In the Helix FAQ series I answer some commonly asked questions about the Line 6 Helix. I use IR Cabs in pretty much all my patches, and typically I’ll run two IR cabs per patch (basically like taking one amp and running it to two cabs). I detail which cabs I use in this post.
I get asked often how I run the Helix live and in the studio, and how I like to hook it up when I create new patches. My setup is about as simple as it gets, but there are a few things to consider when setting up patches.
In all my patches, I like to map 4 effects to a single footswitch and call it ‘Swells’. From there, simply hit the button, use the volume pedal to create swells and listen to the beautiful ambience.
One of the most frequently asked questions I see about the Helix is this: “Should I sell all my gear and buy a Helix?”. The answer is complicated – check out the video to see my thoughts.
The Helix is Line 6’s new flagship modeling product. It is completely different technology than the POD HD series, and is priced and developed to compete with higher end systems like Fractal’s Axe FX and the Kemper Profiling amp. We think it sounds fantastic.