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  1. Def a cool device. Opens up some nice possibilities. Especially for a grab and go setup. Just need to attach some rubber feet to keep it stable. Thanks for the positive reply. Much appreciated.
  2. Got it. Caught me at a bad moment and I answered badly. Didn't mean to put you out of your way. There are holes in my knowledge of MIDI and, most specifically, the Morningstar line. I was looking for a quick answer. Probably should've contacted them instead. My apologies. You're obviously not a fool. I appreciate you taking the time to help out.
  3. I think you're taking a lot for granted, here. While I appreciate the info you're supplying, your tone is a bit over the top. I bought the Pilot as a small pedal I could throw into my gig bag along with the Stomp and TT2. Nice and compact. Not because it's easy to use but rather for it's size and functionality. Now I'm considering setting up a small board. Though I'm not an expert in all applications; I've no fear whatsoever of MIDI or any other type of technology. I've been using various setups since the '90s. Specifically; I've been considering the idea of not having to switch modes on the Morningstar (not necessarily the newest version), but only as a standalone looper. The less stomps the better. I know I can assign a button to move back to a preset, from which I can choose a scene or pedal...or assign one of the buttons on the Morningstar as a boost, overdrive, or whatever. I know there are a ton of options available. My thoughts to begin with are to just have a great, small profile looper with all the functions available at all times. If the Morningstar is overkill in this scenario...fine. I'll look for another alternative. If it's easier to use than other MIDI devices...that would be nice, as well. Regarding reading the manual: Yep. I could download the Morningstar manual and comb through the Stomp's as well (which I've done many times). But time's a little tight at the moment and I figured I'd put this out there for something a little quicker. Thanks for your input.
  4. Thanks. I'm with you about the TT2 and Pilot. And I think what you're saying is that the two devices won't effect the internal looper on the Stomp (?). Where I get lost is the part about the Morningstar MC6. Will it need to be attached via MIDI and, if so, how would I set that up along with the Pilot? And if it can be done; are the MIDI switch messages showing on the Morningstar just a reflection of what's on the Stomp (which means I should be able to hear the loops with headphones on the Stomp) or are they programmed to be activated after the Stomp (which would mean I won't hear the loops)? I could easily be getting something wrong; but this is where I lose the thread.
  5. I'm thinking of putting my Stomp on a board. I'd include the Mission Engineering TT2, which I use for switching modes and as a boost for all my presets (using the Output block) along with a Little Robbie Pilot (presets and tuner/tap tempo). It's a very cool setup. I'd like to add a Morningstar and dedicate it specific to the looper on the Stomp. Hoping for some insights: 1) The Little Robbie Pilot is midi based. Will I be able to connect it along with the Morningstar to the Stomp? 2) Loopers are set up at the end of the chain...but I'll be hooking the Morningstar up to the Stomp's looper. Will I be able to hear the loops and overdubs/etc through headphones connected to the Stomp? I don't see mention of a headphone jack on the Morningstar. Thanks
  6. Thanks. I’ve been considering going MIDI with the Stomp. And thanks for mentioning default snapshots. Did a little digging and found out the default is the last one you made changes to. Didn’t know that.
  7. Hi. I’m getting into writing tunes that move between presets. Each preset with three snapshots. Is there a way to program a move to a different preset where you land on a specific snapshot or do I need to set up the snapshots so that the one I want to land on has to be in a specific location?
  8. Firmware’s up to date. I’ll give the cables a closer look. Also thinking of backing everything up and reinstalling the software. Thanks. :)
  9. Hi. I set up the TT2 so that FS4 is a boost (off of the Output Main) and FS5 is the tuner. All was well for the past year or so but now the tuner isn’t happening (FS4 boost still works fine). I’m using a two prong stereo cable. Don’t know what would’ve made one punk out on me. Haven’t driven a tractor over it or anything. Thanks in advance. I like the tuner option in that spot.
