vinny199 Posted March 28, 2016 Share Posted March 28, 2016 I don't really have a question I guess, except: is it something Line 6 can improve upon? Or is that it? I have read a few threads / watched videos and so many people just say "use a single patch with various behaviours programmed" etc. "I can play an entire song with one patch" etc. Good for you if you can. I'm a singer / guitarist. I don't have time to remember on each song which button does what. My tones are carefully crafted and layered out in patches in logical order (lower row: variation of clean, upper row various driven sounds). Each patch uses its own set of IRs for cabs etc.That is how I have organised my pedalboard for years and how I need to keep doing it. While I am sure someone will try to prove that "YES! you can still do it all in one patch", I would say that it will involve "tap dancing" at some point" for sure in my caseand this is not at all how I want to use the unit. I want to use it with individual patches clearly labelled and positioned to switch from without looking down much as I sing (which I've never had problem doing with my "normal" pedal board). I thought this "user behaviour" would be a given... Apparently not. I'm so disappointed. Just back from the rehearsal studio for the first time using the helix and it wasn't good. The lag between patch changes is beyond acceptable and nothing I've seen in any other unit to such an extent. It was so bad on changes between clean and distortion, when it is supposed to really kick in", that my entire downstroke on the chord is silent! bass and drums playing on their own but no guitar as helix is "doing his thing" changing patches. Absolute vibe killer for a rock band. I understand about digital latency and that it is normal, but this is way beyond anything normal. Could they not have added some kind of memory to preload all 8 patches of a batch or something along those lines? I hope there is going to be improvements, but its been plenty of time since launch already so... maybe not? Sorry if it sound like a rant. It probably is. Just so disappointed with how today went... 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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