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  1. CameronJ

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    I have indeed clocked them 👀 but will have to refrain due to travelling circumstances!
  2. CameronJ

    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    To clarify - HX Effects and HX Stomp are quite different products (as has been covered all over the web) aimed at different areas of the market. HX Effects has more cumulative screen realestate, nearly 3x the number of footswitches, more flexible I/O, is a much more comprehensive MIDI command centre in terms of the kinds of messages it can send and isn’t limited to a fixed number of blocks. For musicians not bothered by the pedal’s dimensions who require the above but have zero need for amp/cab models, AUX input, a headphone amp or another audio interface, HX Effects is a more appropriate purchase. It isn’t as simple as “Stomp is a better version” Re: pricing, Line 6 intended for them to be the same price - and they are in the US - but obviously some price dropping/matching has happened between retailers over here hence HX Effects now being cheaper.
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    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

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    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

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    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    This is what I believe to be the case
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    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    I thought each channel of the TRS main outs was balanced independently? Hence the TRS per jack? Or am I missing something??
  7. CameronJ

    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    The ins and outs are switchable from the global settings menu to be running at instrument or line level, depending on usage context.
  8. Some fantastic gear here. GLWTS
  9. CameronJ

    Sandberg california VM5 - Custom Surf green

    A thing of beauty!
  10. CameronJ

    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    @Al Krow that Behringer looks to be a pretty spot-on clone of the Radial. Fair play, good savings there!
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    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    Very true. My personal favourite is the Radial Stagebug SB-2. Flexible, passive, reliable and tiny!
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    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    The main outs on the Stomp are balanced - there is zero need for a separate DI box. The signal is exactly the same as if it were an XLR, the only difference is the size of the socket itself. The design team deliberately went the balanced 1/4” route as XLRs would have blown the footprint up. The sound man may give you a weird look when you hand him a TRS 1/4” cable rather than the expected XLR but just tell him to deal with it. His mixer will see no difference. Edit: @Jack you beat me to it!
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    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    Fair points there. If you don’t have a pressing need for amp sims/headphone amp/USB interface then you’re almost definitely better off with HX Effects. Having 8 footswitches and more screen realestate spread across the 8 scribble strips is gonna make the Effects somewhat more user-friendly than Stomp, especially if you’re likely to be using complex signal chains in a live context. HX Effects is a much more capable MIDI controller too since it’s capable of sending CCs (which Stomp can’t do at present). I’m totally with you re: not being made for multi FX. I used to own both a Line 6 M5 and Zoom B3 with little love for either due to the very reasons you’ve stated above. A year ago I’d have leaned towards HX Effects for its size and number of switches but my pedalboard and workflow are much simpler these days so there’s just no contest - Stomp will be ideal for me. I can actually see myself running one fully loaded preset 90% of the time and just using snapshots for variety within the patch.
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    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    I know what you mean - the only option really is to either connect a dual expression switch giving you the ability to turn on/off block #4 & 5 (still leaving #6 unswitchable individually) or connect a MIDI controller footswitches and map the CCs to be able to control all 6 blocks. I may do the latter when I eventually get a Stomp.