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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.60
Released 7/2/18

Works with:
No Hardware Required

Helix Native 1.60 “The Spring Cleaning Update”

Helix Native 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.

New Amp Models (2)

  • Cali Texas Ch1, based on* the clean channel of the MESA/Boogie® Lonestar
  • Placater Clean, based on* the clean channel of the Friedman BE-100

New Effects Models (3)

  • Distortion > Deranged Master (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster—WARNING! Like the real thing, this model will take your head off! Works best before a distorted amp
  • Distortion > Deez One Vintage (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal (classic Made-in-Japan version)
  • Distortion > Deez One Mod (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal (Keeley mod version)

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

New Features

  • MIDI block bypass—Helix Native now lets you bypass individual blocks via MIDI. Right-click (or Control-click) the desired block and from the pull-down menu, select MIDI Bypass > MIDI In. Then click the Automation/Controller Assign tab and choose the desired CC#. Note that there are lots of CCs that Helix Native will ignore, as these are reserved for Helix hardware functionality. See the Helix Native Pilot’s Guide for more information
  • MIDI parameter control—Helix Native now lets you control parameters via MIDI. In the inspector, right-click (or Control-click) the desired parameter and from the pull-down menu, select Controller Assign > MIDI CC. Then click the Automation/Controller Assign tab and choose the parameter from the list. Adjust the MIDI CC#, Min, and Max Values
  • MIDI snapshot select—To select a snapshot in Helix Native, send it a MIDI CC#69 message. Value 0 will recall Snapshot 1, Value 1 will recall Snapshot 2, Value 2 will recall Snapshot 3, and so on
  • Block Copypaste between Helix Native and HX Edit/—Helix Native now lets you copy and paste individual blocks between plugin multiple instances and HX Edit. Right-click (or Control-click) the desired block and select Copy. Then switch to HX Edit and on the Signal Flow view, right click on the destination block (or an empty block location) and select Paste
  • Helix Native now lets you copy and paste individual blocks after closing and then reopening the plugin window
  • Helix Native now lets you copy and paste individual blocks between multiple instances

Improvements/Changes

  • The most recent new HX Reverb models have been tweaked to sound notably wetter (see Known Issues below)
  • When changing the Time parameter, Legacy delay models now exhibit a more organic behavior (like DL4 and Echo Pro)
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: Variax Shuriken bank names now appear in the Input > Multi and Input > Variax block without requiring connection to Variax Workbench
  • Plug-in window now loads faster
  • Many under-the-hood improvements

Bug Fixes

  • DSP intensive presets with one or more Placater Amp+Cab, Amp, or Preamp blocks can sometimes generate an error message — FIXED
  • The Filter > Legacy > Obi Wah model is mono (should be stereo) — FIXED
  • Modulation > Legacy > Analog Chorus > Mode parameter was mislabeled “CH Vib” — FIXED
  • PitchSynth > Legacy > Smart Harmony > Key parameter was mislabeled “V1 Key” — /FIXED
  • Attempting to import a very long Impulse Response can sometimes result in Helix Native freezing — FIXED
  • Clearing all setlists and presets does not clear preset names until the plugin window is closed and reopened — FIXED
  • In some cases, tempo changes may not be properly recalled when Tempo is set to Per Snapshot — FIXED
  • Moving the Merge > Mixer block to Path B and then moving it back to its original position on Path A can result in an error message — FIXED
  • In some cases, Path 2B’s input cannot be set to Host — FIXED
  • Many other minor bug fixes, optimizations, and stability improvements

Known Issues

  • As the new HX Reverb models have been tweaked to sound notably “wetter”, any existing user presets that use these models will sound different. Although Helix and HX hardware has the ability to compensate for changes made to models when rebuilding presets (and one of our goals is to rarely if ever cause audible changes to existing user presets), the improvements made to the reverb blocks unfortunately cannot be compensated for.
  • * In ProTools, the Compare function only loads the selected preset.
  • In Logic 10.4.1, after moving an instance of Helix Native to another channel strip location, the Compare state can sometimes reverse.
  • The DAW’s Compare function toggles between the two previously loaded presets, instead of toggling any edits made to the preset.
  • A processing block cannot be moved between a Split or Mixer and another processing block.
  • In Logic, switches 13-16, Master Input/Output, and Snapshot Index parameters are missing from the Automation lane list.

HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR HELIX NATIVE?

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!

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

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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.60
Released 7/2/18

Works with:
No Hardware Required

Helix Native 1.60 “The Spring Cleaning Update”

Helix Native 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.

New Amp Models (2)

  • Cali Texas Ch1, based on* the clean channel of the MESA/Boogie® Lonestar
  • Placater Clean, based on* the clean channel of the Friedman BE-100

New Effects Models (3)

  • Distortion > Deranged Master (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster—WARNING! Like the real thing, this model will take your head off! Works best before a distorted amp
  • Distortion > Deez One Vintage (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal (classic Made-in-Japan version)
  • Distortion > Deez One Mod (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal (Keeley mod version)

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

New Features

  • MIDI block bypass—Helix Native now lets you bypass individual blocks via MIDI. Right-click (or Control-click) the desired block and from the pull-down menu, select MIDI Bypass > MIDI In. Then click the Automation/Controller Assign tab and choose the desired CC#. Note that there are lots of CCs that Helix Native will ignore, as these are reserved for Helix hardware functionality. See the Helix Native Pilot’s Guide for more information
  • MIDI parameter control—Helix Native now lets you control parameters via MIDI. In the inspector, right-click (or Control-click) the desired parameter and from the pull-down menu, select Controller Assign > MIDI CC. Then click the Automation/Controller Assign tab and choose the parameter from the list. Adjust the MIDI CC#, Min, and Max Values
  • MIDI snapshot select—To select a snapshot in Helix Native, send it a MIDI CC#69 message. Value 0 will recall Snapshot 1, Value 1 will recall Snapshot 2, Value 2 will recall Snapshot 3, and so on
  • Block Copypaste between Helix Native and HX Edit/—Helix Native now lets you copy and paste individual blocks between plugin multiple instances and HX Edit. Right-click (or Control-click) the desired block and select Copy. Then switch to HX Edit and on the Signal Flow view, right click on the destination block (or an empty block location) and select Paste
  • Helix Native now lets you copy and paste individual blocks after closing and then reopening the plugin window
  • Helix Native now lets you copy and paste individual blocks between multiple instances

Improvements/Changes

  • The most recent new HX Reverb models have been tweaked to sound notably wetter (see Known Issues below)
  • When changing the Time parameter, Legacy delay models now exhibit a more organic behavior (like DL4 and Echo Pro)
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: Variax Shuriken bank names now appear in the Input > Multi and Input > Variax block without requiring connection to Variax Workbench
  • Plug-in window now loads faster
  • Many under-the-hood improvements

Bug Fixes

  • DSP intensive presets with one or more Placater Amp+Cab, Amp, or Preamp blocks can sometimes generate an error message — FIXED
  • The Filter > Legacy > Obi Wah model is mono (should be stereo) — FIXED
  • Modulation > Legacy > Analog Chorus > Mode parameter was mislabeled “CH Vib” — FIXED
  • PitchSynth > Legacy > Smart Harmony > Key parameter was mislabeled “V1 Key” — /FIXED
  • Attempting to import a very long Impulse Response can sometimes result in Helix Native freezing — FIXED
  • Clearing all setlists and presets does not clear preset names until the plugin window is closed and reopened — FIXED
  • In some cases, tempo changes may not be properly recalled when Tempo is set to Per Snapshot — FIXED
  • Moving the Merge > Mixer block to Path B and then moving it back to its original position on Path A can result in an error message — FIXED
  • In some cases, Path 2B’s input cannot be set to Host — FIXED
  • Many other minor bug fixes, optimizations, and stability improvements

