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And this is why I love the helix and definitely give major respect to line 6 and the helix team. It will be very interesting when we fast forward five years and the helix is the standard in guitar modellers and line 6 is recognized for its support of its products.

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And this is why I love the helix and definitely give major respect to line 6 and the helix team. It will be very interesting when we fast forward five years and the helix is the standard in guitar modellers and line 6 is recognized for its support of its products.

 

In terms of their ability to deliver large quantities... 5 years is too long.

 

That said, Axe and Kemper are standards, too. No doubt. And HD 500 already was the standard in ITS class... I've found their support to be great.

 

...so... yeah...

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I've only had my Helix since friday - and frankly i'd love this thing EVEN IF  the sounds and amp sims were was exactly the same as my old Pod HD 500 !

 

The benefits of the colour LCD screen user interface and those scribble strips and colour LEDs - is the KILLER APP in my opinion ! 

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Well, then I guess I'd have to change my mind after the fact, and if possible, retroactively. :lol:

 

For the type of stuff I play/write, I don't really need an extensive palette of amps. Every time I go to make a tone, the end results are really quite similar, regardless of what I choose to use. I find effects much more useful. I know I'm in the minority on this though.

 

I am also more 'amped' about more effects, particularly another phaser option, but there are a multitude of categories where the effects choices can be expanded. Really psyched to see L6 stepping up on this as it was my biggest gripe with the Helix when I received it. Way to go!

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From DI on TGP:

 

Available later today:

Helix Firmware v1.06.0 Release Notes

Helix v1.06.0 is a firmware update that includes new models, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

It is also recommended that you back up your current presets by using the Helix application to create a preset bundle, allowing you to install new presets as part of the update process.

The easiest way to perform the update process is by installing the latest version of Line 6 Updater. Once you've connected Helix to your computer via its USB port (hubs are not supported), Line 6 Updater will recognize the unit and take you through the update process. Both theHelix application and Line 6 Updater may be downloaded here: http://line6.com/software/


New Amp Models

  • Matchstick Ch1, based on* Channel 1 of the MatchlessTM DC30
  • Matchstick Ch2, based on* Channel 2 of the MatchlessTM DC30
  • Matchstick Jump, based on* jumping Channels 1 and 2 of the MatchlessTM DC30

New Effects Models

  • Distortion > Teemah! (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Paul Cochrane Timmy® Overdrive
  • Distortion > KWB (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Benadrian Kowloon Walled Bunny Distortion
  • Distortion > Bitcrusher (Mono, Stereo)
  • Modulation > Dynamix Flanger (Mono, Stereo)
  • Modulation > Deluxe Phaser (Mono, Stereo)
  • Modulation > Tremolo (Mono) and Tremolo/Autopan (Stereo), based on* the BOSS® PN-2
  • Pitch/Synth > Simple Pitch (Mono, Stereo)
  • Pitch/Synth > Dual Pitch (Mono, Stereo)
  • Filter > Autofilter (Mono, Stereo)

* All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.

New Features

  • Swap Footswitch Assignments—This feature makes organizing Stomp footswitch mode a lot easier, especially when footswitches have multiple-assigned items or custom labels/LED ring colors. Touch and hold (but don’t press) any two stomp mode footswitches for one second. A dialog box appears, asking if you want to swap all assignments. Press Knob 6 (OK)
  • When touch-holding a footswitch to invoke Quick Footswitch Assign (or touch holding two footswitches to swap their assignments), the dialog panel automatically closes after four seconds

Bug Fixes

  • In rare cases, assigning a parameter to a footswitch may briefly display the parameter’s value above Knob 1 (Parameter) on the Controller Assign page â€”FIXED
  • After returning to a preset while the looper is active, the Looper block and/or half-speed footswitch’s LED may not properly reflect its state(s) â€”FIXED
  • In some cases, a Command Center > CC Toggle footswitch’s LED may not properly reflect its state â€”FIXED
  • Helix may fail to respond when receiving a huge string of MIDI PC messages while on the Setlist view â€”FIXED
  • After customizing the name of an auto-assigned EXP 1 block (Wah or Pitch Wham), the Volume Pedal may become unassigned â€”FIXED
  • General stability improvements
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Other Improvements

  • When selecting banks by pressing FS1 (BANK UP) or FS7 (BANK DOWN), FS6 now appears as CANCEL, letting you dismiss bank queue without changing footswitch modes
  • Expression Pedal 2 and 3 can now adjust values in Pedal Edit mode
  • Factory presets leveled
  • Additional improvements made to the factory preset bundle

Resetting Helix Globals / Loading the Newest Factory Presets

IMPORTANT! This procedure will completely overwrite all existing presets and setlists, as well as clear all user IRs and reset all global settings! Back up your presets and IRs before proceeding!

  1. Turn off Helix.
  2. While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…†to appear and let go.

Known Issues

  • Minor pops and clicks may be present when Helix is streaming audio from a Mac® running OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Minor pops and clicks may be present when Helix is streaming audio from an iOS® device running iOS 9.1 or 9.2 with Apple® Camera Kit
  • Importing a Helix bundle while streaming audio over USB may cause the Helix application to disconnect
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Shocker on the amp model.  Guess those of us that guessed Bogner XTC were wrong.

Great amp...but man...people have been screaming for a Bogner XTC for years now (going back to all the Line 6 products).

 

​Seems kinda strange that they don't do it.

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Great amp...but man...people have been screaming for a Bogner XTC for years now (going back to all the Line 6 products).

 

​Seems kinda strange that they don't do it.

 

The X3's had it. I would *love* to hear a Helix version!  :D

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The X3's had it. I would *love* to hear a Helix version!   :D

I never had the X3. I had the Vetta and the HD500.

 

​I did own a Bogner Ecstasy head (along with about 30 other awesome guitar heads over the years)...and it was a great sounding amp. Loved all 3 channels of it.

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I never had the X3. I had the Vetta and the HD500.

 

​I did own a Bogner Ecstasy head (along with about 30 other awesome guitar heads over the years)...and it was a great sounding amp. Loved all 3 channels of it.

 

Wow...I bet. Color me jealous for sure! :D

 

The only real amp I've ever owned was a Mesa/Boogie Road King (1st version) head with a Recto 4x12 cab.  Nice, but in an unexpected way, I'm much happier with my rig now.

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And how did you get 1.06 before the rest of us? LoL

 

Beta testers had it only a VERY short while before it was shown at NAMM. A couple days I think, no more. 

 

I found a great Matchless tone in seconds with it, though, so I'm not surprised that Glenn already had it workin'.

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