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.

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.

Chad Boston’s “Family Style” Approach to Nerd Nirvana

Michael Molenda and group co-founder Chad Boston discuss the astonishing success of the ever-expanding Helix Family Facebook Group.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Jude Gold: Living In Stereo

Ace guitarist Jude Gold goes wide on non-mono guitar sounds, the virtues of performing in stereo, and his favorite stereo strategies.