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Swells – Line 6 HX Effects and Helix Patch

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A huge ambient patch designed specifically for volume swells. For Line 6 HX Effects and Line 6 Helix.

Description

IMPORTANT: Because this patch uses effects models that were not included with the initial release of the Helix, it is very important that you upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the Helix software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. You will also need the latest version of the HX Edit app to transfer this patch to your Helix.

Firmware 2.6 Reverbs: The 2.6 Firmware update changed the mix levels of the new (HX) reverbs. This patch accounts for those changes, so if you are not updated to 2.6 or later on your Helix, the reverbs will not sound right.

How to transfer the patch to your HX Effects or Helix

  1. Connect your HX Effects or Helix to your computer via USB
  2. Open HX Edit (make sure you update to the latest version)
  3. Drag and drop the patch into a slot in the editor
  4. Make sure you use the file labeled ‘HX Effects’ for the HX Effects and the file labeled ‘Helix’ for the Helix. HX Effects patches will notwork in the Helix and vice versa, even though they have the same suffix.

Signal flow and Effects (HX Effects)

  1. Vintage Swell – Auto Swell – mapped to switch labeled ‘Audio Swell’
  2. Reverse Delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘Reverse Delay’
  3. Cosmos Echo – mapped to switch labeled ‘Space Echo’
  4. Double Tank Verb – mapped to switch labeled ‘Double Tank’
  5. Ganymede Verb – not mapped to a switch
  6. Searchlights Verb – mapped to switch labeled ‘Searchlights’
  7. Octo – mapped to switch labeled ‘Shimmer’

Signal flow and Effects (Helix)

  1. Volume – mapped to EXP 2
  2. Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch
  3. A30 Fawn NRM – AC30 Fawn amp
  4. Cabs (stock Helix cabs)
  5. Vintage Swell – Auto Swell – mapped to switch labeled ‘Audio Swell’
  6. Reverse Delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘Reverse Delay’
  7. Cosmos Echo – mapped to switch labeled ‘Space Echo’
  8. Double Tank Verb – mapped to switch labeled ‘Double Tank’
  9. Ganymede Verb – not mapped to a switch
  10. Searchlights Verb – mapped to switch labeled ‘Searchlights’
  11. Octo – mapped to switch labeled ‘Shimmer’

Usage

This patch functions the same on both the Helix and HX Effects – the only difference is that the Helix version gives you an amp, cabs, compressor, and volume pedal (via the expression pedal). Otherwise, the usage is identical.

In the Helix patch, the compressor, amp, and cab settings are the same as in our free AC30 patch.

By default, the following effects are engaged:

  • Cosmos Echo
  • Double Tank
  • Ganymede
  • Searchlights
  • Octo

We feel this is a great baseline swell sound, but you’ll need to use either a volume pedal or the volume knob on your guitar for swells (if using the HX Effects).

Reverse Delay: We really like reverse delay as a texture in swells. The effect is more pronounced if you don’t use a lot of the other wet effects in this patch.

Ganymede Verb: This reverb is not mapped to a footswitch and is meant to be always on.

Auto Swell: We’ve included the Vintage Swell effect which works as an auto-swell. You may want to adjust the settings to suit your playing style, but we have set this up so it will give you a great swell effect with normal playing. Give it a shot – it works like magic 🙂

Making changes

For HX Effects, we set up this patch assuming you’ll run it into an amp (and maybe as part of a larger board). You may want to make subtle changes to the effects, or even add modulation like chorus or vibrato (there are a few open slots in the signal chain to do that.

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