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 […]

Overloud TH-U: An updated virtual guitar amp suite for your DAW

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Overloud TH-U is coming! Its maker promises a whole set of new features, the kind of stuff guitarists love to tweak with. Will TH-U be big hit for Overloud?  Overloud TH-U is a software suite for guitarists and bass players who like to do everything in the DAW. The previous version was TH-3 version, and the […]

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 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 […]

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 […]