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How many blocks does the Helix LT have?


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12 minutes ago, Kilrahi said:

 

Thirty-two. 

 

While this is true, let's expand on it a little.  

 

Both Helix Floor and Helix LT can do the same amount of blocks(32), but both are limited by DSP.  Each block will use a different amount of DSP depending on what it is.  

 

Here is a list of DSP usage per model:  http://benvesco.com/store/helix-dsp-allocations/

 

Helix does have dual DSP paths, so you can go up to 200%, but can only go to 100% per path.

 

 

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OK. That answers the question I had then.   I know they are limited by the DSP (LT and full floor have same DSP I understand) but what I could find was just the pure total number of blocks that are technically available. Thanks!

 

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35 minutes ago, caledoneus said:

well, I took the plunge.  Got an LT on the way, should be here by the end of the week. 

 

Congrats... hope you enjoy it.

I just want to add one more thing regarding blocks... it may trip you up when you first look at it if you don't understand how they are broken down.

  • 32 blocks total....
  • 16 on Path 1, 16 on Path 2  (each path has it's own processor)
  • 8 each on Path 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B 

By default, path 1A and 1B are parallel to each other (as are Path 2A and 2B) but it is possible to create a serial chain by adjusting the "split" and "merge" blocks.... effectually putting all 16 blocks in a row. If you do that on both Paths and chain the two paths, you get a MEGA 32 block serial path. 

 

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