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  1. I don't think Midi (through the din connector) has improved or changed much since its inception. Instruments that use midi have simply started to take advantage of the unused controller data that was left fallow for many many years. Truly advanced guitar synth products have completely sidestepped midi altogether to avoid its relatively low speed. It's fine for triggering sampled instruments telling the instrument which sample to play at what velocity, channel, duration and what controllers are being sent. Get too many of those controllers going to the instrument and the whole transmission system bogs down. So even if some new keyboard is capable of receiving lots of control messages to make it more expressive, midi itself throws a wrench in the works. I do wonder what trickery Seaboard is using on their instruments to make them to be so expressive. The Roli Seaboard instruments are not normal midi instruments though. I'm not sure they even have midi ports - just USB. As for the Helix and technologies like it, I don't think it's all that easy to map out and replicate ALL of the tactile things that happen between a guitar and an amp. I think it is still a "work in progress". I gotta say though, I recently got a NuX MG30 and right out of the box, its tactile response feels better than the Helix. I liked the Fender, Vox, Marshall and Dr. Z models immediately with very minimal tweaking. I'm getting bright but non-fizzy amp sounds that I didn't really have to work too hard to get. It's giving me some of the sounds that I've been struggling to get from the Helix. I find its EQs and compressors more effective and its effects more pleasant to hear. I'm keeping the Helix because it still does things that the MG30 can't at its price range and size limits. But if NuX builds something akin to the Helix in size and capability... I'm not saying this last bit to cause trouble. This is simply my current experience.
  2. I use Setlists for the different guitars that I use. Each one has its own setlist.
  3. Hmmm. I must admit that I've never looked there. I guess I've never needed it.
  4. I think my point still holds. If it was "baked into the hardware" then the feature has been available all along. Why would we not have had this feature until now?
  5. If was just a resistor, it would have had to have been there all along and if it was, why didn't we have this option from the very beginning? Why did it take until version 3.15 for us to get this option? Just as software in the Helix allows us to adjust levels in multitudes of different parameters, why would this one parameter need to be reliant on a fixed part of the hardware?
  6. I wasn't using my Mac for this. For some reason I'd relegated my MS Surface to editing and updating the Helix.
  7. I think I found the issue. After having updated HX Edit, I launched it from the icon on the taskbar. I get the feeling that that icon is still tied to the old version because when I launched it again from the desktop icon everything went fine.
  8. I’m the odd one out here. I’m using a MS Surface running Win10 and the Line6 updater saw that there was a new version of both HX Edit and new firmware for the Helix. I updated HX Edit and that went well. But now, in trying to updat the Helix, it just sits there saying “Initializing firmware installation”. It’s been like that for 15 minutes now. And yes I did backup first, the USB cable is the same one I’ve always used and it’s the only thing I use it for and is connected directly to the Surface. No I’ve never had any trouble updating before.
  9. I’m in the process of updating now and it’s been saying “Initializing Firmware Installation” for quite a few minutes now.
  10. I'm curious to hear what anyone else's take on it would be. So far, my bottom line take is that the amp and cab sims sound great and it has so much potential but a lot of its more basic functions that we Helix users take for granted are ridiculously frustrating.
  11. Technically, yes. Although some would prefer to say, reverb is just multiples of echoes. They do sound different hence the distinction..
  12. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    You're right. Stopping.
  13. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    Thank you. I needed that laugh!
  14. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    You don't know anything about me or what I have accomplished. Just because your music has been played on the radio doesn't give you any credibility or right to be that insulting - to anyone! For the record, I wasn't reviewing your music. I was calling you out on your condescending tone towards others here. But since you bring it up, I'd bet that not many of us here (or the rest of the world) are into what are basically rehashed Eastern European polka style songs with a 70s rock beat.
  15. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    Wow, dude. After having heard the “music” in the videos you shared, you really haven’t got any credibility to say anything like that to anyone.
  16. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    Just because it's not to your liking doesn't mean it shouldn't be anyone else's and that they should be deprived of it just because you don't like it. It would seem that a lot of us don't like to use as much distortion as you do to get feedback and this effect solves a lot of problems for us. As for Andy from Pro Guitar Shop, meh. I'd rather listen to Mike Hermans' (Pop Into The Chemist) gear demos any day of the week. Andy is just too ham fisted for my tastes.
  17. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    This sentence speaks volumes about your lack of understanding of how the Digitech Feedbacker works and what is possible with it.
  18. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    Have you ever used the Digitech feedbacker? It's one thing to get musical feedback when the conditions are just right and volume is high enough so that it's going to want to feedback. It's quite another to be able to get that musical feedback whenever you damn well please and not have it when you don't want it and at any volume. The Digitech pedal even allows you to get feedback with a squeaky clean signal at very low volumes.
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    Modding the mod

    I decided to mod the aftermarket mod for my Helix. It’s a polycarbonate face guard made by Chad Boston (Gear By Ceba). Before I removed the protective covering on the underside of the guard, I measured for the positions of the scribble strips and marked them on the protective covering. Then I used an exacto knife and a ruler to cut the masks and removed the unneeded covering then spray painted the underside with a transparent red paint
  20. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    Yeah, I guess I forgot about that. Still, that 30 seconds, as we've both pointed out, is pointless for me.
  21. hideout

    3.2 hint?

    Well, for me, unless Line6 figures out a way to use external controllers to control the built-in looper, no thanks. I need all of the Helix's foot switches to not be reassigned to the looper's functions. Then there's the fact that that looper is extremely limited memory wise and I doubt very much that that limitation is not hardware based. That is to say that it's memory limit cannot be increased via a firmware update. When I use my RC-20XL, I'll sing and play and record a Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus and then start the loop. Yes, you sense of time has to be spot on if you're going to so this. Doing long loops like this has really helped my playing.
  22. While I applaud your efforts in doing so, where's the effects loop? I bet you can't swap or mix and match tubes... and you have to wait for them to cool down. You can't instantly change the topology like in what I'm proposing and you are bound to the real world limits of a tube amp unlike the virtual world. Rosin fumes ick. I don't think that's anywhere near as much fun.
  23. Actually, I'd posted this very idea on IdeaScale
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