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    HX Stomp: Are 6 blocks enough? Not really

    Ok, sorry I know this is non trivial stuff. Currently I use this is for gigin. : Left (A) IR to FOH Right (B) Without IR to SD Powerstage -> CAB When I'm at home and using the Stomp as my primary soundcard I attach two studio monitors to Main L/R and control the volume via the volume pot. Very nice but I have to change in each preset A level to get rid of the non IR signal and center path B My desire would be to use the send for the non IR path like in my first post. But without the Volume block (due to six block limit) This also has the advantage that both path could be stereo. Hope that explains it a bit better.
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    HX Stomp: Are 6 blocks enough? Not really

    Yes, I could do that but I need the IR on path A because of symmetrical outs and volume control via the volume knob. The Suggest Balance solution I‘m already using (see the linked thread) but it’s very cumbersome....
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    HX Stomp: Are 6 blocks enough? Not really

    In general would be happy with 6 blocks for the Stomp if just the routing would be more flexible. It is very disappointing the a common use case requires to sacrifice a block to make it working. Live I just want to have two signals Dry (without IR for my cab on stage) and Wet (including IR for FOH) . The unit has everything to do it IO-Wise: Main IOs are symmetric thus prefect to go To FOH Send would drive my Poweramp on stage Problem is that you cannot route a Split to Send without putting a block in the connection like that: This was already discussed thoroughly in this Thread. My solution so far works but requires constant preset edition due to my different use of the unit (as audio interface at home studio). Regards, Marco
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    HX STOMP Re-amping (Dry Signal)Level Adjustment

    I hear you and it makes perfect sense. Maybe I have some basic misunderstanding here. My Question then is: Since the recommended recording peak level in general is about -12dB and plugins like Helix Native also work best on that range the only way to archive it is to use Instrument Level for the guitar input. But the amps sound best (at lease to my ears) on instrument level....
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    HX STOMP Re-amping (Dry Signal)Level Adjustment

    Yes you are right! But I dont want line level due to the changes it does to my wet sound..... Thats why I think we need a DI level setting....
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    HX STOMP Re-amping (Dry Signal)Level Adjustment

    I also have passive pickups (Instrumental SFty3-7). When my input is set to instrument I get those levels in my DI signal: Using my strad with a JB in the bridge:
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    HX STOMP Re-amping (Dry Signal)Level Adjustment

    ??? Maybe that was misleading. Yes I can drop to line on the guitar input to reduce the di recording. But that would also change my wet tone and I like to record both at the same time......
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    HX STOMP Re-amping (Dry Signal)Level Adjustment

    This is also something I struggle with a lot. I have my guitar input set to instrument level. When I record the di it’s way to hot. When I drop it the recording is perfect but the live signal is loosing gain (which is expected). Imho A DI level control is urgently needed. regards Marco
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    HX Stomp "out" options...

    Hi, had the same issue... have a look here: I’ve also attached the preset
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    Best Power Amp for Helix

    SD Powerstage 170 is Perfect. Love the size and the sound. Loud enough for almost everything. Could even go on my pedalboard beneath my stomp.
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    Phase 90 in front of Helix Stomp

    Hi, I recently added my old block phase 90 in front of my HX Stomp. When I run it into my high gain rhythm tone and compare it to the build in model the original has much more depth and "Chaos" than the Script Mod Phase model (I added the model at the beginning of the chain). The Effect of the Phase 90 is much more perceptible.... I find that also with other modulation effects like the Ui-Vibe. Its not that they sound bad, just not enough ..... wet dirty etc. Any ideas? Regards, Marco
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    That Revv Model Tho!

    Hi, I like the Rev model, but when I take the same Guitar with the od808 in front of the amp model and my favourite IR. After tweaking to my liking most high gain models pretty much sound very close with a slight difference on the very edge of the spectrum (Marshall -5150). But that the same in the real word. What do you think? regards Marco
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    Limit Footswitch Modes

    Hi experts, is there any way to toggle between just two footswitch modes? In a live situation it would be helpful not to have to scroll but just jump e.g. between preset and stomp mode.... Thanks Marco
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    Limit Footswitch Modes

    Thanks for this input. Sure midi is always an option. But I don't have such a device :-) looking for a "stock option"
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    Limit Footswitch Modes

