Line 6 Helix Rack Guitar Multi-effects Rack Processor

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Weight 11.81 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 × 19 × 5.25 in
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Line 6 Helix Rack Guitar Multi-effects Rack Processor

Power in Rack Form

The Line 6 Helix Rack multi-effects processor reaches far beyond anything you’ve ever experienced. It can be a great addition to your rig, a streamlined controller for your existing system, or an incredible-sounding guitar interface for recording in the studio. It can even replace your entire effects setup! Equipped with Line 6’s new HX modeling engine, Helix Rack will let you hear brand-new models of modern and vintage amps, cabs, mics, and effects that sound and feel authentically amazing. And with Helix Rack’s astoundingly comprehensive I/O and routing capabilities, your rig integration options are limitless. Line 6 has long been at the forefront of the modeling revolution, and Helix Rack is the professional guitar processor Line 6 was destined to make.

Power to spare

Line 6 spearheaded the modeling revolution years ago. Now, they’ve stepped into the future with Helix Rack. Helix Rack’s brain is Line 6’s dual DSP HX modeling engine. Representing a giant leap forward in guitar technology, the HX engine reproduces every minute detail that goes into a great amplifier. Feel is important to most players, and every single aspect has been taken into account — down to an amplifier’s power supply ripple and tube sag — to ensure an ultra-realistic playing feel and experience. The classic bloom and compression of some amps and the powerful punch of others are all faithfully accounted for. You can also load custom impulse responses to personalize your tone.

Short learning curve

Before Helix Rack, powerful amp and effects modeling often came with a significant learning curve. But even with a massive amount of routing, recording, and editing power under the hood, Helix Rack’s workflow is incredibly easy to learn. And the large 6.2-inch LCD display rids the system of all the menu surfing while giving as much control as the deepest editing software. It’s so intuitive to navigate that Line 6 claims you’ll have 90% of Helix mastered with a five-minute glance at the full-color Helix quick start guide. And we’re not just talking tone editing. The four stereo paths per preset allow for all sorts of routing setups. With Helix Rack, you can design your rig at the speed of thought.

Let Helix have the control

Already have a beloved guitar rig that you’ve spent years getting just right? Helix Rack also makes for a robust controller. It allows you to easily create a hardware/software hybrid setup integrating your other pedals, your channel-switching tube amplifier, your rack equipment, and even your other instruments — offering you one of the most in-depth routing I/O on any guitar processor. And you do it all through Helix Rack’s four stereo effects loops. You can send multiple wet and dry signals to different sources, place the loops in various locations in your signal chain, swap between your amp and modeled sounds, and so much more. You can even take control of your band’s MIDI rig with up to six separate MIDI commands at patch recall.

Powerful IR-based speaker cab engine…and more!

With the Helix 3.50 firmware update, you get a completely overhauled, IR-based speaker cabinet engine. Not only do you receive 20 guitar cabs and four bass cabs, but you can also choose between 12 microphones, with fully adjustable angles, positions, and distances in relation to the cabs. Best of all, you can drag the virtual mics around for spot-on placement, just like you would in the real world. Helix’s 3.50 “The Cab Update” also includes five new amp models, seven new effects, a Dual IR block, and more.

Features of Line 6 Helix Rack:

  • Tour-grade multi-effect guitar processor
  • Snapshot feature instantly recalls each of your tone elements
  • Output for Helix Control floor controller
  • Takes command of your Line 6 Variax guitars
  • Dual DSP-powered HX modeling engine
  • Over 300 amp, cab, mic, and effects models
  • World-class polyphonic pitch-shifting effects
  • Editing workflow can be mastered incredibly quickly
  • 2-inch 800 x 480 LCD display
  • 10 inputs, 12 outputs (including 4 effects loops)
  • 8-in/8-out USB audio interface
  • Multiple expression pedal outs
  • CV/Expression out
  • External amp switching
  • XLR input
  • S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and L6 Link digital outputs
  • Supports third-party impulse responses (IRs)
  • True preset spillover
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