Helix Native

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99-070-0300
Was: €367.43
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The Helix Native amp and effects plugin features the authentic sounds of vintage and modern amps, cabs, mics, and effects.


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HELIX NATIVE
AMP & EFFECTS PLUGIN

Helix® Native delivers the power of award-winning HX® Modeling technology in a plugin. Like the hardware members of the Helix family of guitar processors—Helix Floor, Helix Rack, and Helix LT—it features the authentic sounds of vintage and modern amps, cabs, mics, and effects. But this plugin’s repertoire isn’t strictly retro. Helix Native is an open-ended sound design tool that will inspire film/TV/ game composers, producers and engineers, electronic musicians, and anyone else seeking exciting new sounds. Preset compatibility across the entire Helix family makes it easy to transfer your studio creations to your hardware Helix device and vice-versa, and Helix Native also loads third-party impulse responses (IRs). Helix Native supports AAX, AU, and VST3 formats on Mac® and PC.

 

   
   

EXPLORE FEATURES

 

AUTHENTIC TONE
FEELS AND SOUNDS LIKE ANALOG GEAR

When it comes to authentic sound and feel, Helix Floor and Helix Rack guitar processors represent a giant leap forward in modeling technology. Dual-DSPs provide massive power to accurately recreate the sonic characteristics and full dynamic response of classic and modern amplifiers and effects.

   
   

HX HYBRID CABS
A NEW APPROACH TO SPEAKER CABINET MODELING

Helix HX Hybrid cabs represent a new approach to the speaker cabinet capture process. They provide the same resolution and low-end accuracy as a 2048-point or higher Impulse Response, while only using roughly the same amount of DSP power as a 1024-point IR. A choice of 16 different microphones and 23 recording distances provides additional sonic flexibility and real-time dynamic control. Helix Floor and Helix Rack processors also let you load custom impulse responses, allowing you to personalize your rig even further.

 

 

CAPTURING EACH AMP COMPONENT
MODELS THAT RESPOND LIKE THE REAL THING

With Helix processors, each stage of an amp’s circuitry has been measured and matched back to the original, so that each model reacts and interacts with the player as expected. This level of dynamic circuit detail extends into areas such as power supply ripple, individual tube sag, and control over B+ voltages.

 

 
   

CAPTURING SPECIFIC EFFECTS COMPONENTS
EFFECTS MODELS WITH UNPRECIDENTED AUTHENTICITY

HX Modeling accurately recreates the behavior of even the most idiosyncratic vintage effects by modeling their individual components. The Transtronic process emulates the behavior of virtually any germanium or silicon transistor diode, making it possible to authentically recreate fuzz, distortion, and other pedals once considered too persnickety to convincingly model. The Throbber is a "virtual lightbulb" that mimics the decidedly nonlinear behavior of the small incandescent bulb and four photocells inside the original 1960's Uni-Vibe pedals that are essential to their unique sound and vibe. And the Bucketier chip and Panda circuit are virtual recreations of the Bucket Brigade (BBD) chips and compander (compression/expansion) circuitry found in many old-school analog delay pedals. Accurately modeling the inherent quirkiness of vintage analog delay pedals at the component level endows HX analog delay effects with all of their lo-fi majesty.

 

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

 

MAC COMPUTERS

Mac OS X 10.12.2, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15
64-bit AAX Native
Audio Units (AU)
VST3 host DAW software
Supported Sample Rates:
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

WINDOWS COMPUTERS

Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1
Windows 10 (64-bit only)
64-bit AAX Native
VST3 or VST2 host DAW software
Supported Sample Rates:
44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz

MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Dual-Core 2.0GHz processor or faster
4GB of RAM
100MB of free disk space
Internet connection required for license authorization (and for trial version)

 

 

SUPPORTED DAW AND PLUGIN FORMATS (PC)

 
 

HOST

REQUIREMENTS

SUPPORTED FORMATS

 
  Ableton Live 8.5 or above VST2*  
  Avid Pro Tools 11 or above AAX  
  Bitwig 2.5 or above VST3  
  Cockos Reaper 5 or above VST3  
  MOTU Digital Performer 9 or above VST2*  
  Presonus Studio One Artist / Professional 3 or above VST3  
  Steinberg Cubase 8.5 or above VST3  
  Steinberg Nuendo 7 or above VST3  
  Steinberg Wavelab 9 or above Audio Unit, VST3  
  Tracktion 7 or above VSTz  
 
 

SUPPORTED DAW AND PLUGIN FORMATS (MAC)

 
 

HOST

REQUIREMENTS

SUPPORTED FORMATS

 
  Ableton Live 8.5 or above Audio Unit  
  Apple Logic Pro 10.2.3 or above Audio Unit  
  Apple Garageband 10.0 or above Audio Unit  
  Apple Mainstage 3 or above Audio Unit  
  Avid Pro Tools 10.3.10 or above AAX  
  Bitwig 2.5 or above VST3  
  Cockos Reaper 5 or above Audio Unit, VST3  
  MOTU Digital Performer 9 or above Audio Unit  
  Presonus Studio One Artist / Professional 3 or above Audio Unit, VST3  
  Steinberg Cubase 8.5 or above VST3  
  Steinberg Nuendo 7 or above VST3  
  Steinberg Wavelab 9 or above VST3  
  Tracktion 7 or above Audio Unit, VST3  
  *To ensure that VST2 is installed, please check the box for it in the Helix Native installer.

© 2020 Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Line 6, the Line 6 logo, Helix, and HX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions.
Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

 

Helix Native

  • Download the latest version of Helix Native at https://line6.com/download-helix-native.
  • Run the Helix Native installer. We suggest you temporarily disable all third party antivirus programs during installation. Follow the prompts and restart your computer if required.
  • Launch your DAW, plug-in host, or recording software, and insert Helix Native into an audio track as an effect. (Note: the plug-in may also be used via an aux bus.)
  • Log in with your account you used to purchase or activate Helix Native.
  • Click "Authorize This Computer" or the blue link displayed in the dialog.
  • Click here to view Helix Native tutorial videos and knowledge base articles.