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  1. Hi I'm wondering if I can use my HX Stomp to MIDI control a Boss ES8, i.e. using the ES8 for its 8 individual loops. I can create a preset on my ES8, the HX Stomp has a preset with the send/return block in the right place (HX Stomp send/return is connected to the main send/return on the ES8), and then I'd like the HX Stomp to select the preset on the ES8 and thereby use the ES8 has a fully programmable 8-way switcher. I know that there are specific devices that can do this, i.e. a MIDI controller switcher patchbay, but I wanted the ES8 as it has other functionality that makes it useable in other scenarios for me. So, the question really is, does the HX Stomp send MIDi out messages readily enough when you change patches/presets/parameters? Thanks in advance.
  2. Did I read another post about upgrading the capsules on the THH's, in that it improves the response??
  3. Just to confirm, the manual tells you how to change the mic between RF1 and RF2, not the receiver, so presumably the receiver is "listening" to the frequencies on RF1 and RF2 simultaneously, or, the transmitter is telling the receiver to switch? I tested the RF1 and RF2 with only 1 mic, the other was switched off. On stage I rarely use both, I only have the second mic as a backup, although a new show that we're doing will mean I'll be using 2 mics during a show. On that note, as you seem to use quite a few, if I were to move to 4 mics, 2 * 75 and 2 * 55, am I crowding the space even further still and therefore inviting more problems?
  4. The acid test will be at a large venue, there's no real way to know what it'll be like until I've tried it. I have a WIFI scanning app on my phone, that's fairly consistent with the channel scan data on the Line 6, so, I guess I'll just have to suck it and see. Having said that, the next stage I'll be testing it on will be probably 1.5k-2k people, and reknowned for being one of the most heavily congested stages in the UK so at least it'll be a truly representative test.... :-)
  5. Ironically, regarding RF1 and RF2, I found RF2 to be more resillient. In fact, when I moved to RF1 the mic would drop out once or twice in the first 60 seconds, swapping back to RF2, but keeping the channel number the same, the mic didn't drop out at all. The channel scan is unreliable in that performing a scan 30 seconds after a previous scan will show that some previously empty channels now have traffic on them; that's the downside of 2.4ghz, and particularly routers that channel scan. In the end, I switched the mic off, did a channel scan, chose one that had no traffic, monitored the red LED's on the RF meter for a while, and then when I was happy it was relatively free I turned the mic back on and set it to that channel. I'm going to repeat the RF1 and RF2 test after the above setup, see if it makes a difference now. Also, I have a pair of the 180 paddles but I've tested those on stage yet, I'd rather do a long rehearsal in a busy area to see how stable it all is.
  6. RF strength can often be strong immediately before the drop-outs, but, I don't recall ever using the channel scan. Regards
  7. 1. 2, side by side in a rack that's at the side of the stage (but on the stage). 2. Never changed the RF mode so I can't answer. 3. No more than 50ft, but, there's always a clear line of sight. The drop-outs don't tend to be at the furthest distance, they can happen when you're quite close to the receivers. 4. Most big venues run their lights/tills/screens on 2.4ghz, and the audience can be several thousand, so there are bound to be other devices using this bandwidth. I've played in small venues, 100-120 people, and what caused the drop-out turned out to be a Christmas Tree with bluetooth/wifi lights on it. The cost of the antennas isn't the issue, it's trying them out in a live environment and finding out I still get drop-outs.
  8. I have had major issues with dropout on larger stages, particularly in venues where there are many devices on WIFI/2.4ghz. In fact, on some stages, i.e. Butlins, the V75 is utterly useless as a result and so I have to run alternative UHF wireless kit as a result. I've seen in the later V75 adverts it says "4th Generation Wireless"; does this mean that the newer products have better drop-out protection than my V75's (which are 4 years old and have never been updated)? To be honest, my V75's haven't been used for years because of these drop-outs, but I wondered if 180/360 paddles either side of the drummer might assist. If I can't get a conclusive answer they're going in the bin. Thanks in advance
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