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Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor

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HX Effects from Line 6 is the answer for players who want the massive effects arsenal of the Helix processor lineup, but want it all in a pedalboard-...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get a wealth of high-quality Helix tones from a compact format.

HX Effects from Line 6 is the answer for players who want the massive effects arsenal of the Helix processor lineup, but want it all in a pedalboard-friendly format. It offers more than 100 effects that range from subtle color to wild madness, with up to nine running at the same time. It even includes M-Series and Stompbox Modeler pedals in its lightweight, sturdy build.

It features eight capacitive-sensing footswitches with six scribble strip LCDs and color-coded LED rings, so its easy to assign and keep track of your effects. Simply touch a footswitch with your finger to instantly jump to any effect, quickly adjust a parameter, or assign controllers. HX Effects also offers a choice of true analog bypass or DSP bypass with trails, and 123dB of dynamic range.

Built-In Effects
The more than 100 effects includes distortions, delays, reverbs, modulations, pitch/synth/filters, compressors/limiters, EQs, wahs, and a six-switch looper. A Legacy library of effects from the Line 6 M13, M9, M5, DL4TM, MM4 TM, FM4 TM, DM4 TM, and Verbzilla pedals is also included, and users can even load custom impulse responses for stage/FOH routings and acoustic guitar body resonance.

Modeling Vintage Effects Behaviors
HX Effects accurately recreates vintage effects by modeling their individual components. For example, the Transtronic process emulates the unique behavior of multiple germanium and silicon components, making it possible to authentically recreate fuzz, distortion and more. And the Throbber is a “virtual lightbulb” that mimics the nonlinear behavior of the small incandescent bulb and four photocells inside the original Shin-ei Uni-Vibe pedals.

Stereo Throughput
True stereo throughput maintains the integrity of stereo signals from inputs to outputs, while selectable true analog bypass switching ensures nothing gets between you and your tone. That means you'll have more effects options, multiple-amp versatility and more.

A Wealth of Routing Options
HX Effects is easily integrated into existing pedalboard and studio rigs thanks to robust routing and control options, including parallel stereo signal paths, two assignable effects loops (stereo linkable), two expression pedal inputs and up to four amp switching outputs. A switchable line-level input enables keyboardists, DJs, and producers to connect electronic instruments or use HX Effects as an “outboard” effects processor in the studio.

Ultimate Control at Your Feet
Like the Helix lineup, HX Effects can act as a command center for an entire amp and pedal rig—enabling amp switching, control of other MIDI-equipped pedals and more. A switchable line-level input enables keyboardists, DJs and producers to connect electronic instruments or use HX Effects as an effects processor in the studio. Real-time MIDI control enables you to send MIDI command and controller messages to other devices.


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SPECIFICATIONS
  • More than 100 effects (run up to nine simultaneously)
  • Legacy effects library from Line 6 M13, M9, M5, DL4TM, MM4 TM, FM4 TM, and DM4 TM
  • Parallel stereo routing
  • Two effects loops
  • Two expression pedal inputs (expression pedals sold separately)
  • 8 capacitive-sensing switches with LED rings and scribble strips
  • Control MIDI amps, pedals and more
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Line 6HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor
 
3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Compact (3)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Versatile (3)

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5.0

I've been waiting for this for 30 years

By Jdog1

from Minnesota

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

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    Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

    All I can say is this: I've tried every Multi Effects unit in the world and sold or returned every one off them. (Well maybe not all of them, but the major names). Why did I give up on them all? Because I'll I ever wanted were the great sound effects in a compact package to play with my Marshall that offered me 100's of choices instead of buying 100 pedals and those units come with amp and cab simulations that are or were a pain to disable and the effects just didn't compare to a stomp box. Well, hello Helix Effects. Just effects pedals, hundreds of choices, and wow, great, great sound. I was up and running within minutes and barely had to adjust the original parameters of any of the effects I set up. And when I compared the Helix versions of the effects to the stomp boxes I had been using (because you can hook those up to the Helix as well) I was thoroughly impressed with the Line 6 version - especially the overdrives. Very good. Not perfect. There are some subtle nuances that I can notice but they will not be noticeable in a live gig environment and certainly nobody in the audience will know the difference. Easy to use, easy to set up. All i can say is try it, you won't be disappointed. As a side note, I've never liked Line 6 products. Now, I want to try the actual Helix just to see how it compares to a real amp. Great stuff.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Buyer beware: Looks like quality issues.

    By Jim G

    from PHX

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        Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

        The unit froze up and quit working after 3 on/off cycles. Before it went on the fritz, I could not get any response from MIDI.

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        GOOD LUCK!!!

        By Lightning Lance

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

        Mine quit working after the first week. Can't rely on that!!! Try it out if you must, but bring a backup pedalboard. I'm sticking with my BOSS pedals from now on.

         
        5.0

        Great All in One Unit!

        By J Klotz

        from Atlanta

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Effects Processor:

          Awesome selection of effects. Most sound great, with very flexible routing. Easily can replace a whole pedal board, but still allows you to keep your prized pedals (in the loop) if you like. Sure a lot easier to carry this to a gig than my 50lb pedal board! Also, a One Spot CS6 will power it if you are looking to add it to a traditional pedal board (probably others will as well, but I haven't tried them).

          Early on, there were a few bugs, but it would appear they have been sorted out as of software ver 2.50 (my guess is the negative reviews were made before this release).

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