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Line 6 HELIX Modeling Mult-Effects Pedal-Easy Music Center
Line 6 HELIX Modeling Mult-Effects Pedal-Easy Music Center
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Line 6 HELIX Modeling Mult-Effects Pedal

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Helix® Floor and Helix Rack are the flagship guitar processors of the Helix family, offering incredible power, flexibility, and control. HX Modeling uses dual-DSP processing to deliver the nuanced character that exists in the original classics, giving you natural bloom, compression, modulation, and honk on some models, as well as intense gain and breakup in others.

Not only do HX Models sound and feel real, Helix Floor and Helix Rack processors are comprehensive master controllers for your guitar system, with extensive I/O that provides unprecedented flexibility for studio and stage. Touch-sensitive footswitches, customizable scribble strips, and a large color LCD make the user experience faster and more efficient.

  • 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
  • 3 expression pedal inputs, 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

  • 17. EXP 2 and 3 Two additional expression pedals can be connected to Helix and assigned to adjust a wide variety of parameters—see “Controller Assign”
  • 18. EXT AMP 1/2 Connect to your traditional guitar amp to switch its channels or turn its reverb on and off. Use a TRS cable for dual operation (1=tip, 2=ring).
  • 19. CV/Expression Out Connect to the expression pedal input on stompboxes or CV (Control Voltage) input on vintage pedals or synths.
  • 20. GUITAR IN Connect your primary guitar or bass guitar here. This jack provides impedance selection and a switchable pad.
  • 21. AUX IN (10kΩ) Connect a secondary, active-pickup equipped guitar or bass here.
  • 22. MIC IN Plug your microphone in here for processing your vocals or recording to your computer via USB. This XLR jack provides 48V phantom power for studio condenser mics and a variable low cut filter.
  • 23. SENDS/RETURNS 1-4 These 1/4" ins and outs can be used as FX loops for inserting external stompboxes into your tone or as additional inputs and outputs for connecting keyboards, drum machines, mixers, and other gear. See “Send/ Return”
  • 24. Ground Lift Switch If you are experiencing hums and buzzes, press this button in to eliminate ground loops between your equipment.
  • 25. XLR OUT Use balanced XLR cables to connect to your studio gear, or the house mixer, PA, or FRFR speaker(s) when playing live. When using a mono playback system, connect only the LEFT/MONO XLR jack. IMPORTANT! Never connect the Helix device’s XLR outputs to a device whose XLR inputs have 48V phantom power enabled!
  • 26. 1/4" OUT Use unbalanced 1/4" TS cables to connect to your guitar amp, FRFR speaker(s), studio monitors, or other playback system. When using a single amp or speaker, connect only the LEFT/MONO 1/4" jack.
  • 27. PHONES Out (12Ω) Connect stereo headphones here; turn the top panel PHONES knob to adjust the volume. NOTE: Helix provides plenty of gain for high impedance headphones. With lower impedance headphones, you may notice a bit of distortion if the PHONES knob is turned all the way up. This is normal.
  • 28. VARIAX Input This input provides power, digital audio, effects control, and instant recall between Helix and a Line 6 Variax guitar—see “What is Variax?”
  • 29. MIDI IN, OUT/THRU Connect Helix to your MIDI gear for sending and receiving program changes, continuous controllers, and other MIDI messages.
  • 30. S/PDIF IN/OUT Digitally connect Helix to your studio equipment via S/PDIF (75-ohm RCA) cables. NOTE: S/PDIF and AES/EBU cannot be active at the same time—see “Global Settings > Ins/Outs”
  • 31. AES/EBU, L6 LINK L6 LINK provides easy digital audio and remote control connectivity between Helix and Line 6 Powercab Plus active guitar speaker systems and DT-Series amplifiers. Alternatively, connect Helix to your studio equipment via an AES/EBU (110Ω XLR) cable—see “L6 LINK - Powercab Plus and DT 25/50 Amp Options”
  • 32. USB Helix also functions as a high quality, multi-in/out, 24-bit/96kHz audio interface for Mac and Windows® computers, with DI, Re-amping, and MIDI functionality built right in. Helix can also record to an iPad or iPhone mobile device (with optional Apple Camera Connection Kit). Use of a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port is require —Do not use an external USB hub—see “USB Audio”
  • 33. AC In Connect Helix to a grounded AC power outlet.
  • 34. POWER switch It’s alive!