Line 6 Helix Floorboard Multi-Effects Pedal

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.

AUTHENTIC MODELING
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.

PHENOMENAL EASE OF USE
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.

COMPREHENSIVE CONNECTIVITY
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.

EXPRESSION PEDAL/PEDAL EDIT MODE
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.

SNAPSHOTS
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.

PLAYER-FRIENDLY MAC AND PC EDITOR
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.

Features:

- 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): LIN HELIXFB
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Phone: 818-575-3600
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Submitted August 2, 2016 by Joe V in Mundelein, IL
"The Best Investment Of My Entire Rig!!!!"
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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, read more 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!!!

Musical Background:
I am a worship pastor and lead guitiarst at my church...been playing and recording for over 20 years.

Musical Style:
Rock and Christian
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