The Line 6 HX Stomp Multi-Effects Processor is a compact gig- and studio-ready multi-purpose powerhouse that offers an incredible range of options. Whether it is the main focus of your rig or part of a wider setup, the HX Stomp is happy to do its own thing yet equally plays well with others. Boasting the same HX Modelling tech as Line 6's flagship Helix processor, the HX Stomp can take anything thrown its way and delivers tones with sublime clarity.
Vast tone-shaping potential
The Line 6 HX Stomp is equipped with over 300 effects and models from across the Helix, M-Series and legacy Line 6 stables - including the legendary DL4, MM4, FM4, and DM4 stompbox modellers. As well as a vast selection of FX and models to play with, the HX Stomp offers presets crafted to suit the needs of bass players with unique bass amp and cab models.
The generous 123dB dynamic range affords magnificent depth and ultra-low noise for pristine signal integrity whether you're performing to a crowd of thousands or laying down your magnum opus in the studio. With true bypass and DSP bypass with trails at your disposal, even the most discerning of tonal purists will be won over by the HX Stomp's abilities.
The team at Line 6 has thought of every conceivable option from stripped-back and straightforward to elaborate multi-cable setups for stereo effects, 4-cable operation, and/or easier reamping options in the studio. Expression pedals are afforded independent connection for deft real-time control over effects parameters for precision dynamic control. Increased options include MIDI control, the ability to load amp Impulse Responses, and USB connectivity for use as a multi-channel 24-bit/96kHz audio interface! By utilising the same DSP chip as the Helix, up to 6 simultaneous amp, cab, and effects can be employed - including a looper and IR loading!
The 320 x 240-pixel colour LCD screen affords an easily readable display for noting the effects in use with colour-coding that relates to the LED rings around each footswitch. The robust cast aluminium alloy chassis is built to take the usual punishment that comes night after night on the road, and Line 6 have taken the care to finish the unit to a very high standard.
From those taking their first steps into multi-effects processor units or for professional who require a versatile workhorse suited to both on-stage and in-studio operation, the Line 6 HX Stomp is a must-have!
Manufacturer Line 6 Model HX Stomp Multi-Effects Processor Dimensions (H x W x D) 66 x 178 x 126 mm Weight 0.8 kg Hardware DSP processor(s) 1 x SHARC ADSP-21469 @ 450 MHz A/D/A converters 24-bit/192kHz Chassis Cast aluminium alloy Colour LCD 2.4-inches diag. 320 x 240-pixel Capacitive touch footswitches 3 Bypass all blocks—relay Bypass Yes (must reach down or assign switch Bypass all blocks—DSP Bypass Yes (must reach down or assign switch) Power supply External DC (includes DC-3G) Connectivity 1/4” Inputs 4 (Main L/R, Return L/R) 1/4” Outputs 3 (Main L/R, Stereo TRS Send) XLR Outputs (1/4” outs impedance balanced, can use TRS > XLR M cables) Headphone Outputs Yes FX Loop(s) TRS stereo send, 2x return Expression pedal in EXP 1/2 (TRS; shared with Footswitch 4/5) MIDI In, Out/Thru Yes USB Audio Interface 8-in, 6-out with re-amping (4 physical ins/outs) MIDI over USB Yes iPhone/iPad recording and playback Yes Input iPad Yes (Inputs set to line level) Variable impedance Yes - Input L (Mono), Right 123dB dynamic range Yes - Input L (Mono), Right Presets/Setlists Number of preset locations 126 (42 banks x 3 presets) Number of Snapshots 3 per preset Processing Number of processing block locations Up to 6 (freely assignable, DSP permitting) Signal flow paths 1 or 2 stereo Amp models 74 Cabs 37 Effects 200 (123 HX, 77 Legacy) User or third-party IRs (Impulse Responses) 128 x 1024 or 2048-point mono Simultaneous Impulse Response blocks 2 x 1024-point or 1x 2048-point, DSP permitting Input gate 1 Looper types 1 Switch Looper Looper memory 60 sec mono, 30 sec stereo (full-speed) Global EQ Yes Dynamic Input block routing Yes Footswitches Number of footswitches 3 (+2 via 1/4” TRS jack) Change footswitch modes with feet Via external switch only Swap all stomp assignments Yes Footswitch modes Stomp, Scroll, Preset, Snapshot Stomp footswitch types Latching, Momentary Maximum number of stomp switches 5 (3 internal + 2 external) Maximum number of preset switches 3 Maximum number of snapshot switches 3 Controllers Number of controllers 99 (5 + 94 via MIDI CC) Adjust parameters per snapshot 64 Footswitch as controller (toggle min/max values) 8 per footswitch Command Centre Transmit MIDI Bank/ Program Change Via preset recall only Other Features macOS/Windows editor/librarian/IR loader software HX Edit (2.70 and higher) Dedicated dry USB out channels (for reamping) 4 Preset List Yes Quick-reorder Presets Yes MIDI Recall indicator Yes Repurpose Returns as stereo Aux In Yes Auto-assign Wah and Volume blocks Mission Helix pedal only
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