Line 6 Helix Native Guitar Amp and Effects Plug-in
Line 6 Helix Native offers the power and tonal authenticity of award-winning HXTM modeling technology in one add-on. Like hardware members of the Helix family of guitar processors (Helix Floor, Helix Rack, and Helix LT), the Helix Native plug-in offers accurate recreations of vintage and modern amps, speakers, microphones, and effects, as well as a wide signal . – Routing functions and an intuitive user interface. Not just for guitarists, the Helix Native plug-in is also ideal for producers and engineers, sound designers, movie / TV / game composers, electronic musicians, and anyone looking to create exciting new sounds and special effects. And preset compatibility across the Helix family allows users of Helix hardware to bring studio-created sounds to the stage, simply by transferring their plug-in presets to their Helix Floor, Helix Rack or Helix LT processors.
Line 6 has been at the forefront of guitar amp and effects modeling technology for many years. The original Amp Farm plug-in and the ‘bean’ hardware Pod processor were, in many ways, the beginning of a revolution. In the 20 years (sip!) Since the Pod first appeared, Line 6 and its competitors have repeatedly upped their game of guitar modeling. Line 6’s current main hardware product is Helix, which comes in two different floor formats and as a rack unit.
As Bob Thomas said in his June 2016 review of the latter, products like the Helix Rack, Kemper Profiling Amplifier, Fractal Audio’s Ax FX II, and Positive Grid’s BIAS Head have finally convinced many guitarists that modeling is mature enough to deliver the tone and feel of real amps, cabinets and effects. Having a Helix Floor since it was released, I agree. Whether in the studio or on stage, modeling is no longer just a matter of convenience.
Why choose Line 6 Helix Native
DESIGNED TO INSPIRE: The most popular amp and effect models.
The Helix Native plug-in provides a limitless creative palette for creating inspiring tones, with over 60 amps, over 30 speaker cabinets, and a wide range of over 100 effects. The interface provides a fast and intuitive tone editing workflow, so you can instantly access your entire signal chain and quickly adjust its settings. Helix Native also supports third-party Impulse Responses (IR), offering even greater tonal flexibility.
TAKE YOUR TONES FROM THE STUDIO TO THE STAGE: Perfect workflow and wide compatibility.
The Helix Native plug-in is widely compatible with popular DAWs and offers powerful 64-bit performance on AAX, AU, and VST3 platforms. It also integrates seamlessly with Helix hardware so you can take your presets from the studio to the stage, and vice versa.
Line 6 Helix Native Modeling Plugin Features:
- Same Helix HX amp, cabinet and effects modeling in plug-in format
- Over 60 Amp Models, Including Legendary Models and 6 Patented Line Tones
- Over 30 tuned speaker cabinet simulations available
- Supports third-party impulse responses for even more tonal options
- More than 100 effect templates at your fingertips
- 64-bit performance on AAX, AU and VST3 platforms
Works perfectly with the DAW of your choice
Includes a complete collection of virtual guitar rig components.
All Helix hardware sound options in a software-only format.
Good integration between Helix hardware and plugin.
These extensive options can make Native look very deep on the first date.
Some handy navigation issues due to Helix hardware compatibility.
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- Software Type: Guitar modeling and FX
- Platform: Mac, PC
- Upgrade/Full: Full
- Download/Boxed: Download
- Bit Depth: 64-bit
- Format: AAX, AU, VST3, VST2 (Windows only)
- Hardware Requirements – Mac: Dual Core 2 .0 GHz or higher, 4GB RAM minimum, internet connection
- Hardware Requirements – PC: Dual Core 2 .0 GHz or higher, 4GB RAM minimum, internet connection
- OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.10 or later
- OS Requirements – PC: Windows SP1 or later
- Manufacturer Part Number: 99-070-0300