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Everything posted by hideout

  1. Guys, listen to the rest of the band, in particular, the synth player and the bass player and Dave. They're in the same key. Furthermore, the guitar is flat in relation to the synth and bass. If they were indeed accommodating DLR because he can't sing it in the original key, they'd transpose it down to where Eddie's playing - not up and Eddie would be sharp compared to the band. That said, Eddie's guitar is not a perfect half step down - it's just out of tune and it's not a matter of the band playing in different keys from each other.
  2. It's depressing to see that some people (the one who posted the video) are actually blaming it on the synthesizer. Unbelievable Ignorance!
  3. Exactly. As users, it’s our job to point out the inadequacies. That’s how the product gets better.If we’re going to be complacent about the Helix’s flaws, we might as well just ignore Ideascale. I mean, why bother?
  4. Bwahahahahaha😆!
  5. So is my $14.00 Snark SN-8. The only reason the Polytune is expensive is that it allows you to tune, or at least check the tuning polyphonically. That's what you're paying for and I never use that feature of it. It was given to me as a present and I'm grateful for that - not sure I'd buy one. I might buy the Unitune. The SN-8 is cheap but not very rugged and the mount for that little stem breaks quite easily. As a tuner, the Polytune isn't that much more special than the SN-8. It's more rugged and yes, a better tuner but not by a whole lot... both are still better than the Helix.
  6. Well, except that my Polytune Clip is still far superior to the Helix at those quick and dirty in between song tunings than the Helix is. That ain't right.
  7. Indeed it is a workaround. Why should we need a workaround for something as simple as a tuner and on a device that's as top-flight as the Helix?
  8. And there you have it. A perfect example of making excuses for, tolerating and defending an ill-designed tuner. Much like the way some people do the same thing with a misbehaving but cute child.
  9. Helloooooo!!! Exactly!!! Even though it is the most ancillary part of the Helix, having a tuner as bad as this one on a $1500 device, one that is worse than some of the cheapest clip-on tuners available on the market just doesn't seem right. I really can't understand how some are perfectly willing to tolerate this and even go as far as to defend its antics. We shouldn't need a workaround for the tuner on a device as expensive as the Helix is.
  10. This technique of turning down the tone knob is, as far as I know, only necessary on the Helix. It does help but it does not completely eliminate the Helix tuner’s jumpiness. Your point about some guitars not having tone knobs is a case in point for the need to have the tuner reworked. It is quite impossible to tune one of my guitars which does not have a tone control to turn down. If your guitar has high output pickups, they likely don’t produce as many highs as lower output or single coil pickups. High output pickups also produce a lot of mids which helps the Helix’s tuner be more “focusedâ€.
  11. Fewer harmonics to fool the tuner’s pitch sensing algorithm.
  12. Yeah, his name was Helix Tuner, and he wouldn't stop bucking.
  13. If they’d done something about it, the horse would still be alive.
  14. Yes, but I think this issue deserves reiteration.
  15. Bravo! C’est Vrai!!The way my Polytune handles its tuning duties with speed and stability is a joy to behold. I would suspect that the Unitune would offer the same performance.
  16. I think the bottom line here is that you basically have to try to find a tuner that’s worse than the Helix’s tuner. Even the $12.91 (w/Amazon Prime 2-day shipping) Snark SN-8 is more stable. Oh well, at least I have my Polytune Clip.
  17. Dang it! I hope you're wrong too. ;)
  18. Oh yeah. It’s known. I don’t think it’s a matter of inaccuracy so much as over sensitivity. It’s like the Helix tuner has a severe case odd attention deficit disorder and is very easily distracted by the accompanying harmonics that a guitar produces. It helps, to some degree, to only use the neck pickup and to turn the tone know all the way down when tuning. I put partial blame on us users when we complained that the tuner was too coarse and thus inaccurate. Line 6 added more granularity to the tuner but did nothing about its over sensitivity to harmonics.
  19. I wish we had a clip that shows the effective difference in having these frequency limitations in the new firmware compared to the old.
  20. What does it mean when your idea submission is "In Review"?
  21. Firstly, and I’m not saying this in a patronizing manner at all, breathe. You’ll get it figured out. If you plan on using your Marshall 412 Cab, forget about IRs. The cab itself will take care of that. The setup you’ve described should work perfectly well. However, if the power amp is stereo, read the manual and see if it can be set to mono bridged mode as that cab is mono even if it happens to have two input jacks. You do not want to simply plug a stereo power amp’s outputs into a mono cab. That said, you may also want to experiment with plugging the Helix into a powered speaker as this, imho, is the best way to use the Helix‘s full potential.
  22. It ain’t much but I still have my trusty old Fender Mustang Floor.
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