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Everything posted by Kilrahi

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Yes, you could do that. Okay I hadn't heard of that pedal, and can I just say, now I am wishing it was Christmas time!
  8. Generally speaking, most IRs are compatible with multiple devices. However, my understanding is the Axe FX uses a proprietary format when it creates an IR that the HX Stomp won't be able to read. Perhaps someone who owns both devices will read this and can clarify in more detail.
  9. Unfortunately, there's not an official one, but the link below SEEMS to be pretty accurate. I have no idea how it was calculated. http://benvesco.com/store/helix-dsp-allocations/ Ultimately though, as a Stomp user I've never needed to get THAT detailed. You kind of get a feel for it very quickly, and at least for me, when I do run out of DSP I can quickly search for substitute effect choices that get me there. Hmmmm . . . this really doesn't sound like much DSP at all. First, the expression pedal won't take up DSP. That's a controller function, so you just connect the two pedals, and in the above, you're only using four blocks. No, it's impossible for that to happen. If the Stomp says you can do the chain - you can do it. There's no risk while playing that you suddenly won't have enough processing power.
  10. Did you carefully follow the firmware update instructions with the release of 2.81? There really are only a few core steps in the following order: 1. If you care about your presets, back them up first. 2. Update HX Edit to 2.81 FIRST. 3. Once HX Edit has been updated, launch the Line 6 Updater, login, and update your HX Edit. I bolded the step I would verify you've done first.
  11. You're referring to the HX Stomp? I am a Stomp user. I love the thing. No, controller assignments do not use up blocks. In fact, that's one of the biggest strengths of the Stomp to handling its six block limit, you can do FAR more controller assignments than you could in a typical rig. There is a limit to the number of controller assignments you can have. I'd be shocked if you hit it though. I've never come close.
  12. It would have to be an extremely short backing track. The Helix can only store . . .something like a minute of mono or 30 seconds of stereo in the looper. I may not be exact on those numbers, but I'm pretty close. Best way currently is through the USB port.
  13. I second the affectionate feelings many have towards the Badonk . . .
  14. That's a really good idea too. I have to admit, that's probably the BEST approach for efficiencies sake because then you can move the FX block that represents the SY1 anywhere in the chain. You could have it at the start of the chain, in the middle, at the end, and drop it in each spot until you find the tone you prefer. I always forget about the second FX loop option. I'm still kind of old fashioned in that when I use additional pedals with the HX I tend to want to stomp on them to activate them, and place them in order. Another plus of Boss's suggestion, by using the second FX loop, you can basically keep the SY1 on at all times, and then just push buttons on the HX Effects to activate or deactivate the loop at will. This results in less tap dancing, and better control over your whole rig. Edit: The ONLY downside is it eats up one of your HX Effects usable blocks (which probably is NOT that much of a downside - you have quite a few), and if you run the SY1 on batteries you probably won't want to leave it on all the time, but then that removes the flexibility of the one button FX block push.
  15. This whole thread doesn't work. There, I said it. Granted I forgot to update my thread to 2.81 before attempting to read it.
  16. Well, honestly the answer is going to be a "that depends." With the depends being what you want to accomplish sound wise. If it were me, my first place I'd try to put it would be after the Output L/Mono on the HX Effects, but the Output R (why right - why not left?) of the Boss could be a good choice too. Those would be what I'd try first so that the SY-1 is hopefully clearer. You could still try it in other spots though and see.
  17. Kilrahi

