Helios® Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection
Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection
Not entirely useful without a lot of gain
A subdued plugin to put it mildly. Works as a pre-amp but breaks up way too early, and doesn't have much output without trim. It doesn't sound good when breaking up either. The saving grace is the EQ is actually pretty useful with some really nice top-end shine.
Incredible sound… Never working with the original. I’m sure this is quite similar excellent buy.
i am supposed to have it, I guess its in the package when you buy an Apollo solo... honestly its a little confusing that when you have choose anything, it doesn't say what preamps, compressors and so I have and which I don't have.. it meant I have to go through so many products where it ask if I want 14 day trial... I think that could easily be different, so I give it one star, just to mark that point.
Warm & Fuzzy
Good warm sound.
Im enjoying this One ! The tones and EQ Sounds are priceless
Cranking the gain all the way up is extremely fun. It gets nasty rapidly. I Highly recommend it if you are interested in extreme distortion.
Love that saturation. But uses a lot of DSP! Would love it used x2 less!
Best Unison Preamp so far
Got it few weeks back and already number one on all my guitar/bass tracks. A must have! good deal with special price and coupon, no brainer...
Very useful plug-in …the eq’s makes my tracks stand out and get that analogue mojo
best preamp in the collection
This is probably the best preamp we got from UAD in a bundl.e, Iv'e been pleased with the color and eq and will definitely use it again.
I tried all the preamps, it was very suitable for my vocals, I will definitely use it in my mixes.
Really good for electric guitar.
I use this in the Unison position to record electric guitar tracks. I run straight electric guitar into it, as well as multi-pedaled, effected guitar into it. It works and sounds great either way. I'll probably reach for this first the next time I use mic's.
One of the best Preamp/EQ's you can get, the bass gets pumped fast!
My favorite unison preamp for vocals
When I bought the apollo twin I wanted it for the Neve unison plugin on my vocals. I decided to test them all before I make my final decision and the helios was the clear winner for me on vocals. But what I didn't know is that I would use this baby almost on anything. Use it on your acoustic guitars tracking, on your DI bass or with the Ampeg plugin and even try to put it on your electric guitars this plugin is simply fantastic. I would be using the apollo twin for this plugin alone!!
Great on everything!
I own all the unison preamps but this one gets the most use. Love it in combo with all my mics, but especially with the Townsend Labs L22. Great on guitars and bass. Can thicken just about anything up and the distortion is fabulous.
Mr Awesomeness Type 69
I really like this preamp. Will I get another $50 discount code for my best review ever? :)
Superb, use it all the time
I haven't used the original hardware, so I cannot write a comparative review.
I'll just say this: Helios Type 69 has proved invaluable, and it has been a pleasure to use since I purchased it a few months ago.
I have used it mainly on DI bass, ahead of an instance of LA-2, then into Ampeg SVTVR; with that recording chain, I'm achieving some of the most satisfying recorded bass sounds I have ever managed in 30 years of studio work, and with very little effort. That's important; I don't want to spend time playing with dials when the creative mood strikes... everything needs to be fast and intuitive, and in service of the process.
From Helios, I hear warmth, vitality, dimension. It's pretty easy to use if you spend a few minutes with the manual first.
It really helps electric bass sit in the mix. The other rave reviews here don't surprise me at all. Treat yourself; this one sounds special.
Haven’t really had much time with the Type 69 but I did get some very thick and juicy flavours with a simple valve mic and my old 80s Taka acoustic and it didn’t take much mucking around either. Lots of colour lots of growl. I can see many sessions in my new Helios virtual studio!
V. De Puydt
Warmth and shine
One of my first choices for recording voices. Adds warmth, grain but still clear and precise. I love it.