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Line 6 Helix Floorboard Multi-Effects Pedal, New

Line 6 goes pro with the Helix. Loaded with the HX modeling engine, this Floorboard can recreate the tone in your head -- and replace a rack full of effects. (9) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Guitarists: Extend Your Effects Chain with the Line 6 Helix

Thanks to Line 6 and the Helix Floorboard multi-effects pedal, everyone has the opportunity to own a professional-grade guitar rig. Designed with an external case durable enough for touring and equipped with the internal processing power that's powerful enough for high-definition studio recording, the Line 6 Helix is possibly the most complete portable guitar rig ever built.

See and hear how artists are using Helix to dial in diverse tones in this video:


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Total Tonal Customizability

Line 6 continues to set the standard for guitar effects modeling through digital signal processing with Helix. Offering over 40 amp models, 30 cabinet models, and 16 microphone models, Helix can model over 20,000 speaker combinations right out of the box. Add in over 70 effect types which can be combined in a virtually endless combination of permutations and the Line 6 Helix grants you with literally millions of sonic possibilities for your electric guitar or bass.

What's In the Box?

- Line 6 Helix
- Full-color Helix Cheat Sheet (read that one first!)
- USB flash drive containing the Helix Owner's Manual and more
- AC power cable
- USB cable
- Hex wrench for adjusting the resistance of the Helix expression pedal
- Warranty card

Features:

- Professional-grade multi-effects processor with footpedal
- A dozen touch-sensitive metal footswitches and rugged aluminum expression pedal with 13 dedicated LCD Scribble Strips and 12 assignable LED color rings
- Large and colorful 6.2 inch 800 by 480 pixel LCD main display
- Over 70 effect types including 12 distortion models, 16 modulation models, 12 delay models, 12 reverb models, 9 compression and EQ models, 3 synth models, 2 filter models, 10 wah models, and 3 volume pan models all based on classic real-life stompboxes
- 38 guitar amp models and 7 bass amp models all based on tried and true tour-worthy amplifiers
- 30 cabinet models and 16 microphone models
- Built-in looper with dedicated controls
- Built-in tuner
- Global three-band EQ
- Internal low-latency USB 2.0 soundcard processes audio at 24-bit, 96 kHz
- Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, all major DAW software, and iPads (Apple camera kit adapter required)
- MIDI compatible via USB or traditional 5-pin MIDI ports
- Two 1/4-inch expression pedal inputs, one 1/4-inch control voltage input, and one 1/4-inch external amp switch input
- 1/4-inch guitar input
- 1/4-inch auxiliary input
- XLR microphone input
- Four 1/4-inch sends and returns for external effect loops
- Stereo XLR outputs
- Stereo 1/4-inch outputs
- 1/4-inch headphone outputs
- Variax RJ45 input for connecting Line 6 Variax modeling guitars
- 5-pin MINI In and Out/Thru
- S/PDIF digital input and output
- XLR AES/EBU L6 Link digital output
- USB 2.0 type B port
- Weighs 14.6 pounds

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Line 6 products.
Dimensions: 22.05 x 11.85 x 3.6 inches
Weight: 14.6 lbs.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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Shipping Weight: 28 lbs
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-060-0105
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-575-3600

Line 6 Helix Floorboard Multi-Effects

Helix is a new kind of guitar processor: it's not only a tour-grade multi-effect pedal 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 environment. Once connected, create custom setups and footswitch labels 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 is the next-generation guitar processor you've been waiting for.

Real Tone -- It feels and sounds like your analog gear

When it comes down to authentic sound and feel, Helix 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 apowerful gut punch on others. Additionally, you can load custom impulse responses to personalize your rig setup. Helix 2.0 firmware introduces five amp models based on* the legendary Mesa/Boogie Mk IV and Marshall JCM 800, as well as distortion, EQ, modulation and delay effects.

Smart Interaction: So intuitive you already know how to use it

Massive power traditionally comes with a steep learning curve, but Helix challenges that way of thinking. Touch-sensitive footswitches allow you to select an effect block for editing simply by touching it. In combination, 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. Colored LED rings and customizable scribble strips complete the user interface, letting you know what each footswitch is doing at a glance. When it comes to creating tones, Helix is as fast as you are. Part of the goal in developing Helix was to allow guitarists to interact with technology in ways that are more intuitive, making the creation of tones easier. 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 footswitches. Select a parameter, and tweak the value using the expression pedal.

Giving you the ability to touch a footswitch and quickly tweak parameters or easily assign or learn controllers, Helix 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 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.

Helix 2.0 firmware includes the Snapshots performance feature, enabling you to instantly recall, switch, and control selected elements of your tone within individual presets. Depending on how they're set up, Snapshots can act as eight variations of the same tone, eight drastically different tones, or any combination thereof --all within the same preset.

Control of your entire rig

As the most advanced guitar processor ever made, Helix 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 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 offers more flexibility than any multi-effect ever. In addition to powerful real time MIDI control, Helix can send up to six separate commands at patch recall that aren't assigned to a 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 press of a footswitch. Add three expression pedals, CV/Expression out, and external amp switching, and Helix can be the command center for any size rig.

