I'm interested in both the Helix and AX8 and have asked some general questions about their effects and their parameters and what options are available and how one might go about creating certain patches on each. I did some screen captures to hopefully help ask my questions. A little background on me, I'm mostly a classic rock/blues and 80s rock/metal player. I play in a hobby/cover band. We do about 10 paid gigs a year. I've been playing for about 30 years. I've been using amp modeling units as far back as the Roland GP-100, which was my first modeling unit. I also used to have a full Scholz Rockman Rockmodule rack setup. I've owned a Line 6 POD, Line6 HD500, Boss GT-8, GT-10 and GT-100. I also have owned a Tech 21 PSA, Rocktron Voodu Valve and some others. Just mentioning those because I've had a lot of experience with different units and also with creating what I like for tones and what effects I like and what I like to be able to do with them (or would like to do with them.) I haven't seen very much, probably because it's so new, about the effects parameters on the Helix and the options you might have for those effects. I have seen more from the AxeFx side, again probably because it's been out longer. The effects that the AX8 has that the AxeFx has, from my understanding, are the same and have the same parameters. So I'm wondering how some setups might be accomplished on the Helix. The one thing I didn't like on the HD500 was that to get it to do some things effects wise that my Boss GT-100 did, it required a bunch of extra effects and or different routing (or I couldn't do at all) because the GT-100 had a lot of those extra parameters built right in. So instead of having to run a bunch of extra effects, I could accomplish what I wanted right within the one effect. The AxFx/Ax8 seems to work similarly where an effect has a bunch of options built into it, that on the HD500, you'd have to use a bunch of extra effects. I'm not sure if the Helix is more like the HD500 this way or the AxeFx (I haven't seen a screen showing the options, so I just don't know.) So here one example. I like the 80s Eventide style pitch detune effect (called micro pitch on the Eventide.) In the image below, you can see the AxeFx screen that you have 2 pitch options. You can set each one's pitch, pan, delay and mix. So my question for the Helix is, do you have similar parameters for the pitch effect? If not, how would you go about building a patch that would do that? Would it require you use a delay effect in front of the pitch block, and then how would you pan them? Another example is the cab block. With 2 cabinets, I like to pan the somewhat left and right to separate them, and then mix them. As you can see from the cabinet block image on the AxeFx, you get those option built right in to the cabinet block. I found an image of the Helix cabinet block's parameters, but I don't see the mixing part. Am I missing where that is? How would you pan and mix the cabinet on the Helix? Stuff like this might not appeal to some, or they don't want, and or care, about little stuff like this, but it is important to me. This is the type of thing I like to be able to do when creating my tones.