A lot of that was the fact that I'd spent months working with the Kemper vs. It also integrates tightly with the Helix hardware, so you can transfer your presets between them. . Add it to your plugin collection. And all these easy-to-dial-in tones can be effortlessly transferred to your Helix floor unit or Helix Rack for performance. Within this plug-in you'll find over 60 electric guitar and bass amplifier models and more than 100 different effects. Lugging all that gear around has become less appealing over the years, and yet that's how I get the sounds I like.
Helix Native is sounding very similar to the hardware here. Rare as it might be, that is precisely what renowned developer and guitar manufacturer Line6 has done with their new Helix Native plugin. Read to get an idea of its high suitability for effecting keyboard tones. Just manage the signal flow, man. To my ears, Helix modeling is even better than I anticipated based on my experience with other amp modelers, and some of the nice tube-like sounds that come out of this thing would fool analog tone snobs.
Helix Native in action with PolyM. You are able to create multiple signal paths within a preset, with the only limitation being the horsepower of your computer. Of course, part of this is that, after being a Southern Cal apartment dweller for about 30 years, I now live in a house in Oregon that is just isolated enough that I can get a reasonable volume level to record a real amp. You could go back to a song and change the tone months down the track when new patches or new amps become available, for example. This is complete offline installer and standalone setup for Line6 Helix Native v1. This is simply called system requirements and can be retrieved with a simple search.
Sign up to our newsletter to get awesome content regularly. The connectivity options give you pretty much everything needed for live dates or studio use. Synthesists, keyboardists, and drummers — especially e-drummers — also benefit from manipulating the sound of their instruments. But if I were going to play out I think I'd give the Helix a try. Features of Line6 Helix Native v1. I figure the late night sessions I can record other things, and then crank up the amp through a 4x12 during the day. What computer configuration do you need? It also tightly integrates with Helix hardware so you can take your presets from studio to the stage—and back again.
This will make a difference in the sound quality and latency but was less of a concern, I expected the sound quality to be quite similar between iMac and MacBook Pro if the same interface is used and was really more interested in possible system limitations which could prevent the plugin from running properly. But for us mortals budget is a factor and allows you to buy more gear or more guitars :-. Line 6 provides advice on optimizing the signal flow for performance. At the heart of the plug-in is an intuitive Signal Flow Display which is used for loading up guitar effects and amps. Professional hardware equipment is often vintage, hard to find, difficult to maintain, and laborious to work with. I presume this is because with the screen open there is additional loading for processing the visuals such as audio level controls and other parameters. Like any other piece of gear.
The biggest improvement, for me at least, was the ability to have two amplifiers, two signal chains really. Did a comparison, and to me, S-Gear sounds better. See the Helix Native Pilot Manual for more information. Please review the before purchasing. Do a lot of test captures before starting the process. Take your sounds to the stage: One-piece workflow and broad compatibility.
The guitar tones that can be achieved in this Helix Native feel amazing to play through and sound incredibly close to many sought after guitar amps. I browsed the manual once weeks before buying, don't think I will need it again. You'll find the usual suspects from Fender, Marshall, Boogie, Soldano, Matchless, etc. The Helix Native plug-in provides a limitless creative palette for inspiring tone creation, with 60+ amplifiers, 30+ speaker cabinets and a wide range of 100+ effects. There's no way of searching for presets or cataloging with tags. Note that the latency is calculated on the fly by Logic Pro X and is shown below the buffer setting as this depends on what plugins are loaded in the current project and on what interface you are using. A free 15-day trial is available for first time users, or you can authorize an existing purchase of Helix Native via a login to your Line6 account.
For use in the studio, Helix Native enables a fast and intuitive workflow that facilitates inspired tone creation. I have a fairly technical mentality, so I spent too much time experimenting to see what's around the corner. But, I haven't had much time to work with it, so the verdict is still out. The solution was to re-start Logic Pro X and everything went back to normal. This workflow opens up infinite possibilities if you want to change or re-amp the sound of your guitar after you've already recorded it. Line 6 say a tuner will be available in a future update, sadly the tuner wasn't ready when Helix Native launched. Occasionally the latency increased significantly.