Line 6 Helix Rack
The Line 6 Helix Rack multi-effects processor reaches far beyond anything you’ve ever experienced. It can be a great addition to your rig, a streamlined controller for your existing system, or an incredible-sounding guitar interface for recording in the studio. It can even replace your entire effects setup! Equipped with Line 6’s new HX modeling engine, Helix Rack will let you hear brand-new models of modern and vintage amps, cabs, mics, and effects, all designed to sound and feel amazing. And your rig-integration options are limitless, with Helix Rack’s astoundingly comprehensive I/O and routing capabilities. Line 6 has long been at the front of the modeling revolution, and Helix Rack is the professional guitar processor Line 6 was destined to make.
Line 6 spearheaded the modeling revolution years ago. Now they step into the future with Helix Rack. Helix Rack’s brain is Line 6’s dual DSP HX modeling engine. Representing a giant leap forward in guitar technology, the HX engine reproduces every minute detail that goes into a great amplifier.
Before Helix Rack, powerful amp and effects modeling often came with a significant learning curve. But even with a massive amount of routing, recording, and editing power under the hood, Helix Rack’s workflow is incredibly easy to learn. And the large 6.2″ LCD display rids the system of all the menu surfing while giving as much control as the deepest editing software. It’s so intuitive to navigate that Line 6 claims you’ll have 90% of Helix mastered with a five-minute glance at the full-color Helix quick start guide. And we’re not just talking tone editing. The four stereo paths per preset allow for all sorts of routing setups. You can design your rig at the speed of thought.
Already have a beloved guitar rig that you’ve spent years getting just right? Helix Rack also makes a robust controller for your rig. It allows you to easily create a hardware/software hybrid setup integrating your other pedals, your channel-switching tube amplifier, rack equipment, and even other instruments, offering you one of the most in-depth routing I/O on any guitar processor. And you do it all through Helix Rack’s four stereo effects loops. You can send multiple wet and dry signals to different sources, place the loops in various locations in your signal chain, swap between your amp and modeled sounds, and so much more. You can even take control of your band’s MIDI rig with up to six separate MIDI commands at patch recall.
Line 6 Helix Rack
The Line 6 Helix Control floor controller gives you ultimate access to the power and tone shaping tools inside your Helix Rack. With a tap of your toe you can edit parameters, recall patches, control MIDI applications, change channels on your amplifier, and so much more. When you’re onstage with Helix Control there won’t be any part of your performance that isn’t safely at your feet. Utilize the full power of the Line 6 Helix Rack with Helix Control.
Helix Control Foot Controller at a Glance
- Changes with the Tap of the Toe
- Tour-grade Durability
Changes with the Tap of the Toe
If there’s one thing Sweetwater guitarists know, it’s that guitarists love stompbox pedals. While menu and software editing can offer great tones and control, we’re naturally inclined to want to step on a footswitch and hear the tone we’re looking for. Line 6 understands that, which is why Helix Control eschews all of the deep and confusing editing that plagues many other pro-level products, for a simple-to-use 12-footswitch interface that gives you all of the sound and parameter tweaking you’ll ever need. And each switch carries a customizable LCD scribble strip for assigning your controls. Now you won’t even have to stop playing to get super-deep control and edit your whole rig.
Since gear takes such a beating on the road, every single component in the Line 6 Helix Control was chosen to be able to stand up to the punishment a professional guitarist will put it through. Helix Control combats the abuse with road-ready footswitches and a bulletproof housing. From the side panels to the extruded top, the solid aluminum construction won’t bend or break. It will let you concentrate on your performance, not your gear. So if you’re a gigging musician who needs a tour-grade multi-effects controller unit that can keep up with you, make sure to give Helix Control an audition.