Free Line 6 Helix 3.50 Firmware Update Features Entirely New IR-Based Speaker Cabinet Engine
CALABASAS, CA. November 3, 2022 — Line 6 has released the free Helix® 3.50 firmware for its Helix Floor, Helix LT, Helix Rack, HX Effects™, HX Stomp™, and HX Stomp XL processors, as well as the Helix Native plugin.
“The 3.50 update introduces the biggest sonic improvement to Helix since it first shipped back in 2015,” enthused Eric Klein, Chief Product Design Architect, Line 6. “There’s an entirely new IR-based speaker cabinet engine that includes 20 guitar cabs and four bass cabs with a choice of 12 microphones, and you can change their angle, position, and distance in relation to the cabs. You can even drag the mics around in space when using the HX® Edit 3.50 application. There are also five new amp models, seven new effects, a Dual IR block, and other improvements. The 3.50 update continues our unwavering support for our community of Helix and HX users.”
New Speaker Cabs
The 20 new guitar cabinets include a 1×10, three 1×12, five 2×12, a 4×10, and ten 4×12 models. The four new bass cabinets include 1×15, 2×15, 4×10, and 8×10 models.
Despite their increased power the new cab models only utilize roughly one-third to one-fifth of the DSP as the cabs in version 3.15 and earlier due to the improved Helix Core.
(Helix Floor, Helix Rack, Helix LT, Helix Native, HX Stomp, HX Stomp XL)
- MOO)))N T Nrm – based on* the Normal channel of the Sunn® Model T
- MOO)))N T Brt – based on* the Bright channel of the Sunn Model T
- MOO)))N T Jump – based on* the Normal + Bright channels in the Sunn Model T
- PV Vitriol Crnch – based on* the Crunch channel of the Peavey® Invective
- PV Vitriol Lead – based on* the Lead channel of the Peavey Invective
(Helix Floor, Helix Rack, Helix LT, Helix Native, HX Effects, HX Stomp, HX Stomp XL)
- Pillars OD(Mono, Stereo) – based on* the Earthquaker Devices® Plumes
- Vital Dist(Mono, Stereo) – based on* the Earthquaker Devices Life (distortion side)
- Vital Boost(Mono, Stereo) – based on* the Earthquaker Devices Life (boost side)
- 4-Voice Chorus(Mono, Stereo) – Line 6 Original
- FlexoVibe(Mono, Stereo) – Line 6 Original
- Dynamic Ambience(Mono – Stereo), Line 6 Original
- Boctaver(Mono, Stereo) – based on* the Boss® OC-2 Octaver
In addition to the Dual IR Blocks the many new features include the ability to Disable Snapshot Control over Parameter Assignments and greatly improved Encoder Ballistics.
Pricing & Availability
The Helix 3.50 firmware update is free and available now.
About Line 6, Inc.
For nearly a quarter of a century Line 6 has developed products that empower musicians to achieve their full creative potential—from the world’s first modeling amplifier and the iconic red POD to today’s Helix and HX families of guitar processors and Powercab active guitar speaker systems. These and other Line 6 products have received numerous accolades, including the Guitar World Platinum Award, the Premier Guitar Premier Gear Award, and the Guitar Player Editors’ Pick Award.
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