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Line 6 | Helix | HX 3.70 Firmware Updateplay button

Line 6 | Helix | HX 3.70 Firmware Update

Line 6 | Helix Floor | Overviewplay button

Line 6 | Helix Floor | Overview

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Helix 3.0 Update Overview Part 2

Development of Helix with Eric Kleinplay button

Development of Helix with Eric Klein

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The Helix Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal is a new kind of multi-effects floorboard processor that provides massive power and flexibility for creating authentic tones. Packed with Line 6's advanced HX modeling engine, Helix lets you hear brand-new models of vintage and modern amps, cabs, mics and effects—all designed to sound and feel just like the originals. This premium multi-effects unit appeals to players seeking a streamlined yet comprehensive guitar interface for studio, stage or a hybrid rig.

Unparalleled Processing Power and Advanced HX Modeling

Helix features dual DSP engines and four discrete stereo signal paths, providing the enormous processing power required for complex routing options and realistic emulation of gear. The HX modeling engine accurately recreates the dynamic feel and interaction of 45 amps, 30 cabs, 16 mics and 70 effects based on sought-after vintage and modern equipment. Each stage of an amp's circuitry is measured and matched to the original, capturing details like power supply ripple, individual tube sag and more. The result is the bloom, compression and gut punch of the real thing.

Intuitive Interface and Flexible Routing

Despite its massive capabilities, Helix is extremely intuitive. Touch-sensitive footswitches allow quick editing by simply touching a block, while the large display eliminates menu diving. Colored LED rings and scribble strips provide at-a-glance status of each footswitch. Creating tones is fast and routing options are unparalleled. Four stereo paths and four effects loops enable complex integration of external gear. Process multiple instruments at once, send signals to different destinations and build hybrid rigs incorporating analog and digital I/O.

Seamless Control Over Internal and External Devices

Helix becomes the command center for your entire guitar rig. Easily integrate traditional pedals and other hardware using the dynamically allocated DSP and flexible I/O routing. The four effects loops connect separate pedal chains or split for freely assignable ins and outs. Control external gear via MIDI with powerful real-time commands and patch recall triggering multiple changes. Add three expression pedals, CV/Expression out and external amp switching for a fully integrated system.

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  • Dual DSP-powered HX modeling engine with four discrete stereo signal paths, more than 200 amps, cabs, mics and effects
  • Imports 3rd-party 1024/2048 cab IR (impulse responses)
  • 12 capacitive-sensing footswitches and customizable scribble strips—touch to edit, hold to assign, press to engage
  • Hands-free Pedal Edit mode lays out effect parameters across switches and expression pedal
  • Near-instant footswitch and controller assignment
  • Up to three expression pedals, CV/Expression out, external amp switching and deep MIDI control
  • Extensive I/O for seamless integration with your entire rig—10 inputs 12 outputs (including four FX loops), plus 8-in/8-out USB audio interface
  • AES/EBU, SPDIF and VDI interfaces
  • Industry-leading 123dB of dynamic range on the guitar input, for tremendous depth and ultralow noise
  • Tour-grade construction
  • Includes Helix Firmware Update 3.6

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