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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.
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!
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.
Craig Anderton's Amazing Multiband Helix Presets
New from Craig Anderton, an internationally-known authority on music technology, are his Multiband Helix presets. You haven’t heard anything like these 61 multiband presets (one preset for each amp model), which split the guitar sound into between two and four bands, and process each band individually. Each preset also includes eight Snapshots, for a total of 488 sounds.
Another set of 61 presets, designed for sonic innovators and optimized for recording, provides 4-band versions of all amps (no Snapshots). Six additional clean presets prove that amp models can yield fantastic clean sounds. The pack includes documentation on how to use and customize multiband presets, as well as how to use the Snapshots. Ready for next-gen sounds? They’re here—check out the video.
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 EVH & Gear TV 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.