Line 6 has just released a new firmware and app update for Helix line with version 2.90 & Helix Native with version 1.90. The update brings new amp, 2 new cabs, & 6 new effects to the Helix Range.
New Amp, Cabs, & Effects
|Amp||New Cabs||New Effects|
|Revv Gen Purple||1×12 Fullerton||Distortion – Alpaca Rouge|
|1×12 Grammatico||Distortion – Legendary Drive|
|Distortion – Xenomorph Fuzz|
|Dynamics – Rochester Comp|
|Modulation – Pebble Phaser|
|Split – Dynamic|
According to Line 6, the new additions from the latest firmware update are based on:
|New Amp||Based On|
|Revv Gen Purple||Purple (Gain 1) channel of the Revv Generator 120|
|New Cabs||Based On|
|1×12 Fullerton||Classic 1953 Fender 5C3 Tweet Deluxe|
|1×12 Grammatico||Modern 2016 Grammatico LaGrange|
|New Effects||Based On|
|Alpaca Rouge (Distortion)||Modded Way Huge Red Llama|
|Legendary Drive (Distortion)||Carvin VLD1 Legacy Drive (high-gain channel)|
|Xenomorph Fuzz (Distortion)||Subdecay Harmonic Antagonizer|
|Rochester Comp (Dynamics)||Ashly CLX-52 (created in conjunction with Billy Sheehan)|
|Pebble Phaser (Modulation)||Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser|
|Dynamic (Split)||Line 6 original|
Except for the Split block, all of the new effects emulate some other effects device. The new Line 6 Split block allows a user to dynamically route signals to Path B depending on the signal strength.
Line 6 Helix/HX 2.90 Update: New Features
The Line 6 Helix/HX 2.90 update introduces new features such as output meters, gain-reduction meters, clip indicators, command center commands, shortcuts, & improved IR referencing for the following Helix/HX devices:
|New Feature||Supported Helix / HX Device|
|Output Meters||Helix Floor, Helix Rack, Helix LT|
|Gain Reduction Meters||Helix Floor, Helix Rack, Helix LT|
|Signal Present / Clip Indicators||Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, HX Stomp|
|Command Center Commands||Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, HX Effects|
|Shortcuts (Model Subcategories)||Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, HX Effects, HX Stomp|
|Improved IR Referencing||Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, Helix Native, HX Effects, HX Stomp|
The Command Center includes new HX Preset, HX Snapshot, & HX Looper command options that enable a user to configure any preset, snapshot, or looper function. With the latest Line 6 Helix/HX 2.90 update, users can quickly navigate model subcategories without having to open the model list.
Line 6 Helix Native 1.90 Update: New Features
The latest Line 6 Helix Native 1.90 plugin update makes a quick A/B comparison possible. Additionally, the update allows the user to drag the IR directly from the impulse list to the signal flow view. Double-clicking an IR in the Impulses list now auto-populates the currently selected IR block.
The Helix Native 1.90 update also adds a new “Check for Updates” box in the preferences window.