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  1. It was one of the first things I tried after buying the Stomp last year and discovering that it has a synth. And I was "mildly" disappointed that it doesn't work. Has anyone posted that on Ideascale already? line6.ideascale.com/a/ideas/search?templateId=0&query=synth+keyboard If not: … please do so: line6.ideascale.com Thanks
  2. From my communication with Line 6 support on a "touch" related HX Stomp hardware defect last year (repaired in the meantime), this behavior is apparently "by design": The global setting Stomp Select (Touch/Press/Both) is supposed to affect the Edit View only. I, for one, being someone who plays barefoot every now and then, consider this a bug nonetheless, but there you go.
  3. Having never heard of this "Helix" thing or even of that "Line 6" company before I tested the Stomp in my local music store last summer, I was actually overwhelmed how much connectivity this small device has literally "out of the box", for this price. Absolutely amazing! (Disclosure: My previous "digital sound modeller & guitar effect unit" was a Boss SE-50 which I bought used back in 1992, and I haven't even used it for nearly 20 years until just recently, before buying the Stomp. It still works!) Copy & pasting one of my recent posts from another thread: For bands where I play bass guitar, usually I'm alright with just the Stomp alone. No need for a pedalboard at all. Just the Stomp, the power unit and two cables. Everything's transportable in my gig bag. For bands where I play guitar, I need an expression pedal plus additional footswitches to change snapshots and Exp1/2 – the latter not directly avaliable on my old Roland expression pedal. But my "pedalboard" – a modified metal plate 26 × 32 cm that's originally been part of an office computer shelf – must accomodate all of it, and everything must remain loose so that I can always remove the Stomp when going to play bass. Hence I opted for Disaster Area DMC.micro which is "minimalistic" but flexible enough to do what I need plus having an extra footswitch input that I use for tap tempo. Those additional analog footswitches also come from my decades old "gear archives", i.e. apart from the Stomp and the DMC.micro I'm "recycling" material that I already had since decades. As for DMC.micro vs MIDI Baby 3: DMC.micro can be programmed offline directly on the device, whereas for MIDI Baby you need an internet connection to change the settings. I definitely wanted the former. So… essentially no amp. Plugging it directly into whatever is at the location. E.g. if there's a real bass amp where I'd rehearse, I'd disable the cab block in my preset, use the amp block and a few effects only, and plug the Stomp straight into the power amp / FX loop input of the amplifier. On live occasions – well, there weren't many last year, sadly – I go straight into the PA via main out. Via FX Send block placed before the A+C block I go into my bass combo which I'm now using as a stage monitor only. Or as a backup if anything would go wrong with either the Stomp or with the PA. But at FOH, the Stomp sounds definitely better than my combo! For the guitar, I'm using a pair of old small active Yamaha PA speakers. This is more complex to set up, and so I haven't found my ideal sound yet, playing a Les Paul in an Afro band who would in fact want me to have a Strat sound, but I hate playing Strat-like guitars and thus don't even have any. Duh. It's a work in progress: I haven't used the Stomp live with a guitar yet. Why did I buy the Stomp in the first place? We had a gig last year with the Afro band where I had my old Fender Blues Deluxe with me, only to find out that a power amp tube broke during transport. We've managed to work around it by using our bassist's spare mini bass amp connected directly to my the Fender's speaker. The next week I went to the store to buy replacement tubes, and ended up buying the Stomp as well… :D
  4. Sigh. Where's the *rolleyes* emoticon when you need it… Whatever. If you still wish to have the ultimate last word, go ahead, this thread is now all yours. Signing off.
  5. That all said, the best solution as far as I'm concerned still is:
  6. The original question was: And the answer is: Yes, you can. "Can." As in: "… but you don't have to."
  7. Well, um, yes. Much like if you need a split to path B for "Effect X" only on a Stomp, obviously you cannot apply it again later in the block flow for "Effect Y" anymore. On the other hand, I, for one, rarely need a split at all, so I wouldn't be wasting anything. That said, neither would I need this very scenario as far as I can say so far. (I do use 2-channel presets though.) It's just a "proof of concept" that it's possible with the tool we have. That's all. :)
  8. Overall size, weight and particularly modularity matter as well: For bands where I play bass guitar, usually I'm alright with just the Stomp alone. No need for a pedalboard at all. Just the Stomp, the power unit and two cables. Everything's transportable in my gig bag. For bands where I play guitar, I need an expression pedal plus additional footswitches to change snapshots and Exp1/2 – the latter not directly avaliable on my old Roland expression pedal. But my "pedalboard" – a modified metal plate 26 × 32 cm that's originally been part of an office computer shelf – must accomodate all of it, and everything must remain loose so that I can always remove the Stomp when going to play bass. Hence I opted for Disaster Area DMC.micro which is "minimalistic" but flexible enough to do what I need plus having an extra footswitch input that I use for tap tempo. Those additional analog footswitches also come from my decades old "gear archives", i.e. apart from the Stomp and the DMC.micro I'm "recycling" material that I already had since decades. As for DMC.micro vs MIDI Baby 3: DMC.micro can be programmed offline directly on the device, whereas for MIDI Baby you need an internet connection to change the settings. I definitely wanted the former. In other words, even if the Stomp XL would have been already available last year, I still would have opted for the small Stomp because of modularity. In other other words, there is no definite solution. Your mileage will vary.
  9. Exactly that. Input L_R Switch.hlx Assign a footswitch or snapshot to flip balance B. Make sure all blocks are on path B, and at least one of them should be a mono block: (^ Using Gain blocks here only as placeholders. Use which ever blocks you like.) Turn down level of path A on Mixer block:
  10. Frankly, I had no experience with this exact scenario yet, so I had to look up a few details in the manual… But in Logic, such a plugin is already built in, and its name is External Instrument. It's under Utilities. I won't necessarily need it for reamping because I bought Helix Native the last time it was on sale. But it will be useful while overdubbing with HX Stomp: I can automate changing snapshots a pushing footswitches during the recording process while I'll be using the Stomp for latency free hardware monitoring – while recording just the dry signal. Just tested it, it works. (Just don't pull the USB cable while the antique MIDI is doing its thing: kernel panic caused by Line 6 driver…) … see above. :)
  11. Um… is there anything wrong with sending MIDI messages from DAW to Helix hardware?
  12. If by "dual path" you mean two independent channels, you can:
  13. Alright, I can't test that, lacking a Big Sur compatible computer. Perhaps it's an all new feature of the now-Big-Sur-only Garageband 10.4.2?
  14. Well, that's amazing, indeed! Which GarageBand version? Which MacOS? Could have been an accidental oversight by the developers in one of the updates that was subsequently removed again. That happens: For example, the current version of iZotope RX8 Elements also "features" such an oversight that shouldn't be there by design, being actually an exclusive feature to the much more pricey RX8 Standard and Advanced. I, for one, can't complain about it either. :) But I won't be shocked if they eventually find out and "fix" it in a subsequent update…
  15. What's "confusing" you here? It's the way it is.
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