CALABASAS, Calif. — March 2, 2021 — Line 6, Inc. today introduced the HX StompTM XL amp and effects processor. This latest addition to the HX® family of pedalboard-friendly products literally expands the popular HX Stomp processor by adding five capacitive-touch footswitches for a total of eight.
The same SHARC® DSP chip found in our flagship Helix® products enables the HX Stomp XL pedal to run up to eight processing blocks simultaneously, and the assignable footswitches let you access and control those blocks in powerful ways, making it flexible enough for use in nearly any application. Use HX Stomp XL as a “super stompbox,” a backup or travel rig, an add-on tone expander with other modelers, a professional-quality audio interface, or even a complete guitar or bass rig. The HX Stomp XL processor’s Command Center functionality, MIDI capabilities, and external expression pedal jack also make it an ideal master controller for your entire setup.
“HX Stomp has been a very strong product for Line 6,” said Eric Klein, Chief Product Design Architect, Line 6. “Thanks to its Helix-quality tones, immense flexibility, and tiny footprint, it’s found its way onto countless pedalboards all over the world. However, the HX Stomp pedal's size dictates how much realtime control one has, and many users have added third-party footswitches and MIDI controllers to push its limits. HX Stomp XL adds five additional capacitive-touch switches to not only preclude the need for external control, but also turn HX Stomp XL into a master controller itself, all in a box smaller than two HX Stomps.”
HX Stomp XL comes loaded with more than 300 amps, cabs, and effects, including world-class polyphonic pitch-shifting effects. The 128 factory presets include both vintage and modern sounds, and 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 to integrate external devices or employ 4-Cable Method, a jack for two external footswitches or an expression pedal, third-party IR support, and a multichannel 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface. The free HX Edit app lets you create, save and load presets, and customize nearly all pedal parameters. It’s also a preset librarian and IR loader.