Matchless – Line 6 HX Stomp Patch

$5.99

Get a Matchless DC30 that’s voiced to nail praise and worship tones with our Matchless patch for the Line 6 HX Stomp. Includes a premium IR by Tone Junkie for free. Also includes additional patches with all the effects blocks from the full Helix version of this patch.

Category: SKU: HST-002

Description

NOTE: This demo is of version 1.0 of the this patch. See below to see what updates we’ve made to this patch.

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your HX Stomp and the HX Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your HX Stomp is up to date, the ‘HX Edit’ app needs to be updated as well. If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your HX Stomp/HX Edit.

3. IR CAB INCLUDED: This download includes premium IRs from Tone Junkie. We matched these specific IRs to this amp, but feel free to experiment with other IR’s for different tonal options. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IR – it really does sound better – and it’s included for free :).

Here are the specific IR included, and their location in our HX Stomp:

TJ 32 MATCH 30 R121+906. To purchase more IR packs, visit the Tone Junkie store here.

HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR

  1. Connect your HX Stomp to your computer using a USB Cable
  2. Download and instal the ‘HX Edit’ app from Line 6
  3. In the ‘HX Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
  4. To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR into the appropriate slot (see note above). The image below shows the specific IR location for this patch.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the IR loaded into the ‘IMPULSES’ column, the patch will not sound correct, even if you have the IR block on – you must drag and drop the IR into the IMPULSES column.

SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS

This download includes the following patches:

  • Matchless WT IR – this is the main patch with IR cab meant for guitars with single coils or low output humbuckers
  • Matchless WT HB  this is the main patch with IR cab meant for guitars with traditionally voiced humbuckers
  • Matchless WT – this is the main patch with a stock cab (we highly recommend the IR version with the included IR from Tone Junkie)
  • Matchless WT FX1 and FX 2 – these patches include the additional effects that are in the full Helix version of this patch. Feel free to swap any of these effects into the main patch to best suite your setup.

Matchless WT and Matchless WT IR patches:

  1. Input (Main L/R)
  2. Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
  3. Amp – Matchstick Ch1
  4. Cab/IR
  5. Transistor Tape – Quarter note delay – mapped to button 1 (see below for more info)
  6. Glitz Verb  – controlled by button 2 (see more info below)
  7. Cali Graphic EQ – Always on EQ – Use this EQ to make tonal tweaks for your guitar/setup. These controls will affect your tone differently than the amp controls. See below for recommended settings.
  8. Output (Main L/R)

Matchless WT FX 1 patch:

  1. Input (Main L/R)
  2. Dual Pitch (POG)
  3. Minotaur – Klon OD
  4. Heir Apparent – KOT Drive
  5. Scream 808 – Tube Screamer OD
  6. Tremolo
  7. Chorus
  8. Output (Main L/R)

Matchless WT FX 2 patch:

  1. Input (Main L/R)
  2. Adriatic Delay – 1/8d
  3. Transistor Tape Delay – 1/8 + 1/8d dual stereo delay
  4. Plate verb – subtle ‘always on’ type reverb
  5. Glitz Verb – big ambient verb used for swells
  6. Output (Main L/R)

USAGE

We built this patch assuming you will be integrating HX Stomp into an existing effects rig, using it to replace an amp. It includes the base tone components from the full Helix version of this patch, plus delay and reverb options.

We did not include any drive or modulation effects, although you could certainly add them in if desired.

AMP GAIN (Button 2):

Button 2 is mapped to the Ch 1 Drive and Bass parameters on the amp, and will give you amp overdrive when engaged

COMPRESSION:

We included the compressor because it is important in the way it pushes the amp(s) and it integral to the core amp tone. You may, however, want to disable the compressor and/or replace it with a different effect, especially if you already have a comp in your rig that you are integrating HX Stomp into. If you’re running drives into the HX Stomp, the compressor may give you less dynamics that you would like. In this case, you can either turn down the level of compression, or just remove it.

DELAY:

There is only one delay in this patch, but it is set up to give you two different sounds via Button 1. In the off state, it is a subtle quarter note delay. In the on state, the mix and feedback are increased for a more prominent delay sound.

REVERB:

There is only one reverb in this patch, but it’s set up to give you two different sounds via Button 1. In the off state, the mix and decay are set to a ‘normal’ level of verb. In the on state, decay and mix increase and you get an ambient verb setting. The ‘On’ state is the same settings from our Helix version of this patch.

EQ AT THE END OF THE CHAIN?:

Typically when you record guitar parts in the studio, you’ll put EQ and compression on the final tone. We’ve replicated the EQ in this patch. You can use the Cali Q Graphic block for final tone shaping. See below for recommended settings.

MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP

SETTING THE PATCH UP FOR YOUR GUITAR

All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.

We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.

We’ve included both single coil and humbucker voiced patches to serve as starting points for your guitars. To make adjustments, we recommend starting with these parameters:

  • Amp Gain: Adjust the min/max values of the amp gain so that your guitar is slightly breaking up with big chords on the bridge position (without any drive pedals on)
  • Amp EQ controls: Adjust these to suite your individual guitars/taste
  • Cali Q Graphic EQ block: This is a simple way to adjust the overall tonal characteristics of the patch.

VOLUME CHANGES

If you would like to make this patch louder or quieter without affecting tone, the following adjustments can be made:

“Ch Vol” control on the amp module. This will increase or decrease volume without affecting the tone of the amp. This is the primary level adjustment tool I use for changing patch volumes.

Output block level. Changing the level control on the output block (the very last thing in the signal chain) will increase or decrease overall volume. We typically have this set at zero, but feel free to adjust this as you see fit.

CHANGELOG

Version 3.0: Released 2020-10-14

  • Added: Dual Pitch block
  • Added: Heir Apparent drive block
  • Added: Chorus block
  • Added: Amp Gain button
  • Changed: Amp settings (better tone)
  • Changed: Delay/Reverb settings (better tone)
  • Changed: EQ settings (better tone)

Version 2.1: Released 2019-10-17

  • Added: Additional patches (FX 1 and FX 2) that include all the additional effects block from the full Helix patch.
  • Changed: Amp channel volume level to be in line with the Helix versio of this patch.

Version 2.0: Released 2019-06-24

  • Added: Tone Junkie Premium IR (included for free)
  • Changed: Amp and EQ settings (better tone)

Version 1.0: Released 2018-11-01

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