Recording Acoustic Guitar

With proper microphone placement, great-sounding acoustic guitar recordings can be done at home. Here are some easy tips to get you started!

M9: Replacing Teddy’s NYC Subway Pedal Board

When tone-tweaker and M13 evangelist Teddy Kumpel needs to pare down his rig and brave the New York City subways, he grabs his M9 and heads out the door. But it wasn’t always this easy… By Teddy Kumpel If you’ve read my other blog posts (here and here), you know by now what a fan […]

WORLD Musical Instruments and Production Guitar Number One

Just got back from Korea overseeing production of the first batch of James Tyler Variax guitars, and they are coming out great. They are being made by our Korean partner, WORLD Musical Instruments Co. Ltd. When we set out to find the partner for our off-shore guitars, we searched the globe. I talked to people […]

Dialing In Spider Valve MkII Tones: Pt. 4

Line 6 Expert Rowbi has been a Line6.com Community member since November 25, 2006, has posted over 4,000 times and has earned over 3,000 points. He’s treating us to a series of blog posts and videos centered on one area of his expertise: Spider Valve™ MkII guitar amplifiers. For more helpful gear tutorials, visit Rowbi’s […]

Making Music Videos For YouTube | Part 1

Jordan Colley is the resident video production guy at Line 6 HQ. You might remember his work from “that video that you saw on YouTube” or his epic masterpiece, “that other video you saw on Line6.com”. Making a compelling demonstration or music video can seem like a secret art sometimes, but it doesn’t have to […]

Guide to Home Recording, Part 2: Choosing Microphones

Vocals to drums, the right microphones ensure the best recordings. This article continues Line 6′s home recording series with an exploration into the most common microphone types, specs and applications. Big recording budgets, giant studios and seasoned engineers are becoming increasingly scarce so be sure you’re making the right microphone choices. Read Part 1 of […]

Dialing In Spider Valve MkII Tones: Pt. 3

Line 6 Expert Rowbi has been a Line6.com Community member since November 25, 2006, has posted over 4,000 times and has earned over 3,000 points. He’s treating us to a series of blog posts and videos centered on one area of his expertise: Spider Valve™ MkII guitar amplifiers. For more helpful gear tutorials, visit Rowbi’s […]

CMJ 2010: The Long Road Home

Hundreds of overheated music fans spilled out onto a Brooklyn sidewalk after (yet another) excellent BrooklynVegan CMJ event. Incredible sets from Ted Leo, Morning Teleportation, Titus Andronicus, No Joy, Jamie Lidell, Dominique Young Unique, Reggie Watts and others sent us away exhausted but exhilarated. Yesterday’s spike in Spider Valve™ praise was matched by this afternoon’s […]

CMJ 2010: One Down, One to Go

Lots of great music, lots of great people, a scheduling mishap that threatened to undo an entire CMJ event (welcome to the rock and roll business), and we’re officially halfway through our own little CMJ music marathon. Today’s Planetary Group/Future Sounds party was a great success. (No surprise, they’ve been throwing this annual daytime bash […]

CMJ 2010: Can You Take Me Higher?

Anxiety, nerves, butterflies – call it what you want. But no matter how many times you’ve played, or how many stages you’ve played on, you never lose that little sense of heightened awareness that comes before a performance. It might hit you in the morning, it might hit you at showtime, but it always hits […]

CMJ 2010: We Have Arrived

Months in preparation. Thousands of dollars in airfare, hotel rooms and rental gear. 30 short minutes to prove yourself. For many indie bands, making a pilgrimage to the CMJ Music Marathon is no small feat. But that’s what makes this event so special. New York City is a bustling place where people feel free to […]

James Tyler Variax and Wildwood Manufacturing

When we set out to find a manufacturing partner for the USA-made James Tyler Variax bodies and necks, we searched the entire country. We looked for a team that shared our sensibilities. (Sensibilities that need to mesh with James Tyler’s exacting standards.) We found a wonderful partner in Wildwood Manufacturing. Wildwood Manufacturing has been making […]

MIDI Mobilizer Inspires MIDI Apps on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

By Chris Grigg, Mobile Products Manager As you may have heard, Line 6 makes the first – and so far, only – real hardware MIDI interface for Apple® mobile devices: the MIDI Mobilizer™. Ever since we first announced the MIDI Mobilizer, MIDI-using musicians everywhere have been really excited about the possibilities of using their Apple […]

Why Do You Make Music?

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” – Abraham Maslow In my last blog I talked about animals and their songs. Usually animals sing for a very specific reason, some of them are to attract a mate, to warn […]

Guide to Home Recording, Part 1: The Computer

Big budgets, giant studios and seasoned engineers are becoming increasingly scarce, and more and more musicians are recording their music at home. This article, the first in a multi-part series, explores and demystifies the fundamentals of home recording: everything from software to interfaces and beyond. By Philip De Lancie Whether you’re a singer-songwriter or in […]

James Tyler Variax Receives “Guitarist Choice” Award!

James Tyler Variax receives “Guitarist Choice” award from Guitarist magazine (and the guitar isn’t even out yet). Read the entire review here!

Dialing In Spider Valve MkII Tones: Pt. 2

Line 6 Expert Rowbi has been a Line6.com Community member since November 25, 2006, has posted over 3,700 times and has earned over 3,000 points. He’s treating us to a series of blog posts and videos centered on one area of his expertise: Spider Valve™ MkII guitar amplifiers. For more helpful gear tutorials,visit Rowbi’s website. […]

Propellerhead Community: Peff’s BitCrusher BC3 Combinator

Peff, aka Kurt Kurasaki, is constantly coming up with innovative and inspiring ways to use Propellerhead Reason and Propellerhead Record. Some of his fine work can be found in the Record and Reason Soundbank ReFills, and he regularly posts on his blog about new ideas he’s trying out, providing food for thought along with several […]

More Thoughts on the James Tyler Variax from Dwayne Larring

Producer Dwayne Larring (Kelly Clarkson, Nick Carter, Voxhaul Broadcast) is currently in the studio tracking guitars. With a pile of great guitars to choose from, only one has opened up “a world of possibilities” for him. Can you guess which one? Did you miss last week’s video of Dwayne?

Producer Dwayne Larring in the Studio with a James Tyler Variax

Having helped shape the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Carter, Voxhaul Broadcast and many other artists, producer Dwayne Larring is serious about tone. See what happened when we left him alone with a JTV-69US…

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