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  1. Yes, I know. I was posting on this thread since this thread is also about tones.
  2. Some Helix recordings of quite varied tones done by Line 6 to demo the Variax. Click HERE to listen - "
  3. Some really nice sounds in there. I hope the patches for the Helix you used for the demos will be available when the Helix gets released. :)
  4. you can also deactivate items you no longer have I think, but don't quote me on that.
  5. Yeah, I don't think this is really appropriate, otherwise this forum becomes everyone plugging their bands.
  6. The problem is, if they sell it to you, when they then go to sell their guitar they will have difficulty selling. You could wait for 1 on eBay, or possibly borrow/hire a POD HD for a week or so from a music store. Other than that, I'm afraid the reason you probably got a good deal on your guitar is because this was not included. You may have to save up and get one from Line 6. In the meantime, just do a full reset so you know the modelling you have in your Variax is factory standard.
  7. ozbadman

    Helix FAQ

    Just so you know, Fractal and TC do not integrate tightly with DT Amps either, so you really should just be comparing Helix features and price with Fractal and TC features and price.
  8. ozbadman

    Helix FAQ

  9. ozbadman

    Helix FAQ

    agreed Except that most of the effects were started from scratch for the Helix, so you probably need to discard everything you think you know about L6 effects when considering the Helix. I'd like to see some demos of the plain amps, as well as some demos using the new effects. In each case, just adding a single effect to an already selected amp. Plus, can we please have clean demos? maybe sometimes mixed with some minimal dirt for classic rock, blues, pop sounds. So many demos these days just show off metal sounds which, for a non-metal player like me, all sound the same anyway so shows me nothing.
  10. ozbadman

    Helix FAQ

    Really? I have never experienced any noticeable lag at all with my JTV and HD500. Is this straight to an amp or are you talking about recording?
  11. Yeah. I was an early adopter on the HD500 and JTV59. A few teething problems for sure, but I expected that. Line 6's QA in recent years hasn't been the best, maybe due to pushing out products before they were quite ready. Hopefully Yamaha has had some influence here, as it was the one thing lacking in the Line 6 products. Customer Support and wanting to do things right by the customer has covered the QA holes a little, so top marks for L6 there.
  12. Oh. Cool. I was under the impression they were still finalising Amps to be included in the initial release, but in fairness, I know as close to nothing as possible. Just trying to glean as much as I can from the information that's out so far. ps: I love what seems like a brushed metal finish on it. Top notch look. pps: not loving the look of the EXP pedal, but I'm sure I'll live with it. :)
  13. And you're going to have to change your tag at the bottom of your posts. It talks about HD500Edit. That's soooo last week. :)
  14. In embedded products, like the HELIX, the hardware is usually locked down either in or before Alpha testing. Once it's Beta testing, it's pretty rare for the hardware to change and is really about tweaking and testing the edges of the software. That being said, if some features are still not locked down it's probably halfway between Alpha and Beta testing. So yeah, Beta testing is probably a relatively accurate description of it's current status.
  15. Ah. OK. I misinterpreted DI on his FAQ thread: So I guess that's 2 x SHARC DSPs + 2 x MCUs. I'm not sure what is meant by one MCU for audio, but I guess that refers to routing?, and one for UI. In any case, 2 x DSPs free for signal processing it looks like.
  16. Except that I read somewhere that it's 1 for audio, 1 for dedicated UI, so it'll be interesting to see how much power they've got to burn. Not sure on the AXEFX2 for example. It's supposed to have 1 for effects, 1 for amps, but not sure if there's a separate CPU for UI or not there. Anyone want to fill us in? Edit: Not true, as noted below
  17. Can someone make the webpage work from PCs? I cannot rotate my laptop screen as I am asked to do on the website.
  18. Does it work off 120 - 240V? (In other words, can I buy in the USA and use in Europe)
  19. Unfortunately, starting a thread labelled "is company B cheating me" is not treating that company with respect. I don't know why you think it is. It's the same as me starting a thread "is aerosol_d7 cheating me?". Not respectful. If you can't see that, I don't know what to tell you. Had you called the thread "Does anyone know what differences exist between the models" you would have received different responses.
  20. turn the gain down and put away your metal guitar. Oh, and change the title of the thread.
  21. Well, if you only have one, there's no true stereo, so the simplest way is to take a standard 1/4inch guitar lead from the left (or right) side of the unbalanced outputs on the HD500 and plug it into channel 2 on the KC350. (channel 1 is for mono balanced/mic, or use channel 4 if you want extra control over routing in the KC350). The HD500 will automatically combine the two stereo paths to mono if a single lead is plugged into its unbalanced output.
  22. Not with the firehawk, no. I was talking about my experience with it generally as an FRFR. In my case, for an HD500 and an AxeFX2.
  23. I am a big fan of Roland products generally, but I have found the KC amp series very underwhelming. Underpowered, no bass, lots of midrange. I have tried the KC-350 and KC-550 and was very disappointed for use as a FRFR amp given Roland's excellent keyboards and V-drums. Hell, they even broke up (distorted) fairly easily, which I don't expect for a FRFR amp. I still have a KC-110, but use PA's, or a DT-25 or Blackstar HT-40 if I'm OK with a guitar amp, or would recommend a better FRFR amp. YMMV.
  24. Wait. In California, neighbourhood kids come by and poop on your lawn?
  25. So for me, there are two points here: 1) Not everyone has easy access to an authorised repair center, and they can be expensive. 2) As someone who has opened up my JTV59 and replaced the pickups, I think people are much more scared than they should be of the "advanced electronics" of the JTV. There are specialty parts, but other than that, it's pretty standard DSP electronics. Most of the advances are in the software. Other than that, it's a battery, with a control board, some control pots and switches (all specialty), some mag pickups, some piezo pickups, and an output jack (also, all specialty). If I move my pot, and it sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't, or works on digital but not analog, but everything powers up OK, and the switches work, etc., then there's a very, very good chance that it's a loose wire, a dirty pot, or replacing the pot will fix the problem.
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