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  1. Maybe Line6Tony or one of his bretheren will give this question some notice. A good answer might help them sell more HX Stomps.
  2. Wow, rd2rk, that was a quick response! Too bad it's not what I am hoping to hear. So does the HX Stomp really respond only to Korg MIDI driver messages, and not Windows and Apple MIDI driver messages sent over the USB MIDI bus of the HX Stomp? Is HX Stomp not able to receive, discover, and use the HX Stomp documented CC messages transmitted across the USB Midi bus if the NanoKontol2 were connected to and powered by a USB cord to the HX Stomp? I am surprised that some sort of translation needs to take place, since the USB connections of both the HX Stomp and the NanoKontrol2 are documented as USB MIDI. That makes direct connection using a mating cable between the two seem like a natrural solution. Perhaps you or someone can explain the hitch up here, or even better to show a working setup like this. I'd really like to keep a computer intermediary out of the solution. Thanks!
  3. Do you or someone you know successfully use the Korg NanoKontrol2 with the HX Stomp over USB? If so, what is the hookup and user experience like? I have scoured the internet and not found anything specifically about this. Please share information about cables and, if needed, intermediate hardware that has been used to get the two devices working together. I am interested in a fairly direct USB cabled connection between the two with few or no additional power supplies. I am not interested in anything having to do with DAWs or computers or software, except the Windows software that Korg provides for configuring NanoKontrol2. (Please do not reply anything like "No", "I don't know, but you could try ...", "I've done something similar, but not with the products you mentioned", or something hardly related, as those type of responses do not help.) Thanks!
  4. Hi, pipelineaudio1. On the Firehawk FX, press the bank up and bank down footswitches simultaneously to enter or exit live edit mode. Live edit mode makes use of the knobs to precisely set parameters. Your friend can do live edits by pressing Function on the FBV 3 foot controller he uses with his 1500.
  5. I have been using my FireHawk FX with my bass very successfully at church. XLR stereo out to a floor pocket works very well. Output level to the stereo 1/4" out is configurable. Set the Output Mode pushbutton for your setup. The online FH FX manual explains the options clearly. Read the manual before you buy so that you know what to expect.
  6. "A rich person can play poorly with any instrument. A poor person can play richly with practice." - FiveBass The Firehawk FX is quite good for many people. Line 6 produced a versatile and very affordable unit there. They have added Firehawk 1500, which shows that there is customer demand for Firehawk and that Line 6 is commited to the product line.
  7. Can't say much for guitar since I play bass (you know what I mean). I have a couple patterns for my custom tones with my instruments. Squelch 110, 191, and 272 to reduce harmonic ring (or 87, 247, 392). High shelf boost at 2.9KHz to maintain crispness. -76 or -48 dB gate does the rest. I did all the math tables and plots to arrive at the most effective open 2nd through 4th harmonics to dampen. The calculated numbers really shortened the time it took me to tune in the 4 band semiPEQ. I may be encouraged to try the math for regular guitar.
  8. I am less than satisfied with the looper. I have given it a serious effort, and it is just not the easiest thing to control. One stomp button and color state indication does not work well for me. I cannot get my samples to align well at the loop cutoff. I especially do not care for the short sound replay when clearing the loop. These things pretty much limit me to use it for only brief exercises. I don't get much inspiration using it. The looper was not in the original firmware. It's implementation seems rushed and incomplete, like they simply wanted to be able to advertise it as one more feature on the FH FX. I am on 1.20 firmware. I would be pleased to find some looper improvements in the next firmware release.
  9. The volume-after-tuning problem seems like a well known bug since the 1.20 update, as I have seen several mentions of it and experience it as well. It has become reflex for me to tap another tone and then back to the one I want after I exit the tuner. I am expecting and hoping to see it addressed in the next update.
