Dave Hunter: Tone in a Box Part 1 – Tone Tweaking Via Cab Swapping

Learn all about speaker cabs and how they affect your tone—then explore the new cabs and cab parameter options in Helix 3.50 “The Cab Update.”

Sarah Lipstate – Crafting Cinematic Soundscapes with Guitars, Bows, and Pedals Galore

Whether performing solo as Noveller, or collaborating with the likes of Iggy Pop, Lipstate evokes majestic waves of sonic splendor.

Jeff Schroeder: Ambient Sounds Pt. 1 – “Frippertronics”

The Smashing Pumpkins guitarist offers insights into ambient guitar playing and shares his “Frippertronics” Helix presets. Free Download!

Paul Richards – Guitar Craftiness, Shepard Tones, and Echoes (plus free Helix/HX presets!)

The California Guitar Trio guitarist talks about Robert Fripp, using effects with acoustic guitar, covering Pink Floyd’s “Echoes,” and more.

Dave Hunter: What’s Behind the Sag, Bias, and Bias X Controls in Helix Amps?

Sharpen your Helix and HX tone-crafting skills by better understanding these critical tube amp parameters.

Julien Baker – Indie Rock’s Reverb Queen Shimmers with HX Effects

The singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist employs pedals and live looping to sculpt sounds as adeptly as she sings and turns phrases.

Reeves Gabrels – Is Art-Rock’s Jedi Master Really a … Blues Rocker?

James Volpe Rotondi talks tone, effects, whammy bar technique, Helix, core influences and more with the former David Bowie and current Cure guitarist.

Jeff Schroeder on the Virtues of Running Delay and Reverb Before Distortion

The Smashing Pumpkins guitarist challenges convention and shares three vibey Helix presets as we mark the two year anniversary of Model Citizens.

Dave Hunter: Output Tube Types – Setting the Foundation of Your Tone

Learn why output tubes are an essential factor when it comes to tone, even when you’re choosing and dialing in amplifier models.

Jeff Schroeder on Sonic Inspiration and His Multi-Modulation Helix Preset (Free Download)

The Smashing Pumpkins and Night Dreamer guitarist shares musical ideas inspired by his super-vibey post-punk-style preset—with audio examples.

Not Guitar: Touch Guitarists Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn Conjure Cosmic Tones and Soundscapes From Helix

The singular progressive rockers divulge their deepest and darkest Helix secrets—and Reuter shares his “Glitch” and “Lead” presets.

Garbage In, Garbage Out: Super Producer Butch Vig Digs Through Helix for Trash & Treasure

James Rotondi and the renowned producer/multi-instrumentalist discuss Garbage and Helix, with additional insights from engineer/mixer Billy Bush.

Bill Kelliher – The Mastodon Guitarist Riffs on Helix and Heaviness (and bestows a free preset)

The past master of mammoth riffs initiates Barry Cleveland into the dark art of conjuring monster Helix tones.

Helix for Neanderthals – Butch Walker’s Beastly Bag of Tricks

James Rotondi and the celebrated guitarist, producer, songwriter, and performer talk tone, tech, and shoe size.

Barry Cleveland: How Les Paul Created His Extraordinary New Sound

Barry Cleveland details the singular techniques behind the visionary guitarist and inventor’s revolutionary recordings.

Jeff Schroeder: When I Dream of Amps …

The Smashing Pumpkins and Night Dreamer guitarist shares four of his “dream” multi-channel amp and effects Helix presets.

The Man Behind the Modelers – Eric Klein Talks Helix 3.0 with Joe Gore

Helix mastermind Eric Klein discusses Helix 3.0 highlights and personal favorites with veteran journalist, guitarist, and fellow Helix geek Joe Gore.

How Producer Michael Beinhorn Records Humongous Walls of Guitar

Producer Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Korn, Hole) shares his guitar recording techniques.

Jon Herrera: What Is Re-Amping and Why Should You Care?

Bassist and recording engineer Jonathan Herrera expounds the nearly limitless tone-crafting power of re-amping.

Jeff Schroeder Shares His Helix Shoegaze Tones

Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins, Night Dreamer) offers a shoegaze guitar tone primer with audio examples and downloadable Helix presets.

Mary Halvorson’s DL4 Time Warp

Barry Cleveland discusses delay tactics with the highly acclaimed NYC jazz and free-improvisational guitarist.

Dan Boul: You’ve Never Actually Heard That Amp

Having trouble sounding like the guitarists on your favorite records? Tube amp guru Dan Boul explains why.

Joe Gore: Breaking the Analog Model

Joe Gore explores what happens when you disregard the conventional rules of analog signal flow in the digital modeling realm.

Michael Ross: Gainful Deployment – Stacking Overdrives

Michael Ross dishes the dirt on combining overdrive, fuzz, and other distortion pedals to open up whole new worlds of gain.

Video: Tom Salta on Scoring Games With Helix Native

Award-winning composer Tom Salta demonstrates how he uses the Line 6 Helix Native guitar and effects plug-in to create monumental sounds when scoring major video games.

Joe Gore: The Secret Power of Helix Snapshots

Snapshots is one of the most powerful, yet underutilized, features in Helix. Joe Gore unveils its secrets, step-by-step, with images, sound clips, and downloadable examples.

Barry Cleveland: A Young Person’s Guide to Speaker Cabinet IRs

Speaker cabinet impulse responses are all the rage—but what are they and how can you use them when crafting great guitar tones with your modeler?

Matt Scannell on Using HX Effects with 4-Cable Method In His Live Rig

Curious about 4-Cable Method? Matt Scannell runs Matt Blackett through how he employs it with his HX Effects-based live effects rig.