True. That's why I said "might" ;-)No way. Just because a plug fits doesn't mean it will work. Power is probably on different pins so you'll guaranteed blow something up. It probably also communicates on a completely different SysEx language, so neither will communicate with the other.
Good thing is this is nothing like the HD500 at all and to be honest its a killer product for 1,499 bucks, all those options and 4 AMPS at once and 4 HD IRs at onces!!, never before seen on a product IIRC.holy crap.
isn't a helix related to fractals?
this looks like a pre-emptive strike on the AX8 to be honest. color LCD, screens on each switch. rack version with foot controller as well. i like the mic pre, if it indeed can handle a mic for vocals and some separate processing.
line 6 has always been good at those bells and whistles, and honestly those things win over customers time and time again. i side-by-side compared my axe with someone's hd500 thing and they agreed that mine sounded so much better. but theirs had bluetooth for the iPad, so they like theirs way better than mine.
Agreed on all points though it admittedly does incorporate features from recent devices (RJM, Liquid foot, FAS, etc), which is smart though.Active development on Helix started long before anyone had heard of AX8, FX8, the KPA, or even HD500X. Initial conversations began in October of 2008, although things didn't really start ramping up until 2011.
So it's not Line 6's answer to Cliff's (fantastic) boxes, although if we're being honest, Yamaha may not have let us continue developing something so ambitious had AxeFx not been successful. So major props to you all.
There's plenty of music to be made by everyone, and we have at least two employees who plan on using Helix and AxeFX together.
Sale price is 1499, so that's the price. Line 6 is usually an A-mark, so retail is most likely $2139 or so.I really hope the $1500 sticker price translates to $999 at big box retailers, otherwise the price for the upcoming AX8 will justifiably soar over $2000
The only thing we know for sure is that Cliff said it would be drastically cheaper. It's well within the realm of possibility that it will be around $1500.Yeah, Now I noticed Sweetwater's price. This worries me as I wanted to get into an AX8 at around $1500, now I know it ain't gonna happen