  10. I have seen this topic come up a few times before, and I have given some thought to it during the year I have had my Firehawk FX. Please don't take this as a shot across the bow, but I do not think that a global EQ is something that we will see in the pedal. It makes a lot of sense to me that it is available on the Firehawk 1500 amp because ... well, it is an amp. We expect to see some sort of EQ on an amp, even if it is just treb/mid/bass knobs. The Firehawk FX is used mostly in combination with a stage amp, house mixer, or studio system, where further EQ is applied accordingly. Because of this, it seems redundant to have a global EQ in the pedal, especially since the amp/cab modelling already includes a good range of tone control. I play bass, mind you, and not many of the canned tones on the pedal suit me. I expected that, and I knew I would need to create custom tones for my instruments to get the sounds I want. I started out on my FH FX like many people do. I listened to all the stock tones it provides. Then I experimented with each of the stomps, amps, cabs, comp and reverb. I found all the models and combinations that I would like to use, and then I got to work on crafting the "global" sound from the pedal. To get some good general settings, I seached out the best gate, EQ, and global volume settings that work with my instruments. I use the 4 band semiparametric EQ to squelch out ringing and heavy harmonics. Then I apply good gate settings that carry the notes through and suppress the unwanted finger action chatter. I have about 20 custom tones now. I have enahanced serveral of these over the year with variations on the amp/cab volume, presence, and tone settings. They are all stored on the Line 6 cloud - 68 at the moment. Each custom tone is adjusted to work with the single set of EQ and gate adjustments I set upon at the begnning. I do not need to worry about ever changing EQ or gate again. EQ is essentially "global". I keep 12 of the custom tones loaded into the pedal, and I regularly use seven or eight. I found that setting up in this way allows me to use all of my tones in any situation, regardless of whether I am using stage amps or a house system with floor wedges or IEM. I also found that I can keep the red/white/pink volumes at max and just leave them alone. I am just as interested in hearing about how other people use their pedals as I am in telling about how I use mine. I would be glad to here your experiences with this powerful affordable piece of gear.
  11. Tythom, your idea is worthwhile noting, and you may submit it to Line 6 through a service they use called IdeaScale. You may go directly to the "Line 6 Ideas" page on IdeaScale via the URL, http://line6.ideascale.com. Otherwise, if you are on the Line 6 website, then click the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page (at the bottom of this forum, for example). Then find the IdeaScale link in the Feedback section of the "Contact Us" page. Once you have registered on the Line 6 IdeaScale site, you may then post worthwhile suggestions that will go straight to the developers' ears. I have seen several great suggestions there make it into the Firehawk firmware and Firehawk Remote app!
  12. Yes. The key there is "powered monitor". Set the Output Mode pushbutton to Line Mode (button out), and plug only into the left XLR and 1/4" outputs for mono (use 1/4" mono plug, not a stereo plug). Refer to the Output Modes section of the Rev E user manual.
  13. GRP, your idea is worthwhile noting, and you may submit it to Line 6 through a service they use called IdeaScale. You may go directly to the "Line 6 Ideas" page on IdeaScale via the URL, http://line6.ideascale.com. Otherwise, if you are on the Line 6 website, then click the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page (at the bottom of this forum, for example). Then find the IdeaScale link in the Feedback section of the "Contact Us" page. Once you have registered on the Line 6 IdeaScale site, you may then post worthwhile suggestions that will go straight to the developers' ears. I have seen several great suggestions there make it into the Firehawk firmware and Firehawk Remote app!
  14. The 1972 Silverface Bass amp has been my mainstay for now with Line 6 4x12 cabinet.
  15. Add me as a Red Lights of Death (RLOD) victim. The setup: Firmware 1.10, FH Remote v1.11. Samsung Tab S 10.5" with 32 GB and Lollipop 5.02. I have not used any borrowed presets from the cloud. The scenario: I used FX Loop in a preset. L-Send to my Korg multi, L-Return from the Korg multi. The preset had Gate, FX Loop, two Auto Swells, Amp/Cab and EQ. This was a new preset I had made and stored in My Tones. The RLOD happened during setup prior to pre-show warmup. I got the RLOD when I tried to switch from this preset to another bank or preset. I had to power-cycle the unit to get back to what looked like normal. It powered to this faulty preset. When I tried again to select another bank or preset, it would RLOD. Each time I power-cycled, Groundhog Day. It cost me five minutes to do a factory reset, pedal calibration and pull down the four presets I needed to use, including the one that had caused RLOD. I removed the send/return FX Loop plugs and re-saved that faulty preset with the FX Loop off. No problems after that. I still used that faulty preset during warmup (FX Loop off), and no RLOD bit me. I stayed away from that preset during performance. Overall time wasted, about 15 minutes. I'm cool headed and know how to recover, but I don't like that I had to go through it. I have read the two KB posts by Line6Tony at http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/effects-controllers/firehawk/ about recovery and troublshooting. Interesting that bluetooth may play in. The bluetooth link is where FH has caused most other issues for me. Looking forward to a firmware update soon with the bugs fixed.
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