THE LEGENDARY HELIOS RETURNS

Supercharge your studio with H2 Audio and share in a part of Rock n’ Roll History. We have recreated the original vintage “Helios” modules of the 70’s and 80’s with precision, design, and artisan craftsmanship. The rich textures, elegant tones, and sonic warmth are like no other product on the market today. Every studio should add these modules to their mix.

THE LEGENDARY HELIOS RETURNS

H2 Audio Helios 0011 mic pre/EQ
Supercharge your studio with H2 Audio and share in a part of Rock n’ Roll History. We have recreated the original vintage “Helios” modules of the 70’s and 80’s with precision, design, and artisan craftsmanship. The rich textures, elegant tones, and sonic warmth are like no other product on the market today. Every studio should add these modules to their mix.

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

In 2018, three innovative guys from Detroit were discussing the great recording legacy of Helios Audio products and the incredible discography that was created on these consoles back in the 1970s and 1980s. They shared the same vision and passion for remaking these legendary devices and bringing them back to prominence, so people could once again enjoy the richness and warmth of tone which Helios has become known for.

Now that our vision has been fully realized, we are pleased to share this rich Helios offering with musicians and producers everywhere. As precision craftsmen, we stayed true to the original specs, as created by Dick Swettenham (founder of Helios), and have made only minor modifications to better adapt for modern recording parameters. These are pure analog greatness and they will make your mixes stand out above the crowd.

WHO WE ARE

Al Sutton

• Grammy™ Award Winning producer
• Founder of Acme Audio
• Founder of Rustbelt Studios

Tim Mead

• Pro Audio Product Designer & Engineer
• Former Product Tech @ VK
• Founder of Q2 Audio

Perry Tell

• Major-label recording artist
• Producer / Engineer / Songwriter
• Entrepreneur / Linkedin

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

In 2018, three innovative guys from Detroit were discussing the great recording legacy of Helios Audio products and the incredible discography that was created on these consoles back in the 1970s and 1980s. They shared the same vision and passion for remaking these legendary devices and bringing them back to prominence, so people could once again enjoy the richness and warmth of tone which Helios has become known for.
Now that our vision has been fully realized, we are pleased to share this rich Helios offering with musicians and producers everywhere. As precision craftsmen, we stayed true to the original specs, as created by Dick Swettenham (founder of Helios), and have made only minor modifications to better adapt for modern recording parameters. These are pure analog greatness and they will make your mixes stand out above the crowd.

WHO WE ARE

Al Sutton

• Grammy™ Award Winning producer
• Founder of Acme Audio
• Founder of Rustbelt Studios

Tim Mead

• Pro Audio Product Designer & Engineer
• Former Product Tech @ VK
• Founder of Q2 Audio

Perry Tell

• Major-label recording artist
• Producer / Engineer / Songwriter
• Entrepreneur / Linkedin

SOME OF THE GREATEST RECORDS OF ALL TIME WERE RECORDED ON HELIOS.

