It appears the Helix train has plenty of steam left as it ushers in the newest member of the family: the Line 6 Helix LT. Packing the same processing power and tonal features as its bigger rackmount and floor unit brothers, the LT contains a more streamlined I/O complement and hardware configuration. You could think of it as a “boiled down” version of its full-featured brethren, but that wouldn’t quite be doing it justice. More accurately, the Helix LT is providing access to dual-DSP processing and the applauded HX Modeling technology present in the Helix and Helix Floor in a more budget-friendly package. Pretty cool, right?
In the above segment, Line 6’s senior product manager sat down with Guitar Center to discuss the ins and outs (I guess that’s a pun; maybe it’s intentional) of the new unit. As previously touched upon, the LT was ultimately born out of a desire to extend Helix technology to as many guitarists as possible, while sacrificing literally none of its tonal capability. Sounding sick with good gear is a) fun, and subsequently, b) inspirational as fuck, so there’s really no downside to a slightly slimmed down Helix processor.
The video, of course, features some sound samples too, so we can all be sure the LT’s modeling tech is identical to its predecessors. Be sure to read up on all the nitty gritty of the Line 6 Helix LT right here. I can tell you it’s “cool” and “rad” all day, but what can you really take away from that, other than awareness of my limited vocabulary?