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  1. Thanks HonestOpinion for posting this interesting topic, video, and link to TrueRTA. Looks like a great way go get a Line 6 Helix Effect to even more closely match the original Pedal, should that be necessary. The EQ Curves in the video were fascinating.
  2. Thanks MusicLaw, and datacommando! That was the just the information I needed. I purchased Helix Native. I need to scope out what the best options are for running it as a VST Standalone, for when I don't want to open it my DAW. I have read that there are some free "VST Hosts" that can do that, but I need to do some research first to find out if the safe to use it that way. It would be nice if Line 6 Helix made a VST Standalone version of Helix Native. Thanks again.
  3. I have an HX Stomp. Will Helix Native allow me to have "Multiple Setlists" within the Plugin? I know the HX Stomp Unit only allows for 1 Setlist within it, but it would be very useful if Helix Native provided access to Multiple Setlists when run as a Plugin.
  4. My HX Stomp gets pretty warm/hot, and as as we know, heat is often the enemy of electronics. So, what I did was place an old PC Tower Computer fan right next to the upper left corned of the Stomp (where it gets the warmest), and run that whenever I use the unit. I often have it on for 12 hours or longer. The fan does a good job at sucking away the heat, and now my Stomp is barely warm at all. This is important to me, as I live in a warm climate, 84 degree F/29 degrees C this morning, and Summer is a month away. I want my Stomp to last a long time, and I think this simple solution will help that happen. I do not get any kind of noise or electronic interference from the fan on the Stomp. I added a potentiometer to the fan so I can control its speed, and power the fan with a 9 volt AC adapter that I wired to the fan.
  5. I finally figured out the cause of problem I was having, and was able to fix it. 1. My JamMan Stereo Looper is connected to a Channel strip on my Mixer. 2. At some point, I changed Channel strips due to noise on the Channel I had been using. 3. I did not notice that I moved it to a Channel strip that was set up so the "FX" output on that strip was sent to the Control Room "Phones" mix. 4. That caused the signal to go back again to the Looper. I discovered this when overdubbing a track on the Looper which was causing both phasing, and an increase in volume as it automatically overdubbed the track on every subsequent loop cycle. 5. I turned the "FX" on the Channel Strip down to zero, and the problem went away. The output of the Looper is no longer cycling through my Mixer and back into the Looper which I monitor with headphones. 6. I also removed the mono to stereo Y-cable I was using to connect the guitar to the Inputs on the Stomp, as it was no longer providing any benefit once the Looper problem was solved. 7. Previously, the volume of my Headphones Output directly from the HX Stomp was very low, even with the dial turned all the way up. That problem went away when I removed the stereo Y-cable. Thanks everyone for all your help and suggestions, as they pointed me in the right direction, and I was finally able get this issue resolved. There was nothing wrong with the HX Stomp. Thanks
  6. @PierM - I appreciate your comments, but I've tested using the mono input and the stereo input repeatedly, and the stereo input consistently sounds significantly better on my setup. Words to the contrary are not going to change what I can hear with my own ears.
  7. @PierM - It doesn't matter. I can still use Stereo Blocks in creative ways that I couldn't if the signal was a mono input.
  8. @datacommando - Here are a few interesting quotes from the Owner's Manual that affected my decision to connect my guitar as if it was a stereo device: 1. "INPUT L/MONO, RIGHT Connect your guitar, bass guitar, or mono pedals to the L/MONO input. Connect stereo pedals, keyboards, synths, or modelers to both the L/MONO and RIGHT inputs." 2. "The signal path in HX Stomp is stereo, carrying two channels of audio. When the device is fed a stereo input source (i.e., when discrete left and right signals are connected into the HX Stomp Left and Right input jacks), the source audio is processed discretely in stereo wherever stereo blocks are used within the path. Whenever a mono block is added within a path, both channels of audio are combined and sent out of the block as mono." 3. "Okay, this one’s for the power users: If you move a Split > Y block all the way left, set its BalnceA to “L100” and its BalnceB to “R100,” you can process the L/MONO and RIGHT inputs independently. In addition, if you route the Mixer block to Path B (Send L/R), you can process two instruments simultaneously, each with its own mono input, stereo processing, and stereo outputs!" My thinking: 1. The Stomp Inputs allow for either mono or stereo devices to be connected. I tested it - Stereo sounded better, and no phasing. 2. Connecting a device using both L + R jacks allows for more signal flexibility when using stereo blocks. I think that is good. 3. Proof of number 2. I do have a pair of TS Jack Plugs into EXP 1/2 so I can get a couple more buttons available on my stomp, but they are used just for changing pages and views, are are not in the signal path.
  9. @HonestOpinion - The reason I split the guitar's output via a splitter cable to the HX Stomp is that I might have I read something in the Manual about doing that. Anyhow, months ago when I tested going mono or using a splitter, the split version sounded better, so I've continued to use that setup. @DunedinDragon - You've got and even more complex setup than I have. On my Mixer, everything I'm not using is turned off, so I'm only running the HX Stomp and my Laptop at the same time. There can be all kinds of unexpected interactions within the Mixer depending on how devices are connected. @Jonandtice - It sounds like what's going on in your setup is probably what's going on in mine, though I'm not running my HX Stomp through a DAW. I'm guessing that the USB signal is going into my Laptop and then it's combining with the HX Stomp signal going directly into my Mixer producing that bigger sound as you described. I absolutely love that sound, so I want to understand how its happening so I can recreate it on the Stomp without being connected to my Mixer or Laptop. I'm curious, do you prefer the "duplicate signal" or the regular signal? Thanks everyone for your comments, insights, and suggestions. I'll be looking into the USB Audio signal chain and its settings.
