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Everything posted by Kilrahi

  1. They're identical. I don't have the HX Stomp with me so I can't check, but are you pressing the "page over" button to see ALL of the amp settings? Most of the amps have quite a few more options than what you're mentioning above. You ought to be able to see cab settings too by paging over.
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    HX Effects expression button

    Unlike the HX Stomp, I don't believe the HX Effects allows for this type of control. You can only use those for expression pedals or to change the channels of an amp. Your best bet would be to buy a small midi controller (like the DMC Micro for $130). You can double check my assumptions here, but I think I'm right on this one: https://line6.com/data/6/0a020a3d3f4a5a6a1897ecdf6/application/pdf/HX Effects 2.50 Owners Manual - English .pdf
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    HX Stomp

    I think you're thinking too narrow. The Stomp has the identical wha wha sounds as the Helix. The only difference is that the Helix has been around a lot longer, and so there are more videos about it. If you search for "wha wha" and "Helix" in youtube you get quite a few hits. Below is one of my fave demos. Now, I'm not much of a wha guy, but honestly, it always felt . . . IMO and to me . . . easy, so I'm not sure what the issues you're hitting are, but they should be in some of these videos: Define nonfunctional? It's useful for what it is . . . a very simple looper. I would never recommend a hard core looper fan intend to use the Helix or Stomp's looper as their primary source. It would be useful for people who only need small loops on occasion, or for practicing a bit at home. The biggest problem is it's a one button looper, and so for a lot of us (myself included) it's easy to mess up with one button. With some practice it gets okay, but I would recommend getting a small midi controller like the DMC micro if you plan on using the looper in a live setting. Plus, the controller is useful for numerous other scenarios too.
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    Helix Rack Mini aka HX Studio

    There are tons of iterations of the Helix line that would be very valuable to some people, myself included. For example, if I could have grabbed a Stomp that was only slightly larger, but had a Variax input, for $750 I would have been all over that beastie. My personal opinion, though, is that with the Helix, LT, Rack, Effects, and now the Stomp, that they'd be crazy to iterate too much more on that product line, other than perhaps refresh the hardware itself. Who knows though. I don't work there.
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    Hx Stomp Preset Switching: Delay

    I certainly agree it could be MORE powerful - and cost more too. That wouldn't even necessarily be a bad thing. I might even buy it. I just have a hard time interpreting it as extremely limiting compared to what it's designed to compete up against (traditional pedals). It's great you'd rather use other fuzz pedals and I do that sometimes too (as well as sometimes other compressors, reverbs, etc.), but the Stomp is far more versatile than any fuzz pedal I know of . . . I'd call a pedal like that extremely limiting before I throw that label at the Stomp. I can't think of another pedal options expansive as the Stomp. Just because I can think of more it could do doesn't make it an extremely limited pedal.
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    Hx Stomp Preset Switching: Delay

    Extremely limiting compared to what? You revealed you use a regular pedalboard, what do your other pedals do that it can't?
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    Helix with Amps

    Yes, you should be able to do it with one path. That doesn't mean you might not want to do dual paths, there are advantages there, but when you're just starting out I say keep it simple. The key is to make sure you use a stereo, and not a mono, FX send/return block. By the way, Line 6 created the below video on the 4 cable method a few years ago. It's a nice summary of how it works. It's still useful for your goal of the 7 cable method because the connects are still done EXACTLY the same. You simply use two FX/ Send/Return ports and two 1/4 outs instead of one, and a stereo FX send/return block instead of a mono.
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    Pedal board power supply for HX Stomp

    If a problem resulted in the Stomp that was a direct result of the power supply, then yes, it could void the warranty. Now, to be clear, I use the Truetone CS12, so I've decided to take the risk and I'm glad I did so far, but yes, it is still something to think about.
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    Powercab plus remote/HX stomp

    The HX Stomp does not have the necessary L6 Link in order for you to control the Powercab Plus remotely. You could use Midi as an option, in which case you would need to connect a standard 5 pin midi cable into the PowerCab's midi in, and of course, have a midi controller. The Stomp can send midi messages, so you could create a program that is passed from the midi controller, into the Stomp, and then from there into the Powercab so that as you cycle through presets it changes the settings on your Powercab. As for what to use to connect your HX Stomp to the Powercab for the guitar signal, your easiest solution, and the one I would recommend, is to just connect a 1/4 TS cable (i.e. a standard guitar cable) from the HX Stomp's "Output - L/Mono" out to the Powercab's "Input 1."
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    Helix with Amps

    Describing the cabling in a 7cm is a bit of a hairball, but it's largely just doubling up the four cable method approach. One thing I would suggest is downloading the HX Effects manual and looking at page 9. It's not a Helix, but the method is largely the same. It is a good place to get started. https://line6.com/data/6/0a020a3d3f4a5a6a1897ecdf6/application/pdf/HX Effects 2.50 Owners Manual - English .pdf Getting stereo effects in this approach is easy. If at least your last block is a stereo block in your chain then it will send left and right stereo signals, left channel to one amp, right to the other. The signal chain isn't too bad either. It would essentially look like: [Pre amp effects] + [Left/right send and return block] + Anytime you turn off the send and return block then it will bypass your amp's preamp. So the setting would be to insert the pre amp block in your Helix chain that you want to use, and set it so that by pressing a switch it turns off the FX block and turns on the pre amp block. That, IMO, is the easiest way.
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    Firehawk fx cloud search not working

    They've crashed before. I doubt it's permanent.
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    Running cab on one side in HX Stomp?

