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Frank Richotte just posted on TGP an updated list of all updates since October 2015:

Guys wanted to give you an overall Helix update update. Since we released Helix in October of 2015 the guys have been very busy. Here Is everything we released in FW since first customer ship. Plenty more coming but as I updated this I thought it looks pretty impressive:

Line 6 Developement
Helix first shipped in October of 2015. Since that time Line 6 has added to the Helix HX Family.

New Amps
* 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 based on THAL
* Matchstick Ch1, based on* Channel 1 of the MatchlessTM DC30
* Matchstick Ch2, based on* Channel 2 of the MatchlessTM DC30
* Matchstick Jump, based on* jumping Channels 1 and 2 of the MatchlessTM DC30
* 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-
* 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
* Voltage Queen, based on* the Victoria® Electro King
* Derailed Ingrid, based on* the TrainwreckCircuits® 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
* 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)

New Hybrid Cabs
* 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)
* 2x12 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
* 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
* Distortion > Teemah! (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Paul Cochrane Timmy® Overdrive
* Distortion > KWB (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Benadrian Kowloon Walled Bunny Distortio
* Distortion > Bitcrusher (Mono, Stereo
* Modulation > Dynamix Flanger (Mono, Stereo
* Modulation > Deluxe Phaser (Mono, Stereo)
* Modulation > Tremolo (Mono) and Tremolo/Autopan (Stereo), based on* the BOSS® PN-2
* Pitch/Synth > Simple Pitch (Mono, Stereo
* Pitch/Synth > Dual Pitch (Mono, Stereo
* Filter > Autofilter (Mono, Stereo
* Delay > Dual Delay (Stereo): New Line 6 Original stereo delay with separate time, feedback, and mix per channel. Includes high and low cut filters and Chorus or Vibrato modulation
* Delay > Reverse Delay (Mono, Stereo): New Line 6 Original; whatever you play in comes back at you backwards (up to four seconds mono, two seconds stereo)
* Distortion > Stupor OD (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS® SD-1 Overdrive
* Delay > Pitch Echo (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
* 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
* 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
* 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
* Legacy Effects
* 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

Major Functionality
* Snapshots
* Editor
* HX Edit

New HX Hardware/Software
* Helix LT
* Helix Native
* HX Effects

I am a proud user since the launch of Helix - and for the L6 guys now this:

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  • 2 years later...

Under new equipment, did you forget the HX-Stomp?  Also no mention of the output meters and improved tuning screen.

 

Also, it's incredible how many effects Line 6 added!

 

The new amps and effects sounds amazing.  It's like getting so much new hardware each update.

 

Great Job!

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58 minutes ago, talonmm said:

Under new equipment, did you forget the HX-Stomp?  Also no mention of the output meters and improved tuning screen.

 

Also, it's incredible how many effects Line 6 added!

 

The new amps and effects sounds amazing.  It's like getting so much new hardware each update.

 

Great Job!

 

OP is from 2018. Today that list would be way longer. :)

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40 minutes ago, DunedinDragon said:

Sheesh....after looking at that list of updates I recall doing my first update which was for FW 1.10.  How in the heck did I fall in love with such a primitive system???  LOL


I know it’s a rhetorical question but .... I think you, like me, fell in love with the rich sound and dynamic response of the new Helix modeling technology. That existed in V1.10. The rest has been lots of additional models and very cool bells and whistles.

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7 hours ago, silverhead said:


I know it’s a rhetorical question but .... I think you, like me, fell in love with the rich sound and dynamic response of the new Helix modeling technology. That existed in V1.10. The rest has been lots of additional models and very cool bells and whistles.

 

Got me reminiscing about my first impressions when I received my Helix. The qualities you mention are certainly in there but that is definitely not what struck me initially. As a matter of fact I had to acquire some knowledge and experience with not only how the Helix worked but also how it interacted with my monitoring system and PAs before I was truly satisfied with the sound or "feel". What struck me initially was the incredibly well designed user interface, the I/O options, scribble strips, and the sheer potential of the system.  It was also abundantly clear that flexibility was a prime directive in the Helix's development(with the exception of lacking multiple routing splits). You could use any combination of pedals you wanted, if you wanted three delays and five EQ blocks, that was up to you. You were not forced into using only a pre-designed set or order of pedals with a rigid allocation scheme for available DSP. That was a really appealing approach to me.  Also felt like it was a high quality device, built to last.

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