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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.00
Released 8/10/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
No Hardware Required

Helix Native Version 1.00

The new Helix® Native plug-in delivers the same award-winning HX amp and effects modeling found in Line 6’s best-selling Helix hardware guitar and effects processors, bringing authentic tone to your favorite DAW.

Helix Native is available as a fully functional 15-day free trial, which requires a Line 6 account.

Learn more at http://line6.com/helix/helixnative.html.

THE WAIT IS OVER!

  • At long last... We are very proud to announce that this is the first version of the Helix Native plug-in for VST3, AAX, and AU made available to the public!
  • Try it for FREE for 15 days by clicking "start my 15-day free trial" on first launch.
  • Check your Authorized Devices if you can't authorize Helix Native, you might have too many authorized devices on your account.
  • Presets Compatible with Helix 2.21 firmware. Make sure your Helix hardware and editor software are up-to-date before transferring presets, setlists, etc.

KNOWN ISSUES

We're dedicated to being as transparent as possible, and here's some not-so-great stuff that you may encounter.

  • Some minor artifacts might be found in two of the modulation effects –Don't worry, we'll fix these very soon.
  • Editing min/max for automation of a parameter slider can temporarily stop reading the automation lane.
  • Editing parameters assigned to automation can can temporarily stop reading the automation lane during playback/record.
  • Cali IV Lead Amp model will decrease in gain when Mid and Bass are set to 0. This is already known to occur on Helix hardware.
  • Unfreezing Tracks in Logic Pro X will darken the plug-in UI, just close and reopen it in the meantime.
  • Moving blocks while Automation is running may cause some errors during playback/record on Pro Tools.

HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR HELIX NATIVE?

We've already received a ton of feature requests from beta users, but if you have a great idea for Helix Native, we want to hear about it! Please visit http://line6.ideascale.com to post your requests and suggestions, or vote for features. This is the most direct way for you to influence our updates, and we look forward to hearing from you! 


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 27 MB )

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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.00
Released 8/10/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
No Hardware Required

Helix Native Version 1.00

The new Helix® Native plug-in delivers the same award-winning HX amp and effects modeling found in Line 6’s best-selling Helix hardware guitar and effects processors, bringing authentic tone to your favorite DAW.

Helix Native is available as a fully functional 15-day free trial, which requires a Line 6 account.

Learn more at http://line6.com/helix/helixnative.html.

THE WAIT IS OVER!

  • At long last... We are very proud to announce that this is the first version of the Helix Native plug-in for VST3, AAX, and AU made available to the public!
  • Try it for FREE for 15 days by clicking "start my 15-day free trial" on first launch.
  • Where's VST2? If your DAW does not yet support the VST3 standard, like Ableton Live or Reason, be sure to check the "install VST2" checkbox during installation.
  • Check your Authorized Devices if you can't authorize Helix Native, you might have too many authorized devices on your account.
  • Presets Compatible with Helix 2.21 firmware. Make sure your Helix hardware and editor software are up-to-date before transferring presets, setlists, etc.

KNOWN ISSUES

We're dedicated to being as transparent as possible, and here's some not-so-great stuff that you may encounter.

  • Please temporarily disable your antivirus during the installation as some users have had trouble downloading or authorizing and we don't want that to happen to you too.
  • Some minor artifacts might be found in two of the modulation effects –Don't worry, we'll fix these very soon.
  • Editing min/max for automation of a parameter slider can temporarily stop reading the automation lane.
  • Editing parameters assigned to automation can can temporarily stop reading the automation lane during playback/record.
  • Cali IV Lead Amp model will decrease in gain when Mid and Bass are set to 0. This is already known to occur on Helix hardware.
  • Unfreezing Tracks in Logic Pro X will darken the plug-in UI, just close and reopen it in the meantime.
  • Moving blocks while Automation is running may cause some errors during playback/record on Pro Tools.

HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR HELIX NATIVE?

We've already received a ton of feature requests from beta users, but if you have a great idea for Helix Native, we want to hear about it! Please visit http://line6.ideascale.com to post your requests and suggestions, or vote for features. This is the most direct way for you to influence our updates, and we look forward to hearing from you! 


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 22 MB )

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Drivers      
Line 6 Driver2
Version 1.86
Released 5/2/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Driver v1.86 Release Notes

BUG FIXES:
- In rare cases, certain actions performed in Workbench HD can cause Helix Editor to disconnect from Helix device - FIXED
- other bug fixes and optimizations


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 7 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.21
Released 5/2/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Editor 2.21 Release Notes
 
Helix v2.21.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! IF YOU’VE ALREADY INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS INSTALL HELIX EDIT 2.21.

IF YOU HAVE NOT INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.21), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.21). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.21 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

HELIX FLOOR/LT ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.21), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

Bug Fixes
- In rare cases, the editor could freeze when creating a mono or stereo Delay > Pitch Echo block -FIXED
- In rare cases, the editor could freeze when creating a mono or stereo Pitch/Synth > Simple Pitch or Dual Pitch block - FIXED
- In rare cases, Helix could freeze when accessing Global Settings while receiving MIDI Clock via USB - FIXED
- In rare cases, Helix can become unresponsive after copying specific block types onto another - FIXED
- A customized footswitch with multiple assignments could have its bypass states swapped after exporting the preset and then importing again - FIXED
- The forward slash character [/]could not be added to custom labels - FIXED
- Presets with many controller assignments may could occasionally not update the editor UI with those assignments - FIXED
- Other bug fixes and optimizations

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 80 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.21
Released 5/2/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Editor 2.21 Release Notes
 
Helix v2.21.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! IF YOU’VE ALREADY INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS INSTALL HELIX EDIT 2.21.

IF YOU HAVE NOT INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.21), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.21). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.21 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

HELIX FLOOR/LT ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.21), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

Bug Fixes
- In rare cases, the editor could freeze when creating a mono or stereo Delay > Pitch Echo block -FIXED
- In rare cases, the editor could freeze when creating a mono or stereo Pitch/Synth > Simple Pitch or Dual Pitch block - FIXED
- In rare cases, Helix could freeze when accessing Global Settings while receiving MIDI Clock via USB - FIXED
- In rare cases, Helix can become unresponsive after copying specific block types onto another - FIXED
- A customized footswitch with multiple assignments could have its bypass states swapped after exporting the preset and then importing again - FIXED
- The forward slash character [/]could not be added to custom labels - FIXED
- Presets with many controller assignments may could occasionally not update the editor UI with those assignments - FIXED
- Other bug fixes and optimizations

OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 89 MB )

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Flash Memory      
61d1df5
Version 2.21
Released 4/27/17

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware 2.21 Release Notes

 
Helix v2.21.0 is a firmware update that includes new fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.21!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 2.00, your current Helix application version should be 2.00.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.21), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.21). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.21 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:
 
7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.
 
HELIX FLOOR + LT ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.21), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

Improvements/Changes

- Additional optimizations to the GUI engine

Bug Fixes

- Pitch/Synth > 3 Note Generator and 4 OSC Generator’s behind-the-scenes Trails parameter was disabled, making it appear as if the Decay parameter was broken - FIXED

- Distortion > Stereo > Clawthorn drive appeared slightly right of center - FIXED

- Engaging/bypassing a block from a Stomp switch was slower than normal - FIXED

- Turning the large Volume knob resulted in audible stepping while audio was active - FIXED

- In rare cases, changing cab mic models while Helix is synced to incoming MIDI clock could result in brief UI lockup - FIXED

- In rare cases, Helix could freeze when navigating the model list while receiving many tempo changes via MIDI clock - FIXED

- In rare cases, pressing a Stomp mode footswitch could transmit a single MIDI Clock pulse - FIXED

- In rare cases, Helix could freeze when accessing Global Settings while receiving MIDI Clock via USB - FIXED

- Helix Rack/Control only: If an expression pedal is connected to Helix Control with its position set to heel down, its Global Settings > Pedals > Polarity is set to “Inverted”, and its Global Settings > Pedal > Pedal Position is set to “Global”, an audible blip can occur on preset load - FIXED

In rare cases, multiple bypass assigned footswitches with custom names can have bypass states swapped upon preset import - FIXED

In rare cases, Helix can become unresponsive after copying specific block types onto another - FIXED

- Other bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

- If a Variax guitar is connected to Helix, MIDI channel 16 should never be used, as channel 16 is how Variax Workbench communicates with the guitar. This is by design. On a related note, Variax Workbench should never be used while MIDI tracks are armed or playing back in your DAW

- If Helix is set to a preset with a Pitch/Synth > Generator block on before beginning the firmware update process, a short burst of audio may be heard after presets are rebuilt
 
- If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will add nine additional steps to the update process, one of which involves a shot of cheap mezcal

OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Jaguar, Mac OS Panther, Mac OS Leopard, Windows 7, Mac OS Snow Leopard, Mac OS Lion, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Windows 10, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 3 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.20
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Editor 2.20 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.20.0 is a firmware update that includes new amps, cabs, effects, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.20!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.20), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.20). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.20 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.20), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Features

- Support for 22 new 2.20 models

 

Bug Fixes

- In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0% - FIXED

- Certain Roland keyboards constantly spit out active sensing MIDI messages (with no way to disable them), which could affect Helix’s MIDI transmission - FIXED

- The Channel Volume taper for the Archetype amp model was incorrect - FIXED

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- If a Variax guitar is connected to Helix, MIDI channel 16 should never be used, as channel 16 is how Variax Workbench communicates with the guitar. This is by design. On a related note, Variax Workbench should never be used while MIDI tracks are armed or playing back in your DAW

