Line 6 Helix Megathread - 2.80 update

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  1. Ericjutsu

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    Oops that's what I meant. Still higher would be better
     
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    When I had an Axe-Fx 2 I spent some time comparing the normal (1024), high (2048) and UltraRes IRs and to be honest telling them apart was difficult. There is a difference, but it's slight. 2048 is totally fine.
     
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    Don’t really care about most of it, but it’s a healthy update. The Stomp to Native compatibility will be awesome for me. Wish they would have spent some time on their shitty reverbs.
     
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    The new reverbs sound good but they are pretty effected ones. I also wish they would update the more basic ones.
     
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    I guess. They're so over the top I've never really tried to do much with them. They need to update plate, room, spring.....stuff people actually use that aren't in a shoe gazer band. :D
     
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    Big same. Just waiting on that tax refund. Lmao
     
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    Revv is definitely cool and surprising.

    Kind of surprised we haven't seen a 5150 II (6505+) or an EVH 5150 III. Sure they have a Peavey 5150 but you gotta have all the 5150's--just cause. Heck, lets even get an Invective in there lol.

    I think more surprising is the lack of Orange amps (they have an OR80, but I'd like to see some more--like a Rockerverb or Thunderverb).

    Some Randall amps would be neat.
     
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    I'm also surprised that there isn't more Orange. Especially the Rockerverb. It's been modelled so many times, just not in the Helix for some reason.
     
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    I actually like that they don't try to add every damn variant of amps like Fractal does. I would rather see amps that have a unique sound to them.
     
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    I agree, but if they had some unique amps that would be killer. Previously mentioned Randall (T2, RG100ES, Century), Marshall 8100, KSR, etc.
     
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    Screw it. I gave in. Revv, Zendrive and Sansamp were too much to handle. Also I had some bonus points for my online retailer of choice so I got a decent deal :D
     
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    That's actually what they've been doing - going the unique route when they can. No one had a PRS Archon when they put it in. Same for the Cartographer - which is a heavily modified Traynor that belongs to their lead designer. Now, a "Grammatico" boutique amp along with the Revv 120. These are smart, differentiating choices.

    I asked for a KSR eons ago, too, but I'm sure they're looking for the perfect nexus of uniqueness, affordability, availability, and maximum appeal to users.
     
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    Man I need to update my amp.
     
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    I'd love to see some Matamps because nobody seems to model those. Randall would be a great choice too.
     
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    YEah, they already have some cool offerings. I just really want some solid state ones too. :lol:

    Also Line 6 does like Fractal does and models the actual circuitry of the amp. Seems like they need the actual amps on hand to do it.
     
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    yes the tone sounds so outworldly I love it.
     
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    When I had Amplitube, I remember the SVT4 being fucking awesome. It wasn't as gainy as the tube-modeled SVTs, but had this super tight and clear sound, and can get a little bit of grit of you cranked it.
     
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    Sooo someone know when we can expect the update? Helix camp has been pretty quiet lately
     
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    I wonder if they even know? :lol:
     
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    The closest thing to a "leak" I've seen was a few beta testers mentioning that they hadn't even seen it yet, and that was a few weeks ago. L6 is pretty tight with the NDAs, though, so who knows.
     

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