Line 6 Helix Megathread - 2.80 update

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  1. sleewell

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    3.1 came out yesterday. Looks pretty sweet. ROCKERVERB!!!!!
     
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    3.1 is awesome!

    I've only played it with Native and on not my floor unit, but things do sound better. More defined/clear/tighter. (or it's just a placebo and in my head lol) ... The badonk model seems to have changed though quite a bit. The recto seems much improved too, but again....might be in my head lol i haven't done any a/b comparisons

    I really like the rockerverb model a lot.
     
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    Man im really gonna have to replace my POD Go with a Stomp huh
     
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    They really nailed the Rockerverb it sounds awesome. I have not messed with the new reverbs yet.

    I ended up saying F it and nuking all of the presets when I updated then i copied over the handful of the ones i actually use and now there is so much room for activities

    its nice that we can swap button colors now. I could not get the rename function to work it just kept resetting back to the default name unless the switch controlled more than one thing and then i could pick one of the items for the name...

    I wish you could set all global settings with hx edit as its a bit fiddly setting those on the device,
     
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    oh i will need to check out the other amp models.
     
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    Which rockerverb mk version ya got?

    Er'body getting fw updates :yesway:
     
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    mkIII dirty channel

    i had rehearsal last night but plan to update mine tonight. sounds like some of the new reverbs are sweet too. line 6 is on top of their game. love the recent updates.
     
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    I have updated to 3.10 as well, the patch notes did say something about increasing oversampling and that it would benefit the high gain sounds especially. Yesterday I too found that it might sound better now, but afraid to say anything incase it was just in my head. @thebeesknees22 I agree. Fuck I'm really hyped now!!!
     
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    @AwakenTheSkies - right? I've had too many updates over the years where I thought things were better and people were like "nothing changed" lol, but things do indeed sound better with the increased oversampling. I gave it another whirl this morning with fresh ears after I posted this morning, and it is better for sure all across the board.
     
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    Record a DI, reamp through the old fw and the new fw.
     
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    someone needs to do this!
     
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    Sounds like I need to fire up my Helix again while I'm waiting on Cygnus for the FM3.
     
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    Well, I have made a sound test, not exactly as @budda asks but pretty much the same, recently I reamped a song with Native 3.0. Now I reamped it again but with Native 3.10 :D, also for the funs I also reamped it through the real Helix LT 3.10. I don't want to downgrade my Helix LT. Hear for yourself.

    The patch:

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    The clip: it's Native 3.0 then Native 3.10 then Helix LT 3.10

    https://soundcloud.com/vlad_kuzmenko_37/helixtest/s-mRcicOIHFIq

    See if you can hear some differences!
     
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    dang! link isn't working for me
     
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    Sorry, fixed the link.
     
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    lol i can't hear the difference haha
     
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    I honestly can't hear a difference lol
     
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    In my opinion the Helix LT sounds smoother, but you can hear that it might be a gain thing, it shows at the palm mutes especially. Native 3.0 vs 3.10 they are super close, I can't confidently say that I hear a difference.

    Here's the audio spectrum for all 3

    3.0 Native

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    3.10 Native

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    3.10 LT

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    Also I invite you to post you own clips or tests, maybe I'm not 100% right. @thebeesknees22 did mention about the Recto and the Bandonk feeling different, and I haven't tried those yet myself...
     
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    The difference with the LT is so subtle I almost want to suspect your cable. I don't doubt that the amps may feel a lot better on the new firmware though.
     

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