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Everything posted by Kilrahi

  1. Another option is to download the HX Stomp manual. While you don't have the Stomp, the manual has most of the Helix's effects updated within it, including the legacy effects. I printed off those specific pages.
  2. It's just plain better across the board. Yes.
  3. It's not a life changer for me, but I have to say after hearing Spikey mention it 3 million times, dismissing it the first 1 million, but then thinking about it over time . . . I kind of agree. I'm a Stomp user, so maybe it has to do with the fact that I'm often in snapshots mode and the tuner isn't as easy to bring up, but I think part of it is also that once you start working on one screen you largely want to stay there. Having HX Edit include ALL of what you'd like to see is just easier and nicer. It's a first world problem, yeah . . . it might not even qualify as a first world problem, but it would be a nice feature.
  4. If you are using the looper with the Stopm and headphones, your best bet is probably to put it in the FX loop. Simple TS cable from FX send to Input A of RC3, then TS cable from Output A to FX return left/mono.
  5. Are you opposed to a similar solution now?
  6. Why "better?" I suppose it's simpler if all you got is a TRS cord. It is a nice feature of the Stomp, sure, but the headphone amp doesn't pack as much juice as the regular ins and outs.
  7. I'd kind of have to see how you feed it all together, but one of the primary reasons people use the four cable method is they are amp purists. So they want the tone and sound of the pre-amp, which they then want colored by the Helix effects (in that order) and then back into the amp. From what I understand of what you're doing, it won't sound the same. Now, that doesn't mean it will sound bad, or won't sound amazing, or even that the difference will be significant. I'd say try them both. If you prefer it the way you did it, cool.
  8. Did you download the manual? It shows numerous connection methods. As for the crashes, I'm not at all sure what is happening there, sadly. Make sure HX Edit is the most recent version. If it still won't work maybe try a friend's PC with Windows 10? It only takes a few minutes.
  9. You can't have two delays AND two drives and dynamics. It's either one drive and dynamics and two delays or two drives and dynamics and one delay. The exception is there's an old preset you can download that will nuke the FX block and give you an additional choice for effects choices. You could try that path. I don't know the preset but it's mentioned in one of the recent posts.
  10. I've done cleans with tons of amps, but when I'm felling really lazy it seems like just grabbing the amps with the word "clean" in them often tops whatever anything else did. Then you just gotta figure out what you want to put on top of that clean tone to make it sparkle a bit. Reverb? Touch of chorus . . . some slight delay? Maybe you just need to split the amp signal out into two different styles of cabs? It depends on the style of music you play I suppose as ambient stuff often is heavy effects, but what I usually mess with it's all about having a wisp of additional effects on top of a clean amp.
  11. You sound very much like an LT guy to me. As for quality compared to the Pod XT Live, in a straight up metaphorical barroom sound brawl, the Helix will hold the Pod's head in a horse trough until it drowns.
  12. I would not, personally, recommend skipping one of the full fledged devices over Native. If you really don't want to spend a lot, and your needs are small, I usually recommend the Stomp. Still, for some people an argument could be made that you could get by on just Native. YES you need a DAW, but Reaper is only $60 and works great. A person who already has an audio interface could easily drop $460 total and get some great tones for home playing.
  13. What are the outputs you are using? Do both of yours go out the left/right main outputs? Headphones can either monitor ALL of the left/right mains, or ALL of the left/right send. So if you have both signals going out the left/right mains you're going to hear both signals in a pair of headphones and there is no way around that at the moment other than perhaps killing one of the paths temporarily while you're tuning the other (the feasibility of that would depend on what your signal path looks like). As for snapshots - try it. In my opinion the absolute best way to use the Stomp to its fullest and nuke that tap dancing feeling.
  14. What silverhead said above. You have to sacrifice one of your other blocks to also become a delay block.
  15. Whoa . . . no I'm just a moron. I've always wanted the ability to do a blank Path B but it never occurred to me that you can do a blank Path A and in some cases that's preferable like this one where you're going to be doing both signals out of the main outs). Thanks for the idea!
