Line 6 has unveiled the HX Stomp XL, an expanded and enlarged version of its enormously popular HX Stomp multi-effects pedal.
Most notable among the new features of the XL in relation to its smaller counterpart is the addition of five new footswitches, bringing the HX Stomp XL's total to eight. Featuring the same SHARC DSP chip as Line 6's other Helix products, the XL lets users run up to eight processing blocks simultaneously, with the footswitches allowing users to customize their own control layout in a number of ways.
The XL comes loaded with more than 300 amps, cabs, and effects, and 128 factory presets, including a number of amps, cabs, and presets for bass guitarists.
Elsewhere, the pedal features a multi-channel 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface, a stereo effects loop for integrating external devices, and a jack for external expression pedals. In regards to that jack though, Line 6's Chief Product Design Architect, Eric Klein, noted that the MIDI-capable pedal's new footswitches can "not only preclude the need for external control, but also turn HX Stomp XL into a master controller itself."
Furthermore, integration with the HX Edit app allows users to create, save, and load presets, and customize nearly all of their pedal parameters. It also functions as an IR loader and preset database.
The Line 6 HX Stomp XL is available now at a list price of $1,049.
For more info on the pedal, stop by line6.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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