  10. @DunedinDragon - My signal path is fairly complex. Here it is: in 3 parts: 1. HX Stomp USB to Laptop running Windows 10 Pro. 2. Guitar Cable mono > Y splitter cable > HX Stomp Input L + R > HX Stomp Output L + R > Mixer Input Channel 7/8 L + R > Mixer Phones Output > Audio Selector Box > Studio Monitor Headphones. 3. JamMan Stereo Aux Input > Y Splitter > one side to Mixer Tape Input L + R, and the other side to Audio Selector Box. I did a couple more tests: A. I monitored a Preset on the HX Stomp directly from its Output jack using Studio Monitor Headphones, and then launched HX Edit on my laptop. As one might expect, there was no difference in the sound of the Presets. B. I then monitored the same Preset via my complex signal path described above, and used the same Studio Monitor Headphones (not connected directly to the HX Stomp as in test B). I then launched HX Edit on my laptop and the sound of the Presets improved. All other connections and signal path remained the same. It sounds so awesome this way. I'd sure like to know why.
  11. @MusicLaw - I did all the steps you suggested when I updated from 3.01 to 3.10 and 3.11, including the Factory Reset, and restored the Backup I made of my Presets. I'll wait a little bit to give some time for others to chime in. If no solutions emerge, I'll open up a Support Ticket. Thanks
  12. I've had my HX Stomp for a little over 5 months, and noticed something odd since first getting they it. The Presets on the HX Stomp sound noticeably better "after" I launch HX Edit on my PC. Initially, I thought it was because I was new to the Stomp, had a lot to learn, and was sorting out some other tone issues. I feel pretty comfortable with the Stomp now, and yesterday (after doing some mods on my guitar) I notice the problem again. The sound from the Stomp was not very good, and I initially thought I'd messed up some guitar wiring. But, the moment I launched HX Edit my "good" Preset sounds came back. Specifically, with HX Edit launched, my Stomp is louder, warmer, more dynamic and alive, and sounds like higher fidelity. I don't know why that happens. It's as if the HX Edit on my computer has updated/better information on it, and that information only gets sent to the Stomp after I turn on the HX Edit. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Do you you know what causes it and how to solve it? This phenomenon may account for some of the complaints that the HX Stomp doesn't sound good. It doesn't sound good until I turn my HX Edit on, and after I do it sounds totally awesome, as I've figured out how to dial in the sounds I like. Thanks in advance. System Information: Windows 10 Pro, latest HX Firmware 3.11 and HX Edit.
  13. Thanks to everyone who replied with your insights and suggestions, as they were all helpful. This was my first post on the Forum, and I'm very happy with the responses I got! I was able to get in touch with one of the Line 6 Programmers, and asked the following abbreviated version of my proposed method to use multiple Setlists: Question: "My plan was to save a Setlist to my computer, rename it, modify the existing/loaded Setlist, and do that a few times so I could have several different Setlists too choose from and load. I know only one Setlist can be loaded at a time, but wouldn't my approach work? I'm running out of available open/empty Presets. Guess I'm having too much fun." Reply: "Yep, that'll totally work. Just don't forget to re-export the whole setlist if you make changes to it." So, it looks like I'll be able to have "multiple Setlists" albeit using/loading one at a time. But, that works fine for my purposes as described in my initial post. I hope other users found this topic interesting, and may find some possible use for it in taking advantage of the amazing versatility of this powerhouse of a Modeler.
  14. I've been using my HX Stomp for about 4 months, and use it almost daily. I need some help understanding Setlists, but have not been able to find much information to them specific to this unit. I enjoy modifying and creating my own "Presets" within the unit. So much so, that I'm running out of Preset Locations to save any new Presets. I'm familiar with, and use Snapshots all the time, but they won't address the specific use described below. I also do regular Backups. What I'd like to do is create "multiple Setlists" so that I can load any specific one I want, when I want. I know the HX Stomp is limited to one Setlist, but I believe that means one Setlist stored in the unit at a time. I would like to create several different Setlists on the unit, and save each one to my computer for future retrieval/use when I want, and I believe this can be done, but have some concerns. My confusion and concern is how the unit processes and loads individual Setlists, as I don't want any of my Presets to be lost. 1. To start, I'd like to have 3 Setlists: Factory Setlist (a backup of those), Daily Setlist, and Experimental Setlist, all saved on my computer. 2. Currently, I'm using what I'm calling the "Factory Setlist," which includes Factory Presets, FX, DIR, 4CM, BAS, and my settings, modifications, and a bunch of my own Presets. 3. If I were save the current Setlist onto my computer, and then modify the "Daily Setlist" on the unit, what would happen when I load a different Setlist on the unit? 4. Would the current/Factory Setlist in the Unit "overwritten?" 5. Would my Daily Setlist somehow "merged" into the current Setlist? 6. If my Daily Setlist had 20 of my custom Presets in it, how many additional "blank/empty Presets" would appear in the unit when that Setlist was loaded - would it be 42 Banks minus 20 Banks = 22 "blank/empty Presets"? 7. How would I copy a Preset created in one Setlist and paste it into a different Setlist. 8. Am I correct in assuming that my custom Global Settings will remain unchanged when a new Setlist is loaded? 9. I read on the forum where someone recommended saving "individual Presets" as opposed to a Setlist. I think the reason may have been that it makes accessing individual Presets possible. Thanks in advance for any help, and insights you can provide. I'm just trying to prevent any "gotcha's" and avoid wasting time.
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