Line 6

Description

The Line 6 Helix Floor guitar and effects processor delivers immense power, flexibility, and control. Award-winning HX Modeling leverages powerful dual-DSP performance to deliver the authentic sound and feel of vintage and modern amps, cabinets, microphones, and effects. A large color LCD and capacitive-touch footswitches with customizable scribble strips make the user experience faster and more efficient.

Extensive I/O and signal-routing capabilities provide unprecedented flexibility for both studio and stage, and Helix Floor can even serve as a comprehensive master controller for your entire studio or live rig by enabling you to easily integrate effects pedals and other hardware into a hybrid setup. Presets are also compatible with the entire Helix family of guitar processors, including the Helix Native Guitar/Effects Processor plug-in, enabling guitarists to take their tones from the studio to the stage—and back again.

Authentic HX Modeling
With HX Modeling, each stage of an amp’s circuitry is measured and matched back to the original, so that every model reacts and interacts with the player in a genuine and realistic manner. HX Modeling also accurately recreates the behavior of even the most idiosyncratic vintage effects by modeling their individual components. For example, the Transtronic process emulates the behavior of virtually any germanium or silicon transistor or diode, 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. Helix Floor also lets you load third-party speaker cabinet impulse responses (IRs) to personalize your rig.

Acclaimed Ease of Use
Massive power and flexibility are frequently accompanied by a steep learning curve, but Helix Floor is remarkably easy to use. Capacitive-touch footswitches allow you to

immediately jump to any block and quickly adjust a parameter or assign controllers merely by tapping the footswitch with your finger. A large 800x480-pixel LCD eliminates complex menu-diving and provides the same level of control you would expect from an external editor. Color-coded LED rings and customizable scribble strips instantly convey footswitch assignments and status at a single glance.

Keep Playing While You Tweak
One goal when developing the Helix products was to make tone creation easier by allowing guitarists to interact with technology in more intuitive ways. For example, Pedal Edit Mode allows you to edit any amp or effect parameter with your foot, so you can keep playing while making changes on the fly. Select the block you want to edit and its parameters are automatically assigned to the footswitches. Then, simply select and adjust a parameter using the expression pedal.

Extensive I/O
Featuring an extensive I/O complement, robust routing capabilities, and complete MIDI integration, the Helix Floor processor can serve as a powerful master controller for any size of guitar rig. The four mono or two stereo effects sends/receives may be used to connect individual pedals or pedal chains to create switchable loops, or as additional inputs and outputs, or to process multiple instruments simultaneously. Routing schemes such as wet/dry/wet and 4-Cable Method are also easily configured. There are also three expression pedal inputs, a CV/Expression output, external amp switching capabilities, L6 LINK connectivity, and exclusive Variax® guitar integration. This unparalleled flexibility allows you to create large integrated systems incorporating both digital and analog I/O.

Easy-to-Use Mac and PC Editors
The Helix software editor features the same intuitive user interface found on Helix Floor. Drag and drop amps, cabs, and effects to build signal chains with ease; adjust parameters and settings using dedicated knobs and sliders; quickly customize footswitch labels, and much more—all on your computer’s large screen.

Preset Compatibility with Helix Products
Helix Floor presets are compatible with the entire Helix family of processors, including Helix Rack, Helix LT, and the Helix Native Guitar/Effects Processor plug-in. All Helix processors feature the same sounds and interface, and all work seamlessly with the Helix editor/librarian application.

Regular Feature Enhancement
Line 6 is committed to continuing the evolution of the Helix family and responding to the needs of guitarists. Helix Floor owners can expect regular firmware updates that add amp and effect models, new features that improve flexibility and workflow, and other software improvements.

Helix 3.50 Firmware—What’s New
The Helix 3.50 firmware update for Helix and HX hardware devices and the 3.50 software update for the Helix Native plugin introduces an entirely new IR-based speaker cabinet engine. It includes 20 guitar cabs and four bass cabs with a choice of 12 microphones, and you can change their angle, position, and distance in relation to the cabs. You can even drag the mics around in space for easier and more exact placement when using the HX Edit 3.50 application. Despite their increased power, however, the new cab models only utilize roughly one-third to one-fifth of the DSP as the cabs in version 3.15 and earlier due to the improved Helix Core, freeing up additional DSP for other purposes. There are also five new amp models, seven new effects, a Dual IR block and other improvements.

