Here’s a recent Line 6 mailshot I received. It’s certainly true that there are a vast number intones you can create, but I am interested to know if there’s a guitar tone from a song that you have failed to replicate on a POD HD + JTV.
Call it a challenge if you like, and post a comment under this article with the song that contains the guitar tone you’ve not been able to replicate, and Rowbi will have a go for you.
As a POD® HD owner, you know the power of having a priceless collection of amps and effects in a single, compact unit. But did you know you could multiply the possibilities with a James Tyler® Variax® guitar?
In addition to putting 29 vintage, modern and exotic instruments at your fingertips, James Tyler Variax integrates with POD HD500 and HD Pro multi-effects for instant control of your entire rig. You can save your instrument, tuning, amp, effects and more to a single preset—then recall up to 500 different rigs with the press of a footswitch.
NAMM 2013: Line 6 Expands Functionality of DT-series Amps and POD® HD-series Multi-effects with Free Firmware Updates
DT-series amps and POD HD-series multi-effects now offer guitarists more tones, features and flexibility than ever before
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 24, 2012—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A), is pleased to announce the availability of two firmware updates that dramatically increase the functionality of DT-series amps and POD® HD-series multi-effect processors. These free updates feature new HD tones, more configuration options and unprecedented flexibility.
V2.0 Firmware for DT-series amps
Co-designed by Line 6 and tube-amp guru Reinhold Bogner, DT-series amplifiers combine reconfigurable analog topologies with Line 6 technology to provide boutique feel and sonic versatility. Firmware v2.0 introduces the following features:
- 30 HD preamps (increased from 4) give guitarists the ability to create unique amp tones by pairing any preamp with any combination of dynamic topologies—including negative feedback loop, operating class, power tube mode, and more—within Reinhold Bogner’s reconfigurable tube power amp
- Musicians can load a DT amp with up to eight unique voicings (four on channel A, plus four on channel B), providing a wide array of tones for performance and recording
- Each voicing can be configured with a choice of 12 reverbs, all of which feature unique parameter settings
- Reverb spillover allows the reverb to finish its decay when switching between Channel A and Channel B
- Each amp model can have its own unique 12AX7 boost setting*
All you need to know is that Christmas has come 2 months early! With Line 6 already releasing the POD HD updates recently, now it’s the turn of the DT Series of amplifiers to get some serious love with firmware v2.0 bringing some great new features.
Now there are all POD HD amp models (30 increased from 4), some other configurable amp parameters, 12 reverb models, 17 selectable cab models (including no cab). These are all configurable via MIDI, so if you would prefer not to have these extra options, that’s fine too, as the original features and ease of use will still be there.
With this update the DT50 you can now use the direct output when in standby mode (which was already there on the DT25).
Free v2.1 Firmware Update for POD® HD500, POD HD Pro and POD HD Multi-effects Now Available
Available immediately for download at line6.com, the free v2.1 firmware update for POD® HD500, POD HD Pro and POD HD provides five new HD amps—bringing the total HD amp count to 30—as well as revolutionary performance options.
The v2.1 update features three stunning new HD amps based on* the distinctive clean, crunch and overdrive tones of the Soldano® SLO100, one of the most coveted premium amps of the modern era. Two custom-designed originals, Line 6 Doom and Line 6 Epic, round out the POD family’s selection of high-gain amps.**
Line 6 started a trend in 1996 with the release of the AxSys 212 modelling guitar amplifier and soon after in 1999 the red kidney bean shaped POD was released and changed how guitarists recorded guitar tones in the studio. Since then Line 6 have released many other products, but so have other companies too!.
After reading about IK Multimedia’s release of officially certified Orange and Carvin amp models for AmpliTube on Guitar Noize I begun to think about original amp manufacturers and how in the past few years, they have been more willing to officially support/certify amp models/simulations of their ‘real’ amps.
The iPod 30 pin connector has been around for years, and of course manufacturers have developed numerous products that interface with iPods, iPhones and iPads using the 30 pin connector.
Now Apple have decided in favour of the new Lightning connector, an this poses some issues for 30 pin accessories!
Save Big on Your Dream Rig
Line 6 Promo Offers $500 Savings on the Best-Sounding, Most Advanced Guitar System Ever
RUGBY, UK, 8TH October 2012—Line 6 UK Ltd. is pleased to announce the “Save Big on Your Dream Rig” promotion. The Line 6® Dream Rig integrates a James Tyler® Variax® guitar, DT-series amp, and POD® HD500 or HD Pro multi-effect into the world’s best-sounding, most advanced guitar system. Customers can save £325 on the entire system, or up to £125 on select components.*
From 1st October – 31st December 2012, customers visiting participating Authorized Line 6 retailers will receive £100 instant savings on DT-series amplifiers and £125 instant savings on James Tyler Variax guitars
Save Big on Your Dream Stage
Line 6 Promo Offers Up to £1,125 savings on the Latest Live Sound Gear
RUGBY, UK – 8th October 2012—Line 6, Inc. is pleased to announce the “Save Big on Your Dream Stage” promo, which offers significant savings on groundbreaking StageSource™ and StageScape™ M20d live sound products. From 8th October–31st December 31, 2012, customers can save £100 per StageSource loudspeaker (limited to 10 loudspeakers per person).
In addition to the instant rebate, Line 6 is also offering customers who purchase and register the Dream Stage the opportunity to claim an additional £125 via a mail in rebate. Customers who purchase a complete system could save £1,125 (10 speaker plus one M20d). Terms and conditions apply.
Fancy something for free?… Thought you might
Well if you buy a brand new POD HD300 from a Line 6 dealer before 31st October 2012, you can claim a free license for POD Farm 2.5 Plugin worth $99.
You must claim the license by 1st December 2012.
Check out the full details on the Line 6 website.
From 1st September 2012, new Line 6 POD Studio GX, UX1, UX2 and KB37 owners can get Reason Limited for free (If yours came with the older Reason Adapted, you can upgrade for free via the following link).
Check out the full details of this deal on the Line 6 Website
For full details of what Reason Limited is, check out the Propellerhead Website.