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Still waiting on delivery.....so in the meantime- Will anyone who has gotten their helix load some 3rd party IR's and post their experiences from loading to playing- along with the type of IR's used?

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Loading IR's is supposed to be a no-brainer with Helix.  phil_m posted a great sample of an acoustic IR.  Just search for philmillermusic on soundcloud.  The clip is called Fly Me to the Moon.

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Yes, I have used a few IRs with Helix, and it's super easy. I honestly haven't spent a ton of time trying a lot out, but I know there are tons available, especially if you're willing to spend a little money. I actually think the Line 6 cabs sound very nice, so I haven't had a huge incentive to try others, but it's a nice option, especially for people who've already invested in them.

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can you load the Axe Fx Cab IR's?  They have a tone of cab packs available.  I know we can't use the ultra res ones...

 

I have a great Red Wirez pack I can't wait to try out...

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You can load (Non-Ultra res) Fractal IRs but you have to convert them first. Ownhammer has a free utility on their website that converts .syx (Fractal) to .wav ...but it's a little dodgy with long IRs. 

 

I've loaded Ownhammer IRs into my Helix and it's painless process. I agree with Phil, the HX cabs are more than up to the task - at this point, you're arguing "different" rather "better" tones, and playing the IR hunting game can be a very deep rabbit hole. Most users will be very happy with the internal cabs, i suspect.

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I agree with Phil, the HX cabs are more than up to the task - at this point, you're arguing "different" rather "better" tones, and playing the IR hunting game can be a very deep rabbit hole. Most users will be very happy with the internal cabs, i suspect.

 

Thanks! That's really good news as I agree, going through my IR's can take forever...

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Phil, is that Fly me to the moon really done with an acoustic IR?! And your Variax? What setting and patch?

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Phil, is that Fly me to the moon really done with an acoustic IR?! And your Variax? What setting and patch?

 

Not done with my Variax - just done with my Breedlove Oregon Concert acoustic electric direct into the Helix with an acoustic IR. The Breedlove has the LR Baggs Active Element System pickup/preamp, which is a decent preamp, but the IR is what gives it that woody quality. I should try to record this clip with my Variax for a comparison. With the Variax acoustics, I think using an acoustic IR would be redundant given the fact that I think Line 6 is already using something like that combined with convolution for their modeling. The IR I used was actually one that some posted over on The Gear Page. It was a Taylor 314 with a Neumann U87, I believe.

 

Here's the link where I found them. http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/free-ir-files.1552290/

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OK, thanks. That makes more sense, because it sounded very realistic, so some of it must've been the original acoustic guitar coming through. I would sure love to hear your best take on the Variax acoustics into the helix

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