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I searched but couldn't find this topic.  It probably exists somewhere.....

 

I just got an HX Effects.  I'm trying to set it up for 7CM.  I can set up 4CM no problem.

 

When I try the 7CM I get nothing from amp 2.  There is no signal coming out of send 2 and entering amp 2.  I'm sure there's some sort of routing change I need to make, but I can't for the life of me figure it out.  I'm making all of the 7CM connections as listed on the cheat sheet, but only 1 amp produces output.

 

HELP!!!!

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So far no word from support and no reply here.  I'm terribly close to returning this device.  I'd really appreciate some assistance.

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9 hours ago, dcm_guitar said:

So far no word from support and no reply here.  I'm terribly close to returning this device.  I'd really appreciate some assistance.

 

I've never even bothered with 4cm, much less 7cm... but you gotta allow at least a couple, maybe 3 days to get a response from the support ticket. It's not instantaneous.

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Still haven't gotten any response from Line6.  However, I've made some progress.  Putting this out there for anyone else searching for assistance.

 

  • The FX Loop block in your signal chain must be changed to stereo.
  • I can't figure out how to change the FX Loop block to stereo using only the controls on the HX Effects device.  I've gone through the manual and can't find instructions for this change.  It's probably there, but it's hidden; I couldn't find it.  I tried all sorts of combinations of button pushes and knob twisting, but never was successful using only the HX Effects device to convert the FX Loop block to stereo.  Download the HX Edit application from the Line6 website.
  • In order to get the HX Edit application to work you'll first need to update the firmware on the HX Effects unit.  The manual does a good job describing this process.
  • Once you've updated the firmware and installed the HX Edit application, changing the the FX Loop block to stereo is easy.  The FX Loop block has a drop down arrow with an option to change it to stereo.
  • Finally, I'm still having some issues with the signal routing. Right now, I can only get the 7CM to work by putting the STEREO FX Loop block at the end of the signal chain.  If I place it anywhere else in the signal chain, the preamp stage from amp#2 is bypassed and signal is routed directly to the poweramp section of amp#2.  I'm not sure why.  This is likely due to my limitations in understanding the signal flow.  'm going to mess with this again later and see if I can get better results.  If I learn something new, or get some feedback friom Line6, I'll edit this post.

 

I guess not many folks are running a stereo setup.  Finding information on these issues has been difficult.  I specifically bought the HX Effects to ease the setup for my stereo rig.  I had higher expectations from a documentation standpoint.

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Here is my setup using two Marshall Silver Jubilee's with the 7CM.  Path 1 is setup for FX Loop 1 and Path 2 is setup for FX Loop 2.  If you want to run your effects in stereo, make your Path 1 output PAN LEFT and your Path 2 output PAN RIGHT.  This setup works great for me.  Just remember that any effects before the FX Loops will be processed in mono regardless if you choose stereo effects or not.  No sense wasting the DSP processing power for non-time based effects.  I also assign a stomp button for each effect in both paths.  In other words, If I select my Delay, it will enable/disable that effect in both paths simultaneously.  This should work the same on both the Helix and the HX Effects.  Hope this helps you.

 

4 Cable Method (4CM)

Cable #1 Guitar to Helix/HX Effects Guitar In

Cable #2 Helix/HX Effects FX Send Loop 1 to Amp #1 Main Input

Cable #3 Amp #1 FX Send Loop to Helix/HX Effects FX Return Loop 1

Cable #4 Helix/HX Effects 1/4" Left (mono) Out to Amp #1 FX Return Loop

 

7 Cable Method (7CM)

Cable #5 Helix/HX Effects FX Send Loop 2 to Amp #2 Main Input

Cable #6 Amp #2 FX Send Loop to Helix/HX Effects FX Return Loop 2

Cable #7 Helix/HX Effects 1/4" Right Out to Amp #2 FX Return Loop

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