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Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor

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HX Effects features 100+ effects taken from the award-winning Helix hardware and software processors, all in a compact, pedalboard-friendly format, and up to nine effects can be run simultaneously. In addition, legacy effects from the acclaimed Line 6 M-Series and Stompbox Modeler pedals are also included. Effortlessly edit effects using the eight ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

HX Effects features 100+ effects taken from the award-winning Helix hardware and software processors, all in a compact, pedalboard-friendly format, and up to nine effects can be run simultaneously. In addition, legacy effects from the acclaimed Line 6 M-Series and Stompbox Modeler pedals are also included. Effortlessly edit effects using the eight capacitive-sensing footswitches, six scribble strip LCDs, and color-coded LED rings. Simply touch a footswitch with your finger to instantly jump to any effect, quickly adjust a parameter, or assign controllers. HX Effects also offers a choice of true analog bypass or DSP bypass with trails, and an industry-leading 123dB of dynamic range delivers tremendous depth and ultra-low noise. Extensive routing and control options provide flexibility in the studio or on stage, and facilitate easy integration with traditional pedalboards and amps.

HX AUDIO ENGINE
HX Effects features the same HX audio engine as Helix processors, and leverages powerful DSP processing to run up to nine effects simultaneously. 123dB of dynamic range ensures exceptional depth, responsiveness, and ultra-low noise.

HX EFFECTS
HX Effects features more than 100 of the same effects featured in our Helix guitar processors, including distortions, delays, reverbs, modulations, pitch/synth/filters, compressors/limiters, EQs, wahs, and a six-switch looper. A Legacy library of effects from the Line 6 M13, M9, M5, DL4TM, MM4 TM, FM4 TM, DM4 TM, and Verbzilla pedals is also included, and users can even load
custom impulse responses (IRs) for stage/FOH routings and acoustic guitar body resonance.

BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS MODELING
HX Effects accurately recreates the behavior of even the most idiosyncratic vintage effects by modeling their individual components. For example, the Transtronic process emulates the unique behavior of multiple germanium and silicon components, making it possible to authentically recreate fuzz, distortion, and other pedals once considered too persnickety to convincingly model; and the Throbber is a “virtual lightbulb” that mimics the decidedly nonlinear behavior of the small incandescent bulb and four photocells inside the original Shin-ei Uni-Vibe pedals that are essential to their unique sound and vibe. HX Effects also lets you load HX Effects also lets you load third-party speaker cabinet impulse responses (IRs) for stage/FOH routings and acoustic guitar body resonance.

CAPACITIVE TOUCH FOOTSWITCHES
HX Effects is equipped with eight capacitive-sensing footswitches with color-coded LED rings, and six LED scribble strips that facilitate fast and intuitive effects selection and editing. Simply touch a footswitch with your finger to instantly jump to any effect, quickly adjust a parameter, or assign controllers. Touch two switches to swap them. Touch-hold a switch to display parameters across the LCDs and see everything at once.

TRUE STEREO THROUGHPUT
True stereo throughput maintains the integrity of stereo signals from inputs to outputs, while selectable true analog bypass switching ensures nothing gets between you and your tone.

EXTENSIVE ROUTING AND I/O
HX Effects is easily integrated into existing pedalboard and studio rigs thanks to robust routing and control options, including parallel stereo signal paths, two assignable effects loops (stereo linkable), two expression pedal inputs, and up to four amp switching outputs. A switchable line-level input enables keyboardists, DJs, and producers to connect electronic instruments or use HX Effects as an “outboard” effects processor in the studio.

COMMAND CENTER FOR YOUR RIG
Like Helix multi-effects processors, HX Effects can act as a command center for an entire amp and pedal rig—enabling amp switching, control of other MIDI-equipped pedals, and more. A switchable line-level input enables keyboardists, DJs, and producers to connect electronic instruments or use HX Effects as an “outboard” effects processor in the studio. Real-time MIDI control enables you to send MIDI command and controller messages to other devices.

