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Everything posted by Kilrahi

  1. I'm confused here. What's wrong with using the Stomp's auxiliary ins for practicing to?
  2. Kudos to the original poster for being open to a number of possibilities. I haven't listened to the samples provided, but it sounds like codamedia's nailed it. I admit I'm about to go off on a rant here, AND I'm not necessarily saying that this is what is happening in your case, but I have noticed an interesting trend that occurs with new owners of HX gear. It goes something like this: 1. Real amps have a lot of interesting sounds and idiosyncrasies about them - but when a user uses a real amp though there is no worry that it's not going to sound "real" because it clearly IS real so these idiosyncrasies are accepted as just the way it is and they learn how to control them. 2. The Line 6 Helix does a fantastic job of mimicking these idiosyncrasies. They WILL show up in the models depending on settings. 3. From the moment a traditional gear user makes the decision to purchase a Helix they are worried that they'll find out it sounds "fake." 4. When they hear these idiosyncrasies, unlike with real gear where they assume it is just how it's supposed to be, they instead worry they are hearing the tell tale signs of digital modeling, and they begin to doubt their purchase. It's a vicious kind of confirmation bias.
  3. I think it's largely to play music through it so you can practice to it. You could maybe use it as a monitor for other band mates.
  4. I've thought about it. It depends on the angle you look at it: 1. Audio: It will sound amazing. 2. Practical: You done *?!@#!ed up and should have bought an LT.
  5. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp FAQ

    Well, you could always try this little beastie: Maximm Cable 3 Feet 360° Rotating Flat Plug Extension Cord/Wire, 3 Prong Grounded Wire 16 Awg Power Cord - Black https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B075KPJKTY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SCYxCbBZWY1MY
  6. Do you still have this patch? I was looking for something like this, but when I go to the original link it looks empty. Would it be possible to put it back up?
  7. Here's a free Pink Floyd one you can try. The link is in his comments. Jason always does good stuff.
  8. I think there was a "Dire Straits" preset on the factory settings. I can't be sure though since I wiped all the presets.
  9. I use the Stomp, but the headphones easily get loud enough to permanently wreck my hearing.
  10. Well, I just tested your preset and I didn't see any immediate problems that would cause what you're describing. There were a few small things I noticed though that you may or may not have reasons for. It's just preference stuff sometimes, but especially the first one. I hate that IRs default to -18 DB. Probably some obvious reason they do and a pro gets it, but it always messes me up. it's screwed some of my presets before and I've hunted for hours to fix it only to finally be like . . . DAMN IT. So it may impact you . . . then again it may not. 1. Your IRs were set to the default -18 decibels. I like going up to zero but seems most presets I see go around - 3 or -4. Eh . . . you might want to make sure that you REALLY do want them at -18 DB. 2. FX Loop - You didn't really put it between any other effects so this seemed like a pointless block - and it may not be! Maybe your pedalboard can only fit it that way, or whatever, but assuming there's nothing else going on, all things being equal I would just plug those in AFTER the Stomp and save on a whole block. You could pack in an EQ or a delay which may be a lot more useful. Other than that the Stomp preset seemed fine. I liked it even. Whatever you're facing has got to be fixable. I still think the next step would be to test it adding one distortion before it at a time, aggregating them, and determine the precise point at which it sounds like lollipop.
  11. I'm not to where I can check the path yet. What kind of tweaks have you tried already? Have you tried bypassing most of the pre stomp pedals and slowly building up to see when the problems begin?
  12. All of this is very confusing because you're not supposed to be able to assign the pedal to amp parameters.
  13. I think using the fx returns are usually far better choices. Are they unavailable in your setup? It looks like you mentioned them in your first post but then brought up the aux in.
  14. I'm having a hard time understanding what your dilemma is. What do you mean by, "It just falls apart into compression?"
  15. You have to go into the global settings and change the HX Stomp's FS3 from Tap/Tempo to "Stomp" mode. Once you do that you can assign it to control a block.
  16. No. It does not have Bluetooth.
  17. Kilrahi

    What's next?

    I don't think anyone on this group, or any group, thinks that there will never be a Helix successor. I think we're just confidant it's a ways out.
  18. I've gotten the HX's "Double Take" to do really well for me. If I remember right it can have up to four, and it has a slop factor to make it sound messier and more human like. I'd give it a try at least. DarhHollis's idea about the pitch shifter is a good one too. It would be interesting to see what happened if you mixed the ideas.
  19. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp FAQ

    If you aren't going stereo, you can just use the left and right main outputs. Put one to front of house, put the other to your monitor. You can also use the FX Send if you split off with a path B (so you could have the two outputs go to the front of house and the FX send go to your monitors). The only dilemma here is you'd need to dedicate one block to do this. Fingers crossed that Line 6 gives us more blocks in the future.
  20. Q1: This is the simplest chain within the stomp: compressor >>>> chorus >>>> FX Send/Return Block >>> amp/cab blocks Walla. Done. That's a total of 4 or 5 blocks depending on if you split the amp and cab with one to spare. Q2: Yes. See above. Q3. I try to do it this way whenever possible because it saves blocks on the Stomp. Most of the time I think it works amazing. My advice, try it both ways and see if the tonal difference is worth losing a block for.
  21. There are literally a crapload of ways to do it with the Stomp.
  22. Eighty percent? Holy frick. I have experienced this sometimes which is one reason why the FX blocks allow you to control the send and return volume for the FX loops. I would generally suggest you mess with those first. However, I don't know how much good it's going to do you if it's really dropping 80%.
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