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Line 6 Introduced Amp Farm 4.0 Plug-In



Line 6 has introduced the Amp Farm 4.0 plug-in. It features models based on classics from Marshall, Fender, Vox, and more. Amp Farm 4.0 delivers the same tones used on countless of hit records to your projects.

Since its introduction in 1988, the Amp Farm plug-in has been used to add quintessential guitar tones to countless platinum albums, hit television shows, and major motion picture soundtracks.

Once only available to Pro Tools TDM users, the new Amp Farm 4.0 plug-in supports 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST formats, and sample rates of up to 192kHz, making it compatible with virtually any DAW. Pro Tool users will appreciate full backward compatibility and the ability to open old sessions without losing previous sounds or settings.

Select from more than a dozen amp models based on classic amplifiers like Marshall, Fender, Vox, Mesa/Boogie, Soldano and more – plus 48 cab models with a choice of four mic setups.

Amp Farm 4.0 is fully programmable and automatable, providing powerful control over your tone. Mix and match amps, speakers, and mics for all-new combinations. The Amp Farm plug-in makes it easy to do things that are simply not possible with physical amps. And not just on guitar. It can impart exciting color and character – from subtle tube warmth to extreme distortion – to bass, drums, keyboards, vocals, or complete mixes.


Line 6 Introduces Marketplace



Line 6 LogoLine 6 has introduced Marketplace, an online store where users of the Helix guitar processor and HX products can purchase premium presets and impulse responses (IRs) created by select third-party vendors.

“We are extremely excited to officially open Marketplace,” said Adrian Haselhuber, Director of Product Management, Line 6. “With these unique sounds, Helix and HX product users can explore many new creative options. Thanks to the enthusiastic support of our development partner community, the expanding Helix and HX platforms are poised to become even more beneficial to musicians.”

The Marketplace will help the network of third-party vendors forge new relationships with customers.

At the Marketplace, you can download purchases directly to your computer, and then upload them to your device via your HX Edit software. Marketplace products are compatible with Helix Floor, Helix Rack, Helix LT, HX Stomp, and HX Effects, as well as the new Helix Native plug-in.

Marketplace vendors include: 3 Sigma Audio, Ben R Vesco, Celestion, Chad Boston Store, Chad Huskey, Choptones, Craig Anderton, Eric Broadbent, Fremen, Glenn DeLaune, Gore Boards, Jason Sadites, Live Ready, OwnHammer, Peter Hamm, Robbie Calvo, and Simone Gianlorenzi.

Marketplace produces have minimum software and firmware requirements as follows:

  • Helix/HX firmware version 2.7 or higher
  • HX Edit software version 2.7 or higher
  • Helix Native software version 1.7 or higher

Line 6 has Free Firmware Updates for Helix 2.81 and Helix Native



Line 6 is offering a free Helix firmware update that introduces 16 new amplifier and effects models, along with several new features, including the ability to adjust Powercab parameters via L6 LINK for control over your entire rig.

You get:

8 New Amps: (Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, Helix Native, and HX Stomp only)

  • Fullerton Nrm, based on the classic 1958 Fender 5C3 Tweed Deluxe (normal channel)
  • Fullerton Brt, based on the classic 1958 Fender 5C3 Tweed Deluxe (bright channel)
  • Fullerton Jump, based on the classic 1958 Fender 5C3 Tweed Deluxe (jumped channel)
  • Grammatico Nrm, based on the modern 2016 Grammatico LaGrange (normal channel)
  • Grammatico Brt, based on the modern 2016 Grammatico LaGrange (bright channel)
  • Grammatico Jump, based on the modern 2016 Grammatico LaGrange (jumped channel)
  • Revv Gen Red, based on the red (gain 2) channel of the Revv Generator 120
    Ampeg SVT-4 PRO, based on the Ampeg SVT-4 Pro

8 New Effects:

  • Distortion > Dhyana Drive (Mono, Stereo) based on the Hermida Zendrive
  • Distortion > Heir Apparent (Mono, Stereo) based on the Analogman Prince of Tone
  • Distortion > Tone Sovereign (Mono , Stereo) based on the Analgman King of Tome V4
  • Distortion > ZeroAmp Bass DI (Mono, Stereo) based on the Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI V1
  • Filter > Asheville Pattrn (Mono, Stereo) based on the Moog Moogerfooger MF-105M MIDI MuRF Filter (with both MuRF and Bass MuRF voicings)
  • EQ > Low/High Shelf, Line 6 Original EQ
  • EQ > Tilt, Line 6 Original EQ

And more! Visit the Line 6 website for more details. You can download the free Helix 2.81 Update from that website. The Helix Native 1.81 Update is also free to download from the Line 6 website. It includes the following new features:

HELIX/HX Preset Sharing—Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, Helix Native, HX Effects, and HX Stomp all now live within the same ecosystem. Using multiple windows within HX Edit and/or multiple instances within the Helix Native plug-in, individual blocks and entire presets can be freely dragged and dropped or copied and pasted between units. Aside from a few obvious caveats, all Helix and HX products can now share the same content

