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Everything posted by Kilrahi

  1. Hmmm . . . yes I think that would work if you create TWO signals within the Stomp, and move the Y block (the entry point of the split) all the way left, hard panning left and right, and then keep them separated all the way to the end. However, you'll eat up the blocks on the Stomp very quickly. I happen to disagree with zolko60, I think the Stomp is a great audio interface. It's a wonderful Swiss army knife, but trying to do what you're suggesting would be really pushing its limits. UNLESS you're willing to spend another $100. My recommendation would be if you buy the Stomp, and want to do a lot of DAW work, use the Helix Native discount that comes with the Stomp to purchase that for an additional $100 (currently it's on sale for even less than that). That way you don't have to care at all about how many blocks you've used in the Stomp. You could input two guitars, keep them separated, and use the effects in Helix Native (which allows FAR more blocks than the Stomp anyway) to do to your guitar signals what you need to do.
  2. I believe in the above diagram it's referring to a reamping situation. The guitar has already been recorded. If you were to do the above, the Synthesizers are taking up all of the possible places to plug a guitar in. So yes, you can do that, but only if the dry guitar has already been recorded and you are reamping it through the Stomp while you are simultaneously recording dry unprocessed Synthesizer sounds. Perhaps someone better and brighter sees something I'm missing, but I think that's how it is.
  3. I'd get myself an emu.
  4. Obviously what gets people do feel "passion" will differ from person to person. Maybe there's a person out there who would still learn to love guitar if they were given a metal spoon with the words "guitar" branded on it, or if they were given a guitar where barbed wire was used for steel strings. My hat is off to all of you who learned to play on instruments that literally tore your hands to pieces - but that was never going to work for me. What did finally work for me was an instrument that felt solid and sounded great. So at least in my case, the quality mattered SOMEWHAT. For others, maybe not so much. Edit: As I understand it, legend says that Hendrix first learned how to play guitar from a garbage kids toy with one string that he pulled out of a dumpster. When he did finally get his guitar, he, a left hander, had to turn it upside down and restring it to work for him - that's amazing passion and certainly plays into some of why he stood out so much, so I'm not knocking that special something some people have that will drive them to learn on any instrument, even if it might kill them, but the honest guy in me has to admit that there's no way that would have got me going.
  5. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp FAQ

    Yes. You need to change the "Stomp Select" setting from "Touch" to "Press." It's found through the following: Global Settings > Footswitches > Stomp Select > Press.
  6. I was watching an interview with the CEO on the Helix hour, and he mentioned that they'd actually extended the length of time that spring lasts in the northern hemisphere. summer was also extended, but sadly fall will be shortened. So because of that decision it really is still spring.
  7. I'm of the opinion you don't have to (and shouldn't) spend a fortune on your kid's first guitar because you just have no way of knowing if it's really going to take or not. BUT - I also think you need to choose something reasonably decent (which in this day and age really doesn't cost a fortune). My first guitar was when I was 12 - it was a "handmedown" nylon string that my parents thrust upon me to save money. They were operating from a desire to do me right but living in challenging financial times, and following the bad advice of people they trusted. The thing couldn't stay in tune for more than 5 minutes, and trying to get it back in tune took another half hour. It didn't sound in anyway beautiful or inspiring, and it wasn't comfortable to play. I didn't know any of this though. I was a dumb and stupid kid with no close family members who understood the instrument, and so I concluded that this was as good as guitars got, and decided I wasn't much for it. It was much, much, much later that I finally met a person who had a clue and they introduced me to a decent - not wallet breaking but decent - guitar. I fell in love, and it's been a huge passion since.
  8. Kilrahi

    Worst amp ever?

