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Line 6 Helix Floorboard Dual DSP Audio Engine Guitar Processor

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Product Description

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.

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
Jimmy Submitted: 9/7/2018
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Amazing
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There is so much to the Helix it is difficult to fit into a brief review. Still keep learning more details of what it can do but, in short, it is an amazing piece of gear. High quality amp models and effects. I have no issues with the sound quality comparing against my tube amp and pedalboard. Sure the feel is different in the sense of not having an amp behind you, but the dynamic response of tones are there and no lesser than using an amp/pedalboard rig. Signal chain routing possibilities are easy and feel endless. Way better than taking a board apart and changing patch cables. This thing makes traveling light for gigs easy when I don't want to carry a heavy amp around. It takes a little more patience to dial in tones or sounds in your head, but once setup and saved, the sounds are consistent every single time without having to do any tweaking. The scribble strips and light colors make it easy to reference every pedal and switch function in any lighting. Also just awesome to look at.
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Michael Mitchell, Michael.v.mitchell1@hotmail.com Submitted: 9/6/2018
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Incredible Custom Sound
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The HELIX is by far the best effect processors I've ever used, and worth every dollar. It's versatile in the sense that it's an easy setup for live sound, whether you go direct to front of house, through monitoring, or even through an amp, or if you are working in the studio trying to find a tone to cut through the mix. I highly recommend this to serious recording artists or for those on a long tour, looking for an alternative to amplifiers.
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Brian Submitted: 9/6/2018
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AMAZING!!!
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The tones on this things and it’s simplicity makes it super fun to use. LOVE IT!!
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Marvyn Ortiz Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Endless possibilities
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When I first made the decision to purchase I did some research but I was never prepared for helix. Beyond the amazing sounds, nearly perfect emulations there is the personalized factor. The ability to dial in your favorite sound or create the most unique one. That’s what I found on the helix. To top it all I was mesmerized by the support and dedication the line 6 team puts behind this product. And with the ease of AMS financing, it was hard to pass on this amazing piece of equipment. Strongly recommend adding this Swiss knife to your collection!
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Steven velasquez Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Best buy ever !!! Thanks to AMS for the awesome prices!!
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Best product ever!
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Aaron Gutierrez Submitted: 9/5/2018
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The Ultimate Home Recording Studio begins with Helix
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The Ultimate Home Recording Studio begins with Helix. Incredible guitar and bass tones created from meticulous modeling of analog effects and boutique tube amplifiers .This is the one must have piece of gear for your project studio or live rig. You can use it for Vocal Preamping and Killer Bass tones as well. AMS made it possible for a blue collar guy with a good job and mediocre credit to have the Ultimate Home Studio! Thank You AMS!
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Randy Bebich Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Works perfectly
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Super happy
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Nick Submitted: 9/5/2018
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A Game Changer
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I was skeptical about Helix before getting it, thinking that there was no way a digital based system could replace my beloved Fender Supersonic 22 and massive pedalboard. I was very wrong, and after the first time I used it at practice with my band I decided that I no longer needed either the amp or the pedalboard. This thing is incredibly flexible and is an absolute dream for live usage. Highly recommended
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M. Clar Submitted: 9/5/2018
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This a great device
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It has the amp models that I can't afford example Dr. Z and Dumble
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christopher Submitted: 9/5/2018
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EXCELLENT!!!
What is your opinion of this product?
The helix is great, there is a lot of flexibility and great sounds you can get out of this thing. One great feature is being able to load your own impulse responses into the unit and adjust or mix it to your preference. You can also edit labels on footswitches and cutomize everything yo your liking.This product has served me well both on stage and in studio. I would highly recommend this product. I have compared it to similar products(axe fx/kemper) and my own amps(peavey,evh,engl,etc.)and it sounds just as good. One stop shop for all your tones.
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