)
  24. 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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