- In rare cases, Helix may freeze when very rapidly changing presets while receiving MIDI clock

- Never edit Helix presets while uploading/downloading Variax Workbench presets. The Helix application can lose connection


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 80 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.20
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Editor 2.20 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.20.0 is a firmware update that includes new amps, cabs, effects, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.20!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.20), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.20). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.20 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.20), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Features

- Support for 22 new 2.20 models

 

Bug Fixes

- In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0% - FIXED

- Certain Roland keyboards constantly spit out active sensing MIDI messages (with no way to disable them), which could affect Helix’s MIDI transmission - FIXED

- The Channel Volume taper for the Archetype amp model was incorrect - FIXED

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- If a Variax guitar is connected to Helix, MIDI channel 16 should never be used, as channel 16 is how Variax Workbench communicates with the guitar. This is by design. On a related note, Variax Workbench should never be used while MIDI tracks are armed or playing back in your DAW

- In rare cases, Helix may freeze when very rapidly changing presets while receiving MIDI clock

- Never edit Helix presets while uploading/downloading Variax Workbench presets. The Helix application can lose connection


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 89 MB )

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Workbench HD      
Workbench HD
Version 2.13
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
James Tyler Variax
POD HD Pro
POD HD Pro X
POD HD500
POD HD500X
Variax Shuriken
Variax Standard
Variax USB Interface

This update includes:
-Support for Variax Shuriken
-Support for Variax connection through Helix (Helix firmware 2.20 or later required)


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 21 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.11
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
FBV3
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix LT
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G
Spider V 120
Spider V 240
Spider V 240HC
Spider V 30
Spider V 60

This update includes minor big fixes.


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 65 MB )

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Workbench HD      
Workbench HD
Version 2.13
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
James Tyler Variax
POD HD Pro
POD HD Pro X
POD HD500
POD HD500X
Variax Shuriken
Variax Standard
Variax USB Interface

This update includes:
-Support for Variax Shuriken
-Support for Variax connection through Helix (Helix firmware 2.20 or later required)


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 20 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.11
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
FBV3
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix LT
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G
Spider V 120
Spider V 240
Spider V 240HC
Spider V 30
Spider V 60

This update includes minor big fixes.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 54 MB )

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Drivers      
Line 6 Helix Driver2
Version 1.0.4
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Mac Driver 1.0.4 Release Notes

Helix Mac Driver 1.0.4 improves multichannel audio performance. It supports the following sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz.

IMPORTANT! Installing the Helix Mac Driver 1.0.4 precludes using Helix with the class-compliant OS X Core Audio driver.


After installing the driver and restarting your computer:

1. Make sure Helix/Helix Rack is connected to a dedicated USB port on your Mac. Do not use any sort of USB hub.

2. From the Apple menu, select "€œSystem Preferences" and click the Sound icon.

3. Click the Output tab. Line 6 Helix should appear in the list of devices. Click "€œLine 6 Helix"€ (or "Line 6 Helix Rack").

4. Click the Input tab. Line 6 Helix should appear in the list of devices. Click "€œLine 6 Helix"€ (or "€œLine 6 Helix Rack"€).

5. Open your DAW. In the list of audio devices, you may see two items-€”Line 6 Helix and (Helix Audio). Choose "€œLine 6 Helix"€ (or "€œLine 6 Helix Rack") for both Input and Output.


If for whatever reason you want to uninstall the Helix Mac Driver:

1. Navigate to Macintosh HD/Library/Extensions. Inside the Extensions folder, you should see an item named "L6Helix.kext."€ Drag this file to the trash.

2. Empty the trash and restart your computer. Helix will return to using the class-compliant OS X Core Audio driver.


Known Issues
- In rare occasions, loss of audio occurs after waking your computer from sleep
- Audio artifacts may occur while adjusting UI controls in several DAW applications


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 5 MB )

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Flash Memory      
07d9434
Version 2.20
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware 2.20 Release Notes

 
Helix v2.20.0 is a firmware update that includes new amps, cabs, effects, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.20), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.20). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.20 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:
 
7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.
 
HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.20), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.
 

New Amps (6)

Line 6 Badonk, all new Line 6 original inspired by the original high gain Big Bottom model

Woody Blue, based on* the Acoustic® 360 bass amp

Del Sol 300, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass amp

Busy One Ch1, based on* channel 1 of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp

Busy One Ch2, based on* channel 2 of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp

Busy One Jump, based on* channel 1 and 2 (jumped) of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp


New Hybrid Cabs (7)

1x12 Cali IV, based on* the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV 12” cab

1x12 Cali EXT, based on* the MESA/Boogie® 12” extension cab (EVM12L speaker)

2x12 Match H30, based on* the Matchless® DC-30 cab (12” G12H30 speaker)

2x12 Match G25, based on* the Matchless® DC-30 cab (12” Greenback 25 speaker)

1x12 Del Sol, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass cab (12” speaker)

1x18 Del Sol, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass cab (18” speaker)

1x18 Woody Blue, based on* the Acoustic® 360 18” bass cab


New Effects (9)

- Distortion > Obsidian 7000 (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Darkglass Electronics® Microtubes B7K Ultra bass preamp/overdrive/EQ

- Distortion > Clawthorn Drive (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Wounded Paw Battering Ram bass overdrive

- Dynamics > 3-Band Comp (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original multiband compressor

- Dynamics > Autoswell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

- Modulation > PlastiChorus (Mono, Stereo), based on* the modded Arion SCH-Z chorus

- Delay > Vintage Swell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

- Delay > Adriatic Swell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

- Pitch/Synth > 3 Note Generator (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

- Pitch/Synth > 4 OSC Generator (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

NOTE: As 3 Note Generator and 4 OSC Generator make sound without any instrument connected, their blocks are turned off by default. Press BYPASS to turn them on.

* All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.


New Features

- Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > Receive MIDI Clock—Helix can now synchronize its time-based effects (such as delay and modulation) to incoming MIDI clock from external DAW software, drum machines, keyboard workstations, or other modelers. Select “Off” (Helix ignores MIDI clock), “MIDI” (Helix responds to clock received at its MIDI IN jack), “USB” (Helix responds to clock received via USB), or “Auto” (Helix uses its internal tempo generator until receiving clock from either MIDI or USB)

- Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > Send MIDI Clock—Helix can now transmit MIDI clock to synchronize the tempo of external pedals, rack gear, and software. Select “Off” (Helix does not transmit clock), “MIDI” (Helix transmits clock from only the MIDI OUT jack), “USB” (Helix transmits clock only via USB), or “MIDI+USB” (Helix transmits clock from both MIDI and USB)

Variax Workbench HD Support—Variax can now communicate directly with Variax Workbench HD software (Mac/PC) through Helix via USB. IMPORTANT! Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > MIDI over USB must be set to “On.” In addition, you MUST update Variax Workbench HD to version 2.13, available here: [URL] Windows users must also download the Helix USB driver, version 1.85, available here: https://line6.com/software/readeula.html?rid=7381

IMPORTANT! Variax Workbench uses MIDI channel 16. When connecting to Variax Workbench via Helix’s USB port, do not assign Helix or any of Helix’s Command Center messages to MIDI channel 16 or Omni (which includes channel 16).

Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > MIDI PC Send/Receive has been split into two separate parameters—MIDI PC Receive and MIDI PC Send—and moved to Page 2. In addition, you may choose whether Helix sends or receives MIDI PC (program change) messages to/from MIDI, USB, both, or neither

Clear Bypass Assignment—Individual blocks’ bypass assignments can now be cleared. From the Bypass Assign screen, select the block whose bypass assignment(s) you wish to clear. Press ACTION and then Knob 1 (Clear Assignments).

- Line 6 Allure Pack IRs—Line 6 has created a pack of five user impulse responses for use with Helix or any other modeler or software that supports them. Download the free Allure Pack here: www.line6.com/allure


Improvements/Changes

- Optimized GUI engine speeds up navigation and model selection

Receive MIDI Clock and Send MIDI Clock have also been added to the Tempo panel shortcut. At any time, touch TAP to open the Tempo panel.

When slaved to external MIDI clock, TAP’s scribble strip text grays out and its switch LED ring flashes blue

- Reverb > Plate, Room, Chamber, Hall, Echo, Tile, Cave, Ducking, and Octo have all been optimized to be less DSP-intensive

- Pitch > Pitch Wham, Twin Harmony, Simple Pitch, Dual Pitch, and 3 OSC Synth have all been optimized to be less DSP-intensive

- Non-selected Pedal Edit parameter switches now reflect dim block color

- Inactive Looper function switches now appear as dim white

- Additions to and improvements made to the existing factory preset bundle


Bug Fixes

- In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0% - FIXED

- Certain Roland keyboards constantly spit out active sensing MIDI messages (with no way to disable them), which could affect Helix’s MIDI transmission - FIXED

- The Channel Volume taper for the Archetype amp model was incorrect - FIXED

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues

- If a Variax guitar is connected to Helix, MIDI channel 16 should never be used, as channel 16 is how Variax Workbench communicates with the guitar. This is by design. On a related note, Variax Workbench should never be used while MIDI tracks are armed or playing back in your DAW

- In rare cases, Helix may freeze when very rapidly changing presets while receiving MIDI clock

- Helix’s blue TAP LED flashes but tempo is not actually synced unless an audio device is selected in Ableton Live

- Subtle stepping may be heard when adjusting the main VOLUME knob while audio is present

- If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will engage Snapshot 2 in preset 8 Templates > 32D every day at 4:30 AM

 

OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Jaguar, Mac OS Panther, Mac OS Leopard, Windows 7, Mac OS Snow Leopard, Mac OS Lion, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Windows 10, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
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Drivers      
Line 6 Driver2
Version 1.85
Released 3/23/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

This driver is required for Workbench HD connectivity through Helix.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
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Flash Memory      
938685d
Version 2.12
Released 1/9/17

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware 2.12 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.12.0 is a firmware update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.12!

