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oneblackenedNaw, nothing in a PC is "expensive", but things that are new get price fixed and over charged.
It's been around for 9 years in one form or another.
Example: charging ~600 to 700 dollars for a low end TB3 audio interface shows you what a scam it is, the interface is different from USB in only one way.
A small circuit, and It plugs into TB3.
It's the usual scam, you pay more for that which is new, regardless of what it cost the manufacturer.
Honestly not sure, I think it's the idea of replacing a giant pedal board I have, simplicity?
It's not like I need it, I'm just thinking it would be nice to have everything in one unit.
I have over 30 foot pedals, ~15 of which are on the board at the moment.
There are a few minor gripes with the Helix if I had to nitpick, the EQ's could be better/more varied (I would love something like a Waves C4 multiband compressor), the Wahs could be better (they don't sound as organic as standalone units) and the tuner could be more responsive in loud environments, I wish it had an acoustic simulator built in (something I've used in the past) and I wish it had a dedicated gated reverb preset/model.. Even still, on the whole the Helix effects setup and quality of the effects available makes it in my opinion the best product on the market, with only a few minor points.
A lot of the effects are so good that standalone products with a specific function might cost 1/4 of the price (of a HX effects) or more and yet are effectively indistinguishable with their copycat preset on the Helix.
I use the Helix pitch-shifter a lot, it's decent up to a 1 tone in either direction and it has decent octave/harmony functionality. I think it suffers in quality a lot when you try to transpose the entire signal (so full pitch shift rather than harmonies) more than 1 full tone, but I think that is kind of inevitable with any pitch shifter including The Drop. If by pitch-shift he's talking about the Digitech Whammy pedal the full Helix does a decent job but the HX-Effects obviously doesn't have an expression pedal built in so it can't work that job.
In terms of phasers, chorus, delays, reverbs, compresssion and OD pedals etc the HX is amazing, perhaps even unbeatable currently.
Not sure if, setting everything else aside, the quality of the sound improves dramatically as you go from AmpliFi to POD HD500 to Helix.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti Helix.
As I said at the start it makes me nervous thinking my entire kit is in this one device, whether it's a valid concern or not.
Yes you could say that about an amp or guitar but how are you going to substitute for a Helix? You can't.
Now I'm thinking about buying that Helix Stomp.
Also compared to what I was using before it's simplifying matters, I carry my entire setup on my person (Helix Backpack + Guitar case) as apposed to having a 2x12 combo, pedalboard with 4 leads + patch cables (potential to go wrong) and mic + mic lead to mic the amp up. So I've not only vastly increased the flexibility of my guitar rig but I've also made it easier to carry and much faster to setup, I have no backline because I use inear monitoring (which I was using when I used an amp too).
I don't have a backup at the moment though, at least not one that I take with me. I need to get something really small (like the size of a single stompbox) that I can carry in my Helix case that could save me for a clean and drive sound on the spot, some of my old Digitech stomp boxes might have that functionality.