Known Issues

  • As the new HX Reverb models have been tweaked to sound notably “wetter”, any existing user presets that use these models will sound different. Although Helix and HX hardware has the ability to compensate for changes made to models when rebuilding presets (and one of our goals is to rarely if ever cause audible changes to existing user presets), the improvements made to the reverb blocks unfortunately cannot be compensated for.
  • * In ProTools, the Compare function only loads the selected preset.
  • In Logic 10.4.1, after moving an instance of Helix Native to another channel strip location, the Compare state can sometimes reverse.
  • The DAW’s Compare function toggles between the two previously loaded presets, instead of toggling any edits made to the preset.
  • A processing block cannot be moved between a Split or Mixer and another processing block.
  • In Logic, switches 13-16, Master Input/Output, and Snapshot Index parameters are missing from the Automation lane list.

HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR HELIX NATIVE?

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!

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 34 MB )

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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.50
Released 2/7/18

Works with:
No Hardware Required

Helix Native 1.50 Release Notes

Helix Native 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.

NEW AMP MODELS (2)

- Cali Texas Ch2, based on* the drive channel of the MESA/Boogie® Lonestar (Ch1 coming later this spring).
- Placater Dirty, based on* the BE/HBE channel of the Friedman® BE-100 (Clean channel coming later this spring).

NEW HX EFFECTS MODELS (6)

Helix Native now includes a library of effects from M13, M9, M5, DL4, DM4, FM4, and MM4. These appear in a new "Legacy" subcategory in the model list.

- Delay > Multi Pass (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Glitz (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Ganymede (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Searchlights (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Plateaux (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Double Tank(Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

NEW LEGACY MODELS (77)

- Distortion > Tube Drive, based on* the Chandler Tube Driver.
- Distortion > Screamer, based on* the Ibanez® Tube Screamer®.
- Distortion > Overdrive, based on* the DOD® Overdrive/Preamp 250.
- Distortion > Classic Dist, based on* the ProCo Rat.
- Distortion > Heavy Dist, based on* the BOSS® Metal Zone.
- Distortion > Colordrive, based on* the Colorsound® Overdriver.
- Distortion > Buzz Saw, based on* the Maestro® Fuzz Tone.
- Distortion > Facial Fuzz, based on* the Arbiter® Fuzz Face®.
- Distortion > Jumbo Fuzz, based on* the Vox® Tone Bender.
- Distortion > Fuzz Pi, based on* the Electro-Harmonix® Big Muff Pi®.
- Distortion > Jet Fuzz, based on* the Roland® Jet Phaser.
- Distortion > Line 6 Drive, based on* the Colorsound® Overdriver (modded).
- Distortion > Line 6 Distortion, Line 6 Original.
- Distortion > Sub Oct Fuzz, based on* the PAiA Rocktave Divider.
- Distortion > Octave Fuzz, based on* the Tycobrahe® Octavia.

- Dynamics > Tube Comp, based on* the Teletronix® LA-2A®.
- Dynamics > Red Comp, based on* the MXR® Dyna Comp.
- Dynamics > Blue Comp, based on* the BOSS® CS-1.
- Dynamics > Blue Comp Treb, based on* the BOSS® CS-1 (Treble switch on).
- Dynamics > Vetta Comp, Line 6 Original.
- Dynamics > Vetta Juice, Line 6 Original.
- Dynamics > Boost Comp, based on* the MXR® Micro Amp.

