It’s a free update for any POD Farm 2.0 owners or a ssmall upgrade cost for POD Farm 1.0 users. It also includes a new free version in the form of a non time limited trial with a concise selection of amps and FX to show you some of what it can do. For some who only need a a couple of amp tones you may only need the free version, but I strongly suggest if you like it that you buy the standard or Platinum license (my preferred choice) as there will give you some extra tone options that are truely amazing.
Check out the official press release below for more info:
—New software plug-ins feature stunning collections of POD® tones for any DAW and more—
CALABASAS, Calif.—May 17, 2011—Line 6, Inc. (line6.com), the industry leader in digital modeling technology for musicians, just released POD Farm™ 2.5 and POD Farm™ 2.5 Platinum, the latest updates to their premium tone plug-ins that add world-renowned POD® tone to any digital audio workstation. A new, free trial version is also available.
POD Farm 2.5 is the latest offering in the Line 6 POD and Amp Farm® modeling software legacy. Its new features include compatibility with any USB audio interface, 64-bit support, standalone capability and the new free trial version. Upgrading to POD Farm 2.5 is free for owners of POD Farm 2.
“With POD Farm 2.5, guitarists get an amazing collection of amps and effects – the kind that gear fantasies are made of – plus the convenience of being able to use it alone, outside of their recording software,” relates Mike Murphy, Category Manager for POD and Effects products at Line 6. “Its vintage and modern amps, cabs and effects make it an absolute must-have for any guitarist’s studio.”
Each software plug-in boasts an arsenal of historic guitar and bass amps, cabs, studio-standard effects, classic stompboxes, colorful preamps and a virtual A/B/Y box. POD Farm 2.5 offers hand-picked recording essentials for guitar, bass and vocals while POD Farm 2.5 Platinum delivers more than 250 meaty models. The simple, carousel-style browser lets users drag-and-drop models into the signal flow to build the perfect sound. Enhanced routing with flexible digital signal processing allows for a broader range of tones. One signal can be split into two separate and simultaneous amp and effect signal chains with one click.
Included in POD Farm 2.5 are POD Farm Elements, plug-ins that streamline workflow and conserve CPU horsepower by grouping POD Farm models together by effect type. Users can load single amps, preamps or effects instead of loading multiple instances of POD Farm 2.5.
POD Farm 2.5 and POD Farm 2.5 Platinum offer full MIDI support via any MIDI controller. Intuitive MIDI Learn functionality makes it easy to control model bypass, volume, mute, global tap tempo, the virtual A/B/Y box and more. All versions are Mac® AU/RTAS®/VST® and Windows® RTAS®/VST® compatible for seamless integration with all major recording applications. They offer 64-bit support for compatible DAWs including Cubase® 5, Reaper® 3.71, SONAR® 8.x or SONAR X1, Logic® 9.2 and others. iLok USB Smart Key versions are also available.
POD Farm 2.5 – $99
POD Farm 2.5 Platinum – $299
POD Farm 2.5 for iLok – $99
POD Farm 2.5 Platinum for iLok – $299
All POD Farm 2.5 software plug-ins are available as direct downloads from the Line 6 website.
To learn more, visit http://www.line6.com/podfarm.
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About Line 6, Inc.
Based in Calabasas, California, Line 6 is a leading manufacturer of guitars, amplifiers, effects, effect processors, recording interfaces and digital wireless systems. The company is world renowned for its studio- and stage-standard gear featuring its patented amp and effect modeling and digital wireless technologies. Line 6 invented digital guitar amp modeling technology in 1996 and is currently the #1 maker of guitar amplifiers. Its award-winning products are used by musicians worldwide and have been featured on countless platinum and Grammy® award-winning titles. Line 6 is distributed in over 60 countries with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.line6.com.