josephyballew Posted September 17, 2015 Share Posted September 17, 2015 The great thing about Axe FX and Kemper is that all firmware is free with new improvements, amps and effects at no cost. These units five years ago, you can still get the latest firmware. When they do come out with a new unit, it will have more memory and stuff like that. I can understand paying for models and new effects with a $500 unit, but not a $1500 dollar unit. If I spend $1500 for this unit, I don't want to be charged for more amps and effects. I have watched every video on the Helix. It has strengths and weakness points. To me Helix wins hands down on Stomp Boxes, expecially The Univibe. Helix wins again at ease of programming. I am waiting for the unit to come out and so a head to head on amp models. I would say that everything is close on amp models. Axe FX I think has the edge on digital effects, the amount of effect, and the amount of amp models. All my favorite amps are in the Axe FX. The last thing is Tone Matching. Tone matching is nothing but a spectrum analyzer looking at the eq of your desired tone, then looking at the tone you have, then matching it eq wise. That is not rocket science. One effect that I love on the Axe FX is the Multi-delay. Talking about atmospheric tone. With all this being said, I think Helix can surpass it two biggest competitors once they catch up with quantity of amp models and effects. I know that it is a new unit and it will take a year to catch up.Helix is on the floor, better interface, to die for analog stomp boxes, and easy to program. Please don't take the route of making customers pay for updates with new models, effects, and fixes. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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