  10. gitapik

    HX Stomp FRFR

    I've been off the forum for awhile, didn't see this post. I don't have any experiencer with using multiple amps. Have always been a single amp player. W/D/W sounds like a good idea, though. Have you tried it out, yet?
  11. "ridiculously awesome" Lol...that was a bit school-boyish, but I'd just come off of an hour of playing with it and remembered why I love it so much. It's a great board. Except for the Mastermind and Volante; I'm very familiar with all the pedals. MIght sub a fuzz for the Timmy, though. I can get a good light OD with the XTS Multi-Drive. I haven't gigged since 2/22/19.Two serious accidents have forced me to reinvent my technique, twice. But I've been successful and will be out there, again, soon enough. Very happy about that. Hard work establishing new muscle memory but it can be done. I've been using this board specifically in the studio. Sounds great through my OX and with a miked amp/cab. I'll take it to gigs and rehearsals, but for jams and small venues I sub pedals in and out of a small board, according to the genre. Tack a couple on the side if necessary: It's just that I'm so impressed with the Stomp. Thinking I can use it with my Quilter for jams and small venue gigs. Was thinking the Helix would work well both live and in the studio but I can also use the Stomp and then convert that dry signal over and use Native to get it more precise, if necessary.
  12. That’s a lot to quote but I want you to know that I read and absorbed the whole thing. Great points. I took my big board out of it’s case tonight to make sure I was doing the right thing, putting it up for sale. I decided I was NOT doing the right thing. No knock against the Helix. I am now a huge Line 6 fan. The Stomp is a keeper and who knows what down the road. But my pedalboard is ridiculously awesome. I’m just gonna have to put serious time into learning the ins and outs of the Mastermind. And if I can’t, I’ll sell it with the base board structure and make a simpler version, using the pedals I have and maybe a simpler controller. This is an excellent community. I’m glad I posted this. Sometimes we need discussion to reach an informed decision. Thanks, everybody.
  13. Yeah…this is true. And its been one of the main reasons I’ve shied away from multi effects units for years. My other option is to ax the Mastermind and Volante and set everything up on a smaller board. Get a different smaller footprint delay with some presets. The size of this rig makes me opt for my smaller board for jams and gigs (which is in the cards in the future). So it basically stays in the studio. Don’t mean to create controversy…but does the Helix have maintenance issues?
  14. Well…my board is pretty much everything in one box. And with a lotta cables. I know I can switch pedals…but it all comes down to the same thing: different sounds connected to a controller. And the array of effects, amps, and cabs in HX is just as varied as the kinds of pedals I would buy. (I do realize I’m 3/4 talking to myself, here…but thanks for the input. Part of the process)
  15. ...but I could use some talking through. I got the HX Stomp a little over a month ago. The idea was to have a travel companion for practice, recording, and jams. Took some time, but I've definitely gotten better at setting up my presets. Up until recently it was all about the headphones...and all has been going according to plan. I was (and still am) extremely impressed with the sounds and ease of use. Then I plugged the Stomp into my Quilter Micro Pro Mach 2. The 8" speaker serves well for electric/acoustic guitars as well as PA systems (Pat Quilter's a pretty smart guy). It sounds so good. Honestly: I don't get the "won't give you that amp in the room" phrase. The Stomp through that amp absolutely rocks the house. So here's my "big" board: The sounds are awesome, but the Mastermind, serious as it is, is nowhere near as intuitive as the Stomp. And there are a lot of wires to trace when there's a problem. And it's heavy and bulky to transport. Thinking of dismantling it and getting a Helix. Honestly never thought I'd say that. Total valve amp/stomp pedal guy who loves his sound (I don't play many covers). But I've still got a nice small board and could make another with a few of the pedals I'd keep (Semaphore Trem will never leave my side). It's just that the sound possibilities with these multi-effects modelers is far exceeding my expectations. So I know that, in the end, it's up to me...but I could use some talking through. It's a big step for me.
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