Hardware Compatibility Modes—Helix Native can now reflect the signal flow and model set of all Helix and HX hardware devices, so transferring presets to and from your DAW is even easier. In addition, Hardware Compatibility can be disabled, so the simultaneous model count is now limited only by the capacity of your computer

Undo/Redo—New Undo and Redo buttons have been added to the right of the Snapshots pull-down

MIDI Learn—Right-click on a parameter and select Controller Assign > MIDI Learn. A brain icon flashes. Send Helix Native a MIDI CC and the parameter is automatically assigned. (Note: Depending on your DAW, your track may not be set up for MIDI control)


Line 6 Introduced Powercab 212 Plus and Spider MkII Amplifiers



At Summer NAMM 2019, Line 6 debuted the Powercab 212 Plus Active Stereo Guitar Speaker System and the Spider V MkII series of practicing and performing amplifiers.

All five Spider V MkII amplifiers let you plug in and immediately rock a traditional amp tone, or tweak parameters until you’ve devised a unique tone of your own. The all-new presets include classic amp sounds dialed in by a renowned tube-amp maker, and showcase the new Classic Speaker mode.

The 500-watt Powercab 212 Plus is the premier amplification system for Helix or any modeler, offering a flat (FRFR) mode, or a choice of 12 proprietary speaker models – not the same as cab models or cab IRs, for an authentic “amp-in-the-room” playing experience.

Features of the Powercab 212 Plus include:

  • Speaker Quantity: 1
  • Speaker Type: Ferrite Coaxial Custom by Eminence
  • Compression Driver(s): Celestion CDX 1-1010
  • Loudness SPL: 125dB SPL @ 1m
  • Peak Wattage: 250 watts
  • Speaker Size: 12”
  • Frequency Response: 70Hz – 20kHz
  • Speaker Models: 12 (with 2.0 firmware)
  • Combination Input Jacks: 2
  • XLR Direct Outs: 1
  • L6 LINK / AES/EBU: Input and Output
  • USB Audio Interface: USB-B
  • User Presets: 128
  • Display: 2” LCD
  • Cabinet Material: Poplar Plywood
  • Kickstands: Yes
  • Porting: Front
  • Third-Party Impulse Response (IR) Support: 2048 sample
  • MIDI DIN: 2: In, Out/Thru

Line 6 has Scorching Summer Software Sale



Line 6 is having a Scorching Summer Software Sale. You can save 30% off all Line 6 software and model packs in the Line 6 store including Helix Native, POD Farm, Echo Farm, and Model Packs. Use the Coupon Code SUMMER30 at checkout. The sale ends on July 14, 2019.

Helix Native offers the authentic sounds of vintage and modern amps, cabs, mics, and effects – plus extensive signal routing functionality and an easy-to-use interface. Whether you’re a guitarist, producer, engineer, sound designer, film/TV/game composer, or electronic musician, the Helix Native plug-in is perfect for creating new and exciting sounds.

POD Farm 2.5 is a premium guitar tone plug-in that features vintage and modern amps, cabs, classic stompboxes, colorful preamps, and mode.

Echo Farm 3.0 64-Bit Native Plug-In for Any DAW lets you bring a legendary collection of vintage delay and echo effects to your studio. Now supporting 64-bit AU and VST plug-in formats in addition to AAX, Echo Farm works with any DAW. Echo Farm 3.0 features models based on vintage hardware unites such as the Roland RE-101, Space Echo, Boss DM-2, Electo-Harmonix Memory Man, TC Electronic 2290, and Maestro Echoplexes, plus Line 6 original.


Line 6 Introduced HX Stomp



Line 6 has introduced HX Stomp. It is a professional-grade guitar processor that delivers the sound of Helix amps, cabs, and effects in an ultra-compact pedal.

Whether you prefer to play through a traditional amp-and-pedal setup, or go direct onstage in the studio, HX Stop seamlessly integrates into a variety of environments and applications.

Utilizing the same DSP and HX Modeling technology as its bigger Helix brethren, the HX Stomp guitar pedal nonetheless fits easily onto your pedalboard, or even in the pocket of your gig bag.

There are over 300 amps, cabs, and effects – including a looper. HX Stomp contains all the same HX models found in Helix family products, as well as the legacy effects library from Line 6 M-Series pedals, and stompbox modelers, and modelers such as the DL4. Use it as a “super stompbox,” a backup fly rig, an add-on tone expander when combined with other modelers, an audio interface – or even a complete guitar or bass rig.

Features include:

  • 300+ Helix amps, cabs, and effects – run up to 6 simultaneously
  • Legacy effects from M13, M9, M5, DL4, MM4, FM4, and DM4
  • Capacitive-sensing footswitches with color-coded LCD rings
  • Industry-leading 123dB of dynamic range for tremendous depth and ultra-low noise
  • 4-Cable Method and re-amping connectivity, stereo effects loop.

Revolver Magazine is Giving Away a Shuriken Variax Guitar



Revolver Magazine has teamed up with Line 6 to do a giveaway. One person will win a brand new Shuriken Variax guitar. To enter, you must sign up for the Revolver newsletter. At the time I am writing this, there are 12 days left to enter.

