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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Hi All Not trying to start trouble...I have been a very long time Line 6 user (POD 500 and Helix owner) but just listening to the 'stock' Fractal AXFX 3 sounds (263 amps) this thing kills...I just dont think there is any real comparison..maybe Line 6 can update Helix..and maybe its just me but damm I dont get that feeling listeing to the stock patches of helix or third party or my custom presets.. What do you guys thinK? DEMO of Fractal AXFX 3 presets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEPZIQ6Yqzk
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Also those who 'don't have the time to listen to 263 amp's' in the demo video your missing out there is some great sounds happening...
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Like i said i bough the POD HD 500 first, then when Helix was available bought it, then a variax..i had never previously considered the Fractal..until now..and I do like the idea of 'instant gratification' rather than have to tweek to get to that result.
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Yeah right.....I am sure your so secure with your ability and playing and little bass playing.
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Nope i read it and i don't agree i think it would not sound the same as good tone comes from the person playing it not the electronics only
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Well completely don't agree and luck its not that way. You can have all the best gear, the exact gear and never sound as good or close if its not in you to do so. Anyone can learn a riff but make it sing is a different deal.
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    To all those that are complaining about this post or think i am just trying to justify AXFX 3 purchase...I have Line 6 Helix, POD 500 and a Variax for years. I bought third party IR's and presets built my own and have some decent sounds but it hasnt been easy, Helix has always been not pleasing with their presets (default) ..AXFX just the sheer number of amps and ir's dwarfs helix. That said there is plenty i like about Helix, like the form factor, the build quality, the led's the integrated expression pedal the editor.However when i go and check out all the guitarists I like, in most cases AXFX is part of their rig ..cant say the same for Line 6. So either they know something or maybe because you are so loyal to your purchase and really its 'good enough' but for me, at the end of the day i want to be inspired by the tones not fighting, tweeking eq mastering and un fizzing... All that said, I already own alot of line 6 and will continue to use it...for now
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    cruisinon2--- you always yak but say nothing
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Well more like a tweaker's nightmare. I have spent alot of time with Helix, got about as good as i think possible ..
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    No i am just asking for those who say helix is great to post a clip so i can hear it...
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Kilrahi ..still waiting to hear something you have done on helix..anything
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    cruisinon2 - I know you have been around for awhile, can you post something you have done with helix that sounds good to your ears?
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Seriously..I think that as a Helix owner you really 'want' it to be ok...and there is good reason for that. But that said, if you dont here a difference you really should not buy an AXFX 3..just sayin..
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Just an FYI the price on AXFX 3 is now Now: $2,249.99
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Kilrahi Just curious, but do you like Hawaiian pizza? If your asking do I like crappy sound? no If I was betting, I would bet you would not post anything you have done on helix...
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    No offense but if you cant here the difference..your likely fine with Helix..for me its night and day..
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Listening to that video demo, Helix doesnt sound anywhere close
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    Can Helix be used as a serious Audio Interface?

    Anyone who uses a DAW and doesnt use direct monitoring (like in an overdub) will notice that Line 6 helix USB driver isnt great for low latency In fact Line 6 has Never had a decent low latency USB driver for any product (ASIO ro MAC) All that said if you use the helix and monitor using direct monitor 9ie no dubs no plug-ins) you wont notice an issue. ..there are tons of great low latency high quality Audio devices out there..for me i connect Helix via spdif to my focusrite Liquid 56. works swell
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    what are you using the pre blocks for?

    What are you using the pre blocks for?... reason i am asking is so far not really finding ever using them....I tried 1) Using as an amp before a cab 2) Using a pre before an amp block (yuk) While they use less dsp I am not finding them useful so I am asking you what and how are you using them if at all.
  20. Why is Variax + Helix changing to the wrong models in snap shots? So i painfully went and programmed each snap shot with a specific model I want to use..so far great..I go to use them and it seems that touching tone or volume (not sure which) is causing the models to change in the snap shots..I set Custom -1 and later its some random instrument like Lester or spank or whatever. i checked Helix editor and only assign is model via snap shots (in brackets) and tone and volume all say 'dont force' If i lock out the tone knob in the editor the models stay put...not sure where this is not working or if its a bug.. I need my tone knob so thats not an option
  21. From what I can tell this is a design flaw. Line 6 mapped the tone control to model changes and when you set the model to a snap shot then change the tone the model changes and whats worse is the snap shot now uses the new model and not the saved one REALLY SUX
  22. Why does the vdi cable sound different, meaning worse and a bit less responsive than a 1/4 cable? Have you noticed that? I was using the VDI for along time and finally after frustration with harsh almost dry feel tried the 1/4 and it was much smoother! I tried other Ethernet cables sounds the same as the vdi cable...the 1/4 inch guitar jack sounds well more like a guitar
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    WHY does the harmonizer sound sooo bad?

    WHY does the harmonizer sound sooo bad? Hi Guys, so really want to know how you are making the harmonizer sound good. If you insert it 'post amp' like effects like delay ..you get stereo and two harmony and cool stuff like panning ..but damm it sounds awful... The only way I have gotten Harmony working decently is to put it in front of one of two amps (dual setup) and set the mix to 100%. I cant use the dual harmony that way unless i just only use one part harmony. Harmonizing an amp sounds really bad in my opinion and while sure i can find use for it..its not solution. How are you making it sound great?
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    Does anyone else miss the 'save' button?

    Now that the 'save' has been replaced by a weird little box (greys/highlightswhen save option) I wonder if I missed the memo on why this was changed or if its some preference somewhere?
  25. Why do IR's 'feel' different, less responsive than the built in cabs? So in attempt to get better tones i started down the path of IR's trying ones from the sigma, OwnHammer and others. ~While they 'can' sound great and more of an end production sound, they do not 'feel as responsive as the built in cabs (comapring examples would be Cali v30 or the Vintage 25 to a similar IR;. I like the way they sound but the 'feel' is rough ie not fluid like the built in cabs.. Do you have the same opinion ? I know i could be trippin but every time i swap back to built in cabs it feels way better (not sound better) and that in turn makes me play better. Are there any better IR solutions that do feel better? More dynamic?
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