Line 6 Helix Rack
Multi-Effects Guitar Processor - Rackmount Version
Packing plenty of processing power in a rugged, 3U
rackmount chassis, Line 6's Helix Rack is a veritable swiss-army knife for your
guitar rig. This multi-effects processor is equipped with a dual-DSP HX
modeling engine to give you outstanding amp and tone modeling whether you're
looking for that classic British amp sound, modern heavy tones, or anything
in-between. Plus, with comprehensive I/O, extensive routing capabilities, and
easy outboard gear integration, the Helix Rack is ready to be the nerve center
of your setup.
When it comes to authentic sound and feel, Helix Rack
represents the next-generation in guitar technology. The dual-DSP engine
provides massive power to accurately recreate the dynamic feel of tube
amplifiers, not just their sonic fingerprint.
The new HX Hybrid cabs represent a new approach to the
speaker cabinet capture process. Not only do they provide the resolution of a
2048-point Impulse Response at lower DSP usage, they also provide a far more
accurate low-end response than previously captured at 12 different distances.
Helix Rack also lets you load custom impulse responses, allowing you to
personalize your rig setup even further.
Each stage of an amp's circuit has been measured and
matched back to the original, so that each model reacts and interacts just like
the real thing. This level of dynamic circuit detail extends into areas like
power supply ripple, individual tube sag, and control over B+ voltages. Once
these elements are captured, you get classic bloom and gooey compression on
some amps, and a powerful gut punch on others.
Poweful modeling interfaces traditionally have a steep
learning curve in order to get the most out of them, however Helix Rack
approaches things differently. The large 6.2" 800x480-pixel LCD display
all but eliminates menu diving and provides the same level of control you would
expect from an external editor. When it comes to creating tomes, Helix Rack is
as fast as you are.
Four Stereo Signal Paths
With four stereo signal paths per preset, Helix Rack
allows you to design complex routing scenarios. Creating variations on 4-cable
method and wet-dry-wet routing schemes is as easy as selecting a template
preset, and using the onboard effects models in conjunction with the 4
freely-assignable effects loops means that the tonal possibilities are huge.
The Center of Your Rig
Thanks to Helix Rack's advanced capabilities and
forward-thinking design, it can easily become the nerve center for your entire
guitar rig. Integrate traditional effects pedals and other hardware into your
environment, creating a seamless hybrid rig that incorporates the best of what
software and hardware have to offer.
Flexible Audio Routing
Helix Rack has incredibly flexible routing options –
use the four effects loops to connect four separate pedal chains, or split them
up and use them as freely-assignable inputs and outputs. In combination with
four discrete signal paths at once, send wet and dry signals that take
advantage of both digital and analog I/O at the same time.
Powerful Master Controller
When you need to incorporate external devices via
MIDI, Helix Rack offers flexibility not seen before in a multi-effects unit.
Add AES/EBU digital I/O, Wordclock sync, support for three epxression pedals,
CV/Expression out, and external amp switching, and Helix Rack can be the
command center for any size rig.
Line 6 Helix Rack Features:
DSP-powered HX modeling engine with 4 discrete stereo signal paths, 45
amps, 30 cabs, 16 mids, and 70 effects
- Imports 3rd
party 1024/2048 cab IR's (Impulse Reponses)
6.2" 800x480-pixel LCD display
- Extensive I/O
for seamless integration with your entire rig - 10 inputs, 12 outputs
(including 4 FX loops), plus 8-in/8-out USB audio interface
- 3 expression
pedal inputs, epxression toe switch input, CV/Expression out, external amp
switching, and deep MIDI control
- AES/EBU and
S/PDIF digital I/O with Wordclock sync
123 dB of dynamic range on the guitar input, for tremendous depth and
construction - 3RU rack enclosure with optional foot-based controller (sold separately)