Line 6 Introduces Helix 3.0 Firmware Major Updates that Include Polyphonic Pitch Effects
CALABASAS, CA. November 24, 2020 — Line 6 has released Helix® 3.0 firmware for its Helix Floor, Helix LT, Helix Rack, HX EffectsTM, and HX StompTM guitar processors. It’s a free update for Helix and HX hardware users. Many new 3.0 features are also available in the updated Helix Native plugin.
Helix/HX 2.90 Firmware Update & Helix Native 1.90 Include New Models and New Features
CALABASAS, Calif.—April 21, 2020— Line 6 today released Helix/HX 2.90 as a free firmware update for its Helix® Floor, Helix LT, Helix Rack, HX EffectsTM, and HX StompTM guitar processors. Version 1.90 of the Helix Native plug-in is also available as a free upgrade from any previous version.
Corrective Action Announced by Consumer Product Safety Commission Regarding Relay G10 Wireless Systems
CALABASAS, Calif.—March 12, 2020— The Consumer Product Safety Commission today annnounced the following corrective action
INTRODUCING MODEL CITIZENS A BLOG FOR THE LINE 6 COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
CALABASAS, Calif.—March 10, 2020— Line 6 today launched Model Citizens a n online destination providing informed perspectives on topics of interest to the Line 6 community and beyond including in depth tutorials, interviews with notable artists and audio professionals, and thought provoking editorial from recognized influencers.
Line 6 Debuts POD Go Guitar Processor The Best-Sounding POD Ever
CALABASAS, Calif.—January 16, 2020— Line 6 today introduced the powerful yet compact and affordable POD® Go guitar processor, which boasts a plug-and-play user interface and professional-quality amp, cab, and effect models drawn from the acclaimed HX family of processors.
Line 6 Announces Spider V 20 MkII Guitar Practice Amplifier
CALABASAS, Calif.—October 1, 2019— Line 6 today introduced the Spider®
V 20 MkII amplifier for practicing guitarists. Whether just starting their guitar
journey, or seasoned professionals, guitarists want the same things from a
practice amp: authentic amp tones, no-hassle operation, and inspiring presets
that make practicing fun. Spider V 20 MkII has them all covered.
Line 6 Amp Farm 4.0 64-Bit Native Plug-In Endows Any DAW With Legendary Tones
CALABASAS, Calif.—August 29, 2019— Since its introduction in 1998, the Amp Farm® plug-in has been used to add classic guitar tones to countless platinum albums, top television shows, and major motion picture soundtracks. And what was once limited to Pro Tools TDM users is now available to everyone, because Amp Farm 4.0 supports 64-bit AU, VST, and AAX Native formats, making it compatible with virtually any DAW.
Line 6 Introduces Online Marketplace for Third-Party Helix and HX Presets and Impulse Responses
CALABASAS, Calif.—August 20, 2019— Line 6, Inc. today announced the launch of Marketplace, an online store where users of the Helix guitar processor and HX products can purchase premium presets and impulse responses (IRs) created by select third-party vendors.
Line 6 Introduces the Powercab 212 Plus Active Stereo Guitar Speaker System
CALABASAS, Calif.—July 18, 2019 —Line 6 today introduced the Powercab® 212 Plus active stereo guitar speaker system—the premier amplification system for
modelers. The Powercab 212 Plus looks, sounds, and feels like a guitar amp because it is a guitar amp. And Powercab 212 Plus operates in two distinct modes.
Line 6 Announces Spider V MkII Guitar Amplifiers and 412 Cab
CALABASAS, Calif. — July 18, 2019 —Line 6 today introduced the Spider® V MkII series of amplifiers for practicing and performing guitarists. From the compact Spider V
30 MkII practice amp to the full-featured gigging machine that is the Spider V 240 MkII combo to the Spider V 240HC MkII head with built-in stereo speakers for standalone use—there’s a Spider V MkII model to inspire every type of player and at all skill levels. The Spider V 412 MkII speaker cabinet is also included in the new line.
Line 6 Introduces Relay G10S Digital Guitar Wireless System
CALABASAS, Calif. — January 24, 2019— Line 6, the market leader in digital
wireless for guitar, today introduced Relay® G10S, a compact-yet-powerful, easy-to-use
instrument wireless system designed to be mounted on a pedalboard.