  16. I believe you could do this so long as you split it into Path A and Path B. You would then need to pan the two channels hard left and right. I'd put the amp model on Path A but in reality it doesn't matter. In Path B you would need at least a dummy block (EQ, something - you could deactivate it if needed). Then at the very end of the chain rejoin them, but at the join point again pan hard left and right. I believe that would work. I haven't tested it though, but I did similar things with dual instruments and it worked so it seems like it would.
  17. Just to weigh in, while I've had a Native preset behave differently than it did in the Stomp sound wise, I don't personally think the products sound different. Just that sometimes if I move a Stomp preset to Native I have to adjust it slightly to get it back to how I want it to sound, or if I move a Native preset to Stomp, same thing sometimes. Both seem capable of sounding identical with tweaking, however.
  18. I'm only quoting part of it but I wanted to say I actually whole heartedly agree with the whole thing. Now, without a doubt I hope they open up the Stomp to use as many blocks as DSP will fit, BUT with the Stomp it's still always going to be about efficiency, and with tricks like the above you can do amazing things. If you have a small and cheap midi controller and a dual footswitch, it can get even crazier. I tend to combine snapshots with additional parameters being controlled by the midi controller. It really takes you far.
  19. Basically though, yes, it's possible.
  20. Maybe ... and maybe they did think that way, but I think the they'd get way more buy in letting it do what it's capable of than artificially cutting it off.
  21. The thing I don't know, since I've never had an HX Effects, is if it would be a one tap process or a two tap. Clearly the HX Effects can send the needed signal to the HX Stomp. Your choices for the Stomp are: CC#69, Value 0 (Snapshot 1) CC#69 Value 1 (Snapshot 2) CC#69 Value 2 (Snapshot 3) CC#69 Value 8 (Next Snapshot) CC#69 Value 9 (Previous Snapshot) Ideally, if you can assign the snapshot #1 button on your HX Effects to ALSO send to the Stomp CC#69, Value 0 then that would be ideal because when you press one button it both tells the HX Effects to go to 1 AND sends the same signal to the Stomp. Unfortunately, if that duality isn't an option (i.e. the button can ONLY do HX Effects snapshots or send midi messages) then you're probably stuck with a two button option. In that case, to save on buttons, the first thing I'd try is to reserve one of the HX Effects buttons to send the Stomp the midi message of CC#69 Value 8 so that by tapping it you can quickly cycle through the Stomp's snapshots. If you have another button to spare, then it'd be a good idea to do the CC#69 Value 9 message so that you can back track if you go too far. There is one other crazy option you could try as a last resort. There are midi Y cables (see the link below) so that with the Y cable, and two additional midi cables, you could essentially try feeding the midi command that the HX Effects sends back on itself. If that method worked, then you'd simply use three buttons on the HX Effects that sends the same signal to both the HX Stomp and the HX Effects, which would be: CC#69, Value 0 (Snapshot 1) CC#69 Value 1 (Snapshot 2) CC#69 Value 2 (Snapshot 3) https://www.amazon.com/SinLoon-Splitter-Pin-Male-Extension-synthesizer/dp/B01M3RH5GI/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=midi+Y+Cable&qid=1566493330&s=gateway&sr=8-3
  22. The Stomp could already handle considerably more blocks than the six they allow it to. They chose to limit it to six not based on DSP limits. As for is it possible, of course . . . but that drives up the cost of the unit, and if it gets too much pricier you're in LT territory. I don't think it will happen.
  23. I don't think a TRS cable is going to change anything. A number of Stomp users have indicated running into problems with pedals. You might try reversing the polarity trick in the global settings. For some people that fixed issues they were running into with the expression pedal. If that doesn't work, and you have a TRS cable handy, sure, try it. If none of that still works then you're probably hosed until/unless Line 6 is able to roll out some sort of update that increases the number of pedals that work with the Stomp.
  24. I own a 1500. I love it .... BUT ... I bought it before the Powercab came out. If I could do it over, I think I'd go Powercab mainly because (in order of reasons): 1. 1500 is WAY heavier. You really have to add $200 for the case to the price if you want to gig with it. 2. "Amp in the Room" emulation is from the Powercab is pretty cool. 3. For the most part, I never need the Firehawk's modeling abilities (and I'm a Stomp user, I can't imagine if I had a full Helix). The plus for the 1500 is the bluetooth streaming is awesome, and it makes a great stereo. Serious, it's REALLY nice, I just think the Powercab edges past it.
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