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Line 6 | Helix | HX 3.70 Firmware Updateplay button

Line 6 | Helix | HX 3.70 Firmware Update

Line 6 | Eric Klein Details the Development of the Helix Guitar Processorplay button

Line 6 | Eric Klein Details the Development of the Helix Guitar Processor

Line 6 | Helix 3.0 | Part Two | Effects Demoplay button

Line 6 | Helix 3.0 | Part Two | Effects Demo

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Line 6 | Helix Floor | Overview

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The Helix limited-edition multi-effects guitar processor from Line 6 is not only a tour-grade, multi-effect pedal that sounds and feels authentic, it’s also one of the most comprehensive master controllers for guitar systems. Begin by recreating tones in your head with the new HX modeling engine—with new amps, cabs, mics and effects, this will feel very familiar to anyone who spends time in the studio. Take advantage of the comprehensive I/O and routing capabilities built into a multi-effect and easily integrate them into the Helix environment. Once connected, create custom setups and footswitch labels that make your external pedals feel like they’re right under the hood. Whether you spend your time in the studio or on the stage, Helix is the next-generation guitar processor you’ve been waiting for.

Real Tone That Feels and Sounds Like Your Analog Gear

Helix represents an authentic sound and feel while offering big leaps forward with enhanced technology. The dual-DSP engine provides massive power to accurately recreate the dynamic feel of tube amplifiers, not just their sonic fingerprint. Each stage of an amp’s circuit has been measured and matched back to the original, so that each model reacts and interacts just like the real thing. This level of dynamic circuit detail extends into areas like power supply ripple, individual tube sag, and control over B+ voltages. Once these elements are captured, you get classic bloom and gooey compression on some amps, and a powerful gut punch on others. Helix also lets you load custom impulse responses, allowing you to personalize your rig setup.

So Intuitive, You'll Already Know How to Use It

Massive power traditionally comes with a steep learning curve, but Helix challenges that way of thinking. Touch-sensitive footswitches allow you to select an effect block for editing simply by touching it. In combination, the large 6.2" 800x480-pixel LCD display all but eliminates menu-diving and provides the same level of control you would expect from an external editor. Colored LED rings and customizable scribble strips complete the user interface, letting you know what each footswitch is doing at a glance.

Pedal Edit Mode combines the intuitive part of sound with technology to make the creation of tones easier. This means that you won’t have to stop playing to tweak a knob. In this mode, you can edit any parameter you like by simply using your foot: select the block that you want to tweak, and its parameters spill out onto the footswitches. Select a parameter and tweak the value using the expression pedal.

Giving you the ability to touch a footswitch and quickly tweak parameters or easily assign or learn controllers, Helix is the fastest tone creator of its kind on the planet. Helix is flexible, with a four stereo paths per preset that allows you to design complex routing scenarios for each patch. Creating variations on wet and dry routing schemes is as easy as loading a template or tweaking the joystick, and using the onboard effects models in conjunction with the four freely assignable effects loops means that the tonal possibilities are truly huge.

Control of Your Entire Right—Integrate and Control Internal and External Devices

As an advanced guitar processor, Helix can become the nerve center for your guitar rig. Easily integrate traditional effects pedals and other hardware into your environment to create a seamless hybrid rig that incorporates the best of what software and hardware have to offer.

When you need to incorporate external devices via MIDI, Helix offers more flexibility than any multi-effects. In addition to powerful real-time MIDI control, Helix can send up to six separate commands at patch recall that aren’t assigned to a footswitch, which means you can change a patch on a synth, start a sequencer and turn up a fader on an external mixer, all with one press of a footswitch. Add three expression pedals, CV/Expression out and external amp switching, and Helix can be the command center for any size rig.

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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
  • 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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