Line 6 announce free Helix firmware update

The HX Stomp offers a cornucopia of tones in one small unit. (Image credit: Line 6)

Quick PSA for Line 6 users: updated firmware for their Helix modelling software is now available. Point your browser here to download.

The update contains eight new amplifier models, eight new effects models, QWERTY Hotkeys, remote support for Powercab Plus, DT25 and DT50 amps, and per-string volume for Line 6 Variax guitars.

The three Fullerton amplifier models are based on a Fender 1958 Tweed Deluxe in normal, bright, and jumped modes. The Grammatico models similarly ape a 2016 Grammatico LaGrange in normal, bright, and jumped. While the Revv Gen Red is based on the red channel of the Rev Gennerator 120 and the Ampeg SVT -4 Pro does as an SVT-4 does.

Effects include five distortions based on the likes of the Hermida Zendrive, and Analogman's Prince of Tone and King of Tone V4 pedals. There is a filter based on a Moogerfooger MF-105M MIDI MuRF Filter, and two EQs.

Read our review of the Line 6 HX Stomp here.

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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