Line 6 Introduces HX Stomp Guitar Pedal
CALABASAS, Calif. — October 4, 2018— Line 6, Inc. today introduced HX Stomp™, a professional-grade guitar processor that delivers the sound of Helix® amps, cabs, and effects in an ultra-compact pedal. Utilizing the same DSP and HX Modeling technology as its bigger Helix brethren, HX Stomp can run up to six processing blocks simultaneously, making it not only a "super stompbox," but also the ideal backup or fly rig, a powerful tone expander when used with other modelers, or the perfect one-stop studio and stage solution.
Line 6 Introduces Compact Spider V 20 Practice Amplifier
CALABASAS, Calif.—June 28, 2018— Line 6® today introduced the Spider® V 20 practice amplifier. The amplifier’s easy-to-use controls and compact size make it the ideal practice amp for any guitarist.
Line 6 Expands Shuriken Variax Family with Shuriken Variax SR250 Guitar
CALABASAS, Calif.—June 22, 2018—Line 6® today introduced the Shuriken® Variax® SR250 guitar. Featuring the same unique contoured body shape and powerful Variax HD technology as the longer-scale Shuriken Variax SR270, the Shuriken Variax SR250 features a traditional 25.5” scale length that will feel familiar to many guitarists, offering exceptional versatility for a wide range of musical styles.
Line 6 Introduces Powercab 112 and 112 Plus Active Guitar Speaker Systems
CALABASAS, Calif.— April 11, 2018— Line 6® today introduced the Powercab™ 112 and Powercab 112 Plus active guitar speaker systems, which deliver authentic “amp-in-the-room” look, sound, and feel when paired with any amp modeler, preamp, or amp-simulation pedal.
Yamaha Announces Formation of U.S. Based Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc.
Calabasas, CA—March 26, 2018—Yamaha today announced the formation of a new U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiary, Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., which will bring together the intercompany teams that have been focused on serving the needs of guitarists worldwide.
Line 6 Introduces Echo Farm 3.0 64-Bit AAX Native Plug-In
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 19, 2017—Line 6, Inc. today introduced Echo FarmTM 3.0 plug-in, offering a legendary collection of vintage echo and delay effects in an updated 64-bit AAX Native format for Pro Tools 11 and higher. Each modeled effect delivers the detailed sonic properties of tubes, tape and vintage electronics, so artists and engineers can easily add organic warmth and mojo to their mix.
Line 6 Introduces HX Effects Multi-Effects Pedal
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 25, 2018—Line 6, Inc. today introduced HX Effects,
a compact and pedalboard-friendly multi-effects pedal that offers 100+ effects drawn from award-winning Helix® hardware and software processors, as well as dozens of legacy sounds from the acclaimed Line 6 M-Series and Stompbox Modeler pedals. Featuring the same HX audio engine as Helix processors, HX Effects leverages powerful DSP processing to run up to nine effects simultaneously. Eight capacitive-sensing footswitches, six scribble strip LCDs, and color-coded LED rings facilitate fast effect selection and editing, while an industry-leading 123dB of dynamic range provides tremendous depth and ultra-low noise, and a choice of true analog bypass and DSP bypass ensures tonal integrity in any situation.
Line 6 Introduces the Variax Limited Edition Onyx Guitar
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 25, 2018—Line 6, Inc. today announced the worldwide availability of the Variax® Limited Edition Onyx guitar. It features a translucent-black finish over a flamed-maple veneer top, with matching headstock overlay and a premium ebony fretboard. Each guitar also includes a Limited Edition insignia and numbered neck plate. The release follows the success of the Variax Limited Edition Emerald and Amethyst guitars, and is available in a limited run of 300 guitars.
Line 6 Unveils the Variax Limited Edition Amethyst Guitar
CALABASAS, Calif.— October 26, 2017—Line 6, Inc. today announced the worldwide availability of the Variax® Limited Edition Amethyst guitar. Featuring a translucent-purple finish over a flamed-maple veneer top with matching headstock overlay, each guitar also includes a Limited Edition insignia and numbered neck plate. The selection of the striking translucent-purple finish was crowdsourced, with more than 2,000 guitarists voting for their favorite color in the Line 6 Color Sweepstakes.
