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  1. Nah. It records in as high a fidelity as it can muster as far as I know. If anything it might even degrade the audio quality as I don’t think it records in an uncompressed format even though it can play those formats. It’s not much of a video editor either. Pretty basic trimming utilities.
  2. You’re also not having to deal with the weird feel of the Variax. It responds quite differently than normal guitars, to me.
  3. Could it be that when listening to the recording you’re just not hearing the Variax acoustically and that’s making the difference? Try using in-ears as you record (even a cheap set) and see if you still get the same results. The in-ears will likely sound different from your monitors so you just have to ignore that and only listen to the difference between the two sounds - track and listening to the playback.
  4. Actually, no. It will be plenty loud. Trust me. A master volume does not make a amp louder it is in fact designed to make it softer. This could all be avoided if you simply did not use 4CM with this amp. It’s completely unnecessary because its preamp offers nothing that would benefit your tone. At least nothing that the Helix doesn’t already offer.
  5. I don’t know why you’d bother with 4CM on a JC amp. Yeah it’s chorus is great but I’d bet you can get a similar sound from the helix. The preamp itself is nothing to write home about. I’d just plug the Helix into its effects returns and be done with it.
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    Midi 2.0

    Agreed. The first two features you mentioned are to me the most exciting. There are some new synths out there that I’m tempted to buy- like the new Korg Wavestate. But then I think about my DAW and trying to get the new synth’s patch lists over to it and that pretty much stops me dead in my tracks.
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    Midi 2.0

    If Midi 2.0 still uses the same hardware, it’s probably possible but likely unnecessary. I think the improvements in 2.0 are there mostly to improve tactile control over synths.
  8. I never use that feature. Doesn’t bother me.
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    Helix 2.9

    Why should they box themselves in like that? You never know what can happen during development.
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    Helix 2.9

    They’re mounted within each bridge saddle. If they were mounted inside the bridge you’d have a heck of a time separating each of the strings’ signals. I’m not even sure there’d be anywhere else you could put them but in the saddles.
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    Helix 2.9

    This is likely due to the fact that a GK pickup is six magnetic pickups whereas the Variax uses piezos. This is one of the main disadvantages of piezos. The attack of piezo pickups is weird too and not an easy thing to overcome. Lastly, both Line6 and Roland need to work on emulating how a pickup reacts to impedance loads.
  12. You quoted me but it's blank... Wha'd I say? lol
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    Helix 2.9

    In Snap/Preset mode, wouldn’t this also give you access to the other four unused Snapshots via press and hold? I do wish they’d included my request for two snapshots per footswitch. That way you don’t have to hold down the footswitch.
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    Helix 2.9

    My Boss GT-8 had that years ago. And I believe I requested the feature in IdeaScale. Yup, I did. https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Dynamics-Controlled-Crossfade/891439-23508
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    Helix 2.9

    I’d bet it’s just a dual band compressor. The frequency is split - low and high and those two sections get different compression settings. You can probably set the split point too. Or... it’s a way to switch paths via picking dynamics. That’d be cool.
  16. And you can tailor them using the input impedance. This makes a giant difference.
  17. For the effect to sound like a Trem bar, each string would have to bend different rates. The lower strings would have to bend faster than the higher strings. This would require polyphonic pitch detection which the Helix is not currently capable of.
  18. I'm personally staying well away from Catalina. Sorry but it ain't right.
  19. One of my favorite responses is, “I bet you couldn’t tell in a blind test.”
  20. That’s been happening to me since I had the Boss GT-5. It wasn’t a stellar modeler by any means but got my sounds out of it and musicians would often remark about how much they liked my tone, only to turn around and find some way to say something negative after they find out I’m not using an amp. Idiots.
  21. You’re comparing my idea to that of the sound of the piezo under the bridge. It’s quite different when the piezo sensor is elsewhere on the body of the guitar. At very low volumes it’s actually a very nice full sound once you’ve found the spot where the piezo sounds best. But... it also makes the guitar highly susceptible to feedback so you are very much limited to very low volumes. This would not be an issue with the very high output coming from a speaker cone. I think you may even have to use a -20db pad on it to keep from slamming the mic input.
  22. Yeah, I do wish the Helix did have some mic angle options. They’re really quite useful. Still, with a real amp the 57 would be my last choice. O.T. I’ve often wondered what kind of sound you’d get by epoxying a piezo transducer directly on the cone of a speaker and sending that signal to the mixer or DAW. Hmmm...
  23. I never use the 57. I just don’t get it. It’s so harsh sounding to my ears. It (the real one) does in fact have a huge peak at around 5k and so does the model it would seem... ick!
  24. Well, think about how that could possibly be done in real life. Without a mic, how would a recording system capture the sound of an amp? Without a modeled mic, what gets to determine what the speaker sounds like? As far as I know, we can’t model human hearing yet. Even if we could, whose ears would we model? Remember, everyone hears things differently so even if we modeled the hearing of an excellent audio engineer, we wouldn’t be used to that way of hearing things so we’d very likely hate The way they hear things.
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