Helix Native

SKU
HELIXNATIVE

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.

  • 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), including those purchased from Marketplace

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.  Not just for guitarists, Helix Native also makes it possible for producers, engineers, sound designers, electronic musicians, and film/TV/game composers to create unique new sounds and special effects.

Featuring 60+ amplifiers, 30+ speaker cabinets, and 100+ guitar and studio effects, Helix Native also offers a streamlined workflow so you can easily access your complete signal chain and quickly adjust settings while recording. And since Helix Native supports multiple effects within a single preset, you can 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, VST2, and VST3 platforms.

Preset compatibility with the Helix Floor, Helix Rack, and Helix LT allows owners of those hardware processors to easily transfer studio-crafted Helix Native tones to their stage rigs and back. Helix Native users may also purchase exclusive third-party presets and IRs from Marketplace, the new online destination for those seeking to expand Helix’s capabilities even further.

System Requirements

Mac Computers:

  • Mac OS X 10.12.2, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15
  • 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)

HostRequirementsSupported 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)

HostRequirementsSupported 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.

A list of support manuals can be found at http://line6.com/support.