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  1. There are several, including models of the Boss CS-1. Check under "Dynamic Models."
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    Helix Sustaine

    I always start with the classic ingredient . . . a solid compressor. The Red Comp is an obvious classic (MXR Dyna Comp) that I never get tired of.
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    HX Stomp vs Helix

    I've owned both, finally sold the Stomp and upgraded for the Helix. I loved the Stomp, and I'll be honest, there's times I miss the small form factor of the Stomp. The kicker with the Stomp is the six blocks. As long as whatever you're trying to do has only six blocks, I think its' a pretty amazing device. I do believe that most of the time if you're planning on performing with it you really need to consider the choice as a Stomp + a foot switch (preferably a midi one) in order to bring out its full potential.
  4. Obviously you could pair it with the Stomp easily in some type of 4 cable approach so that the Stomp provided pre and post effects with the Iridium providing the amp modeling. In fact, there's a video on youtube comparing the two device's amp modelling that at least sets the groundwork for that setup, which I've linked below. Now, in my opinion, that's a complete waste of money. The Iridium is massively expensive and unless you believe it brings some sort of premium amp sounds that the Stomp doesn't (which I don't) I can't imagine choosing to go that route. I'd rather have the Stomp be the core of everything, with some unique pedals apart from amp modelling to take some of the burden off of its DSP usage. If you already owned an HX Effects, I suppose the Iridium could be an excellent way to bring amp modelling into the mix. With all that said, at least in the way he has them setup in the video below, I did feel like the Iridium regularly sounded better. Yet, every time I tried to create the sounds I wanted to match his Iridium sounds I didn't feel like I had a problem doing so, so I'm not sure what stopped him. You of course might see it differently.
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    Helix Stomp

    No, you can't add more presets to the device itself. The only solution is what you did, back them up on a external device.
  6. That's not entirely true. In every post I ever read from Digital Igloo he said they'd been upgraded to be Helix level. I have no idea what the hell that means, but he did indicate SOMETHING magical was added to them.
  7. What I'm about to suggest may be a complete duh to you, but it's always hard to know someone's experience with a modeler off of one post. Just to be sure though, direct presets need to be substantially different from amp presets.
  8. DId you go through this list first? See the link below:
  9. What? Are you sure you're talking about the right Firehawk? The 1500 is a huge amp. Why would you use that with a Spider?
  10. This comment makes no sense. Sounds better how? What are you using to amplify it?
  11. I always found it didn't change it MUCH, but it did change it. I couldn't lightly rest my finger on it and get it to change, but I definitely didn't have to push it down very far at all when it was on press.
  12. Nevermind. I'm dumb. Turns out it does have a mic input. Try doing a clean signal first. JUST mic .... don't add any other effects. How does that sound? When I messed around with my mic input it was very easy to muck up the sound, and I never ran it through an amp block.
  13. That's a pretty complex bit for the Stomp to do. You could certainly send the crossover frequency sounds to the front of house no problem, but the problem becomes sending something comparable to the on stage monitor. You're going to have to sacrifice somewhere. If you REALLY think the split crossover is that essential, how essential is it to you that your stage sound have that? That's where I'd let go. You might also try experimenting a bit with the Tilt EQ on a Path A for FOH and a path B for your stage sound. It's not a 1 to 1 comparison with the split crossover approach, but it does have a lot of comparable qualities and you may be able to get something just as useful. Hell, maybe even better.
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    Variax power.

    For what it's worth, I think this is a problem with a lot of home appliances. The other day I wanted to power my refrigerator with some double sided scotch tape, but after being on hold for 45 minutes, and then going round in round with fruitless negotiations for another thirty, the manufacturer's rep yelled at me that I HAD to use the included power cord, and then rudely hung up on me.
  15. If you follow the original thread, you'll see all the input I have on the issue. My initial thought would be yes, a ground conflict. Start there and eliminate that before checking other alternatives.
  16. Hell, I took soundog's comment as a joke. To be honest, I could see the statement being said by a Republican or a Democrat and I didn't think it revealed much about his political persuasion. Why? Because of the "guitar modeler" comment. In the grand scheme of things, in a world of murder, asylums, gun arguments, free speech debates, mental illness, war, budget deficits, and civil rights, guitar modelers rank at about a zero on political importance. So I read it as an agnostic statement with a humorous sarcasm tone, but what do I know?
  17. Have you tried recording it direct so that all you hear is the output signal? Many, many, many times . . . too many to count, I've been dissatisfied only to find out later it was because I could hear the sound of the actual guitar more than the modeled output. The audience, on the other hand, didn't hear any of the actual guitar. Once I did that, I realized it sounded pretty good.
  18. Well, I should have been clearer about what I meant too. You should start with pre-amp models, not the full blown amp models. They're specifically designed for when you're feeding the HX Stomp directly into a power amp, which is what you're doing by going into the effects loop in. If you use the full amp model (but no cab) you're basically doubling up power amps.
  19. I own the CS12. The nice thing about buying it is you don't have to buy ANYTHING else. It comes with every connector you need. Essentially it will be: 1. The green Line 6 plug. 2. The reverse polarity plug (this is because the Line 6 plug reverses the polarity, and you need to reverse it back again). 3. One of the standard plugs. You connect all three in one of the 500 power ports and you're good to go.
  20. Yes, this is probably your first problem right there. You are essentially doubling up cabs (your real amp's cab and the Stomp's simulated cab). This is bound to make things pretty muddy. Start by experimenting with pre-amp only models in the Stomp. See if that is more to your liking. If you still have problems, we can further fine tune from there.
  21. I've seen various reports on Facebook that the most recent IOS edition rendered the app unusable for IOS users. I'm Android so I can't speak to it. Granted you can still control the device with the device itself, but I'd still classify that as a showstopper. I don't know how long the problem has been going on though. Maybe it's only been a week, and it'll be fixed in five days.
  22. As Phil said above, you have it backwards. In regards to the headphone out, you can use it as an output for something like a monitor, but it isn't as hot as the actual main outputs. If it were me, I would stick to the main outs for the FOH.
  23. Agreed. It's always helpful to know what your Stomp's actual signal chain is if you want people to evaluate why it sounds crummy.
  24. I definitely agree with you that bug fixes should be squashed quickly. If they're still selling it, then they need to continue to support patches so that the software continues to function. If they ever stop selling it, then I would understand dropping support (not immediately, but after a little while).
  25. Businesses operate out of fear. They tend to raise the prices a lot more than they have to so that they are sitting at comfortable margins for quite some time. In terms of a $1500 product, $100 is just enough that it hurts but not enough that it out right turns people away. At least, that would be the hope. At the same time though, competitors have not raised their prices once since the tariffs were brought about, and most of their products are also made in China. There is definitely a certain power in Line 6 being the product leader. It allows them to raise prices and keep happy margins where their competitors can't afford to. I'm sure there are other complex variables going on too.
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