Helix Native

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.

  • Compatible with Mac® and PC
  • 64-bit performance on AAX, AU, and VST3 platforms
  • 60+ amps, 30+ cabs, and 100+ effects
  • Supports third-party Impulse Responses (IRs)

Helix Native is available at a reduced cost for registered customers of Helix hardware and existing POD Farm users.

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HELIX NATIVE

Guitar and effects processor plug-in featuring award-winning HX Modeling technology.


With Helix® Native, you get the power and tonal accuracy of award-winning HX Modeling technology in a plug-in format. Just like the Helix Floor, Helix Rack, and Helix LT hardware guitar processors, the Helix Native plug-in provides the sound of vintage and modern amps, speaker cabs, mics, and effects, along with broad signal-routing functionality and a straightforward user interface.

The Helix Native plug-in is also perfect for creating unique sounds and special effects—whether you’re a producer, engineer, sound designer, composer, or electronic musician. Preset compatibility with other Helix family products allows Helix hardware owners to easily transfer their studio-crafted tones to the stage. Simply upload plug-in presets to a Helix Floor, Helix Rack, or Helix LT processor.

Featuring 60+ amplifiers, 30+ speaker cabinets, and 100+ wide-ranging effects, the Helix Native plug-in gives you an endless creative palette for crafting original tones. It offers a streamlined workflow so you can easily access your complete signal chain and quickly adjust settings while recording. Helix Native also supports 3rd party impulse responses (IRs) for even more tonal flexibility.

Since Helix Native supports multiple effects within a single preset, you can literally replace several plug-ins with one—saving valuable time, money, and DSP resources. Helix Native is compatible with a broad range of digital audio workstations, providing powerful 64-bit performance on AAX, AU, and VST3 platforms.

System Requirements

Mac Computers:

  • Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11 & macOS 10.12
  • 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 (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

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 VST3
Tracktion 7 or above VST3

*To ensure that VST2 is installed, please check the box for it in the Helix Native installer.