Proceeds from Line 6 Guitars in Disney’s Mad T Party to Be Donated in Support of MusiCares
CALABASAS, Calif.—October 16, 2017—Line 6, Inc. today announced that it is donating all proceeds from the sale of four customized JTV-69 and JTV-69S
Variax® electric guitars previously used by Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure
Park, which ended its limited-time show in 2016. The proceeds from the sale will support
the nonprofit organization MusiCares, which provides critical assistance to members of
the music community.
Line 6 Announces Helix LT, a Streamlined Addition to the Flagship Helix Guitar Processor Family
CALABASAS, Calif.— April 3, 2017— Line 6, Inc. today introduced Helix® LT, a new guitar processor that offers the same acclaimed HX Modeling technology found in the Helix Floor and Helix Rack processors. Featuring powerful dual-DSP processing, an intuitive user interface, and an extensive I/O complement, Helix LT delivers best-in-class performance and makes the Helix experience more accessible than ever before.
Line 6 Introduces the New Spider V 240HC Head & Combo Amp
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 19, 2017—Line 6, Inc. today introduced the Spider® V 240HC guitar head & combo amp, a powerful addition to the Spider V family. It is the first guitar amp head in the world to include an integrated full-range stereo speaker system, enabling it to work stand-alone as a 50-watt practice combo amp or acoustic guitar amp. When connected to the Spider 412 cabinet, Spider V 240HC creates a 240-watt stereo half stack with pristine full-range stereo sound and plenty of power for the stage for all types of guitars. Like other members of the Spider V family, it also features a comprehensive collection of amps, cabs and effects models, as well as a built-in Relay® G10 wireless receiver.
Line 6 Introduces the New Helix Native Guitar Amp and Effects Modeling Plug-In
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 19, 2017—Line 6, Inc. introduced HelixTM in 2015 and since then it has rapidly become the best-selling professional level guitar processor in the world. Today Line 6 is introducing HelixTM Native, a world-class guitar processor that offers exactly the same authentic amp and effects modeling in a plug-in format. Helix Native allows guitarists and engineers to accurately recreate the dynamic sound and feel of vintage tube amps, cabs, mics, and effects in professional DAW environments and can now bring those exact tones to the stage by simply transferring their plug-in preset to their Helix hardware.
Line 6 Unveils New Limited Edition Variax Shuriken Guitar
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 19, 2017—Line 6, Inc. today introduced the new Variax® Shuriken guitar, co-designed by guitarist Steve “Stevic” MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja. Featuring a baritone scale length, advanced Variax HD technology and a bold new body shape, Variax Shuriken delivers unique feel, crisp tone and unmatched versatility for both studio and stage.
Line 6 Helps The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Empower the Next Generation of Musicians
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 19, 2017—Line 6, Inc. today announced it is partnering with The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to bring cutting-edge music technology to the next generation of musicians. The state-of-the-art mobile pro audio facility is now equipped with the latest Line 6 music gear, including Spider® V guitar amps, HelixTM multi-effects processors, Relay® G10 guitar wireless systems and more.
Line 6 Announces Helix 2.10 Firmware, Offering More Models and Powerful New Editing Features
CALABASAS, Calif.— November 22, 2016—Line 6, Inc. today announced HelixTM 2.10 firmware, a free update for Helix and Helix Rack that includes new models and features which add even more power, flexibility and sonic versatility to the Helix experience. In addition to three new amps and two new effects, Helix 2.10 includes new editing features and software improvements that enhance workflows, enabling greater control over both tone and live performance.
Line 6 Introduces the New Spider V Series, Tonally Evolved Amps For Modern Guitarists
CALABASAS, Calif.— September 27, 2016—Line 6, Inc. today introduced the new Spider® V series of guitar amps, offering more than 200 amp and effects models, a clean and modern design, and a specialized full-range speaker system that’s ideal for both electric and acoustic guitars. Over 100 handcrafted presets provide instant access to a huge collection of professionally dialed-in sounds—including iconic rigs, artist-built tones, and Line 6 originals. Select Spider V models come wireless-ready, with an internal wireless receiver that is compatible with the Relay® G10T transmitter. Spider V is available in multiple configurations, from smaller practice models to gig-ready combos, enabling guitarists to choose the model that fits their performance needs.
