Transients were too noise and lacked definition, and single notes sounded thin. They have the lowest latency and best signal-to-noise ratio for guitarists. They have the lowest latency and best signal-to-noise ratio for guitarists. You can even add post-cabinet mic preamps!. You don't have to use an iLok, either.
It's a good idea to try before you buy if you have the time to do so. If you don't have an iLok that's an additional expense. This limited-time offer ends September 30, 2009. It boasts an arsenal of historic amps and effects — the kind that gear fantasies are made of. At a friend's studio he showed me the ProTools plugin, as well as a couple of real amps Marshall, Fender and an analog modeler SansAmp Classic.
The carousel-style gear browser displays every guitarist's fantasy, from dark and smoky American combos to gain-crazed English stacks and beyond. As you would expect with Line 6''s modeling software, there are excellent examples of every important name-brand in every category—amps, cabinets, mics, preamps, and effects. Otherwise, start with a clean slate and build your Tone from scratch. I just checked and I have 7902 presets. As mentioned earlier, you can use up to 10 effects in each Tone, and you can experiment by placing them before or after the amplifier, even while you play. Then it occurs to me.
Overall: The device works as it should. The sound quality directly into recorded files is excellent and running into any one of my 4 amps is also excellent. Exclusive to Line 6, ToneDirect monitoring allows you to record and monitor a fully processed tone while virtually eliminating latency and taking all the guesswork out of recording great-sounding tracks. Public Service Announcement: Latency KillsRecording with latency is like driving with your eyes closed. After a while I was able to find some great amp models that gave me the sounds I was after.
Noise can be an issue on higher gain settings. The simple, carousel-style gear browser puts every last model at your fingertips. Play the appropriate part for the preset, and you''ll find that the model is usually dead-on. Just plug in and play. Flip through the dark and smoky American combos, the gain-crazed British stacks and more.
Simply drag-and-drop models into the signal flow and easily find the perfect sound. I've been trying it out using the computer line out into my little Epi Valve Jnr. Exclusive Line 6 ToneDirect monitoring makes latency is a thing of the past. Record with 12dB more dynamic range than similar interfaces. Works standalone with any interface, as well; 2. It's lightweight, which is cool, but seems to be cheaply made plastic.
Also is a blast to record a direct for reamping. And don't wait around--this offer ends September 30, 2009. The interface provides a side-scrolling look at all of the amps and effects, so you can easily choose what you want to add in your chain. Drag and drop models into the signal flow, pre or post amplifier. Podfarm is great, just wish you didn't have to buy more than what it came with originally but oh well. Pod Farm's new scrolling interface. I would recommend buying this over a simple interface because you will have all of the versatility you might want in the future.
Theres hundreds of user created tones on the Line 6 website that can help you get started creating whatever tone is in your head. Pod Farm is also free to users that purchased the GearBox plug-in. And having to switch between the mic input and the instrument input within the device settings is kind of an annoyance, but nonetheless a good product. Just drag-and-drop models into the signal flow and build the perfect sound. For people who like presets -and I'm usually not one of them- this is a positive. I could dial up a sound similar to Early Van Halen and also the cleanest of Fender shimmering amps. Well this is pretty incredible.
It's well built, affordable and easy to use. Upgrade to the full version at any time. I usually don't even have to wait a full day before someone answers my questions. I'm in no hurry, heck I just finally got around to upgrading my Amplitube 3 on one computer to 3. It's pretty easy to use and if you're good with computers, you'll love all the options! It works great with both programs and I have never had a latency issue ever with it.