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  1. Glad it worked for ya- Think you could change the "Joke" comment to "solved" in the topic now?
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    Helix 2.9

    Damn I missed all the fun again... That would take someone from Line-6 being here lol lol ...
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    Helix 2.9

    The one in the editor? Oh wait..... ; )
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    Helix 2.9

    Using your ears for tone and stage volume doesn't usually require a meter, but getting a 0db level out on multiple tracks sometimes does. Digital clipping occurs and then you are trying to "band-aid" that once in a lifetime track. In other words, "perception" of the volume levels wont work in this regard. Yes, compressors & limiters on the master bus helps during mix-downs, but if you can put everything on a track @ 0db (or less) & without too much "tweaking" involved, it usually works out better with less effort later. As always, YMMV. ; )
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    Helix 2.9

    Yer welcome, and BTW....
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    Helix 2.9

    "Ubur" ? I think you meant "Uber"- denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing.
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    Helix 2.9

    DI says at TGP, that 2.90 adds output and gain reduction meters to Helix Floor, Rack, and LT. He also said: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/helix-2-9.2053030/page-67 Not that anyone asked or should care, but here's my take: Line 6 is the most transparent company in this industry, sometimes to a fault. Anyone who thinks we're not sharing enough might as well say "Amazon isn't big enough!" or "B$%#&@ger needs to copy more!" At NAMM, we knew what would be in 2.90 and decided to share this inside information—and beer/wine—with some friends. (We also showed a ton of early Helix and HX Stomp design prototypes and Ben discussed details on our modeling process.) And we have plans to do it again next NAMM Hence, there's been no official 2.90 announcement As of this writing, 2.90 is ahead of schedule I just want to design gear. Other than my family, friends, and dog, it's pretty much all I think about. The only reason I pay attention to sales is that if a Helix/HX/POD box sells well enough, YGG lets Team Helix take greater risks when designing the next boxes. And at the height of the 2.80 madness, when everyone and their mom was screaming for an update, sales of Helix/HX products shot UP. So yeah. Please. Complain away I say we make um richer and start bitching more... ; )
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    Future Helix 2

    I was wrong in predicting that Helix 2 would hit the ground running in December 2019. It never happened. It was actually fun in doing so even if there's still no tuner in the editor... ; ) Oh Its still on the drawing board (Duh) and at some future Winter NAMM they will announce it in all its glory, but I also believe that we will be getting at least a couple MORE big patches in Helix 1st beforehand. It would be stupid to invest time in that programming knowing it will be replaced any time soon Im thinking. But then, Ive been wrong before ; )... Either way, It good to be a guitar player these days with all the choices available- So you expect them to be "fair" about the costs of making an updated Helix? Can you give examples of companies that charge "less" for a new and updated more powerful product? I cant. For example; MRI's have been around for 30+ years now, and the ole (and new) R&D on them has been paid for a thousand time over, yet getting one is still costing the patient (or their Insurance) over 2 grand to get one. So good luck getting a full blown Helix 2 for less than $1399.00. Not saying that I hope your wrong, I just don't see that happening, but...., well, you know... ; )
  9. Post at TGP, they may have an answer for ya over there...
  10. From TGP- https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/line-6-powercab-112-and-powercab-112-plus.1931154/ What’s the difference between Powercab 112 and Powercab 112 Plus? Powercab 112 Plus adds the following: 2-inch, 128 x 32-pixel LCD display 128 user preset locations 128 user IR locations MIDI In and Out for recalling presets, IRs, and most parameters (can also be recalled via USB) AES/EBU | L6 LINKTM digital In and Out Additional input for use as an FOH monitor (post-DSP) Powercab Edit connectivity USB audio interface for jamming along with or monitoring backing tracks from your Mac/PC/iOS* device User-selectable mic modeling and distance on the XLR output (Powercab 112’s output uses an SM58 model only) Powercab 112 Plus is about 2 lb (1 kg) heavier
  11. I have multiple avenues to listen to Helix on, but the two main ones are a couple of Power-cab +'s running back to the mixer (and audio interface) and into my near-field Mackie HR 824 monitors. The other way is using the built-in cab IR's in Helix straight into the HR-824's. With the Power cabs I can change the settings on them "per-patch" with Helix, for example from a Fender Jensen speaker on a Deluxe, to a Marshall green-back on a Marshall amp patch. I recommend them !
  12. I have 2 Powercab +'s and could not be happier. Not only are they smart unit with lots of features, they sound good too! For studio they are the "Bee's-Knees" in tone. I recommend them highly to ppl the fence. They wont disappoint (unless your in a Metal band playin @ 120 db)... My 2 cents- hope this helps ; )
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    Helix 2.9

    Lets keeps the goals on the football field. I hope its never released, until its ready to be. If that excites people and makes them blow snot bubbles then so be it. And Phil's not a politician, he tells it as he see's it (unless NDA's are involved of course). I may not always agree with him, but I respect that. ; )
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    Helix 2.9

    I kinda stay there myself hideout. Nice to have the option to switch however!
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    Helix 2.9

    M O O N that spells S O O N!!!
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    Helix 2.9

    What he said!!! ; )
  17. I have this in front of my chair, mixer and Mac and can control it while recording tracks- Love my Helix and Kemper!
  18. spikey

    Helix 2.9

    Does the dog have a tuner in his editor?
  19. spikey

    Helix 2.9

    As long as there's a tuner in the Editor...
  20. I use a midi merger (Midi Solutions) hooked from my midi-sport 4x4 (for the Nixie software on the Mac) and from Helix midi out, merged, and then going to my 1st Strymon pedal Midi input. In this configuration I can control the 3 Strymon (all set to their own Midi channel) pedals either from the Nixie software on the Mac, or from Helix via the control window in HX Edit.
  21. Im really having fun sending my KPA out to a pair of Power-Cab +'s, and then controlling the KPA and what speaker simulation I want with both the Kemper and Helix Editors!!! I just turned off the Cab on the KPA and let the PC+ be the Cabs (and Mic's and distance per Mics). Then using both the Remote on the KPA and the Controller on Helix, I can change settings by a push of a button! It sounds really nice to my ears too- what fun !
  22. Best wishes & hope you all get the guitar/pedal/amp/cab/dishwasher/Cactus/Oculus-Quest/iPad/winning lotto ticket/ of your dreams! ; )
  23. Those "after warranty diodes" are everywhere man!!!
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    Helix 2.9 Update

    Just thinking out loud here- You only live once, is a great saying. And, you don't need money growing in your back yard (or outta yer ARCH) to have a Helix, and another nice modeler. You just have to want one and get out of the punishment jeans society has put us all in. Today there are ZERO percent 12 and 18 month payment options and if you want one bad enough and don't want to pay it out like the example above, just save up for 6 months or so and pay for it. Im not saying to buy more than you can afford but Jesus, it's not like buying a new car. You're not being selfish to have more than one modeler my friends and it's not a sin to enjoy life and kids/life at the same time. And, more options and tones available are where it's at for me. And finally, cant take it with you- not that this is what you were saying brue. Heh- I remember My buddy had a term for people who think that they are going to take that $$ with them. He said- "they are so tight that every time they let gas they have a nose bleed". ; ) Not picking on Brue and not pointed at anyone, just saying- and as always YMMV and thats ok too. ; )
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving!
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