Browse Helix Models and Effects

Helix currently supports 72 amplifier models, 194 effects, 37 speaker cab models, and 16 microphones. On top of all that you also have the ability to load Impulse Responses (IRs) that you can grab from free or paid sources. Go have fun.

Noise Gate (Line 6ยฎ Original)

Noise Gate, the Helix model of a Line 6ยฎ Original

Use this to eliminate the hiss from noisy pickups or the white noise from extremely high gain distortions by placing the noise gate further in your signal path chain.

Description source: Line 6
Image source: wikipedia


Tim Henson - Blood Moon

This tone was made to replicate Tim Henson's tone on his track Blood Moon. I personally use this preset with coil splitted neck humbucker on my PRS CE 24 and it sounds great :)Guitarist: Tim HensonBand: PolyphiaGuitar I used: PRS CE 24

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 280
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 5
  • Member: Omer
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Acoustic guitar

this sound makes your guitar sound acoustic it may sound a little dirty so just turn down the drive of the amp to the right amount of drive you want or need :)This patch has other pedals I've added for a clean sound try them out and see if you like them :)

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 360
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 5
  • Member: Mosesp941
  • Performance Type:
    Plugged in Front of the Amp


Ambient Rock

The patch has three presets which are for switching sounds while soloing. The first preset is a light overdrive, the second light overdrive plus echo, and the third light overdrive plus distortion. See the example below for a soloing example. I also added a noise gate to help reduce the noise.

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 437
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Rabbuhl
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


JOHNAMAYERTRIX

(Reposted with permission from AndrewUtz on CustomTone.com) A John Mayer Tone, referencing Slow Dancing In A Burning Room. In this patch I used some basic stuff that I know John has used (or the closest thing to it I could find). I know live he has used dumbles along with a fender bandmaster, so for this I used a split path and ran a Litigator and a Twin Reverb at the same time. As far as the cabs go I tried my best to match how I know that continuum was recorded, I typically use red wire IR's but for you guys I used the equivalent Helix cabs. I put a dual cab block of the same cab but one is mic'd with a 57 and the other a beyerdynamic 160 (he really used an M88). Looks like he also used U87 or 67 room mics but alas it wouldn't let me add in another cab block. To compensate for this I used a room reverb at the end of the chain. I also put the Spring reverb before the cabs to simulate the acutal outboard fender reverb tanks john has used in the past. This patch probably needs some tweaking to make it like whatever you like, but I definitely think this is a good starting point for a Mayer like tone.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 334
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 3
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Heretick Lead

My current personal metal lead sound, based on the Line 6 Fatality. Smooth and buttery with a huge ambiance. No cab modeling, since I use my Pod Go into a power amp into a Vintage 30 equipped cab. 

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 229
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 3
  • Member: Heretick
  • Performance Type:
    Plugged in Front of the Amp


Heretick Riffs

My current personal metal riffing sound, based on the Line 6 Fatality. Tight and percussive, but in a thrashy way. No cab modeling, since I use my Pod Go into a power amp into a Vintage 30 equipped cab. 

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 215
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 2
  • Member: Heretick
  • Performance Type:
    Plugged in Front of the Amp


Dual Overdrives

I use this as a template. Clean amp with two overdrives in front. The first one in the chain with high gain and medium volume, and the second with low gain and high volume. Add-on additional effects as needed.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 103
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 1
  • Member: Matsulli
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


BMay Helix

Used for Hammer to fall

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 65
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 1
  • Member: Madguitar78
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Livin on a prayer

Richie Sambora kind of sound

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 103
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 1
  • Member: Madguitar78
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Silence

This utility patch is intended to reduce the hum and hiss of your noisy high gain amp. It is composed of 2 noise gates, one for your guitar and another for the amp's FX loop. The patch needs to run in the "4 Cable Method" to work properly. I use this patch to tame the hiss on my Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier. It's a great amp but has a bit of hiss due to the high gain nature of the amp. By putting a noise gate in your amp's effects loop, you are mostly getting rid of any annoying hiss or hum that is in the amp's preamp section.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 171
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 0
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    4 Cable Method


Patch Performance
Type
Description Member ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes
Tim Henson - Blood Moon Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This tone was made to replicate Tim Henson's tone on his track Blood Moon. I personally use this preset with coil splitted neck humbucker on my PRS CE 24 and it sounds great :)Guitarist: Tim HensonBand: PolyphiaGuitar I used: PRS CE 24 Omer 280 5
Acoustic guitar Plugged in Front of the Amp this sound makes your guitar sound acoustic it may sound a little dirty so just turn down the drive of the amp to the right amount of drive you want or need :)This patch has other pedals I've added for a clean sound try them out and see if you like them :) Mosesp941 360 5
Ambient Rock
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) The patch has three presets which are for switching sounds while soloing. The first preset is a light overdrive, the second light overdrive plus echo, and the third light overdrive plus distortion. See the example below for a soloing example. I also added a noise gate to help reduce the noise. Rabbuhl 437 4
JOHNAMAYERTRIX Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) (Reposted with permission from AndrewUtz on CustomTone.com) A John Mayer Tone, referencing Slow Dancing In A Burning Room. In this patch I used some basic stuff that I know John has used (or the closest thing to it I could find). I know live he has used dumbles along with a fender bandmaster,โ€ฆ Jorge 334 3
Heretick Lead Plugged in Front of the Amp My current personal metal lead sound, based on the Line 6 Fatality. Smooth and buttery with a huge ambiance. No cab modeling, since I use my Pod Go into a power amp into a Vintage 30 equipped cab.  Heretick 229 3
Heretick Riffs Plugged in Front of the Amp My current personal metal riffing sound, based on the Line 6 Fatality. Tight and percussive, but in a thrashy way. No cab modeling, since I use my Pod Go into a power amp into a Vintage 30 equipped cab.  Heretick 215 2
Dual Overdrives Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) I use this as a template. Clean amp with two overdrives in front. The first one in the chain with high gain and medium volume, and the second with low gain and high volume. Add-on additional effects as needed. Matsulli 103 1
BMay Helix
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Used for Hammer to fall Madguitar78 65 1
Livin on a prayer
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Richie Sambora kind of sound Madguitar78 103 1
Silence 4 Cable Method This utility patch is intended to reduce the hum and hiss of your noisy high gain amp. It is composed of 2 noise gates, one for your guitar and another for the amp's FX loop. The patch needs to run in the "4 Cable Method" to work properly. I use this patch to tame the hiss on my Mesa Boogie Miniโ€ฆ Jorge 171 0
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