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 […]

POD HD Multi-effects Get Extra Models and More with Free v1.3 Firmware Update

Welcome to our 100th blog post! When we asked our Facebook friends what they thought our 100th post should be about, “more info on the POD HD v1.3 update” was a popular response. Well, ask and ye shall receive! Dive deep into v1.3 with Line 6 DSP guru Kris Daniel and find out what’s behind […]

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, […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Video Spotlight: Zelda Theme

Zelda Main Theme: metalkrapo has put together quite a creative video using the Variax and a POD X3 Live.  It builds slowly in the beginning but the ending is worth the wait.  Complete annotations are provided explaining the gear he used and the process for building the live loops. If you liked the video, let […]

The Great and Powerful M9 Has Spoken

Pay no attention to the pedal behind the curtain!  The M9 Stompbox Modeler has been unleashed on the world for a few months now and you’ve posted some interesting videos showcasing how to put this gizmo to use. M9 Tutorial: studio1087 does a great job of explaining some of the subtle operation steps that make […]

Making Music with Lacuna Coil and Line 6

Taking a break from the rigors of the road, Lacuna Coil guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore waxes historic about the Coil’s introduction to Line 6, and the gear that has changed the way the band makes music. By Cris “Pizza” Migliore (Lacuna Coil) The relationship between Lacuna Coil and Line 6 started almost 10 years ago, […]

Top 5 Secrets Bands Should Know (That Will Help Them Make Better Recordings)

By Travis Harrison Stop the insanity! Engineer and recording studio owner Travis Harrison constantly sees bands sabotaging themselves in the studio. Want to make better recordings? Know the secrets. 1. IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET, DON’T BE TOO AMBITIOUS The majority of the bands I work with are on a limited budget. If you can […]

Gear Tips and Much More: Read the New Line 6 Blog!

Line 6 is constantly looking for new ways of making its users’ lives easier and more musical. The new Line 6 blog will offer our users (and all musicians) a sprawling online destination loaded with a variety of interesting content. As the blog grows, features will include helpful Line 6 gear tips, sanity-saving recording advice, […]