The trial version is virtually fully functional. Musician's Friend is a registered trademark of Musician's Friend, Inc. With its clever touch-sensitive footswitches, and insanely powerful yet intuitive routing and settings navigation, Helix can fit into any guitar rig in whatever role you envision it. I hope to pick one up. A lot of people liking Thermionik.
I hope this capability is retained in Helix Native. I know the full helix has this, guessing the hx effects does as well. Luna Clean Tremolo A dual stereo amp preset that consists of 60 bias tremolo, stereo ping pong delay and reverb. With Helix hardware, you can start composing parts as soon as you plug in your guitar. The point here is that the Helix workflow provides a shortcut to keep your musical inspirations alive. Great for use to create soft ambient moments. Helix is fantastic on bass.
All parts of Helix are stereo in - stereo out. While you're at it, check out the Line 6 Helix Foot Controller. Soaring leads, solid basses, glimmering pads. Conclusions Helix covers a lot of sonic bases, everything from lush reverbs and delays to gritty distortion and overdrive. Note that this is my understanding from reading the manual.
I tried the demo briefly this morning and some of the presets sounded pretty good, but compared to other amp sims packages Helix Native is lacking in some areas. In fact, this forum has been pretty much dead recently in anticipation of the latest Helix firmware release. Each model in the Helix series has its own advantages. The interface is fast and reliable, and gives you the power to adjust anything and everything in your signal chain down to the microphone placement on the cabinet. The amp and cab models are easily bypassed, so you can choose to use Helix purely as a digital effects processor with your amplifier. This one looks like a great upgrade option.
The oscillator can then sweep across this sound-scape for unique and lively sounds. The new Line 6 flagship guitar processor, Helix, takes the user experience to a whole new level. I know, try it to find out. Pressing down on the Preset knob opens up the different setlists. Is this possible while being able to use the Helix Editor and feed it into Ableton? Hold the footswitch for three seconds, and then a dialog will appear asking to assign that effect to the corresponding footswitch. I haven't noted any real difference and any noise issue.
Helix captures a surprising amount of nuance and depth overall in the microphone selection; I could easily identify the warm characteristics that those ribbons bring to the table for guitar cabs. By filling each block with your effects, amps or cabs, you can have a multitude of possibilities at your disposal. Do I really need this? They outperform the stock ones by far, as it is the case with most all?! Native makes sense in the short term, completes the post processing story, adds a lower price point, etc. One of the things that really intrigues me about Helix Native is playing with and organizing presets and snapshots, etc, while on the couch or in a hotel or something. Having multiple hardware units, I have to say that lately it just does not feel worth it to hook up and rearrange the dedicated hardware and deal with cabling etc.
If you want to use any of your existing pedals, the Helix even has four effects loops that can be turned on and off within a preset. I can see this pedal as a workhorse effects rig in the studio for engineers that work with a variety of bands and need a range of tones on a daily basis. The latter seems like the studio approach; the formers like the traditional guitar hardware approach. Great care has been taken to ensure no aliasing in the oscillators, so the sound is free from many artifacts traditionally associated with software and Virtual Analog synthesizers. The in-between states are automatically created into something similar to a wave-table.
With Helix Native software, you can tweak and automate to your heart's content. Helix is a multi-effects amp modeler with an easy-to-operate setup and various independent stereo signal paths that contain their own blocks. Luna Ambient A dual stereo amp preset that consists of a light overdrive, ping pong delay, reverb plate and particle verb. Very dangerous for any competition expecting to get by with only great modeling, or only tough pricing, or only unique form factors. I then inserted the Helix Native plug-in on the dry channel and pulled up the same Cali preset in the plug-in. That being said, the modeled versions of the Coles 4038 and Royer R-121 ribbon mics also sound great. On top, footswitch layout is straightforward, with two rows of six footswitches that can differentiate between step, touch, and hold inputs.
I was quite partial to the sound of a Machinedrum through that Mail Order Twin I mentioned earlier. I'm assuming I can do the above, but have never done it and just want to confirm. The only issue there is whether or not the Scarlet allows you to monitor the two inputs in stereo panned left and right. Publisher does not accept liability for incorrect spelling, printing errors including prices , incorrect manufacturer's specifications or changes, or grammatical inaccuracies in any product included in the Musician's Friend catalog or website. In fact, this forum has been pretty much dead recently in anticipation of the latest Helix firmware release. Seems to me the Helix is getting all the buzz these days. We are announcing a new policy that will hopefully simplify and ease the tension for every member of The Gear Page.