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Custom Presets and Impulse Responses for Helix and HX Products
Here you can explore new creative avenues and expand the sonic range of your Helix® or HX™ device. We’ve assembled a premium collection of Line 6-approved presets and impulse responses from some of the industry’s most respected sound vendors.
You can download Marketplace purchases directly to your computer, and then upload them to your device via your HX Edit software. Marketplace products are compatible with Helix Floor, Helix Rack, Helix LT, HX Stomp™, and HX Effects™, as well as the Helix Native plug-in.
3 Sigma Audio
A Software Company Dedicated to Providing World-Class Production Tools
Founded by Joe Quick, Chris Lucas, and Dan Lopatka in 2016, 3 Sigma Audio is a music software company that is dedicated to providing world-class production tools. 3 Sigma Audio is the industry leader in cabinet impulses, and the only commercial provider of acoustic and instrument modeling impulses.
Easy Plug-and-Play Helix/HX Stomp/Variax Presets
With over a decade of live performance and recording experience, Alex has been an influential member of the Helix community since 2016 when he first tried the unit. Currently touring with platinum-selling artist lovelytheband, Alex uses Helix in a wide variety of environments from packed arenas to local churches. Using clever routing and parameter controls like stereo amps and stomps to toggle parameters for single coils and humbuckers, Alex crams as much flexibility as possible into his presets, ensuring compatibility with a wide variety of guitars and covering a wide variety of tones with a single preset.
Helix Stage & Studio Presets
Ben Hartwell has been a Helix user ever since the unit was first introduced, and he has used it in countless live performances. Ben draws on his many years of professional stage experience to create of some of the most accurate and believable sounding presets available today. Creating artist-specific patches that sound authentic to the record is a huge part of what Ben does. These presets not only work well in isolation, but also sit perfectly in a mix, and, most importantly, they sound great live.
Ben R Vesco
Committed to Music and the Pursuit of Tone!
Since 1998, Ben has brought exacting sounds to the Line 6 family of modelers, including more than 1,000 downloadable presets for the original red POD “bean.” Ben brings his love of playing together with a love of sound. His more than 30 years of guitar, bass, and mandolin playing experience inform the nuance and detail present in the tones he creates. Ben is busy making presets every day, and is currently making compelling sounds for the Helix platform. Working with Helix has also led to the creation of Ben's custom impulse responses, available exclusively on Marketplace. Coupled with his preset packs, Ben's IR's allow even more control, leading your pursuit of tone to new horizons!
Mammoth Metal Tones from Bill Kelliher of Mastodon
Bill Kelliher is a guitarist and founding member of the Grammy Award-winning and globally recognized band Mastodon. Over a span of more than 20 years, Bill has developed unique and eclectic guitar tones that have been heard around the world live and in studio, and now he has teamed up with Line 6 to offer his own customized Helix presets. Whether you need chunky in-your-face distortion, a nice buttery clean tone, or a tripped-out atmospheric soundscape, the Bill Kelliher preset pack will enable you to push the envelope of Rock and Heavy Metal tones!
Celestion Impulse Responses: Classic Celestion Tones in a Digital Format
It's never been easier to get incredible digital guitar tone. We use state-of-the-art gear, award-winning recording engineers, and a world-class live room to capture awesome setups featuring world-famous Celestion guitar speakers—so you don't have to. The official Celestion IRs bring you unlimited freedom and creativity, enabling you to escape the limitations of a single mic and cabinet setup and explore a universe of possibilities for creating your perfect tone. Once you find the tone you love, recreate it precisely anytime, anywhere—at home or on the road.
Chad Boston Store
Presets That Help Users Create Rather Than Copy
Chad Boston has been a Helix fanatic since Helix Family products were first released. In fact, he was so taken by the technology and its tonal opportunities that he launched the 23,000-strong Helix Family User Group on Facebook (“The friendliest place on the Internet dedicated to all things from the Line 6 Helix family”). Given his experience, Chad tends to avoid what he calls "so and so" presets, opting instead to explore unique textures and tones. "I want to craft presets that help users create, rather than copy," he says. "If you want to rock, rock it unique!"
