I used to share my presets for free, but now I'm doing it commercially, so I removed all the download links for older firmwares. Check my quantum 2.0 thread for the details. However, if you want the presets for an older firmware you're still using, send me a message on

Monday, 12 September 2016

Helix presets starter pack

Here's my "Presets starter pack" for the Helix 2.01 firmware, which contains 12 presets + 9 user IRs. I made this one after receiving many requests for a smaller and cheaper pack. Here, there is one preset for each of the type of tones that I use - there's one acoustic simulation, one eighties-like glassy clean, one Voxy crunch, one British crunch, one blues-rock lead, one metal rhythm, one metal lead etc...

These presets are similar (but not duplicates - they're brand new, and also uses more effects blocks) to those from my "Big pack". Of course the "Big pack" is of better value, at 49 $ for 175 presets, and it also includes more user IRs (25)...

Note that the general volume of my presets is intended to be on par with the stock presets, or a little quieter. I wanted to avoid the risks of digital clipping, which I hear on many presets I downloaded from Custom Tone.

Those presets have been tweaked with my user IRs, there's no way they would sound like intended if you don't load them. All my IRs are custom creations made with various free sources, or no source at all, and various techniques like tone matching.

Of course, you can try to swap them with your favorite third party cabs, this will probably work if you choose similar cabs (like, a V30 4x12 IR instead of my HG (high gain) cabs, G12M and the like instead of my Marshall cabs etc… Experiment !)

To make things simpler for most Helix users, I didn't put my user IRs at the beginning of the cab bank, but from 074 to 091.

The acoustic sim IR provided here is quieter than the others, it's its nature, and I boosted the level from the IR block accordingly. Be careful if you try other IRs with the "Acoustic Sim 4" preset, lower the IR block volume first !

This pack is available on my new website here :

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