- Modulation > Pattern Tremolo, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Panner, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Bias Tremolo, based on* the 1960 Vox® AC-15 Tremolo.
- Modulation > Opto Tremolo, based on* the 1964 Fender® Deluxe Reverb®.
- Modulation > Script Phase, based on* the MXR® Phase 90 (script logo version).
- Modulation > Panned Phaser, based on* the Ibanez® Flying Pan.
- Modulation > Barberpole, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Dual Phaser, based on* the Mu-Tron® Bi-Phase.
- Modulation > U-Vibe, based on* the Shin-ei Uni-Vibe®.
- Modulation > Phaser, based on* the MXR® Phase 90.
- Modulation > Pitch Vibrato, based on* the BOSS® VB-2.
- Modulation > Dimension, based on* the Roland® Dimension D.
- Modulation > Analog Chorus, based on* the BOSS® CE-1.
- Modulation > Tri Chorus, based on* the Dytronics® Tri-Stereo Chorus.
- Modulation > Analog Flanger, based on* the MXR® Flanger.
- Modulation > Jet Flanger, based on* the A/DA Flanger.
- Modulation > AC Flanger, based on* the MXR® Flanger.
- Modulation > 80A Flanger, based on* the A/DA Flanger.
- Modulation > Frequency Shift, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Ring Modulator, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Rotary Drum, based on* the Fender® Vibratone.
- Modulation > Rotary Drm/Horn, based on* the Leslie® 145.

- Delay > Ping Pong, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Dynamic, based on* the TC Electronic® 2290.
- Delay > Stereo, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Digital, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Dig w/ Mod, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Reverse, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Lo Res, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Tube Echo, based on* the Maestro® Echoplex EP-1.
- Delay > Tape Echo, based on* the Maestro® Echoplex EP-3.
- Delay > Sweep Echo, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Echo Platter, based on* the Binson® EchoRec®.
- Delay > Analog Echo, based on* the BOSS® DM-2.
- Delay > Analog w/ Mod, based on* the Electro-Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man.
- Delay > Auto-Volume Echo, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Multi-Head, based on* the Roland® RE-101 Space Echo.

- Pitch/Synth > Bass Octaver, based on* the EBS® OctaBass.
- Pitch/Synth > Smart Harmony, based on* the Eventide® H3000.
- Pitch/Synth > Octi Synth, Line 6 Original.
- Pitch/Synth > Synth O Matic, Line 6 Original.
- Pitch/Synth > Attack Synth, based on* the Korg® X911 Guitar Synth.
- Pitch/Synth > Synth String, based on* the Roland® GR700 Guitar Synth.
- Pitch/Synth > Growler, Line 6 Original.

- Filter > Voice Box, Line 6 Original.
- Filter > V Tron, based on* the Musitronics® Mu-Tron® III.
- Filter > Q Filter, Line 6 Original.
- Filter > Seeker, based on* the Z Vex Seek Wah.
- Filter > Obi Wah, based on* the Oberheim® voltage-controlled S&H filter.
- Filter > Tron Up, based on* the Musitronics® Mu-Tron® III (up position).
- Filter > Tron Down, based on* the Musitronics® Mu-Tron® III (down position).
- Filter > Throbber, based on* the Electrix® Filter Factory.
- Filter > Slow Filter, Line 6 Original.
- Filter > Spin Cycle, based on* the Craig Anderton's Wah/Anti-Wah.
- Filter > Comet Trails, Line 6 Original.

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

NEW FEATURES

  • Snapshots - Helix Native now supports up to eight Snapshots per preset.
  • Drag block to clear - Click and drag a block out out of the signal flow view to clear it.
  • Dragging an amp/effect block nudges neighboring blocks out of the way to allow insertion
  • Dragging a split/join block reveals insertion points between amp/effect positions (basically the same as previous behavior).
  • Split/join positions can be nudged from any direction at any point along path A.

IMPROVEMENTS/CHANGES

  • 12 of Helix’s 17 reverbs originally appeared in M-Class processors and Verbzilla. As such, they’ve been moved into the new “Legacy” subcategory within the Reverb category.
  • Helix's tempo no longer responds to pressing TAP at tempo lower than 40.0 BPM (Beats Per Minute). This is to ensure that multiple fast tap entries are recognized properly, as previously, they could be seen as one really slow tap entry. You may still manually select a tempo all the way down to 20.0 BPM and your presets can still be saved with tempi down to 20.0 BPM.

