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Hi folks, I've been searching around for over an hour now and I can't find a step by step guide on how to optimize the HXS.

I'm not talking about just updating the firmware, I'm talking about the other stuff like loading better samples, better IR's, etc. 

I keep reading a lot about getting the ownhammer IRs and such, but is there a way to get the HXS to its full potential by only using free resources? If not I don't mind spending the xtra money, but I just want to do in the most efficient way possible. Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you in advance!

 

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6 hours ago, jamshaman said:

Hi folks, I've been searching around for over an hour now and I can't find a step by step guide on how to optimize the HXS.

I'm not talking about just updating the firmware, I'm talking about the other stuff like loading better samples, better IR's, etc. 

I keep reading a lot about getting the ownhammer IRs and such, but is there a way to get the HXS to its full potential by only using free resources? If not I don't mind spending the xtra money, but I just want to do in the most efficient way possible. Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you in advance!

 

 

You're not going to find something like this because you are now entering the realm of almost complete subjectivity.

 

Perfect example.  Line 6 offered some free IRs a few years back.  I downloaded that and purchased some well reviewed costly IRs.  

 

You know what I preferred?  The Line 6 ones. I was frickin' shocked but I really shouldn't have been.  Others would for sure swear by the ones I paid for. 

 

You know what else?  Most of the time I prefer the stock cabs. Go figure.  There's still a bunch of people out there like me on that one.

 

There's a whole army that says stock cabs are a complete joke and a waste of time. 

 

I think the best you can get is to ask specific questions you'd like help on.  In this case, "What are some free IRs that are pretty decent?"

 

That's probably where I'd start. Oh, and if you don't have them yet, check them out:

 

https://line6.com/allure/

 

https://www.redwirez.com/free1960g12m25s.jsp

 

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Here's another two helpful videos from Max Carton Guitar. Now, I actually didn't agree with him on everything. For example, he feels strongly that you should adjust the input impedance right from the start. I actually think "auto" works great 99% of the time. Now, I like KNOWING about it, because it does impact tone and there are times when I know what I'm going for, I haven't been able to do it any other way, and I adjust that and BOOM . . . I'm there. I wouldn't agree though that you always must do it.  Still, check them out they have good information:

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, jamshaman said:

Hi folks, I've been searching around for over an hour now and I can't find a step by step guide on how to optimize the HXS.

I'm not talking about just updating the firmware, I'm talking about the other stuff like loading better samples, better IR's, etc. 

I keep reading a lot about getting the ownhammer IRs and such, but is there a way to get the HXS to its full potential by only using free resources? If not I don't mind spending the xtra money, but I just want to do in the most efficient way possible. Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you in advance!

 

 

As others have indicated, one man's "optimized" is another's "this sounds worse than the smell of a boiled Grand Central Station men's room".

 

Experimentation is the only way to find out what "optimized" means for you. There's no right or wrong answer, and no "one size fits all" approach... the are way too many external variables.

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Hey guys, thanks for the help!

Sorry I thought there was an overhaul on the HXS that needed to be done on a systemic level. Not just IR's but something with the fundamental samples that it uses to build off of. Maybe I am confusing that with IRs. 

Kilrahi - did you try the ownhammer IRs? I keep reading about them... 

So in terms of "upgrading",  basically after you update the firmware, the only other thing you can do is load 3rd party IRs?

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Just now, jamshaman said:

Hey guys, thanks for the help!

Sorry I thought there was an overhaul on the HXS that needed to be done on a systemic level. Not just IR's but something with the fundamental samples that it uses to build off of. Maybe I am confusing that with IRs. 

Kilrahi - did you try the ownhammer IRs? I keep reading about them... 

So in terms of "upgrading",  basically after you update the firmware, the only other thing you can do is load 3rd party IRs?

 

The Ownhammer ones are next on my list to try at some point. Gear money is what it always comes down to, and curiosity, because I feel like I largely get sounds I love now so there isn't a huge rush. At Black Friday there were a bunch of sales so I'm kind of waiting to see what the next year brings. Also, to be clear, I didn't hate the ones I purchased - they were high quality (I don't want to say whose 'cause I'm really not out to tear a group down, as I said, others swear by them) - I just found I used the free ones more. That realization one day just made me laugh.

 

Yeah, in terms of upgrading, other than Firmware updates, the only thing you can tweak is 3rd party IRs. Which is a near infinite rabbit hole though so it can be fun! 

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Don’t forget that you can also mix and match stock cabinets with the amp models. You might get a good sounding combination w/o even needing to explore IR’s

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