Got this to replace my Pod HD500X, and it's done that - and more. It's much newer so the tech is better. I'm not sure how I got along without this thing. I run straight to the board and an FRFR-112 as a monitor - no amp. I absolutely love my HeadRush and can't recommend it highly enough.
The Headrush Pedalboard is the best I bought in 2018! Great sound, beautiful effects and easy to operate. Some things take some time to learn, but it's great. Especially in combination with a Headrush FRFR-112 speaker. You can download RIGs from the internet. Thanks to videos on You Tube I have already learned a lot about this HR Pedalboard and there is still much to be investigated. It makes my current amplifier and most effects superfluous because it is already in the device. In short, a must.
$1000 is not a small amount but it is well worth it for a product of this caliber. Very rigid design and does not feel like it will break anytime in the near future. Sound wise it sounds amazing, with many different combinations and values to tweak and play with in the very nice UI with touch screen, you can accomplish so many sounds out of this.
Was looking for an easy solution for live gigs. Checked out the Helix but I couldn't really get it where I wanted it. So, after watching Pete Thorn's demo video of the Headrush, I decided to try it out. Wow. Seriously impressed. I was up and running in 10 minutes. Touch screen couldn't be easier. I can easily change things on the fly live. I LOVE that aspect of it. The amp models sound awesome. The effects in it are great too but I think the Helix gives a little more tweaking but that's not what I was looking for. So now, I use this straight to FOH and run my own IEM mix. Again, I couldn't be happier.