 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 2.01, your current Helix application version should be 2.01.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the 2.12 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the latest Helix editor application (2.11), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.12). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.12 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 
7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.
 
HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the latest Helix editor application (2.11), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.
 

Bug Fixes

- In rare cases, engaging one particular footswitch on one particular factory preset could result in full scale noise - FIXED

- In rare cases within certain presets, when Variax parameters are set per preset, the Variax Volume parameter could be inadvertently recalled at 0.0 - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues

- In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0%. In such cases, completely clear the Volume Pedal block and add again. If the same preset exhibits this behavior again, please contact Line 6 Customer Service and be ready to email us the raw preset so we can analyze it


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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.11
Released 12/15/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.11 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.11.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.11!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the 2.11 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.11). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.11 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and

restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

Bug Fixes

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset that contains snapshots, EXP 2 could disappear from the expression pedal’s scribble strip LCD - FIXED

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset with IR 127 or 128 loaded, corruption could occur - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Custom Label And Switch LED parameters do not apply to EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Vol/Tone, yet were visible - FIXED

- In rare cases when selecting a snapshot, the Input block could revert to None and become unresponsive - FIXED

- If continuous bypass assignments exist in a preset containing multiple snapshot states, in rare cases, some parameters could not recall correctly - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application


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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.11
Released 12/15/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.11 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.11.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.11!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the 2.11 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.11). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.11 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and

restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

Bug Fixes

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset that contains snapshots, EXP 2 could disappear from the expression pedal’s scribble strip LCD - FIXED

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset with IR 127 or 128 loaded, corruption could occur - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Custom Label And Switch LED parameters do not apply to EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Vol/Tone, yet were visible - FIXED

- In rare cases when selecting a snapshot, the Input block could revert to None and become unresponsive - FIXED

- If continuous bypass assignments exist in a preset containing multiple snapshot states, in rare cases, some parameters could not recall correctly - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application


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Flash Memory      
2569431
Version 2.11
Released 12/15/16

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware 2.11 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.11.0 is a firmware update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.11!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the 2.11 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.11). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.11 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and

restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

Bug Fixes

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset that contains snapshots, EXP 2 could disappear from the expression pedal’s scribble strip LCD - FIXED

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset with IR 127 or 128 loaded, corruption could occur - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0%. In such cases, completely clear the Volume Pedal block and add again. If the same preset exhibits this behavior again, please contact Line 6 Customer Service and be ready to email us the raw preset so we can analyze it

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application.

- EXP TOE cannot be bypass assigned using the LEARN option in Bypass Assign menu


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Jaguar, Mac OS Panther, Mac OS Leopard, Windows 7, Mac OS Snow Leopard, Mac OS Lion, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Windows 10, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.10
Released 11/22/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.10 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.10.0 is a software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.10!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.10 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.10). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.10 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn

on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Features

Auto Enable/Bypass blocks from EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Volume/Tone Knobs—Processing blocks (such as Wah, Pitch Wham, etc.) can now be enabled/bypassed by simply moving EXP 1, EXP 2, EXP 3, or Variax’s Volume or Tone knob. Click the Bypass Assign tab. From the source pulldown menu (normally reads “None”), select the desired switch. When selecting a continuous controller as a switch, Position and Wait sliders appear.

- Bypass Assign > Position—Position determines the location in the Exp Pedal or Variax knob’s travel where the block is engaged. For example, if set to 1%, the block will turn off as soon as the pedal is moved to the heel position. If set to 99%, the block will only turn on when the pedal is moved to the toe position. To swap the on/off state regardless of position, click the small bypass icon above the selected block.

Bypass Assign > Wait—Wait determines how long it takes after the Exp Pedal or Variax Knob is moved below the Position location before the block turns off. For example, you may not want the Wah to turn off instantly every time you hit the heel position during your big funk solo. Also, does your song really need a big funk solo?

Block Bypass via MIDI—Individual processing blocks can now be enabled/bypassed via incoming MIDI CC messages. Click the Bypass Assign tab. Move the MIDI In slider to choose the desired MIDI CC. Incoming CC values 0-63 will turn the block off; values 64-127 will turn the block on. Note that some MIDI CCs are reserved for global functions and cannot be selected.

Split > Y Balance parameters—The old Split > Y block sends both left and right signals to Paths A and B equally. 2.10 adds individual balance (pan) control of the signals sent to Path A and B.

Snapshot Assign ShortcutOPTION-click (Mac) or ALT-click (PC) any Home screen parameter to quickly assign its value to the Snapshots controller

Unassign Controller ShortcutSHIFT-OPTION-click (Mac) or SHIFT-ALT-click (PC) any Home screen parameter to instantly remove any controller assignment

Exit Fullscreen Mode ShortcutPress ESC to exit fullscreen mode


Improvements/Changes

- Added a Headroom parameter to Delay > Vintage Digital

- Split > Y can now be bypassed; when bypassed, the block sends both left and right signals to both paths equally (like the old Split Y block)

- Added forward slash [/] to list of characters for naming presets, setlists, snapshots, and Stomp mode custom labels

- Bypass Assign tab has been relabeled “Switch” to better reflect all values

- Tap Tempo no longer affects a preset’s dirty state

- If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will cause their car radio to only play polka death metal every Thursday from 1-3pm PST

Bug Fixes

- If many MIDI program change messages are received while the editor is importing or exporting data, the editor can freeze and Helix can crash - FIXED

- Copying and pasting blocks on top of one another while in Pedal Edit mode can sometimes result in a blank scribble strip - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application

 


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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.10
Released 11/22/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.10 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.10.0 is a software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.10!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.10 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.10). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.10 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn

on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Features

- Auto Enable/Bypass blocks from EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Volume/Tone Knobs—Processing blocks (such as Wah, Pitch Wham, etc.) can now be enabled/bypassed by simply moving EXP 1, EXP 2, EXP 3, or Variax’s Volume or Tone knob. Click the Bypass Assign tab. From the source pulldown menu (normally reads “None”), select the desired switch. When selecting a continuous controller as a switch, Position and Wait sliders appear.

- Bypass Assign > Position—Position determines the location in the Exp Pedal or Variax knob’s travel where the block is engaged. For example, if set to 1%, the block will turn off as soon as the pedal is moved to the heel position. If set to 99%, the block will only turn on when the pedal is moved to the toe position. To swap the on/off state regardless of position, click the small bypass icon above the selected block.

- Bypass Assign > Wait—Wait determines how long it takes after the Exp Pedal or Variax Knob is moved below the Position location before the block turns off. For example, you may not want the Wah to turn off instantly every time you hit the heel position during your big funk solo. Also, does your song really need a big funk solo?

- Block Bypass via MIDI—Individual processing blocks can now be enabled/bypassed via incoming MIDI CC messages. Click the Bypass Assign tab. Move the MIDI In slider to choose the desired MIDI CC. Incoming CC values 0-63 will turn the block off; values 64-127 will turn the block on. Note that some MIDI CCs are reserved for global functions and cannot be selected.

- Split > Y Balance parameters—The old Split > Y block sends both left and right signals to Paths A and B equally. 2.10 adds individual balance (pan) control of the signals sent to Path A and B.

- Snapshot Assign ShortcutOPTION-click (Mac) or ALT-click (PC) any Home screen parameter to quickly assign its value to the Snapshots controller

- Unassign Controller ShortcutSHIFT-OPTION-click (Mac) or SHIFT-ALT-click (PC) any Home screen parameter to instantly remove any controller assignment

- Exit Fullscreen Mode ShortcutPress ESC to exit fullscreen mode


Improvements/Changes

- Added a Headroom parameter to Delay > Vintage Digital

- Split > Y can now be bypassed; when bypassed, the block sends both left and right signals to both paths equally (like the old Split Y block)

- Added forward slash [/] to list of characters for naming presets, setlists, snapshots, and Stomp mode custom labels

- Bypass Assign tab has been relabeled “Switch” to better reflect all values

- Tap Tempo no longer affects a preset’s dirty state

- If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will cause their car radio to only play polka death metal every Thursday from 1-3pm PST

Bug Fixes

- If many MIDI program change messages are received while the editor is importing or exporting data, the editor can freeze and Helix can crash - FIXED

- Copying and pasting blocks on top of one another while in Pedal Edit mode can sometimes result in a blank scribble strip - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
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Flash Memory      
e561954
Version 2.10
Released 11/22/16

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware 2.10 Release Notes

 Helix v2.10.0 is a firmware update that includes new models, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.10!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.10 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.10). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.10 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn

on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Amp Models

Archetype Clean, based on* the clean channel of the Paul Reed Smith® Archon®

Archetype Lead, based on* the lead channel of the Paul Reed Smith® Archon®

Line 6 Litigator, new Line 6 Original inspired by boutique mid-gain amps


New Effects Models

- Distortion > Stupor OD (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS® SD-1 Overdrive

- Delay > Pitch Echo (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

* Paul Reed Smith and Archon are registered trademarks of Paul Reed Smith Guitars, LP.