  • WhoWatt 100 based on* Hiwatt® DR-103 Brill
  • Soup Pro based on* Supro® S6616
  • Stone Age 185 based on* Gibson® EH-185
  • Tweed Blues Nrm based on* Fender® Bassman® (normal channel)
  • Tweed Blues Brt based on* Fender® Bassman® (bright channel)
  • US Small Tweed based on* Fender® Champ®
  • US Deluxe Nrm based on* Fender® Deluxe Reverb® (normal channel)
  • US Deluxe Vib based on* Fender® Deluxe Reverb® (vibrato channel)
  • US Double Nrm based on* Fender® Twin Reverb® (normal channel)
  • US Double Vib based on* Fender® Twin Reverb® (vibrato channel)
  • Mail Order Twin based on* Silvertone® 1484
  • Divided Duo based on* ÷13 JRT 9/15
  • Interstate Zed based on* Dr Z® Route 66
  • Jazz Rivet 120 based on* Roland® JC-120 Jazz Chorus
  • Essex A15 based on* Vox® AC-15
  • Essex A30 based on* Vox® AC-30 with top boost
  • A30 Fawn Nrm based on* Vox® AC-30 Fawn (normal channel)
  • A30 Fawn Brt based on* Vox® AC-30 Fawn (bright channel)
  • Matchstick Ch1 based on* Matchless® DC30 (channel 1)
  • Matchstick Ch2 based on* Matchless® DC30 (channel 2)
  • Matchstick Jump based on* Matchless® DC30 (jumped)
  • Mandarin 80 based on* Orange® OR80
  • Brit J45 Nrm based on* Marshall® JTM-45 (normal channel)
  • Brit J45 Brt based on* Marshall® JTM-45 (bright channel)
  • Brit Plexi Nrm based on* Marshall® Super Lead 100 (normal channel)
  • Brit Plexi Brt based on* Marshall® Super Lead 100 (bright channel)
  • Brit Plexi Jump based on* Marshall® Super Lead 100 (jumped)
  • Brit P75 Nrm based on* Park® 75 (normal channel)
  • Brit P75 Brt based on* Park® 75 (bright channel)
  • Brit 2204 based on* Marshall® JCM-800
  • German Mahadeva based on* Bogner® Shiva
  • German Ubersonic based on* Bogner® Überschall®
  • Cali IV Rhythm 1 based on* MESA/Boogie® Mark IV (channel I)
  • Cali IV Rhythm 2 based on* MESA/Boogie® Mark IV (channel II)
  • Cali IV Lead based on* MESA/Boogie® Mark IV (lead channel)
  • Cali Rectifire based on* MESA/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®
  • ANGL Meteor based on* ENGL® Fireball 100
  • Solo Lead Clean based on* Soldano SLO-100 (clean channel)
  • Solo Lead Crunch based on* Soldano SLO-100 (crunch channel)
  • Solo Lead OD based on* Soldano SLO-100 (overdrive channel)
  • PV Panama based on* Peavey® 5150®
  • Line 6 Elektrik, Line 6 Original
  • Line 6 Doom, Line 6 Original
  • Line 6 Epic, Line 6 Original
  • Line 6 2204 Mod, Line 6 Original
  • Line 6 Fatality, Line 6 Original
  • Tuck n' Go based on* Ampeg® B-15NF Portaflex®
  • SV Beast Nrm based on* Ampeg® SVT® (normal channel)
  • SV Beast Brt based on* Ampeg® SVT® (bright channel)
  • Cali Bass based on* MESA/Boogie® M9 Carbine
  • Cali 400 Ch1 based on* MESA/Boogie® Bass 400+ (channel 1)
  • Cali 400 Ch2 based on* MESA/Boogie® Bass 400+ (channel 2)
  • G Cougar 800 based on* Gallien-Krueger® GK 800RB
  • Cali IV Rhythm 1, based on* the Rhythm I channel of the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV
  • Cali IV Rhythm 2, based on* the Rhythm II channel of the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV
  • Cali IV Lead, based on* the Lead channel of the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV
  • Line 6 2204 Mod, Line 6 Original based on* a hot-rodded Marshall® JCM® 800
  • Line 6 Fatality, Line 6 Original
  • Archetype Clean, based on* the clean channel of the Paul Reed Smith® Archon®
  • Archetype Lead, based on* the lead channel of the Paul Reed Smith® Archon®
  • Line 6 Litigator, new, Line 6 Original inspired by boutique mid-gain amps
  • Line 6 Badonk, all new, Line 6 Original inspired by the original high gain Big Bottom model
  • Woody Blue, based on* the Acoustic® 360 bass amp
  • Del Sol 300, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass amp
  • Busy One Ch1, based on* channel 1 of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp
  • Busy One Ch2, based on* channel 2 of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp
