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Line 6 Helix Floorboard Dual DSP Audio Engine Guitar Processor

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The Line 6 Helix Floorboard Dual DSP Audio Engine Guitar Processor is a force to be reckoned with. The state of the art guitar processor not only is an authentic feeling, tour-tested multi-effects system, but is also an unrivaled controller for the modern guitarist, period. Fueled by cutting-edge HX Modeling innovation, the Helix reproduces precise vintage and modern sounding amps, cabs, effects and mics, all while maintaining the bona-fide sound and feel of the original models.

The Helix offers the most impressive I/O and routing capabilities ever built into a multi-effects device. What does that mean for you? You can now seamlessly integrate your existing pedal-rig, and personal sound settings into the Helix. You’ll have full control of all your external pedals using the custom setups and footswitch labels, creating your own unique sound.

With the new Helix 2.0 firmware, you’ll be able to add new models and more features that expand upon the Helix experience. Whether you’re a studio musician, touring side-man, or just a gear enthusiast- The Line 6 Helix Floorboard is a monster processor that will inspire your best playing time and time again.

Line 6 Helix Floorboard Dual DSP Audio Engine Guitar Processor Features

  • Helix 2.0 Firmware is here—download it free now at line6.com
  • Large color display: 800 x 480 Pixel, 6.2" color LCD
  • Joystick and edit buttons: Select, move, bypass and navigate edit pages with one hand.
  • Scribble Strips: Customize footswitch labels and LED ring colors
  • Capacitive touch footswitches: Touch to select, hold to assign and press to engage
  • Pedal Edit: Hold the Mode switch for hands-free amp and effects editing
  • External Control: Remote control for traditional amps and stompboxes
  • Variax Integration: Instant model and tuning recall, effects control and power for your Variax guitar
  • Dual DSP-powered HX modeling engine with 4 discrete stereo signal paths, 45 amps, 30 cabs, 16 mics and 70 effects
  • Imports 3rd party 1024/2048 cab IR’s (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 3 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 ultra-low noise
  • Tour Grade construction
Authentic, Rich Tone
Warm vintage-sounding tubes, analog delay, fat overdriven tones and all the precious analog gear you love, the Helix is a piece of gear that seals the deal for today’s guitarists. The elusive “feel” of tube driven amps becomes a reality via the unique DSP engine of Helix. It’s designed to recreate everything you love about that vintage tube sound, but also delivering the touch. When talking about true amp modeling, the Line 6 Helix is second to none. The team at Line 6 has painstakingly matched each stage of an amp’s circuit back to the original, creating a model that reacts and interacts just like the real thing. The nuances of tube sag, B+ voltage control, and power supply ripple are all there giving you punchy overdrive and juicy compression.

*Helix 2.0 firmware introduces five new amp models based on* the legendary Mesa/Boogie® Mk IV and Marshall® JCM 800, as well as new distortion, EQ, modulation and delay effects.

Intuition
The Line 6 Helix puts to rest that steep learning curve found on other devices, and breaks the traditional mold of other multi-effects boards. The touch-sensitive footswitches allow you to quickly choose an effect block for easy edits, and the 6.2 inch 800x480-pixel LCD display all but eliminates menu-diving - providing precise control that you would expect from an external editor. The user interface is intuitive, smooth and fast. LED rings keep you informed on each footswitch’s patches, and unnecessary fiddling is eliminated. With a quick glance you’ll see that everything is in order so you can focus on playing.

Among the main focuses in developing Helix was to make the interaction between guitarists and technology easier. With Helix, the guitarist won’t have to stop playing to fuss around with buttons. Instead, Pedal Edit Mode, make the expression pedal and footswitches work in unison to tweak the value of any parameter you like. It’s as easy as selecting the block you wish to edit, and letting the expression pedal do the work. The ability to tap a footswitch and tweak parameters on the fly, makes the Line 6 Helix truly one–of-a-kind. Yet if that wasn’t enough, the Helix crushes the competition when it comes to flexibility.

Helix easily sends processed and dry signals, as well as complex routing schemes for each patch, by utilizing its four stereo paths per preset. Thus using the onboard effects models in conjunction with the 4 freely-assignable effects loops make the sonic possibilities nearly unlimited.

