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  1. 8 hours ago, phil_m said:

    You know they actually did update the Firehawk app since the time this thread was created… I guess you decided you diversify your crap-posting today…


    And you must be shocked as I was. Yea in 2020. 2020!!! That is almost 2 years ago for those who cant remember! Where is the added amps, cabs, and effects for the 1500 Phil? In comparison, Fractal updates their AXE-FX III on average one a month. Every 30 days or so we get added goodies. OTOH, Its almost been "pre-pandimic" since an update to the 1500 from Line-6 happened Phil! Thats not crap-posting, thats another "we moved on". But you go ahead and dismiss this lack of support like you always do. 

  2. On 1/21/2020 at 9:57 AM, silverhead said:

    Nobody here knows. Only Line 6 knows - and they won't tell.


    Anything you hear here will be uninformed speculation. You can choose to believe it or not.


    Pure speculation except the part about Line-6 not telling why their support of older products stinks, but we all know why. Theres no money in it.

    Just remember this while looking at the new Catalyst amp line, and then ask yourself in around 2 years will you still have their support? Only Line-6 knows - and they wont tell.

  3. I still own the "1st Variax", and a JTV-69. I pull them out on occasion, play them a while and then put them away. 


    My ears can't seem to get past the artifacts introduced, but I know it's just me because most rave over the features it has, and they are all impressive.


    I wish there were a way to limit that strange "after" effect noise I hear/feel, and Have tried many things including string sizes both smaller and bigger.

    It's like drinking a diet coke for the first time after years of drinking regular ones lol. 


    So, in a few weeks/months I will pull my JTV-69 out again. ; )

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  4. On 2/18/2021 at 5:21 AM, datacommando said:

    Example: a single icon type for a capture. How are you supposed to keep track of if it is a cab, amp, overdrive etc.? 


    Yea I know, they need to add a few more of the "major" ones so that we can tell at a glance without having to hover over it-etc.

    On 2/18/2021 at 5:21 AM, datacommando said:

    Personally, the way you are considering using it, seems to be an expensive option, if you will be mainly using it for “capture” and the onboard amps and cabs yet utilising the HXFX for the effects. 

    Oh no it won't be just for captures. Like always and forever I am, after 50 years of playing the guitar, still looking for the Holy Grail of tone. Im closer but not there yet. By combining units, removing them and then recombining them "again" I "learn" from the mistakes, and hopefully will get my tones to the next level. After all, what else is there? ; )

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  5. Thanks all, and esp Honest for the long post!

    The Editor is coming soon, and along with it the ability to locally save backups to your PC/Mac without the Cloud.

    Mine will be a "Desk-top" unit. No way am I stepping on the rotaries... 


    Ya know, I could always leave the HX Effects on my Marshall DSL (where it is now) and use an Aux sends from Helix into the QC ; )

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  6. Anyone here thinking about getting a Neural Quad Cortex???



    I plan on it at some point, and also thinking about hooking it into an HX Effects using the 4 cable method.

    I could then use all of the new Helix drives in front of and FX in back of the QC, with the power of the QC in the middle.

    This should to be a monster! Just hope its not too convoluted lol. 

  7. "Getting close is good enough". What I mean is, we could all play thru Mr. Trucks current rig, and it wouldnt sound like him. Why? Because we don't have his hands and technique. That is part of the tone's unique to him. So getting close is good enough. ; )

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  8. 44 minutes ago, rosskoss said:

    Note - I'm playing through the Pod Go


    I feel the same about my Toyota Camry. It runs great and gets me to my destination, but it just doesn't accelerate like the Kia Stinger twin turbo does...  ; )


    All kidding aside, any suggestions on Improving Helix from what it is right now are more than welcome.



  9. On 12/24/2020 at 7:03 AM, DunedinDragon said:

    What I never imagined is how many people have such a limited amount of knowledge about the different speaker characteristics, so they naturally place the blame on the modeler...which really has little to do with it.


    Quote of the month! In fact- in most cases It's not the modeler, or the speakers either.


    Its "people"..., That group always throws a wrench in the works. Get rid of them and enter toneful bliss.... ; )

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  10. To be fair, any "limitations" (requirements) of Luna were stated up front, and as stated, are dependant on what we have and use to run it. UA built "Luna" the way it is, "on purpose". It wasn't any accident that it requires and uses a "Thunderbolt" interface only as its hardware interface "host", and a "set" of proprietary plugins (even though it will run other VST's just fine too). So its limited only by our perspective and $$$, as in if you own all the plugins for Luna from UA and have a Thunderbolt interface (as I do), it's a pretty sweet rig. Using a pair of "audio inputs" from Helix (on any recording device) is not a limitation or setback. If it was, there wouldn't be any "Beatles" albums lol... Like a fast "sports car", you don't need one to get where you are going, but the option of having one is a nice... ; )

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  11. Just woke & read this- Looks like I need to re-visit what version firmware is inside my PC+ pair...


    Reverb huh? Latest update I see is v2.xx and I didn't read anything about reverb blocks there, but

    i did not read the newest manual yet.

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