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How to import presets in to Line6 Helix?

The Line 6 Helix is an advanced multi-effects processor and amp modeler, renowned for its versatility and ability to recreate a wide range of guitar tones. In this technical and formal blog post, we will delve into the process of importing Line 6 Helix presets, while also highlighting platforms such as Line 6 CustomTone, a hub where users can freely share and download presets, and the exclusive "Ambien Guitar Tones" bundle created specifically for ambient guitar enthusiasts.


Step 1: Obtaining Presets from Trusted Sources

To begin, it is essential to acquire Line 6 Helix presets from reliable sources. Line 6 CustomTone is a prominent platform where users freely share their presets, making it an excellent starting point. Visit the website and browse the extensive collection of user-submitted presets. Additionally, for those seeking meticulously crafted ambient guitar tones, the "Ambient Guitar Tones" bundle offers a curated selection of presets specifically tailored for ambient guitarists.


Step 2: Connecting and Preparing the Line 6 Helix

Connect your Line 6 Helix device to your computer via a USB cable. Ensure that your computer recognizes the Helix and that you have the latest Line 6 Helix drivers installed. These drivers can be downloaded from the Line 6 website and are crucial for establishing a stable connection.


It is important to acknowledge that presets may vary in compatibility and functionality. When browsing through the CustomTone website, it is advisable to search for presets specifically designed for the Line 6 Helix or HX Stomp devices. It is crucial to note that there is a distinction between these two devices in terms of processing power. The HX Stomp utilizes a single DSP, whereas the Helix devices utilize two DSPs. Consequently, when importing presets, it is worth considering that the Ambient Tone presets currently do not fully support the HX Stomp devices. Although you can import them, please be aware that only half of the tone will be visible on the first DSP, resulting in a significantly different outcome compared to the intended sound.


Step 3: Launching the Line 6 Helix Edit Software

Launch the Line 6 HX Edit software on your computer. Once opened, the software will establish a connection with your Helix unit, displaying the current User Setlist with its presets.


Step 4: Importing Presets

To import presets using the Line 6 Helix Edit software, navigate to the left column section [preset list] within the application. Within this section, you will find an import button typically located at the top of the interface. Alternatively, you can also opt for a drag-and-drop method by directly dragging and dropping the preset files into the user setlist area.


Step 5: Organizing and Assigning Presets

Customize the organization of your presets based on your individual requirements and the button layout you have configured for your Line 6 Helix device.


Step 6: Fine-Tuning and Customization

Imported presets serve as an excellent starting point, but it is essential to make adjustments and tailor them to suit your personal taste. Explore various amp models, effects parameters, and signal chain configurations. The Line 6 Helix offers an array of customization options. Included in the Ambient Tones preset pack is a documentation that provides insights into the construction of the presets and offers guidance on customizing them to suit your specific requirements.

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.

Share your Helix creations with us on Instagram by tagging #helixcustomshop for a chance to be featured!
You will get the following files:
  • HLX (22KB)
  • HLX (26KB)
  • HLX (40KB)
  • HLX (34KB)
  • HLX (35KB)
  • HLX (24KB)
  • HLX (39KB)
  • HLX (35KB)
  • HLX (32KB)
  • PDF (62KB)
  • PDF (82KB)
  • PDF (59KB)
  • HLX (31KB)
  • HLX (39KB)
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!


Share your Helix creations with us on Instagram by tagging #helixcustomshop for a chance to be featured!

You will get the following files:
  • HLX (20KB)
  • HLX (26KB)
  • PDF (62KB)
  • PDF (58KB)
  • PDF (58KB)