The HX Stomp XL is an expanded version of Line 6's best-selling HX Stomp amp and effects processor. Boasting 8 capacitative-touch footswitches rather than just 3, this tactile "super stompbox" offers greater real-time control than the standard unit yet still maintains a compact, pedalboard-friendly form-factor (smaller than two HX Stomps) — making it practical for any performing or recording scenario!
All-Encompassing Guitar Processor
Use HX Stomp XL as a complete guitar/bass workstation, a backup for your main rig, an add-on tone expander with other modellers or even as a professional-quality audio interface. The HX Stomp XL’s 'Command Centre' functionality, MIDI capabilities and external expression pedal jack also make it an ideal master controller for your entire setup. There's almost nothing it can't do!
300+ Amp, Cabs & Effects!
HX Stomp XL comes equipped with more than 300 amps, cabs and effects — catering for even the most demanding and musically-diverse of players. The 128 factory presets include both vintage and modern sounds based on highly-coveted gear, and there are also presets created specifically for bassists.
HX modelling digitally mirrors the circuitry of analogue amps and effects, component by component. Every model sounds and feels realistic, including notoriously hard-to-capture devices like vintage fuzzes and modulation effects. Simply put, the HX Stomp XL nails the much-desired analogue "vibe".
Powerful SHARC DSP Chip
Featuring the same SHARC DSP chip found in Line 6's flagship Helix products, the HX Stomp XL can run up to 8 processing 'blocks' simultaneously. The extra assignable footswitches let you access and control these blocks in more powerful and efficient ways, meaning that the HX Stomp XL is simply designed to be more flexible for use onstage than the original HX Stomp.
Extra intuitive features include a choice of true bypass and DSP bypass with trails, a stereo effects loop that allows you to integrate external pedals or employ 4-cable method, a jack for two external footswitches or an expression pedal, third-party IR support, and a multi-channel 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface.
'HX Edit' App
The free 'HX Edit' app lets you easily create, save and load presets, as well as customise nearly all pedal parameters. It’s also a preset librarian, IR loader, and more! This app enables you to extract the most from HX Stomp XL.
What Else Does HX Stomp XL Do?
The Line HX Stomp XL has some other small advantages over the standard HX Stomp. Hands-free 'Pedal Edit' mode let you tweak presets with your feet, there are 4 snapshots per preset rather than 3, and you can access the '6 Switch Looper' without needing an external MIDI controller. Other than that, it's HX Stomp but with 5 extra switches!
- The power of HX Stomp — now with eight footswitches!
- Exceptional sound quality with 123dB of dynamic range
- Features the same SHARC DSP chip and HX Modelling as Helix processors
- Eight capacitive-touch footswitches with colour-coded LED rings
- More than 300 HX and legacy amps, cabs and effects — up to 8 simultaneous
- Supports third-party impulse responses (IRs)
- Includes world-class polyphonic pitch-shifting effects
- Split/parallel signal paths for maximum routing flexibility
- Dual expression pedal/footswitch input for greater creative control
- Stereo effects loop (mono/stereo TRS send and stereo returns)
Helix 3.50 Firmware – What’s New?
The Helix 3.50 firmware update for Helix® and HX® hardware devices and the 3.50 software update for the Helix Native plugin introduces an entirely new IR-based speaker cabinet engine. It includes 20 guitar cabs and four bass cabs with a choice of 12 microphones, and you can change their angle, position, and distance in relation to the cabs. You can even drag the mics around in space for easier and more exact placement when using the HX Edit 3.50 application. Despite their increased power, however, the new cab models only utilize roughly one-third to one-fifth of the DSP as the cabs in version 3.15 and earlier due to the improved Helix Core, freeing up additional DSP for other purposes. There are also five new amp models, seven new effects, a Dual IR block, and other improvements.