Breaking the Analog Model

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

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.

Nashville’s Dirty Secret – Country Music’s Founding Forefathers of Fuzz

Chris Gill recounts that years before and after the Stones recorded “Satisfaction,” fuzz guitar was featured on dozens of country singles.

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.

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.

Crossing the Digital Divide – You Don’t Have to Choose

Boutique amp builder Dan Boul loves tube amps, yet he’s also a huge proponent of amp modeling. Find out why he’s certain it’s okay to have it both ways.