    Spider V20, preset

    I get what you're saying. The presets that are saved to the amp don't match the knob for the amp. So if you select "clean" on the amp it does NOT choose the clean preset. If the PC program still shows the preset though, this is an easy fix. Simple load that preset and save it to the amp. I don't have it with me right now so I can't walk you through it, but maybe later I can take a look.
  18. You'd think, except as he said, it worked just fine on 2.71 firmware. It was the update that killed it.
  19. The Stomp seems to be known for having funny expression pedal issues. What's weird is that it worked for you before. It seems like it ought to be able to again. If the stereo cable is flashing "exp 1 active" and "exp 2 active" then that means the Stomp is currently setup so that it is seeing your movement of the expression pedal as a toe switch toggle. It's possible you can fix this by changing the global settings. Here's what I would try first: 1. Go into the "Global Settings" of the HX Stomp. 2. Global Settings > Footswitches > FS4 Function (Make sure this is set to "Expression 1." 3. Global Settings > Footswitches > FS5 Function (For now, set this to Expression 2." 4. Global Settings > Preferences > Exp/FS Tip - Set to "Expression Pedal 1." 5. Global Settings > Preferences > Exp/FS Ring - Set to "Expression Pedal 2." Test this with both the TS and the TRS cable. Does this stop the switching when you use a TRS Cable (it should)? Does it still bork out with the middle being 100%? If you are still having issues here, the last thing you can try is to reverse the polarity. To do that: 1. Global Settings > Preferences > Tip Polarity - Set to "Invert." 2. Global Settings > Preferences > Ring Polarity - Set to "Invert." 3. You can try to alternate between tip polarity being opposite from Ring polarity, but this would only matter if you use the TRS cable. If none of this works then I'd open up a support ticket and get Line 6's take on it. It's possible something about the new update messed up the functionality of pedals that used to work just fine.
  20. If you do it after the LT then no, it won't show up in the recording. However, it is possible to make it so it does, and it's not very hard. I use an HX Stomp, but I have done things like this with the Helix LT, and the two are very similar with the Stomp restricted to only a "Path A", so while I am going largely from memory, the below should work. The first thing you'll need to do is plug the BeatBuddy sends into the returns on the Helix. If you want stereo then you'll use both return 1 & 2. So that routing would be: 1. TS Cable from BeatBuddy Output L(Mono) to Helix Return 1. 2. TS Cable from BeatBuddy Output R to Helix Return 2. (Skip if stereo is not desired) The next step is to design the Helix's internal signal chain. There is more than one way to accomplish this, and there are pluses and minuses to each, but the one below is probably the easiest. In the manual it is referred to as "Parallel Routing." When you first look at the Helix screen, you have TWO paths you can choose. For the setup I'm suggesting, you'll be using the guitar signal for "Path 1" and the BeatBuddy signal for "Path 2." Keep in mind this stuff is even easier to do with HX Edit, but I assume you'll be using the device itself in the instructions below. 1. Using the joystick, press down to move the cursor on the Helix from "Path A" to "Path B." 2. Press left with the joystick on "Path B" until you get to the "X." Turn the joystick to select an input block. 3. Select "Input Return 1" for mono, or "Input Return 1/2" for stereo. 4. If you want the output of the BeatBuddy to be separate from the guitar signal, then move to the far right output block on "Path B" to choose a different output than the source for "Path A." I would then go into "Path A's" output block and choose a different choice than what I did for "Path B." Keep in mind, this is only necessary if you don't want them mixed. If you run into trouble with the above, I would check out the LT manual covering the following pages: Page 8 - Shows the signal view and labels what the paths are that I'm referring to. Page 16 - Choosing inputs and outputs. Page 19 - True parallel path example, which is what we are doing here, except without the duplicate inputs and outputs. Page 22 - Demonstrating the type of input blocks you can select. The YouTube video below, while not trying to do what I did, also shows very well the mobility between all of the paths.
  21. What Heavyville says above is spot on. The Helix LT is FAR more powerful than the Boss ME-80. However, the trick you have to ask yourself is if you are okay getting to a more powerful situation, or even just accomplishing largely the same result as before, in a different way. Every modeler has its own operating system, and Line 6's is different from Boss's. However, once you learn Line 6's, you can see the advantages and why they've set it up the way they had. I remember I was stuck in stomp box mode afraid to even touch snapshots because that was the closest mode to what I was familiar with. It worked great! Then one day I forced myself to look into snapshots and it completely changed my outlook. Even the idea that one footswitch in stomp mode can control SEVERAL different parameters is ground breaking (turn off or on multiple pedals, adjust drive levels, tone, phase, amp mic or treble, IR high and low cuts . . . all with one button press).
  22. It's like any other pedal. If you don't want it chained after or before your Helix, your only other option is in an FX loop. The only deal is you probably won't want it to be impacted by your FX blocks, so you'll want to put it on its own path that joins at the very end of the guitar path, or at least goes out the same send.
  23. I like techniques done well that come out of a real speaker cab, but the vast majority of any guitar technique is the player. Techniques done badly sound like lollipop out of modelers or real amps. Anyway, it sounds like we ruled out that idea. I just wanted to be sure.
  24. The reason I ask is the issues you described sounded more technique based to me, and so I wondered if you'd tried it on "real" high gain amps before and had no problems. The first time I tried palm mutes on high gain, with real amps I might add, I got some sounds I really didn't like.
  25. Did you get this on a traditional high gain amp?
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