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Line 6 POD HD Pro X Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

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POD HD Pro X gives you more power than ever to define your sound. It's the ultimate tone palette, whether you want to re-create classics or go somewhere new. And thanks to HD technology, POD HD Pro X provides the depth, character and touch nuance to inspire your creativity. So if you're thinking of adding a rackmountable multi-effects processor to your studio, check out POD HD Pro X.

World-Class HD Amps
From vintage classics to modern powerhouses, each HD amp delivers incredible sonic depth, character and touch nuance to inspire your playing-and that's just the beginning. Customize the tone and dynamic response of each HD amp with an extensive set of deep parameters including Sag, Bias, Bias Excursion, Hum and more.

100+ Studio and Stomp Effects
POD HD Pro X gives you over 100 studio and boutique stomp effects, so you can take your sound in any direction. Emulate classic signal chains with distortions, delays, mods, filters, reverbs and more, or discover entirely new sounds by mixing and matching up to eight simultaneous effects. For hands-free control over preset switching, effects, volume and looper functions, simply connect a Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII foot controller to your POD HD Pro X.

More Processing Power, More Creativity
With unparalleled flexibility and more processing power than anything in its class, POD HD Pro X is built for tone creation. To start, it features dynamic DSP, so you have the freedom to stack the effects you want wherever you want them. And compared to its predecessor, POD HD Pro X lets you add even more effects to your signal chain. You can also mix and match HD amps, cabinets, mics and effects in virtually endless combinations. With 512 presets, you've got plenty of options for recalling your tones.

Sculpt Sounds With Dual Signal Paths
Legendary guitar tones are often created with more than one signal path. POD HD Pro X lets you create these complex, rich tones without the setup headaches of traditional dual-amp rigs. You can route your guitar through two completely independent paths-each with its own HD amp and effects chain, of course-or process two signals at once using the 1/4" guitar, 1/4" auxiliary, XLR mic, stereo line, S/PDIF or AES/EBU inputs. So whether you want to configure elaborate signal chains for more traditional stereo amp setups, or create unique soundscapes, you've picked the right tool.

Flexible I/O for Recording with Any DAW
POD HD Pro X provides all the connections you need for studio, stage and anywhere in between. You can plug in a mic to record vocals or acoustic instruments, track with your favorite HD amps, use the stereo FX loop to connect stompboxes and outboard effects, and much more. Connect to your computer via USB for studio-quality recording with your favorite DAW software-or tap into POD HD Pro X Edit, the free editor/librarian software that makes it easy to tweak and organize all your tones.

Centerpiece of Your Guitar Rig
It doesn't matter if you use a guitar amp, go straight to the PA or take advantage of a next-gen full-range guitar rig-POD HD Pro X is the ideal centerpiece for any guitar setup. It's got a full complement of I/O, so you can incorporate virtually any combination of vintage and modern equipment into your rig-and it gets even better when you use POD HD Pro X with other Line 6 gear.

Connect a James Tyler Variax Guitar and DT Amp or StageSource Speaker (all sold separately) to form a Line 6 dream rig-the only system that can instantly become virtually any rig. With a single POD HD Pro X preset change, you can recall up to 512 totally different rigs-with changes to preamp type, power amp configuration, guitar type, polyphonic alt-tuning, effects chain and more.

With StageSource L2m (sold separately), you've got a cutting-edge, full-range, flat-response guitar system that delivers consistent tone at any volume-from studio to rehearsal, to the gig.

Extensive collection of award-winning HD amps for authentic tone and feel 100+ studio and stomp effects - use up to eight simultaneously Selectable speaker cabinets and mics Unparalleled flexibility to craft your tones: Dual signal paths, multiple routing options, dynamic DSP with more power for amps and effects Stereo FX loop can be inserted anywhere in the signal chain Comprehensive I/O includes USB 2.0, MIDI, S/PDIF, AES/EBU, balanced XLR outputs, 1/4 in. dry out, integrated mic preamp and more Guitar input with variable impedance L6 LINK connection for integrating and controlling DT-series amplifiers and StageSource-series loudspeakers VDI connection for integrating and controlling James Tyler Variax guitars 8 set lists containing 64 presets 512 user-writable preset locations Integrated 48-second looper Built-in chromatic tuner Professional-grade construction

Take your guitar to all new heights and sonic areas with the POD HD Pro X. Order today!

Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage

Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.

Gold Coverage Includes:

Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks Normal wear and tear Power surges Dust, internal heat and humidity

Other plan features include:

For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks) For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax. Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold Plans are renewable on new gear

*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details

Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.

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Line 6 really stepped up their game. To qualify my statements for this device, I must first tell you I am NOT a fan of digital modelers. I am an old-school professional studio musician who has played on gold and platinum records since 1978, so I was around before the digital revolution and still don't trust it.

That said... this model from line 6 gets ALL the crucial features right.

STEREO:
ALL modern records are in stereo. It is absolutely essential to have a stereo rig if you want to reproduce famous recorded sounds. Their can be no "psycho-acoustic" space without stereo. Without stereo, chorus sounds like a tinny nightmare. (which is why so many people disregard chorus as a guitar effect.) IN STEREO, chorus is a beautiful thing! But just like a leslie cab, it does not effect YOU unless you hear it in person in stereo. WITH STEREO, ping-pong echoes actually ping pong ( think of Zeppelin's "What is and What should never be.) Stereo detuning or subtle chorus makes complex chords actually sound nice with distortion. (a trick I learned from Tim Pierce back in the early 80's) If you still love your distortion but have evolved past the two-finger monkey-knuckle power-chords, YOU WANT STEREO CHORUS...

Balanced XLR connections...
It is absolutely essential to have balanced cables to prevent noise, especially in large venues or the studio. In small venues, we can "get away with" standard guitar cables, but even then, we often hear RFI or EMI ( radio interception or hum and buzz)

Balanced cables defeat 95% of that automatically.

Ergonomics:
It (almost) does not matter how MUCH gear we carry. What matters is how easy it is to set-up, tear-down and ( most importantly) USE.

Because of heavy marketing and guitar players fetishes, small foot-operated pedals have seen a resurgence in recent years. Though rack mounted gear seems to have faded into the past, it is still the best solution for carrying less AND easy-set-up. When you have all the electronics in one box, you need only connect the speakers and controller of your choice. This unit makes that easy and it takes (literally) only five seconds, even if you are old, blind and drunk. (I would know!)

You can still attach the foot controller of your choice for live gigs, but in the studio, I find a foot controller is (usually) unnecessary. If you are recording at home, playing with "jam-tracks" rehearsing or just geeking-out looking for new tones, you only need this and a pair of headphones ( or decent monitors.)

Here's the best part... when you keep all the physical connections of the signal-path INSIDE ONE METAL BOX, you not only never have to reconnect them, but they are quieter, have a shorter length of copper to run through and make LESS NOISE. Again, by itself, that is worth the price of admission.

Speaking of geeking...
If you want to tweak, there is no easier or cheaper way to do that than with this rig or similar computer-enabled unit. The included software allows you to add any popular effect you can think of, plus a few dozen weird effects I probably will never use.

You can stack multiple effects in any order, experiment with settings, save them in a heartbeat and NEVER have to buy or untangle another spaghetti-swarm of cables. By itself, that is worth the price. When I add up just what I've spent on cables over the last few decades, this thing pays for itself.

Now, there are other rack mounted "modelers" out there. I've tried the Eleven rack. It's good too. But it does not give you anywhere near the "bang-for-your-buck" that this does. Avid overcharges for everything. Thats part of their business model and will not change.

I have also used the Fractal audio stuff. Frankly, if price were no object, I would whole-heartedly recommend their AXE effect II also. However, it cost nearly three times what this does. If you are playing really fast and / or use your volume knobs extensively, you might need the instantaneous reaction of a the higher-priced spread. In most cases, this does the job just as well, especially for live gigs.

For a brief while, I had the (now discontinued) Roland ( Boss) rack GT pro unit. That was one of the few products I have ever had to return for a refund. It was noisy and sounded like digital hell. The new Boss stuff sounds better, but they no longer make the rack models.

Speaking of live gigs. A year ago, I had to sit in with a touring band to temporarily replace a guitarist who was (ahem) recuperating. The gig required that I not only learn fifty "cover-tunes" but that they had to sound as close to the original recordings as possible. I had three days to prepare.

Now, I could have "gotten by" with my steadfast old workhorses. I still love my Marshalls, Hiwatts and Fender amps. But then I would have had to carry them or pay cartage fees and the now-crazy airline fees. No thanks.

