Helix 2.8?

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  1. JHand

    JHand Member

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    Anyone know anything? Timing? New amps? New effects? Lasers?
     
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    Yes, many lasers.
     
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    Best guess? Around Namm, probably a week after.

    My hope? Tommorow :)
     
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  4. Saxon68

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    I’m hoping for a Digitech Drop model.

    That’d make me quite happy.
     
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  5. Digital Igloo

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    Finishing up Helix Core has been a slog. We have models for 2.80 finished (and more to come) but haven't even started on user-facing features, as we'd have to code everything twice (once for Helix Core SKUs, again for those that don't aren't yet fully Core). There'll probably be a preview at NAMM but it won't be ready until later.

    My personal pet feature made it in. Finally.
     
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    buckd I like big picks and I can not lie... Silver Supporting Member

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    "My personal pet feature made it in. Finally."

    Is it a clock?
     
  7. Badside

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    I've been using Simple Pitch to play a half or full tone lower. Works well (and dare I say I like it better than the Drop) as long as it's the first thing in the chain.
     
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    Meters, of course …
    :hide2
     
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  9. Digital Igloo

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    Way too obvious. Helix Core, however, will improve GUI performance so meters are no longer off the table.
     
  10. jpelzel

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    So what you're really saying is that there's a new Helix product that's full core coming out. ?
     
  11. hugbot

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    As I understand it Helix core is an overhaul of the underlying code that relates to everything helix, not a discrete product. Its them clearing the route for easier future new updates but its not a 'new feature' in the way the user would obviously see.
     
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  12. Digital Igloo

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    Yep.
     
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  13. Dave Merrill

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    Any chance for more IR slots and/or more full featured IR management in the mid-near term? Pretty please?
     
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    I hope that we'll have polyphonic pitch shifting FXs ala EHX POG at last! I say "at last" because it's been asked for years.

    Also since it's Christmas I'd really appreciated an acoustic guitar amp and a Princeton Reverb sim.
     
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  15. KenG

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    @Digital Igloo ..... I get the impression the modelling will change significantly with the new core? As an owner that is both intriguing/exciting and somewhat scary. Is there any consideration for us to be able to try the new core and if for some reason prefer the older version, be able to revert back? I realize that would likely mean being stuck at the last pre-core fw indefinitely but if it's a one-way proposition to go core that commitment to something untried from a currently satisfied owner/user may hold myself and others back. I also realize there will be folks chomping at the bit to upgrade but they are not my problem:)
     
  16. phil_m

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    No, the modeling won't be changing. The term "Helix Core" just refers to the under the hood stuff that will let them streamline development for all the products on the platform.
     
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    Never understood the need for more IR slots. What is the big draw there? This is a serious question, not meant to be arguementative. When I load a pack I try it, if I like an IR out of said pack I save that one, and then systematically do the same for the next packs I try. I might use 2-4 IR’s in total when I’m done. I just don’t see a need for hundreds of spots. An easier way to demo them would be welcomed though. I’d like to hear your approach though.
     
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    MIDI Pants for bass players?
     
  19. LaXu

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    Ability to demo them before committing to installing them to a a lot would be nice. So would blending several IRS on the fly like Axe-Fx 3 can. I agree that just being able to install a ton isn’t useful. Being able to audition them easily would work better.
     
  20. Digital Igloo

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    FWIU, presets made in 2.80 won't be compatible with 2.70 and earlier, but since there are new models that wouldn't be compatible with 2.70 anyway, it's not a huge deal. At the very worst, back up everything with 2.70 and if you hate 2.80 for whatever reason, revert to 2.70 and restore your stuff.
     

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