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  1. 2 points
    Thank you everybody for your responses. Happy Thanksgiving.!
  2. 2 points
    I have been pushing my stomp to the limit. I can say the only negative thing so far for me is discovering that you have to be very thoughtful of which 6 effects you use because of DSP limitations. In some instances I can literally only chain 4 effects without it impacting DSP. Anyhow, there are some great youtube videos that show more thoughtful uses using particular lower DSP effects and somewhere there is documentation in this forum to help plan and manage the DSP. I have worked through this and I have found a good Clean/Dirty/Lead chain with typical modulating effects in the chain that I trigger on/off with a small MC6 Midi controller for my needs. The only other limitation at the moment is that it will not work with 2 expression pedals without a reported work around (which I cannot get to work around). But if you are only using one expression pedal you should be OK. The volume control is a block but you can have your expression pedal learn the master levels out and control volume to save an effect "block". Another thing I am doing, because it is a USB Interface, is that I am connecting it to my IPAD on my Mic Stand and I am successfully integrating the tone stack app into the guitar chain. So I am finding success with using the amp modelers on the STOMP with vol. control and triggering many of the Tonestack modulating effects which are very very good. For my one man band shows this is a great set up and I even integrate the HX STOMP signal into an IPAD looper app I have named Quantiloop. In my one man band setup I use a foot pedal named beat buddy that delivers bass and drums for many of my songs and my app Onsong changes all of the songs via midi on my beatbuddy pedal. My beat buddy is also midi chained into my HX stomp and my IPAD so it sends the tempo to my HX stomp and auto sets my BPM for all my modulation effects on the stomp HX and sends the BPM to my Tonestack app effects on my IPAD and the BPM also syncs with my looper on my IPAD so everything is tightly integrated with BPM. So a typical thing I do is start my beat buddy song then I loop a basic clean chord progression that repeats later early in the song. I then stop the intro loop and play and sing live, then when it comes for a lead, I start the looper again and step on my lead channel on HX STOMP for soling over the chord progression. Of course when i am playing with a band I only need my HX stomp with an expression pedal and tap tempo but my main goal was to merge the new IPAD apps with the hardware HXSTOMP and so far I am having success with it being a very flexible piece of equipment.
  3. 1 point
    Thanks mr_dad_g, that's what I wanted to know! To Kilrahi - because I'll be connecting 2 pedals to the EXP 1/2 socket, I won't be able to use FS4 or FS5 for the tuner.
  4. 1 point
    With 2.7, [ACTION] + [PAGE>] together will start the tuner, useful if you have set switch 3 to stomp instead of tuner/tap.
  5. 1 point
    Another thing I am doing, because it is a USB Interface, is that I am connecting it to my IPAD on my Mic Stand and I am successfully integrating the tone stack app into the guitar chain. So I am finding success with using the amp modelers on the STOMP with vol. control and triggering many of the Tonestack modulating effects which are very very good. For my one man band shows this is a great set up and I even integrate the HX STOMP signal into an IPAD looper app I have named Quantiloop. In my one man band setup I use a foot pedal named beat buddy that delivers bass and drums for many of my songs and my app Onsong changes all of the songs via midi on my beatbuddy pedal. My beat buddy is also midi chained into my HX stomp and my IPAD so it sends the tempo to my HX stomp and auto sets my BPM for all my modulation effects on the stomp HX and sends the BPM to my Tonestack app effects on my IPAD and the BPM also syncs with my looper on my IPAD so everything is tightly integrated with BPM. So a typical thing I do is start my beat buddy song then I loop a basic clean chord progression that repeats later early in the song. I then stop the intro loop and play and sing live, then when it comes for a lead, I start the looper again and step on my lead channel on HX STOMP for soling over the chord progression. Of course when i am playing with a band I only need my HX stomp with an expression pedal and tap tempo but my main goal was to merge the new IPAD apps with the hardware HXSTOMP and so far I am having success with it being a very flexible piece of equipment.
  6. 1 point
    I use this to supplement my Helix. Made it out of pine 1x8 and 1x2. Had green paint on hand, so figured... why not?
  7. 1 point
    Here’s mine. The Morley is used as 2nd expression pedal. In the corner you see a Behringer wired in ear beltpack which I have strapped to the board. I use a combined guitar and headphones extension cable with it. The case is a Stonecastle one, biggest they had. It’s a shame that they have stopped with their business. Great cases made from plastic so relatively light but yet sturdy enough (I had and have no need for a real flightcase).
  8. 1 point
    This bug is killing me. Line 6 when will an update be released to fix this?
  9. 1 point
    I had to move the IR level from like -10 to + 5 DB for the levels to match what my previous EQ was. But this was a pretty radical EQ that added a good bit of gains so that might have messed the IRS up. It is working great though and encourages me to do more
  10. 1 point
    I run mine in mono with a Helix and it's a) Loud b) Sounds best The wide stereo setting is a mixture of FRFR and W/D/W and still maintains a reasonable stereo image with using the big 12 speaker". Normal stereo seems to be a bit limited to the two side coaxial speakers and is most limited in volume. It'll still hurt in a small room, but for gigs I'd go mono on the Firehawk and then stereo through FOH if that's what you setup allows / requires.