    You can assign a footswitch to change the footswitch mode on the stomp. That will allow you to scroll through the modes (Preset -> Stomp -> Snapshot ). But I only want to use Preset and Stomp mode and toggle between. That would make the stomp much more flexible.....
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    Pedal board power supply for HX Stomp

    Hi, indeed it is a real shame what Line 6 did in terms of power connectivity especially for the stomp that is made to live on a pedalboard with other pedals. Different Polarity, different connector. For what? And then in addition they managed to build the worst power adapter I‘ve ever seen.... Just buy a Truetone 1Spot CS6. It works perfectly. Regards Marco
  17. Hi experts, I use my Helix Stomp mainly at home as my audio interface. Meaning I have output 1/2 connected to my speakers and usb for recording/playback. My patches usually consist of an amp followed by a custom IR. Now I want to use the Helix also live. To do that I just want to bypass the IR block (last in chain) and route the signal to the send jack and into the return of my guitar amp (or any other powerapm e.g. SD Powerstage). Output 1/2 would go to FOH including the IR block. My issue is that that's not possible without using an additional block in the split path like that: I don't need the EQ in the second path but I'm not able to draw a line without a block. I could also use a Send Block before the IR but then again I would loose another block...... Any Ideas? Really questioning myself, have read the manual and watched a lot of vids. This actually should be easy... Thanks, Marco
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    Helix Stomp FOH and Amp Setup

    Finished my preset. I added a snapshot where I in the merge block dialed down path A to -60 and panned path B (including IR) to center. Additionally I had to bump up the gain on path B to + 3dB to get the same volume. Find the preset attached. RhythmLive.hlx
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    Helix Stomp FOH and Amp Setup

    Hi, just wanted to share my final solution. The tricky thing is actually the testing of such a setup hence the L/Mono labeled input and output jacks have special behavior. Say you have one Guitar plugged into L/Mono (this is a must) the signal will be fed into L/R on path A channel evenly -> That's good Then you create a Y Split and you split L100 to Path A and R100 to Path B, doesn't really matter which path though Now comes the important part I had a lot of struggle with: If you would like to use you Amp (Path A without IR) standalone (no FOH attached) you must route that signal in the merge block to RIGHT and go from that to your power amp / cab. Why? Because if you route it to the L/Mono output and your right output is not connected Helix will mix both outputs to L/Mono and you will here both Signals (IR plus without IR) But using the right output you have some freedom. Only right out connected -> signal without IR Right to amp Left to FOH -> Live setup One thing is still not optimal and I'll try to fix that with a snapshot. Say you would like to go only FOH (which in my case will never happen) then you still get again mixed channels on left output for this case you must set path A to -60db on the merge block. Hope that helps in case I was able to convey the message (it is and sounds complicated :-) Kind Regards, Marco
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    Helix Stomp too much treble.....

    Hi players, just tried my Helix Stop with my Marshall JVM 410 JS. I plugged in straight to my return to just use the power amp. I used a preset that I run usually direct to my studio monitors and switched of the IR I don't use excessive high or low cuts on the IR and the EQ of the Line 6 2204 Model was also normal (Bass 3,5 Mid 7, Treb 6,5 Presence 5,3 ). What I found going straight into the power amp was such a harshness that I had to turn down Treble and Presence to zero. BTW I use a Bogner 2x12 that sounds perfect with my Marshall everything at noon. I have the input impedance on the helix on auto and tried with line and inst level on the output with same results. If the sound difference is that huge how can I run a preset direct FOH and use my Amp on stage.... Any ideas? Regards, Marco
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    Helix Stomp too much treble.....

    Using just the preamp version it just sounds awesome! But found huge volume jumps between the preamp models which makes scrolling through a bit painful for the ears....
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    Helix Stomp too much treble.....

    Thanks, very valid point Zolko, didn't know about that impedance. Will try the preamp version! @codamedia, yes I use only the amp without cab.
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    Helix Stomp FOH and Amp Setup

    Thanks for the hint and yes that's possible but not what I want. Main outs have balanced output which is best for FOH, send doesn't.....
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    Helix Stomp FOH and Amp Setup

    If i could just branch without a block before the IR I would be able to create patches that would work in my homestudio and live. IR always active on Main out. Send without IR and dedicated level..... But its ok, just wondering why this limitation exists
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    Helix Stomp FOH and Amp Setup

    Got a solution. I created an Y Split Panned the signals left right. Now I have with IR right an without left Output. Only issue is the difference of line and instrument level on the output......
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