Summer NAMM 2019: Line 6 Powercab 212 Plus announced

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The new  Line 6  Powercab 212 Plus is aimed at professional players and offers an active 500 watt, stereo output FRFR cab. Along with new upgraded speakers and a proprietary speaker modelling mode. Line 6 Powercab 212 Plus Line 6’s new Powercab 212 Plus is an active stereo speaker loaded with twin 12”, custom lightweight neodymium coaxial speakers made […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Line 6 Helix 2.8 finally released!

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Line 6 today finally released the Helix 2.8 firmware update that they have been promising for what feels like forever and you can download it now! Line 6 Helix 2.8 Yes, it has been forever and a day since Line 6 teased this infamous 2.8 firmware update. It promised everything we guitarists wanted and then […]

Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets: Dynamic drive with added clarity

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The Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets pack is a set of carefully programmed, dynamic patches for the Line 6 Helix family based upon Craig’s famous Quadrafuzz from the mid-80s. Craig Anderton’s Amazing Multiband Helix Presets If any of you ever owned or tried out Steinberg’s Quadrafuzz plug-in back in the ’90s then you may know it […]

NAMM 2019: Line 6 Helix 2.8 update – K.O.T added

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So then everyone is waiting for a certain Line 6 Helix update. Looks like it may well be dropping, but you are going to have to wait a little longer. Line 6 Helix 2.8 update You know me, I love a good rumour and the biggest one at NAMM 2019 was possibly that fabled Line 6 […]

NAMM 2019: HoTone Ampero – The Helix Killer is here at last

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I wrote all about the forthcoming HoTone Ampero back in October last year, which you can read about here. Well, it looks like it is finally getting a release now and we have a price and date. Chances are you can check it out at NAMM this week as well. HoTone MP-100 Ampero Touted as an […]

Line 6 HX Stomp: All the power of Helix in a smaller format?

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Line 6 has just announced a new modelling multi-effect called HX Stomp. It uses the same engine as its larger siblings, the Helix and Helix LT, even down to the 300 effects and amp models. Will this new mini modeller open up the world to virtual guitar rigs for all? HX Stomp First of all, the […]

Line 6 Helix Firmware 2.60 update adds two new amp channels and four effects

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Line 6’s promised Helix 2.60 firmware update is finally here, with new bells and whistles including the two boutique clean amp model channels Line 6 had promised, as well as a few new effects. The Spring Cleaning Update Cheekily named The Spring Cleaning Update, the new 2.60 firmware version for all Helix hardware and HX products brings […]

Line 6 Shuriken Variax SR250 Guitar: Standard length for more appeal?

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Line 6 has just announced a new version of its Shuriken guitar called the Line 6 Shuriken Variax SR250. This new variant is a closer to standard scale length than the Shuriken Variax SR270 model, potentially appealing to a wider audience. Shuriken Variax SR250 Guitar The new Shuriken Variax SR250 model has a more traditional 25.5” scale length rather […]

Line 6 Powercab 112 and 112 Plus: Compact power for your Helix floor pedal?

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Line 6 has announced its new Powercab 112 and 112 Plus powered speaker cabinets for use with its modelling system, and should match up perfectly with the Line 6 Helix range. Powercab 112 & Powercab 112 Plus The two Powercabs offer more than just loudness for your gig. The 1 × 12″ speaker has apparently been […]

Virtual Guitar Amp Software Round-up Part One: Line 6 Helix Native

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Software virtual guitar amplifiers have come along way in recent years and we have put a few of the most popular ones to the test in our studio. This new series will cover the latest and greatest software amps, comparing their pros and cons and letting you make an informed choice on where to spend […]