  11. 1 point
    How you use the powercab all depends on what you want to achieve. If you want to achieve 'Amp in the room' then the standard approach would be: Helix - Amp models, no cabs! Powercab - use the appropriate speaker model for the amp you have chosen If you want to achieve a 'Mic'ed up sound' then the standard approach would be: Helix - Amp with cab modelling, you will need to set some hi and lo cuts on the sounds to remove fizz and low rumble Powercab - use the flat mode with the FRFR voicing to reproduce the sound correctly
  12. 1 point
    ADD 5db? Do you mean you raise the IR Level by 5db... or set the IR level at 0 then add another 5db? When you add an IR the default IR level is somewhere around -16db....which is too low for any IR I use, commercial or home made. I suspect they set it that quiet to save ear drums and speakers. They can control the level of their own effects, but they can't control the level of a customers IR. Better safe than sorry. I always have to increase the IR level to somewhere between -10 and 0.... but I've never had to add more level than the IR was capable of if set to 0. I usually run it closer to -10 - which is roughly 5db higher than the default setting... if that is what you actually mean :)
  13. 1 point
    The HXFX sends CCs just fine .... use the Command Center to set what each button sends, and make sure you have your Global Settings for MIDI set correctly. It doesn't matter which CCs you send from a given button, because you end up mapping them in your DAW.
  14. 1 point
    hi l_sap120394, After reading "Command Center" in page35 of the HxFx manual, it looks like it has some degree of programmability: "Each of its Stomp mode footswitches ... can be used to send a variety of MIDI or External Amp commands to your guitar amps, vintage pedals, synths, or even other modelers." See if you can assign a fixed MIDI CC number & value to the stomp footswitches you want to use for snapshot changing in Native and then assign the appropriate values for each footswitch. e.g assign footswitch1 to MIDI CC# 71 and value =1; footswitch3 to MIDI CC#71 also & value=31. If need be, set min and max value of the stomp footswitch to be the same. Each snapshot is represented by a value interval of 15 If it works, footswitch1 will select snapshot1 and footswitch2 will select snapshot3. i suggested using MIDI CC#71 because the manual says that those are not being used/received by HxFx. Then MIDI learn "snapshot index" in reaper - which you probably did. I don't own a HxFx but you might want to give it a shot to see if it works.. good luck!
  15. 1 point
    Just finished installing my LT alongside a couple of old favourites on a Diago Showman (medium) - pretty good fit.
  16. 1 point
    In a way, you are correct, these units are more suited for studio work. Simply because it does everything under the sun. People only use a fraction live of what they use in the studio. You don't even need stereo live. Studio work needs to be pristine. and it can be "adventurous". I mean, think about Jimi Hendrix - those fantastic studio albums with all of those weird sounds. He never did any of that live. The Doors. The Beatles. Far different live than on the album. I think Pink Floyd is pretty much the only band that does live the same things they do in the studio. But the units are also great for live work. WHY? Because they make your sound consistent. No stage amp that is giving a slightly different EQ today than it did yesterday. No stage amp interfering with FOH more today than it did yesterday. No feedback. No microphone that is at a slightly different angle than it was yesterday. No "bleed" from when the guitar mic is picking up the drums. My total time for load in, set up, sound check, tear down, and load out is just a few minutes. You don't have to use everything live for it to be a live unit. Most people don't even use 100% of the unit in the studio or at home goofing around. Just imagine being able to 100% replicate the same tones night after night, venue after venue. It is a live unit --- even if you are only using one patch all night.
  17. 1 point
    They are the V1. The "Tallboy" buttons in the back really do make a significant difference. Here is a picture taken from the side. The angle of the Helix's surface is exaggerated by its being on the Pedaltrain, but you get the idea: The other thing that has been great with them is that they prevent inadvertently activating the capacitive touch function. Maybe I'm the only one, but that was a significant enough nuisance for me that I actually turned it off. The Barefoot buttons prevent accidentally activating it, but still allow you to access the functions when desired by touching the set screws. That has been really nice for me.
  18. 1 point
    My board is pretty sweet and simple with the Helix... Snapshots and the ability to tie MIDI CCs to controllers really does make it feel like the Strymon pedals are part of Helix in this setup.
  19. 1 point
    Those are "Barefoot Buttons", I actually learned about them in a different thread here on the forum. They are really cool and quite functional to boot; they are pretty proud of them though. http://barefootbuttons.com I used the short ones on the front row and the tall ones on the rear, excellent for clearance. They install with three set-screws, and touching the set screw lets you access the Helix capacitance features, which is really nice. And if you get the clear ones, they allow the LED rings on Helix to shine through in a very cool way. Night shot (apologies for the focus, it was, well, dark...): As for the main volume and headphone volume knobs, I often use the headphones to monitor with the main volume all the way down (baby nap time, for instance) and found that the main volume was always creeping up. Every sweep of the hand or catch of the headphone cord wanted to grab it. By swapping them, it makes for a smaller target as well as reducing how easily the knob is turned. No more inadvertant rafter-rattling, haha!
  20. 1 point
    Cool! I used a Pitch Black tuner forever, right up until I got Helix. Great unit, I still keep it for use as a bench tuner. I was running a standalone "satellite board" for a while, but it ultimately got to being kind of a hassle. So I consolidated onto a Pedaltrain Terra. (Helix is not hanging off the board, trick of perspective...) Guitar is straight into Trio+ with the rest of the board in its loop. FreqOut is in front of Helix. The two treadle pedals are home-brew expression pedals built in a RotoVibe and Wah enclosure. Bit Commander, Shoe Gazer (and the NS-2 Noise Supressor), and the Erupter are each in their own Helix FX Loop. The remaining loop is the last block in the chain and is used to send back to Trio+ FX Return and then bring the Trio's output back. Everything out via XLR to an Atomic CLR cab.
  21. 1 point
    The most glaring deficiency in the Helix... The lack of a Korg Miku model...
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