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    Hx Stomp Preset Switching: Delay

    Someone on the RJM forum suggested quickly switching the Stomp to true bypass, when a new preset is loading. I think this would be a cool and simple solution to reduce the pain of the current 200-300ms complete blackout. Especially, if not using amp sims and only effects. This would make preset transitions much less audible for sure!
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    Hx Stomp Preset Switching: Delay

    Ah, now I get why you were asking :-) Of course the Stomp is mega versatile compared to other pedals. No question about that! Just as a side note though: a great fuzz face is probably the most versatile analog pedal possible: likely every gain stage you'll ever need just controlled by your guitar's volume ;-) Ok, so let me rephrase: Without being able to fully use presets while you're playing, the Stomp is very limiting to ITSELF. Think of the thread "Are 6 blocks enough?". I think they can be enough for one specific sound. But for a full song, 6 blocks are not a lot to work with. Sure you can work around that with using snapshots, using amp gain instead of overdrives etc., but compared to having and being able to access 126 completely unique presets, this seems really limiting. You could do: ambient swell for intro, crunch for rhythm parts, blistering solo with a Wah part in the middle and then a clean outro with a slight chorus. This would be really hard to do with one preset, but very easy with 4 different presets. Even without any other pedals! So I stand by my word, so much unused potential without good transition between presets. Always a matter of perspective, I guess ;-)
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    Hx Stomp Preset Switching: Delay

    I mainly use the Stomp as a dual amp setup with 2 amp models and separate IRs. That's 4 out of 6 blocks always on (or turned off when using real amps). The 2 remaining blocks would actually be sufficient if I could swap presets during a song. Another interesting usage would be two or three different amp models for your clean, rhythm and lead sound (think of Eric Johnson). Currently you cannot use that potential (unless you have multiple units). It's less about what the Stomp / Helix cannot do, it's more about sounds and pedals I love and I'm not interested in replacing (e.g. the POG has really good tracking with chords, fuzz pedals are always a bit different and if you like one just keep it, a real photocell vibe is hard to copy, Chase Bliss builds crazy analog stuff, Strymon has exceptional delay and reverb units, etc.). I think there are many guitarists out there, who feel the same way and are not willing to "give up" their favorite pedals for a big floor unit. The Stomp offers a great entry point into the digital simulation world. I grew tired of carrying around heavy amps and the Stomp offers a great solution for that, but it could do so much more. I wouldn't mind spending more $ on a double DSP unit with perfect spill-over!
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    Hx Stomp Preset Switching: Delay

    I think the number of blocks and snapshots work well for the bigger units. Couple of friends have the floor and I use Native for recording. The Stomp has a unique role, because the bigger units are not really feasible for a normal sized pedalboard. There is simply no way I could upgrade as there is no room for a bigger unit on my board and I'm not interested in replacing my pedalboard completely. Plus I don't need more sounds simultaneously, I just need to be able to make use of the preset functionality. The Stomp could become a no-brainer-pedal for most bigger pedalboards and really threaten all the H9 and Strymon pedals. It just lacks some "pedalboard friendliness" compared to them (e.g. power connector)
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    Helix Effects Corrupted Preset?

    Had a corruped preset on my HX Stomp. Caused it to freeze when receiving a MIDI clock signal. The problematic preset wasn't even selected once, and it still froze. Only realized it when I couldn't do a full backup. Somehow found out that one preset was bad, replaced it and the Stomp has worked perfectly ever since... On software V2.81
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    Hx Stomp Preset Switching: Delay

    Does anyone know if they are working on this and if it's even possible to have a spill-over? Having to work with 6 blocks and 3 snapshots per preset is extremely limiting, while a smooth preset change would offer near endless possibilities (escpecially with a MIDI controller). Without this, I feel like the Stomp will never live up to its large potential...
  7. Found a solution with the RJM Mastermind: Configured a button to send CC messages to change snapshots on the Stomp whenever I change a preset on the Mastermind. The button itself is not stored, so it always sends the current state (e.g. always Snapshot 1 together with all other MIDI messages, which puts me to snapshot 1 on the new preset, even if that preset was stored on snapshot 2). Fantastic! Once starting to use the Stomp like this, I found out that there is a significant audio delay when changing presets. This is a real bummer and ultimately a show stopper for me (the cut out is clearly audible even in a band setting). Seems like I will have to keep using the Stomp as "just amp sim" after all... Really hope the Line6 guys will find a solution for a spill-over between presets! Without this, the stomp will never use it's full potential
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    HX Stomp UI freezing

    @JeffMN Might have actually found the problem. Had a customtone preset called "Lonely Heart" on my Stomp, which could not be exported when I wanted to do a backup. Removed all customtone presets and only kept my own. The MIDI clock now works and TAP/Tuner turns from red pulsing to blue pulsing (before it froze at constant blue). Have you tried isolating the units to see if the problem still exists (only Boss MS-3 to Stomp, no other MIDI pedals)?
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    HX Stomp UI freezing

    I feel your frustration. As a software engineer myself, I can tell you that there is an eternal struggle between releasing software as early as possible (you want your customers to experience all the fancy and amazing stuff you've been working on) and on the other hand to provide a software, which is as stable as possible. Proper testing takes an immense amount of time and at the end there will never be a 100% stable version (ancient programmer's wisdom: there is always one more bug). Best thing to do is trying to understand a company's philosophy and adapt accordingly when it comes to software updates. Line6 seems to be more pushing forward than conservative, which usually results in fancy stuff and a bit more unstable first releases. Therefore, if you want a stable version, I'd advise to wait a couple of months before upgrading your firmware. @Line6 Maybe a Beta-release would be a good idea for the next big release. That's what we do in our company and it's a great way of getting customer feedback, engaging those who want to try the new stuff (but are aware that there might be issues) and still create the same hype for new features.
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    HX Stomp UI freezing

    Same issue here! Was running my MIDI board with MIDI clock on 2.71 with no problems (RJM Mastermind PBC-10, FW 2.4.0). Updated my HX Stomp to 2.81 and it freezes as described above when the Mastermind sends a MIDI clock. Checked a lot of things and can to the same conclusion: 2.81 cannot handle MIDI clock signals properly. Work-around until bug fix: - turn off Rx MIDI CLOCK - downgrade to 2.71
  11. Unfortunately, it needs to be the same preset number, as I'm controlling everything through my PBC Mastermind (PC messages saved per preset per song). Changing the PBC presets would be even more work. Limiting myself to 10 presets and manually changing snapshots and save the presets again seems to be the easiest solution so far.
  12. Is there a way to load a setlist without HX Edit? The Stomp unfortunately only has one setlist on board... And there WILL be the scenario, where I forgot to change the setlist at home before the rehearsal / gig ;-) Otherwise, this would be a good solution -> setlist 1 with amp, setlist 2 witout
  13. Correct, you would need an external operation going through each preset. I'm not talking about overall snapshot structures across multiple presets, just changing the selected snapshot on each preset to the same snapshot number across all presets (what you do with your snapshots per preset is of course dependent on that specific preset alone)
  14. This is exactly what I'm planning to do! But with something like 20-30 presets and having to move presets, whenever I switch from amps to HX Stomp only (which happens weekly), this will be very time-consuming. Therefore, my suggestion to have a global function which "moves" all snapshots from e.g. 1 to 2 :-)
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