Helix 2.0 Firmware
Helix 2.0 firmware includes the new Snapshots performance feature. It is a nifty little feature that enables you to recall, and edit specific elements of your sound inside each preset. Essentially, Snapshots can provide eight variations of the same tone, eight unique tones, or any combination within the same preset.

Control Center
Let Helix become the hub for all of your guitar rig needs. You can now effectively coordinate your old pedals and other equipment into your Helix environment, making a consistent rig that fuses the best of what hardware and software bring to the table. The flexibility of Helix is put to the test when running all four effects loops as pedal chains, or freely assignable inputs and outputs. With four stereo paths you can do everything from processing multiple instruments simultaneously, allocating wet and dry signal paths, and integrate systems that utilize both digital and analog I/O together.

As for MIDI, Helix blows the competition out of the water. With the tap of a footswitch, you can alter synth patches, assign a sequencer, and tweak an external mixer. Incorporating all these external devices is achieved because Helix can send six separate commands at patch recall that are not assigned to a footswitch. Suddenly the Line 6 Helix has become the captain of your rig!

Lastly, Helix 2.0 firmware features Variax® control enhancements. Guitarists can expand their tonal range by switching between multiple guitar models via footswitch, and controlling the Variax tone knob with an expression pedal.

Helix
The Line 6 Helix Floorboard is in a league of its own. It has been designed with the modern guitar player in mind. No other effects pedal bridges the gap between musician and technology quite like Helix. It is a tool that gives the artist the creative flexibility to quickly and effectively recreate the sounds they hear in their heads, sacrificing zero sonic quality.

The new models in Helix 2.0 Firmware Include: 
    New Amp Models
    • Cali IV Rhythm 1, based on* the Rhythm I channel of the Mesa/Boogie® Mk IV
    • Cali IV Rhythm 2, based on* the Rhythm II channel of the Mesa/Boogie® Mk IV
    • Cali IV Lead, based on* the Lead channel of the Mesa/Boogie® Mk IV
    • Line 6 2204 Mod, Line 6 Original based on* a hot-rodded Marshall® JCM® 800
    • Line 6 Fatality, Line 6 Original based on THALL

         New Effects Models
    • Distortion > Wringer Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), based on* Garbage’s special BOSS® FZ-2
    • EQ > Cali Q Graphic (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Mesa/Boogie® Mk IV’s 5-band EQ
    • Modulation > Harmonic Tremolo (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
    • Delay > Vintage Digital (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
* All product names used herein are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6’s sound model development.

Mesa/Boogie is a registered trademark of Mesa/Boogie, Ltd.
Marshall and JCM are registered trademarks of Marshall Amplification Plc.
BOSS is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation.

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  818-575-3600 Warranty:  July 12, 2017 Helix warranty: 2 Years for qualifying customers who register a Helix Floor, Helix Rack, or Helix LT processor, or a Helix Control pedal in the United States within the first year of ownership. Customers who already own a Helix product will have a second year added to their current one-year Helix Warranty at no cost: 1 Year on other products; G-Port and RiffTrack Package: 90 Days; B-Stock: 90 Days

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Customer Reviews

Review: Jim Rodgers Submitted: 6/10/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Ridiculously awesome
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Product Review

So I've been using a Kemper for the last several years...before that I was an AxeFX user since the very first public offering of them. I have used tons of Line 6 gear over the years and it was never in the same ballpark as the AxeFX and Kemper. The Kemper, tonally, absolutely destroys the AxeFX - though the AxeFX wins in routing flexibility and deep diving tweaks and editing. I found I was spending too much time tweaking and never being totally happy with the AxeFX. A friend let me try his Kemper and it was love at first...chord. The tone was just THERE with no real effort. It's deceptively powerful in the effects and control...so I'm super dedicated to it --- BUT --- Here's where things get interesting... I have been playing tons of live shows lately and often, two shows in one day at different venues..which means I need to load in and out quickly and have super fast setup times. Dragging around my rack with the Kemper and the remote seemed a bit excessive...so I started looking for a smaller, easier setup that was just as powerful. The Helix hit my radar and I ordered it; hoping it would be passable for my needs. Honestly, when I first got it - I was pretty disappointed in the tones and ability to dial in something that was on par with the Kemper. I was 99% sure I would return it and assume it was never going to be a contender. With my Kemper, I use profile packs made by a guy named Michael Britt that are stellar. I saw that he had a Helix pack available so I figured I'd give it a shot before sending the Helix back and giving up... That changed everything for me. The Helix came alive and the tones were magnificent. The real power and doors opening up was due to the IRs that came with the Michael Britt pack. The stock cabinets were essentially junk to me and having a great IR was the key. I hooked it up to my PA and started dialing in tones and found that it was easily on par with my Kemper and the power of the units routing and effects was simply incredible. I'm LOVING this thing now and it may soon take the place of my Kemper (OK, maybe not quite yet - because the Kemper is THAT GOOD)...but...I'm playing so much, I want quick and easy and direct and the Helix delivers in all aspects...so who knows... Kemper killer? Not right out of the box...but with the right IRs...it better not be underestimated.

