jandrio Posted July 20, 2015 Share Posted July 20, 2015 Part3 of the helix-vs-hd500 is now uploaded. This time a new "revolutionary" approach is followed: instead of postin ONLY the final wet sound, the guitar dry riff is also provided 2gether with the hd500 patch plus THE HELIX REFERENCE SOUND. So everyone can download the dry riff + the patch, everyone can compare his own modeller vs helix by himself! Taking this opportunity, a wide invitation towards every other owner of ANY other modeller is addressed 2 provide this forum with his best sounding comparison-patch, based on this dry guitar riff. Owners of HD, X3, XT, etc r most welcome. In this way, we will (hopefully?) have adequate sound samples 2 compare with the sweetwater helix sound demo (which btw is the ONLY sound demo posted so far!). Especially owners of kemper - axeII r kindly requested 2 post their best comparison-patches, since up 2day nobody has responded 2 previous invitations uploaded here, on this L6 forum. Many credits must b given 2 DeanDinosaur, who first invited Kemper or AXE II owners months ago: Here's a quick Scientific challenge to prove that the POD HD is just as capable as Kemper or AXE II and No it's not a challenge of playing Skills either. Anyone who's reading this thread who has an AXE FX or Kemper can post a downloadable link to two small files of MP3 quality of 160kbps or above of a short performance using their favorite patch in that device (Kemper or AXE II). The two tracks should be of the same performance, one of them is a DI track, so I, or any POD HD owners, will re-amp that track using the POD HD to "Tone Match" or "Profile" the wet track using only the POD HD and human ears :D I personally guarantee that I will get you a sound that will be very close and if not identical it might be better and I will post the HD 500 Patch. If you keep posting different sounds, I will keep posting corresponding patches using HD500 until you have enough to consider whether you want to keep your Kemper or AXE. If you're interested that we get closer patches, it would be nice to give little information about the amp or pedals used. Fair enough? I think it's more that fair and it's the only way that will give an accurate representation of what each unit can do. Any other approach involving two different performances by two different players will be skewed for very obvious reasons (more skilled player will sound better regardless) . Anyone who has a Kemper or AXE II should be able to provide a direct track fairly easy, but I have a feeling that no one will provide direct tracks because sadly people in general don't like to face reality head on. I don't think someone who spent 2500 or more on AXEII is interested in having his direct track Re-amped using the POD HD coming out sounding the same and better. Make no mistake about it, it will sound just as good or better using the POD HD. ps 1. Since this post is related with a wide "target group", it might b simultaneously posted on multiple fora of the L6 community, so pls accept apologies if u r double/multi-reading it. 2. Free download the dry guitar riff here. Pls note the worn-out condition of the guitar strings, it is clearly audible. With fresh strings, 10's instead of 9's, o different dry guitar riff wld b produced. 3. Son of Helix patch here. 4. Use the dry guitar riff n' compare by urself! 5. Finally, a message 2 our good friend Sean Halley: when u will upload the next helix vid with demo sounds, pls also provide us with the dry guitar riffs â€“ tks in advance :) https://youtu.be/xbmvXb4Nbi4 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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