The Echo: Living, Breathing, Musical New Delay Effect in Reason 6

One thing that I have wanted for a long time in Reason is a new delay effect that I could play like a musical instrument. One that could get all the grungy vintage analog and tape delay effects, with infinite feedback (filtered of course) that would react to changes in delay time just like an old analog effect. In Reason 6, Propellerhead has given me that and more in the form of The Echo!

Puliveriser Demolition – The new way to shred your sound in Reason 6

The first time I used Pulveriser, I did not read the instruction manual. I simply put it on a drum loop, twisted a couple of knobs, and immediately my drums went from “ok drums” to “totally bad ass twisted evil awesome drums.” At that moment I knew: We are going to hear people using Pulveriser on a lot of music from here on out! Never before have I used a sound processor that made it so easy to drastically improve the sound of my drums, vocals, and bass sounds.

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: 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 […]

Why Spider Online Totally Rocks

By Mike Levine Line 6 Spider amp owners are doubly lucky. Besides having one of the best modeling guitar amplifiers on the market, they can access a wealth of bonus material at Spider Online, the new Line 6 website. Spider Online offers a huge amount of free content including online lessons, jam tracks recorded by […]

What Makes Spider IV 15 and 30 the Best Practice Amps?

By Mike Levine Guitarists are on a constant quest for great amp tone. One way to try to get it is to crank your tube amp to 10, but, realistically, there just aren’t that many situations where that’s practical. If you’re at home, or even in a rehearsal, turning up to full is likely to […]

Employee Spotlight: Angelo Mazzocco, Lead DSP and Embedded Systems Engineer

1. Before you came to Line 6, what, if any, was your previous experience working in the music industry? None! I grew up playing guitar and recording music with my friends, but Line 6 is my first full-time job out of college. While in college, I had been building distortion boxes after hours in the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When Was Your First Tone Epiphany?

Music is a passion for Line6Angela, and the fact that she’s not a guitarist gives her an interesting perspective on guitar tone. A job at Line 6, a few concerts at a legendary Los Angeles music venue, and a sonic epiphany are all it took for Line6Angela to develop a real appreciation for tone. By […]

M9: The Cure For Lousy Backlines Everywhere

Busy guitarist Mike McManus knows better than to rely solely on backline amps for his guitar tones. Which is why he doesn’t leave home without his Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler. Two cities in two nights with two different bands = zero opportunity for tonal meltdown. By Mike McManus Fly-away gigs. Every working musician does […]

Recording a Film Score with The Faded

By Gene Blalock (The Faded) L.A. rockers The Faded have been avid Line 6 users for years. In this article, front man Gene Blalock describes how Line 6 gear helped him and the band score a documentary about a subject close to their hearts. In June 2009, I was asked if I would be willing […]

Using an Expression pedal with Line 6 Stompbox Modelers

In the array of tools available to guitar players, I think the expression pedal might be the most underutilized tool in the box.  Adding an expression pedal, like a Line 6 EX-1, to the arsenal is the perfect solution for controlling volume and wah, pitch bending, modifying the length of your delay time, creating reverb […]

M13 and Teddy’s Tones, Pt. 2

By Teddy Kumpel Guitarist Teddy Kumpel has a lot of tone tricks up his sleeves. He shares a few more favorites from his M13 Stompbox Modeler. More freaky M13 Stompbox Modeler tricks that blow my mind… I use it as a freak-out sound-design box when I play with my trio. I do a lot of […]

Rocking Iraq with Catchpenny and POD xt Live

Rock and roll is an adventure. Anyone who says otherwise can take it up with Christian Schauf, singer/guitarist of Minneapolis rock band Catchpenny. His story includes more action than a summer blockbuster, and a soundtrack that’s as good. By Christian Schauf (Catchpenny) My guess is that anyone reading this blog shares a lot of similarities […]

Like A Storm and Line 6: Touring Made Easy

Nothing will test your meddle (and your gear) like a few months on the road with Creed, Staind, Hoobastank, and Saliva. In a production of that magnitude, there’s no room for error. Matt recounts how he and the boys pulled it off. By Matt (Like A Storm) THE CALL Touring arenas and amphitheatres in the […]

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