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The Guitarist’s Guide to Line 6® Studio Tools

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THE GUITARIST'S GUIDE TO LINE 6 STUDIO TOOLS introduces guitarists of any experience level to the vast array of innovative hardware and software products available from this pioneering manufacturer. This straightforward guide introduces readers to today's most exciting gear advances, from Line 6 stalwarts--such as their venerable PODs and Variax modeling guitars--to their groundbreaking stompboxes, amps, digital wireless solutions, and recording options! Author and Line 6 user Chris Buono helps you tame the beast that is the Line 6 product collection and get in on today's hottest music trend with this powerful compilation of practical guidance, detailed images, insightful tutorials, and exclusive artist testimonials.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 Product Overview
    1. Background Check
    2. POD
    3. Recording Gear
    4. Amps, Cabs, and Foot Controllers
    5. James Tyler Variax Guitars
    6. Stompbox Modelers
    7. …And There’s More
  9. 2 Line 6 Tone Files
    1. Tone-File Compatibility-ness
    2. POD 2.0 Technology
    3. PODxt Technology
    4. Tone Direct Technology
    5. POD HD Technology
    6. Variax Technology
  10. 3 The Monkey and Registration
    1. Line 6 Monkey
    2. Product Registration
  11. 4 Spider IV 15 and FBV Controllers
    1. Spider IV 15
    2. FBV Controllers
  12. 5 Next-Level Spider Amps
    1. Spider Jam
    2. Spider IV 75
    3. Software Editor Alert: Spider IV Edit
  13. 6 POD HD and POD HD Pro
    1. POD HD and HD Pro Features
    2. Controls and Navigation
    3. I/O Scheme
    4. Things You’ll Need to Know
    5. Tips and Tricks
    6. Enhanced Control with FBV
    7. Software Editor Alert: POD HD Edit
  14. 7 Line 6 Software Startup
    1. Line 6 License Manager
    2. From GuitarPort to GearBox and Back
  15. 8 Audio Interfaces
    1. Line 6 Audio-MIDI Drivers
    2. GuitarPort
    3. POD Studio Interfaces
  16. 9 POD Farm 2.5
    1. Alternative POD Farm License Authorization with iLok
    2. Version Excursion
    3. Standalone Mode Advantages
    4. Inside the GUI
    5. Some Things You’ll Need to Know
    6. The MIDI Factor
    7. Tips and Tricks
  17. 10 Extra! Extra!
    1. CustomTone
    2. Spider Online
    3. Model Packs
    4. GuitarPort Online
  18. A Models Revealed
    1. POD Models
    2. POD Farm Models and GearBox Models
    3. Spider Amp Series Models
    4. DT50 Models
    5. James Tyler Variax Guitar Models
    6. Stompbox Models
    7. Mobile In Models
    8. Model Pack Models
  19. B Leaving a Legacy (And Then Some)
    1. Legacy POD
    2. Legacy Stompboxes
    3. Legacy Rack Effects
    4. Legacy Amplifiers
    5. Legacy Guitar Cabinets
    6. Legacy Foot Controllers
    7. Legacy Variax Guitars
  20. C Even More Models Revealed
    1. Legacy POD Models
    2. Legacy Stompbox Models
    3. Legacy Amplifier Models
    4. Legacy Variax Acoustic Guitar Models
  21. Index