Line 6 Helix LT Amp and Effects Processor

Line 6 packed the DSP power and HX modeling from their Helix Floor and Helix Rack into a lighter, tighter package with streamlined I/O -- the Helix LT.

The Helix LT amp and effects processor features the same advanced HXTM Modeling technology found in the Line 6 flagship processor, Helix Floor. With a streamlined I/O complement and hardware configuration, but the same dual-SHARC audio engine as Helix Floor, it's an immensely powerful and flexible processor that faithfully delivers the sound and playing feel of vintage and modern amps, cabinets, microphones, and effects. Meanwhile, that processing power also enables the creation of countless tones that simply don't exist in the analog world. Helix LT boasts a lucid, user-friendly interface, with a full-color LCD screen and capacitive-touch footswitches. Extensive routing capabilities make it easy to integrate Helix LT into an existing rig while providing enough flexibility for a wide range of stage and studio applications. You can even load third-party speaker cabinet impulse responses (IRs) to further personalize your sound. Plus, Helix LT 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 LT amp and effects processor nails the analog vibe.

This massive power and flexibility might suggest a steep learning curve, but Helix LT is incredibly simple to read more 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 convey effect status and footswitch assignments at a glance.

Helix LT amp and effects processor offers extensive I/O connectivity, routing capabilities, and MIDI integration. Its dual effects sends/returns can integrate hardware pedals or pedal chains as switchable loops. They also provide additional inputs and outputs, enabling you to process multiple instruments simultaneously, as well as configure routing schemes such as wet/dry/wet and 4-Cable Method. Also included: an expression pedal/footswitch input, external amp-switching capability, L6 LINK connector for Powercab Plus active guitar speaker system integration, and a VDI Variax guitar connector. 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 free HX Edit app mirrors the Helix LT processor interface. You can drag and drop amp/effect blocks, build signal chains, 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
- 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
- Expression pedal/footswitch jack, external amp switching, and comprehensive MIDI control
- User-friendly Mac and PC editor
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Dimensions: 20.87 x 11.93 x 3.66 inches
Weight: 12.5 lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 19.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-060-2305
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 19.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-060-2305

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (11 ratings)
Submitted June 20, 2017 by Steven Menezes in Atwater, CA

"Excellent processor"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I have owned a pod hd500x, x3live, and an atomic amplifire. I have also owned many great tube amps from Mesa, Orange, Marshall, Hiwatt, Vox, and Rivera. In my search for tone I found great sounds out of all of those amps but nothing that I could stick with as my styles of music changed. The Pods gave me the flexibility but I could never get a great tone. The Amplifire gave me the tones but lacked the effects and had a slightly annoying digital artifact that I could hear as notes decayed. At first when I got the Helix I was ready to send it back after an hour. After taking some time digging into the adjustments and watching some youtube videos. I started to get some great tones out of and now that I have a better understanding of the workflow I can have a great tone for any style in minutes when I used to spend hours dialing in the hd500. The icing on the cake was learning the snapshot function. I have snapshots for each song on my bands set list and it has made the pedal dance obsolete.

Musical Background:

15 years, regular gigging for the last 4

Musical Style:

Modern hard rock
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