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.

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.

Jakko Jakszyk – Helix In the Court of the Crimson King

The guitarist and vocalist discusses Helix, his latest album, working with Robert Fripp, and more—plus shares three King Crimson presets.

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.

Not Guitar: How Tina Guo & Lisa Molinaro Make Cellos and Violas Rock with Line 6 Effects

Fuzz viola? Heavy metal cello? These innovative string players aren’t limited by convention (plus: Tina shares her “Banana” Helix preset).

Not Guitar: How Woodwind Players Paul Hanson and Theo Travis Incorporate Line 6 Effects Into Their Art

Our “Not Guitar” series spotlights non-guitarists doing amazing things with Line 6 effects—beginning with two phenomenal woodwind players.

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.

Rock, Race, and History: A Conversation with Vernon Reid

Joe Gore and the renowned guitarist discuss the racially fraught history of rock music and spotlight black guitarists that haven’t received their due.

Scott Holiday – The Fuzz Lord Enters the Halls of Helix

The tone-savvy Rival Sons guitarist tells James Rotondi why and how he made Helix Floor the centerpiece of his live performance “B Rig.”

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.

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.