The Beatles “All You Need Is Love” • The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” • Jimi Hendrix Experience “Are You Experienced?” • Jimi Hendrix Experience “Axis: Bold As Love” • The Rolling Stones “Their Satanic Majesties Request” • Procol Harum “A Whiter Shade of Pale” • Traffic “Mr. Fantasy” • Jimi Hendrix Experience “Electric Ladyland” • The Rolling Stones “Beggars Banquet” • Joe Cocker “With a Little Help from My Friends” • Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin I” • The Rolling Stones “Let It Bleed” • Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath” • Black Sabbath “Paranoid” • Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin II” • Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin III” • Eric Clapton “Eric Clapton”• Paul McCartney “McCartney” • Harry Nilsson “Nilsson Schmilsson” • Jethro Tull “Aqualung” • Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin IV” • The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” • The Who “Who’s Next” • Traffic “The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys” • Eagles “Eagles” • Elton John “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player” • Funkadelic “America Eats Its Young” • Genesis “Foxtrot” • Mott The Hoople “All The Young Dudes” • Ten Years After “Rock & Roll Music to the World” • The Rolling Stones “Exile on Main Street” • Eagles “Desperado” (1973, Island Studios) Emerson Lake & Palmer “Brain Salad Surgery” • Led Zeppelin “Houses of the Holy” • Paul McCartney & Wings “Red Rose Speedway” • The Who “Quadrophenia” • Toots & The Maytals “Funky Kingston” • Bad Company “Bad Company” • Bryan Ferry “Another Time, Another Place” • King Crimson “Red” • Supertramp “Crime of the Century” • The Rolling Stones “It’s Only Rock & Roll” • The Who “Tommy” • Electric Light Orchestra “Face The Music” • Led Zeppelin “Physical Graffiti” • Queen “A Night at the Opera” • The Who “Who By Numbers” • David Bowie “Diamond Dogs” • Electric Light Orchestra “A New World Records” • Led Zeppelin “Presence” • Queen “A Day At The Races” • The Rolling Stones “Black and Blue” • Thin Lizzy “Jailbreak” • Bob Marley & The Wailers “Exodus” • Iggy Pop “The Idiot” • Eric Clapton “Slowhand” • Motörhead “Motörhead” • Peter Gabriel “Peter Gabriel” • David Bowie “Low” • David Bowie “Heroes” • Iggy Pop “Lust for Life” • Electric Light Orchestra “Out of the Blue” • Bob Marley & The Wailers “Babylon By Bus” • Dire Straits “Dire Straits” • The Who “Who Are You” • The Rolling Stones “Some Girls” • Tangerine Dream “Force Majeure” • AC/DC “Highway To Hell” • Frank Zappa “Sheik Yerbouti” • Led Zeppelin “In Through The Out Door” • Peter Gabriel “Peter Gabriel III” • Queen “The Game” • The Rolling Stones “Emotional Rescue”

OUR PRODUCTS

The Helios 0011 “type 69” channel module was the heart of the most legendary recording desks of the late 60’s British Invasion. Helios is one of the first console manufacturers that mass-produced mixing desks for the recording studio industry in England and eventually worldwide. The list of artists whose music passed through a Helios desk between 1964 to 1980 is staggering, and the sonic characteristics are synonymous with a whole generation of music.

H2 Audio has painstakingly recreated the original Helios 0011, adhering to the original design and sound. In doing so, H2 Audio has created the most sonically accurate version of this recording industry legend to date.

OUR PRODUCTS

H2 Audio Helios 5011 EQs
The Helios 0011 “type 69” channel module was the heart of the most legendary recording desks of the late 60’s British Invasion. Helios is one of the first console manufacturers that mass-produced mixing desks for the recording studio industry in England and eventually worldwide. The list of artists whose music passed through a Helios desk between 1964 to 1980 is staggering, and the sonic characteristics are synonymous with a whole generation of music.
H2 Audio has painstakingly recreated the original Helios 0011, adhering to the original design and sound. In doing so, H2 Audio has created the most sonically accurate version of this recording industry legend to date.

Helios Channel

H2 Audio could not be more excited about the release of The Helios Channel. With the rise of home recording and hybrid recording methods we have created The Helios Channel, featuring the classic 0011 mic pre/EQ and the H760 compressor limiter, all in a rugged steel 2U 19” rack to give you the ultimate classic recording chain. The Helios channel also features the Acme Audio Motown DI’s custom input transformer for its DI input. This transformer is electronically switched directly to the 0011’s mic-in connector when activated by a selector switch on the front panel. Also featured is 48V phantom power, output fader control and Link/Ind switch which allows The Helios Channel to be operated as a channel strip or as independent units complete with separate input and output connectors on the rear of the unit. The Helios Channel is powered by the same external PSU as the 0011, and 8-channel rack and up to 4 units can be used off of one supply.

Helios Channel

H2 Audio could not be more excited about the release of The Helios Channel. With the rise of home recording and hybrid recording methods we have created The Helios Channel, featuring the classic 0011 mic pre/EQ and the F760 compressor limiter, all in a rugged steel 2U 19” rack to give you the ultimate classic recording chain. The Helios channel also features the Acme Audio Motown DI’s custom input transformer for its DI input. This transformer is electronically switched directly to the 0011’s mic-in connector when activated by a selector switch on the front panel. Also featured is 48V phantom power, output fader control and Link/Ind switch which allows The Helios Channel to be operated as a channel strip or as independent units complete with separate input and output connectors on the rear of the unit. The Helios Channel is powered by the same external PSU as the 0011, and 8-channel rack and up to 4 units can be used off of one supply.

0011/Stereo 2-Channel Mic Pre/EQ

This is a 2U 19” rack stereo pair of 0011s. All features of the 0011 included in a rugged steel constructed rack.