* BOSS is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation U.S.


New Features

Auto Enable/Bypass blocks from EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Volume/Tone Knobs—Processing blocks (such as Wah, Pitch Wham, etc.) can now be enabled/bypassed by simply moving EXP 1, EXP 2, EXP 3, or Variax’s Volume or Tone knob. Press MENU and then Knob 1 (Bypass Assign). Turn Knob 1 (Switch) to select the desired switch. When selecting a continuous controller as a switch, Knob 2 (Position) and Knob 3 (Wait) appear.

Bypass Assign > Position—Position determines the location in the Exp Pedal or Variax knob’s travel where the block is engaged. For example, if set to 1%, the block will turn off as soon as the pedal is moved to the heel position. If set to 99%, the block will only turn on when the pedal is moved to the toe position. To swap the on/off state regardless of position, press the BYPASS button.

Bypass Assign > Wait—Wait determines how long it takes after the Exp Pedal or

Variax Knob is moved below the Position location before the block turns off. For example, you may not want the Wah to turn off instantly every time you hit the heel position during your big funk solo. Also, does your song really need a big funk solo?

Block Bypass via MIDI—Individual processing blocks can now be enabled/bypassed via incoming MIDI CC messages. Press MENU and then Knob 1 (Bypass Assign). Turn Knob 4 (MIDI In) to choose the desired MIDI CC. Incoming CC values 0-63 will turn the block off; values 64-127 will turn the block on. Note that some MIDI CCs are reserved for global functions and cannot be selected.

Learn Bypass Assign—As with Controller Assign, you can also now quickly learn a source for bypassing the selected block instead of assigning it manually. On the Bypass Assign screen, press Knob 6 (Learn) and then engage the desired footswitch, expression pedal, Variax knob, or MIDI CC. Helix will show the switch above Knob 1 (Switch) or if it’s a MIDI CC message, above Knob 4 (MIDI In).

Clear All Bypass Assignments—You can now clear all bypass assignments at once. From the Bypass Assign screen, press ACTION and then Knob 1 (Clear All Assignments). Press Knob 6 (OK) to confirm.

Snapshot footswitch LED color—You can now choose a color for each snapshot footswitch. Press the PRESETS knob and then Knob 6 (Rename Snapshot). Turn knob 5 (LED Color) to select the desired color. “Auto Color” is the default red. NOTE: There is currently no way to set snapshot footswitch color from the Helix application.

Split > Y Balance parameters—The old Split > Y block sends both left and right signals to Paths A and B equally. 2.10 adds individual balance (pan) control of the signals sent to Path A and B. By default, they’re set to “Center”, which behaves exactly like the old Split > Y block.

Support for MIDIpants


Improvements/Changes

- Added a Headroom parameter to Delay > Vintage Digital

- Snapshots now recall the currently active expression controller (EXP 1 or EXP 2) for the built-in treadle

- Split > Y can now be bypassed; when bypassed, the block sends both left and right signals to both paths equally (like the old Split Y block)

- Looper Mode switch LEDs now display a dim/lit state to better reflect their current states

- Non-selected Pedal Edit Mode parameter switch LEDs now display a dim state

- Added forward slash [/] to list of characters for naming presets, setlists, snapshots, and Stomp mode custom labels

- Bypass Assign > Knob 1 (Footswitch) has been relabeled “Switch” to better reflect all values

- Tap Tempo no longer affects a preset’s dirty state (“E” icon)

- Minor updates to the Factory Preset bundle

- If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will cause their car radio to only play polka death metal every Thursday from 1-3pm PST


Bug Fixes

- Errant graphics could appear when selecting an IR block from the Controller Assign page - FIXED

- When assigning a command to EXP 3 on the Command Center page, the turquoise indicator could occasional fail to appear - FIXED

- When sending/receiving Looper MIDI CC messages through external devices, MIDI feedback could occur - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues

- In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0%. In such cases, completely clear the Volume Pedal block and add again. If the same preset exhibits this behavior again, please contact Line 6 Customer Service and be ready to email us the raw preset so we can analyze it

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application.


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Jaguar, Mac OS Panther, Mac OS Leopard, Windows 7, Mac OS Snow Leopard, Mac OS Lion, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Windows 10, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
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Drivers      
Line 6 Driver2
Version 1.84
Released 11/2/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Adds drivers attestation signing, which is necessary for passing installation on secure boot enabled systems that have a clean install of Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.10
Released 9/23/16

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
FBV3
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G
Spider V 120
Spider V 240
Spider V 240HC
Spider V 30
Spider V 60

This update adds support for Spider V.


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.10
Released 9/23/16

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
FBV3
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G
Spider V 120
Spider V 240
Spider V 240HC
Spider V 30
Spider V 60

This update adds support for Spider V.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.01
Released 7/20/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.01 Release Notes

 
Helix v2.01.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.01!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.01 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.01), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.01). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.01 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:
 
7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.
 
HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.01), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.
 

Improvements

- In addition to Tap Tempo, Snapshots and footswitches-as-controllers now also respect the Global Settings > Preferences > Tap Tempo Pitch setting

- 2.0 changed the default Guitar In-Z setting to “Auto” for new presets. Existing factory presets now also reflect this value

 

Bug Fixes

- Certain elaborate pre-2.0 presets with many controller assignments could sometimes fail to rebuild properly after updating from v1.x to v2.x firmware - FIXED

- Switch LED parameter was not responsive from the Controller Assign screen - FIXED

- In some cases, Ext Amp and Note On message states were ignored when exported and then reimported - FIXED

- The Helix > Preferences > Stereo IR Import setting was not remembered - FIXED

Engaging key commands while presets, setlists, or IRs were loading/exporting could result in instabilities - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- The Distortion > Bitcrusher Bit Depth parameter appears as “undefined”; continues to work properly from the hardware

 


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.01
Released 7/20/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.01 Release Notes

 
Helix v2.01.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.01!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.01 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.01), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.01). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.01 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:
 
7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.
 
HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.01), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.
 

Improvements

- In addition to Tap Tempo, Snapshots and footswitches-as-controllers now also respect the Global Settings > Preferences > Tap Tempo Pitch setting

- 2.0 changed the default Guitar In-Z setting to “Auto” for new presets. Existing factory presets now also reflect this value

 

Bug Fixes

- Certain elaborate pre-2.0 presets with many controller assignments could sometimes fail to rebuild properly after updating from v1.x to v2.x firmware - FIXED

- Switch LED parameter was not responsive from the Controller Assign screen - FIXED

- In some cases, Ext Amp and Note On message states were ignored when exported and then reimported - FIXED

- The Helix > Preferences > Stereo IR Import setting was not remembered - FIXED

Engaging key commands while presets, setlists, or IRs were loading/exporting could result in instabilities - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- The Distortion > Bitcrusher Bit Depth parameter appears as “undefined”; continues to work properly from the hardware


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
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Flash Memory      
b8e2346
Version 2.00
Released 7/6/16

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware 2.0 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.00 is a firmware update that includes new models, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.0!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.0 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.00). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

7. Turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

HELIX FLOOR: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix.

HELIX RACK: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go. YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.0 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Amp Models

Cali IV Rhythm 1, based on* the Rhythm I channel of the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV

Cali IV Rhythm 2, based on* the Rhythm II channel of the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV

Cali IV Lead, based on* the Lead channel of the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV

Line 6 2204 Mod, Line 6 Original based on* a hot-rodded Marshall® JCM 800

- Line 6 Fatality, Line 6 Original

 

New Effects Models

- Distortion > Wringer Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), based on* Garbage’s special BOSS® FZ-2

- EQ > Cali Q Graphic (Mono, Stereo), based on* the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV’s 5-band EQ

- Modulation > Harmonic Tremolo (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

- Delay > Vintage Digital (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

 

* All product names used herein are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.  These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6's sound model development. Mesa/Boogie is a registered trademark of Mesa/Boogie, Ltd. Marshall and JCM are registered trademarks of Marshall Amplification Plc. BOSS is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation.

