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  1. I award you 1,000 points for using one of my favorite quotes of all time in a guitar related post.
  2. Kilrahi

    Harmonizer Help

    I've done all sorts of things with it, but generally you want it really early in the chain, if not at the very start. If you stick it to far at the end then you're doubling things like reverb trails and in my opinion it gets really muddy. Where you're trying to double a lead tone I'd probably start at the front of the chain and then if you're not satisfied slowly move it back. Most of the time when I use it it's to create a subtle effect in the background, so I've experimented a lot with putting it on its own path (B) and then adding effects to it to my liking, but it's always as more of a supporting role.
  3. Kilrahi

    Harmonizer Help

    I've seen many preferred approaches. Me, when I need more than one guitar sound I like the "Double Tank" effect which was designed explicitly for that purpose. Some aren't happy with it though, but I like it. Give it a try first.
  4. Do NOT use the 800mA port. That is for AC power and you risk frying your Stomp, or at least giving it some nasty hiccups. All you need is one port (the 500), the L6 adaptor, and the polarity reversal cable, and you're set. Works great. (Also, yes, it can output much more than the port states, so 300 works fine for 350 - as long as your total pedals don't go over the grand total possible).
  5. I always completely cranked it, and it worked great.
  6. If you purchase the Fbv 3 foot controller separately yes, it does.
  7. Kilrahi


    I guarantee a modern high quality FRFR can be tweaked to sound just as low fi as an archaic guitar speaker.
  8. Kilrahi


    How can you claim your experience and make statements like the above with a straight face?
  9. Kilrahi

    Helix vs Axe-Fx III

    Nobody has ever brought this subject up before. After this many years, I don't think we should start now.
  10. No. The best way is to purchase the DAW plugin Helix Native. You can open Helix patches in there, trim them down, and then export them to the Stomp.
  11. It kind of depends on what you intend to use them for. A lot of us buy the FRFR systems for a multitude of options. So, for example, when practicing we want to jam to the real song coming out of the same speaker, and so we want a wider range than what a guitar amp would do. Or we want to plug in acoustic guitar into it which needs a wider range than an electric. Or you plan on running all types of instruments through it. The one I use has a frequency response of 50Hz to 20 kHz.
  12. There's no doubt a way to get things to work with Audacity, but I have to admit I don't have a clue how that one works. What I can say is that Reaper's free trial worked right out of the box for me. So . . . you might want to give that free program a try? Or an Audacity user can chime in . . .
  13. Well for that question I don't have an easy answer. Because you want to split up the bass signal and keep them split up there's no easy way for your bass player to hear it through monitors since no where in the signal path do you recombine them. At least, none that I can see. If you want it that complex you'd be better off having your bass player buy their own LT. An expensive proposition for a bass player, to be sure, but something has to give. Either budget or the complexity of the routing has to give somewhere.
  14. Kilrahi

    Hx Stomp

    It's a good idea to try the stock IRs first before you decide they're garbage. I own a closetful of IRs. I almost never touch them. Some people swear they're the bee's knees. If you have money to burn, buy some of the big names and see if you fall in love. However, with the Stomp, if you can get by with just the stock cabs it will always be a plus because of the 6 block limitation.
  15. You could get a program that mimics an IOS phone . . . assuming Mac has any. Seriously though, it's not happening. Time to make do with what we got.
  16. I think a lot of us are with you on this, but I can't dismiss the fact that there are "amp in the room" people who have tried all of these things and it still doesn't work for them. I have to accept, though, that I'm wired differently than a lot of those guys. For example, WHY do they need all high frequencies to ALWAYS be nerfed? Just because traditionally guitar cabs sucked with highs doesn't mean that once we figure out how to have them we keep them toast. I think it's just that they're used to them being toast. If we'd started out with full range speakers instead of the limited range cabs of the 50's, I have to assume we'd largely use fuller range guitar sounds in our modern era. Yet, those frequencies often weird out old school players . . . so they get cut. I EVEN CUT THEM SO THEY DON'T lollipop ABOUT MY TONE, BUT THERE'S TIMES I THINK THEY SOUNDED BETTER THAT WAY. We all have our preferences on how things should sound, and I guess there's just no getting around that. I've never found an FRFR that sounded like a tube amp in the room . . . so if you can hear that difference, and you vastly prefer the tube, an FRFR just won't do it no matter how hard you try.
  17. The tough answer to these questions is always "it depends." The big advantage to an LT is that it can use A LOT more blocks. However, in your case you'd be cutting the DSP down somewhat because you'd be sharing it between two players. Making things even worse, the two players would have to keep from tripping each other or messing each other up if any type of changes were needed during or in between songs. My feeling is that as long as you are certain you can live on six blocks, you'd each be better off getting Stomp. This assumes that money doesn't allow for two LTs, or one LT and one Stomp. I loved my Stomp, and six blocks allows for a lot of possibilities (and who knows, in the future they might improve upon that six block limitation just a bit - but buy it for what it is now, now what it might be). Plus, the advantage of each player having their own controller with the HX Stomp, and not bumping into the other player, for outweighs the larger DSP advantage of the LT, IMO.
  18. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp FAQ

    Thanks for the clarification Phil. You're basically the God of all things HX. That's a cool global setting.
  19. Yes. The chain would go: Amp Block >>>>> FX Send to real Amp >>>>> Split Paths to A and B >>>>> IR Block in Path A/IR Block in Path B >>>>> EQ Block in Path A/EQ Block in Path B. This will max you out of your six blocks, but it will work.
  20. Well that's an odd problem. What type of FX blocks are you using? Stereo or mono?
  21. All you'd do is use an FX send block placed after the amp block on the Stomp. Then connect the Stomp's "Send Stereo" port to the amp.
  22. Kilrahi

    HX Stomp FAQ

    I'm not sure I understand what your question is on that last part. In terms of the HX, if you save a preset with specific minimums and maximums all of those things will load when you reload that preset. It won't immediately determine what position the expression pedal is in, but when you go to move it it will then react to that and adjust the expression pedal position based on where it is. I believe when you load a preset it assumes the pedal is floored. I'm going off memory though but I'm pretty sure that's how it worked. "Expression pedal 2 active" isn't what shows up if expression pedal 1 is active . . . is that what you mean?
  23. While it is largely true that it doesn't matter, particularly with two channel stereo music, sometimes it does matter (such as surround sound scenarios, though often now those are simple plug and play hdmi), but in case it ever DOES matter, red is typically the right channel.
  24. It sure doesn't sound crazy to me. I'll try to get some time tonight to dink around with it.
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