Line 6 POD XT
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Line 6 POD XT

POD XT, Portable Guitar Amp Simulator from Line 6 in the POD Bean series.

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Mattfig 22/06/2012

Line 6 POD XT: Produktbewertung von Mattfig (content in English)

"Not horrible...Not awesome..."
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OK, the PODxt is a comprehensive beast....Below is the TON of info about it...Since it models so many amps, cabs, mics, etc. it has a lot of specs...It doesn't such about the Line 6 Edit software but that is the GREATEST PODxt feature known...There are also "model packs" with new effects, amps, and cabs....Downloadable content is always growing and that's kinda cool....This is kidney version and is non rack able,,,,

POD® xt Features
+4dBu / -10dBV 1/4 Inch Outputs
24-bit A/D and D/A Converters
MIDI In, Out/Thru
RJ-45 Foot Controller Connector
USB Connector for Digital I/O
Headphone Output
Guitar Input
Precision Chromatic Tuning
Audio Mute
Bypass
Hands-free Operation (with optional FBV-series foot controllers)
PODxt Amp Models based on*:
Line 6® Clean
Line 6® JTS-45
Line 6® Class A
Line 6® Mood
Line 6® Spinal Puppet
Line 6® Chemical X
Line 6® Insane
Line 6® Piezacoustic 2
Line 6® Agro
Line 6® Lunatic
Line 6® Treadplate
Line 6® Variax® Acoustic
Budda 2001 Twinmaster
Fender® 1953 Deluxe Reverb®
Fender® 1958 Bassman®
Fender® 1961 Champ®
Fender® 1964 Deluxe Reverb®
Fender® 1965 Twin Reverb®
Gretsch® 1960 6156
Hiwatt® 1973 Custom 100
Marshall® 1966 JTM-45
Marshall® 1968 Super Lead
Marshall® 1968 Jump Channel
Marshall® 1968 Variac Plexi
Marshall® 1987 JCM 800
Marshall® 1996 JMP-1
Matchless 1996 Chieftain
Matchless 1993 DC-30
Mesa/Boogie® 2001 Dual Rectifier®
Mesa/Boogie® Mark IIc+
Roland® Jazz Chorus 120
Soldano 1993 SLO-100
Supro 1960's S6616
Vox® 1961 AC-15
Vox® 1967 AC-30TB
Tube Preamp
Marshall® 1974X (18W Reissue)
Marshall® JCM 2000 w/ Germ Pedal
Orange AD30TC
Vox® Fawn Non-Top Boost AC30
Dumble® Clean (from POD® 2.0)
Soldano SP88 (from POD® 2.0)
PODxt Cabinet Models based on*:
6x9 Supro S6616
1x8 1961 Fender® Tweed Champ®
1x10 Gibson®
1x10 Gretsch® 6156
1x12 Line 6®
1x12 1953 Fender® Tweed Deluxe Reverb®
1x12 1964 Fender® Blackface Deluxe Reverb®
1x12 1960 Vox® AC-15
1X15 1962 Supro Thunderbolt
2x2 Fender® Mini Twin Reverb®
2x12 Line 6®
2x12 1965 Fender® Blackface Twin Reverb®
2x12 1995 Matchless Chieftain
2x12 Roland® JC-120
2x12 1967 Vox® AC-30
2X12 1967 Silvertone® Twin Twelve
4x10 Line 6®
4x10 1959 Fender® Bassman®
4x12 Line 6®s
4x12 1967 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
4x12 1968 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
4x12 1978 Marshall® with stock 70s
4x12 1996 Marshall® with Vintage 30s
4x12 Mesa/Boogie®
PODxt Microphone Models based on*:
Shure® SM-57 On Axis
Shure® SM-57 Off Axis
Sennheiser® MD-421
Neumann® U-67
PODxt Effect Models based on*:
LA-2A® Compressor
Noise Gate
Fuzz Face
Big Muff Pi®
Tubescreamer®
ProCo Rat
Octavia
CS-1 Comp/Sustainer
Dynacomp
Vetta™ Comp
Auto Swell
Mutron III
Line 6® Sine Chorus
CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
Line 6® Flanger
A/DA Flanger
MXR® Phase 90
Uni-Vibe
Opto Tremolo model from the 1965 Fender® Deluxe Reverb®
Vox® V847 Wah
Custom Vox® V847 Wah
Bias Tremolo model from 1960 Vox® AC-15
Colorsound Wah-Fuzz
Maestro® Boomerang Wah
Leslie® 145
Jen Electronics Cry Baby Super Wah
Vibratone
RMC Real McCoy 1 Wah
Auto-pan
Arbiter® Cry Baby Wah
Boss® DM-2
Sub Octaves Synth Effect
Deluxe Memory Man
Digitech Whammy Pitch Effect
EP-1 Tube Echoplex
Maestro® Bass Brassmaster
Roland® RE-101 Space Echo
Sans Amp Tube Driver
Sweep Echo
Volume (Pre- or Post-Amp Routing options)
Line 6® Digital Delay
Post-EQ
Line 6® Stereo Delay
Vetta Wah
Large Plate Reverb
Ping Pong Delay
Vintage Plate Reverb
Reverse Delay
Slap Plate Reverb
Fender® Deluxe Spring Reverb
Cavernous Reverb
Fender® Twin Spring Reverb
Chamber Reverb
King Spring Reverb
Rich Chamber Reverb
Small Room Reverb
Large Hall Reverb
Tiled Room Reverb
Brite Room Reverb
Dark Hall Reverb
Medium Hall Reverb


UTILIZATION

OK, here's the best part...The Line 6 software is amazing...There is Line 6 Monkey which updates all of your Line 6 gear and software...There is an amazing tone bank online that is super searchable and very very very useful....Here's an example, you are in a late night session and want to keep noise down....You go to the tone bank and type in the name of an artist or song and immediately play that patch....Carlos Santana alone yields a hundred results...Song specific searches are great too- "Back in Black" yields a hundred plus results as well...If you play covers, this might be a tool you can use...

The config is easy as pie...The manual is exquisite! All patches and effects listed on a nice laminated sheet....All setups included with a walk-thru...Tech support is free and useful....

SOUND QUALITY

OK, all my guitars sound a little funny with this thing....It's strong point is versatility while it's weak point is sound...It's digital and, while not bad, it lacks that tube driven oomph....I use it occasionally as an added part but never as the main tracks....It can play a support role well but is not the quarterback...

The models are pretty good but again the sound is so digital it's hard to get a great sound...Having said that the models and such are good...FX are good too...

I do all editing on the software and LOVE that...

I just don't like the thin digital tone....These things have their place and serve as a cheap backup to your main amp at a gig....

The FBV floorboard is useful too....

OVERALL OPINION

I love the editing and ease of use...

The value for what you get is very high...

The sounds are plentiful but not the greatest....

I have owned other digital modelers and this is the most comprehensive...Although they all sound digital....

It's a good product though- especially for beginners....