 

New Features

Snapshots—Select one of eight snapshots to instantly recall all block on/off states, up to 64 parameter values, certain Command Center values, and tempo. Any Delay, Reverb, or FX Loop block with its Trails parameter turned on will spill across snapshots seamlessly. To select a snapshot, press BANK UP and BANK DOWN simultaneously and then one of the middle eight footswitches. For Helix Rack owners who haven’t yet snagged Helix Control (and you should), press PRESETS and turn Knob 5 (Select Snapshot). For more information, check out the new Helix 2.0 Owner’s Manual, available here: http://line6.com/support/manuals/#effects

Snapshot Parameter Assign—To adjust a parameter AND set it to automatically update per snapshot, press and turn the knob. To adjust a parameter WITHOUT it automatically updating per snapshot, just turn the knob like you normally would. If you accidentally press and turn and didn’t mean to, hold BYPASS and press the knob to instantly unassign snapshot control

Copy/Paste SnapshotsWhile touch-holding the footswitch for the snapshot you want to copy, briefly touch and release the footswitch for the snapshot you want to overwrite. For Helix Rack owners who haven’t yet snagged Helix Control (and again, you SHOULD), select the snapshot you want to copy, press PRESETS, and then ACTION. Press Knob 1 (Copy Snapshot). Select the snapshot you want to overwrite, press ACTION, and then Knob 2 (Paste Snapshot)

Swap Snapshots—Touch and hold two snapshot footswitches and a dialog appears, asking if you want to swap their location

Rename SnapshotsPress PRESETS and then Knob 6 (Rename Snapshot) to rename the snapshot to something meaningful, such as “VERSE 1”, “BIG SOLO” or “D. IGLOO.” Snapshot names are limited to 10 characters

Global Settings > Preferences > Snapshot Edits—Determines whether or not any edits made to a snapshot are remembered when returning to that snapshot. "Recall" automatically recalls any edits made to the snapshot; "Discard" forgets any edits made and returns the snapshot to its state when the preset was last saved. You must save the preset to store changes to snapshots regardless. The home screen’s camera icon turns red when set to “Discard.” Shortcut: Hold BYPASS and press SAVE to toggle this setting

- Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > Tempo Select—In addition to Global and Per Preset (still the default), Helix’s tempo can now be set per snapshot. Shortcut: Touch TAP to briefly view and set this parameter

Global Settings > Footswitches > Preset Mode Switches—You can now determine whether each row in Preset footswitch mode (upper or lower) selects Presets, Snapshots, or Stomps. The default setting remains the same, but is now called “8 Presets”

Global Settings > Footswitches > Snapshot Mode Footswitches—A new Global Settings > Footswitches parameter lets you set Snapshot mode footswitches as Auto Return (automatically returns to Preset or Stomp footswitch mode after selection) or Manual Return (stays in Snapshot footswitch mode until you press FS6 [CANCEL])

Global Settings > Footswitches > Up/Down Switches—FS1 and FS7 now have three options: Bank Up/Down, Preset Up/Down, and Snapshot Up/Down, available from the Global Settings > Footswitches menu. Shortcut: Press and hold FS1 and FS7 for one second to cycle through Bank Up/Down, Preset Up/Down, and Snapshot Up/Down

Global Settings > Ins/Outs > USB In 1/2 Trim—Added the ability to attenuate the level of incoming USB 1/2 signals, so Mac/PC/iOS applications with no (or difficult-to-access) app-level volume control can be more easily blended with Helix’s processing

- Global Settings > Ins/Outs > Digital Out Level—Added the ability to adjust the digital (S/PDIF and AES/EBU) output level

- Global Settings > EXP Pedals > EXP 1/2/3 Polarity—Added the ability to individually switch the polarity of EXP 1, 2, and 3, providing support for a wider variety of third-party expression pedals

Global Settings > EXP Pedals > EXP 1/2/3 Pedal Position—Global Settings > Footswitches > EXP Pedal Position has been split into separate parameters for each expression pedal. For example, EXP 1’s wah position can be recalled per preset, EXP 2’s volume position can act globally, and EXP 3’s reverb depth control can be recalled per snapshot

- Controllers to Variax Parameters—Controllers (including Snapshots) can now control/recall Variax parameters, so you can do cool stuff like toggle between two guitar models with a footswitch, control Variax’s tone knob with an expression pedal, assign a momentary footswitch to drop D, recall completely different tunings with each snapshot, and more. There’s nothing special to do; just assign a controller to Variax parameters like you would any other parameter

 - Per Preset Guitar In Impedance—Global Settings > Ins/Outs > Guitar In Impedance has been moved to the Input > Multi and Input > Guitar In block and is now recalled per preset. It appears at Knob 4 as “Guitar In-Z.” Now that it’s on the Home page, you can assign a footswitch or snapshot to it and determine how your guitar’s pickups are loaded in real time. The default has been changed to “Auto.”

Enhanced Tuner Display—The tuner display now shows an additional –3-cent to +3-cent row of bars, providing more granularity when the note played is close to being in tune. Accuracy remains the same

MIDI Recall IndicatorPress PRESETS to open the Setlist menu. Dark text appears above Knob 2 and displays the necessary MIDI messages required to remotely recall the current setlist, preset, and snapshot so you don’t have to go digging through the manual

 

Other Improvements

- Shortcut: Hold BYPASS and press a parameter knob to quickly remove any controller assignment (including the Snapshots controller). The value appears without brackets, indicating no controller is assigned to it

- Shortcut: In Pedal Edit mode, press and hold FS10 (VALUE–) and FS11 (VALUE+) to quickly scroll through values. Now Helix Rack/Control users can quickly adjust parameters with their feet when no expression pedal is connected

- Shortcut: In Pedal Edit mode, press and hold a Time (or Speed) parameter switch to toggle between ms (or Hz) and note values, just like pressing the knob

- Helix’s pitch detect algorithms have been optimized and now track slightly faster

- Parameters in the Global Settings menu have been reorganized to better reflect their category. For example, Tap Tempo Pitch has been moved to a new Preferences submenu and the Info submenu has been removed, as the current FW version now appears at the top of the Global Settings screen

- On the Save, Name, and Customize screens, Knob 3 (Clear) has been replaced with Insert, which inserts a space and shifts all following characters to the right. You can still clear a character by pressing the joystick, which now cycles through A, a, 0, and [SPACE]

- The Footswitch Assign page has been renamed “Bypass Assign” to better describe current and potential future functionality

- Touch-hold any assigned stomp footswitch and the Customize button now also appears above Knob 5. The Customize button is grayed out if the footswitch has nothing yet assigned to it

- On the Customize screens, Knob 4 now always displays a Remove button, regardless of whether a custom label has been assigned (solid button) or not (grayed out button)

- When touching two stomp mode switches to swap their locations, the inspector text

now tells you which two footswitches will be swapped

- Recall snapshots remotely via an incoming MIDI CC message. A CC69 message with value 0 recalls Snapshot 1, value 1 recalls Snapshot 2, value 2 recalls Snapshot 3, and so forth

- Footswitches in Looper mode now transmit corresponding MIDI CCs

- Additions to and improvements made to the existing factory preset bundle

- Re-leveled presets

- The Helix Owner’s Manual has been updated to 2.0: http://line6.com/support/manuals/#effects

 

Bug Fixes

- Parameters could respond sluggishly when receiving lots of fast incoming MIDI CC data - FIXED

- Some MIDI keyboards (including those by Roland and M-Audio) send active sensing messages every 300ms, which could sometimes affect Helix’s MIDI input to the computer, causing intermittent dropouts - FIXED

- Certain cab model defaults with 121 Ribbon mic could display as 421 Dynamic - FIXED

- Rapidly moving EXP 1/2/3 while importing/exporting presets could result in data lockout - FIXED

- Command Center > Copy/Paste All Commands would not copy customized labels - FIXED

- Learn Controller would not work with FS1 or FS7 while in 10 Switches Stomp mode - FIXED

- Helix wouldn’t remember tuner output routing across power cycles - FIXED

- After a factory reset, Global Settings > Ins/Outs > XLR Out Level would be set to Mic level until toggled, regardless of its displayed value - FIXED

- Certain delay models’ Time parameter could only go down to 20ms, even if the display reflected a lower value - FIXED

- The TAP footswitch’s LED would reflect Global tempo instead of Per Preset tempo - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 


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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.00
Released 7/6/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.00 Release Notes

Helix v2.00 is an update that includes new models, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 
IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING 2.00!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.0 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), available here:http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.00). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK).
 
7. Turn off Helix/Helix Rack. HELIX FLOOR: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. HELIX RACK: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

New Features
- Snapshots—Select one of eight snapshots to instantly recall all block on/off states, up to 64 parameter values, certain Command Center values, and tempo. Any Delay, Reverb, or FX Loop block with its Trails parameter turned on will spill across snapshots seamlessly. Click the gray box below the large preset name and select the desired snapshot from the list. For more information, check out the new Helix Application Pilot’s Guide, available from the Help menu
- Copy/Paste SnapshotsSelect the snapshot you want to copy, click the camera icon and select “Copy.” Select the snapshot you want to overwrite, click the camera icon and select “Paste”
- Rename SnapshotsClick the camera icon and select “Rename.” SHORTCUT: Click-hold the snapshot name
- Tempo SelectClick the Tempo box (to the left of TAP) and select Per Snapshot, Per Preset (the default), or Global
- Controllers to Variax Parameters—Controllers (including Snapshots) can now control/recall Variax parameters, so you can do cool stuff like toggle between two guitar models with a footswitch, control Variax’s tone knob with an expression pedal, assign a momentary footswitch to drop D, recall completely different tunings with each snapshot, and more. There’s nothing special to do; just assign a controller to Variax parameters like you would any other parameter
- Additional keyboard shortcuts:
     B: Displays and places focus on the EDITOR window - Bypass Assign panel
     Shift-Command-C (Win: Ctrl-Shift-C): Copies the currently selected snapshot to the clipboard
     Shift-Command-V (Win: Ctrl-Shift-V): Pastes copied snapshot to the currently selected snapshot
     Shift-Command-R (Win: Ctrl-Shift-R): Renames the currently selected snapshot

Other Improvements
- If a controller is assigned to a parameter, brackets now appear around the value (as on the hardware)
- The Footswitch Assign page has been renamed “Bypass Assign” to better describe current and potential future functionality
- The Helix Application Pilot’s Guide has been updated to 2.0. From the Help menu, select “Helix Application Pilot’s Guide”

Bug Fixes
- General stability improvements
- Minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues
- Attempting to drag more than 128 IRs into the Helix app will load no IRs at all
- Brackets may continue to appear around controller-assigned values even after performing a Clear All Controllers procedure
 
 



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Helix      
Helix
Version 2.00
Released 7/6/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.00 Release Notes

Helix v2.00 is an update that includes new models, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING 2.00!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.0 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), available here:http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.00). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK).
 
