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Everything posted by Lachdanan0121

  1. 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 ;)
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. DI, will there be more templates? for instance one for FL Studio? If not, I should still be able to make a template myself for it, right? Or is this going to be limited to the software that there is templates for? I'm very interested in controlling my DAW with my feet with shortcuts, especially transport controls.
  12. Oh, I must have forgot that 2.8 comes with some more Bass goodies. ( 1 amp, and 2 drive pedals) It also seems to come with more distortion pedals than I thought too. I was focused on the Revv, and the DAW transport control functions with my floor control. This really is gonna be a very nice update. It is much appreciated L6!
  13. Yeah I read the same article on the Sweetwater website. It has a lot of good points, but a lot of this stuff I already did with bass guitars. However, I just didn't think about trying it as a multi-band distortion for electric guitar. Funny how that works sometimes. I will have to give this a go once I start Amping my guitars on my next album. Much appreciated Craig As for Native, I love it, I have more than justified its $99 purchase. I use it every time I ReAmp, and I always record the dry signal. My Helix rack is a great wet monitoring tool/interface. Being able to trade presets between them, as well as they being updated simultaneously, is definitely appreciated.
  14. Hey you too! I have a good bit of ReAmping I have to do this weekend for some guitars I tracked before. So it should be a rather fun weekend.
  15. Spikey, I did read above. It wasn't just your comment (which comes with its own prompting) it was also the concept within it that I was commenting on... So just relax ;)
  16. We could really do without THAT insanity. On the topic of the dream rig, I personally remember reading more about the Wet - Dry - Wet rig more than DT integration with Helix, but that could be because I didn't pay as much attention about the DT stuff, as I was not nearly as interested in it at the time.
  17. Funny. That is exactly how I feel about Louisiana (where I was born), and most of the South & Southeast. ;)
  18. I mainly use IRs for my guitar tones these days, but the stock cabs are still plenty good. Case in point I use only the stock cabs when designing bass guitar presets on the Helix.
  19. I don't think the Helix gets quite the attention it deserves with regard to bass guitar. I don't have an actual bass guitar, I use AmpleSounds bass guitars, and their acoustic guitars. (I will prolly get a real bass guitar later on someday, but for now they are quite sufficient) I typically use EZ Mix2 (with other plugins) to ReAmp my bass, and I get good results. Then I started using Helix native in front of EZmix for things like the Clawthorn, and Obsidian drives with even better results. Finally, on the last couple of songs I have done I decided to use Helix Native for the grand majority of my bass guitar chain, and I am pleasantly surprised with the results. Part of it is that I am getting better with mixing, and dialing in sounds. Part of it is a growing acquaintance with Helix. I get excited, and look forward to every new firmware that brings additions. (Especially if they are high gain flavors, or high quality reverbs) But from now on I will be really excited to see any more additions for bass guitar in the future updates. The Helix is one hell of a platform. We all know it can sound phenomenal with guitar, but I wanted to say it can with bass guitar as well. How about any of you guys? What results have you got from amping/ReAmping bass guitar with Helix?
  20. Not really, I was merely commenting in general. I have spent time with several forums, and honestly every single one I go to (even ones that use to be great) are following the same trend. Snark disguised as wit is gaining ground over helpful information. Gearslutz, no I have not been there, but I see this trend at these forums. I have seen this trend at Sevenstring forums, and I have seen this trend on thegearpage. The best forum I have been apart of is Imageline forum, however it is even starting to happen over there. I don't intend them to get any better, I just see less, and less reason to be active in them.
  21. Snark seems to be default language this forum has adopted. But, I need no champion, I said my piece on the matter.
  22. I'm aware. I understand how these forums work, (and honestly less, and less reason to visit them as time goes on) I have probably cast my vote in most of those on Ideascale. I was just agreeing, and commenting further on the post that I quoted. Also wasn't stating much of a wish list as much as just commenting there is an area that lacks in flavor/options. But carry on...
  23. Nicely put. We have more than enough Marshalls, and Fenders, in the Helix. The Revv is coming in the next update (part of it) but the Helix platform really does need more hi-gain options, especially modern hi-gain. I love my Helix, but I am also going to state the areas where it lacks. Hi-gain is definitely one of them. (clarification: it does hi-gain just fine, just needs more options/flavors) Hopefully throughout 2019 & 2020 L6 fills some gaps, and this Revv isn't the last hi-gain amp we get. That said, I have found something that I really like in almost every update the Helix has gone through, and I appreciate every single improvement the Helix platform gets!
  24. Yes, this basically seems to be it. Refreshing my ASIO drivers while my DAW is open, right after I load a project, and after adding some plugins as some of them introduce under runs when adding them. Turning off the refrigerator. Rebooting... These three steps take care of the grand majority of the technical "issues" that I have with my Helix. Every system I have used for just about anything has it's "quirks." Learning how to work with/around them is part of being a decent engineer.
  25. This!!! I was having same problem out of my left speaker with heavy bass. I quickly found the issue was not the speaker. It was the speaker stand. I have nice monitor stands however the floor they sit on isn't perfectly flat. Old wood planks with scratches/grooves. My solution was simple I had an extra 10lb dum bell (weight) that I put on the bottom of the speaker stand to hold it to the floor in the spot it rattled. The problem was immediately gone.
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