Helios® Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection
Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection
L. Tian Siung
Simple and nice
Use it with guitar recording, sounds great!
As soon as I turn this preamp on in unison it brings the guitars and pretty much everything to another level.
o. martinez lopez
Sound of legend
I use this a lot when I want some fuzzy bass or guitar or even vocals. It has a super analog sounding distortion that sounds so good. Not to mention it has enough gain to power my sm7b without any inline amplification. I also will turn the input down and the output up for some clean acoustic guitar, plus the eq helps with any boomy sounds. Don’t underestimate this one.
Great on acoustic guitar
My favourite pre for tracking acoustic guitar. Very clean and musical. Even helps makes a DI acoustic sound (halfway) decent.
What a pre!!
My go to unison!
Simple and sweet
This really surprised me, have a few ua channel strips, the eq on this one is simple to dial in, top end is sweet, fat bottom end. I use it on everything. A real gem !!!
Holy smokes! Huge. Fat. Monstrous guitars and drum busses.
I have to thank Butch Walker for calling this plug in out in Tape OP. I finally have the guitar sounds in my head translating in a mix. Fat, huge and wonderful mids. Thick low end and perfectly pristine top end.
This Plugin unlocked a world of new (old), amazing sounds that I've always tried to get. I am speechless, simply fantastic!
H. Ahmad Rashidi
Warm like Grandma’s cookies
The Neves, APIs and SSLs are great but if you want something that’s a bit rounder around the edges, you should at least check this out. It sounds AMAZING on guitars. It’s great on vocals too. And I like the breakup characteristic more than the aforementioned channel strips as I turn up the gain. Super stuff.
it΄s very very strong and color warm..!
I think it’s very neato
Expecially while eating a burrito.
Heavy guitars sound
If you want lard fat sound of your distorted/over-driven guitars than this is a go-to plugin. I cannot imagine the sound of Mesa DR or 5150 without Helios driving the mics. Massive.
F. San Filippo
Got some stank on it.
Does not handle transients well. At least that's been my experience. Some like the "saturation". Just sounds like bad distortion to me. Not terribly useful unless you record rock I guess.
The best for guitar recording!
I really love this plugin, it's just awesome for guitars. I've used it on drums too which can get some great results but it really helped my guitar recordings massively. Just having it in the chain sounds good but the EQ is really easy to use and suited to guitars. Fully recommend.
My current favorite preamp/channel strip
Really gives that vintage “British” sound.
Hellios69 is Just Fine
I didn’t need or really want another channel strip preamp, but I am glad to mixing with the Helios69 now. I’ve had good results mixing electric guitar, B3 organ and rock vocals. I also like this preamp with an Ampeg B15 for bass. The H69 has a unique sound of it’s own and I use it as much as a Neve, which I also use in Unison for all tracking. I’m really happy with this plugin!