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  1. Very cool, thanks for sharing. I've used Hotone MIDI foot switches and found them to be well designed, versatile, and very affordable.
  2. Yes the VA700 will do that, but you will need to have Workbench (legacy, not HD) working with the guitar to manage the edits. That can be a challenge, as the software does not play nicely with newer computers and will probably never be updated to do so. There are plenty of threads on this forum dedicated to workarounds to getting it running. Sometimes this requires and older computer and operating system (and Java).
  3. @Sylhead, there's nothing wrong with your Stomp. But I agree that the resulting audio waveform is anemic, especially if you need to do any sort of visual audio editing or Melodyne tweaking. I wish their was a way to adjust the output level on USB 5. After recording, you can always put a gain plugin on the track and bounce it (or however that sort of thing is normally done in Ableton) to obtain a waveform that's more like what you're used to. Just do proper gain staging when processing through any other plug-ins to avoid any clipping.
  4. Be sure to compare the HX Stomp to the Helix Floor. That's what I use (the Stomp) in the studio and for live performance, and it meets my needs. Of course, the Helix Floor has all the bells and whistles!
  5. Hmmm ... those forum posts might originate from some who think certain interfaces don't have a "Hi-Z" guitar input as good as the Helix hardware. As @datacommando sez, your Scarlett will work dandy, as will most any quality interface. Just be sure to keep your input levels low in the Helix Native UI. If you overdrive the input, you won't get good results. Experiment with what works best for you.
  6. Ditto on the importance of truss rod adjustments. Be certain your truss rod tool (usually a long allen wrench, included with most new guitars) is the right size, and that the wrench is firmly seated in the truss rod before adjusting. You don't want to accidentally round out the socket! Watch videos to understand how the truss rod and neck bow works, the difference between upbow and backbow, etc. And go slow until you get a feel for what you're doing. After you've done it a time or two, it becomes second nature.
  7. If you already know how to setup your guitars and/or basses, great! If you don't, it's not hard and its not expensive. The basic tools are very affordable (and will pay for themselves in time). There are tons of great, free tutorials on youtube by experienced luthiers. Start with a least-cherished guitar, and work your way up from there. In time you'll learn how to tweak all your guitars to get their action and intonation right where you want them. Happy New Year!
  8. I found the youtube videos on amp and guitar tone to be convincing, and the methodology sound. I hope they aren't faked or bs. Has anyone offered proof are a convincing argument on "other forums" that the videos are bunk? Or are people "debunking" because they can't take the truth or because they overspent on a false belief?
  9. OK, I understand now. The main reason I asked "why?" is because legacy Workbench is such a train wreck to use on newer systems. I kept an old Macbook running old OSX and Java mainly to run legacy Workbench to use with my Variax 700 acoustic. If it ran on modern systems, and if old Variax firmware was easier to swap in and out of my Variax Standard, I would love to play around with the options. For example, I loved the ability to pitch a string down an octave to blend with the unpitched string sound on my Acoustic 700; something I was not able to do using my Standard with Workbench HD.
  10. If you look up the address on Google Maps and use Street View, this looks the shop. I wouldn't go there after dark. Or without a gaggle of pit bulls.
  11. I can't imagine why anyone would want to run legacy Workbench if they don't have to.
  12. soundog

    Bass Effects

    Add a REDDI DI box to your bass list.
  13. For your tunes I recommend trying 1) first mix the tunes so they sound powerful, dynamic, and interesting as an instrumental (mix with no vocals), 2) bring in the vocals until the words are intelligible. Try +2 dB increments until it sounds right on multiple sound systems. I don't say this because you aren't a good singer, but for this genre you want a lot of the power to come from the instruments, with the vocals supporting. If it was pop, you'd want the vocals more up front. Reference some fave songs in similar genre, and hopefully you'll hear what I mean.
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