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The latest generation of Line 6 amp simulation is here! For decades now Line 6 have been leading the wave of digital amp simulation ever since they launched the POD all the way back in 1998. Now the next wave of premium products is here with the Helix Rack System.
Using Line 6's dual DSP HX modeling engine you can get even closer to the sound in your head at your feet. With 45 amps, 30 cabs, 16 mics and 70 different effects built in to this thing you really can get any guitar or bass sound your heart desires.
For the latest Helix software update click here!
Every Nuance Captured
Line 6 have always had a great attention to detail but what they have done for the Helix is from another world. They have gone through and perfectly modeled every amplifier in the Helix from the power amp to the preamp even to going as far as to measure the power sag in the amp and implement that in to the models.
If you have ever wondered if a digital amplifier can feel like the real thing it is really worth coming down and plug in in to the Helix you will not believe what this one unit can do.
So Many Options
Line 6 have spent years developing the Helix to be everything it is right now. So they didn't just want to stop at delivering the best possible amp and effects modeling but also incredible levels of control that you have never had before.
That is why you can run up to four amplifiers simultaneously with up to 32 effects all running on four discrete stereo signal paths for ultimate clarity. You really can take full advantage of every effect, amplifier, cabinet and mic to make your own distinct sound that no one else has.
It is likely that you have already built up a rig of your own that you love the sound of. Line 6 know that you aren't just going to chuck out all of your boutique effects and amplifiers so they have included enough connectivity so you can use all of your own gear.
With the ability to not only run four loops of your own external effects pedals but also change the channel on your amplifier either via MIDI or 1/4" jack this will soon become the centerpiece of your entire rig. All
We all know one of the biggest pains with digital amp systems is that they take so long to set up and changing things on the fly is not easy. Line 6 went above and beyond to make sure that wasn't the case with the Helix.
Fitted with a 6.2" LCD display which shows your guitars signal path which can be easily navigated using the 6 smart edit knobs and master control knob you will be up and editing in 5 minutes of setting up the Helix.
With all this tech isn't it more likely for something to go wrong? Not at all, Line 6 have spent a long time finding all of the strongest possible parts so that you can take this on the road without failure.
Built with a solid-aluminum construction and with controls so strong they will go for years before they even think about failing the Helix has been made with touring guitarists in mind so you can rest assured that this will survive anything you can throw at it.
Getting Gig Ready
Having your system in a rack can be incredibly useful for live and studio use as it means all of your gear and controls are in one place. Unfortunately you do lose out on the ability to change your settings on the fly without a solid footswitch system.
So if you are looking to gig with this rack take a look at the Helix Floor Controller to finish of your rig and get gig ready today.
Helix 3.0 Firmware Update
With the free Helix 3.0 firmware update, Line 6 have added a variety of new amps, cabs, effects, and performance enhancements. Get the sound of a Princeton Reverb amp or a Diezel VH4, as well as 1x10 and 1x12 Princeton cabs. A load of new effects have been added including five polyphonic effects, 12-string emulation, and a shuffling looper. Enhancements include a Favourites model list for amp and effect edits (as well as footswitch assignments), the ability to save default settings for every amp, cab, or effect block, and your custom settings appear every time you load the block.
- Tour-grade multi-effect guitar processor
- Output for Helix Control floor controller
- Dual DSP-powered HX modeling engine
- 45 amps, 30 cabs, 16 mics, and 70 effects
- Editing workflow can be mastered incredibly quickly
- 6.2" 800 x 480 LCD display
- 10 inputs, 12 outputs (including four effects loops)
- 8-in/8-out USB audio interface
- Multiple expression pedal outs
- CV/Expression out
- External amp switching
- XLR input
- S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and L6 Link digital outputs