New Amp and Effects Models, New Features, and More

Line 6 is committed to the evolution of the Helix® Family and responding to the needs of today’s guitarists and other musicians. This free Helix firmware update introduces 16 new amplifier and effects models, along with several significant new features, including the ability to adjust Powercab® parameters via L6 LINK for control over your entire rig.

You get:

8 New Amps:
Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, Helix Native, and HX Stomp only

  • Fullerton Nrm, based on* the classic 1958 Fender® 5C3 Tweed Deluxe (normal channel)
  • Fullerton Brt, based on* the classic 1958 Fender 5C3 Tweed Deluxe (bright channel)
  • Fullerton Jump, based on* the classic 1958 Fender 5C3 Tweed Deluxe (jumped channels)
  • Grammatico Nrm, based on* the modern 2016 Grammatico LaGrange (normal channel)
  • Grammatico Brt, based on* the modern 2016 Grammatico LaGrange (bright channel)
  • Grammatico Jump, based on* the modern 2016 Grammatico LaGrange (jumped channels)
  • Revv Gen Red, based on* the red (gain 2) channel of the Revv Generator 120
  • Ampeg SVT-4 PRO, based on* the Ampeg® SVT®-4 PRO

8 New Effects:

  • Distortion > Dhyana Drive (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Hermida Zendrive
  • Distortion > Heir Apparent (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Analogman Prince of Tone
  • Distortion > Tone Sovereign (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Analogman King of Tone V4
  • Distortion > ZeroAmp Bass DI (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Tech 21® SansAmp Bass Driver DI V1
  • Distortion > Ampeg Scrambler (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Ampeg Scrambler Bass Overdrive
  • Filter > Asheville Pattrn (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Moog® Moogerfooger® MF-105M MIDI MuRF Filter (with both MuRF and Bass MuRF voicings)
  • EQ > Low/High Shelf, Line 6 Original EQ
  • EQ > Tilt, Line 6 Original EQ

Numerous New Features, Including:

  • Variax® String Level—Helix can now remotely adjust the level of each string on a connected Variax independently. Just like with any amp, cab, or effect, String Level can be quickly assigned to footswitches or snapshots
  • Powercab Plus and DT50/DT25 remote support (Helix Floor/Rack/LT)—Now you can now remotely adjust parameters in up to two L6 LINK-connected Powercab 112 Plus active guitar speaker systems or DT25/DT50 tube amplifiers. Also, when one Powercab Plus or DT amp is connected via L6 LINK, it receives a mono signal from Helix; when two Powercab Plus or DT amps are daisy-chained via L6 LINK, the first amp in the chain receives the left signal and the second amp receives the right signal
  • Hotkeys—The Command Center can now send QWERTY hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts with or without modifiers such as Shift, Option/Alt, and Command) to your Mac® or PC via USB. Helix Floor/Rack/LT and HX Effects can now control virtually any software, from DAWs to DJ software to iTunes® to YouTube. Includes new software remote templates
  • Per-Block Snapshot Bypass—Choose whether or not each block’s bypass state changes with snapshots

Get your free Helix 2.81 Update


Be sure to read the update instructions!

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New features

  • HELIX/HX Preset Sharing—Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, Helix Native, HX Effects, and HX Stomp all now live within the same ecosystem. Using multiple windows within HX Edit and/or multiple instances within the Helix Native plug-in, individual blocks and entire presets can be freely dragged and dropped or copied and pasted between units. Aside from a few obvious caveats, all Helix and HX products can now share the same content
  • Hardware Compatibility ModesHelix Native can now reflect the signal flow and model set of all Helix and HX hardware devices, so transferring presets to and from your DAW is even easier. In addition, Hardware Compatibility can be disabled, so the simultaneous model count is now limited only by the capacity of your computer
  • Undo/Redo—New Undo and Redo buttons have been added to the right of the Snapshots pull-down
  • MIDI Learn—Right-click on a parameter and select Controller Assign > MIDI Learn. A brain icon flashes. Send Helix Native a MIDI CC and the parameter is automatically assigned. (Note: Depending on your DAW, your track may not be set up for MIDI control)

Helix Native is now $99.99 US for all registered owners of Helix Floor, Helix Rack, Helix LT, HX Effects, and HX Stomp.

Get your free Helix Native 1.81 Update




Critically acclaimed guitar and effects processor in a plug-in format.

Helix Native delivers the power and tonal authenticity of award-winning HX Modeling technology from the Helix
family of guitar processors in a plug-in.




Premier Amplification for Your Modeler

Powercab active guitar speaker systems were specifically designed for use with professional modelers. Your amplification and speaker system is responsible for at least half of your tone and also determines how your rig feels and responds to your playing—so why play through anything incapable of making your modeler sound as true to your intended tone as possible? Powercab 212 Plus, Powercab 112 Plus, and Powercab 112 look, sound, and respond like guitar cabs because they are guitar cabs.



* All product names are trademarks of their respective owners and neither Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. nor Line 6 are associated or affiliated with them. These trademarks appear solely to identify products whose tones and sounds were studied by Line 6 during sound model development.

Fender is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

Tech 21 is a registered trademark of Tech 21 USA, Inc.

Moog and Moogerfooger are registered trademarks of Moog Music, Inc.

Mac and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries