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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.71
Released 12/4/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects
HX Stomp

HX Edit 2.71

New Features 

Block Drag and Drop—Individual blocks in HX Edit can now be dragged and dropped between it and Helix Native or another HX Edit device/window

Paste Before and Paste After—Blocks copied to the clipboard can now be inserted before or after the selected block. Right-click a block and select "Paste Before" or "Paste After”

Improvements/Changes 

Quick Clear—Hovering your mouse over a block again displays a small “x” icon. Click the icon to clear the block

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave
( 86 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.71
Released 12/4/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects
HX Stomp

HX Edit 2.71

New Features 

• Block Drag and Drop—Individual blocks in HX Edit can now be dragged and dropped between it and Helix Native or another HX Edit device/window

• Paste Before and Paste After—Blocks copied to the clipboard can now be inserted before or after the selected block. Right-click a block and select "Paste Before" or "Paste After”

Improvements/Changes 

• Quick Clear—Hovering your mouse over a block again displays a small “x” icon. Click the icon to clear the block

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 78 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.70
Released 10/17/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects
HX Stomp

2.70 "The Marketplace Update"

New Features (Firmware 2.70)

    • Marketplace support—Marketplace is a new online destination that lets users purchase presets and impulse responses created by select third-party content gurus. From the lower left-hand corner of HX Edit, click "My Account" and then choose "Get More Presets..." or "Get More IRs..."
    • Three New Tuner Types—From the Tuner page, turn the Type knob to choose between "Fine" (color-changing needle tuner with fine tuning bar), "Coarse" (color-changing needle tuner with no fine tuning bar), and "Strobe". SEE IMPORTANT KNOWN ISSUE BELOW*

New Features (Helix Native 1.70)

    • Marketplace support—Marketplace is a new online destination that lets users purchase presets and impulse responses created by select third-party content gurus. From the lower left-hand corner Helix Native, click "My Account" and then choose "Get More Presets..." or "Get More IRs..."

New Features (HX Edit 2.70)

    • Adds support for HX Stomp
    • Marketplace support—Marketplace is a new online destination that lets users purchase presets and impulse responses created by select third-party content gurus. From the lower left-hand corner of HX Edit, click "My Account" and then choose "Get More Presets..." or "Get More IRs..."
    • Multi-device support—HX Edit now opens a new window when multiple Helix or HX boxes are connected. For example, if you have Helix Floor and your bass player has HX Stomp, you can now connect both and quickly and easily copy and paste individual blocks back and forth. Windows can also be manually opened and closed from the Devices pull-down menu

Improvements

    • The tuner now accurately tunes notes down to 21.83 Hz (low F) for 5-string basses
    • HX Stomp only—Shortcut: If HX Stomp is in Preset or Snapshot mode, or FS3 in Stomp and Scroll mode has been assigned to something other than TAP/TUNER, you can now press ACTION and PAGE> together to open the Tuner screen
    • HX Stomp only—Shortcut: Press ACTION andPreferences > Snapshot Edits value

Bug Fixes

    • Helix Floor, Rack, LT only—A couple of amp models (including Cali Texas Ch 2) have their polarity reversed. When combined with another amp in parallel, this could cause phase cancellation. NOTE: This may affect the sound of some presets, especially if you swapped the polarity of Path B in the mixer block — FIXED
    • Helix Floor, Rack, LT only—Amp > Cali Texas Ch 1 could gradually decrease in level when Mid and/or Bass parameters are set to 0.0 — FIXED
    • Helix Floor, Rack, LT only—Delay models with two Time parameters could sometimes reset note divisions when changing snapshots — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Clearing or cutting a block on Path B from HX Edit could sometimes HX Effects to freeze when in stomp footswitch mode — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Switching from a preset with a Split > Crossover block to a preset with a Split > A/B block could sometimes cause HX Effects to freeze — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—When EXP Position is set to Global, the expression pedal's position could not be recalled immediately after switching presets, which could cause undesired signals to pass through — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—In rare cases, exiting the Tuner could sometimes slightly adjust signal level and tone — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—When connecting both left and right inputs, exiting the tuner could sometimes cause the right side of certain effects blocks to not be heard
    • HX Effects only—In very rare cases, engaging a certain combination of footswitches while connected to HX Edit and then power cycling HX Effects could clear certain blocks — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—From HX Edit, copying and pasting an Output block over itself could sometimes paste Mixer parameters — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Switching Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > Tempo Select values while transmitting MIDI clock could sometimes result in sending incorrect tempi — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—After resetting Global Settings, Tap Tempo could become unresponsive while receiving MIDI Clock — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—HX Edit would not reflect the Looper > 1 Switch Looper's bypass status — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Mixer parameter values could inadvertently be copied into new empty presets — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Quickly changing snapshots from HX Edit could sometimes cause hardware and software to disconnect — FIXED
    • Helix Native only—Control/Command-click on parameter slider would not always snap to the hardware's default value — FIXED
    • Many other minor bug fixes and improvements

Known Issues

  • *IMPORTANT: The three new tuner types only appear for those registered users who didn't complain incessantly about Helix's previous tuner on social media. For those who did complain (AND WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE), the new tuner will be unlocked once you perform ONE of the following:
  • Post a photo of yourself on the Helix Facebook Group with the "X" logo written on your forehead in black Sharpie (washable magic marker is acceptable). The admins have been given the authority to unlock units with flagged serial numbers; assuming business hours, please allow 1-2 hours for the new tuner page to be unlocked (NOTE: You may have to restart Helix/HX for the new tuner page to appear)
  • Post a meme of Arnold Schwarzenegger from Kindergarten Cop yelling "IT'S NOT A TUNAAHH!" on either the Line 6 Helix—or—The Gear Page > Digital and Modeling Gear forum. Be sure to use the proper Impact font. Memes will not be judged for their artistic merit, although the spelling must be correct. Again, admins have been given the authority to unlock units with flagged serial numbers
  • If you'd prefer to participate silently, you may instead manually rename 47 presets "Patience is Key" (NOTE: Will not work from HX Edit; nor can you just copy one "Patience is Key" preset into 46 additional locations. You must manually rename each one. Once all 47 presets have been named correctly, the inspector [or FS5 on HX Effects] will read "Tuners unlocked!")
  • HX Effects only—When Tuner Type is set to "Strobe" and your string is waaay out of tune, the graphic tuner nodes may appear a bit glitchy
  • HX Effects only—In rare cases, moving an Impulse Response block from Path A to Path B can cause a second IR block to reset its impulse selection
  • Importing bundles containing Marketplace assets can take notably longer
  • When manually engaging a rebuild presets command (holding FS1+2 or FS2+3), Helix can appear to freeze even though it doesn't. Wait 15-20 seconds for the rebuild to complete and all is well
  • Loading a Distortion > Kinky Boost block can sometimes result in an audible thump
  • HX Edit currently only supports one or two Helix or HX devices connected at the same time (true multi-device support is forthcoming)
  • Wait, are you serious about the sharpie forehead, Schwarzenegger meme, and renaming 47 presets thing? No. This is why you always read the entire release notes

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave
( 86 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.70
Released 10/16/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects
HX Stomp

2.70 "The Marketplace Update"

New Features (Firmware 2.70)

    • Marketplace support—Marketplace is a new online destination that lets users purchase presets and impulse responses created by select third-party content gurus. From the lower left-hand corner of HX Edit, click "My Account" and then choose "Get More Presets..." or "Get More IRs..."
    • Three New Tuner Types—From the Tuner page, turn the Type knob to choose between "Fine" (color-changing needle tuner with fine tuning bar), "Coarse" (color-changing needle tuner with no fine tuning bar), and "Strobe". SEE IMPORTANT KNOWN ISSUE BELOW*

New Features (Helix Native 1.70)

    • Marketplace support—Marketplace is a new online destination that lets users purchase presets and impulse responses created by select third-party content gurus. From the lower left-hand corner Helix Native, click "My Account" and then choose "Get More Presets..." or "Get More IRs..."

New Features (HX Edit 2.70)

    • Adds support for HX Stomp
    • Marketplace support—Marketplace is a new online destination that lets users purchase presets and impulse responses created by select third-party content gurus. From the lower left-hand corner of HX Edit, click "My Account" and then choose "Get More Presets..." or "Get More IRs..."
    • Multi-device support—HX Edit now opens a new window when multiple Helix or HX boxes are connected. For example, if you have Helix Floor and your bass player has HX Stomp, you can now connect both and quickly and easily copy and paste individual blocks back and forth. Windows can also be manually opened and closed from the Devices pull-down menu

Improvements

    • The tuner now accurately tunes notes down to 21.83 Hz (low F) for 5-string basses
    • HX Stomp only—Shortcut: If HX Stomp is in Preset or Snapshot mode, or FS3 in Stomp and Scroll mode has been assigned to something other than TAP/TUNER, you can now press ACTION and PAGE> together to open the Tuner screen
    • HX Stomp only—Shortcut: Press ACTION andPreferences > Snapshot Edits value

Bug Fixes

    • Helix Floor, Rack, LT only—A couple of amp models (including Cali Texas Ch 2) have their polarity reversed. When combined with another amp in parallel, this could cause phase cancellation. NOTE: This may affect the sound of some presets, especially if you swapped the polarity of Path B in the mixer block — FIXED
    • Helix Floor, Rack, LT only—Amp > Cali Texas Ch 1 could gradually decrease in level when Mid and/or Bass parameters are set to 0.0 — FIXED
    • Helix Floor, Rack, LT only—Delay models with two Time parameters could sometimes reset note divisions when changing snapshots — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Clearing or cutting a block on Path B from HX Edit could sometimes HX Effects to freeze when in stomp footswitch mode — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Switching from a preset with a Split > Crossover block to a preset with a Split > A/B block could sometimes cause HX Effects to freeze — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—When EXP Position is set to Global, the expression pedal's position could not be recalled immediately after switching presets, which could cause undesired signals to pass through — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—In rare cases, exiting the Tuner could sometimes slightly adjust signal level and tone — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—When connecting both left and right inputs, exiting the tuner could sometimes cause the right side of certain effects blocks to not be heard
    • HX Effects only—In very rare cases, engaging a certain combination of footswitches while connected to HX Edit and then power cycling HX Effects could clear certain blocks — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—From HX Edit, copying and pasting an Output block over itself could sometimes paste Mixer parameters — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Switching Global Settings > MIDI/Tempo > Tempo Select values while transmitting MIDI clock could sometimes result in sending incorrect tempi — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—After resetting Global Settings, Tap Tempo could become unresponsive while receiving MIDI Clock — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—HX Edit would not reflect the Looper > 1 Switch Looper's bypass status — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Mixer parameter values could inadvertently be copied into new empty presets — FIXED
    • HX Effects only—Quickly changing snapshots from HX Edit could sometimes cause hardware and software to disconnect — FIXED
    • Helix Native only—Control/Command-click on parameter slider would not always snap to the hardware's default value — FIXED
    • Many other minor bug fixes and improvements

Known Issues

  • *IMPORTANT: The three new tuner types only appear for those registered users who didn't complain incessantly about Helix's previous tuner on social media. For those who did complain (AND WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE), the new tuner will be unlocked once you perform ONE of the following:
  • Post a photo of yourself on the Helix Facebook Group with the "X" logo written on your forehead in black Sharpie (washable magic marker is acceptable). The admins have been given the authority to unlock units with flagged serial numbers; assuming business hours, please allow 1-2 hours for the new tuner page to be unlocked (NOTE: You may have to restart Helix/HX for the new tuner page to appear)
  • Post a meme of Arnold Schwarzenegger from Kindergarten Cop yelling "IT'S NOT A TUNAAHH!" on either the Line 6 Helix—or—The Gear Page > Digital and Modeling Gear forum. Be sure to use the proper Impact font. Memes will not be judged for their artistic merit, although the spelling must be correct. Again, admins have been given the authority to unlock units with flagged serial numbers
  • If you'd prefer to participate silently, you may instead manually rename 47 presets "Patience is Key" (NOTE: Will not work from HX Edit; nor can you just copy one "Patience is Key" preset into 46 additional locations. You must manually rename each one. Once all 47 presets have been named correctly, the inspector [or FS5 on HX Effects] will read "Tuners unlocked!")
  • HX Effects only—When Tuner Type is set to "Strobe" and your string is waaay out of tune, the graphic tuner nodes may appear a bit glitchy
  • HX Effects only—In rare cases, moving an Impulse Response block from Path A to Path B can cause a second IR block to reset its impulse selection
  • Importing bundles containing Marketplace assets can take notably longer
  • When manually engaging a rebuild presets command (holding FS1+2 or FS2+3), Helix can appear to freeze even though it doesn't. Wait 15-20 seconds for the rebuild to complete and all is well
  • Loading a Distortion > Kinky Boost block can sometimes result in an audible thump
  • HX Edit currently only supports one or two Helix or HX devices connected at the same time (true multi-device support is forthcoming)
  • Wait, are you serious about the sharpie forehead, Schwarzenegger meme, and renaming 47 presets thing? No. This is why you always read the entire release notes

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 78 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.60
Released 7/2/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects

HX Edit 2.60 “The Spring Cleaning Update”

 
New Amp Models (2)
  • Cali Texas Ch1, based on* the clean channel of the MESA/Boogie® Lonestar
  • Placater Clean, based on* the clean channel of the Friedman BE-100
 
New Effects Models (4)
  • Distortion > Deranged Master (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster—WARNING! Like the real thing, this model will take your head off! Works best before a distorted amp
  • Distortion > Deez One Vintage (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal (classic Made-in-Japan version)
  • Distortion > Deez One Mod (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal (Keeley mod version)
  • Looper > 1 Switch Looper (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 original (doesn't leave Stomp mode)
 
* All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.
 
Improvements/Changes
  • The Looper block is now called “6 Switch Looper” (see Known Issues below)
  • Variax Shuriken bank names now appear in the Input > Multi and Input > Variax block without requiring connection to Variax Workbench
  • HX Edit now remembers its window size after disconnecting the Helix/HX device
 
New Features
  • Full editor support for HX Effects—HX Edit now includes parameter, signal flow, bypass/controller assign, and Command Center editing for HX Effects
  • Block Copy/paste between HX Edit and Helix Native—HX Edit now lets you copy and paste individual blocks between it and the Helix Native plugin
  • Snapshot colors—HX Edit now lets you set footswitch colors for snapshots. Control-click on the camera icon and from the pull-down menu, select a color
 
Bug Fixes
  • In some cases, copying/pasting or exporting/importing a preset can result in some blocks reflecting incorrect bypass states — FIXED
  • Selecting a different model while the Customize window is open can cause the previous model’s name to be assigned to the footswitch — FIXED
  • In rare cases, after clearing a controller assignment from a parameter, the preset cannot be saved properly — FIXED
  • On MacOS, pressing Command-R to rename presets twice in a row can cause a graphical glitch and prevent the preset from being renamed — FIXED
  • Modulation > Legacy > Analog Chorus > Mode parameter was mislabeled “CH Vib” — FIXED
  • Pitch/Synth > Legacy > Smart Harmony > Key parameter was mislabeled “V1 Key” — FIXED
  • Copying/pasting a Command Center > Instant or Footswitch command may not update the Command Center window — FIXED
  • Copying/pasting a block does not copy/paste any MIDI bypass assignment — FIXED
  • If a snapshot-controlled parameter value is changed, pressing Snapshot Up/Down switches on the hardware can cause the Command Center window to not update properly — FIXED
  • Assigning MIDI bypass to a block would not display it in the Bypass/Controller assignment list — FIXED
  • Loading a preset from HX Edit while selecting a snapshot from the hardware can result in an error message — FIXED
  • In some cases, disconnecting and then reconnecting the hardware can cause the Presets and Impulses tab graphics to disappear until HX Edit’s window is closed and then reopened — FIXED
  • When moving blocks along the signal flow in HX Edit, the Helix hardware could sometimes reflect an inaccurate bypass state — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: In HX Edit, changing the cab model in an Amp+Cab block can clear controllers assigned to the Amp’s parameters — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: Moving a Split or Merge block down to Path B while a None block is selected can sometimes cause HX Edit to crash — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: Copying/pasting multiple presets in the MacOS version of HX Edit and then immediately sending MIDI clock to the hardware can sometimes cause it to crash — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: On presets with an Input block on Path 1A, changing the (inactive) Split type can cause Inputs 1A and 2A to be fed the wrong signal — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: When assigning the Guitar In-Z parameter to a footswitch, a custom name and LED color could not be applied — FIXED
  • Helix LT only: Renaming a preset above the signal flow in HX Edit would not always update the preset name on Helix LT’s main display — FIXED
  • HX Effects only: From the Impulses tab, attempting to clear an IR can sometimes result in an error message — FIXED
  • Many other minor bug fixes, optimizations, and stability improvements
 
Known Issues
  • Existing user presets containing the original 6-switch Looper block will continue to read “Looper” instead of “6 Switch Looper” until the model is changed and the preset is resaved. This is normal and does not affect operation
  • HX Effects only: Connecting HX Effects to HX Edit after a Helix, Helix Rack/Control, or Helix LT has been connected can cause presets to not save correctly. WORKAROUND: Quit HX Edit, reboot HX Effects, and then restart HX Edit. This will properly restore device communication

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 84 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.60
Released 7/2/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects

HX Edit 2.60 “The Spring Cleaning Update”

 
New Amp Models (2)
  • Cali Texas Ch1, based on* the clean channel of the MESA/Boogie® Lonestar
  • Placater Clean, based on* the clean channel of the Friedman BE-100
 
New Effects Models (4)
  • Distortion > Deranged Master (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster—WARNING! Like the real thing, this model will take your head off! Works best before a distorted amp
  • Distortion > Deez One Vintage (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal (classic Made-in-Japan version)
  • Distortion > Deez One Mod (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal (Keeley mod version)
  • Looper > 1 Switch Looper (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 original (doesn't leave Stomp mode)
 
* All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.
 
Improvements/Changes
  • The Looper block is now called “6 Switch Looper” (see Known Issues below)
  • Variax Shuriken bank names now appear in the Input > Multi and Input > Variax block without requiring connection to Variax Workbench
  • HX Edit now remembers its window size after disconnecting the Helix/HX device
 
New Features
  • Full editor support for HX Effects—HX Edit now includes parameter, signal flow, bypass/controller assign, and Command Center editing for HX Effects
  • Block Copy/paste between HX Edit and Helix Native—HX Edit now lets you copy and paste individual blocks between it and the Helix Native plugin
  • Snapshot colors—HX Edit now lets you set footswitch colors for snapshots. Control-click on the camera icon and from the pull-down menu, select a color
 
Bug Fixes
  • In some cases, copying/pasting or exporting/importing a preset can result in some blocks reflecting incorrect bypass states — FIXED
  • Selecting a different model while the Customize window is open can cause the previous model’s name to be assigned to the footswitch — FIXED
  • In rare cases, after clearing a controller assignment from a parameter, the preset cannot be saved properly — FIXED
  • On MacOS, pressing Command-R to rename presets twice in a row can cause a graphical glitch and prevent the preset from being renamed — FIXED
  • Modulation > Legacy > Analog Chorus > Mode parameter was mislabeled “CH Vib” — FIXED
  • Pitch/Synth > Legacy > Smart Harmony > Key parameter was mislabeled “V1 Key” — FIXED
  • Copying/pasting a Command Center > Instant or Footswitch command may not update the Command Center window — FIXED
  • Copying/pasting a block does not copy/paste any MIDI bypass assignment — FIXED
  • If a snapshot-controlled parameter value is changed, pressing Snapshot Up/Down switches on the hardware can cause the Command Center window to not update properly — FIXED
  • Assigning MIDI bypass to a block would not display it in the Bypass/Controller assignment list — FIXED
  • Loading a preset from HX Edit while selecting a snapshot from the hardware can result in an error message — FIXED
  • In some cases, disconnecting and then reconnecting the hardware can cause the Presets and Impulses tab graphics to disappear until HX Edit’s window is closed and then reopened — FIXED
  • When moving blocks along the signal flow in HX Edit, the Helix hardware could sometimes reflect an inaccurate bypass state — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: In HX Edit, changing the cab model in an Amp+Cab block can clear controllers assigned to the Amp’s parameters — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: Moving a Split or Merge block down to Path B while a None block is selected can sometimes cause HX Edit to crash — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: Copying/pasting multiple presets in the MacOS version of HX Edit and then immediately sending MIDI clock to the hardware can sometimes cause it to crash — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: On presets with an Input block on Path 1A, changing the (inactive) Split type can cause Inputs 1A and 2A to be fed the wrong signal — FIXED
  • Helix, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT only: When assigning the Guitar In-Z parameter to a footswitch, a custom name and LED color could not be applied — FIXED
  • Helix LT only: Renaming a preset above the signal flow in HX Edit would not always update the preset name on Helix LT’s main display — FIXED
  • HX Effects only: From the Impulses tab, attempting to clear an IR can sometimes result in an error message — FIXED
  • Many other minor bug fixes, optimizations, and stability improvements
 
Known Issues
  • Existing user presets containing the original 6-switch Looper block will continue to read “Looper” instead of “6 Switch Looper” until the model is changed and the preset is resaved. This is normal and does not affect operation
  • HX Effects only: Connecting HX Effects to HX Edit after a Helix, Helix Rack/Control, or Helix LT has been connected can cause presets to not save correctly. WORKAROUND: Quit HX Edit, reboot HX Effects, and then restart HX Edit. This will properly restore device communication

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 82 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.52
Released 2/22/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects

HX Edit 2.52 Release Notes

HX Edit 2.52 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!


Bug Fixes

- A block's Bypass MIDI IN assignment is also deleted when clearing a controller assignment in Bypass/Controller assign menu-FIXED
- A block's Bypass MIDI IN assignment is reset to OFF after entering EDIT menu and then returning to the Bypass/Controller assign menu-FIXED
- [HX EFFECTS] Exporting/importing preset may not preserve path B output destination-FIXED
- Right-click to Restore Split or Merge does not return block to last position-FIXED
- Not all Bypass MIDI In assignments are deleted after selecting Clear All Assignments in Bypass/Controller assign menu-FIXED
- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues

- Helix LT: Changing a presets name from HX Edit is not immediately reflected on Helix LT's main LCD
- Shuriken Variax bank names do not appear correctly in the Input > Multi and Input > Variax block
- Variax Model may not properly display name change after changing Snapshot
- Tap tempo button can change HX Edit's displayed tempo while Helix is receiving MIDI Clock from an external source

 

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 81 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.52
Released 2/22/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects

HX Edit 2.52 Release Notes

HX Edit 2.52 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!


Bug Fixes

- A block's Bypass MIDI IN assignment is also deleted when clearing a controller assignment in Bypass/Controller assign menu-FIXED
- A block's Bypass MIDI IN assignment is reset to OFF after entering EDIT menu and then returning to the Bypass/Controller assign menu-FIXED
- [HX EFFECTS] Exporting/importing preset may not preserve path B output destination-FIXED
- Right-click to Restore Split or Merge does not return block to last position-FIXED
- Not all Bypass MIDI In assignments are deleted after selecting Clear All Assignments in Bypass/Controller assign menu-FIXED
- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues

- Helix LT: Changing a presets name from HX Edit is not immediately reflected on Helix LT's main LCD
- Shuriken Variax bank names do not appear correctly in the Input > Multi and Input > Variax block
- Variax Model may not properly display name change after changing Snapshot
- Tap tempo button can change HX Edit's displayed tempo while Helix is receiving MIDI Clock from an external source

 

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 81 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.51
Released 2/7/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects

HX Edit 2.51 Release Notes


New Features

- HX Effects support: HX Effects can now utilize the HX Edit application as a preset librarian and IR loader. Full preset editing capability is coming to HX Edit Spring of 2018
- HX Effects IR Support: HX Effects can now load user and third-party Impulse Response (IR) files via the HX Edit application

- Full State Backup and Restore FOR HX Effects - HX Edit can perform a full state backup and restore of your HX Effects presets, IRs, and global settings. IMPORTANT! You MUST be running HX Effects firmware 2.50 or higher to use full state backup and restore!
From the File pulldown menu, select Create Backup Click [Create Backup] to confirm. To restore from a backup, from the File pulldown menu, select Restore From Backup From the Backup File pulldown, select the desired backup and click [Restore Backup]. You may choose to restore any combination of 8 setlists, IRs (including the index order), and/or Global Settings

 

Bug Fixes

- Helix LT: When moving split or merge blocks from within HX Edit, Performance view would close on Helix LT - FIXED
- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- In rare cases, block bypass states controlled by snapshots can be set incorrectly recalled when exporting and then importing presets in HX Edit
- Helix LT: Changing a presets name from HX Edit is not immediately reflected on Helix LT's main LCD
- Shuriken Variax bank names do not appear correctly in the Input > Multi and Input > Variax block

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 81 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.51
Released 2/7/18

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack
HX Effects

HX Edit 2.51 Release Notes


New Features

- HX Effects support: HX Effects can now utilize the HX Edit application as a preset librarian and IR loader. Full preset editing capability is coming to HX Edit Spring of 2018
- HX Effects IR Support: HX Effects can now load user and third-party Impulse Response (IR) files via the HX Edit application

- Full State Backup and Restore FOR HX Effects - HX Edit can perform a full state backup and restore of your HX Effects presets, IRs, and global settings. IMPORTANT! You MUST be running HX Effects firmware 2.50 or higher to use full state backup and restore!
From the File pulldown menu, select Create Backup Click [Create Backup] to confirm. To restore from a backup, from the File pulldown menu, select Restore From Backup From the Backup File pulldown, select the desired backup and click [Restore Backup]. You may choose to restore any combination of 8 setlists, IRs (including the index order), and/or Global Settings

 

Bug Fixes

- Helix LT: When moving split or merge blocks from within HX Edit, Performance view would close on Helix LT - FIXED
- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- In rare cases, block bypass states controlled by snapshots can be set incorrectly recalled when exporting and then importing presets in HX Edit
- Helix LT: Changing a presets name from HX Edit is not immediately reflected on Helix LT's main LCD
- Shuriken Variax bank names do not appear correctly in the Input > Multi and Input > Variax block

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 81 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.50
Released 1/25/18

Works with:
HX Effects

HX Edit 2.50 Release Notes

New Features

- HX Effects support: HX Effects can now utilize the HX Edit application as a preset librarian and IR loader. Full preset editing capability is coming to HX Edit spring of 2018
- HX Effects IR Support: HX Effects can now load user and third-party Impulse Response (IR) files via the HX Edit application

- Full State Backup and Restore for HX Effects— HX Edit can perform a full state backup and restore of your HX ffects presets, IRs, and global settings. IMPORTANT! You MUST be running HX Effects 2.50 or higher to use full state backup and restore! From the File pulldown menu, select “Create Backup…” Click [Create Backup] to confirm. To restore from a backup, from the File pulldown menu, select “Restore From Backup…” From the Backup File pulldown, select the desired backup and click [Restore Backup]. You may choose to restore any combination of 8 setlists, IRs (including the index order), and/or Global Settings
 

Bug Fixes

- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 81 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.30
Released 11/21/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

HX Edit 2.30 Release Notes

New Amps (7)

Voltage Queen, based on* the Victoria® Electro King
Derailed Ingrid, based on* the Trainwreck Circuits® Express
Brit Trem Nrm, based on* the normal channel of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50
Brit Trem Brt, based on* the bright channel of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50
Brit Trem Jump, based on* the normal and bright channel (jumped) of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50
Cartographer, based on* the Ben Adrian Cartographer
Agua 51, based on* the Aguilar® DB751 bass amp

New Effects (7)

- Distortion > Kinky Boost (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Xotic® EP Booster
- Distortion > Thrifter Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Dynamics > Kinky Comp (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Xotic® SP Compressor
- Modulation > Bleat Chop Trem (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Lightfoot Labs© Goatkeeper
- Modulation > Double Take (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original doubler
- Delay > Cosmos Echo (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Roland® RE-201 Space Echo
- Volume/Pan > Stereo Width (Stereo), Line 6 Original utility to collapse stereo paths
* All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.

New Features

- Full State Backup and Restore—The all new HX Edit application can perform a full state backup and restore of your Helix, Helix Rack/Control, and Helix LT presets, IRs, and global settings. IMPORTANT! You MUST be running Helix firmware 2.20 or higher to use full state backup and restore! From the File pulldown menu, select “Create Backup…” Click [Create Backup] to confirm. To restore from a backup, from the File pulldown menu, select “Restore From Backup…” From the Backup File pulldown, select the desired backup and click [Restore Backup]. You may choose to restore any combination of 8 setlists, IRs (including the index order), and/or Global Settings
Show/Hide PRESETS/IMPULSES List—Click the icon to the left of the preset name to show or hide the PRESETS/IMPULSES list

Known Issues

- In rare cases, moving a block from Path A to Path B can result in the Split block being created in the wrong position
- In rare cases, importing an IR file into the current “Empty” slot of an Impulse Response block can cause audio output to mute Workaround: Drag impulse response files directly into the IMPULSES list

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 74 MB )

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HX Edit      
HX Edit
Version 2.30
Released 11/21/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

HX Edit 2.30 Release Notes

New Amps (7)

Voltage Queen, based on* the Victoria® Electro King
Derailed Ingrid, based on* the Trainwreck Circuits® Express
Brit Trem Nrm, based on* the normal channel of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50
Brit Trem Brt, based on* the bright channel of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50
Brit Trem Jump, based on* the normal and bright channel (jumped) of the Marshall® Plexi Tremolo 50
Cartographer, based on* the Ben Adrian Cartographer
Agua 51, based on* the Aguilar® DB751 bass amp

New Effects (7)

- Distortion > Kinky Boost (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Xotic® EP Booster
- Distortion > Thrifter Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Dynamics > Kinky Comp (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Xotic® SP Compressor
- Modulation > Bleat Chop Trem (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Lightfoot Labs© Goatkeeper
- Modulation > Double Take (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original doubler
- Delay > Cosmos Echo (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Roland® RE-201 Space Echo
- Volume/Pan > Stereo Width (Stereo), Line 6 Original utility to collapse stereo paths
* All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.

New Features

- Full State Backup and Restore—The all new HX Edit application can perform a full state backup and restore of your Helix, Helix Rack/Control, and Helix LT presets, IRs, and global settings. IMPORTANT! You MUST be running Helix firmware 2.20 or higher to use full state backup and restore! From the File pulldown menu, select “Create Backup…” Click [Create Backup] to confirm. To restore from a backup, from the File pulldown menu, select “Restore From Backup…” From the Backup File pulldown, select the desired backup and click [Restore Backup]. You may choose to restore any combination of 8 setlists, IRs (including the index order), and/or Global Settings
Show/Hide PRESETS/IMPULSES List—Click the icon to the left of the preset name to show or hide the PRESETS/IMPULSES list

Known Issues

- In rare cases, moving a block from Path A to Path B can result in the Split block being created in the wrong position
- In rare cases, importing an IR file into the current “Empty” slot of an Impulse Response block can cause audio output to mute Workaround: Drag impulse response files directly into the IMPULSES list

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 80 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.21
Released 5/2/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Editor 2.21 Release Notes
 
Helix v2.21.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! IF YOU’VE ALREADY INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS INSTALL HELIX EDIT 2.21.

IF YOU HAVE NOT INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.21), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.21). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.21 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

HELIX FLOOR/LT ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.21), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

Bug Fixes
- In rare cases, the editor could freeze when creating a mono or stereo Delay > Pitch Echo block -FIXED
- In rare cases, the editor could freeze when creating a mono or stereo Pitch/Synth > Simple Pitch or Dual Pitch block - FIXED
- In rare cases, Helix could freeze when accessing Global Settings while receiving MIDI Clock via USB - FIXED
- In rare cases, Helix can become unresponsive after copying specific block types onto another - FIXED
- A customized footswitch with multiple assignments could have its bypass states swapped after exporting the preset and then importing again - FIXED
- The forward slash character [/]could not be added to custom labels - FIXED
- Presets with many controller assignments may could occasionally not update the editor UI with those assignments - FIXED
- Other bug fixes and optimizations

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 80 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.21
Released 5/2/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Editor 2.21 Release Notes
 
Helix v2.21.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! IF YOU’VE ALREADY INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS INSTALL HELIX EDIT 2.21.

IF YOU HAVE NOT INSTALLED HELIX FIRMWARE 2.21 and HELIX EDIT 2.20, YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.21), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.21). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.21 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

HELIX FLOOR/LT ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.21), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

Bug Fixes
- In rare cases, the editor could freeze when creating a mono or stereo Delay > Pitch Echo block -FIXED
- In rare cases, the editor could freeze when creating a mono or stereo Pitch/Synth > Simple Pitch or Dual Pitch block - FIXED
- In rare cases, Helix could freeze when accessing Global Settings while receiving MIDI Clock via USB - FIXED
- In rare cases, Helix can become unresponsive after copying specific block types onto another - FIXED
- A customized footswitch with multiple assignments could have its bypass states swapped after exporting the preset and then importing again - FIXED
- The forward slash character [/]could not be added to custom labels - FIXED
- Presets with many controller assignments may could occasionally not update the editor UI with those assignments - FIXED
- Other bug fixes and optimizations

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 89 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.20
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Editor 2.20 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.20.0 is a firmware update that includes new amps, cabs, effects, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.20!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.20), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.20). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.20 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.20), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Features

- Support for 22 new 2.20 models

 

Bug Fixes

- In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0% - FIXED

- Certain Roland keyboards constantly spit out active sensing MIDI messages (with no way to disable them), which could affect Helix’s MIDI transmission - FIXED

- The Channel Volume taper for the Archetype amp model was incorrect - FIXED

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- If a Variax guitar is connected to Helix, MIDI channel 16 should never be used, as channel 16 is how Variax Workbench communicates with the guitar. This is by design. On a related note, Variax Workbench should never be used while MIDI tracks are armed or playing back in your DAW

- In rare cases, Helix may freeze when very rapidly changing presets while receiving MIDI clock

- Never edit Helix presets while uploading/downloading Variax Workbench presets. The Helix application can lose connection

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 80 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.20
Released 3/30/17

Works with:
Helix
Helix LT
Helix Rack

Helix Editor 2.20 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.20.0 is a firmware update that includes new amps, cabs, effects, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.20!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.20 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the LATEST Helix editor application (2.20), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.11).

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.11), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.20). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.20 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.20), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Features

- Support for 22 new 2.20 models

 

Bug Fixes

- In very rare cases, corrupted presets containing a Volume/Pan > Volume Pedal block can cause volume to drop to 0% - FIXED

- Certain Roland keyboards constantly spit out active sensing MIDI messages (with no way to disable them), which could affect Helix’s MIDI transmission - FIXED

- The Channel Volume taper for the Archetype amp model was incorrect - FIXED

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- If a Variax guitar is connected to Helix, MIDI channel 16 should never be used, as channel 16 is how Variax Workbench communicates with the guitar. This is by design. On a related note, Variax Workbench should never be used while MIDI tracks are armed or playing back in your DAW

- In rare cases, Helix may freeze when very rapidly changing presets while receiving MIDI clock

- Never edit Helix presets while uploading/downloading Variax Workbench presets. The Helix application can lose connection

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 89 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.11
Released 12/15/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.11 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.11.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.11!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the 2.11 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.11). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.11 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and

restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

Bug Fixes

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset that contains snapshots, EXP 2 could disappear from the expression pedal’s scribble strip LCD - FIXED

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset with IR 127 or 128 loaded, corruption could occur - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Custom Label And Switch LED parameters do not apply to EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Vol/Tone, yet were visible - FIXED

- In rare cases when selecting a snapshot, the Input block could revert to None and become unresponsive - FIXED

- If continuous bypass assignments exist in a preset containing multiple snapshot states, in rare cases, some parameters could not recall correctly - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 79 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.11
Released 12/15/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.11 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.11.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.11!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the 2.11 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.11). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.11 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and

restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.11), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

Bug Fixes

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset that contains snapshots, EXP 2 could disappear from the expression pedal’s scribble strip LCD - FIXED

- After importing a pre-2.10 preset with IR 127 or 128 loaded, corruption could occur - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application - FIXED

- Bypass Assign > Custom Label And Switch LED parameters do not apply to EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Vol/Tone, yet were visible - FIXED

- In rare cases when selecting a snapshot, the Input block could revert to None and become unresponsive - FIXED

- If continuous bypass assignments exist in a preset containing multiple snapshot states, in rare cases, some parameters could not recall correctly - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 88 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.10
Released 11/22/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.10 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.10.0 is a software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.10!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.10 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.10). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.10 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn

on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Features

Auto Enable/Bypass blocks from EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Volume/Tone Knobs—Processing blocks (such as Wah, Pitch Wham, etc.) can now be enabled/bypassed by simply moving EXP 1, EXP 2, EXP 3, or Variax’s Volume or Tone knob. Click the Bypass Assign tab. From the source pulldown menu (normally reads “None”), select the desired switch. When selecting a continuous controller as a switch, Position and Wait sliders appear.

- Bypass Assign > Position—Position determines the location in the Exp Pedal or Variax knob’s travel where the block is engaged. For example, if set to 1%, the block will turn off as soon as the pedal is moved to the heel position. If set to 99%, the block will only turn on when the pedal is moved to the toe position. To swap the on/off state regardless of position, click the small bypass icon above the selected block.

Bypass Assign > Wait—Wait determines how long it takes after the Exp Pedal or Variax Knob is moved below the Position location before the block turns off. For example, you may not want the Wah to turn off instantly every time you hit the heel position during your big funk solo. Also, does your song really need a big funk solo?

Block Bypass via MIDI—Individual processing blocks can now be enabled/bypassed via incoming MIDI CC messages. Click the Bypass Assign tab. Move the MIDI In slider to choose the desired MIDI CC. Incoming CC values 0-63 will turn the block off; values 64-127 will turn the block on. Note that some MIDI CCs are reserved for global functions and cannot be selected.

Split > Y Balance parameters—The old Split > Y block sends both left and right signals to Paths A and B equally. 2.10 adds individual balance (pan) control of the signals sent to Path A and B.

Snapshot Assign ShortcutOPTION-click (Mac) or ALT-click (PC) any Home screen parameter to quickly assign its value to the Snapshots controller

Unassign Controller ShortcutSHIFT-OPTION-click (Mac) or SHIFT-ALT-click (PC) any Home screen parameter to instantly remove any controller assignment

Exit Fullscreen Mode ShortcutPress ESC to exit fullscreen mode


Improvements/Changes

- Added a Headroom parameter to Delay > Vintage Digital

- Split > Y can now be bypassed; when bypassed, the block sends both left and right signals to both paths equally (like the old Split Y block)

- Added forward slash [/] to list of characters for naming presets, setlists, snapshots, and Stomp mode custom labels

- Bypass Assign tab has been relabeled “Switch” to better reflect all values

- Tap Tempo no longer affects a preset’s dirty state

- If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will cause their car radio to only play polka death metal every Thursday from 1-3pm PST

Bug Fixes

- If many MIDI program change messages are received while the editor is importing or exporting data, the editor can freeze and Helix can crash - FIXED

- Copying and pasting blocks on top of one another while in Pedal Edit mode can sometimes result in a blank scribble strip - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application

 

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 79 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.10
Released 11/22/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.10 Release Notes

 

Helix v2.10.0 is a software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 

IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.10!

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, browsers, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). For example, if you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.

 

NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.10 factory presets.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.10).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.10), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.10). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.

 

6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.

 

YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.10 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:

 

7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.

 

HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn

on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.

 

8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.10), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

 

New Features

- Auto Enable/Bypass blocks from EXP 1/2/3 and Variax Volume/Tone Knobs—Processing blocks (such as Wah, Pitch Wham, etc.) can now be enabled/bypassed by simply moving EXP 1, EXP 2, EXP 3, or Variax’s Volume or Tone knob. Click the Bypass Assign tab. From the source pulldown menu (normally reads “None”), select the desired switch. When selecting a continuous controller as a switch, Position and Wait sliders appear.

- Bypass Assign > Position—Position determines the location in the Exp Pedal or Variax knob’s travel where the block is engaged. For example, if set to 1%, the block will turn off as soon as the pedal is moved to the heel position. If set to 99%, the block will only turn on when the pedal is moved to the toe position. To swap the on/off state regardless of position, click the small bypass icon above the selected block.

- Bypass Assign > Wait—Wait determines how long it takes after the Exp Pedal or Variax Knob is moved below the Position location before the block turns off. For example, you may not want the Wah to turn off instantly every time you hit the heel position during your big funk solo. Also, does your song really need a big funk solo?

- Block Bypass via MIDI—Individual processing blocks can now be enabled/bypassed via incoming MIDI CC messages. Click the Bypass Assign tab. Move the MIDI In slider to choose the desired MIDI CC. Incoming CC values 0-63 will turn the block off; values 64-127 will turn the block on. Note that some MIDI CCs are reserved for global functions and cannot be selected.

- Split > Y Balance parameters—The old Split > Y block sends both left and right signals to Paths A and B equally. 2.10 adds individual balance (pan) control of the signals sent to Path A and B.

- Snapshot Assign ShortcutOPTION-click (Mac) or ALT-click (PC) any Home screen parameter to quickly assign its value to the Snapshots controller

- Unassign Controller ShortcutSHIFT-OPTION-click (Mac) or SHIFT-ALT-click (PC) any Home screen parameter to instantly remove any controller assignment

- Exit Fullscreen Mode ShortcutPress ESC to exit fullscreen mode


Improvements/Changes

- Added a Headroom parameter to Delay > Vintage Digital

- Split > Y can now be bypassed; when bypassed, the block sends both left and right signals to both paths equally (like the old Split Y block)

- Added forward slash [/] to list of characters for naming presets, setlists, snapshots, and Stomp mode custom labels

- Bypass Assign tab has been relabeled “Switch” to better reflect all values

- Tap Tempo no longer affects a preset’s dirty state

- If a user fails to read and follow the update instructions, Helix will cause their car radio to only play polka death metal every Thursday from 1-3pm PST

Bug Fixes

- If many MIDI program change messages are received while the editor is importing or exporting data, the editor can freeze and Helix can crash - FIXED

- Copying and pasting blocks on top of one another while in Pedal Edit mode can sometimes result in a blank scribble strip - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- When changing snapshots from the Helix application, block redraws may appear slower than normal. This does not affect actual snapshot selection

- Bypass Assign > Wait defaults to 300ms from the hardware and 100ms when selected within the Helix edit application

- Copying and pasting a block assigned to auto enable/bypass from the Helix editor may result in a “Cannot paste block” error message while the Helix hardware confirms the block was indeed pasted correctly. Workaround: Save the preset to re-sync the application

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra
( 88 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.01
Released 7/20/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.01 Release Notes

 
Helix v2.01.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.01!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.01 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.01), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.01). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.01 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:
 
7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.
 
HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.01), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.
 

Improvements

- In addition to Tap Tempo, Snapshots and footswitches-as-controllers now also respect the Global Settings > Preferences > Tap Tempo Pitch setting

- 2.0 changed the default Guitar In-Z setting to “Auto” for new presets. Existing factory presets now also reflect this value

 

Bug Fixes

- Certain elaborate pre-2.0 presets with many controller assignments could sometimes fail to rebuild properly after updating from v1.x to v2.x firmware - FIXED

- Switch LED parameter was not responsive from the Controller Assign screen - FIXED

- In some cases, Ext Amp and Note On message states were ignored when exported and then reimported - FIXED

- The Helix > Preferences > Stereo IR Import setting was not remembered - FIXED

Engaging key commands while presets, setlists, or IRs were loading/exporting could result in instabilities - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- The Distortion > Bitcrusher Bit Depth parameter appears as “undefined”; continues to work properly from the hardware

 

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 87 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.01
Released 7/20/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.01 Release Notes

 
Helix v2.01.0 is a software update that includes fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! YOU *MUST* FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL 2.01!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.01 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.01), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.01). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK). Wait for the update to finish.
 
YOU MUST RESET GLOBALS AND RESTORE PRESETS, OTHERWISE HELIX 2.01 WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY. DO IT. DO IT NOW:
 
7. To reset globals and restore presets, turn off Helix/Helix Rack.
 
HELIX FLOOR ONLY: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
HELIX RACK ONLY: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.01), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.
 

Improvements

- In addition to Tap Tempo, Snapshots and footswitches-as-controllers now also respect the Global Settings > Preferences > Tap Tempo Pitch setting

- 2.0 changed the default Guitar In-Z setting to “Auto” for new presets. Existing factory presets now also reflect this value

 

Bug Fixes

- Certain elaborate pre-2.0 presets with many controller assignments could sometimes fail to rebuild properly after updating from v1.x to v2.x firmware - FIXED

- Switch LED parameter was not responsive from the Controller Assign screen - FIXED

- In some cases, Ext Amp and Note On message states were ignored when exported and then reimported - FIXED

- The Helix > Preferences > Stereo IR Import setting was not remembered - FIXED

Engaging key commands while presets, setlists, or IRs were loading/exporting could result in instabilities - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

 

Known Issues

- The Distortion > Bitcrusher Bit Depth parameter appears as “undefined”; continues to work properly from the hardware

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 76 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.00
Released 7/6/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.00 Release Notes

Helix v2.00 is an update that includes new models, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

 
IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING 2.00!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.0 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), available here:http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.00). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK).
 
7. Turn off Helix/Helix Rack. HELIX FLOOR: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. HELIX RACK: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

New Features
- Snapshots—Select one of eight snapshots to instantly recall all block on/off states, up to 64 parameter values, certain Command Center values, and tempo. Any Delay, Reverb, or FX Loop block with its Trails parameter turned on will spill across snapshots seamlessly. Click the gray box below the large preset name and select the desired snapshot from the list. For more information, check out the new Helix Application Pilot’s Guide, available from the Help menu
- Copy/Paste SnapshotsSelect the snapshot you want to copy, click the camera icon and select “Copy.” Select the snapshot you want to overwrite, click the camera icon and select “Paste”
- Rename SnapshotsClick the camera icon and select “Rename.” SHORTCUT: Click-hold the snapshot name
- Tempo SelectClick the Tempo box (to the left of TAP) and select Per Snapshot, Per Preset (the default), or Global
- Controllers to Variax Parameters—Controllers (including Snapshots) can now control/recall Variax parameters, so you can do cool stuff like toggle between two guitar models with a footswitch, control Variax’s tone knob with an expression pedal, assign a momentary footswitch to drop D, recall completely different tunings with each snapshot, and more. There’s nothing special to do; just assign a controller to Variax parameters like you would any other parameter
- Additional keyboard shortcuts:
     B: Displays and places focus on the EDITOR window - Bypass Assign panel
     Shift-Command-C (Win: Ctrl-Shift-C): Copies the currently selected snapshot to the clipboard
     Shift-Command-V (Win: Ctrl-Shift-V): Pastes copied snapshot to the currently selected snapshot
     Shift-Command-R (Win: Ctrl-Shift-R): Renames the currently selected snapshot

Other Improvements
- If a controller is assigned to a parameter, brackets now appear around the value (as on the hardware)
- The Footswitch Assign page has been renamed “Bypass Assign” to better describe current and potential future functionality
- The Helix Application Pilot’s Guide has been updated to 2.0. From the Help menu, select “Helix Application Pilot’s Guide”

Bug Fixes
- General stability improvements
- Minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues
- Attempting to drag more than 128 IRs into the Helix app will load no IRs at all
- Brackets may continue to appear around controller-assigned values even after performing a Clear All Controllers procedure
 
 


Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 87 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 2.00
Released 7/6/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v2.00 Release Notes

Helix v2.00 is an update that includes new models, features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!
 
IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING 2.00!
 
1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.
 
2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs (if you want to keep them). If you’re running Helix FW 1.12, your current Helix application version should be 1.12.
 
NOTE: You may want to back up individual Setlists so you can restore them to empty setlists without affecting the new 2.0 factory presets.
 
3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix editor application and download and install the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), available here:http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).
 
4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.
 
5. Using the latest Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix/Helix Rack to the newest firmware (2.00). At the end of the update process, Helix/Helix Rack will reboot automatically and begin rebuilding presets. Wait for this process to complete.
 
6. If you’re using Helix Control with Helix Rack, connect and power on Helix Control. The inspector will ask if you want to update its firmware. Press Knob 6 (OK).
 
7. Turn off Helix/Helix Rack. HELIX FLOOR: While holding footswitches 9 and 10 (middle two switches on the bottom row), turn on Helix. HELIX RACK: While holding knobs 5 and 6 below the screen, turn on Helix Rack. Wait for the message “Will reset Globals and restore stock Presets, Setlists and IRs…” to appear and let go.
 
8. Using the NEW Helix editor application (2.00), restore the user presets you backed up in step 2.

New Features
- Snapshots—Select one of eight snapshots to instantly recall all block on/off states, up to 64 parameter values, certain Command Center values, and tempo. Any Delay, Reverb, or FX Loop block with its Trails parameter turned on will spill across snapshots seamlessly. Click the gray box below the large preset name and select the desired snapshot from the list. For more information, check out the new Helix Application Pilot’s Guide, available from the Help menu
- Copy/Paste SnapshotsSelect the snapshot you want to copy, click the camera icon and select “Copy.” Select the snapshot you want to overwrite, click the camera icon and select “Paste”
- Rename SnapshotsClick the camera icon and select “Rename.” SHORTCUT: Click-hold the snapshot name
- Tempo SelectClick the Tempo box (to the left of TAP) and select Per Snapshot, Per Preset (the default), or Global
- Controllers to Variax Parameters—Controllers (including Snapshots) can now control/recall Variax parameters, so you can do cool stuff like toggle between two guitar models with a footswitch, control Variax’s tone knob with an expression pedal, assign a momentary footswitch to drop D, recall completely different tunings with each snapshot, and more. There’s nothing special to do; just assign a controller to Variax parameters like you would any other parameter
- Additional keyboard shortcuts:
     B: Displays and places focus on the EDITOR window - Bypass Assign panel
     Shift-Command-C (Win: Ctrl-Shift-C): Copies the currently selected snapshot to the clipboard
     Shift-Command-V (Win: Ctrl-Shift-V): Pastes copied snapshot to the currently selected snapshot
     Shift-Command-R (Win: Ctrl-Shift-R): Renames the currently selected snapshot

Other Improvements
- If a controller is assigned to a parameter, brackets now appear around the value (as on the hardware)
- The Footswitch Assign page has been renamed “Bypass Assign” to better describe current and potential future functionality
- The Helix Application Pilot’s Guide has been updated to 2.0. From the Help menu, select “Helix Application Pilot’s Guide”

Bug Fixes
- General stability improvements
- Minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues
- Attempting to drag more than 128 IRs into the Helix app will load no IRs at all
- Brackets may continue to appear around controller-assigned values even after performing a Clear All Controllers procedure
 

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 76 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.12
Released 5/11/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v1.12 Release Notes

 Helix Editor 1.12 is a free update that includes new fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations.

 

IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING ANY NEW SOFTWARE!

 

If you have already updated Helix or Helix Rack’s firmware to 1.12:

 

1. Install the 1.12 Editor update, available at http://line6.com/software/. Check the “Beta” box.

 

 

If you have NOT already updated Helix/Helix Rack’s firmware to 1.12, please follow the instructions below:

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs. If you’re running Helix FW 1.06 or 1.06.5, your current Helix application version should be 1.04. If you’re running Helix FW 1.10, your current Helix application version should be 1.11.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix application and download and install the NEW Helix editor (1.12), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the new Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix (or Helix Rack) to the newest firmware (1.12.0). If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, after Helix Rack has been updated, connect and power on Helix Control, and it will update automatically.

 

6. Using the latest Helix editor (1.12), restore all user presets and IRs.

 

NEW FEATURES

- Scribble strips and footswitch LED colors can now be customized from the Footswitch Assign, Controller Assign, and Command Center screens for any items assigned to a footswitch

- Processing blocks can be copied and pasted. Control-click (Win: Right-click) a block and select “Copy Block.” Control/right-click the destination location or block you want to overwrite and select “Paste Block.”

- Additional keyboard shortcuts:

H - Selects the Home tab

F - Selects the Footswitch Assign tab

C - Selects the Controller Assign tab

M - Selects the Command Center tab

G - Selects the Global EQ screen

P - Selects the Preset list

I - Selects the Impulse Responses list

A - Selects and cycles through Amp+Cab, Amp, and/or Preamp tonestacks

T - Tap Tempo

Space Bar - Toggles the currently selected block on and off

Tab - Toggles focus between the librarian and editor windows

Arrow Up/Down/Left/Right (Editor) - Selects the current block

Arrow Up/Down/Left/Right (Model List) - Navigates the model list

Arrow Up/Down (Librarian) - Navigates the preset or IR list

Enter/Return (Librarian) - Loads the selected preset

[,][.], [-][+] - Manually adjusts the most recently clicked slider

Shift-[,][.], Shift-[-][+] - Manually adjusts the most recently clicked slider faster

Command-C (Win: Control-C) - Copies the current block

Command-V (Win: Control-V) - Pastes the block

Command-S (Win: Control-S) - Saves the preset

Control-click (Win: Right-click) a slider - Allows for manually entering a value

Command-click (Win: Control-click) a slider - Resets to default value

 

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

- Input > Multi and Input > Variax now displays a Variax Volume slider

- A light blue box surrounds either the librarian or editor panel, telling you which one is in focus; press Tab to toggle between them

- Block selection is now synchronized between Helix and the Helix editor

- A confirmation dialog now appears when attempting to clear all controllers

- Added graphics for Input > USB 3/4, USB 5/6, and USB 7/8

- Manually entering delay Time values is now accomplished in milliseconds, not seconds

- The Helix firmware indicator in the upper left corner now reads “Firmware”

 

BUG FIXES

- A USB port driver issue within OS X El Capitan precluded certain computers (namely MacBook Pros and iMacs from mid-2012) from allowing communication between Helix and the Helix Editor. Note: You must update OS X to El Capitan 10.11.4 - FIXED

- Quickly moving an expression pedal assigned to many parameters can sometimes cause disconnection with Helix on Windows 7 - FIXED

- Note sync was not assignable to a controller - FIXED

- Importing a bundle while streaming audio could cause the Helix editor to disconnect - FIXED

- Removing the last block on parallel path B would display a floating “None” block until a different block was selected - FIXED

- Certain menu sliders could behave erratically when a footswitch had eight items assigned - FIXED

- Moving blocks could automatically select EXP 2 if one of the blocks’ parameters defaulted to EXP 1 - FIXED

- Hardware and software could lose sync if a controller-assigned block was moved from Path 1A to 1B and back - FIXED

- The Looper block’s Footswitch Assign page displayed a momentary/latching slider - FIXED

- A couple effects parameters were incorrect or missing - FIXED

- Certain stereo delay models could display an incorrect Time parameter value - FIXED

- Helix editor would sometimes not open immediately after closing Line 6 Updater - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan, macOS Sierra
( 86 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.12
Released 5/11/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Editor v1.12 Release Notes

 Helix Editor 1.12 is a free update that includes new fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations.

 

IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING ANY NEW SOFTWARE!

 

If you have already updated Helix or Helix Rack’s firmware to 1.12:

 

1. Install the 1.12 Editor update, available at http://line6.com/software/. Check the “Beta” box.

 

 

If you have NOT already updated Helix/Helix Rack’s firmware to 1.12, please follow the instructions below:

 

1. Shut down all Line 6 software as well as any software that streams audio, including, but not limited to: iTunes, Spotify, DAWs, etc.

 

2. Use your CURRENT EXISTING Helix application to back up all of your presets and IRs. If you’re running Helix FW 1.06 or 1.06.5, your current Helix application version should be 1.04. If you’re running Helix FW 1.10, your current Helix application version should be 1.11.

 

3. Quit the CURRENT EXISTING Helix application and download and install the NEW Helix editor (1.12), available here: http://line6.com/software/ This also installs the newest version of Line 6 Updater (1.09).

 

4. If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, turn off Helix Control.

 

5. Using the new Line 6 Updater (1.09), update Helix (or Helix Rack) to the newest firmware (1.12.0). If you’re using Helix Rack with Helix Control, after Helix Rack has been updated, connect and power on Helix Control, and it will update automatically.

