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  1. I did notice that they loaded with new default cuts, but it's not like I never messed with those myself either lol. Maybe they're just better at it than me.
  2. I've been using IR's exclusively since about 2.8 now, but I decided to mess around with the stock cabs again tonight. I never thought they sounded bad necessarily, they just felt really fake to play compared to IR's I had if that makes sense? I can feel the differences from brand to brand even and at least back on 2.8, the Helix's stock cabs did not feel good to me to play at all. My theory is the update that increased the oversampling had a huge effect on the stock cabs. I didn't really notice anything then since I was using IR's, but I swear it FEELS like the stock cabs benefited greatly from that update, I think they sound a little better too even. It's kind of like the Helix as a whole was optimized. Did any of you folks that use stock cabs exclusively notice such a difference with that update?
  3. It will be interesting to see what's yet to come with future updates for sure. I know we're still supposed to get the other 2 Revv Generator channels, which might make me switch for a bit again lol. There's just something about that Placater Dirty that keeps me coming back though. I just feel like I can dial in any sound I need with that one since it's so versatile!
  4. They've added so much since Helix first debuted. Just for fun talking points, with the current firmware and all the new models, which ones are your favorites? I find myself coming back to the Placater, both clean and dirty, more and more. I like the consistency of the gain staging when switching from clean, crunch to metal with that one in snapshots. They just seem to flow into each other better when it's technically the same amp IMO. I hope they do more of the multiple amp channels thing in the future. I mean, we still only have one rectifier and TBH, it's not that great lol. What's your thoughts?
  5. For you metal dudes who have the ML Orange IR pack, try the 57c/160e combo mixed with the Badonk and driven by the Horizon. All amp settings at 5 (depth at .5) were already really close to a tone I've been after for a while. This IR pack really tames the lows on the Badonk. Your settings will vary for your setup, but it's a really good starting point!
  6. Awesome thanks for taking the time to try it out and your feedback!
  7. I'm curious to know how my working preset with the Revv Purple as my main snapshot (also has clean, crunch and lead snaps!) transitions to other people's setups? I'm using Ownhammer impulses on this, both are from the Cali Duo pack. The top one I have set to the V70 57-03 and the bottom is the V70 160-01 if you have them and want to go for absolute parity. The EQ block that's there isn't tied to anything currently. It's just a weird filter type effect that I might use for some intros or breaks. I set this patch up with a Schecter C1 Platinum that I swapped the stock 81/85 pickups out of in favor of the Duncan Nazgul/Sentient set. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you and if you'd modify anything. It sounds pretty good on my setup (JBL LSR305's) most days. I should note that I do have a hearing deficiency in my left ear, so I'm getting varied self opinions on the sound. Sometimes I think it's way too bright, other times it sounds just right. Since my hearing fluctuates from day to day, it's hard for me to say which is "normal". Is it way too bright or just right? YMMV on this if you don't have the same gear, I know, but that's also part of what I want to know is how it sounds on yours as is? I'm not super concerned with the other 3 snaps at the moment, just snap 3 since that's my home base and main point of concern. But I'll take input on the others as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated since I'm looking to record some stuff soon. Reamping later is definitely an option but takes more time, and as a one man show that added time is valuable. Thanks in advance all! Revv Purple SNAP.hlx
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    Thanks for that Revv Purple Line 6, it totally rips!
  9. I really would like to try one of those Powerstages. Nobody stocks them in my area though. Not to say I don't like my current setup, but those do look cool from what I've seen and heard. What advantages did you find from it compared to the amps you tried your Helix through?
  10. There's always the Boss Katana head too. It's solid state but it isn't class D like most solid state amplifiers. I think its class A/B if I'm not mistaken. Pretty inexpensive too and works great! I just run into the fx loop and use all Helix for the tones. Another plus is should something happen to my Helix the Katana on it's own can act as a backup.
  11. Got an email this morning saying the new update is available, so you should be able to export and load your custom ir's with no volume compensation needed in helix now.
  12. MIKKO is an excellent piece of software. I've been using it for about a month now and have gotten great results. One thing to mention is that currently when you export your custom IR and load it into the helix it is a lot quieter than other IR's. I've just been upping the db's to compensate, but I talked to Mikko today and this will be resolved in the next update that's coming very soon.
  13. It's right below the PV Panama.
  14. I guess other than the other channels of the Revv, the additional amps I'd really like to see added are the other channels of the original amps that were included in the initial release (since it seems like that's what we're doing going forward), the Diezel VH4, Mesa Mark 2C+, Randall Satan, Marshall JVM and JCM 900. That would pretty much round it out for me. What is everyone else hoping for?
  15. Surprised nobody's posted anything on this here yet, but Mikko from ML Soundlabs just released what I think is an absolute game changer for IR's. You can create your own with the cabinets and mics he's included and export them to wav files. Load the cab, pick your individual or custom combination mics and position them wherever you want. Been playing around with the free version all day and it's awesome. Mikko makes (imo) the best IR's available and now he's giving us the ability to make our own with this software. Check this out: His customer service is outstanding as well. I downloaded this last night and couldn't figure out how to mute the raw sound going in, sent him an email asking what to do and today we got this video. He even emailed me back directly to let me know it was up. Been talking a little bit with him since I got his Mesa cab pack a little while ago and he's just a good dude overall. It's nice to see someone that puts out this good of a product and still takes time to talk with the lowly bedroom warriors like myself. Props to you Mikko, this is incredible and keep up the great work!
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