Fully-Functional Down-Sized Helix!
HX Stomp™ is a professional-grade guitar processor that delivers the sound of Helix® amps, cabs, and effects in an ultra-compact pedal. Whether you prefer to play through a traditional amp-and-pedal setup, or go direct onstage or in the studio, HX Stomp seamlessly integrates into a variety of environments and applications. Utilizing the same DSP and HX Modeling technology as its bigger Helix brethren, the HX Stomp guitar pedal nonetheless fits easily onto your pedalboard, or even in the pocket of your gig bag. There are over 300 amps, cabs, and effects—including a looper. HX Stomp contains all the same HX models found in Helix family products, as well as the legacy effects library from Line 6® M-Series pedals, and stompbox modelers such as the DL4™. Use it as a "super stompbox," a backup or fly rig, an add-on tone expander when combined with other modelers, an audio interface—or even a complete guitar or bass rig.
Line 6 has unveiled the HX Stomp, a downsized version of its flagship Helix processor that features the same HX Modelling technology. That means, unlike this year's HX Effects, it can run all of the Helix’s amp models, as well as over 300 effects and models from its fully fledged brother. The unit itself is considerably downsized, packing three capacitive-sensing footswitches with colour-coded LED rings and a 320x240-pixel LCD screen. It’s still rammed with connections, though, with stereo ins and outs, a stereo effects loop, TRS dual expression input, headphone output, MIDI compatibility and USB. Guitarists can run up to six simultaneous amp, cab and effect blocks (including a looper and IR loading). Line 6 is emphasising the HX Stomp’s ability to function as an entire rig in a pedal - its diminutive proportions mean it can just as easily slot in to an existing pedalboard setup as serve as a convenient fly rig.
• Utilizes the same DSP chip and HX Modeling as Helix
• Compact yet extremely powerful
• Highest possible audio quality throughout, plus both true bypass and DSP bypass with trails
• Over 300effects and models from Helix, M-Series, and legacy Line 6 products
• Up to 6 simultaneous amp, cab, and effect blocks (including a looper and IR loading) provide extensive tone-crafting options
• A complete guitar or bass rig in one pedal
• 3 capacitive-sensing footswitches with color-coded LED rings facilitate ease of use and fast editing
• Split/parallel signal paths provide flexible routing for both simple and complex signal chains
• TRS dual expression pedal/footswitch input extends creative control capabilities
• Stereo effects loop (mono/stereo TRS send + stereo returns) facilitates use with other pedals
Standalone or amped operation
Like the full Helix boards, the HX Stomp makes a capable standalone fly rig. Add an instrument and a PA, and with the HX Stomp, you’ve got all you need to gig out. Onboard you’ll find all 200 amp, cab, and stompbox models from the Helix family, which can be custom-configured into six blocks and saved to any of 126 presets.
But this doesn’t mean you have to forego your traditional gear. The HX Stomp works great with your existing amp setup. It’s small enough to fit on a pedalboard, features true bypass switching to eliminate tone suck when used alongside other pedals, and even comes preconfigured for 4-cable amp setups.
Preset rigs sound surprisingly good without customization and come well organized. You can browse by instrument (guitar, bass, keys, or acoustic) and application (direct to PA, 4-cable amp setups, etc.) to cop instant inspiration for whatever mood you’re in.
You couldn’t tell it to look at it, but the HX Stomp is brimming with interconnect options. Stereo 1/4″ ins and TRS balanced outs equip this unit for low-noise stereo operation, whether you throw it on a board or inject it into a PA. An FX loop* gives you the option to run certain stomps (fuzz, drive, EQ, compression) into the front end of your amp and others (delay, reverb) after the preamp section. You also get MIDI in/out for traditional MIDI switchers, a TRS expansion jack for dual expression pedals and additional switches, and USB for computer-based patch management and firmware updates.
*Requires an FX loop-equipped amp
The HX Stomp is just as powerful on your studio desk as it is onstage. Connected to your workstation via USB, this modeler becomes a capable multichannel audio interface, with 24/96 headroom and clarity and re-amp capabilities to suit the choosiest players. With the HX Stomp, your gigging and recording tools are one and the same, placing all your favorite patches at your fingertips to fuel your creativity for late-night amp-less sessions.
The same HX Modeling technology that powers the flagship Helix guitar processorenables HX Stomp to run up to six processing blocks simultaneously, with pristine audio quality, making it the most powerful and flexible stompbox-sized multi-effects processor currently available. Along with over 300amps, cabs, and effects—even a looper—the HX Stomp multi-effects processor includes a legacy library of effects from Line 6 M-Series pedals, as well as from classic Line 6 stompbox modelers such as the DL4™, MM4™, FM4™, and DM4™. There are also presets created specifically for bass players, as well as individual bass amp and cab models.
Additional features include a choice of true bypass and DSP bypass with trails, a stereo effects loop for patching other pedals into the signal chain and 4-Cable Method setups, a jack for connecting two external footswitches or expression pedals, extensive MIDI control, IR (impulse response) loading capabilities, and a multichannel 24-bit/96kHzUSB audio interface. The free HX Edit app allows you to customize nearly every aspect of the pedal’s operation, create, save and load presets. It also provides preset librarian capabilities, IR loading, and more.
Control & Editing
Despite its tiny size, HX Stomp is easy to both operate and program, thanks to its simple but powerful controls, 320 x 240-pixel color LCD, and three capacitive-sensing footswitches with color-coded LED rings. External control via MIDI andoptional expression pedal and footswitch control provide additional flexibility, as does I/O that may be configured for sophisticated routing such assimultaneously feeding an amp and a FOH mixer, 4-Cable Method operation with an amplifier, and easy studio re-amping.
An industry-leading 123dB of dynamic range provides tremendous depth and ultra-low noise, while the highest-quality components guarantee unadulterated audio throughout—from inputs to outputs—whether feeding an amp, going direct to FOH, or recording in the studio.
Rig in a pedal
Whether you need a backup for your Helix or other rig, a flyrig that will fit into a duffle bag with room to spare for cables and additional pedals, a convenient practice and rehearsal rig, or a complete guitar and effects studio recording setup—the HX Stomp multi-effects pedal provides the perfect solution. It even fits into the top pocket of a Helix Backpack.