Line 6 Helix LT Guitar Processor Pedal
Overview by GAK
The Helix LT features the dual-DSP engine of the Helix Floor/Rack in a lighter and more affordable package. It’s a fantastic solution for those that want a more streamlined version of the Floor and may not need the extensive I/O options. Because it has the same under-the-hood power as its siblings, it’s capable of running up to 32 “blocks” of effects/amplifiers/cabinets across four separate stereo paths - per preset! Combined with an arsenal of 300+ amps, cabs, fx and mics, you can construct the rig of your dreams. There’s the option to upload your own Impulse Responses for further customisation.
Go Beyond Your Pedalboard
The ability to store Snapshots allows you to instantly recall up to eight variations of a patch with zero dropouts - perfect for when you need to seamlessly transition between sounds during a song. If you’re a gigging function musician and need to go from Bon Jovi to Beyonce, with the Helix LT you can do it in a flash.
Using Line 6’s innovative HX Modelling technology, every aspect of the LT’s emulations has been painstakingly recreated with stunning detail - with every single component digitally recreated. The result is a dynamic experience where the nuances of your playing are reacted to as if you plugging your guitar into the classic gear that’s being emulated.
The LT’s user interface is highly intuitive and makes editing a breeze. The crystal-clear 6.2" LCD display means you can see and edit all your signal routings without having to dive into menus as well as see how all the footswitches are assigned. With the twelve capacitive footswitches, all you have to do is touch one when you want to assign something to it.
Pedal Edit means you can tweak your tone on-the-fly, without having to stop playing! All you have to do is select the block you want to edit - which then spreads all the parameters across the board - then adjust setting with the built-in expression pedal.
The free Helix Edit software allows you to quickly and efficiently edit your presets on your computer using a drag-and-drop method. Putting together your complex signal chains has never been easier!
Supercharge Your Rig
There’s no need to get rid of your boutique amps and pedals, as the Helix LT can seamlessly integrate into any existing rig. Thanks to two assignable effects loops, the Helix LT can be used to enhance your setup as well as replace it altogether.
Easy Direct Recording
As an added bonus, when hooked up via USB the Helix LT can be used as a powerful 8-in/8-out audio interface. With XLR and MIDI I/O, the LT is a one-stop recording and automating solution.
Overview from Line 6
Powered by the HX Modeling engine, Helix LT offers greater DSP power than any other multi-effects processor in its class. Tube amplifiers are recreated with authentic sound and feel—each amp component has been captured, measured and matched to the real thing. Mics, cabs and effects are recreated accurately and are designed to sound instantly recognizable if you’ve ever spent time in a studio. Helix LT also lets you load custom impulse responses to personalize your rig setup. With uncompromised Helix sound quality and 123 dB of dynamic range, Helix LT ensures an authentic and responsive playing experience.
The Helix LT processor delivers the advanced user experience similar to the Helix Floor and Helix Rack processors, with a clear and intuitive interface that enables fast tone creation and easy interaction—all with a minimal learning curve and the elimination of complex menu diving. A large color LCD lays out the entire signal chain and provides instant access to amp and effects parameters. Helix LT features the same touch-sensitive footswitches as Helix Floor and Helix Control, allowing you to select an effect block for editing simply by touching it. Color LED rings enable you to know what is assigned to each footswitch at a glance. Helix LT also has four stereo paths per preset, allowing you to design complex routing scenarios for each patch.
Part of the goal in developing the Helix family of products was to allow guitarists to interact with technology in ways that are more intuitive, making the creation of tones easier. This means you won’t have to stop playing to tweak a knob. With Pedal Edit Mode, you can edit any parameter you like using your foot; just select the block and parameter you want to change and adjust its value using the expression pedal.
Featuring a best-in-class I/O complement with extensive routing capabilities, Helix LT provides advanced flexibility for studio and stage applications and can be easily integrated into any live performance rig or studio setup. L6 Link connectivity enables smooth digital integration with compatible Line 6 products, including StageSource speakers for an optimized experience when playing live. Exclusive Variax guitar integration provides even more control and creative inspiration, with instant model and tuning recall, effects control and power for Variax guitars.
Like all hardware products in the Helix family, Helix LT presets can be created and edited using Helix Edit software for Mac and PC. The Helix Edit software allows you to drag and drop amps, cabs, and effects to build complex signal chains. Quickly reorganize, rename, edit tones and modify Performance View labels, instantly visualizing every detail of your editing workflow—all right on your computer.
Featuring the same sounds, workflow and editor as the Helix Rack and Helix Floor processors, Helix LT presets are compatible with existing Helix products, including Helix Native plug-in software. This makes Helix LT an excellent option for guitarists who want a streamlined setup for live gigs or touring, or who want a backup for their Helix Floor or Helix Rack processor.
Line 6 is committed to continuing the evolution of the Helix family and responding to the needs of guitarists. Following the path of Helix Floor and Helix Rack, Helix LT customers can expect regular firmware updates that add amp and effect models, features to improve flexibility and workflow, as well as other software improvements.
- Offers the same award-winning HX Modeling as Helix Floor, Helix Rack and Helix Native
- Uncompromised Helix sound quality with 123 dB of dynamic range
- Greater DSP power than any other multi-effects processor in its class
- Robust I/O complement for easy integration and advanced flexibility
- Preset compatibility with existing Helix products
- User-friendly Mac/PC editor enables remote editing and IR management
Truly awesome piece of kit.
Helix LT is just what I was looking for. Very versatile and natural sounding.
Amazing multi effects and amp modelling, buy before end of Feb to get the helix native plugin for free
Sturdy, easy to get going and great sounds. I'll never need another effects pedal.
Good quality product