BUG FIXES

  • If its Mid and Bass parameters are set to 0.0, the Cali IV Lead Amp/Amp+Cab model could sometimes exhibit a decrease in gain.
  • The Tempo Host Sync would be lost when reloading a session.
  • Pro Tools: Latency Compensation broken when Helix Native plugin is bypassed.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Recalling an effect or instrument rack in Ableton Live with Helix Native instantiated can mute the track.
    Workaround: Uninstantiate and re-instantiate the plug-in.
  • When using two 1024 IR's in a preset, moving the upper IR block before or after a pre/post split block can change the sonic character of the IR block.
  • The copy/paste clipboard may be cleared after closing and reopening Helix Native.

HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR HELIX NATIVE?

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!

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

Get Download




Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.50
Released 2/6/18

Works with:
No Hardware Required

Helix Native 1.50 Release Notes

Helix Native 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.

NEW AMP MODELS (2)

- Cali Texas Ch2, based on* the drive channel of the MESA/Boogie® Lonestar (Ch1 coming later this spring).
- Placater Dirty, based on* the BE/HBE channel of the Friedman® BE-100 (Clean channel coming later this spring).

NEW HX EFFECTS MODELS (6)

Helix Native now includes a library of effects from M13, M9, M5, DL4, DM4, FM4, and MM4. These appear in a new "Legacy" subcategory in the model list.

- Delay > Multi Pass (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Glitz (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Ganymede (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Searchlights (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Plateaux (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Reverb > Double Tank(Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

NEW LEGACY MODELS (77)

- Distortion > Tube Drive, based on* the Chandler Tube Driver.
- Distortion > Screamer, based on* the Ibanez® Tube Screamer®.
- Distortion > Overdrive, based on* the DOD® Overdrive/Preamp 250.
- Distortion > Classic Dist, based on* the ProCo Rat.
- Distortion > Heavy Dist, based on* the BOSS® Metal Zone.
- Distortion > Colordrive, based on* the Colorsound® Overdriver.
- Distortion > Buzz Saw, based on* the Maestro® Fuzz Tone.
- Distortion > Facial Fuzz, based on* the Arbiter® Fuzz Face®.
- Distortion > Jumbo Fuzz, based on* the Vox® Tone Bender.
- Distortion > Fuzz Pi, based on* the Electro-Harmonix® Big Muff Pi®.
- Distortion > Jet Fuzz, based on* the Roland® Jet Phaser.
- Distortion > Line 6 Drive, based on* the Colorsound® Overdriver (modded).
- Distortion > Line 6 Distortion, Line 6 Original.
- Distortion > Sub Oct Fuzz, based on* the PAiA Rocktave Divider.
- Distortion > Octave Fuzz, based on* the Tycobrahe® Octavia.

- Dynamics > Tube Comp, based on* the Teletronix® LA-2A®.
- Dynamics > Red Comp, based on* the MXR® Dyna Comp.
- Dynamics > Blue Comp, based on* the BOSS® CS-1.
- Dynamics > Blue Comp Treb, based on* the BOSS® CS-1 (Treble switch on).
- Dynamics > Vetta Comp, Line 6 Original.
- Dynamics > Vetta Juice, Line 6 Original.
- Dynamics > Boost Comp, based on* the MXR® Micro Amp.

