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Helix Native sales, does that ever happen?

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I know there is a discount for those who own Helix hardware, and granted that for the Helix rack & floor users you get the Native for $99 but as a LT user $299 is more steep than I can go right now. Does L6 ever do sales for registered users? If ever I saw a $149 or $199 price for Lt users I’d HAVE to snatch it up!

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They had it on sale for $99 for LT owners just last month... So, yes, it happens.

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The Line 6 Summer Sizzling Sale is on right now through the end of the month of July. 30% Off on Helix Native and all Software Packs. The details are on the Line6 site. If you have not yet bought Helix Native, now is a great time as the price will be even lower.

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I downloaded the trial last night. Going to mess with it this weekend and likely order Monday with some other stuff from Sweetwater.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, shawnt113 said:

I downloaded the trial last night. Going to mess with it this weekend and likely order Monday with some other stuff from Sweetwater.

 

 

 

Ah, ah... The joy of a toy! 

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I’ve been messing around with Helix Native tonight, comparing it to tracks I recorded with my Axe FX II there are some noticeable differences. Native certainly doesn’t have clarity that the Axe FX does. Gonna need to do some more playing around before I pull the trigger.

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12 hours ago, shawnt113 said:

I’ve been messing around with Helix Native tonight, comparing it to tracks I recorded with my Axe FX II there are some noticeable differences. Native certainly doesn’t have clarity that the Axe FX does. Gonna need to do some more playing around before I pull the trigger.

 

Clarity isn't an inherent trait to either modeling platform. It's all about how you set up the gain staging of your signal chain. I say this as a multiple-time Fractal user. Or just look at the latest video from Sonic Drive Studio where he compared a Friedman BE100 in Native with his hardware Axe-FX III. Very little difference between the two, and it definitely ain't in clarity.

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I checked out that video yesterday, the Native sounds great in that which makes me think I did something wrong last night. However, even in that video I still noticed the definition and note separation of the Helix is not on par with the AF3.

 

I’m gonna play more tonight to see what I find. I’m going to actually reamp a DI track that I recorded through my AF2 and maybe dona quick mix of the AF2 tones and the Helix tones to see how the compare. If I can get the Helix to make me happy it will certainly be more convenient for reamping. 

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2 minutes ago, shawnt113 said:

I checked out that video yesterday, the Native sounds great in that which makes me think I did something wrong last night. However, even in that video I still noticed the definition and note separation of the Helix is not on par with the AF3.

 

I’m gonna play more tonight to see what I find. I’m going to actually reamp a DI track that I recorded through my AF2 and maybe dona quick mix of the AF2 tones and the Helix tones to see how the compare. If I can get the Helix to make me happy it will certainly be more convenient for reamping. 

 

Hey, we hear what we hear, but there wasn't a single note or string that was "smudged" on the Helix Native track to my ears. If I ever detect any in my own patches, an EQ boost in the 1.2-1.6khz range usually clears it right up. These are not static settings that can never be changed, after all....

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17 minutes ago, shawnt113 said:

I’ll try that tonight, do you usually put the eq before or after the amp block?

 

Depends. If I have a guitar with relatively PAF/vintage-like pickups, I do it before the amp. If not, then I do it between the amp and the cab block.

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