See below for details on the 0011 Mic Pre/EQ.

0011/Stereo 2-Channel Mic Pre/EQ

This is a 2U 19” rack stereo pair of 0011s. All features of the 0011 included in a rugged steel constructed rack.
See below for details on the 0011 Mic Pre/EQ.

0011 Mic Pre and 3-Band EQ

The original channel module from so many iconic studio recordings of the past. This module features the original Helios 2128 preamp circuit with 70dB of gain in 5dB increments. 20dB pad, Lustraphone input transformer. A balanced line in section is also featured. Inductor based LF/MF EQ section with selectable LF and MF and fixed 10Khz HF controls. Also included: Phase control, EQ bypass and selectable High Pass filter with original 40hz and 80hz filter points. The H2 Audio 0011 has an added output amplifier with output transformer, all of original Helios design, allowing the H2 Audio 0011 to drive a 600 ohm load up to 25dB before clipping (owners of classic Helios modules will agree that this was a major issue when trying to use a classic Helios in a custom rack). 48V phantom power is supplied by switch on the H2 Audio 8 channel rack.

0011 Mic Pre and 3-Band EQ

H2 Audio Helios 0011 mic pre/EQ
The original channel module from so many iconic studio recordings of the past. This module features the original Helios 2128 preamp circuit with 70dB of gain in 5dB increments. 20dB pad, Lustaphone input transformer. A balanced line in section is also featured. Inductor based LF/MF EQ section with selectable LF and MF and fixed 10Khz HF controls. Also included: Phase control, EQ bypass and selectable High Pass filter with original 40hz and 80hz filter points. The H2 Audio 0011 has an added output amplifier with output transformer, all of original Helios design, allowing the H2 Audio 0011 to drive a 600 ohm load up to 25dB before clipping (owners of classic Helios modules will agree that this was a major issue when trying to use a classic Helios in a custom rack). 48V phantom power is supplied by switch on the H2 Audio 8 channel rack.

5011 “Helios” 3-Band EQ

The 5011 is the EQ section from the 0011 in a 500 Series package. Featuring an electronically balanced input and transformer balanced output with amp circuit, and the exact same EQ circuit as the 0011.

5011 “Helios” 3-Band EQ

H2 Audio Helios 5011 Equalizer
The 5011 is the EQ section from the 0011 in a 500 Series package. Featuring an electronically balanced input and transformer balanced output with amp circuit, and the exact same EQ circuit as the 0011.

2128 “Helios” Mic Preamp

The 2128 is the mic preamp circuit from the 0011 in a 500 Series package. It features the same quality preamp with 70 db of gain, 20 db pad, phase control, 48V phantom power and selectable high pass filter. Also added is a custom lustraphone input transformer, output amp section with transformer out and output fader.

2128 “Helios” Mic Preamp

H2 Audio Helios 2128 mic preamp
The 2128 is the mic preamp circuit from the 0011 in a 500 Series package. It features the same quality preamp with 70 db of gain, 20 db pad, phase control, 48V phantom power and selectable high pass filter. Also added is a custom lustraphone input transformer, output amp section with transformer out and output fader.

H760 FET Comp/Limiter

Undoubtedly one of the best-kept secrets in recording, the F760 designed by AD&R and licensed by Helios is one of the most classic FET comp/limiters ever made. Sold as modules fitted into classic Helios desks and most famously heard on Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks’ drum recording. A very easy-to-use unit with fixed threshold and 5 pre-selected ratios, selectable attack and release times and separate Limiter threshold. The H760 will allow the user quick adjustment of dynamic control of any audio program and maintain the classic sound of a British FET compressor/limiter.

F760 FET Comp/Limiter

H2 Audio Helios F760
Undoubtedly one of the best-kept secrets in recording, the F760 designed by AD&R and licensed by Helios is one of the most classic FET comp/limiters ever made. Sold as modules fitted into classic Helios desks and most famously heard on Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks’ drum recording. A very easy-to-use unit with fixed threshold and 5 pre-selected ratios, selectable attack and release times and separate Limiter threshold. The F760 will allow the user quick adjustment of dynamic control of any audio program and maintain the classic sound of a British FET compressor/limiter.

CONTACT US

H2 Audio Inc.
118 E. 7th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067 USA

info@h2audio.com

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CONTACT US

H2 Audio Inc.
118 E. 7th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067 USA
info@h2audio.com
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