Following on from my review of the Line 6 Mobile In and Mobile POD earlier in the year, I’ve recorded a short demo track showing how well the Mobile In audio interface for iPhone/iPad works, and how good the amp simulations in Mobile POD sound.
For this demonstration I used the Brit Hi-Gain amp model (Which I think is inspired by a Marshall JCM800. I added delay and reverb using POD Farm 2.5 as a plug-in within my recording software, as I wanted some stereo delay and reverb (neither of which are included in Mobile POD at the moment). Hopefully more FX will be released soon though, as it’s certainly benefitted from the recent update where you can play from your iTunes library directly in Mobile POD now! Which now makes it my favourite home rehearsal tool, as well as something I always keep in my gigbag when I’m gigging, just in case I need a quick and easy backup rig!
Check out the demo at http://www.soundclick.com/rowbisdemos
Check out my review of the Mobile In interface and Mobile POD app: http://rowbinet.co.uk/2012/01/04/line-6-mobile-in-mobile-pod-meat-potatoes-no-gravy-needed/
For more information about Mobile In and Mobile POD see http://line6.com/mobilein/
Protect & Serve
Protecting guitar amps is something that is important to a lot of guitarists, and for various different reasons. You may have a vintage or limited edition model, which will hold its value far better is it’s kept in good condition. You might have kids and pets who of course don’t care for your gear quite as much as you do. Or of course you might just want to keep dust off you new amp purchase, and stop it looking too battered after only a few band rehearsals.
Some manufacturers do make very thin/flimsy ‘dust cover’ style amp covers for their own amplifiers. These do just that: They stop dust but they’re not padded and so don’t protect against knocks and bumps when transporting your gear. If you’re a serious touring player, you’ll likely want some sort of flight case for your amp, but short of that and if you’re like me (playing in a local band, and playing a couple of gigs per month) you’ll want something in the middle, like a padded custom amp cover.
In steps Hot Covers!