- Modulation > Pattern Tremolo, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Panner, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Bias Tremolo, based on* the 1960 Vox® AC-15 Tremolo.
- Modulation > Opto Tremolo, based on* the 1964 Fender® Deluxe Reverb®.
- Modulation > Script Phase, based on* the MXR® Phase 90 (script logo version).
- Modulation > Panned Phaser, based on* the Ibanez® Flying Pan.
- Modulation > Barberpole, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Dual Phaser, based on* the Mu-Tron® Bi-Phase.
- Modulation > U-Vibe, based on* the Shin-ei Uni-Vibe®.
- Modulation > Phaser, based on* the MXR® Phase 90.
- Modulation > Pitch Vibrato, based on* the BOSS® VB-2.
- Modulation > Dimension, based on* the Roland® Dimension D.
- Modulation > Analog Chorus, based on* the BOSS® CE-1.
- Modulation > Tri Chorus, based on* the Dytronics® Tri-Stereo Chorus.
- Modulation > Analog Flanger, based on* the MXR® Flanger.
- Modulation > Jet Flanger, based on* the A/DA Flanger.
- Modulation > AC Flanger, based on* the MXR® Flanger.
- Modulation > 80A Flanger, based on* the A/DA Flanger.
- Modulation > Frequency Shift, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Ring Modulator, Line 6 Original.
- Modulation > Rotary Drum, based on* the Fender® Vibratone.
- Modulation > Rotary Drm/Horn, based on* the Leslie® 145.

- Delay > Ping Pong, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Dynamic, based on* the TC Electronic® 2290.
- Delay > Stereo, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Digital, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Dig w/ Mod, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Reverse, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Lo Res, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Tube Echo, based on* the Maestro® Echoplex EP-1.
- Delay > Tape Echo, based on* the Maestro® Echoplex EP-3.
- Delay > Sweep Echo, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Echo Platter, based on* the Binson® EchoRec®.
- Delay > Analog Echo, based on* the BOSS® DM-2.
- Delay > Analog w/ Mod, based on* the Electro-Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man.
- Delay > Auto-Volume Echo, Line 6 Original.
- Delay > Multi-Head, based on* the Roland® RE-101 Space Echo.

- Pitch/Synth > Bass Octaver, based on* the EBS® OctaBass.
- Pitch/Synth > Smart Harmony, based on* the Eventide® H3000.
- Pitch/Synth > Octi Synth, Line 6 Original.
- Pitch/Synth > Synth O Matic, Line 6 Original.
- Pitch/Synth > Attack Synth, based on* the Korg® X911 Guitar Synth.
- Pitch/Synth > Synth String, based on* the Roland® GR700 Guitar Synth.
- Pitch/Synth > Growler, Line 6 Original.

- Filter > Voice Box, Line 6 Original.
- Filter > V Tron, based on* the Musitronics® Mu-Tron® III.
- Filter > Q Filter, Line 6 Original.
- Filter > Seeker, based on* the Z Vex Seek Wah.
- Filter > Obi Wah, based on* the Oberheim® voltage-controlled S&H filter.
- Filter > Tron Up, based on* the Musitronics® Mu-Tron® III (up position).
- Filter > Tron Down, based on* the Musitronics® Mu-Tron® III (down position).
- Filter > Throbber, based on* the Electrix® Filter Factory.
- Filter > Slow Filter, Line 6 Original.
- Filter > Spin Cycle, based on* the Craig Anderton's Wah/Anti-Wah.
- Filter > Comet Trails, Line 6 Original.

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

NEW FEATURES

  • Snapshots - Helix Native now supports up to eight Snapshots per preset.
  • Drag block to clear - Click and drag a block out out of the signal flow view to clear it.
  • Dragging an amp/effect block nudges neighboring blocks out of the way to allow insertion
  • Dragging a split/join block reveals insertion points between amp/effect positions (basically the same as previous behavior).
  • Split/join positions can be nudged from any direction at any point along path A.

IMPROVEMENTS/CHANGES

  • 12 of Helix’s 17 reverbs originally appeared in M-Class processors and Verbzilla. As such, they’ve been moved into the new “Legacy” subcategory within the Reverb category.
  • Helix's tempo no longer responds to pressing TAP at tempo lower than 40.0 BPM (Beats Per Minute). This is to ensure that multiple fast tap entries are recognized properly, as previously, they could be seen as one really slow tap entry. You may still manually select a tempo all the way down to 20.0 BPM and your presets can still be saved with tempi down to 20.0 BPM.

