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Line 6 POD X3 software updates: Gearbox, Workbench, Flash Memory

This is the mother lode we have all been waiting for. Line 6 have brought POD X3 up to full compatibility with their software including Gearbox and Workbench.

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High sample rates: Can you tell the difference? UPDATED!

In the spirit of my analogue vs. digital article, it is time for another Mythbusters style debunking session. Today we are going to explore the common misconception that higher sample rates equate to better sounding audio. There is no shortage of rhetoric by self-proclaimed internet experts that by simple matter of dropping a faster processor […]

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POD Patches – Guitar World (April 2008)

Every month I try to write some cool POD patches to go along with my subscription to Guitar World. I authored these patches on my POD X3 Live but you can use them on any Line 6 device or any other modeler that has appropriate amp models. Boss GT-8, V-Amp, Digitech modelers, you name it, […]

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Gearbox Plugin: Awesome deals

A few days ago, Musician’s Friend featured the Line 6 Gearbox Plugin Silver bundle as their Stupid Deal Of The Day at $100. Normally the plugin can’t be had for less than $300. It would seem this was only a hint at things to come as now the Silver and Gold bundles are available at […]

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POD Tips and Tricks: How do I duplicate an artist’s sound?

Trying to cop your favorite artist’s tone is not a byproduct of the age of amp modeling in which we live. People have been trying to nail tones off records for years. The prevalence of amp modeling has only made it easier. “How do I get _____’s guitar tone?” has got to be the most […]

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Gearbox Plugin Silver $99, OVER

The Musician’s Friend stupid deal of the day for today is the Line 6 GearBox Plug-In Silver Bundle. This is a VST and AU compatible plugin that gets you the sounds of Line 6 POD, Bass POD, and even a half dozen vocal preamps all within your DAW software of choice as a plugin effect. […]

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POD Patches – Guitar World (March 2008)

Every month I try to write some cool POD patches to go along with my subscription to Guitar World. I authored these patches on my POD X3 Live but you can use them on any Line 6 device or any other modeler that has appropriate amp models. Boss GT-8, V-Amp, Digitech modelers, you name it, […]

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POD Tips and Tricks: Rich stereo effect

I recently wrote an article covering a method for turning a mono track into a rich stereo track. This effect does not need to be limited to your home studio recording. You can also apply this effect to your live guitar sound and fill the stage. Any reasonable guitar effects unit with a robust stereo […]

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POD X3 Tips and Tricks: Reamping Results

« Show me how to set up reamping with my POD X3 In part one of this article we explored a method for setting up your POD X3 to do hardware reamping with a single 1/4″ to 1/4″ patch cable. We got our DAW and POD X3 configured to record and playback dry signals at […]

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POD X3 Tips and Tricks: Reamping Setup

The art of reamping can be applied to many situations in the modern studio. Reamping can be applied effectively to any audio track even though it is commonly associated with guitars. The Wikipedia entry on reamping even goes so far as to suggest any processing of sound with outboard gear can be considered reamping. This […]