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    Revv Generator 120 in 2.8

    I like that the REVV logo changes colors when he changes channels... It's the little things. lol
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    Headrush FRFR

    Has anyone had a chance to check one of these speakers out? The price is sure tempting.
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    Guitar input pad - does you or doesn't you?

    I've never needed to.
  4. I posted this comment in Ideascale. What do you guys think? I read somewhere that Line 6 is hesitant about this idea because when you separate the preamp and power amp and stick a device between them, you change the character of the interaction between those two units - thus changing the sound of the modeled amps. This is true even when you use a buffer, I think and I think I can attest to this. I had a Fender Blues Deluxe some years back and I did notice a change in the way the amp sounded and felt when I put something in the loop. That said, what if Line6 simply created several modeled power amp models with Fender, Marshall,Vox and Mesa etc. topologies or maybe one power amp module that's reconfigurable to those topologies? After all, do any of us really know how a Mesa (or whatever) Power section really sounds like on its own? I doubt it.
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    Best way to set up stereo?

    My issue with running mono live is the phase cancellation that invariably happens to all the stereo effects. They all thin out and sound a little weird. As for running in stereo, I really don't think it's necessary to separate the speakers much. You'll still get a bigger sound than in mono. The Roland JC-120 is proof of this - it's just too damned big and heavy. This, however might be the solution. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Spacestation3--aspen-pittman-designs-center-point-stereo-spacestation-v3-280w-3d-stereo-monitor
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    This whole separate preamp and power amp thing.

    Nah, man. You were clear. Thanks for the upvote! The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to just model the power sections. I think you have the better idea. I love it!
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    This whole separate preamp and power amp thing.

    Sounds kinda like this idea I posted - https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Amp-Builder-Creator-App/841518-23508#idea-tab-details
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    Great to whom??? Personally, I don't create patches to please anybody but ME. You don't like it or think it sucks? Well, you know what they say about opinions... Kilrahi is absolutely right not to post anything for you to judge.
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    Helix vs AXFX 3, seriously...

    I would never judge a modeler by its factory presets. Ever. And I can't understand why people would even do that. The proof is in how or if it's able to let you make it sound the way you want it to. Obviously you liked Fractal's factory presets and that's fine but I'd bet that plenty of people who don't because no factory preset will ever please everybody. Full Stop.
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    Helix 2.8 release likely not for several months

    Meh. Idon't care. It's not like it's unusable in its current state.
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    Headrush FRFR

    Actually I was asking about the Headrush. Should’ve been more clear. Sorry.
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    Headrush FRFR

    Well, to be clear, as the OP, I never asked that. I’m merely curious about the Headrush. Im leaning towards the QSC CP8 because I’m not interested in something purpose built for something. In this case, modelers as the Headrush seems to be. I want something more flexible. I guess I was just hoping that someone who’d tried them both could give an opinion on how the two compared to each other simply because the Headrush is so cheap. I was Also hoping that folks posting would’ve posted about the FRFR 108 and not the 112. Admittedly, I should have been more clear about that. Thank you all for your responses.
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    Headrush FRFR

    I agree. It would also help to have a frequency response chart for these speakers so that we can get a better idea of how they actually reproduce input signals.
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    Headrush FRFR

    One concern I have is that it's supposedly "Flat Response" but they also say it's "Tuned for guitar"... huh? Ya can't have both, folks.
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    Headrush FRFR

    Connecting any powered speaker to a powered subwoofer, at least the ones that I've seen, shouldn't be a problem at all. As far as I know, they all have a built-in crossover so that their XLR outputs would have the appropriate frequencies being sent to the main speakers. In this scenario, you do not need that subwoofer contouring button. I know that a lot of powered speakers meant for PA use have a 'Subwoofer' setting but that is there if you choose to route the output to the sub via submix output on the mixing board. It keeps the mains from putting out too much low end and muddying up the mix. This has the advantage of giving you more control over the low end content and adjust it to better suit the room. However, most small 4-8 channel mixers do not have this feature.
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    Headrush FRFR

    I'm curious as to how well it would perform as a powered PA speaker as well as one for your modeler.
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    Can Helix be used as a serious Audio Interface?

    Agreed. I would also add that (and I posted this elsewhere before) I wish Line 6 would port the Helix to UAD as a UNISON plugin. THAT would be killer! Love my Apollo Quad!
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    Can Helix be used as a serious Audio Interface?

    I cannot recommend the UAD Apollo enough. No, its mic preamps are likely not leaps and bounds better than those on a $500 interface but its ability to let you track through plugins live is a godsend!
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    Ubuntu Studio Linux

    Dang. Seems a bit limiting.
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    Ubuntu Studio Linux

    I wonder if you could power it with a USB charger? Have you tried that?
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    BeatBuddy with Helix looper using MIDI

    Not sure that the Helix's looper can send out midi messages but I could be wrong. As far as I can tell, the Helix's looper is merely a convenience feature and is very very basic. I continue to use my Boss RC-10XL because of that. Well, that and the fact that I'm very used to the RC and don't need to form new habits for a different looper. If the Helix's looper had more capacity I might have a different opinion.
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    Ubuntu Studio Linux

    Because as Steve Jobs once said, making something that’s very complicated easy to use is very very difficult. This is also compounded by how engineers think. They have zero clue, nor do they seem to care about how non-engineers might use the things they design.
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    Are the Helix 1/4" outs balanced?

    It’s likely that the mixer you connect to have individual phantom power switches. That’s rare in most smaller mixing boards - especially the ubiquitous 8 - 12 channel variety.
  24. Accurate AND stable! Love it!
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    Stay safe

    I second that!