M Britt Helix Preset Pack 1
The NEW M Britt Helix Preset Pack is a collection of 32 Presets for the Line 6 Helix. These presets represent most of the basic tones that I would need to get through a gig, with a few options for each one, as well as a few wacky, fun presets with lots of fx. Most of the favorite food groups are covered, including: blackface cleans, Vox/Matchless cleans and slight breakup, plexi type rhythm and solo tones, and overly processed tones for solos and textural parts.
These presets incorporate 14 different IRs from the M Britt Custom IR Pack 1. In fact, I’m including all 30 of the Custom IR Pack IRs with these presets if you want to do further experimentation. Taste is subjective, but the goal is to have basic, usable sounds as a base so you can create your own gig-worthy song presets. I tried not to use any EQ blocks in any of these presets, opting to just use the amp model EQ and give you enough room as possible for future tweaking, simply trying to tailor the cab IR to the amp model for the best possible match. Of course, you’ll notice that a couple of the cab IRs seem to be my favorites, especially on the Marshall and Vox type presets.
You will need the Line 6 Helix Editor software to import these presets individually into your Helix. And since the Helix platform doesn’t save the IR with the preset, it will be a multi-step process to match the preset to the corresponding IR that I created it with. Further instructions can be found in the information sheet .pdf. The sound samples below were recorded direct into ProTools 10 via an Apogee Ensemble interface with no compression, EQ, or processing added. The Helix XLR main outputs were run straight into the Apogee. All clips were recorded with my Tom Anderson Cobra with 3 P90 Antiquity pickups, except for a few strat type tones which were recorded using an Xotic XSC strat. Please excuse the sloppy playing.