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  1. They were mastering records through digital delay units as far back as the 70s, so most who argue the toss don't even realise they're quoting "analogue" examples that were digitised, anyway. FWIW, the process was the mastering engineer had to EQ the master on the fly, so a delay was introduced to allow him to make realtime adjustments. He listened 'live', made adjustments, the delayed signal was sent to the master.
  2. Okidoki. When I got mine, it was on v2.30, around the time v3.00 was released. I had the same error when I went through the v2.80 update, but it also crashed my PC, so I just set it all going again and crossed my fingers. All went well. If it had failed, I'd have just sent it back to the retailer - UK Law obliges them to repair or replace it if it's defective in the first 12 months. Not had any problems since.
  3. Traditionally, guitarists don't like change. I'll keep the reasons why to myself, suffice to say, the Fender Jaguar was "too complicated" for the first 35 years of it's existence for most. I've been using a MIDI controlled, rack mounted rig since the early '90s, which still scares my mates. All that's actually changed since then, is the new stuff is quieter and you don't get back ache editing presets.
  4. It used to be you had to update to v2.80 first, before going for the latest update, if you were on older than v2.80. Is that not the case, anymore?
  5. There are questions, stupid questions, and 'I'm too lazy/stupid to read the instructions' questions.
  6. I get this error everytime the big Windows system updates come around eg. 21H1>21H2. It's a PITA, but the de-authorising and re-authorising sorts it out (via L6 Auth Manager), but you have to go and log in to the site, as well and remove the previous Windows instance, IIRC. Next time, I must try and remember to de-authorise BEFORE I do the update, to see if that removes the necessity to faff around on the website? If so, then it becomes a 'nothing problem'. I have a couple of other plugins that behave similarly, and if I don't keep on top of it, I end up running out of authorisations.
  7. Unless I missed something, you can't do 4CM with an AC30. You'd need an effects loop?
  8. That's not been my experience.
  9. Well, a lot of amps have the bias adjustment, don't they. ;) What are they missing? Ooh, a whole heap of expense when the amp goes bang. L6 should change the setting from numbers to 'Right, Wrong and F***ed'
  10. I doubt you've killed 'em. Hang around and guys who know these things inside out will be along to guide you through sorting it - datacommando and rd2k (sorry, can't remember his exact handle) and PiersM know their stuff. Until then, there's a recent thread which contains the recovery codes. If you find it try 'safe mode' and then try updating the firmware manually - open HX Edit and update from the file, not over the net. Also make sure you have a good usb cable.
  11. I agree, I think he was channelling his inner Jimmy Page, so you probably wouldn't be far off with a Les Paul, with decent (unpotted) pickups and a Zeppelin-esque patch.
  12. Just spent two days translating my Hank Marvin settings for the Helix - 75 patches in all. This is 'Apache'. Apache.hlx
  13. I didn't say they were 40ms apart, but I guarantee they aren't dead on in sync - neither are you, by the way. There is 1 ms of 'latency for every foot of air between a sound source and your ear.
  14. My own experience... I've been using pitch shifting since the 80s - MXR m129 and then later an Eventide H3000. The Helix shifter/harmonisers are not bad, but they do take a bit of work. Of course, it does depend on the sound you're after - Brian May harmonies are a very different sound to Big Country bagpipe guitars. I have so many does and don'ts, I don't know where to start... One thing that did make a big improvement on the Helix for me. The MXR m129 has an inherent latency of around 40ms - yeah, I know that seems massive. When I first started trying to get a decent shifted sound on the Helix, there was something not quite right. I suddenly remembered this latency, dialled in a 40ms predelay on the Helix and it was thereabouts. That may be because that's what my ear expects to hear after 35+ years or that when humans harmonise with each other there is always a certain amount of natural latency between them...?
  15. Yeah, I know how to use them, it was the 'Reaper/rest of the industry units thing' that was confusing me. At least it keeps me from 'EQing by numbers'. Trust yer ears, as they say. My first amp, back in the 80s, had a parametric control for the mids (frequency and gain). Of course, I had no idea what I was doing, back then. If I'd known then what I know now... I would dearly love to get hold of one, now, but it was a cheapish tranny amp - Laney Session 40 - so most got binned when they died and are rare as rocking horse poop, today.
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