With this thing, I not only carried WAY WAY less gear, but I could accurately imitate every tone on most any hit song you can think of. It made that gig and every gig afterwards MUCH easier. If you gig at paces with a house PA, you send a stereo-feed to FOH and the monitor guy. You're set! No amp to carry. A;so, if you need to rehearse some parts in your hotel room, this thing and a pair of headphones is all you need. No Sheriff will knock on your door and try to look through your personal stuff for contraband.

So, In general, multi-effects are cool because they keep everything neat and are easy to set up and make less noise.

But I do not want to bend down to adjust things on a floor-unit. I can still control the function with my midi-capable foot pedal while playing. But when I have to tune, tweak a knob, or change EQ for the room, it is a hassle running stage-front to assume an undignified posture whilst trying to play, listen and adjust.

The rack is better. It is easier. It looks cooler too, unless you think bending over and plugging in numerous cables is cool.

There are many other features this unit has that are specific to individual needs. Basically, I use it for recording and live gigs. It excels at both of those with a minimum footprint and minimum cost.

STEREO
Balanced ins-and outs.
SPDIF and AES
Easy computer editing and saving of presets
TONS of useful sounds for just about any gig, plus a world of possibilities for creative experimental guys.
Easier to carry
easier to set up
less expensive than any other solution of this comprehensive quality..

That's why you should consider it seriously.
Line 6 POD HD Pro X Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
.As an owner and lover of the Axe-FX II, I was sceptical of investing in this product. Despite the smaller selection, the models are just as nice as Axe. I'm using the Bogner head simulation, and I have a signal chain equally as powerful as many on the Axe-Fx. If money is an issue, I strongly suggest this product. You get the quality of the Axe-FX, and although the selsction isn't as vast, you have all of the vintage and modern amps you really need.
Line 6 POD HD Pro X Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
.I bought one thinking it was going to be pretty cool based on all hype on the internet about how good the modeling effect were and the only thing better was a Fractal AxeFX unit...ummm no.

This box was a was a disappointment in terms of audio quality and control options. I haven't play a Fractal unit but I can tell you that there are other pieces of gear around the same price range that sound a lot better in terms of noise floor and stereo image for example Digitech 1101, TC Electronics G System etc.

So here are my gripes

I found the noise floor wasn't really acceptable even with other gear disconnected and using headphones with the guitar running directly in. I went through all of the input/out setup options. Also if you use the FX loop on a patch the return doesn't get muted when you turn off the effects loop which means more noise. That means if you use an external preamp/amp that you are inducing noise into the signal path when the FX loop is switched off. I tried the latest firmware thinking maybe they fixed stuff with a firmware update....nope.
Hope you like noise gates if you plan on using this unit.

The first thing you hear when you turn it on is white noise due to the default input/output settings etc and preset 1 having compressor feed a distortion box feed a high gain amp. really? A 10 year punk rocker could do better on presets.

If you actually want to listen to the modeling your best bet is to start over with a blank preset and turn off all of the other inputs other than guitar so you can hear your tone and not white noise. I found the actual modeling sounded fine in terms of tone/EQ.

Chorus/Modulation is a pretty important effect to me and none of the modulation algorithms really sound very good to me as far as the stereo image when compared with my previous gear.

Another gripe I have is the foot controller switches can't be assigned to continuous controller parameters. In other words you can't change a value of an effects block with a switch only with an expression pedal. So if you want a solo boost inside of a patch that means you have insert a second volume point in the signal path that can be turned on/off. Eventually you start running out DSP insert points since the FX loop, Volume, EQ, noise gate all take an insert point. Of course you can create more presets but that leads to more complexity when trying to dial in your levels etc.

Those are my notes on things you will not find online or in the manual. Thankfully I was able to use the Custom Guitars Friend exchange policy and buy something else.
Line 6 POD HD Pro X Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
.For home studio recording
Line 6 POD HD Pro X Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
.As a handicapped musician I need a rig that is portable. I have been using Guitar Rig 5 & TH2 to record and do shows for years. I needed to get a device that did what these wonderful programs do and NOT need a computer to do gigs. This device is a big step up for Line 6. This exceeded my expectations and I am amazed at the sound quality for a device in this price range.
Line 6 POD HD Pro X Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
.Great sound (if its working).
Before buying any Line 6 products be sure to search about error 80007211.
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