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  1. Kilrahi

    Helix Native vs Helix Floor?

    I would not, personally, recommend skipping one of the full fledged devices over Native. If you really don't want to spend a lot, and your needs are small, I usually recommend the Stomp. Still, for some people an argument could be made that you could get by on just Native. YES you need a DAW, but Reaper is only $60 and works great. A person who already has an audio interface could easily drop $460 total and get some great tones for home playing.
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    HX stomp headphones/stereo and split outputs

    What are the outputs you are using? Do both of yours go out the left/right main outputs? Headphones can either monitor ALL of the left/right mains, or ALL of the left/right send. So if you have both signals going out the left/right mains you're going to hear both signals in a pair of headphones and there is no way around that at the moment other than perhaps killing one of the paths temporarily while you're tuning the other (the feasibility of that would depend on what your signal path looks like). As for snapshots - try it. In my opinion the absolute best way to use the Stomp to its fullest and nuke that tap dancing feeling.
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    2 delay settings on same tone bank

    What silverhead said above. You have to sacrifice one of your other blocks to also become a delay block.
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    HX Stomp - Can you set an Amp/Cab block on Right out only?

    Whoa . . . no I'm just a moron. I've always wanted the ability to do a blank Path B but it never occurred to me that you can do a blank Path A and in some cases that's preferable like this one where you're going to be doing both signals out of the main outs). Thanks for the idea!
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    HX Stomp - Can you set an Amp/Cab block on Right out only?

    I believe you could do this so long as you split it into Path A and Path B. You would then need to pan the two channels hard left and right. I'd put the amp model on Path A but in reality it doesn't matter. In Path B you would need at least a dummy block (EQ, something - you could deactivate it if needed). Then at the very end of the chain rejoin them, but at the join point again pan hard left and right. I believe that would work. I haven't tested it though, but I did similar things with dual instruments and it worked so it seems like it would.
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    Why helix hardware sounds better than the plugin??

    Just to weigh in, while I've had a Native preset behave differently than it did in the Stomp sound wise, I don't personally think the products sound different. Just that sometimes if I move a Stomp preset to Native I have to adjust it slightly to get it back to how I want it to sound, or if I move a Native preset to Stomp, same thing sometimes. Both seem capable of sounding identical with tweaking, however.
  7. I'm only quoting part of it but I wanted to say I actually whole heartedly agree with the whole thing. Now, without a doubt I hope they open up the Stomp to use as many blocks as DSP will fit, BUT with the Stomp it's still always going to be about efficiency, and with tricks like the above you can do amazing things. If you have a small and cheap midi controller and a dual footswitch, it can get even crazier. I tend to combine snapshots with additional parameters being controlled by the midi controller. It really takes you far.
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    Helix pre-purchase question

    Basically though, yes, it's possible.
  9. Maybe ... and maybe they did think that way, but I think the they'd get way more buy in letting it do what it's capable of than artificially cutting it off.
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    Hx Stomp and Hx Effects Midi

    The thing I don't know, since I've never had an HX Effects, is if it would be a one tap process or a two tap. Clearly the HX Effects can send the needed signal to the HX Stomp. Your choices for the Stomp are: CC#69, Value 0 (Snapshot 1) CC#69 Value 1 (Snapshot 2) CC#69 Value 2 (Snapshot 3) CC#69 Value 8 (Next Snapshot) CC#69 Value 9 (Previous Snapshot) Ideally, if you can assign the snapshot #1 button on your HX Effects to ALSO send to the Stomp CC#69, Value 0 then that would be ideal because when you press one button it both tells the HX Effects to go to 1 AND sends the same signal to the Stomp. Unfortunately, if that duality isn't an option (i.e. the button can ONLY do HX Effects snapshots or send midi messages) then you're probably stuck with a two button option. In that case, to save on buttons, the first thing I'd try is to reserve one of the HX Effects buttons to send the Stomp the midi message of CC#69 Value 8 so that by tapping it you can quickly cycle through the Stomp's snapshots. If you have another button to spare, then it'd be a good idea to do the CC#69 Value 9 message so that you can back track if you go too far. There is one other crazy option you could try as a last resort. There are midi Y cables (see the link below) so that with the Y cable, and two additional midi cables, you could essentially try feeding the midi command that the HX Effects sends back on itself. If that method worked, then you'd simply use three buttons on the HX Effects that sends the same signal to both the HX Stomp and the HX Effects, which would be: CC#69, Value 0 (Snapshot 1) CC#69 Value 1 (Snapshot 2) CC#69 Value 2 (Snapshot 3) https://www.amazon.com/SinLoon-Splitter-Pin-Male-Extension-synthesizer/dp/B01M3RH5GI/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=midi+Y+Cable&qid=1566493330&s=gateway&sr=8-3
  11. The Stomp could already handle considerably more blocks than the six they allow it to. They chose to limit it to six not based on DSP limits. As for is it possible, of course . . . but that drives up the cost of the unit, and if it gets too much pricier you're in LT territory. I don't think it will happen.
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    Hx stomp with EHX expression pedal

