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Line 6 Helix Rack Dual DSP Audio Engine Guitar Processor

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Helix Rack represents a new way of thinking about guitarists and technology, and gives creative musicians the tools to quickly recreate the sound they hear their head, without sonic compromise. Helix Rack is a new kind of guitar processor: it’s not only a tour-grade rack mounted multi-effect processor that sounds and feels authentic, it’s also the most comprehensive master controller for guitar systems ever built.

Start by recreating the tones in your head with the new HX modeling engine - the new amps, cabs, mics, and effects will feel familiar to anyone who has ever spent time in the studio getting the best guitar sounds from both vintage and modern gear. Have a pile of oddball pedals that you rely on for your personal sounds? No problem.

Take advantage of the most comprehensive I/O and routing capabilities ever built into a multi-effect and easily integrate them into the Helix Rack environment. Once connected, create custom setups that make your external pedals feel like they’re all under the hood. Whether you spend your time in the studio or on the stage, Helix Rack is the next-generation guitar processor you’ve been waiting for.

Line 6 Helix Rack Dual DSP Audio Engine Guitar Processor Features
  • 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)
  • Large 6.2 inch 800x480-pixel LCD display
  • 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
  • Up to 3 expression pedals, expression toe switch input, CV/Expression out, external amp switching and deep MIDI control
  • AES/EBU and SPDIF digital I/O with Wordclock sync
  • Industry-leading 123dB of dynamic range on the guitar input, for tremendous depth and ultra-low noise
  • Tour Grade construction – 3RU rack enclosure with optional foot-based controller
It feels and sounds like your analog gear
When it comes down to authentic sound and feel, Helix Rack represents a giant leap forward for guitar 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 Rack also lets you load custom impulse responses, allowing you to personalize your rig setup.

So intuitive you already know how to use it
Massive power traditionally comes with a steep learning curve, but Helix Rack challenges that way of thinking. The large 6.2-inch 800x480-pixel LCD display all but eliminates menu diving and provides the same level of control you would expect from an external editor. When it comes to creating tones, Helix Rack is as fast as you are.

Speed up your editing with Helix Control
Helix Rack can be controlled by almost any MIDI-capable device, but adding Helix Control gives you the same innovative capabilities found in the floor based Helix, and this means that - for the very first time - you won’t have to stop playing to tweak a knob. With Pedal Edit Mode, you can edit any parameter you like using your foot: simply select the block that you want to tweak, and its parameters spill out onto the Helix Control footswitches. Select a parameter, and tweak the value using one of three optional expression pedals.

Helix Rack with Helix Control is the fastest tone creator of its kind on the planet. But that’s only part of the story – it’s also the most flexible. Helix Rack has FOUR stereo paths per preset, allowing 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 4 freely-assignable effects loops means that the tonal possibilities are truly huge.

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

Helix Rack has the most flexible audio routing ever seen on a guitar processor, thanks to its dynamically allocated DSP.

Use the four effects loops to connect four separate pedal chains, or split them up and use them as freely-assignable inputs and outputs. In combination with four stereo paths, this means that you can process multiple instruments at once, send wet and dry signals to different places, and create large integrated systems that take advantage of both digital and analog I/O at the same time.

When you need to incorporate external devices via MIDI, Helix Rack offers more flexibility than any multi-effect ever. In addition to powerful real time MIDI control, Helix Rack can send up to six separate commands at patch recall that aren’t assigned to a connected 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 patch recall. Add AES/EBU digital I/O, Wordclock sync, support for three expression pedals, CV/Expression out, and external amp switching, and Helix Rack can be the command center for any size rig.

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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

Customer Reviews

Review: Chaos studios Submitted: 10/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Rock solid
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I basically have use this product to replace just about everything buggy and heavy in my studio. It has all the functionalities of a helix floor and sits right on the desk next to the computer. The computer interface allows me to tweak patches on the fly without having to bend over and twist knobs or stomp.I would highly recommend looking at the rack is an option if you were more inclined to run in the studio and less inclined to play live.

Review: Connor S Submitted: 10/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Best modeler around!!!

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Bought the helix so I could have more versatility with guitar tones and I found it!!! You can do anything imaginable with this modeler. Why spend almost $2,000 on an Axe FX when you can get this for cheaper with better functionality and ease of use? It’s a no brained to me. I would recommend this product to anyone. Any guitar player could utilize one of these. You can create tones for any genre or style of playing. Definitely worth every penny!!

Review: BKS Submitted: 9/9/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Helix is a game changer

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Any tone head guitarist looking for the missing link in their arsenal look no further than the Helix. It's plethora of modeling amps, fx, reverb delays can open up doors to inspiration you never knew existed. Coupled with a multitude of inputs and outputs the Line 6 Helix Rack is a solid workhorse.

Review: Craig Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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For the player looking for versatility

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I’ve be hesitant to dive into the digital game for quite some time now. While I’ll always play with real amps, I will actually use the amps in the Helix for recording pre pro ideas and run it for effects live. My favorite tone on it is the Placater and with a good IR and some air through a speaker you can get pretty close to that modded Marshall/Friedman sound. My favorite feature is that you can run guitar and vocal effects at the same time engaging them both with the click of a button live.

Review: Mr. Bloodfist Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Perfect.

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Simply the best purchase I have made and this was my first modeler.The Helix is not just a get by piece of equipment, it has the ability to be an all inclusive powerhouse machine filled with effects, pedals, amps and cabs and more. I literally could not be happier since I made this purchase!

Review: Bradley Music, bradley.j.music@gmail.com Submitted: 3/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Love this thing

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I absolutely love the helix. Best product I've had in a long time. Would highly recommend this unit. Super easy to use.

Review: Mick Submitted: 12/30/2018

Product Rating1 out of 5 stars.

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Cheesy!

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I am a Tube Player but wanted a digital rig ease of moving added sounds etc,as expected this unit sounds like most digital gear Ive come across without a power amp built in cheesy Sounding no matter what I do E Q or otherwise.You tube will not I repeat will not let you hear the true sound of the unit most videos are using high end mics to record the audio of course making it sound great.Its not the real deal don't be fooled by you tube videos.Onto the next thing HEAD RUSH ...If that stinks onto a Fractal or D V mark.You want my opinion there it is !

Review: Sam Submitted: 12/28/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Awesome

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Very versatile

Review: Gareth suarez Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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perfect for my recording space

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I purchased this for my recording space, as it was a pain hooking my hd500 up to my computer every time I wanted to record. as a bonus, the sounds in here are awesome, especially for my seven string and bass. the hd500 would get rather muddy sounding on the b string, but the helix has several amps that sound great in that range, and several great bass amps as well.

Review: Mike Submitted: 12/18/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Powerful and versatile instrument processor

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I have only had this unit for a couple weeks but I love the potential it has. This was purchased to replace a DigiTech GSP-1101 unit that has been around for nearly a decade. The GSP still works, however, I felt it was time to move up to a more-versatile product. In addition to processing guitar audio, I plan on using the foot controller to change the scenes of our light system using MIDI notes. This will eliminate the need of an extra MIDI footswitch currently used to control our lights.

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