Line 6 Introduces the Variax Limited Edition Emerald
CALABASAS, Calif.— September 13, 2016—Line 6, Inc. today announced the worldwide availability of the Variax® Limited Edition Emerald guitar. Featuring custom emerald green finish with a black pickguard and black pickups, each guitar includes a “Limited Edition” insignia and serialized numbered neck plate. The Variax Limited Edition Emerald combines incredible Variax HD technology, addictive playability, and unmatched versatility with a beautiful emerald finish that demands attention.
Line 6 Introduces FBV 3, a Next-Generation Foot Controller for Line 6 Amps and Effects
CALABASAS, Calif.— January 21, 2016— Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212AB) today introduced FBVTM 3, a next-generation foot controller that gives guitarists complete control over FirehawkTM 1500, AMPLIFi®, Spider®, and other Line 6 amps and effects. Featuring footswitches with assignable color LEDs, dedicated bank up/down footswitches, a built-in expression pedal, and more, FBV 3 enables guitarists to plug in and take control of tone and effects parameters, save and recall favorite presets, and much more.
Line 6 Unveils Relay G10, the Easiest Guitar Wireless System Ever
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 21, 2016—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212AB) today introduced Relay® G10, a plug-and-play digital guitar wireless system that’s as easy to use as a regular cable. Featuring pure 24-bit Relay digital wireless sound quality, Relay G10 delivers guitar tone in amazing detail. In addition, Relay G10 features a long-lasting rechargeable battery and other innovative features that help guitarists get the most out of their performance on stage.
Line 6 Introduces AMPLIFi 30, the World’s Most Innovative Compact Amplifier
ANAHEIM, Calif.— January 21, 2016—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212AB) today introduced AMPLIFi® 30, a compact stereo modeling guitar amp that delivers the award-winning AMPLIFi experience in a convenient tabletop package. Featuring 30 watts of power, a unique 4-way Bluetooth®- enabled stereo speaker configuration, and a groundbreaking mobile app, AMPLIFi 30 makes it easier and more fun than ever for guitarists to practice, play, and record.
Line 6 Unveils Firehawk 1500, the Ultimate Stage Amp For Performing Guitarists
ANAHEIM, Calif.— January 21, 2016—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212AB) today introduced Firehawk™ 1500, a breakthrough stage amp that solves problems that have challenged performing guitarists for decades. The unique full-range stereo speaker configuration delivers consistent tone at any volume so players can get great live sound on any stage. Guitarists can also access the largest collection of Line 6 HD/XT amps, cabs, and effects, sculpt tones using a streamlined and modern graphic editing workflow, and perform with unmatched flexibility thanks to a full collection of ins and outs.
Line 6 Spotlights Groundbreaking Helix Guitar Processors at NAMM 2016
ANAHEIM, Calif.— January 21, 2016—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212AB) today presented the next-generation Helix™ guitar processor family to one of the largest MI audiences in the world, at NAMM 2016. Attendees were offered a chance to get hands-on with the Helix and Helix Rack guitar processors, as well as the Helix Rack Control foot controller. Additionally, Line 6 announced that Helix Rack and Helix Control will begin shipping in February 2016 with new MSRP pricing.
Line 6 Brings the Groundbreaking AMPLIFi Experience to the New Apple Watch
CALABASAS, Calif.— April 24, 2015—Line 6, Inc. today announced that AMPLIFi® Remote is now compatible with the new Apple WatchTM, providing musicians with a fast and fun new way to experience the award-winning app. AMPLIFi Remote is the first major music creation app compatible with the Apple Watch, and provides guitarists with even better control over key AMPLIFi features and functions.
Line 6 Redefines Digital Guitar Wireless for the Performing Guitarist with the Introduction of the Relay G70 and G75
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 22, 2015—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A) today introduced Relay® G70 and Relay G75 digital wireless systems, delivering next-generation wireless performance to meet the needs of performing guitarists. In addition to unparalleled audio quality and rugged metal construction, Relay G70 and G75 support multiple instruments and are designed to be the control center of musicians’ live performance rigs.