Offering a Wide Range of High-Quality, Easily Accessible Helix Presets
Drawing on my more than 25 years of chasing great tones, 20 of which with Line 6 gear, these Helix and HX Stomp presets are painstakingly crafted to take full advantage of what the Helix platform is capable of. From clean, crunch, and heavy tones to artist/genre-specific tones to non-conventional tones—it’s my mission to offer some of the finest presets available anywhere on the market!
Your Sound, Your Mission. Top Class Custom Preset and IR Packs
Choptones has offered readers a passionate but fair perspective on gear since 2014, focusing not only on features and capabilities, but the way that gear can help users improve the sound and performance of their setups. Additionally, Choptones offers preset and IR packs for Helix guitar processors and HX Stomp, crafted by its expert staff to cover a wide variety of playing styles and musical tastes.
Hey y’all! My name is Chris Robertson, I sing and play guitar In the band Black Stone Cherry! I have been a Helix user for a few years now, from touring the world using Helix live, to using my unit in studio on our recordings! I hope you find some of the tones and impulses here helpful! Happy tone searching!!
Offering Classic and Modern Presets and Custom IRs for Helix
With more than 25 years of experience recording, touring, producing, and mixing records, Jason Constantine has provided sounds for some of the industry’s finest artists. Jason has worked with members of KISS, UFO, Black Label Society, Lynch Mob, Dokken, Armored Saint, Deep Purple, Ratt, Rough Cutt, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and more. He brings his unique ear to designing custom presets for Helix processors, as well as offering high-quality impulse responses captured in his Las Vegas Studio. Jason’s focus is on getting tones that are big and fat, while sounding and feeling like the greatest tube amp, cabinet, and speaker combinations in the world.
Craig Anderton's Amazing Multiband Helix Presets
You haven’t heard anything like this. Sixty multi-band presets (for 60 amp models) split the guitar into two-to-four bands, and process each one individually for laser-like distortion focus and wide stereo imaging. These multi-band presets turn Helix from a multi-effects into an extremely customizable amp replacement that excels in the studio. Each preset has eight snapshots (480 sounds total). And for serious customizing, another 60 presets (no snapshots) are basic 4-band versions of all amps, with no additional effects. There are also six clean presets and two templates for creating your own multi-band presets. This pack includes documentation on how to use, customize, and get the most out of this innovative preset pack. Ready for next-gen sounds? They’re here—check out the video.
Great Tones Anytime, Anywhere
Romanian guitarist David “Dody” Gabriel has spent more than 30 years programming guitar and effects processors, including many Line 6 products—most notably the Helix guitar processor. Ever passionate about his work, Gabriel has played and recorded with many bands and artists, as well as touring extensively throughout Romania, where his music has been well received. He has been using the Helix guitar processor exclusively since 2017, connecting it directly to the P.A. without any amplifiers for all his live performances. As a result, his custom presets and impulse responses have been road tested and refined to ensure they fit perfectly into any mix. From classic British and American rock tones to premium artist presets, they are ready to gig or record right out of the (virtual) box.
Drums & Tones
Helix Presets and Impulse Responses - Carefully Crafted With the Best High-Gain Guitar Tones in Mind
Drums & Tones is a collaboration between producers WD and Mendel. They develop the tools you need to create the best music and audio productions possible. Whether it's getting a crushing bass tone, or killer guitar tones, you'll find everything you need. Drums & Tones - engineered with passion and created with quality in mind.
Dunky’s N’ Demos
Because Killer Tones Shouldn't Be Something You Chase
Jeremy "The Khed" Varao founded Dunky's N' Demos as a passion project to support others interested in recording, gear, guitar, and tone generally—and that passion is embodied in his Helix preset packs. Ranging from Classic Rock to Death Metal, there are tones to soothe every savage beast, and all presets are designed to work equally well live and in the studio. Packs include detailed information about the gear used, including the monitoring source, guitar played, pickups selected, and even the pick.
Premium Presets From the Creator of The Helix Hour YouTube Talk Show
Eric Broadbent is the founder of the Line 6-themed YouTube talk-show, The Helix Hour, which is part of the Music Gear Network. Eric quickly went from being entirely unfamiliar with Helix to recreating nearly all of Edward Van Halen’s ever-changing guitar sounds, across all eras of the guitarist’s career, in great detail. Being a lifelong Van Halen fanatic has fueled Eric’s research into Van Halen’s amps and effects.
