Line 6 Helix Floor Amp and Effects Processor

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.

Helix Floor is the flagship amp and effects processor from Line 6. Helix Floor leverages dual-SHARC processing and HXTM Modeling to deliver the authentic sound and feel of vintage and modern amps, cabinets, microphones, and effects. Meanwhile, that same processing power lets you create countless tones that simply don't exist in the analog world. The Helix Floor amp and effects processor also boasts the most intuitive and player-friendly user interface on the market. It includes a full-color LCD screen, ergonomically arranged controls, capacitive-touch footswitches, customizable scribble strips, and an onboard expression pedal. Four independent internal signal paths and extensive analog and digital I/O combine to provide nearly limitless signal-routing flexibility. The Helix Floor processor can also integrate external hardware devices, becoming the master controller for your entire rig, and third-party impulse responses (IRs) can be loaded to further personalize your sound. Plus, Helix Floor presets are compatible with all other Helix family devicesincluding the Helix Native plugin.

HX modeling digitally mirrors the circuitry of analog amps and effects, component by component. Every model sounds and feels realistic, including such notoriously hard-to-model devices as vintage fuzz and modulation effects. Simply put, the Helix Floor amp and effects processor nails the analog vibe.

This massive power and flexibility might suggest a steep read more learning curve, but Helix Floor is incredibly simple to use. Capacitive-touch footswitches let you jump to any block, adjusting parameters or assigning controllers with a mere finger tap. The 6.2" (157mm) LCD display eliminates complex menu-diving, providing all the control you'd expect from an external editor. Color-coded LED rings, along with customizable scribble strips, convey effect status and footswitch assignments at a glance.

The Helix Floor amp and effects processor offers extensive I/O connectivity, routing capabilities, and MIDI integration. Its effects sends/returns (four mono or two stereo) can integrate hardware pedals or pedal chains as switchable loops. They also provide additional inputs and outputs, letting you process multiple instruments simultaneously and configure routing schemes such as wet/dry/wet and 4-Cable Method. Also included: three expression pedal/footswitch inputs, external amp-switching capability, L6 LINK connector for Powercab Plus active guitar speaker system integration, VDI Variax guitar connector, and CV output. This unparalleled flexibility permits integrated systems incorporating both digital and analog I/O.

The onboard expression pedal controls volume, wah, or any combination of parameters. Hands-free Pedal Edit mode allows you to edit any block parameter with your feet.

The Snapshots feature lets you to create up to eight variations within a single preset and seamlessly transition between them without experiencing the audio dropouts and disruption of delay and reverb trails that normally occur when switching between DSP-intensive presets. Enable and bypass effects blocks, change amp and effects settings, and much moreall within the same preset.

The free HX Edit app mirrors the Helix Floor processor interface. You can drag and drop amp/effect blocks, build signal chains, customize footswitch labels, and adjust parameters via dedicated knobs and sliders from your computer screen.

Helix 3.50 firmware features IR-based speaker cabinet engine and which adds 20 guitar cabs and four bass cabs with a choice of 12 microphones, and you can change their angle, position, and distance in relation to the cabs. You can even drag the mics around in space for easier and more exact placement when using the HX Edit 3.50 application.


- Exceptional sound quality with 123dB of dynamic range
- More than 300 authentic amp, cab, mic, and effect models
- 6.2" (157mm) color LCD screen
- Capacitive-touch footswitches with customizable scribble strips.
- Favorites and User Model Defaults for fast access to your most-used sounds
- World-class polyphonic pitch-shifting effects
- True Preset Spillover capability
- Extensive analog and digital I/O including L6 LINKTM and VDI Variax connectors
- 3 expression pedal/footswitch jacks, CV output, external amp switching, and comprehensive MIDI control
- User-friendly Mac and PC editor
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Dimensions: 22.05 x 11.85 x 3.6 inches
Weight: 14.6 lbs.
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Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-060-0105

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Phone: 818-575-3600

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (14 ratings)
Submitted September 10, 2016 by Paul A in N Dallas, TX

"Line 6's modeler redemption which gives the expensive two a run for the race..,"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I really do not care for the POD thing and would not have one and I was skeptical of the Helix possibly being a POD on steroids. I was delighted to be utterly wrong and over the top excited over creating presets on this puppy ranging from cleans to extreme high gain. Bloody amazing, worth every penny. The amp models are to die for, so real, so rich in feel and response plus all the cool programming features, footswitch assigns and naming, loops, just an infinite param range of tweaking and ideas one can invent. More memory slots and libraries than you could ever use, fantastic PC/Mac editor program. Line 6 just didn't hit this out of the park it went over the wall of the second stadium! Single best piece of gear I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Now you do not need to fret over trying to get a Fractal or Kemper, this unit genuinely competes with them that you really cannot tell an A/B between them. Effects are greatly improved and "component modeled" farm out to your fav pedals and just take advantage of the amazing amp and cab models as well as high end loadable user speaker IRs. Two independent or chain-able DSP line paths, multiple outputs, midi, and so much more. This is the deal in guitar 2016 technology, forget the factory stuff as you might expect and create your own it is an easy as picking something and placing the block in the chain.

Musical Background:

over 40yrs playing

Musical Style:

heavy fusion mix, blues-rock-jazz-metal
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