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.