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  1. You had my curiosity piqued but then I saw the eye watering price tag. Yikes.
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    Helix 2.9

    Boo. I never leave the Snap/Preset mode and would never want to.
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    Helix 2.9

    What if you’re in Snap/Preset mode?
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    Helix 2.9

    There is always room for improvement. Always.
  5. Since the AudioEngines are powered speakers, not at all. But you might want to be sure that you start off with the phones volume turned way down.
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    Helix 2.9

    Yeah, this next update sounds like it's mostly another round of more amp and pedal models. Humbug! I'd really rather see some cool new features and capabilities such as the ones posted on Ideascale. If they're going to add more models of pedals, at least pick some unique ones from the likes of Strymon and EH. Otherwise, meh! The Helix is perfectly fine the way it is.
  7. 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.
  8. You’re also not having to deal with the weird feel of the Variax. It responds quite differently than normal guitars, to me.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  14. 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.
  18. 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.
  22. And you can tailor them using the input impedance. This makes a giant difference.
  23. 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.
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