BUG FIXES

  • If its Mid and Bass parameters are set to 0.0, the Cali IV Lead Amp/Amp+Cab model could sometimes exhibit a decrease in gain.
  • The Tempo Host Sync would be lost when reloading a session.
  • Pro Tools: Latency Compensation broken when Helix Native plugin is bypassed.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Recalling an effect or instrument rack in Ableton Live with Helix Native instantiated can mute the track.
    Workaround: Uninstantiate and re-instantiate the plug-in.
  • When using two 1024 IR's in a preset, moving the upper IR block before or after a pre/post split block can change the sonic character of the IR block.
  • The copy/paste clipboard may be cleared after closing and reopening Helix Native.

HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR HELIX NATIVE?

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!

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 31 MB )

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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.10
Released 11/20/17

Works with:
No Hardware Required

Helix Native 1.10 Release Notes

New Amps (7)

- Voltage Queen, based on* the Victoria® Electro King

- Derailed Ingrid, based on* the Trainwreck Circuits® Express

- Brit Trem Nrm, based on* the normal channel of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50

- Brit Trem Brt, based on* the bright channel of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50

- Brit Trem Jump, based on* the normal and bright channel (jumped) of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50

- Cartographer, based on* the Ben Adrian Cartographer

- Agua 51, based on* the Aguilar® DB751 bass amp

New Effects (7)

- Distortion > Kinky Boost (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Xotic® EP Booster

- Distortion > Thrifter Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

- Dynamics > Kinky Comp (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Xotic® SP Compressor

- Modulation > Bleat Chop Trem (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Lightfoot Labs© Goatkeeper

- Modulation > Double Take (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original doubler

- Delay > Cosmos Echo (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Roland® RE-201 Space Echo

- Volume/Pan > Stereo Width (Stereo), Line 6 Original utility to collapse stereo paths

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

New Features

- Plug-in Window Resizing—Click and drag the lower right-hand corner of Helix Native to resize the window and view more or fewer parameters and model list items

Show/Hide PRESETS/IMPULSES List—Click the icon to the left of the preset name to show or hide the PRESETS/IMPULSES list

Bug Fixes

- In the rare case that all paths are full, it is possible to drag more blocks into them, which may result in the error “Failed to move item. (Unknown. [code -1])” -FIXED

- On rare occasions, a warning dialog may appear during AU Validation scan of other AudioUnit plug-ins -FIXED

- After updating from OS X 10.12 Sierra to OS X 10.13 High Sierra, Helix Native may not load properly in GarageBand -FIXED

- After importing an IR file in a certain instance of Helix Native, the same file may not automatically appear in subsequent instances -FIXED

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

- General stability improvements

Known Issues

- Recalling an effect or instrument rack in Ableton Live with Helix Native instantiated can mute the track. Workaround: Uninstantiate and re-instantiate the plug-in

- In rare cases, clearing Helix Native’s preset library while the DAW is under high CPU loads can sometimes cause the plug-in to become unresponsive. Workaround: Close the Helix Native plug-in window and reopen

- EXP pedal assignments may not automatically be assigned

- The copy/paste clipboard may be cleared after closing and reopening Helix Native

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 30 MB )

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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.10
Released 11/20/17

Works with:
No Hardware Required

Helix Native 1.10 Release Notes

New Amps (7)

- Voltage Queen, based on* the Victoria® Electro King

- Derailed Ingrid, based on* the Trainwreck Circuits® Express

- Brit Trem Nrm, based on* the normal channel of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50

- Brit Trem Brt, based on* the bright channel of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50

- Brit Trem Jump, based on* the normal and bright channel (jumped) of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50

- Cartographer, based on* the Ben Adrian Cartographer

- Agua 51, based on* the Aguilar® DB751 bass amp

New Effects (7)

- Distortion > Kinky Boost (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Xotic® EP Booster

- Distortion > Thrifter Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original

- Dynamics > Kinky Comp (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Xotic® SP Compressor

- Modulation > Bleat Chop Trem (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Lightfoot Labs© Goatkeeper

- Modulation > Double Take (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original doubler

