Animal Magnetism: How Animal Songs Influence Our Music

Well it’s no secret around the office. I love animals. From tapirs to sharks to fennec foxes! Many don’t always think about the music that animals are knowingly or unknowingly providing. And some music we take for granted as the animals sing their songs everyday in our backyards. I listen to “Dolphins & Whales” Relax […]

Propellerhead Record 1.5: A few of my Favorite Things in the new Version

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) discusses a few of the new features he has been enjoying in Propellerhead Record 1.5. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. The latest update of Propellerhead Record (version 1.5) has some great new features […]

Relay G30, M9, and Spin Kicks: On the Road with Glen Phillips

Singer-songwriter Glen Phillips is a true road warrior.  Nonstop recording and touring with his four bands (including seminal alt-rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket) means Glen needs gear that sounds good, is built tough, and can fit in a backpack when necessary. That’s where Line 6 comes in. By Glen Phillips I never thought these […]

Record for Reason Owners

by Matt Piper As a Reason user since version 2.5, and a Record user since version 1 was in beta, I am super excited about Reason 5 and Record 1.5. The following video shows several of the new features in Reason 5 and Record 1.5, and demonstrates to Reason users how much Record can enhance […]

Don’t Be A Heel! Get Maximum Upper-Fret Access with James Tyler Variax Guitars

Access to the upper frets has always been super-important to James Tyler, and it’s a big part of his James Tyler Variax designs. Check out the following pictures – each one is worth 1,000 words. JTV-59 JTV-59 is a set-neck guitar but James Tyler designed the neck joint in such a way as to have […]

Dialing In Spider Valve MkII Tones: Pt. 1

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. […]

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Last week we discussed soundtracks and their importance inside and outside of film. A soundtrack can compliment a movie scene and, when it’s no longer connected to the film, create another life playing in your car or on your MP3 player. That soundtrack now has the opportunity to become your soundtrack. Maybe it’s playing while […]

James Tyler Variax Guitars and Hipshot Tuners

A very important part of staying in tune on any guitar is great tuners. We made sure that we over-delivered on tuners for both the Korean and USA-made James Tyler Variax guitars. JTV-59US, 69US AND 89US GUITARS All USA-made James Tyler Variax guitars will feature Hipshot tuners. These are the same tuners that James Tyler […]

Recording James Tyler Variax Sound Samples

Rich gives us a first-hand, hand-held look into what it was like recording James Tyler Variax sound samples. As the session winds down, we’re treated to comments about JTV from the session’s all-star cast.

Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr Performing the Inception Movie Score

By Line6Angela On July 13th, Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr did a live performance of some of the score from the Inception soundtrack. Johnny Marr used the M9 Stompbox Modeler in the recording of the soundtrack and during the performance. Honestly, I hadn’t paid much attention to the news on Inception until I had got […]

Thinking Outside the Box with FBV Shortboard MkII

Do you know everything there is to know about FBV Shortboard™ MkII? Think again! Watch and learn as Line 6 support superstar Line6Miller takes iTunes to task with his trusty foot controller. By Line6Miller After reading Line6Colley’s blog post last week about how he uses BackTrack™ to capture his dog’s barking, I figured why not […]

Stay Tuned: Chapter 2

A few blogs ago, I told you about the new tremolo bridge design for the JTV-69 and how it, in conjunction with the locking tuners, keeps you in tune. Well, there is one more piece to that puzzle: the Graph Tech Black Tusq XL nut. To understand why these nuts are so amazing, you need […]

Line 6 FBV MkII Series Foot Controllers and POD Farm 2

In my last video, I demonstrated how to do live guitar loop recording with the Line 6 FBV Shortboard™ MkII and Propellerhead Record. In this video, I use the FBV Shortboard MkII to control POD Farm™ 2. If you already own FBV Shortboard MkII or FBV Express™ MkII, and also own POD Farm 2 standalone, […]

Dual-Core Processor Delivers 4-Times the Punch!

Like with any new technology, chips get faster and smaller and allow us to do so much more. In regards to what they can do in the James Tyler Variax modeling guitar, our crack engineering and sound design teams really stepped up to knock this thing out of the park! Let’s get the info straight […]

BarkTrack

What sound does one dog barking make if no one is around to hear it?  I know the answer now, friends, and it is all thanks to BackTrack + Mic. It’s always interesting to hear about uses that people have for Line 6 gear that we never anticipated, so I thought today I would share […]

The virtues of Virtual Capo

As promised, here’s a video showing some of the incredible benefits of Virtual Capo. (Rich is using a JTV-69US.) Enjoy!

Collaborating Online

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) explains his process for online musical collaboration, and compares features of three online services you can use for this. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the instructional guides Reason 4 Ignite and Using Reason’s Virtual Instruments. Whether you are a professional […]

James Tyler Variax is on the Case!

When it comes to transporting your James Tyler Variax modeling guitar safely and stylishly, we go above and beyond. Overseas-made guitars don’t usually come with cases – you have to kick in extra money for something to put it in. This isn’t the case with our imported JTV guitars. Each one comes standard with a […]

Self-titled: A Quick Look at Rock and Roll Self-referentialism

As musicians, our enthusiasm for our music can be absolute. We lie awake at night pondering everything from band names to CD art to our guitar rigs. We are forced to re-read pages of books and magazines because a single word or phrase can launch our imaginations into endless loops of music-induced orbit. Not easily […]

Variax Workbench Software

We decided to hang on to the Virtual Capo video for the moment, to spread the news that every James Tyler Variax® digital modeling guitar will be shipping with Variax® Workbench™ software! Variax Workbench is your virtual custom shop. Choose from famous guitar bodies, pickups, pickup placement, tone and volume controls, and tweak away until […]

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