Line 6 Helix Redefines The Modelling Pedal Board

New HX modelling with dual DSP, fancy displays and more      12/06/15

Buying Choices

Line 6 Have reportedly been working on this next generation of DSP modelling for over four years. The all new Helix uses a new HX modelling technology which utilizes dual DSP chips to get the most authentic tones  - so they say. Another new feature is the ability to load 3rd party impulse responses - not clear if this is just for ambience or more in the Kemper model - where you can 'sample' other rigs.

It sure looks nice, with a new 6.2" main colour LCD display, scribble strips for each (capacitive touch) foot switch and plenty of IO. Line 6 bill it as a tour-grade multi-effect pedal. You can also edit the patches more easily with your foot - by using the rocker expression pedal for data entry - smart move.

Available shortly, Sweetwater have it listed at $1499


  • Dual DSP-powered HX modelling engine
  • 45 amps, 30 cabs, 16 mics, and 70 effects
  • Up to four simultaneous amplifiers
  • Up to 32 simultaneous effects
  • Four stereo discrete signal paths
  • 10 inputs, 12 outputs (including four effects loops)
  • 8-in/8-out USB audio interface
  • Three expression pedal outs
  • CV/Expression out
  • External amp switching
  • XLR input
  • S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and L6 Link digital outputs




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