Shuriken Variax guitars resulted from a collaboration between Shuriken Guitars, Line 6 and Yamaha Guitar Development. They are modern, high-quality instruments featuring unique body shapes with contoured edges, Indian ebony fretboards, custom mid-gain humbucking pickups, and all of the sonic versatility provided by Variax HD technology.

One winner will receive 1 Shuriken Variax guitar from Line 6 and a one-year subscription to Revolver magazine. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.

As always, it is a good idea to read the Terms & Conditions of any contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes. The sweepstakes ends on September 23, 2018, at 11:59pm PST. This sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Residents in Alabama and Nebraska must be 19 years of age or older.

Entrants must supply their full name, email address and zip code and join Revolver’s email newsletter. Entrants may also share the contest to earn additional entries (but this is not required to enter).

One winner will be selected by random drawing on or about September 24, 2018, from all eligible entries received during the sweepstakes period. No cash or prize substitution is allowed. Prize is not transferrable. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.


Line 6 has a Scorching Summer Software Sale



Line 6 is having a Scorching Summer Software Sale where you save 30% off all Software and Model Packs if you use the coupon code “SUMMER30”. This is a worldwide promotion and a limited time offer that ends on July 31, 2018.

For a very short time, get 30% off all software items in the Line 6 online store including Helix Native, POD Farm software, Model Packs, and Echo Farm.

Helix Native offers the authentic sounds of vintage and modern amps, cabs, mics, and effects – plus extensive signal routing functionality and an easy-to-use interface. Whether you’re a guitarist, producer, engineer, sound designer, film/TV/game composer, or electronic musician, the Helix Native plug-in is perfect for creating new and original sounds.

POD Farm 2.5 is a premier guitar tone plug-in that features vintage and modern amps, cabs, classic stompboxes, colorful preamps, and more.

Echo Farm 3.0 is a 64-bit native plug-in for any DAW. Bring a legendary collection of vintage delay and echo effects to your studio with Echo Farm 3.0. Now supporting 64-bit AU and VST plug-in formats in addition to AAX, Echo Farm works with any DAW. Echo Farm 3.0 features models based on vintage hardware units such as the Roland RE-101, Space Echo, Boss DM-2, Electro-Harmonix Memory Man, TC Electronic 2290, and Maestro Echoplexes, plus Line 6 originals.

This offer is available to Line 6 customers worldwide. The offer applies to all Model Packs and Software on store.line6.com. All products must be purchased from store.line6.com. Applicable tax, if any, is the sole responsibility of the customer.


Line 6 Introduced Spider V 20



Line 6 has introduced the Spider V 20. It is the ideal practice amp for any guitarist. The compact Spider V 20 amp offers great sounds right out of the box, as well as easy-to-use controls for dialing in your own tones.

Spider V 20 is a 20-watt amp with an 8” speaker featuring 16 onboard presets, 3 simultaneous effects, and an independent reverb.

The Spider V 20 amp sounds great right out of the box. Whether playing though one of the 16-tonally diverse presets, or dialing in personalized tones with the easy-to-use controls, Spider V 20 is the ideal practice amp for any guitarist.

Each preset contains three effects that can be switched in and out stomp-box using the dedicated FX buttons on the front panel, and turning the independent Reverb knob adds atmosphere and depth to your sound. Tap in delay times and effect modulation rates with the Tap/Tuner button, or press and hold it to access the onboard turner.

A micro USB port makes it easy to connect the Spider V 20 to your Mac, or PC, or iOS and Android device, where you can edit your tones via the free Spider V Remote app, or record your performances with the included Steinberg Cubase LE DAW.

Features include:

  • 20 watts
  • 8” speaker
  • 16 diverse onboard presets may be customized using Spider V Remote
  • 3 simultaneous effects and independent reverb
  • 200+ amps, cabs, and effects – accessible with Spider V Remote
  • Acoustic Guitar and Bass presets included
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Onboard tuner and tap-tempo
  • USB interface and free Spider V Remote amp

Line 6 Introduces Variax SR250



Line 6 has introduced the newest member of the Shuriken Variax Family – the Shuriken Variax SR250 guitar. The SR250 features the same unique body shape and Variax HD technology as the longer-scale SR270, with a traditional 25.5” scale length.

Shuriken Variax guitars resulted from a collaboration between Shuriken Guitars, Line 6, and Yamaha Guitar Development. They are modern, high-quality instruments featuring unique body shapes and contoured edges, Indian ebony fretboards, custom mid-gain humbucking pickups, and all of the sonic versatility provided by Variax HD technology. Shuriken Variax guitars come with a Shuriken premium padded gig bag.

Shuriken Variax guitars are available in two scale lengths. The Shuriken Variax SR270 features a longer 27” scale length that will feel familiar to many players using lower tunings, while the Shuriken Variax SR250 features a traditional 25.5” scale length.

Features include:

  • 25.5” scale length with Indian ebony fretboard and a custom mid-gain humbucking pickup
  • Variax HD technology provides a wide range of guitar models and alternative tunings
  • Optimized for use with Line 6 modelers such as the Helix, POD HD, and Firehawk families