New Variax Standard Guitar Combines Line 6 Innovation and Yamaha Craftsmanship
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 22, 2015— Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Variax® family with the introduction of the Variax Standard guitar. Variax Standard represents the first major collaboration between Line 6 and Yamaha since the two companies joined forces in January 2014. Combining innovative Line 6 technology with legendary Yamaha craftsmanship, Variax Standard delivers unprecedented value that goes beyond any guitar in its price range.
Line 6 Unveils Firehawk FX, Combining World-Class Tone with Intuitive Wireless Editing
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 22, 2015—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A) today introduced Firehawk FX, a powerful new multi-effect guitar processor that combines world-class tone with intuitive wireless editing, so guitarists can get the perfect sound faster than ever before. The Firehawk Remote app for iOS and Android gives guitarists the power to sculpt great tone from the palm of their hand, while over 200 legendary amps and effects—plus a massive online tone library—make it easy to find the right sound for any recording session, rehearsal, or gig.
Mobile POD App Now Available for All Major iOS Audio Interfaces
CALABASAS, Calif.— January 22, 2015—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A) has announced the release of Mobile POD® v1.7 for iOS, putting legendary POD® tone into the pockets of guitarists, no matter what iOS audio interface they own. The Mobile POD app enables guitarists to practice, jam and record with award-winning Line 6 guitar tones wherever they are, using any Core Audio-compatible interface. Guitarists can instantly access thousands of guitar tone presets, including the same award-winning Line 6 tones used on countless hit records.
Line 6 Enables Guitarists to Transform Any Room Into a Jam Space with AMPLIFi TT
CALABASAS, Calif.— January 22, 2015—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A) is proud to introduce the new AMPLIFi™ TT guitar tone processor, making it possible for guitarists to turn any speaker system into a guitar amp and Bluetooth® streaming system that mixes in guitar amp tones. AMPLIFi TT makes jamming, practicing, and recording easy and accessible, and enables guitarists to develop their musicianship while they interact with the music they love. The release builds on the growing momentum of the AMPLIFi product line, and provides guitarists with even more ways to play and enjoy music.
Line 6 Products to be distributed through Yamaha Music Europe
CALABASAS, Calif.— January 12, 2015—Line 6 Inc has announced plans to partner with Yamaha Music Europe, GmbH for the distribution of Line 6 products throughout Europe. Line 6 plans to leverage Yamaha Music Europe’s strong sales network of thirteen branch offices to accelerate the company’s growth.
Line 6 Expands Sonic Port Family with Sonic Port VX Mobile Audio Interface
CALABASAS, Calif.—September 4, 2014—Line 6, Inc., leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians, today introduced the new Sonic Port™ VX mobile audio interface, making it possible for musicians to record anytime, anywhere. Featuring built-in studio-grade condenser microphones, high-quality mic preamps, and seamless compatibility with iOS, Mac® and PC, Sonic Port VX lets musicians on the go capture their inspiration like never before.
Line 6 Unveils AMPLIFi FX100, the iOS Enabled, Cloud-Enhanced Multi-Effects Pedal
CALABASAS, Calif.— March 12, 2014—Line 6, Inc. today introduced AMPLIFi FX100, an iOS enabled, cloud-enhanced multi-effects pedal that offers guitarists a fast and fun path to unlimited professional-quality tones. Featuring the groundbreaking Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote iOS app, AMPLIFi FX100 allows guitar players to wirelessly control every detail of their sound and dial up amazing tones, including the award-winning Line 6 tones behind thousands of hit recordings, with unprecedented speed and precision.
Line 6 Reinvents the Guitar Amplifier—Again—with AMPLIFi
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 23, 2014—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A), leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians, today unveiled AMPLIFi, an entirely new kind of guitar amplifier. By combining a high-performance guitar amp, a streaming Bluetooth® speaker system and a breakthrough iOS app into one powerful device, AMPLIFi will change the way guitarists practice, perform and enjoy music.