Helix 2.8?

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  1. jota

    jota Member

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    Please, for 2.8.1, make the time sub-division and the tempo of a preset show up in the top left side of the screen. I can't believe such a basic info is missing on the front screen of the HX Stomp.
    At least make the tempo show up while you tap it.
     
  2. MojoRisin

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    It was watching Doyle that turned me on to them too. Then the GC here just happened to have one (Nylon SA) in stock when I was looking for a nylon string instrument to stop shredding my fingernails during longer fingerstyle practice sessions. I tried it once and that was that. They're just incredible instruments for the price. But I love my Tele too and I think it really wants that surf green Acoustasonic to keep it company. :love:
     
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  3. LordByron

    LordByron The Dude abides! Supporting Member

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    I've had mine since late April-ish. I am still really liking mine. I have only gigged with it once or twice (both of my current bands' members seems to be having trouble making themselves available for gigs this summer. :p ), but the acoustic sounds are great and the "electric" settings are decent. It plays very well, like a nice half-way point between an acoustic and a tele. Neck is great. Fantastic fit and finish on it. I foresee holding on to mine for quite a while. for my current bands its not my main guitar, but having it to fill in on acoustic numbers (in place of my Variax) is great and for the occasional solo/duo acoustic(ish) gig, it's perfect.
     
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  4. Kylote

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    Yea when folks mentioned the tempo shows when you tap it in I have to assume it is floor and/or rack only? Did not notice anything to that effect on LT.
     
  5. davidb7170

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    The tempo shows up in the display on the floor strip of the tap tempo/tuner button, so wouldn't be there on the LT.
     
  6. Kylote

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    Dang, would be useful to have that info on the LT as well.
     
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  7. MojoRisin

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    Agreed, maybe make that an option to flash briefly on the main screen?
     
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  8. Kylote

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    Yea seems like you could briefly replace the bottom right label with bpm while tapping it in.
     
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  9. tochiro

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    It does not seem that polyphonic FXs (ala EHX POG) are included in 2.8... :-(
     
  10. 68Injunhed

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    There weren't supposed to be. That is still in the works.
     
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    Zakor Supporting Member

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    Has there been any comment on where polyphonic stuff fits in the roadmap? Are they aiming for 2.9,3.0,3.1?
     
  12. phil_m

    phil_m Supporting Member

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    They haven't said publicly. Honestly, I don't even know...
     
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  13. jaded_musician

    jaded_musician Supporting Member

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    I've been interested these as well. I have Taylor T5z and it has it's own vibe and I try to augment that with acoustic IR's, but usually I end up going with my Yamaha A5r Dreadnaught instead. I have JTV69 Variax but I've never used it for acoustic at shows, only at home.
     
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  14. burningyen

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    My guess is 3.0, next year if we're lucky.
     
  15. eoengineer

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    Had a pleasant surprise last night at rehearsal. I went to tune via my HXFX and was greeted with the strobe tuner. Very cool! My bass player caught it too and was pretty floored.
     
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  16. phil_m

    phil_m Supporting Member

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    That was actually came along with the 2.70 update... Better late than never!
     
  17. Digital Igloo

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    PC+'s home screen shows the current preset's name, not its speaker model; the presets just happen to be named after the local speaker type. If you like, name the preset "Helix Remote" instead and press the encoder and you'll see the speaker model change from its edit screen. Or ignore the PC+ screen altogether.
     
  18. eoengineer

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    Did the defaults change or something? I've used the HXFX every week for the last year + and I've never seen that before. Cool, nonetheless.
     
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  19. phil_m

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    The update will reset your Global Settings, and I suppose that includes the tuner setting. There are three different tuners to choose from (since 2.70).
     
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  20. dk_ace

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    Finally wrapped up a string of gigs, excited to install this soon and check out all the new stuff. I’m still on 2.5 I think....

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