    Personally, I don't think the speaker sucks at all. I just think people don't know how to create the signal chain right. Nevertheless, while you could theoretically swap out the speakers, Line 6 staff has repeatedly warned everyone not to.
  9. Yeah, I almost said this in my first reply and then wasn't sure how to put it, but you make an excellent point. Granted the original poster is using a real amp, so that's not really an option here, but it took me a few months to realize that one of the greatest strengths of the Helix line was that if you're using the amp sims, with the push of a button you can ramp up the drive on a given amp and get gorgeous distortion. In the old days, there were a lot of problems with that approach for a number of reasons and that's part of why various OD, Distortion, and Fuzz pedals were created in the first place because we needed something better than booking it across a stage to tweak a drive knob. The Helix allows for that though, and many times it's better (IMO) to simply skip the drive pedal and use snapshots or stomp boxes to instantly change the settings on an amp.
  10. Yeah . . . it was meant as friendly sarcasm for a bleak Monday morning. I actually think we agree on most things and I nodded through a lot of your reply. I do think it's important to tell kids that they are special TO YOU . . . but that indeed ALL people on Earth are special to someone and therefore deserving of mutual respect. However, when it comes to abilities, skills, talents . . . yeah . . . I really think it's important to keep kids grounded there. Some of my most painful lessons were thinking I was admiral lollipop only to find out I wasn't even second lieutenant lollipop. In fact, YouTube has even made me cynical that some of the people we always thought of as "special" aren't nearly as special as we thought. Talented, sure, but damned lucky and often part of that luck was their course and life intersecting with other highly skilled people who made for a cohesive and powerful team. It's amazing to me how many people out there have serious skills in a variety of areas and the majority of the world will never know it because lightning just didn't quite strike for them, or they weren't even interested in the first place. Edit: And that sucks about whichever parent was that way. I admittedly can't entirely relate . . .fortunately.
  11. I'm a helicopter parent, but it has nothing to do with wanting to be. The world has become pretty cold to parents that try to let their kids free range it. With that said, while I do occasionally say nice things to my kids, to ensure I'm a good parent I try to be the first to bring them down, discourage them, and question their self-esteem whenever appropriate.
  12. You should just be able to go from balanced out to XLR adapter. I bought one and it worked great. If there is phantom power, turn it off to be safe.
  13. It handles external OD pedals great. Do you gain anything as in are they BETTER . . . uh . . . I don't think so, no. I think the OD pedals in the Stomp are amazing (looking forward to the King of Tone!). I do it though from time to time to save blocks. My advice is not to run it through an FX loop. Just place them BEFORE the Stomp and save a block.
  14. The block is a different color because it's not activated. The expression pedal has a built in toe switch that by pressing firmly (NOT stomping) on the toe of the LT's expression pedal you can activate the wah or switch between wah and volume pedal. Check out the helpful video below:
  15. I have to say that would be pretty awesome.
  16. Pretty thorough but ... you left out the controversial tuner history!
  17. Yeah, I have the same. It works great.
  18. Uh, no, you're not right. You have LOTS of options. One, you can place your old pedals in front of OR after the Firehawk without even using its loop, OR a combination of the two. You can also use the loop block within the Firehawk and place it AFTER the amp model, especially for pedals this tends to work best for (like delay). OR you can mix and match all three options (before, in loop, after). Lots of choices!
  19. The floor is a beast designed to be run over by a tank and still do just fine. The LT is well designed and solid, but especially in regards to the pedal, every one seems to agree the pedal on the floor is sturdier and more premium. With all that said, I never advise people to get the floor unless they need all that IO. It's not like the LT isn't sturdy ... it IS. Additionally, both have Line 6's iron clad 2 year warranty. The LT is perfectly giggable and solid.
  20. The Teemah is based on the Paul Co, Cochrane Timmy Overdrive, another legendary "clean" overdrive. It's not exactly like the Morning Glory, but it would be another pedal I'd fiddle with if I were trying to mimic the Morning Glory. I was going to suggest the Minotaur but BBD_123 beat me to it. I'd first try that, then if you're still wanting move on to the Teemah.
  21. Well I think it's just bits and pieces replied all over the place. There's no official thread, and probably only those who work there get the whole story.
  22. Read "The Gear Page." https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/line6-helix.1586637/
  23. Kilrahi

    Tweaking the HX STOMP

    It largely depends on what the inputs of the Headrush are. I'd start with line out though.
  24. Flip. I try to make a joke and choose a safe esoteric instrument . . . and this happens. Bottom line, your bassoon sounds WAY better than anything my guitar has ever done.
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