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  1. Just my take - To me the HX Stomp is basically what you're asking for. It's the exact size needed but with MORE, not less. If tomorrow they released a Stomp sized NOT Stomp with amps and IRs but no effects for $400 it would feel like an empty cash grab. At least to me.
  2. It's just giving people more options. Sometimes I like one block that I control independently of all snapshots so that I can drop it in snapshot 1 or take it out, snapshot 2 or take it out, etc. Helix is all about a myriad of ways to do things.
  3. Hi Kilhari,
    I am having an issue with my HX Stomp through Pro Tools you may be able to help me with.

    I want to record into Pro Tools using HX Native to create a preset that I want to save to my HX Stomp via HX Edit.

    Here is the tricky part. I want to monitor my pro tools mix through my headphones on the HX Stomp. But I am hearing the guitar signal before it goes into pro tools as well as after it comes through Native. Since I am not using my PT interface, direct monitoring does not come into play here.
    1. In order to record through pro tools I set my PT interface to HX Stomp.
    2. I record enable the audio track and set input to input 5, this is my first problem I am hearing the affected Patch not a clean channel through input 5. Shouldn't I be recording and hearing a clean channel on playback.? I'm not

    3. When I go to an empty Patch in my Stomp obviously I can hear  the clean guitar through my headphones (As I should)  but  when I record enable my track I'm hearing both the clean guitar and the affected track through HX native. I don't wanna hear the clean guitar. Someone said that I need to split my out put path on the last b;ock and senf that block to B but I already have a split path on this Patch which is utilizing 2 separate IR's. I attched a screen shot> 
    I hope im explaininjg my situation in a way you can understand. 

    Thank you

    Gerry C

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    1. Kilrahi


      If I understand you right, the problem may be that you didn't turn the output block on the Stomp's level down. 


      Did you remember to do that? If you don't do that then you'll hear the signal processing of whatever path exists in the Stomp. 

  4. Stomp works great for this. Just follow the 4 cable connection instructions in the manual. Use the fx and and return blocks. There are presets in the Stomp you can use to follow the format.
  5. Absolutely. After a great deal of experimentation, as you can see above, in my opinion the best approach is: Helix signal path: 1. Set up a path 1 and path two signal. Path 1 is your dry effects. Set the exist for path 1 to be the 1/4 left main out. 2. After the cab block attach a path 1b split that feeds into path 2. 3. In path two, apply your various wet effects in stereo. Set path 2 to exit the Helix out the XLR sends. Firehawk: 1. Create an internal preset that's basically a big fat zero. No amp or cab, no EQ. Nothing. Save this as a core preset. Mine is titled "Helix W/D/W." 2. Attach a standard 1/4 cable from the Helix 1/4 left main out into the "guitar in" on the Firehawk. 3. Attach a left and right XLR cable from the Helix's XLR's out into the FIrehawk's monitor ins. Dial in your volumes to taste. The nice thing about this setup is you can, and probably should, do most of your balancing in the Helix. However, in a pinch you do have independent volume controls on the Firehawk that can also be used for adjusting your wet and dry paths. Also, YES, this approach does turn on all of Helix's speakers. The monitor ins have volume limiters to keep the smaller stereo speakers from blowing out, but this is OK. Wet effect sounds should be lower than the main dry. It works great and they're still capable of a great deal of oomph.
  6. Kilrahi