7. Turn off Helix/Helix Rack. HELIX FLOOR: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. HELIX RACK: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

New Features
- Snapshots—Select one of eight snapshots to instantly recall all block on/off states, up to 64 parameter values, certain Command Center values, and tempo. Any Delay, Reverb, or FX Loop block with its Trails parameter turned on will spill across snapshots seamlessly. Click the gray box below the large preset name and select the desired snapshot from the list. For more information, check out the new Helix Application Pilot’s Guide, available from the Help menu
- Copy/Paste SnapshotsSelect the snapshot you want to copy, click the camera icon and select “Copy.” Select the snapshot you want to overwrite, click the camera icon and select “Paste”
- Rename SnapshotsClick the camera icon and select “Rename.” SHORTCUT: Click-hold the snapshot name
- Tempo SelectClick the Tempo box (to the left of TAP) and select Per Snapshot, Per Preset (the default), or Global
- Controllers to Variax Parameters—Controllers (including Snapshots) can now control/recall Variax parameters, so you can do cool stuff like toggle between two guitar models with a footswitch, control Variax’s tone knob with an expression pedal, assign a momentary footswitch to drop D, recall completely different tunings with each snapshot, and more. There’s nothing special to do; just assign a controller to Variax parameters like you would any other parameter
- Additional keyboard shortcuts:
     B: Displays and places focus on the EDITOR window - Bypass Assign panel
     Shift-Command-C (Win: Ctrl-Shift-C): Copies the currently selected snapshot to the clipboard
     Shift-Command-V (Win: Ctrl-Shift-V): Pastes copied snapshot to the currently selected snapshot
     Shift-Command-R (Win: Ctrl-Shift-R): Renames the currently selected snapshot

Other Improvements
- If a controller is assigned to a parameter, brackets now appear around the value (as on the hardware)
- The Footswitch Assign page has been renamed “Bypass Assign” to better describe current and potential future functionality
- The Helix Application Pilot’s Guide has been updated to 2.0. From the Help menu, select “Helix Application Pilot’s Guide”

Bug Fixes
- General stability improvements
- Minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues
- Attempting to drag more than 128 IRs into the Helix app will load no IRs at all
- Brackets may continue to appear around controller-assigned values even after performing a Clear All Controllers procedure
 

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Flash Memory      
0dab6d6
Version 1.12.0
Released 5/11/16

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware v1.12.0 Release Notes

Helix 1.12.0 is a free update that includes new fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations.

 IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING ANY NEW SOFTWARE!

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs. If you’re running Helix FW 1.06 or 1.06.5, your current Helix application version should be 1.04. If you’re running Helix FW 1.10, your current Helix application version should be 1.11.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix application and download and install the NEW Helix editor (1.12.0), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the new Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix (or Helix Rack) to the newest firmware (1.12.0). If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, after Helix Rack has been updated, connect and power on Helix Control, and it will update automatically.

 

6. Using the latest Helix editor (1.12), restore all user presets and IRs.

 

New Features

- Compatibility with the full version of the Helix editor (1.12)

 

Bug Fixes

- A USB port driver issue within OS X El Capitan precluded certain computers (namely MacBook Pros and iMacs from mid-2012) from allowing communication between Helix and the Helix Editor. Note: You must update OS X to El Capitan 10.11.4 - FIXED

- Helix could not correctly respond to incoming MIDI CC #64 (Tap Tempo) - FIXED

- Helix could sometimes not correctly respond to incoming MIDI PC messages after exporting and then reimporting the same setlist - FIXED

- The Tuner screen’s Output parameter would not remember its value across power cycles - FIXED

- Changing Input or Output types from the Controller Assign screen could sometimes automatically engage the Learn Controller button - FIXED

- Input > Multi and Input > Variax Tone parameter could sometimes maintain its value across presets, even when set to ‘Per Preset’

- Helix Rack’s TAP/TUNER button was unresponsive while in Pedal Edit mode - FIXED

- Expression pedals with inverted polarity could cause Helix Rack to freeze when connected to Helix Control - FIXED

- If two footswitches’ assignments are quick-swapped while in the Controller Assign screen, the most recent assignment could be removed - FIXED

- The Looper block’s icon could incorrectly reflect its state after saving a preset - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

KNOWN ISSUES

- After a Factory Reset, Global Settings > Ins/Outs > XLR Outputs level appears as Line level but is actually Mic level until you move the knob to "Mic" and back to "Line"

- On rare occasions, if Helix is disconnected from the computer within 10 seconds of shutting down the Helix editor, MIDI transmission may become inactive. Always wait 10 seconds after quitting the Helix editor before disconnecting. If you forget, power cycling Helix solves the issue.

- If you send MIDI CC #59 to Helix, it toggles the control between your bypass-assigned blocks for this switch, but the EXP 1 - EXP 2 Toe Switch strip label does not change states as it does when toggled via the on-board pedal.

 

 


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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.12
Released 5/11/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v1.12 Release Notes

 Helix Editor 1.12 is a free update that includes new fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations.

 

IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING ANY NEW SOFTWARE!

 

If you have already updated Helix or Helix Rack’s firmware to 1.12:

 

1. Install the 1.12 Editor update, available at http://line6.com/software/. Check the “Beta” box.

 

 

If you have NOT already updated Helix/Helix Rack’s firmware to 1.12, please follow the instructions below:

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs. If you’re running Helix FW 1.06 or 1.06.5, your current Helix application version should be 1.04. If you’re running Helix FW 1.10, your current Helix application version should be 1.11.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix application and download and install the NEW Helix editor (1.12), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the new Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix (or Helix Rack) to the newest firmware (1.12.0). If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, after Helix Rack has been updated, connect and power on Helix Control, and it will update automatically.

 

6. Using the latest Helix editor (1.12), restore all user presets and IRs.

 

NEW FEATURES

- Scribble strips and footswitch LED colors can now be customized from the Footswitch Assign, Controller Assign, and Command Center screens for any items assigned to a footswitch

- Processing blocks can be copied and pasted. Control-click (Win: Right-click) a block and select “Copy Block.” Control/right-click the destination location or block you want to overwrite and select “Paste Block.”

- Additional keyboard shortcuts:

H - Selects the Home tab

F - Selects the Footswitch Assign tab

C - Selects the Controller Assign tab

M - Selects the Command Center tab

G - Selects the Global EQ screen

P - Selects the Preset list

I - Selects the Impulse Responses list

A - Selects and cycles through Amp+Cab, Amp, and/or Preamp tonestacks

T - Tap Tempo

Space Bar - Toggles the currently selected block on and off

Tab - Toggles focus between the librarian and editor windows

Arrow Up/Down/Left/Right (Editor) - Selects the current block

Arrow Up/Down/Left/Right (Model List) - Navigates the model list

Arrow Up/Down (Librarian) - Navigates the preset or IR list

Enter/Return (Librarian) - Loads the selected preset

[,][.], [-][+] - Manually adjusts the most recently clicked slider

Shift-[,][.], Shift-[-][+] - Manually adjusts the most recently clicked slider faster

Command-C (Win: Control-C) - Copies the current block

Command-V (Win: Control-V) - Pastes the block

Command-S (Win: Control-S) - Saves the preset

Control-click (Win: Right-click) a slider - Allows for manually entering a value

Command-click (Win: Control-click) a slider - Resets to default value

 

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

- Input > Multi and Input > Variax now displays a Variax Volume slider

- A light blue box surrounds either the librarian or editor panel, telling you which one is in focus; press Tab to toggle between them

- Block selection is now synchronized between Helix and the Helix editor

- A confirmation dialog now appears when attempting to clear all controllers

- Added graphics for Input > USB 3/4, USB 5/6, and USB 7/8

- Manually entering delay Time values is now accomplished in milliseconds, not seconds

- The Helix firmware indicator in the upper left corner now reads “Firmware”

 

BUG FIXES

- A USB port driver issue within OS X El Capitan precluded certain computers (namely MacBook Pros and iMacs from mid-2012) from allowing communication between Helix and the Helix Editor. Note: You must update OS X to El Capitan 10.11.4 - FIXED

- Quickly moving an expression pedal assigned to many parameters can sometimes cause disconnection with Helix on Windows 7 - FIXED

- Note sync was not assignable to a controller - FIXED

- Importing a bundle while streaming audio could cause the Helix editor to disconnect - FIXED

- Removing the last block on parallel path B would display a floating “None” block until a different block was selected - FIXED

- Certain menu sliders could behave erratically when a footswitch had eight items assigned - FIXED

- Moving blocks could automatically select EXP 2 if one of the blocks’ parameters defaulted to EXP 1 - FIXED

- Hardware and software could lose sync if a controller-assigned block was moved from Path 1A to 1B and back - FIXED

- The Looper block’s Footswitch Assign page displayed a momentary/latching slider - FIXED

- A couple effects parameters were incorrect or missing - FIXED

- Certain stereo delay models could display an incorrect Time parameter value - FIXED

- Helix editor would sometimes not open immediately after closing Line 6 Updater - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations


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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.12
Released 5/11/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v1.12 Release Notes

 Helix Editor 1.12 is a free update that includes new fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations.

