IMPORTANT: Because this patch uses effects models that were not included with the initial release of the HX Effects and Helix, it is very important that you upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the Helix software from Line 6 to the latest version (2.5 as of the release of this patch) before installing this patch. Otherwise you will have missing effects. You will also need the latest Helix editor (as of the release of this patch, it’s called ‘HX Edit’) to transfer this patch to your HX Effects and Helix.
How to transfer the patch to your HX Effects or Helix
HX Effects users – use the file labeled ‘HX Effects’
Helix users – use the files labeled ‘Helix’
- Connect your HX Effects or Helix to your computer via USB
- Open HX Edit (version 2.51 or higher)
- Drag and drop the patch into a slot in the edtior
Signal flow and Effects
- Minotaur – mapped to switch labeled ‘Klon’
- KWB – mapped to switch labeled ‘KWB’
- Kinky Boost – mapped to switch labeled ‘EP Booster’
- Teemah! – mapped to switch labeled ‘Timmy’
- Scream 808 – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’
- Compulsive Drive – mapped to switch labeled ‘OCD’
These drives are set up to hit an amp that is right on the verge of breakup – meaning when no drives are engaged, you should be able to hear a bit of grit on your amp when you dig in on your bridge pickup.
All the drives are low gain – they’re designed to push the amp into overdrive. The biggest sounding drive in this patch is the OCD.
Stacking drives will get you bigger sounds, and stacking one of the drives with the OCD is great for a lead tone. Remember that as you start stacking gain, your signal will become more and more compressed, and if you stack too much, it’ll just turn into mud. We recommend no more than three at a time.
Why did we make a patch of just drives?
This patch is part of our ‘Building Blocks’ series – a collection of patches you can use to create a database of effects sounds. The idea is you can have a collection of drives that are specifically dialed in for praise and worship music that you can pick from to build your own patches. You can leave this patch in your HX Effects or Helix, and then copy/paste effects blocks from it into your own patches to create exactly what you want.