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  1. I think it would be a lot simpler to just get a decent powered speaker.  I'm not sure what you're trying to accomplish by putting a full range speaker in a guitar cab.  I mean, it will extend the high frequency range of the cab but it certainly will not have a flat response.  As a guitar cabinet, it is designed to accentuate certain portions of the frequency band. This approach is anathema to the requirements of Full Range, Flat Response.

  2. On 5/6/2017 at 5:36 AM, PeterHamm said:



    Word Clock is ONLY in the Rack. Never was in the floor.


    AES/EBU in is also only in the Rack, as is buffered Guitar Out, and also (unnecessary on floor) connections for all 3 EXPs as well as a switch connection for EXP 1 with a Mission pedal so equipped.

    Uhh... care to tell us what that red thing is on the right in the picture?

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  3. I really wish that a true modulated delay were available.  Instead of one with just a chorus on it. A true modulated delay would be a lot better and more natural sounding.  Better yet, If the LFO controlling the modulation had a random setting it would take away the mechanical nature of the chorus sounds.

  4. Well, 2.82 has been rock solid for me.  I'm glad they're continuing to improve the update process but it sounds like the update itself still needs work.  Once again I am forced to say that there's nothing feature-wise that appeals to me in this update. The things I want may never come to be and really, that's ok. Everything in 2.82 does absolutely everything that I need the Helix to do. The wishlist is just that. A wishlist.

  5. 27 minutes ago, gunpointmetal said:

    And I'm saying you can't recreate sound pressure levels without sound pressure levels. Which is independent of the modeling. You're saying modeling can't recreate the "psychoacoustics" (not sure that term even applies to this), which has nothing to with modeling. 

    OMG... ok... lol  I'm done with this. Still laughing though.

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  6. 1 hour ago, gunpointmetal said:

    Ok, but that has nothing to with the "complexity" of the signal, and everything to do with the amplification method and sound pressure levels is my point. Even if you could recreate the exact spatial sound of two cabs in a room, which one probably could by shooting their own "head placement" IRs with neutral mics, its not going to be the same without all the air moving. The sound of two amps moving air in a room is different in every room, because the sound depends on the source (guitar cab) interacting with the room. The sound of two cabs in a room in a 15x15 rehearsal space is going to be dramatically different than those two cabs interacting with the room in a full 300 person venue.

    I mentioned absolutely nothing about the complexity of the “signal”. Read my post again.  

    The signal is dead simple. The psychoacoustic effects are not. 

  7. 10 hours ago, gunpointmetal said:

    Where's @Digital_Igloo when we need to do a shot for someone conflating playback source for modeling? The only way to achieve the "psycho-acoustic" of two cabs at volume in a room is two cabs...at volume...in a room. Now, if you want to get the mic'd studio sound of two amps and two cabs in a room and play it back in high fidelity through a stereo PA system, its definitely NOT too complex for modeling.  

    The mic'd studio sound of two amps and two cabs in a room is nowhere near as dramatic as the sound of being in the room with those two amps is my point.

  8. On 3/28/2020 at 11:02 PM, robbieb61 said:

    Am I the only one that didn't think the two amps together sounded any better than just one of them? 
    I had one of the first Helix Floors that shipped out of Sweetwater back in October of 2015. (now I have a Stomp instead)

    And no matter what I did...I was never able to get two amps together to ever sound as good as just one amp dialed in correctly. And I don't hear it sounding any better in that guys video either.

    Nope.  Even when you run it in stereo, you're not getting the full effect of two real amps together in a room. The psycho-acoustic effects are very complex. Likely too complex for modelers.

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  9. 41 minutes ago, robbieb61 said:

    Back in the 1990's when I first started using modeling...I had the Boss GT 5
    And the way they did it was you could tweak an amp model or an effect and save that "Block" (though that's not what they were called) and it showed up in your choices of amps and effects (with the name you gave it...I would just add my first name to them lol "Robbie Marshall" or "Robbie Delay")

    Always wondered why the Line 6 stuff didn't do that too. Not my old Vetta or the HD 500 or the Helix. :(

    Yup. The GT-5, 6, 8, all had this feature as I remember.  Very very handy. It helped a lot especially since the thing as a whole was a pain in the keester to edit.

    I loved that you could create your own overdrives and preamps too.

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  10. I was switching guitars for my next gig... which of course got cancelled.  Thanks Covid-19!

    Anyway, I use different setlists for each of my guitars and tailor the patches accordingly and switched to a setlist for my FrankenStrat.

    Anyway, did that and and as I was putting the Helix back in its case, I heard myself say, "Man, I love this thing!"

    Nice to know I can count my blessings without having to be reminded.

    I hope you're all staying healthy, my friends!

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  11. On 3/6/2020 at 1:16 PM, PiFromBRC said:



    Um...Phil...I'm pretty sure the goal is to get people to chill out and be patient.

    Well if that were true they wouldn’t announce anything at all. 

  12. 2 hours ago, barnsleyboy said:

    £499 (in UK money) according to their website. I'm not sure I'd class it as 'eye watering'. Maybe a little expensive! But if it does what they say and bear in mind it has a couple of amp models in it too. I suppose if I had £500 to spend on another new guitar, I would consider it. But it would be interesting to get some feedback from others who had real life experience of the unit.

    For me, it has too few footswitches For its amp modeling capabilities to be practical In live use. That and the fact that I already have amp models in the Helix. I have zero interest in other modelers. Even if they are demonstrably better, they can’t be THAT much better. I truly believe that we are now in a “Splitting Hairs” era when it comes to amp modeling. It’s gonna have to be a night and day difference before it’ll get my interest. Thus, I’m only interested in it’s guitar modeling capability and with that in mind, it is eye wateringly expensive. 

  13. On 3/5/2020 at 3:07 PM, spikey said:


    I kinda stay there myself hideout. Nice to have the option to switch however!

    Yeah, I just know myself and know I’d never do it. 

  14. On 3/3/2020 at 8:40 AM, phil_m said:


    It's just like any other commands you assign to footswitches now. They're only accessible in Stomp Mode or in one of the views where those Stomp switches are visible. So if you have Preset Mode set to Snap/Stomp, Stomp/Snap, Preset/Stomp or Stomp/Preset, you could access these new functions. But in Snap/Preset Mode you'll have to hit the Mode footswitch to go into Stomp Mode to access them.

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

  15. On 3/1/2020 at 3:42 PM, phil_m said:


    The new Command Center options in 2.9 are actually quite cool, and they're things that people have been asking for in one way or another for quite awhile. You'll be able to assign a snapshot (or two different snapshots) to any footswitch in Stomp Mode. You'll also be able to do the same thing with presets (so if you want to create something akin to a favorite preset switch, you can do it). You'll also be able to assign Looper functions to any Stomp switch, meaning you won't have to go into Looper Mode to use the 6-Switch Looper.

    What if you’re in Snap/Preset mode?

  16. 13 hours ago, lawrence_Arps said:

    weird....the most user friendy, simple to operate piece of pro gear in the history of modelling.......apparantly needs "massive " imporvements.


    I also have no trouble with the 4 IRs I have loaded - non of which I currently use at all.

    There is always room for improvement. Always. 

  17. 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.

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