Line 6 Puts Your Amp Settings On Your Wrist

The introduction of the Apple Watch has created both an opportunity and a challenge for music software developers.

There’s an opportunity, because so many musicians are already using Apple’s iOS for for music making, and the Apple Watch extends that platform. And there’s a challenge, because the idea of a wearable music platform, based on a mass-market smartwatch, is largely uncharted territory. Is there really a place for music apps on your wrist?

Line 6 isn’t waiting around to see – the’ve announced that their AMPLIFi Remote amp controller app is now compatible with Apple Watch. Continue reading

Line 6 Intros Firehawk FX Multi-Effects Processor

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Line 6 has introduced Firehawk FX, a new multi-effects guitar processor that they say ‘combines world-class tone’ with intuitive wireless editing.

The Firehawk Remote app for iOS and Android gives you the ability to sculpt your tone, using 200 amps and effects. The app lets you create, save and recall an unlimited number of presets. Continue reading

Yamaha Acquires Line 6

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Yamaha Corporation and Line 6 today announced an agreement for Yamaha to acquire Line 6. The acquisition expands Yamaha’s portfolio of modeling guitar processing products as well as pro-audio equipment.

Line 6 has a wide portfolio of electronic music products, including POD multi-effect processors, digital effects, guitar amplifiers, modeling guitars, a range of professional instrument and microphone digital wireless systems, digital live sound mixers, speakers, as well as iOS interfaces. Continue reading

Line 6 Intros POD HD Pro X Multi-Effects Processor and Studio Interface

Line6_POD_HD_PRO_XLine 6 has introduced a replacement to their popular POD HD Pro guitar multi-effects processor and studio interface. The new POD HD Pro X (like the recently released POD HD500X) features more DSP processing power than previous incarnations of the interface, allowing musicians greater flexibility for creating complex signal paths and “unique, intricate” tones.

Line 6 notes that the POD Pro X is designed especially for tone exploration. Dynamic DSP gives guitarists a greater element of freedom to decide which effects to use, and where to place those effects in the signal chain. Musicians can now add even more effects than before, opening up “all-new tonal possibilities.”

POD HD Pro X Features Include: Continue reading

Line 6 Introduces POD HD500X Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

Line 6 today introduced the new POD HD500X guitar multi-effects processor, successor to the POD HD500.

With more processing power than its predecessor, POD HD500X enables musicians to create more intricate sounds and signal chains. Professional-grade, backlit foot switches provide total control and are highly visible in any environment.

POD HD500X features an “unparalleled” collection of HD amps, ranging from vintage classics to modern powerhouses, each with “incredible sonic depth, character and touch nuance.” POD HD500X also includes more than 100 studio and stomp effects. Continue reading