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.

Bringing Music Back to Schools With the Traveling Guitar Foundation

I’ll never forget my first encounter with a musical instrument. I was 11 years old and attending a small middle school in rural Brooklyn, CT. Like most kids, I was highly influenced by my peers. So when my small clique of friends started showing an interest in school band, of course I had to see […]

James Tyler Variax Video Blog No. 3: A Short Update

Jack takes a moment to recognize that James Tyler Variax modeling guitars are in short supply. They are being built and released as quickly as possible without compromising quality or precision.

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.

Musical Odyssey, with a Side of Mealworms

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Some gigs are a little stranger than others. This would be one of those.

James Tyler Variax Video Blog No. 1: Jack’s First Impressions and Instrument Overview

Jack describes his first impressions of JTV-69, showcases some of James Tyler’s design choices and discusses how playing an unplugged James Tyler Variax can tell you a lot about the guitar.

Employee Spotlight: Matt Piper, Propellerhead Product Specialist

Line 6 Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper discusses performing live, what he does at Line 6 and how he ended up working there, and how he uses Line 6 and Propellerhead products in his music.

Now Shipping!

Exciting news! James Tyler Variax guitars are now shipping and the JTV community can finally taste the first fruits of our efforts! But here’s the rub. While the response to the product has been overwhelming it has created a situation in which the demand for the guitars is greater than the supply. This leads us […]

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.

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!

Why Do You Make Music?

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” – Abraham Maslow In my last blog I talked about animals and their songs. Usually animals sing for a very specific reason, some of them are to attract a mate, to warn […]

James Tyler Variax Receives “Guitarist Choice” Award!

James Tyler Variax receives “Guitarist Choice” award from Guitarist magazine (and the guitar isn’t even out yet). Read the entire review here!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Riff and Riffability with POD X3 Live

Can you name them all? In this video, paulhindmarshmusic takes us on a tour of his favorite guitar riffs with POD X3 Live and I’m thoroughly impressed at how well he manages to link them all together into one cohesive bit. If you liked the video, let him know in the comments section here. Want […]

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