Line 6 has introduced the POD Go guitar processor, which they say boasts a plug-and-play user interface and professional-quality amp, cab, and effect models drawn from the acclaimed HX family of processors. Here's the story in their own words...
The original bright-red POD, with its iconic kidney bean shape, debuted in 1998 and was quickly embraced by a wide variety of users—including legendary musicians, engineers, and producers. Throughout the intervening years, POD guitar processors
have undergone continual evolution, culminating in POD Go—the best-sounding POD ever created.
“POD wasn’t technically the first modeling product, but it sure appears to have had the most lasting impact,” says Eric Klein, Chief Product Design Architect, Line 6. “With POD Go, we strove to incorporate our newest and best amp models, effects,
and features without sacrificing what’s made POD so easy and fun to use for more than two decades.”
POD Go provides a simple and intuitive workflow. Users may choose, edit, and control sounds utilizing the 4.3" color LCD screen, seven push encoders, eight sturdy footswitches, colored LED rings, and a rugged cast-aluminum multi-function expression pedal. Two external footswitches or a second expression pedal may be connected for even more real-time control. Plus, sophisticated features such as Snapshots enable guitarists to easily access all the tones they’ll need to cover every section of every song.
POD Go features best-in-class amp, cab, and effect models including an array of legendary British and American amps, as well as supporting third-party impulse response (IR) loading. Presets have nine simultaneous blocks, and external pedals may be inserted anywhere in the signal path via the effects loop.
All the essential audio connections are also available, including balanced stereo outputs, a duplicate amp output that can be tapped before the Cab/IR, a mono/stereo effects loop, a headphone jack, and even a 4-channel USB audio interface with re-amping capabilities.
POD Go is powerful and flexible enough to use as a complete setup, a travel or backup rig, or a recording device utilizing the USB audio interface. With POD Go, guitarists won’t just take the stage—they’ll own it.
Pricing and Availability:
POD Go is $629.99 USD (MSRP) and will be available worldwide spring 2020.