Your Tone and the Advantages of Having Digital Pedals

When it comes to achieving the greatest guitar tone possible, it really comes down to three simple things; your instrument, your amp and your pedals. Assuming you’ve found your axe and amp of choice, the best tools you have for authoring your signature tone are your pedals. That said, in an effort to help you […]

Setting Up Your Stompbox for Rock

Stomboxes for guitarists are like ingredients for chefs: when used correctly, they add signature flavors.  Whether it’s a stompbox with 10 tones or a stompbox with 100 tones, it’s important to find the right balance of satisfying tastes.  When it comes to establishing a rock tone, you’ll mainly want to focus on getting the most […]

How The James Tyler Variax Saved a Film Scoring Session

The James Tyler Variax saved a film scoring session with its ultimate tuning flexibility.

Integrative Care for Musicians: Upper Extremity Injuries

The Rock and Roll doctor is in. Dr. Ricky Fishman, San Francisco, CA-based Chiropractor and veteran bass player is uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat the challenges that musicians face. Back pain due to hauling gear, repetitive stress injuries due to hours of playing – the “Musician’s Chiropractor” has seen it all. Visit Dr. Fishman’s […]

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi-Effects Processors: Stereo Delay

It’s been a little while since my last Tips & Tricks blog post, but it’s good to be back exploring some of the effects in POD HD multi-effects processors! We’re well on our way through all 19 delay models in these bad boys, but we still have a few more to go. About the Stereo […]

How to Record a Song – Part 5: Vocals and Pitch Correction

Line 6′s Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper uses Propellerhead’s Record Reason Duo software to record vocals and add vocal pitch correction and synthesized vocal harmonies in part 5 of his “How to Record a Song” series.

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi-Effects Processors: Dynamic Delay

The Dynamic Delay effect in the POD HD multi-effects processors is, in my opinion, the cleanest sounding digital delay model in the entire device. It should be. It’s inspired by* the famous T.C. Electronic® 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay, a true industry standard in the music world throughout the late 80s into the 90s and even […]

How to Record a Song – Part 4: Keyboards and Editing

Line 6′s Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper shows you how to record a keyboard part and how to edit a song in part 4 of his “How to Record a Song” series.

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi-Effects Processors: Echo Platter

The Echo Platter delay model on the POD HD multi-effect processors is a very special effect indeed. It is based on one of the most sought-after and revered delay effects of all time, the Binson Echorec. Brief History of Binson The very first Echorec units were introduced in the late 1950s. Located in Milan, Italy, […]

ROCK AND ROLL ERGONOMICS: THE STUDIO

The Rock and Roll doctor is in. Dr. Ricky Fishman, San Francisco, CA,-based Chiropractor and veteran bass player is uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat the challenges that musicians face. Back pain due to hauling gear, repetitive stress injuries due to hours of playing – the “Musician’s Chiropractor” has seen it all. Visit Dr. Fishman’s […]

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi-Effects Processors: Multi-Head Delay

It’s amazing how many classic, groundbreaking delay effect models are loaded into the POD HD multi-effects processors. In my previous blog posts in this series we’ve already touched on a few of these great delay effects and this week is no exception. The Multi-Head delay effect loaded into the POD HD multi-effects processors is inspired […]

How to Record a Song – Part 3: Programming Drums and Percussion

Line 6′s Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper shows you how to program beats in part 3 of his “How to Record a Song” series.

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi-Effects Processors: Analog w/MOD

Welcome back! If you’ve been following my blog series you’ve already read about the history of three very popular delay models in the POD HD multi-effects processor family; the Analog Echo (based on* the Boss® DM-2 delay) , the Tube Echo (based on* the Maestro® EP-1) , and the Tape Echo (based on* the Maestro […]

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi-Effects Processors: Tube and Tape Echo

Thanks for joining me once again as we travel through the effects of the POD HD multi-effects processors. If you read my blog last week, you learned about the Analog Echo delay model in the POD HD series and some useful ways it can be used. Today, we’ll learn a little about the Tube Echo […]

How to Record a Song – Part 2: Recording Guitar and Bass

Line 6′s Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper shows you how to get started recording guitar and bass with your computer at home, including info on guitar amplifier microphone placement.

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi-Effects Processors: Analog Echo

Last week we talked briefly about the history of the delay effect and how it started out as a recording engineer trick requiring the use of tape heads on reel-to-reel recording systems to create a unique echo effect. This method, although effective, proved to be an arduous task. As a result, various companies began developing […]

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi Effects Processors: A Series

It’s no secret that Line 6 invented the digital modeling amplifier. However, many people also consider us the industry leader in quality audio effects processors and stompbox modelers. To date, we’ve modeled over 100 vintage and modern FX from legendary analog tape delays like the Maestro® EP-3 Echoplex to more recent and advanced effects like […]

How to Record a Song – Part 1: Set Up

Want to record your own music at home with a computer, but not quite sure how to get started? Line 6′s Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper shows you everything you’ll need to get started recording with your computer at home!

Propellerhead Record: The Channel Strip Compressor, Demystified

A relatively large number of people who make music actually have a rather vague idea about what compression is. Is the compressor the “good” button that makes everything sound better? Warmer? Louder? Smoother? Is it like a delicious barbeque sauce that you can put on everything, the more the better? Not really! Line 6′s Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper talks about the Channel Strip Compressor included on each audio channel in Propellerhead Record, and explains in plain English some fundamental concepts of audio compression.

Build the Best Artist Tones With Line 6 Modeling Amps and Multi-Effects

By Line6Miller You’ve just purchased your new Line 6 gear. Whether it’s a Spider® IV modeling amplifier or new POD® HD multi-effect, your quest for tone has begun. The only problem is where to start. How do you approach tone-building? How do you dial in that blues, metal or rock tone that drove you to […]

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