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...]

Mobile POD update – Line 6 add ‘effects slot’ support for both Audiobus and IAA

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 or the Sonic Port VX. Both of these units provide … [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...]

What’s the best iOS guitar amp sim?

I had a couple of visitors to the blog contact me in a similar position and with a similar question in the last week. Both were (a) new to music technology, (b) fairly new to iOS and (c) primarily guitar players. Their question boiled down to ‘what’s the best iOS guitar amp sim app?’ and, quite naturally, they were looking guidance, advice or recommendations. Now, as any non-blinkered member of the guitar playing community will know, guitar tones are a very personal thing; one player’s sonic … [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...]