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  1. hideout

    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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    Headrush FRFR

    Has anyone had a chance to check one of these speakers out? The price is sure tempting.
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. Dang. Seems a bit limiting.
  8. I wonder if you could power it with a USB charger? Have you tried that?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. hideout

    Stay safe

    I second that!
  13. I think it it should work quite well. The only thing you might have to do is cut the low end a bit. Since it’s designed for bass, it’s designed to accentuate the low frequencies more so than the others.
  14. I don’t get how separating the preamps and power amps would reveal anything about what’s going on behind the scenes in the amp models. That makes zero sense to me.
  15. However, lots of us have signed up and voted up the idea for separate preamp and power amp models in IdeaScale. Please join and upvote it! Thanks. https://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Independent-pre-and-power-amp-blocks/748793-23508#idea-tab-details
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    That's it???

    Well, since you seem to think you know more than they do, why don’t you mozie on down to their development lab and take over the amp model development department and get some new amp models out the door? The simple fact of the matter is, no one but the Line 6 guys and gals knows what it takes to get amp models done. So unless you are intimate with the details of how they create our wishes, you’ve got nooo credibility here and yeah, you sound completely entitled.
  17. It doesn't necessarily have to be wireless. It should work with a USB adapter and cable.
  18. I think the Helix ported over to the UAD Apollo series as a Unison Plugin would be completely killer!
  19. Indeed! A tape saturation effect is something I’ve hoped for for a long time now.
  20. Just curious myself. I just continue to be surprised by what remnants of old tech the bean counters force manufacturers to use to save a penny. Even when the newer tech has come down to reasonable prices, the glut of old tech that is cheaper still are foisted upon us. Case in point, transformer based external and internal power supplies.
  21. Anyone out there know of the Helix maintains its user preset memory with a lithium battery like ye pedals of olde?
  22. I like the Audioengine A2s but at their price point, you may as well look at actual monitors.
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