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  1. Right, I see that @ADBrown is a Line6 employee and knows way more than I do of course. It feels like the LA Studio comp is faster than the LA-2A emulations that I've used (Waves + Black Rooster). I like the LA Studio sound and use it in a final block to glue my sound together (ala Jason Sadites). But, I want to put the HX Stomp in the middle of my chain and use another pedal for compression (TC HyperGravity). Just wanted to dial in the HyperGravity to get close to the LA Studio Comp. Is there a good way to measure a compressor's effect (Like using Adobe Audition with generated wave forms)?
  2. One more thing. Because of the faster attack times the LA-3A is preferred vs LA-2A for fast transient sources (Drums and Guitars) according to these links: https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/universal-audio-la-2a-versus-la-3a/ https://www.uaudio.com/blog/la-2a-vs-la-3a-explained/
  3. I am not an expert on vintage compressors, but.... The LA-2A's Gain and Gain reduction are 0-100. The LA-3A measures gain and peak reduction using a 0-10 scale. Also the LA-3A does have emphasis control (it's on the back see this article and screen shot of HF Contour) https://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/49/la-3a-audio-leveler-reissue/
  4. I've always thought the LA Studio Compressor was based on an LA-2A, but really the parameters match an LA-3A and not an LA-2A. Is the LA-2A really the model, or is it the LA-3A which might be better for guitar? Anyone else notice this? thanks, mark
  5. Cantabile 3.0. Not a ton of experience, but it seems pretty complete
  6. So, I am thinking about creating a midi controller/control to accompany the HX Stomp. Sort of like the Morningstar, but more custom for the HX stomp. Help would be appreciated. I am wondering what features you would like? Some ideas to get started: Dedicated Buttons to activate presets (or assignable to specific effects) Assign Program and CC changes on preset change (like the Helix control center) to control other devices Tempo Display in BPM Tap Tempo output to other pedals (taps for you into non-midi peals) Stereo > Left/Right breakout so you can route the HX' effect loop to two mono effects. Exp Pedal input to route to Exp 1/2 (so you can use the expression and foot switch) Exp Pedal to Exp 1/2 conversion so any can be used with HX Stomp Two or three loop switcher to integrate other pedals Bluetooth (BLE) Midi? Other ideas? I would like to keep the footprint as small as possible.
  7. Actually, I own Helix, HX Stomp and Native. I was thinking about adding a few PC based affects (like waves plugins) to augment my sound, but still use the dedicated hardware for the core sounds. This would not make me dependent on a PC in case of failure. You are arguing for a full PC setup which could work. I just get a little concerned with latency and reliability live. Do you use PC effects live? If yes, what host? thanks, mark
  8. Is it possible to use the USB in/out with the effects loop in a stomp? You can do this with a Helix, but I don't know if it's possible with a stomp. Gutar > HX Stomp 1/4'' > HX USB out > Computer > HX USB In > HX Out 1/4'' Basically this is inserting a computer into the signal path of the HX Stomp. Any ideas? (I know I could add an external audio device and use the regular 1/4'' loop, but I don't want the extra A/D conversion, added latency and I have other analog pedals that I might want for the loop)
  9. how about LiveProfessor http://audiostrom.com/ ? there's also AU Lab (requires free Apple Dev account) try Googling "Audio Plugin Host OSX"
  10. I like midi just fine, just hate the din cables. with USB cables the plug is so much smaller and you have limitless options. You can also get a cheap hub as a distribution box vs a midi repeater/hub. Disaster Area makes great products, I am not sure there's any room for a competitor unless I can think of something that is really niche with the Line 6 stuff (but it's not like the HX Stomp is under the radar).
  11. I see the DMC.micro (thanks for the link) that's pretty close to what I was thinking. If I could only figure out the libusb Helix format I could create a true companion. Is there any documentation of the Helix USB control?
  12. Wondering if there is a market for a small companion bank switcher pedal for the HX Stomp. This would expand the switching of the HX Stomp to allow for Bank Up/Down without using the expression slots. This pedal would connect directly to the HX Stomp's USB port (avoiding those large midi cables). This would allow the HX buttons to be used for Pedal or Snapshot changes. Is there something that does this already? thanks for any feedback.
  13. I am not sure there are midi commands that correspond to all the parameters of the Helix. Those commands could be done via SysEx, but I don't think Helix supports that method of updating the Helix (see below): https://line6.com/support/topic/30972-helix-midi-and-sysex/
  14. I am not that familiar with how the IR's are stored, but how did you communicate with the Helix hardware? (I am a programmer type...). My needs are pretty simple, I just want to build a GUI on top of the command center that lets me view edit the loop changes (CC messages) on my VooDoo Labs Hex switcher. Using the basic command center UI would work, but it's cumbersome and not conducive to quick editing or experimentation.
  15. What I want is specific to my set up, but is there a larger need for a non-Line 6 editor?
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