Eric is expanding his tones outside of just the Van Halen realm and creating very versatile rock presets that work great for '70s, '80s, '90s and even modern rock tones.
Decades of Experience in Programming Processors and Out-Of-The-Box Thinking
Despite living in a very remote location, Mauritius, Thibault de Robillard, a.k.a Fremen, has established himself as one of the world’s most popular preset programmers, with thousands of customers. His Helix and HX Stomp presets range from simple to complex and are suitable for both recording and live performance, covering many genres of music, including modern blues, classic rock, hard rock, metal, and progressive rock. All presets include Fremen’s custom user cab IRs.
Modern Tones for Helix & Variax
In the deep south of Italy, where the sun kisses the sea and good wine accompanies a great meal, Giovanni Boero creates new sounds inspired by the magical integration of Helix and Variax. A young guitarist who loves experimental music and the fusion of musical genres, Giovanni is a long-time Line 6 user and fan. His unique high-level soundscapes provide a pinch of madness and fun!
Custom Premium Presets for Helix Products and HX Stomp
Glenn has been offering custom presets for the guitar modeling community since 2012. His unique approach to engineering presets provides a great "plug-and-play" experience for the end user. Many of Glenn’s bundles also include his Custom Sound Imprint™ impulse responses that clone the sound of several of his favorite artists and amplifiers. As a bonus, some of Glenn's bundles include download links to backing tracks created to showcase selected presets. Preset packs for Helix guitar processors and HX Stomp are available.
Cool and Unusual Sounds for Helix
Gore Boards are created by musician, music journalist, and sound designer Joe Gore. Joe has played guitar with Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman, Courtney Love, Marianne Faithfull, Les Claypool, Flea, DJ Shadow, John Cale, and many other artists. He has written literally thousands of articles about music and musicians for Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, and other publications. His past sound design clients include Line 6, Native Instruments, and Apple, where he has been a major contributor to the Logic Pro and GarageBand platforms. In his spare time Joe creates hardware guitar effects (gorepedals.com) and edits a geeky guitar blog (tonefiend.com).
Helix and HX Stomp Presets by Line 6/Yamaha Guitars Artist Jason Sadites
Jason Sadites is well known in the Line 6 and guitar communities as a recording artist and YouTuber who has helped many folks get the most from their Helix and HX products. As a recording artist, Jason has worked with some of the finest musicians in the world, including Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann, Kenny Aronoff, Brett Garsed, Gregg and Matt Bissonette, Alex Machacek, and Chad Wackerman. Jason’s current preset offerings focus primarily on classic amp tones.
Industry Leading Music Production Software
Lancaster Audio engineers industry leading music production software. Our guitar cabinet impulse responses and Kemper amp profiles have received critical acclaim and are embraced by top producers and recording artists worldwide.
Session Ace Lewie Allen’s Helix Presets for Stage and Studio
Lewie Allen is a world-renowned live performance and studio session guitarist. During his 17-year career he has toured with numerous top-selling artists, including Sam Smith, Liam Payne, and Jessie J. For more than three years he has used Helix, and mastered the art of achieving the most realistic tones imaginable—now available for download here on Marketplace. In addition to Lewie’s touring tones, you’ll find his recreations of the sounds of legendary guitarists ranging from SRV to Yngwie Malmsteen, as featured on his YouTube channel.
Evolution of Tone - The New Art of Crafted Impulse Responses
As a source of custom impulse responses and presets, you can expect something different than the norm from Live Ready Sound. We craft IRs to fit specific situations, offering only a few options, with the intention of appealing to a wide audience seeking ease of use. We create products that are equally great for use both live and in the studio.
Luca Colombo: sound designer, producer, studio session man
Italian guitarist Luca Colombo designed his Helix presets and IRs for both live performance and recording. Primarily focused on classic amp tones for backing and lead guitar, they also include atmospheric soundscapes and textures for soundtrack work. Colombo has recorded and/or performed with international luminaries such as Robbie Williams, Lionel Richie, Al Jarreau, Phil Collins, Leona Lewis, Rebecca Ferguson, Jennifer Lopez, Brian May, Michael Bublè, and James Blunt. He received the FIM Guitarist of the Year Award in 2013 in recognition of his original music, commercial collaborations, film scores, and live performances.