 

6. Using the latest Helix editor (1.12), restore all user presets and IRs.

 

NEW FEATURES

- Scribble strips and footswitch LED colors can now be customized from the Footswitch Assign, Controller Assign, and Command Center screens for any items assigned to a footswitch

- Processing blocks can be copied and pasted. Control-click (Win: Right-click) a block and select “Copy Block.” Control/right-click the destination location or block you want to overwrite and select “Paste Block.”

- Additional keyboard shortcuts:

H - Selects the Home tab

F - Selects the Footswitch Assign tab

C - Selects the Controller Assign tab

M - Selects the Command Center tab

G - Selects the Global EQ screen

P - Selects the Preset list

I - Selects the Impulse Responses list

A - Selects and cycles through Amp+Cab, Amp, and/or Preamp tonestacks

T - Tap Tempo

Space Bar - Toggles the currently selected block on and off

Tab - Toggles focus between the librarian and editor windows

Arrow Up/Down/Left/Right (Editor) - Selects the current block

Arrow Up/Down/Left/Right (Model List) - Navigates the model list

Arrow Up/Down (Librarian) - Navigates the preset or IR list

Enter/Return (Librarian) - Loads the selected preset

[,][.], [-][+] - Manually adjusts the most recently clicked slider

Shift-[,][.], Shift-[-][+] - Manually adjusts the most recently clicked slider faster

Command-C (Win: Control-C) - Copies the current block

Command-V (Win: Control-V) - Pastes the block

Command-S (Win: Control-S) - Saves the preset

Control-click (Win: Right-click) a slider - Allows for manually entering a value

Command-click (Win: Control-click) a slider - Resets to default value

 

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

- Input > Multi and Input > Variax now displays a Variax Volume slider

- A light blue box surrounds either the librarian or editor panel, telling you which one is in focus; press Tab to toggle between them

- Block selection is now synchronized between Helix and the Helix editor

- A confirmation dialog now appears when attempting to clear all controllers

- Added graphics for Input > USB 3/4, USB 5/6, and USB 7/8

- Manually entering delay Time values is now accomplished in milliseconds, not seconds

- The Helix firmware indicator in the upper left corner now reads “Firmware”

 

BUG FIXES

- A USB port driver issue within OS X El Capitan precluded certain computers (namely MacBook Pros and iMacs from mid-2012) from allowing communication between Helix and the Helix Editor. Note: You must update OS X to El Capitan 10.11.4 - FIXED

- Quickly moving an expression pedal assigned to many parameters can sometimes cause disconnection with Helix on Windows 7 - FIXED

- Note sync was not assignable to a controller - FIXED

- Importing a bundle while streaming audio could cause the Helix editor to disconnect - FIXED

- Removing the last block on parallel path B would display a floating “None” block until a different block was selected - FIXED

- Certain menu sliders could behave erratically when a footswitch had eight items assigned - FIXED

- Moving blocks could automatically select EXP 2 if one of the blocks’ parameters defaulted to EXP 1 - FIXED

- Hardware and software could lose sync if a controller-assigned block was moved from Path 1A to 1B and back - FIXED

- The Looper block’s Footswitch Assign page displayed a momentary/latching slider - FIXED

- A couple effects parameters were incorrect or missing - FIXED

- Certain stereo delay models could display an incorrect Time parameter value - FIXED

- Helix editor would sometimes not open immediately after closing Line 6 Updater - FIXED

- General stability improvements

- Many other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 75 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.04
Released 2/16/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.04 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.04 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.04 version of the Helix application!

 

Bug Fixes
- CC Toggle With Larger Dim Value Than Lit Value Not Restoring Properly Upon Export/Import 
- Importing multiple IRs or Presets can crash app 
- CC Toggle Dim and Lit States Switch After Exporting and Importing 

Known Issues
- In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X
- Importing or exporting a preset bundle while streaming audio may cause Helix to disconnect

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 83 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.04
Released 2/16/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.04 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.04 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.04 version of the Helix application!

 

Bug Fixes
- CC Toggle With Larger Dim Value Than Lit Value Not Restoring Properly Upon Export/Import 
- Importing multiple IRs or Presets can crash app 
- CC Toggle Dim and Lit States Switch After Exporting and Importing

Known Issues
- In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X
- Importing or exporting a preset bundle while streaming audio may cause Helix to disconnect

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 73 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.03
Released 1/26/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.03 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.03 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.03 version of the Helix application!

New Features

  • Supports newer preset format used by Helix firmware 1.06.0
  • Supports backup and restore of new Helix amp, distortion, modulation, filter and pitch models in 1.06.0
  • Now supports drag and drop of folder import of preset and IRs

Bug Fixes

  • General stability improvements
  • Stability improvements regarding operations with IRs
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

  • In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X
  • Importing or exporting a preset bundle while streaming audio may cause Helix to disconnect

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 48 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.03
Released 1/26/16

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.03 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.03 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.03 version of the Helix application!

New Features

  • Supports newer preset format used by Helix firmware 1.06.0
  • Supports backup and restore of new Helix amp, distortion, modulation, filter and pitch models in 1.06.0
  • Now supports drag and drop of folder import of preset and IRs

Bug Fixes

  • General stability improvements
  • Stability improvements regarding operations with IRs
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

  • In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X
  • Importing or exporting a preset bundle while streaming audio may cause Helix to disconnect

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 74 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.02
Released 11/23/15

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.02 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.02 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.02 version of the Helix application!


New Features
- Supports newer preset format used by Helix firmware 1.04.1
- Supports backup and restore of new Helix delay models in 1.04.1


Bug Fixes
- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues
- Importing a setlist and then importing a bundle can cause the Helix app to disconnect
- In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 48 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.02
Released 11/23/15

Works with:
Helix
Helix Rack

Helix Application v1.02 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.02 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.02 version of the Helix application!


New Features
- Supports newer preset format used by Helix firmware 1.04.1
- Supports backup and restore of new Helix delay models in 1.04.1


Bug Fixes
- General stability improvements
- Other minor bug fixes and optimizations


Known Issues
- Importing a setlist and then importing a bundle can cause the Helix app to disconnect
- In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 74 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.01
Released 10/30/15

Works with:
Helix

Helix Application v1.01 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.01 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.01 version of the Helixapplication!

New Features

  • Added Windows 10 support

Bug Fixes

  • IRs with underscore characters (“_”) in the name may not load properly —FIXED
  • Preset names could not include an underscore (“_”) —FIXED
  • The Helix app could only import one IR file when clicking the Import button —FIXED
  • The Helix app could crash when importing 88.2 kHz IR files using Windows —FIXED
  • General stability improvements
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

  • Importing a setlist and then importing a bundle can cause the Helix app to disconnect
  • In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
( 74 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.01
Released 10/30/15

Works with:
Helix

Helix Application v1.01 Release Notes

Helix Application 1.01 is a free software update that includes new features, fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations. It is highly recommended that all Helix users perform this update!

IMPORTANT! Before restoring your backed up presets to Helix, you must first install the latest 1.01 version of the Helixapplication!

New Features

  • Added Windows 10 support

Bug Fixes

  • IRs with underscore characters (“_”) in the name may not load properly —FIXED
  • Preset names could not include an underscore (“_”) —FIXED
  • The Helix app could only import one IR file when clicking the Import button —FIXED
  • The Helix app could crash when importing 88.2 kHz IR files using Windows —FIXED
  • General stability improvements
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

Known Issues

  • Importing a setlist and then importing a bundle can cause the Helix app to disconnect
  • In rare cases, the Helix application may fail to connect when set to autolaunch on Mac OS X

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 48 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.00
Released 9/30/15

Works with:
Helix

This is the Helix application. It's used to organize and backup your presets and setlists, and load third-party IRs (Impulse Responses) onto Helix.

Compatible OS: Mac OS X, Mac OS Mountain Lion, Mac OS Mavericks, Mac OS Yosemite, Mac OS El Capitan
( 48 MB )

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HX Edit      
Helix
Version 1.00
Released 9/29/15

Works with:
Helix

This is the Helix application. It’s used to organize and backup your presets and setlists, and load third-party IRs (Impulse Responses) onto Helix.

The required Helix Driver is included in this app installer.

Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
( 57 MB )

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