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The correct question maybe is:

 

I use Rockboard mod 1 v2 patchbox.

 

If I plug one TRS from LEFT out to my Rockboard Mod v2.

 

Can I use Mono or Stereo cable depending on each situation?

Must I changue something to use the trs to xlr?

 

Thanks again

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Brand New to the stomp.  This could very well be due to my lack of know-how, but I was immediately surprised and frankly bummed by the loss of dynamic subtlety when going through the stomp.  It sounds almost eq'd and compressed in comparison to the analog signal.

 

I am still hoping to utilize a variety of effects, but switching to the analog bypass on the fly is going to be a must, and pressing the 2 buttons to do so is a real pain. 

 

I apologize for the noobiness of this, but is it possible to map the analog bypass to a footswitch?

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56 minutes ago, Verismo said:

It sounds almost eq'd and compressed in comparison to the analog signal.


Hi,

 

I use a Helix floor unit, but f I recall correctly, I read somewhere that you should try running it with the volume knob turned up to max for unity gain and that solves the “under a blanket” tone. Here is a quote that I found:

 

I disabled the volume for everything except the headphones out. This way I'm always at unity and don't have to worry about where the volume knob is.”

 

Hope this helps/makes sense.

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Thank you, Datacommando. I had read and tried that already. It did help, some. But there is still quite a noticeable difference in the overall character of the sound, and to my ears, it's just less musical.  So I'm still trying to figure out if I can map the analog bypass to a footswitch.

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8 hours ago, Verismo said:

Thank you, Datacommando. I had read and tried that already. It did help, some. But there is still quite a noticeable difference in the overall character of the sound, and to my ears, it's just less musical.  So I'm still trying to figure out if I can map the analog bypass to a footswitch.


Oh, well, it was worth a try.

 

As I mentioned earlier, I don’t have a Stomp, but my understanding is that, via the Command Centre, absolutely anything can be mapped to any footswitch on the unit. It probably gives some information it in the Owner’s Manual, may be worth checking in there.

EDIT: found this quote over on TGP, from Frank Ritchotte (Operations Director at YGG)

 

Does HX Stomp have true analog bypass?
Yes. You may choose either analog bypass or DSP bypass with trails. To bypass everything press the upper and lower knobs together (or assign a footswitch to All Bypass).

 

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/hx-stomp-tone-suck-and-other-fun-stuff.1995168/

 

Hope this helps/makes sense.

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8 hours ago, Verismo said:

Thank you, Datacommando. I had read and tried that already. It did help, some. But there is still quite a noticeable difference in the overall character of the sound, and to my ears, it's just less musical.  So I'm still trying to figure out if I can map the analog bypass to a footswitch.

check under global settings -> footswitches

 

you can set fs3 to all bypass if you're not using an external footswitch.

fs4 defaults to it it you are...

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9 hours ago, Verismo said:

So I'm still trying to figure out if I can map the analog bypass to a footswitch.


As noted by “scrapperstoo” in the post above, Global Settings > Preferences > Bypass type (manual page 41):

 

When pressing the Upper and Lower knobs together (or a footswitch assigned to "All Bypass"), HX Stomp bypasses all blocks. There are two types of All Bypass in HX Stomp—Choose "Analog" if you want to your guitar's signal routed directly from the HX Stomp inputs to its outputs, with no processing or A/D/A conversion (also called "true bypass"). Choose "DSP" if you want delay echoes and reverb tails to decay naturally when HX Stomp is bypassed.

 

Hope this helps/makes sense.

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Hi, I use hx stomp as a sound card, but the signal on channels 1-2 comes very low to my daw Garageband.

Which parameters should I change to increase the input volume in the DAW. Thank you

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16 hours ago, aurelio59 said:

Hi, I use hx stomp as a sound card, but the signal on channels 1-2 comes very low to my daw Garageband.

Which parameters should I change to increase the input volume in the DAW. Thank you


Hi,

 

To save me having to spend time typing out stuff, you may want to check this for clues.

 

 

Hope this helps/makes sense.

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Hi-

 

HX Stomp headphones question. When I listen through headphones there isn't enough volume (AKG K85 phones). Is there a way I can increase the headphone volume without changing anything else? I was hoping to be able to listen for practice purposes (I only bought the box today) but it isn't practical for this.

Can anyone help?

Thanks-

Rob.

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When I connect it, my HX ASIO settings let me set it up to 32 bit (unclear if integer or float).

Also, this is written everywhere and as far as I know the interface is 96kHz (this thread says 192kHz).

 

Can someone please clear these two items for me?

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10 hours ago, mavck said:

When I connect it, my HX ASIO settings let me set it up to 32 bit (unclear if integer or float).

Also, this is written everywhere and as far as I know the interface is 96kHz (this thread says 192kHz).

 

Can someone please clear these two items for me?


Well, the converters aren’t operating at 32-bit, so I’m not sure what’s happening there.

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On 6/8/2021 at 3:20 AM, phil_m said:


Well, the converters aren’t operating at 32-bit, so I’m not sure what’s happening there.

Thank you. I wish there was somewhere we could find answers.

I do use 24 bit mostly, so I am not super affected, but it would be nice if I am able to take 32 bit samples for certain things from time to time.

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Hi everyone! planning on a small pedalboard designed around the HX Stomp and a couple of analog pedals to go into the front end of cleanish amp. Was planning a couple of amp-in-a-box pedals such as JHS Angry Charlie or Superbolt and a Catalinbread Formula 55 in the loop of the HX stomp. The idea was to set Angry Charlie and Formula 55 to sound like Marshall and Fender amps and then run HX Stomp delay/reverb effects post the loop block and HX Stomp drives/fuzz etc before.

 

Its just for a muck around group I'm in doing covers. Do the HX Stomp drives/boosts/fuzz's sound ok into an analog pedal?

 

Appreciate anyones opinion and experience regarding this. Cheers, Dan

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