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Helix Native 1.50
AVAILABLE NOW!

 

New Amps (2)

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

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

  • Delay > Multi Pass (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original bandpass-filtered multitap delay
  • 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 Effects (77)
Helix Floor, Rack/Control, and LT now include a library of effects from M13, M9, M5, DL4, DM4, FM4, and MM4. These appear in a new "Legacy" subcategory in the model list.

  • Distortion > Tube Drive
  • Distortion > Screamer
  • Distortion > Overdrive
  • Distortion > Classic Dist
  • Distortion > Heavy Dist
  • Distortion > Colordrive
  • Distortion > Buzz Saw
  • Distortion > Facial Fuzz
  • Distortion > Jumbo Fuzz
  • Distortion > Fuzz Pi
  • Distortion > Jet Fuzz
  • Distortion > Line 6 Drive
  • Distortion > Line 6 Distortion
  • Distortion > Sub Oct Fuzz
  • Distortion > Octave Fuzz
  • Dynamics > Tube Comp
  • Dynamics > Red Comp
  • Dynamics > Blue Comp
  • Dynamics > Blue Comp Treb
  • Dynamics > Vetta Comp
  • Dynamics > Vetta Juice
  • Dynamics > Boost Comp
  • Modulation > Pattern Tremolo
  • Modulation > Panner
  • Modulation > Bias Tremolo
  • Modulation > Opto Tremolo
  • Modulation > Script Phase
  • Modulation > Panned Phaser
  • Modulation > Barberpole
  • Modulation > Dual Phaser
  • Modulation > U-Vibe
  • Modulation > Phaser
  • Modulation > Pitch Vibrato
  • Modulation > Dimension
  • Modulation > Analog Chorus
  • Modulation > Tri Chorus
  • Modulation > Analog Flanger
  • Modulation > Jet Flanger
  • Modulation > AC Flanger
  • Modulation > 80A Flanger
  • Modulation > Frequency Shift
  • Modulation > Ring Modulator
  • Modulation > Rotary Drum
  • Modulation > Rotary Drm/Horn
  • Delay > Ping Pong
  • Delay > Dynamic
  • Delay > Stereo
  • Delay > Digital
  • Delay > Dig w/ Mod
  • Delay > Reverse
  • Delay > Lo Res
  • Delay > Tube Echo
  • Delay > Tape Echo
  • Delay > Sweep Echo
  • Delay > Echo Platter
  • Delay > Analog Echo
  • Delay > Analog w/ Mod
  • Delay > Auto-Volume Echo
  • Delay > Multi-Head
  • Pitch/Synth > Bass Octaver
  • Pitch/Synth > Smart Harmony
  • Pitch/Synth > Octi Synth
  • Pitch/Synth > Synth O Matic
  • Pitch/Synth > Attack Synth
  • Pitch/Synth > Synth String
  • Pitch/Synth > Growler
  • Filter > Voice Box
  • Filter > V Tron
  • Filter > Q Filter
  • Filter > Seeker
  • Filter > Obi Wah
  • Filter > Tron Up
  • Filter > Tron Down
  • Filter > Throbber
  • Filter > Slow Filter
  • Filter > Spin Cycle
  • Filter > Comet Trails

New Features

  • Snapshot support—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

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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! 

 

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