 

IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING ANY NEW SOFTWARE!

 

If you have already updated Helix or Helix Rack’s firmware to 1.12:

 

1. Install the 1.12 Editor update, available at http://line6.com/software/. Check the “Beta” box.

 

 

If you have NOT already updated Helix/Helix Rack’s firmware to 1.12, please follow the instructions below:

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs. If you’re running Helix FW 1.06 or 1.06.5, your current Helix application version should be 1.04. If you’re running Helix FW 1.10, your current Helix application version should be 1.11.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix application and download and install the NEW Helix editor (1.12), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the new Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix (or Helix Rack) to the newest firmware (1.12.0). If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, after Helix Rack has been updated, connect and power on Helix Control, and it will update automatically.

 

6. Using the latest Helix editor (1.12), restore all user presets and IRs.

 

NEW FEATURES

- Scribble strips and footswitch LED colors can now be customized from the Footswitch Assign, Controller Assign, and Command Center screens for any items assigned to a footswitch

- Processing blocks can be copied and pasted. Control-click (Win: Right-click) a block and select “Copy Block.” Control/right-click the destination location or block you want to overwrite and select “Paste Block.”

- Additional keyboard shortcuts:

H - Selects the Home tab

F - Selects the Footswitch Assign tab

C - Selects the Controller Assign tab

M - Selects the Command Center tab

G - Selects the Global EQ screen

P - Selects the Preset list

I - Selects the Impulse Responses list

A - Selects and cycles through Amp+Cab, Amp, and/or Preamp tonestacks

T - Tap Tempo

Space Bar - Toggles the currently selected block on and off

Tab - Toggles focus between the librarian and editor windows

Arrow Up/Down/Left/Right (Editor) - Selects the current block

Arrow Up/Down/Left/Right (Model List) - Navigates the model list

Arrow Up/Down (Librarian) - Navigates the preset or IR list

Enter/Return (Librarian) - Loads the selected preset

[,][.], [-][+] - Manually adjusts the most recently clicked slider

Shift-[,][.], Shift-[-][+] - Manually adjusts the most recently clicked slider faster

Command-C (Win: Control-C) - Copies the current block

Command-V (Win: Control-V) - Pastes the block

Command-S (Win: Control-S) - Saves the preset

Control-click (Win: Right-click) a slider - Allows for manually entering a value

Command-click (Win: Control-click) a slider - Resets to default value

 

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

- Input > Multi and Input > Variax now displays a Variax Volume slider

- A light blue box surrounds either the librarian or editor panel, telling you which one is in focus; press Tab to toggle between them

- Block selection is now synchronized between Helix and the Helix editor

- A confirmation dialog now appears when attempting to clear all controllers

- Added graphics for Input > USB 3/4, USB 5/6, and USB 7/8

- Manually entering delay Time values is now accomplished in milliseconds, not seconds

- The Helix firmware indicator in the upper left corner now reads “Firmware”

 

BUG FIXES

- A USB port driver issue within OS X El Capitan precluded certain computers (namely MacBook Pros and iMacs from mid-2012) from allowing communication between Helix and the Helix Editor. Note: You must update OS X to El Capitan 10.11.4 - FIXED

- Quickly moving an expression pedal assigned to many parameters can sometimes cause disconnection with Helix on Windows 7 - FIXED

- Note sync was not assignable to a controller - FIXED

- Importing a bundle while streaming audio could cause the Helix editor to disconnect - FIXED

- Removing the last block on parallel path B would display a floating “None” block until a different block was selected - FIXED

- Certain menu sliders could behave erratically when a footswitch had eight items assigned - FIXED

- Moving blocks could automatically select EXP 2 if one of the blocks’ parameters defaulted to EXP 1 - FIXED

- Hardware and software could lose sync if a controller-assigned block was moved from Path 1A to 1B and back - FIXED

- The Looper block’s Footswitch Assign page displayed a momentary/latching slider - FIXED

- A couple effects parameters were incorrect or missing - FIXED

- Certain stereo delay models could display an incorrect Time parameter value - FIXED

- Helix editor would sometimes not open immediately after closing Line 6 Updater - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 75 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.09
Released 5/10/16

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
FBV3
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G

This update includes minor bug fixes.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 52 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.09
Released 5/10/16

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
FBV3
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G

This update includes minor bug fixes.


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 63 MB )

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Drivers      
Line 6 Driver2
Version 1.78
Released 4/5/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

This is a bug fix update.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 6 MB )

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Flash Memory      
3ce8403
Version 1.10.0
Released 3/29/16

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware v1.10.0 Release Notes
 
Helix v1.10.0 is a firmware update that includes support for the 1.10 Helix editor application, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations.
 
IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING ANY NEW SOFTWARE!

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs. If you’re running Helix FW 1.06 or 1.06.5, your current Helix application version should be 1.04.

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix application and download and install the NEW Helixapplication (1.10.0), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.08).

4. Using the new Line 6 Updater (1.08), update Helix Rack to the newest firmware (1.10.0).

5. Reset Helix’s global settings by pressing and holding footswitches 5 and 6 (top row) while booting.

6. Using the new Helix application (1.10.0), restore all user presets and IRs.

New Features
- Compatibility with the new version of Helix editor application
 
 

OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Jaguar, Mac OS Panther, Mac OS Leopard, Windows 7, Mac OS Snow Leopard, Mac OS Lion, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Windows 10, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 3 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.08
Released 3/29/16

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
FBV3
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G

This update adds support for new products.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 52 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.08
Released 3/29/16

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
FBV3
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G

This update adds support for new products.


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 63 MB )

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Flash Memory      
4de2e39
Version 1.06.5
Released 2/16/16

Works with:
Helix

Helix Firmware v1.06.5 Release Notes

Helix v1.06.5 is a firmware update that includes new fixes and stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix Rack users perform this update!


It is also recommended that you back up your current presets by using the Helix application to create a preset bundle, allowing you to install new presets as part of the update process.

The easiest way to perform the update process is by installing the latest version of Line 6 Updater. Once you've connected Helix to your computer via its USB port (hubs are not supported), Line 6 Updater will recognize the unit and take you through the update process. Both the Helix application and Line 6 Updater may be downloaded here: http://line6.com/software/

 

Bug Fixes

  • In extremely rare cases, Helix can hang after a factory update. 1.06.5 adds a “safe boot mode” to allow for a subsequent firmware update. To enter safe boot mode, press and hold footswitches 6 and 12 (far right switches on both rows) while turning on Helix
  • In some cases, changing a cab model within an Amp+Cab block after opening Pedal Edit mode may reset controller assignments — FIXED
  • Helix would not filter out MIDI program change messages with a channel different from its MIDI Base channel — FIXED
  • Headphone volume would be louder when Global Settings > Ins/Outs > Headphone monitor was set to “Multi” — FIXED
  • The Command Center > Action Panel’s “Copy All Commands” button would be grayed out unless a footswitch/instant command containing a message was first selected — FIXED
  • The US Double Nrm and US Double Vib model’s Sag parameter was biased too high — FIXED

 

Resetting Helix Globals / Loading the Newest Factory Presets

IMPORTANT! This procedure will completely overwrite all existing presets and setlists, as well as clear all user IRs and reset all global settings! Back up your presets and IRs before proceeding!
1. Turn off Helix.
2. While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. 3. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

Known Issues

  • Minor pops and clicks may be present when Helix is streaming audio from a Mac® running OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Minor pops and clicks may be present when Helix is streaming audio from an iOS® device running iOS 9.1 or 9.2 with Apple® Camera Kit
  • Importing a Helix bundle while streaming audio over USB may cause the Helix application to disconnect

OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Jaguar, Mac OS Panther, Mac OS Leopard, Windows 7, Mac OS Snow Leopard, Mac OS Lion, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Windows 10, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 3 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.04
Released 2/16/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.04 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.04 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.04 version of the Helix application!

 

Bug Fixes
- CC Toggle With Larger Dim Value Than Lit Value Not Restoring Properly Upon Export/Import 
- Importing multiple IRs or Presets can crash app 
- CC Toggle Dim and Lit States Switch After Exporting and Importing 

Known Issues
- In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X
- Importing or exporting a preset bundle while streaming audio may cause Helix to disconnect


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 83 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.04
Released 2/16/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.04 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.04 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.04 version of the Helix application!

 

Bug Fixes
- CC Toggle With Larger Dim Value Than Lit Value Not Restoring Properly Upon Export/Import 
- Importing multiple IRs or Presets can crash app 
- CC Toggle Dim and Lit States Switch After Exporting and Importing

Known Issues
- In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X
- Importing or exporting a preset bundle while streaming audio may cause Helix to disconnect


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 73 MB )

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Drivers      
Line 6 Driver2
Version 1.77
Released 2/11/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

BUG FIXES
  • In rare cases, if more than one Helix device is connected to a PC simultaneously, Windows can crash — FIXED

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 6 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.07
Released 2/2/16

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G

This update adds support for new products.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 52 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.07
Released 2/2/16

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 30
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
Firehawk 1500
Firehawk FX
Helix
Helix Control
Helix Rack
Relay G10 Receiver
Relay G10 Transmitter
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G

This update adds support for new products.


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 63 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.03
Released 1/26/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.03 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.03 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.03 version of the Helix application!