    I don't think a TRS cable is going to change anything. A number of Stomp users have indicated running into problems with pedals. You might try reversing the polarity trick in the global settings. For some people that fixed issues they were running into with the expression pedal. If that doesn't work, and you have a TRS cable handy, sure, try it. If none of that still works then you're probably hosed until/unless Line 6 is able to roll out some sort of update that increases the number of pedals that work with the Stomp.
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    Firehawk 1500 or PowerCab 212 plus with Helix

    I own a 1500. I love it .... BUT ... I bought it before the Powercab came out. If I could do it over, I think I'd go Powercab mainly because (in order of reasons): 1. 1500 is WAY heavier. You really have to add $200 for the case to the price if you want to gig with it. 2. "Amp in the Room" emulation is from the Powercab is pretty cool. 3. For the most part, I never need the Firehawk's modeling abilities (and I'm a Stomp user, I can't imagine if I had a full Helix). The plus for the 1500 is the bluetooth streaming is awesome, and it makes a great stereo. Serious, it's REALLY nice, I just think the Powercab edges past it.
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    HX Stomp with Expression Pedal - Issues setting up

    That means you have the expression pedal set to switch between expression 1 and 2. I don't have my Stomp by Mr right now, but it's a global setting. Do you actually have an expression pedal with a footswitch? Because if it's just a regular expression pedal, no toe switch, try a TS cable first.
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    HX Stomp FAQ

    Only if there isn't an amp/cab block since the HX Effects can't do that stuff.
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    Should I buy helix native or hardware?

    It kind of depends on how much you want to spend and how many options you really want, but in my opinion one of the best decisions I ever made gear wise AND budget wise was the purchase of the HX Stomp ($520 after coupon) + Helix Native ($100). Seriously loads you up with insane options.
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    Should us "hobbyists" be doing so many updates?

    As a fellow hobbyist, aren't we the ones who have the least to risk of all? And as for that "risk," I really don't think it's very much risk. I updated to 2.71, 2.8, and 2.81 day one, without hesitation (well, I had to wait for work to end, sadly). If you live in the US, Line 6's customer service is practically bullet proof at this point. If tomorrow my Stomp becomes sentient and tries to kill me, I really have zero fear that Line 6 will send a swat team over to take it out and then replace it with a new one.
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    How to hook up an MXR Talk Box to my Firehawk FX?

    That's one way to do it. Or simply put the Talkbox in the FX loop and turn the FX block on, but then if you use it it will be impacted by reverb. So if you don't want that, then do like your idea above and chain them.
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    My update story

    I am not doubting the experience of people like the OP who say that their update process was a hairball. However, I can only speak from the perspective of what I've experienced. The Line 6 products I've owned are two Spider amps, a Pod HD500X, a Firehawk 1500, and a HX Stomp. Every single update has been a painless process. I got KIND of apprehensive when I was doing the 2.8 update for the HX Stomp, even though my thinking was that if I were to run into problems, it would probably be on the devices that were not already on HX Core. However, despite my apprehension, it went off smoothly in a matter of minutes, and I was cranking out that blessed KOT sound in no time. However, I tried to plunge a toilet the other day and that was a very lollipop ordeal, so I don't lead a charmed life if that makes you feel better.
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    HX Stomp Analog signal only coming out

    It kind of sounds serious, unfortunately, but if it were me I would try a factory reset. Turn the Stomp off, and then turn it on again, BUT as it boots hold down footswitches 1 and 2 as it boots up. If still no dice, yeah, the support ticket is the next step . . .
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    That Revv Model Tho!

    Yeah, I finally tried it on a whim the other night. I really had been pretty focused on the King of Tone model, but WOW . . . that thing is awesome. I may end up loving it more than the King of Tone (and I love the KOT).
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    HX Stomp UI freezing

    I haven't had anything like this happen, but I haven't tried to do the exact setup you are trying either. Since you've done a good job of documenting everything, I would open up a Line 6 support ticket and get their take on it.
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    4 cable methode and Di box into PA

    It depends on what you're asking. Firehawk goes great into a PA, and great with the four cable method into a real amp. If you're wanting to do both it can get harrier, especially if you're wanting to use the Firehawk's modelled amp and cabs for the PA (in which case I think you have to choose one or the other, real or modelled, not both).
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    Firehawk FX with Powercab 112 (Plus)

    Well, that kind of depends on what you want. What if I asked you, "Are all speaker types and brands the same thing?" Right away you'd be thinking, "Uh, not even close . . ." Now, are there tons of great FRFR options out there? Absolutely. Powercab is my favorite, but if people are on a budget I recommend the Headrush 108 for 112. Seriously though, there are a lot of solid FRFR options out there. The advantage to the Powercab is it comes closer to nailing that "amp in a room" sound that a lot of people miss going with modelers.
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    Helix Stomp with TT-2 & SP1

    You can't do that. It's one or the other.