HX EFFECTS FOR YOUR PEDALBOARD
The HX Effects™ processor was designed to be integrated into traditional amp and pedal setups and may serve as anything from a dedicated multi-effects unit to the command center for your entire rig. Although compact in size, it delivers the same professional-grade sound quality and authentic HX® Modeling found in our market-leading Helix® processors.
- AUTHENTIC TONE
- IMPULSE RESPONSES
- BEHAVIORAL MODELING
- CAPACITIVE-TOUCH FOOTSWITCHES
- I/O LEVEL SHIFTING
- COMMAND CENTER
- ANALOG BYPASS
- HX EDIT
The SHARC® audio engine in HX Effects accurately recreates the sonic characteristics and dynamic playing response of classic and modern effects.
Third-party impulse responses may also be loaded.
HX Modeling technology captures the unique behavior of analog effects devices by measuring their individual components, resulting in authentic recreations of even notoriously difficult-to-model effects such as germanium fuzz and “bucket-brigade” analog delay pedals.
HX processors feature a clear interface that enables fast tone creation and easy interaction—all with a minimal learning curve and the elimination of complex menu diving.
Simply touch a footswitch to instantly jump to any block and quickly adjust a parameter or assign controllers. Color-coded LED rings convey footswitch assignments and status at-a-glance.
Snapshots enable you to create multiple variations within a single preset and seamlessly transition between them, without the audio dropouts that occur when switching between presets.
I/O LEVEL SHIFTING
A switchable line-level input enables keyboardists, DJs, and producers to connect electronic instruments or use HX products as outboard processors in the studio.
HX processors easily integrate into pedalboard and studio rigs thanks to their flexible routing capabilities. Internal routing includes parallel stereo signal paths, while inputs and outputs include stereo-linkable effects loops.
HX processors can serve as command centers for any rig. MIDI messages can be sent manually via footswitches (or an optional expression pedal), and up to six commands can be sent automatically at preset or snapshot recall. Even QWERTY hotkey commands can be sent via USB.
Switchable analog bypass routes signals at the input(s) directly to the output(s) without undergoing A/D/A conversion.
HX Edit features the same intuitive user interface as HX processors. Create complex signal chains with ease, adjust settings and parameters using dedicated sliders, customize footswitch labels, and more.
Press twice to quick save.
Press to dive deeper into HX Effects. You'll find Signal Flow, Controller Assign, Command Center, and Global Settings menus.
From Stomp footswitch mode, turn this knob to change the selected block's effect. Press the Big Knob to open the model list. From Preset footswitch mode, turn the Big Knob to select presets.
Turn one of the three smaller knobs to adjust parameters displayed in the selected LCD (the one flanked in white brackets). Press the knob to reset the parameter's value.
Press to open the Action panel for the selected block or menu. From Stomp footswitch mode, the Action panel lets you copy, paste, and clear effects, and customize the selected footswitch's label and LED color. Other menus may have unique Action panels; for example, the Global Settings Action panel lets you reset all global settings at once.
Press to return to the main Home screen if you ever get lost.
Press Mode to toggle between Stomp and Preset footswitch modes. Hold Mode for one second to engage Pedal Edit mode, which lets you edit effects with your feet. Press Mode/Edit/Exit to exit Looper or Pedal Edit mode.
If the selected model or item has more than one page of parameters, arrows appear in the lower left and/or right corner of its LCD. Press either arrow to view more parameters. In the Model List, press either arrow to open the folder or to close the folder and go back one level.
These capacitive-touch footswitches feature color LED rings that indicate the current status or function of the assigned block. While in Stomp mode, briefly touch (but don't press) a footswitch to quickly select the assigned block. Touch the switch repeatedly to cycle through multiple assigned items.
The six customizable LCD scribble strips display the current assignments of their associated footswitches.
Press two or more times to tap in the BPM (beats per minute) of any tempo-based effects such as delay or modulation. Press once to restart any LFO-based modulation effects. Press and hold for one second to open the Tuner.
Pedal/Ext Amp 1-2
Up to two optional expression pedals can be connected and assigned to adjust nearly any parameter or parameters. Connect a traditional amp using a TS or TRS (1=tip, 2=ring) cable to switch amp channels and/or engage the amp’s reverb, tremolo, or other onboard effect.
These 1/4” inputs and outputs can be used as standard effects loops for inserting pedals and other external devices into your signal chain, or as additional inputs and outputs when using 4-Cable Method and other alternative routing configurations.
Input L/Mono, Right
Connect mono instruments or pedals to the L/Mono input. Connect stereo pedals, keyboards, synths, or modelers to the L/Mono and Right inputs.
Output L/Mono, Right
Use unbalanced (TS) 1/4” cables to connect to other pedals or your amplifier. When connecting to a mono pedal or single amp use the Left/Mono 1/4” jack.
MIDI In, Out/Thru
Connect HX Effects to your MIDI gear. HX Effects sends and receives Program Change, Continuous Controller, and other MIDI messages.
Connect HX Effects to your Mac® or PC for preset management and IR loading via the HX Edit application, updating to the latest firmware, receiving MIDI control messages, or sending remote Command Center messages.
Wind the power supply's cable through one or both hooks to keep HX Effects from accidentally becoming unplugged.
Connect the supplied DC-3 power supply here.
Just in case you ever stop playing for more than a few hours.
HEAR HX EFFECTS
HX Effects gives you complete control when editing and crafting effects presets. Click one of the Effects Category icons below to hear examples of those effects types within both simple and complex signal chains.
Click play to hear samples.
- Sample 1