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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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Patrick Submitted: 11/7/2018
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Amazing!
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Amazing product. Not enough room here to go over the versatility of the Helix; it does it all. Very user friendly and the tones are so close to the modeled amps, speakers, mics, pedals, etc. If you get into modeling and can't afford the AxeFx or Kemper, this should be your go to. Pair it with the Power Cab and your set for any gig or style of music.
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Austin L Submitted: 11/6/2018
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Helix Rocks
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This thing rocks. I can get any style of sound for all types of genres I like to play in. Take modeling to a new level and it is so easy to set up and use. Highly recommend it for the players out there that like to play around with digital effects. Line 6 helix will not disappoint
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Johnny Submitted: 11/6/2018
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Best thing I’ve ever bought!!!
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This thing is great. I can get any sound that I want out of it. Well worth the money!!! I’ve replaced my whole pedal board with this thing. You can’t go wrong with American Musical Supply. They are my #1 supplier of my musical needs now!!!
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Pablo R Submitted: 11/6/2018
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One and done
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I won’t get into the technical detail as I believe you get what you out into this product. If you’re looking for a device to play, record, edits sounds and additional affects for your intstruments. Then this has it all! Hook up your guitar, acoustic, bass and even microphone. Has a ton of inputs and plug ins. Honestly, I wouldn’t trade this for anything.
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Michael Breshears Submitted: 11/6/2018
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Overwhelmed but satisfied
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I have not even realized 1/10th of this things potential and I am already overwhelmed and thoroughly impressed. I can dial in any sound I want and with time and practice I am sure that I can turn this into a great live performance rig.
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Amber Submitted: 10/23/2018
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Best accessory to my guitar experience!!
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It's a product that I recommend . Its adds alot to my whole guitar experience bring depth that I was looking for to help create the sounds that I've been looking for.
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Christopher Submitted: 10/21/2018
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Guru of PedalBoards, you get any sound you want!!!!
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This is my go to pedalboard now, after talking with one of the reps at AMS, I decided to to go in and get this Pedalboard, and I must say, it was the best move for me as a guitar player needing to have a compact unit that can get me all the sounds I need, and not have to always talk all my pedals, and the Amp simulation makes it super cool to be able to just plug in the PA and just go, Love this Board!!!
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William hall Submitted: 10/15/2018
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Bass Players Rejoice!
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I was very skeptical of this product since I am a bass player. There isn't a lot of info out there with how this works for bass. I was pleasantly surprised that there are a lot of options for bass on this. Most of the guitar effects work super well for bass. What really won me over is the edit software on PC that allows you to edit the device from the PC and see the live changes on the device. Also, you can split your signal so that your clean signal can be mixed with the effect. This is something that is very challenging to do on a normal board. I was also impressed with the compressor since I use a Whirlwind Optical Compressor. The deluxe compressor on this sounds great and has all of the options a bass player could want to get that punchy sound. There are several Octave options as well. There is a bass Octave option that tracks beautifully, just as good as my Sub N Up. The octave up sounds a bit artificial, but most do anyways. The Cab sims are great too! Definitely a win for Bass!
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Eric Jones Submitted: 10/6/2018
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Goodbye amps! Hello tone!
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The line 6 helix is unrivaled in the all in one floor board unit. I have owned Frye fractal ax8, previous line 6 floor units, play frequently with kemper users and have owned tens of thousands worth of amps. This unit does an exceptional job at emulating existing amps mixed up and ready to perform or for studio purposes. With how easily and quickly one can set up scenes (which allow for many changes to occur once you press a switch), new tones and button assignments, it’s a must have for any gigging, touring, or studio guitar player. Ax8 requires external volume or wah controllers, while the helix has one built in. User interface is incredibly handy vs other units in similar price tiers. Importing IR’s for 3rd party cabs is incredibly easy and everything just work. Pick one up, you'll be glad you did! If you’d like sound samples, I tracked all my guitars and most of the cleans on Least of These’s EP “Wolves”.
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Tim Submitted: 10/6/2018
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I love the Helix
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I love the helix, I use this for direct recording and with my amp. I love the tones I can get with this. I have and would again recommend the Helix.
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