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Line 6 POD X3 Live: Lo Gain and Hi Gain Patch Lists

People have really been wanting a patch list for the new Line 6 POD X3 and no one has done it yet, so I figured I would take ten minutes and make one. Patches marked with (blend) are dual tones designed to work on a single input. Patches marked as (pair) are designed to work […]

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Line 6 POD Tones

Line 6 POD X3 Live: User Patch List

People have really been wanting a patch list for the new Line 6 POD X3 and no one has done it yet, so I figured I would take ten minutes and make one. Patches marked with (blend) are dual tones designed to work on a single input. Patches marked as (pair) are designed to work […]

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POD X3 Patches: First show with the X3 Live

Last night I used the X3 live for the first time. It worked out wonderfully. Following is a description of my setup, along with the settings for the POD X3 Live patches that I used for the show. The event was the Indie Games Con where they have a jam session on the second night. […]

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Gear Announcements The Digital Age

Buy gear based on sound, not numbers!

Digital gear is here to stay and I am not one to argue that. I do not mind and use plenty of digital gear. What I don’t understand is why so many people are obsessed with making gear buying decisions based on the numbers. It seems like there are always people out on the message […]

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POD X3 Live Tips and Tricks: Dual Tone Wah

I’ve been having a blast with my new POD X3 Live. The dual tone feature is so much fun to play with. In general, using different things on each of your two tones will fill out the sound and give it more character. Something I tried today was using a different wah pedal on each […]

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POD Patches (Guitar World – Dec 2007)

These tones the tones for the songs transcribed in the December 2007 issue of Guitar World. They are billed as POD patches but will work on any Line 6 gear supported by Line 6 Edit or GearBox. This should include Vetta II, HD 147, Flextone III, POD XT, POD X3, GuitarPort, and TonePort. You can […]

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Getting Back To My Roots – Tones For Line 6 POD

I’m getting back to my roots! Yes, it is time to start posting high quality tones again. I got my first taste of internet fame doing tones for the Line 6 POD. That old web site still gets a ton of hits and hasn’t been updated in years! I’m going to start creating tones for […]

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Line 6 brings it with TonePort UX8

Even more great stuff is coming soon from Line 6. I’ve using the TonePort UX2 for a few years now. It is a great unit for quickly capturing quality tracks without fussing with a bunch of setup. Using a mixer with a conventional soundcard is a necessity to minimize setup time for recording but you […]

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compression Home Studio Mixing recording vocals

Taming Vocals: Compressors In Series

Taming vocals can be a very tough job. I have a few techniques that I use based on the song I’m mixing and the vocalist on record. A few ways to tame a vocalist are “riding” the fader, compressors, other dynamics processors, EQ, and even reverb. Sometimes you will use a combination of all of […]

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Musician’s Friend ships Line 6 POD X3 on October 1

Line 6 are doing some super cool stuff. I really dig the new X3 series PODs. I’m ordering a POD X3 Live myself. This thing is a POD XT, Bass POD XT, TonePort UX1.5, FBV Shortboard, and all the model packs rolled all into one unit. The thing I am most looking forward to is […]