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.

Plate (Line 6ยฎ Original)

Plate, the Helix model of a Line 6ยฎ Original

Based on a studio Plate reverb. Similar to the spring, in its metallic resonant quality. Plate reverbs consisted of a thin metal sheet suspended inside a box.

This reverb is well-liked because it can add a "3D" effect to your tone.

Description source: Line 6
Image source: Gumroad


Slash Mod 2204

Most of the Slash patches I get all sound thin and frankly a little weird. He has a very straightforward tone. I tried to capture the spirit of his tone here. It's a bit fuzzy but I think it works well in a mix or for some headphone soloing. Sorry for the horrible soloing in my SoundCloud demo. My 6 year old thinks I sound great....

Soundcloud
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 1628
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 30
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Van Halen One for Stomp

This is a simple patch for achieving a close approximation of the sound on the Van Halen 1 album. Reverb is on the right and more direct signal on the left which is like the album. You can simply move the move the reverb up out of the path 2 back into path 1. I have a video with me going through various songs from the album. In the video I am using my EB MM Axis that is about 20 years old now. The pickups in that guitar are amazing.

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 1176
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 17
  • Member: Darthhollis
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Helix Hour JCM800

A nice sounding 3 snapshot preset, with JCM 800, killer lead with dimed mids 10 band EQ. Rhythm, Dirty and Lead. Lead snapshot cuts like a knife. More presets coming soon. Shamelessly borrowed from CustomTone.com to have a few patches available for Pod Go launch.

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 1001
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 17
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Glam PRS

A PRS Archon delivers juicy 80's Sunset Strip tones. The Mod/Stereo Chorus is on by default, but the Double Take is waiting for a brave soul to enable it.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 754
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Van Halen One

This is a simple patch for achieving a close approximation of the sound on the Van Halen 1 album. Reverb is on the right and more direct signal on the left which is like the album. You can simply move the move the reverb up out of the path 2 back into path 1. I have a video with me going through various songs from the album. In the video I am using my EB MM Axis that is about 20 years old now. The pickups in that guitar are amazing.

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 211
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Darthhollis
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Stereo Lead

Revv and Heir Apparent lead tone

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 405
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: 777l3
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


ZZ Top - La Grange

OK - you're gonna start up this patch and hit a big open A chord at full volume, and it's gonna sound like crap. Read on...This patch is all about your guitar's volume pot. To play the intro, get your volume super low. Then turn it a bit to play rhythm, and let it crank for the solos. I suggest a single coil or filtertron pickup, but humbuckers can do the job too. Billy Gibbons uses extremely light guitar strings and that's part of the sound too.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 363
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Fullerton Flyboard

This patch was provided to me by my teacher Josh Skaja. It's an all-purpose patch that you can use for performing a number of pop songs. Two distortion pedals allows for some great gain staging. The modulation blocks are really versatile as well.  In this YouTube video I'm using it with the delay and Dimension blocks to play Message in a Bottle. I've also used it for Beat It and Call me Maybe.Josh's main course is called The System and I can't recommend it enough. You can it out here http:/thesystem.rocks

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 165
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 3
  • Member: Kalimar
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Seriously WTF

I accidentally created this pitch-shifting, time bending monster while working on a Shiva patch.

Soundcloud
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 368
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 2
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Shiva

A nice mid-gain tone. Step on the Deranged Master for a dive into thrashier territory.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 395
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 2
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Patch Performance
Type
Description Member ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes
Slash Mod 2204
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Most of the Slash patches I get all sound thin and frankly a little weird. He has a very straightforward tone. I tried to capture the spirit of his tone here. It's a bit fuzzy but I think it works well in a mix or for some headphone soloing. Sorry for the horrible soloing in my SoundCloud demo. โ€ฆ Jorge 1628 30
Van Halen One for Stomp
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is a simple patch for achieving a close approximation of the sound on the Van Halen 1 album. Reverb is on the right and more direct signal on the left which is like the album. You can simply move the move the reverb up out of the path 2 back into path 1. I have a video with me going throughโ€ฆ Darthhollis 1176 17
Helix Hour JCM800
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) A nice sounding 3 snapshot preset, with JCM 800, killer lead with dimed mids 10 band EQ. Rhythm, Dirty and Lead. Lead snapshot cuts like a knife. More presets coming soon. Shamelessly borrowed from CustomTone.com to have a few patches available for Pod Go launch. Jorge 1001 17
Glam PRS Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) A PRS Archon delivers juicy 80's Sunset Strip tones. The Mod/Stereo Chorus is on by default, but the Double Take is waiting for a brave soul to enable it. Jorge 754 4
Van Halen One
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is a simple patch for achieving a close approximation of the sound on the Van Halen 1 album. Reverb is on the right and more direct signal on the left which is like the album. You can simply move the move the reverb up out of the path 2 back into path 1. I have a video with me going throughโ€ฆ Darthhollis 211 4
Stereo Lead Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Revv and Heir Apparent lead tone 777l3 405 4
ZZ Top - La Grange Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) OK - you're gonna start up this patch and hit a big open A chord at full volume, and it's gonna sound like crap. Read on...This patch is all about your guitar's volume pot. To play the intro, get your volume super low. Then turn it a bit to play rhythm, and let it crank for the solos. I suggest a sโ€ฆ Jorge 363 4
Fullerton Flyboard
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This patch was provided to me by my teacher Josh Skaja. It's an all-purpose patch that you can use for performing a number of pop songs. Two distortion pedals allows for some great gain staging. The modulation blocks are really versatile as well.  In this YouTube video I'm using it with the deโ€ฆ Kalimar 165 3
Seriously WTF
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) I accidentally created this pitch-shifting, time bending monster while working on a Shiva patch. Jorge 368 2
Shiva Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) A nice mid-gain tone. Step on the Deranged Master for a dive into thrashier territory. Jorge 395 2
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