Finally, Helix 2.0 firmware features unique Variax control enhancements open up performance possibilities -- toggle between two guitar models with a footswitch, control the Variax tone knob with an expression pedal, assign a momentary footswitch to drop D, and more. Helix is like no other guitar pedal that you've ever seen before. It represents a new way of thinking about guitarists and technology, and it gives creative musicians the tools to quickly recreate the sound they hear their head, without sonic compromise.

Models in Helix 2.0 Firmware

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 JCM800
- Line 6 Fatality, Line 6 Original based on THALL

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.

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)
- 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
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "First Impression Bad; Second Impression Fantastic"
Sound: After tweaking various parameters for only about a half-hour, I was able to find "my sound" fairly easily. This is a complicated device and it definitely has a bit of a learning curve, but once I started getting the hang of it, the sounds that I was looking for suddenly burst out of the Helix and quite honestly, the quality of the sound totally blew me away. This is a very responsive unit and not only that, its low noise was a big surprise to me. Once you drop a noise gate or two into your effects chain, and tweak their settings, you wind up with a rich, full sound that is almost dead silent when you stop playing. So far, I'm loving it. Feature: Best features..? Well, it's a complex but highly configurable device and its menus are fairly easy to navigate. For assigning footswitches and the like, the touch sensitive switches are a brilliant addition. The on-board display is large enough that you don't need to squint to read it. And the back-lit, ever-changing "scribble strips" above each footswitch are very, very cool. Ease of Use: Once you get everything set up to your own personal taste, the ease of being able to quickly change just about EVERYTHING on-the-fly, just by switching between one bank to another.... and to another... and to another... is as simple and as easy as can be. There is indeed a learning curve, as one might expect, but once you lean into it, everything begins to make sense to you. And the sounds are gorgeous... but only AFTER you start tweaking the various presets. Quality: I have no idea how long it will last... many years, I hope. Physically, it is very solidly built and it has a fair amount of heft to it... which is always a good sign. Solid aluminum all around. A good, logical placement of switches and knobs. I should also mention that it looks very cool. Value: Given the fact that most of these high-end digital rigs cost anywhere between $1,000 to $5,000... I'd say yes, it's price-to-value ratio is very high. It's manufactured in China, like most things these days, so we'll have to wait and see how reliable it turns out to be. So far, so good. Manufacturer Support: So far, I have not had to deal with them. The Wow Factor: Mainly what appeals to me about the Helix is the way that it squeezes hundreds of different sounds and features all "under one hood," without being so complicated that you end up walking away from it in frustration. I'm not quite ready to give up my old Marshalls yet, but the Helix is working beautifully through them... so that too is a major plus: it plays nice with my tube amps. Overall: Iv'e been playing through an "old school" analog pedalboard and Marshall stacks for about 40 years, but I finally caved in and decided to try a digital rig. So I bought myself a Helix, based on its reviews and its bang-for-your-buck ratio. Well after my first day with this contraption, I was ready to send it back to the music store. Because as I went through many of the various factory presets, everything sounded fizzy and "sterile" to me. But I knew that I had 45 days to return it, so I decided to hold off and give it another chance. So on my second day with the Helix, I got into its menus and started tweaking things...
Style of Music: Blues, rock, metal.
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Overall: I have owned this now for a month. zZounds had it to me with no hiccups and thank God i was able to do the play as you pay!!! So here's all of the arsenal I've ever owned: I've owned a Marshall DSL 100, Blackstar HT40, Bean PODS of every kind, HD500, HD500X and a plethora of pedals from boutiques to you average DD-20 delay pedal. I've played through budget guitars all the way up to my Gibson Les Paul. So i've been blessed to have been able to explore the full spectrum of tones. I"m a worship pastor at my church and play live every Sunday and have also played at different churches when the band would go on the road at different "venue" style environments. Hands down, this is the best thing that Line 6 has ever done!!!! I literally just finished selling the final pieces of my pedals because I do not need them at all!!! The reaction and feedback from each string being hit and the feel of hearing it warm and authentic. The simplicity of setting up patches and assigning midi commands along with using the edit mode while playing not having to stop. All in all, yes this is expensive no doubt but I personally guarantee it that you wont regret it. If you are a mid-level to pro level guitarist, do not hesitate and bite the bullet. The tonality that this thing has is like i went into a music store and bought every piece of dream rig i could and have it all to my availability. I am not being paid by anyone to say this...I am floored and blown away at how she sounds...and to be honest, how she looks!!!! Some of the musicians walk by and stop and love the huge screen and the color coded buttons. DO NOT hesitate...if you're serious about your sound and want the authenticity of the real deal without having to break your back carrying everything or your wallet trying to buy a fraction of it, this is the way to go. Think about this!!!! If you were to buy 1 combo or half stack tube amp...then buy certain pedals that you know is part of your sound...then buy a specific mic to mic your gear...custom or separate jumper cables...possibly even get a good quality power brick...you can easily spend between $2,000 - $3,000 without trying. And that is just 1 amp...for the price of this pedal, you can get your moneys worth on one patch and then still have the entire library of amps, cabinets, mics and IR capabilities to mix and match as your heart desires and that's not including the effect and pedals it models. You want real authentic tone sound with the blessing of portability and price (considering what the real deal costs) and sound just as good as the real thing, invest in this peace of heaven. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
Style of Music: Rock and Christian
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