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Line 6 updates Helix Native to v1.50

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Line 6 has updated Helix Native, the software that delivers the same HX amp and effects modeling found in Line 6's Helix hardware guitar and effects processors to your favorite DAW, to v1.50.

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 (7):

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.


  • 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.


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