    Not necessarily chime in, but your answer was exactly what I was saying just above it.
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    Spider V 30 for practice.

    All of the Spiders should sound pretty good at low volume, but if you didn't like it before . . .eh . . . you might not now. However, perhaps with the new firmware update it'll win you over. I have to say this though, in many ways, it's just not POSSIBLE to have it feel right at too low of volumes. I've tried to play certain styles of music with heavy distortion, etc., and no matter how well it's reproduced on the speaker something about it just feels off. That's not the fault of the device though. That's the wonkiness that is my brain.
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    Line 6 HX

    Yes, you can add a volume pedal to existing presets. Start by adding the volume pedal block where you want it and see if it works from there.
  15. Yes it is. The HX Effects can do all of the split paths the Stomp can, it just can't do the amp effects.
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    HX Stomp Buzzing Loudly only when USB connected

    Is there a reason you aren't using the Stomp as your main audio interface? That's exactly what it's designed to be. Another thing to always check is to make sure the USB cable isn't borked.
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    HX Stomp - Output to PA & FRFR

    Well . . . yeah. We talk about the how a bit in the above. The manual also gives several examples. If you want separate volumes, then split the path at the very end. Use the Stomp's "Send" to transmit your signal to your FRFR. Use the Stomp's main left output to go to the PA. Or, if you don't need them to have different volumes, then do a mono signal chain and just use the Stomp's left/mono main out to the PA, and the right output to the FRFR.
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    Alternative To Line 6 Link Cable

    As someone who bought the official cable (admittedly with a coupon) I can at least verify it's high quality. I've kicked the living lollipop out of that thing. Frankly, I have no right to it still working ... but it does.
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    Connecting Line6 HD 500 to HeadRush FRFR 112

    Either cable works fine. Pick your favorite.
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    Amp & Cab Block defaults vs. other cabs

    For whatever reason there's nights where I just fiddle and twiddle the whole night away. As a matter of fact, last night I swapped the default cab on the A30 Fawn Nrm with the 1x12 Cali IV. Fiddled around once I got there and tweaked even more stuff . . . but I have to say, for me, I really like the results.
  21. Uh.... I got nothing. The Stomp really doesn't allow for dual instrument use without the hard panning (that was kind of an advanced use that pushed the Stomp's abilities anyway) and your use of the FX send and returns in the left channel kills any tricks for using those. Are you recording both instruments simultaneously or something?
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    Using a looper pedal

    It can totally work that way. Like all things, it just depends on the goal. If you put it prior to the amp, the looper can't have any of the effects applied to it from the Spider V. If you don't want that, then it's no big deal. As for the OP, I'm not sure why they can't get their looper pedal to work. It's hard to know what they tried. For all we know, the pedal is broken.
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    Can o run a monitor mix into HX Stomp?

    The above ideas look like some more clever ways to attempt it. It looks like you got lots of options, which is always a good thing.
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    HX Stomp - Where have you been all my life?!!!!

    Glad to hear you're liking it. I think it's a pretty marvelous little device. The only problem with it is it always makes me dream a bit after the full sized units. I haven't run into any problems with the EQs . . .I'm actually pretty impressed with them, but I guess to each their own. The nice thing about the Stomp though is if there is some component about it you don't like you can always go back the traditional route and buy a pedal, and good EQ pedals aren't TOO pricey.
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    Can o run a monitor mix into HX Stomp?

    You probably haven't gotten many answers because it's not a common request. If you created a dual path, and on that second path put an "FX Return Right" block, you could then plug the mix into the "Return/Aux In - Right" port. From there, the challenge becomes how to hear it. If you move the split path block to the farthest left it will go on the HX Stomp, and hard pan the A and B paths hard right and left, and then at the very end mix the two paths BACK together but again hard pan them right and left, you might be able to plug into the Stomp's "Output - Right" and hear it that way. Some caveats: 1. It might only come in one ear and drive you nuts. 2. This is a complicated cluster of a setup and I could very easily be missing some fine detail that blows it all to hell. My experiments with dual instruments through the Stomp seem to indicate this could work, but I have no way to test it. Alternate idea: While you lose the ability to activate the beloved overdrives with one button press (by activating the FX loop), why not just put the overdrives IN FRONT OF the Stomp? That does a few things for you. One, it frees up yet another one of the Stomp's precious blocks, and two, it frees up the Stomp's FX loop. With the loop free, it's far easier to do what it is you want. Here it should work if: 1. Split the paths again as before, but this time at the split send all of the signal to Path A with none going to Path B. 2. In Path B place a "Return/Aux In L/Mono" FX block at the start of Path B. 3. Instead of having Path B recombine with path A, send it out of the Stomp's "Send Stereo." 4. In the Stomp's internal global controls, set the headphones to monitor the Stomp's "Send Stereo" port instead of the "Main L/R." 5. Have your sound guy plug the mix into the "Return/Aux In L/Mono." Doing it this way should allow you to hear the mix as you want to, and you'll have more blocks to play with.