- Delay > Cosmos Echo (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Roland® RE-201 Space Echo

- Volume/Pan > Stereo Width (Stereo), Line 6 Original utility to collapse stereo paths

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

New Features

- Plug-in Window Resizing—Click and drag the lower right-hand corner of Helix Native to resize the window and view more or fewer parameters and model list items

Show/Hide PRESETS/IMPULSES List—Click the icon to the left of the preset name to show or hide the PRESETS/IMPULSES list

Bug Fixes

- In the rare case that all paths are full, it is possible to drag more blocks into them, which may result in the error “Failed to move item. (Unknown. [code -1])” -FIXED

- On rare occasions, a warning dialog may appear during AU Validation scan of other AudioUnit plug-ins -FIXED

- After updating from OS X 10.12 Sierra to OS X 10.13 High Sierra, Helix Native may not load properly in GarageBand -FIXED

- After importing an IR file in a certain instance of Helix Native, the same file may not automatically appear in subsequent instances -FIXED

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

- General stability improvements

Known Issues

- Recalling an effect or instrument rack in Ableton Live with Helix Native instantiated can mute the track. Workaround: Uninstantiate and re-instantiate the plug-in

- In rare cases, clearing Helix Native’s preset library while the DAW is under high CPU loads can sometimes cause the plug-in to become unresponsive. Workaround: Close the Helix Native plug-in window and reopen

- EXP pedal assignments may not automatically be assigned

- The copy/paste clipboard may be cleared after closing and reopening Helix Native

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

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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.01
Released 9/11/17

Works with:
No Hardware Required

Helix Native Version 1.01

The new Helix® Native plug-in delivers the same award-winning HX amp and effects modeling found in the best-selling Line 6 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.

Download the user manual here.

GETTING STARTED

  • Supports VST3, AAX, and AU, 64-bit only. 
  • Try it for FREE for 15 days by clicking "start my 15-day free trial" on first launch (internet connection is required for the trial period)
  • 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.

WHAT'S NEW

  • The Settings Window is accessed via a more easily discoverable gear icon in the bottom left of the window.
  • Import and Export bundle has moved to the Settings Window
  • CPU Optimizations under the hood to the stock cab models
  • Note Sync now stays synced when changing delay and mod models 
  • Block movement and placement has been improved

WHAT'S FIXED

  • Unfreezing Tracks and other modals dialogs under Logic Pro X no longer darken the plug-in UI.
  • Time remaining in trial no longer displays negative or invalid numbers
  • Various other bug fixes and stability improvements

KNOWN ISSUES

We're dedicated to being as transparent as possible, and here are the current known issues.

  • 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.
  • 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! 

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

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Helix Native      
Helix Native
Version 1.01
Released 9/11/17

Works with:
No Hardware Required

Helix Native Version 1.01

The new Helix® Native plug-in delivers the same award-winning HX amp and effects modeling found in the best-selling Line 6 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.

Download the user manual here.

GETTING STARTED

  • Supports VST3, AAX, and AU, 64-bit only. 
  • Try it for FREE for 15 days by clicking "start my 15-day free trial" on first launch (internet connection is required for the trial period)
  • 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.

WHAT'S NEW

  • The Settings Window is accessed via a more easily discoverable gear icon in the bottom left of the window.
  • Import and Export bundle has moved to the Settings Window
  • CPU Optimizations under the hood to the stock cab models
  • Note Sync now stays synced when changing delay and mod models 
  • Block movement and placement has been improved

WHAT'S FIXED

  • Unfreezing Tracks and other modals dialogs under Logic Pro X no longer darken the plug-in UI.
  • Time remaining in trial no longer displays negative or invalid numbers
  • Various other bug fixes and stability improvements

KNOWN ISSUES

We're dedicated to being as transparent as possible, and here are the current known issues.

  • 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.
  • 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! 

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 22 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.

Download the user manual here.

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.

  • 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! 

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High 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.

Download the user manual here.

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.
  • 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! 

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

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