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What A Beautiful Name (Hillsong Worship) – Line 6 Helix Patch

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This Helix Patch mimics the guitar tones from the song What A Beautiful Name by Hillsong Worship, utilizing snapshots for different song sections. Includes two premium Tone Junkie IR Cabs for free.

Description

In this video we’re using a Jennings Guitars Voyager with McNelly Stagger Swagger (v2) pickups. The Helix is recorded direct via the XLR outputs. // NOTE: This demo was made with version 1.0 of this patch. Scroll down to see the improvements we’ve made.

This patch re-creates the sounds from the song ‘What A Beautiful Name’ as recorded by Hillsong Worship on the album Let There Be Light. It is designed to be used in Snapshot mode, and the snapshots correspond to different song sections.

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the HX Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your Helix is up to date, the ‘HX Edit’ app needs to be updated as well. If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit. You will need at least firmware 2.8.

2. 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.

3. IR CAB INCLUDED: This download includes a premium IR from Tone Junkie. We matched this specific IR to this amp, but feel free to experiment with other IR’s for different tonal options. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IR – it really does sound better – and it’s included for free :).

Here are the specific IRs included, and their locations in our Helix:

  • TJ 21 MATCH 25 R121+57 (top row) . In our Helix, it’s in IR slot 21 (this will always correspond with the number after ‘TJ’ in the file name).
  • TJ 33 MATCH 30 R121+7b (bottom row). In our Helix, it’s in IR slot 33 (this will always correspond with the number after ‘TJ’ in the file name).

To purchase more IR packs, visit the Tone Junkie store here.

HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR

  1. Connect your Helix to your computer using a USB Cable
  2. Download and instal the ‘HX Edit’ app from Line 6
  3. In the ‘HX Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
  4. To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR into the appropriate slot (see note above). The image below shows the specific IR location for this patch.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the IR loaded into the ‘IMPULSES’ column, the patch will not sound correct, even if you have the IR block on – you must drag and drop the IR into the IMPULSES column.

SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS

Here is the signal flow and effects:

  1. Input
  2. Volume – mapped to EXP 2
  3. Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
  4. Dual Pitch – mapped to switch labeled ‘Dual Pitch’
  5. Heir Apparent – Prince of Tone (voiced to sound like Bradford’s KOT, Yellow side) – mapped to switch labeled ‘KOT-Yellow’
  6. Heir Apparent – Prince of Tone (voiced to sound like Bradford’s KOT, Red side) – mapped to switch labeled ‘KOT-Red’
  7. 808 – Tube Screamer – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’
  8. Amp – Matchstick Jump
  9. Cabs/IR’s – see above for IR info
  10. Vintage Digital – Dotted 8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8d DLY’
  11. Mod/Chorus Echo – 8TH note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8 DLY’
  12. Transistor Tape Delay – Quarter note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/4 DLY’
  13. Plate verb – subtle ‘always on’ type reverb – mapped to switch labeled “Big Verb’
  14. Glitz Verb – big modulated verb – mapped to switch labeled “Long Verb”
  15. Multitap 4 Delay – big ambient delay mapped to button labeled “SWELLS’
  16. Glitz Verb – big ambient verb – mapped to button labeled ‘SWELLS’
  17. Plateaux Verb – Shimmer Verb – mapped to button labeled ‘SWELLS’
  18. Simple EQ – Always on EQ – Use this EQ to make tonal tweaks for your guitar/setup. These controls will affect your tone differently than the amp controls. See below for recommended settings.

SNAPSHOTS

This patch is designed to be used in Snapshot mode. To enable this mode in your Helix, go to the ‘Footswitches’ section of the Global Settings and select ‘8 Snapshots’ in the ‘Preset Mode Switches’ menu. Here are the snapshots:

  • SNAPSHOT 1: INT/VS/CH. Ambient swells. If you pick lightly, you don’t need volume swells – it will just give you a big ambient wash.
  • SNAPSHOT 2: VS/CH CLN. Ambient clean tone. You can also use this if you’d like to play the riff in the instrumental (typically this is the piano).
  • SNAPSHOT 3: INST/SWELL. Ambient swells to play underneath the instrumental section.
  • SNAPSHOT 4: BRIDGE BLD. “You have no rival” – time to get big.
  • SNAPSHOT 5: CH BIG: Main big rhythm tone.
  • SNAPSHOT 6: AMBI LEAD. This covers the big ambient trill part you hear at the end of the song. There is a ton of reverb here, so don’t play full chords – octaves or single notes work best.
  • SNAPSHOT 7: NOT USED.
  • SNAPSHOT 8: NOT USED.

USAGE

This patch is meant to be used snapshot mode, but you can switch to stomp at any time to get to the individual effects. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps. The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.

STEREO:

Everything after the amp block runs in stereo. The delays are mono, but they are panned using the mixer block. All the verbs and effects after the delays are stereo effects. If you are able to run stereo, the wet effects will sound bigger and better. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically. NOTE: Do not use just the Right output of the helix – some of the delays will not be audible if you do this.

DIRT PEDALS:

Feel free to stack drive pedals for bigger sounds.

DELAYS:

The dotted 8th delay is in parallel with the quarter delay and 8th delay, so they’ll be more rhythmic when used together.

SWELLS:

Hit the ‘Swells’ button to turn on the Multitap delay with big ambient reverb.

EQ AT THE END OF THE CHAIN?:

Typically when you record guitar parts in the studio, you’ll put EQ and compression on the final tone. We’ve replicated the EQ in this patch. You can use the Simple EQ block for final tone shaping. See below for recommended settings.

MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP

SETTING THE PATCH UP FOR YOUR GUITAR

All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.

We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR SINGLE COILS:

The version of this patch you initially download is voiced more toward single coils. We built it primarily using a Telecaster style guitar. If you have a humbucker equipped guitar with low-output humbuckers, it should be perfect for your uses too.

Feel free to adjust the amp EQ and the settings of the Simple EQ block (at the end of the patch) if you’d like to make the patch a bit brighter or darker.

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR HUMBUCKERS:

If your guitar has traditional output Humbuckers, try the following changes (we recommend making a copy of the original patch)…

AMP SETTINGS:

  • CH 1Drive: Change to 0.9
  • Bass: Change to 2.5
  • Cut: Change to 3.0

VOLUME CHANGES

If you would like to make this patch louder or quieter without affecting tone, the following adjustments can be made:

“Ch Vol” control on the amp module. This will increase or decrease volume without affecting the tone of the amp. This is the primary level adjustment tool I use for changing patch volumes.

Output block level. Changing the level control on the output block (the very last thing in the signal chain) will increase or decrease overall volume. We typically have this set at zero, but feel free to adjust this as you see fit.

CHANGELOG

Version 3.0 Update: 2019-10-02

  • Changed: Drive section (added drives from the 2.80 FW update)
  • Changed: Amp (changed to the Match JMP amp)
  • Changed: End of chain EQ (to adjust for the amp settings)

Version 2.0 Update: 2018-12-13

  • CHANGED: Amp section and settings (much better overall tone)
  • CHANGED: Drive section
  • CHANGED: Delays
  • CHANGED: Reverbs (added new HX Reverbs)
  • CHANGED: Ambient Swells section
  • CHANGED: IR Cab
  • ADDED: Stere – everything after the amp runs in stereo
  • ADDED: End of chain EQ
  • ADDED: Suggested EQ settings for single coils and humbuckers

Initial Release (v1.0): 2016-10-20

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