The Alt Tune Knob

Imagine going from a Stones tuning to a Zep tuning with the twist of a knob. Imagine having more foxy in your Foxy Lady because you are tuned to Eb without touching a tuner. Imagine playing slide guitar without lugging an extra axe. Imagine being ready to play in D because your singer is having […]

Propellerhead Record + Line 6 FBV Foot Controller: Live Guitar Looping

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) demonstrates live guitar loop recording using the Line 6 FBV Shortboard™ MkII. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. The latest update of Propellerhead Record (version 1.0.1) adds Remote support for FBV Shortboard MkII and […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: Ring Modulator Guitar

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) teaches you how to use Record and Reason to add a Ring Modulator effect to your guitar. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. Sometimes I enjoy making some rather strange sounds with my guitar, […]

Endless Guitar Loops with DL4

When I came across this video from tubescreamer using the DL4, I definitely had a “why didn’t I think of that” moment.  Punching in and out of a guitar loop is a skill all its own, but this method seems like a great solution if you’re just interested in laying down a wall of ambient […]

BIG ADVANCES IN VARIAX TECHNOLOGY

The attention-grabbing details and designs of James Tyler Variax® guitars may be dominating the conversation but, just like any good story, it pays to dig a little deeper. Each James Tyler Variax sports some big advances in Line 6 Variax technology. Many of these advances will pop up as separate blog posts but, for now, […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: How to Make Talk Box and Auto-Wah Effects

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) teaches you how to simulate a Talk Box effect, and how to make a classic Auto-Wah effect. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. As a guitarist and a long-time user of Propellerhead Reason, I […]

STAY TUNED

One of the integral parts of any guitar is the bridge, where seemingly small changes can mean huge differences in tone and tuning stability. Let’s take an insider’s look at how James Tyler and Line 6 are going to bring you ultimate performance and tone with the new bridges. Years ago, Jim would modify standard […]

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 […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: Mixer Tips & Tricks #2: Pattern Tremolo

By  Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) teaches you how to create a Pattern Tremolo effect using the CV Level Input on a channel of Record’s mixer. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead  Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. Each channel on the mixer in Propellerhead Record […]

Propellerhead Record: Mixer Tips & Tricks #1: Sine Wave Sub Kick

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) teaches you how to add a sub-bass sine wave to each kick of the bass drum in an acoustic drum track. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. A feature in Propellerhead Record that really […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: Playing Guitar Through the Reason Synths (Part Two)

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) teaches you how to play your guitar through Reason’s Thor synthesizer. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. I suspect that for many people, the most sought-after bit of information in this latest video will […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: CycleOn

If you have been involved in the Propellerhead community for any length of time, then you have no-doubt heard of Kurt Kurasaki, a.k.a. “Peff.” In 1997, Kurt was in a user group that hacked Propellerhead’s groundbreaking ReBirth software and started the phenomena of ReBirth Mods. The concept was adopted by Propellerhead, and the first official […]

What is reamping and how do I reamp?

Reamping is a technique that allows you to capture a dry (unprocessed) guitar signal so that later, if you decide you want to change your tone, you can alter the signal processing without having to replay the guitar parts. There are a few ways to reamp guitar tracks. In this article, I will go over […]

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 […]

Propellerhead Record + Line 6 POD X3 Live

by Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) shares his experience using the Line 6 POD X3 Live together with Propellerhead Record. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. This was a fun video to make. Getting to play through the great tones […]

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 […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: Vocoding with Drums

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) teaches you how to use Reason’s vocoder to turn acoustic drum parts into synth-rhythm, synth-bass, or electronic percussion parts. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. Perhaps I should refer to what you’ll see in […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: Playing Guitar Through the Reason Synths

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) teaches you how to play your guitar through Reason’s Malström synthesizer. Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. Although Propellerhead Reason (by itself) only records MIDI information and does not record live audio, two of […]

Propellerhead Record + Reason: Vocoding with Guitar

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) explains how a vocoder works, and teaches you how you can use Propellerhead Record + Reason to vocode with your guitar! Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. I have always been attracted to the […]

Propellerhead Record: A Few of My Favorite Things, and Beyond

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) takes you through his favorite aspects of Propellerhead Record. You’re in good hands – Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. 1. I love how easy it is First thing in the morning with the […]

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