Mobile POD update – Line 6 tweak their iOS guitar rig sim for iOS11

If you have any interest in guitar-related technology then Line 6 will be a very familiar brand. I'm most certainly a fan having, over the last 15+ years, used their hardware guitar amp modellers, digital amps, desktop software and, now under iOS, their guitar amp/cab/effect modelling app Mobile POD. While the app itself is 'free', for much of its early life, you had to own a Line 6 Sonic Port (or the newer Sonic Port VX) to use Mobile POD. However, Line 6 did the sensible thing when they … [Read more...]

Mobile POD update – Line 6 tweak their iOS guitar rig sim

If you have any interest in guitar-related technology then Line 6 will be a very familiar brand. I'm most certainly a fan having, over the last 15+ years, used their hardware guitar amp modellers, digital amps, desktop software and, now under iOS, their guitar amp/cab/effect modelling app Mobile POD. While the app itself is 'free', for much of its early life, you had to own a Line 6 Sonic Port (or the newer Sonic Port VX) to use Mobile POD. However, Line 6 did the sensible thing when they … [Read more...]

Mobile POD update – Line 6 add new distortion effect to their iOS guitar amp sim

If you have any interest in guitar-related technology then Line 6 will be a very familiar brand. I'm most certainly a fan having, over the last 10+ years, used their hardware guitar amp modellers, digital amps, desktop software and, now under iOS, their guitar amp/cab/effect modelling app Mobile POD. While the app itself is 'free', for much of its early life, you had to own a Line 6 Sonic Port (or the newer Sonic Port VX) to use Mobile POD. However, Line 6 did the sensible thing when they … [Read more...]

Mobile POD update – Line 6 add support for other audio interfaces via IAP

If you have any interest in guitar-related technology then Line 6 will be a very familiar brand. I'm most certainly a fan having, over the last 10+ years, used their hardware guitar amp modellers, digital amps, desktop software and, now under iOS, their guitar amp/cab/effect modelling app Mobile POD. Mobile POD has, to this point, been a little bit unique when it comes to iOS guitar amp sims in that it has tied with a piece of hardware; the Line 6 Sonic Port or the Sonic Port VX. Both of … [Read more...]

Sonic Port VX launched – Line 6 take the Sonic Port to the next level

If you are on one of the Line 6 email lists then you will have seen the press release in the last couple of days announcing the immediate launch of the Sonic Port VX. This is a brand new product, taking the basic design of the original Sonic Port, and expanding it to include more input/output options and mono and stereo microphone recording. With a street price of around UK£140 - and available now from retailers - the spec looks very interesting.... As I've mentioned before, I'm a big fan … [Read more...]

Mobile POD update – Line 6 add IAA support

If you have any interest in guitar-related technology then Line 6 will be a very familiar brand. I'm most certainly a fan having, over the last 10+ years, used their hardware guitar amp modellers, digital amps, desktop software and, now under iOS, their guitar amp/cab/effect modelling app Mobile POD. Mobile POD is a little bit unique when it comes to iOS guitar amp sims in that it is tied with a piece of hardware; the Line 6 Sonic Port. I reviewed the Sonic Port when it was first released. It … [Read more...]

Sonic Port news – Amplitube compatibility

When I reviewed the Sonic Port from Line 6 back in July, I was impressed by the quality of the hardware and even more impressed by the Mobile POD guitar amp sim app. However, for guitar players, the Sonic Port itself is a good all round choice as a compact audio interface to use with any app on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad regardless of which guitar amp sim app you prefer. I had no problems using the Sonic Port with most audio apps and JamUp Pro and AmpKit worked fine with the unit. … [Read more...]

Line 6 Sonic Port review – guitar audio I/O from the amp modelling giant

In the world of amp modelling, there are probably two names that really made the guitar-playing world sit up and take notice; Roland and Line 6. Roland make brilliant products but, somehow, Line 6 managed to capture the interest and imagination of not just the techie-minded guitar players but also those who – initially at least – might have been sceptical of all the technology. One of their products – the POD – has become something of a guitar amp modelling icon and, in its current incarnation – … [Read more...]

Using your iPad for live music performance; a starter kit for the performing iOS keyboard player

As with the starter kit for guitar/bass players, let's take the term 'performing' here in its broadest sense; any keyboard-playing musician who wants to use the iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch) as a sound source. Again, the 'performance' itself might just personal practice, rehearsal/jamming with band mates or, for the more adventurous, in a live performance in front of paying punters. The first of these is perhaps a less demanding and less difficult ambition while the last requires you to be very … [Read more...]