At first listen, I felt that 1 and 2 were similar and 3 was a little more strident. Then I put myself in the correct position between my monitors and listened harder...
I m not Line6 but i bet it will have more than those clean amps , if guessing i will also say it will be announced around the end of next Month at the Messe out in May.... well .... given my query a few pages back sunk like a brick in a lake ... he goes again ...
=> any chance of finding out [in non-specific terms] if the next FW will have other amps over and above the Lonestar Clean and BE/HBE Clean (?) ... again, not looking for specifics or timeframes (?)
@FlyingsCool Wow what a coincidence must be a parallel universe after all...Great catch.... except... eek... both albums were released in the same year, and 2112 had been played before it was released.... Who was influencing who, haha!
edit: wait, there's more... 2112 was released literally the day after Presence 4/1 and 3/31 respectively..... Maybe it was quantum entanglement of their fingers?????
IR's are (usually) a really accurate snapshot of a cab with a specific mic and they usually sound "right" (as one would expect from the cab/mic combination) right out of the box without too much adjustment. They aren't as flexible as the built-in cab models because you'd need 50+ IR's to cover a single cab model from the Helix stock cabs, but they USUALLY sound better with less adjustment. They use a little more processing power than the onboard cabs, though, and other than EQ, they pretty much sound how they sound when you load them up, so changing sounds means changing your IR instead of moving a virtual microphone/adding virtual air/changing mics on the same cab like you can with the stock cabs. I think both are totally functional, but I find I like using IR's better, just because I know exactly the sound I'm looking for most of the time, so I'm not stuck auditioning 5000 impulse responses.So what's the deal with IRs? Everybody talks about how great IRs are, and I see places like OwnHammer selling cab models, but what's the advantage of using those over the stock Line 6 ones? Do they sound dramatically better or something? I certainly don't consider myself a tone/speaker/cab expert, but most of the stock cabs already sound good to me. The main appeal of IRs, at least to me, seems like it'd be for interesting reverb effects. But feel free to correct me if I'm nuts.
Congrats on your new Helix great investment The Helix stock cabs are great, I'd stick with those you can choose from different mics, mic placement and even do hi and lo cuts in the cab section, doesn't cost any extra time and $$ ...I bought a Helix this weekend (got a great deal on a new one!) and I'm really liking it so far. Night and day difference from my old HD500x. Dialing in great-sounding tones is almost effortless, especially compared to the POD (on which I got about two or three I thought sounded decent... ever.) Will try to get some small-ish studio monitors soon, but it sounds good through my Sennheiser headphones in the meantime.
So what's the deal with IRs? Everybody talks about how great IRs are, and I see places like OwnHammer selling cab models, but what's the advantage of using those over the stock Line 6 ones? Do they sound dramatically better or something? I certainly don't consider myself a tone/speaker/cab expert, but most of the stock cabs already sound good to me. The main appeal of IRs, at least to me, seems like it'd be for interesting reverb effects. But feel free to correct me if I'm nuts.
I know what you mean. I got my HXFX set up with my new Kemper powered toaster this weekend. It felt a little dirty (in a not altogether bad way).
Same thing. It's worse with guitars. I have too many perfectly suitable guitars for the music I play. I really need to thin the heard.How do you feel when you play a different guitar? (I have trouble with that, too.... "Awww, she's been neglected for too long...")