New Models
Guitar Cabs (Single and Dual versions)
• 1x10 US Princess - captured from the 1x10" Fender Princeton Eminence Copperhead
• 1x12 Grammatico - captured from the 1x12" Grammatico LaGrange P12Q
• 1x12 US Deluxe - captured from the 1x12" Fender Deluxe Oxford
• 1x12 Cali EXT - captured from the 1x12" Mesa/Boogie Extension Cab
• 2x12 Blue Bell - captured from the 2x12" Vox AC-30 Fawn Blue
• 2x12 Double C12N - captured from the 2x12" Fender Twin C12N
• 2x12 Jazz Rivet - captured from the 2x12" Roland JC-120
• 2x12 Mail C12Q - captured from the 2x12" Silvertone 1484
• 2x12 Mandarin 30 - captured from the 2x12" Orange PPC212 V30
• 4x10 Tweed P10R - captured from the 4x10" Fender Bassman P10R
• 4x12 Greenback25 - captured from the 4x12" Marshall Basketweave G12 M25
• 4x12 1960A T75 - captured from the 4x12" Marshall 1960A T75
• 4x12 Blackback 30 - captured from the 4x12" Park 75 G12 H30
• 4x12 Brit V30 - captured from the 4x12" Marshall 1960AV V30
• 4x12 Cali V30 - captured from the 4x12" Mesa/Boogie 4FB V30
• 4x12 Mandarin EM - captured from the 4x12" Orange Eminence
• 4x12 MOO)))N T75 - captured from the 4x12" Sunn Cab w/G75T
• 4x12 Uber T75 - captured from the 4x12" Bogner Uberkab T75
• 4x12 Uber V30 - captured from the 4x12" Bogner Uberkab V30
• 4x12 XXL V30 - captured from the 4x12" ENGL XXL V30
Bass Cabs (Single and Dual versions)
• 1x15 Ampeg B-15 - captured from the 1x15" Ampeg B-15
• 2x15 Brute - captured from the 2x15" Mesa/Boogie 2×15 EV
• 4x10 Garden - captured from the 4x10" Eden D410XLT
• 8x10 SVT AV - captured from the 8x10" Ampeg HeritageTM SVT-810AV
Amps
• MOO)))N T Nrm - based on the Normal channel of the Sunn Model T
• MOO)))N T Brt - based on the Bright channel of the Sunn Model T
• MOO)))N T Jump - based on the Normal + Bright channels in the Sunn Model T
• PV Vitriol Crnch - based on the Crunch channel of the Peavey Invective
• PV Vitriol Lead - based on the Lead channel of the Peavey Invective
Effects
• Pillars OD (Mono, Stereo) - based on the Earthquaker Devices Plumes
• Vital Dist (Mono, Stereo) - based on the Earthquaker Devices Life (distortion)
• Vital Boost (Mono, Stereo) - based on the Earthquaker Devices Life (boost)
• 4-Voice Chorus (Mono, Stereo) - Line 6 Original
• FlexoVibe (Mono, Stereo) - Line 6 Original
• Dynamic Ambience (Mono - Stereo), Line 6 Original
• Boctaver (Mono, Stereo) - based on the Boss OC-2 Octaver
New Features & Performance Enhancements:
• Dual IR Blocks
• Disable Snapshot Control over Parameter Assignment
• Improved Encoder Ballistics

Note: All product names are trademarks of their respective owners and neither Yamaha Guitar Group nor Line 6 are associated or affiliated with them. These trademarks appear solely to identify products whose tones and sounds were studied by Line 6 during sound model development.
Features
  • Award-winning dual DSP HX Modeling
  • Uncompromised Helix sound quality with 123dB of dynamic range
  • More than 200 Amp, Cab, Mic and Effect models
  • Large 6.2", 800x480-Pixel LCD Screen
  • Extensive I/O complement provides unprecedented flexibility for studio and stage
  • Up to 3 expression pedals, CV/expression output, external amp switching and deep MIDI control
  • Capacitive-touch Footswitches and Customizable Scribble Strips. Touch to Edit, Hold to Assign, Press to Engage
  • Preset compatibility with all other Helix products
  • User-friendly Mac and PC based editors enable remote editing and IR management
  • Dimensions: 22.05" x 11.87" x 3.61"
Specifications
  • Award-winning dual DSP HX Modeling
  • Uncompromised Helix sound quality with 123 dB of dynamic range
  • More than 200 Amp, Cab, Mic, and Effect models
  • Large 6.2”, 800x480-Pixel LCD Screen
  • Extensive I/O complement provides unprecedented flexibility for studio and stage
  • Up to 3 expression pedals, CV/expression output, external amp switching, and deep MIDI control
  • Capacitive-touch Footswitches and Customizable Scribble Strips. Touch to Edit, Hold to Assign, Press to Engage
  • Preset compatibility with all other Helix products
  • User-friendly Mac and PC based editors enable remote editing and IR management
  • Dimensions: 22.05" x 11.87" x 3.61"