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 […]

Rock and Roll Ergonomics: Low Back Protection

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 […]

Line 6 Guide to Home Recording, Part 4: Effects and Automation

In the last article of our Home Recording series, effects and automation — and the freedom they deliver — are explored in detail. Make sure to read the other parts in the series (Part 1: the Computer, Part 2: Choosing Microphones and Part 3: DAW Software) for valuable information that will make your recordings better […]

4 Reasons Why POD Studio is the Best Pro Tools 9 Interface

By Jim Dalrymple When Avid released Pro Tools® 9, one of the biggest developments was support for third-party USB audio interfaces. For Line 6 users, this means we can finally take full advantage of all the amazing hardware and software features of our POD Studio™ interfaces and use them in the Pro Tools platform. Here […]

Making Music Videos for YouTube | Part 3

Photo by Playstar Rocker Your masterpiece is finally complete and you’re ready to go live to the world. It’s time to output your video and upload it to an online video site. This is where we talk about formatting and compression. Most of the big video sites like YouTube and Vimeo will accept a lot […]

6 Techniques To Help You Make More Music

You’ve got your instruments, you’ve got your gear, and you’ve even invested in some recording equipment. Yet you find months slipping by with little or nothing recorded. Often the hardest part is just getting started. If you find yourself in this situation, I hope you will benefit from reading a few suggestions that have helped me.

Line 6 Guide to Home Recording, Part 3: DAW Software

Are you running the DAW software that’s right for you? Continuing the Line 6 Home Recording series, this article explores a few different software options and offers step-by-step instructions for one we think you’ll like. Make sure to read Part 1 (the Computer) and Part 2 (Choosing Microphones) of this series. By Philip De Lancie […]

Making Music Videos For YouTube | Part 2

Photo by Thundercheese Most great videos are a combination of a little bit of inspiration and a lot of great editing. I once was on a video shoot with a very well-known guitar player (names will be omitted to protect the innocent) and for a short minute of soloing he continued to do take after […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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