Specifications
  • 100+ HX effects for your pedalboard—run up to 9 simultaneously
  • Legacy effects library from M13, M9, M5, DL4TM, MM4 TM, FM4 TM, and DM4 TM
  • Capacitive-sensing switches with LED rings and scribble strips
  • Can act as the command center for your entire amp and pedal rig
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Line 6HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

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  • Home studio (3)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No More Strymon

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

The plan was to replace my Strymon Big Sky, Timeline and Flint with this unit. I am completely happy with that decision, because it does that and a whole lot more. Programming is intuitive and easy. The effects are fantastic. I would highly recommend this unit.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

So far big issues

By J

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

So far there are a lot of problems. It won't work correctly with an EV5 expression pedal. It won't work with the classic channel of the BluGuitar Amp1 when using 4 cable method. Currently in trouble shooting mode with BluGuitar and Line6. Might have to return it if it isn't sorted soon.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best multi effects pedal by far! The new standard!!

By JASON

from undisclosed

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Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

I bought this to midi switch my Marshall DSL40CR and to upgrade my Digitech RP360XP. MAN! What an upgrade!! With 4 cable connection I can get the amp drive tones I love and hit them with real awesome drive pedals out front and all the delays you could dream of in the back. My first helix product. Fun and intuitive and most importantly amazing tones!! Does everything I could possibly need and built very well. I was hesitant to spend this much but I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This unit has replaced my Strymon, Wampler, EHX, and more!

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

Love this unit!

It replaced my Strymon Timeline, Wampler Ego compressor, and EHX POG on my board and satisfied my want for other effect pedals that I was currently looking at. I used it for the first time on stage this weekend, and was completely satisfied with the ease of use and the sounds.

I loved the idea of a Helix, but already had a great amp and overdrive section that I did not want to part with, so this was an easy purchase.

Thank you Line 6 and Guitar Center!

 
5.0

If your willing to spend some time, you can get any sound

By DAN

from undisclosed

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Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

If your willing to spend some time, you can get any sound you want coming out of your amp, and avoid the sonic cost brought about by a lot of patch cables, 1/4 inch jacks, impedance mismatches and phase shift between pedals. Unless of course you like that, in which case you could figure out how to create that as well.
The ability to import IR files takes this over the top for me.

 
5.0

All in one effects unit and more!

By RockinRollah

from SoCal US of A

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

    Ignore all the negative reviews, if you cannot get the sound you are looking for with the Line 6 HX FX then you may have to switch to another instrument! This thing is AMAZING!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Keeps freezing up. Will return Monday

    By michael

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

    Keeps freezing up. Will return Monday. Sucks cuz I like it and I need a functioning unit now for a weekend of heavy gigging.

    (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Helix Tone and Attack

    By Tone_Chaser

    from MIchigan

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

    • Not Responsive
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

    The interface for sure has had tremendous effort put into it. The Overdrives and Distortion Models are amung the worst I have ever experienced. This unit , at stage volumes, will not at allbe peasing to your audience. What Line6 doesnt come right out and say is that these are intended for FRFR powered monitors live. I have tried this through a P.A in studio and had to quickly revert back to my old pedalboard. The Helix, with some refinements could be the very best thing on the market. But a lot of work has to go into the sound reproduction. You haev to use a lot of HIGH/LOW cuts and graphical EQ's adn Global settings to get to an almost acceptable tone and only on models that are near the clean gains. This also brings up more expense for third party IRS while you, the customer, assume all the risks of buying yet more patches sight unseen. At 1500-2000, you should expect much better. The same hold true for the Headrush as I have had both of them for weeks. You can always spend 250.00 for the work of others in the hopes of getting what you are after in terms of tone

    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    HX EFFECTS NOISE/OD AND DISTORTION

    By TONECHASER

    from Michigan

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

    LINE6 Overdrive, Boost adn Distortion Models are all harsh and without real sensitivities. This unit run throuogh the effects loop of a MES Boogie TC50 is extremely noisy.

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