    Helix Stomp

    Alternatively there is, in my opinion, in "easier" way simply because the cable is more common. Edit: I realize you said you don't have the Spider V software, but that's available free online as a download. Alternatively, it looks like factory presets 32a - 32d were left blank. If they are truly blank, those should work. With the PC editor you can go into the Spider V and disable all effects and amps essentially creating a "blank" chain. Save this to a preset (in my 20 watt I saved it to the "bass" preset). Doing this basically puts the amp into flat response mode. You can then plug your guitar into your Stomp, and your Stomp's output directly into the guitar in of the Spider 5 without any problem. Doing it this way opens up other possibilities too, such as plugging an MP3 player into the auxiliary in on the Spider V.
  7. Understandable. As suggested above, if you search custom tone there are various user's attempts at mimicking an EHX Freeze Pedal. I would recommend you give some of them a try. However, between you and me, while I found some of them impressive, I was never satisfied with them, and the EHX Freeze remains one of the remaining pedals I still own. I dream of Line 6 one day adding one as an option, but until they do, I will keep using the trusty Freeze pedal.
  8. There's nothing wrong with "complaining" about a product you bought. Human history is proof that doing so often improves products. Clearly the car analogy is not really applicable here - this is something that can be changed with software. Hardware changes (like cruise control) are always prohibitively expensive for free, but in this case, the hardware is powerful enough to do it. The costs involved are not going to be exceptionally high (because software just isn't guys - that's why the biz is so profitable and why companies like Microsoft, Apple, Android, Sony, Line 6, and on and on are always rolling out software updates with new improved features because it takes the same product and for a relatively small investment makes it retain or gain relevance!) ESPECIALLY if said software tweak actually makes your product more desirable (which in this case, you have to be proud of being full of lollipop if you honestly argue a Stomp that has more blocks isn't a better buy). There IS a point where if you are angry and mad enough about stuff that was made crystal clear to you when you bought it that it makes you look . . . whiny at best? I am NOT saying that's what I think delok25 looks like, but I have personally been annoyed by how much people complain about some things that they knowingly went into. So I get to some degree telling Stomp users that are foaming at the mouth over 6 blocks to take a chill pill. Besides, the proof is in the result! Eight blocks is coming! Is it as good as what I envisioned? Hell no. Will it cover and solve most of the issues I ever ran into with the Stomp . . .absolutely, because the number one problem was FX blocks eating up the damn available blocks. At the end of the day I went on and got a full Helix and haven't looked back . . . much . . . but still, this is a win I say. The Stomp will be a lot better with 8 blocks than 6. Clearly it was doable.
  9. I'm kind of confused about what you're running into here. So are you trying to plug your guitar straight into the Firehawk, and then the Firehawk straight into an amp? You wouldn't generally want to use an amp block for that. Some questions I have: 1. What is your setup? Is it like I described above? 2. What did you do to remove the amp/cab block in the Firehawk?
  10. It's VERY close. Technically a Helix LT can have technically have up to 32 blocks as long as you have the DSP for it. The HX Effects and HX Stomp can have a total of 12. Helix LT can have four discrete paths. HX Effects and Stomp pretty much have two (though you can stick the Stomp inside an HX Effects path, and due to its internal routing create a unique signal chain that really the LT couldn't do - not sure if it would be better, but it is definitely different). Your rig is more travel friendly (not that the LT is bad). It all just depends on what you want to do. I've never come anywhere close to needing 32 blocks. Bottom line, you will have a powerful rig.
  11. Which breaks my greasy heart. MP3s did a real number on our culture. Convinced us digital was inferior (when actually, it's that inferior digital is inferior). CDs blow the sound of vinyl out of the water. Always have and always will, but the story about the Emperor having no clothes is as true today as it was when first told.
  12. No, they're not. The Y is creating a hard right channel and another separate hard left. The other is creating two seperate paths of left AND right. They are not the same thing.
  13. It can seem that way, but after thinking about it not really. Isn't the A/B creating exact duplicate signals, while the other is hard panning them to the left and right?
  14. Additionally, it depends on how your acoustic instrument is amplified. A lot of people's acoustics have piezo pickups, which for some sound too duck like for them to enjoy. If you find yourself in that situation, then applying an acoustic IR (recorded in a studio setting with a microphone, not a piezo output) can reduce some of that quacking feel. It's all subjective though. I have a few instruments that I think their plugged in output is perfectly fine (granted they aren't piezo) and I never add IRs to those.
  15. Very true . . . and that would be hard for me to wrap my head around. I just meant in terms of the Helix application, it's pretty easy peasy.
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