  • Busy One Jump, based on* channel 1 and 2 (jumped) of the Pearce BC-1 bass preamp
  • Soup Pro Ellipse based on* 1 x 6x9" Supro® S6616
  • 1x8 Small Tweed based on* 1x8" Fender® Champ
  • 1x12 Field Coil based on* 1x12" Gibson® EH185
  • 1x12 US Deluxe based on* 1x12" Fender® Deluxe Oxford
  • 1x12 Celest 12H based on* 1x12" ÷13 JRT 9/15 G12 H30
  • 1x12 Blue Bell based on* 1x12" Vox® AC-15 Blue
  • 1x12 Lead 80 based on* 1x12" Bogner® Shiva CL80
  • 2x12 Double C12N based on* 2x12" Fender® Twin C12N
  • 2x12 Mail C12Q based on* 2x12" Silvertone® 1484
  • 2x12 Interstate based on* 2x12" Dr Z® Z Best V30
  • 2x12 Jazz Rivet based on* 2x12" Roland® JC-120
  • 2x12 Silver Bell based on* 2x12" Vox® AC-30TB Silver
  • 2x12 Blue Bell based on* 2x12" Vox® AC-30 Fawn Blue
  • 4x10 Tweed P10R based on* 4x10" Fender® Bassman® P10R
  • 4x12 WhoWatt 100 based on* 4x12" Hiwatt® AP Fane®
  • 4x12 Mandarin EM based on* 4x12" Orange® Eminence
  • 4x12 Greenback25 based on* 4x12" Marshall® Basketweave G12 M25
  • 4x12 Greenback20 based on* 4x12" Marshall® Basketweave G12 M20
  • 4x12 Blackback30 based on* 4x12" Park® 75 G12 H30
  • 4x12 1960 T75 based on* 4x12" Marshall® 1960 AT75
  • 4x12 Uber V30 based on* 4x12" Bogner® Uberkab V30
  • 4x12 Uber T75 based on* 4x12" Bogner® Uberkab T75
  • 4x12 Cali V30 based on* 4x12" MESA/Boogie® 4FB V30
  • 4x12 XXL V30 based on* 4x12" ENGL® XXL V30
  • 4x12 SoloLead EM based on* 4x12" Soldano
  • 1x15 Tuck n' Go based on* 1x15" Ampeg® B-15
  • 2x15 Brute based on* 2x15" MESA/Boogie® 2x15 EV
  • 4x10 Rhino based on* 4x10" Ampeg® SVT® 410HLF
  • 6x10 Cali Power based on* 6x10" MESA/Boogie® Power House
  • 8x10 SV Beast based on* 8x10" Ampeg® SVT®
  • 1x12 Cali IV, based on* the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV 12” cab
  • 1x12 Cali EXT, based on* the MESA/Boogie® 12” extension cab (EVM12L speaker)
  • 2x12 Match H30, based on* the Matchless® DC-30 cab (12” G12H30 speaker)
  • 2x12 Match G25, based on* the Matchless® DC-30 cab (12” Greenback 25 speaker)
  • 1x12 Del Sol, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass cab (12” speaker)
  • 1x18 Del Sol, based on* the Sunn® Coliseum 300 bass cab (18” speaker)
  • 1x18 Woody Blue, based on* the Acoustic® 360 18” bass cab
  • Optical Trem based on* Fender® optical tremolo circuit
  • 60s Bias Trem based on* Vox® AC-15 Tremolo
  • Tremolo/Autopan based on* BOSS® PN-2
  • Harmonic Tremolo, Line 6 Original
  • Script Mod Phase based on* MXR® Phase 90
  • Ubiquitous Vibe based on* Shin-ei Uni-Vibe®
  • Deluxe Phaser, Line 6 Original
  • Gray Flanger based on* MXR® 117 Flanger
  • Dynamix Flanger, Line 6 Original
  • Chorus, Line 6 Original
  • 70s Chorus based on* BOSS® CE-1
  • Trinity Chorus based on* DyTronics Tri-Stereo Chorus
  • Bubble Vibrato based on* BOSS® VB-2 Vibrato
  • Vibe Rotary based on* Fender® Vibratone
  • 122 Rotary based on* Leslie® 122
  • 145 Rotary based on* Leslie® 145
  • AM Ring Mod, Line 6 Original
  • Pitch Ring Mod, Line 6 Original
  • Harmonic Tremolo (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
  • PlastiChorus (Mono, Stereo), based on* the modded Arion SCH-Z chorus
  • Deluxe Comp, Line 6 Original
  • Red Squeeze based on* MXR® Dyna Comp
  • LA Studio Comp based on* Teletronix® LA-2A®
  • Noise Gate, Line 6 Original
  • Hard Gate, Line 6 Original
  • 3-Band Comp (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original multiband compressor
  • Autoswell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
  • Plate, Line 6 Original
  • Room, Line 6 Original
  • Chamber, Line 6 Original
  • Hall, Line 6 Original
  • Echo, Line 6 Original
  • Tile, Line 6 Original
  • Cave, Line 6 Original
  • Ducking, Line 6 Original
  • Octo, Line 6 Original
  • 63 Spring, Line 6 Original
  • Spring, Line 6 Original
  • Particle Verb, Line 6 Original
  • Simple Delay, Line 6 Original
