1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the HX Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your Helix is up to date, the ‘HX Edit’ app needs to be updated as well. If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.
2. IR CAB INCLUDED: This download includes premium Worship Tutorials IR cabs. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IR’s – it really does sound better – and it’s included for free :).
Here are the specific IR’s included, and their locations in our Helix:
- WT Blue AC 2×12 160. TOP ROW
- WT Match G12H30 121. BOTTOM ROW
With Firmware 2.90, Helix should recall the IR based on its name rather than slot number, so it shouldn’t matter which slot you import the IR into. To purchase more IR packs, visit Worship Tutorials
This download includes two patches as well as the IR cabs. The patches are:
- JTTW RDL WT IR – This patch uses the IR cabs and is meant for guitars with single coils or low output humbuckers
- JTTW RDL WT HB – This patch uses the IR cabs and is meant for guitars with more traditionally voiced humbuckers
- JTTW RLD WT – This patch uses stock Helix cabs rather than IR’s (uses the single coil settings)
HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR
- Connect your Helix to your computer using a USB Cable
- Download and instal the ‘HX Edit’ app from Line 6
- In the ‘HX Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
- To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR in.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the IR loaded into the ‘IMPULSES’ column, the patch will not sound correct, even if you have the IR block on – you must drag and drop the IR into the IMPULSES column.
This patch is designed to be used in Snapshot mode. To enable this mode in your Helix, go to the ‘Footswitches’ section of the Global Settings and select ‘8 Snapshots’ in the ‘Preset Mode Switches’ menu. Here are the snapshots:
- SNAPSHOT 1: SWELLS – Ambient swells
- SNAPSHOT 2: RIFF – This is the main riff of the song during the turn-around sections
- SNAPSHOT 3: VERSE/RHY – Drive tone with heavy delay
- SNAPSHOT 4: DIRTY SWELLS – Ambient swells with overdrive
- SNAPSHOT 5: HUGE LEAD – Lead tone with lots of reverb and delay.
- SNAPSHOT 6: Not used
- SNAPSHOT 7:Not used
- SNAPSHOT 8: AMBI CLEAN – here if you need it
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Dual Pitch – POG effect – mapped to a button labeled ‘POG’
- Heir Apparent – King of Tone Drive – mapped to switch labeled KOT’
- Scream 808 – Tube Screamer OD – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’
- Volume (log curve) – mapped to EXP 2
- Amps – Essex A30 (both amps)
- Cab/IR’s – see above for IR info
- Cali Q Graphic – Always on EQ – Use this EQ to make tonal tweaks for your guitar/setup. These controls will affect your tone differently than the amp controls. See below for recommended settings.
- Transistor Tape Delay – Quarter note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/4 Tape’
- Vintage Digital Delay – Dotted 8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled .8th Digi’
- Dual Delay – Dual Stereo delay (1/8+1/8d) – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Dual ST DLY’
- Plate verb – subtle ‘always on’ type reverb – mapped to switch labeled “Plate Verb’
- Glitz Verb – big modulated verb – mapped to switch labeled “Cloud Verb”
- Glitz Verb – big ambient verb – Mapped to switch labeled ‘Swells Verb’
AMP GAIN BUTTON
We have mapped the ‘CH1 Drive’ and Bass’ parameters of the amp block to a button labeled ‘AMP GAIN’. Pressing this button will turn the gain up (and the bass down a bit). This gives you a pure amp overdrive, which sounds awesome. You can stack this with the drive pedals for big drive sounds.
This patch is meant to be used in either stompbox or snapshot mode. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps (stompbox mode) or all eight snapshots (snapshot mode). The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.
The amps and everything after them are in stereo. If you are able to run stereo, the wet effects will sound bigger and better. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically. NOTE: Do not use just the Right output of the helix – some of the delays will not be audible if you do this.
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP
SETTING THE PATCH UP FOR YOUR GUITAR
All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.
We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.
We’ve included both single coil and humbucker voiced patches to serve as starting points for your guitars. To make adjustments, we recommend starting with these parameters:
- Amp Gain: Adjust the min/max values of the amp gain so that your guitar is slightly breaking up with big chords on the bridge position (without any drive pedals on)
- Amp EQ controls: Adjust these to suite your individual guitars/taste
- Cali Q Graphic EQ block: This is a simple way to adjust the overall tonal characteristics of the patch.
If you would like to make this patch louder or quieter without affecting tone, the following adjustments can be made:
“Ch Vol” control on the amp module. This will increase or decrease volume without affecting the tone of the amp. This is the primary level adjustment tool I use for changing patch volumes.
Output block level. Changing the level control on the output block (the very last thing in the signal chain) will increase or decrease overall volume. We typically have this set at zero, but feel free to adjust this as you see fit.
Version 2.0: 2020-12-10
- Complete re-work of the patch (using the Essex 30 amp model)
- Changed to Worship Tutorials IR cabs
Initial Release (Version 1.0): 2019-12-04