Line 6 has announced a free firmware update for the Helix software, equipping users with eight new amplifier models, eight new effects and fresh utility features.
Topping the new amp emulation list are three Fullerton amp models based on the normal, bright and jumped modes of a 1958 Fender Tweed Deluxe respectively. In the same vein, Line 6 has added a trio of models which take after a 2016 Grammatico LaGrange’s normal, bright and jumped channels respectively. Concluding the new amp emulations are the Revv Gen Red – modelled after the Revv Generator 120’s red channel – and the Ampeg SVT-4 Pro.
The effects section has been beefed up with five distortion types, two Line 6-style EQs and an Asheville Pattrn filter that’s based on Moog Moogerfooger MF-105M. Eye-catching distortion options include the Tone Sovereign and ZeroAmp Bass DI – the former takes its cues from Analog Man’s King of Tone, while the latter is inspired by Tech 21’s SansAmp Bass Driver DI V1.
On the utility front, Line 6 has added the ability to send QWERTY hotkeys to a Mac, PC or iOS device via USB. Additionally, Helix models now feature remote support for the Powercab Plus, DT25 and DT50 amp models, and can be used to remotely adjust per-string volume on Line 6 Variax guitars.
Check out the full update notes at line6.com.