  • Mod Chorus Echo, Line 6 Original
  • Dual Delay, Line 6 Original
  • Multitap 4, Line 6 Original
  • Multitap 6, Line 6 Original
  • Ping Pong, Line 6 Original
  • Sweep Echo, Line 6 Original
  • Ducked Delay based on* TC Electronic® 2290
  • Reverse Delay, Line 6 Original
  • Vintage Digital, Line 6 Original
  • Transistor Tape based on* Maestro® Echoplex EP-3
  • Harmony Delay, Line 6 Original
  • Bucket Brigade based on* BOSS® DM-2
  • Adriatic Delay based on* BOSS® DM-2 w/ Adrian Mod
  • Elephant Man based on* Electro-Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man
  • Adriatic Swell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
  • Pitch Echo (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
  • Vintage Digital (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
  • Vintage Swell (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
  • Pitch Wham based on* Digitech Whammy®
  • Twin Harmony based on* Eventide® H3000
  • Simple Pitch, Line 6 Original
  • Dual Pitch, Line 6 Original
  • 3 OSC Synth, Line 6 Original
  • 3 Note Generator (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
  • 4 OSC Generator (Mono, Stereo), Line 6 Original
  • Mutant Filter based on* Musitronics® Mu-Tron® III
  • Mystery Filter based on* Korg® A3
  • Auto lter, Line 6 Original
  • UK Wah 846 based on* Vox® V846
  • Teardrop 310 based on* Dunlop® Crybaby® Fasel model 310
  • Fassel based on* Dunlop® Cry Baby® Super
  • Weeper based on* Arbiter® Cry Baby
  • Chrome based on* Vox® V847
  • Chrome Custom based on* Modded Vox® V847
  • Throaty based on* RMC Real McCoy 1
  • Vetta Wah, Line 6 Original
  • Colorful based on* Colorsound® Wah-fuzz
  • Conductor based on* Maestro® Boomerang
  • Volume Pedal, Line 6 Original
  • Gain, Line 6 Original
  • Pan, Line 6 Original
  • Minotaur based on* Klon® Centaur
  • Teemah! based on* Paul Cochrane Timmy® Overdrive
  • Compulsive Drive based on* Fulltone® OCD
  • Valve Driver based on* Chandler Tube Driver
  • Top Secret OD based on* DOD® OD-250
  • Scream 808 based on* Ibanez® TS808 Tube Screamer®
  • Hedgehog D9 based on* MAXON® SD9 Sonic Distortion
  • Vermin Dist based on* Pro Co RAT
  • KWB based on* Benadrian Kowloon Walled Bunny Distortion
  • Arbitrator Fuzz based on* Arbiter® FuzzFace®
  • Triangle Fuzz based on* Electro-Harmonix® Big Mu π®
  • Industrial Fuzz based on* Z.Vex Fuzz Factory
  • Tycoctavia Fuzz based on* Tycobrahe® Octavia
  • Wringer Fuzz based on* Garbage's modded BOSS® FZ-2
  • Megaphone based on* Megaphone
  • Bitcrusher, Line 6 Original
  • Clawthorn Drive (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Wounded Paw Battering Ram bass overdrive
  • Obsidian 7000 (Mono, Stereo), based on* the Darkglass Electronics® Microtubes B7K Ultra bass preamp/overdrive/EQ
  • Stupor OD (Mono, Stereo), based on* the BOSS® SD-1 Overdrive
  • Wringer Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), based on* Garbage’s special BOSS® FZ-2
  • Simple EQ, Line 6 Original
  • Low Cut/High Cut, Line 6 Original
  • Parametric, Line 6 Original
  • 10-Band Graphic based on* MXR® 10-Band Graphic EQ
  • Cali Q Graphic based on* MESA/Boogie® Mark IV Graphic EQ
  • Cali Q Graphic (Mono, Stereo), based on* the MESA/Boogie® Mk IV’s 5-band EQ
  • 57 Dynamic based on* Shure® SM57
  • 409 Dynamic based on* Sennheiser® MD 409
  • 421 Dynamic based on* Sennheiser® MD 421-U
  • 30 Dynamic based on* Heil Sound® PR 30
  • 20 Dynamic based on* Electro-Voice® RE20
  • 121 Ribbon based on* Royer® R-121
  • 160 Ribbon based on* Beyerdynamic® M 160
  • 4038 Ribbon based on* Coles 4038
  • 414 Cond based on* AKG® C414 TLII
  • 84 Cond based on* Neumann® KM84
  • 67 Cond based on* Neumann® U67
  • 87 Cond based on* Neumann® U87
  • 47 Cond based on* Neumann® U47
  • 112 Dynamic based on* AKG® D112
  • 12 Dynamic based on* AKG® D12
  • 7 Dynamic based on* Shure® SM7


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