MESSE11: The Bean Is Back

Line 6 POD HD family expands to include the familiar bean-shaped desktop multi-effect      06/04/11

MESSE11: The Bean Is Back


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Line 6 has announced the POD HD desktop multi-effect, the latest addition to the award-winning family of POD products.
"POD 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." Here's the Line 6 press release with more details...
POD 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.)
Fully 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.
The 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.
POD 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.
Countless 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 reliable tone.
Pricing and Availability:
POD HD desktop multi-effect will be available May, 2011.
MSRP £339.99 inc VAT More information:

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