Calif.—Line 6, Inc. (line6.com), the industry leader in digital
modeling technology for musicians, announced today POD® HD desktop multi-effect, the latest addition to the
award-winning family of POD products.
HD will add the truly exceptional tube-like tone and feel of new HD amp
modeling to the classic POD benefits of convenience, simplicity and flexibility,”
remarked Michael Murphy, Category Manager for POD and Effects Products at Line
6. “Plus, POD HD will feature over 100 M-class guitar effects and ins and outs that are perfect for
any project studio.”
HD features all 16 of the new Line 6 HD amp models. The high-quality models offer a wide range of tones from
sparkling cleans to mid-gain crunch to full-bodied, high-gain distortion. The models are based on famous modern
and vintage amps including Fender® Twin
Reverb®, Hiwatt® Custom 100, Supro® S6616, Gibson® EH-185, Divided by 13 JRT
9/15, Dr. Z® Route 66, Vox® AC-30 (Top Boost), Marshall® JTM-45 MkII, Park 75,
Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®, ENGL® Fireball 100 and more, and deliver all the
tonal nuances of each. (Amplifiers
recognized as having being modeled for earlier POD products were re-modeled for
POD HD using the new HD amp modeling technology.)
adjustable guitar preamp, power amp, speaker cab
and mic preamp models are featured in
POD HD as well as over 100 M-class effects featuring tangy choruses,
syrupy-sweet reverbs, distinctive delays and much more. Up to eight effects can be run
simultaneously and in any order.
large display shows quick, at-a-glance review of the entire signal chain. All parameters of all models are easily
edited directly from the homepage.
HD features a studio-ready I/O with a 1/4-inch guitar input, stereo 1/4-inch
balanced outs, USB 2.0, S/PDIF out, 1/4-inch headphone jack, an XLR mic input
and an FBV™ jack for connection to a Line 6 foot controller.
guitarists have chosen to direct-record with POD since the
debut of the original bean-shaped desktop multi-effect over a decade ago. Many prefer the tactile, amp-like
experience of POD instead of moving virtual knobs in a plug-in. Others choose POD for the outboard
processing instead of bogging down their computers with processor-intensive
software. Guitarists, who record,
perform and travel for gigs value POD for its convenience, portability and
more about POD HD desktop multi-effect at line6.com/podhd/desktop.
HD desktop multi-effect will be available May, 2011.
product names used herein are trademarks of their respective owners, which are
in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other
manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers
whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6’s sound model development.
Fender and Twin Reverb are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments
Corporation. Hiwatt is a registered trademark of Fernandes Company Ltd. Supro
is a registered trademark of Zinky Electronics, LLC. Gibson is a registered
trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. Dr. Z is a registered trademark of Dr. Z Amps,
Inc. Vox is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited. Marshall is a
registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Mesa/Boogie and Rectifier
are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie Ltd. Engl is a registered trademark of
Ausflug, Beate and Engl, Edmund.
Line 6, Inc.
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 www.line6.com.