New Features

  • Supports newer preset format used by Helix firmware 1.06.0
  • Supports backup and restore of new Helix amp, distortion, modulation, filter and pitch models in 1.06.0
  • Now supports drag and drop of folder import of preset and IRs

Bug Fixes

  • General stability improvements
  • Stability improvements regarding operations with IRs
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

  • In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X
  • Importing or exporting a preset bundle while streaming audio may cause Helix to disconnect

OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 48 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.03
Released 1/26/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.03 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.03 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.03 version of the Helix application!

New Features

  • Supports newer preset format used by Helix firmware 1.06.0
  • Supports backup and restore of new Helix amp, distortion, modulation, filter and pitch models in 1.06.0
  • Now supports drag and drop of folder import of preset and IRs

Bug Fixes

  • General stability improvements
  • Stability improvements regarding operations with IRs
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

  • In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X
  • Importing or exporting a preset bundle while streaming audio may cause Helix to disconnect

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 74 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.02
Released 11/23/15

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.02 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.02 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.02 version of the Helix application!


New Features
- Supports newer preset format used by Helix firmware 1.04.1
- Supports backup and restore of new Helix delay models in 1.04.1


Bug Fixes
- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues
- Importing a setlist and then importing a bundle can cause the Helix app to disconnect
- In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 48 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.02
Released 11/23/15

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.02 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.02 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.02 version of the Helix application!


New Features
- Supports newer preset format used by Helix firmware 1.04.1
- Supports backup and restore of new Helix delay models in 1.04.1


Bug Fixes
- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues
- Importing a setlist and then importing a bundle can cause the Helix app to disconnect
- In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 74 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.01
Released 10/30/15

Works with:
Helix

Helix Application v1.01 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.01 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.01 version of the Helixapplication!

New Features

  • Added Windows 10 support

Bug Fixes

  • IRs with underscore characters (“_”) in the name may not load properly —FIXED
  • Preset names could not include an underscore (“_”) —FIXED
  • The Helix app could only import one IR file when clicking the Import button —FIXED
  • The Helix app could crash when importing 88.2 kHz IR files using Windows —FIXED
  • General stability improvements
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

  • Importing a setlist and then importing a bundle can cause the Helix app to disconnect
  • In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 74 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.01
Released 10/30/15

Works with:
Helix

Helix Application v1.01 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.01 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.01 version of the Helixapplication!

New Features

  • Added Windows 10 support

Bug Fixes

  • IRs with underscore characters (“_”) in the name may not load properly —FIXED
  • Preset names could not include an underscore (“_”) —FIXED
  • The Helix app could only import one IR file when clicking the Import button —FIXED
  • The Helix app could crash when importing 88.2 kHz IR files using Windows —FIXED
  • General stability improvements
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

  • Importing a setlist and then importing a bundle can cause the Helix app to disconnect
  • In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X

OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 48 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.00
Released 9/30/15

Works with:
Helix

This is the Helix application. It's used to organize and backup your presets and setlists, and load third-party IRs (Impulse Responses) onto Helix.


OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 48 MB )

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Helix      
Helix
Version 1.00
Released 9/29/15

Works with:
Helix

This is the Helix application. It’s used to organize and backup your presets and setlists, and load third-party IRs (Impulse Responses) onto Helix.

The required Helix Driver is included in this app installer.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
( 57 MB )

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Drivers      
Line 6 Driver2
Version 1.76.0.1
Released 8/6/15

Works with:
Helix

This Helix driver is required for audio streaming and updating firmware from Windows©-based computers. No driver is necessary for Apple© Macintosh computers or iOS© devices.


OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 6 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.04
Released 7/23/15

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
Firehawk FX
Helix
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G

This update adds support for Windows 10 and OS X 10.11

Line 6 Updater v1.04 for PC can be used to update the Relay G70 Receiver, Relay TB516 G Transmitter, Helix, AMPLIFi and Firehawk firmware, via USB.

AMPLIFi and Firehawk customers: Download and install the latest AMPLIFi or Firehawk driver from Line6.com.

Please connect your device directly to a USB 2.0 port on your PC. USB hubs are not supported.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR RELAY G70 AND RELAY TB516 G

Please install firmware v1.03 on the Relay G70 receiver and on the Relay TB516 G transmitter for improved performance.

  • Improved synchronization
  • Improved antenna switching performance

For updating the Relay G70 Receiver:

Please connect the Relay G70 Receiver to your PC through USB, and power the receiver on. The G70’s display should remain on the “LINE 6” screen, indicating it is ready for update. If it does not remain on that screen (i.e., if it boots completely), please turn the receiver off and back on until the “LINE 6” screen remains. In some cases with certain USB ports, it is possible that this may take more than one attempt. Once the “LINE 6” screen remains on your G70, please launch the Line 6 Updater app and follow the instructions that appear to update your device.

For updating the Relay TB516 G Transmitter:

Please remove the batteries from the Relay TB516 G Transmitter before connecting it to your PC through USB. Once the batteries are removed please connect your transmitter to the PC. The very first time you connect the transmitter to a new USB port, you may see a window indicating that a USB driver is being installed. If this occurs, please wait until that driver installation process is complete (this may take around two minutes, or longer in some cases). Next, please launch the Line 6 Updater app, and follow the instructions that appear in order to update your device.

If the updating process should fail for any reason, please follow these instructions:

For the Relay G70 Receiver:

  1. Please disconnect the G70 receiver from your computer’s USB and close the Line 6 Updater app.
  2. Reconnect the receiver to your computer’s USB and make sure its power switch is in the “I” (on) position.
  3. The receiver should display “LINE 6” and this should remain on the display. If it does not, please disconnect the G70 receiver and then reconnect it to your computer’s USB, so that you see it continues to display “LINE 6”. In some cases, it is possible that this may take more than one attempt. Once the “LINE 6” screen remains displayed on your G70, please launch the Line 6 Updater app again, sign in with your Line 6 username and password, and follow the instructions that appear to update your Relay G70 Receiver.

For the Relay TB516 G Transmitter:

  1. Please disconnect the transmitter from your computer’s USB and close the Line 6 Updater app.
  2. Insert a pair of batteries into the transmitter.
  3. Power the transmitter on and leave it on for at least 5 seconds.
  4. Power the transmitter off.
  5. Remove the batteries from the transmitter.
  6. Reconnect the transmitter to your computer’s USB.
  7. Launch the Line 6 Updater app again, sign in with your Line 6 username and password, and follow the instructions that appear to update your Relay TB516 G Transmitter.

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 33 MB )

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Line 6 Updater      
Line 6 Updater
Version 1.04
Released 7/23/15

Works with:
AMPLIFi 150
AMPLIFi 75
AMPLIFi FX100
AMPLIFi TT
Firehawk FX
Helix
Relay G70 Receiver
Relay G75 Receiver
Relay TB516 G

This update adds support for Windows 10 and OS X 10.11

Line 6 Updater v1.04 for Mac can be used to update the Relay G70 Receiver, Relay TB516 G Transmitter, Helix, AMPLIFi and Firehawk firmware, via USB.

Firehawk customers: Download and install the latest Firehawk driver from Line6.com.

Please connect your device directly to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac. USB hubs are not supported.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR RELAY G70 AND RELAY TB516 G

Please install firmware v1.03 on the Relay G70 receiver and on the Relay TB516 G transmitter for improved performance.

  • Improved synchronization
  • Improved antenna switching performance

For updating the Relay G70 Receiver:

Please connect the Relay G70 Receiver to your Mac through USB, and power the receiver on. The G70’s display should remain on the “LINE 6” screen, indicating it is ready for update. If it does not remain on that screen (i.e., if it boots completely), please turn the receiver off and back on until the “LINE 6” screen remains. In some cases with certain USB ports, it is possible that this may take more than one attempt. Once the “LINE 6” screen remains on your G70, please launch the Line 6 Updater app and follow the instructions that appear to update your device.

For updating the Relay TB516 G Transmitter:

Please remove the batteries from the Relay TB516 G Transmitter before connecting it to your Mac through USB. Once the batteries are removed please connect your transmitter to the Mac. The very first time you connect the transmitter to a new USB port, you may see a window indicating that a USB driver is being installed. If this occurs, please wait until that driver installation process is complete (this may take around two minutes, or longer in some cases). Next, please launch the Line 6 Updater app, and follow the instructions that appear in order to update your device.

If the updating process should fail for any reason, please follow these instructions:

For the Relay G70 Receiver:

  1. Please disconnect the G70 receiver from your computer’s USB and close the Line 6 Updater app.
  2. Reconnect the receiver to your computer’s USB and make sure its power switch is in the “I” (on) position.
  3. The receiver should display “LINE 6” and this should remain on the display. If it does not, please disconnect the G70 receiver and then reconnect it to your computer’s USB, so that you see it continues to display “LINE 6”. In some cases, it is possible that this may take more than one attempt. Once the “LINE 6” screen remains displayed on your G70, please launch the Line 6 Updater app again, sign in with your Line 6 username and password, and follow the instructions that appear to update your Relay G70 Receiver.

For the Relay TB516 G Transmitter:

  1. Please disconnect the transmitter from your computer’s USB and close the Line 6 Updater app.
  2. Insert a pair of batteries into the transmitter.
  3. Power the transmitter on and leave it on for at least 5 seconds.
  4. Power the transmitter off.
  5. Remove the batteries from the transmitter.
  6. Reconnect the transmitter to your computer’s USB.
  7. Launch the Line 6 Updater app again, sign in with your Line 6 username and password, and follow the instructions that appear to update your Relay TB516 G Transmitter.

OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 29 MB )

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