Easy Plug-and-Play Helix/HX Stomp/Variax Presets
Well-known Line 6/Yamaha Guitars artist Ludovic Briand offers his extensive custom preset packs for Helix, Variax, and HX Stomp. Accessing replicas of your favorite guitarists’ signature sounds is simply a plug-and-play experience, thanks to Ludovic’s extensive tweaking and testing of every possible parameter, as well as careful optimization for Line 6 Powercab and Variax. As a professional guitarist, Ludovic has accompanied or collaborated with musicians such as Simon Phillips, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gregg Bissonette, and Dave Weckl. Check out one of his preset demonstration videos here .
Custom Created, Stage and Studio Tested, Ready-to-Roll Tones
Custom created presets and IRs from Michael Britt, guitarist for the award-winning multi-platinum group Lonestar. These are simple, usable presets that cover most styles of music, from clean country sounds to stadium-filling rock solos.
Moke’s Custom Presets
Multi-Snapshot Artist/Song Specific and Multi-Purpose Presets for Helix
Moke is a self-taught musician who has played guitar since he was 12 years old. He has been playing live shows and running sound for his original and cover bands—as well as others—since the mid 1980s. During his time in these various cover acts, he honed his skills at recreating the guitar tones and playing styles of his personal guitar heroes and many other artists.
Moke has used various analog and digital guitar processors in live settings since their inception. These have included the Line 6 POD 1 and 2, Ax2 212, Vetta 2HD, and Helix LT. Moke's presets include many unique signal-chain routings, controller uses, and custom IRs, such as offering two tones at the same time and morphing between two snapshots (sometimes with a fading, sample-hold-like overlap to mimic overdubs on the original recordings. His specialty is getting all of the sounds needed for a single guitarist to faithfully cover a specific song, all within a single preset.
Guitar and Bass Cabinet Impulse Response and Amp and Effects Presets
Inspiring creativity since 2010, OwnHammer has made a profound mark on the world of electric guitar—legitimizing the commercial impulse response market and changing the way electric guitar inclusive music is made, heard, and enjoyed around the globe. As a result of pioneering superior proprietary capture methods, and working with the best and most sought-after gear, OwnHammer IRs have been hailed by consumers as the industry gold standard. OwnHammer IRs have been featured on Billboard #1 songs and albums, and are beloved by users ranging from casual hobbyists to legendary guitarists, engineers, and producers the world over.
Acoustic, Multi-Voice, and Ambient Guitar Magic for Helix and HX Products
Peter Hamm has been making acoustic, multi-voice, and ambient musical magic with Line 6 products for 20 years—and now he brings his musical textures to your Helix guitar processor or HX Stomp pedal. The multi-voice sounds work especially well when used with electric guitars fitted with piezo bridge pickups, such as those manufactured by PRS, Godin, and Ernie Ball. IRs are included with the presets.
Helix Presets Created by Rhett Shull
These presets were created from scratch by Rhett Shull to be realistic representations of the amps and tones used in his touring rig, for session work, and on his Youtube channel. Ranging from sparkling clean tones to searing lead sounds to lush ambient soundscapes, these presets are ready to gig, right out of the box.
Premium Rhythm and Lead Tones for Helix & HX Stomp
Robbie Calvo is a world-renowned guitar educator, session player, and live performer. He is respected not only for his unique style, but for the classic tube tones and subtle delay architectures he creates for the Helix and HX Stomp platforms. His rich, versatile, and high-quality tones are optimized for both studio sessions and live performance stages—and all of his presets, which incorporate wide stereo images, are ready to use for rock, blues, R&B and acoustic guitar styles. Each premium pack includes ten rhythm and lead tones, plus five studio-quality jam tracks.