Review: Tracey Submitted: 5/30/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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A Professional Pedalboard at your Feet.

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Back in the day I always wondered what it would be to have the amps, effects, miking capabilities, rooms, midi capabilities, that the professional guitarist have to create their sound and your own sounds, now here it is in The Helix. I have used other multi-effects units before and found them hard to dial in tones, or for that matter a huge amount of effects, but this unit has it. Now you can take a amp and throw a compressor in front of it, the your distortion and wah, then your modulation effects behind it using amp and effects modeled after names like 5150, Mesa Boogie, Friedman amps, Marshall and Fender. Then you have effects named after Pro Co Rat, Tube Screamer, Big Muff Pi and others. You have like 72 amp combinations, 194 guitar effects, 37 speakers, and 16 miking combinations at your disposal. I'm a newbie using this thing and find it quite easy after learning some of the buttons and knobs. The best yet is being able to tweak your sound using your computer as well so your can dial in that tone. Just imagine looking at your favorite artists signal chain and being able to dial it in yourself so cool. That is the main reason I bought this unit, and I haven't even begun to tell you how good bass sounds through this with the bass amps it has. I'm sure Line 6 will come up with updates of the newest amps and effects so you can upload them to your unit as well. This thing is built like a tank as well.

Review: James A Taylor Submitted: 5/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Best of the Best

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I've been a Line 6 user for over a decade, and this piece lives up to every expectation. Ease of use, great tones, just to name a few. With the ability to eliminate the need to carry heavy amps from gig to gig, I couldn't be happier.

Review: MJ Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Incredible!

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This unit takes amp modeling to the next level. As a guitar player that’s always been partial to analog effects, this unit exceeded my expectations. Just amazing!

Review: Alex Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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"I love this thing"

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Very well built and provides all the tools I need in order to make great, sounding music.

Review: Eric p Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Sweeet effects

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Man this thing sounds amazing. So much professional sounding options. Get this!

Review: Anthony Garcia Submitted: 4/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This was not what I was wanting originally but now I am totally sold thanks to the wonderful staff!

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I was reluctant while on the phone with customer service about getting the Helix floor. And once they told me about the payment plan option and the free backpack that was included. I was sold! Totally underestimated them and they completely knocked this purchase out of the park. It was more than what I needed allowing me to do everything and more!

Review: Bryan Maples Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This is the baddest unit I have ever used oh, I am in Marshall guy but this thing blows it away

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I play in a cover band, we play three nights a week every weekend,I used to only used Marshall amps but this thing actually blows it away, I highly recommend this to anyone who's a guitar enthusiast looking for that perfect tone,

Review: Richard Hurley Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Loving this so much!

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I have to say the tones that come from the Helix will blow you away! I have been searching for this pedal for years. I play in a church Worship team and the sound combinations I can put together with this pedal are endless! you can capture the exact tones and effects of any song you wish quickly. The user interface was easy to use and learn. this pedal gets 100 stars from me, but you only see 5 because the 95 are silent. This pedal is worth so much more than the price! AMS has great payment options to choose from and make it easy to purchase this dream pedal.

Review: Michael Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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What an amazing pedal!

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This pedal is amazing. The amount of options on this thing seems endless which inspires hours of fun. It is great for Church worship. Dont hesitate and get one today!

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