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A Guide to Experimenting with Your Clean Tone on the Line 6 Helix

When it comes to creating presets on the Line 6 Helix, considering how your tones fit within a mix or band setting is crucial. In this blog post, we'll explore a thought process that can enhance your preset creation journey. Specifically, we'll focus on utilizing splits and effects manipulation to experiment with your clean tone.



Setting up the Split:

To begin, let's add a split with two outputs after the amp block in your preset. Splits provide an excellent way to control the dry-wet ratio of your sound. For this particular approach, assign the upper path for your dry signal and reserve the lower path for your wet signal.


Placing Effects on the Lower Signal Path:

Direct your attention to the lower signal path, where you'll position your effects. It's essential to set the MIX parameter of your effects between 50% and 100%, ensuring a prominent presence of the wet signal. This parameter adjustment sets the foundation for shaping your tone.


Modulating the Wet Signal:

To truly experiment with your wet tone, consider adding modulation effects after your Delay or Reverb blocks. Popular options include chorus or vibe effects. By placing these modulation effects in the signal chain, you can witness how they impact the character and texture of your wet tone. Don't hesitate to tweak the parameters to find the sweet spot that resonates with your creative vision.


Tailoring the Blending Options:

Once you've refined your wet signal with the desired effects and modulation, it's time to explore various blending options. Start by introducing a gain block to the lower path, preceding your effects pedal. This addition allows you to add more grit and character to your wet tone, enhancing its overall impact within the mix.


Another blending technique involves utilizing the Split mixer for A/B blending. This method enables you to pan the dry and wet sounds, creating a dynamic stereo image that adds depth and width to your tone. Additionally, you can experiment with the frequency splitter, which allows you to isolate specific frequency ranges for further customization and tonal shaping.


To sum it up…

By adopting a thoughtful approach to your clean tone experimentation on the Line 6 Helix, you open up a world of possibilities for crafting unique and captivating presets. Through the utilization of splits, strategic effects placement, modulation experimentation, and tailored blending options, your clean tone can evolve into something truly extraordinary. Embrace this process, allow your creativity to flourish, and watch as your Line 6 Helix presets come to life in a mix or band setting.


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Are you ready to explore a world of captivating clean tones? Experience the ambiance of long-tailed reverbs by downloading my Ambient preset pack. With this meticulously crafted collection, you'll have the opportunity to delve into a realm of immersive soundscapes and atmospheric textures.

Line6 Helix Ambient Preset Pack
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🎶 Are you tired of using generic guitar presets that lack creativity and individuality? Look no further! Our custom-built Line6 Helix Ambient guitar presets are heavenly like and suitable for sound design, crafted specifically for ambient and atmospheric playing. 

🎸 If you're looking for a way to add some cinematic atmosphere to your playing, look no further. Crafted with long-tailed reverbs and delays, our presets will provide you with immersive soundscapes that will take your guitar sound to new heights. Our lush presets, with their radiant verb soundscapes, will create a truly unique playing experience. Whether you play metal, pop, or ambient, our presets will provide you with new inspirations and a fresh perspective.

Inspired by the renowned Strymon Big Sky and Volante effect pedals, our presets are the result of over 10 years of experience and testing, providing you with fantastic value for money.

🍔 For the price of a burger, you can have access to a bundle of custom-crafted presets that will add a touch of sophistication and atmosphere to your playing. 

🎵 Using the presets is incredibly easy. Simply drag and drop the presets into your Line6 Helix device and you're ready to go. No need for any complicated setup or programming, our presets are ready to use right out of the box. Once the presets are loaded, feel free to tweak the pedals to your liking. Please note that the presets are only compatible with Helix Floor, Helix LT, and Helix Native devices and are not yet compatible with HX Stomp. Please note that our presets have been optimized for the dual DSP models, offering you the best possible sound experience.

🎁 What's in the box? You'll receive a bundle of 11 custom-built presets [Asheville tape, Bursting Clouds, Delaybient, Fresh Tape, HP Tape, HRT Clean, Huge Sky, Long Cosmos, Omino Clouds, Tails One, T Drifting]. Along with the presets, you'll also get detailed PDF documentation that provides explanations on how to modify the presets to your liking. To utilize these presets, make sure you're rocking the Helix firmware 3.60 or newer.

Check out some samples!



Please note that I'm not a recording engineer or sound mixer, but I've put in my best effort to capture the essence of these presets. To see the signal chain, please click the SoundCloud link.

Feeling unsure? Why not take a leap of faith and give my free presets a try? Are presets worth buying? read our blog post.

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Pulsing Atmosphere - FREE preset bundle
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Are you contemplating the purchase of the Line6 Helix Ambient Preset Pack but still unsure? Or perhaps you stumbled upon this webpage while searching for high-quality ambient presets? In any case, you are welcome to download two of our presets.


Included in this pack are two presets:


Asheville Tape, featuring a pulsating atmospheric backdrop.


Fresh Tape, which draws inspiration from Strymon's Volante pedal.



🎵 Using the presets is incredibly easy. Simply drag and drop the presets into your Line6 Helix device and you're ready to go. No need for any complicated setup or programming, the presets are ready to use right out of the box. The presets are only compatible with Helix Floor, Helix LT, HX Stomp and Helix Native devices. The free presets utilize only a limited number of snapshots.


🎁 What's in the box? Included in this package are two Line6 Helix presets along with a PDF documentation that provides additional insights on how to customize and fine-tune the presets. To utilize these presets, make sure you're rocking the Helix firmware 3.60 or newer.


Are you prepared to explore a wider range of sounds? Take the opportunity to try out our preset pack!


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You will get the following files:
  • HLX (20KB)
  • HLX (26KB)
  • PDF (62KB)
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