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal’s Helix Presets – Tones He Used in the Studio and Onstage
Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal is a member of Sons of Apollo and Asia, and was the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses from 2006 to 2014. Music from his nearly 30-year solo career has been featured in many films, television shows, and games; and he is also an adjunct Professor of music production SUNY Purchase College. Thal’s Helix presets deliver the exact same guitar sounds he has used on recordings and in live performances by Bumblefoot, Sons of Apollo, and more.
Ryan 'Fluff' Bruce Records and Tours with Helix—Now Get His Tones!
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce is many things: YouTuber, touring guitarist for his band Dragged Under, audio engineer, videographer, director—and most importantly a guy with a beard. The Line 6 Helix is at the center of all of those things (well, maybe not the beard) and now you can add his guitar and bass tones to your own library of Helix tones, known by Fluff as the Tone Zone. There are tones for everyone, from sparkly Strat-y goodness to 9-string drop-tuned chunk. Beard not included.
Scott’s Digital Guitar Playground
Top-notch tone recreations from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and today.
Scott Minchk has been obsessed with guitar tones ever since the early days of music videos. His passion for recreating guitar sounds has driven him to create over 800 videos for his YouTube channel, The Helix Channel, showing people not only what he can do, but, what can be done with the Line 6 Helix. Drawing on 35 years of guitar playing experience, the ability to recreate a guitar tone has been Scott's main focus for over a decade. There's something for everyone, with over 50 preset packages created in the past three and a half years...Enjoy!
Guitarist, Solo Artist, Session Player, Guitar Instructor, and Producer
Italian guitarist Simone Gianlorenzi has been playing and teaching guitar professionally since 1997. During that time, he has taught thousands of students and performed with renowned Italian artists and singers in venues ranging from small clubs to arenas. His credits include work in bands, orchestras, and television. He is also a busy studio musician and producer.
Gianlorenzi draws upon his years of experience playing with digital gear on stage and in the studio when crafting his presets, with the aim of recreating the fatness and feel of analog valve amp sounds—and every preset includes a custom IR created using different mics and cabs. His specialty is creating presets in the styles of the greatest guitar heroes.
Crafting Real-World Bass Presets for Players and Producers Alike
Run by Nashville bass player Steve Cook, Handcrank Audio is dedicated to bringing sonically superb production tools to keep creativity high and guesswork at a minimum. Calling on 25+ years of performance and recording experience, Steve designs bass tones for real-world applications from stage to studio to home setup.
Road-Tested and Player-Approved Presets for Helix and HX Stomp
Steve Sterlacci has toured the world for years using Helix exclusively, and playing through hundreds of different sound systems has taught him what it takes to get consistently great tone—no matter the situation. Whether you are playing at home, in the studio, or headlining on the big stage, you will sound polished and professional with Steve's presets.
Live Performance Presets by Jarrod Grumblatt of Tone Wars
At Tone Wars, we are very passionate about awesome gear that provides inspiring tone and feel. Our founder, Jarrod Grumblatt, has performed on stages of all sizes for many years, as well as mixed shows as a live sound engineer, and that background has taught him what players need to achieve the right sound and feel in live performance. Tones and textures need to come through in a live mix, with effects dialed in carefully so as to be heard but not be distracting, and that’s what our presets offer. They will inspire you to play your best, and have your audience paying attention to every note.
Valhallir Guitar Impulse Responses
Valhallir guitar impulse responses will bring your amp modeling device to life. Our IRs are completely unprocessed, authentic, organic, and natural. They are ready to use, no matter if you're a bedroom player or a gigging musician. Our "mix-ready" impulse responses of rare and sophisticated cabs have found their way onto stages and into studios all over the world. Captured with some of the finest microphones available, by using our unique "V2-sweet spot method", we provide IRs from rare and classic cabs and speakers to custom shop prototypes and non-available special units. No bullshit—just sound. www.valhallir.at
IR and Preset Packs by Paramore Guitarist and TV/Film Composer Justin York
Demanding and discerning players, artists, and producers rely on York Audio impulse responses to bring their amp modeling units to the next level in realism and tonal inspiration. These Cab Packs are for the people who say modelers just don’t sound like the real thing. They are designed with the stage and studio in mind to give you more clarity, familiarity, immediacy, and a realistic experience to help you get the most out of your amp modeling unit. Tweak less. Play more. York Audio.