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  1. I had the same problem with a new FS-6 switch. I can't remember how I solved I just know the settings I used on the FS-6 at the end were completely 'wrong' when it worked. I think, I set it to latch instead of momentary. It's worth to ingnore the labels on the Boss and just try what works. The possibilities are not endless.
  2. As a proud and very happy owner of a HX Stomp I ask myself if you Helix guys have ever thought of integrating a Fletcher Munson Loudness EQ into the global section. I think that could help with dialing in settings in quiter environments. It's really hard to create sounds at low volumes that work when playing in a band. It could be prepared curves A (bed room), B (basement, a bit louder), C (rehearsal, louder) and D (quiet gig) or so. Maybe 2 or 3 are enough, yo don't know. You just have to pick a curve fitting to your needs. Just a thought!
  3. This is a very well known “issue” among acoustic players. You can read a bit about it in acousticguitarforum.com (Acoustic Amplification) for more information. First of all, 3rd party IRs are not made with your guitar and this makes the problem worse since you don’t really compensate the distorted frequency response of your pickup signal of YOUR guitar. Live sound isn’t the same as recorded sound with acoustic guitars. When you mic a guitar it can sound good in some situations. But you need a really quiet stage otherwise the guitar body will start to resonate and feedback. And that doesn’t sound like a guitar recorded in a studio anymore. IRs help the guitar to sound more like a guitar on a mic – but with all the problems a guitar on a mic provides. That is why an IR mix below 20% (let’s say 12-20%) is normal for most users. But this is ok because this small portion of IR helps to reduce the piezo quack a lot. A higher IR mix can work when playing solo but in a denser mix the guitar will get lost quickly. Also, the higher the IR mix is the more it is important that the IRs were made with exactly your guitar. I had some success with putting the IR block on a parallel path. The lower frequencies get more of the piezo signal, the higher frequencies more of the IR signal. It also helps a bit that I create my IRs with a ToneDexter pedal for my guitars. After that I record an impulse through the ToneDexter and get an IR I can use with my HX Stomp. With some work you can get nice results. My HX Stomp with ToneDexter IRs is the best acoustic setup I ever had. Works also great with mandolin and upright bass! Don’t give up too early! All in all there is no way to make the IR loud in a hot live mix, nevertheless you can get a great sound with a bit of IR (to reduce the piezo quack) an the Helix parametric EQ to balance your sound. Everything written here refers to live sound! Studio recording is quite different.
  4. Hunter, there is an easy solution: Relax and create your preset again. Meanwhile you gained experience and the recreation will be better than the original! I wish you all the best with this procedure!
  5. You are completely right with the wet sound. Sorry if I confused someone. That video was just too good to hide. Great player, nice guitar and just one block on the big Helix! I saw the video and this thread right afterwards so I couldn't resist ...... .... sorry once more!
  6. I bought my HX Stomp about a month ago and would also be interested in this. Some "tags" would be nice. Well, the HX Stomp IS very nice, the tags would make just a tiny bit nicer. :-)
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTcdjrUO530 Look how many blocks are necessary to get a nice tone! :-)
  8. But if you have an Axe FX and a DAW available you can send an impulse to the Axe FX (with the required IR loaded) and record that. Cut the file to the proper lenght, normalize it to -0.3 DB and make a wave file. You can import that file into the Stomp. I did that with Aura pedals and the ToneDexter. It's quite easy. You can make an IR of any hardware this way. You can even EQ that recorded IR before rendering, but take care to not clip the file!
  9. rd2rk, you got a friend!!! If you ever come to Vienna, I'll invite you for 25 beer! Really useful advice. Meanwhile I went down into my basement studio, installed Helix Edit and started from the scratch - starting with the amp/cab block, as you said. I also found the hicut slider. Everything is much easier with the software. I came a long way during the last hour. When I installed HX Edit, all my presets were gone. That was the best thing that could happen. I feel like an idiot, because I'm sure the presets have been programmed by experienced professionals but for some reason I didn't like a single one! Maybe I'm just too old for those overloaded patches. After starting with the La2a compressor at the beginning of the chain, I put it after the amp (like on a record) and like it so much more there. BTW, do you know if there is a simulation of the Boss CS-3 compressor included in the Stomp? For now I couldn't find anything the sounded close to it. Maybe my next setting problem. I thought I know something about gear but this modelling is a complete different world! Will look very closely at your tutorials and youtube video this night! Thank you once more!
  10. Hi friends, this might be covered already but I didn't find a thread that really helped. I got my new HX Stomp yesterday and I'm not really able to dial in a clean Fender tone. I have a Fender Super Reverb and it's really hard to make it sound bad. It starts clean and slowly gets crunchy as you turn up the volume. That works perfectly with may Tele, Strat and SG. My Stomp is plugged into an Alto TS308 active speaker and the output is set to line. But all of the Stomp's amps sound thin and flat while the Super Reverb is very dynamic. Could anyone give me some guideline to make the Stomp sound closer to my Super Reverb (or a Twin or Bassman or ....)? Obvously the handling of a modeller is much more complicated in compaisin to a guitar amp. Many thanks in advance! Peter
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