It's not difficult to see why Line 6's Helix range of amp and effects modellers have been embraced by so many guitarists and bass players. They continue to raise the bar; channelling the company's trailblazing tone technology into intuitive and road-ready floor units, while offering the diversity to appeal to a huge range of players and styles.
Now, with the addition of the new HX Stomp XL, that appeal is even wider – it's now just a matter of choosing the right Helix or HX unit for your needs.
Whether you're at home or on the stage, the Helix and HX family provides an inspiring pedal solution to create and experiment with a huge palette of guitar sounds. A world of delays, reverbs, overdrives, distortions, pitch shifters, modulations and more are waiting for you. And there's a Helix option that can fit seamlessly into your setup.
HX Stomp XL
The latest addition to the family and the younger sibling of the HX Stomp. It offers a perfect balance between compact dimensions and more assignable footswitches for the 300+ HX amps, cabs, and effects to create endless possibilities.
The versatility of the HX Stomp XL allows you to use it in the best way for your setup; it'll confidently form part of your signal chain with pedals you already use, but is also more than equipped to handle things alone with all the amp backline and effects modelling you'll need onboard. The choice is yours.
The most compact option is still packing all the HX amp, cab and effects models but is small enough to happily find a place on your pedalboard – or your desk as a recording interface and tone station.
The HX Stomp allows you to expand your rig's horizons with up to eight amps, cabs, or effects simultaneously. These include acclaimed Line 6 legacy effects that can take your tone to otherworldly realms with the M13®, M9®, M5®, DL4™ Delay, MM4™ Modulation, FM4™ Filter Modeler, and DM4™ Distortion Modeler.
The original powerhouse Helix is a do-it-all pedalboard and amp modelling unit for your guitar tones in a stage-friendly floor unit, with the benefit of a built-in expression pedal to fully utilise the potentials of the onboard HX effects.
The 6.2" colour LCD display offers user-friendly UI for easy editing and the 12 capacitive-sensing footswitches allow you to build ambitious chains of multiple amps and effects to access instantly onstage. You can even select from 16 different mics and 12 speaker recording distances to hone in on your tones in detail.
The same award-winning modelling technology as the Helix Floor in a more streamlined chassis, the Helix LT remains another all-in-one solution for stage, rehearsal room and home.
Build signals chains of up to 16 amp, cab and effect blocks and open new possibilities for your tones. And with Line 6's acclaimed HX cab and amp modelling, it's also an ideal portable studio rig too.
Happy with the sounds from the amp you have? Enjoy over 100 HX effects and run up to nine simultaneously with everything from classic tones to ambient soundscapes.
Like the Helix Floor, the customisable 'scribble strips' of the HX Effects allow you to label the unique sounds you create for quick access during performance.
Helix Rack and Helix Control
The Rack version of the Helix Floor offers another way to enjoy the full range of HX effects and amp modelling. It's equally suited to becoming your source of tones in a studio environment or as a tour-grade rack unit setup for live use.
Its 6.2" 800x480-pixel LCD screen offers easy navigation and up to three expression pedals can be connected. The Rack model's live use potential can be fully realised with the additional Helix Control pedal, with 12 capacitive-touch footswitches.
Whichever model you choose, the Helix user interface encourages you to explore the vast collection of HX models on offer – making it easy to change parameters and the order of your signal chain.
If you choose to plug your Helix into your computer, you'll also be able to edit your tones with the included Helix Editor software.
Line 6's regular updates to the Helix firmware are adding even more amps and effects for users to enjoy too. Enhancing the Helix family's progressive and accessible approach to tones and encouraging players to explore their sound.
The possibilities with Helix are only limited by your imagination.
To find out more, visit Line 6.